Nurse discusses role of SANEs, prevalence of sexual assault

first_imgSaint Mary’s Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO) invited Nancy Grant, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and Forensic Coordinator in the Forensic Department at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, to speak to students about her position, resources available and statistics on sexual assault as part of Sexual Violence Awareness Month on Tuesday evening.The event was held in Rice Commons and put on by co-chairs of BAVO Awareness and Outreach Committee junior Emily Scott and graduate student Jess Purvis.“We had brainstorming sessions during Student Advisory Committee training and this was one of the things that we decided upon,” Scott said. “We’ve heard the student nurses here on campus receive these kinds of lectures or training, so it just seemed beneficial for the rest of the campus to hear about.”Scott said she is hopeful girls who attended the event will raise awareness and find the session informative.“I want the girls who come to events like this to have more awareness and for them to know that they have resources here,” she said.Grant began her presentation with basic information about what a SANE is and does.“We do see a lot of different counties because there aren’t very many forensic programs in our state, especially in Northern Indiana,” Grant said. “We have continuing education for our nurses. They are required to attend at least one educational offering every six months. Most of them surpass that and attend at least one thing per month.”Grant then talked to the group about the statistics of assault and its frequency.“One in four girls and one in six boys are sexually assaulted by the age of 18. That’s a huge impact on our community and our society,” Grant said. “Every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States.”Grant continued with the statistics and said she finds it upsetting to see the lack of prosecution of sexual assault cases.“Only 17% of our rape cases are prosecuted nationally. That is unsettling to me,” Grant said. “We are trying super hard in our community to make a change for that. We have made big strides with the nurses that are trained to take care of patients who come in that have been sexually assaulted. Our prosecutors have gotten better, detectives have gotten much better.”Grant also talked about the prevalence of domestic and sexual abuse in communities in the United States and worldwide. She said assault can happen in any group of people.“What we’re talking about with intimate partner violence is any physical, sexual, psychological harm caused by a current or former partner or spouse [and it] is a worldwide problem affecting all demographic groups,” Grant said.Purvis said she hopes people will be able to use this event as a way to better educate people on sexual assault.“[Grant] gives some really good facts, and I hope that people are comfortable enough to share that information with other people,” Purvis said. “It can be a hard topic to talk about. They can be like, ‘Oh, I went to this thing last night and I know this information about it now,’ and that can make it all easier to talk about.”Tags: BAVO, Belles Against Violence Office, sexual assaultlast_img read more

Jamestown High School To Resume Some In-person Instruction Next Month

first_imgJHS Stock ImageJAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School will soon be transitioning back to in-person instruction.Subject to guidance from New York State and the Chautauqua County Health Department, the district plans to reopen the building in two weeks on Monday, December 7.Students will be attending in two cohorts, with the red cohort attending class in-person on Monday morning and the green cohort on Tuesday morning.Then both groups will continue virtual learning until the week of December 14, when the red cohort will attend in the mornings on Monday and Wednesday, and the green cohort will attend on Tuesday and Thursday. All afternoons and Fridays will continue as scheduled for remote learning for all 10 through 12 graders. Ninth graders will continue with their normal weekly schedule.Officials say students who chose full-time distance learning in September will continue learning at home.“We know how important it is to our students and families to return to in-person instruction,” said JHS Principal Dana Wiliams. “We feel confident that our health and safety protocols are ready for our students to return. We know our students need the school community not only academically, but also for social and emotional reasons too.”Williams says by bringing these grade levels back from Thanksgiving to the Winter Recess, they will watch how everything progresses and adjust accordingly if needed.“Please remember, our plans must remain flexible as they are based on guidance from New York State and the Chautauqua County Department of Health,” furthered Williams.JHS families and students will receive more detailed information, including cohorts, directly from the school. For more information, visit Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Leonardo DiCaprio to Star on the Great White Way?

first_img View Comments Four-time Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio may not just be visiting Broadway theaters but treading the boards in the near future! The actor told the Daily Mail that he’s “been looking at plays, and I have read a bunch of stuff. I would love to do it.” We think the Wolf of Wall Street would fit right in taking a great big bite out of the Great White Way!center_img “I’m going to get all of this—the awards and traveling—over with and maybe, just maybe, there will be a play,” said the Titanic star. “I have thought about theater on and off over the years, but other things kept getting in the way. Maybe now’s the time.”last_img read more

Christian Slater Reviews Heathers Musical!

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 4, 2014 Related Shows Heathers: The Musical View Comments Heathers film star Christian Slater stepped in as a co-host on The Today Show April 3 and mentioned that he had just caught a performance of the off-Broadway tuner based on the cult movie. What did he think? He admitted that it was weird “seeing another guy up there in the black jacket, playing that part. There were parts of me that wanted to run up on the stage.” He did, however, find the show “adorable.” We’re not sure if “adorable” is the word we would use to describe a musical with a sex scene to one-up Spring Awakening and a line about doing a certain unmentionable with a chainsaw, but we would, like, totally wig out if you crashed the stage! Take a look at the clip below.last_img read more

Watch Judy McLane & the Cast of Mamma Mia! Dance & Jive

first_imgFriday night and the clouds are low…but that’s not stopping them! The Today Show concluded this week’s “Best of Broadway” series with a bouncy and spandex-laden performance from the cast of Mamma Mia!. The colorful crew pumped up 30 Rock crowds with their rendition of the title song and “Dancing Queen.” What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with the spunky Donna Sheridan (currently played by Judy McLane)? She may have dropped the ball on the whole baby daddy subject, but any mom who will sing ABBA tunes with you is a great mom. So go ahead, have a look, wave your arms in the air at your desk (we won’t judge) and happy Mother’s Day! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 12, 2015 Mamma Mia! Related Shows Judy McLane Star Fileslast_img read more

Fairy Tale Sendup Disenchanted Opens Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Disenchanted The cast of Disenchanted includes Michelle Knight as Snow White, Becky Gulsvig as Cinderella, Jen Bechter as Sleeping Beauty, Lulu Picart as Hua Mulan/Pocahontas/Princess Badroulbadour, Alison Burns as Belle/The Little Mermaid/Rapunzel and Soara-Joye Ross as The Princess Who Kissed the Frog. View Comments Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino and directed by Fiely A. Matias, the tuner features your typical “princess posse” in a show that’s anything-but-typical. Snow White, Cinderella, Belle and more toss off the tiaras and get real in a not-for-kids musical where fairy tales will never be the same. The show premiered at Orlando’s International Fringe Festival in 2011 and has been licensed nationwide since. The girl getting the prince is just the beginning. Then the real fun starts. The fairy tale lampoon Disenchanted opens officially on December 4. The musical will play a nine-week limited engagement at off-Broadway’s Theatre at St. Clement’s through January 25, 2015. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015last_img read more

Stage Faves (But Not Woods) Win Big at the Golden Globes

first_img View Comments After accepting the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture—Drama for portraying Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne can now display a Golden Globe next to his Tony and Olivier. The English actor received his stage accolades in 2010 for Red. Fellow Broadway alums Julianne Moore and J.K. Simmons also took home awards for Still Alice and Whiplash, respectively. Additional names familiar to the theater community to win TV awards included Oscar and Tony winner Kevin Spacey, who took home the award for House of Cards (his second nomination and first win for the role of Francis Underwood), Broadway alum Jeffrey Tambor, who dedicated his win for Transparent to the transgender community and Matt Bomer, who won for his performance in the HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. Two Broadway newcomers this season took home their first Golden Globe Award: Maggie Gyllenhaal, who made her Great White Way debut this fall in The Real Thing, won for her performance in the British miniseries The Honorable Woman, and Ruth Wilson, who is currently starring in Constellations opposite Maggie’s brother Jake, was recognized for her performance in the Showtime drama The Affair. Jake was nominated last night for Nightcrawler. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association historically throws Globes at movie musicals, but Rob Marshall’s film adaptation of Into the Woods received no such love. The flick lost Best Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical to The Grand Budapest Hotel. Its two nominated performers, Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep, lost their respective categories to Amy Adams (who, coincidentally, played the Baker’s Wife in the 2012 Shakespeare in the Park production) and Patricia Arquette, respectively.center_img Also losing to The Grand Budapest Hotel was the Broadway-centric Birdman. The film, however, did take home two awards: for its headliner Michael Keaton, as well as for Best Screenplay. Among the screenwriters for it are Alexander Dinelaris, bookwriter and lyricist for the off-Broadway cult favorite Zanna, Don’t!. Dinelaris will also pen the book for the upcoming Gloria and Emilio Estefan tuner On Your Feet!. Tony winners and Broadway alums dominated the 72nd annual Golden Globes on January 11. Actors with current, recent and not-so-recent turns on the Great White Way accepted awards for performances on the big and small screen, while a certain Sondheim tuner was cursed with a shutout. Click here for a complete list of winners. Congrats to all!last_img read more

Broadway Shows Will Offer Exchanges Due to Today’s Snowstorm

first_img View Comments At this time, all Broadway shows except for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will provide exchanges for future performances to ticketholders for tonight’s performances only. Hey, does anyone in New York remember what the sun looks like? With another blast of snow hitting the Great White Way on March 5, many shows will offer exchanges to those who cannot make it to the theater due to weather.center_img If you purchased tickets through and are unable to attend a performance tonight, call 1-800-BROADWAY. You can also call for information regarding tonight’s off-Broadway performances.last_img read more

Penn & Teller Will Bring Magic to Broadway this Summer

first_img Penn & Teller Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 16, 2015 View Comments Legendary duo Penn and Teller are bringing their aptly named show Penn & Teller to Broadway! The magical pair will play the Marquis Theatre for a limited engagement from July 7 through August 16 (with the Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical On Your Feet! on deck).Penn Jillette and one-name wonder Teller first appeared on Broadway in 1987, after they were a hit off-Broadway in 1985. They returned to the Great White Way in 1991 with The Refrigerator Tour. Their numerous accolades include a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, six Emmy nominations, and seven “Las Vegas Magicians of the Year” wins for their long-running act at The Rio. They served as the hosts of the British TV series Penn & Teller: Fool Us, which will be revived on The CW later this year.In addition to bringing magic to Broadway, Teller is no stranger to the stage, having directed Play Dead off-Broadway and productions of Macbeth and The Tempest. Expect less Shakespeare and more trickery at the Marquis, though.Penn & Teller step onto the Marquis stage after another magic act—The Illusionists celebrated a limited engagement that ended on January 5. The theater has since undergone renovations.last_img read more

Samantha Soule & More Will Star in The Other Thing Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments The cast is now set for the previously announced world premiere of Emily Schwend’s The Other Thing. The Second Stage Uptown production will star Samantha Soule, John Patrick Doherty, John Doman and Bhavesh Patel. Performances will begin on May 12 at off-Broadway’s McGinn/Cazale Theatre. Opening night is set for May 21. Lucie Tiberghien will direct.The play follows Kim (Soule), a journalist who follows a father and son team of ghost hunters to a haunted barn in rural Virginia. Her assignment turns into an unforgettable night as they prepare for ghost sightings.Soule has appeared on Broadway in The Philanthropist, Dinner at Eight and Coram Boy, and off-Broadway in And I And Silence, Detroit ‘67, Dining Room. Doherty’s credits include Macbeth on Broadway and The Coward off-Broadway. Doman can be seen on the small screen in The Wire, Gotham and The Affair. Patel’s stage credits include Indian Ink, War Horse, Hayden’s Seven Last Words and RadioLoveFest.The Other Things will feature scenic design by Kris Stone, costumes by Beth Goldenberg, lighting design by Matthew Richards and sound design by Broken Chord.last_img read more