Robert Carr Chapel holds Election Day service

first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Cole Polley ReddIt Cole Polleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cole-polley/ Cole Polleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cole-polley/ Linkedin + posts SGA supports addition of new minor Cole Polleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cole-polley/ Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history SGA holds Outreach Day to interact with students TAGSphotos center_img Cole is a Sophomore Journalism major from Llano, Texas. He’s an avid Seinfeld watcher and he is passionate about the San Antonio Spurs, listening to Drake & chicken wings. Hit him up on Twitter @CPolley12! printOn Tuesday morning, TCU’s Robert Carr Chapel held a church service focused on the presidential election.Hosted by TCU Brite Divinity School, the service was led by guest pastor Scott Mayer, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth.Service attendees gather in Robert Carr Chapel (Cole Polley/TCU360)With election night looming, a crowd of about 50 gathered to listen to Mayer’s message, and the election was certainly in the forefront of the discussion.Mayer said he realized the importance of preaching on the TCU campus on this crucial day for America.“I think to be preaching in a divinity school that is committed to social justice on Election Day definitely had special significance to me,” Mayer said.Mayer also added that many parts of the service were pertinent to the election, even the hymns that were sung.“A couple of our hymns were very appropriate for the day, as well as our prayers,” Mayer said. “I didn’t ignore the reality of what is going on today at all…I think this election process has pretty much magnified what we need to deal with in the world going forward.”Attendees smiled and exchanged greetings at the conclusion of the service as they filed out of the chapel.“It’s nice to be able to come here and have that fellowship on such a nerve-wracking day,” attendee James Thomas said. “Tensions are high but this adds a solid element to the day for me.”In addition to the fellowship, Thomas also said he enjoyed the fact that he could hear a message that he could relate to the ongoing political situation on Election Day.“It’s important to keep in mind how our faith relates to the election,” Thomas said. “Otherwise it’s easy to get lost in everything that’s going on, so it was cool to be able to hear something relatable today.” Students squeezed at Market Square, renovations looming Linkedin SGA brings ‘It’s On Us’ to campus in joint Big 12 initiative Twitter ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleeSPOT questionnaire to undergo changesNext articleVoting out of this world Cole Polley RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Service attendees gather in Robert Carr Chapel (Cole Polley, TCU360) Facebook Cole Polleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cole-polley/last_img read more

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Andrea Martin Talks Pippin, Lady Parts & Dating a Younger Man

first_img Star Files Was it tough to get back in trapeze-flying shape? I’d been doing Act One, but that required a different kind of energy. I was dressed in period costumes, so I wasn’t focusing on being fit. When the play ended, I thought I’d have a nice summer, go to Europe and eat! Then [Pippin producer] Barry Weissler called, and I thought, “What’s more motivating for a 67-year-old woman to get in shape than hanging by her ankles 12 feet above the ground in a corset?” So I went to the Golden Door, this beautiful spa and yoga retreat in California, and now I’m in really good shape again. Are you dishing about Broadway in the book? I don’t really dish, although there is a chapter called “Old Lady Parts,” since the parts I’ve played on Broadway all seem to have been older women: Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! When Pippin came along, I thought, “This really is the last straw. I can’t morph into an old lady in a wheelchair.” How does it feel to be back in the show? It’s wonderful. I’m in New York for three weeks, and then I’m going to L.A. for three weeks to perform at the Pantages, this beautiful old theater in Hollywood, near where my sons live. I raised them there, and I have a lot of friends on the west coast who didn’t get the see the show. I’m going to stay with Sean Hayes and his partner, Scotty, who are like family. I’m really excited. It must be such a treat to surprise the audience every night with your performance. Pippin was the most transformative experience of my life. First of all, who would have imagined that at this point I would have the opportunity to learn a new skill on the trapeze? I also wanted to reach out to people my age who might not feel like they have much left to give and say, “We can still look sexy. We can still have energy and change the world.” If you keep yourself healthy and stay curious, there are surprises around every corner. You certainly didn’t. Is there a chapter called “I Was the Sexiest Person in Pippin”? Dammit, no! But there’s a picture that shows I was the sexiest person in Pippin. I don’t need to say it [laughs]. How did it feel to reflect on your life and career in print? The book is not really a memoir, it’s autobiographical essays—humorous stories, like Nora Ephron or David Sedaris. But once I started writing, it became clear that the stories would be about things that are important to me, including being a parent. There are stories about squirrels in my attic, about aging, about SCTV. By the end, you do get a sense of who I am. Uhhh, tell us more about the “Perky Tits” chapter! It’s about a dinner party with Steve Martin, Marty Short and Eugene Levy. We were talking about my book, and Steve said, “There’s Tina Fey’s Bossypants; why not Andrea Martin’s Perky Tits? It has New York Times bestseller written all over it.” Andrea Martin is back where she belongs, twirling from a trapeze and belting “No Time at All” in a three-week reprise of her Tony-winning performance as Berthe in Pippin. Broadway’s most gorgeous granny will soon add “author” to her resume, with the September 23 release of Lady Parts (Harper Collins), a collection of reminiscences that almost had a more racy title. Broadway.com got the scoop on all the good things happening in the life of this legendary comic actress. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 View Comments See Martin in Pippin at through September 21 the Music Box Theatre. Related Shows Pippin We can’t wait to read Lady Parts. How did you come up with the title? It came from Devlin Elliott, who is Nathan Lane’s partner. Give him credit! Steve Martin thought I should call it Perky Tits, after one of the stories I tell, but I was too scared—and Harper Collins said Costco wouldn’t sell the book if I used that. Speaking of surprises, how’s your love life? Well, that’s not happening! [Laughs.] But there’s a lovely chapter about dating a younger man, and you should go directly to that. Andrea Martinlast_img read more

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Ban on abortion after 19 weeks (Sth Carolina)

first_imgFox News 18 May 2016Family First Comment: 17th state to introduce this law! NZ needs to be the 18th The South Carolina Legislature passed a bill Tuesday prohibiting abortion after 19 weeks, becoming the 17th state to pass the restrictive ban.The legislation will now head to Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk. The Republican said in March she will almost certainly sign it, but wants to look at the details once it reaches her.Similar laws are in effect in 12 states. They’ve been blocked by court challenges in three others, and the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to rule on the ban’s constitutionality. A South Dakota law signed in March takes effect this summer.In Utah, a related law, also signed in March, requires doctors to provide anesthesia to a fetus at least 20 weeks in the womb.The South Carolina bill is among several fronts abortion rights supporters say make having the procedure tougher. Abortion opponents have also passed laws in other states requiring clinics to get admitting privileges for doctors and banning a procedure commonly used in the second trimester, called the dilation and evacuation method.The sponsor of South Carolina’s bill, Rep. Wendy Nanney, said she’s hopeful the law is a step to eventually “get rid of abortion altogether.”READ MORE: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/05/18/south-carolina-lawmakers-approve-bill-banning-abortion-after-19-weeks.htmllast_img read more

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