– Advertisement – Alex Trebek ABC/Eric McCandlessAhead of the Monday episode, the game show announced it would be honoring the late star, who died on Sunday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. “Today’s show features a special message on behalf of everyone in the Jeopardy! family. 💜,” the show’s official Twitter page wrote, noting that the host had taped shows through December 25. “They will air as he intended, in his honor.”- Advertisement – “Alex Trebek’s courage, grace and strength inspired millions and awed those of us who knew him,” the Wheel of Fortune host, 74, tweeted. “A tremendous loss for his family, friends, co-workers and countless viewers. I was honored to be a friend and a part of his professional family for all these years. A very sad day.”White, 63, said she will “cherish the many memories” she’s shared with the late star, noting she will “always be in awe of the way he faced the battle he fought so valiantly, and I’m devastated to lose my longtime friend.”The Dancing With the Stars judge, 52, paid tribute to Trebek via Instagram, writing, “Today the light of life dims with the loss of one of the brightest lights … Alex Trebek you will be missed dearly.”The longtime television host publicly revealed in March 2019 that he suffered from stage IV pancreatic cancer.“Now, normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m gonna fight this,” he said in a YouTube video at the time. “I’m gonna keep working and with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”The Canada native detailed his battle with the disease in his memoir, The Answer Is, which was published in July.“I’ve lived a good, full life, and I’m nearing the end of it. I know that,” he wrote.Trebek is survived by his wife, Jean Currivan, and their two children, Matthew, 30, and Emily, 27.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! Gone, but not forgotten. Jeopardy! paid tribute to longtime host Alex Trebek in first show back following his death on Sunday, November 8.At the top of the Monday, November 9, episode, executive producer Mike Richards opened the show, sharing that Trebek had died at age 80 over the weekend.- Advertisement – One day prior, Jeopardy! confirmed Trebek’s passing after his nearly two-year cancer fight.“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” the announcement read via Twitter. “Thank you, Alex.”Fans of the hosting legend, including Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Carrie Ann Inaba, mourned the loss of Trebek via social media.- Advertisement – “This is an enormous loss for our staff, crew, for his family, for his millions of fans. He loved this show and everything it stood for. In fact, he taped his final episodes less than two weeks ago,” Richards said, holding back tears. “He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family. We will air his final 35 episodes as they were shot. That’s what he wanted. On behalf of everyone here at Jeopardy!, thank you for everything Alex. This is Jeopardy!”
Press Release, Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today honored six outstanding women as this year’s Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania. The women were recognized with medals for their achievements at an event at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg.“These women are being recognized today because of a unique and important contribution each has made to the commonwealth,” Governor Wolf said. “They make us all PA Proud, and we are honored to name them as Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania.”The 2018 Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania include Edith Bell (Pittsburgh), Mary Lou McLaughlin (Pittsburgh), Siobhan A. Reardon (Philadelphia), Dr. Carol Shields (Bryn Mawr), Judith M. von Seldeneck (Philadelphia), and Judy Wicks (Philadelphia).“Tom and I are proud to honor these incredible women for their profound contributions to the people and communities of Pennsylvania,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “Our commonwealth is a better place because of their selfless dedication and hard work, and we cannot thank them enough.”Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania began in 1948 to honor women who have shown distinguished service through a professional career and/or voluntary service. The women are nominated to receive the honor by non-profit organizations within Pennsylvania. They do not need to be natives of Pennsylvania, but must have lived in the commonwealth at some point.The 2018 Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania include:Edith BellEdith Bell has been working for peace and social justice for 60 years. She is a long-time member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and works with the Thomas Merton Center. She co-founded the Pittsburgh Raging Grannies. Born in Hamburg, Germany, she survived concentration camps, lived in Israel after the war and in Panama, where she met her future husband Sidney Bell. Bell has a daughter in Pittsburgh and a son in Rochester, NY with families who are all supportive of her work. She continues her work, because “Evil can only happen, when enough good people stand idly by and do nothing”.Mary Lou McLaughlinA lifelong Pittsburgh resident, Mary Lou McLaughlin believes that volunteering is a privilege and a gift, a gift that keeps on giving. A dedicated volunteer since her high school days, her service has included the UPMC Patient Safety Committee, the McGowan Institute at the University of Pittsburgh and WQED Multimedia. In the 1980s, recognizing the need for low-cost housing for families who came to Pittsburgh for lifesaving medical treatment, she served as founding executive director of Family House, Inc., which to date has provided low-cost housing and comfort to more than 200,000 families and patients. The program serves as a national model. She is an emerita member of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s board and currently serves on the board of its Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, Riverlife, Little Sisters of the Poor and the Church Alive Foundation of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Seton Hill awarded her an honorary doctorate in 2006 and Carlow University named her a Woman of Spirit in 2016.Siobhan A. ReardonSiobhan Reardon is president and director of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Through her leadership, the reimagining of the Free Library of the future is highlighted via the Library’s “Building Inspiration” campaign marking the physical and programmatic changes necessary to present a viable 21st Century library organization. Notable programmatic enhancements include the establishment of the Culinary Literacy Center, the Center for Public Engagement and the Business Resource and Innovation Center which supports the development and advancement of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Reardon holds a B.A. from SUNY Purchase (NY), an M.A. from Fordham University, and an M.L.S. from the Palmer School of Library Science at Long Island University. She serves on a number of boards in Philadelphia and nationally and was named Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year in 2015.Dr. Carol ShieldsDr. Carol Shields was trained in ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and completed fellowship training in ocular oncology and ophthalmic pathology. She is currently Director of the Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital, and Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Each year the Oncology Service manages approximately 500 patients with uveal melanoma, 120 patients with retinoblastoma, and hundreds of other tumors. Dr. Shields has co-authored 9 textbooks and over 1600 published scientific reports. She takes special interest in the management of retinoblastoma, uveal melanoma, conjunctival malignancies and many other intraocular, conjunctival, and orbital tumors.Judith M. von SeldeneckA pioneer in the executive search industry, Judith M. von Seldeneck is the founder and chair of Diversified Search. After working as an executive assistant to then-Senator Walter F. Mondale in Washington, D.C., in 1974 she founded what would become Diversified Search, and over time built the firm into a powerhouse placing C-Suite talent. In 2018, Diversified, which has nine offices throughout the U.S., was ranked fifth by Forbes magazine in its list of the Top 250 search firms in the nation. The recipient of numerous professional awards — including the William Penn Award, Philadelphia’s highest civic honor — von Seldeneck has been active on many public, private, and not-for-profit boards, and co-founded the Forum of Executive Women, the largest association of women business leaders in Philadelphia.Judy WicksAuthor, activist and entrepreneur, Judy Wicks founded Philadelphia’s iconic White Dog Cafe in 1983, which became a pioneer in the local food movement and a model in sustainable business practices. She is founder of Fair Food Philly (2000) and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (2001) and cofounder of the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies – BALLE (2001). Wicks’ memoir Good Morning, Beautiful Business won a national gold medal for business leadership and has been translated into Chinese and Korean. Her work has earned numerous local and national awards, including the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award, the International Association of Culinary Professionals Humanitarian Award and the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Lifetime Achievement Award. Wicks was inducted into the University Science Center’s Innovators Walk of Fame in 2016. Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Recognize 6 Notable Women as Pennsylvania’s 2018 Distinguished Daughters October 03, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
April 6 will mark the kickoff of USC’s first Staff Appreciation week, a five-day event put on by students and dedicated to honoring the work of the USC Hospitality staff.The week will consist of a series of activities and presentations, which aim to raise awareness about USC Hospitality and the individuals who work in the division.The idea was spearheaded and organized by the “journeymen” of Delta Omicron Zeta, USC’s leadership fraternity. Journeymen are the equivalent of pledge class members in traditional fraternities, and in DOZ, one of the first tasks assigned to new members is to identify a problem on campus and come up with a plan to combat the issue.Austin Roy, a sophomore majoring in cognitive science and a DOZ journeyman, said the new members had many diverse and sound ideas.“Someone wanted to build a garden on top of Leavey, but a lot of us agreed on the idea of Staff Appreciation Week, in light of the recent strike events,” Roy said.The idea for a the event was led by two DOZ journeymen — Domenica Ordonez, a freshman majoring in architecture, and Hannah Kulis, a freshman majoring in piano.Throughout this semester, hospitality workers on campus have protested for higher wages, and recently came to an agreement with USC for a 75-cent raise. Regardless, Roy maintains that the incentives for Staff Appreciation Week have little to do with wages.“We really wanted to focus on staff appreciation,” Roy said. “We think that staff members can feel unappreciated by students. I think they should feel just as much a part of the Trojan family, as students, their family members and the staff members do.”For each day of Staff Appreciation Week, there will be a different event that is geared toward making staff members feel more at home on campus. The week begins with “Manners Monday” on April 6, in which students are encouraged to take a “selfie” with a staff member and upload it on to any social media platform with the tag #ThankYouUSCStaff.On “Tea Tuesday,” participants will meet at the Finger Fountain at 11:55 p.m. to deliver tea to security workers who work late-night shifts.From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, there will be a table on Trousdale with information about employees’ wages and the issues they face. During the same time on Thursday, the table will serve as a station for students to write thank you notes to an individual worker or a division of staff workers as a whole. These notes will be posted on a mural that will be presented on campus.On April 10, or “Festive Friday,” the event will conclude with a concert located at the VKC arches at 5 p.m. The concert will feature a number of student music and entertainment groups.All events are posted on USC Staff Appreciation Week’s Facebook event page, which nearly 500 people have already joined.