Student Advocates Conference Set For Mid-December

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first_imgStudent Advocates Conference Set For Mid-DecemberStaff ReportTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is inviting college advisors, mentors, student leaders and other advocates to the fifth annual 2019 Indiana Student Advocates Conference.The free two-day event will be held in Indianapolis on Dec. 16 and 17 and will feature three keynote speakers who will give 15-minute “Ted Talk” style presentations called “INspire Talks” that will focus on the educational equity-like race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geography, gender, age and more.The conference will offer attendees the opportunity to discover innovative practices, share success stories and learn about state policies and initiatives impacting college completion and student success through breakout sessions.Alexandra Bernadotte, the founder, and CEO of Beyond 12 will be speaking at the conference. Beyond 12 a nonprofit organization aimed at increasing the number of underserved students who earn a college degree through personalized coaching and technology.Joining her will be Tom Morales, co-founder, and CEO of the Morales Group, Inc., an Indianapolis-based staffing agency with locations across the country.Also speaking is Sue Ellspermann, the former Indiana lieutenant governor and the ninth president of Indiana’s Ivy Tech Community College, the state’s community college system with More than 40 locations around Indiana, serving more than 75 communities.Attendees may register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-student-advocates-conference-tickets-77380213301FOOTNOTE: TheStatehouseFile.com is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism studentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Top IMCA Modified, Late Model drivers earn Sweet steering boxes

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first_imgKALAMAZOO, Mich. – IMCA Modified and IMCA Late Model drivers benefit again this season from support by Sweet Manufacturing.The manufacturer of the official steering box of IMCA continues contingency awards for a ninth season. Sweet is in its fourth season as part of the national decal program for Modifieds.Champions in each of the five Modified regions and the top driver in national Late Model point standings all earn steering boxes while second through fifth place finishers in each Modified region receive $50 gift certificates from the Kalamazoo, Mich., manufacturer.Drivers in both divisions must compete with two Sweet Manufacturing decals on their race cars to be eligible.Recipients of steering boxes awarded at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s will include Modified and Late Model champions, plus the three Modified front row starters, longest tow qualifier, top non-qualifier in points, the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational winners, and best appearing car contest winner.The final steering box to be awarded in 2018 goes to the Modified winner of the Duel In the Desert at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in November.Information about Sweet-manufacturer steering boxes and other products is available by calling 800 441-8619, on Facebook and at the www.sweetmfg.biz website.“We are approaching Super Nationals and we’ve got the Sweet steering boxes to be awarded at that event,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “It is such a diverse program that it is great to award so many quality boxes to so many different racers. We’re excited to partner with Sweet again in 2018.”last_img read more

Parish back with a bang

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first_img Parish Hall impressed paddock watchers and went off the 11-8 favourite on his first try over a mile and a quarter. Rather wandering around on the track, he still had far too much class for the race-fit front-runner Inis Meain and came home a length and a half ahead. “I’ve always had confidence in the horse but was a bit concerned about the ground and the fact that he had been off so long,” said Bolger. “He’ll improve no end from that and it’s onwards and upwards. We’ll come back here for the Mooresbridge (on May 6) and then the Tattersalls Gold Cup (May 26). Then we’ll have to travel. “I’d say we’ll be going up to a mile and a half with him during the season. “We nearly lost him last year as he had a very bad infection in his near hind joint. It took a while to respond to the antibiotics. It then burst out and damaged his tendon behind. It’s all repaired well now, but it was touch and go and we never found the source of the infection. “He’ll come on a lot as he’s very idle at home and that’s the first time he’s seen a racecourse since October 2011.” Parish Hall set up the possibility of an intriguing early-season clash with Camelot after he successfully overcame a long absence in the Irish Open Alleged Stakes at the Curragh. Press Associationcenter_img Not seen since winning the 2011 Dewhurst as a two-year-old, Parish Hall won in decisive fashion in the end and trainer Jim Bolger suggested he could return to the track early next month for the Mooresbridge Stakes. That race has been suggested by Aidan O’Brien for last season’s Guineas and Derby hero Camelot, while the pair could otherwise be matched together in the Tattersalls Gold Cup later on in May. last_img read more

Column: No-hitter a reminder of what we might have missed

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first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Written By Midway through a season most of us will eventually try to forget, Lucas Giolito reminded us why so many wanted baseball back to begin with.His no-hitter Tuesday night in Chicago was certainly the quietest of the 19 pitched in White Sox history. The cardboard cutouts on hand to witness a slice of history probably didn’t even bother to save their ticket stubs.But in a season where accomplishments are hard to measure, Giolito served up one that fits easily into the record books. The first no-hitter of the pandemic era looked a lot like any no-hitter, complete with a celebration on the mound afterward that didn’t exactly follow virus protocol.Turns out baseball really is just baseball, even with seven-inning doubleheaders, playoffs for almost everyone and ill-fitting masks everywhere.“2020 has been a very strange year,” Giolito said through his own mask afterward. “Obviously a lot of weird stuff going on with COVID and the state of the world, so may as well throw this in the mix.”It was just one night, and the fake crowd noises were noticeable to anyone tuning in on TV. The opposition wasn’t great, either, even though the Pittsburgh Pirates were coming off a three-game sweep of Milwaukee that almost doubled their win total for the year.But the beauty of Giolito’s no-no was that it was as legitimate as any thrown in a normal season. And for the first time this year, baseball got the kind of moment that it seemed the weirdest season ever would never deliver.That Giolito is now on pace to win just six games this year wasn’t brought up, at least for a moment. Neither was the fact that he’s not only the sole pitcher in the American League with a no-hitter this year, but the only one with a complete game shutout.He’s now among the favorites in Las Vegas to win the American League Cy Young award, assuming they still plan to give one out.Nothing about this season is normal, of course, which makes it difficult to sort out most accomplishments. No one will hit 50 home runs or drive in 100 runs, and there will be no 20-game winners. Everything is supposed to be multiplied by a factor of 2.7 to arrive at full-season stats, but few fans have the patience to pull up calculators on their phones and run numbers every time a player does something that looks statistically interesting.It’s hard to even figure out the standings, with some teams playing far fewer games than others because of COVID-19 postponements.A no-hitter? Well, that’s something we all understand.And the best part is it didn’t happen in a seven-inning game, which would have sent baseball purists in a frantic search for asterisks to attach to the feat.Giolito pitched the kind of no-hitter that dominant pitchers of the past would have been proud of. He faced the minimum 27 batters, walking just one while striking out 13. He needed just 101 pitches and threw 74 of them for strikes.There was a bit of drama at the end, when a sinking line drive by Erik Gonzalez was snagged by right fielder Adam Engel at knee height. The cardboard cutouts didn’t give Giolito a standing ovation, but his teammates swarmed over to him and it seemed almost natural for those watching on TV.“They turned up the (automated) crowd noise. I noticed that,” Giolito said. “The crowd noise was getting louder and louder as the game went on. That was fun. At the end of the day, it would have been great to pull that off with fans in the stands and be able to kind of look out there after it was all done and see how excited they were. I’m sure a lot of White Sox fans were excited from their homes watching it on TV.”For Giolito, it was affirmation that he can be an elite major league pitcher, something he wasn’t so sure of after a miserable 2018 season, when he gave up a league-leading 118 earned runs for the White Sox. A highly touted prospect, the 26-year-old said he had to learn from failure to reach the pinnacle of success.But he never gave up, and he persevered through the tough times. Giolito said he could see this day coming, even if the day didn’t quite look the same as he thought.“I always envisioned that I’d throw a no-hitter in the big leagues,” he said.A no-hitter that couldn’t have come at a better time for Giolito — and baseball, too.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News LIVE TVcenter_img Last Updated: 27th August, 2020 06:32 IST Column: No-hitter A Reminder Of What We Might Have Missed Midway through a season most of us will eventually try to forget, Lucas Giolito reminded us why so many wanted baseball back to begin with WATCH US LIVE First Published: 27th August, 2020 06:32 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Students shop for classes at AHS Course Fair

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Eighth graders and high school students are already planning for the next school year. Alpena High School helped them explore opportunities at Wednesday’s Course Fair.Band performers ushered in students as they walked into the gym to complete their fall schedules. Each department placed items or posters on display for students, and teachers shared the types of core and elective classes students could choose.Jessica Pilarksi helped spearhead the fair.“The opportunities that students have today is different than in previous years,” says Pilarski. “There’s a lot more options available to them whether it’s project based learning…foreign languages, visual and performing arts — there’s just so much to offer.”Current freshman Taylor Lasak says she’s excited to take art class next year. She believes the Course Fair is giving her the freedom to choose classes that express her creativity. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena reassures there are ‘no detectable amounts of PFAS’Next Here with Beier: Brew on the Baylast_img read more