University of Evansville and Methodist Temple Partner for Expanded Religious Life Offerings

first_imgThe University of Evansville has partnered with Methodist Temple to provide expanded religious life offerings that are further integrated into the student experience. The partnership includes shared clergy and a newly created organizational structure that is integrated into both the Center for Student Engagement and the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.“This new organizational structure allows us to uphold our longstanding commitment to inclusivity and rich interfaith dialogues while determining the best opportunities of spiritual growth for all of our students,” said UE president Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz.Shared clergy include JillAnn Knonenborg, Methodist Temple’s Associate Pastor, as well as Lead Pastor, Andy Payton.Knonenborg will serve as UE’s Director of Religious Life beginning this fall. She will work collaboratively with the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Center for Innovation and Change, and campus service organizations such as UE Habitat for Humanity. She will also develop programming to promote an inclusive environment, coordinate UE’s Alternative Spring Break, advocate for social justice issues, and identify alternative worship experiences that best align with student needs. Knonenborg graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., with a Master of Divinity and recently moved to Evansville.Payton will serve as the University Chaplain to preside at official ceremonies such as convocation, baccalaureate, and commencement and will serve as the liaison with the United Methodist Church. He will also coordinate the annual Vespers and Christmas worship services, as well as the Edgar M. McKown Lecture and associated worship service. Payton graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Communications and went on to seminary at Christian Theological in Indianapolis where he obtained a Master of Divinity.“Both JillAnn and Andy bring a fresh perspective to our campus community,” said Pietruszkiewicz. “I look forward to watching our students grow under their leadership.”The Newman Center will continue to offer Catholic masses in Neu Chapel, and a newly created campus worship experience will be announced in the fall semester. Students are encouraged to consider opportunities within the community to participate in worship services. Neu Chapel will continue to be available to the community for weddings and other outside rentals.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Tyson confirms date for comeback fight against Roy Jones

first_img Loading… Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion who retired in 2005, said Thursday he will make a comeback at age 54, fighting Roy Jones Jr. on September 12 in Los Angeles. On his Legends Only League website, Tyson announced the eight-round exhibition bout against Jones, a 51-year-old fighter who briefly held the heavyweight title and has fought consistently into his 50s. “It’s just going to be amazing,” Tyson said on a video call on ESPN. Tyson shrugged off any notion of danger for serious injury for himself or Jones, saying that California rules will require they both wear headgear for the fight. “We’re both accomplished fighters,” Tyson said. “We know how to protect ourselves. We’ll be alright.” Tyson finished 50-6 with 44 knockouts while Jones, who last fought in February 2018, is 66-9 with 47 knockouts.Advertisement Within a year, Tyson was the undisputed champion and dominated the division, earning his nickname as “The Baddest Man on the Planet” and going 37-0.But in February 1990 at Tokyo, Tyson suffered a 10th-round knockout at the hands of James “Buster” Douglas in a stunning upset.He was arrested for rape in 1991 and convicted in 1992, serving three years in prison before his 1995 release and return to the ring.Tyson regained the title but lost twice to Evander Holyfield, disqualified the second time for biting his rival’s ear, earning a suspension that kept him sidelined for 18 months.He had one last chance at the heavyweight crown, losing to Britain’s Lennox Lewis in 2002, and retired after six rounds against Kevin McBride in 2005 in his final fight, days shy of his 39th bithday.“I’ve been through some experiences and now I’m back here,” Tyson said. “I’ve taken care of my body.”Jones has done much the same since winning his first middleweight title in 1993 and rolled through the super middleweight and light heavyweight ranks at 49-1 before dropping three fights in a row in 2004-2005. Read Also: Serie A: Ekong’s Udinese delay Juventus title celebrationHis championship run included a 2003 victory over John Ruiz for the World Boxing Association heavyweight title, a crown he never defended before rejoining the light heavyweight ranks.Jones fought at least once a year into 2018 but has spent more time as a commentator than fighter in recent years.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Tyson vowed it would be competitive rather than for show – “we’re showing our skills and fighting” – and said he wants to recapture the fearsome form he once displayed. “It’s 100% of it looking to be Mike Tyson in the ring,” Tyson said. “I’ve got one speed – forward.” In a battle for the aged, Tyson said he wants to show older can still mean exciting in the sports realm. “It’s because I can do it and I believe other people believe they can do it,” Tyson said. “We aren’t washed up. Somebody says over-age is washed up but they have a bigger fan base than the guys who are training now.” Tyson envisions elder statesmen events of mixed martial arts and NBA fame, mentioning such former NBA stars as Dennis Rodman and Allen Iverson. Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history at 20 years and four months when he stopped Trevor Berbick in the second round in 1986 to win the World Boxing Council crown. Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Best Cars Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love Anyways10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look Irresistiblelast_img read more

Roski selects Erica Muhl to take role of new dean

first_imgThe Gayle Garner Roski School of Fine Arts announced Wednesday that Professor Erica Muhl will serve as the new dean of the school. Muhl will begin work as dean immediately.Muhl has served as the interim dean of the school since September 2012 and has been working as an adviser for the school since January 2012.Muhl worked to change the curriculum and programs of the school during her interim directorship, according to a press release. For example, Muhl has introduced several new international partnerships for educational exchanges. In addition, she has stressed outreach between the school and alumni constituencies for fundraising.Before serving as interim director, Muhl was a professor of composition and associate dean for faculty affairs at the Thornton School of Music. She also chairs the University Committee on Academic review and  holds a doctorate in musical arts from USC.Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Elizabeth Garrett said that Muhl’s timely appointment will benefit the school and its progress.“The appointment of Dr. Muhl comes at an auspicious time for the Roski School,” Garrett said in a statement. “Situated in one of the cultural capitals of the Pacific Rim and nurtured by the university’s vibrant and growing artistic and scholarly community, the school is poised to ascend to the highest levels of creative work and recognition under the leadership of Dr. Muhl.”In 2012, Roski rose in ranking as a fine arts school, rising in the U.S. News & World Report from No. 37 to No. 36.Muhl’s work also extends beyond of the university — she served as assistant conductor at the Los Angeles Opera Theater, Seattle Opera and the Pacific Northwest Wagner Festival’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, an opera series. She has received several grants and awards from organizations such as the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Endowment for the Arts.Garrett said Muhl’s diverse background in the arts will enhance the program for students and faculty alike.“In addition to a successful career as a performing and creative artist, she also brings to the position extensive experience across the arts and humanities in the areas of tenure, faculty development and mentoring, transformative faculty hires, strategic vision and academic excellence,” Garrett said.last_img read more

USC prepares for the season’s home stretch

first_imgAfter narrowly dropping its fourth game of the year to No. 1 UCLA last Sunday, the No. 3 USC men’s water polo team will try to kickstart a late hot streak against No. 4 Long Beach State on Saturday and No. 12 UC Irvine on Sunday and try to channel the magic of last year’s NCAA Championship team.Italian stallion · Freshman driver Matteo Morelli, who hails from Naples, Italy, ranks third on the team with 32 goals so far this season, including an impressive five-goal performance against Chapman in September. – Brian Ji | Daily Trojan“If we can go 3-0 in the next three games, we’re going to have the same record as last year’s team had going into the conference tournament,” USC head coach Jovan Vavic said. “Considering that we have nine freshmen playing, I don’t think that’s bad. I think how we respond in those three games is going to tell a lot about what kind of a team we have, and I, at this point, still strongly believe we have the best team in the nation.”Last year, the Trojans went 28-4 and swept the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament en route to winning their sixth straight national title. After the Bruins dealt the Trojans their second loss in the 2014 cross-town series by a score of 10-8 on Nov. 2, redshirt junior two-meter Mac Carden looked to last year as a source of motivation.“It was a tough loss [against UCLA],” Carden said. “We knew coming into the season that nothing is easy. Last year we went into the conference tournament in fourth place, and last year we had to overcome some odds, so we expect to do the same this year.”With Saturday’s matchup against Long Beach State marking the final stretch of the regular season, the Trojans seek to execute at a high level  at the end of games — both Carden and senior driver Rex Butler said the team strayed from its game plan in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game. Butler noted the team’s shift in concentration at the end of the loss against the Bruins.“We just need to be more focused defensively,” Butler said. “That game we were just trying to win it with offense, and we made a lot of mental mistakes. We gave up a lot of easy goals in the fourth quarter, and our offense wasn’t working.”The 18-4 Trojans, who are 3-2 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play, will emphasize defense as they look to bounce back against the Zacchary Kappos-led 49ers. With a team-high 51 goals on the year, Kappos has helped the 49ers earn an identical 18-4 record in 2014, with a 5-1 conference record. The 49ers’ four losses came at the hands of California (twice), UC Santa Barbara and Stanford, all three of which are ranked in the top 10 in the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s most recent poll.The Anteaters, meanwhile, are 13-9 overall and just 1-5 in conference play. They’ll head into the matchup coming off a game against UC San Diego the day before, and three straight losses before that. The Anteaters are led by UCLA transfer Lovre Milos, a driver with a whopping 78 goals as of now.This weekend, USC will try to muster the resiliency that has been a theme throughout the year — the Trojans have outscored their opponents 50-23 combined in three games after losses this year.“A special thing about our team is that usually after losses, our coaching staff and our leadership really use that loss to motivate us to train a little harder and be a little more focused,” Butler said. “That’s where that resiliency comes from.”The 12-time Coach of the Year emphasized the importance of keeping these losses from flustering the team as it begins the final stretch this weekend.“It’s a process,” Vavic said. “You look at last year’s [San Antonio] Spurs, you look at last year’s NFL champions [Seattle Seahawks] — adversity is part of life, it’s part of sports. You really can’t labor on mistakes, you need to figure out what really is wrong and why it went wrong. That’s the challenge, and that’s what I love about coaching.”last_img read more