Saint Michael’s College,The second annual Saint Michael’s College Community Service Day has drawn some 119 employees volunteering to do a variety of service activities for the day, Wednesday, May 25, both on and off the Colchester-based campus. Participants were encouraged to join in the ‘opportunity to come together with your colleagues and to give back to your community.’ Staff AwardsService activities from 9 a.m. to 12 noon will be followed by lunch and Annual Staff Awards Ceremony in Alliot Hall that will honor six employees for their commitment, service and dedication. The six to be honored were nominated by their colleagues, and will be identified for the first time at the ceremony. ‘This project celebrates the Saint Michael’s community by doing good work together,’ said Angela Irvine, director of foundation relations and service-day team member. Participants, including vice presidents, cafeteria workers, computer specialists, librarians, professors and others, will be doing the following activities: On CampusBaked Love: making meals for area familiesCampus Grounds: raking, sweeping entrances & around dumpsters, cutting ivy, weeding flower bedsChapel: spring cleaningCommunity Garden: garden prep, planting and weedingEarly Learning Center: cleaning and yard workLibrary Archives: cleaning and organizing5 paint crews, painting St. Joe’s porch, dugouts on 300s field, Old Fire Station, handrails of dorm entrances, and bus stop; walkways and seat numbers on Ross sports center bleachersPower washing of building exteriorsWindow washing Off CampusCamp Ta Kum Ta: yard work, spring cleaning, handy workCatamount Family Center: trail maintenanceCOTS: spring cleaningRock Point School: yard workShelburne Museum: gardeningWinooski Senior Center: deliver meals on wheels and bake treats for BINGO event Learn What Matters at Saint Michael’s College, The Edmundite Catholic liberal arts college, www.smcvt.edu(link is external) . Saint Michael’s provides education with a social conscience, producing graduates with the intellectual tools to lead successful, purposeful lives that will contribute to peace and justice in our world. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, Saint Michael’s College is located three miles from Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns. It is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nations Best 371 Colleges, and is included in the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Saint Michael’s is one of only 280 colleges and universities nationwide, one of only 20 Catholic colleges, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Saint Michael’s has 1,900 undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 100 international students. Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants. The college is one of the nation’s top-100, Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings.-30-
Press Association Apsalyamov is thought to be a friend of Tan’s son and appears to have no previous experience in football. Tan claimed to have “every faith” in Mackay, adding: “I have supported him in the past and will do so in the future for many years to come.” But the episode has cast the manager’s future into doubt – bizarrely, given Cardiff’s strong start following promotion to the Barclays Premier League – and his agent Raymond Sparkes is seeking clarity at the meeting. Sparkes told Wales Online: “Malky does not want to talk about himself too much right now, but he is aware the biggest question that many people have is, ‘What is the manager’s current situation?’ “He knows everyone wants him to stay and he says, ‘Yes’, he will do that. But he needs certain assurances that these things will be better as we move forward. “We have to feel the climate is right to be able to move things forward. We know there are three or four ‘Doubting Thomases’ and Malky is aware right now there is not 100 per cent support for him in the club. “Malky’s main aim is to seek and clarify his position at the club moving forward. We would like to make it totally clear that Malky has no intention of resigning.” Fans have been left bemused by this week’s developments and Mackay and Sparkes will demand a public explanation from Tan and his colleagues. “Malky understands there has been a lack of clarity and will insist at the end of the board meeting that the chairman or other senior directors provide supporters with a clear explanation of what has been going on,” said Sparkes. “If that cannot be done he will take it upon himself to do it. He does not want the club’s fans left in the dark for too much longer.” The Bluebirds confirmed on Friday that Iain Moody, one of Mackay’s most trusted aides since their time together at Watford, had left his post permanently having been placed on gardening leave earlier this week. They also confirmed 23-year-old Kazakhstani Alisher Apsalyamov as Moody’s replacement on an interim basis. Cardiff manager Malky Mackay will seek assurances at a board meeting on Monday that he retains the support of owner Vincent Tan.
Former British number one tennis player Elena Baltacha has died of liver cancer, aged 30.Born in Ukraine and raised in Scotland, Baltacha revealed she had the illness in March.Baltacha, who was British number one for nearly three years, only retired from the sport in 2013.”We are heartbroken beyond words at the loss of our beautiful, talented and determined Bally,” said her husband Nino Severino.He added: “She was an amazing person and she touched so many people with her inspirational spirit, her warmth and her kindness.”She was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a chronic liver condition which compromises the immune system, aged 19. Despite her illness and multiple injury problems, she went on to reach the Australian Open third round in 2005 and 2010 and reached a career-high world ranking of 49.She won 11 singles titles, made the third round of Wimbledon in 2002 and was part of Great Britain’s Fed Cup team for 11 years.Lawn Tennis Association head of women’s tennis Iain Bates said: “Today we have lost a shining light from the heart of British tennis – a true role model, a great competitor and a wonderful friend.”We have so many special memories to cherish, but this leaves a gaping hole for everybody in both British and women’s tennis, and words simply cannot express how saddened we are by this news.”All our thoughts are with Nino and the rest of Elena’s family. We will miss you Bal.”