Volleyball's Schlagintweit and Meek selected to Senior Canadian Volleyball roster


July 2, 2009

After two weeks of intensive training following the selection camp held last month, the roster for the Senior Women's National Team has been determined. Nineteen players have been selected by Head Coach Arnd Ludwig to compete in international play this summer. Included in the roster were current sophomore Sofie">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/schlagintweit_sofie00.h... Schlagintweit and former middle, Colette">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/meek_colette00.html">Co... Meek.

The Sun Devils will travel to Miami for their first competition of the summer with the rest of the 2009 Senior Women's Team roster, consisting of: Download Full Image

Setters:
Larissa Cundy - Edmonton, AB
Samantha Loewen - East St. Paul, MB
Lauren O'Reilly - Langley, BC

Outside:
Tiffany Dodds - Lucky Lake, SK
Tammy Mahon - Holland, MB
Ashley Voth - Winnipeg, MB
Sofie-Hanna Schlagintweit - Abbotsford, BC
Tonya Mokelki - Weyburn, SK
Kyla Richey - Roberts Creek, BC
Marie-Pier Murray Methot - Montreal, QC
Brittney Page - Vernon, BC

Middles:
Tasha Holness - Calgary, AB
Jennifer Hinze - Vancouver, BC
Nadine Alphonse - Montreal, QC
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Marisa Field - Kelowna, BC

Liberos:
Janie Guimond - Bécancour, QC
Claire Hanna - Calgary, AB
Julie Young - Red Deer, AB

Team Canada Women’s 2009 International Schedule:
June 24 - July 5 Women's Pan American Cup - Miami, USA
July 1 - 12 25th Universiade (FISU Games) - Belgrade, Serbia
July 5-10 World Championship Qualifying Tournament - Puerto Rico
September 20 - 28 Women's NORCECA Continental Championship - Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Aaron Brown hosts second season of PBS series “Wide Angle”


July 5, 2009

Aaron Brown, the Walter Cronkite Professor of Journalism at Arizona State University and former CNN news anchor, is hosting the PBS international affairs weekly series “Wide Angle” this summer.

The series, which was created in 2001 by WNET/Thirteen in New York, focuses on in-depth international news coverage. “Wide Angle” is the only program exclusively dedicated to international current affairs documentaries, according to PBS. “For each broadcast, producers and journalists from around the globe report on an event, issue or trend through the eyes of the people who are living it day to day,” PBS said in a statement. “The show has traveled to more than 50 countries to explore the forces that are shaping the world today, presenting global stories on a human scale and offering Americans uncommon and invaluable insight into today’s interconnected world.” Download Full Image

Brown, the former CNN anchor who teaches full time at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication as the Cronkite Professor of Journalism, travels the globe following the academic year to report. This is his second year as “Wide Angle” anchor.

Cronkite, the former CBS News anchor and the namesake of Brown’s school, has called the series “just good television. The series tells stories, portrays people and reveals places that are too often overlooked or neglected.”

“Wide Angle” can be seen in Arizona on Eight/KAET on Wednesdays at 10 p.m.

The following is this season’s lineup, reproduced from the Eight/KAET Web site:

July 1: Crossing Heaven’s Border

North Korean defectors take a life-threatening journey, traveling thousands of miles through China, Laos and Thailand in the hope of settling as free citizens in South Korea. Intrepid South Korean journalists risk their lives to capture the action and emotion.

July 8: Heart of Jenin

When 12-year-old Palestinian Ahmed Khatib was accidentally shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Jenin, the boy’s parents turned their sorrow into a gift of hope for six Israeli children by consenting to donate Ahmed's organs.

July 15: Birth of a Surgeon

“Wide Angle” travels to Mozambique where, for the first time, midwives are being trained in advanced life-saving surgery. Suffering from an acute shortage of doctors, Mozambique's bold grassroots initiatives have cut the maternal death rate in half.

July 22: The Market Maker

“Wide Angle” travels to East Africa to tell the dramatic story of an Ethiopian economist on a mission. Seeking a market-based solution to ending hunger in her famine-plagued country, she creates Ethiopia's first commodities exchange. What she didn't count on was a world financial crisis getting in the way.

July 29: Contestant No .2

Duah Fares is an Arab-Israeli teenager and member of the Druze religion. When she sets her sights on the Miss Israel pageant, her tight-knit religious community balks. The pageant requires contestants to wear a bathing suit, an act that could disgrace her family and even put her in danger.

Aug. 12: Victory is Your Duty

“Wide Angle” gains intimate access to the Havana Boxing Academy on the outskirts of Cuba's capital. There, from the tender age of 9, boys hand-picked as future Olympians are molded into soldiers of the ring.

Sept. 2 and 9: Time for School Series

The show’s award-winning 12-year documentary project “Time for School” travels to seven classrooms – in Afghanistan, Benin, Brazil, India, Japan, Kenya and Romania – to offer a glimpse into the lives of seven winning children who are struggling to achieve what is not yet a global birthright – a basic education.