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'Price Is Right' contestant from Bethel College

Where else can the “Price is Right” share space with opera. Only here, folks.

Bethel College nursing student Jillian Hueni, of Granger, was a contestant on the “Price is Right” on the March 18 show. The show was taped during Bethel’s spring break the first week of March.

She is the daughter of Kevin and Laura Hueni and a 2010 graduate of Penn High.

Jillian came away with $3,000 and a foosball table. She said she wanted to do something incredibly fun during break. So she and several friends headed to California. They reserved tickets for the show. Then she heard “Jillian Hueni, come on down.”

Jillian said the producer did a brief interview with audience members to find contestants. “I think they were looking for specific personality types. I am generally a bubbly person, but I was still shocked to be picked.”

The call sends you down front to bid on merchandise. She guessed the foosball would be $550 and it was $600. She had a chance to win a car in the next contest but she only won $3,000.

All-in-all it was very exciting. Host Drew Carey was very nice. She can use the $3,000 and the foosball is still en route, she said.

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Baritone Stephen Lancaster will be in the finalist concert of the annual Nico Castel International Master Singer Competition in New York’s Carnegie Hall. The concert is Monday and features eight performers who are hoping to advance their careers. At the end of the concert, one male and one female will be declared this year’s Master Singers.

Stephen is an assistant professional specialist of voice in the Department of Music, Notre Dame. He earned a graduate degree from Notre Dame and the University of Michigan. He has taught at ND since 2007 and he has performed all over the world.

The winners will be soloists in a major choral work in the upcoming Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) concert season.

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Closer to home, Mishawaka author Pati Chandler will have a book signing from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame. She will be signing her book “Fibromyalgia Basics: A Beginner’s Guide.”

She will share tips that can help you manage the symptoms and improve your life if you suffer from fibromyalgia.

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May Oberfell Lorber attorney Christopher Putt was recently awarded the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley (NDSJV) Award of the Year for 2012. The honor, bestowed annually since 1950, is typically awarded to an individual who exemplifies outstanding values in their personal and family life, distinguished achievement in their profession, service to the University of Notre Dame, service to the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley, and religious or civic leadership.

“Chris is an incredible role model for the Notre Dame community and the Michiana community, both professionally and personally,” said Jeffery Johnson, managing partner with May Oberfell Lorber.

Chris earned an undergraduate degree in 1994 and law degree in 1998, both from Notre Dame. While at Notre Dame, Putt was a member of the marching band. He currently serves as secretary of his Notre Dame Law School class.

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