St. Mary’s Dominican High School welcomed a new addition this week – the SynDaver™ Surgical Model, becoming the first high school in the United States that has one. The SynDaver™ Surgical Model is an elaborate and sophisticated full-body surgical simulator. The model is a 3D jigsaw body puzzle with every muscle, bone, vascular component and organs removable and replaceable. It is programmable to simulate the circulatory system and will be used in the senior and junior Human Anatomy classes that are taught by science teacher Anjel Guitroz. Continue reading →
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The beginning of any college academic year brings more than a few challenges, but for the University of Texas at Austin, those challenges brought great concern and division. On June 1, 2015, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 11, the “campus carry” law, which allows students with gun licenses to carry a concealed handgun on campus. President Gregory L. Femes and faculty at the University spoke against this ill-advised law with the state legislators, but to no avail. Ironically, this bill was signed 50 years to the day of the first mass shooting on a college campus, at the University of Texas. Continue reading →
This past week could not have been a better time for my annual retreat at our retreat house in Waterford, Michigan! The autumn changing colors called forth many an “ooh” and “ahh” from me on my drive there and back to Ohio. And during my walks in the wooded area near Vivian’s Via Rosa Retreat House, I was glad I had brought my phone along and took several pictures as the bright reds, yellows, browns and greens took my breath away and caused me to linger to drink in their beauty. Only later in reviewing my camera album I noticed that I had only taken pictures of what my narrow definition of beauty included – overlooking the broken, dying branches and dead leaves clinging to their familiar twigs. In my musings autumn seemed to be calling me to embrace not only the brilliant and pleasant changing colors that autumn painted into my landscapes, but also the beauty hidden in the broken, suffering, and aging both within and around me. Continue reading →
Junior High students at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School presented the School’s first Justice, Respect and Peace Awards to Kathleen Kruczek for her work with the homeless in Memphis through Manna House and Charles McVean for his philanthropic foundation the Peer Power Foundation, a tutoring and leadership program that helps inner-city youth succeed in school. Continue reading →