Port eyes third U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur title

first_imgWELLESLEY, Mass. – Ellen Port moved into position for her third U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur title and seventh USGA championship, winning two matches Wednesday on her 55th birthday – and 32nd anniversary of her father’s death – to reach the final. ”This is always a day of mixed emotions in my life,” said Port, from St. Louis. ”But I have gratitude. I count my blessings. You never know if you’ll pass this way again. It takes so much to reach the finals.” Port will face 55-year-old Andrea Kraus of Baltimore in the title match at Wellesley Country Club. Port beat Lisa Schlesinger of Laytonsville, Md., 2 and 1 in the morning quarterfinals and outlasted Laura Coble of Augusta, Ga., in 19 holes in the afternoon semifinals. ”When you get to match play, you just have to never give up and be very patient,” Port said. ”My ‘A’ game hasn’t shown up. I’ve just been kind of inconsistent.” Kraus needed extra holes in both matches, topping Canada’s Judith Kyrinis in 21 holes in the quarterfinals and Karen Garcia of Cool, Calif., in 19 holes in the semifinals. Kraus got past the quarterfinals for the first time in USGA play. ”I had a really long day with two really long matches against two terrific players,” Kraus said. ”It wasn’t flawless golf. We were tired. By the end it was who could survive, and I happened to survive today.” Port won in 2012 and 2013 after taking U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur titles in 1995, 1996, 2000 and 2011. With six USGA women’s titles, she’s tied with Hollis Stacy for fourth place – one behind Carol Semple Thompson and Anne Quast Sander and two behind JoAnne Gunderson Carner. Port is playing for 55th USGA championship event. ”When the gun goes off tomorrow, none of that will matter,” Port said. ”I’ll just convince myself that I’m the world’s greatest amateur. It’s what I’ve done my whole life. That’s just how I operate.” Port pulled even with Coble with a birdie win on the par-3 15th, halved the par-4 16th and par-5 17th and 18th with pars and won with a par on the par-4 19th. In the quarterfinals, Port finished off Schlesinger with a par win on 17. ”I never feel out of a match,” Port said. ”I love being able to pull off a shot. I think I can really focus in on the task at hand and keep from getting too far ahead of myself. It’s just me and the golf course. That’s the way it’s always been. That’s all I can control, and that frees me up.” Kraus squared the match with Garcia with a par win on 17, halved the 18th with a bogey and won with a par on the first extra hole. In the quarterfinals, Kraus won the 14th and 15th to tie Kyrinis, and ended it with a par win on the 21st. ”It is pretty nice to finally get to a final, it really is,” Kraus said. ”It’s really exciting. I’m delighted. I’ll do my best.”last_img read more

Artist In Residence

first_imgThe Carthage College Theatre Department invites applications for anArtist in Residence for the Theatre of Inclusion Program. This is aone-year renewable benefits-eligible position that will begin Fall2021. The Artist in Residence will be a member of the award-winningCarthage Theatre department and will teach courses for theatre andmusic theatre students as well as the general student population atCarthage. The Artist in Residence will teach a variety of coursessuch as Acting, Theatre for Children, A Survey of African AmericanTheatre, and other courses depending on the candidate’s expertiseand the needs of the College. The successful candidate will alsodirect a mainstage or studio production as part of the CarthageTheatre season. As a member of the Theatre Department, theartist-in-residence will be expected to assist with the sharedresponsibility of recruitment and audition events.The Theatre of Inclusion program is part of the College’scommitment to anti-racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion onthe campus. This program aims to support students of color intheatre, as well as creating a bridge connecting students fromunderrepresented groups both in the department and across thecampus. The Theatre of Inclusion program also aims to increaserepresentation in producing work by playwrights of color and otherunderrepresented groups. Review of applications will beginimmediately. For best consideration please submit materials on orbefore March 15, 2021.A master’s degree is required; MFA or Ph.D. preferred. Interestedapplicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing theirqualifications and experiences with diverse students, as well asthe names and contact information for three references, to TheatreDepartment Chair Herschel Kruger at [email protected] . apply onlineFounded in 1847, Carthage combines an environment of reflection andself-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that ourstudents uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-yearprivate liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition,we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values.Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicagoand Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in aprofessional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum onthe shore of Lake Michigan, is home to 155 full-time faculty, 2,600full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academicexperience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills,preparing graduates to be lifelong learners, and to leadmeaningful, productive lives.Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community.We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, includingmembers of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals withdisabilities. All qualified applicants will receive considerationfor employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex,gender expression, gender identity, sexualorientation,national origin, protected veteran status or statusas an individual with a disability.last_img read more

Let’s bring generations together

first_imgAlongside the technical brilliance of the Sam Mendes’ direction, what struck me were the events and personal stories that inspired the masterpiece. How many amazing stories go unheard every day because other, similar heroes live alone, isolated and uncared for?With the current pressures of Covid-19, the majority of us are experiencing social distancing and isolation. However, many of the UK’s elderly population were already experiencing this, even before lockdown began.I’m conscious that the property industry is part of the problem; the default position has been to keep older people out of sight and out of mind. This is an intellectually and economically damaging approach, when people entering their ’third age’ have so much to give.Britain is soon to face a tide of ageing baby-boomers who currently have little in the way of age-appropriate housing. Currently, less than 1% of people aged over 65 live in dedicated retirement communities in the UK.Investors, like consumers, have quite clear perceptions of retirement communities, and I know very few are positive. Many dedicated retirement homes are far away from amenities and lack good design, with poor consideration for care and wellbeing. Nobody – no matter their age – wants to live in such isolated ‘villages’ that do not encourage engagement with the greater community. Guild Living’s scheme in BathWe need to step out of the mould of traditional retirement operators and developers and bring older generations back to the heart of towns and cities.A starting point has to be offering more choice of where people can retire to and ensuring that independence and wellbeing are at the heart of that offer.That is why our focus is on city centres where infrastructure already exists. We want people to truly engage with communities – that requires everything to be accessible – but also to help facilitate new life experiences and opportunities.We are building city centre communities combining architecture and interiors that support ageing, but that also focus on mixed-use elements. Open-plan green spaces, fitness centres, cafés, cinemas, libraries and onsite nurseries mean each Guild Living community will bring different generations together.I have spent a lot of time listening to older people’s stories and I’ve found that sometimes it takes a simple question to really understand a person and their problems. We are working with academics and researchers, including Professor Malcolm Johnson, who featured on Channel 4’s Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, to explore emotional loneliness in older people living in retirement communities.Fixing the UK’s housing market is going to be a battle. But compared with the ageing crisis looming on the horizon, it is a battle worth fighting to build communities that bring people together.By keeping older people front and centre, we can actively tackle these issues but also ensure the incredible 1917-type tales from a bygone era aren’t lost within our modern society.Eugene Marchese is founder and director of Guild Livinglast_img read more