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Springfield College (Massachusetts)

Springfield College is a private college in Springfield, Massachusetts. The institution confers graduate degrees. Known as the birthplace of basketball, the sport was invented there in 1891 by Canadian-American graduate student James Naismith; the college's philosophy of "humanics" "calls for the education of the whole person—in spirit and body—for leadership in service to others." It is symbolized by a balanced inverted triangle. Founded in 1885, as the Young Men's Christian Association department of the School for Christian Workers in Springfield, the school specialized in preparing young men to become General Secretaries of YMCA organizations in a two-year program. In 1887, it added a Physical department. In 1890, it separated from the School for Christian Workers and became the YMCA Training School and in 1891, the International Young Men's Christian Association Training School. In 1905, the school became a degree-granting institution. In 1912, it in 1954, Springfield College. Springfield College has had 13 leaders since its inception in 1885.

Springfield College offers bachelor's degrees in more than 40 majors, master's degrees in a variety of different fields, doctoral program in counseling psychology, physical therapy, physical education. The student-to-faculty member ratio is 15 to 1; the college is split into five schools: the School of Arts and Professional Studies. The School of Professional and Continuing Studies offers degree programs in human services and has seven satellite campuses located throughout the country, as well as representation on the main College campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, its campuses are located in Boston, Mass.. The human services programs came to Springfield College in 1988, when they were acquired from Southern New Hampshire University; the college is accredited by the New England Association of Colleges. Springfield College consists of one main campus, located in Springfield and eight campuses for its School of Professional and Continuing Studies in Boston, Massachusetts; the main campus spans 100 acres and contains ten residence halls and fitness facilities and renovated science and academic facilities, a renovated performing arts center, the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, complete with a food court and lounge space, College bookstore.

Springfield College's East Campus, which encompasses 82 acres of forest ecosystem, is located about one mile from the main campus. This location provides rustic facilities for conferences and meetings, space for outdoor research and recreation. East Campus is home to the Springfield College Child Development Center, which provides quality early education services for children of members of the faculty and staff and families in the community. Springfield College's athletic teams have been known since 1995 as the Pride; the college is a member of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III and most teams compete in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. Springfield's football team joined the NEWMAC when it began sponsoring football in 2017; the men's soccer, men's golf, cross country and gymnastics teams are affiliate members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The men's volleyball team competes as an independent. Springfield College is known as the "Birthplace of Basketball", a game created by alumnus and faculty member James Naismith under the founding head of the Physical Education department Luther Gulick Jr. in 1891.

Gulick is in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, named for Naismith. Alumnus William G. Morgan invented the game of volleyball. On January 14, 2017, the Springfield Wrestling team achieved their 1,000th victory. Springfield College joined Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Oregon State as the only schools to have achieved this milestone. Stagg Field serves as the College's main athletic field; the baseball team plays at Berry-Allen Field. The Springfield softball team appeared in one Women's College World Series in 1977; the Springfield College women's gymnastics team won the first intercollegiate national championship in 1969 and three of the first four. In 1940 Springfield was one of eight teams to make the 1940 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. In 2006 and 2007, the school hosted the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Final Four; the men's volleyball team has six non-NCAA national titles in the now-defunct Molten Invitational championship, an event for NCAA Division III schools that ran from 1997 through 2011, won the first three NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championships in 2012 through 2014.

All nine championships were won under Head Coach Charlie Sullivan. The Springfield College Women's Basketball team of 2004–2005, made the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division III basketball tournament. Women's basketball, coached by Noami Graves, has won several conference tournament championships, including the season of 2006. Springfiel

Glowin' Moses

Glowin’ Moses was a Christian rock band formed in the late'90s. The band took their name from the Biblical story of Moses; the band released four albums during the eight years they were together. The band was formed in October 1999 in Newport News, Virginia as part of the First Baptist Church Music Ministry, their music is best described as an amalgam of structured pop-rock and freewheeling jam band stylings. The original lineup consisted of Ron Mason on guitar, Michael J. Adams on drums, Ray Fowler, Jr. on bass, lead singer Nathan "Nate" Milton. In addition to solid musicianship, the band employed the songwriting team of Milton. Mirroring the songwriting arrangement of the great Lennon–McCartney writing team and Adams composed over 60 songs during their four year partnership; the band began by playing at youth rallies, coffee houses, & nightclubs. They were a part of various festivals and conferences garnering local and regional attention for their modern music and stage presence. One of the band's highlights occurred in 2001, when they opened for Christian music legends Petra in Waynesboro, VA.

In 2003 another moment happened when they appeared on "The Local Connection". A popular radio show that aired on WJLZ; the show was broadcast both locally and nationally via the internet. The band has released four albums to date. Besides their music, Glowin' Moses most notable trait was their ever-changing roster. In 2000 the band expanded their roster from four to seven members. In addition to adding saxophonist Curtis Brown, the band added "The Philipino Phenom" Alden Lumagui on bass and "Sugar" Shawn Moseley on keyboards; this is the "classic" GM lineup. In 2003 the band went through a series of lineup changes. Bassist Alden Lumagui left the band to pursue other musical opportunities. Lumagui was "replaced" by a pastiche of fill-in bass players, including Michael Adams' brother, Brian; the band settled on a steady lineup which featured Michael Adams on lead guitar, Ron Mason on bass guitar and Shawn Moseley on drums. In the Summer of 2003, the band added Shawn Downey as the permanent bass player.

But the lineup changes weren't finished for the band. At the end of 2003 founding members Ray Fowler and Nathan Milton both departed the band for personal and professional reasons. Milton returned to the music scene with his R&B/Soul collective, Mosaic. Following Milton's departure, Curtis Brown assumed the duties of lead singer and the band continued to record new music, resulting in the CD "Grey". In October 2005, Shawn Moseley and Shawn Downey decided to part ways with the band. Brian Adams returned on Bass guitar. In 2005 the band added keyboard player Vladimir Barrios. After a year of being in the band, Barrios left the group to return to his native home of California. In 2007, after eight years and four albums, the band decided to take an "Indefinite Hiatus". In 2006 the band appeared as part of The Inspiration Network channel program "CATS" this was the band's final televised performance. In 2007, after eight years and four albums, the band decided to take an "indefinite hiatus". In 2008 the remaining members decided to part ways for good ending the band.

Rumors persisted of a reunion in 2009, but the rumors were not addressed by any of the band's former members. As of 2010, several members are still in pursuit of their musical ambitions. Curtis Brown plays saxophone in the Michael Clark Band. Michael J. Adams is writing for the Ben Phelps Project. Ron Mason continues to play guitar for First Baptist Church. While many of the members have departed from the band, most of the guys remain in contact. In 2013, Alden Lumagui, after 8 years of musical abstinence, dusted off the ol' 5 string EdgeQ Hammer with the DR Neon strings and auditioned for the Waters Edge Church production team at their Yorktown, VA campus. "I was worried about auditions and not having picked up a bass in soo long, but overall it went great!" said Lumagui of his audition experience. As of 2015, Lumagui continues to play bass for WEC in Yorktown, VA and still manages to keep in touch with his former Glowin' Moses band mates; the band took their name from a Biblical scripture passage, Exodus 34:29-35.

The passage tells of Moses coming into the presence of God on Mount Sinai. "29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD. 30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, they were afraid to come near him. 31 But Moses called to them. 32 Afterward all the Israelites came near him, he gave them all the commands the LORD had given him on Mount Sinai. 33 When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. 34 But whenever he entered the LORD's presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, 35 they saw that his face was radiant. Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with the Lord." - NIV Version The band's original lineup consisted of: Michael J. AdamsDrums Ray Fowler, Jr. – Bass Guitar and Percussion Ronnie Mason – Guitar Nate Milton – Lead Vocals Former band mem

Sone Arasuke

Viscount Sone Arasuke was a Japanese politician, cabinet minister, second Japanese Resident-General of Korea. Sone was born in Nagato Province in Chōshū Domain (present-day Yamaguchi prefecture, his adopted father was a samurai from Hagi, he fought on the imperial side in the Boshin War. After the Meiji Restoration, Sone was sent to France for studies, on his return to Japan served in the War Ministry, he served as director of the Cabinet Gazette Bureau, Secretary of the Cabinet Legislation Bureau and other posts, in 1890 he became the first Chief Secretary of the House of Representatives of the first session of the Diet of Japan. Sone was elected to the House of Representatives in the 1892 Japanese general election, served as Vice-Speaker of the House in the same year. In 1893, he became Japanese ambassador to France and negotiated the revision of the unequal treaties between France and Japan, he served successively in a number of cabinet posts: Minister of Justice in the third Itō administration and Commerce Minister in the second Yamagata administration, Finance Minister in the first Katsura administration and other posts.

During the Russo-Japanese War with the help of Takahashi Korekiyo and others, he secured the foreign loans necessary to finance the expenses of the war. In 1900, Emperor Meiji nominated him to the House of Peers. In 1902, he was made a baron under the kazoku peerage system, he became a Privy Councillor in 1906, elevated in status to viscount the following year. Sone was appointed as Vice Resident-General of the Japanese administration in Korea in 1907, Resident-General of Korea in 1909, replacing Itō Hirobumi. One of his major actions in Korea was to install a peninsula-wide telephone network, linking government offices, police stations and military installations throughout Korea. Sone was opposed to the Japanese annexation of Korea, but was forced to resign from his post in May 1910 due to illness and died a few months later. Beasley, W. G. Japanese Imperialism 1894-1945. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-822168-1 Duus, Peter; the Abacus and the Sword: The Japanese Penetration of Korea, 1895-1910 (Twentieth-Century Japan - the Emergence of a World Power.

University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-21361-0. Keane, Donald. Emperor Of Japan: Meiji And His World, 1852-1912. Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-12341-8 Kowner, Rotem. Historical Dictionary of the Russo-Japanese War; the Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-4927-5. Sims, Richard. French Policy Towards the Bakufu and Meiji Japan 1854-1894. RoutledgeCurzon. ISBN 1-873410-61-1 National Diet Library Bio and Photo