Belles invite fathers for Senior Dads Weekend

first_imgMembers of the Saint Mary’s class of 2014 and their fathers enjoyed events at Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame this weekend during the College’s annual Senior Dads Weekend. Susie Larson, vice president of the 2014 class board, who helped organize the event, said the board worked hard to find an open weekend for this event since last spring, because it had to account for the numerous events on campus and the football schedule. Larson said there was a great deal of interest in all of the scheduled events, which resulted in a large turnout from the senior class and their fathers. “The weekend had 280 students register and our class is 298 strong, so we were extremely excited about the turnout,” Larson said.  Student body president Kat Sullivan said the class board did a good job of including the entire senior class community. “Regardless of who the father figure is in a girl’s life, the class board made sure the events were welcoming to all, including some mothers,” Sullivan said.  The weekend’s events opened with a beer garden and silent auction Friday evening in the College’s Student Center.  Sullivan said the event included an open bar with all types of beer and wine, and the silent auction was filled with donated items from the fathers. “Whatever money that was made from the auction was then given to the class of 2014’s board, so it was a great way to fundraise for future class events,” Sullivan said.  “Also, everyone who went got a beer sty with a French cross on it and little koozies with bowties on them to commemorate the weekend.” On Saturday, the College Archives and the Riedinger House were open for morning tours. Sullivan said this helped the girls to share their College’s history with their fathers.  Senior Bridget Byrne said the tours of Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday afternoon were one of her favorite parts of the weekend, as well as a watch party for the Notre Dame vs. ASU game at CJ’s Bar later that evening. “I have always loved watching games with my Dad, so this was something special for us to do together before graduation,” Byrne said. “It was also so fun to do push-ups in CJ’s during the game watch, and I know all of my friends were really looking forward to this weekend after all of the fun we had at Junior Mom’s Weekend last spring.” The weekend culminated with Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in Le Mans Hall on Saturday night, Sullivan said.  At the Mass, Saint Mary’s students and their fathers celebrated their relationships.  The celebrant, Fr. John Pearson, stressed the importance of letting their parents know how grateful the students were for their love and support, Sullivan said.  “Fr. John talked a lot about making sure us girls recognized that our fathers make sacrifices for us not because they’re expecting a thank you, but because they love us,” Sullivan said. “I think that that really resonated with a lot of girls and their fathers that were present.” The parent weekends at Saint Mary’s are among many students’ favorite traditions on campus, Larson said. “I am a strong supporter in how Saint Mary’s organizes their parent weekends throughout our four years on campus because I think it reflects our experience growing as young women,” she said. Contact Caroline Stickell at cstick01@saintmarys.edulast_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgFolksam – Karin Stenmar has been appointed as head of sustainability, with effect from 1 December. She has been head of environment at the Swedish pensions and insurance company since 2011 and was previously head of sustainability at the Swedish clothing brand Nudie Jeans. Separately, Mia Liblik, who has been acting chief executive at Folksam subsidiary KPA Pension for around a year, has been appointed chief executive of Folksam LO Pension. She will start the job at Folksam LO Pension at the beginning of January next year. Robert Lundberg, the current chief executive, will stay at Folksam LO Pension and continue to contribute his expertise gained over his eight years in the job. Folksam LO Pension is a joint venture between by Folksam and LO, the Swedish Trade Union Confederation, running the occupational pension scheme for LO members.SEI – The €265bn asset manager SEI Investments Europe has appointed Jasper Streefland as head of institutional sales in the Netherlands. Streefland will become responsible for the growth of SEI’s local fiduciary-management business. He will report to Ian Love, SEI’s head of institutional sales for the EMEA. Previously, Streefland was senior sales manager at NN Investment Partners. He has also worked in sales and account management jobs at Aegon Asset Management and Robeco.Unigestion – Pieter-Jan Frederix has been appointed investment director within the private equity team, joining from the Antenna Group, where he was responsible for direct investments. Before then, he worked at KPMG Corporate Finance, Bear Stearns and private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson.NOW: Pensions – Neil Buckley has been appointed COO, while Neil Brady has been appointed director of operations. Buckley joins from Doha Bank, where he was head of technology and operations. Brady joins from Capita, where he was head of pension operations for the Teachers’ Pension.Kyrkans Pensionskassa – Robert Johnsson has been appointed head of investment management at the Swedish church pension fund Kyrkans Pensionskassa. He was most recently portfolio manager at the academic financing body The Knowledge Foundation (KK-stiftelsen). Before that, he worked at Morgan Stanley in London, Carnegie Investment Bank and Carnegie Fonder (funds). AMF – Peder Hasslev is leaving pension provider AMF, where he has been deputy chief executive and CIO, to take on the role of chief executive at Saminvest, the new state venture capital fund. Altogether, Hasslev has been at AMF for nine years. He will start working at Saminvest in the first quarter of next year.International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) – Françoise Flores is to join the IASB board on 1 January 2017. From 2010 until April 2016, Flores served as chief executive at the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and chairman of EFRAG’s Technical Expert Group. Most recently, she returned to work as a partner at accountancy firm Mazars in Paris, France.Vivat – Maarten Dijkshoorn has been appointed as supervisory chairman of insurer Vivat, the parent company of Dutch pensions insurer Zwitserleven. As of 1 December, he is to succeed Jan Nooitgedagt, who was recently appointed as a member of the supervisory board (RvC) of Rabobank. Dijkshoorn is supervisory chair of insurer De Goudse Verzekeringen, as well as RvC member at PGGM, the €200bn pensions provider and asset manager for healthcare scheme PFZW. Dijkshoorn was executive chairman and COO at former insurance group Eureko, renamed Achmea in 2011. He has also been in several management positions at insurer Nationale Nederlanden.AGH – Pensions provider Administratie Groep Holland (AGH) has named Rens van der Meer as manager of finance and control as of 1 January. Van der Meer has been information manager at MN, the €110bn provider and asset manager of the large metal pension funds PME and PMT, since 2013.Jetstone Asset Management – Igor Pikovsky has been appointed chief risk officer at the investment manager, which has $1.8bn (€1.7bn) of committed assets. He joins from fixed income asset manager Rogge Global Partners in London, where he was a senior partner and global head of risk. Before that, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston and Morgan Stanley. Pikovsky was also an assistant professor of mathematics at Carnegie-Mellon University. Apoteket AB:s Pensionstiftelse, Nobel Foundation, London Pensions Fund Authority, Ilmarinen, Folksam, SEI, NN Investment Partners, Unigestion, NOW: Pensions, Doha Bank, Capita, Kyrkans Pensionskassa, AMF, Saminvest, International Accounting Standards Board, Vivat, AGH, MN, Jetstone, RoggeApoteket AB:s Pensionstiftelse – Gustav Karner has been appointed chief executive of the pension foundation belonging to Sweden’s state-owned pharmaceuticals retailer Apoteket AB. Karner joins Apoteket AB:s Pensionstiftelse from the Nobel Foundation, where he has been CIO.London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) – Sir Merrick Cockell is to continue in his role as chairman of the LPFA for a further two years. He will now work to ensure the LPFA implements an investment approach that “recognises the strong environmental and financial case” for fossil-fuel divestment. He has also been charged encouraging investment in London’s infrastructure.Ilmarinen – Matti Kähkönen, president and chief executive at Finnish industrial machinery company Metso, has been appointed as chairman of Ilmarinen’s supervisory board, from 6 April 2017. Salla Luomanmäki has been re-appointed as the first deputy chairman of the supervisory board from that date, and Ari Lehtoranta has been chosen as second deputy chairman. Luomanmäki is executive director of the group Akava Special Branches, and Lehtoranta is chief executive of the company Caverion. Until next April, Matti Lievonen will continue as chairman of the supervisory board, along with Luomanmäki and Antti Herlin. Ilmarinen elects supervisory board members for a two-year term.last_img read more

Commission grants USC control of Coliseum

first_imgFollowing eight months of negotiations, USC obtained day-to-day control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in a vote by the Coliseum Commission on Monday.The stadium’s nine-member governing body, represented by officials from the state, county, and city, voted 8-1 to surrender control of the facility, along with the adjacent L.A. Sports Arena to the university for at least 20 years. The sole dissenting vote was cast by Los Angeles City Councilmember Bernard Parks, who has long opposed the amended lease as currently drafted.The lease has five renewal options beyond the initial 20 years that would allow USC to control the publicly owned stadium through 2054, although the commission will continue to oversee both facilities.“We look forward to restoring the Coliseum to its former glory and ensuring its viability for many generations to come,” said Thomas Sayles, USC’s senior vice president for university relations, in a statement. “We believe this agreement will once again make the Coliseum a proud landmark and gathering place for all Angelenos.”USC will be tasked with event scheduling, along with funding various improvements and restorations that are expected to total approximately $70 million. As a result, the university will be given control over revenue and will be allowed to negotiate the sale of the naming rights to the Coliseum.USC’s football team has been a tenant at the stadium since the Coliseum’s opening in May 1923.In June 2011, the commission acknowledged it would be unable to make nearly $60 million in necessary renovations to the Coliseum, breaking the terms of the original lease with USC signed in 2008, which led the university to seek day-to-day management of the venue and the neighboring Sports Arena.Negotiations began in September, and a terms sheet was released in January that outlined several modifications to the original lease.last_img read more