MSE Announces 2020-21 Programming for Esports Sub-Brand Caps Gaming

Monumental Sports & Entertainment today announced its 2020-21 season programming for Caps Gaming – an esports-focused sub-brand that aims to help foster the growth of the NHL competitive gaming community and create visibility for hockey’s esports scene. As the focal point of its programming this season, Caps Gaming will bring back the Caps Gaming Showcase presented by Leidos again for 2020-21.

The Caps Gaming Showcase is an EA Sports NHL21 competition featuring the best 6’s teams in the NHL gaming community. In 2019-20, 82 teams participated in the Caps Gaming Showcase. This year’s competition will be an eight-week, Swiss-format event beginning in early December 2020. At the conclusion of the eight weeks, the top 32 teams will qualify for a single-elimination tournament that will run from early February through early March. The total prize pool for the Caps Gaming Showcase in this season is $20,000. Signups for the Caps Gaming Showcase will begin in mid-November. Leidos returns as the presenting partner for the Caps Gaming Showcase for the second year in a row and will have brand integration on Caps Gaming Showcase livestreams on the Capitals’ Twitch channel, social graphics, and on Caps Gaming jerseys worn by all four semifinalist teams in the Showcase. 

“When we first introduced Caps Gaming to the ‘Chel’ community, we were blown away by the response,” said Zach Leonsis, SVP, Strategic Initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “We couldn’t be more excited to expand upon last year’s inaugural season of Caps Gaming and continue to engage with this quickly growing esports community. Esports is a key growth initiative for Monumental Sports & Entertainment, and Caps Gaming is certainly an important part of our strategy.”

In addition to the Caps Gaming Showcase, Caps Gaming is pleased to announce a new competition for this season, the Caps

ODEI Announces Funding for Programming and Learning about Antiracism

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The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) alongside Human Resources and Inclusive Communities and Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence has launched the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Action Plan that will guide our work during the 2020-2021 academic year. One of our action items is to facilitate substantive discussions throughout the year on exploring the term antiracism and its implications for DU. These conversations will revolve around specific outcomes to make recommendations to the DEI Steering Committee and inform new strategic priorities at the university as well as unit-level strategic planning and programming. 

We are soliciting proposals up to $5,000 from University of Denver students, staff, and faculty representing departments, offices, units, and campus organizations to support programming and/or learning opportunities to explore antiracism. As you consider submitting a proposal, here are a few questions to guide your thinking.

  1. What is antiracism? 
  2. Where has antiracism been practiced at DU/in your area?  In what ways has DU/your area fallen short of or engaged in antiracism? 
  3. What are antiracism’s implications in the context of DU’s past, present, and future?  

Examples of such programming may include (but are not limited to) lectures, workshops, panel discussions, movie reviews, challenges, or a speaker series.


 Application Components: 

Applications for funding will need to include a written statement, no longer than 2 pages single spaced, that describes the following: 

  1. Background and Overview – Explain how the programming/learning opportunity will engage the department/office/unit and (if relevant) build on previous DEI work. Priority will be given to those engagements that involve more than one department, division, office, or organization and that envision larger campus-wide involvement. 
  2. Objectives – Please use the Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy or the 6 Dimensions of Significant Learning to frame your objectives vis-a-vis at

R-Truth hilariously tries to get AJ Styles to break character during WWE programming

R-Truth has been one of WWE’s comedic gems for years now and he shows no signs of letting up.

The 48-year-old was assigned to RAW during WWE’s 2020 brand draft this week and it looks like the 24/7 champion will be remaining on Monday nights for another year.

R-Truth and AJ Styles had a good back and forth

R-Truth and AJ Styles had a good back and forth

He kicked off his new stint with an appearance on the show that follows RAW on the WWE Network, RAW Talk.

Truth has become wildly entertaining on these chat shows and many superstars, no matter how serious their character, cannot help but laugh when the veteran gets going.

Shayna Baszler has been the victim of Truth before, but this time it was AJ Styles Truth tried to ruffle.

As you can see from the clip below, Truth wants to know if Styles really built the SmackDown house.

“I want to ask you something,” he began. “I know SmackDown was the house that AJ Styles built, but do you do condominiums, duplexes, two, three story houses?”

Styles targeted the host, Charly Caruso, saying: “Charly, you’re an enabler. That’s what you are. You know he’s talking nonsense and yet you continue to help him out with his nonsense.

“Condominiums, little homes – what? What are we doing here?”

Truth replied: “So you didn’t build the SmackDown house?!”

Styles said: “It’s the house that AJ Styles built but it doesn’t mean that I actually built it by hand. I’m saying it wouldn’t be what it is today without AJ Styles, that’s what I’m saying.

Truth: “Dawg, I was going to ask you for a card of something. That’s disappointing, man! That’s false advertising.”

R-Truth has been a wildly entertaining 24/7 champion

R-Truth has been a wildly entertaining 24/7 champion

Truth has enjoyed a long and successful career in WWE and has worked with

WIU Offering Alternative to Safe Trick-Or-Treat Programming – Western Illinois University News

WIU Offering Alternative to Safe Trick-Or-Treat Programming

October 14, 2020


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MACOMB, IL – University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) at Western Illinois University will sponsor an alternative to the annual Residence Halls Safe Trick-or-Treat program.

Community and campus parents and guardians, with children between the ages 2-12, are invited to sign up for a Halloween goody bag, containing pre-wrapped candy, coloring pages and activities, and other Halloween-related items, to celebrate with at home. The bags are not gender or age specific.

Goody bags are limited, so children should sign up soon at bit.ly/UHDSGoodyBags.

“During COVID-19, we still wanted to find a way to connect to the campus and community to help the children have a safe and fun Halloween.” said WIU Director of Residence Life Mishelle Oaks. “We hope to be back next year with our annual safe trick-or-treat event in the residence halls.”

Goody bags will be available for pick up from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 and from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, behind Corbin Hall, in the drive through parking lot, off Western Avenue.

Children are not required to be present at time of pick up, but are encouraged and welcomed to be in the car. Pick up will be contactless, through a drive through, and face coverings should be worn.

For more information, contact Oaks at (309) 298-3328 or email MD-Oaks@wiu.edu.

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East Side Culture Crawl announces live and virtual programming

The 24th annual Eastside Culture Crawl has announced that it is expanding its reach this year with virtual and appointment-based studio tours and livestream demos.

 

“Each year, we welcome visitors to explore the richness and vitality of the Eastside Arts District,” says artistic and executive director Esther Rausenberg in a press release. “And while artists have faced unprecedented hardships this year, our mandate for the 24th annual Crawl remains the same—to celebrate the extraordinary talents of our visual artists and inspire a creative connection between artists and the greater community.

 

That connection for the Crawl–which takes place November 12-15 and 19-22–will be made through enhanced, interactive virtual programming, via the use of a new digital appointment scheduler for controlled, in-person engagement at open studios. A virtual preview week, November 2 to 9, will feature a curated selection of artist workshops, demonstrations, and talks, as well as the seventh annual Moving Art exhibition. 

 

“The strength and resilience, the fortitude and passion arts patrons have come to expect each year from the Culture Crawl will be on full display,” adds Rausenberg. “It promises to be an inspiring, uplifting and unifying experience.”

 

Crawl goers are invited to supplement their Eastside Culture Crawl experience through a number of feature presentations and exhibitions, including:
 
TAKE FLIGHT VIRTUAL BENEFIT
October 14–November 7, 2020
The Crawl’s fourth annual benefit and festival launch, this year’s virtual event features a silent auction, event-tote auction, and the return of the popular Art Roulette.

MOVING ART
November 2, 2020 at 7 pm (online premiere)
The Culture Crawl’s seventh annual film and video exhibition is titled “Connection in the year of our disconnect.” This showing of evocative contemporary films features 11 artists who have dug deep within their own creative reserves to embrace our multiplicity of experiences.

 

TALKING ART
November 3–5, 2020