Theology professor dies at age 83

first_imgFormer Notre Dame theology professor and Holy Cross priest Fr. John Scribner Dunne passed away Monday at age 83, according to an obituary from the Congregation of Holy Cross. Dunne is renowned in Notre Dame’s department of theology  for “having taught more students than anyone else in the University’s history,” the obituary stated. University President Fr. John Jenkins said Dunne “will be missed by all” in a statement released by the University Monday. “On behalf of the University, I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rev. John S. Dunne C.S.C., a beloved teacher, scholar, priest and friend,” Jenkins said in the statement. “John brought humility, honesty and intellectual prowess to a quest of faith seeking understanding and, in sharing the journey, he made lasting contributions to the lives of countless students, colleagues, fellow religious and many readers of his books. “Like many others, I benefited greatly from classes and conversations with John, and mourn his passing.” Dunne received the 2013 Presidential Award, the Sheedy Award and the Danforth Foundation Harbison Award from the University, the obituary stated. He published numerous books and in 1999 was named one of the “most influential spiritual writers of the 20th century,” the release stated. Before beginning his teaching career at Notre Dame in 1957, Dunne studied at the Holy Cross Minor Seminary at Notre Dame for his senior year of high school and studied philosophy at the University before his ordination in Rome on Dec. 18, 1954, the release stated.   A visitation will be held Thursday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on campus. A funeral Mass will be Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Basilica with a committal immediately following at the Holy Cross community cemetery on campus. The obituary said memorial contributions can be submitted to support the mission and ministries of the Congregation of Holy Cross at donate.holycrossusa.org or United States Province of Priests and Brothers, Office of Development, P. O. Box 765, Notre Dame, IN 46556last_img read more

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Presentations matter for CEO candidates

first_imgHere’s the good news: The message embodied in you will be expressed whatever the modality or context—written format, verbal conversation, presentation or interview. You can speak coherently to what you deeply understand and have experienced. For instance, if you were asked questions about your expertise and career history, you’d likely be able to answer to a satisfying degree what jobs you’ve had, what actions you took, and what impacts you had on members, colleagues and staff.Here’s the bad news: What is not deeply understood, researched or vetted is not embodied. If you do not have a level of familiarity with a topic, your lack of expertise, knowledge or vision will show up, especially in pressure situations. If you have not done your homework to an excruciating level, that lack of preparation can manifest as confusing, even conflicting, or—worst case—incoherent assessments and declarations for the future.The higher you go up the leadership ladder, the more preparation matters. If you are getting ready for a CEO interview, glancing at the credit union’s call report and looking over peer-to-peer ratios are just a starting point. You need to connect the dots between the financials, operations, culture, competitors and marketplace. Look beyond the surface-level variables and ponder such fundamental questions as, “What are we trying to keep about our culture today (that drives our performance) that may need to shift in the future?” or “What’s the role of the evolving role of the board in the future to ensure we stay successful?” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Dodgers can’t get to Homer Bailey and company, drop 3-2 decision to Reds

first_imgClayton Kershaw started Opening Day for the Dodgers and won in Australia. He then went on the disabled list with a back problem and since his return he’s proved to be lousy, good and very good in four starts.Kershaw wasn’t terrific Wednesday night, but he wasn’t too shabby either. He pitched seven innings and struck out nine while allowing seven hits and three earned runs — included therein was a first-inning two-run homer by Brandon Phillips. But Kershaw’s teammates did not have their hitting shoes on against Cincinnati’s Homer Bailey, and Bailey and the Reds came away with a 3-2 victory before 41,129 at Dodger Stadium.Bailey (5-3) picked up the victory, going seven innings while allowing two earned runs on five hits and striking out six. The loss halted a three-game winning streak by the Dodgers (29-25), who had also won six of their past eight.L.A., which got a sixth-inning home run by Yasiel Puig for their final run, had a good chance to at least tie the score in the eighth. With Bailey out after seven, Manny Parra walked Dee Gordon to start the inning. Andre Ethier sacrificed him to second. In came former Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton. He got Puig to fly out deep to right and Hanley Ramirez to fly out to shallow right to end the threat.Flame-throwing Aroldis Chapman retired the Dodgers in order in the ninth to earn his fifth save. He threw one pitch to Matt Kemp that was clocked at 102 mph. He struck out Justin Turner to end the game on a pitch that went 101 mph. Afterward, manager Don Mattingly was asked if he can take some solace in knowing that the loss withstanding, his team pitched well and played solid defense, committing no errors. He wasn’t quite buying that.“I don’t want to put it like that,” he said. “We don’t want to lose any (games), but we do feel like these are the kind of games where we are going to win our share of these.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img It was also a game in which Kemp, who had not started the five previous games, started in left field for the first time since his rookie season in 2006. That was because Carl Crawford was put on the disabled list after spraining an ankle in Tuesday’s game.Kemp got his first chance at the outset of the top of the sixth. Todd Frazier hit a line drive that Kemp started in on, but then retreated on before it went over his head for a double. Kemp had another chance in the seventh, and he correctly played a double down the left-field line by Billy Hamilton.“I thought he looked good,” Mattingly said. “He didn’t get a whole lot of balls. I liked the way he played the ball off the wall.”That was the ball hit by Frazier. Mattingly was asked if he thought Kemp could have caught the ball with the right first step.“I thought Matt looked fine,” he reiterated. “I haven’t seen any video or anything, but I thought Matt looked fine.”The Reds (23-28) didn’t waste any time getting to Kershaw (3-2). Frazier smacked a one-out double down the left-field line, bringing up Phillips. On a 1-2 pitch, Phillips got hold of a pitch up in the zone and really creamed it, Kemp taking a step back before just watching it sail out well over the 375-foot sign for a 2-0 lead.“I’d like that to be a solo homer,” Kershaw said. “That’s probably the difference.”Gordon bemoaned not being able to do more offensively for Kershaw.“They came out ready to play and we just couldn’t catch them tonight,” he said. “Kershaw pitched great. Just couldn’t catch ‘em.”The Dodgers next play host to the Pittsburgh Pirates beginning Thursday night. The Dodgers had a chance to get some runs back right away. But after Gordon opened the bottom of the first with a double to left, Bailey induced Ethier to ground to deep second, Gordon moving to third. Bailey then struck out Puig and Ramirez swinging.Kershaw found himself in a little trouble in the second when Brayan Pena doubled rather softly to right, then went to third on a passed ball. But Kershaw struck out Zack Cozart on a curve in the dirt and Bailey looking; he also struck out Ryan Ludwick to open the inning.Kershaw struck out two more in the third, giving him six strikeouts through three innings. He escaped another minor jam in the fourth when, with Devin Mesoraco on second via a single and fielder’s choice, he struck out Ludwick for the second out and induced Pena to ground out to Ramirez at short.Kershaw had seven strikeouts through four innings of work.Meanwhile, Bailey was mowing down the Dodgers with relative ease. Their only hit through the first four innings was that leadoff double by Gordon.The Dodgers finally touched up Bailey for a run in the fifth. Turner doubled down the right-field line and went to third on a groundout to first. With Kershaw at the plate, Bailey delivered a pitch that should have been caught by catcher Devin Mesoraco, but was not, Turner scoring on the passed ball to cut the Reds’ lead to 2-1.Moments later, Kershaw ripped a single past Bailey into center field. Gordon followed with a single to center. But Ethier grounded into an inning-ending double play, the Reds retaining a one-run lead.Cincinnati got that run back, though, when Kershaw uncorked a wild pitch on an 0-2 count on Jay Bruce in the top of the sixth. That brought home Frazier, who had gone to third on a ground out by Phillips.In the bottom of the sixth, Puig was brushed back by Bailey on a 1-1 pitch. The next pitch was sent over the right-center-field wall by Puig to again cut the Dodgers’ deficit to just a run. It was Puig’s 11th home run of the season.last_img read more

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