Students to present history projects at SMC

first_imgHamilton said she hopes “the students gain a deeper understanding and an enthusiasm for history.”  “[National History Day] is a good way to engage younger students and get them into history,” said Kelly Hamilton, professor and chair of the Saint Mary’s History Department.There will be a history fair held in Spes Unica for the schools in the South Bend area that participate in National History Day. Students will exhibit their history knowledge with poster board projects, research papers, skits and even student-designed Web sites. “The more these students are taught that history is important to understand, the better. I’m hoping that a real love for history will be one of the real benefits of participating in this competition,” she said.  The program has been held at Saint Mary’s for the past three years and it’s expected to be held at the College in the future. Winners from each age group will advance to the state competition, Hamilton said. If those students succeed at the state level, they will compete at the national level with students around the country. “This is a really good opportunity for our students as well,” Hamilton said. “The nicest thing is our students are really impressed by the level of work they see by younger students.” The Saint Mary’s History Department is sponsoring a National History Day event tomorrow for fourth- to 12th-grade students on campus. Judges include members of the History Department, sponsors of National History Day and two Saint Mary’s history and education students. This year’s theme is “Innovation in History.” Students will be divided based on grade level, and judged on their depth of research and their presentation. Hamilton said National History Day could lead to internships for Saint Mary’s students to help develop history programs at local schools. The competition will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. An award presentation will follow in Carroll Auditorium where the winners will be announced.  “We are very proud of hosting [the event],” Hamilton said. “It’s very nice to see younger students interested in history and doing such nice projects. That is what we hoped to accomplish, and it’s really rewarding.”last_img read more

PREMIUMAt least one killed in Papua gunfight

first_img Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? shooting-incident Papua Intan-Jaya security patrol armed-criminal-group separatists MilitaryOperations military-command Linkedin Facebook Topics : Google At least one person — but possibly two — was killed in a gunfight between Indonesian security personnel and a number of Papuans aged 11 to 30, whom the security personnel described as members of an armed criminal group, in the regency of Intan Jaya, Papua, early on Tuesday.The gunfight that took place at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday around the residential areas of Gulanggama kampung and the Japaro complex also apparently left an adult and a child with bullet wounds.“The incidence occurred when a joint law enforcement task force [Satgas Gakkum] of the Indonesian Military and National Police was conducting a patrol. They saw members of a separatist criminal group around Gulanggama kampung carrying two firearms,” XVII/Cendrawasih Regional Military Command spokesman Col. Eko Daryanto said in a press statement on Wednesday.When the security personnel spotted the armed adults… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

NBA free agency: Lakers agree to four-year, $72 million deal with Luol Deng

first_imgDeng, who was born in Sudan, also plans to take advantage of various business and philanthropic opportunities in Los Angeles. He will explore local initiatives with a pan-African investment fund and for his self-named foundation, which builds outdoor basketball courts and hosts clinics in various parts of Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Deng’s L.A-based holding company, D3N9, has invested in JUST Water, which promotes the use of paper-based bottled water. His sports agency, Octagon, also has an LA-based office. Mozgov, Clarkson and Deng will sign their contracts once the NBA moratorium ends on July 7. The Lakers currently have 11 players committed for the 2016-17 season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers landed an established veteran that could inject both talent and leadership to complement their young roster.The Lakers and Luol Deng agreed to a four-year, $72 million deal, according to league sources. Deng had extensive conversations with other NBA teams, including the Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz. Deng also had a meeting with the Jazz on Friday, sources said.Yet, the 31-year-old Deng narrowed in on the Lakers for a few reasons. He likes the potential of the team’s young players, including D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr. Deng talked with Lakers coach Luke Walton and was “pleased with the conversation,” sources said. And the Lakers consistently stayed in touch with Deng’s representatives, reaching out shortly after free agency began Thursday at 9:01 p.m..center_img The Lakers did not establish whether Deng would be a starter or a reserve, but he’s expected to play a significant role after averaging 15.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists in his 12-year NBA career with stints with the Chicago Bulls (2004-14), Cleveland Cavaliers (2014) and Miami Heat (2014-16). Although he averaged 12.3 points last season in Miami in what marked his lowest since his rookie season in Chicago (2004-05), Deng averaged 15.2 points and 8.1 rebounds following the All-Star game. That coincided with Chris Bosh’s prolonged absence because of blood clots. Deng has cemented a strong reputation around the NBA as both a versatile forward and positive locker room influence.“Congr[a]ts my brother,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade tweeted. “Now you can afford your own @stance socks..One of my all time favorite teammates. Proud to call you a friend!”The Lakers have around $12 million left to spend on next season’s payroll after also agreeing to deals with center Timofey Mozgov (four years, $64 million) and Clarkson (four years, $50 million). The Lakers offered Deng a contract after Kent Bazemore declined an offer worth the same amount. Instead, Bazemore agreed to stay with Atlanta on a four-year, $70 million deal. last_img read more