Saint Mary’s began a major multi-year series of facilities updates this summer, spending over $2.5 million in the months leading up to fall semester. These renovations were made possible after the Board of Trustees designated up to $3 million to be added to the current fiscal year’s capital budget, vice president for strategy and finance Dana Strait said.The College also has approval to issue a bond of up to $51.5 million, with almost $20 million to be used to re-finance existing debt at a lower rate, Strait said.“This is really just the beginning of what the College is putting forward for a two to three-year improvement plan,” Strait said. “We received resounding support from the board earlier this summer for making some improvements in campus spaces with a focus on improving existing buildings and the environment. … It’s really time to focus on tending to those buildings that are beautiful, historical parts of our campus and really emblematic of who we are – think LeMans Hall, Holy Cross Hall – but that really need some love.”Strait said much of the work completed this summer is deferred maintenance accrued over the years, and will go largely unseen.“So things like sewage ejector pumps, drainage, gutters and roofing repairs … things very typical to maintaining buildings like ours,” she said.Other updates, such as aesthetic enhancements made to key academic and student spaces, will be extremely visible to students returning to campus, Strait said. Cushwa-Leighton library is currently undergoing major renovations, with special attention paid to creating useful and accessible student spaces that cater to all needs, she said.“The librarians are currently hard at work clearing out the journal space that used to be adjacent to Trumper, and by fall break they will have half of those journals removed,” Strait said. “… Group study spaces and single study spaces will be installed throughout that space to provide our students with 24/7-hour study spaces. We’re very excited about that.”To facilitate true 24-hour accessibility, even in the winter months, the tunnels leading from LeMans Hall to the library will be re-opened, Strait said.“We also have to ensure that they’re accessible, so that students who are in wheelchairs or who need a little bit more physical assistance … [are able] to get through,” Strait said. “So, part of opening that tunnel this fall will involve installing accessibility ramps so that they can really be used by all students.”Additionally, Sodexo services has provided an automated Starbucks coffee machine for the front of the library, Strait said.“It’s no longer that free coffee machine that used to be there, but it’s good coffee,” Strait said. “And as an alternative, we’ll still be providing that free coffee on the lower level in Trumper. We really wanted to meet that desire for higher quality drinks, while also providing open access coffee for those who don’t want to use their munch money or their credit card.”Strait said student perspectives will play a large role in future facilities updates.“In terms of a plan moving forward, when the College makes decisions about big projects, it’s always made as a community,” she said. “So this fall, I will be hosting the facilities town halls to provide faculty, staff, administration and … students with opportunities to share with us what they would like to see happen.”The updates made to academic buildings and recreational spaces have been made with changing student needs and preferences in mind, Strait said.“We need to be able to make sure that we’re meeting those interests with state-of-the-art facilities,” Strait said. “So, keeping pace with that instead of falling behind.”Tags: debt, LeMans Hall, renovations, updates
Giganto was rushed to the San CarlosCity Hospital where he was declared “dead on arrival.” Officers of the San Carlos City policestation conducted a manhunt operation against Cañedo, who fled after theincident./PN The 43-year-old Wendell Giganto ofBarangay 3, San Carlos City sustained stabbed wounds on the body, a policereport showed. Police identified the suspect as29-year-old Antonio Cañedo of Barangay Rizal, San Carlos City. This prompted the former to stab Gigantousing a bladed weapon, police said. BACOLOD City – A man was stabbed todeath in Barangay 6, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. According to police investigators, aheated argument ensued between Cañedo and Giganto around around 12 p.m. on Feb.22.
ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School will be holding an informational meeting regarding the upcoming fall sports season at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 in the school auditorium.Athletes wishing to participate in football, soccer, cross-country, golf, volleyball or fall competition cheer must attend the meeting along with a parent or guardian. The meeting will cover the school and Maine Principals’ Association guidelines and procedures. Preseason schedules will also be handed out.In order to participate in practices, incoming freshman and transfer students must be registered students at Ellsworth High School. Those students can meet with the school’s guidance department from 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 10 to complete their registration processes.The aforementioned registrations will be done on an appointment basis. To set up an appointment, email Michelle Barnard at [email protected] or call extension 5504 at 667-4722 to set up a time.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe first day of fall practices is scheduled for Aug. 14, and teams are eligible to begin regular season play Sept. 1.
18 Oct 2012 English Champion Ellis in revamped Boys Squad English Champion Harry Ellis and Under 16 Champion Jake Storey have been included in an 11-strong England Boys training squad for 2012 and 2013. The squad also includes Bobby Keeble, runner-up the Under 18 Championship, and Jack Hermeston, the 2011 Under 16 Champion. The complete boys squad is: Robert Burlison (Oxley Park, Staffordshire), Harry Ellis (Meon Valley, Hampshire, IoW & CI), Jack Hermeston (City of Newcastle, Northumberland), Bobby Keeble (Abridge, Essex), Cameron Massey (Chorlton cum Hardy, Cheshire), Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire), Marco Penge (Worthing, Sussex), Jack Singh-Brar (Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW & CI), Jake Storey (Alnmouth, Northumberland), Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire), and Nick Ward (Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire). Ellis 17 (image copyright Tom Ward), became the youngest English Champion when he won the title at Silloth-on-Solway in early August when still 16 years old. An under 16 cap, he made his full England debut in the recent Home Internationals, while he also represented GB&I against Europe in the Jacques Leglise Trophy and was a member of the victorious team in the Canadian International Junior Challenge. Storey, 16, won the English Under 16 Championship for the McGregor Trophy at Trevose in Cornwall and has since become an under 16 international, making his debut in the recent match with Scotland. Keeble, 17, lost a playoff for the English Under 18 Championship for the Carris Trophy which brought an England debut in the Boys Home Internationals. He followed that with second place in the South of England Boys Championship. Hermeston won the English Under 16 Championship at South Moor in County Durham in 2011 when he also finished runner-up in the Scottish Under 16 Championship and third in the English Schools Championship. He was capped at Under 16 level and recently he finished runner-up in the Italian under 16 Championship and third in the North of England Under 16 Championship. Burlison, 17, is an under 16 cap who stepped up to a boy international this year. Runner-up in the South of England Boys Championship for the past two years, he was a member of last year’s England Boy Squad and tied seventh in the Junior County Champions Tournament this year. Massey, 17, is another under 16 cap who finished fifth in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters this year and was a member of the winning England team in the recent Canadian International Junior Challenge. Moore, 15, was last year’s English Under 14 Champion and has been an under 16 international for the past two years. This season he has finished fourth in the McEvoy Trophy, fifth in the European Young Masters in Hungary and was another member of the victorious team in Canada. Penge, 14, made his debut as an England under 16 international recently against Spain and also played in the winning teams against Wales and Scotland. The Sussex lad also won the Hazards Salver for the best performance by a player aged under 16 at the Carris Trophy. Singh Brar, 15, has been capped at under 16 and boys levels in the past two years. He was the 2011 recipient of the Hazards Salver and a joint winner of the Junior County Champions Tournament. This year, he helped England win the Boys Home Internationals and was a member of the Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands in the Boys County Finals. Turner, 16, another capped at under 16 and boys levels, has enjoyed a successful season in which he finished fourth on the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Boys Order of Merit. He won the Junior County Champions Tournament after winning the Lincolnshire Boys Championship, finished fourth in the McGregor Trophy, won five of his six games in the Boys Home Internationals and represented GB&I in the Jacques Leglise Trophy. Ward, 17, is another under 16 cap. A former Hertfordshire Champion, he was a member of the winning team in the Boys County Championship in 2010, while this year he won the South East Boys Qualifying, was fourth in the Welsh Open Youths Championship and equal fifth in the South of England Boys Championship.