Champlain College dedicates the new IDX Student Life Center

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–With generous support from a broad coalition of employees, family and friends of IDX Systems Corporation, Champlain College dedicated its multimillion-dollar student life center on September 23, naming it the IDX Student Life Center.The 42,000-square-foot facility at the heart of campus underscores the Colleges goal of offering a full menu of extracurricular and co-curricular activities for all students. The leadership, recreational and fitness habits that Champlain students develop in the new building will serve for them for a lifetime.The employees and leadership of IDX and Champlain College have built a strong partnership over the years: more than 300 graduates and attendees of Champlain College work at this leading medical technology company, IDXs chief executive officer serves as a trustee of the College, and Champlain has created courses specifically for IDX employees pursuing professional advancement. Hundreds of IDX employees have enriched their careers through courses at the College.Our longtime partnership begins a new installment today and were very grateful for the generous gift of $2 million from the IDX community, said Champlain College President David F. Finney. The opening of this fantastic new building will enhance the quality, relevance and breadth of the Champlain experience, which helps students attain a rewarding career and a satisfying life.James H. Crook, Jr., chief executive officer at IDX and a Champlain trustee, said the partnership between the two institutions is thriving on many levels. Were incredibly proud of this recognition of the strong relationship between IDX and Champlain. Champlain alumni who are now part of IDX are a cornerstone of this partnership: along with their families, many of these graduates played an influential role in the inception of the IDX Student Life Center project, he said.Chairman of the IDX Board of Directors Richard E. Tarrant added, The IDX Student Life Center is tangible evidence of the good things that can happen when members of a community come together in a partnership that combines education, jobs and philanthropy.In their own ways, both IDX and Champlain College anticipate and respond to the needs of industry and business. IDX is fulfilling its mission to use information technology to maximize value in the delivery of healthcare by improving the quality of patient service, enhancing medical outcomes and reducing the cost of care. In 2004, the company reported revenues in excess of $520 million, and has grown to encompass offices in 11 states and four countries.Champlain College has emerged as an agile, entrepreneurial and market-savvy institution recognized for its technological expertise, state-of-the-art educational programs, global perspective and innovative blend of professional and liberal arts education. The College remains current by seeking the input of community members and deliberately engaging the business communityincluding businesspeople at IDX.Champlain College accounting alumna Marie Ambusk is now a principal accountant at IDX and has been with the company for over 22 years. Im fortunate to have worked with many of the Champlain College grads who have come to IDX, she said. These two institutions have had an enormous, positive influence in my life.At the dedication of the IDX Student Life Center, Champlain College celebrated the successful completion of the Power of Three capital campaignthe largest campaign in the Colleges 127-year history. College officials reported that the campaign surpassed its $12 million goal by raising $15.1 million. The funds supported the construction of three new facilities and allowed the College to set aside $2 million in endowment.Architects of the $14 million student life center were Truex Cullins & Partners, while Pizzagalli Construction Company was the general contractor. The three-level complex includes a fitness center, full-size gymnasium, a multipurpose dance, yoga and recreation room, student lounge, game rooms, dining facility, and student activities offices and meeting spaces.# # #last_img read more

UW looks to build momentum on road

first_imgWisconsin (11-15 overall, 3-10 Big Ten) has struggled mightily on the road this season, going 1-10 in games away from the friendly confines of the Kohl Center. But the Badgers have a chance Saturday to double their abysmal road win total, when they take on a very comparable Northwestern team.Wisconsin assistant coach Alysiah Bond was very quick to point out the Badgers’ road woes when asked about the importance of Saturday’s game, but ensured Wisconsin will be ready to play.“It’s a big game because we’ve also had difficulty winning on the road. Similar teams, in terms of how our seasons have gone, and you can best believe that both teams understand the importance of it and will be ready to play on Saturday,” Bond said.As of Wednesday, Wisconsin had yet to look at the scouting report prepared for Northwestern (12-14, 4-9 Big Ten), but there is still plenty for the Badgers to concentrate on in preparation for Saturday. A large part of Wisconsin’s focus will be directed in particular to small, yet crucial parts of its own game. Highlighted in those areas are turnovers, which have hampered the Badgers all year, especially on the road. Wisconsin committed 27 turnovers in its 60-53 loss at Illinois Monday night, just one instance of sloppy play costing the Badgers.Bond crossed sport lines and utilized an NFL reference to help explain the Badgers’ ball handling and turnover struggles this season.“You cannot throw floaty, lofty passes against a team. It’s kind of like Darrelle Revis or Deion Sanders. If they have closing speed, it looks open, and you’re tempted to throw it. They baited you and got you to throw the exact kind of pass you wanted. They step right in and go the other way,” Bond said.Junior guard and co-captain Morgan Paige was also cognizant of her team’s weaknesses and also of Nortwesterns’ height advantage – it has two players 6-foot-5 or taller – but with the Wildcats’ similar record she expects a very even fight.They’re pretty big in size so it’s going to be really crucial for us to get on the boards, offensively and defensively. From the last game, just take care of the ball. That’s going to be reiterated. Twenty-seven turnovers is too many,” Paige said. “They play hard. Just like us, they’re in a similar situation where they’re in games in the Big Ten. This is a good game for us, it’s a good matchup.”Bond also sees Northwestern as a good matchup, in part due to the fact that the Wildcats’ season has been quite similar to Badgers’ not only in its record but also in terms of its competitiveness and late-game struggles.“What we’ve seen from Northwestern is similar to a degree to some of what we’ve seen from ourselves. They’ve been in every game this season, and they don’t do a lot of things to hurt themselves,” Bond said. “That’s part of what’s put them in the position that they’re in, in terms of being in those games. They make smart decisions, they play well together, and I think they keep it simple, and that’s the formula that’s been effective for them. They’ve just had some problems closing games, as we have as well.”Wisconsin and Northwestern have both had very limited rotations all year long with really only one player from both teams’ benches seeing significant time, so Saturday’s winner will most likely be the battle of the starters. Of the Wildcats’ starters, three players average double figures, while the Badgers only have two who score better than ten points per game.If Wisconsin can find more balance scoring Saturday it could very well bring home a crucial late-season win, and with a road victory the Badgers might just want to go on the road again.“We don’t want to fold. We don’t want to be done. We can do the best as we possibly can with every opportunity that we have,” Paige said.last_img read more

Agile Catena delivers Q1 growth despite tough Swedish adjustments

first_imgShare Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Related Articles Share Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Per Hellberg – Catena MediaStockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network, Catena Media Plc remains positive on its 2019 outlook, detailing that it has undertaken the necessary adjustments to meet new regulatory conditions within its home market of Sweden.Publishing its Q1 2019 trading update, Catena records a revenue increase of 9% to €26 million (Q12018: 24m). Despite growth, the figure is ‘below the expectations’ of Catena governance.Catena details that it is ‘rebounding from Swedish regulatory effects’, as new restrictions on operators and players impacted the capacity of Catena’s affiliate network during Q1 trading.In its update, Catena records that period ‘new-depositing-customers (NDCs)’ totalled 124,007 (133,322), representing a -7% decrease.Despite the adjustments, an ‘agile’ Catena details that operational efficiencies have maintained a positive earnings momentum, with the company reporting a period 8% EBITDA increase to €11.2 million (Q12018: €10.4m).Catena Chief Executive Per Hellberg, states that following adjustments ‘Catena is building for take-off in the second half of the year’.“Everything we are doing is now converging in the right direction. We are continuing our long-term transformation, based on the strategies of organic growth, fewer but larger brands and increased cost control. During the first quarter, which also tend to start a bit slower due to seasonal effects, we saw that regulations impacted operators negatively, and us in turn, leading to a quarter where our revenues came in below our expectations. We are agilely adapting to changing conditions and expect to see positive developments from the second quarter onwards.” GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more