Saint Mary’s houses rare Bible

first_imgSaint Mary’s College is the new home for a reproduction of the Saint John’s Bible, a book worth about $145,000, comprised of seven volumes, and nearly two feet tall when all seven volumes are stacked upon one another. After being blessed at the College’s opening Mass Wednesday morning, a reproduction of the Bible was presented to the Cushwa-Leighton Library, where it will be be displayed permanently. “It’s a physical treasure, its beauty, its craftsmanship,” the College’s president, Carol Ann Mooney, said. “But because it’s also a book containing the Word of God, it’s so appropriate for it to have a home at Saint Mary’s.” The Bible, which is the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible, was a gift from Judy Rauenhorst Mahoney, a 1974 graduate of the College. “I thought ‘Oh, I love books, I love Saint Mary’s, I really need to get the word out about this wonderful book,’” Mahoney said. “Here at Saint Mary’s College, it can be an influence on students, faculty and the broader South Bend community.” The book is composed of seven volumes; however, only four volumes were presented to the College Wednesday. The other three volumes will be presented after they are completed. Each day, the librarians will choose a new page of the Bible to display, said Fr. Eric Hollas, senior associate for Arts and Cultural Affairs at Saint John University. “As they change the pages each day and alternate volumes, people will read pages just to meditate on that passage in the Bible,” Hollas said. “Other people are going to be interested because of the art. Other people are going to be interested just because it’s a masterpiece. “With the changes in the pages every day, there’s always something new to look at, something new to appreciate.” Hollas said he hopes the Bible will still draw attention for years to come. “My hope is that in a thousand years from now, people will be looking at it,” Hollas said.last_img read more

USG sees increase in voter turnout

first_imgThis year’s elections deviated from last year’s  downward trend when voter turnout for the 2018 election decreased by 800 votes from the  2017 election. “As students, we’re the [ones] paying tuition,” said voter Kelsea Nanan, a freshman majoring in neuroscience. “It’s our school for four years. I think students should be more informed about what the student government is doing for us and how they’re changing the campus climate that [affects] the way that we live every day.” The Trenton & Mahin ticket won the election with 2,189 votes. The Michaela & Meagan ticket earned 1,807 votes and the Maxwell & Grayson ticket earned 554 votes. No one ticket garnered over 50 percent of the votes. Approximately 45.4 percent of student voters chose the newly elected presidential ticket. Of those who voted for a presidential ticket, 584 students abstained from voting for senatorial candidates. Out of the elected senators, Sara Khoshniyati, Emily Donahue and Haley Garland received the greatest amount of votes with 1,442 votes, 1,419 votes and 1,409 votes, respectively. Rose Ritch narrowly clinched the twelfth and final senatorial seat, beating Gabriel Savage by three votes. Ritch received 1,046 votes and Savage received 1,043 votes. Following the end of the 2019 Undergraduate Student Government elections, 4,817 students voted, a 4.1 percent increase from last year’s 4,627 votes. USG also incentivized students to participate in the election by offering free In-N-Out to students who voted on the final day. Students were able to cast votes last week online via the USG elections website or in person at USG booths located throughout campus. Of approximately 20,000  undergraduate students, 24.1 percent voted in the election cycle.last_img read more

HBF survey highlights areas for improvement in the industry

first_imgShare Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 StumbleUpon Irish racing gets green light to resume in June May 15, 2020 Related Articles Submit A Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) survey published earlier this week has identified a number of factors which set out the ways the horseracing industry and associated betting activities can be improved. The survey, which received 1024 responses, was created to gain a cross-sectional view of the racing industry from bettors with the hope of using the survey to prioritise future improvements.It addressed a variety of aspects of wagering in the UK horseracing industry and invitations to respond were sent to racing groups on facebook, via racing websites, through twitter and via theRacing UK email newsletter.The report detailed: “The survey asked a range of questions designed to assist HBF in prioritising its future activities. A number of questions gave respondents the opportunity to provide their own views on how racing could be made more attractive as well as what additional information should be made available. ”The age demographics and gender of bettors were among one of the criteria highlighted by the HBF. Of the 1024 responses, only 5% of respondents were aged 18-25 whereas 27% were aged 61-80.Meanwhile 94% of respondents were male, 5% female and 1% preferred not to share their gender. These results, according to the HBF, “could be seen to underline the need to educate and engage younger bettors about horseracing and its associated intricacies.”The survey results also highlighted that bettors were frustrated with the restrictions placed on betting accounts without receiving prior notice – while others called for the introduction of a minimum bet liability. 814 of the respondents left comments in the survey regarding the ways in which the racing experience can be enhanced – including suggestions to promote in-running betting, enhanced data availability and a minimum bet guarantee. The survey suggested that in-running betting was increasing in popularity, with 48 per cent of respondents having placed a bet in running during the last 12 months. Meanwhile 33 per cent said they would bet in running if race streaming was improved, and another 29 per cent would consider it.Responses also highlighted that receiving race data from print media has fallen, with 93 per cent of respondents obtaining horse racing information through websites; while 74 per cent have used publications such as the Racing Post to gain information “at least some of the time.” Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador August 18, 2020 Sharelast_img read more