Stanford Hall recognized as 2016-2017 Hall of the Year

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Janet Stengle Members of the three winning halls, Stanford, Farley and Carroll, pose with plaques honoring their dorms’ achievements. The Hall of the Year winners were announced in an event held at Legends.HPC co-chair Christina Fernandez said the halls were selected through an extensive evaluation process.“The halls throughout the year submit seven Rockne reports, which adds up to one a month, in which they detail events they have, who attended [and] what the purpose of the event was,” she said. “All [the halls’] presentations detail the work that they’ve done this year — what were their goals, did they achieve them how did they do so, how did they impact residents personal growth.”Fernandez said each dorm’s unique approach to residence life was crucial in selecting victors.“Each hall caters to its residents’ needs differently and that’s something very valuable for us,” she said.Andrew Foster, president of Hall of the Year recipient Stanford Hall, said the dorm made strides in growing an already strong community this year. “It was really just everyone getting out, everyone really forming that good group of people in Stanford Hall — people who are proud to be there,” he said.Stanford Hall vice president, Matt Geenen said a new mantra help to motivate the dorm to be its best.“We had the mantra of ‘record year’ and everyone just really got behind that and it went towards everything we did,” he said. “…  I think it was the whole mentality of the dorm, everyone just really rallied behind it.”This spirit, Geenen said, was shown in events put on by the dorm throughout the year.“I think our new signature event, the Irish Iron Classic, went super well,” he said. “We raised over $1,000 for the center for the homeless. Just having guys from across campus come and lift weights, something they don’t get to do or compete in often I think it was a really great event we did this year.” A similar sense of community helped motivate Carroll Hall, the Men’s Hall of the year, to stage new events and make its community tighter. This growing bond was easy to forge despite changes in the hall, Carroll vice president John McCormack said.“The fact that we had a new rector, two new [assistant rectors], a new cleaning lady … that was just by the wayside,” he said. “[The hall] was [about how] we’re a family, we’re a community and we’re going to take this place to heights it’s never been.” Carroll Hall president Andrew Rebholz said new events were key in helping with the changes.“It’s a lot about making sure the events that we have — we have a lot of events, maybe three a week — are good opportunities to bond,” he said. “[We want to make sure] people come to those and make those the best activities that they could be.”Rebholz said these events were more constructive than in years past.“I would say that if anything changed it was having events based not just on having fun but having discussion events,” he said. “We added a lot of dialogue in Carroll this year which was awesome to see because people could bond on a more spiritual and mental level which is pretty nice to have.”Carly Gray, vice president of Women’s Hall of the Year recipient Farley Hall, said successful execution of the dorm’s signature event was key to Farley’s success.“I think we really pulled off an incredible Be Fine Day,” Gray said. “We were really proud of how much progress we made in terms of that signature event.”A shared sense of community was also cited by Gray as a source of pride for the hall this year.“We work[ed] with hall staff to really create a bond between Farley sisters,” she said. “It’s  … people having strong relationships within the hall and caring about the hall so they come to events and participate in the community. You felt a really great presence on campus this year.”Tags: Carroll Hall, Farley Hall, Hall of the year, HPC, Stanford Hall Notre Dame’s Student Leadership Awards Banquet took place Monday evening at Legends where Hall Presidents Council (HPC) announced Stanford Hall as its Hall of the Year. Men’s Hall of the Year and Women’s Hall of the Year were also announced with Carroll Hall and Farley Hall taking home the awards respectively.last_img read more

Let the seller beware

first_imgThe sales landscape is experiencing a seismic shift, and credit unions are ideally suited to navigate this new terrain.Traditionally, salespeople had a huge information advantage over buyers and, therefore, the upper hand. Thus the adage, “Let the buyer beware.”But this has changed due to a shift in the “information asymmetry” that defines the sales relationship, says Daniel Pink, author of “To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others” and other best-selling business books.“In just about every market for everything, we’re in a world approaching information parity,” he says. “Add to that the huge number of choices buyers have, along with their power to talk back, and we’re now in a world of ‘seller beware.’ Now, it’s the sellers who are on notice. It’s harder to take the low road, which means sellers are forced to the high road—and that requires some fundamentally human capabilities.” continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Here’s why Messi could complete a stunning switch to Inter Milan

first_imgLionel Messi could be in line for a sensational move to Inter Milan – with shirt sponsors Pirelli claiming they’d “help” contribute to a transfer.Messi’s contract with Barcelona is set to run out in 2021 and Pirelli CEO Marco Tronchetti has said the company would “help” – although any decision falls to Inter president Steven Zhang.“Honestly, at a time like this, we’re unable to invest in sports more than we are, between Formula 1, the America’s Cup and Inter,” Tronchetti explained to an Italian broadcaster per Mirror.“We have to ask (Inter Milan’s) Steven Zhang to make an effort himself. We can help, but we can’t do anything significant.” Messi’s longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo swapped La Liga for Serie A in 2018 when he signed for Juventus from Real Madrid.Juventus and car manufacturer Fiat are owned by the Agnelli family, with rumours suggesting Fiat help pay a portion of Ronaldo’s mammoth wages.It isn’t the first time that Inter have shown interest in Messi, with Tronchetti voicing his admiration for the Argentine.He said back in 2018: “Messi? How can you say ‘no’ to Messi? If there were the conditions for a deal, the Inter Milan fans would be enthusiastic.”While the thought of Messi and Ronaldo renewing their rival in Italy will excite many, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has insisted the 33-year-old will remain in at the Nou Camp. “We are negotiating with many players but Messi has explained to us he wants to stay,” Bartomeu told Spanish network Movistar per BBC.“And so we’re going to enjoy him for much longer.”Messi isn’t letting the speculation impact his performances on the pitch and Sunday saw him turn on the style against Villarreal.The six-time Ballon d’Or winner set up his first goal in the 20th minute after a dazzling run.He plucked the ball out of the air from the goal kick then dribbled his way into the attacking third before poking the ball to Suarez who finished with a stunning strike. Read Also: UEFA set deadline for Man City v Real Madrid decisionMessi then provided a goal for Antoine Griezmann in the 45th minute.The Barcelona captain went on another lovely run before beautifully laying off the Frenchman who found the back of the net with a ridiculous chip.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

Lonestar Cell MTN Donates to KEEP Reading Program

first_imgOn Friday, October 14, Lonestar Cell MTN responded to the plea made by a national charity organization, the Kids’ Educational Engagement Project (KEEP), with the donation of five brand new computers to equip its newly completed Reading Room. The Reading Room is located at the June L. Moore Public School, located in Gbengbar’s Town, along the Robertsfield Highway.Making the donation on behalf of the company, Mrs. Miattah Walker-Pearson, Foundation Manager of Lonestar Cell MTN, said: “With the rapid growth and expansion of the ‘World Wide Web’, the world today is very small and is getting smaller by the minute; thus it is imperative that we do not deny our future leaders and decision-makers the opportunity to be a part of that expansion.”She noted that Lonestar Cell MTN is the first cell phone company to operate in Liberia and has had a unique opportunity to meaningfully impact Liberian institutions, communities and citizens. The company is committed to supporting every Liberian in gaining access to health and education resources, which are necessary to positively impact their lives and improve their livelihoods. “Education is important to society; and without it, a nation will struggle to compete on a global scale,” Mrs. Pearson said. The five donated computers are valued at over US$4,000.Receiving the computers, KEEP’s Executive Director Mrs. Brenda Brewer Moore thanked Lonestar Cell MTN for the very generous donation and assured Mrs. Pearson that the donated computers will be used for the intended purpose.Mrs. Moore noted that the computers are the first to be donated to the school, and that the students can now use them to become computer literate and conduct academic researches online. She praised Lonestar Cell MTN for particularly supporting the project at the public school, stressing that most public schools are in dire straits and need all the support they can get from various corporate and development partners.Over the weekend, KEEP dedicated its second “Reading Room” at the June L Moore Public School, which now provides over 1,000 children’s books to over 800 children, especially from underprivileged backgrounds.KEEP focuses its interventions in the educational sector on promoting a culture of reading among young learners and helping them improve their reading proficiency skills by sponsoring and conducting regular “reading hours” at no cost to the students and their parents, many of whom cannot afford it, a press release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more