Saint Mary’s to host Meet Me at the Avenue Sunday

first_imgSaint Mary’s will be hosting its annual Meet Me at the Avenue event for students admitted to the Class of 2022 students Sunday.Campus visit coordinator Bekah Stanton said in an email that the event aims to experience Saint Mary’s as a potential student.“It’s intended to give accepted students an opportunity to meet other members of their class, learn more about the College and discover if Saint Mary’s is the place they’re going to call home,” she said.Stanton said they are expecting about 250 students, and 650 guests including family members.The event opens with several talks, for both students and parents together and separate, Stanton said.“The day will begin with remarks by various individuals, including Saint Mary’s College President, Jan Cervelli,” Stanton said. “Following that, the students will branch off to a segment in the residence halls while the parents will remain in the auditorium and hear from current students and their parents on a panel. The entire group will also have the opportunity to hear from a recent alumna about her experience at Saint Mary’s.”Attendees will then have the opportunity to explore campus, she said.“Prospective students and their families will then experience lunch in the dining hall, participate in campus tours and take part in an open house,” Stanton said. “Faculty from each department and club leaders are some of the individuals who will be present during this time. Following this, we offer students and their families the option to go to Mass in the Church of Loretto.”There will also be new events added to the schedule, including showcasing the renovated Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex, she said.“The open house location has changed to the new Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex this year,” Stanton said. “This will allow us to showcase our amazing new space. Because Angela [Athletic & Wellness Complex] is also being dedicated this weekend, we’ve invited students to participate in various activities within the dedication celebration, including workout classes and panel discussions.”She also said admissions is introducing a session for Spanish-speaking families, aimed to help ease their transition into college.“New this year, we will also be hosting a College 101 for ‘Spanish Speaking Families,’” Stanton said. “This will involve a question and answer session with representatives from the office of admission, financial aid and multicultural services, all of whom speak Spanish fluently. It will also include a current parent and current students who will provide examples of what helped them through their first-year transition.”Stanton said Meet Me at the Avenue allows prospective students to get any last-minute questions they may have answered.“Whether their questions pertain to a specific major, about college requirements, or about life on campus, there will be individuals present to answer all,” she said.Stanton said she believes this event is an important opportunity for prospective students to visit the campus.“This is a great way for students to get on campus, meet their potential classmates and discover if they picture themselves at Saint Mary’s,” she said. “We also have a beautiful campus, and I think it’s important for students to visit and see this beauty firsthand. Prospective students are also able to interact with many of our current students during the event, giving them a good indication of the types of great women we have here.”Tags: angela athletic and wellness complex, Class of 2022, Meet Me at the Avenue, Saint Mary’s Admissionslast_img read more

5 insights for CUNA’s volunteer events in 2018

first_imgWhen you are considering attending volunteer events, there are several different factors to consider, most of all being “How would going to one of these events help me?” Luckily, we’ve weighed these options and come away with a few different considerations for you. Consider these five insights for Credit Union National Association (CUNA) volunteer events in 2018.CertificationA lot of board training has great speakers and sessions but one takeaway I see attendees valuing is the designation. Becoming a Certified Credit Union Volunteer proves your dedication to advancing your professional career and your credit union, while learning information that will help you be a more informed board member.NetworkingThe connections I’ve seen attendees make with their fellow volunteers at our learning events is something to highlight. When talking to past attendees, they are always talking about the great people they’ve met and connections they’ve formed that through our programs. Credit unions from around the country and even worldwide come together to share their experiences with each other. This opens your mind up to other points of view and situations that you may not have considered. You’ll leave a CUNA event with a network of peers that you can count on for years to come. Hot topic discussionsI always make sure to keep credit union needs top of mind when creating the schedule for the volunteer programs. We strive to incorporate attendee feedback into the sessions that are created. It’s important to us that volunteers are staying up to date on the latest trends in the industry and that attendees get fresh information from year to year. We focus on weaving in fundamental knowledge and new topics for discussion so credit unions can continue to thrive.Industry expert insightsIt is important to us that attendees are getting insights from the best in the business. We strive to bring in some of the top minds in the credit union industry from around the country to guide credit union professionals through their professional journey. Many speakers have decades of valuable experience that they are ready to pass on to attendees and will continue to come back and speak at CUNA events because of their passion for the movement and the connections that they’ve made.Premier pricing If you are a CUNA member, there is another incentive for your participation. You receive significant savings. There’s also added value when a group of volunteers attends an event together. We want our training to be affordable for everyone to get the knowledge they need to be the most successful in their role. There are a lot of training opportunities out there, and I encourage you to take advantage of a CUNA event. We have a full line up of upcoming training opportunities for you to check out on our website. I hope to see you at an upcoming event! You won’t regret it. 54SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michelle Johnson Michelle Johnson is an Instructional Design Manager for CUNA’s Center for Professional Development (CPD).   Her primary responsibility is to develop the volunteer training programs for CUNA.  In this role, … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Central Islip Woman, 28, Killed in Crash, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 28-year-old Central Islip woman died in a single-car crash on the Southern State Parkway early Sunday morning, New York State police said.The victim, Stephanie Francois, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet westbound at 12:35 a.m. near exit 25N when the crash occurred, police said.Authorities said in a news release that Francois was approaching the Newbridge Road exit at “a high rate of speed” when she lost control of the vehicle, which overturned on the north shoulder.Francois was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.The investigation into the accident is ongoing, police said.last_img read more

Purdue Football

first_imgIt was not a surprise when Purdue fired head football coach, Darrell Hazell.  It was a surprise when they fired him in the middle of the season.  Gerard Parker will finish the year as the interim coach.  I sure hope Purdue does not name him the head coach at the end of the season.  This would only prolong the ineptness of the Purdue program.Purdue needs to go out and find a name coach to get the program back on track.  Look what happened with Ohio State and Michigan when they went after the big name coaches.  Les Miles from LSU is available, and I hope Purdue will be willing to pay the money that it will take to get someone of his name recognition to head the program.last_img read more