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Barcelona R3 previews and picks: Nadal vs. Fognini, Kohlschreiber vs. Paire

23 Apr

The Grandstand

Paire 3Rafael Nadal will hope to avenge a loss from earlier this season when he goes up against Fabio Fognini during third-round action on Thursday in Barcelona. Philipp Kohlschreiber and Benoit Paire are also looking for a spot in the quarterfinals.

(13) Fabio Fognini vs. (2) Rafael Nadal

Nadal and Fognini will be facing each other for the sixth time in their careers and for the second time this season when they clash in round three of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell on Thursday. The head-to-head series stands at 4-1 in Nadal’s favor, but Fognini got on the scoreboard a few months ago on the clay courts of Rio de Janeiro in the form of a 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 upset. Nadal has still won two of their three encounters on the slow stuff, having previously prevailed 6-1, 6-3 two years ago in Rome and 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4 shortly thereafter at the French…

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Class Overviews for 3-9-2012

9 Mar


  1. Prayer
  2. Lenten Reflection
  3. 3 Minute Review
  4. Chapter 15 Quest
  5. Thought Case Studies – Critical Thinking

Church History

Continue Joan of Arc (conclude I hope)

Class Overviews for March 8, 2012

8 Mar

Happy International Women’s Day


  1. Prayer
  2. Lenten Reflection
  3. Kony Video and Discussion
  4. Review for Chapter 15 Quiz

Church History

Continue Joan of Arc

Class Overviews 3-6-2012

6 Mar


  1. Prayer – Reflection on Caritas in Veritate by Pope Benedict XVI paragraphs # 27 & 43
  2. Lenten Calendar
  3. Begin Living Waters presentations – Please email me your final presentation as well for grading and compiling purposes
  4. Reminder Chapter 15 – 40 Point Quest on Friday

Church History

Continue with Joan of Arc film

Class Overviews 2-23-2012

23 Feb


  1. Prayer
  2. Reminder about Monday’s marriage interviews being due
  3. Social Analysis – Living wage? Option for the poor? Solidarity?,2817,2400534,00.asp
  4. Introduce Chapter 15
  5. Genesis Revisited

14 Trees

28 May

My classes planted 14 different trees grown from maple seeds produced by trees on NDA’s campus.  As of now, 11 of the 14 trees have found permanent homes.  I liked the project on several fronts.  The symbol of our Alumnae Association is a tree and having students take seedlings home that came from trees on NDA’s campus has a nice consonance with our Alumnae symbol.  Environmentally trees provide habitat for any number of insects and animals, trees provide protections against erosion, trees produce oxygen whiule sequestering carbon dioxide, and trees provide shade that can cut cooling bills.  Beyond that trees beautify our communities and our lives.

NDA Environmental Club 2011-2012

27 May

This will be our electronic home for the next academic year.