UVM to participate in ‘National Roll Call’ on Veterans Day

first_imgAt 3 p.m.  the VCO and SGA will host a Veteran’s Day ceremony in Memorial Lounge in the Waterman Building. Speakers will include  faculty, students and staff and members of the Burlington community. The ceremony will also feature a performance by the UVM a cappella group Zest and a video produced by UVMtv.  The Veterans Collaborative Organization is an SGA-sponsored club that provides services and community for the 77 veterans and 75 dependents of veterans attending UVM.The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community of NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. NASPA is a 12,000-member association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs professionals.Lt. Col. (Ret) Brett Morris, the National Roll Call coordinator, said, “We wanted to rally campus communities across the nation to send a powerful message to the troops currently serving that their peers have not forgotten their sacrifices, or those of the fallen.”### At 2 pm, members of the UVM and surrounding communities are invited to come to Bailey Howe to observe a nationwide synchronized moment of silence.  The moment of silence is taking place at the eleventh hour (Pacific Time) of 11-11-11: the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 2011 ‘ a few weeks after the tenth anniversary of 9-11.  “Many members of our community, no matter what their political views, are looking for ways to understand and honor the sacrifice that so many veterans have made, and to support the troops that are currently serving,” said Little, a junior in the School of Business Administration who served in Afghanistan. “My hope is that people will note and appreciate the readings during the day, and then come to Bailey Howe at 2 p.m. to observe the moment of silence.” He added that the flag display is meant to provide a dramatic visual for increasing awareness of the number of troops who have died in the wars.   “We are proud to be co-sponsoring this event with the Veterans Collaborative Organization,” said Katie Rifken, a senior psychology major and chair of the SGA’s Legislative Action Committee. “To so many of us, these wars are distant events. This is a way for our community to understand the very real sacrifice so many made and to honor these brave men and women.” University of Vermont,On Veterans Day, Friday November 11, members of the University of Vermont community will commemorate the more than 6,200 veterans who sacrificed their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars by participating in Remembrance Day National Roll Call, joining more than 170 campuses across the country.UVM’s Veterans Collaborative Organization and the Student Government Association are sponsoring the event.  UVM is the only Vermont school participating. Beginning at 7 am, 25 UVM students, faculty and staff will read the names of all of the veterans in chronological order, beginning with the first fallen soldier.  Each reader will speak for 15 minutes from a podium in front of the Bailey Howe library.  The reading of the names will take about eight hours to complete. More that 6,000 American flags honoring the fallen veterans will be displayed on the green in front of Bailey Howe.  The Kappa Sigma fraternity will also spread a large canvas near the podium outlining an American flag.  Passersby will be invited to place a hand or thumb-print on the canvas using cans of blue and red paint.  According to Ryan Little, president of the Veterans Collaborative Organization, the National Roll Call both honors those who gave their lives for their country and offers a way for the UVM community to come together over wars that, for many, are remote from their lives. last_img read more

Bulldog Swimming Results

first_imgBatesville Swimming traveled to Shelbyville High School on Saturday competing in the Shelbyville Relay Invitational.“This meet is always a fun one,” said Coach McMullen, “I really enjoy mixing up the meet schedule with this meet. It seems like the swimmers enjoy the mental break too.”Overall, the Boys finished 5th of 6 and the girls finished 4th of 6th.shelbyrelaysOn Tuesday night, Batesville traveled down the road to compete at EIAC foe Greensburg. Both teams started the first half of the meet strong with multiple top 3 finishes through the 50 free.Freshman Sean Callahan paced the boys team with 2 individual top finishes in the 200 IM, and 100 Fly. Fellow freshman Ben Moster finished third in the 200 IM and first in the 100 Breaststroke with a life-time best swim of 1:10.22.The Boys 200 Freestyle relay, comprised of Moster, Callahan, Quinn Rasnick and Mason Enneking finished in first just out touching Greensburg in the final few yards.The Lady Bulldogs fell 118 to 56 and were led by Jr. Allison Storms (1st-100 Breast; 2nd-200 IM) and Junior Gwen Martin (1st-50 Free, 4th-500 Free.“After this meet, we’re in a really good place to finish out this portion of our season,” said second year Coach Greg McMullen. “As I’ve said previously, our team is consistently getting faster and improving as the season goes on. This meet introduced some very tight races.”While the boys won 5 total events they still fell to the Pirates with a score of 90-76. However, this was a huge improvement over the 103-49 score from last season.BHSvsGreensburgThe Bulldogs close out the 2018 competitions on Thursday, December 13 at Milan in a triangular meet against Milan High School and Oldenburg Academy and will return to action on January 3, 2019 at Southwestern High School in Hanover on January 3 before competing at the EIAC Conference Championship on Saturday January 5, 2019 at South Dearborn.last_img read more

Carter-Williams fuels Fair in victory against Villanova

first_img Published on January 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories DUG OUT: Late run, crucial Cooney 3s lead Syracuse over Villanova in scrappy shorthanded home winFreshman trio of Cooney, Coleman, Grant carries Orange to win against VillanovaWith Southerland out Syracuse forced to adjust to compact Villanova defensecenter_img Michael Carter-Williams continued to find C.J. Fair in the right spot for big buckets, and Fair continued to knock them down.Fair was 7-for-12 from the field and hit seven free throws in his 22-point performance, and keyed a run in the second half that helped Syracuse start to pull away from Villanova for good in its 72-61 win over the Wildcats on Saturday. Of his 22 points, Fair scored 16 of them in the second half.“Today I felt a rhythm early in the second half. Mike, he kept coming to me. He wanted to give me the ball, he wanted me to score,” Fair said. “When my point guard is running plays for me, that gives me confidence on making plays.”With Syracuse down 31-27 in the first minute of the second half, Fair made a layup to pull the Orange to within two. On the Orange’s next possession, he drilled a 3-pointer from the left wing that gave Syracuse a 32-31 lead. And it wouldn’t lose the lead for the rest of the day because of Fair’s production in the second half.He took over in the second half and scored 11 points during a 13-3 run for SU that lasted nearly six minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFair hit another jumper in the paint later in the second half to make it 55-47 Syracuse. Villanova hung around until the closing minutes of the game, but Fair came up big again.He grabbed a rebound on a Villanova miss and drew a foul on the Wildcats’ James Bell. Fair hit both free throws to keep the Orange up by nine with 33 seconds left.“The second half started, we wanted to go to C.J. and C.J. got us in front,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “They were so concerned with C.J. we got two lob passes because C.J. was hurting them so much.” Commentslast_img read more

World Cup winning Luiz Felipe Scolari returns as Brazil coach

first_imgBrazil have appointed Luiz Felipe Scolari as their new coach.The 64-year-old will lead the five-times World Cup winners into their home tournament in 2014 after the Brazilian Football Confederation announced him as the replacement for the sacked Mano Menezes.Scolari led Brazil to their last World Cup success in 2002 and left his position in charge of Palmeiras earlier this year.The unpopular Menezes was dismissed because Confederation president Jose Maria Marin wanted a new approach ahead of next year’s Confederations Cup and the World Cup and, after initially saying the new man would be appointed in January, the decision was brought forward.Scolari had been the overwhelming favourite to take over given the esteem in which he is held by the public.The former Chelsea boss has plenty of top-level international experience, having led Portugal at the 2006 World Cup and 2004 and 2008 European Championships.Brazil have failed to make it past the quarter-finals of the last two World Cups and nothing less than than another title will be accepted in front of their home fans.Marin said yesterday experience was the key quality he had been looking for in the new appointment. Scolari will be assisted by another World Cup winner with Carlos Alberto Parreira, who led the team to glory in 1994 in the United States, coming in as technical co-ordinator.last_img read more