Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago AMDC American Mortgage Diversity Council Diversity and Inclusion Webinar 2018-05-27 David Wharton Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Making the Business Case for Diversity The Week Ahead: Making the Business Case for Diversity in Daily Dose, Featured, News Share Save May 27, 2018 1,827 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Examining Military and Veteran Homeownership Next: Building a Playbook for the Future David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] About Author: David Wharton Tagged with: AMDC American Mortgage Diversity Council Diversity and Inclusion Webinar Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago On Wednesday, the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) will present a complimentary webinar entitled “Making the Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion.” Beginning at 3 p.m. ET, the webinar will explore how increasing inclusiveness contributes to the health of an organization and benefits the bottom line. The webinar will present an overview of practical steps that your business can take to promote diversity in the workplace.The AMDC webinar will be hosted by Tami Rund, CEO, AssetVal, and Monika Peltz, SVP of Default Operations at First American Title. The webinar will also include presentations from AMDC member firms AssetVal, Continental Real Estate Services, First Allegiance, and First American. You can click here to register for the webinar.The American Mortgage Diversity Council provides a platform for collaboration of mortgage industry leaders for the advancement of diversity and inclusion dialogue. The organization fosters discussion and promotes action through active participation with mortgage lenders, Servicers, and related service providers. AMDC regularly engages with various federal agencies with respect to policy and procedure impacting diversity and inclusion across the mortgage industry.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead.S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller HPI, Tuesday, 9 a.m. ETMBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ETFederal Reserve Beige Book, Wednesday, 2 p.m. ETNAR Pending Home Sales Index, Thursday, 10 a.m. ETFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. ET Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago
Performing at venues in Colorado, Missouri, Kansas and Indiana helped members of Saint Mary’s Women’s Choir ensure their spring break didn’t fall flat.Senior Lauren Zyber said the group stayed with alumnae of the College at various stops on the tour, and seeing them in the crowd added an extra dimension of meaning to the concerts.“A lot of them were very emotional and moved by the music,” Zyber said. “Seeing them tear up in the audience … I had to force myself not to look at them because it would make me really emotional about this experience.”Several of the alumnae who housed choir members achieved professional success after graduation, Zyber said.“We stayed with a music major who is now a pulmonary specialist, a top doctor in her field,” she said. “It was really wonderful to see how successful Saint Mary’s women are.”According to Zyber, the choir bonded while traveling, as members had the opportunity to explore new cities together while making memories.“I think touring brought a lot of people together,” she said. “It just reaffirmed my love for this community and the sisterhood that extends beyond your class.”Sophomore Grace Haase said the alumnae she encountered along the way provided her with valuable advice about discerning a career path.“One of the main things I’ve learned through choir is that it’s okay if you don’t know what you want to do after graduation,” Haase said. “That’s something the alumnae drilled in my head.”According to Haase, Women’s Choir maintains such a tight-knit relationship because all members are made to feel indispensable. “One of the most interesting things about our choir is that everyone is valued equally,” Haase said. “Everyone is important. There’s no ‘this person is better than this person.’ You have to make sure that your voice doesn’t stand out.”Zyber said belonging to Women’s Choir enforces ideals of commitment and teamwork.“You learn about how you can blend with people and how if one person is gone it affects the whole choir,” Zyber said. “If one person is missing, it’s automatically heard, and we sound weaker. That naturally fosters a strong community.”According to Zyber, the friendships members of Women’s Choir develop play integral roles in improving the quality of their performances.“When people care about each other, they’re just naturally going to sing better together,” she said. “It increases morale, and that connection can actually really affect your sound. When you’re singing with people that you can connect with, it becomes something really special, and I think that transfers to the music.”Haase said touring with her peers taught her the importance of caring for those she sings with.“Staying a night with a bunch of other girls and being forced to have a sleepover really enhanced the connection we have,” Haase said. “I’ve made some of my best friends through choir.”Zyber said performing with Women’s Choir enables her to learn from those around her.“One of the things that is great about choir is that you get a lot of people from different backgrounds and majors and disciplines and fields,” she said. “Choir is not talked about as a team sport, but it really is. When you sing in a choir, you learn about how you can listen to other parts.”Zyber said she was happy to see first-year students enjoying the touring experience, since she strives to welcome them into the group.“It was really great to see the freshmen blossom,” she said. “Being a senior, it’s interesting to think about how I am a leader in the choir. I think back to … how much I looked up to the upperclassmen.”Students should embrace the opportunity to listen to the choir’s music at its upcoming concert, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. on March 24 in the Church of Our Lady of Loretto, according to Zyber.“Our [music] is very lively,” she said. “There’s a lot of variety. The music also reflects the Saint Mary’s community as this religious institution but also this institution of learning and love.”According to Zyber, knowing the Saint Mary’s community supports Women’s Choir energizes the group’s performances.“Not only are we sharing our music, but we’re also sharing the gift of Saint Mary’s,” Zyber said. “That’s why we sing.”Tags: choir, saint mary’s, Singing, Women’s Choir
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By Julien PretotNEW YORK, USA (Reuters) – Angelique Kerber became the second women’s defending champion to lose in the U.S. Open first round when she was crushed 6-3, 6-1 by 19-year-old Japanese Naomi Osaka yesterday.The German sixth seed, who has not won a title since winning at Flushing Meadows last year, never got into the match against the 2016 WTA newcomer of the year.The last defending women’s champion to lose in the first round in New York was Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in 2005.“I was always believing until the end that I could turn around the match because I turn around a lot of matches,” Kerber told a news conference.“She played good, especially also at the end of the match. I’m always trying to go for it when I had the chance.”Kerber, however, barely got that chance as Osaka, who last year had been described by 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams as ’very dangerous’, put her on the back foot with her aggressive play.“Today she went for it. I think she took the chances, and she played a very good match. But for me it was for sure not the best day and not the best match,” said Kerber.Osaka, who grew up in New York, broke for 5-3 and sealed the opening set with a sizzling winner down the line under the closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium.World number 45 Osaka broke in the first game of the second set when her opponent made a mess of a routine backhand, and she continued to pepper the court with winners to hold for 2-0.Kerber had four break points but failed to convert any as Osaka completed her demolition job to claim her first career victory against a top-10 player.She next faces either Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson or Czech Denisa Allertova, with a potential fourth-round clash against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko looming.
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