Freshman in critical condition after head injury

first_imgAn 18-year-old freshman is in critical condition from head trauma after falling in a stairwell in Sorin College early Sunday morning, according to a media advisory issued by the University.At about 2 a.m., the Notre Dame Fire Department arrived to administer medical attention to the student, according to the advisory. He was then transported to Memorial Hospital by the South Bend Fire Department.The advisory said the cause of the fall is under investigation by Notre Dame Security Police.Tags: critical condition, head trauma, injury, Memorial Hospital, Notre Dame Fire Department, Notre Dame Security Police, student hospitalizedlast_img

Saint Mary’s hosts milkshakes and face masks event to build community

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Residence Life staff will be shaking things up in Holy Cross Hall on Wednesday by hosting a face masks and milkshakes event to provide a small break for students.The event began with the help of Holy Cross director Allyson Strasen and Saint Mary’s alumna and former resident assistant Madeline Zuniga.“Earlier in the semester, [Zuniga] reached out to me about potentially collaborating on a program in Holy Cross,” Strasen said in an email. “Madeline was a [resident] assistant in Holy Cross when she was a student at Saint Mary’s and is now an independent consultant for Beautycounter, a company whose mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. It has a strong focus on education, and Madeline was interested in sharing the message with Saint Mary’s students — a great target audience for a conversation on safe and effective beauty practices. All of the residence halls at Saint Mary’s host at least three all-hall events every semester, so we decided to team up with Madeline for this one to give students a chance to learn more about Beautycounter and relax and unwind as the second half of the spring semester gets started.” The event simultaneously supports building community in Holy Cross and supporting conscience beauty choices, Strasen added.  “Events like this build community within the residence hall and give residents an opportunity to get to know each other, relax and destress and stay involved with their peers outside of an academic setting,” she said. “This particular event promotes safe beauty practices and gives residents a chance to unwind and indulge in themselves.” Junior resident assistant Anastasia Hite echoed Strasen and said she hopes the event helps empower Holy Cross residents.“Our message is building community and promoting the wellness of the residents [and] getting the information that you need to make a decision on things,” she said. “Our stance is, ‘Let’s all get together and have some fun and drink some milkshakes … Our hope is always to build a bigger community. Especially in a building like this when you pretty much have your friends when you come into it.”Hite will be making milkshakes at the event Wednesday evening from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.Tags: face masks, Holy Cross Hall, milkshakes, relaxationlast_img read more

Saint Mary’s students gather to support victims of sexual violence

first_imgAs Saint Mary’s students walked around campus Wednesday they may have seen sporting violet t-shirts. On Monday, one fourth of the Saint Mary’s student body were handed t-shirts that read “One in Four” — representing the statistic that one in four college women have been or will be effected by sexual violence in their lifetime. On Wednesday, Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO) and Saint Mary’s Campus Ministry held a Belles for Healing Vigil in support of survivors of sexual violence. The prayer service featured reflections, music and prayer. As students gathered on Alumnae Green, the director of Campus Ministry, Regina Wilson, and BAVO student representatives invited students to stand, gave opening remarks and led the group in song. Wilson said it was important for the Saint Mary’s community to gather in support of those effected by sexual violence. “It’s an opportunity to come together and, since we’re a faith-based institution, to express our hope that there is hope for everyone and to pray in solidarity with all those who have suffered — and to stand together as a vision, as a community in prayer and solidarity,” she said.Wilson said the vigil allowed the Saint Mary‘s student body to lift up violence survivors in prayer.“Anytime people gather for prayer, I hope it gives comfort,” she said. “I hope it gives language to people’s feelings of confusion or their feelings of feeling alone. When we’re all here, we’re a sign that we are not alone, even when we feel a deep loneliness.”Between songs, students read the poem “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou and passages of scripture on healing. Students were invited to write the names of survivors, messages of hope or their personal stories on slips of dissolvable paper and to place them in water. Students also lit candles and observed a moment of silence. Assistant director of campus ministry Liz Palmer said she hopes students walked away from the event with “a spirit of solidarity.” “Life is one of relationships and one where we should all support and be with one another,” Palmer said.Senior Courtney Driscoll, BAVO Student Advisory Committee (SAC) member and co-chair for the events and campaigns committee, explained BAVO is led primarily by Student Advisory Committees, each with two co-chairs who lead a group of 10 to 15 allies. “Liz Coulston recently joined BAVO as the new director. With my experience working for BAVO the last three years, we could not ask for a better director,” she said. “Liz is everything Saint Mary’s needs. She is punctual, creative and displays all-around leadership.”Driscoll said the vigil was organized in the hope of creating an inclusive space for the Saint Mary’s community to unite and promote a message of hope and healing for those affected by sexual violence.“I aim to create unique visual campaigns,” Driscoll said. “I believe through this — making students more aware and supporting them — will cultivate a safer environment and potentially lower sexual violence in our campus community.” Junior Katelyn Edwards, a committee ally entering her first year working for BAVO, said the event was an emotional and inspiring experience for her.“It supplied students with a safe space to let go and heal from whatever they have been affected by,” she said. “It allowed the community to support them in a silent and respectful way. I look forward to working with BAVO this next year and help plan the events to come.”Tags: BAVO, saint mary’s, sexual violencelast_img read more

Lakewood Family Asks For Community’s Help As Grandmother Seeks New Kidney

first_imgImage via Allison Morganti / Facebook.LAKEWOOD – A Village of Lakewood family is reaching out to the community in search of a new kidney for their grandmother.Darlene Morganti, a mother of three and a grandmother of three, recently discovered she has a hereditary kidney condition and needs a replacement.This month, Morganti’s family took to Facebook asking for their friends and neighbors help.“As I’m sure you can imagine, finding a kidney for a transplant is not easy and asking a family member or a friend to consider donating a kidney is a difficult task,” said Allison Morganti, Darlene’s daughter-in-law, in a post on Facbeook. “However, we know doing so greatly improves her chances of receiving a transplant! For those of you who have little awareness of this disease, a living kidney donation has a much higher rate of success. “Darlene needs a new kidney, and we hope anyone reading this will consider being tested to be a donor,” Allison Morganti furthered. “We know this is a big request, but we do so on behalf of a remarkable woman, who devotes every day of her life to making a difference to her family and friends.”In the post, the family asked anyone who might have O-positive blood to come forward.“If you can help, please do. If you know anyone who might want to donate, please forward this on. If you think you may be interested in helping Dar, we encourage you to get a blood test or donate blood to find out your blood type. Her blood type is O positive.”Almost instantly, the family says people started to reply offering to get tested.Morganti has been on a list for a new kidney for the last two years. Those interested in helping the family can reach out to them on Facebook via this link.This story was first reported by WNYNewsNow’s news partner WIVB News 4. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Local Volunteer Fire Department Holding Chicken BBQ Fundraiser Saturday

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Photo: Barry Riley / US NavyFLUVANNA – A local fire department is holding a chicken dinner fundraiser to help keep its emergency services running.The Fluvanna Fire Department is holding its second Chiavetta’s Chicken BBQ on Saturday at 11 a.m. until all food is sold.Each dinner is $10 with a half a chicken, two sides and a roll.The department says the pervious fundraising effort was a large success and the group has already received several meal requests for the upcoming event. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent gathering restrictions, the volunteer fire department relied on bingo funds to manage expenses.The department is also giving away two free meals to a Facebook fan who likes, shares and follows their page.last_img read more

Cattaraugus County Releases Results Of Tuesday’s Village Elections

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageLITTLE VALLEY — The Cattaraugus County Board of Elections has released the unofficial results of several village elections.Village of Cattaraugus: Trustee: Jason Crawford 55, Diane S. Wienk 23, George E. Borrowdale 58, Write-in 1.Village of Ellicottville: Mayor: John A. Burrell 87, William S. Coolidge 39. Trustee: Douglas S. Bush 126, Edward J. Imhoff 95.Village of Franklinville: Mayor: Harvey A. Soulvie 61. Trustee: Michael J. Sikora 61, Scott D. Hillman 56, Write-in 4. Village of Gowanda: Trustee: Wanda J. Koch 45, Aaron P. Markham 44.Village of Little Valley: Trustee: Rory Mosher 64, Raymond J. Hughes 77, Piper L. Bridenbaker 39.Village of South Dayton: Trustee: Robert W. Killock 28, Lynn J. Rupp 28. Justice: Stephen S. Smuda III 25.last_img read more

Two Falconer Natives Charged With Illegally Killing A Deer Near Kennedy

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo provided by NYS DEC.POLAND – Two 22-year-old Falconer natives are facing several charges after the NYS DEC say they illegally killed a deer in the Town of Poland last month.Following an investigation by Environmental Conservation Officers and Ellicott Police Anthony Genco, of Falconer and Calvin Nowicki, of Erie PA, were charged with the illegal taking of a deer at night with a light, discharging a firearm from a roadway, using a silencer and trespassing.Police were first tipped off after a landowner reported blood and drag marks in the snow.Investigators allege the pair shot a deer from Sprague Hill Road with a spotlight, on posted property, and with a rifle equipped with a silencer at night on December 12. The two were issued tickets and are scheduled to appear in the Town of Poland Court in February.last_img read more

Mothers and Sons, Starring Tyne Daly, Opens on Broadway

first_img Happy opening, Mothers and Sons! Enjoy your Oreos! (You’ll get it when you see it.) Related Shows View Comments To mark the play’s official opening, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson created this portrait of the unexpected reunion. About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.center_img Mothers and Sons He’s had 20 Broadway productions, and playwright Terrence McNally is still going strong! McNally’s Mothers and Sons, starring Tony winner Tyne Daly, Bobby Steggert and Frederick Weller, will celebrate its opening night on March 24. Directed by Sheryl Kaller, Mothers and Sons tells the story of a mother, who, 20 years after her son’s death, shows up at the door of his former lover, Cal, who is now married to a younger husband, Will. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 22, 2014last_img read more

Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! Set For Hammerstein Ballroom

first_imgOK, Broadway, time to rip off those clothes and start head banging! Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! will amp up this spring with a tribute to rock ‘n’ roll’s iconic music and moments from the past 60 years. As previously reported, the 24th annual benefit will be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 22. Proceeds from the steamy evening will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. View Comments Broadway Bares was created by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), who also serves as executive producer. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s foremost industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizationscenter_img Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, directed by Nick Kenkel, will feature more than 150 of New York’s sexiest dancers as they disrobe for a good cause. Special guests for the evening will be announced at a later date. Since 1992, the annual benefit has raised more than $11.3 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.last_img read more

Watch The Illusionists’s Kevin James Astonish Audiences on TV

first_img Related Shows View Comments The Illusionists Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Seven incredible illusionists will magically appear on Broadway this fall when The Illusionists—Witness the Impossible begins its six-week engagement at the Marquis Theatre on November 26. Kevin James, The Inventor, is one of the seven stars set to take the stage in the mystifying act. James stopped by Good Morning America on July 2 to give a sneak peek of his close up magic routine, dazzling a young audience member with “The Rose Trick.” Take a look at the clip below!last_img