Seven Saint Mary’s students received service awards for outstanding community service at an awards banquet April 9. Five students were recognized with volunteer service awards for exemplary leadership and dedication to the community within different concentrations. Two students also received awards for their work in the College Academy of Tutoring (CAT) program. Senior Olivia Pahl received the Sr. Christine Healy, CSC Award for Service to Women. Connie Adams, director of the Belles Against Violence Office, said she nominated Pahl for her commitment to empowering women and particularly for her longtime involvement with local nonprofit S-O-S. According to the S-O-S website, the group is an offshoot of the Family Justice Center in South Bend, which offers services to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse and provides educational presentations to local schools. “Olivia [Pahl] has overseen the development, marketing, implementation and evaluation of [S-O-S],” Adams said. “Olivia has a passion for empowering women and has truly impacted not only Saint Mary’s, but the larger Michiana community.” The Sr. Olivette Whalen, CSC Award for General Service was presented to senior Haley Van Der Linden. Dr. Kurt Buhring, associate professor of religious studies, spoke about Van Der Linden’s extensive work with St. Margaret’s House, a center for women in South Bend, and her leadership role within Saint Mary’s Environmental Action Coalition. The Sr. Kathleen Anne Nelligan, CSC Award for Spiritual Service went to senior Cassandralee Fill. Regina Wilson, associate director of Saint Mary’s campus ministry, said Fill displayed leadership as a peer minister and through involvement in faith-based programs at Saint Mary’s. “Fill … has served the spiritual needs and faith life of the Saint Mary’s community graciously and generously since she arrived as a first year student,” Wilson said. “She is always willing to serve the prayer life of the community and to share her faith in ways that will encourage others to live their faith sincerely.” The recipient of the Sr. Maria Concepta McDermott, CSC Award for Service in Education was Elizabeth Litke, who was recognized for her extensive service in the education community at Saint Mary’s and overseas. Mary Ann Traxler, professor and chair of the education department and Karen Van Meter, professional specialist in the education department, nominated Litke. Traxler said Litke served as a student teacher, weekly volunteer at the South Bend Center for the Homeless, three-year volunteer in the CAT program and swimming lesson instructor. Additionally, Litke designed and implemented her own service project. Senior Karah Susnak recieved the Sr. Olivia Marie Hutcheson, CSC Award for Service in the Health Field. Ella Sue Harmeyer, associate professor of nursing, said Susnak has a professional manner and compassion for people who lack access to proper healthcare. “Karah’s style of nursing practice is easy, comfortable, competent, mature, responsible and professional. … I have no doubt Karah will continue to be a positive advocate for populations that do not have easy access to health care, doing so with a respect for human dignity and sincere compassion for each individual for which she cares,” she said. Senior Kathryn Klinker received the Outstanding Graduating CAT Scholar Award. “Katie [Klinker] has worked tirelessly in the CAT program since 2010 as a teacher’s assistant and afterschool tutor at Coquillard Traditional School,” director of the CAT program Jessica Bulosan said. Senior Shelby Cornett was presented with the Patricia Arch Green Award. Bulosan said Cornett completed more than 600 hours in the CAT program as a teacher’s assistant and afterschool tutor, in addition to participating in other service projects. “Shelby’s creativity, energy and generosity have been incredible assets to the CAT program over her four years of involvement,” Bulosan said. Sr. Veronique Wiedower, the Saint Mary’s vice-president for mission, said the namesakes of the awards were leaders within the Holy Cross Congregation. “The sisters for whom the awards are named were leaders in the Congregation at many levels,” Wiedower said. “[W]e remember their giftedness that expressed itself through service.” Wiedower said she was proud of the award winners’ efforts to make a difference in their communities. “The Saint Mary’s students we honor tonight stand on strong shoulders,” Wiedower said. “I venture to say that they are developing strong shoulders themselves by the service they have undertaken to make a difference in their own time and place. I am pleased and humbled to call them my sister Belles of Saint Mary’s.”
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Atletico Madrid have reaffirmed their commitment to keeping hold of Diego Costa despite interest from Liverpool. Speaking to AS, Caminero said: “Diego Costa is a very important player for Atletico, we value him very highly and we are convinced that this year he is going to score a lot of goals with Atletico. He is an idol for the fans.” Pressed on whether Costa would stay at he club, he added: “Yes, he’s going to continue.” Caminero’s comments follow Costa’s own declarations that he was intent on remaining at Atletico, who finished last season in third place in La Liga. The club qualified automatically for the Champions League, and won the Copa del Rey, with Costa scoring in the final against rivals Real Madrid. Speaking to AS at Madrid Barajas airport as the team returned from their pre-season tour of South America, Costa said: “As I’ve been in Argentina and Uruguay I’ve not heard anything about this. “I’m happy here, if the club want me to be here, I’m going to be here. “I think that the coach (Diego Simeone) counts on all of us, not just me. He knows how important it is to maintain the squad, the fans know it as well.” The club are reluctant to lose Costa after Radamal Falcao, their top scorer last term with 28 league goals, joined Monaco at the start of the summer. Spain’s all-time top scorer David Villa was signed as the Colombian’s replacement, while 20-year-old forward Leo Baptistao has joined from Rayo Vallecano. Brendan Rodgers’ side made a £21.8 million bid for the Brazilian forward last week, but the Madrid club insisted he was not for sale. Now Atletico’s sporting director Jose Luis Caminero has reiterated the club’s stance on the 24-year-old, who scored 20 goals in all competitions last season. Baptistao scored a double in Atleti’s win over Uruguayan club Nacional in their last game of their tour, but Villa did not travel with the squad due to his participation in the Confederations Cup with Spain. Caminero explained that ‘El Guaje’ would need time to return to full fitness and adapt to his new club, but was certain he would be a success. “He finished the season later than everyone else and he needs a different plan of preparation. As soon as we return to training he will join up and be part of the squad,” he said. “He will have ideal forward partners like Adrian or Diego Costa. We don’t need to remind ourselves how good a player Villa is, at international and at club level. I’m sure that his goals will take Atletico as far as possible and we can assure everyone that he has the utmost enthusiasm about the coming season.” Press Association
The University of Wisconsin managed to win their ninth game of the season this past weekend against the Indiana Hoosiers, yet many fans were left shocked when they looked at the newest AP poll.Wisconsin had finally managed to crack the top five of the AP poll, with their undefeated season proving too strong for many critics to argue against. However, after the College Football Playoffs rankings came out, many began to start questioning Wisconsin again and were happy to have another reason to write the Badgers out of the CFP running.Football: Wisconsin wins at Illinois to remain undefeatedThe University of Wisconsin football team went on the road and defeated Illinois during their homecoming 24-10 to remain undefeated Read…Wisconsin is one of three teams that remain undefeated going into week 11, with both Alabama and Georgia also boasting a perfect season up until this point. Why isn’t Wisconsin right behind then you might ask? Below are some of the many reasons why people are saying Wisconsin just isn’t CFP material.Wisconsin has had too easy of a scheduleThe first comment that everyone seems to make about Wisconsin this year is how easy their schedule is. Whether it is spectators in the Big Ten claiming that Wisconsin hasn’t proven itself because it has yet to play a fearsome opponent, or outsiders pointing out the fact that Wisconsin has not played another nationally ranked opponent thus far this season, schedule difficulty always seems to be the Achilles’ heel for the Badgers.Of course, Wisconsin isn’t the only one with an “easy schedule” this season, and they are certainly not the only team in the top ten of the AP Poll. As a matter of fact, Georgia, who is ranked No.2 in the AP Poll, also has yet to see a ranked opponent in the regular season.So, what is the difference between Georgia and Wisconsin? Location. There has been a long-standing rivalry between northern schools and southern schools, with many believing that good football can only be found in the south.This kind of mentality is the reason why Wisconsin can have the same kind of schedule that Georgia has, but with more impacts. The competition is the exact same between the two schools, but one’s location is going to be the deciding factor when we talk about their performance.The Wisconsin offense still has its fare share of problemsOne of the other things that critics point to when talking about the 2017 Wisconsin football team is the struggles that the offense has continued to have entering into week 11.While I am not denying that there are still things that Wisconsin needs to work on, I think that it is irrational that a team can be faulted for being imperfect. The best football team is not always the team that makes the fewest mistakes, but the team that manages to learn from those mistakes and minimize errors in a short period of time.While the Wisconsin offense might still have some issues with turnovers and interceptions, the team is still managing to win ball games. Players are fixing mistakes quickly and have shown to be a dominant team on the field.Homecoming week ends in victorious celebration for Wisconsin football teamThe 2017 homecoming week celebrations ended on a high note after the University of Wisconsin football team demolished the Maryland Read…The idea that one of the things keeping Wisconsin out of CFP talk is the fact that their offense needs to improve is like saying Peyton Manning shouldn’t be considered a great quarterback because he threw a few interceptions during his career. Everyone is going to make mistakes, but it is a matter of how you respond to those mistakes.Wisconsin football has been responding well, and I believe that there have been improvements made over the course of 11 weeks. I think to assume that this team should be flawless by this point is just irrational, and a weak argument to keep bringing up against the Badgers.Too many key players have been getting injured, and replacing people mid-season is hardI am not going to try and deny the fact that Wisconsin has a fair share of people on IR right now. However, the Badgers have built a program that accounts for injuries and works around any injury that might pop up.This has been demonstrated time and time again, even in this season alone. Jonathan Taylor suffered an injury during Illinois, and Garrett Groshek filled his shoes with ease.When Jack Cichy would be ruled out due to an ACL injury acquired during practice, his lineman Chris Orr would make sure to fill Cichy’s shoes, both as a leader and as a player. Even now with Orr listed as injured for the week, sophomore Tyler Johnson stepped in, filling in coverage with little to no difficulty.While there might be injuries plaguing the Wisconsin football team, these are not new issues that they have to face. Injuries are something that any team has to deal with at this point of the season, and Wisconsin has managed to handle their injuries with an amount of grace that is to be commended.The reasons why Wisconsin fell two spots in the AP Poll are numerous, yet many of them don’t manage to stand actual scrutiny. It looks as though Wisconsin will just have to keep fighting through the adversity that is constantly thrown their way.