Saint Mary’s names new hall director

first_imgTags: dorm life, McCandless Hall, saint mary’s, Trelstad Alyssa Trelstad became an honorary belle when she joined the Saint Mary’s Residence Life staff as the hall director for McCandless Hall.“I think that all the people that make up Saint Mary’s make it special,” Trelstad said of her new workplace and home. “The students, staff, and faculty create a community unlike any other.”The hall directors live in their dorm buildings and act as a resource for their residents, according to Trelstad. Trelstad said McCandless Hall presents unique challenges to the hall director as it is a first-year only dorm, but for her, this makes the job even more exciting.“I am excited for the opportunity to impact the lives of the first-year students,” Trelstad said. “I would argue that the first year of college brings about a concentrated period of growth and development for students. For most, it is the first time they are living away from home. For many, it is their first experience living with peers. Finding a way to foster growth, allow for mistakes, and advocate for positive decision making will be a challenge.”Prior to coming to Saint Mary’s, Trelstad earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is currently completing a Master’s in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling at Indiana University South Bend, she said. Trelstad believes her experience as a community advisor at the University of Minnesota prepared her well for her new job as a hall director.“Residence life is a unique opportunity to know students beyond the classroom,” she said. “The residential life piece of a college experience teaches students life skills like responsibility, independence, organization and empathy. Being able to watch residents flourish, especially first-year residents, is a privilege.”Trelstad found out about the hall director position from a current student while working together.“This summer I worked at Starbucks with a Saint Mary’s student,” Trelstad said. “She told me about it and I applied that night.”Trelstad’s other job experiences also include living in residential settings. She interned and worked in the science faculty at boarding schools, she said. Most recently, Trelstad worked at La Lumiere in La Porte, where she taught Anatomy and Physiology, coached rowing and worked in the dorm, Trelstad said.As hall director, Trelstad works with the resident advisors, ministry assistant and “Belles Connect” assistants to foster a community within the dorm, she said. She said she is excited to work and grow close with her staff, and believes they will make the first-years’ experience an excellent one.“The mission of Saint Mary’s College describes a residential community where women are prepared to make a difference,” Trelstad said. “To engage these young women with one another, provide a life-long support system and engage each belle to be her very best for herself. I am excited to see the creativity and dedication that the McCandless staff has already demonstrated blossom to make this the best year yet.”last_img read more

Cricket News Alastair Cook brushes aside potential Ashes 2019 return, says ‘played last game for England’

first_imghighlights New Delhi: Alastair Cook played in his first competitive cricket game ever since he retired from international cricket during the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval. In a pre-County clash for Essex against Cambridge Marylebone Cricket Club University in Cambridge, Cook slammed 150 and Essex registered a 286-run victory. His 150* prompted speculations that Cook might be in the fray for the upcoming five-match Ashes series against Australia that will be played after the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and will be the first series in the new Test championship cycle. Ryan ten Doeschate, who is the captain of Essex, added to the speculation that Cook could be back in England colours for the Ashes, pointing out his love for the game. “Just speaking to him and gauging where he’s at, I would say it’s unlikely, but I know how much he does love England cricket and how much work he’s put in there so no, I wouldn’t rule it out in times of desperation and if he was playing really well and he felt the desire was there, I guess there’s no reason why he couldn’t make a comeback,” ten Doeschate told a talk show. However, in a report in The Guardian, Cook has brushed aside speculations that he was considering a comeback in the England team. “I’ve played my last game for England. I’ve had 12 amazing years. It’s time for the next generation of top-order players to try to make their mark. Of course there’s always that one thing – an absolute emergency – but I’m nowhere near that mindset,” Cook stated.  Alastair Cook slammed 150 in the pre-County game against Cambridge.Cook retired from international cricket in The Oval Test against India.Cook was awarded the knighthood for his services to the game of cricket. Ever since the departure of Cook, England have struggled to find a consistent opening pair. Keaton Jennings and Rory Burns have not been upto the mark. Cook was the one stable factor in the opening side but he struggled to find a reliable partner after Andrew Strauss retired from international cricket following the series against South Africa in 2012. Cook, who is England’s leading run-getter in Tests with 12,472 runs in 161 Tests at an average of 45 bowed out of international cricket in grand style by hammering 71 and 147 in his final Test against India. He ended just like he had started, with a fifty and century during his debut Test in Nagpur in 2006 against the same opponents. In the Ashes, Cook has been part of four Ashes campaign triumphs, including one in Australia in 2010/11. In that series, Cook aggregated a staggering 766 runs at an average of over 100 as England won a series Down Under for the first time in 24 years. Recently, at the start of 2019, Cook was knighted for his services to cricket and thus he was rechristened as Sir Alastair Cook. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Mercedes conducting two-day test

first_img(BBC) – Mercedes are conducting a two-day test at Silverstone this week in preparation for the resumption of the Formula 1 season next month.The world champions are running a two-year-old car, permitted by F1’s testing restrictions so drivers can “blow off the cobwebs” after a three-month break.The team will also practise the social-distancing protocols organised by F1 to ensure the season can run safely.Valtteri Bottas drove yesterday, and Lewis Hamilton will drive today.F1 has been forced to postpone or cancel the first 10 races of the season as a result of the coronavirus crisis but has now announced the first eight grands prix of a revamped championship.This starts with races on three consecutive weekends in July, with two events at Austria’s Red Bull Ring on July 3-5 and July 10-12 followed by the Hungarian Grand Prix July 17-19.All will be covered by strict social-distancing and coronavirus-testing guidelines to ensure minimal risk.Teams will travel on charter planes, and will be kept apart while away from the UK, staying in separate hotels from each other, with no mixing allowed at the track.Team personnel and drivers will be tested before travelling to the event and every two days while there, teams will be separated into “families” and “sub-families” to limit contact between people.If any team member tests positive for coronavirus, all members of their “sub-family” will have to isolate until they have tested negative, a procedure that is expected to take up to two hours.Some media will be allowed to attend, but they will be kept apart from the teams, and journalists from the written media will not even be allowed into the paddock.All news conferences will be virtual, even for those travelling to the race.The social-distancing guidelines will be under constant review, with the potential for them to be relaxed for the subsequent races in Britain, Spain, Belgium and Italy.Teams returned to work this week after the end of a lengthened factory shutdown, which ran from the end of the week after the cancelled Australian Grand Prix until the end of May.A number of other teams are also expected to conduct similar warm-up tests to Mercedes in the coming days.Testing of current cars is heavily restricted under F1’s rules, with teams allowed to do only 100km a limited number of days a year.Two-year-old cars will generally be used for these tests, as they permit much greater mileage.last_img read more

PB County Commission on Ethics (COE) hear complaints

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics (COE) took the following actions at its monthly public meeting held on November 2, 2017.Four complaints were heard in the executive session. These were: C17-018:  The COE reviewed and considered the investigative report, probable cause recommendation, and statements of the COE advocate. The COE issued a letter of instruction and dismissed the complaint finding that the violation was unintentional, inadvertent, or insubstantial.C17-019:  The COE reviewed and considered the investigative report, probable cause recommendation, and statements of the COE advocate. The COE issued a letter of instruction and dismissed the complaint finding that the violation was unintentional, inadvertent, or insubstantial.C17-028:  The COE reviewed and considered the investigative report, probable cause recommendation, and statements of the COE advocate. The COE issued a letter of instruction and dismissed the complaint finding that the violation was unintentional, inadvertent, or insubstantial.C15-023:  The COE reviewed and considered the investigative report, probable cause recommendation, and statements of the COE advocate. The COE found probable cause existed and dismissed the complaint as the public interest would not be served by proceeding further.RQO 17-015: Two members of the town of Jupiter Planning and Zoning Commission asked:1)     Would it violate the misuse of office prohibitions or the voting conflicts prohibitions for them to  participate in discussions or vote on proposed amendments to a previously approved planned unit development (PUD) when they are named parties in a circuit court action filed against the Town of Jupiter by a not-for-profit citizen’s group, Citizen Owners of Love Street (COOLS), challenging the procedural correctness of the 2016 project approval by the Jupiter Town Council, and they are both also listed as officers or directors of COOLS?2)     Would such a vote under these conditions violate the corrupt misuse of official positions prohibitions under the Code of Ethics?3)     Did their motion, participation in discussions and vote at the July 11, 2017, PZC meeting concerning tabling the issue of the Love Street PUD amendments until they were able to obtain an advisory opinion from the COE as to whether they were precluded from participating in discussions or voting on the Love Street PUD amendments, constitute a violation of the voting conflicts section of the Code of Ethics?The COE opined as follows:(1)   No. Such actions will not result in a prohibited “special financial benefit” to themselves or to any other person or entity set forth in §2-443(1-7) of the Code, including COOLS.(2)   No. The fact that an official holds a well-known position on a controversial issue, and takes that position in discussions or votes concerning that issue, does not make those actions a “corrupt misuse” of their official position by being “inconsistent with the proper performance of their public duties,” even where that position is in the minority among voting members, so long as they receive no prohibited special benefit by these actions.(3)   No. The motion to table was not a discussion or vote on the relevant matter of the Love Street PUD amendment itself, and it also did not provide an improper benefit to them or to COOLS.RQO 17-022: A city of Delray Beach employee asked if the city is prohibited from accepting a donation of streetlights and other lighting components from a company located in Delray Beach.The Commission On Ethics opined as follows:  The Code of Ethics does not prohibit the city from accepting a donation of streetlights identical to the ones used throughout the city from the company as long as the donation is determined to have a public purpose and the general contractor providing the streetlights does not receive any unlawful benefit for providing such goods.For recent article on Palm Beach County, click the link: Palm Beach County launches challenge to end homeless youthlast_img read more