Club Feature: the Identity Project

first_imgThe Identity Project of Notre Dame (IDND), a student club that addresses issues of sexuality and human dignity through the lens of Catholic Church teaching, is in the midst of planning its annual Edith Stein Project Conference.“The Edith Stein Project Conference is the largest student-run conference in the United States,” Hailey Vrdolyak, club co-vice president and junior, said. “The conference brings together 30 speakers to discuss what the Catholic Church can offer to the discussion of issues faced on college campuses, such as the hook-up culture, pornography and other topics regarding human sexuality.”Vrdolyak said past conferences have been attended by more than 300 people, including Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students and professors. This year’s conference, to be held Feb. 6-7 in McKenna Hall, will address the theme of “Radiant Image: Cultivating Authentic Identity in the Modern World” and will focus on the central idea of living in God’s image, according to the IDND website.The conference namesake, Edith Stein, was canonized in 1998 as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross and “fought for the truth and the dignity of women through her writings and frequent letters,” according to the IDND website. Working as a teacher, nurse and philosopher and eventually as a cloistered Carmelite nun, she was martyred at Auschwitz in 1942. The club website states: “We look to Edith Stein for inspiration as a model of turning one’s heart to God and as someone who lived her vocation with the genuine spirit of self-gift.”This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Edith Stein Project Conference.“The club was founded in 2004, and the first conference was held in the spring of 2005,” IDND president and senior Mary Kate Martinson said. “The Identity Project has hosted an annual conference every spring since its founding.”Although the annual conference serves as the club’s main event, IDND co-sponsors other campus events that promote the Catholic identity of Notre Dame and help students develop as Catholic leaders, Alexandra DeSanctis, IDND co-vice president and junior, said.The club meets on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in the McNeill Room of LaFortune.“We foster fruitful conversation about issues of identity … and healthy relationships,” DeSanctis said. “We often read articles on these topics and discuss in a group. The meetings are also often used as a time to plan for the conference.”Contact [email protected] or visit the club Facebook page at for more information about the club or the conference. Register for the conference online at Registration is free for Notre, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students.Tags: carmletine nun, Edith Stein, Edith Stein Project Conference, Identity Project, Identity Project Notre Dame, IDND, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Crosslast_img read more

Coos Bay checkers give Winebarger consecutive Wild West Shootout wins

first_imgThe Wild West Shootout will head to Cottage Grove Speedway for the first of two straight nights of racing starting on Monday, June 24, and Tuesday, June 25. Racing begins at 6 p.m. both nights.  Collen Winebarger became the first driver since 2016 to win consecutive Wild West IMCA Modi­fied Shootout features by topping the Sunday main event at Coos Bay Speedway. (Photo by Stepha­nie Deatherage) COOS BAY, Ore. (June 23) – Collen Winebarger became the first repeat winner in the Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout, with a flag-to-flag run in front of the Sunday Gambler field at Coos Bay Speedway.  The $1,000 win followed Winebarger’s Saturday victory at Southern Oregon Speedway, which had put him on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. And like the opening night show Friday at Yreka, the feature ran caution-free. Chadwick was second for the second straight night, while Travis Peery of North Dakota crossed the wire in third. Bricen James scored a fourth-place result in his first appearance of the week with Grey Ferrando completing the top five. Feature results – 1. Collen Winebarger; 2. Kellen Chadwick; 3. Travis Peery; 4. Bricen James; 5. Grey Ferrando; 6. Jerry Schram; 7. Danny Lauer; 8. Jeff Faulkner; 9. Matthew Drager; 10. Shane Devolder; 11. Paul Rea; 12. Derick Young; 13. John Campos; 14. Eston Whisler; 15. Eston Whisler; 16. Lawrence O’Connor; 17. Geoff Morris; 18. Jimmy Lipke; 19. Ryan Lauer; 20. Jesse Williamson. By Ben Deatherage Winebarger took the lead at the drop of the green flag, got up on the wheel and outpaced the rest of the field. He worked traffic late in the race, putting 12 of the 20 starters down at least a lap.  Winebarger earned his fifth career Wild West Shootout main event win and first at Coos Bay. He is also the first driver since Kellen Chadwick in 2016 to win consecutive races. last_img read more

Real Madrid: Ibrahim Sunday downplays easy Zidane transition from player to coach

first_imgSpanish giants Real Madrid have parted ways with coach Rafael Benitez barely seven months into the job after a string of unimpressive performances where he reportedly lost control of his dressing room as well as fans turning against him.Former Madrid great and French football legend Zinedine Zidane has been named as his replacement. His appointment will add to the recent trend of former players taking over the reins of clubs after their retirement.The trend has yielded mixed results with Spanish Pep Guardiola (Barcelona), Argentine Diego Simeone (Atletico) and Welsh Mark Hughes (Stoke) all proving a success while Argentine legend Diego Maradona, Dutch Star Clarence Seedorf and Italian Fillipo Inzaghi failed to find their feet in management.For former Ghana player and coach Ibrahim Sunday, the requirements for playing and coaching are vastly different and need different approaches“If you believe yourself that you are a good player and you think you can coach and be successful then you are deceiving yourself.,”he told Joy Sports.“Coaching is more of practical than theory and so you have to start from somewhere go through the courses then start coaching from a weaker or younger club.” “Then you follow the senior coaches and learn from before taking over a big team.”Zidane will hope to follow the footsteps of Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique who were instant successes after moving from the B-team to the senior team.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more