‘Defamation Experience’ aims to educate about diversity

first_imgThis week, Saint Mary’s will be hosting “The Defamation Experience”, a three-phase interactive event that aims to promote diversity in various settings. There are three phrases to the diversity program: the play, the deliberation and the post-show discussion. It is sponsored by the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL), Multicultural Services and Campus and Community Events.“The Defamation Experience” was created and written by award-winning playwright Todd Logan. It premiered in November 2010. Logan wanted to write a play that encourages greater tolerance and understanding by spurring self-examination and promoting compelling civil discourse. According to “The Defamation Experience” website, the experience was first performed at DePaul University for an audience of 12, soon after President Barack Obama took office.“[It was] just a few months into the Obama Administration. It was an interesting time for American race relations, with some declaring our society ‘post-racial’ and others cautioning, as does one of the characters in the play, ‘just because Barack Obama is president, we’re a long way from a level playing field,’” Logan wrote on the Defamation Experience’s website.Sophomore Francesca Monsisvais said she hopes the Saint Mary’s community learns a lot from the experience and continue to promote diversity on campus.“Students of all majors should attend the experience because this form of discussion is much needed around our campus,” she said.CWIL director Mana Derakhshani said in an email she hopes the experience is beneficial for the Saint Mary’s community as the College seeks to deepen its diversity.“We hope to provide an opportunity for various College constituencies to engage in civil discourse around important issues regarding how people identify themselves and how that impacts their lives. We contacted a number of other institutions that had brought ‘The Defamation Experience’ to their campus and heard some very good reviews,” she said.The experience will take place Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Moreau Center for the Arts. It is free and open to the Saint Mary’s community and the public.Tags: Diversity, inclusion, saint mary’s, The Defamation Experiencelast_img read more

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Opportunity knocks again: 2019 CO-OP Roadshows

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Opportunity rarely knocks twice. But for attendees who enjoyed our three-day exploration of today’s ground-breaking opportunities at THINK 19 – or for those who weren’t able to attend – CO-OP has a new opportunity to consider. This summer and fall, CO-OP will present six regional Roadshows that will continue the THINK conversation through a full day of insights and strategy.Join us for the latest information on trends shaping the future of payments and financial services – along with new growth strategies, CO-OP’s product roadmap and a deep-dive Master Class on key issues facing credit unions today.CO-OP’s regional Roadshows are an ideal opportunity to re-inspire new thinking about the future of your credit union. Connect with industry experts, CO-OP leaders and fellow credit union professionals from your area. Or spark new ideas with your colleagues and staff. You’ll leave with a new understanding of the opportunities ahead as well as strategies and tactics you can implement immediately. continue reading »last_img read more

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COVID-19: More Indonesian travelers test virus positive abroad

first_imgThe second case is a 62-year-old woman who entered Singapore on a social visit permit and had no travel history to countries or territories affected by COVID-19. She tested positive on March 6.Previously, nine Diamond Princess crewmen were diagnosed with the virus in Japan, while an Indonesian domestic worker in Taiwan tested positive. Six, all from Diamond Princess, have recovered from the disease.Meanwhile in Australia, an Indonesian woman in her 50s was declared as the 12th case of COVID-19 in Victoria on Sunday.The Health Ministry’s Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto, who just got promoted on Monday from the secretary of the directorate general to the director general itself,  said his ministry had coordinated with Indonesian representatives in Australia and found that the patient had traveled in many places in Australia.“The patient’s travel records are rather long. From Jakarta, she has visited many places including a Vietnamese restaurant where many Southeast Asian people come to eat,” he told reporters on Monday.He said she tested positive for the virus but that her condition was stable and she was being treated in a health facility in Australia. According to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, 76 people have been tested positive for COVID-19.Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services has advised anyone who visited the restaurant on 6 March between 6-7pm to seek advice from the COVID-19 hotline.“We believe that she did not contract the virus in Indonesia,” Achmad said.Topics : Indonesian travelers have become the latest group of Indonesians who contracted the novel coronavirus abroad, as the government confirmed reports that its citizens have tested positive for the virus in Singapore and Australia.A 64-year-old Indonesian man in Singapore has been diagnosed with COVID-19, but it is likely he contracted the virus outside of the island nation, the Indonesian embassy has stated, confirming an earlier announcement from the Singaporean government. The Singapore Ministry of Health announced on Sunday that the man, identified as Case 147, had just arrived in the city-state on Saturday and tested positive for the virus on Sunday. “It is not yet known how the Indonesian citizen contracted the COVID-19 [virus], but the Singapore Ministry of Health has said that this case is an imported case, meaning that the [man] is likely to have been infected before [arriving in] Singapore,” the embassy said in a statement on Monday.The embassy also said it would be monitoring the situation closely and coordinate with the relevant local authorities on all matters regarding the patient.Case 147 is the third Indonesian to be diagnosed with COVID-19 in Singapore.The first Indonesian case is a 44-year-old domestic worker whose test results came back positive on Feb. 4, along with the positive test results of her employer, a Singaporean national. The woman has since recovered and has been discharged from hospital.last_img read more

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Six Wellington sports teams embark on spring season starting Monday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The high on Monday is supposed to be 39 degrees with a low of 21 degrees with winds of about 15 mph. The area will be recovering from a potential snow shower storm on Sunday.Yep, the spring high school sports season has officially arrived!The Wellington High School baseball and softball teams are supposed to begin play at Rose Hill on Monday, May 25. The varsity and junior varsity baseball teams are supposed to start at 4 p.m. and the varsity and JV softball teams are to play at 4:30 p.m.It should be a typical spring sports season, with a couple of weather changes along the way for six WHS varsity teams: baseball, softball, girls track, boys track, boys tennis and boys/girls golf.The schedule is a bit different for the boys baseball and girls softball teams thanks to Wichita Collegiate. The Spartans dropped girls softball for girls soccer at the last moment. As a result, Wellington athletic officials were scrambling to fill the void. So on Tuesday, April 30 a girls softball triangular was set that will include Clearwater and Buhler at Clearwater.The boys baseball team will still play Wichita Collegiate there on Thursday, April 11.Some dates Wellington sports fans need to watch out for.•The Wellington Boys Tennis team, under new coach Allen Keller, will be hosting its one home tournament with the Wellington Invitational on Tuesday, March 26. The other teams participating are Augusta, El Dorado, Goddard Eisenhower, and Kingman.•The Wellington golf team will be hosting its invitational on Thursday, April 4. Teams participating are: Andover, Andover Central, Augusta, Circle, Clearwater, Goddard Eisenhower, Maize, Mulvane, Wichita Collegiate, Rose Hill, Chaparral, Kingman, Hesston, Medicine Lodge, starting at 1 p.m.•There will be two high school track meets in Wellington. The Caldwell Invitational will be held here on Tuesday, April 16 at 3 p.m. The Wellington Invitational will be  Friday, April 26 with Circle, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Conway Springs, Belle Plaine, South Haven, Caldwell, starting at 3:15 p.m.•The home dates for the Crusader baseball and softball teams include: Mulvane on March 28, Augusta on April 4, Andale on April 8, Winfield on April 15, Clearwater on May 2, a baseball triangular on Saturday, May 4, and a softball triangular on Monday, May 6.The WHS cumulative sports schedule and schedule for individual sports are as follows:Cumulative Sports ScheduleMonday, March 25WHS BASEBALL — Rose Hill, away, 4 p.m. (JV)WHS SOFTBALL — Rose Hill, away, 4:30 p.m. (JV) Monday, April 29WHS TENNIS —AV-CTL Championship, 8 a.m. Times and location TBA. Tuesday, April 30WHS GOLF — Hesston at Hesston Golf Course, 3 p.m.HS SOFTBALL — Triangular: Clearwater, Buhler at Clearwater. High School boys baseball:Monday, March 25 — Rose Hill, away, 4 p.m. (JV)Thursday, March 28 — Mulvane, home, 4 p.m.  (JV)Thursday, April 4 — Augusta, home, 4 p.m. (JV)Monday, April 8 — Andale, home, 4 p.m. (JV)Thursday, April 11 — Wichita Collegiate, away, 4 p.m. (JV)Monday, April 15 — Winfield, home, 4 p.m. (JV)Monday, April 22 — Circle, away, 4 p.m. (JV)Thursday, May 2 — Clearwater, home, 4 p.m.  (JV)Saturday, May 4 — Kansas City Turner, 11 a.m., Arkansas City vs. K.C. Turner, 1 p.m., Ark City, 3 p.m., home.Tuesday, May 7 — Andover, away, 4 p.m.  (JV)Monday, May 13 — 4A Regional Tournament. TBA. Tuesday April 2 WHS TENNIS —Chaparral, away, 3 p.m. Thursday, April 4WHS TENNIS —Andover, away, 3 p.m.WHS GOLF — Wellington Invitational. Teams participating – Andover, Andover Central, Augusta, Circle, Clearwater, Goddard Eisenhower, Maize, Mulvane, Wichita Collegiate, Rose Hill, Chaparral, Kingman, Hesston, Medicine Lodge, 1 p.m.WHS BASEBALL — Augusta, home, 4 p.m. (JV)WHS SOFTBALL — Augusta, home, 4:30 p.m. (JV). Saturday, May 25 STATE TRACK MEET — Wichita State University, all day. Monday, April 8WHS TENNIS —Wichita Collegiate, away, 3 p.m.WHS GOLF — Andover Central at Terradyne Country Club, 3 p.m.WHS BASEBALL — Andale, home, 4 p.m. (JV)WHS SOFTBALL — Andale, home, 4:30 p.m. (JV). Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Tuesday, April 9WHS TENNIS —Maize South, away, 3 p.m. Friday, May 3WHS TRACK — Goddard Invite, 3 p.m. Monday, April 15WHS BASEBALL — Winfield, home, 4 p.m. (JV)WHS SOFTBALL — Winfield, home, 4:30 p.m. (JV). Monday, May 13WHS GOLF — 4A Regional Tournament TBA.WHS BASEBALL — 4A Regional Tournament. TBA.WHS SOFTBALL — 4A Regional Tournament. TBA. High School Tennis:Tuesday, March 26 — Wellington Invitational (Augusta, El Dorado, Goddard Eisenhower, Kingman participating), 3 p.m.Tues., April 2 — Chaparral, away, 3 p.m.Thurs., April 4 — Andover, away, 3 p.m.Mon., April 8 — Wichita Collegiate, away, 3 p.m.Tues., April 9 — Maize South, away, 3 p.m.Tues., April 16 — Circle, away, 1 p.m.Tues., April 23 — Augusta, away, 3 p.m.Mon., April 29 — AV-CTL Championship, 8 a.m. Times and location TBA.Thurs., May 2 — 4A Regional Tournament, TBA.  Monday, April 22 WHS BASEBALL — Circle, away, 4 p.m. (JV)WHS SOFTBALL — Circle, away, 4:30 p.m. (JV). Friday, April 5 WHS TRACK — Chaparral Invitational, 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 26WHS TRACK — Wellington Invitational: Circle, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Conway Springs, Belle Plaine, South Haven, Caldwell participating, 3:15 p.m. Thursday, April 11 WHS GOLF — Augusta at Augusta Country Club, 3 p.m.WHS TRACK — Wichita State University Invitational, 8:15 a.m.WHS BASEBALL — Wichita Collegiate, away, 4 p.m. (JV) Tuesday, April 16WHS TENNIS —Circle, away, 1 p.m.WHS GOLF — Buhler at Newton Sand Creek Station Golf Course, 3 p.m.WHS TRACK —  Caldwell Invitational at Wellington, 3 p.m. Monday, May 6 WHS SOFTBALL — Triangular: El Dorado, Valley Center, home, 2:30 p.m. (JV). Monday, April 1 —WHS GOLF — Andover Invitational, Crestview Country Club, 1 p.m. Friday, May 17WHS TRACK — 4A Regional meet, TBD. Friday, April 12WHS TRACK — Wichita State University Invitational, 8:15 a.m. High School golf: Monday, April 1 —  Andover Invitational, Crestview Country Club, 1 p.m.Thurs., April 4 — Wellington Invitational. Teams participating – Andover, Andover Central, Augusta, Circle, Clearwater, Goddard Eisenhower, Maize, Mulvane, Wichita Collegiate, Rose Hill, Chaparral, Kingman, Hesston, Medicine Lodge, 1 p.mMonday, April 8 — Andover Central at Terradyne Country Club, 3 p.m.Thurs., April 11 — Augusta at Augusta Country Club, 3 p.m.Tues., April 16 — Buhler at Newton Sand Creek Station Golf Course, 3 p.m.Friday, April 19 — Wichita Collegiate at Cherry Oaks Golf Course, 3 p.m.Tues., April 30— Hesston at Hesston Golf Course, 3 p.m.Thurs., May 2 — Goddard Eisenhower at Tex-Consolver Golf Course, 3 p.m.Tues., May 7 — AV-CTL Tournament at Winfield Quail Ridge, 8 a.m.Monday, May 13 — Regional, location TBA.Monday, May 20 — State tournament. Tuesday, May 7WHS GOLF — AV-CTL Tournament at Winfield Quail Ridge, 8 a.m.WHS BASEBALL — Andover, away, 4 p.m.  (JV)WHS SOFTBALL — Andover, away, 4:30 p.m.  (JV) Saturday, May 4WHS BASEBALL — Triangular: Wellington vs. Kansas City Turner, 11 a.m., Arkansas City vs. K.C. Turner, 1 p.m., Wellington vs. Ark City, 3 p.m., home. FRIDAY, April 19WHS GOLF — Wichita Collegiate at Cherry Oaks Golf Course, 3 p.m.WHS TRACK — Clearwater Invitational, 3 p.m. Thursday, May 2WHS TENNIS —4A Regional Tournament, TBA.WHS GOLF — Goddard Eisenhower at Tex-Consolver Golf Course, 3 p.m.WHS BASEBALL — Clearwater, home, 4 p.m. (JV)WHS SOFTBALL — Clearwater, home, 4:30 p.m. (JV). High School girls softball: Monday, March 25 — Rose Hill, away, 4:30 p.m. (JV)Thursday, March 28 — Mulvane, home, 4:30 p.m.  (JV)Thursday, April 4 — Augusta, home, 4:30 p.m. (JV)Monday, April 8 — Andale, home, 4:30 p.m. (JV)Monday, April 15 — Winfield, home, 4:30 p.m. (JV)Monday, April 22 — Circle, away, 4:30 p.m. (JV)Tuesday, April 30 — Triangular: Clearwater, Buhler at Clearwater.Thursday, May 2 — Clearwater, home.  (JV)Monday, May 6 — Triangular: El Dorado, Valley Center, home, 2:30 p.m. (JV)Tuesday, May 7 — Andover, away, 4:30 p.m.  (JV)Monday, May 13 — 4A Regional Tournament. TBA. High School track and field: Thursday, March 28 — Clearwater Invitational, 3 p.m.Friday, April 5 — Chaparral Invitational, 3:30 p.m.Thurs.- Fri., April 11-12 — Wichita State University, 8:15 a.m.Tuesday, April 16 — Caldwell Invitational at Wellington, 3 p.m.Friday, April 19 — Clearwater Invitational, 3 p.m.Friday, April 26 — Wellington Invitational: Circle, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Conway Springs, Belle Plaine, South Haven, Caldwell participating, 3:15 p.m.Friday, May 3 — Goddard Invite, 3 p.m.Friday, May 17 — Regional meet, TBD.Saturday, May 25 — Wichita State University, 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 26WHS TENNIS — Wellington Invitational (Augusta, El Dorado, Goddard Eisenhower, Kingman participating), 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23WHS TENNIS —Augusta, away, 3 p.m. Thursday, March 28WHS TRACK — Clearwater Invitational, 3 p.m.WHS BASEBALL — Mulvane, home, 4 p.m.  (JV)WHS SOFTBALL — Mulvane, home, 4:30 p.m.  (JV)last_img read more

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