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Senior develops programs to promote positive self-image

first_imgMany students battle with self-image, and junior Laura Glaub is developing ways to help women not just on Saint Mary’s campus, but throughout the country, work through this issue. Glaub — who is also Student Government Student Services Commissioner at the College and the Resident Hall Association (RHA) National Communications Coordinator — went to a conference at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign held by the Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (GLACURH) and three of her five ideas were presented there. The programs she developed included “We We’re Born This Way,” “Wam Bam Mammogram” and “Please Stop Talking about Your Diet to Me.” The programs are activities that can be done during events such as “Love Your Body Week” to help improve self-image. Fifty programs were presented, and “Please Stop Talking about Your Diet to Me” was in the top ten and is now headed to a national conference, Glaub said. “‘Please Stop Talking about Your Diet to Me’ is showing other schools how they can put on ‘Love Your Body Week’ because I think it is really important in today’s media for any gender to feel comfortable about their body in lots of different ways,” she said. The program starts with each person drawing themselves on a large piece of white paper, Glaub said. Then, another person will trace them on the paper and show the difference between their perception of themselves and what they actually look like. After that activity is finished, the group looks at different advertisements from magazines and then discusses which are negative and which are positive, she said. According to Glaub, much of her information came from the National Organization of Women website, which includes an explanation of how a student can make an impact on their campus in 60 seconds. “After [the group goes] through this everyone has to sign a heart pledge about what they love about their body and tape it on the giant sign that says, ‘I love my body,’” Glaub said. In addition to the success of the program, Glaub will be helping to put on the first “I Love My Body Week” at Saint Mary’s from Feb. 21 to 26. “[We] gave out giant packets [at the conference] to explain my reasoning of why I am putting on ‘Love Your Body Week’ at Saint Mary’s,” Glaub said. “It talks about my schedule of the week with different professors talking, a deaf jam poet coming, t-shirts and other activities that display the health reason, the media reason and the sociology behind loving your body.” Glaub said she is looking forward to bringing the program to Saint Mary’s women. “This is definitely my ‘little baby’ because I am so excited … to get support from other RHAs through the Great Lakes and Canada was amazing,” Glaub said. The national competition will be held sometime during the spring semester. “I am really excited to present this at nationals because we will have our first week done and can let everyone know how it goes,” Glaub said. At the conference Glaub was unable to actually present the idea because of her position on RHA, so seniors Marianne Jones and Jessica Robbins did the presentation for her. “I was really pleased about the turn out at the conference and to make top ten was an amazing experience and I cannot wait until nationals,” Jones said. Glaub said the successful results of the program she formulated show the need for this type of awareness at the university level. “This obviously shows that this is such an important program to put on campuses in our society today to show genders to be happy and love who you are,” she said.last_img read more


January 26, 2021 0

17 Orchard Point Starts Previews Off-Broadway

first_imgThe world premiere of 17 Orchard Point begins performances at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row on April 25. Tony winner Michele Pawk stars alongside the play’s writer, Stephanie DiMaggio. The dark comedy is co-written by Anton Dudley and directed by Stella Powell-Jones. The play follows two generations of women battling to claim their home and history. Lydia (Pawk) lives by her motto, “leave your baggage at the door, or it will end up on your face.” A decade after fleeing Cleveland for one long night out in Vegas, leaving the family’s apartment building under the management of her daughter Vera (DiMaggio), Lydia returns to find a lifetime of “baggage” waiting for her inside. Related Shows 17 Orchard Point View Comments 17 Orchard Point will celebrate its official opening night on May 4 and run through May 24. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 24, 2014last_img read more


January 18, 2021 0

Wash Produce

first_imgAn outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, has been linked to one death, 52 hospitalizations and 121 case reports in 25 states across the U.S.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges consumers to avoid buying or eating romaine lettuce unless they can confirm it is not from Yuma. Avoid whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, and salad and salad mixes containing romaine.Judy Harrison, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension food safety specialist, says washing produce won’t guarantee it’s free of pathogens, but it will help.Cleaning the surface of leafy greens, like lettuce, can be difficult because of the natural openings in the leaves of the plant, which it uses for respiration. Bacteria can get inside the plant through these openings or through damaged areas and be protected there. If this happens, pathogens may not be removed by washing the lettuce. When eating raw agricultural products, the key to food safety is contamination prevention, Harrison said. To reduce the risk of eating contaminated produce, UGA Extension food safety experts recommend the following practices:Wash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds before and after preparing fresh produce.Wash all produce in running water before eating it.Don’t use soap or detergent to clean the produce.Wash produce even if you plan to peel it.Scrub firm produce, like melons and cucumbers, with a clean produce brush.Dry produce with a clean cloth or paper towel.Remove damaged or bruised areas on fruits and vegetables, and throw rotten-looking produce away.The Food and Drug Administration recommends the use of running water as the preferred method for cleaning produce at home. Rub delicate produce, like grapes, gently. When washing produce with firm skin, like apples, rub the skin under running water. For heads of lettuce and other greens, Harrison recommends discarding the outermost leaves before washing the remainder with running water, two to three leaves at a time.  Use a single-use paper towel to dry the leaves, which may help to remove more pathogens, if present.To reduce the risk of bringing home harmful bacteria, purchase fruits and vegetables that are free of bruises and cuts. Wash the produce before you eat, cut or cook it.When purchasing precut or bagged produce that is labeled prewashed and ready-to-eat, washing the produce again at home is not necessary and instead may create opportunities for it to become contaminated. When storing produce in the refrigerator, make sure it does not come into contact with fresh meats and chicken or their juices. To avoid cross-contamination, store fresh meats on the bottom shelf and away from produce.To reduce the level of germs in your refrigerator, Harrison recommends you follow the CDC’s five steps to cleaning a refrigerator after a food recall: Throw out recalled food.Empty the refrigerator before cleaning it.Wash shelves and drawers.Clean and sanitize inside the refrigerator.Return shelves, drawers and food to the refrigerator.last_img read more


January 17, 2021 0

Vermont Guard wins $2 million more for Veterans outreach program

first_imgThe Department of Defense today committed more than $2.1 million for a one-year extension of a Vermont National Guard outreach program to help veterans returning from deployments in Afghanistan and elsewhere.The Vermont Guard program was funded since 2006 by federal grants secured by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. With continued funding for the program in jeopardy, a Sanders provision was added to a 2011 Pentagon appropriations bill that designated $16 million for Vermont and seven other states.Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) asked Army Secretary John M. McHugh and Gen. Craig McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau, to use the $16 million to continue the program under a national Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.‘When our soldiers come home from Iraq and Afghanistan it is important that we do everything that we can to protect them and their families and ease their transition back into civilian life,’ Sanders said. ‘I am proud that the Vermont outreach program has become a model for the nation and that we are able to continue to fund it.’‘I’m pleased that the Pentagon has found money for this necessary program,’ Leahy said. ‘Too many of our Vermont Guard members face the burdens and strains of combat and do not know where to go to find help. Unlike active duty troops in other states, they live far from military bases and ready access to that help. The Defense Department should leverage any creative program already designed to solve this problem, and this allocation of funds demonstrates that Vermont and our Guard once again are on the cutting edge.’‘This is great news for Guard members and their families,’ Welch said. ‘This program is so effective because Guard members do not have to seek out help ‘ help is offered to them by trained veterans who can relate to their lives and know their struggles. Securing this funding ensures these services will continue to help those Vermonters who routinely put their lives on the line.’The Vermont program became a model for other states. A front-page article last year in Stars and Stripes described the Vermont program as a model for the nation.The Vermont congressional delegation spearheaded the bipartisan campaign to gain the support of other congressional delegations to keep the outreach programs running.Their letter to the Pentagon said the Vermont program and similar efforts in other states provided Guard families access to health care services, marriage and financial counseling, substance abuse treatment and other services that are critically important to Guard members returning from deployments. About 1,500 Vermont National Guard members came home last December and January from a one-year deployment in Afghanistan. Source: Vermont congressinal delegation. 5.12.2011last_img read more


January 1, 2021 0

Envision your credit union as an elite athlete

first_imgEnvision an elite athlete with toned muscles hidden under baggy clothes. Who knew he or she could run a mile in less than five minutes?Raoust+Partners helped Members Cooperative Credit Union in Minnesota trade that baggy sweat suit for a new set of clothes that fit, flatter and show off that physique.The credit union, founded in 1936 in Cloquet, was expanding into the much larger college town of Duluth and seeking to reach a younger population. Easy sale, or should have been. Members was leading the pack in offering new services such as mobile banking, mobile bill-paying and photo check deposits. Go to the local app store: Members is there.But until 2013 Members’ one-size-fits-all advertising disguised its unique approach. The green and black logo was, in management’s words, “old,” “tired,” and “boring.” The Strength of Me also celebrates the region’s rugged individualistic culture where surfing on a freezing Lake Superior in a 20-knot wind is just what you do. Raoust+Partners’ new ads for Members show young people paddling in white water, carrying surfboards over snowy rocks, kite boarding and camping in the snow. These ads, which induce shivering in less hardy souls, wouldn’t work for a credit union in Raoust+Partners’ home base of Coastal Virginia. But for Members, the ads celebrate a culture where winter is a force to enjoy and conquer.The new ads also build on the idea of individual strength made stronger by working with others. That would be with Members Cooperative Credit Union.These days, people in the community recognize the name and they’ve seen the ads, Battaglia says. Membership is growing. As for working with others, applications for positions are much higher, she says.“People recognize we offer a progressive culture and that we’re changing with the times,” Battaglia says.Changing with the times, running well ahead of the pack and showing off those toned muscles thanks to Raoust+Partners. “I’d tell my friends ‘We have a mobile app,’” and they’d say ‘Really, I didn’t know,’” says Ryanne Battaglia, vice president of business development and part of the youthful demographic Members is working to reach. “Our brand, our image wasn’t reflective of the products and services we have.”The tagline, Real Life, Real Benefits, could stand for any credit union, anywhere. Ads were predictable, generic, institutional and thus, usually invisible. One YouTube spot from 2009 touted the Members history in the community and the benefits of credit unions in general –- “lower fees than banks!” (Tell us something new). Change the name and that ad could work, or not work, for any credit union.Other ads promised that people who took out a car loan could win free tickets to a Vikings game. But beyond that Vikings game, why Members? Ads didn’t answer that question.Nor did ads connect Members with … its members and prospective members. Looking at those ads, prospective members could not see themselves or their friends.There was no need for a new culture or even new products. All that was needed was to upgrade Members’ advertising to reflect the forward-thinking reality.“We had no intention of changing our culture or our employees,” Battaglia says. “We felt our culture was a successful culture. We wanted our brand to be reflective of who we are.”Raoust + Partners interviewed the credit union team and members to understand the credit union and community culture, Battaglia says.Based on an understanding of the community, Raoust+Partners created branding that accurately reflected the strength in each member and showcased that the credit union could be a resource to meet individual financial needs, says Tammy Heikkinen, president and CEO.The resulting branding, tagline and other advertising reflect that understanding. The colors, burnt orange, turquoise, red and gold, are energizing. The new tagline, The Strength of Me, plays on the first two letters of Members to emphasize that members are important.center_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Olivier Raoust Olivier Raoust is the founder and creative force behind Raoust+Partners, a brand consultancy that has worked with almost 40 credit unions over the past 20 years. Passionate about credit … Web: www.meetyourstorytellers.com Detailslast_img read more


December 18, 2020 0

Account numbers on periodic statements: Can we truncate?

first_imgThe recent discovery of one of the largest data breaches in history adds to a laundry list of breaches at major corporations just this year. In an anxious attempt to protect their member’s sensitive financial information, many credit unions have asked the NAFCU Compliance team whether the periodic statement requirements found in Regulation E permit the truncation of account numbers.Surprisingly, there is not a lot of federal regulatory guidance with respect to the truncation of account numbers on statements and notices given to members. Section 1005.9(a)(4) of Regulation E allows credit unions to truncate account numbers on receipts available at electronic terminals, such as ATMs. In the preamble to the Federal Reserve Board’s version of Regulation E, which implemented the receipt requirement, the Board addressed ways in which to identify consumers conducting transactions at electronic terminals. Rather than requiring financial institutions to “uniquely” identify the consumer in the same way it would on a periodic statement, the Board allowed financial institutions to truncate the number on the receipt to help “protect consumers and financial institutions against fraudulent withdrawals.” 61 Fed. Reg. 19662, 19666 (May 2, 1996).Unfortunately, the preamble to the rule offers no commentary to indicate that the Federal Reserve Board contemplated similar concern when requiring financial institutions to disclose account numbers on periodic statements. The rule itself appears to require the credit union to disclose the entire account number on a periodic statement and is silent about whether this could be accomplished by truncation: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more


December 17, 2020 0

AU condemns assassination of top Burundian general

first_imgRelated Botswana opposition condemns “assassination attempt” on Mnangagwa AU condemns coup on GNA headquarters in Tripoli AU condemns DR Congo killings as “shameful”center_img General Adolphe Nshimirimana was killed during an ambush on his car. Police reports say the car was hit by two rockets and sprayed with automatic gunfire. The assassination has sparked fears of a plunge into widespread violence in the country.In a statement issued on Monday, the Chairperson expressed her condolences to the families of the deceased, and to the government of Burundi.“The AU Commission Chairperson strongly condemns this barbaric act that is likely to further destabilize the country,” she said, calling on all Burundians to exercise utmost restraint, not be provoked and to refrain from any acts of retaliation that would only further escalate and complicate the already bad situation.Dlamini Zuma urged the Burundian government, the opposition political parties and civil society to work very closely together to find a lasting solution to the current crisis.The Chairperson reiterated the AU’s commitment to continue working with all parties to help bring back peace and stability to Burundi and end the suffering of its people. The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has expressed shock at the assassination of Burundi’s General Adolphe Nshimirimana, a former army Chief of Staff and head of Burundi’s intelligence service The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has expressed shock at the assassination of Burundi’s General Adolphe NshimirimanaThe Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has expressed shock at the assassination of Burundi’s General Adolphe Nshimirimana, a former army Chief of Staff and head of Burundi’s intelligence which took place on Sunday in Bujumbura, the capital.Dlamini took to her twitter account to condemn the assasination terming it as barbaric. She also urged Burundians to remain calm and called on the warring sides to resolve the conflict.last_img read more


September 27, 2020 0

DFC calls for even more participation by schools in Carnival 2013

first_img Tweet LocalNews DFC calls for even more participation by schools in Carnival 2013 by: – April 5, 2012 Share 6 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! At the Prize Giving Ceremony on Friday, March 30th, DFC officials expressed their satisfaction with the participation of schools in this year’s Carnival, and called for even more participation from schools next year. Through a collaborative effort between the DFC and the Ministry of Education; and made possible by sponsorship by the National Bank of Dominica Limited (NBD), eight (8) schools participated in Carnival 2012. In his address, the Chairman of the Carnival Organizing Committee, Mr. Alwin Bully, called for the Youth Mas to be an annual feature of the Carnival street activities, and expressed a desire for even more schools to participate next year. The Convent Preparatory School emerged the first prize winner of the 2012 Youth Mas and was presented with a trophy and prize money by the Marketing Manager of NBD, Suzanne Piper. NBD contributed $10,000 to the Youth Mas segment, which, by all reports was a spectacular showing by the schools. According to Mrs. Piper, “We wanted to help the schools to showcase the talent of their young costume builders. Our ultimate goals are to get more young people involved in costume building and to develop the art-form. We have been championing this for the past three years through the sponsorship of costume building.”The other prize winners were the Dos Dane Primary, who came second and St. Luke’s Primary, who cam third. The schools from the Kalinago Territory received a special prize for their creativity. Press Releaselast_img read more


September 26, 2020 0

Chukwu reacts to Yobo’s appointment: Be a positive influence to Super Eagles

first_img Read Also: I’m passionate about Super Eagles – Joseph Yobo “He deserves the post and I wish him all the best and I believe that he will add his experience into the team. The coach will have big respect for him knowing his capabilities as a player and former captain of the team, the players will be loyal to him and he is always sincere and I wish he has very good cooperation with the coach Gernot Rohr.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chukwu speaking in a chat with brila.net said he expects Yobo to bring his wealth of experience to bear on the team and believes he will be able to be of positive influence to the players having captained some of them before and hopes he gets to complement the head coach Gernot Rohr.Advertisement Former Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu has hailed the appointment of former National team skipper, Joseph Yobo after been named assistant Super Eagles coach to replace Imama Amapakabo. Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Loading… last_img read more


September 26, 2020 0

Area Basketball Scores (12-18)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresWednesday  (12-18)Girls ScoresEast Central  78     Jac-Cen-Del  38Batesville  40     Franklin County  37   (OT)Batesville was led in scoring by Catherine Raab, Macy Prickel and Ashley Nobbe with nine points apiece. Carlie Werner was next in line with six points. Prickel finished with a team-high 11 rebounds.The JV Lady Bulldogs beat Franklin County last night 51- 34.  After a slow start and being down 7-0 the Bulldogs picked up the intensity on defense and led by 12 at the half.  The defense continued along with balanced scoring in the second half which allowed the Bulldogs to increase the lead.  Scoring for the Bulldogs:  Emma Weiler and Ava Hanson 12, Carley Pride 9, Makayla Granger- Young 5,  Calley Kaiser and Sarah Ripperger added 4 apiece.  Madelyn Pohlman 2, Olivia Raab 2, Gabby Elston 1.  Next up is Greensburg!  Come and support your Lady Bulldogs Friday Night. Tip is at 6!!Union County  52     Tri  25Boys ScoresSouth Ripley  67     Shawe Memorial  45Jeffersonville  82     Southwestern Hanover  43last_img read more


September 23, 2020 0