Batesville, In. — Batesville Main Street has announced plans to bring the first ever “Cherry Thing-A-Ling Festival.” The event is designed to promote downtown businesses, both locally and regionally, and provide a fun destination event.A free ice skating rink will be open to the public in the Village Green Saturday, February 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The rink is made possible through donations from the William A. & Martha H. Hillenbrand Foundation, John A. Hillenbrand Foundation, Enhanced Telecommunications, Global Atlantic, Margaret Mary Health, Bruns-Gutzwiller, Marti Tracy-Lohmiller Realty and Sharp Painting.For more information feel free to email email@example.com.
Steve A. Kay, a biology professor from UC San Diego, was appointed the 21st Dean of the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences on Tuesday. Kay will also hold the Anna H. Bing Dean’s Chair. The selection was announced in a letter sent electronically to Dornsife faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters. The letter was sent by Elizabeth Garrett, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.During his time at UCSD, Kay developed experience as a researcher and as an administrator. Kay served as dean of the Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD and has held the Richard C. Atkinson Chair in Biological Sciences since 2007.Kay, whose background is in genetics and genomics, serves as Distinguished Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at UCSD. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Bristol. Kay has also held positions at Rockefeller University, the University of Virginia and the Scripps Research Institute.Garrett’s letter also highlighted Kay’s research, which aims to understand the regulatory networks of cells.“Applications of his discoveries include development of novel drugs, agricultural biotechnology and bioenergy production,” Garrett wrote in the letter. “He has published over 200 papers and is named by [Information Sciences Institute] as a highly cited scientist.”His research was cited in Science magazine’s “Breakthroughs of the Year” in 1997, 1998 and 2002, according to the letter.Kay has received several awards and honors, including his election as a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2008 and his election as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2009. Additionally, he was the recipient of the UCSD Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Award for Excellence in Research in 2010.Kay will effectively assume his post Oct. 1, according to the letter. Current Dornsife dean Howard Gillman plans to step down from the position June 30. Executive Vice Provost Michael Quick will take on the dean’s responsibilities in the interim. The letter said Quick will be aided during the transition by the college’s Vice Deans Steven Lamy, George Sanchez and Donal Manahan.In the letter, Garrett thanked Gillman for his work as dean of Dornsife since 2007.“During his tenure, graduation rates increased, improvements were made to the quality of Ph.D. programs, non-tenure-track faculty promotion pathways were created, and many outstanding new faculty member at all ranks were recruited,” Garrett wrote in the letter.
The University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team (7-1) suffered their first loss of the season to Princeton (4-1) before bouncing back Saturday, winning a doubleheader against Green Bay (1-2) and IUPUI (1-5). The Princeton Tigers came out strong Jan. 31 at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Despite the undefeated Badger duo Jesper Freimuth and Leonard Soha thrashing Justin Barki and Thomas Bosancic 6–3, Princeton ultimately took the doubles point.The singles score didn’t look much better for the Badgers — Princeton chalked up five more points — but there are some tales numbers can’t tell. Wisconsin’s Gabriel Huber made Karl Poling fight for his win, forcing their set to a third game tie-breaker before falling. Wisconsin’s Robert Krill then stopped what otherwise would’ve been a Princeton sweep, demolishing Bill Duo 6–4, 6–4—a welcome salve for the Badgers first loss of the season as Princeton won 6–1.Men’s tennis: Wisconsin falls to Minnesota in first round of Big Ten tournamentThe University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team (10-12, 4-7 Big Ten) fell in the first round of the Big Ten Read…If Friday belonged to Princeton, Saturday was all for Wisconsin. Soha and Freimuth opened the Feb. 1 doubleheader by destroying Green Bay’s Teddy Razafindratsima and Kentaro Mizushima 6–1. Chase Colton and Jared Pratt clinched the Badgers doubles point when they dispatched George Botha and Dipin Wadhwa 6–4. Singles play continued the fireworks as sophomore Martim Vilela won his singles debut 7–6, 6–2 against Razafindratsima as Huber, Colton and Krill all won their games without dropping a set.The Badgers used IUPUI’s weird trident logo as a fork Saturday night, eating their opponents alive 7–0. Soha and Freimuth tacked another win onto their doubles record (5-0) by handily beating IUPUI’s Reed Plunkett and Michael Koch 6–0. Colton and Pratt gave the Badgers the doubles point when they defeated Nicholas Moody and Alex Jochim 6–2. Daniel Nuzhny initiated the Badger’s singles sweep by beating Reed Plunkett 6–0, 6–0. Colton, Huber, Soha, Krill and Robin Parts racked up five more points, all beating their opponents in consecutive sets.The Badgers have their next match Thursday Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. They will take on their in-state rivals —Marquette — at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.