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Mallory Meter’s academic success at Notre Dame earned her the valedictorian honor for the Class of 2013, but she said one of the most important lessons from her college years did not come from the classroom. Meter said her valedictory address will reflect on ways to “appreciate what’s happening while it’s happening” to close the gap between past and present. “The main theme of the speech is basically to try to learn at our young age how to live consciously and to be present in the moment,” Meter said. “It’s this idea that we tend to go through our day-to-day lives and they seem repetitive and dull, but then for some reason we look back at that experience and see it as perfect. I want to talk about how to change that disconnect.” Meter, a psychology major from Beverly Hills, Mich., graduates with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 and a string of consecutive Dean’s List honors from each of her semesters at Notre Dame. The former Lyons Hall resident said her freshman year Introduction to Psychology course helped her finalize her choice of major. “I had always been interested in something where I could work with people and something more science-oriented,” she said. “For a long time, I thought I wanted to do pre-med, but after taking that first psychology class, I decided on that instead. “I enjoyed it so much, it made sense to me and it was really interesting to me, so that made up my mind.” Though the courses for her major have been difficult, Meter said the most academically challenging part of her time at Notre Dame was the broad range of required classes taken during her first two years. “To be honest, I think probably the most challenging part was freshman and sophomore years when your classes cover a lot of different topics,” Meter said. “Freshman year, you have to do the science, the math, the English, the philosophy. … I think having to switch between so many different modes of thinking was really hard. “Once I got into my core psychology classes and I could really focus on just that, it became easier for me.” Meter said her family’s links with the Irish influenced her decision to come here. “My grandfather went here and played football in the 1940s for the national championship team,” she said. “He was one of the guys who was here, then had to leave for the war and came back. A few of my uncles went here, and then I have an aunt who went to Saint Mary’s. It’s big in the family.” Though she said she has “absolutely loved” her time here, Meter said her best memory as a Notre Dame student came during her one semester away from campus. “When I look back, I think going to London to study abroad in the fall of my junior year was my most valued experience,” Meter said. “I feel like living in another country pushes you to go outside your comfort zone, and you really mature while you’re there. Being able to learn in a place that’s so rich in history and culture – you really feel like you’re living what you’re learning.” Meter said she worked in several psychology research labs at Notre Dame, including a childhood/adolescent early education study involving Head Start program participants. During her junior year, she worked with Dr. David Watson and Dr. Lee Anna Clark at the Center for Advanced Measurement of Personality and Psychopathology, exploring the relationship between personality and psychopathology and the psychometric properties of various measures of mood and personality. “When I was working specifically with Dr. Watson, I was able to do actual clinical interviews with the participants, which is awesome because as a psychology major, you really can’t do a lot of one-on-one work with people until you have a Master’s or PhD degree,” Meter said. “The specific study was looking at how different traits and personality facets line up with different forms of psychopathology, … which refers to every mental health disorder from depression to anxiety disorders to schizophrenia.” Meter’s ideal career would blend psychopathology and interaction with children, she said. “I’m going to the University of Chicago to get my Master’s in social work, and I hope to focus on the clinical track rather than administrative,” she said. “Afterwards, I hope to become a licensed clinical therapist working with people with mental health problems and someday, probably, I could see myself going back to get my PhD, too.” Contact Ann Marie Jakubowski at [email protected]
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(REUTERS)-Promoted Alaves dealt champions Barcelona a shock 2-1 defeat at the Nou Camp yesterday while Cristiano Ronaldo returned from injury to help Real Madrid thrash Osasuna 5-2 and go two points clear at the top of La Liga.With Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta all on the bench, Barcelona went behind to the visitors in the 39th minute before Frenchman Jeremy Mathieu equalised in the 46th. Ibai Gomez then scored the winner in the 64th.Ronaldo, who had been out for two months with a knee injury, scored six minutes into his return as Zinedine Zidane’s Real equalled the club’s 1960-61 record of 15 successive league victories.The result left Real Madrid with three wins from three games, while Barcelona are fourth. Sevilla went second on seven points after beating third-placed Las Palmas 2-1.
President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Musa Kida, through the team’s NBBF representative, Suraj Yusuf, revealed his admiration for the boys after their feat coming third against all odds.National Coordinator of the Nestlé Milo Basketball Championship, Sam Ahmedu, one of the delegation to Cape Verde has also redeemed his pledge to the team after their victory against Guinea in the third place match.The team started the game brightly shaking off Saturdays semifinal defeat to Mali taking the game 20-10 in the first quarter but the momentum watered down in the second as they could only get three points as the Guineans fought back to take the second quarter 13-3 to end the first half tied 23-23 points.The third quarter ended in favour of the Guineans 14-11 but a spirited comeback in the final quarter of the game from the Nigerians saw them take the game 20-16 to win the game by one point 54-53.Speaking after the game Head Coach of the team Fubara Onyanabo said he is excited about the outcome of the game and seeing the boys take the third position remains a consolation which they can build on in the future.“I am really excited, it was a very tensed game and I could not take my eyes off the board in the final quarter of the game because the Guineans kept coming at us but the boys held their nerves for the win.“I am disappointed we didn’t get the World Cup ticket, we tried our best and I am sure we will do better next time. It goes to show that with proper preparation, Nigeria can do better at these competitions. We have abundance of talents in this country I must say that for certain.”Nigeria has matched their best performance at the tournament. The country finished third at the maiden edition of the competition in 2009.In the final match, Egypt dethroned defending champions Mali to win their fourth title of the U16 championship and will head into the 2020 U17 FIBA World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria as Africa champions.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s bronze winning contingent to the recently concluded FIBA U-16 Africa Basketball Championship in Cape Verde will arrive the Murtala International Airport by 11:40am Nigeria time on Wednesday.The team departed Praia, the capital city of Cape Verde 22:00 (12am Nigerian time) yesterday to arrive in Senegal where plans have been concluded for the team to take a tour of the prestigious NBA and Aspire Academies in Dakar before departing Senegal for Nairobi.The team finished third on the log at the recently concluded FIBA U16 African Basketball championship in Cape Verde beating Guinea 54-53 in the losers final on Sunday.