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College to engage students in business-related workshop series

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first_imgThe Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative at Saint Mary’s will host a six-week series titled “Entre. Lead. Her.,” designed to help students cultivate a personal and professional brand, develop leadership skills and learn innovative strategies towards success. Running from Jan. 25, this program will feature guest speakers and interactive workshops addressing topics such as team building, pitch presentation, the benefits of podcasting, stress reduction, positive social impact and the importance of empathy in the business world. Joan McClendon, the current director of The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) said she initially became involved as a community member participating in the organization’s 2010 pilot program. “I came in [to the WEI] and participated in a leadership style session, and it changed my life because it made me feel as a woman that I had purpose and I had meaning,” McClendon said. “We don’t always have these opportunities to meet with other women to explore who we truly are. That session really transformed me, and I am still friends with the women that I’ve connected with through the WEI.” Since her first experience seven years ago with the WEI, McClendon said her exploration of leadership has continued through her time spent as the associate director, and now project director of the WEI. As director, McClendon is responsible for scheduling events, such as the upcoming workshop series, that will help women in the Saint Mary’s and South Bend community navigate leadership roles in their personal and professional lives. “My passion is to bring the community of women into Saint Mary’s College and have them experience the same thing I’ve come to learn: that we are a college of amazing and incredible women,” McClendon said. Though the WEI is open to all Saint Mary’s students and communities outside of the college, McClendon said most of the individuals involved are graduates of SPARK, a Saint Mary’s program providing that assists women who earn low wages in starting their own businesses. “Entre. Lead. Her.” will offer a chance for graduates and others to scale up their businesses and continue building a brand, McClendon said. “Part of the series will work on creating and refining a pitch, a skill that I think all the women at Saint Mary’s College could benefit from learning,” McClendon said. “These sessions are not your typical business classes, but they will provide you with the things that are going to give you an edge in your personal life and in your business.”In order to make the upcoming series more accessible, McClendon said the WEI has made admission free for students and continues to offer availability to the general public. She said attendance will be capped at 40 to keep sessions personal and thorough. McClendon said she hopes each participant will walk away from this experience with a better understanding of her leadership style and the process of creating a business, for they will have had the opportunity to grow personally.“That’s why we start these sessions by sharing Sr. Madeleva Wolff’s words on discovery,” McClendon said. “‘We promise you discovery: the discovery of yourselves, the discovery of the universe, and your place in it.’”Tags: discovery, Entre. Lead. Her., SPARK, Sr. Madaleva Wolff, Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiativelast_img read more

North Side merger no problem for Perry Commodores

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first_imgThe trimming of the City League to six teams has marked a new trend of combining football programs due to a string of school closings. The 2009 closing of Schenley started what’s now become commonplace. It birthed the program that shocked City League participants and observers last season—U.S.O. (University Prep, Sci-Tech and Obama)—who will defend their title, this year.Most recently, Langley became what stands alone as Brashear and the same is the case with Oliver that merged into Perry.“We came in and they automatically embraced us,” Perry senior linebacker Dre Williams said. “We immediately got together and were eager to figure out what it’s going to require for us to be a winner.”In the Commodores’ first true test against Allderdice (0-1, 1-2), they outlasted the Dragons, 12-0, on their way to an important first conference victory on Sept. 14.“We played a sloppy game,” Allderdice coach Jerry Haslett said. “Time and time again we shot ourselves in the foot with turnovers and penalties. For some reason, no matter how good they were, we couldn’t sustain drives. Perry just hung in there and came up with big plays to beat us.”Williams, who played for Oliver as a sophomore and was a part of U.S.O.’s championship team last season, sees similarities—with the latter—in this year’s Perry team’s effort to build a comradery.“We make it a point to spend time with one another and build a brotherhood,” he said. “There are so many things that we do together outside of school and football.”One of those activities is a weekly bible study.“Many of us share the same religious beliefs,” Williams added. “We get together at the school after practice to study and read the word of the Lord. It’s a great thing for our team’s cohesion.”Perry junior Juyan Byrd’s 23 yard touchdown catch proved to be the difference in the game for the Commodores (1-0, 2-1). Combined, both teams lost six fumbles. Each failed to convert on scoring opportunities, consistently.“It was really a dog fight out there,” Perry coach Bill Gallagher said. “It was a win that our team needed to gain some confidence moving forward. I think it’s proven to be a really good thing for our guys to see how they can get together and fight through some tough situations.”“We were pretty pumped up about being able to compete with a tough team like Allderdice,” Williams said. “We’re looking forward to what we can do from here on out.”U.S.O. 56, Carrick 0After a two week hiatus, the Panthers came out and put up 36 unanswered points by halftime. Senior quarterback Akil Young had touchdown tosses of 48, 27 and 2 yards. They were able to score on defense and special teams with Tayvon Taylor’s 24-yard punt return in the first quarter. With the loss, Carrick fell to 0-3.Also: Brashear secured their first win of the year with a 30-7 romp of Westinghouse in the opening City League game at “The Cup.”(Follow our continuing coverage of City League Football and add your comments to our website at www.newpittsburghcourier.com.) (Malik Vincent can be reached at mvincent@newpittsburghcourier.com or on Twitter @malikvincent.) THE PERRY DEFENSE swarms all over Alfred Diggs of Allderdice. The Perry “D” shut out “The Dice” 12-0 in the City League opener for both teams. (Courier Photos/William McBride) last_img read more