Dillon Hall named 2017 – 2018 ‘Hall of the Year’

first_imgKelli Smith | The Observer From left to right: Representatives from Dillon Hall, Walsh Hall and Dunne Hall accepted their awards at a banquet Tuesday night.Though there was “tight competition” for all of the awards, Ryan said Dillon Hall did an incredible job at being a good candidate throughout the entire year.“A big thing that we like to make sure is that ‘Hall of the Year’ leadership is really catering to everyone in the hall instead of just the easiest people who kind of get involved,” Ryan said. “And [Dillon] just did such a good and natural job of having so many events that were well attended and that hit so many different types of people.”Alongside building strong community through “a diverse and impressive regimen” with events such as monthly multi-cultural discussions, Lyon said Dillon’s commitment to the greater South Bend community was its most noteworthy accomplishment — particularly with its “Red Bag Day,” in which residents send bags of utilities to the homeless, and its partnership with Dismas House of South Bend, which provides support services for individuals returning from incarceration.“In addition to catering to a variety of resident’s needs, [Dillon] also sought to reinvigorate the spirit of its hall’s government by encouraging open forum meetings and empowering all of its residents to be leaders within the community,” she said. “This dorm truly carries out the Notre Dame mission of building selfless, well-rounded residents.”Dillon Hall president junior Danny Crooks said what makes Dillon special is that residents feel welcome in any room and with “any guy of any grade.”“Every guy in Dillon loves Dillon,” Crooks said. “And we had great participation at all of our events and people really get into our dorm events so I think just the spirit throughout the dorm is why we won it.”Sophomore Chris Lehman, Dillon Hall’s vice president, said the great inter-class relationships in Dillon contributed to building that spirit.“We just really went into this year wanting to bring the entire dorm together so our goal was just to plan a bunch of events that catered to everyone in the dorm and we’re really happy that they recognized [that],” Crooks said.As a dorm established in 2016 taking home its first ever ‘Hall of the Year’ award, Dunne Hall president junior Peter Seidner said HPC’s recognition highlights Dunne’s theme — “everything seems impossible until it’s ‘Dunne’” — and end goal of creating a culture.“We had the awesome opportunity of being able to start events that had never been done before compared to other dorms,” Seidner said. “But talking to [other dorms], getting what worked for them and creating, as our dorm, our own ideas and create a platform is really what our administration did.”By inaugurating Dunne’s signature events — the 3k relay race “Dunne Funne Run” and the “Dunne Dance Film Festival” — as well as hosting what Seidner said was the largest retreat on campus in 10 years, Dunne Hall vice presidents juniors Brendan Watts and Wynn Root said Dunne had a goal of establishing itself on the campus map. “I think it was really important for us being a new dorm that we cement ourselves on the campus and I thought this was a great way to do it,” Root said. “We had a lot of signature events that won us the award so I’m really happy about it.”Walsh Hall president senior Katie Santanello and vice president junior Erin Embrey said winning Women’s Hall of the Year wasn’t as much of a priority for Walsh going into the year. “It’s all about making sure that everyone feels included and making sure everyone really feels that they’re involved and I think that that’s goal of Hall President’s Council programming is that we get everyone involved,” Embrey said.As a dorm that moved into a newly-renovated building this year, Santanello said Walsh focused on inclusion as well as improving mental, physical and emotional well-being.“Another one of our goals was re-establishing those old traditions from the old building and then making some new ones because it’s not exactly the same,” Embrey said. “I think we had a unique opportunity to get the sophomores and freshmen who never really lived in the building involved but I think that was just part of our overall thoughts.”As a whole, Lyon said HPC was impressed by all dorms this year but the three dorms that won were especially creative with their events.“These three dorms really listened to what their residents wanted, thought outside the box [and] were consistent throughout the year,” she said. “There were no times of not a lot of events or not really developed events, they were just in total really consistent throughout the whole year in making sure their community is strong and that people weren’t feeling left out of it.”Tags: Dillon Hall, dunne hall, Hall of the year, Men’s Hall of the Year, Walsh Hall, Women’s Hall of the Year The Hall Presidents Council (HPC) designated Dillon Hall the winner of HPC’s overall “Hall of the Year” award Tuesday during the Notre Dame Student Leadership Awards Banquet at Legends. Dunne Hall and Walsh Hall took home the Men’s and Women’s “Hall of the Year” awards, respectively.Co-chairs of HPC seniors Brandon Ryan and Alyssa Lyon emphasized the strong cooperation between dorms that differentiated the competition this year.“Halls are better when they all try to cooperate and do things together,” Ryan said. “We really think it’s not so much about the competition but more about how halls treated each other this year through their dorm presidents — it was a much better year than it has been in the past of inter-dorm cooperation.”last_img read more

Introducing contactless cards to members

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Research is showing that contactless payments may have legs. If your credit union decides to move forward, here are five steps that credit unions should take to introduce contactless cards to members:1. Do your research.Many factors play into the decision to offer contactless cards. What’s important for one financial institution may not be as important for your credit union. Make sure you gain an in-depth understanding not only of the technology and its uses, but also of the market and how others have rolled it out successfully.2. Make the transition natural.Unlike with larger financial institutions, many credit unions don’t have the resources to support a “rip-and-replace” approach to transitioning to contactless payments. But the good news is you don’t have to. For most credit unions, adopting a natural re-issue strategy for contactless cards will be the best, most cost-effective approach.last_img read more

Paris bans daytime jogging to fight virus spread

first_img‘Far from over’ The tougher rules came after Health Minister Olivier Veran announced Monday a record daily coronavirus death toll of 833 people in 24 hours.He said 478 people were admitted to intensive care in the period, a higher figure than in previous days.”It is not over. Far from that. The path is long,” the minister said, urging people to “stay at home and continue this confinement effort”.Interior Minister Christophe Castaner had already urged regional officials to toughen restrictions locally.Announcing the new measures for Paris, Mayor Anne Hidalgo and the capital’s police chief Didier Lallement said in a statement that “every excursion avoided aids the fight against the epidemic”.On Monday, the mayor of Sceaux, a commune south of Paris, issued a decree obliging all residents over the age of 10 to cover their mouth and nose when leaving the home starting on Wednesday.Those who do not have surgical masks must wear a homemade alternative or tie a scarf or bandanna around their face, otherwise they could be fined 38 euros ($41).In a radio interview earlier on Tuesday, Hidalgo said she was not making masks obligatory although she did encourage everyone to cover their faces and noses.The French government requisitioned all medical masks earlier in the outbreak for doctors and nurses. Topics : Paris officials said Tuesday that they would ban daytime jogging as people continue to flout the nation’s anti-coronavirus lockdown rules, after France recorded its highest daily death toll from the outbreak.Under the confinement rules that came into force on March 17, people can leave their homes only for essential purposes, which had included a solo walk or run within one kilometer of their homes.But as sunny days arrived at the weekend, large groups of Parisians were seen running, walking and congregating in groups, even as police issued fines for lockdown violations and hospitals struggled to cope with the influx of patients.center_img On Tuesday, as France entered its fourth week of lockdown, Paris toughened the confinement rules, announcing a ban on individual outdoor sports between the hours of 10:00 am and 07:00 pm starting Wednesday.Also Tuesday, the Atlantic coastal resort city of Biarritz limited the amount of time people could sit on public benches or in other public areas to just two minutes maximum, saying the confinement rules meant that “dawdling is prohibited”.Biarritz, Paris and other cities have already closed public parks and gardens during the confinement, as part of the nationwide confinement that requires people to carry a document justifying their trips from home. Those caught without the document face fines starting at 135 euros ($147).last_img read more

June 20, 2018 Blotter

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Baggies could lose sponsor – report

first_img The suggestion follows Anelka’s controversial ‘quenelle’ gesture made during Albion’s 3-3 draw at West Ham on December 28, which the Football Association is currently investigating. When contacted by Press Association Sport, spokespersons for both West Brom and Zoopla, a property and house prices website, declined to comment on Marketing Week’s report. Press Association West Brom sponsor Zoopla has reportedly threatened to withdraw its lucrative shirt deal with the club unless Nicolas Anelka is axed from the team. John Simpson, West Brom’s head of communications, said: “West Bromwich Albion will be making no further comment until the Football Association has concluded its investigation, and the club its own internal inquiry, into the matter.” Zoopla’s head of communications, Lawrence Hall, added: “We are not commenting at this stage.” It is understood Zoopla is far from happy with West Brom’s decision to continue to play Anelka despite the furore surrounding the gesture, which has been declared by some to be anti-Semitic. Zoopla is co-owned by a Jewish businessman, Alex Chesterman. The reported claim is that Zoopla will pull out of its deal with Albion, which currently has another six months to run, should Anelka play in Monday’s Barclays Premier League match against Everton at The Hawthorns. It is believed West Brom, whose new head coach Pepe Mel tackles his first game in charge against Everton, are still intending to play Anelka. The issue has overshadowed the club for the last three weeks, and unsurprisingly they have now called on the FA to bring it to a close. The FA was criticised this week by Kick It Out for its initial silence on the matter, and for not acting quickly enough, with the campaign group calling for “an urgent decision”. The FA has so far made no comment other than to state an independent expert was aiding its probe, and there would be no further update until January 20 at the earliest. There is a possibility Anelka will be handed a lengthy ban should he be charged and found guilty, denying the club a key striker for a phase of their bid to avoid relegation this season. With the Baggies selling Shane Long to Hull for a fee that could rise to £7million, the potential loss of Anelka would further weaken Mel’s forward options, and with the clock ticking towards the closure of the transfer window at the end of the month. West Brom’s sporting and technical director Richard Garlick said of the Anelka issue, before the sponsorship issue emerged: “There are investigations ongoing, and while they are we won’t make any comment.” Pressed on the matter, Garlick added: “People can speculate there is a turn of events where we might be two strikers down. “It would help everyone for that investigation to be over as soon as possible, and the FA have given their statement about how quickly they will do that.” last_img read more