Five rectors to leave at end of school year

first_imgAlthough Linda Cirillo, rector of Lewis Hall, attended the University of Southern Califorinia, previously worked at Georgetown University and will now be living near Ohio State University, she said she will always be a Domer at heart.“If I had a choice today on which university I would I have gone to, Notre Dame would be the one,” Cirillo said. “Do not worry that I will start cheering for the Buckeyes. I really feel that I am a Domer.”Cirillo and several other rectors will leave their positions at the end of the academic year. Other rectors who will be leaving include Sr. Janet Stankowski of Walsh Hall, Fr. Jim King of Sorin College, Sophie Henrichs of Pasquerilla West Hall and Amy de la Torre of Cavanaugh Hall.Henrichs, who will leave the position of rector to get married, said she tried to keep a balance between allowing fun to occur and following University policies.“I think [being a rector] maybe has actually caused me to step up and really be a lot more responsible because any decision I make just isn’t going to affect me,” she said.At the same time, Henrichs said it was a privilege to experience “the randomness, the joy and the laughter” with her residents.“Just letting the silliness happen. The kind of conversations or bits of conversations I overhear from my door, just the normal everyday life of a student with relationships, friendships, giggles, quarter dogs,” she said, listing the things she enjoyed about being a rector.Cirillo, who is moving to Ohio to be a hospital chaplain, also said she will have fond memories of her students.“I think the most important thing or the most enjoyable thing for me is to see my freshmen when I came in as a freshmen rector, now they’re graduating as seniors and also I’m graduating,” she said. “That has been a lot of joy — to see them blossom and see them grow into young beautiful women that are mature and ready to go out into the world.”Both Cirillo and Henrichs said they will remember their participation in dorm events after leaving the University.“It was my second year here and I allowed them to paint me up just like them and it was really fun,” Cirillo said. “[It was] the Lewis pep rally for the football game. I allowed my chicks to paint my face, and I was part of the cheering group.”Henrichs also showed dorm pride when Pasquerilla West Hall was in the interhall football championship game and she dressed up as the dorm’s mascot.“I wore a weasel costume out onto the field,” she said. “I don’t think anybody else can actually say they’ve worn a weasel costume down Library Quad and right into the tunnel of Notre Dame Stadium. A rector in a weasel suit.”King, who was the rector of Sorin College for seven years, said dorm life is integral to the Notre Dame experience. “I believe that Holy Cross’ model of residence hall ministry is the heart and soul of Notre Dame and the single most important explanation of why alumni feel as strongly about the University as they do,” King said.King will serve as Religious Superior for Holy Cross priests and will move to Corby Hall to take over his new position.Cirillo said her experience at Notre Dame will help her as a hospital chaplain, where she will specialize in end-of-life care.“Of course I’m very much drawn to Our Lady. I know she brought me here and I know she’s sending me forth,” Cirillo said.“I feel comfortable in saying that Notre Dame gives you the whole education. The mind, the body, the spirit, what it means to be alive and to be there for one another,” she said. “As I move into this next phase of my life, which is being present with people that are dying, I know that the dying phase of their life is part of living,” she said.“I will take all this love that I was given in the last four years and I’ll use that in my new position.”last_img read more

Monk backs De Guzman for World Cup

first_img Press Association But with attacking midfielders of the calibre of Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben and Rafael Van der Vaart regular fixtures in Louis van Gaal’s selections, it could prove tricky for the 26-year-old to force his way into the reckoning for Brazil. Monk declared the Villarreal loanee man of the match at the Liberty Stadium, and said the versatile player, who has recently moved from central to a wide position, was the kind the Swans should sign on a permanent deal if they can. “He was our best player today,” Monk said. “He typified everything that I asked of the team for this week – not just on the ball, but off the ball. “The two goals that he got were special and very good finishes and he showed another string to his bow – that he can be asked to play in other positions. “I think if he continues to play like that he’ll give himself a very good chance of getting in the World Cup squad.” Monk said goalkeeper Michel Vorm often talks of the culture in the Dutch squad when he returns from international duty. “They talk about how the competition in that squad’s so high, the ruthlessness of the manager and what he wants, what he demands,” he added. “It’s going to be hard, but you (De Guzman) keep putting in performances like that and you’ll be giving yourself a very good shout.” If De Guzman does figure prominently in the Dutch World Cup campaign his value could soar, something interim boss Monk is well aware of. After the win over Norwich, he added: “I think after performances like that it’s something for the club to think about, but obviously that’s a conversation I have to have with the chairman, the player’s agent and the player himself. “At the end of the day, the player has to want to be here. I’m sure that conversation will happen very soon.” The on-loan midfielder has bagged five goals in his last nine games in all competitions, including a top-quality double during the 3-0 win against Norwich on Saturday. Canada-born de Guzman has eight caps for his adopted country Holland and played a minor role in their near-perfect World Cup qualifying campaign, making two starts and an appearance from the bench. Jonathan de Guzman could force his way into Holland’s World Cup plans if he keeps up his sparkling form, reckons Swansea boss Garry Monk. last_img read more

Bill would give shellfish group more control of hatchery

first_imgMartha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group executive director Emma Green Beach told The Times she saw merit in the bill because among things, it would give the Shellfish Group greater autonomy to tinker with the facility and expand its operations. The facility regularly needs maintenance, or as she put it, “constant attention and love.”Fernandes described the facility as an “incredibly important part of aquaculture on Martha’s Vineyard.” The lease agreement will be for 15 years, and follows more than $250,000 in funding he’s helped direct to the Shellfish Group to improve aquaculture on the Vineyard, he said. A bill sponsored by Rep. Dylan Fernandes would give the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group more control of the John T. Hughes Hatchery and Research Station in Oak Bluffs. Commonly known as the lobster hatchery for past endeavors there, the state facility is occupied by the Shellfish Group, which propagates shellfish on the premises, such as oysters, and conducts research. Fernandes’ bill, House Bill 4885, would restructure the lease agreement so responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the facility passes to the Shellfish Group.  A joint legislative hearing on the bill is slated for Wednesday, August 12, from 4 to 5 pm, for written testimony only.last_img read more

Here for the Beer walk away with Soccer Quest Christmas tourney crown

first_imgMitchell Popadynetz scored twice to spark Here for the Beer to a 4-1 victory over In Deep in the final of the Soccer Quest Christmas Co-Ed Tournament Sunday at the Soccer Quest Indoor Facility.Popadynetz, back in town to spend the holiday season with family, helped UBC Thunderbirds capture the CIAU Men’s Soccer championship in the fall.Here for the Beer, going through the tournament undefeated, scored early and never looked back in winning its fifth game of the tournament. Ryan and Kevin Lewis each scored singles for Here for the Beer.Marlesa Manson scored the lone goal for In Deep.Oriano DiRuscio was solid between the pipes for the Here for the Beer to register the win in goal, out dueling Jan Williams.In the 35-plus division, Abacus defeated Coco Pops 4-1.The Christmas Indoor Tournament is an annual event that attracts past and present players from Nelson Youth and Soccer Quest association.last_img read more


first_imgOne shows a wedding scene and another shows a romantic walk on a sandy beach.These photos are obviously on immense personal value to whoever lost them.They were found in the new Dunnes Stores in Letterkenny yesterday. If anybody knows anybody in the pictures or may know who owns them, contact us at [email protected]  and we will put you in touch with who found them.DID YOU LOSE SOME VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS IN LETTERKENNY? was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dunnes Storesletterkennyphotoslast_img read more

NFL picks, Week 17: Raiders fall at Chiefs, 49ers at Rams

first_imgLong story short, our NFL picks have come through with more winners than losers this season, way more in straight-up fashion (153-86-2) and just enough against the spread (128-107-5) to buy one last round for Week 17:Chiefs 33, Raiders 20: An eighth straight Raiders season ends in defeat, and it’s the 19 time in 24 seasons since (temporarily) moving back to Oakland. Line: Raiders +13 1/2Rams 24, 49ers 20: Beat L.A.? Three Decembers in a row at the Coliseum is one too many to ask. Line: 49ers …last_img read more

Stone Lab scholarships for school groups

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie, are offering six scholarships to school groups from grades 5-12 for a one-day Lake Erie Science Field Trip at the lab on Gibraltar Island. The application deadline is April 30, 2017, and field trips will be scheduled for September and October of 2017.“We’ve received some very generous funding from The Andrews Foundation to make these trips possible for students who may otherwise not be able to experience a day as a Lake Erie scientist,” said Dr. Kristen Fussell, Ohio Sea Grant’s research development and grants manager. “Applications from northeast Ohio and from those with the greatest financial need will be considered first, but the scholarship is open to any science teachers with students in grades 5-12.”The scholarship covers the full cost of a one-day Stone Lab Science Field Trip for 36 students and their six chaperones, lunch on the island, and transportation from the Miller Ferry dock in Port Clinton to the lab.Teachers will also be reimbursed for transportation to the Miller Ferry dock and for substitute teacher payments the day of the field trip (up to $760).Scholarship details and a link to the online application are available at on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is Ohio State’s Island Campus on Lake Erie and the research, education, and outreach facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, which is dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. Stone Lab offers 25 college-credit science courses each summer for undergraduate and graduate students, advanced high school students, and educators. For information, visit read more

Technology and Content: Chipotle’s Smart Approach for Winning Over Customers

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Digital Marketing Jobs in the Government Sector Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… Related Posts Tags:#accessibility#chipotle#content#content distribution#reach#tech#technology Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry As far as disruptive business innovation goes, apps may feel outdated. Yet Chipotle just made headlines by launching an improved app and digital back end — plus, the fast-casual burrito purveyor is now offering delivery through a partnership with DoorDash. Its digital sales have grown 33 percent in one quarter and now constitute 10.3 percent of the company’s sales.What matters at the end of the day is convenience for the consumer, and that’s why Chipotle has had success with its tech-first strategy. The more accessible a product is, the more likely it is to be consumed. But this isn’t just about burrito delivery.The Right Technology Can Supercharge Content Distribution, TooOf course, a tech-dependent growth approach only works if the app or other digital portal you’re using actually delivers a convenient and pleasant user experience to your customers. When companies get it right, it becomes one of the most powerful approaches to accelerating a business.In a content-centered world, it’s all too easy to lose sight of delivery strategies. Chris Bray, founder and CEO of co-creation studio Bray Innovation Group, contends that content’s ubiquity will soon force businesses’ focus to shift to tech implementation and delivery: “The next five to 10 years, at the enterprise level, will be less about content — it’s everywhere — and more about companies seeking out the technologies that allow them to compete more effectively in this new era of media.” In other words, it’s not just about what you put out there, but how you deliver it and to whom.Many working in the content field aren’t yet making the most of what today’s technology has to offer. Cision surveyed 425 marketing and communications professionals and found that almost 75 percent feel their communications programs lag behind the capabilities of modern tech and data.Given this mismatch, using technology to effectively distribute your content can make a big difference in growth and brand prestige. Keep the following points in mind as you move forward in your distribution initiatives.1. Buy today’s technology.It’s common to get caught up in the hype of new technology and over-adopt, particularly because you want a future-proof tech strategy.Too often, buying tomorrow’s technology promises more problems than positives. Complex cutting-edge technology requires constant management and debugging, which creates additional cognitive overhead for your staff. A tried-and-true technology that works well today is preferable to a shiny new tech toy that might add value tomorrow.2. Re-create content for this digital era.Classic content platforms like blogs are still useful, but in a world with roughly 80 million blog posts being published every month (and that’s just on WordPress), it’s critical to implement other options to compete for attention.For example, turn your blogs into videos to repurpose content and engage customers through multiple channels. Tools such as Lumen5 and Content Samurai, for example, can help you turn a blog post into a YouTube video. Your readers-turned-viewers will appreciate good choices in music, transitions, visuals, and other features, all of which will make your message stand out much more than a traditional blog post.3. Measure your true reach.It’s vital to know whether your content distribution is actually making a difference to your business. Vanity metrics like share of voice and total mentions seem promising, but they don’t provide a real indicator of business success — like actual conversions.Instead, track measurements that directly or indirectly relate to company revenues. These can include any data points that show how consumption of one piece of content led to a purchase decision, an act of customer loyalty (like signing up for a rewards program), or even a reduction in customer complaints.A smart distribution strategy will get content in front of your audience’s eyes and ears more quickly and easily. This gives your content its best shot at adding value for your customers, enhancing your company’s public image, and building brand advocacy. By embracing a tech-first distribution strategy, you can align your company for increased revenue and long-term growth.last_img read more