The truth is… you can’t make every show. Lucky for us in a high-tech world, it’s becoming increasingly easier to catch all of your favorite bands’ shows – without ever having to leave the living room! Such is the case with Umphrey’s McGee, who has just announced a slew of couch tour dates for their upcoming summer tour dates.In the event that you can’t make it to the band’s shows coming up next weekend, you can watch pro-shot footage live, courtesy of TourGigs. The run from August 3rd through the 6th will all be live streamed, with a VOD option to watch any show on demand for 14 days after it airs. Now you can UM whenever you want!According to the band, these will be the only shows live streamed in August, so don’t miss out! More information can be found here.
Photo courtesy of Theresa McSorley This year, the Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon became the fifth dance marathon in Indiana to raise $1,000,000 over the course of its history. The event’s funds support Riley Hospital for Children.Dance Marathon members begin fundraising at the beginning of each academic year to support the Riley Hospital for Children, senior and operations co-executive Theresa McSorley said.In the past, Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon has had several high schools who fundraised to help reach the group’s goal, but this year was different due to having just one high school participate, senior and Dance Marathon president Meg Brownley said in an email.McSorley said this decrease affected fundraising for the event.“We lost a lot of high schools that bring in major parts of fundraising for Dance Marathon this year,” she said.Despite this setback, members of the club knew they wanted to have an exceptionally good year because Saint Mary’s was set to have raised a total of $1,000,000 during its years participating in Dance Marathon.“We are the fifth Dance Marathon in the state of Indiana to reach a cumulative total of $1,000,000,” Brownley said.Executives of the club attribute this achievement to more involvement from the surrounding community.“This year, we had a 30 percent increase in fundraising compared to last year,” Brownley said.This increase came from the individual members of the club who began their fundraising in August, as well as the more than 300 people who registered to participate in Dance Marathon.“It helped that we opened it up to Notre Dame and Holy Cross students to really advertise our Dance Marathon on their campuses,” senior and personal relations executive Alaina Murphy said.The event itself lasted 12 hours — time the operations committee arranged to be filled with entertainment that included a performance by Bellacapella — the Saint Mary’s acapella group — animals from the Potawatomi Zoo, visits from Notre Dame baseball and football players and face painting.“We’re so grateful for all the groups from the tri-campus community that came,” Corcoran said. “It shows that our sense of community is strong.”During the time of the 12-hour marathon, the organization raised about $27,000, Murphy said.Patients at the Riley Children’s Hospital and their families attended the event and shared stories of how the hospital’s care has impacted their family, junior and letter-writing executive for the organization Grace Ward said.McSorley said this visit was a Dance Marathon tradition.“Every year, the Riley kids come, and either they or their parents speak and tell their stories,” McSorley said.Seeing the children benefitting from the fundraising makes participating in Dance Marathon an emotional experience for some, McSorley said.“People think you’re just dancing for 12 hours, but it’s so much more than that,” McSorley said. “It sounds so painful, but the minute you sit down after that 12 hours, you realize that the pain you feel is nothing compared to what those kids go through.”Tags: Dance Marathon, Pfeil Center, riley hospital, riley hospital for children, Saint Mary’s College Dance Marathon, SMC Dance Marathon Members of the tri-campus community gathered at the Pfeil Center at Holy Cross College on Saturday for this year’s Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon.This was the 13th year the fundraising club has hosted the event for the Saint Mary’s community, and its theme was “Get Wild for the Life of a Child,” according to junior Madeleine Corcoran, co-executive of operations for the club.
This Tuesday, the captain of the BH National Football Team Edin Džeko, who is the first ambassador of UNICEF from B&H since 2009, accepted the invitation from the UNICEF representative for B&H, Ayman Abu Laban, to extend the engagement as the Good Will Ambassador for the welfare of all children.‘In recent years, you have contributed significantly in promoting the rights of children in Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly those most vulnerable, and I hope you will continue to be a compelling and eloquent advocate of children’s rights, who is always able to draw attention to the problems that children face, as well as on other topics essential for children. I am also convinced your reputation, talent, and appearance in media and public will help UNICEF to send a strong messages that will reach the minds of people in B&H’, said Abu Laban to Džeko during the submission of the letter of invitation at the Training Camp of BH National Football Team in Zenica, it was published on the website zasvakodijete.ba.Džeko expressed satisfaction with the continuation of cooperation.‘I am trully happy to say a big yes to continue helping that all children in Bosnia and Herzegovina have equal opportunities, as we did before. As in the past, I am happy to be a part of UNICEF story, which makes me especially proud. I am the happiest when I see a child’s smile and working with children fulfills me over and over again, it gives me strength to be persistent. We are each other’s biggest support’, said the captain of the Dragons.During the previous engagement as the UNICEF Ambassador of Good Will, Džeko was very dedicated to working with children, participated in the campaign ‘Govorimo o mogućnostima’ (Let’s Speak About Opportunities), on his birthday invited the entire National Team to join the advocacy of children’s rights with and without disabilities through a match which the children played against them, as well as through the match symbolically named ‘Svi na jednom mjestu’ (All in One Place).(Source: klix.ba/ photo tuzlanski)
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Intercity TransitIntercity Transit’s local fixed-route, Express, and Dial-A-Lift bus service will operate reduced service levels (Sunday schedules) on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4. Intercity Transit Customer Service will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the holiday.South Sound travelers connecting with other regional transit systems should check holiday service information prior to traveling, as most have modified schedules.In addition to the services listed above, Intercity Transit operates several specialized van transportation programs affected by the holiday. Village Vans service will not operate on Tuesday, July 4. The Community Van program will operate by advance reservation onlyFor route and schedule information, visit intercitytransit.com, call Customer Service at 360-786-1881, or pick up Intercity Transit’s Transit Guide, available at the Olympia Transit Center, area Safeway stores, and Timberland Libraries.