Members discuss voting, relief fund, pep rallies

first_imgStudent senate covered a broad agenda during titsmeeting Wednesday and discussed plans for voter registration and education, a disaster relief fund and the upcoming Stanford pep rally in Purcell Pavilion. Social Concerns chair Pat McCormick said efforts for voter registration and education kicked off Monday with a standing-room-only crowd for the lecture “Pizza, Pop and Politics: Midterm Elections 2010.” “The way that we have developed [voter registration] in terms of an action plan splits into three tiers,” McCormick said. “We have spent a lot of time researching this because it is really a priority.” The plan includes education on election issues for all voters, voter registration for residents of Indiana and encouraging out-of-state students to participate in midterm elections in the best way possible, McCormick said. Those students who are not residents of Indiana may legally switch their residency to Indiana and vote in local elections, but this change could be problematic when transitioning back to their home state, McCormick said. “State laws vary in terms of switching your permanent residency,” McCormick said. “We are encouraging everyone who is thinking about switching their residency to Indiana to register here to meet with someone who can give them legal specifics.” Oversight chair Paige Becker said her committee is planning a disaster relief fund that would help the University reach out financially after a crisis. “The fund would act somewhat like a church charity fund,” Becker said. “It would be a continuous charity fund to be accessed in the event of a national or international disaster.” Student clubs could also petition to use the fund to finance projects and trips to areas in need of aid, Becker said. Senators also talked about the details of the upcoming home game weekend. The Stanford pep rally on Friday will bring the student body back to Purcell Pavilion, student body president Catherine Soler said. Each dorm will not have a designated seating area, so students should arrive as early as possible with their residence hall before the pep rally begins at 6 p.m., she said. “We will definitely have good conversations next week about what format we like best for pep rallies,” Soler said. Feedback from the Stanford pep rally will continue efforts to host pep rallies that are more oriented toward students, Soler said.last_img read more

Tornadoes Oust Plateau in Aiteo Cup

first_imgNiger Tornadoes winger, Wilfred Angels Ammeh is quite excited after his side edged out league champions, Plateau United from the Aiteo Cup championship yesterday.The Ikon Allah Boys were forced to 2-2 draw by the Tin City side in Sunday’s Aiteo Cup quarterfinals reverse clash at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos.The match could not hold on Saturday as early scheduled due to heavy downpour that made the turf unplayable.The Minna landlords scored first off the foot of Ibrahim Babawo in the 25th minute while Isah Hussaini doubled the side lead from the penalty spot in the 40th minute to end the half as leaders.Bature Yaro scored a brace from the penalty spot in the 52nd and 90th minute to even scores at 2-2 for the Jos side.However, it was the Minna outfit that progressed to the Aiteo Cup semifinals on 4-2 aggregate after two unreplied goals win in the first fixture clash on Wednesday in Lokoja.Ammeh said his side are well-poised and strengthened to go ahead to challenge for the Aiteo Cup podium dance.Tornadoes will face title holders, FC IfeanyiUbah in the two-legged semifinals clash first in Lokoja on Saturday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 04 in Nnewi.AITEO Cup Quarter –Final Round -up FIRST LEG MATCHES MENNiger Tornadoes 2-0 Plateau UnitedOsun United 1-0 Sunshine UnitedFC IfeanyiUbah 3-0 ABS FCAkwa United 7-0 Katsina United Feeders SECOND LEG MATCHESMENPlateau United 2-2 Niger Tornadoes (Aggregate 2-4)Sunshine United 3-1 Osun United (Aggregate 3-2)ABS FC 0-1 FC IfeanyiUbah (Aggregate 0-4)Akwa United Vs Katsina United Feeders (Wednesday, 27th September)  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ybarra traded to Colorado Rockies organization; Ledesma qualifies for NJCAA indoor meet

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Two Wellington High School graduates continue to make significant strides in their athletic careers.Tyler YbarraTyler Ybarra, a 2008 Wellington High School graduate, is now part of the Colorado Rockies.Jaedyn Ledesma, a 2014 graduate, has qualified for the NJCAA indoor track meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Jaedyn Ledesma•••••The Blue Jays and Rockies have agreed to a swap of southpaws. The Rockies will acquire minor league lefty Ybarra and Ben Nicholson-Smith according to Sportsnet.ca. In return Toronto will add recently-designated hurler Jayson Aquino.Ybarra, 25, reached the Double-A level last year, tossing 53 innings and compiling a 4.42 ERA with 7.3 K/9 and 5.1 BB/9. The 2008 draftee has put up some impressive earned run totals and strikeout figures in the lower minors, though he also tallied around five free passes per nine.Ybarra, 24, last played for New Hampshire with a 4-4 record. In his five years, he has spent two seasons in the Rookie League, one season in Class A, one season in Class A+ before last season in double A ball. His full baseball statistics are here.The Colorado Rockies made the announcement via Twitter with this statement. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +13 Vote up Vote down Glenda Wright · 288 weeks ago Congratulations to both of these athletes! They are great examples of our town as not only athletes but as individuals also. So proud of them and their achievements! Report Reply 0 replies · active 288 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down lisa wold · 288 weeks ago That’s my KUCA!!!! so proud of you. .. Report Reply 0 replies · active 288 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Larry · 287 weeks ago Well hopefully Tyler with make it to triple A for the Rockies and will be in Albuquerque and then I can watch a hometown boy that is doing great. Report Reply 0 replies · active 287 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments On his Facebook page, Ybarra said: “I’m excited for the new opportunity. I am very thankful to the Toronto Blue Jays for the time I got to spend with them. I met a ton of guys there that will forever be family to me. Here’s to a new chapter. New team. Same dream.”•••••Meanwhile, Ledesma continues to make a name for herself in the indoor track world. She recently qualified for the NJCAA track meet in the 800 meters for the Cowley College indoor track team.The freshman qualified at the Masked Rider Open at Texas Tech University. She ran the race at 2:25.72 to qualify.It has been an impressive year for Ledesma who won the Kansas Jayhawk Eastern Division Championship in cross country in the fall. She also finished sixth in her cross country regional earning all conference and all regional honors.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more