Sophomore Kaley Murday — an older sister, babysitter and godmother — said when she first arrived to Notre Dame, she missed spending time with kids.Then she discovered College Mentors for Kids, a program that aims to show children in the South Bend community the everyday of college life and encourage them to pursue a college degree. Each Tuesday and Thursday, the organization brings first-through-sixth grade kids from St. Adalbert Catholic School to campus. On Wednesdays, the group busses in first-through-fourth graders from Holy Cross Elementary School.“Day-to-day for a mentor, you’re just hanging out with this kid and trying to get to know them,” Murday said. “Every week, we have an activity. We’ve done yoga, ultimate frisbee and we even made gingerbread houses for Christmas. We try to choose engaging activities that paint college in a bright light.”However, College Mentors for Kids is not just about showcasing the college experience. Murday said mentors hope to form connections with their kids and often have the same “buddy” from semester to semester.“I made it a point when making my schedule every semester to keep Thursday afternoons free because that’s when my buddy comes,” she said. “This is my third semester with her. She’s quieter, so she really didn’t open up to me until last semester, but now she tells me about the boys she likes and cute stuff like that.”Senior Danielle Koterbay, vice president of Tuesday programming for the club, has been a member since her sophomore year, when a friend recommended it, she said. Koterbay said one of the special things about the club is it aims to reflect the Notre Dame’s mission.“Notre Dame students love to live out the mission of Notre Dame, which is being a force for good. So I think that this is a wonderful opportunity to do that,” Koterbay said. “It can change these little kids’ lives in ways that they may not see once the program ends, but it’s nice to know that students can have an impact on them, no matter how small.”Each student meets with his or her buddy once a week for about two hours. Junior Joseph Hirshorn, president of the club, said this means anyone can get involved.“I think it’s a great opportunity for people to see how small actions can really make a big difference,” Hirshorn said. “You know, each individual mentor by themselves can have a huge impact on this one child and then on the community as a whole, especially in building this community of support for these two schools, which have been positively impacted from that.”The program closes each year with a banquet at St. Adalbert for mentors, children and their parents.“We get to meet [the parents], and we get to hear how the buddy went home each week and said how much college mentors had an impact on them,” Koterbay said. “It really brings it all full circle, and it’s an amazing close to the year.”Tags: College Mentors for Kids, holy cross elementary school, St. Adalbert Catholic School
ION Geophysical has announced a new 3D multi-client broadband reimaging program offshore the Western Gulf of Mexico using the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) data library. The Mexican Ridges 3D reimaging program is fully supported by industry funding and contains eight surveys covering approximately 28,800 sq km over the Mexican Ridges fold belt, the company said on Thursday.According to the company, fast track data is available now for the deep water lease round (Round 2.4) in January 2018 and final products will be available for future license rounds in the area.The Mexican Ridges are known for the complex geology and compressional folds. ION also said that, while there are many proven plays onshore and in shallow water, companies are looking for new play fairways and additionally how the known plays are related to observations in deep water.“There is strong continued client interest in Mexico and demand for higher resolution data following the historic Zama-1 discovery. With the success of our Campeche reimaging program, ION is expanding its multi-client data offshore Mexico,” said Ken Williamson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ION’s E&P Technology and Services group.Earlier this week, ION also announced a new 3D multi-client broadband reimaging program offshore Brazil.
A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea, QPR and Brentford…Inter Milan are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi, according to the Daily Mail.Mikel’s first-team chances have been limited, largely because of Nemanja Matic’s excellent performances, and the Nigerian has been tipped to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.The Mail say Inter have identified Mikel, 28, as a possible back-up option should they fail to land Felipe Melo from Galatasaray.Mikel has been linked with several clubs in recent monthsA number of newspapers report that Chelsea have had a bid for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic rejected by Stoke.Italian media reports suggest the Blues and Inter are moving towards a deal for Juan Cuadrado to move to the San Siro on loan from Chelsea.Meanwhile, Everton are looking to sign Brentford wide-man Moses Odubajo, Goal.com claim.Odubajo impressed as his side challenged for promotion last season and is now being touted for a move to the Premier League.Andre Gray has also been linked with a move, with the Hull Daily Mail reporting that Hull City are interested in the Bees striker.It follows recent reports that Gray is a target for QPR, who have not made a move to sign him.Odubajo caught the eye for Brentford last seasonThere has also been speculation over the future of Brentford playmaker Jota, with Swansea City among the clubs reported to be interested.And according to media reports in the Netherlands, Bafana Bafana midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo has rejected a move to Griffin Park from FC Twente.Reports in Spain suggest that Sevilla are interested in QPR midfielder Leroy Fer.Finally, the Daily Express pick up on recent reports that West Brom want Charlie Austin.QPR are still yet to receive an approach for striker Austin despite reported interested from several clubs.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Arcata >> Davasyia Hagger scored a game-high 26 points as the Humboldt State men’s basketball team defeated Simpson University 84-74 on Tuesday at Lumberjack Arena.Leading by one point at the half, HSU (3-3 overall, 0-1 California Collegiate Athletic Association) opened the second half on an 11-4 run capped by five-straight points from Tyras Rattler Jr. to take a 50-44 lead.Later in the half, HSU extended its lead to its largest of the game at 19 points on a Jack Kaub 3-pointer with just …
zoom Port operator Associated British Ports expects 2018 to be another record-breaking year at the Port of Southampton, following on from the success of 2017.Last year saw the largest vessels in the world coming to Southampton — such as the 20,568 TEU Milan Maersk — and more than one million containers handled by the port.This year will see even larger mega-ships visiting, according to the port operator. “This is set to be another important year for the port. Across automotive, cruise, containers and bulks we are anticipating another record-breaking year,” Alastair Welch, ABP Southampton Director, commented, adding that the port operator will be spending an average of GBP 75,000 (USD 101,000) a day on the port’s infrastructure.The Port of Southampton is the UK’s number one export port, handling GBP 40 billion of exports every year. The total trade handled by the port is worth some GBP 75 billion.The port is also home to the UK’s second largest container terminal and each year handles around one million containers.Over the past five years, GBP 280 million was invested in port facilities, including more than GBP 50 million in new vehicle export facilities. The port recently opened its newest vehicle terminal.In addition, the port has over 500 cruise calls each year bringing 2 million passengers. It also hosts some 3 million ferry passengers travelling to and from the Isle of Wight.