SMC to welcome Zimmer as commencement speaker

first_imgSocial entrepreneur Kyle Zimmer will be the commencement speaker for the Saint Mary’s College Class of 2013. According to a Saint Mary’s College press release, Zimmer, a 1986 graduate of the George Washington School of Law, is the president and CEO of First Book, a non-profit organization that provides books to children in need. She founded and became president of First Book in 1995, and the organization, under her leadership, has distributed over 100 million books to children nationwide, according to the press release.  Senior Silvia Cuevas, senior class president, said she is looking forward to Zimmer’s address. Cuevas said she expects the commencement address to be memorable due to Zimmer’s accomplishments. “The excitement beams from my face when I think of commencement, and what’s to come after Saint Mary’s,” Cuevas said. “Kyle Zimmer speaking during our commencement will be extraordinary, I am excited to listen about her path to leave a positive mark on the world and become a pioneer for change.” Cuevas said Zimmer’s success in business and inspirational career will inspire the Class of 2013 to bring about change.  “My peers and I are hoping to be in her shoes someday, as women who know their potential to create something for the greater good of all,” she said. “The college made an excellent choice, the class of 2013 will be itching to go out and be the change ourselves after we hear Zimmer speak.” Senior Dani Haydell said she expects Zimmer’s speech to be inspiring because of her career as a woman working for change. “I am excited for Zimmer to speak at commencement because she is a good example of what women can accomplish when they put their time, effort, and heart into something,” Haydell said. “Also, the fact that the company she is president of is working to make the lives of others better is a good example that women definitely are responsible for a huge part in changing the world and making it better.” In 2007, Kyle Zimmer was named the United States’ Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Geneva-based Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. According to the press release, Zimmer will receive an honorary doctor of humanities degree from the College.last_img read more

How to show up when you’re not feeling it

first_imgIt’s easy to be excited about your job and going to work when things are going really well there and in your personal life.  Cue the “Singing in the Rain” song as you happily plod or drive to the office.  But that’s not life very much of the time.  Historically, only about a third of Americans say they are actually “happy” at any given time.  So, what about the rest?   How do you stay excited when you’ve had a draining weekend or your boss upset you or you’ve had a disagreement with someone at work, or you are going through something really heavy like a death or a divorce?  It’s easy to let life get in the way when things aren’t going 100% according to plan.Here are some easy tips to help get you in a good frame of mind in order to shine at the office during difficult times:If you’re having a bad day, take a look at your to-do list and focus on something that you do really well.  Start your day off by doing something that shows your skills and you can feel good about when you have accomplished it.  When you do something you are proud of, it will improve your mood and motivate you to tackle the more difficult things on your list.Focus on the end result of what you are doing.  Instead of seeing a big pile of to-dos or tasks, take a step back and look at what those tasks all lead to, like serving your co-workers better, or serving your members better, or your community or making the world better in some way.  Whenever you can see positive impact on the greaterServing others is one of the easiest ways to boost your mood and help your perspective, and this can also apply to the office.  Pick up a caramel macchiato for a coworker on your morning trip to Starbucks or offer to help them with a difficult project.  Give yourself grace.  Yeah, you may not feel the best or be in the best mood, but beating yourself up about where you are right now is just going to make things worse.  Be kind to yourself as you would others and remember that change is constant and things will get better.   31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: www.twoscore.com Detailslast_img read more

2 grass fires on Easter Sunday

first_imgFirefighters put the blaze under controlby 1:30p.m. and declared a “fire out” 30 minutes after. In Barangay Ungka 1, Pavia, a vacant lotalso went up in smoke. Personnel of the municipal fire stationsaid they received a fire call at around 1 p.m. Before dawn yesterday, residents inBarangay Q. Abeto, Mandurriao district were awakened by a grass fire at avacant lot around 1:50 p.m. A “fire out” was declared an hour later. ILOILO City – On Easter Sunday, twoseparate fire incidents swept through in this city and in the municipality ofPavia, Iloilo. Plumes of smoke and flames are seen billowing from a vacant lot in Barangay Q. Abeto, Mandurriao, Iloilo City early morning on Easter Sunday. No one was injured in the fire, according to initial assessment from the Bureau of Fire Protection. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO According to initial assessment from theBureau of Fire Protection, no one was injured in the two fire incidents. Nodamage to property was recorded, too./PNlast_img read more

Batesville Bats 12U Runners-Up At Grand Park Slugfest

first_imgThe Batesville Bats 12U were runners-up at the Grand Park August Slugfest this past weekend.  The squad defeated Brownsburg 4-3 in the quarter-final, Avon 7-2 in the semi-final before losing the title contest to the Louisville Makos 15-5.  In pool play on Saturday, the Bats tied Tinley Park, IL 11-11 before defeating the Indiana Bulldogs 7-2 to earn the 5 seed out of 17 teams. The Bats (20-9-1) are in action next weekend in the Grand Slam Classic in Columbus, IN. Go Bats!!!   The club would like to thank our sponsors, who without this experience would not be possible during these tough times:  Buckley’s Service Center; Randy’s Roadhouse; Doug Smith, Realtor; Meyer’s Custom Cues;Spankys ATV; Widener’s Automotive Inc.; Batesville Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1130; Lee’s Country RV; Tree City Sports Cards; The Big 4 Cafe; The Toros Batesville; KFC/Taco Bell; Batesville Tool & Die; Wallpe Chiropractic and Wellness, LLC; Southeastern Insurance; Med-Mizers Inc.; Koch’s Auto Parts & Service, Inc.;    Dunlaps Building Supplies; TEK Sealcoating; Bruns-Gutzwiller; Kyle Denni & Olivia Denni;Weigel Funeral Home; Johnson Auctioneers; and Hoosier Ice Queen.  Courtesy of Bats Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more