College to host third annual volleyball fundraiser match

first_imgThe Sisters of the Holy Cross will play the Saint Mary’s College Board of Trustees in the third-annual volleyball match fundraiser Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Angela Athletic and Wellness Complex. This fundraising event helps the Sisters fund various missions around the world. This year, the Sisters are focused on raising money to buy a bus for students at Our Lady of Holy Cross School (OLHCS) located in Kasoa, Ghana, in Africa.The school’s enrollment has increased from roughly 100 students in 2006 to nearly 1,000 students. With the enrollment increase, it is important to maintain safe transportation for the students who walk long distances in order to receive an education, College sports information director Sarah Miesle said. Courtesy of Kerry Rose McDonald The Sisters of the Congregation of the Holy Cross play members of the Board of Trustees in a volleyball match to raise money.“The students in Ghana only have so many buses. It’s been a country that’s been affected by human trafficking,” Miesle said. “A new bus would help serve about 65 students who currently walk anywhere between a half hour to 45 minutes one way to get to school.”The annual fundraiser started as an idea between the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Mary Burke, and Sister Suzanne Brennan of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. They wanted to promote community on campus while supporting the mission work of the Sisters.In addition to the volleyball match, there will be performances from the College’s a cappella group, dance team and community band. Other activities include a poster contest for the best poster cheering on the Sisters or the Board of Trustees in which students have the chance to win free smoothies from Murphy’s Cafe. Popcorn, pom poms and informational tables will also be included with the event.“We know it’s a crazy week because of midterms,” Miesle said. “We just want people to come and have a great time. We are really optimistic that we are going to reach our fundraising goal this year. I think that at this point in the week that we all need something fun and relaxing to have, so this will be the place to be on Thursday.”Miesle said an anonymous donor will match the donations up to $31,500, which can buy a new bus.“Today we are over $20,000 toward that fundraising goal so it’s not really an expectation for students to have to give a huge amount of money. Help as you can,” she said.According to a poster located in the Saint Mary’s Athletic facility, purchasing a bus that seats 32 students would enhance attendance rates, promote academic success and ensure safety for the students of OLHCS.“If you’ve never been, come and see what it’s all about,” Miesle said. “It’s not a huge time consuming event by any means, but it’s meant to help build community on the College’s campus, and I don’t think you could come and not leave with a smile on your face.”Those who attend this event can promote the mission by using #GhanaGetTheBus on social media.Tags: Ghana, Saint Mary’s Board of Trustees, Sisters of the Holy Cross, Volleyballlast_img read more

Have a Jolly Holiday with Idina Menzel, Matthew Morrison, Julie Andrews & More

first_img Idina Menzel Judy Garland, The Judy Garland Christmas Album Idina Menzel, Holiday Wishes Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas There is nothing better than baking cookies, trimming the tree and decking the halls to the sounds of Christmas carols sung by some of the best voices in the world. And by “best voices in the world,” we mean Broadway stars, of course. But which Broadway faves should we listen to while getting our jingle bells on? That’s the question we posed to you on ranking site Culturalist. The results are in and they are a nice mix of current and classic holiday albums. Take a look!  Barbra Streisand, A Christmas Album Barbra Streisand, The Classic Christmas Album Star Filescenter_img Lea Salonga, The Christmas Album Julie Andrews, Christmas with Julie Andrews Julie Andrews, Greatest Christmas Songs View Comments Matthew Morrison, A Classic Christmas Kristin Chenoweth, A Lovely Way to Spend Christmaslast_img read more

Track & Field Heads To MVC Outdoor Championship

first_img Friday ESPN+ Broadcast 2018 MVC Championship Heat Sheets Schedule Championship Central Action for the Bulldogs begins Friday with the multi-events in the morning followed by the javelin at 4 p.m. Events on the track begin at 6 p.m. Competition resumes Saturday at 3 p.m. before finals begin Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Senior Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) will look to defend her 100-meter hurdles title from a year ago. Young has finished in the top-five in every outdoor meet this season and currently holds the third best time in the Valley of 13.79. Fellow hurdler, Victoria Coombe (Centennial, Colo.) aims to continue her strong junior campaign just weeks after setting a personal best time of 1:00.80 in the 400-meter hurdles at the Tom Botts Invitational. Her mark leads the Valley by nearly a second and ranks as the sixth fastest time in school history. On the men’s side sophomore Caulin Graves (Kansas City, Mo.) returns to the MVC Championships a year after taking fourth and second, respectively, in the 100 and 200 meters last season. At the 2018 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee, Graves tied a personal best 100m time of 10.51 which ranks fourth this season in the Valley. Kundai Maguranyanga (Glen Zorah, Zimbabwe) rounds out the Valley top 10 in the 100m while Maguranyanga also ranks 3rd in the 200m. Sunday ESPN+ Broadcast Live Results center_img Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) is another Bulldog aiming to add an MVC title to her resume to build upon her second-place triple jump finish from last year’s championships. Earlier this season after just narrowly missing a school record multiple times, Rolle set the Drake triple jump record at the Jim Duncan Invitational with a mark of 41-8.5 (12.71m) that ranks 59th in the NCAA this season. The Drake University track and field teams are set to travel to Terre Haute, Ind., for the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 11-13. The championship, hosted by Indiana State, will have all portions of all three days aired on ESPN+. Story Links Saturday ESPN+ Broadcast The Bulldogs also have a pair of javelin throwers in Max Harlan (Hopkins, Minn.) and Jake Taylor (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) who are both coming off career performances at the Drake Relays. Harlan and Taylor rank fourth and fifth in the Valley with marks of 172-3 and 171-1. In the MVC’s annual pre-championship poll, the Drake men were projected to finish sixth overall while the women were selected seventh. Illinois State was the unanimous pick for both the men’s and women’s titles.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more