Pfizer hits on formula for sharing skills

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Pfizer hits on formula for sharing skillsOn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Pfizer’snew research university in the US has successfully tackled the problem ofknowledge management which dogs many large pharmaceuticals companies, accordingto a report by researcher TFPL. TheUS pharmaceuticals giant has established the Pfizer Research University inGroton, Connecticut in America as part of its strategy to share its knowledgeamong its R&D employees worldwide. Toreinforce its global mandate for the university, Pfizer has appointed adirector of learning at the company’s main R&D site in the UK to head upthe PRU initiative in Europe.Pfizerappointed a senior management advisory group to oversee the university.Thefaculty seeks experienced members of staff who act as tutors for lessexperienced employees. The experience of these tutors is used to develop a bodyof knowledge that can be used in workshops. Employeesare taught through those workshops which simulate workplace scenarios that havebeen experienced by the tutor. Staffcan then access web-based resources and call upon the tutor’s advice after thecourse is completed. SandraWard, author of the report said, “One of the challenges in corporate culture isfor employees to share knowledge with each other.“Pfizerhas tackled this problem and shown that it can be overcome.”last_img read more

Lincoln Beachey Flying Machine

first_imgLincoln Beachey Flying Machine by Pat SidesThe man seated in the “flying machine” is Lincoln Beachey,  the pioneer aviator who visited Evansville in 1912. The occasion was the second annual aviation show held at the Tri-State Fairgrounds (which was later developed into Akin Park).Beachey is pictured (left background) as he is being sworn in on June 6 as a mail carrier for the United States Post Office, which afforded local residents the opportunity to have mail delivered by air for the first time. Although not visible in this picture, the fairground had a huge grandstand capable of seating the thousands of spectators who witnessed the death-defying aerial stunts that had transformed Beachey into an international sensation.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

“IS IT TRUE” MARCH 22, 2020

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?(Recently we detected an issue where our subscribers may have not been getting breaking news alerts from the City-County Observer. This notification is to let you know that starting today you have been added to receive future news alerts.  If you no longer want to receive future news alerts please opt-out by clicking the  link in your e-mail to unsubscribe)IS IT TRUE over the last several days some of our readers sent us some “IS IT TRUE’S” comments we found interesting?  …posted below are the “IS IT TRUE’S” sent to us by some of our readers that we hope you will not only find interesting but helpful during this time?IS IT TRUE we encourage you to post your own “IS IT TRUE’S” about your personal observations, feelings pertaining to the challenges you are experiencing concerning the Coronarvius pandemic in our comment section?POSTED BELOW ARE THE COMMENTS SENT TO US BY OUR READERS.  WE POST THESE COMMENTS WITHOUT BIAS OR EDITING.IS IT TRUE anyone who doesn’t believe that the Coronavirus is made up propaganda of “Fake News” need some immediate psychological intervention?IS IT TRUE one can create their own disinfectant by adding 3 teaspoons of bleach per quart of water or by adding 5 tablespoons of bleach per gallon of water?IS IT TRUE that there are currently 22,000 Coronavirus cases in the United States?  …that New York has about half of the cases?IS IT TRUE so far the media rock stars concerning the dissemination of accurate and current information concerning the Coronavirus are Andrew Como the Governor of New York, Dr. Anthorty Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and Vice President Mike Pence?IS IT TRUE it took a public health crisis to bring the best and the worst out in people?IS IT TRUE it was just announced on national television that 80 % of the people living in Madrid Spain are expected to contract the Coronavirus?IS IT TRUE that adversity brings strength?IS IT TRUE our medical providers and first responders are the best example of what public service is all about?IS IT TRUE when people stay at home they may be saving a life?IS IT TRUE we are fighting the Coronavirus war without the appropriate ammunition?  …at this point ammunition could be defined as masks, gloves, gowns, testing kits, medical supplies, ventilators, the appropriate number of hospital beds or a vaccine?IS IT TRUE one way is to attack a famine is to make the distribution of food more important than the storage of it?IS IT TRUE that information is power but rumors aren’t?IS IT TRUE that it’s obvious when it comes to having complete knowledge about the Coronavius that some people know that they don’t know and some people don’t know that they don’t know?IS IT TRUE its time that relatives and parents of millenniums demand that they begin to quarantine themselves?IS IT TRUE many people feel that the government shouldn’t bail out the Airlines of the Cruise lines because planes and ships are considered to be worth many trillion dollars?IS IT TRUE its time for the government to start focusing on us when it comes to granting non-refundable tax dollars to help our citizens to pay for everyday necessities?  … its time for our elected officials to realize that it costs a family of four around $1,000 a week to pay for the bare necessities?IS IT TRUE there are major differences between a pandemic and a world war?IS IT TRUE at this point the economy should be considered to be secondary to the health and welfare of our citizens?IS IT TRUE get on your knees and pray for divine intervention?IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have Liberty?IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Which media is the most effective in giving us the current updates about the Coronavirus?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, “READERS POLL”, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS”, EDUCATION, OBITUARIES and “LOCAL SPORTS”.You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]last_img read more

Gordon Lightfoot concert at The Lerner rescheduled for October

first_img Previous articleMichigan COVID-19 deaths top 4,000Next articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana announces distribution schedule for the coming week Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Gordon Lightfoot concert at The Lerner rescheduled for October Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Twitter By Jon Zimney – May 2, 2020 0 437 WhatsApp Facebook (Photo supplied/Gordon Lightfoot/The Lerner Theatre) The Lerner Theatre in Elkhart has announced the newly rescheduled date for Gordon Lightfoot.His “80 Years Strong Tour” which was scheduled for May 15, is now going to take place on Friday, October 2.All current tickets for Gordon Lightfoot’s originally scheduled show will be honored for the new date, so if you already have your ticket, hold on to it. For ticket holders that are unable to attend the new date, refunds can be obtained through the Lerner box office by emailing: [email protected] Lerner is closed to the public through the month of May. Tickets to the show are available at The Lerner Theatre’s website.The following information regarding the new date was sent to 95.3 MNC from The Lerner Theatre:Elkhart, Indiana (May 1st, 2020) – The Lerner Theatre is proud to announce the newlyrescheduled date for, Gordon Lightfoot – 80 Years Strong Tour. Originally scheduled forMay 15th 2020. The new date for this unforgettable show is Friday, October 2nd, 2020! Getready as Gordon brings you many of his classic and beloved songs throughout the decadesand hit songs from his new album “SOLO”. You won’t want to miss your opportunity towitness this Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee perform on The Lerner Theatre stage!IMPORTANT: All current tickets for Gordon Lightfoot’s originally scheduled show on May15th, 2020 will be honored for the new date of October 2nd, 2020. Please hold on to yourcurrent tickets for the new date. For ticket holders that are unable to attend the new date,refunds can be obtained through the Box Office by emailing [email protected] TheLerner Theatre Box Office remains closed to the public through May, 2020. Web sales onlyat www.thelerner.com.About the Artist:After more than 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well intothe multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician GordonLightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats.Celebrating his 80th birthday, this year is special for the legendary artist, who hasannounced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled “GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 80 YEARS STRONG TOUR”. The tour will feature his well-known hits as well as some deep album cutsfor the die-hard fanatics. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot’s ownbehind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-plus-years musicalcareer and his 80 years of life.*Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the Governor’s executive orders to limit groups andgatherings, the City of Elkhart has decided to postpone or cancel all events in the cityscheduled for April, May, & June. The Lerner Box Office remains closed to the publicthrough May 2020. Our full-time staff is working remotely through the end of the Stay atHome Order for the State of Indiana, currently May 1st, 2020.NEW DATE• Who: The Lerner Theatre• What: Gordon Lightfoot – 80 Years Strong Tour• When: (New Date) Friday, October 2nd, 2020 at 8:00pm• Where: 410 S. Main St. Elkhart, Indiana 46516• Cost: $39.95 I $54.95 I $64.95 I $79.95• Contact information: www.thelerner.com or the Lerner Box Office: (574) 293-4469• Photos: Please see attached.• Explanatory paragraph(s):Elkhart, Indiana (May 1st, 2020) – The Lerner Theatre is proud to announce the newlyrescheduled date for, Gordon Lightfoot – 80 Years Strong Tour. Originally scheduled forMay 15th 2020. The new date for this unforgettable show is Friday, October 2nd, 2020! Getready as Gordon brings you many of his classic and beloved songs throughout the decadesand hit songs from his new album “SOLO”. You won’t want to miss your opportunity towitness this Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee perform on The Lerner Theatre stage!After more than 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well intothe multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician GordonLightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats.Celebrating his 80th birthday, this year is special for the legendary artist, who hasannounced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled “GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 80 YEARSSTRONG TOUR”. The tour will feature his well-known hits as well as some deep album cutsfor the die-hard fanatics. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot’s ownbehind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-plus-years musicalcareer and his 80 years of life.Gordon Lightfoot artist website link is: www.lightfoot.caOFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT: @lightfoot365 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

Press release: Government launches plan to ban plastic straws, cotton-buds, and stirrers

first_imgIt is estimated there are over 150 million tonnes of plastic in the world’s oceans and every year one million birds and over 100,000 sea mammals die from eating and getting tangled in plastic waste. A recent report estimates that plastic in the sea is set to treble by 2025.Today’s move builds on the Prime Minister’s recent visit to Kenya, where she announced a further five African Commonwealth Countries (Seychelles, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, Mozambique and the Gambia) have joined the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance, pledging their support to end the scourge of plastics in our oceans. The Alliance, announced in April during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), sees countries across the Commonwealth join forces in the fight against plastic, whether through a ban on microbeads, a commitment to cutting down on single-use plastic bags, or taking other steps to eliminate avoidable single-use plastic.The UK government has committed a £61.4 million package of funding to boost global research and help countries across the Commonwealth stop plastic waste from entering the oceans in the first place.The government is also looking at further ways to reduce avoidable waste and recycle more as part of its Resources and Waste Strategy to be published later this year.Further information: Single-use plastics can be defined as all products that are made wholly or partly of plastic and are typically intended to be used just once and/or for a short period of time before being disposed of. The figure that plastic in the sea is set to treble is taken from the Future of the Sea report, 2018. The consultation will be open for six weeks. Our precious oceans and the wildlife within need urgent protection from the devastation throw-away plastic items can cause. In England we are taking world-leading action with our ban on microbeads, and thanks to the public’s support have taken over 15 billion plastic bags out of circulation with our 5p charge. I commend retailers, bars and restaurants that have already committed to removing plastic straws and stirrers. But we recognise we need to do more. Today we step-up our efforts to turn the tide on plastic pollution and ensure we leave our environment in a better state than we inherited it. The Government has today (22 October) set out its plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds to protect our rivers and seas.The plan is subject to a consultation launched by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.In England, it is estimated that annually we use 4.7 billion plastic straws, 316 million plastic stirrers and 1.8 billion plastic-stemmed cotton buds. An estimated 10% of cotton buds are flushed down toilets and can end up in waterways and oceans.Even though non-plastic alternatives are readily available, these single-use plastic items are used for just a few minutes but take hundreds of years to break down. Cleaning up the effects of littering costs local Government millions of pounds every year.In order to eliminate these items from use, the Government intends to introduce a ban on their distribution and sale. The ban would come into force at some point between October 2019 and October 2020, subject to the views collected during consultation.We recognise there are instances where using plastic straws is necessary for medical reasons and our consultation seeks views on how to ensure those who need straws for medical and accessibility reasons can still use them. For example, pharmacies will still be able to sell plastic straws and restaurants, pubs and bars will be able to stock some straws for use on request. The Government will work closely with stakeholders to ensure these exemptions are crafted exactly right.Launching the consultation, Environment Secretary Michael Gove said: The announcement follows the success of the government’s world-leading ban on microbeads and 5p charge on single-use plastic bags, which has seen distribution by major supermarkets drop by 86%.Greenpeace UK’s political adviser Sam Chetan Welsh said: We wholeheartedly welcome this consultation on an issue of vital importance and one which hospitality has already taken significant action. Since UKHospitality’s Unpack the Future of Hospitality summit in the spring, thousands of pubs clubs, restaurants and hotels across the UK have changed their straws and stirrers to biodegradables, or adopted policies that cut or eliminate their use in their venues. The Government is seeking views on how we can cut plastic waste and we look forward to continued engagement to play a part in achieving that goal. Our society’s addiction to throwaway plastic is fuelling a global environmental crisis that must be tackled. Ministers are doing the sensible thing by looking to ban single-use plastic items that can be easily replaced with better alternatives or that we can simply do without. But this should be just the start. If we are to protect our oceans from the scourge of plastic, the flow of waste needs to be cut off at the tap. And that means the companies producing and selling all this packaging must take responsibility for it and cut down the amount of plastic ending up in our shopping baskets. Kate Nicholls CEO of UKHospitality said:last_img read more

Competitive wrapped bread market takes £25m toll on Warburtons

first_imgWarburtons’ turnover fell more than £25m last year as the “increasingly competitive” wrapped bread market impacted the business.But although sales fell 4.6% year on year to £526.3m in the 52 weeks to 24 September 2016, operating profit increased 2.3% to £35.5m as the business kept a tight rein on costs. The average number of employees decreased from 4,588 to 4,522 over the period.In April this year, Warburtons announced plans to close its Giles Foods bakery in Milton Keynes, with the loss of almost 220 jobs. At the time, the company said the decision was a result of “significant ongoing challenges facing the business and is despite considerable time and financial investment”. The company has since confirmed the site will close.In its annual report for the 52 weeks to 24 September, posted last week, Warburtons said profit had been achieved through a “continued focus on the quality of product and service” and development of new product ranges. These included the Giant Crumpets launched to great fanfare in October 2015 with an advertising campaign fronted by The Muppets.Warburtons has this year been given planning permission to add a two-storey 2,278sq m research and development centre to its existing headquarters and bakery at Hereford Street, Bolton.“As an ambitious business, Warburtons are proud to be the number one bakery brand in the UK, but have ambitions to become Britain’s best food business,” stated the planning application. “The new R&D facility will be a key development, which will ensure the company continues to innovate and lead the bakery food sector.”Warburtons said other recently introduced product ranges had continued to grow in the period covered by its annual report and had partly compensated for the “general market decline and increasingly competitive nature of the wrapped bread market”.“Our performance has remained stable, despite the continuation of difficult trading conditions and volume decline in the wider bakery market,” said Warburtons chairman Jonathan Warburton. “The performance reflects our continued focus on breakthrough innovation, quality and service in a very competitive marketplace.”“As the number one bakery brand in Britain, we are committed to growing our share of the bakery market by developing new products alongside our current leading lines. Continued investment ensures we are focused on meeting the needs of changing consumer trends.  This focus, along with our family ownership structure, means we are uniquely positioned to invest for the long term and ensures that we can always produce the best quality products on the market.”According to IRI data for the year to 31 December 2016, Warburtons wrapped bread sales declined 11.2% – or around £60m – ahead of the 4.2% decline in the total wrapped bread market.Warburtons remains the most popular UK fmcg brand, showed the annual Brand Footprint UK ranking produced by retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel last month, with 84.2% of the population buying it an average of 25.2 times a year. Warburtons has lost some ground compared with last year, however.The bakery has recently been filming a new ad campaign featuring comedian Peter Kay.last_img read more

Dave Matthews Covers Cardi B, Migos, Lil Pump For Parody Trap Music Compilation On Fallon [Watch]

first_imgLast night, Dave Matthews appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his band’s new album, Come Tomorrow, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts this week. In addition to chatting with Fallon and performing a rendition of album single “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)”, Matthews took part in a hilarious sketch about another (fictional) “new album” that took Dave well outside his musical comfort zone.“Do you enjoy the ominous, bass-heavy bouts of trap music but wish it had a more jammin’, earthy sound?” asks a wig-clad Fallon as nasal-y spokesperson Steve Joshua. “Well stop wishing that, because you’re going to love this new music album: Dave Matthews Sings Trap Music.” Fallon continues on in his best public radio host deadpan, “That’s right, America’s favorite singer slash songwriter slash master of the outdoor jam band brings you 25 of the dankest, tastiest trap tunes ever recorded…”Mirroring old TV ads for compilation albums, the clip cuts to snippets of Matthews performing these “trap classics” as Fallon presents the track list. First up is Dave’s performance of Migos‘ “Stir Fry”, delivered in his trademark falsetto. It’s, um… interesting. “Do you feel that?” asks Fallon. “That’s the sound of my body tingling.”Moving on through the list, Fallon ponders, “…and who could forget the Lil Pump classic, ‘Gucci Gang’?” Matthews then pops back up to deliver his rendition of the track, complete with an ad-libbed “brrrrr” for good measure. It’s just as bizarre as it sounds.Finally, Fallon explains, if you order now, you receive a special bonus record: Dave Matthews Sings Cardi B, before sending it over to a clip of Matthews performing “Bodak Yellow” as $100 bills rain down behind him via green screen. He succeeds in making it sound like a Dave Matthews tune, which is at once hilarious and wholly unsettling. It’s the musical equivalent of salmon-flavored frozen yogurt: it takes two things that are doing just fine on their own and makes them both worse by combining them in a stomach-churning concoction. The cringes it induces, however, are worth the absurd laughs it also provides.Fallon signs off by warning viewers not to fall in the “trap” of not ordering this album, directing people to www.DaveTrapthews.com, before closing with his best “skrrrrt skrrrt!” Watch the strangely uncomfortable yet ultimately amusing clip below:Dave Matthews Sings Trap Music (Migos, Lil Pump, & Cardi B covers) – The Tonight Show[Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]Below, you can also watch video of Matthews’ Tonight Show performance of “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)” and a clip of his on-air interview with Fallon, in which Dave explains how “Samurai Cop” was inspired by a terrible straight-to-video movie of the same name and how Ryan Gosling ruined his only karaoke experience via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:Dave Matthews Band – “Samurai Cop” (Live)Dave Matthews – “Samurai Cop” Origins – The Tonight ShowDave Matthews – Ryan Gosling Ruined Karaoke – The Tonight ShowDave Matthews Band is currently on tour. For a full list of their upcoming dates, head here.last_img read more

Hear The Marcus King Band’s New Album, ‘Carolina Confessions’, Before It’s Released Officially This Friday

first_imgThe release of the new album on Friday will coincide with the band’s second-annual The Marcus King Band Family Reunion festival, set to take place on Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC. For a full list of The Marcus King Band’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here. Back in August, The Marcus King Band—which features the beloved young guitarist and vocalist Marcus King alongside drummer Jack Ryan, bassist Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, saxophonist Dean Mitchell, and keyboardist DeShawn “D’Vibes” Alexander—announced that hey have new album on the way, Carolina Confessions, which is due out this Friday, October 5th via Fantasy Records.Produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson), the new album from The Marcus King Band showcases the 22-year-old frontman’s maturation as a songwriter, as King takes writing credit on all ten tracks, in addition to on one co-written with The Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach. About the new album, Carolina Confessions, King told Billboard:I wanted this record to focus a little bit more on songwriting and the structure of the tune itself.” King describes the ten-song catalog as “the confessional side of things. Music, for me, is a way to say what’s on my mind and kind of a way to explain that — just like true confession, if you feel guilty and want to get some things off your chest. That’s how writing is and making music is for me.Today, Noisey has premiered an advance full-stream of The Marcus King Band’s new album, Carolina Confessions, ahead of its official release on October 5th. In the Noisey article, King speaks frankly about his life, including the difficulties of combining music and business as well as how “Goodbye Carolina” was written about a friend of King’s who committed suicide. You can listen to the full stream of Marcus King Band’s new album, Carolina Confessions, below or over on Noisey.The Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions – Full Album Streamlast_img read more

The rule-breaker

first_imgCreative conversation “Create buildings and places that engage people. It doesn’t mean pandering to historical models of the past,” Frank Gehry, the legendary architect, said of his guiding principles. “And question everything.”Though long known as a boundary-pushing visionary in design circles, Gehry found mainstream celebrity in the late ’90s with the opening of the now-iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, a swirling, futuristic abstraction in stone, glass, and titanium. He’s since gone on to build many notable projects, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the MIT Stata Center.With salty, dry wit, Gehry reflected on his still very active 50-year-plus career during a talk Friday evening at the JFK Jr. Forum hosted by the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School.Deborah Borda, the president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic who is now a Hauser Leader-in-Residence at HKS’s Center for Public Leadership, described the iconoclast as a man “who has almost single-handedly transformed the world of contemporary architecture.”“He’s done it through artistry, technology, resilience, and something people don’t always think about but which is a critical factor about Frank, and that is: Humanity.”— Christina Pazzanese Deborah Borda, Hauser Leader-in-Residence at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and president and CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, spoke with celebrated architect Frank Gehry. Video courtesy of Harvard Institute of Politicscenter_img <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD-IJ3784kA” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/yD-IJ3784kA/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a>last_img read more

Saint Mary’s welcomes Alumnae Association Board

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s College Alumnae Association Board of Directors met last Wednesday through Saturday for their annual fall conference.   Senior Student Alumnae Associate Board Representative Mollie Valencia said the group, comprised of 19 alumnae and two current students, joins together twice a year to discuss new changes and ways in which the Board can better connect with their worldwide alumnae network.   The group met on Wednesday afternoon for the first of two general sessions, Valencia said.  Saint Mary’s President Carol Mooney addressed the group, discussing the College’s initiative to cultivate a community of diversity and acceptance. Each of the Board’s committees and task forces agreed to encompass these changes in their goals for involvement within the community, Valencia said. “The task forces are designed to work to accomplish a specific event or movement, and the committee meetings have a larger goal of working with the College to develop certain areas like alumnae engagement, student-alumnae relations and alumnae clubs throughout the U.S.,” Valencia said.  “The meetings revolve around figuring out ways to accomplish these goals, and all were very successful.” On Thursday evening, the members participated in the annual Success After Saint Mary’s event, which was open to all students, Valencia said. The event began with keynote speaker Charmaine Torma ’99, who spoke to students about the importance of networking. “Let me assure you, your Saint Mary’s degree is well worth the time and investment,” Torma said. “Professional networking will give you the edge you need. Remember that networking happens every day and anywhere. It’s much more than meeting new people. It’s about being purposeful. Make sure you take the time to remember a person’s name, because networking is all about relationship-building.” The speech was followed by a presentation by Carla Leal ’13 and Peggy Rodgers Taylor ’78 that taught students the top 10 ways to impress when networking. Junior Sarah Hossfeld said she learned a great amount from the various alumnae, including the members of the Board whom she was able to mingle with after the speeches concluded. “I thought Success After Saint Mary’s was such a good opportunity for students to practice how to properly introduce themselves and network with the alumnae. All of those women are so accomplished, and I felt honored to be able to talk to them about my own goals for the future,” Hossfeld said. “It always amazes me to meet alumnae and connect immediately over our love for Saint Mary’s; they want to talk to us students just as much as we want to learn from them.” Valencia said the weekend also included orientation for new group members, a Chemistry Show put on by the SMC Chemistry Department, Mass for All Saint’s Day and a luncheon for the members and the Alumnae Relations Committee in Stapleton Lounge.   Junior Julia Dunford said the luncheon was a great success. “The alumnae were very willing to connect us with their networks and help us in any way they could,” Dunford said. “After all, alumnae are some of the biggest supporters of Saint Mary’s students and it was awesome to speak with them on a personal level. Most of them were still wearing their class rings, and it connected us immediately.” Valencia said the weekend concluded with the “Welcome Home” tailgate event at Dalloway’s Clubhouse, where alumnae and their families could mingle with students and faculty before the home football game on Saturday.last_img read more