McGlinn Hall benefactor dies

first_imgUniversity trustee emeritus and benefactor of McGlinn Hall Terrence J. McGlinn died Sept. 12, the University announced in a press release Thursday. McGlinn was 77.In addition to serving as a member of the Board of Trustees, McGlinn was also a University Fellow, a member of the advisory council for the Mendoza College of Business and a Notre Dame graduate of the class of 1962. According to the press release, the University presented McGlinn with an honorary degree in 2004 for combining “his 50 years of personal perspective on Notre Dame with sharply honed professional expertise” to benefit Notre Dame.“Terry was a beloved member of the Notre Dame family, a wise and trusted adviser and a generous benefactor,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said in the press release. “We mourn his passing, and we hold Bobbie, their children, other family members and his many friends in our prayers.”McGlinn rector Sister Mary Lynch said McGlinn remained committed to McGlinn Hall and its residents since the hall’s opening.“Terry McGlinn loved the women of McGlinn, and was always excited to hear any news about the things we did and the accomplishments that we achieved, and was absolutely very generous to us,” she said. “I mean everybody here always remembers his Christmas gifts every year.”In addition to being the hall’s benefactor, Lynch said McGlinn was also a true friend.“I used to enjoy just talking to him — and we could talk for 40 minutes to an hour about all kinds of things,” she said. “He was always excited to hear that we had won the Kelly Cup, and also any of the teams that would reach the championship points or whatever. He was always thrilled to hear about that, as well as the other accomplishments — sports weren’t just the only thing.”McGlinn’s effort to be involved in the hall community made an impact on the dorm, Lynch said.“He always made a strong connection with us,” she said. “That, to me, was significant. How much he connected and wanted to know and wanted to hear about what we were doing.”Outside of Notre Dame, McGlinn was a general partner of the private investment partnership Walnut Street Associates, worked with several other limited partnerships and was generous with his philanthropic work, according to the press release.McGlinn is survived by his wife, Barbara (Bobbie), and their four children — all of whom are Notre Dame graduates, according to the press release.McGlinn’s family will receive friends at Kuhn Funeral Home in West Reading, Pennsylvania, on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m., according to the press release, and the funeral will be at St. Ignatius Loyola Church on Monday at 10 a.m.Sports Editor Elizabeth Greason contributed to this report.Tags: McGlinn Halllast_img read more

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Over 1,000 students, faculty march through Washington for ‘March for Life’

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of Maria Gardner Notre Dame students march down Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. during the 2018 March for Life.The students were in Arlington, just across the Potomac from the nation’s capital, to participate in the 2018 March for Life.The event, which has been held every year since 1974, was launched to combat the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion.This year students sponsored by Notre Dame’s Right to Life Club packed into 19 chartered buses for a 12-hour overnight journey to Washington to participate.The journey was anything but easy, Dunbar said.“Our bus’ engine kept shutting off and losing power steering and we had to keep veering off to the side of the highway,” she said. “We were able to get everyone there and redistribute people onto busses with seats.”The “whirlwind” journey didn’t end there junior Maria Gardner said, as the students, faculty and staff arrived in Washington at 5:30 a.m., long before St. Agnes opened their doors for mass.“All 1,000 of us divided ourselves up and went to 16 different McDonald’s Restaurants in the area … and waited there for an hour or two,” she said.Once the students had congregated back at St. Agnes — one of three parishes in Arlington where students slept in sleeping bags during their nights away from Notre Dame — Jenkins said mass for all the students.Gardner said Jenkins’ homily, delivered just before students headed to the march, was particularly inspiring.“[Jenkins] said, ‘we march not only for a change of laws but a change of hearts,’” she said “ … to change people’s hearts and show the value each human should have, that was my main takeaway.”After mass, the students loaded back onto the buses to make their way to the National Mall where they joined hundreds of thousands of other pro-life activists to march towards the Supreme Court.Before the march began, the activists were addressed via a live-streamed video by President Trump and Vice President Pence and in person by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, all of whom threw their support behind the marchers.Junior Cliff Djajapranata said he found Ryan’s speech particularly compelling.“Ryan talked about how inspiring it was to see young people at the March for Life, which is something that really inspires me,” he said. “I think most young people are stereotypically pro-choice … I didn’t really grow up with friends that were pro-life … so seeing that youth and enthusiasm around the pro-life movement is something that inspires me everyday.” After the speeches, the crowds set off on their march. Djajapranata, who was attending the event for the first time, said he was amazed by the size of the crowds.“There was a little incline on the road and I remember looking back and you can’t see the end of the people,” he said.The ability to be around so many people holding similar beliefs was exciting for junior Matt Connell, the vice president of communications for Right to Life.“So many people realize in this movement that we’re not alone … fighting to promote a culture of life,” he said.Connell said he thought the march had a new energy this year thanks to recent legislative accomplishments by the pro-life movement.“The march, and the bringing together of so many pro-life people, encourages people when they are voting to keep in mind the issue of abortion and making sure they’re voting for pro-life candidates,” he said.For Gardener the event was successful not only because of its impact, but because of the happiness it brought all involved.“It’s just such a joyful experience,” she said. “Everyone is singing and dancing and just really celebrating life.”Tags: Father John Jenkins, March for Life, Right to Life, Washington DC Growing up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., junior Julia Dunbar had been to St. Agnes Parish in Arlington, Virginia, to compete in various sporting events throughout her childhood, but she had never seen it as filled as she did Friday morning when scores of Notre Dame students packed into the pews for a mass presided over by University President Fr. John Jenkins.“It was really loud and thunderous prayer in the church because there are 1,000 Notre Dame kids,” Dunbar said. “I think the mass was just a really beautiful way to start the day even if you were tired, it was actually recharging.”last_img read more

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Notre Dame students travel to Trump rally in Elkhart

first_imgOn Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, thanks in part to a 19-percentage point victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Indiana. Indiana is also the home of his running mate and now-vice president, Mike Pence, the former Governor of Indiana.On Thursday, Trump and Pence returned to to Indiana to kick off midterm campaigning in the state, with each man delivering a speech at a rally held at North Side Middle School in Elkhart.While Trump discussed his victory in Indiana throughout his speech, over the course of the rally he also spoke about some of the state’s unique institutions.“It’s the state that gave us Notre Dame football,” he said. Ann Curtis | The Observer United States President Donald Trump addresses a crowd of supporters at North Side Middle School in Elkhart on Thursday. Trump spoke on local election races throughout Indiana.Trump and Pence are no strangers to the University, having both spoke in the region since the 2016 campaign for the White House.In May 2016, Trump held a campaign rally at the Century Center in South Bend in the lead up to that year’s Indiana presidential primary, while Pence delivered the University’s 2017 commencement address.Pence spoke prior to Trump, giving an overview of the president’s accomplishments to date. Pence said that the president’s work on the economy has benefited not only the entire country, but also Elkhart specifically. “President Trump’s leadership has been making a difference here in Indiana and all across the country everyday,” Pence said. “Since Indiana voted to send him to the White House, businesses created more than 3.1 million jobs, including 33,000 new jobs here in the Hoosier state alone. … In fact, there has been 8,000 new good-paying manufacturing jobs just here in Elkhart, Indiana.“I say with absolute confidence, jobs are coming back … and under President Trump, America is coming back,” Pence said. While Pence and Trump both spoke on the administration’s political accomplishments, they also took time to address this November’s upcoming midterm elections. Trump said that his supporters must fight the urge to get “complacent.” “[Democrats] fight for all of the things that we don’t stand for, and we are going to have a great victory in ‘18, you watch,” Trump said. “History shows that when you win the presidency, three years later … 90 percent of the time, the party that wins the presidency loses on the midterms. And the reason is, I guess, they get a little bit complacent. We’re not getting complacent.” President Trump also discussed the May 8 Indiana primary, endorsing Republican senate candidate Mike Braun. Braun is challenging incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly in Indiana’s senate election this November. “We need Mike Braun in the Senate,” Trump said. “Now if Joe Donnelly — Sleepin’ Joe — and the Democrats get back into power, remember what I said, they will raise your taxes. … They will destroy your jobs, and they are going to knock the hell out of your borders.”Trump noted that while the gymnasium can host around 7,000 guests, there were still crowds outside of the venue, unable to get a spot inside. “I don’t know if you see what’s going on outside, but you have a lot of people outside that want to get in,” Trump said. “But they’re not getting in, because this place is packed.”Notre Dame students were among attendees at the rally and at a nearby counter-protest.Sophomore Indy Talken was one of the attendees who was unable to get a seat to watch Trump speak.Talken traveled to the rally with a group of friends. The students had reserved tickets online and arrived at the time they were told would guarantee them seating. However, when they went to take a shuttle to the rally, they were turned away.“The people on the bus told us ‘Don’t even bother going, there’s 20,000 people waiting outside just to get in. The venue is packed already, you don’t stand a chance,’ which was a little disappointing because we had reserved tickets online beforehand,” she said. “But we understand that’s how these kinds of things go.”Talken said she and her friends had hoped to attend the rally in order to learn more about contemporary political issues.“We were hoping to see him talk and listen to the way he presented issues because it’s important to be open-minded politically,” she said. “Being open to discussion is the only way to make progress. And we wanted first-hand experience.”Senior Liam Maher participated in a counter-rally in Elkhart. He said the protest highlighted a wide array of issues.“It was just a really diverse group on the counter protest side,” he said. “We had people including myself representing LGBTQIA populations, we had African American populations, we had Latinx populations, we had Moms Against Gun Violence, just a lot of people coming together to give voice to a lot of issues.”Maher said he found it interesting to see the interactions between people from both sides of the political spectrum.“It was very enlightening to see the other side,” he said. “I’m glad that I went. I haven’t really been super active in going to a lot of political rallies and stuff unfortunately because I’ve just been so busy throughout the year but I was happy that I got to make it out to this one.”Tags: Donald Trump, Donald Trump protest, Elkhart, Mike Pencelast_img read more

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Mayville Boil Water Advisory Continues Through Friday

first_imgCredit WRDW TVMAYVILLE — The water boil advisory for Village of Mayville water customers will remain in effect until at least Friday.Officials said bottled water is being distributed to residents who need it from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at 2 Academy Street at the pole barn located in the back parking lot.The order started Monday after service was interrupted due to a water main leak.The Department says when the distribution pipes and mains lose pressure it increases the chance that untreated water and harmful microbes could enter the system. Boiling the water kills bacteria and other organisms that could be present.Water for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth and making coffee must be brought to a rolling boil for 1 minute then cooled prior to use. Officials say do not drink the water without boiling it first or use bottled water until further notice.Some customers may notice brown water or air in the water when first turning on water taps. Air can be bled out by slowly opening taps and running water at a slow rate.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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County Awarded $110,389 Census Outreach Grant

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: Architect of the CapitolMAYVILLE — Chautauqua County has been awarded $110,389 through Empire State Development for a Census 2020 Complete Count Outreach Grant, according to Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel.The grant provides funding for community outreach and awareness efforts to engage and encourage county residents to complete the 2020 Census. The census is conducted every 10 years to count everyone living in the United States and its five territories.“These grant funds will help further our action plan of having an accurate count for our county in the 2020 Census,” said Wendel. “The census helps determine where billions of dollars in federal funding go each year. By having each household complete the survey, it will help direct important funding towards medical care, libraries, school lunches and many more programs across our county to further support our residents. For our residents who still need to respond, I urge you to please take a moment to complete and submit your Census information by September 30.”Chautauqua County is collaborating with the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County (UWNCC) and other nonprofits to raise awareness about the Census in our communities. Through this grant funding, they will be able to provide advertisements such as television, radio, and billboard ads; and bi-lingual posters, brochures, booklets and other printed materials to remind residents to complete the census. The 2020 Census can be completed by mail by using the questionnaire that was mailed to each household earlier this year; by phone by calling 844-330-2020 (English) or 844-468-2020 (Spanish) any day from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., or online by visiting my2020census.gov.For more information about the 2020 Census, 2020census.gov.last_img read more

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Six Videos to Help You Worship Frozen Diva Idina Menzel

first_img Idina Menzel WORLD, MEET WICKED One of the first times (if not the first time) Menzel sang a Wicked song in public. OK, so she’s not dressed up here, but she’s glam all the same. Thanks, Idina. You make us so happy, we could melt. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 THE WORLD’S HER OYSTER A classic example of Menzel looking gorgeous and delighting a gigantic crowd with her powerful voice. In this case, it was the Chess concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Man, can that woman hold a note! View Comments THERE’S ONLY RENT A vision in blue, Menzel wows with her beautiful rendition of Jonathan Larson’s Rent anthem—sharing the essence of the show that transformed Broadway…and launched Menzel’s career. A VOICE LIKE BUTTAH Dying is easy, comedy is hard and singing “Don’t Rain on My Parade” in front of Barbra Streisand as she is being honored at the Kennedy Center is impossible. Did Menzel pull it off? And how. Star Files Related Shows SINGING AT THE WHITE HOUSE? NO PROB Menzel, wearing Wicked green, tackles “What I Did for Love” from A Chorus Line accompanied by composer Marvin Hamlisch at the White House about 10 feet from the First Family. (No sweat!) Look, we know you know Idina Menzel. Like us, you have been obsessed with her since way before Frozen took over the world. OK, maybe we’re a weensy bit older than you and (like Andrew Rannells) think of her more as Maureen than Elphie or Lea Michele’s mom or whatever. No matter what your gateway Idina vehicle was, we can all agree that she just made a zillion new fans by blowing the roof off the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre with the unstoppable Frozen song “Let It Go” at the Oscars. So let’s all hold hands and go beyond “Defying Gravity” to introduce everyone to the lady who makes jaws drop while she rocks a fancy frock. We YouTube spiraled for you, so you can sit back and revel in six other times the diva dressed up and did her thing. You’re welcome. P.S. Want to see the goddess in person? You got it. GAGA FOR A GLEE STORY Fabulous gown, full orchestra and a fresh take on a pop hit. Oh, and Menzel shows off her sense of humor by highlighting some of those questionable lyrics. (“Love-glue gunning”?) Eat your heart out, Gaga. If/Thenlast_img read more

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Bill Dawes & More Set For The Muscles in Our Toes Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments The complete cast is set for the previously announced New York premiere of Stephen Belber’s The Muscles in Our Toes. Bill Dawes, who recently appeared on Broadway in Bronx Bombers, will star alongside Amir Arison, Nadia Dajani, Samuel Ray Gates, Matthew Maher and Mather Zickel in the Labyrinth Theater Company production helmed by Anne Kauffman. Performances begin June 14 prior to an official opening on June 26 at the Bank Street Theater. In addition to Bronx Bombers, Dawes has appeared on Broadway in Sex & Longing and Lombardi, as well as off-Broadway in Burning Blue, The Exonerated and Ears on a Beatle. Arison’s off-Broadway credits include Aftermath, Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them and Queens Boulevard. Dajani made her stage debut in Sophistry at Playwrights Horizons, where she also appeared in Boys and Girls. Gates’ off-Broadway credits include Aunt Dan and Lemon, Three Seconds in the Key and Electra. Maher’s stage credits include Mr. Burns, The Flick and Golden Child; he is also the recipient of the 2013 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance. Zickel has appeared on screen in Rachel Getting Married and Masters of Sex and on stage in By The Way, Meet Vera Stark and Extraordinary Chambers. The dark comedy will feature lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sets by Lee Savage, costumes by Emily Rebholz and sound design by Jessica Paz. In The Muscles in Our Toes, four friends meet at their high school reunion, and ponder a plan to free their old friend who’s been kidnapped by a radical political group. Absurdity, intensity and plain old weirdness ensue when this inebriated, stoned, adolescently arrested, religiously confused group of friends attempts to tackle the task at hand and at the same time, debate the forces of international terrorism.last_img read more

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Vanessa Hudgens to Headline Workshop of Broadway-Bound Gigi

first_img A re-imagined new production of the 1973 musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe, Gigi has been adapted by playwright and Emmy-nominated screenwriter Heidi Thomas. Eric D. Shaeffer will direct the workshop, which will have choreography by Josh Bergasse. A concert version of the show was performed in Seattle earlier this year. Hudgens is best known for playing Gabriella, love interest of Zac Efron’s Troy, in Disney’s High School Musical movies. Recent screen credits include Bandslam and Spring Breakers. She played Mimi in Rent at the Hollywood Bowl in 2010. The cast will also include Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) and Howard McGillin (She Loves Me). Set during the turn of the 20th century, Gigi tells the story of a free-spirited teenage girl living in Paris who is groomed (in the custom of her family) to serve as a companion to a bored, wealthy playboy until the pair realize they have fallen in love. The musical is based on Colette’s classic novella, the 1951 play by Anita Loos and the 1958 movie musical of the same name. The big screen adaptation of Gigi garnered a then-record-setting nine Oscars, including Best Picture. Victoria Clark View Comments Star Files The new Great White Way headed production is a re-imagined reboot of the 1973 musical, which played 103 performances on Broadway. Starring Karin Wolfe as Gigi and Daniel Massey as Gaston, the production earned a Tony Award for Best Original Score. Gigi features the memorable tunes “Thank Heaven For Little Girls,” “I Remember It Well,” “The Night They Invented Champagne,” “It’s a Bore,” and more. High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens, along with Broadway favorites Corey Cott (Newsies), Kate Burton (Spring Awakening) and Victoria Clark (Cinderella), will perform in an industry reading of Gigi late in July in New York. As previously reported, the tuner is scheduled to open at the Kennedy Center in January 2015 and is eyeing a transfer to the Great White Way later next year. Corey Cottlast_img read more

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Christopher Fitzgerald Will Return to Chicago on Broadway

first_img Related Shows from $49.50 Chicago also currently stars Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart and  Carol Woods as Matron “Mama” Morton. Chicago Christopher Fitzgerald View Commentscenter_img Star Files Fitzgerald picked up Tony nods for his performances in Finian’s Rainbow and Young Frankenstein. Other Broadway credits include Amour, Wicked and The Merchant of Venice. His screen credits include Girl Most Likely, Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant, Personal Velocity and Twins. With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. The Ambassador Theatre is set to welcome a new silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom! Christopher Fitzgerald will return to Chicago on Broadway as Billy Flynn beginning August 5. Last October he starred in the production as “Mister Cellophane” Amos Hart. Fitzgerald will take over from Brent Barrett, who played his final performance on July 27.last_img read more

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Broadway Theaters Will Dim Lights to Honor Tony Winner Lauren Bacall

first_img Bacall received recognition for her performances in countless films, including To Have and Have Not opposite her future husband Humphrey Bogart, The Big Sleep, Key Largo, How to Marry a Millionaire, Murder on the Orient Express and The Mirror Has Two Faces (for which she garnered an Oscar nomination). She received an honorary Oscar in 2009. Bacall lit up Broadway before and after her successes in Hollywood; she made her Great White Way debut as a teenager in Johnny 2×4 in 1942 and returned to the stage in shows including Goodbye, Charlie in 1959, Cactus Flower in 1965 and Waiting in the Wings in 1999. She won Tony Awards for her performances in Applause and Woman of the Year. View Comments Broadway theaters will dim their lights in honor of Tony-winning Hollywood and Broadway icon Lauren Bacall, who died on August 12 at the age of 89. Marquees will go dark on August 15 at 7:45PM for one minute. “Lauren Bacall had a distinct presence on stage and screen during a career that spanned decades,” said Broadway League Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin. “Along with her talent and memorable performances, her timeless beauty and witty intelligence will be remembered.”last_img read more

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