Observer elects new ed board

first_imgEight new editors will join The Observer’s Editorial Board for the 2011-12 year, incoming Editor-in-Chief Douglas Farmer announced Monday. Junior Caitlin Housley, sophomores Megan Doyle, Sam Stryker, Allan Joseph and Brandon Keelean and freshman Meghan Thomassen will join the Editorial Board in their new positions after Spring Break. Pat Coveney and Maija Gustin, both juniors, will take their new positions in the fall when they return from studying abroad. Doyle, a resident of Lyons Hall, and Stryker, of Knott Hall, will serve as co-news editors. A native of South Bend, Doyle currently serves as Associate News Editor and has covered the student government beat for most of the last year. She is an English major with minors in French and Francophone Studies and Journalism, Ethics and Democracy. Stryker is a Television major with a minor in European Studies. He is from New Canaan, Conn. Sryker covered Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District race between Jackie Walorski and Joe Donnelly. Joseph will serve as sports editor. A resident of St. Edward’s Hall, Joseph has worked for the department since his freshman year and covered Bengal Bouts, the national runners-up men’s lacrosse team last spring and this fall’s national champion women’s soccer team. Joseph is pursuing a double major in Economics and Pre-professional Studies. He is originally from Dublin, Ohio. A resident of Le Mans Hall from Hazard, Ky., Housley has covered Saint Mary’s news since her freshman year. Thomassen, hailing from Rowley, Mass., will take over the Viewpoint department. She is a resident of Pasquerilla East Hall. Gustin will join the Editorial Board as the Scene editor. Gustin, currently spending the semester studying abroad in London, has already contributed to The Observer from overseas, covering the red carpet at the Orange British Academy Film Awards Saturday. She is from Chicago and is majoring in English and Film, Television and Theatre with a concentration in Film. Coveney is also spending the semester participating in Notre Dame’s London Program, but will assume the role of photo editor in the fall. A Political Science major from Keough Hall, Coveney has covered the Irish women’s soccer program’s two trips to the College Cups in the last two years. He is from Geneva, Ill. Keelean will serve as Graphics editor. He is a Graphic Design major from Holland, Mich. The other editors previously selected for the Editorial Board include Managing Editor Sarah Mervosh, and Assistant Managing Editors Adriana Pratt and Chris Masoud, in addition to Farmer.last_img read more

Smithsonian Internship For DSC Students

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 39 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Tweet EducationLocalNewsTertiary Smithsonian Internship For DSC Students by: – July 21, 2011 DSC students to experience an international internship at the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany.Two students of the Dominica State College (DSC), Jeanne Royer, a Biology major, and Dwight Degonzague, an Agriculture major, will participate in the 2011 Dominica Academy of Arts and Sciences (DAAS)/DeFilipps  Summer Internship Programme at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.,  the world’s largest museum complex and research organization in art, science, history and culture.The students were selected based on their academic records, interviews, evaluation by DAAS of their essay entitled The Value of the Smithsonian as an Institution of Learning.  They emerged as the top students from this process.The Summer Internship is in honour of the late Dr Robert DeFilipps, author of the 1998 publication Useful Plants of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Part of Dr DeFilipps’ estate was bequeathed to DAAS.  From that, DAAS is able to fund this internship for the students.The internship will take place from July 22 – 30.  During the internship the two students will assist in cataloguing the 5000 Dominican herbarium collections at the Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History while enhancing their knowledge from the vast international displays including the Carib Indians in the National Museum of the American Indian. Curator and Research Scientist in the Department of Botany, Dr John Kress, has assigned Dr Gary Krupnick to mentor the students on their internship.The students will be accompanied by Lecturer, Sharon Allicock-Joseph. Mrs. Allicock-Joseph lectures in the Faculties of Arts and Sciences and Applied Arts and Technology. She teaches Agriculture and Biological related courses and will be an asset in providing guidance and leadership to the students on the internship programme.Last year’s two DSC students, Kelda David and Shawn Francis, who participated in the internship programme, continue to speak very highly of the quality of the learning experience they received.  The DSC is confident that this year’s participants will have an equally enriching experience.The DSC recognizes the tireless efforts of Dr Clayton Shillingford, Member of the DAAS Board of Directors and Chair, Agriculture and Environment Committee for making this internship possible.  Dr. Thompson Fontaine and Mr. Gabriel Christian of Maryland are also recognized for housing and transporting the students while at the Smithsonian Institute, in Washington D.C.Dean of the Faculty of Applied Arts and Technology and DSC’s organizer of the Internship, Mr Rawle Leslie, is excited about the programme and believes that it is a splendid opportunity for the students to be exposed to an international organization to broaden their knowledge in Plant Science.DSC is always seeking ways to expand and enrich the learning experience of its students.  This internship fits quite well in the mission of the DSC to provide its students with world class learning opportunities.  This is also a clear example of the positive result of international networking which the College aggressively pursues on a continuous basis.Press ReleaseOffice of the Dean of Applied Arts and Technology,Dominica State Collegelast_img read more