Inn at Saint Mary’s hosts student photography contest

first_imgPhotography by three Saint Mary’s seniors will decorate the walls of the Inn at Saint Mary’s even after they graduate from the College on Saturday.  Seniors Julie McGrail, Elizabeth Munger and Guadalupe Quintana are the winners of a photography contest hosted by the Inn, and their work will decorate the walls of its guest rooms.  The Inn at Saint Mary’s was renovating 11 guest rooms last fall when one of its owners decided to replace the existing photos with new images, general manager Kim Kudelka said. The contest opened in December. The owners of The Inn selected the three students’ photographs from over 150 photos submitted to the contest. The Inn announced the contest winners in March. “At The Inn, we felt that we needed to get back our strong relationship with the College,” Kim Kudelka said. “I have been working here for 10 years, and we all thought it was time to rebuild the relationship. This photo contest was a great way for us to begin.” The new photos capture scenes from the College campus, she said.  “The old photos were pretty conservative and dated,” Kudelka said. “The ones that we have chosen bring light to the new rooms, and add more of the Saint Mary’s charm to each room.”  Munger said she had already taken pictures of campus when she received the email about entering the photo contest.  “My dad takes pictures, and I was given a big, professional camera for my high school graduation, so I also really enjoy taking pictures,” Munger said. “When I received the email, I already knew which pictures I wanted to send in.”  Munger’s chosen photo, titled “Reflection on Lake Marian,” depicts Haggar Hall reflected on the lake on the Saint Mary’s campus. During a walk from Notre Dame to Saint Mary’s campus, Quintana said she decided to take a snapshot of the trees lining the Avenue.  “I just happened to have my camera, a small digital one, and saw a perfect picture to capture of the fall leaves and trees,” Quintana said. “My photo is titled, ‘A Belle’s Walk Home.’” McGrail said she had a folder of photos taken on a walk from Saint Mary’s to Notre Dame last spring.  “I sent in about five different pictures, and two of them were chosen to be displayed,” McGrail said. “They are titled ‘Spring at Lake Marian’ and ‘Spring at the Grotto.’” The seniors said they were all equally surprised to find out they won the contest.  “I was excited because the Inn is so pretty and so many people stay there when they are in town,” Munger said.  Quintana said she was surprised the Inn chose her photo out of from 150 submissions.  “This was really nice because I am a senior and it is something that I can leave behind at Saint Mary’s,” Quintana said. The Inn honored the winners in April for their achievement.  “There was a reception held at The Inn for each of the winners where we were able to see our photos blown up, framed and hanging up in the renovated rooms,” McGrail said. “There is a suite that holds all of the photos that won the contest. It was really amazing to see our work hanging up at The Inn.”  So far, the Inn has received tremendous feedback on the new rooms with the new photographs, Kudelka said.  “We plan on holding another contest for more photos to be displayed in more renovated rooms,” Kudelka said. “We really want the relationship between The Inn and the College to get back to the way it was.” As they prepare for Commencement on Saturday, the three seniors said they were glad to leave a lasting mark on Saint Mary’s.  “This contest was such a great way to have a student’s perspective of their home they have lived in for the past four years,” McGrail said. “It is truly a wonderful collaboration.” Contact Jillian Barwick at jbarwi01@saintmarys.edu,Photography by three Saint Mary’s seniors will decorate the walls of the Inn at Saint Mary’s even after they graduate from the College on Saturday. Seniors Julie McGrail, Elizabeth Munger and Guadalupe Quintana are the winners of a photography contest hosted by the Inn, and their work will decorate the walls of its guest rooms. The Inn at Saint Mary’s was renovating 11 guest rooms last fall when one of its owners decided to replace the existing photos with new images, general manager Kim Kudelka said. The contest opened in December. The owners of The Inn selected the three students’ photographs from over 150 photos submitted to the contest. The Inn announced the contest winners in March. “At The Inn, we felt that we needed to get back our strong relationship with the College,” Kim Kudelka said. “I have been working here for 10 years, and we all thought it was time to rebuild the relationship. This photo contest was a great way for us to begin.” The new photos capture scenes from the College campus, she said. “The old photos were pretty conservative and dated,” Kudelka said. “The ones that we have chosen bring light to the new rooms, and add more of the Saint Mary’s charm to each room.” Munger said she had already taken pictures of campus when she received the email about entering the photo contest. “My dad takes pictures, and I was given a big, professional camera for my high school graduation, so I also really enjoy taking pictures,” Munger said. “When I received the email, I already knew which pictures I wanted to send in.” Munger’s chosen photo, titled “Reflection on Lake Marian,” depicts Haggar Hall reflected on the lake on the Saint Mary’s campus. During a walk from Notre Dame to Saint Mary’s campus, Quintana said she decided to take a snapshot of the trees lining the Avenue. “I just happened to have my camera, a small digital one, and saw a perfect picture to capture of the fall leaves and trees,” Quintana said. “My photo is titled, ‘A Belle’s Walk Home.’” McGrail said she had a folder of photos taken on a walk from Saint Mary’s to Notre Dame last spring. “I sent in about five different pictures, and two of them were chosen to be displayed,” McGrail said. “They are titled ‘Spring at Lake Marian’ and ‘Spring at the Grotto.’” The seniors said they were all equally surprised to find out they won the contest. “I was excited because the Inn is so pretty and so many people stay there when they are in town,” Munger said. Quintana said she was surprised the Inn chose her photo out of from 150 submissions. “This was really nice because I am a senior and it is something that I can leave behind at Saint Mary’s,” Quintana said. The Inn honored the winners in April for their achievement. “There was a reception held at The Inn for each of the winners where we were able to see our photos blown up, framed and hanging up in the renovated rooms,” McGrail said. “There is a suite that holds all of the photos that won the contest. It was really amazing to see our work hanging up at The Inn.” So far, the Inn has received tremendous feedback on the new rooms with the new photographs, Kudelka said. “We plan on holding another contest for more photos to be displayed in more renovated rooms,” Kudelka said. “We really want the relationship between The Inn and the College to get back to the way it was.” As they prepare for Commencement on Saturday, the three seniors said they were glad to leave a lasting mark on Saint Mary’s. “This contest was such a great way to have a student’s perspective of their home they have lived in for the past four years,” McGrail said. “It is truly a wonderful collaboration.”last_img read more

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Titanic Revival Sets Sail for Toronto Once More with Opera Star Ben Heppner

first_imgThe Ship of Dreams is back on course! A new staging of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s Titanic directed by Thom Southerland will play Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre from May 20 through June 21, 2015. Opera tenor Ben Heppner will play Isidor Straus and three additional roles. The production was initially set to play Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre in the summer before going full steam ahead to Broadway during the 2014-15 season. Such plans were postponed due to the lack of availability for an appropriate Great White Way house. No word yet if the production still intends to dock in New York. With a score by Yeston and a book by Stone, Titanic details the lives of a cross-section of the 2,200 people on the voyage in 1912, more than 1,500 of whom met their deaths when the ship crashed into an iceberg. The original musical focused on the vessel’s passengers in first-class, second-class and steerage with a rousing score that included the tunes “Godspeed Titanic,” “The Largest Floating Object in the World” and “I Must Get On that Ship.” The show won five Tony Awards in 1997, including Best Musical. A Grammy and Juno Award winner, Heppner has graced the stage of several international opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera House, London’s Covent Garden and the Vienna State Opera. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

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India Relaxes Cabotage Law

first_imgForeign-flagged ships will no longer need to obtain a license from India’s Director General of Shipping to engage in coastal shipping in the country. The relaxation of the cabotage law, announced by the Ministry of Shipping of India on May 22, relates in particular to shipping of agricultural, fisheries, animal husbandry and horticultural commodities.In practice, this means that international shipping companies would be able to move EXIM containers along India’s coast.Companies wishing to take advantage of the decision will have to submit information about their vessel and commodities transported to the Director General of Shipping via a prescribed format. The form needs to be sent  at least 24 hours prior to the departure of the ship from the port in lndia.However, the ministry said that the foreign-flagged ships would be subject to inspection by Indian law enforcement agencies.As informed, members of such agencies “shall be allowed to board such ships any time in the sea for ascertaining the bonafide credentials of the said ships/crew.” Industry major A.P. Moller-Maersk welcomed the move, saying it would help boost the country’s global competitive position.“This will bring greater competition to the feeder market which in turn would benefit local importers and exporters. Indian ports would also benefit as this positive change would allow them to compete for container traffic currently handled in adjacent regional hub ports,” Julian Bevi,  Lead Public Affairs Advisor, Maersk Group India, said in  a comment.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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NFL Draft 2019: D.K. Metcalf drafted by Seahawks at No. 64 after fall from first round

first_img NFL Draft 2019: Broncos trade up to get quarterback Drew Lock after fall into second round The unexpected wait continued for D.K. Metcalf in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday.The explosive wide receiver, who surprisingly went unpicked in the first round, waited as pick after pick dropped off the board in the second. Finally, with the final pick of the second round (No. 64 overall), the Seahawks selected Metcalf (Seattle acquired the pick via a trade with the Patriots).In Metcalf, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gets a big target (6-3, 228 pounds), who ran a 4.33 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. Metcalf’s other combine numbers supposedly boosted his draft stock so much, he was projected as a mid-first round pick by some. Related News Yet the former Ole Miss star, whose father, Terrence, played in the NFL, went unselected in the first round, and almost slipped to the third.Metcalf was the ninth wide receiver picked overall. Oklahoma’s Marquise Brown was the first off the board, going at No. 25 to the Ravens. Arizona State’s N’Keal Harry went to the Patriots with the 32nd and final pick of the first round.center_img NFL Draft 2019: Browns draft pick Greedy Williams immediately predicts Super Bowl appearance The 49ers selected Deebo Samuel with the fourth pick of the second round, and Metcalf’s Ole Miss teammate, A.J. Brown, went No. 51 overall to the Titans. Mecole Hardman of Georgia went with the No. 56 overall pick to Kansas City, which traded up with the Rams for the selection. The Eagles selected Stanford’s JJ Arcega-Whiteside with the No. 57 overall pick, Parris Campbell went with the 59th pick to Indianapolis, and Andy Isabella of UMass went at No. 62 to Arizona.Metcalf caught 26 passes for 569 yards (21.9 yards per catch) and five touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore before going out with a season-ending neck injury. While there was concern about his durability, and that he needs to work on his route running, Metcalf is the ultimate big-play threat, with five plays of 50-plus yards and nine plays of 30 or more yards in his time at Ole Miss.last_img read more

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