Michael J. Urban

first_imgMichael John Urban of Sunman (Twin Oaks) Indiana  and formerly of Cincinnati, passed away at his home on Monday, March 9, 2020. The son of Stephen and Alvina (nee: Schwab) Urban was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1946.  He was 73 years old.Mike graduated from LaSalle High School in 1965.  He went on to serve his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He married Ellen Geier on November 23, 1980.  In 1995 he retired from Cincinnati Bell where he had worked as a Switching Equipment Tech for many years.Mike as most knew him was cycling enthusiast.  He and Ellen spent a lot of time bicycling through different states.  He rode on an unforgettable ride with America by Bicycle on a trip across America from San Francisco to Portsmouth, NH, a proud accomplishment for him.  Mike enjoyed fitness and was a spin instructor at the Batesville YMCA and taught TRX there as well. Spending time in the garden and with their horses were also favorites of his.He will be dearly missed by his wife, Ellen, son Doug Geier (Amy Potthast) and daughter Sandy Doyle; two grandchildren, Herman and Allen Geier; and his sister Barbara Streckfuss.Visitation will be Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 4-6pm with a 6pm memorial service all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Rev. William Powlen officiating. With military honors immediately after by the Ripley County VFW Post 3183 and Prell-Brand American Legion Post 271.Memorials may be directed to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice or the Batesville YMCA c/o the funeral home. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

Iovine and Young Academy introduces online master’s program

first_imgMatt Karatsu | Daily TrojanDesign@USC, the Iovine and Young Academy’s new interactive online Master of Science program aims to change the way students access online education.The 38-unit program has already has enrolled 28 students for fall 2017. It is the first master’s program offered by the Iovine and Young Academy and is one of several online degree programs offered at USC.Through its contemporary and interactive approach, students learn interdisciplinary skills in design, business and technology in a highly technological environment. “We wanted something different, something outside of the box and more applicable to the current industry and climate where it’s beneficial, if not crucial, to have more than one discipline and perspective,” said Patrick Dent, associate professor and chair of technology and engineering for the Iovine and Young Academy.According to Dent, the goal of the online program is to take working professionals and make them more effective in the industry they’re already in by mastering additional disciplines, leading team-based projects and giving students the skills they need to create their own startup project and a team from scratch.USC Roski School of Art and Design Dean Erica Muhl spearheaded the development of Design@USC along with music industry entrepreneurs Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young, otherwise known as Dr. Dre. After her deanship at Roski expires in early 2018, Muhl will transition to the Iovine and Young Academy as the school’s inaugural dean.Dent describes the online structure of the curriculum as “Brady Brunch-type” screen pods or an advanced version of 18-to-30 person Skype sessions, with break-out rooms for team building exercises. In addition, the program also offers offline components of more traditional, pre-taped lectures with a few interactive elements such as polls and research.“The idea is that the live is kind of a cross between a lecture, a lab and a discussion where you’re trying to leverage the advantages of having all of us together live at the same time, as opposed to the traditional lectures, which can be watched at whatever time is most convenient,” Dent said.The program will enroll a mix of recent graduates and working professionals. Applicant qualifications for prospective students parallel the academic rigor of Iovine and Young’s undergraduate application, both of which require pitching an idea for a product, concept or project. If accepted into the program, students can work to bring their initial application pitch to fruition if they choose.“The same way Dean Muhl had an innovative and disruptive approach to the Iovine and Young undergraduate program, she also wanted to create a graduate program that pushed the boundaries of what we think of as online education,” Dent said.last_img read more

Stock watch: Wide receivers, Kendall Coleman up; linebackers down after 27-23 loss to Clemson

first_img Comments CLEMSON, S.C. — Syracuse (4-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) folded late against then-No. 3 Clemson (5-0, 2-0) on Saturday, losing 27-23, despite leading for most of the game.The Orange gave the Tigers a scare behind a solid pass rush and strong wide receiver play but were ultimately hamstrung by their inability to stop the run.Here are this week’s risers and fallers. Stock up Kendall ColemanAdvertisementThis is placeholder textColeman was Syracuse’s most dominant defensive player Saturday, and that was reflected in his final stat line. Coleman recorded two sacks for 19 yards, notched seven total tackles and disrupted the Tigers’ offense.At the time, Coleman’s second sack seemed game-altering. Syracuse punted on its previous drive. Clemson trailed 23-20 with less than nine minutes to play. On third and seven from his own 40, Tigers backup quarterback Chase Brice dropped back.Coleman burst off the left edge, beating left tackle Mitch Hyatt. At first, Coleman barely had a hold of Brice, and it seemed like the quarterback might slip the tackle. Instead, Coleman wrestled Brice down for a nine-yard loss.Both Coleman and Alton Robinson have been playing at a high level recently, as SU’s defensive line is hitting its stride.Turnovers Syracuse had three more takeaways on Saturday, recovering two fumbles and snagging an interception.The first fumble came on Clemson’s second offensive play, as Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence tried to pull the ball away from running back Travis Etienne late on a read option. The ball hit the turf, and Alton Robinson scooped it up.After Lawrence left the game, backup quarterback Chase Brice badly overthrew a receiver. Trill Williams made his first collegiate interception on the play, toeing the sideline.But the most important turnover was Amari Rodgers’ muffed punt at his own 10-yard line. Jamal Custis recovered, and Syracuse punched in its second touchdown.Through five games, Syracuse has forced 12 turnovers, eight more than last season.Wide receivers From Taj Harris’ 51-yard bomb to Jamal Custis snatching the ball from between two defenders, Syracuse’s receivers came to play Saturday.Five receivers caught passes for the Orange. Each of those players caught at least two, and Custis and Devin Butler paced the group with five catches apiece and 73 and 45 yards, respectively.Harris hauled in the catch of the game, though. Syracuse needed five yards to convert a third down from its own 35. Instead of taking something underneath, Dungey spotted Harris slipping open behind his man.Dungey lofted it up for Harris, who stuck out his hands, bobbled the ball, and secured the 51-yard catch that set up Syracuse’s first touchdown.Stock down Health After the game, senior defensive back Antwan Cordy and senior long snapper Matt Keller were seen leaving the locker room in with their arms in slings. Keller’s was on his right arm.It’s unclear when Cordy got hurt or what his injury is. Regardless, if the senior is out for any significant time, it will be a massive blow to the Orange’s secondary. Cordy has slotted in as a nickelback through five games this season as part of the Orange’s new 4-2-5 base defense.Keller appeared to have gotten hurt on Syracuse’s final special teams play, a punt. Television cameras showed the senior long snapper visibly upset on the sideline. His injury is also currently unknown.Behind Keller on the depth chart is long snapper Aaron Bolinsky. Likely candidates to fill in for Cordy include Williams and Ifeatu Melifonwu, two freshmen who received notable playing time Saturday. Linebackers Etienne ran wild on Syracuse on Saturday, mostly due to lapses from the linebackers.On Etienne’s first touchdown, a 26-yard run to the right side, linebacker Ryan Guthrie hesitated and fell behind the play. Forced to take a bad angle, he came up with air as he dove at Etienne’s ankles.When Etienne slid into the end zone to put the Tigers up with less than a minute left, Kielan Whitner and Guthrie were caught up with the defensive line, failing to set an edge.All game, Etienne and Clemson’s rushers consistently got through to the second level of Syracuse’s defense because a linebacker was out of position.Running backs Syracuse’s running backs combined to carry the ball 11 times for 28 yards, a paltry 2.5 yards a carry.The early game plan was to attack the edges, where SU identified open spaces in Clemson’s defense. But SU went about that by utilizing Sean Riley on sweeps. He finished with two carries for 24 yards.Instead, the running backs took on the unenviable task of challenging the vaunted Tigers’ defensive line straight on. It didn’t go well.Syracuse entered the game averaging more than 250 rushing yards per game. The Orange netted 61 on Saturday. After the game, a reporter asked Dino Babers if he was happy with the way his team ran the football.“No,” he said. Published on September 30, 2018 at 11:03 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Grahamcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Kwesi Appiah expects good Black Stars output against South Africa

first_imgBlack Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah, has laid his targets for his players as they get ready to play against South Africa on Saturday, June 15 in their second and final pre-AFCON friendly in Dubai.The team has been going through tournament preparations in the UAE and the plans are even more focused now since the final 23 for the AFCON  has been named.Kwesi Appiah watched the team lose 1-0 to Namibia in their first friendly and he has clearly stated what he wants to see from the players.“For me, I want the players to lift the flag of Ghana. Once you wear the national colours, you need to give your best. We will prepare very well and go out there and give ourselves a good training exercise and raise the flag of Ghana.”The coach also spoke on leaving the likes of Ebenezer Ofori, Majeed Waris, Mohammed Alhassan, Abdul Fatawu and Yaw Yeboah out of the final team for the tournament. He expressed sadness at having to close the door to these players despite their good efforts during the camp.“All the players have done well and I wish I could take all the 29 players but we had to reduce the number and choose 23. Having said that, I need to state that all the players gave their best during their stay in camp.”last_img read more