BCEF announces Andy Koors legacy fund and Bruns certification program

first_imgBatesville, Ind. — Two new programs to supplement student learning at the Batesville Community School Corporation will be implemented by the Batesville Community Education Foundation during the 2017-18 school year.“BCEF’s mission is to provide additional funding for innovative learning opportunities at the Batesville Community Schools,” Anne Wilson, director of the Batesville Community Education Foundation said. “These two new programs are definitely beyond what you’d find offered at most other schools, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide these financial resources for our students.”The Andy Koors Legacy Fund has been established using a donation arranged by former Batesville High School German teacher Andrew “Andy” Koors. Also, through money from the estate of Viola M. Bruns, a select number of students who are enrolled in advanced technical programs through the high school will have their associated certification costs covered through scholarships.Andy Koors was the Batesville High School German teacher for 33 years. After his passing, the foundation was informed that he had arranged for the proceeds from one of his life insurance policies to be donated to the foundation in the case of his death. His family had also asked for individual donations in his memory to be donated to the education foundation.“Those of us associated with BCEF were humbled to find out that not only had his family chosen our organization to receive donations but that Andy had named BCEF as the beneficiary of one of his life insurance policies,” Wilson said. “Andy had a long history of supporting education and helping students ­— whether it was spending extra time working with them on their German skills or taking money out of his own pocket to help finance students’ study abroad foreign language programs when their own funds fell short. He truly was a generous soul. Our task now is to utilize that money in ways that reflect his commitment to our mission. One way to do that, the BCEF board has decided, is to establish an Andy Koors Legacy Fund with some of the money. That money will be used in a way yet to be determined, but it will most certainly focus on his love of foreign language and how he would have wanted us to help students. We hope to announce the details in the fall.”Money provided from the estate of Viola M. Bruns will be used for scholarships for high school students who are working to receive certification in technical programs that can benefit them after graduation.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through June 2

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 984; 2. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 951; 3. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 871; 4. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 845; 5. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 775; 6. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 765; 7. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 724; 8. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 684; 9. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas, 679; 10. Ethan Dot­son, Bakersfield, Calif., 669; 11. Cody Shoemaker, Decatur, Texas, 648; 12. Cody Laney, Tor­rance, Calif., 638; 13. Jeff Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 613; 14. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 611; 15. David Goode Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 598; 16. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 585; 17. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 556; 18. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 547; 19. Jerry Frydrych, Aus­tin, Texas, 544; 20. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 540.IMCA Late Models – 1. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 547; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 492; 3. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 423; 4. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 405; 5. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 336; 6. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb., 312; 7. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 306; 8. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 270; 9. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 268; 10. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 258; 11. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 247; 12. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, and Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., both 242; 14. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa, 238; 15. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 224; 16. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 221; 17. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 219; 18. Curt Martin, Independence, Iowa, 212; 19. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, Iowa, 209; 20. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 188.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 725; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 656; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 570; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 540; 5. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 495; 6. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 491; 7. Britney Bry­ant, Granbury, Texas, 426; 8. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 422; 9. Kyle Ganoe, Thompson­town, Pa., 419; 10. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 417; 11. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 410; 12. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 405; 13. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 391; 14. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 368; 15. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, 358; 16. Zach Newlin, Miller­stown, Pa., 356; 17. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 353; 18. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 330; 19. Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, 321; 20. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 319.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,094; 2. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 929; 3. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 810; 4. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 785; 5. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 780; 6. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 691; 7. Ronnie War­ren, Oglesby, Texas, 645; 8. Brandon Taylor, Granbury, Texas, 639; 9. Chad Bruns, Wake­field, Neb., 636; 10. Race Fisher, Dove Creek, Colo., 604; 11. Jay Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 594; 12. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 582; 13. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 569; 14. Dillon Smith, Hewitt, Texas, 566; 15. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 556; 16. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 550; 17. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 535; 18. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 509; 19. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 501; 20. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 496.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 757; 2. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 633; 3. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 624; 4. Damian Snyder, Copperas Cove, Texas, 569; 5. Damon Richards, David City, Neb., 567; 6. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 547; 7. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 538; 8. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., and Dean Zachrison, Sur­prise, Ariz., both 515; 10. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 495; 11. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 494; 12. Bradley Stafford, Desert Hills, Ariz., 488; 13. Andrew Borchardt, Mason City, Iowa, 486; 14. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 481; 15. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 480; 16. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 479; 17. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 476; 18. Jim Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 475; 19. Jason Beshears, Somerton, Ariz., 471; 20. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 469.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,011; 2. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 952; 3. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 894; 4. Ron­nie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 840; 5. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 775; 6. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 655; 7. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 653; 8. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 652; 9. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 649; 10. Allen Montgomery, White Settlement, Texas, 609; 11. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 563; 12. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 496; 13. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 489; 14. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 479; 15. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 466; 16. Kamera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 465; 17. Kevin Crawford, Azle, Texas, 464; 18. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 457; 19. Quentin Noel, Dublin, Texas, 441; 20. Daniel Cavanagh, Hudson Oaks, Texas, 430.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,078; 2. Kenny Wyman Jr., Avondale, Ariz., 683; 3. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 677; 4. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif., 675; 5. Dale Kunz, Buckeye, Ariz., 665; 6. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 610; 7. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 578; 8. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 575; 9. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 564; 10. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 559; 11. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 526; 12. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 518; 13. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 508; 14. Miles Mor­ris, Yuma, Ariz., 501; 15. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 498; 16. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, both 496; 18. Phillip Shelby, Olivehurst, Calif., 493; 19. Kyle Ol­son, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 485; 20. David Harrington, Peoria, Ariz., 484.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Dillon Richards, Beatrice, Neb., 803; 2. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 644; 3. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 635; 4. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 597; 5. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 590; 6. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 559; 7. Barry Taft, Ar­gyle, Iowa, 534; 8. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 528; 9. Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, 520; 10. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 519; 11. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 482; 12. Tanner Uehling, Norfolk, Neb., 480; 13. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 461; 14. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 443; 15. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 435; 16. Cody Van Dusen, Atalissa, Iowa, 422; 17. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 417; 18. Mike Jacobs, Weatherford, Texas, 414; 19. Brandon Wise, Hays, Kan., 407; 20. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 400.last_img read more

Ozil enjoying new life in London

first_imgGermany star Mesut Ozil has admitted he is loving life in England. He said: “Driving on the left-hand side. I thought it would be much more difficult than it really is. But Per Mertesacker gave me some ‘driving lessons’ and they helped me, so I can drive there. “London is an interesting city to live in. I have grown to love the place in a short space of time. “The guys in the Arsenal team and the coaching staff are fully behind me. They have given me great responsibility and that’s what I feel great about.” Ozil’s Gunners initiation included the traditional song in front of his team-mates, although it was an experience he admitted he did not enjoy. He said: “The singing bit, I didn’t really want to do that because my voice just isn’t up to it. I’m not an X-Factor contender by any stretch of the imagination.” Asked what he had sung, he replied: “The song was a Turkish song, to be honest. Of course, people didn’t understand what I was singing.” Press Associationcenter_img The former Real Madrid midfielder, who joined Arsenal in a £43million summer move, is currently on international duty as he and his team-mates prepare for Friday night’s World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland. But much of the focus from the German media was on Ozil’s new life in London. last_img read more

Mourinho slams ‘crying’ tradition

first_img Press Association Responding to the ‘boring’ chants, Mourinho, who is still to be beaten by Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal in 10 attempts, said: “I’d agree. I played against them 10 times and I never lost. “‘Funny, funny Jose’. Ten times, they don’t win once. What do you want to call me?” The Portuguese was content with the result which took his side fourth, two points behind Liverpool, who lead Arsenal on goal difference. Mourinho added: “Happy with the result? I would say not unhappy. We came to win, we wanted to win, we didn’t want to lose. It’s very important not to lose, because if we lose we are five points behind the leader. “And, with a point, we are two points behind both leaders. That’s a completely different picture. We tried to win, but we are not unhappy with the point.” Mourinho believes referee Mike Dean performed well; Wenger did not. The Arsenal boss said: “I don’t think he had a great game at all.” Wenger declined the opportunity to elaborate and did not criticise Dean for failing to take clear action on Mikel’s tackle. “I have to watch that again on television,” Wenger added. “On the pitch it looked bad, but the referee was in a good position.” Wenger felt Arsenal deserved a spot-kick in the first half. He added: “I think it was a penalty. Honestly. If I’m wrong, I apologise. “I’ve not seen it again, but it looked like a penalty. “They defended well, were well organised, and we didn’t find our zippy movements to play between the lines as we can.” Mourinho was content with a point, but Wenger wanted more. He added: “Overall, they were happy with a point and we weren’t. But we couldn’t take our few chances we created. “We dropped two points tonight and that’s what we want to focus, to win the next game (at West Ham on Boxing Day).” It was Arsenal’s fourth successive match without a win. “We’re going through a patch where it’s a bit more difficult, but part of a successful season is how you deal with that. “The spirit of the players is unbelievably focused. There’s a great desire. “But let’s be serious: if after the first game against Aston Villa (when Arsenal lost) I’d told you we’d be top of the league at Christmas, you’d have told me I was absolutely mad. “We are where we are. The last three games have been a bit more difficult, but we have played Everton, Man City and Chelsea.” Arteta was on the receiving end of two ankle-high tackles from Mikel and Ramires, while Arsenal might have had a penalty after Willian’s challenge on Theo Walcott in the first half. Asked about Arsenal’s reaction to the decisions which went against the hosts, Mourinho said: “They like to cry, that’s tradition. “I prefer to say that English people – and I give one example, Frank Lampard – would never provoke a situation like that. “Players from other countries, especially some countries, they have that in their blood. “Foreign players are bringing lots of good things, but I prefer English blood in football and English blood in these situations is ‘come on, let’s go’.” Asked specifically about Mikel’s tackle, Mourinho insisted it was fair. He added: “It was a hard one, an aggressive one. Football is for men or for women with fantastic attitude. “There are other sports without contact and fantastic sports and sports that demand a lot from the players, but no contact. “Football is a game of contact. English football, winter, water on the pitch, the sliding tackles become at a fantastic speed. So be proud, play with proud.” Chelsea set up defensively in the clash and shackled Arsenal, with the home fans booing the Blues off and labelling Mourinho’s men ‘boring’ at the final whistle. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho criticised Mikel Arteta for overreacting to a John Obi Mikel tackle and taunted Arsenal after extending his unbeaten record over the Gunners in Monday night’s 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium.last_img read more

Debutant Ngidi takes 6-39 as Proteas seal series win

first_imgPRETORIA, South Africa (Reuters) – Debutant Lungi Ngidi took six wickets as South Africa defeated India by 135 runs to claim victory in the second Test in Pretoria yesterday and also win the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match contest.Seamer Ngidi, 21, recorded figures of 6-39, his best in first-class cricket, as South Africa bowled out India for 151 just before lunch.India are the top-ranked side in Test cricket according to the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings with South Africa second, though the Proteas will not be able to overhaul the sub-continent side even with a 3-0 series win.The third Test starts at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on January 24.“It took a lot of hard work and was one of the harder Test matches in terms of what you had to put in,” South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said at the post-match presentation.“Bowling was tough, batting was tough, but over the five days I thought we were on top most of the time.”India resumed the final day on 35 for three chasing a victory target of 287, having been dealt a huge blow the evening before when Ngidi bagged the wicket of captain Virat Kohli (5).Their slender hopes were dealt a further set-back when Cheteshwar Pujara (19) became the first Indian player ever to be run-out twice in a Test.Ngidi had a hand in that too as he chased the ball down to the boundary and stopped a four, with his cut-back to AB de Villiers allowing for a bullet throw to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock that saw Pujara short.Pujara had also been run-out first ball in the first innings and has now been involved in six of India’s last eight run-outs in Tests.It would start a procession of wickets as Parthiv Patel (19) picked out Morne Morkel on the fine leg boundary off Kagiso Rabada (3-47), with the big fast bowler pulling off a magnificent catch on the run.Hardik Pandya (6) was caught by de Kock off Ngidi, before the seamer also induced an edge from Ravichandran Ashwin (3) to the wicketkeeper to leave India reeling at 87 for seven.Rohit Sharma (47) took the attack to the bowlers before he was magnificently caught at fine leg by de Villiers off Rabada attempting a hook.The innings wrapped up quickly after that, as Mohammed Shami (28) was caught by Morkel off Ngidi and Jasprit Bumrah spooned a catch to Vernon Philander at mid-off to hand the youngster his sixth wicket and debut match figures of 7-90.“We thought the wicket was really flat to play on, it was quite surprising,” Kohli said. “We tried our best but South Africa were better than we in every department, especially fielding.”SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 335INDIA 1st innings 307 SOUTH AFRICA 2nd innings 258INDIA 2nd innings (overnight 35 for 3)Murali Vijay b Kagiso Rabada              9Lokesh Rahulc Keshav Maharaj b Lungi Ngidi              4Cheteshwar Pujara run-out AB de Villiers 19Virat Kohli lbw Lungi Ngidi               5Parthiv Patel c Morne Morkel b Kagiso Rabada             19Rohit Sharma c AB de Villiers b Kagiso Rabada           47Hardik Pandya c Quinton de Kock b Lungi Ngidi             6Ravichandran Ashwin c Quinton de Kock b Lungi Ngidi         3 Mohammed Shami c Morne Morkel b Lungi Ngidi       28Ishant Sharma not out                  4Jasprit Bumrah c Vernon Philander b Lungi Ngidi            2Extras: (b-4, w-1)            5Total: (all out, 50.2 overs)        151 Fall of wickets : 1-11, 2-16, 3-26, 4-49, 5-65, 6-83, 7-87, 8-141, 9-145.Bowling:  Philander 10-3-25-0, Rabada 14-3-47-3, Ngidi 12.2-3-39-6, Morkel 8-3-10-0 (w-1), Maharaj 6-1-26-0.last_img read more

The Latest: NC State reports 5 tested positive for COVID-19

first_imgAthletics spokesman Fred Demarest said Thursday those positives came after the school tested 315 athletes, coaches and staff starting May 29. That’s a positive rate of roughly 1.6%.N.C. State athletic director Boo Corrigan had announced in early June that the school had begun a schedule of allowing athletes to return in phases to campus.That plan started with testing of members of the football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs who live locally. Athletes who were cleared were then allowed to participate in voluntary workouts in small groups.On Wednesday, rival North Carolina said it was pausing football workouts for at least a week. That came after 37 positive results among 429 tests administered to UNC athletes, coaches and staff as they returned to campus in phases starting in June.___ Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says forward Vinícius Júnior will need to have another coronavirus test after an initial test result came out “wrong.”Zidane says “the doctor informed me that the test had come out wrong and we were going to repeat it.”Zidane says the Brazilian’s test was not positive. He says “sometimes there are errors. It wasn’t negative or positive.”Spanish league players have undergone regular testing since the competition resumed last month.Some players and staff members at Valencia and Alavés tested positive in March. They have all recovered. No player has tested positive since the competition resumed in empty stadiums. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___North Carolina State says five people tied to Wolfpack sports have tested positive for COVID-19. July 9, 2020 The Latest: NC State reports 5 tested positive for COVID-19 Madrid leads the Spanish league with four games left.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

France Midfielder Refuses to be ‘Spare Tyre’

first_imgNoel le Graet, president of the France Football Federation, said Rabiot’s reaction “was very surprising”.He added in a statement: “Rabiot is a high-quality player and an endearing boy who has always behaved well in national selections where he has evolved.“His disappointment does not allow him to give up and not to serve the France team. To be part of the collective of France, to be among the best French players, is a chance and a privilege in the career of a player.“He made a bad decision. He penalises himself and sanctions himself alone.”Rabiot made 45 appearances in all competitions for PSG in 2017-18, winning a domestic treble.France is in World Cup Group C alongside Australia, Peru and Denmark.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram France midfielder Adrien Rabiot has refused to be named on the national team’s standby list for the World Cup.The 23-year-old Paris St-Germain player was not in the final 23-man squad but among the 11 reserve players.Reports in France say Rabiot, capped six times, had emailed coach Didier Deschamps saying he would not “be able to follow the training programme”.last_img read more

Syracuse tight end Parris to return from knee injury this weekend, Shafer says

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Tight end Josh Parris will return to the field from his knee injury on Saturday when Syracuse (2-0) hosts Maryland (2-1) at 12:30, head coach Scott Shafer said at his weekly press conference Thursday morning.“Josh Parris had a good week of practice,” Shafer said, “so we’re looking forward to getting him back on the field … He’s ready to go.”The junior had been day-to-day earlier in the week and his status for the game hinged on his performance in practice, Shafer said earlier in the week.Parris was slotted to be the Orange’s starting tight end but suffered a knee cartilage injury and underwent surgery on Aug. 27. Kendall Moore and Jamal Custis have seen most of the snaps at tight end for SU while Parris has been sidelined.Parris has 13 career receptions for 90 yards and a pair of touchdowns, one of which was the game-winning score against Boston College last year to clinch bowl eligibility.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer added to the injury update that H-back Sean Avant is still out with an upper-body injury.center_img Published on September 18, 2014 at 11:02 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

RECESS Music and Ideas Festival comes to campus

first_imgSchools out! · The RECESS Music and Ideas Festival took place on Wednesday with several organizations tabling on Trousdale Parkway. – Anastasia Velicescu | Daily TrojanRECESS Music and Ideas Festival came to USC on Wednesday as part of its national tour of 10 college campuses. The festival, which took place on Trousdale Parkway sought to inspire students to innovate and create their own startups.“Startup culture is really at a high right now, and college campuses have always been known as the epicenters for some of the biggest innovations of our time,” said Adam Ornelas, marketing manager for RECESS.RECESS originally began in 2010 as a music festival touring college campuses. After cofounders Deuce Thevenow and Jack Shannon noticed how many students were passionate about entrepreneurship, they relaunched the festival in 2013 as a way to entertain and educate students at the same time.“We hope that it can hopefully raise the awareness of entrepreneurship and reach students that maybe hadn’t thought about it or hadn’t been attracted to it,” said Jack Shannon, cofounder of RECESS. “The whole goal is to give them the opportunity to get in front of real investors, mentors or advisors.”The event took place in three parts over the course of the day. The Playground, which took place on Trousdale Parkway starting at 10 a.m., gave students the opportunity to network with companies, including Lyft and L’Oreal.Genesis Casco, a junior majoring in biochemistry, said the fair changed her ideas about the social impact that business can have.“If I were to ever start a company, I would love to give back. Not just to be getting money but to be giving it back to other people who need help,” Casco said.Schools out! · The RECESS Music and Ideas Festival took place on Wednesday with several organizations tabling on Trousdale Parkway. – Anastasia Velicescu | Daily TrojanThe fair also gave companies a way to identify students interested in developing new ideas.“We have been wanting to find a good way to talk to students at USC who are of the entrepreneurial mindset, and RECESS is the perfect venue for that,” Erik Nielsen, cofounder of 2Truths and a Lie, said. “It’s kind of a mini-TED Talks for college campuses.”In the evening, in the Annenberg West lobby, the speaker series “Office Hours” hosted a talk about fame on Vine with Vine influencer King Bach and a discussion on kickstarting a digital career with digital influencer Claudia Sulewski and L’Oreal Paris Senior Digital Marketing Manager Thomas Ahn. The panels were moderated by CNET Senior Editor Ashley Esqueda and CEO of Career Sushi, Shara Senderoff.Ahn spoke about why he wanted to talk with students about innovation and entrepreneurship.“There’s a lot of opportunity to have a symbiotic learning relationship, where we can mentor [students] and teach them things, and they can also give us a fresh perspective and fresh thinking,” Ahn said.The event culminated in a pitch competition, which provided a platform for five teams of students to present an idea for a startup to a panel of judges.The winning team, KRAFT IT, consisted of Kyle Walden and Patrick Carmody,  both juniors majoring in business administration and pitched an idea for a device that would measure air pollution.The team said they have participated in pitch competitions in the past, and were honored to receive the win on Wednesday.KRAFT IT will advance to the RECESS Field Trip where they will compete against winning teams from other colleges for the chance to start a company based on their idea.last_img read more

Syracuse looks to build off recent scoring success against Drexel

first_img Published on September 15, 2015 at 9:50 pm Contact Michael: mdburk01@syr.edu After Maya Pitts scored in the 53rd minute Sunday to break a scoreless tie with Colgate, Syracuse goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan raised her right arm. She put up one finger and then pumped her fist as she walked toward her own goal, all while smiling and watching her teammates celebrate on the other end of the field.Before that goal, Syracuse (3-4-1) had played seven consecutive halves of soccer and four overtime periods without scoring. In total this season, the Orange has been shut out in five of eight games, struggling to provide Brosnan with support despite consistently generating scoring chances. SU finally finished two of those chances against Colgate and will look to build off that as it nears Atlantic Coast Conference play.After Syracuse played Cornell to a 0-0 tie Sept. 11, SU head coach Phil Wheddon gathered his team at midfield of SU Soccer Stadium and spoke with them for several minutes. The conversation he had with his players was similar to the ones he had with them after each of its shutout losses.“We’re trying hard to build the team’s confidence,” Wheddon said after the Cornell game. “But it’s difficult when you get repetitive actions. I think that’s the definition of insanity, isn’t it? Doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.”But when Syracuse took the field for warm-ups Sunday, Wheddon could tell that something was different.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The finishing was fantastic and it translated (to the game), so I’m happy for the players,” he said.It was, at the least, a temporary fix for a problem that has plagued Syracuse throughout the season. Not including its 6-0 win against Massachusetts on Aug. 21, the Orange has averaged 0.57 goals per game despite averaging 14 shots per game in that same span.The latter statistic is an improvement over last season, when SU averaged just over 10 shots per game, and that’s something that has given the team hope.“Even though it’s been very frustrating that we couldn’t finish (opportunities), at least we knew we were creating them,” Brosnan said after the Colgate game. “So it was literally just that one final piece that we had to get together.”Brosnan has seen two shutouts in regulation not result in victories. She’s also third in the ACC with 29 saves, and Wheddon called her the team’s best player after the Cornell game.But Wheddon also said that, in some games, Brosnan hasn’t been “troubled” by opposing attacks. He said that ACC teams will take advantage of more scoring opportunities, which will place more onus on Syracuse’s own attack to score goals.Syracuse’s final tune-up before ACC play comes Thursday night against Drexel. After that, the Orange will hit the road to face Virginia, North Carolina and Virginia Tech — three of the conference’s top four teams in goals scored this season.If SU wants to contend with that group, it’ll need to continue its form from Sunday.“We’ve controlled games. We’ve had opportunities,” midfielder Jackie Firenze after the Cornell game. “We just haven’t put them away … We need to put the ball in the back of the net.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more