Jenkins receives 2011 Diversity Award

first_imgAccording to a University press release, University president Fr. John Jenkins was one of 14 individuals to receive a 2011 Champion of Diversity award from Indiana Minority Business Magazine (IMBM). Jenkins was recognized by the magazine at a Jan. 14 ceremony in Indianapolis. The magazine honored the award recipients as “leaders in their respective fields, not only because they excel at what they do, but also because they are inclusive,” according to Shannon Williams, president and general manager of IMBM. “This year’s esteemed group of awardees has promoted diversity with their hiring practices, outreach programs or have individually transcended racial or gender barriers,” she said. Jenkins, in his sixth year as University president, acted upon the recommendations of two University committees to enact initiatives designed to enhance support for a diverse faculty. These initiatives were based upon reports prepared by the University Committee on Cultural Diversity and the University Committee on Women Faculty and Students. Jenkins was recognized for the appointments of Don Pope-Davis, vice president, associate provost and professor of psychology, and Susan Ohmer, William T. and Helen Kuhn Carey Associate Professor of Modern Communication and assistant provost, to oversight roles for efforts related to faculty of color and women faculty, respectively. Their posts involve close coordination with deans, department chairs and others in faculty recruitment, hiring, retention, mentoring and development. The award also honored the creation of the Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which is a two-year research, teaching and mentoring initiative for scholars studying or representing diverse groups. Another initiative recognized by the magazine was the Dual Career Assistance Program, which assists the spouses of recently hired full-time faculty and staff find potential employment opportunities in the area or at Notre Dame. “The intellectual interchange that is essential to a university requires, and is enriched by, the presence and voices of diverse scholars and students,” Jenkins said last year. “Beyond the benefits diversity brings to all universities, we hold this commitment also because Notre Dame is a Catholic university.” Jenkins was elected president-elect of the University by the Board of Trustees on April 30, 2004, and became the University’s 17th president on July 1, 2005.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s announces 12th president

first_imgSouth Bend native Jan Cervelli was introduced to the Saint Mary’s community Wednesday afternoon as the 12th president of the College.Cervelli said she grew up across the St. Joseph River and it has been a “wonderful homecoming” to be back in the community.Caitlyn Jordan | The Observer “God has taken me on so many great journeys, and he brought me back here for the greatest purpose of all,” she said.Cervelli said she is not the only one thrilled to be back home; her mother, a resident of Granger, said she is happy to have Jan back in the area. Cervelli said she has been running into classmates and neighbors since she has been back and has received a tremendous amount of support from the community.Cervelli attended Holy Cross grade school and Saint Joseph High School in South Bend. Her sister, Patricia, is a Saint Mary’s alumna and member of the class of 1972. Cervelli chose Purdue because of her interest in architecture, though she would have liked to attend Saint Mary’s, she said.“I’ve always appreciated the seamlessness about spirituality and subjects taught [in Holy Cross education],” she said. “The spiritual dimension gives much more meaning and depth to the education.”Coming from a background of larger universities, Cervelli is leaving a position as dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture and professor of landscape architecture at the University of Arizona.She said the smaller school atmosphere is exciting because of the sense of intimacy, the strong connection to students and she cited the 10:1 student-to-professor ratio at the College as a testament to how Saint Mary’s fully engages students in the classroom.She also said her experience in landscape architecture, which is taught in a small studio settings, lends itself well to her understanding of how learning happens in a more intimate setting.Prior to her work at the University of Arizona, Cervelli served as the first female dean at Clemson University when she was selected as its dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, according to a College press release.  She has also served as associate dean for Undergraduate Studies and director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the University of Kentucky.Cervelli said she recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary connections that can be made to make the educational environment even richer at the College.She said her first priorities as president of the College are getting to know the staff, faculty and students.“I want to be able to have strong conversations and spend time understanding from the student perspective,” she said. “I like to call it a listening tour.”Additionally, Cervelli said she wantd to immerse herself into student life at the College.“I want to become a part of the class of 2020,” she said. “ … I want to be able to walk the walk with students and see what it’s like to take classes, to live in the dorm, to eat the food.”Her next priority is to get to know the alumnae around the country, Cervelli said.“Saint Mary’s has fabulous alumnae, who are super accomplished and well connected, so I’m looking forward to getting to know people and allowing people to get to know me,” she said.Cervelli plans to build on the partnerships with Holy Cross institutions including Notre Dame and Holy Cross and to invite the community at large to campus in a highly visible way, she said.“Saint Mary’s is so modest,” she said. “It’s a real strength and a wonderful quality; on the same token, [we] need to brag a little bit more, so I’d like to work with the staff here to look at how we can make our mark on the world and share our accomplishments.”Cervelli hopes to help create a more sustainable campus using her professional background and expertise.“I’m very interested in looking at the campus itself, as a landscape architect and how can we begin to design, redesign and look to the future of development that makes the campus sustainable,” she said.She said many students are interested in issues of sustainability today and she believes the leadership of the students could help to guide that discussion.Cervelli said she will bring a few pets to South Bend from Arizona and looks forward to reconnecting with her childhood friends. Emphasizing the importance of balance in her life, Cervelli cited some of her interests outside of her academic career.“I have been in rock bands since I was in high school,” Cervelli said. “I had the chance to join a band and tour in college, but I knew that my parents wouldn’t be very happy.”Although she most often performed as a singer, Cervelli said she can also play guitar and the keyboard.She said she gave up music between graduate school and her career as a professor and dean but later picked up the hobby again.“When I got to Arizona, one of the faculty in Architecture heard that I used to do music … so we got together with some graduate students, played guitar and jammed. We put together a band that would play at events for the University and other events in downtown Tucson.”Cervelli while she derives a sense of balance from music, she places value on all activities that provide it to students.“The wellness of students is important to me,” she said, and the renovation of Angela Athletic Facility will be crucial to that wellness and helping students to live a balanced lifestyle.Cervelli said her passion for students, music and wellness will dovetail nicely into her role as the president.“It’s in college where you begin to learn that balance,” she said. “All leaders should demonstrate how to live that balance.”She will also institute an open door policy when she takes office, June 1.“I want students to know that I have an open door,” Cervelli said. “I will drop what I have to because I know that if a student is coming, then it’s important.”Tags: Jan Cervelli, Janice Cervelli, new president, saint mary’slast_img read more

Fortnite World Cup Duos finals results: aqua, Nyhrox become first-ever duos world champions

first_imgCompetitors will play six games with the following format:Victory Royale: 10 points2-5 Placement: 7 points6-10 Placement: 5 points11-15 Placement: 3 pointsEach Elimination: 1 pointSaf and Zayt won Game 1 with five eliminations.Zexrow and Vinny1x won Game 2 with seven eliminations.MackWood and Calculator won Game 3 with nine eliminations.Nyhrox and aqua won Game 4 with seven eliminations. Nyhrox and aqua won Game 5 with seven eliminations.4zr and Noward won Game 6 with three eliminations.Fortnite World Cup Duos finals prize poolPlacementPrize Money1st$3,000,0002nd$2,250,0003rd$1,800,0004th$1,500,0005th$900,0006th$450,0007th$375,0008th$375,0009th$225,00010th$225,00011th-50th$100,000As we mentioned before, $30 million is being handed out to the World Cup Finals competitors. The winners for Solo and Duos win $3 million (with Duos being split $1.5M each) and everyone being guaranteed at least $50,000. Fortnite World Cup: Duos qualifiersWeek 2CoverH and MF TwizzOceaniaCR.bell and Scarlet No.1AsiaNRG benjyfishy and NRG MrSavageMEuropeSecret_Mongraal and Atlantis Mitr0EuropeE11 Tschiiinken and E11 StompyEuropeLootboy Mexe and Lootboy SkramEuropewoofgamg crimz and OT SpadessNA EastMSF Clix and MSF ScepticNA EastEnvy LeNain and Tyler15NA EastArkhram1x and Bloom FalconerNA WestW7M pfzin and Code W7M-NicksBrazilWeek 4Gambit.fwexY and Gambit.letw1k3EuropeCOOLER Nyhrox and aqua.EuropeVHV Crue and VHV Chapix.EuropeGO Deadra and GO M11ZEuropeNRG Zayt and Ghost SafNA EastTempo Brush and Tempo CizLuckyNA EastNate Hill and FaZe FunkNA EastKNG Leno and KNG BarlNA WestWeek 6volx and Code ParpyOceaniaNewbeeXXM and Newbee_xMendeAsiaSolary Airwaks and NikofEuropeSolary Hunter and KinstaarEuropeLnuef and QuintenEuropeVP Zssk7 and VP JAMSIDEEurope100T Ceice and 100T ElevateNA EastcoL Lanjok and coL PunisherNA EastFaZe Megga. and FaZe Dubs.NA EastS2 little and S2 jayNA Westwisheydp and GusTavox8BrazilWeek 8E11 itemm and Derox.EuropeOslo. and Not BadSniperEuropeBTL 4zr and Noward.EuropeEon RedRush and Eon znappyEuropeBolt Tetchra and Bolt EclipsaeNA EastRoAtDW and E11 BlooTeaNA Eastcode ronaldo and XXiFNA EastGhost Aydan and Ghost SeanNA WestWeek 10BES Serpennt and BES hypeOceaniaTriggerQQ Flame and TriggerQQ UniqAsiaWolfiеz and RojοEuropeLeStream Skite and LeStream VatoEuropeFaZe Vorwenn and Atlantis TuckzEuropeKlusiabtw and SNG Th0masHDEuropexown iwnl- and 9z kıngBrazilSlackes and KeysFNNA EastTSM_Zexrow and TSM.Vinny1xNA EastCaIculator and coL MackWoodNA EastKNG EpikWhale and 4DRStorm.NA West The 2019 Fortnite World Cup is here. Epic Games is handing out $30 million in total cash prizes for the weekend after already giving away $10 million during the World Cup qualifiers .Airwaks and RL Grime  secured the first major bag of the weekend , winning Friday’s Pro-Am and the $1 million top prize that came with it. Saturday’s Duos finals carries an even larger pot with a $15 million prize pool up from grabs. The duo that finishes in first place will split the $3 million winnings for the ultimate Victory Royale. (YouTube / Fortnite) Congrats to all of our winners in the #FortniteWorldCup Finals Day One:NYC Celebrity Pro-AM winners: @Airwaks & @RLGRIMECreative Finals Winners #FishFam : @cizzorz @hiimtylerh @suezhoo @zandOfficial— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 27, 2019We’ve compiled all of the information you need to know about the Fortnite World Cup Duos tournament below, including a live stream  and a roster of the players involved .Some big names were unable to qualify such as Ninja, Poach, Liquid Chap, 72hrs, Cloak, Symfuhny, NICKMERCS, SypherPK and others. But even without some the stars, there are plenty of talented people competing in this tournament.MORE: Full schedule for the 2019 Fortnite World CupFortnite World Cup live streamEpic Games will be streaming the event on Twitch, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, and within the game itself. We’ve embedded their Twitch channel above where you can watch the Finals live once they begin on July 27, with matches starting at 1 p.m. ET.Fortnite Duos Finals resultslast_img read more

San G. loss gives Colton a crown

first_imgSAN BERNARDINO – The Arroyo Valley boys soccer team had nothing to play for against San Gorgonio but pride. That was enough, as junior Ivan Barragan scored two goals to propel the Hawks to a 3-1 win over San Gorgonio on Friday. San Gorgonio coach Aaron Nessman was clearly disappointed. “Our kids came into the game overconfident. They thought the game was won by just stepping on the field,” Nessman said. “I could see in the warmups that they were taking them (Arroyo Valley) lightly and I was afraid something like this would happen.” Arroyo Valley took it to the Spartans in the first half when Barragan and Emilio Flores scored goals to give the Hawks a 2-0 lead at halftime. Early in the second half, Flores was assessed a red card and ejected from the game, leaving the Hawks with 10 players. But San Gorgonio couldn’t take advantage. A win would have given San Gorgonio the San Andreas League championship outright, but the best the Spartans can finish now is second in the league standings. San Gorgonio (17-6-4, 6-2-2) came into the game with a slim lead over Colton and Cajon. Those two teams faced each other Friday, with Colton winning 3-0 to grab the league title after the Spartans’ loss. center_img “Even in the second half we didn’t play the game the way we have all year. We played overanxious as if everything had to happen in one moment,” Nessman said. “That kind of play isn’t what got us here. It’s frustrating but that’s the way it is.” With 10 minutes left, San Gorgonio’s Ramon Meza scored when the ball careened off his face into the net. Barragan answered with a goal of his own to give the Knights a 3-1 lead and assure the win. “We had a lot of scoring opportunities and I was able to take advantage of them,” Barragan said. Arroyo Valley coach Hector Carrillo was humble after the victory. “It doesn’t feel that good when I look at it from their position,” Carrillo said. “They played well all season and really should have won the SAL title, but I feel good for our kids to end the season with a win.” Arroyo Valley freshman goalie Rafael Arias was under pressure the entire second half with his team down a man, but he held the Spartans off. “When I was in the goal I kept saying, `We got to win, we got to win,”‘ Arias said. “I was mad because we play a good game against our last opponent but we lost. I didn’t want that to happen again.” Colton 3, Cajon 0 The Yellowjackets (15-4-2, 7-2-1) clinched the San Andreas League title with a victory over the Cowboys (6-2-2 in league) coupled with San Gorgonio’s loss. Forward Juan Ramos scored a goal and added an assist while Justin Young and Josh Pope also found the back of the net. Midfielder Kelvin Castillo assisted on two of the goals and was a key contributer to the Yellowjackets’ eight shots on goal. CHRISTIAN LEAGUE Arrrowhead Christian 1, Ontario Christian 1 The Eagles (16-4, 6-1-1) dethroned the Knights’ 18-year run as the Christian league champions in a 1-1 tie. T.J. Pearce scored the tying goal in the final two minutes from an assist from Alan Supernaw for ACA, which captured a boys league title for the first time in school history. T.J. Lucia had nine saves in the victory. Jason Fredrickson scored the only goal for Ontario Christian. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img