Stanford Hall recognized as 2016-2017 Hall of the Year

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Janet Stengle Members of the three winning halls, Stanford, Farley and Carroll, pose with plaques honoring their dorms’ achievements. The Hall of the Year winners were announced in an event held at Legends.HPC co-chair Christina Fernandez said the halls were selected through an extensive evaluation process.“The halls throughout the year submit seven Rockne reports, which adds up to one a month, in which they detail events they have, who attended [and] what the purpose of the event was,” she said. “All [the halls’] presentations detail the work that they’ve done this year — what were their goals, did they achieve them how did they do so, how did they impact residents personal growth.”Fernandez said each dorm’s unique approach to residence life was crucial in selecting victors.“Each hall caters to its residents’ needs differently and that’s something very valuable for us,” she said.Andrew Foster, president of Hall of the Year recipient Stanford Hall, said the dorm made strides in growing an already strong community this year. “It was really just everyone getting out, everyone really forming that good group of people in Stanford Hall — people who are proud to be there,” he said.Stanford Hall vice president, Matt Geenen said a new mantra help to motivate the dorm to be its best.“We had the mantra of ‘record year’ and everyone just really got behind that and it went towards everything we did,” he said. “…  I think it was the whole mentality of the dorm, everyone just really rallied behind it.”This spirit, Geenen said, was shown in events put on by the dorm throughout the year.“I think our new signature event, the Irish Iron Classic, went super well,” he said. “We raised over $1,000 for the center for the homeless. Just having guys from across campus come and lift weights, something they don’t get to do or compete in often I think it was a really great event we did this year.” A similar sense of community helped motivate Carroll Hall, the Men’s Hall of the year, to stage new events and make its community tighter. This growing bond was easy to forge despite changes in the hall, Carroll vice president John McCormack said.“The fact that we had a new rector, two new [assistant rectors], a new cleaning lady … that was just by the wayside,” he said. “[The hall] was [about how] we’re a family, we’re a community and we’re going to take this place to heights it’s never been.” Carroll Hall president Andrew Rebholz said new events were key in helping with the changes.“It’s a lot about making sure the events that we have — we have a lot of events, maybe three a week — are good opportunities to bond,” he said. “[We want to make sure] people come to those and make those the best activities that they could be.”Rebholz said these events were more constructive than in years past.“I would say that if anything changed it was having events based not just on having fun but having discussion events,” he said. “We added a lot of dialogue in Carroll this year which was awesome to see because people could bond on a more spiritual and mental level which is pretty nice to have.”Carly Gray, vice president of Women’s Hall of the Year recipient Farley Hall, said successful execution of the dorm’s signature event was key to Farley’s success.“I think we really pulled off an incredible Be Fine Day,” Gray said. “We were really proud of how much progress we made in terms of that signature event.”A shared sense of community was also cited by Gray as a source of pride for the hall this year.“We work[ed] with hall staff to really create a bond between Farley sisters,” she said. “It’s  … people having strong relationships within the hall and caring about the hall so they come to events and participate in the community. You felt a really great presence on campus this year.”Tags: Carroll Hall, Farley Hall, Hall of the year, HPC, Stanford Hall Notre Dame’s Student Leadership Awards Banquet took place Monday evening at Legends where Hall Presidents Council (HPC) announced Stanford Hall as its Hall of the Year. Men’s Hall of the Year and Women’s Hall of the Year were also announced with Carroll Hall and Farley Hall taking home the awards respectively.last_img read more

Mrs. Janice Lee (Koons) Waltz

first_imgMrs. Janice Lee (Koons) Waltz, age 80, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on September 30, 1937, in Markland, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Lucian and Dorothy (VanOsdol) Koons. She was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana by her grandparents, Maggie C. and William Edward VanOsdol after the death of her mother. Janice was a 1956 graduate of the Vevay High School. Janice was united in marriage on August 21, 1959, at the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana, by the Rev. Sonny H. Hays, to the late, David Wendell Waltz and to this union arrived a son, James and two daughters, Rita and Shauna to bless their home. Janice and David shared 26 years of marriage together until David passed away on November 4, 1985. Janice was employed for the Vevay Telephone Exchange in the 1960’s and later employed for the Purdue Extension Service as a Nutritionist. She was later employed as a real estate agent for Hoosier Hills Reality. Janice was employed as a bailiff for Switzerland County from 1986 to 2002. She was a member of the Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407, Associate member of Tri Kappa of Vevay and the Riverview Home Economics Club. Janice was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana and attended the Catholic Church of St. Mark in Virginia Beach, Virginia, when she resided with her son, James. Janice resided most of her life in the Switzerland County community. Janice will be remembered for her love of reading, socializing with her family and friends and baking. Janice will be deeply missed by her loving family and abundance of friends. Janice passed away at 7:00 pm, Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Sentara Hospice House in Virginia Beach, Virginia.Janice will be deeply missed by her son, James David Waltz and his wife: Janet of Virginia Beach, VA; her daughters, Rita Ann Ross and her husband: Fred of Vevay, IN and Shauna Michelle Andrew and her husband: Billy of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren, Joshua Waltz and his wife: Brittany, Morgan Turner and her husband: Derek, Tanner Ross and his companion: Katie Temple, Katie Hall and her companion: Michael Haas, Jr., Lucian Waltz and his companion: Megan McNier, Mark Hall and his companion: Stephanie Smith, Rachel Waltz and Kailey Wiley; her great-grandchildren, Jameson Waltz and Lincoln Haas; her half-sisters, Barbara Koons and her husband: Jerry of Rising Sun, IN and Kay Bailey and her companion: Arnie Holiday of Rising Sun, IN; her half-brother, Steve Koons and his wife: Patti and her several nieces, nephews and cousins.She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucian and Dorothy (VanOsdol) Koons; her step-mother, Beulah Koons-Stephenson; her husband, David Wendell Waltz, died November 4, 1985; her grandparents that raised her,William Edward and Maggie C. VanOsdol.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407 will conduct services at 7:30 pm, Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the funeral homeFuneral services will be conducted Friday, October 20, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Lenny Thorpe, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Caledonia Cemetery, Moorefield, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland Baptist Church or Catholic Church of St. Mark. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Some Astros are likely to draw boos during World Series rematch with Dodgers

first_imgThe Astros acquired Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays while he was serving a 75-game suspension for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy. The 23-year-old pitcher began a minor league assignment Thursday and will reportedly be reinstated once he’s eligible Sunday.“I’m sure it’s an interesting move in the clubhouse,” Wood said. “Their quote, unquote, zero-tolerance policy; that was a pretty interesting thing as well. It’s a crazy dynamic. It’s hard to understand or know how that clubhouse will react.”Wood was referring to the apparent contradiction between a prepared statement by Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow citing the team’s “zero tolerance policy” toward domestic abuse, and their acquisition of an alleged domestic abuser.Wood also questioned how two Astros players would react to having Osuna as their teammate. When video showed a former Astros prospect beating his girlfriend in a stairwell earlier this year, Verlander and McCullers publicly condemned the player on Twitter.“If that organization can accept the backlash from trading for someone in that situation, that’s for them to deal with,” Wood said. “It’s hard to speak on the clubhouse aspect of it without ever dealing with that situation, but I’m sure it will be an interesting part of the rest of their season for sure.”UTLEY LANDS ON DLIn order to activate third baseman Justin Turner, the Dodgers placed veteran second baseman Chase Utley on the 10-day disabled list with left wrist inflammation.“It is going to be a short-term thing,” Roberts said. “It’s one of those things where you have players all year long who are dealing with things. When you have an excess of players and you want them to play – whether it’s a Justin Turner or a John Axford coming – there’s certain things where now we can appreciate or recognize something, nurse it, get them back to health. That’s what we’re trying to do.”The Dodgers did not announce the transaction until after Roberts briefed the media Thursday afternoon, so he did not directly address Utley’s injury. The manager said the move was delayed because the team was also contemplating placing a relief pitcher on the 10-day disabled list.Axford, who was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays at the trade deadline, will be added to the Dodgers’ roster on Friday. Roberts said it’s possible that the ailing reliever could join Utley on the DL then.ALSOMaking his first minor league rehabilitation appearance, Hyun-Jin Ryu threw four scoreless innings for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. The left-hander did not walk a batter and struck out four. Of Ryu’s 47 pitches, 34 were strikes, including two hits (both singles). … Ryu has not pitched since May 2 because of a strained left groin. … Left-hander Zac Rosscup (left middle finger inflammation) threw a scoreless inning in relief of Ryu. … Andre Ethier’s retirement ceremony is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. on Friday at Dodger Stadium. Actor Jason Bateman will emcee the ceremony, which will include tributes from teammates past and present. … Kevin Hart and Kourtney Kardashian were on the field prior to batting practice, filming segments for Hart’s YouTube series “What The Fit.” Some Dodger players made cameos.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Alex Wood, 7-5, 3.68 ERA) vs. Astros (RHP Justin Verlander, 10-6, 2.24 ERA), Friday, 7 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), ESPN+ (out of market only)Related Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire LOS ANGELES — The last time the two most recent World Series participants were granted a regular-season rematch was 2016, when the New York Mets took three of four games against the Kansas City Royals. The Dodgers will try to turn the tables on the Houston Astros similarly this weekend.At least one player Thursday afternoon did not want to offer a preview, professing that looking ahead would violate his one-game-at-a-time mantra. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts suggested it isn’t always that easy.“For what that’s worth, yeah, each game is one game, but you do want to bring your best playing against a championship team,” Roberts said. “When you get that opportunity to play them again, we know we have to play our best to beat them. We’re going to see some very good pitching.”Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.The Astros will send Justin Verlander, Lance McCullers Jr. and Gerrit Cole to the mound in that order. The Dodgers will counter with Alex Wood, Kenta Maeda and Walker Buehler. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “It’ll be fun to see those guys, have some of those feelings from last October, November creep back into our clubhouse,” Wood said. “It’s always fun to play teams like that.”Several of last fall’s familiar faces will not be on the field. Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went on the 10-day disabled list July 25 with knee discomfort, joining shortstop Carlos Correa (back) and catcher Brian McCann (knee). World Series MVP George Springer was benched because of a sore shoulder Tuesday but did not go on the DL.Yuli Gurriel is healthy, and the Astros’ first baseman was booed roundly the last time he came to Dodger Stadium. After hitting a home run against Yu Darvish in Houston during Game 3, Gurriel made a gesture toward the Japanese-born pitcher that many interpreted as racist. Gurriel apologized after the game, but animus among Dodger fans followed him to Los Angeles.Gurriel served a five-game suspension without pay at the outset of the 2018 season. Darvish signed with the Chicago Cubs after last season, but Dodger fans are unlikely to forget the incident. When Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader’s name was announced at Dodger Stadium on Monday, less than two weeks after his series of offensive Twitter comments were publicized during the All-Star Game, boos were audible throughout Chavez Ravine.The series finale will offer fans another conspicuous target: Roberto Osuna.last_img read more

Celtics’ Marcus Smart speaks out on officiating, heated exchange with Brad Stevens

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Marcus Smart made his feelings about NBA officials clear Thursday night.”If they won’t protect me, I will,” he said. The Celtics guard was highly critical of the officiating crew after Boston’s 108-87 win over the Hornets at the Spectrum Center. Smart’s frustration boiled over in the fourth quarter when he was shoved to the floor by Charlotte forward Miles Bridges, who earned a technical foul following a review, but his complaints went well beyond that push. He claims referees treat him differently than other players.Miles Bridges has a death wish pic.twitter.com/Dv37M1SZ5w— Dan Greenberg (@StoolGreenie) November 8, 2019MORE: Video tribute, standing O for Kemba Walker in his return to Charlotte”I wish they would call the game the right way,” Smart said. “A lot of the calls that they called, I didn’t understand where the fouls were. It just seems like whenever I get the ball and I’m on offense, I can’t get a call. With Bridges pushing, stuff like that — and I told him, I said, ‘If it was me, y’all [would] probably throw me out the game and everything. So either you clear it up, or I will.'”I allowed y’all, I gave y’all the time. Y’all keep telling me, ‘Let us handle it. Let us handle it.’ I’m coming to y’all first, but at some point, as a player, as a man, you’ve got to protect yourself. . . . If that means I’ve got to lose a little bit of money, I’ve got to lose a little bit of money.”Smart found himself in foul trouble midway through the third quarter when he was hit with his fourth and fifth fouls on consecutive possessions. That led to a substitution and a heated exchange between Smart and Celtics coach Brad Stevens as Smart walked toward the bench.Marcus Smart picks up his fifth foul in the third quarter and is still PISSED when he gets pulled 😂 pic.twitter.com/kVSOZUP8xr— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) November 8, 2019″At some point, you’ve got to step in and say something as a coach,” Smart said. “But since you won’t, I’ve got to. And I understand from Brad’s standpoint, but at the same time, [from] the player’s standpoint, you’ve got to step in.”The tension didn’t last long, though, as Smart and Stevens smoothed things over during a break in the action. “This is the part about Marcus that I love — his fire, his competitiveness,” Stevens said. “If there’s a moment when he’s upset with us, that’s all part of it. We move on pretty quickly. We’ve been together a long time, and I’ve been yelled at before, and that’s OK. I love him and I trust him, and he’ll get every opportunity.”Smart, who has spent his entire career in Boston since being drafted sixth overall by the team in 2014, brushed off the back-and-forth with Stevens as one of their “little moments” and said that once it’s over, “we go on to the next one.”Both Smart and Stevens understand these incidents can happen with such a fiery player. Smart’s impact and contributions to winning usually outweigh the occasional outburst. Look no further than a typically Smart stat line from Thursday’s game: six points, five assists, two rebounds, two steals and and a plus-10 in 22 minutes. Unfortunately for Smart, the NBA may not be nearly as forgiving as Stevens.”I don’t back down from any challenge,” Smart said. “Like I said, if I have to lose a bit of money to show that and prove, to protect myself, then I’m just going to have to lose a little bit of money.”last_img read more