USC Own It Summit announces female speaker lineup

first_imgThis year’s OWN IT Summit expects to have double the attendance of last year’s event, and will feature over 150 speakers, including “Orange is the New Black” actress Laverne Cox. (Luke Harold / Wikimedia Commons)Fresh off the heels of 2018, dubbed by many as another “year of the woman,” students in USC OWN IT don’t plan on slowing that momentum down. The USC OWN IT Summit, which aims to “inspire the next generation of women,” will come to Bovard Auditorium with an expected 1,000 guests for its third year on Jan. 12. The event is entirely student-run and will feature keynote speaker Laverne Cox and 150 others. According to the OWN IT website, the organization helps connect the students of USC to inspiring female leaders with their annual event.“Almost all of our speakers come free of charge, so they have to really want to be a part of this event,” said executive director Erica Wenger, a senior majoring in business administration. The eight-hour event will give attendees the opportunity to meet and network with recruiters and hear from renowned public figures from different fields.“We’re being a lot more conscious of who we’re inviting to speak,”  Wenger said. “The mainstage speakers are going to be the ones that we all know their names, they’ve made massive progress in their specific industry or for one department in general.” All of those who attend will be able to hear from mainstage speakers and an array of breakout panelists, including Lara Parker, the senior editor of Buzzfeed and Sheri Bonner, the CEO and president of Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley.“Yes, [the speakers] were older than we were, but they made it relatable for people our age and girls in college,”  said Stephanie Chang, a USC alumna who attended the event two years ago. “They made it really easy for USC college students to show up and get access to so many incredible women.” The event will cover a variety of topics ranging from career development to maintaining one’s mental health. “It’s a lot of what’s happening in the world right now,”  Wenger said. “You want to be talking about just your career development, but also family relationships, right? What about romantic relationships and career?” Guests will be able to attend discussions on these topics from sisters Erin Foster and Sara Foster, the heads of creatives for the dating app Bumble, as well as Jessica Jackley, the founder of the non-profit loan service Kiva, and her husband Reza Aslan, a prolific religious scholar and author. Students who plan on attending the event also expressed the value of networking and meeting other students.“OWN IT is an opportunity to meet women who are evening the playing field, not only the entrepreneurial field but also simply as leaders of the changing world,”  said Angel Duan, a freshman majoring in business administration who plans on attending the event. “It’s not just the speakers that are doing that, it’s also the people who are going. These are the people who are going to be following into the speakers’ footsteps.”last_img read more

John Wall leads Wizards in blowout of Lakers; LeBron James held to season low

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) smiles during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. Washington won 128-1110. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and head coach Luke Walton dispute a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) dunks the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dribbles past Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) and guard Tomas Satoransky (31), of the Czech Republic, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) dribbles past Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and head coach Luke Walton dispute a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) warms up before an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) dribbles the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. Washington won 128-1110. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots a free throw as guards Lance Stephenson (6) and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (10) look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. Washington won 128-1110. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) dribbles the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. Washington won 128-1110. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) shoots a free throw during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. Washington won 128-1110. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dribbles past Washington Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky (31), of the Czech Republic, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. Washington won 128-1110. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Washington Wizards forward Sam Dekker (8) dunks the ball past Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) and guard Lonzo Ball (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) dribbles the ball past Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. Washington won 128-1110. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) goes for a layup past Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. Washington won 128-1110. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dribbles the ball past Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green (32) and guard John Wall (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. Washington won 128-1110. (AP Photo/Al Drago)The shoes of Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) are seen during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. Washington won 128-1110. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes for a layup past Los Angeles Lakers guards Lance Stephenson (6) and Josh Hart (3) as Washington forward Troy Brown Jr. (6) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) smiles during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. Washington won 128-1110. (AP Photo/Al Drago)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and head coach Luke Walton dispute a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)NextShow Caption1 of 18Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and head coach Luke Walton dispute a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)ExpandWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Lakers have been one of the rare teams in the NBA that have enjoyed confidence going into the often-dreaded second game of a back-to-back. Entering Sunday’s game against the struggling Washington Wizards, they were 5-1 in such games.Perhaps a regression to the mean was inevitable.The Lakers (18-12) legs looked water-logged in a 128-110 Sunday loss to the Wizards (12-18), in which John Wall blitzed them early and then never really stopped. He had 40 points and 14 assists while none of the Lakers seemed to provide the punch they had brought one night earlier in a runaway win over Charlotte.“Not a lot of good to take from that,’ Luke Walton said, “other than the lesson of if you don’t show up to play in the NBA you will not win.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe breaks they had against the Hornets flipped: JaVale McGee, who had been able to play a night earlier with the flu, was unable to suit up after the IVs that sustained him in Charlotte didn’t work in Washington. That left the already short-handed Lakers down another body, and they looked tired against Wall’s pick-and-roll fueled assault at the rim: 10 of the Wizards’ 21 fast-break points came in the first quarter.On their offense, the Lakers started with a flurry of turnovers, finishing with 22. Many of the open looks didn’t go down, and no one typified that more than LeBron James who had a 5 for 16 shooting night for a season-low 13 points. He spent much of his energy fuming at officials for perceived missed calls.By halftime, the Lakers were in a 20-point hole. And it didn’t get much better.“It’s hard: It can be done,” Walton said. “A lot of times in the NBA you’ll find a team go down big early and find that run, find that energy. We didn’t do that tonight. We tried different rotations. We went to zone. We went small. We just didn’t have it.”At the same time, Wall was on a rampage: He had 28 points in the first half alone, the last basket of which was a high-arcing rainbow over Tyson Chandler to beat the buzzer. He then mugged for the home crowd, who cheered one of his best efforts of the season.center_img At one point, Wall later said, the Lakers employed a box-and-one zone defense, which he had not played against since his high school days.James didn’t mince words in his postgame comments: He acknowledged that Wall was the better star at Capital One Center.“He dictated the game,” he said. “He had energy and we didn’t. He kept us on our heels all night. John, that’s what he is, a one-man fast break.”The Lakers’ best player was Kentavious Caldwell-Pope — who has recently been publicly discussed as a possible trade asset rather than a key rotation piece. Coming off the bench, he hit his first seven shots of the game on his way to 25 points.It was a far cry from the plaudits of Saturday, when both James and Lonzo Ball had triple-doubles against the Hornets.Ball, too, struggled, with 10 points on 4 of 11 shooting. While he had three steals and two blocks on defense, Wall was his assignment. The only Laker to break 20 points was Kyle Kuzma, who also had a team-high six turnoversNow with a 1-2 record during the road trip, the Lakers set their attention to the Brooklyn Nets and hoping to close out their East Coast swing with better energy on Tuesday night.last_img read more

Help wanted: Full-time housekeeping at SRMC

first_imgHelp wanted: This is a full time position in housekeeping. The hours are Monday – Friday,  3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Must be able to work occasional weekends and shared holidays. Qualified individuals will possess the ability to do laundry for patient care, keep storage rooms stocked, distribute linens and laundered articles, replace soiled drapes and cubicle curtains, disinfect and sterilize equipment and supplies, sweep, scrub, wax, and polish floors, clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies, empty wastebaskets. Competitive benefits with compensation based on experience. The successful applicant will be required to pass a post offer drug screen. Interested individuals should apply online at www.srmcks.org, send resume to Emily Pierce, HR Coordinator, [email protected], or apply in person at 1323 North A St, Wellington, KS  67152. Equal Opportunity/Tobacco & Drug Free Employer.last_img read more