Alumni Association hosts events for Football Fridays

first_imgEach home football game weekend, Notre Dame attracts many spectators, many of whom are alumni. Of course, these alumni come to see the football games themselves, but the Alumni Association also offers events for those in town looking for other activities.Michael Sullivan, an alumnus of Notre Dame and the senior director of alumni programs, said the Alumni Association aims to connect alumni to each other no matter where they are in their life.“Our mission is to connect people to each other and to the University to support them throughout their life, wherever they are geographically, whatever their affinity to the University and whatever stage of life they’re in,” Sullivan said.Events sponsored by the Alumni Association during game weekends help to foster these connections between alumni, current students and fans. According to Sullivan, the signature event for home game weekends is the “Football Fridays at the Eck” series, which sees about 1,500 people.“It’s essentially a fan-fest, so between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it features live music,” Sullivan said. “ … The area between the bookstore and the Eck Visitors Center kind of becomes a plaza for a fan-fest, and then we also have seating inside our building as well. We do interviews and we have food and drink available, so it’s a nice event.”During this “fan-fest,” the NBC commercial that typically runs during games, titled “What Would You Fight For?” is previewed, and the student profiled in the commercial is often interviewed to discuss his or her work on campus and why he or she was selected.“We debut the commercial, but the rest of the country doesn’t see it until it runs on NBC Saturday,” Sullivan said. “We also do an interview series called ‘Catching Up With …,’ and we’ll usually interview two former athletes or coaches who are back in town for the game, … Notre Dame celebrities more generally, … somebody connected to the Notre Dame family that’s related to sports and celebrity.”Some past “Catching Up With …” guests have included Lou Holtz, Hannah Storm and Dick Vitale. Also during these “Football Friday” events, there is a pre-game analysis done during “Chalk Talk with Bill and Bill,” who are two former Notre Dame assistant football coaches.“So throughout the day there’s different featured items, and in between it’s just kind of a game day atmosphere and we’ll have alumni and friends from all over the country stop by,” Sullivan said. “Sometimes visiting fans are on campus and they’re not sure what’s going on and they find a way into the visitor’s center and then within the visitor center we highlight different parts of our office and the programs we offer for our alumni, like our travel program or clubs.”The “alumni and friends” aspect of the Alumni Association is an important one, Sullivan said. Anyone, even if they are not directly connected to Notre Dame, is welcome at these events.“Our mission is really to connect people to each other for alumni and friends,” he said. “That’s an important part of who we are and what we do. So you don’t have to be a graduate to be part of the Notre Dame alumni clubs network. We have some clubs where the president of the club is not even an alum.”Saturdays feature less events from the Alumni Association, although they host a young alumni mimosa bar twice a year at larger games. If they are not hosting an event like the mimosa bar, the Alumni Association support the Notre Dame clubs around the country if they come back to campus for the games or host tailgates.For away games, the atmosphere and events are slightly different. The Notre Dame clubs from each particular area that the away game is at will take the lead and plan events instead of the Notre Dame Alumni Association directly running the events.“On Saturday the local folks host tailgaters, and we just try to help facilitate that for them, but they really take the lead and do the planning and those kinds of things,” Sullivan said. “So depending on where the game is and kind of how big the game is, there might be other events too.”Sullivan said the draw back to campus for international alumni, and other alumni living far away, is unique to Notre Dame, and the Alumni Association aims to make them feel back at home.“We just want people, no matter what, to know they can always come by the visitor center,” Sullivan said. “That’s their home on campus as alumni and friends of the University.”Tags: Alumni Association, eck visitors center, football friday, football fridays featurelast_img read more

Groves Police blotter & calls: Sept. 25–Oct. 1

first_img Next UpSept. 26An assault cause’s bodily injury was reported in the 4600 block of Twin City Highway.Sept. 27An informational report was processed.An Uhaul box truck caused damage to the overhang of a drive thru building and was reported in the 6200 block of 39th Street. The driver of the Uhaul left the scene.After a traffic stop in the 6100 block of Real Street a 27-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants.Sept. 28Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle was reported in the 5200 block of East Parkway Drive.A 39-year-old woman was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 6500 block of 25th Street after a traffic stop.After a disturbance call a 58-year-old woman was arrested for public intoxication in the 5300 block of Gulfway Drive.Two 20-year-old men were arrested for outstanding warrants in the 5500 block of Marion Avenue after a traffic stop. Oct. 1Assault-family violence was reported in the 6400 block of Plaza Avenue.An assault cause’s bodily injury-family violence was reported in the 4200 Main Avenue.Burglary of a multiple vehicles was reported in the 5500 block of West Washington.Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and theft of a Glock Model 21 semi auto pistol was reported in the 4200 block of Main Avenue. Sept. 29Dog running at large complaint was processed in the 5300 block of West Groves Circle.A criminal trespass warning was issued in the 5200 block of East Parkway in reference to unwanted subject on property.Unauthorized use of motor vehicle report was processed in the 2900 block of Ruby.Unknown actor(s) shattered a storm door and was reported in the 5100 block of Gulf.Sept. 30A 24-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 4700 block of FM 366.Aggravated assault was reported in the 5600 block of West Washington after a call in reference to a subject with a gun.Burglary of vehicle was reported in the 5200 block of East Parkway.An accident involving damage report was processed.A 48-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 3900 block of Pure Atlantic after a stop to check on the clerks and patrons.center_img Groves police responded to the following calls from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1Calls:Miscellaneous calls for service assistance — 127Offense reports filed — 27Motor vehicle accidents investigated — 3Sept. 25A 32-year-old woman was arresting for outstanding warrants.Threat in person was reported in the 6600 block of Verde.A 39-year-old woman was arrested for outstanding warrants at West Parkway and Terrell.last_img read more

Local Connections

first_imgChamber of CommerceUse the chambers’ online membership directories to connect with local businesses as you settle into your new community.Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce520 Fellowship Road, E502Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce1027 Hooper Ave., Building 1, Second Floor, Suite 5Toms River, NJ 08753 732-349-0220 GovernmentOfficial state, county and city websites are valuable resources for newcomers because they provide information on the local government’s boards and committees, public safety organizations, community social services and other helpful agencies. They also give up-to-date information on municipal contacts, local events and recreational opportunities.For more information on your new home, visit: WRFF 104.5 (alternative):  NBC:  Ocean County:  CBS:  Township of Pemberton:  Township of Toms River:  Township of Evesham:  ABC:  Burlington County:  WUSL 98.9 (hip hop):  Township of Moorestown:  WIOQ 102.7 (top 40):  Asbury Park Press:  Township of Lakewood:  Wrightstown:  News and Social MediaGet a feel for your new community by tapping into its news and entertainment options online. From local news media or social media, you can get a better feel for the vibe of your new town from the comfort of your armchair at home.Newspapers Township of Jackson:  FOX:  Radio stations PBS:  The Trentonian:  Township of Mount Holly:  WHYY 90.9 (public radio):  Television stations State of New Jersey:  TourismDrop in and learn the lay of the land from local experts.Central Jersey Convention & Visitors Bureau109 Church St.New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Ocean County Tourism101 Hooper Ave.P.O. Box 2191Toms River, NJ 08754 Visit New JerseyP.O. Box 300Trenton, NJ 08625 609-599-6540www.visitnj.orglast_img read more

Attorney general settles with Vermont car dealer over errors in sales transactions

first_imgThe Vermont Attorney Generalâ s Office entered into an Assurance of Discontinuance with Capitol City Automart, Inc; L&T Auto Group, LLC; L&T Auto, LLC; Littleton Auto Mart, Inc; Littleton Chevrolet Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Inc; Quality Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Inc; Quality Motors, Inc and Springfield Auto Mart, Inc, after the Attorney Generalâ s investigation revealed several instances in which advertised automobile sales prices were not honored. Pursuant to the agreement between the dealerships and the Attorney Generalâ s Office, refunds of the overcharges will be paid to consumers by May 5, 2012. In addition, Capitol City Automart, Inc, has paid $16,000 in penalties to the State.Vermont law requires that automobile dealers honor the advertised sales price for vehicles sold during the time an advertisement ran, regardless of whether the consumer is aware of the advertisement. â In fairness to both consumers and other dealers, all dealers must comply with our automobile advertising laws,’said Attorney General William H. Sorrell. â Consumers need to make sure they understand what the advertisement offers, and insist that they pay nothing more, except tax, registration, and title fees.âThe dealerships have agreed that their sales contract prices will not exceed their current advertised sales prices. They have also agreed to comply with Vermontâ s Consumer Fraud Rules regarding automobile advertising, inform all management and sales supervisors of the Rules’requirements, and make their advertising sales promotions and vehicle sales contracts available to the Attorney Generalâ s Office until 2014. Attorney General 5.1.2012last_img read more

Major distribution push for SiS in Sainsbury’s and Boots

first_img Related Provexis plc – the company behind the UK’s leading endurance sports nutrition brand SiS – has extended its distribution into two further national UK retailers, the major supermarket multiple Sainsbury’s and the high street pharmacy chain Boots.Under the new distribution deal, Sainsbury’s will stock a range of SiS products nationally across the UK from October, while Boots is now stocking the award-winning range of SiS isotonic Go Gels in a range of stores nationally.Stephen Moon, Chief Executive of Provexis, said “We are delighted to extend our distribution footprint further through both Sainsbury’s and Boots. SiS products are well known with elite athletes and now increasingly used by serious endurance sports participants. These new outlets mean that SiS users have a greater choice of where to buy their SiS products.“It is also easier for all sports participants to have greater access to leading nutrition technology to help them when they exercise, train and compete. The products used by Olympians are the same products on the shelves.”Sainsbury’s and Boots joins the long list of outlets where SiS products are available including other major supermarkets, Tesco and Waitrose, and many specialist cycling, triathlon and running outlets.SiS produces sports nutrition for professional and serious sport participants and has to date helped break world records as well as winning Olympic Gold medals and World Championships. As the company notes, ‘the efficacy of the products and the credibility of the science is the reason behind why SiS has unprecedented usage amongst the professional world.’ The range includes patented Go Gels – billed the world’s only isotonic gels to deliver fast energy without the need for water.SiS supports teams and individuals in various endurance sports but has cycling at its heart. (SiS is also the Official Supplier of Sports Drinks and Sports Nutrition to the GB Rowing Team.)SiS (Science in Sport) provides athletes with a range of nutritional products that help them to perform at their best. It ensures that products are safe for athletes to use and therefore has products externally validated by a world class sports doping control laboratory:All products are made at an Informed Sport accredited facility to certify that ingredients are tested for banned substances.SiS is ISO 9001:2008UKAS accredited standard (registered number 6854). This means that it is proven that SiS has stringent policies and risk assessment structures, to ensure that no banned substance is allowed onto the manufacturing site.SiS is owned by AIM-listed Provexis plc, ‘a business that develops, licenses and markets scientifically-proven functional food and sports nutrition technologies.’www.provexis.orgwww.scienceinsport.comlast_img read more

Shawnee Mission will end transfers, move English Language Learner program to address Briarwood overcrowding

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Shawnee Mission Faces: Melissa Cheatham, climate action champion and civic activist

first_imgAs a mother with young children, Melissa Cheatham feels alarmed about the news from scientists about climate change. So she has invested many hours in helping the Metro KC Climate Action Coalition put together its first Climate Action Playbook. Released Dec. 17, the playbook serves as a guide and set of tools for cities to take action in their own ways to mitigate and reduce the effects of climate change. She studied at George Washington University and previously worked at a national environmental organization, serving as professional staff for the House Energy and Commerce Committee. She lives in Overland Park with her husband, Chris, and their two sons, Stone and Ben, and their new rescue dog, Asha. She considers her civic activism as a hobby.I’ve been thinking about these issues for my entire professional life and really moving here and having kids, kind of stepped back from a lot of that. But after the 2016 election, I was looking for ways to improve things in my local community since they weren’t going to be improving at the federal level.And that was when I kind of engaged in a bigger way with local government and local opportunities to make progress. Doing these things make a difference for the climate just empirically by having there be less pollution. But also I think it shows our federal legislators that people care about this, and it’s not just a coastal thing, but that people in the Midwest care about the planet and the future we’re leaving for our kids too.I think people are seeing impacts already, I mean we’re seeing changing weather patterns, extreme weather events like flooding and extreme heat, what people plant in their gardens or what wildlife they see around them. And certainly, we had a full standing room only crowd when we released the playbook. So that shows me that people here are interested in solutions.When we released the playbook, the action that we used as the example promotes small and large scale composting. So 24% of the waste is compostable material and when it goes to the landfill, obviously it’s wasteful, but it produces methane, which is a greenhouse gas. And it can also be used instead of fertilizer. So you kind of have a double opportunity to reduce greenhouse gases because fertilizer has greenhouse gas consequences as well.“Lead by Example” is just changing your own operations. Shawnee Mission School District is an example. They’re not telling anyone else what to do. They’re just composting at their own facilities, and other cities do that too. My kid has seen the “Lead by Example” action because he is learning to compost at school and so are his friends. They’re just seeing that as a way of life.You could encourage people to compost. “Encourage” has applied to my family because we got a discounted backyard composting bin. I think it was actually through the extension office, but I picked it up at Johnson County government offices.Then “Enact” would be the final level, which would be some sort of public policy that requires something of the private sector. And that could be requiring trash haulers to collect compost, requiring separation of organic matter, which is what Prairie Village is experimenting with.No one is saying that this is the plan to solve climate change in Kansas City; that’s coming. But this is steps you can take right now if you’re an elected official, or if you’re a resident, to give to your elected officials to say there are things we can do at the local level.last_img read more

HR Answers: Engage employees to increase member satisfaction

first_imgHow UW Credit Union combines goal setting, performance appraisals and compensation to keep staff happy.Research consistently shows that employee satisfaction and engagement – the level of commitment that leads employees to volunteer greater levels of discretionary effort – has a direct impact on customer satisfaction, especially in service industries.  And, of course, customer satisfaction has a direct impact on any organization’s bottom line. This holds true for banks and credit unions as well. A 2014 report on the banking industry released by Gallup Research indicates:Companies that engage both their employees and their customers gain a 240 percent boost in performance-related business outcomes.Retail banking customers who are fully engaged bring 37 percent more revenue per year to their primary bank compared with those who are actively disengaged.Although every employee is unique, several factors associated with talent management powerfully impact employee engagement. Whether they are done well or poorly will impact customer service, so maybe it is time for your organization to take a look to see if its talent management levers are working in the right direction.University of Wisconsin Credit Union did just that, implementing changes that helped improve employee engagement scores consistently for five years. At the same time, $1.9 billion/199,000-member UW Credit Union, Madison, Wis., scored in the 91st percentile in customer satisfaction among U.S. credit unions.Understanding the link between employee engagement and member satisfaction, UW CU set out to build a committed, service-minded and performance-oriented workforce. The CU overhauled its performance management process to implement and maintain a work environment in which employees are enabled to perform to the best of their abilities. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

September 1, 2010 On the Move

first_img September 1, 2010 On the Move September 1, 2010 On the Move On the Move Stacey North Kotzen has joined Marinello & Kotzen in Miami Lakes, where she will be division leader of the firm’s workers’ compensation and PIP defense practice group. Cheryl J. Lister has joined Bavol Judge in Tampa as of counsel. Lister concentrates her practice in the areas of complex state and federal litigation at both the trial and appellate court levels.  Carla Barrow, Peggy Fisher, Meredyth Cooper, Robin Richison, Mariano Corcilli, Jacob Even, and Stephanie Pidermann have joined Lydecker Diaz in Miami. Barrow joins as a partner and focuses primarily on financial matters, representing banking institutions, government agencies, and corporate entities, among other parties. Fisher joins as an associate and focuses on employment, municipal, election, and commercial law. Richison joins as an associate and will concentrate on general civil litigation, first part property insurance defense, and bad faith litigation. Corcilli joins as an associate focusing on constitutional law, administrative law, governmental liability litigation, and complex business litigation. Even joins as an associate and will focus on commercial litigation, as well as business and financial matters. Cooper joins as an associate and will focus on complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, insurance insolvency, creditors’ rights, professional liability, and business torts. Pidermann joins as an associate and will focus on complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, general liability litigation, and insurance coverage/bad faith litigation. Andrea L. Johnson, Attorney at Law, P.A., will now be known as Andrea J. White, Attorney at Law, P.A., and will continue to offer legal services in divorce/family and personal injury litigation throughout the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast. Lynne Walder and Charlotte C. Stone have formed Stone & Walder, P.L., concentrating in the areas of probate, estate planning and trusts, and business and real estate transactions. Stone & Walder has offices in Tampa, (813) 221-2121; Sebring, (863) 402-5424); Winter Haven, (863) 439-4500; Celebration, (407) 873-5958; and Sebastian, (772) 388-5424. Jesse D. Bannon and Christine M. Leas have joined Constangy, Brooks & Smith in Jacksonville as associates. Both of their practices focus on litigation, defending employers in state and federal court. Adam B. Cordover has opened The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A. , located at 3839 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa 33609. This firm practices family law and may be reached at (813) 443-0615 or David G. Blake has joined Plunkett Cooney in Detroit. Blake focuses his practice in the areas of general liability, medical malpractice, product liability, and professional malpractice liability. Giancarlo Nicolosi and Vivian Lasaga have joined Nicklaus & Associates and will practice in their Miami and Lakeland offices. Both associates will focus their practice in commercial litigation and transportation law. Robert D. Wilcox has joined Brennan, Manna & Diamond in Jacksonville as a partner. Wilcox will lead the firm’s Florida business reorganization and corporate bankruptcy practice group. Amanda H. Reher has joined The Rock Law Group in Maitland as an associate. Reher will focus her practice on insurance defense. Judd W. Goodall has joined McCumber, Daniels, Buntz, Hartig & Puig in Tampa as a partner. Goodall focuses his trial practice on first-party insurance defense and insurance coverage. The Bobadilla Law Firm has relocated its offices to Latitude One in downtown Miami. The new mailing address is 175 S.W. 7th Street, Suite 1617, Miami 33130. The firm concentrates in business litigation and intellectual property law. Michael J. Lynott and John C. Wien have joined McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz & Cartaya in Miami. Lynott joins the firm as a partner, and Wien joins as a senior associate. They will work in the insurance defense and products liability division. Kelley, Kronenberg, Gilmartin, Fichtel, Wander, Bamdas, Eskalyo and Dunbrack, has opened an office in Tampa that will be led by managing attorney Dana Andrews. The firm defends insurance companies and corporate clients in workers’ compensation claims and other commercial and civil litigation matters. The Tampa office is located in the Times Building at 1000 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 504, Tampa 33602. Phillip B. Russell has joined Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart in Tampa. Russell practices labor and employment law. Martina Nethery has joined The Martin Law Firm in Cape Coral as an associate. Nethery’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate, estate and gift taxation, asset protection, and civil litigation. Conrad J. Lazo has joined Fowler White Boggs in Tampa as of counsel. Lazo practices primarily in areas of construction law, surety law, and general commercial litigation. Mark Sandag has joined Forizs & Dogali in Tampa. Sandag concentrates his practice on family law, commerical litigation, construction law, and insurance coverage and defense. David Henry of Swartz Campbell, LLC and William C. Potter P.A., announce the formation of Henry/Potter Mediation Services, which will provide civil mediation services throughout Central Florida. RiesbergLaw has relocated its office to 777 Brickell Ave, Suite 1210, Miami 33131. The firm has also expanded with the addition of Marchelle Wiley, who concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation and employment litigation.last_img read more

Barry wins trial competition

first_img March 15, 2012 Regular News Barry wins trial competition A TEAM FROM BARRY LAW SCHOOL was crowned co-champions of the National Trial Competition Southeast Regional held on the Barry Law School campus. The Barry team, featuring advocates Jordan Ostroff and Andrew Doyle and witnesses Michael Tricoli and Tamar Gelin, defeated a team from Stetson University to earn the championship. In the other finals of the competition, a team from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University defeated a team from the University of Florida. emerging as co-champions of the regional competition, both Barry and Cumberland qualified to compete in the 37th annual National Trial Competition on March 21-24, in Austin, Texas. The National Trial Competition is sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and is one of the two largest trial team competitions in the United States. The trial chosen for the competition was the fictional motor vehicle negligence/wrongful death case of Dusty Stockard, individually and as administrator of the Estate of Channing Stockard v. Mitch Murphy. Judges and attorney evaluators assessed the teams on the basis of their trial skills as demonstrated through witness examinations, use of the evidence, and arguments. Barry Law School advocates Jordan Ostroff and Andrew Doyle (center) and witnesses Michael Tricoli (far left) and Tamar Gelin (second from left) are presented with the co-champions plaque.last_img read more