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

Alan King holds Great hand at Cheltenham | Racing News

first_imgOne the same day as the latter he also won the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton with Sceau Royal, so there is no doubting his horses remain in excellent form.“You need the right ammunition for this race, bur Harambe won it last year and, together with Edwardstone, we go back with two solid chances,” said King.“Harambe had a run before he went there last year and though that has not been possible this time around, he has been moving very well and pleasing me at home.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Harambe has not been seen since the Betfair Hurdle in February when he was brought down at the final flight when still in contention.King told his website: “Harambe was brought down at the last at Newbury and was on the floor for a while. It has taken him a long time to recover, but he did his pre-training at AP’s (McCoy) and it is good to have him back in action here.”Edwardstone was beaten a neck in a Grade Two on heavy ground at Haydock before a respectable sixth in the Supreme in March last season and looks the right type for the race, although ground conditions could become a concern.- Advertisement – “He is an exciting prospect with untapped potential and though he can be a bit free in his races, he is beautifully relaxed at the moment, which is very encouraging,” said King.“He was a high-class novice last season and ran well in the Supreme at the Festival when our horses were not really firing. I hope the forecast rain does not materialise as he is more effective on better ground.“Both horses schooled on Monday and we’ve done as much as we can with them at home but while both would make lovely chasers, this is a great race in which to start back and I am very happy with them.”In contrast, top-weight Ballyandy would benefit from the forecast rain, according to his trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies.“I thought he ran a cracker under top-weight at Ffos Las to split Sceau Royal and Buzz last time out and I’d love to run him in this, but he does want it a bit softer,” Twiston-Davies told William Hill.Jamie Snowden registered one of the biggest winners of his career last weekend with Ga Law and chases another with Pisagh Pike.“He’s a highly-progressive sort since we gave him a wind op in the summer and he’s won his two novice hurdles well,” said Snowden.“He just got touched off in a Listed race at Market Rasen which arguably he perhaps should have gone on and won.“He’s got a nice handicap mark so hopefully we can try to exploit in a big race like this.”Thinking is massively unexposed for David Pipe, having his first run since being bought from France over 800 days ago.“We’ve had him since he was a three-year-old,” said Pipe.“His owner (Nick Shutts) has been very patient. He picked up a tendon injury. He was actually due to run last year when the lockdown happened.“He’s got an engine. He’s rated 132 so he’s at the right end of the handicap but he wants soft ground.“We like him and hopefully he can repay the owner’s patience.”Dan Skelton’s Proschema is another lightly-raced type and jockey Harry Skelton is another who will be watching the skies.“I’m looking forward to him and the drier the ground the better. It’s a bit of a wet forecast which could be a bit of a problem, but I’m sure we’ll take our chance,” he said on Racing TV.“The better the ground the stronger his chance. He ran a nice race the last day at Wetherby and he’s come forward from that.”Paul Nicholls’ Thyme White, who was impressive at Chepstow, and Tom Lacey’s Sebastopol are other fancied runners. Alan King saddles last year’s winner Harambe and the ante-post favourite Edwardstone in Sunday’s Unibet Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham.King enjoyed a fruitful summer on the Flat with three Royal Ascot winners, a success on Champions Day with Trueshan and the November Handicap through On To Victory.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Transfer: Siasia’s Former Club, Nantes, Sign Moses Simon

first_imgSamson Siasia’s former club, FC Nantes have taken up the option to sign Moses Simon on a permanent basis after a successful loan spell and have handed him a four-year contract.Simon, 24, has signed a deal till June 30, 2024, to make him Nantes first signing for the new Ligue 1 season, according to French medium, Ouest-France.‘The Canaries’ paid five million Euros to La Liga side UD Levante as stipulated in the loan agreement. He was the team’s highest paid player on 150,000 Euros monthly.Simon, who has won 30 caps with Nigeria, scored nine goals and provided eight assists in all competitions for Nantes.He has previously played for AS Trencin in Slovakia and KAA Gent in Belgium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Expected Eagles Starting XI vs. Algeria

first_imgSuper Eagles manager Gernot Rohr is expected to make six changes for the team’s final World Cup qualifier against the Fennec Foxes of Algeria on Friday.His team has been weakened by withdrawals from key players like Victor Moses, Ogenyi Onazi and many more prompting the previously mentioned changes from the team that negotiated the 1-0 win over Zambia last month.The Super Eagles of Nigeria have already qualified for the World Cup in Russia next year as Group B winners meaning that the game against Algeria is a ‘dead rubber’.After the Algeria game, the team will take on 2-time world champions Argentina in an international friendly slated for the Krasnodar Stadium in Russia on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.As for the starting XI against Algeria, Ikechukwu Ezenwa is expected to continue in goal while highly rated defender Ola Aina will replace Elderson Uwa Echiejile at left back.In midfield, John Ogu and Oghenekaro Etebo are set to replace John Mikel Obi (captain) and Ogenyi Onazi while Ogu’s club teammate, Anthony Nwakaeme, and Arsenal star Alex Iwobi replaces Victor Moses and Moses Simon.Expected Starting XI (4-3-3): Ikechukwu Ezenwa; Ola Aina, Shehu Abdullahi, Leon Balogun , William Troost-Ekong; John Ogu, Wilfried Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo; Kelechi Iheanacho, Anthony Nwakaeme and Alex Iwobi.Relatedlast_img read more

Friday June 14th Local Sports

first_imgOAKLAND — Iowa-native Nick Nurse is an NBA champion. The Carroll native led the Toronto Raptors to a 114-110 win over Golden State in game six of the NBA Finals. It was last summer Nurse was named head coach for a team known more for coming up short in the playoffs.It has been a long road for Nurse who began coaching in the pros in England and he also made two different stops in the G-League.The Raptors won the series by winning three straight games in Oakland.Nurse played college basketball at the University of Northern Iowa NEWTON — Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR Xfinity series race will highlight the opening weekend of the season at the Iowa Speedway. It begins Saturday night with a NASCAR truck race and Iowa Speedway President David Hyatt says they will have the attention of the racing community.Hyatt says the track will also host a concert after Saturday night’s truck race.Tyler Reddick currently leads the Xfinity series standings after posting his third win of the season at Michigan. Des Moines native Michael Annett is ninth. He posted his first career victory in the season opener at Daytona. Class 5ASchool Record LW1 Waukee 15-1 12 West Des Moines Valley 16-2 23 Fort Dodge 12-3 34 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 11-1 55 Iowa City High 12-2 36 Ottumwa 12-2 77 Indianola 13-4 88 Johnston 11-6 119 Pleasant Valley 13-7 610 Dubuque Hempstead 13-4 911 Muscatine 13-4 1212 Southeast Polk 12-5 1513 Cedar Rapids Jefferson 10-7 1014 Cedar Rapids Prairie 12-5 1315 Ankeny Centennial 10-5 NRDropped Out: Des Moines Hoover (14) — high school baseball last nightLake Mills 15, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 0West Fork 8, AGWSR 1 Class 4ASchool Record LW1 ADM 14-1 12 Carlisle 16-1 23 Charles City 17-0 34 Dallas Center-Grimes 11-6 45 Independence 16-7 86 North Scott 12-5 77 West Delaware 14-6 98 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 12-2 119 Ballard 14-5 1210 Cedar Rapids Xavier 12-6 1311 Norwalk 9-4 1412 Central DeWitt 15-4 1513 Oskaloosa 9-5 514 Harlan 13-3 NR15 Mount Pleasant 10-4 NRDropped Out: Denison-Schleswig (6), Marion (10) — high school softball last nightAlgona 5, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 3Central Springs 12, Hampton-Dumont 0Humboldt 15, Forest City 0Iowa Falls-Alden 3, Saint Ansgar 2 (9)West Fork 13, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 1 2019 FOURTH Iowa Girls High School Softball RankingsCompiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic UnionFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, June 13, 2019Class 1ASchool Record LW1 Collins-Maxwell 8-0 12 Lisbon 12-3 23 Clarksville 12-0 34 Newell-Fonda 17-3 45 BCLUW 13-6 56 AGWSR 11-3 67 Janesville 6-3 78 Akron-Westfield 9-7 89 Lynnville-Sully 15-4 1110 Westwood 11-7 911 Bishop Garrigan 13-3 1312 South O’Brien 12-0 1413 Central City 13-8 1014 Ridge View 11-5 NR15 Sigourney 11-6 11Dropped Out: Mason City Newman (15) Class 3ASchool Record LW1 Davenport Assumption 20-1 12 Humboldt 14-1 23 Louisa-Muscatine 16-1 34 Waterloo Columbus Catholic 13-2 65 Solon 12-4 46 West Liberty 11-1 87 Treynor 10-1 58 Albia 13-3 99 Mount Vernon 13-3 1010 Atlantic 15-1 711 Camanche 20-1 1112 Anamosa 16-2 1213 New Hampton 14-4 1314 Crestwood 12-6 NR15 Spirit Lake 14-4 14Dropped Out: Williamsburg (15) MASON CITY — Newman jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning and never looked back in a 10-0, five-inning win over Garner-Hayfield-Ventura last night. Kyle Armour picked up the win, striking out seven and allowing only two hits and a walk, and also helped out his cause with three runs batted in. Newman is now 13-2 on the season and will host West Hancock tonight. TONIGHT:AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, — Clear Lake softball at Hampton-Dumont-CAL — 7:30 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered and had three RBIs and utility infielder Ehire Adrianza’s hustle keyed a six-run sixth as the Minnesota Twins topped the Seattle Mariners 10-5. The struggling Mariners lost for the 24th time in 33 games and are 16-41 after a 13-2 start. MASON CITY — NIACC pitcher Kristen Peka has been selected as a second-team junior college Division II All-American by Fastpitch News. The freshman from Chanhassen Minnesota was 19-10 with a 2.14 ERA with 187 strikeouts in 176 2/3 innings pitched. She was a first-team Region XI selection. She ended up second on NIACC’s all-time single-season strikeout list and her 19 wins is third on the school’s single-season win list. Class 2ASchool Record LW1 North Linn 19-3 12 Durant 14-5 23 Pleasantville 13-3 74 Jesup 13-4 45 Iowa City Regina 7-9 56 West Monona 14-3 37 Wilton 9-8 88 Central Springs 15-4 99 Alta-Aurelia 10-3 610 East Marshall 13-3 1011 West Sioux 13-3 1112 Beckman Catholic 10-7 1213 Emmetsburg 13-4 1314 West Lyon 10-5 1415 Mount Ayr 8-1 NRDropped Out: Interstate 35 (15)last_img read more