Heritage Tours explore history, roots of SMC

first_imgIn between preparing for exams and writing papers, students at Saint Mary’s have the opportunity this week to explore the history of the College during Heritage Week at the College. The week is an annual event sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) and is designed to celebrate and educate students about the rich traditions at Saint Mary’s. Throughout the week, students, faculty and staff are treated to various presentations, dinners and giveaways. The Heritage Tours, led by Sr. Veronique Wiedower, vice president of mission at the College and Sister of the Holy Cross since 1973 continually attract Belles ready to learn about their campus.  Students visit multiple halls, rooms and buildings on campus and are given a history lesson as they walk throughout campus. Senior and student body president Maureen Parsons said the tours are a great way for students to get in touch with the roots of their education and develop a deeper appreciation of the four years they spend at the College. “We offer Heritage Week Tours so current students can learn about past women at the College who made a difference while they were here and after they graduated,” she said. “It is also an opportunity to see how far the College has come over the decades and improved over the years.” Wiedower said the College was first founded more than 150 years ago when four sisters traveled from LeMans, France to Notre Dame, Indiana. They ended up in Bertrand, Mich. where they remained until 1855 when they moved to the College’s current home, across the street from the University of Notre Dame. “When we first came here, we were a big farm,” Wiedower said. “There was nothing here.” Wiedower said Saint Mary’s Academy, which became Saint Mary’s College in the late 1920’s after the construction of LeMans Hall, has always been “more than just a finishing school.” “From the very beginning, we’ve tried to educate the whole woman,” she said. “We try to incorporate the fine arts, sciences, math and language.” Mother Augusta served as the first headmistress of Saint Mary’s Academy. Her parents loved the land so much, they moved to the area from Ohio to be with their daughter. According to Wiedower, the Avenue, one of the College’s most iconic features, resulted from the work of Mother Augusta’s stepfather. Wiedower said she likes to start the tours on the front steps of Holy Cross Hall because of the special view it grants the participants. “From the front porch of Holy Cross, you can see the Avenue,” she said. “Some of the sycamore trees that line that road are over 150 years old. They’re one of our legacies from the early days.” In addition to the Avenue, the College is also home to many courtyards and gardens. Wiedower said these are prevalent throughout the campus because of the College’s mission statement. “It says in our mission statement that we strive for aesthetic appreciation,” she said. “That’s why on campus we try to incorporate beauty in a lot of ways.” In the early years of Saint Mary’s Academy, Wiedower said about half of the Sisters of the Holy Cross left their education commitments in Notre Dame, Indiana to answer President Abraham Lincoln’s call to religious women to act as nurses during the Civil War. “We were on the ship ‘Red Rover,’ which was the traveling hospital on the Mississippi River,” she said. “After the war, we received a letter from the U.S. Navy saying we were the first naval nurses.” Wiedower said the College has always prioritized the maintenance of a strong relationship to Notre Dame. “Back then, we saw the campuses as one big campus,” she said. “Over here, we had women. Across the street, we had men.” These connections and ties between the two schools came about as a result of the work of Fr. Sorin, founder of Notre Dame, and Mother Angela, the directress of the College from 1853 to 1870 and again from 1886 until her death in 1887. “As a young girl, Mother Angela was visiting her brother, who was a student at Notre Dame,” Wiedower said. “Fr. Sorin spoke to her and in the week she was here, she decided to stay as a Sister of the Holy Cross. She was American-born, with lots of political and military connections and an American education.” Mother Angela and Fr. Sorin worked together to develop the two schools over the years, in a legacy that Wiedower said still lives on. “What Fr. Sorin had envisioned, Mother Angela built,” she said. “Together, the two of them built up Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame together.” Wiedower said the focus of the College has evolved over the years in order to adapt to the changes of the times. She said in the early history of Saint Mary’s, the College was focused on building institutions. However, the Sisters of the Holy Cross focus more on global issues. “We wan to instill values in people, like about the Earth and climate crisis, non-violence and solidarity with the poor,” she said. “Now, it’s not about adding buildings but building people of values. We want students to leave Saint Mary’s prepared to make a difference and understand what is going on in the world and what are the needs of it.” Heritage Tours are available throughout the rest of the week at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. To experience a tour or other events throughout the week, visit the SGA Facebook page and sign up via the Google Document. Wiedower said she also offers tours other times throughout the year, including during the upcoming Junior Mom’s Weekend. To check availability and find out about scheduling a tour at other times during the year, call the Office of Mission.last_img read more

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Joe Manganiello Debuts a Blue Mohawk for ’Justice League’ Role

first_img– Advertisement – One person commented, “Love the blue Mohawk!! You wear it well!” While another wrote, “You are the ONLY man who could make this look sexy.”Meanwhile, others are wondering what his wife Sofia Vergara thinks of the new ‘do. “I have to know. How does Sophia like the look?” one person asked. Someone else replied, “I’m wondering that as well. 😂”Joe Manganiello Debut a Blue Mohawk and Fans Have a Lot of ThoughtsJoe Manganiello. Matt Baron/ShutterstockMany are speculating that this drastic change is for his role as Deathstroke — also known as Slade Wilson — in the Justice League Snyder Cut. This comes after a source told Collider.com that the actor would be returning to shoot a whole new four-hour episodic for HBO Max after appearing in the credits of the 2017 Justice League film.- Advertisement – However, one fan noticed the Magic Mike star’s similarity to another iconic movie character. “Omg!!!!! You look like Hades from Disney’s Hercules!!!!!😂💙” They aren’t wrong! Who knows, maybe he’ll bring back this look for a live-action remake!It’s clear Manganiello isn’t afraid of a bold hair style. Back in 2016 he was nearly completely unrecognizable in a throwback pic he shared of himself sporting bleach blond locks. He took to Twitter to defend the old style, writing, “For the record, Slim Shady was ’97. I had Em by a year with the blonde. @dennisrodman on the other hand…”- Advertisement – We must admit, we love a man who isn’t afraid to take style risks. Even if they aren’t always the right choices.Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!) Joe Manganiello Debut a Blue Mohawk and Fans Have a Lot of ThoughtsCourtesy of Joe Manganiello/InstagramNew ‘do, whose this? Joe Manganiello debuted a blue mohawk for his upcoming role in Justice League Snyder Cut — and he actually totally pulls it off!On Wednesday, November 4, the 43-year-old posted a pic of himself to Instagram in the gym rocking a totally new haircut and color. “Time to go to work…” he wrote in the accompanying caption. And fans could not get enough.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Man City could ‘benefit’ financially from Champions League ban

first_imgMan City could benefit from their Champions League ban, according to a football finance expert. Manchester City have been banned from the Champions League for the next two seasons UEFA have banned City from competing in the competition for the next two seasons after finding them guilty of breaching Financial Fair Play regulations. City are set to appeal the ban, which if upheld would see the club miss out on millions of pounds and threaten their standing as one of the leading sides in Europe. In addition, there are fears City could face an exodus of their star players, while struggling to attract others to the club. But finance lecturer at the University of Liverpool Kieran Maguire, believes such measures would be unnecessary, and there are some positives City can take from the ruling. “There would be no need for a firesale,” Maguire told the Mail. “They will actually benefit from not being in Europe because FFP limits under UEFA are €30million losses over three years, compared to £105m under Premier League limits.”Advertisement This would enable City to spend more in the transfer market, providing they can balance their books to comply with Premier League guidelines. Nevertheless City CEO Ferran Soriano remains confident the club will be successful on appeal when their case is heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Speaking to the official City website, Soriano said: “Well the most important thing I have to say today is that the allegations are not true. They are simply not true. “We provided the evidence but in the end this FFP Investigatory Chamber relied more on out of context stolen emails than all the other evidence we provided of what actually happened and I think it is normal that we feel like we feel. Read Also:Ndidi Set To Miss Man City Showdown, Says Rodgers “Ultimately based on our experience and our perception this seems to be less about justice and more about politics.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Best Cars Of All Timecenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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Swimming and track action among paralympic events today

first_imgShe contests the heats of the S8 400-metre freestyle just after 2pm.Jason Smyth begins his quest for a third 100-metre gold medal, when he goes in the T-13 heats at around 11.20 tonight.Elsewhere on the track, Greta Streimikyte goes in the heats of the T-13 fifteen-hundred metres.  James Scully is also in action in the pool today, while Seán Baldwin takes part in the qualifiers of shooting’s R-1 10-metre rifle.Damien Vereker and Carrick-on-Suir man Sean Hahessy compete in cycling’s Individual B pursuitRena McCarron Rooney is in table tennis qualifier action. And at 6, the men’s football side face Ukraine.last_img read more

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