USI Named Top Radio School In Indiana By Indiana Association Of School Broadcasters

first_imgThe University of Southern Indiana was named Top Radio School by the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) at their annual conference in March in Indianapolis.Students representing USI’s Radio and Television Program, as well as the student-run radio station 95.7 FM The Spin, were honored in individual and station categories. The Top Radio School award is determined by a point system based on first, second and third place awards in the individual categories.Students receiving recognition at the IASB conference were:Will Huck and Cody Gard – First Place in Spot ProductionNoah Alatza – First Place in Radio NewscastChristie York – First Place in News Report, Second Place in Radio NewscastColin McDuffee and Riley Cornett – First Place in Radio ShowEmma Ulrich – First Place in Radio CopywritingWill Huck, Eli Eilliams, and Aaron Chatman – First Place in Radio ImagingAaron Chatman, Raymond Kandal, Bailey Meenach and Christie York – Second Place in Spot ProductionIn additional to the IASB awards, Christie York and Noah Alatza received honors from the Indiana Society of Professional Journalism. York received first place in Best Student Radio Newscast and second place in Best Student News Reporting and Best Student Sports Reporting, while Alatza received second place in Best Student Radio Newscast.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Watch Phish’s Performance Of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” Album [Full Video]

first_imgUpdate 11/2/16: Unfortunately, this video was too good to be true, and has since been pulled from YouTube.Last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Phish put on their first true musical costume in six years with a performance of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. The homage to the recently-departed David Bowie was an all out display of musicianship, with a full six-piece string ensemble and three backup singers supporting the four members of Phish.Tom Hamilton’s American Babies Announce David Bowie Masquerade Ball In New York CityFrom cover to cover, Phish remained true to the album, taking only minimal opportunities to improvise during the eleven song album. Instead, the band put their love for Bowie out in full force, pouring their hearts into each and every track. You can read the full review here.Fortunately, YouTube user Tom Rowles has added a full video of the performance. Watch it below and enjoy.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead guitarist Tom Hamilton will be bringing his American Babies to NYC’s American Beauty for a masquerade party that will feature the group playing David Bowie‘s final album Blackstar in its entirety, along with other choice cuts. The show is this Saturday, November 5th. Purchase tickets here.last_img read more

Dave Matthews Band Announces 2018 Fall Arena Tour Including Return To MSG

first_imgToday, Dave Matthews Band has announced a 12-city fall 2018 arena tour. The announcement comes on the heels of a busy summer for DMB, who wrapped up their extensive summer tour at the Hollywood Bowl on September 12th. The tour will span the end of November and beginning of December, and will hit venues along the east coast in addition to a stop in Canada. The tour comes as the band continues to ride a wave of momentum behind their 2018 release, Come Tomorrow, which marked the band’s record-breaking 7th-straight record to hit #1 on the Billboard charts.Dave Matthews Band’s newly announced fall tour will kick off on November 27th at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH. The east coast swing will continue from there with a pair of shows at the world’s most famous arena, New York City’s Madison Square Garden–which they have not played since 2010–on November 29th and 30th.Next, DMB will head to Mohegan Sun for a performance on December 2nd, followed by stops in Manchester, NH (12/4); Albany, NY (12/5); Boston, MA (12/7); Montreal, Quebec (12/8); Philadelphia, PA (12/11); and Washington, DC (12/13). Finally, the tour will wrap up on December 14th and 15th with a pair of shows in the band’s hometown of Charlottesville, VA at John Paul Jones Arena. As the tour announcement notes, a portion of proceeds from the John Paul Jones shows will go to support the redevelopment of public housing in Charlottesville.For members of the Dave Matthews Band Warehouse Fan Association, an online presale is available now and closes Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3:00 pm EST at http://warehouse.davematthewsband.com.Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, October 2nd at 9:00 am local through Thursday, October 4th at 10:00 pm local. For complete presale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.General public on-sale for Dave Matthews Band’s 2018 Fall tour will begin on Friday, October 5th at 9 am local time for the majority of the stops, and at noon local time for Boston.last_img read more

Cohen promoted to professor of law at Harvard

first_imgFollowing a vote of the Harvard Law School faculty, I. Glenn Cohen, a leading expert on the intersection of health care, bioethics and the law, will be promoted from assistant professor to tenured professor of law, effective July 1. Cohen has served as an assistant professor since 2008, and as co-director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics since 2009.During his time at HLS, Cohen has taught courses in bioethics, health law and civil procedure. His current projects relate to reproduction/reproductive technology, to comparing the way law and medicine deal with similar ethical issues facing the professions, and to medical tourism – the travel of patients who are residents of one country, the “home country,” to another country, the “destination country,” for medical treatment. His past work has included projects on end-of-life decision-making, FDA regulation, research ethics and commodification.“Having been a student, fellow, and assistant professor at HLS, I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities the school has given me and the mentorship and support from the Dean and my colleagues,” Cohen said. “Harvard remains one of (if not the) key hubs for doing work on health care and bioethics, so I am incredibly excited to continue to mentor students, connect with colleagues, and launch new projects at the law school and across the University.”Read more on the Harvard Law School website. Read Full Storylast_img read more

University prepares for Notre Dame Day fundraiser

first_imgThe University will host Olympians, Super Bowl champions and two members of the “Hamilton” Chicago Company — in addition to other notable guests — this weekend as part of the fourth annual Notre Dame Day, which will take place Sunday and Monday.The event — a 29-hour fundraiser for almost every aspect of student life at Notre Dame, including residence halls, student groups and financial aid — gives community members who donate to the University the opportunity to cast votes to determine how money raised through Notre Dame Day will be distributed. Michael Yu | The Observer A Notre Dame Day team member speaks during the 29-hour live broadcast during the 2016 Notre Dame Day. Last year’s event broke a fundraising record with 21,478 gifts contributed throughout the day.For the first minimum $10 gift to the University community members make through Notre Dame Day, they receive five votes to cast for whichever registered area of the University they choose. With each subsequent minimum $10 gift, community members will receive one vote. Pablo Martinez, program director of Notre Dame Day, and member of the class of 2011, said this strategy — which was implemented in the event’s second year — allows every person who donates to make a significant impact on the University.“Notre Dame Day is different in that it allows anyone to have the same impact,” he said. “So even if you make a $1,000 gift on Notre Dame Day, you only get five votes — unless you decide to divvy up that $1,000 gift into multiple gifts. So the $10 gifts prove just as valuable in terms of the votes you get, and how you get to say who gets the Challenge Fund and who comes out on top at the end of the leaderboard. It’s equitable in that way.”The recipient of the Challenge Fund is determined by the percentage of votes a certain organization receives, tracked by the Notre Dame Day leaderboard. Community members receive updates about the leaderboard standings throughout a live broadcast taped in the LaFortune Student Center. Martinez said this broadcast ensures Notre Dame Day includes every member of the community in some way.“Notre Dame Day kind of divides out into two things,” he said. “It’s a celebration for all of our alumni, parents and friends. They celebrate by watching the broadcast and giving to and voting for what they love the most. But for students, it’s an opportunity for them to take advantage of, one, a little bit of extra funding, but also showcase the amazing work that they’re doing.”Students have responded so well to this opportunity, Martinez said, that the Notre Dame Day team is adding a Facebook Live stream to the event in order to accommodate more interviews with students.“We can usually fit about … 200 spotlights of students and interviews and stories, but the demand was so high that we decided to shift over to Facebook Live and have that as another option,” he said. “So what you see on the broadcast for 29 hours will be its own content, and then we’re going to have unique content that will accommodate all sorts of student groups to come in and talk about what they’re doing — or what they need funding for — during our Facebook Live segments. And that will all air on the Proud to be ND Facebook page.”Martinez is happy to see students respond to Notre Dame Day in an increasingly engaging manner, and said the Notre Dame Day team has come up with additional ways of including the student body this year, such as a Notre Dame Day Snapchat filter.“We’ve also gotten better at involving students,” he said. “I think the first year we did this we had like 500 groups, the next year we had 600, last year we had 800 [and] this year we had — when I first grabbed the list, there were like 940.”The limited availability for interview spots during the broadcast is largely due to the enthusiastic response from University alumni, something associate director of student philanthropy and 2015 graduate Ellen Roof said is valuable when reaching out to guests for the broadcast.“It’s a pretty good spot to be in,” she said. “ … [Often] you think of a backup option being less good, but here we’re never in that scenario because everyone we invite has a really compelling story and such a passion for Notre Dame that the way they say it and what they bring to the broadcast is really awesome. So it is great to know that we’re going to have phenomenal guests no matter what.”This involvement is possible, Martinez said, thanks to the hard work that goes into producing the broadcast each year.“The fact that [NBC News correspondent and member of the class of 1979] Anne Thompson was invited the very first year and she came in from New York to do this, and then was [so] blown away that she was like, ‘sign me up every year’ … just shows how people want to be involved,” he said. “ … But then even the local community that we bring in — and they do all the broadcasts for us, and they do a lot of the anchoring and interviews — they’re just blown away by the way that we set everything up and the way everything works.”Notre Dame Day also provides students with valuable experience in fundraising for various causes with the help of the University, Roof said.“I think it’s pretty great,” she said. “ … We’re pretty much saying this is your time for your campaign, these are some of the best practices that we can kind of highlight for you and help you as you’re thinking through what you want to tell the alumni and parents and friends, and what you want this money for, and everything like that.”As Notre Dame Day’s tagline emphasizes, Martinez said, the ultimate goal of the event is to ensure that “every gift counts, every vote matters and every student benefits.”“When I’m able to meet with students, I always tell them this is a chance for you guys to maximize your resources and tell people what you do at the University,” he said. “ … I think we do a really good job of that with Notre Dame Day.”Tags: Fundraising Campaign, Notre Dame Day, Notre Dame Day 2017last_img read more

Rape reported on Notre Dame campus

first_imgA rape was reported to the University Title IX Office, according to Wednesday’s University crime log.According to the crime log, the alleged rape happened before March 1, 2019 and was reported Tuesday. While the alleged incident happened on campus, the precise location is unknown.Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault are available online from the NDPD and Title IX office websites.Tags: crime log, rape, Title IX Officelast_img

On-the-go Snacks

first_imgWith kids in after-school activities and adults working full-time jobs, ensuring that the family is eating, much less eating right, can be a challenge.Making well-rounded meals or snacks is easier when parents get into the habit of thinking ahead.Preparing snacks ahead of time alleviates stress when trying to keep tiny tummies full and tiny bodies nourished, said Alison Berg, an assistant professor in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences Department of Foods and Nutrition and UGA Cooperative Extension specialist. Berg suggests that families looking to plan their meals and snacks in advance visit ChooseMyPlate.gov for meal planning ideas and nutrition information.“ChooseMyPlate.gov is fantastic,” Berg said. “It’s backed by years of nutrition science to say, ‘This is what we should be eating,’ and it’s applicable for people ages 2 years and older to see what their eating patterns should be like.”Berg’s go-to snack suggestions include whole grains, whole fruits and vegetables that are easy to transport.Prepared snack foods are also options, but parents need to read those labels carefully.“I see a lot of granola bars being consumed,” Berg said. “They come in a single serving, they typically have nuts and whole grains so kids get protein, carbohydrates and heart-healthy fats. It would be nice to complement that with a fruit that will last in the backpack. Homemade trail mix that has whole-grain cereal, nuts and dried fruit can also be a good choice on the go. Those will sustain your energy levels.”Preparing food to eat prior to a physical activityThe best food choices before a physical activity depend on how far in advance the food is being eaten. If there are 30 minutes before the activity, eat carbohydrates, such as whole fruits or bread. If there is an hour before the activity, eat a carbohydrate and a protein, like half of a sandwich on whole-grain bread or a banana with peanut butter.After the physical activity is complete, choose foods that provide both carbohydrates and protein to help with recovery.“Chocolate milk is a good recovery drink,” said Berg. “It has carbs and proteins. Also, the snack that’s good an hour before (the physical activity) is good after, such as a banana and peanut butter, a peanut butter or turkey sandwich on whole-grain bread, or a yogurt with fruit.”Time crunch at the drive-thruEven on nights when meal and snack plans fall through, it’s not impossible to make nutritious choices, Berg said.Fast-food restaurants are adding healthier options to their drive-thru menus. Berg suggests swapping out some foods for healthier alternatives, such as getting a salad instead of fries, or getting a grilled chicken sandwich instead of a cheeseburger. Oftentimes, the condiments are the culprits with hidden calories.“Sometimes just asking for condiments on the side will save calories,” Berg said. “The burger might be fine, the bun might be fine, but the mayo and toppings can add a lot of calories. Just stick to the basics.”As the school year comes into full swing, devote time during the week to prepare food or plan meals, Berg said. It can save time and lead to healthier decisions.last_img read more

Voters to Pick Replacement for Nassau Pol Denenberg Tuesday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Voters in Nassau County’s 19th Legislative District will cast their ballots Tuesday in a special election to fill the seat left vacant by former Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick), who recently resigned.The candidates include Rita Kestenbaum, 56, who’s running on the Democratic and Working Families party lines, and Steven Rhoads, 46, who has the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines as well as the Tax Revolt party designation. Both are from Bellmore.Kestenbaum is a former member of the Hempstead Town Board, who became a gun control activist in 2007 after her 20-year-old daughter was shot to death on the night of her birthday outside her off-campus apartment in Tempe, Arizona, by a disturbed young man who then turned the gun on himself. She later set up a foundation and has worked closely with the Long Island Crisis Center.Rhoads is a personal injury attorney who previously twice tried to unseat Denenberg. If Rhoads wins, Republicans would need to gain just another seat in the Nassau Legislature to control a super majority of 13 votes—they now have 10 of the 19 legislative seats. That margin would enable the GOP to approve borrowing measures without needing Democratic support.In the district, 41 percent of the 54,355 registered voters are Republicans (22,304 voters) and 31 percent are Democrats (16,708 voters). District 19 stretches from Seaford to south Freeport up to North Merrick and North Wantagh.Last month, Republican James D. Kennedy, the son-in-law of the late Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt (R-Massapequa), handily beat Democrat Joseph Stufano in a special election to fill the 12th Nassau County legislative district seat left vacant when one-term Legis. Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa), the son of Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, was elected in November to fill the 8th New York State Senate seat, which former Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R-Merrick) vacated a year prior.Denenberg had resigned after pleading guilty to charging more than $2 million worth of legal services over eight years that he never provided.A third special election will be held on March 31 in Suffolk’s 12th Legislative District to fill the seat held by former Legis. John M. Kennedy Jr. (R-Nesconset), who won his bid to become Suffolk County comptroller in November. Kennedy’s 58-year-old wife, Leslie, a longtime aide who ran her husband’s office, will be running for the seat herself.Kennedy’s Democratic challenger, Deborah Monaco, 55, is reportedly not going to run “an active campaign,” according to Suffolk County Democratic Chairman Rich Schaffer, due to time constraints and other factors. She has been the secretary of the Suffolk Democratic Committee and has a job at the Suffolk Board of Elections. Republicans outnumber Democrats in this district, too.—With Spencer Rumseylast_img read more

SalMar Names Witzøe New CEO

first_imgNorwegian fish farm company SalMar has appointed Gustav Witzøe as it chief executive officer, effective 21 October 2019.From this date the current CEO, Olav Andreas Ervik, will become managing director of the new subsidiary SalMar Ocean and responsible for the company’s ventures in ocean-based fish farming.SalMar’s initiatives in ocean-based fish farming has to date been organised as a business area within SalMar and headed by Gustav Witzøe. These activities will now be transferred to a subsidiary which Ervik wanted to lead, the company said.Both Witzøe and Ervik emphasise that this change will ensure continuity in management and that it is a logical consequence of SalMar’s ambition to lead in the development of ocean-based fish farming.According to the company, the board of directors considers this a good foundation for the continued positive development of SalMar, both within ocean-based and conventional fish farming.last_img read more

ECCU Students Engage in Discussion on Economic Growth and National Debt

first_imgOver 230 students aged 14 -19 from the eight member countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) engaged in a debate and discussion on 28 February on economic growth and debt key issues related to the topics for the 2012 OECS Essay Competition, being hosted by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB).Photo credit:antiguaobserver.comThe event, which was held via videoconference, sought to heighten the students’ critical thinking and expose them to techniques for organising their ideas and presenting strong, logical arguments in their essay writing. It also was designed to give students the opportunity to exchange ideas and increase their understanding of ECCU economic issues, challenges and opportunities and their role in national and regional development. In presenting their arguments in favour of the topic: A debt free society adds no value to the economy, the students of the St Vincent Girls High School noted that if the projects for which debts were incurred did not increase the country’s productive capacity significantly, such debt would hinder rather than increase economic growth. On the other hand, the students of the Clare Hall Secondary School, Antigua and Barbuda were of the view that a country could not grow its economy without incurring debt and highlighted some of the infrastructural developments and positive spin off effects that resulted from countries contracting debt. The other debate topic was: Young people have a critical role to play in the growth and development of the OECS countries. The proponents, who represented the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School, Anguilla and the Gingerland Secondary School in St Kitts and Nevis, outlined some of the areas where young people can have a positive impact on the OECS economies. The opponents, the students of the Beacon High School, Grenada and the Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School and the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College of Saint Lucia, strongly believed that young people did not possess the experience or the power to influence growth and developmental policies.The OECS Essay Competition, which began in 2001, is part of the ECCB’s community outreach programme. The topics for the 2012 competition are:• What viable steps should OECS countries take to stimulate their economies and significantly reduce their national debts?• Discuss the role of young people in shaping the future of the OECS countries.The deadline for submitting the essays is 30 March.Press Release Share LocalNews ECCU Students Engage in Discussion on Economic Growth and National Debt by: – March 2, 2012 Share 51 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more