Just a few weeks ago, SweetWater 420 Festival came out with a great initial lineup that included headlining sets from Widespread Panic and the Trey Anastasio Band. Today, the festival has doubled down with some great new additions, extending their lineup with some great artists and comedians.Ween, Dirty Heads, Lettuce, Savoy, Samantha Fish, and comedians Jon Rudnitsky and Jake Nordwind all join a stacked lineup, which hits Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park from April 21-23, 2017. They’ll join Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Slightly Stoopid, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dark Star Orchestra, Anders Osborne, Twiddle, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and The Hip Abduction. The festival plans to announce more artists soon, so stay tuned for a new update soon!Check out the full lineup below, and head here for tickets and more information.
Elizabeth “Dolly” Duffy, associate director of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, has been appointed executive director of the association, as well as associate vice president for University Relations, according to a University press release. Duffy will succeed Charles F. “Chuck” Lennon in July when he leaves the University after 30 years leading the most extensive alumni network in the nation. “I’m absolutely thrilled to build on the strong outreach, programs and service that Chuck and this wonderful staff have accomplished over many years,” Duffy said. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to work with our alumni, parents and friends to deepen their connection to Notre Dame.” The association connects the University with its nearly 132,000 alumni. Lennon increased the number of clubs from 151 to 276 during his career. “As we begin this next chapter in the history of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, I have great confidence that Dolly will build upon an organization that is considered a model for excellence in higher education with the wisdom, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence necessary for still further growth and greater good,” said Louis M. Nanni, vice president for University Relations. “Her experience as an entrepreneur, combined with her deep faith and commitment to family, uniquely qualify her to take on this important role in the broader Notre Dame family.” Duffy is a 1984 graduate of Notre Dame. She was selected for the position after a four-month worldwide search for Lennon’s replacement. “I am delighted for Dolly and her family,” Lennon said. “She brings a breadth of experience, a knack for relationship-building, a keen understanding of the University and a passion for our University. This array of qualification and abilities will serve her well in her new position. I am confident she has the ability, experience and passion — as well as the support of the University administration, Alumni Board, club and class volunteers and staff — to take the Alumni Association to the next level.” Duffy earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Notre Dame. She has worked as a press secretary for a U.S. congressman and an account executive for public relations firms in St. Louis and Kansas City. Duffy also purchased Atchison Products in 1990 with her husband and grew it substantially over 17 years before it was acquired by BIC Graphic USA. Duffy served on the board of directors for Notre Dame clubs in Washington, D.C., St. Louis and Kansas City, and she became associate director of the association in early 2008. She directed the launch of a new online platform and strategy called myNotreDame, designed to help alumni connect more easily with one another and the University. She also supported the creation of ND Women Connect and led a strategic review of the association’s programs and initiatives. Duffy and her husband live in South Bend with their five children.
Tweet EducationLocalNewsTertiary Dominican student excels at Morgan State University by: – June 11, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share 96 Views 3 comments Share Tsehai Grell. Photo credit: CHIAKI KAWAJIRITsehai Grell could only smile when she heard that Shirley Ann Jackson, the first black woman to earn a doctorate from MIT, would deliver Morgan State’s commencement address in 2012.Grell is about to graduate from Morgan with a 4.0 average as a chemistry major, and she’s about to head to, yes, MIT to pursue her own Ph.D.“It’s very neat,” she said of Saturday’s serendipitous conclusion to her Morgan tenure.Grell came to Baltimore from the Commonwealth of Dominica, a mountainous island in the Eastern Caribbean known for its multitude of rare animal species. “We say that if Christopher Columbus were to come back, Dominica would be the only island he would recognize,” she said.She discovered her love of science under a chemistry teacher who had a gift for demonstrating real-world applications. How could a coconut husk, for example, produce soap?“You realize we would not be alive without science,” she said. “Science is all around us.”Most of the island’s gifted science students were expected to go into medicine, but Grell had an inkling that she might be happier doing research in a lab. She had family and friends in the United States, a few of whom studied at Morgan and praised the intimacy and rigor of its science programs. So she came to Baltimore to sort out her future.Only a few weeks after Grell arrived at Morgan in the winter of 2010, the city experienced a historic pair of snowstorms, quite a shock for someone who had never seen snow.“At first, I said, ‘Ooh, it’s so pretty, all big, fat,’” she recalled. “But then I fell asleep, and when I woke up the next morning, it was still snowing. I said, ‘Guys, is this supposed to be happening?’”She eventually dug out and discovered that the lab, where she worked on the crystallization of small particles with professor Kadir Aslan, was indeed the place for her. A summer at MIT only reinforced those thoughts.“I definitely found what I was hoping to find,” she said of her time at Morgan.By: Childs WalkerBaltimore Sun Share