Dorm builds community between hall and home

first_imgLe Mans Hall has found a home in the South Bend-Mishawaka community-specifically, Hannah’s House.  The College’s largest dorm has paired up with this local organization, which provides shelter to pregnant women and new mothers. Junior Emma Derheimer, president of Le Mans Hall, said it was her goal for the year to find a service project for the women of Le Mans. “Every dorm on Saint Mary’s campus is paired up with a service agency in the community,” Derheimer said. “My board’s primary goal this year was to get more involved in the service aspect of Le Mans.” Senior Morgan Talamantes said she serves as the College’s first ministry assistant, a job that includes working as an official liaison between Hannah’s House and the Hall. She said the maternity home, originally intended for unwed teenagers, advises residents about how to raise their children and manage money. Though the women do not pay to live in the home, Hannah’s House expects them to work and contribute to the community. Talamantes said she worked with the dorm’s student board members to arrange a variety of opportunities for students to get involved with Hannah’s House. Students have participated in Mothers Support Group meetings each month, the Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser hosted by members of Hannah’s House and planning the organization’s annual Fall Festival.  Talamantes said the Hall also hosts events for the residents of Hannah’s House. During one such event, the residents painted clothes for their children. “The mothers came to [Saint Mary’s] to paint onesies and then took them home for their children,” Talamantes said.  Derheimer said last month, the dorm held a baby shower for a mother in Hannah’s House. Donations included basic necessities for the newborn and the mother. “As a social work major, I believe that we’re here to make a difference and we have the will to impact the South Bend-Mishawaka community,” Derheimer said. “We’ve shown the community beyond our campus that we do care and are interested in making an active difference.” Talamantes said both the Hall and the House benefit from working together to help these women.  “It’s been great meeting different mothers – and, of course, their babies,” Talamantes said. “We definitely learn from each other. Getting to know them builds students’ enthusiasm. We can build a community within the Hall and the home.” Students may sometimes act as role models for the members of Hannah’s House, Talamantes said.  “In a way, we show mothers that they can still fulfill their dreams,” she said. Derheimer said Saint Mary’s students can help the young mothers find ways to succeed. “We also bring support and show that that we care to give mom the feeling she is not alone. We know they want to succeed because they live there. All they need are the resources,” Derheimer said. “We can be a part of facilitating that.” Talamantes said her work with Hannah’s House has showed her the value of the partnership between the College and the organization. “Working with Hannah’s House has showed me the importance of continuing this partnership. We work well together,” Talamantes said. “I hope that once I graduate it grows into something bigger and blossoms.” Hannah’s House will celebrate its 20th anniversary by opening a new house May 10, Talamantes said. Bishop Kevin Rhoades will bless the home. Students are encouraged to attend.last_img read more

Ohio State vs. Northwestern: Preview, TV channel, how to watch online

first_imgWhat channel can I watch Ohio State-Northwestern? The game will be broadcast on national TV by FOX. It can also be streamed online with fuboTV.Where is Ohio State-Northwestern being played?The game will be played at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis. This is the eighth year the game will be held in Indianapolis.Who is the favored team between Northwestern and Ohio State?Ohio State opened the week as a 13-point favorite over Northwestern, but the line has since shifted. The Buckeyes are now 14-point favorites. Ohio State leads the all-time series with Northwestern 61-14-1. The Buckeyes won the last meeting with the Wildcats 24-20 on Oct. 29, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State has won six straight against Northwestern and is 2-0 against the Wildcats under Urban Meyer. Northwestern’s last win in this series came in 2004, a 33-27 win in Evanston, Ill. MORE: Watch Northwestern-Ohio State live and on demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Ohio State, meanwhile, throttled Michigan 62-39 last weekend to clinch the Big Ten East and make its third conference championship game appearance in five years. The Buckeyes sit at 11-1 and need help to make the Playoff, starting with a win against Northwestern.Will the Buckeyes win their second straight Big Ten title, or will the Wildcats win their first conference title since 2000? Here’s how to tune in:When do Ohio State and Northwestern play?The Big Ten championship game between Ohio State and Northwestern is scheduled for kickoff at 8 p.m. ET. No. 21 Northwestern meets No. 6 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game looking to spoil the Buckeyes’ College Football Playoff chances.In one of the more surprising results of the season, the Wildcats clinched the Big Ten West after going 7-1 in conference play. Northwestern got off to a 1-3 start, but caught fire by winning seven of its last eight games. last_img read more