Last night, Grateful Dead founding members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh surprised fans everywhere with a free performance at Lesh’s venue, Terrapin Crossroads. The show marked the 5th anniversary of TXR’s existence, and the celebration was all-too fitting, as the Furthur members returned to the stage for the first time since Jackie Greene’s birthday party back in November.The show featured an interesting mix of songs, pulled largely from the Grateful Dead catalog, but with selections from Weir’s recent solo album Blue Mountain as well. They also covered The Band’s “The Shape I’m In” amongst others, and closed out the show with a rocking “Johnny B. Goode.” Also of note was “The Music Never Stopped,” which featured some potent vocals from Nicki Bluhm.Weir and Lesh were backed by the Terrapin Family Band, which includes Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Alex Koford, and Jason Crosby. Fortunately, thanks to Andrew Shaman, we can watch fan-shot full video of the entire performance. Enjoy!Setlist: Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band w/ Bob Weir | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 3/6/17Set One: Uncle John’s Band, Loose Lucy, Mississippi Half Step Uptown-Toodeloo, Gonesville, The Shape I’m In, Good Lovin’, Not Fade AwaySet Two: New Potato Caboose > Born Cross Eyed > Bertha > New Speedway Boogie, Loser, Lay My Lily Down, The Music Never Stopped*, RippleE: Johnny B. Goode* = w/ Nicki Bluhm[Photo via redchamp // Instagram]
The Heritage Dinner brought together Saint Mary’s students, faculty and alumnae to share in food and friendship in Stapleton Lounge of Le Mans Hall on Wednesday evening.Sarah Prezek, senior and student government association (SGA) mission chair, said the event is one of the best-loved traditions of Heritage Week at Saint Mary’s.“This is the most formal event of the week, where students have the chance to attend a nicer meal than the average dining hall dinner and to meet other members of the Saint Mary’s community who share in the College’s sisterhood,” Prezek said.Caitlyn Jordan | The Observer The dinner featured various members of the Saint Mary’s community as “special guests,” among Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations Shay Jolly, Director of Campus Ministry Judy Fean, Vice President for Enrollment Management Mona Bowe and Assistant Director of Phonathon Kelly Courington, Prezek said.Also on the guest-list were a number of sisters from the Congregation of Holy Cross, including professor of English Sr. Eva Hooker and Sr. Veronique Wiedower, current president of the Congregation, who delivered the keynote address, Prezek said.After a three-course meal, Sr. Wiedower gave a presentation called “Belles Then and Now” on the history of the College. Prezek said the presentation included a slideshow of photos from past students and places on campus that have changed drastically through the years.Senior Madison Maidment said this was her favorite part of the event, as she learned more about the College than she knew before.“My favorite picture shown during Sister’s presentation was of an equestrian competition in front of Le Mans Hall,” Maidment said. “Sister said the green field in front of the building that we know as ‘alumnae green’ used to be used for horseback-riding by the students back in the day.”After the presentation, students mingled with other guests and were encouraged to share in their “Saint Mary’s heritage” from the “past, present and into the future,” Prezek said.“I think one of the most successful parts of the dinner was that students were able to just sit with sisters at their tables and get to know them,” Prezek said. “It’s so important for current students to realize how much the sisters do and have done for the College through the years, and having that solidarity with them is one of the best parts of attending Saint Mary’s.”Senior Nora Clougherty said she was also thankful for the opportunity to socialize with the sisters.“I loved getting the chance to talk to some of the sisters because they are such wonderful women,” Clougherty said. “Sharing stories with them was so great, and the presentation of ‘Belles Then and Now’ was awesome to see how much Saint Mary’s has grown and to see how much it still remains the same.”There more events scheduled this week will further showcase Saint Mary’s heritage and traditions. A poetry reading is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. in Cushwa-Leighton Library, where Prezek said students and professors will read poems that address the theme of Saint Mary’s. Some poems date as far back as 1892 from the College’s earliest publications, she said.At 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, there will be tours of the Heritage Room in the convent.“The tour is a great way for students to learn more about the sisters – the people who founded the College and made it into the place it is today,” Prezek said.The week’s events conclude Friday with a trivia game during lunch in Noble Family Dining Hall, where students can win a variety of prizes based on heritage and history questions about Saint Mary’s.Tags: heritage dinner, Heritage Week, heritage week 2015, saint mary’s, saint mary’s heritage, sarah prezek, sister veronique wiedower
The beginning of October is reserved for the 10th jubilee edition of the Congress World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress in Los Angeles where the Bagatin Polyclinic is in the role of a gold sponsor. It is the most comprehensive international conference on health that brings together participants from around the world and focuses on cooperation and improvement of the industry itself, and the organizer of the event is Medical Tourism Association, the first international non-profit association for health tourism and the global health industry.The conference brings together top international hospitals, health care providers, facilitators, insurance companies and other related companies with the common goal of promoting the highest quality of patient health care in a global environment, and this year will bring together 200 exhibitors, over 2000 visitors and 150 speakers. The company will be visited by the director of the Bagatin Polyclinic, Mr. Ognjen Bagatin.“With a very interesting lecture entitled ‘Bringing more visibility to medical travel brand’, they will present the success story of the Bagatin Polyclinic on the international market and the (thorny) path we have taken – from branding the destination as additional value for clients to branding the Polyclinic service. 7 Bagatin’s branding laws are sure to inspire and guide someone on the right path. They will also have the opportunity to participate in panel discussions from which we would like to single out one particularly interesting topic ‘Health Googlocity: The ins and outs of marketing health and wellness’ ” stand out from the Bagatin PolyclinicThe strength of togetherness and synergy was recognized by other partners who will join in a joint performance this year. In addition to the Bagatin Polyclinic, which is known as an international polyclinic, Croatia will also be represented by the Zagreb Tourist Board. Jadranka Primorac, member of the Management Board of the Special Hospital Sv. Katarina, as a panelist on the topic ‘Lessons Learned: Our Journey Towards Accreditation in Medical Travelte’ and Mr. Zdeslav Radovčić, founder and president of the HTI Conference for Medical Tourism. During the three-day congress, our exhibition space will be visited by thousands of congress participants from all over the world, to whom the Bagatin Polyclinic will present all the services, but also the numerous opportunities offered by Croatia. “The goal is to attract large employers and their representatives from all over the world who would send their employees for treatment to top clinics that Croatia can boast of. ” conclude from the Bagatin Polyclinic. Certainly this is a new opportunity to promote Croatia and the city of Zagreb as a destination for health tourismISO certificate – a new confirmation of the quality of the Bagatin PolyclinicOn September 05, 2017, the Bagatin Polyclinic became the proud holder of the ISO 9001: 2015 quality management certificate and, after several months of preparations, successfully completed the certification audit. ISO 9001 is the most widespread international standard that sets requirements for the establishment and maintenance of quality management systems.Certification of this system is a generally accepted way of proving to a current and potential partner that a product or service will meet its quality requirements. “By introducing a quality management system, we want to provide all our clients with top service at the level of 5-star hotels every time they arrive at the Bagatin Polyclinic. Our goal is to improve these figures on a daily basis in order to correspond to the real situation in the operational and strategic activities of our Polyclinic. ” stand out from the Bagatin Polyclinic.