Education Foundation awards teacher grants

first_img By admin – May 8, 2018 WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Education Foundation Odessa. Pinterest The Education Foundation has awarded more than $150,000 to ECISD teachers for innovative projects in the classroom for the 2018-2019 school year.The Education Foundation hosted a dinner at The Barn Door South Forty for all grant recipients. The dinner on May 3 honored all grant recipients for their hard work and commitment to providing the students in ECISD with the best education possible, a news release said.“We are honored to be able to award ECISD teachers with funds to go above and beyond in their teaching for our students,” Education Foundation Executive Director Celeste Potter said in the release. “All of the applicants are to be commended for their hard work and dedication to enhancing the learning process for the students in ECISD.”Spring 2018 grant recipients include:Carver Early Education CenterTeacher(s): D’on PaquetteSing to Learn While Learning to Talk: $975.Unlocking the 5 Senses 1 Play at a Time: $997.Blackshear ElementaryTeacher(s): Ronda RodriguezSmall Scientists in the Making: $2,493.33Teacher(s): Valarie ShrevesFlex Your Math Muscles: $3,295.Cameron ElementaryTeacher(s): Michelle WhetstoneCashing in on Good Behavior 2: $1,500.Cavazos ElementaryTeacher(s): LaLonnie KingBeyond our Campus: $1,247.50.Teacher(s): Lindsey LeeSound All Around – $1,021.36.Teacher(s): Jennefer Hunt, Kimberly McCrury, Shanna SmithWorkstations Galore: $1,500.Teacher(s): Claudia Lopez and Sonia RochaProgramming Students’ Minds to Success: $4,560.Teacher(s): Rhonda TippitJust the Facts Jack: $3,295.Dowling ElementaryTeacher(s): Valerie RiveraKids Deserve It: $1,125.Teacher(s): Jo Ann SerranoA Virtual Field Trip: $3,650.Teacher(s): Nora GonzalezDream Big Project: $1,490.Teacher(s): Raquel IkerCount Me In: $1,160.Teacher(s): Kimberly Quiroz, Raquel Iker, Nora Gonzalez, Diana RichardsonChromeology: $1,937.40.Hays ElementaryTeacher(s): Deborah PinaOpening the Doors of the Mind: $559.80.Ireland ElementaryTeacher(s): Danna ChurchHelping Dyslexic Students Succeed: $2,188.37.What Happens Next?: $1,000.Building Up STEAM in the Library: $2,559.90.Judging a Book by Its Cover: $1,000.Bluebonnet Books for Everyone: $760.25.Teacher(s): Rebecca Owens and Kim DavisLet the World Talk to Me!: $1,199.88.Teacher(s): Sandra ElmsIt’s Newsworthy – $1,450.Noel ElementaryTeacher(s): Shayna MathewsReading is Essential to a Child’s Development: $3,050.Pease ElementaryTeacher(s): Lizbeth JimenezCentering Around Reading: $1,909.41.Teacher(s): Shelley CarrilloExtra! Extra! Read All About It!: $2,153.98.Teacher(s): Janie Granath“Hey, I Didn’t Know That!” — Exciting Discoveries: $4,075.50.Reagan ElementaryTeacher(s): Amy BarnesYoung Authors: $3,300.Teacher(s): Janice WilsonBiography Book Purchase: $5,000.Teacher(s): Tara BrowningRevolutionizing Learning with Technology: $9,407.20.Teacher(s): Deborah Carrasco, Anese Forsyth, Shelly Madrid, Jennifer Carrasco and Darlene CarrelliThink, iCreate, iCollaborate: $9,839.95Innovation Department and Hays ElementaryTeacher(s): Gabriela Granado, Deborah Johnson and Penny ArnoldRoach Research for the Real World: $3,032.14.LBJ Elementary and Buice ElementaryTeacher(s): Vanessa Brower and Johnna RossonGT Trained-Gained-Obtained: $2,000.Bowie Middle SchoolTeacher(s): Christopher BartlettThe Book Buddy Program: $3,500.Wilson & Young Middle SchoolTeacher(s): Whitney RutledgeBrass Overhaul: $2,940.Alternative Education CenterTeacher(s): Nancy Woodard, Shawn Oates, Michelle Boner, Rey Duran, James PorterTier 3 Remediation: $5,151.30.OC TECHSTeacher(s): Lorissa Bright and Shelley WagnerRube Goldberg Rocks: $216.81.Falcon ECHSTeacher(s): Elizabeth GrayStudents to Present Space Station Experiment in D.C.: $3,358.Odessa High SchoolTeacher(s): Cheryl SellarsWe Need to Pass!: $3,648.36.Teacher(s): Cheryl Sellars and Amy HerndonMake Us Mobile: $2,241.Teacher(s): Aide (Shelli) EmilianoPhenomenal Physics: $7,256.93.Teacher(s): Janet Weyant and Michelle PressPeek-A-Boo, I See You: $15,429.80.Teacher(s): Jimmy Olague and Steven DojahnAn Evening of Percussion: $2,000.Teacher(s): Steven DojahnSmartMusic for Smart Musicians: $2,399.Advanced Academics DepartmentTeacher(s): Heather BlandEverybody Has a Story — The Butterfly Effect: $4,516.65.Literacy DepartmentTeacher(s): Amy HarveyKeeping the Arts Alive: $8,660.Instructional Technology DepartmentTeacher(s): Wendy Boatright, Avery Hathorne, Lyn Domsten, Jessica Dominguez, Renee JonesTrain Us to Train Them!: $6,830.Education Foundation of OdessaMore Informationcenter_img Twitter Education Foundation awards teacher grants Twitter Local NewsEducation Pinterest Previous articleDonations to support Trans-Pecos firesNext articleLandgraf endorses plan for Ector Middle School adminlast_img read more

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“I can better serve Donegal from the back benches” – McHugh

first_img By News Highland – July 1, 2020 Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh says he was offered a junior ministry by Taoiseach Michael Martin, but made it clear he was interested in specific roles which are of importance to the North West.When they were not forthcoming, he says he declined the ioffer, believing that he can serve his constituents from the back benches.He has asked to be made chair of a key European committee.In a wide ranging interview this evening, Deputy McHugh told Highland Radio News he believes Deputy Charlie McConalogue will be appointed as a junior minister this evening.Deputy McHugh began by outlining why he had rejected that offer that was made…….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/joerawj1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleMc Hugh turns down junior ministryNext articleEvening News, Sport, and Obituaries on Wednesday July 1st News Highland Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest “I can better serve Donegal from the back benches” – McHugh Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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‘You can only imagine the horror’: 8 bodies found, 26 people missing after California boat fire

first_imgTwitter/@VCFD_PIO(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — More than two dozen people remain missing after eight bodies were found in the water near a 75-foot commercial diving boat that caught fire early Monday morning off Santa Cruz Island, California, sending the crew diving overboard and kick-starting a desperate rescue effort, according to authorities.The only known survivors of the Conception, a vessel designed for extended diving trips, were five crew members rescued by a good Samaritan pleasure craft called The Grape Escape, sitting nearby. There were 39 people on board the ship at the time of the accident. Twenty-six people remain unaccounted for.“I could hear some voices, so I put on a pair of shorts, walked to the door, and I see this boat out there all on fire, totally engulfed,” said Bob Hansen, who owns The Grape Escape. “Thirty foot flames, at least — a 75-foot boat and it was on fire from one end to the other. It looked like it had port holes down below deck and you could see fire through the holes.”“You can only imagine the horror,” he added.Four bodies have been recovered, while four others have been located on the sea floor, according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown. Two adult men and two adult women were recovered. They do not have identities of those bodies that were recovered and some may take DNA analysis to confirm.The instability of the boat, lying upside down on the bottom of the water, is making further recovery difficult, the sheriff said.Ventura County officials “fear numerous fatalities” as rescue operations continue, public information officer Bill Nash told ABC News.Crew members said that three groups celebrating birthdays — including that of a 17-year-old — were aboard the vessel.Capt. Monica Rochester, U.S. Coast Guard Los Angeles Long Beach Sector Commander, said the crew members were awake at the time of the fire and jumped off of the boat into the water.“One of the fellows had a broken leg; he was in extreme pain,” Hansen said.The Coast Guard said it will continue to search for survivors through the night, but were prepared for the worst outcome.Nash said officials are hoping people went over the side of the boat and made it to Santa Cruz. However, the fire happened overnight in pitch black, and the sleeping quarters were below deck. Nash said they “greatly fear loss of life here.”Emergency calls showed the desperation of those on board.“I can’t breathe,” one passenger aboard the boat engulfed in flames near Santa Cruz Island said while making a mayday call.Crews from the Coast Guard, Santa Barbara Fire Department, Ventura County Fire Department and Vessel Assist responded to a mayday call that was heard at about 3:15 a.m.“The fire department crews were fighting the fire when the vessel sank 20 yards off shore in 64 feet of water,” according to a statement from the Coast Guard.“The vessel was reported as being on fire,” the Los Angeles office of the U.S. Coast Guard tweeted earlier Monday. They added that “a group of crew members has been rescued (one with minor injuries) and efforts continue to evacuate the remaining passengers.”Rochester said the vessel was in “full compliance.”The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but said there was no reason to suspect criminality.“We are working deliberately with the vessel owner/operator, who is with us at the time working on a plan to conduct further assistance for his vessel,” she said.The Ventura County Fire Department public information officers said in a tweet that their department responded to the fire at about 3:30 a.m. They said the Coast Guard is “helping support rescue operations for people aboard a dive boat.”The boat was drifting toward Santa Cruz Island, per the Santa Barbara Fire Department, and it was anchored when the fire started to burn. It currently has a portion of the bow sticking out of the water, per the Coast Guard.The three-day trip launched on Aug. 31 and was expected back Monday morning.A 16 member go-team from the National Transportation Safety Board will be traveling to the site, along with board member Jennifer Homendy.Some investigators will leave Washington, D.C., late Monday, arriving in California sometime around 1 a.m. local time at the latest. The rest will leave early Tuesday morning.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reservedlast_img read more

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COVID-19 variants put brakes on loosening restrictions in New Jersey, Murphy pauses reopening

first_img:Adonis page/iStockBY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Just days after he loosened COVID-19 restrictions for businesses, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that an indefinite pause is being implemented on further measures to reopen the state because of the coronavirus variants circling the country.“I wouldn’t say it’s an alarm. There are a bunch of things coming together at the same time and we’re trying to balance all these sorts of megatrends,” Murphy said during his COVID-19 briefing. “Getting that balance right is not easy. So, we’re therefore using caution.”Murphy conceded that the state is “back to leading the nation in the spread of this virus.” He noted that the statewide positivity rate is 8.48% compared to neighboring New York’s 3.22%.“My guess is we won’t be opening capacity for some time now because of the caseload,” Murphy said on CNN Monday morning.On March 11, Murphy signed an executive order increasing indoor and outdoor capacity limits from 35% to 50% for certain businesses, including restaurants, food courts, bars, gyms, casinos, barbershops and nail salons. The order also allows indoor gatherings of 25 people (instead of the previous 10) and outdoor gatherings of 50 people (instead of the previous 25).The new limits, which Murphy described on Monday as “fairly modest,” went into effect on Friday. They do not apply to religious services, political events, funerals or memorial services.“I don’t think we have seen links specific to openings,” Murphy said at his public briefing. “I don’t think we’ve got any evidence of that.”Murphy said a notable increase in COVID-19 variants in the state in recent days prompted the decision to hold up on taking more steps to relax restrictions.Judy Persichilli, the commissioner of the state’s department of health, said on Monday that the state is grappling with 400 reported cases of COVID variants, including 389 cases of the U.K. variant, three cases of the Brazilian variant, one of the South African variant and seven of the California variant.“Variants of concern have been shown to be more transmissible and able to cause more severe disease,” Perschilli said.She said that overall, there are 1,192 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19, including 428 in critical condition and 217 on ventilators.Murphy said at least 21,666 residents have died of COVID-19 complications since the pandemic began.Aside from the surge in infections from variants, Murphy said the latest COVID-19 data actually indicates the virus is “plateauing” in the state.Murphy said that more than 3.5 million people in the state have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and of those 3.5 million, 1.2 million are fully vaccinated.The governor started the Monday briefing by announcing that some restrictions on in-person visits at long-term care facilities are being lifted, particularly for residents who are fully vaccinated.“Our long-term care facilities should be working with families to allow for in-person in-door visitation with their loved ones. We know that some residents are suffering from the impact of social isolation,” Murphy said.Under the new guidelines being recommended by the state, indoor visits can be arranged at long-term care facilities in regions where COVID-19 activity is low to moderate.“In all cases, every resident and visitor must properly wear face masks, especially while indoors,” Murphy said.He said that with Passover and Easter coming up, “The overriding principle that we are working under is that we recognize that families need to be able to be together, especially when so many have been kept apart for so long.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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USS Rodney M Davis Ends 28 Years of Naval Service

first_img The guided missile frigate USS Rodney M Davis (FFG 60) concluded 28 years of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony on Jan. 23 at Naval Station Everett, Washington.USS Rodney M Davis was assigned to Destroyer Squadron Nine and was commanded by Cmdr. Todd Whalen. The ship returned in December from her final deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans where she supported theater security cooperation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.The vessel is the 54th Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate. She was commissioned on May 9, 1987 at Naval Station Long Beach. The ship is named after Sergeant Rodney Maxwell Davis, USMC, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for sacrificing his life for his fellow Marines on the field of battle in Vietnam.USS Rodney M Davis will be transferred to Naval Inactive Ships on March 31.[mappress mapid=”14959″]Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS Rodney M. Davis View post tag: 28 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Rodney M Davis Ends 28 Years of Naval Service View post tag: americas Authorities January 26, 2015 View post tag: Ends USS Rodney M Davis Ends 28 Years of Naval Service View post tag: Naval View post tag: Service View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: yearslast_img read more

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TODAYS CITY-COUNTY OBSERVER “ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON” IS SOLD OUT

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The United States Senator Mike Braun will be the City-County Observer keynote speaker for the “Annual Community Achievement Awards”  luncheon on October 25, 2019. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch will introduce United Senator Mike BraunFormer Vanderburgh County Sheriff, past United States Congressmen and  Vectren Executive Brad Ellsworth, will be the Master Of Ceremonies for this event.The City-County Observer  “Outstanding Community Services Award” Winners For 2019.MARGARET KOCH Margaret is a very personable person that is involved in every aspect of our community.She was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and has her parents to thank for teaching her the importance of stewardship and working to make the world a better place.  She moved to Evansville in the spring of 2000 and worked as a registered nurse for Visiting Nurse Plus, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital and most recently Deaconess Hospital.  She and her husband, Kevin, have two wonderful and busy daughters who are 11 and 9 years old.  They both attend St. Bens Catholic school. Due to the needs of her family, Margaret made the decision in 2013, to become a full-time house spouse and community volunteer.She is a Junior League of Evansville Sustainer, and it was with this amazing organization that she began honing her fundraising skills while working on several money-generating committees.  Since completing her seven-year stint with the Junior League, she has served on the boards of Ark Crisis Child Care Center and the Reitz Home Museum.  With both of these boards, she cultivated relationships within our community working to build partnerships with these wonderful organizations and our many individuals and corporate champions.Presently she serves on the stewardship committee and pastoral council at St. Ben’s Cathedral, and helps raise money for the Summer Social and Holiday Luncheon.  She also is very involved with St. Ben’s School Mardi Gras committee where she focuses on raising sponsorship dollars that go toward the ongoing upkeep of this outstanding school along with updating technology and educational tools.She also is a member of the Evansville Museum board, where she helps with the annual gala and serves on the art committee.  She has been a member of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation Alliance Women’s Fund for the past two years and more recently joined 100+ Women Who Care.  She feels privileged to be a part of both of these groups of strong, giving women.Her passions for animals, conservation, and FUN have been fulfilled with her role as a board member of the Evansville Zoological Society, which is the non-profit arm of Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden.  She perhaps a little too enthusiastically participated in a feasibility study and was subsequently asked to chair our zoo’s first-ever capital campaign in 2014.  She is so pleased with the outcome of the campaign so far when she and the family enjoy the Engelbrecht Carousel and walk among the spectacular parakeets in the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Budgie Walkabout.  She invites you to visit the zoo and see these spectacular additions, thanks to the generosity of so many individual and corporate donors.Margaret thrives on helping others and strives to make the world a better place.  She is so proud of the progress happening throughout Evansville and feels honored to be a part of it.Honorable Vanderburgh County Superior Court Judge Mary Margaret “Maggie” LloydJudge Lloyd is very well respected. In 2000, Judge Lloyd was elected the first female judge in Vanderburgh County.Judge Mary Margaret “Maggie” Lloyd was born in Evansville, Indiana and graduated from the McKinney School of Law in 1991.  After serving as a law clerk for then Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard of the Indiana Supreme Court, Judge Lloyd returned to Evansville to practice law in her hometown.  Her first position was as a law clerk for then Vanderburgh Circuit Court Judge, Richard L. Young.  Following her clerkship, she served nine (9) years as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office litigating hundreds of felony cases.  In 2000, Judge Lloyd was elected the first female judge in Vanderburgh County.  Currently, Judge Lloyd has jurisdiction over Family Law matters and civil cases, and since 2001, has been the Supervising Judge of the Domestic Relations/Family Court for Superior Court.   In 2012, she was elected by her fellow judges to serve as Chief Judge of the Vanderburgh Superior Court.During her nineteen (19) years of service as a judicial officer, Judge Lloyd was instrumental in the creation of the Vanderburgh County Family Court Project which assists divorcing parties without means to hire an attorney to resolve their cases, themselves.  She has served on the Domestic Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana which created a Domestic Relations Bench Book to be used by all judicial officers throughout the State and helped update the Child Support Guidelines.  Judge Lloyd served as an At-Large Member of the Board of Managers of the Indiana Judges Association, and further serves or served as the Superior Court judicial representative to the Southwestern Indiana Mental Health Center, Inc. Board, the Evansville Bar Association Board of Directors, the Vanderburgh County Community Corrections Board, and the Evansville/Vanderburgh County Commission on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault.  Presently, Judge Lloyd has been appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court to serve on the Protection Order Committee and has been selected along with two (2) other Courts in the State to initiate a Pilot Project for the electronic filing of Protective Orders for the State of Indiana.In 2017, Judge Lloyd led a collaborative effort which culminated in Vanderburgh County Superior Court being awarded $546,344.00 through a Justice for Families Grant from the Office on Violence against Women.  These funds have been used to supply free supervised visits and exchanges at the Parenting Time Center to benefit children affected by domestic violence, and to create a Protective Order Assistance Office which assists victims of domestic violence or sexual assault in seeking protective orders and teaches these parties about their available community resources.  The Grant further provides a free Guardian ad Litem to represent children in paternity and divorce cases where domestic violence has occurred between the parties, there parents.CHRISTINE H. KECK  With the February 2019 acquisition of Vectren Corporation by CenterPoint Energy (CNP) Christine leads Federal advocacy and policy engagement for CNP, enterprise-wide, covering the regulated gas and electric utility operations which now encompass 8 states as well as the company’s non- regulated subsidiaries which have a nation-wide footprint.  With the Vectren acquisition, CNP is now the 2nd largest natural gas utility in the United States, serving more than 7 million metered customers.This builds upon Christine’s efforts since 2008 leading public policy, strategy and external engagement initiatives for Vectren and its subsidiaries, advancing public policy critical to addressing and improving our Nation’s pipeline infrastructure, the nexus between domestic energy production and independence with defense and national security, energy efficiency, regulatory regimes, and tax policies.In 2015 Christine was recognized with the national “Energy Champion” award by the Energy Services Coalition, in recognition of her efforts to advance the use of performance-based contracting and for her efforts in successfully securing a 3-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy.Christine is active in energy industry associations, including the American Gas Association, the Edison Electric Institute,  the Federal Performance Contracting Coalition,  the National Association of Energy Services Companies and the Energy Services Coalition, for which she is the past board president.Prior to joining the company in 2008, Keck served as Senior Vice President, Southern Region Corporate Lending Executive for Evansville, Indiana based Old National Bank. Christine began her career with Old National as part of the Bank’s Management Training program, and worked in a variety of capacities, primarily in the Commercial and Corporate Lending groups.In October of 2018, Christine was elected as Chairman of the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, serving in this capacity to October 2020. In July 2019 Christine became the Chairman of the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.In recognition of her community service and leadership, Christine was recently awarded the Sara B. Davies Award by Leadership Evansville. She has also been a finalist for the Athena award in 2018, 2014 and 2012. EDUCATIONChristine attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada and graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She has received several professional certifications including the prestigious designation of “CRC”, Credit Risk Certified, by the Risk Management Association, a national organization dedicated to the use of sound credit and lending practices in the financial services industry. LEADERSHIP, PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS, AND RECOGNITIONSChairman, SW Indiana Chamber of Commerce of BoardTrustee, University of Southern IndianaChairman St Vincent’s Hospital (Ascension Health) Foundation BoardBoard Member, University of Evansville Schroeder School of Business Dean’s Advisory BoardEPD SERGEANT JASON CULLUM Jason Cullum is an extremely likable person and is involved in every aspect of our community.In 2013, Sgt. Cullum founded Cops Connecting with Kids. To date, this unique partnership between law enforcement, schools, and the community has provided all-expenses-paid trips to Walt Disney World for 166 underserved kids from Evansville.Sgt. Jason Cullum is a 20 year veteran of the Evansville Indiana Police Department. He has served in many assignments that include co-founding the first-ever EPD Bike Patrol Unit, SWAT team member, Filed Training Officer. He also served as the Crime Prevention Unit supervisor for 3 years.He is currently assigned as the agency’s Public Information Officer and also coordinates the department’s Speaker’s Bureau program.Sgt. Cullum is an Evansville native and returned home to serve his community after a 4-year enlistment in the United States Air Force, where he served as a Military Working Dog handler and a Korean National Police Liaison.In 2016, Sgt Cullum also served as a Fellow for the Office of Community Policing (COPS office) in Washington D.C. where he served as a subject matter expert for community policing development and law enforcement social media.STEVE HAMMER He is a  Principal Partner of the Ohio Valley Properties, LLC-Evansville, Indiana, also a  Principal Partner with Roca Bar North, LLC-Evansville, Indiana and is the  Evansville Region Representative the United States, Senator Mike BraunHe has a BBA-Management degree from the University of Kentucky-Lexington, Kentucky and is a graduate of Central High School-Evansville, Indiana.Mr. Hammer Community Involvement:Was a Community Emcee at various events & organizations including St. Ben’s Mardi Gras Gala, Multiple Sclerosis Gala, YWCA Legacy of Style and Wesselman Woods Wandering Owl.Former Candidate for Vanderburgh County Commissioner, District 2 in 2018.Weekly Volunteer at St. Anthony’s soup kitchen since 2017.Chef at A Hundred Men Who Cook annual charity event since 2014.Basketball Coach for St. Ben’s Catholic School 3rd Grade Girls team in 2018.Builder at Mickey’s Kingdom Community Construction Project in 2018.Member of A Hundred Guys Who Care charity group since 2017.Member of Evansville Country Club since 1999.Member of Ziemer Society of St. Vincent Hospital since 2017.Volunteers his service as the Chairmen of the CCO ‘Living Outside THe Box” speakers series.He is also a  supporter of numerous charity events to numerous to mention.He is married to Ashley, a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner at St. Vincent Hospital and they have two wonderful children, William, 22 & Addison 9.COUNTY COMMISSIONER BEN SHOULDERSThree years ago Democrat Benjamin Shoulders ran for the Vanderburgh County Commissioner and was elected by a comfortable margin.Since his election, he has been extremely effective in promoting good public policy and has seemly been a voice of reason and compromise. Mr. Shoulders has demonstrated that he can face difficult governmental challenges with an open mind.Commissioner Shoulders is extremely outgoing and is from a well respected and prominent political family of this area.He is currently the Commercial Lender ll at Banterra Bank and has been in banking for 16 years.Ben received his college degree from Indiana University (Bloomington) – Bachelor of Arts ’02 CJUS (College of Arts and Sciences). He was graduated from Harrison High School–Magna Cum Laude (College Prep).He received his certification from Indiana Bankers Association – Bank Management Series in 2010 and the Indiana Bankers Association – Commercial Lending School (2011 Graduate).Ben is married to former Shannon Perrette of Evansville for 11 years and they have three (3) children.  Emma who is 9 years old and 6 years old twins Parker and Sadie and they reside in Evansville. Some of Bens’s favorite things he enjoys doing are coaching youth basketball and taking his family out to eat fish Tacos and drinking slushies.His Community Involvement Is Very Impressive.  Listed Below Are Some OF Them.Vanderburgh County Commissioner – District One (Elected – Nov 2016; took office – Jan 1, 2017). Elected President in -2019.GAGE (Growth Alliance of Greater Evansville) – Board Member (2018 – present)Commission on Homelessness – Board Member (2017 – present)Past Community Corrections – Board Member Old Courthouse – Board Member (2017 – present)Domestic and Sexual Violence Commission – Board Member (2017 – present)IU College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board (2014 – present)Boys and Girls Club of Evansville – Board President (2018 – present); Vice President (2016 – present)EVSC Foundation Board of Directors – Vice President (2013 – 2018)Darrell Ragland Foundation Board of Directors – Board Development Chair (2014 – present)United Way – Keel Club (2014 – 2018); Southern Indiana Campaign Cabinet Member (2016)Past “EVSC Hall of Fame” – Co-Chairman IU Alumni Association of Greater Evansville – Past President / Board member Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Commissioners – Board Treasurer (2014 – 2015)Past member of the Habitat for Humanity of Evansville – Development Committee Current Leadership Evansville Board of Directors – Recruitment ChairmanHarrison High School /Warrior Athletic Booster Club – Past President (2010 – 2013)Harrison High School Athletic Hall of Fame – Founder and Past ChairmanWNIN Channel 9 Auctioneer (2011 – 2015, 2017, 2018; ”Red Blue Hoops” radio co-host 2014-16) Past member of the Evansville African American Museum Gala – Auction Committee Commissioner Shoulders Current And Past Awards and Honors:Top Producer/President’s Award – First Federal Savings Bank (2010 and 2011)Community Service Award – Fifth Third Bank (January 2013)Most “Starz” Volunteer Hours in Evansville Market – Old National Bank (2014, 2015)Selected as a Top Performer for Old National Bank Chamber of Commerce Drive – “Big Dawg Award” (most memberships sold)Past Recipient of the President’s Award for Community Service – Boys and Girls Club Selected as  a “Top 20 Under 40” – Evansville Business Journal/Evansville Courier and Press in September 2011Selected as “Top 20 Under 40” – News 4U Magazine in 2015)Involved in 100 Men Who Cook — Chef -EvansvillePast Vanderburgh Medical Alliance Annual Style Show – Master of CeremoniesThis year’s awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begins at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 25, 2019.This year’s event is a sellout.last_img read more

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Street Rods Reign for the Weekend in Ocean City

first_imgFor one spectacular September Saturday afternoon, cars cruised the Ocean City Boardwalk.The deep rumble and bright colors of street rods — old cars modified with new parts — dominated the boards between noon and 4 p.m. Sept. 6 as part of the 40th annual Shore Rod Run.More than 150 street rods have been on display at the Ocean City Tabernacle grounds since noon Friday. They formed a procession at about noon Saturday, driving down Fifth Street to the boardwalk, and lining the boards from Sixth Street to 14th Street.They returned to the Tabernacle grounds, where they’ll remain on display through 1 p.m. Sunday. An awards ceremony will take place at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday.last_img read more

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Heart test debate heats up

first_imgTwo studies published yesterday are expected to reignite an emotionally charged debate about whether young athletes should be screened with a heart test to reduce the small risk of sudden death from an undiagnosed heart problem.In the first, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University added an electrocardiogram, known as an ECG, to a routine physical for students. This strategy doubled the number of students with heart disease who were detected, compared with those who did not receive an ECG with their physical.To read morelast_img read more

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An adviser for global strategy

first_imgHarvard President Drew Faust announced today that Krishna G. Palepu, Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration and senior associate dean for international development at Harvard Business School (HBS), has been named senior adviser to the president for global strategy. Palepu assumes his new position immediately.“Harvard has a rich tradition of global engagement,” said Faust. “And the intellectual and cultural activities of our students and faculty across the globe will continue to grow as we head deeper into the 21st century.“Professor Palepu brings a global background and perspective to his research and teaching at the Business School, and he played a key role in the work of the University-wide International Strategy Working Group convened last year to consider how to strengthen Harvard’s international approach at the institutional level,” Faust added. “I am delighted that Professor Palepu has agreed to bring his insight, energy, and experience to this new role. He will be a critical contributor to the ongoing development of our global strategy.”“I am honored to be asked to serve the University in this important domain,” said Palepu. “Harvard has among the world’s strongest platforms for global teaching and research, built on deep regional and domain knowledge and the entrepreneurial energy of our faculty, students, and staff. I look forward to working with President Faust to craft a more coordinated and strategic approach to Harvard’s international engagement, supporting the expertise and ambition of our community.”A leading expert on global business strategy, Palepu has taught at HBS for almost three decades. With colleague Tarun Khanna, Palepu recently co-authored “Winning in Emerging Markets: A Road Map for Strategy and Execution,” which explores the strategic issues facing multinational corporations as they expand into emerging markets, as well as the challenges that firms in those markets face as they expand overseas. Palepu teaches related courses in the M.B.A. and executive education programs.“Krishna has been one of the Business School’s most sophisticated, eloquent, and persuasive voices for a thoughtful strategy of global engagement,” said Dean Nitin Nohria. “He has substantively reshaped how we think about leadership in a global century, with tremendous benefit for how we do research, how we teach, and how we learn. I know the entire Harvard community will benefit from Krishna’s vision and hard work.”As senior adviser, Palepu will work closely with the president, provost, and colleagues to help guide the University’s international strategy, refine and test some operational proposals of the International Strategy Working Group, and develop a more effective and coordinated approach to international fundraising and to engaging Harvard alumni living abroad. Palepu will consult widely with colleagues within the University and in the broader Harvard community as he undertakes this role.In framing the University’s strategic agenda in international matters, Palepu will work closely with Jorge Domínguez, the vice provost for international affairs.“I am delighted that Harvard has, with this appointment, underscored its commitment to global engagement,” said Domínguez. “Krishna and I have worked together for a number of years on the University Committee on International Projects and Sites, and I can think of no one better suited to this new role. I look forward to deepening our partnership as Krishna focuses his efforts on strategic initiatives.”Palepu joined the HBS faculty in 1983. He received his doctorate in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holds a master’s degree in physics from Andhra University in India, and has done postgraduate work at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Palepu has an honorary doctorate from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.last_img read more

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Gender Relations Center educates ND about stalking

first_imgThe Gender Relations Center (GRC) wants students to know how to protect themselves from unwanted attention. As part of National Stalking Awareness Month, the Center is hosting a campaign titled “Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it.” Emmanuel Cannady, assistant director of outreach services at the GRC, said the campaign aims to educate people about stalking in order to reduce its prevalence. “Stalking takes many different forms and is underreported,” he said. “The definition of stalking has more to do with impact versus intent. Any form of unwanted contact that causes anxiety and fear is stalking.” GRC representatives will man informational tables in North Dining Hall, South Dining Hall and the LaFortune Student Center, Cannady said. The Center will also hang posters with stalking facts and statistics in residence halls. Stalking takes many forms and is difficult to define, Cannady said. It can include sending unwanted gifts, texts, phone calls, pictures or contact on social media sites. “There can be many mixed messages about what exactly stalking is, but the key word is ‘unwanted,’” Cannady said. The majority of victims are stalked by someone they know, Cannady said. Sixty-six percent of female victims and 41 percent of male victims are stalked by a former or current partner. One in six women and one in 19 men have been stalked. “Men and women both underreport the crime, but for different reasons,” Cannady said. “Men tend to see stalking as merely annoying, not a potential threat, whereas women actually fear reporting the crime.” Stalking transcends all 50 states, Cannady said, but many people are uninformed about its seriousness. Two-thirds of perpetrators stalk their victims once a week, and many more stalk their victims daily. Stalkers fit no psychological profile, he said. Many move locations and are difficult to track. Cannady said victims may suffer from anxiety, insomnia, depression and changes in behavior. He said friends should look out for these signs in one another. “If you think you are being stalked, keep a log of all contact,” Cannady said. “This can be used for evidence. Be aware of who has access to your accounts on social media. If you think you are being stalked, do not hesitate to call NDSP [Notre Dame Security Police].”,The Gender Relations Center (GRC) wants students to know how to protect themselves from unwanted attention. As part of National Stalking Awareness Month, the Center is hosting a campaign titled “Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it.” Emmanuel Cannady, assistant director of outreach services at the GRC, said the campaign aims to educate people about stalking in order to reduce its prevalence. “Stalking takes many different forms and is underreported,” he said. “The definition of stalking has more to do with impact versus intent. Any form of unwanted contact that causes anxiety and fear is stalking.” GRC representatives will man informational tables in North Dining Hall, South Dining Hall and the LaFortune Student Center, Cannady said. The Center will also hang posters with stalking facts and statistics in residence halls. Stalking takes many forms and is difficult to define, Cannady said. It can include sending unwanted gifts, texts, phone calls, pictures or contact on social media sites. “There can be many mixed messages about what exactly stalking is, but the key word is ‘unwanted,’” Cannady said. The majority of victims are stalked by someone they know, Cannady said. Sixty-six percent of female victims and 41 percent of male victims are stalked by a former or current partner. One in six women and one in 19 men have been stalked. “Men and women both underreport the crime, but for different reasons,” Cannady said. “Men tend to see stalking as merely annoying, not a potential threat, whereas women actually fear reporting the crime.” Stalking transcends all 50 states, Cannady said, but many people are uninformed about its seriousness. Two-thirds of perpetrators stalk their victims once a week, and many more stalk their victims daily. Stalkers fit no psychological profile, he said. Many move locations and are difficult to track. Cannady said victims may suffer from anxiety, insomnia, depression and changes in behavior. He said friends should look out for these signs in one another. “If you think you are being stalked, keep a log of all contact,” Cannady said. “This can be used for evidence. Be aware of who has access to your accounts on social media. If you think you are being stalked, do not hesitate to call NDSP [Notre Dame Security Police].”last_img read more

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