First-year student remembered for her humor

first_imgTwitter Kylie Walker printThose who had the chance to know first-year student Alena Jarvis remember her as an energetic, upbeat person who always put others before herself and made everyone around her laugh.Jarvis, a first-year political science major from Battle Ground, Washington died Wednesday at the age of 19. Her death was ruled a suicide.Her best friend of seven years, Talia Orelli, 19, said Jarvis had a unique sense of humor.“I would cry from laughing so hard,” said Orelli.She said Jarvis would give people nicknames simply to make them smile.Photo from Alena Jarvis’ Facebook page.“She called me Talia Bedalia and I called her Harvey, because one time someone mistook her last name for Harvis instead of Jarvis,” Orelli remembered, laughing. “It made her so mad.”Jarvis graduated from Battle Ground High School. Her senior year, she received the General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award, which is presented to a high school senior who “demonstrates leadership, takes a stand for the rights of others, serves as a role model, shows initiative and motivates others to become involved,” according to The George C. Marshall Foundation.Joshua Jimenez, Jarvis’ JROTC coach at her high school in Battle Ground, remembers her as incredibly motivated and an inspiration to her peers.“The impact she had on students, someone could be around her and be very discouraged, but she always knew what to say to get them to re-evaluate where they were at and give them inspiration,” Jimenez said.Jarvis, though small in stature, made her presence known with her robust voice. Jimenez said at one physical training (PT) session she yelled so hard and loud that her voice gave out.“Her voice got extremely raspy, and it got to a point where she sounded more manlier than most of the dudes there,” Jimenez said. “But she worked hard, if not harder than them.”Jarvis had plans to go into the military and later begin a career at the State Department. According to The Reflector, she had an interest in signals intelligence, the analysis of electronic data and information gathered and intercepted during surveillance to provide critical security information to policy makers and the armed forces.Orelli said above all, Jarvis’ compassion and care for others will live on.“She always cared about me more than herself,” Orelli said. “She supported me through hard times.”The campus learned of her death Monday from a student-wide email sent from Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull.“We are saddened by the loss of a valued member of our community and our thoughts and prayers are with Alena’s family at this time,” Cavins-Tull wrote.Her family has not released any information regarding funeral or memorial services.“This is, of course, a very difficult time for them,” wrote Juli Hamilton, a family spokesperson. “Alena was their entire world, and she meant a great deal to the AFJROTC cadets and families here at home.”Cavins-Tull urged students in need of assistance to contact the Brown-Lupton Counseling Center, Religious and Spiritual Life, the Office of Campus Life or any other campus resource.“There are so many people who will miss her,” Orelli said. Linkedin Twitter University alerts campus after student diagnosed with mumps + posts Previous article“Kong: Skull Island” is a colossal amount of funNext articleJanczak named National Player of the Week Kylie Walker RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kylie Walker is a junior Journalism major from Dallas, Texas. She is the SGA/Greek line editor and Public Safety reporter. Linkedin Alena Johnson (pictured on right) accepting JROTC senior award. (Photo from Battle Ground ISD) World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook JMBLYA breaks record at Dallas festival Kylie Walker Facebook TCU Alert sounds after 4 a.m.; students not pleased Kylie Walker Kylie Walker Kylie Walker TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ‘Let’s be real’: TCU talks diversity ReddIt ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Understanding Antarctic Peninsula precipitation distribution and variability using a numerical weather prediction model

first_imgDaily precipitation fields and annual means from the European Centrefor Medium-range Weather Forecasts re-analysis exercise are used to examine the distributionand variability of precipitation across the Antarctic Peninsula. The annual meanprecipitation field from the model agrees well with the available ice-core data and suggeststhat the maximum accumulation for the area is on the western side of the barrierat about the 200 m level where the annual total is close to 1.3 m w.e. The Peninsula is shownto be a very effective barrier to the zonal movement of precipitati ng weather systems,which results in quite different atmospheric flow regimes being responsible [or significantprecipitation events on either side of the divide. Frontal depressions are the primarysource of large daily snowfall totals on both sides of the Peninsula. On the southern coastof the Bellingshausen Sea, major snowfall events are often linked to strong northerly flowwhen the atmospheric circulation is blocked. Predominantly northerly flow is also responsiblefor significant snowfall on the Ronne Ice Shelf, which often occurs in associationwith lee cyclogenesis events to the east of the Peninsula.last_img read more

USA: Bluefin Robotics, The Columbia Group to Invest in Next Generation Large Submersible Vehicle

first_img USA: Bluefin Robotics, The Columbia Group to Invest in Next Generation Large Submersible Vehicle View post tag: Vehicle View post tag: generation View post tag: large Equipment & technology Bluefin Robotics, a subsidiary of Battelle, is joining with The Columbia Group to invest in the next generation large submersible vehicle.Bluefin is a leader in design and manufacture of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and related technology. Battelle has a long history of meeting the technology needs of the U.S. Navy including work on the Advanced SEAL Delivery System. The Columbia Group has provided the U.S. and foreign navies with Swimmer Delivery Vehicles for more than 20 years.The Columbia Group currently is developing the hull mechanical and electrical systems for the large Dual Mode Undersea Vehicle, capable of operation in either manned or autonomous modes. Called Proteus, it will be advanced by incorporating Bluefin’s autonomy technology for use in unmanned missions. Bluefin is also supplying mission planning capabilities and the power solution. Battelle is providing battery charging and systems integration support. Developers plan to hold an at-sea demonstration in the spring.The Navy has persistently outlined the need for industry to develop next-generation UUVs with increased mission time, range and payload capacity.“Our team has overlapping competencies, proven products and ongoing efforts that will benefit this development,” said David P. Kelly, President and CEO of Bluefin Robotics. “By combining the strengths of our organizations, we can field a vehicle that will meet the Navy’s needs and take UUV capabilities to the next level.”Dubbed a “beastly drone” by Wired Magazine last year, the vehicle is 25-feet long, weighs 6,200 pounds and has up to 400 pounds of lift capability. It is capable of operating unmanned or manned.“The Columbia Group has a strong history of developing and manufacturing both manned and unmanned undersea vehicles for military customers around the world,” said Ross Lindman, Senior Vice President for the Columbia Group’s Engineering Solutions Division. “Working with Battelle and Bluefin only strengthens our ability to build this specialized craft for our Navy customers.”About Bluefin RoboticsBluefin Robotics designs, manufactures and operates Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) systems and related technology. Founded in 1997, the company has grown to become a world leader in UUV products designed for defense, commercial, and scientific applications. Bluefin Robotics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Battelle.About BattelleAs the world’s largest independent research organization Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It conducts $6.5 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide.About The Columbia Group (TCG)The Columbia Group’s Engineering Solutions Division is a design and development organization that specializes in military undersea vehicles, diving systems, and shipboard launch and recovery systems for the Navy, as well as ground robotics for the Marine Corps. TCG has over 30 years of experience in design and construction of undersea vehicles, including both manned and unmanned vehicles. They are the US Navy’s support contractor for the Navy Special Warfare SEAL Delivery Vehicle Program, as well as a provider of vehicles for mine hunting and neutralization. The Columbia Group has a total employment of over 1100 employees serving all five branches of the military in locations throughout the United States. It is headquartered at 20 M Street, Washington, DC, just outside the Washington Navy Yard.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 22, 2012; Image: bluefin View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Bluefin View post tag: next View post tag: Submersible Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Bluefin Robotics, The Columbia Group to Invest in Next Generation Large Submersible Vehicle View post tag: invest View post tag: Group Share this article View post tag: usa View post tag: News by topic View post tag: the View post tag: robotics View post tag: Columbia February 22, 2012last_img read more