Crowdfunding campaign could lead to a splashingly good time

first_imgBrookville, IN—Still looking for a Christmas gift for the impossible person in your life?  How about donating to a worthwhile cause?  Such as this:Summertime in Brookville could soon be more enjoyable with a new playscape at the new pool if a crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal to raise $50,000 by February 11th. The campaign, led by the Brookville Town Aquatic Center, is using the CreatINg Places program sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.If the campaign reaches its goal, the Brookville Town Aquatic Center will receive a matching grant of $50,000 from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. For more information or to donate, click here.last_img read more

Female professors earn $10,000 less than males

first_imgAverage salaries for USC faculty greatly exceeded the median for full professors, associate professors, assistant professors and instructors at 1,251 colleges, according to data released by the Chronicle of Higher Education last week.The average salary is $155,900 for full professors, $105,300 for associate professors, $93,300 for assistant professors and $66,600 for instructors, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Marty Levine said that because USC sets salaries on an individual basis, the aggregated data is not that informational.“The sort of generalized data discussed in the story by the Chronicle of Higher Education is of limited use,” Levine said. “USC sets salaries individually on a merit basis within the constraint that the budget has to balance.”Since many factors affect average salary, such as the number of faculty and the expansion or contraction of particular programs, Levine said comparing salary between different universities is difficult.“Those percentages are just a generalization,” Levine said. “Different universities have different disciplines. Some disciplines pay more than others.”Female faculty at USC, with the exception of instructors, are paid less than male faculty by about six to 11 percent depending on their professor level, according to the data. Levine said the difference between pay is not a result of discrimination, a claim that the university has studied internally with the help of outside consultants.“Within any given school, we have no discrimination on the basis of gender,” Levine said.Instead, Levine said the salary disparity is more complex and dependent on a variety of factors, including area of expertise and pay raises.“That university-wide differential happens to be the luck of which disciplines men are in and which disciplines women are in, or whether the men are more senior and have had more opportunity to get pay raises,” Levine said.W. Norton Grubb, a professor at the Berkeley Graduate School of Education, said that a salary difference between genders is typical at most institutions of higher education. Grubb, whose expertise is in education policy, organization, measurement and evaluation, said the discrepancy can be explained by pay levels in varying fields of study.Grubb said some high-paying fields, such as those in science, technology, engineering and math, are weighted toward one particular gender.“[There are] a lot of STEM areas where there is a preponderance of males,” he said.Grubb said another explanation for the salary differences between male and female faculty is that in the ’60s there were fewer women in academic life.The full professor salary has risen by an average of $56,200 since 2000. The change for the typical doctoral institution since 2000 is $36,400, according to the study.Levine said one way USC attracts professors to the university is by offering competitive salaries.“We know we offer competitive salaries because we hire competitively,” he said. “We are successful in hiring because we are attractive in many ways, but one of the ways is that we offer competitive salaries.”Levine said the process for determining faculty salaries varies from department and school but typically involves an annual report from each faculty member, a merit committee within each school, a salary recommendation from the dean and approval from the provost.“We care about our faculty a lot,” Levine said. “We want to have the best possible faculty. We want to pay faculty what they are worth, and we ask all schools every year to reflect upon their faculty salaries to make sure we are paying faculty the right amount.”last_img read more

COACH’S VISION: Sarah Cooper’s lacrosse IQ makes her a top defensive asset

first_imgAlong the sideline at the Lax for the Cure Tournament, Butch Marino and Sarah Cooper couldn’t decipher the offense on the field. It was the summer of 2015 in New Egypt, New Jersey, and college coaches packed the stands scouting the country’s best club teams.Marino’s TLC Red team had already won its semifinal earlier in the day and was looking to scout potential championship opponents. The Long Island Yellow Jackets, running a similar backer zone that Marino’s team deployed, neared an upset by the Hero’s Tournament Lacrosse Club.Marino, a member of the 1994 gold-medal U.S. men’s lacrosse team, couldn’t figure out how Hero’s was beating the Yellow Jacket zone. Yet Cooper, his zone backer, saw what her head coach couldn’t.“(Cooper) said, ‘Hey, Coach Butch, do you see Hero’s? Every time they’re on offense, every single time, they’re skipping the second pass,’” Marino remembered. “Which is smart: ball movement is the key to beating a backer zone.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRather than make the simple pass to the closest teammate, Hero’s would use that attack as a dummy — launching the ball over the decoy to another attack — and make it an almost-impossible amount of ground for the backer to cover. In TLC’s championship victory that same day, Cooper led a defense that Marino said “rocked” Hero’s, holding them to just one goal.“All you,” Marino said to her after the game. “That was all you.”It’s Cooper’s mental ability to read the game and make changes “on the fly” that made her the top defensive recruit in her class, head coach Gary Gait said. She caused a team-high 33 turnovers despite being the only first-year starter on defense and enters 2020 as the reigning ACC freshman of the year. But if Cooper and the Orange want to achieve their national championship goal, she knows she’ll have to take her game to another level. Still, it wouldn’t be Cooper’s first time making a sophomore surge.,Six years ago, Cooper emerged from the shower in her Lutherville, Maryland home and saw the email she had been waiting for. It was from her high school — the Catholic, all-girls Notre Dame Preparatory School — announcing who had made the varsity and junior varsity rosters.Then-freshman Cooper quickly scrolled through the varsity roster, scanning for her name. It wasn’t there. When she found her name on the JV list, she wasn’t upset for long.“I never try to be super hard on myself,” Cooper said, “because that’s when I get too nervous and make a mistake or not play how I want to play because I’m putting too much stress on myself.”ND Prep head coach Mac Ford admitted it was a mistake to omit Cooper from the varsity team that year, but he and Cooper agree that a year on JV aided her development. While several of Cooper’s freshman friends languished on the 46-girl varsity team without much playing time, Cooper excelled.Her calm approach is somewhat famous in the Syracuse locker room, and she admits teammates have caught her dozing off before games. Cooper dislikes music with beats that pump up other players, instead opting for slower songs that clear her mind.It’s a balancing act for Cooper, who admits her humble and “unassuming” demeanor, as Ford puts it, has sometimes led her to be overly tentative on the field. In her sophomore year at Notre Dame, Ford rectified his error from the prior year, making Cooper an immediate varsity starter.She would always make the right call. She was like our coach on the field.-ND Prep coach Mac FordAt first, Cooper was nervous. She ran away when she thought someone was about to throw her a pass. Even though she displayed superb skills in practice, Cooper preferred to fade out of the spotlight and into the background during games. One day, Ford had seen enough and pulled her aside.“Hey, you have as good of stickwork as anybody. You should be handling the ball and clearing the ball by yourself,” Ford said to her.“And all of a sudden, everything clicked for her,” he said.Cooper, whom Ford tabbed the “consummate teammate,” said she realized her hesitancy was harming her team, which was the last thing she wanted. From then on, Cooper played with the poise of a veteran, making suggestions to the Notre Dame coaching staff just like she had with Marino at the Lax for the Cure tournament.During Cooper’s junior year, Notre Dame was down big to Bishop Ireton (Virginia) High School and Lexi LeDoyen, now one of Cooper’s roommates at SU. When Cooper subbed out, she told Ford and the coaching staff they needed to switch from zone to man-to-man. Cooper said she had just gotten a feeling it would work, and as Ford recalls, she took LeDoyen in man and shut her down.“She would always make the right call,” Ford said. “She was like our coach on the field.”Part of Cooper’s advanced mental abilities comes from her relentless approach. Marino recalled taking his daughter Alex — Cooper’s current teammate and roommate — to St. Paul’s Prep School in Brooklandville, Maryland on days TLC didn’t have practice. Often when they arrived, Cooper was already there, working on her game alone with the goals that were up year-round. Before she had her driver’s license, Cooper begged her parents to take her to practice an hour early.Cooper said there were times this past fall when she’d forget they had off days. She’d follow her normal routine, waking up early to be at the facility an hour before non-existent 8 a.m. practices.“I’d be looking around like, I have the first (parking) spot at Manley, this is awesome,” Cooper said. “And then I’d be like, ‘Oh, we don’t have practice today.’”Even when she remembers it’s an off day, Cooper can’t stay away from lacrosse completely. Sometimes, she’ll ask a teammate to go and work out or play wall ball. Last fall, when each player was sent their login to SU’s new film system, Cooper immediately signed in and began scouting the upcoming season’s opponents. She sifted through the different offenses, the attack players. The games were still months away, but that didn’t mean Cooper couldn’t start.Cover photo by Molly Gibbs | Senior Staff Photographer Comments Published on February 6, 2020 at 1:28 am Contact Alex: athamer@syr.edu | @alexhamer8,Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.last_img read more

SCHOOLBOYS FOOTBALL: LETTERKENNY & DISTRICT LEAGUE RESULTS, FIXTURES AND TABLES

first_imgLETTERKENNY & DISTRICT LEAGUE RESULTS 5th JANUnder 12 Premier LeagueSwilly Rovers 1 – 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic Under 14 Premier LeagueSwilly Rovers 6 – 0 Kilmacrennan CelticDunfanaghy Youths 2 – 6 Bonagee United FIXTURES 12th JANUnder 12 Premier League 10-30amSwilly Rovers v Bonagee UnitedGlencar v Kilmacrennan CelticUnder 14 Premier League 12-15pmSwilly Rovers v Illistrin United Bonagee United v Lagan HarpsUnder 16 Premier League 2pmSwilly Rovers v Lagan HarpsIllistrin United v Bonagee Tigers Dunfanaghy Youths v Bonagee United UNDER 12 PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L PTS DUNFANAGHY YOUTHS 9 8 0 1 24 BONAGEE UNITED 8 8 0 0 24 KILMACRENNAN CELTIC 8 7 0 1 21  SWILLY ROVERS 8 6 0 2 18 BALLYRAINE UNITED 9 6 0 3 18 GLENCAR 9 4 1 4 13 MULROY ACADEMY 10 3 1 6 10 LETTERKENNY ROVERS 9 3 0 6 9 LAGAN HARPS 10 2 0 8 6 MILFORD UNITED 10 2 0 8 6 ILLISTRIN UNITED 10 0 0 10 0 UNDER 14 PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L PTS ILLISTRIN UNITED 8 8 0 0 24 SWILLY ROVERS 8 8 0 0 24 BONAGEE UNITED 8 6 0 2 16 GLENCAR 9 5 1 3 18 MILFORD UNITED 10 5 1 4 16 MULROY ACADEMY 10 4 1 5 13 LETTERKENNY ROVERS 10 3 2 5 11 BALLYRAINE UNITED 9 3 2 4 11 KILMACRENNAN CELTIC 8 1 3 4 6 LAGAN HARPS 9 1 2 6 5 DUNFANAGHY YOUTHS 10 0 0 10 0 UNDER 16 PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L PTS LETTERKENNY ROVERS 6 6 0 0 18 BONAGEE UNITED 6 4 1 1 13 MULROY ACADEMY 7 4 0 3 12 SWILLY ROVERS 4 4 0 0 12 LAGAN HARPS 7 3 2 2 11 DUNFANAGHY YOUTHS 5 2 1 2 7 ILLISTRIN UNITED 5 1 2 2 5 BALLYARE DIAMONDS 7 1 0 6 3 BONAGEE TIGERS 6 0 0 6 0 UNDER 12 RESERVE LEAGUE P W D L PTS CAPPRY CRUSADERS 7 6 0 1 18 GLENCAR HAMMERS 7 5 2 0 17 LETTERKENNY CRUSADERS 7 4 1 2 13 DUNFANAGHY BLUES 6 4 1 1 13 BALLYRAINE CELTIC 7 3 0 4 9 BONAGEE TIGERS 7 2 0 5 6 SWILLY RAMBLERS  6 0 1 5 1 LURGY CELTIC 7 0 1 6 1UNDER 14 RESERVE LEAGUE P W D L PTS GLENCAR HAMMERS 10 7 3 0 24 BONAGEE TIGERS 9 7 1 1 22 SWILLY ROVERS 9 4 2 3 14 BALLYRAINE CELTIC 10 2 1 7 7 BALLYARE DIAMONDS 8 1 2 5 5 MANOR TOWN 8 1 1 6 4SCHOOLBOYS FOOTBALL: LETTERKENNY & DISTRICT LEAGUE RESULTS, FIXTURES AND TABLES was last modified: January 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FIXTURES AND TABLESSCHOOLBOYS FOOTBALL: LETTERKENNY & DISTRICT LEAGUE RESULTSlast_img read more