Kroc Institute honors peace studies students

first_imgThe Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies recently announced seniors Alex Coccia and Ilse Zenteno as recipients of the 2014 Yarrow Award for their accomplishments in academics and in the field of peace studies.Ernesto Verdeja, Chair of the Yarrow Award Committee and director of undergraduate studies at the Kroc Institute, said winners are selected by the committee, which is comprised of faculty members who have worked closely with the senior peace studies majors.“We consistently get some of the most exceptional students of the University in the peace studies program,” he said. “So it is often very difficult to select a [recipient] because of the quality of the accomplishments they have.”Recipients of the award are selected based on their academic accomplishments and ability to combine and apply their scholarly knowledge with an awareness of how the world works outside of the classroom.“One thing that is important is to highlight the significant successes that the students have who have done work in the community or have accomplished work outside of the community and around the world,” Verdeja said. “These two students, in particular, are remarkable examples of what we strive for in the Kroc Institute, excellence in terms of scholarship and a commitment to trying to change the world.”Coccia has worked on and continues to develop a number of projects, including sexual assault prevention efforts, recommendations for services for students with high financial need and mental health resources.Coccia is also the founder of the “4 to 5 Movement,” a student initiative aimed at recruiting allies of the LGBTQ community to speak up in support of the community. He also helped the gay-straight alliance student organization PrismND gain recognition for their work. Off campus, Coccia worked with the Read to a Child program from his freshman to junior year.After graduation, Coccia will work in Washington in either a government agency or a non-profit organization through funding from the Truman Scholarship.During her time at Notre Dame, Zenteno interned with the Center for Social Concerns (CSC) through their International Summer Service Learning Program as a short-term missionary in Bolivia. During the summer following her sophomore year, she participated in the CSC’s Summer Service Learning Program and lived with women on probation and parole while serving as a mentor during their transition back into society.Zenteno is also very involved with the local community. She volunteers regularly at the South Bend Catholic Worker, has interned with the Public Defender’s Office at the Juvenile Justice Center in South Bend and accepted an AmeriCorps position as Outreach and Social Media Coordinator at St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty.“I sometimes get discouraged or overwhelmed with all of the social problems we continuously face, but receiving this award was a great honor,” she said. “It made me realize that we can never give up and must always fight for the greater good of our society.”After graduation, Zenteno plans to work at St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty until mid-July, when she will return to her hometown of St. Louis. She hopes to pursue an academic career in peace studies and international development.“You don’t have to travel to a developing country in Africa, Latin America or Asia to begin doing service,” she said. “It begins here at home in our own cities, in our own backyards.”Tags: Alex Coccia, award, Ernesto Verdeja, Ilse Zenteno, Kroc Institute, LGBTQ, Peace Studies, Yarrow Awardlast_img read more

Escape to the mountains for a weekend of great music under the stars!

first_imgOn July 27, a rock band backed by the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Woodstock’s 50th anniversary. PSO Rocks! “Still Stardust, Still Golden – Woodstock at 50,” will revisit the songs that made this three-day festival one of the most iconic events in music history. One Giant Leap – “The Planets” and Beyond, on July 20, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the First Moon Landing with a multimedia extravaganza! Tour the galaxy with music and fascinating imagery of official NASA video footage and photos of planets and space scenes, projected onto the big screen. This imagery will provide an exciting backdrop to the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Gustav Holst’s, “The Planets.” Here are some of the highlights of this year’s concert series. For the full concert lineup or to purchase tickets visit our website.   For those who want to turn their music festival experience into a Weekend Getaway, our one- and two-night package deals offer discounts on concert tickets and lodging at Shrine Mont. Rooms in the historic hotel and other cabins and cottages on the pristine 100-acre property make it convenient to walk to concerts in the evenings and visit local attractions during the day. The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, now in its 56th season, will feature eight outdoor concerts this summer, from July 19 through September 1. Our concerts take place at Shrine Mont, a beautiful historic retreat and conference center, in Orkney Springs, Va. Its location at the foot of Great North Mountain provides a stunning backdrop for our evening concerts, and the venue’s modest size allows for great views of the stage from both the covered pavilion and lawn seating areas.   The best part is our low price of $10 per child forlawn admission (ages 3-17) andfree lawn admission for children 2 and under! If you want to spend the night orweekend at our venue, package deals also include the children’s discounts on concerttickets plus accommodations at Shrine Mont for ages 4-12 (ages 3 and under stayfor free).  We love to see families Come Together to enjoy great music under the stars at SVMF!center_img Our 2019 summer season will kick off July 19 with The Drifters, The Platters and Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, all known for their classic Doo-Wop and Motown hits, including “Under the Boardwalk,” “Only You,” “Yakety Yak,” “Up on the Roof,” “This Magic Moment,” and many more. Other concerts in our lineup include The Beach Boys on July 26, The Oak Ridge Boys on Aug. 9 and Home Free on Aug. 10. and Judy Collins on Aug. 31. SVMF will also be celebrating the 50thanniversaries of two historic events this summer. Our concertseries will come to a close on Sept. 1 with the Hot Strings and Cool BreezesMinifest, featuring The Travelin’ McCourys, Sierra Hull and Justin Moses, andThe Becky Buller Band. The lawn is a great seating option for families. Spread outon the lawn with chairs and a blanket and enjoy a picnic dinner before themusic starts. If the kids get a little restless, they can frolic and play inthe grass or pal around with friends and siblings in a safe environment. last_img read more

NFF, NIKE strategise for another world-beater apparel

first_imgNigeria Football Federation and its global brand kit-sponsor NIKE have taken a further step forward in the plan to unveil another set of kits for the Nigeria National Teams that would wow the world as did those launched on the margin of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. At a virtual meeting on Monday that had NFF President Amaju Pinnick, Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, NFF General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, NIKE’s Tina Salminen, David Watson and Lee Murphy, NFF Board Members Ibrahim Musa Gusau and Felix Anyansi-Agwu, as well as Ademola Olajire (Director of Communications), Alizor Chuks (Head of Marketing) and Nasiru Jibril (SA to President), finishing touches were put to the designs with observations and comments taken, and NIKE officials fully briefed on the minute details of the preferences of the NFF chieftains. The new designs were to have been launched earlier in the year, but plans went askew as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. The Super Eagles would launch the new wears during the FIFA window for international friendlies next month. It would be recalled that American sportswear giant, NIKE received three million orders for the Super Eagles’ 2018 FIFA World Cup kit prior to the release of the jerseys into the market on 29th May 2018.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely SeeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldcenter_img On the first day of the sales in London, United Kingdom on Friday, 1st June 2018 (which also was the eve of Nigeria’s high-profile pre-World Cup friendly with England’s Three Lions at Wembley), NIKE shops ran out of stock within one hour of putting out the jerseys. Apart from the tremendous success on the counter, NIKE has continued to express its delight with the running agreement with the NFF, initially signed in London in April 2015, with the various Nigeria National Teams qualifying for major competitions and impressing at continental championships. read also:NFF, Aspire Academy  mourn John Felagha Since the penning of the initial contract, the U17 boys have won the FIFA World Cup; the U23 boys won the U23 AFCON and took bronze medal at the Olympics in Brazil; the Super Falcons have won two AFCON titles; the Eagles B have achieved a record-high second-place finish at the CHAN and; the Super Eagles have qualified for the FIFA World Cup from a ‘Group of Death’ in the African series and have taken the bronze medals at the AFCON. Presently, the Super Eagles comfortably top their 2022 AFCON qualifying group and would be guaranteed a ticket to the finals if they overhaul Sierra Leone home-and-away in the Day 3 and 4 encounters in November. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Rabada makes history, mops up Bangladesh

first_img… becomes youngest of 16 South Africans to take 100 Test wicketsFAST bowler Kagiso Rabada led a ruthless bowling performance as South Africa completed an innings and 254-run win on the third day of the second Test against Bangladesh at Mangaung Oval on Sunday.It was the biggest win in South Africa’s Test history, surpassing the innings and 229-run victory over Sri Lanka in Cape Town in 2000-01.Rabada took 5-30 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 172, a slight improvement on their first innings of 147 in reply to South Africa’s 4-573 declared.Rabada, 22, who had match figures of 10-63, became the youngest of 16 South Africans to take 100 Test wickets. He was playing in his 22nd Test. Only Vernon Philander (19) and Dale Steyn (20) of his compatriots have achieved the feat in fewer matches.It was Rabada’s third 10-wicket haul in Tests. He took his tally of Test wickets in 2017 to 54, the most by any bowler this year.It was another poor performance by Bangladesh on a pitch which had bounce but was not especially bowler-friendly.A small group of Bangladesh supporters cheered during a bright fifth-wicket stand of 43 between Mahmudullah, who top-scored with 43, and Liton Das, who made 18. But their team gave them little else to applaud.Rabada and Duanne Olivier were aggressive from the start of play, when Bangladesh resumed on 0-7. They sent down numerous short-pitched deliveries and three batsmen were struck on their batting helmets, including captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who had lengthy treatment on the field after ducking into a bouncer from Olivier with his score on 11 soon after the mid-morning drinks break. He was hit on his helmet near the temple area.Rahim was dazed and lay down next to the pitch while the Bangladesh team physiotherapist and South African team doctor attended to him. He carried on batting for another 50 minutes until he was lbw to Wayne Parnell for 26 in the last over before lunch.The Tigers skipper was reportedly back in hospital for further scans following his innings.It isn’t the first time the diminutive batsman has been struck in Test cricket; Rahim was stretchered off the field after being hit behind the left ear by a bouncer from New Zealand’s Tim Southee in Wellington in January but was released from hospital the same day.Mominul Haque was hit by a bouncer from Rabada two balls before hooking the same bowler to be caught at deep square leg for 11, while Mahmudullah was hit by Olivier before he had scored.SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 573 for 4 decl (A. Markram 143, F. du Plessis 135no, H. Amla 132, D. Elgar 113)Bangladesh 1st innings 147 (L. Das 70; K. Rabada 5-33)Bangladesh 2nd innings (Overnight: 7-0)Imrul Kayes c de Kock b Olivier 32Soumya Sarkar c du Plessis b Rabada 3Mominul Haque c Maharaj b Rabada 11Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Parnell 26Mahmudullah c Elgar b Rabada 43Liton Das b Phehlukwayo 18Sabbir Rahman c du Plessis b Phehlukwayo 4Taijul Islam b Rabada 2Rubel Hossain b Rabada 7Subashis Roy not out 12Mustafizur Rahman b Phehlukwayo 7Extras (lb-6 nb-1) 7Total (all out, 42.4 overs) 172Fall of wickets: 1-13 S. Sarkar,2-29 M. Haque,3-63 I. Kayes,4-92 M. Rahim,5-135 L. Das,6-139 Mahmudullah,7-145 Sa. Rahman,8-145 T. Islam,9-156 R. Hossain,10-172 M. RahmanBowling: K. Rabada 11 – 1 – 30 – 5,D. Olivier 11 – 1 – 39 – 1,K. Maharaj 6 – 1 – 30 – 0, W. Parnell 5 – 0 – 31 – 1,A. Phehlukwayo 9.4 – 2 – 36 – 3(nb-1).last_img read more