Partnerships for Progress — Boston

first_img 33Cynthia Wu ’13 (left) and Erica Lin ’10 do a science demonstration for students from the Gardner Pilot Academy. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 20A Boston student plays during PBHA’s Summer Urban Program. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 17Boston students build marshmallow towers during Phillips Brooks House Association’s (PBHA) Chinatown Adventure summer program. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 9Allston residents play miniature golf during the opening of the Harvard Allston Field and Fairway. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 7Fifth-graders from the Elihu Greenwood School explore polymers during a science day event hosted by Harvard Step UP. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 5Using an Internet2 connection donated by Harvard and speaking on TelePresence equipment donated by Cisco, the group “met” with Cambridge Superintendent Jeff Young and Dean Kathleen McCartney of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (front center on screen) to celebrate the launch of the partnership. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 32Harvard undergraduates teaching at the Harvard Allston Education Portal provide science enrichment opportunities to students in the Gardner Pilot Academy’s after-school program. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 18Boston students make paper cup phones during PBHA’s annual Science Olympiad. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 13Students participate in the Library Park Construction Club to learn about soil, trees, and other aspects of park design. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 21Children from Boston attend the summer camp in Chinatown run by the Phillips Brooks House Association. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 24Middle school students visit the State House during the PBHA Chinatown Adventure summer program Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 11A Brighton family enjoys the batting cages at the Harvard Allston Field and Fairway. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 1Prior to throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park for the Red Sox v. Baltimore Orioles game, Harvard President Drew Faust met Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia in the dugout. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 4President Drew Faust (at podium) was on hand as Harvard University and Cisco unveiled a gift to Boston and Cambridge schools that will allow students and teachers to video conference with individuals around the world. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 14Harvard designers Dennis Swinford (left) and Emily Mueller De Celis (with sunglasses) lead children on a tour of the Library Park site. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 26Crimson Summer Academy students take part in a science and technology course in Harvard’s Science Center. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 25Billy Marks ’11 speaks with a camper during a field trip to the State House. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 23A Harvard Allston Summer Corps teen works with campers at Tenacity, a Boston nonprofit that teaches tennis, literacy, and life skills to kids in after-school and summer programs. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 15Harvard designer Emily Mueller De Celis (right) tours the Library Park site with children. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographercenter_img Each day, members of the Harvard community interact with students, teachers, and families across Boston. For example, Harvard students serve as tutors in after-school programs, faculty members offer lectures to community groups, and schools offer mentored research opportunities to talented students. These connections benefit the communities on both sides of the Charles — enriching lives, forming lasting bonds, opening minds, and expanding opportunities.This work is a key extension of the public service ethic called for in Harvard’s charter, and the University takes great pride in its longstanding partnerships with communities in Boston. 35President Faust greets a student at the Harvard Allston Education Portal. Justin Ide/Harvard Staff Photographer 34Harvard University President Drew Faust and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino welcome guests to the Harvard Allston Education Portal. Justin Ide/Harvard Staff Photographer 22A junior counselor at a PBHA summer program assists a camper during the morning academic session. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 27Crimson Scholars participate in a step class at the Malkin Athletics Center. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 12Brighton residents get ready to hit the green. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 28Children from the Ellis Memorial visit the Arthur M. Sackler Museum for summer art activities. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 6The gift also gives the schools access to Harvard’s Internet2, a faster, education-only Internet network. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 8Students work on an experiment with their teacher during a science event hosted by Harvard Step UP. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 19Children from several different neighborhoods in Boston paint together during PBHA’s Summer Urban Program. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 29Children gather for a reading during a field trip to the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 30A Boston student shows off his work during a visit to the Sackler Museum. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 10A Brighton resident plays miniature golf at the Harvard Allston Field and Fairway. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 2Hit me with your best shot! President Drew Faust lets one fly. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 16Students work on a problem set during the Crimson Summer Academy. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 31A student reviews a book on Italy during Global Girls Day, sponsored by the Harvard Chapter of Strong Women, Strong Girls. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 3Red Sox first baseman Mike Lowell caught President Drew Faust’s pitch, where afterward they met for the first time. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more

First years participate in Belles Beginnings at SMC

first_imgOver the weekend, Saint Mary’s Class of 2019 participated in Belles Beginnings, the College’s orientation program, to help ease students into college life along with the peer mentoring program. Student body president Kaitlyn Baker said Belles Beginnings provides students with resources and knowledge to help them move from high school students to college women while giving them the opportunity to meet other first years.Belles Beginnings commenced Thursday when the newest members of the College moved into their residence halls, Baker said. A matriculation ceremony, small group meetings hosted by Peer Mentors, and the presentation of Sex Signals took place Friday, followed by different presentations regarding campus life, study abroad and other important topics on Saturday. The evening culminated in PlayFair and Domerfest on Saturday night.“The events throughout the weekend allowed students to meet each other in large group settings to bond as a class and in smaller groups to get to know each other as individuals,” Baker said.Senior Maranda Pennington works as a peer mentor to first year students. As a mentor, she helps the first-year students transition to the College by offering advice and answering any questions they might have about academics, student life or anything about Saint Mary’s, she said.Pennington said she hopes students learn that “it’s more than okay to ask questions and feel a little clueless at times.” She also hopes students learned Saint Mary’s students are surrounded by wonderful peers and professors who want to help them become successful women. “It helps so much [to have a peer mentor] because they’re actually getting a student perspective on everything rather than just being preached at by staff,” Pennington said. “It’s easier for them to relate and talk to someone who has gone through it and is closer to their age. … The first few weeks of college are such a stressful and vulnerable time. Having a peer mentor to support you in any way they can through that process is vital.”During the weekend, students split their time between their peer mentors and various other programming sessions. With their peer mentors, first years participated in small group discussions and ice breakers to get to know each other, Pennington said. “Overall, I tried to keep the environment very relaxed because I know how nervous they probably were,” Pennington said. “I’m really excited to show my students why I love Saint Mary’s so much and also help them be successful and happy here.”First-year student Emily Scott said she wanted to come to the College because of the strong community feeling. Scott said she “found that you meet new friends more easily when you’re not necessarily looking for friends. They kind of come to you.”Nina Hartman, also a first year, said she learned more during orientation than she thought she would.“Not only have I learned important information like how to stay safe and take care of myself, I also learned what the greatness and importance of being a Belle really is through getting to know new classmates during peer mentor meetings, Mass, Domerfest and many more fun activities,” Hartman said.Hartman said she is excited to join the community at Saint Mary’s.“Not only is the campus beautiful, but the people here are beautiful as well, inside and out,” Hartman said. “Everybody is so kind and welcoming, which I love. I really can’t imagine myself anywhere else but here for college. The Saint Mary’s community is one that I’ve been wanting to join for a long time now, and I’m ecstatic that I can finally be called a Belle.”Tags: Belles Beginnings, Class of 2019last_img read more

Harman bounces back from doubles loss, leads SU tennis to win over Bucknell

first_img Published on March 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm Emily Harman already had one loss on her résumé on the day. As a member of a doubles team with Chelsea Jones, Harman and her partner fell in a close match to Bucknell Sunday afternoon at Drumlins Tennis Center. As the No. 2 singles player for the Orange, though, Harman couldn’t let it bog her down.    ‘I just needed to forget about it and move on to the next thing,’ Harman said. ‘Obviously, it was disappointing, but it was also a motivator to come out and get a redemption match against one of the girls that I played.’    She didn’t let this one get away.    Harman won her tightly contested match (6-3, 6-4), one of the five singles wins for SU in a 6-1 victory over the Bison. She bounced back from a tough tiebreaker loss in the No. 1 doubles match.    ‘She’s a very hard-nosed player when we’re on the court, and I think she reacted pretty well,’ said Jones, who did not play in the singles round. ‘She didn’t carry that loss into her singles match and she didn’t let it affect her. She has so much confidence that a few balls here and there won’t get her down.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the outcome of the overall match still in doubt at the time, Harman took the court just 10 minutes after the tough loss. Harman and her opponent held serve for most of the first set, and she led 4-3 with a chance to win a big break point. Although she tended to rely on her powerful stroke to win points in the doubles match, Harman laid down a perfectly placed drop shot to win the game. She held serve again in the next game to win the first set.While the Orange would secure the team victory early in Harman’s second set, she refused to let up. She said she did not let her teammates’ matches affect her play.‘Our coaches definitely train us to take one point at a time and never play any match different,’ Harman said. ‘We know that (every match) is always going to be important.’ Despite her resolve to play her own game, Harman was broken for the first time early in the second set and trailed 2-0. She came back furiously, breaking twice and holding her dominating serve for the rest of the match. Her onslaught of powerful slams caused her opponent to throw up her hands in frustration after the latest one flew by her.Head coach Luke Jensen loves Harman’s intensity and said that was a reason why he had confidence in her after the crushing doubles loss. ‘She intimidates because she brings such an aggressive game plan to the court every single time,’ Jensen said. ‘If she executes her game, she’s going to win, and it’s as cut and dry as that.’Harman’s bounce-back singles win was another step in the development of her game. She has what she calls ‘a huge weapon’ in her serve, which she said tops out at 112 miles per hour, but she wants to become a more complete player.‘How I won today was my big serve and volleys, but tomorrow it might be something else,’ Harman said. ‘What I like about who I’m turning into is that I can adjust myself and still get the win.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Help wanted: Detention Officer for Sumner County Sheriff Office

first_imgHelp wanted: Detention Officer I – Sheriff Office.Pay range: $11.64 – $19.10.HS diploma or GED.  Position processes inmates through detention facility.  Maintains security of inmates in facility and during transport.  Prepares reports and maintains records.  Candidate must pass a Criminal History background check.  Must have a valid KS driver’s license.Apply on line at  Application closing date 07/17/2016.  Complete job description available at Sumner Co. Clerk’s Office, 501 N. Washington, Rm 101, Wellington Ks 67152, ph 620-326-3395. EOElast_img