Month: January 2021

Police to examine gameday arrest

first_imgSt. Joseph County Police will conduct an internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a Notre Dame student at an on-campus tailgate Saturday, according to a St. Joseph County Police press release issued Monday. St. Joseph County Police Sgt. Randy Kaps, a 19-year veteran of the department, arrested a 21-year-old male student for public intoxication at approximately 2 p.m. Saturday, the release stated. The release referenced a third-party video of the arrest, which a Notre Dame student posted on YouTube Saturday night. The video received more than 10,000 views before it was made private Monday afternoon. “Our department was made aware of the YouTube video early [Monday] morning depicting the arrest,” the press release stated. “Our administration has viewed the video. At this time, we are gathering further information relating to the circumstances leading to the arrest of the suspect in the video.” The release also stated the investigation would look at other evidence and accounts of the arrest. “The information to be considered includes police reports from other police officers at the scene, as well as other video obtained of the incident which may have been captured by security cameras on campus,” the release said. After the student’s arrest, police transported the student to the holding facility at Notre Dame Stadium before booking him into St. Joseph County Jail. He was released from jail on $150 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 2. In a statement Monday, University spokesman Dennis Brown praised past cooperation between Notre Dame Security Police and St. Joseph County Police on football weekends. “The University, local law enforcement agencies and our fans have worked in a spirit of cooperation the past two years to create an environment on football weekends, that, by all accounts has been overwhelmingly positive,” Brown said. Brown said the University is aware of St. Joseph County Police’s investigation of the arrest Saturday. “We know that the incident that occurred Saturday is under review by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department in order to fully understand all of the circumstances surrounding the confrontation,” Brown said. “University leaders will closely monitor the conclusions of that review, but believe that the positive momentum of the last two seasons will not be derailed by a single incident.” Notre Dame Security Police declined to comment Monday about this and other gameday arrests.last_img read more

Mendoza adds graduate business program

first_imgThe Mendoza College of Business plans to add a Master of Science in Business (MSB) to its graduate school offerings in June 2013. Roger Huang, Kenneth R. Meyer professor of global investment management and interim dean of Mendoza, said the students will be non-business program college graduates with little to no work experience.  The program will teach business fundamentals that will open the door to career opportunities, Huang said. The program’s content will reflect the mission of the University.  “The [program’s] mission is to have ‘business for the good,’” Huang said. This mission motivated the emphasis on ethics in the program’s business fundamentals curriculum, Huang said. “An important part of business fundamentals is business ethics,” he said. Huang said the MSB program lasts one year and is comprised of three semesters: summer, fall and spring. Students will complete 44 hours of coursework, he said. The program will include two specialized courses that will connect each student’s undergraduate background to the business world, Huang said. “We’ll try to make it more personal and individualized in that sense,” he said. The University’s Career Center will help students find employment opportunities where they can put their new degrees to use, he said. Huang first proposed the MSB program after meeting with deans from other private business schools in Notre Dame’s peer group, he said. Mendoza also conducted its own market assessment of the demand for business education, which indicated a niche for the proposed program. “What we found is that there’s a growing demand for business education among non-business college graduates,” Huang said. The business schools at Duke University, University of Florida, University of Virginia, Arizona State University, Wake Forest University and Catholic University of America have similar master’s programs, Huang said. He said the Master of Management Studies program at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business was a model for the new MSB program at Mendoza. “We improved on the Duke program to come up with the current curriculum of our new program,” he said. Huang said efforts to improve the curriculum will continue in order to meet the needs of non-business graduates hoping to enter the business world. “Right now we are focusing on getting off the block,” Huang said. “Once our program is established, however, we want to keep improving it to be the best in the country.” Huang said he also hopes to complement the new program with similar ones in the future. In particular, he said he would like to create a more specialized program in finance. Huang said such master’s programs would complement the MSB program and the established Masters of Science in Accounting (MSA), which provides specialized training in accountancy. The maximum number of students the program will accept each year is 110, Huang said, but he does not expect full enrollment in the first year.  “The first class will likely be smaller because we have not yet implemented our full marketing strategy, but in the future we hope to not exceed 110 students,” he said. Huang said the college is currently accepting applications for the first class of the MSB program and the application deadline is March 15.last_img read more

Student senate discusses core curriculum, library renovations

first_imgStudent senators discussed the recently released core curriculum review draft report and listened to a presentation on library renovation updates at their weekly meeting Wednesday night. Monday, undergraduate students received an email with information about the proposed changes to the core curriculum, including a link to the review committee’s report. Senators discussed their concerns about the changes, especially regarding the proposed policies for receiving Advanced Placement (AP) credit, transparency and how the new requirements limit options for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students. Judicial council president Zach Waterson said the proposed requirements would make things harder on science and engineering students, who already have heavy, largely predetermined course loads. “One of the interesting things they’ve done in the draft is they’ve actually reduced the amount of courses required you have to take by one,” he said. “They’ve done that by taking away one of the math or science requirements and there’s now no way to test out of a writing course. So that’s kind of a double whammy for science and engineering students who won’t already be taking writing classes for their major, but will have plenty of math and science courses. These requirements are actually more restrictive.”Pasquerilla West Hall Senator Ariana Zlioba said AP credit allowed students more room to explore and the new guidelines could be too ambiguous for students to plan what they want to do. “If you’re able to get those entry level classes out of the way, you’re able to explore as many things as possible,” she said. “The one thing I really hope, if they decide to limit AP credit, is that they are really transparent about what you’re able to test out of and what you’re not able to. From personal experience, I was told I would be able to test out of certain things and when I got here that wasn’t the case.”Marisa Thompson, president of club coordination council (CCC), said she understood the intent of the suggested changes as a shift in focus from taking core courses to “get them out of the way” to embracing them as part of a holistic education. “One of the reasons they’re thinking of removing that [AP credit] is that they want people to take those classes or core requirements in a university setting,” she said. “I think they want to limit the amount of credit you can get that way so you are building the liberal arts education for every student who enters the door.”In addition to the discussion of the proposed changes, members of the Hesburgh Library Renovation Steering Committee gave a presentation to update student senators about construction progress. University librarians Jessica Kayongo and Diane Walker, as well as senior John Wetzel, described the renovations that been completed on the first and second floors. They also showed artist renderings of what the current renovations of the tenth floor and future renovations of the first floor entrance, including the addition of a scholar’s lounge. Kayongo said “Phase 1,” which included the gallery entrance and the tenth floor should be completed very soon. “The first and second floors on the south end should be done in March,” she said. “The tenth floor may be done even sooner than that. When you come back for the spring semester, in January, it should be up and ready to go. These are really on the cusp of being completed.”Tags: Core Curriculum, Hesburgh Library, library renovations, Student government, student senatelast_img read more

Lecture highlights modern entrepreneurship

first_imgEntrepreneurship in the modern economy has fundamentally changed the business models of traditional corporate giants like General Electric (GE), according to Viv Goldstein, the Global Director of Innovation Acceleration at GE.Goldstein gave a talk in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business on Friday morning. The lecture was part of the Ten Years Hence lecture series that aims to “explore issues, ideas and trends likely to affect business and society over the next decade,” according to Mendoza College of Business’s website.Goldstein said the lessons manifest in the success of startups have transformed GE’s mindset.“You’ve got to drive change and this change has to be constant,” she said.It may be tempting, Goldstein said, to reduce the importance of entrepreneurship to simply technology, but the principles behind the Silicon Valley paradigm are much more far-reaching.“Change is no longer just about technology, because the world of business and the world of innovation [are] changing,” Goldstein said,Goldstein said the contrast between the prevailing business models at the end of the 20th century and those of today profoundly emphasize this change.“If you look back 20 years at some of the largest, most successful companies, they grew through productivity which basically means they did things faster, better and cheaper,” Goldstein said.Goldstein said GE was a perfect example of this during the Welch era, from 1981-2001 when Jack Welch served as CEO of GE, as an international giant that continually and incrementally improved cost and efficiency to remain dominant in the marketplace. However, Goldstein said this strategy is untenable in the modern dynamic economy.“You’ve got these industries that have huge barriers to entry like motor vehicles and then you look at Tesla,” Goldstein said.In almost every area of the economy, Goldstein said, startups can now quickly rival well-entrenched monoliths that were previously unchallenged. Goldstein said this is due in large part to the decreasing importance of physical capital like factories, equipment and inventory.“If you look at some of the unicorns, the billion dollar startups, there is not one single physical asset,”Airbnb is a prominent example of this phenomenon, Goldstein said, because it achieved a multi-billion dollar valuation by offering a service and has no significant tangible, physical assets.Goldstein said GE has adopted a number of policies in order to adapt to this new environment and implement the successful principles of entrepreneurship. Connecting with creativity of the public to find solutions to problems is one of these initiatives, she said.“Not all great ideas are invented by our own employees,” Goldstein said.Goldstein said GE recognized the power of crowdsourcing and the potential of looking outside its own organization for intellectual capital, and thus, started giving prompts and challenges based on real business issues to the public.Goldstein said eliminating the red tape and complacency of bureaucracy has been another major priority for GE.“What we are now saying to 325,000 people is: do the right thing, and sometimes that means just cut through the clutter,” she said.GE is trying to get its employees to look more closely and creatively at the situations their customers face, which means going beyond simply asking the customers what they want, Goldstein said.“The true disruption comes from real deep understanding of the customer experience, of the customer journey, of pain points they have in whatever they’re using or experiencing at that moment,” Goldstein said.One of the most tangible and important entrepreneurial shifts GE has made, Goldstein said, was the creation of the Portfolio Optimization Growth Board. This organization reviews proposals about new products and services by GE employees and grants funding. The board defines what stages the proposal is at: seed, launch or growth and gives financial support to match each stage.“What too many products have done is gone from idea to scale, and that’s a miserable way to lose a lot money,” Goldstein said.Goldstein said the multi-step process of GE’s growth board is designed to carefully nurture entrepreneurial endeavors and to make sure they do not flame out or expand too quickly.Tags: GE, General Electric, Ten Years Hence, Viv Goldsteinlast_img read more

Badin Hall Polar Bear Plunge raises money for Hope Initiative

first_imgBadin Hall’s annual Polar Bear Plunge, in which students jump into St. Joseph’s Lake for charity, will be held Saturday from 2 – 4 p.m. The cost of participating is $5, and the proceeds from the event benefit the Hope Initiative, which seeks to serve women and orphans in Nepal.Grace Tourville | The Observer Last year, the event drew 300 people, but junior Kelly Heiniger and sophomore Kathleen Ryan, the organizers for the event, said they are hoping to draw at least as many this year. Given the warmer weather earlier in the week, Heiniger and Ryan said the water should be warmer than normal, which they hope will draw more participants.Ryan said her favorite part of organizing the event is seeing how much fun everyone has while participating.“I just love seeing people run in and see how cold it is,” she said.Students can stop in anytime during the event to complete their plunge, as it will run in shifts. Those who did not preregister at South Dining Hall on Wednesday or Thursday can still preregister online at Notre Dame Student Shop under Badin Hall. Students who prefer to register at the event should bring $5 in cash. Preregistering allows students to avoid the line before completing their plunge.Towels will be available throughout the two hours for those who complete the plunge, and hot chocolate and music will be around the lake, as well. Pictures from the event will be available on the event’s Facebook page for those who are unable to attend or want to find pictures of themselves at the event.Heiniger said people participate in the event primarily for bragging rights and to support charity.“I think the concept of doing a plunge is a pretty well-known idea. … It’s neat to have one that benefits a local charity, and it’s also a pretty established event,” Heiniger said.Before Ryan participated in the Polar Bear Plunge last year, she had always wanted to try a plunge.“I had heard about people doing plunges and I had never been able to do a plunge before — there just wasn’t one in the area,” she said. “It was so cool, not only knowing there was a plunge I could do, but that it’s only students. It’s a very Notre Dame community feel.”A committee of eight to 10 Badin residents who serve on the dorm’s Hope Commission helped Heiniger and Ryan plan the event. The commission is also responsible for planning Conscious Christmas in the fall semester, which benefits the Hope Initiative as well. The dorm became involved with the Initiative through Ann-Marie Conrado is a teaching professor and Badin Hall fellow, as well as a co-founder of the Initiative.Tags: badin hall, Hope Iniative, Polar Plunge, signature eventslast_img read more

Campus Dining, students discuss changes to food options on campus

first_imgGarbanzo Mediterranean Fresh opensChris Abayasinghe, senior director of Campus Dining, said the decision to bring Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh to the Hesburgh Center for International Studies was part of the University’s ongoing evaluation of its restaurants.“With the new Jenkins-Nanovic building there, we wanted to create a dining experience that was also reflective of the global aspirations that the new Keough School, etc., aspire to, because they have visiting scholars, folks like that [who] come in,” he said.Abayasinghe said while Au Bon Pain Express used to be located in the Hesburgh Center in place of Garbanzo, it was more of “a catering operation.”“One of the charges we set for ourselves was to really help enliven the dine-in experience. And that’s what we’ve seen with Garbanzo,” he said.Abayasinghe said Campus Dining does not yet know the full financial cost of replacing ABP Express with Garbanzo. When asked if he had an estimate, Abaysinghe responded that the University would know the full amount by the end of the fiscal year.The restaurant has gotten business from a number of students, Luigi Alberganti, director of student dining said. As Campus Dining anticipated, Garbanzo’s customers primarily consist of faculty and visitors, but the students were a nice surprise, he said.Julia Glago, a sophomore, was one such student who visited Garbanzo on Friday. She said many of her friends had recommended the restaurant but warned her about long lines.“I really liked it,” she said. “It’s a lot different than what a lot of other on-campus food restaurants have to offer.”Senior Caizi Qi, who also went to Garbanzo on Friday with her friend Yi Fan, said she appreciated the options the restaurant offers.“This is a more healthy option instead of the fast food,” she said. In addition to the opening of Pizza Pi, Campus Dining rolled out several changes this semester, including the opening of Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and the closure of express location, a la Descartes, in Jordan Hall. The organization is also continuing to evaluate its dining options and plans to announce changes to the meal plans during the fall semester.“We’re always looking at new work, especially with technology now — it’s changing a lot faster,” director of student dining Luigi Alberganti said. “So we’re always looking, we actually go to conferences and whatnot, and see what the newest trend is.” Future changesThis fall, Campus Dining plans to announce updates to the meal plan system. Abayasinghe declined to comment on how the meal plans would be adjusted, saying he was not ready to discuss the changes yet. “Last semester, students received an update from Student Affairs specifically in and around that but also announcing that we were going to go through the process in the fall to speak with students and what have you,” he said. “Yes, we do intend to do that.”When announcing incentives to keep seniors on-campus, the University said last spring it intends to introduce “block meal plan options.” These plans would offer a certain number of swipes per semester instead of swipes that expire weekly. The email also referenced “even more flexible meal plan options” for seniors.Last fall, then student government co-director of student life Eduardo Luna said Campus Dining had been considering changes including a meal-block plan, a flex points based system, decreasing meal swipes, offering unlimited meal swipes and getting rid of late lunch.When asked about possible modifications to the LaFortune Student Center, Campus Dining administrators said they had not confirmed any changes yet.“We’ve looked at many concepts and we engaged with several student groups, professors and whatnot, to see what possibilities we have there,” Alberganti said. “But we haven’t monetized anything.”Tags: a la descartes, Campus DIning, garbanzo, garbanzo mediterranean fresh, Jordan Hall, LaFortune Student Center, LaFun, meal planscenter_img À la Descartes closesAlongside the opening of Garbanzo, campus also saw the closing of a la Descartes, an express location offering to-go food and coffee in Jordan Hall. The location was difficult to maintain because it did not have special facilities, such as a hand-washing station, and items had to be brought in, Alberganti said. When the Duncan Student Center opened, its new restaurants also took away business from a la Descartes, he added.“We thought it was going to be a minimal impact,” Alberganti said. “But after a year of seeing the volume that we had over there, it just became financially unsustainable to maintain.” Alberganti said having the Duncan Student Center near Jordan Hall offers students more options.“The decision of closing a la Descartes was based on we’d rather give the opportunity of expansion and an experience like Duncan Student Center, where you not only can have coffee but it’s complemented by the homemade gelato program, pastries and smoothies and whatnot,” he said.Director of Campus Dining Chris Abayasinghe added that locations such as Au Bon Pain in the library, Decio Cafe and the Duncan Student Center could offer alternatives to a la Descartes. He also said the University is continuing to evaluate its dining options and is piloting a personalized coffee machine in the School of Architecture’s building.However, not all students found these alternatives helpful.Senior and biology major Colleen Ballantyne said she frequented a la Descartes for coffee and enjoyed talking to friends who worked there. When she noticed the express location had closed, she emailed Campus Dining to see if the closure was permanent.“The closest place would be ABP, but that’s a 10-minute round trip plus the actual buying the coffee,” she said. “It’s not really feasible. I’ve just gotten so used to being right there.”Senior and science-business major Evan Slattery, who was working in the study area near the now-closed cafe Tuesday, said a la Descartes was a convenient place to pick up a coffee or snack between classes.“I actually liked this [location] more than Duncan because it’s just a little store that you can grab whatever you want,” he said. “Over there, it’s just a few restaurants. It’s always long lines. This is way more convenient. If I wanted a coffee, I would never go to Duncan. I would go right here.”Not all students had strong feelings about the closure, however. “I used to come here often but … I’m not really mad about it,” sophomore and biochemistry major Vita Zhang said.last_img read more

Essential staff remains on campus despite closure

first_imgIt has been two weeks since Notre Dame closed campus due to the spread of coronavirus. There are no students talking and laughing at Duncan, rushing through corridors before classes start, running and sweating in the gym or gathering for activities in the residence halls. Instead, the campus is quiet. The majority of students have left their dorms and Duncan and LaFortune student centers are locked down. It is early spring. The trees are becoming green, but no one is around to enjoy the warmer weather.However, there are still students who cannot go home and remain on campus. With these students come the essential workers who continue to work. Zixu Wang | The Observer A computer lab in Hesburgh Library usually filled with students sits nearly vacant as a result of remote learning for the Spring semester.As stated in a letter from the Executive Office to faculty and staff Tuesday, essential employees will still be required to work on campus, including the power plant, security and fire departments, custodial services, dining services, core I.T. support and faculty and student instructional support.As of March 18, there are 29 on-site and 33 on-call employees in the Hesburgh Library, Dennis Brown, University vice president for public affairs and communications, said in an email.“The health and safety of all members of the campus community and our visitors have always been Notre Dame’s top priority,” he said. “That has never been more true than in these turbulent times when no work is routine.”Security and building services staff remain on campus working diligently to keep the campus safe and secure, Brown said.“That includes enhanced patrolling by NDPD to protect both lives and property and continued and specialized cleaning and disinfection services in campus buildings — among many other responsibilities,” he said.Another letter from the Executive Office on March 14 states supervisors in each department will clarify who is expected to work from home or on campus. For the staff who continue to work on campus, the University remains committed to safety and will continue to adopt recommended safety measures. Lynne Zeiger, a member of the security team, said medical issue and age are two reasons for suspending work with NDPD.“If the staff or their family is ill and has a doctor’s note or if they’re over 60 years old, staff can be approved not to come to campus,” Zeiger said.Zeiger’s department of five dropped to three over the past week. The two staff members who elected to stay home are both over 60. However, in some departments, age is not the reason for applying for a suspension of work.Yesnia Tillis, a custodian who mainly works in the Hesburgh Library, said being over 60 cannot be used as the reason to terminate work in the department of building services.“As far as I know, most of [the custodians over 60 years old] are still working pretty much,” Tillis said.Charles Cecil is a 62-year-old custodian with asthma who mainly works in the law school and has been working during the past two weeks.Cecil’s workload was cut back to one day a week effective Monday, he said.In response to policies for older employees, Brown said the University is committed “to [providing] the best information from the CDC [to employees] to address this and other personal care questions.”The majority of departments have decreased the number of staff working on campus. Robert Kolic, a member of the IT department of the Hesburgh Library, is one of the few staff members who still works on campus. “I volunteered to stay on campus because all of my colleagues have kids or the elderly at home whom should be taken care of,” Kolic said. “Meanwhile, it’s just me and my dog when I go home.” As the IT department aids in the transition to online courses, Kolic’s workload has increased as he is now responsible for cleaning the frequently used computers in the library.Meanwhile, custodial staff is limited at Holy Cross where they continue wiping down surfaces and cleaning with sanitizing wipes said vice president for finance Monica Markovich.While some departments are able to work remotely, others are still required to come to campus.  Scott Vaerewyck, a painter employed by an outside contractor, said he still follows his regular work schedule because construction is regarded as essential work by Indiana. Before being interviewed, Vaerewyck was scraping off some crannied surface of a wall in the Hesburgh Library, fixing the tunnels inside, priming and painting the wall.Because he is regarded as essential work, Vaerewyck said he will not get paid if he does not come to work, though he does not take issue with continuing his work.The Executive Office stated all full-time and benefits-eligible part-time regular employees are still being paid at the current base rate, including those who temporarily aren’t working or are self-isolating.The letter said though the University is facing a serious financial challenge, it is still committed to supporting employees at Notre Dame.“The University is a well-endowed institution and is able to weather unexpected events and change much better than lots of other organizations, especially in our area,” said Daniel Graff, director of the Higgins Labor Program.For the staff currently working on campus, health protection is essential. However, the University hasn’t provided sufficient personal protection equipment (PPE) for the staff whose work is not directly related to cleaning, according to Zeiger.“We didn’t receive the masks; we only received gloves, wipes and hand sanitizer from The University because we are required to clean the gate door and handle of the Hesburgh Library once in a while,” Zeiger said. Custodians Tillis and Cecil both said they received extra gloves, hand sanitizers and can apply for masks if needed. Brown said the University is supplying the proper PPE and sanitizing tools to all staff members and encourages those who feel that they are not receiving the proper materials should contact their supervisors.“The men and women in [NDPD and building services] are properly equipped with masks, gloves, cleaning materials, personal protective equipment and the many other supplies necessary to complete their tasks,” Brown said. “Staff or faculty members in any department who have concerns have been encouraged to speak with their supervisor or human resources. We will always work with those with particular vulnerabilities to make accommodations and ensure they are not at risk.”The building services staff is participating in ongoing training regarding cleaning and sterilization in response to COVID-19, Tillis said.However, Zeiger said she wishes to receive more specific guidance or training regarding COVID-19. So far she only received the general notice from NDPD, such as washing your hands and social distancing. “I will be less worried if I could get more detailed guidance and more protective equipment,” Zeiger said.Brown said NDPD staff has been informed on all up-to-date health guidelines and should more information be released, staff will be updated.“[Staff at NDPD has] been instructed on proper work-specific protocols, all in accordance with guidance provided by the CDC, OSHA and our occupational health physicians,” Brown said. “Should these guidelines change, we will, of course, work with our staff to make necessary and appropriate adjustments.”Zeiger said she’s the only one in her family who works outside of the home right now. “I’m worried about contacting someone with COVID-19 and taking it home,” she said. “My daughter is pregnant and living with me, and I’m afraid of bringing the virus to her.”Zeiger is 57 and has pneumonia. She could apply to stay at home but said she doesn’t have a doctor’s note.“I want to stay at home, but my colleagues are over 60, and I feel bad if I stay at home while they’re working,” Zeiger said. “They are more vulnerable than me, so I just have to do my part.”Zeiger said she hoped the University could further decrease the on-site staff by closing more buildings and facilities. “In this way, fewer staff [members] need to come to the campus, and they can be better protected at home,” she said.Editor’s Note: This story was originally published under both Zixu Wang and Genevieve Redsten’s names. Redsten did not contribute to this report. A previous version of this article also misidentified Scott Vaerewyck as Vaerewyck Scott, misreported his wife’s employer and insinuated Vaerewyck was required to work without proper supplies. The Observer regrets these errors.Tags: campus security, coronavirus, maintenance staff, workers’ rightslast_img read more

Saint Mary’s receives $1 million grant to expand health sciences program

first_imgThe Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded the College a $1 million grant to move forward on a new Center for Integrative Healthcare Education (CIHE) on campus, Saint Mary’s announced in a press release Wednesday.The CIHE is designed to help the College build off the strengths it holds in its health sciences, specifically the nursing department.The grant will assist in the transformation of the first floor and lower level of Regina Hall into the CIHE.“The CIHE will encourage collaboration among Saint Mary’s health science and behavioral health programs and better prepare graduates for careers in healthcare and related human service sectors, which face hiring shortages and increasing skill gaps,” College President Katie Conboy said in an email to staff and faculty.According to Conboy, the grant will benefit the College by allowing more students to be educated in the health sciences and will allow for an overall reduced cost to educate students at Saint Mary’s.Saint Mary’s has long boasted their health sciences, Titilayo Ufomata, provost and senior vice president added.“We’ve built a solid foundation through our current programming to deliver graduates who are multi-faceted,” Ufomata said. “Yet, certain barriers impede the expansion of our programming. For example, the College’s Nursing Science program faces capacity constraints imposed by its facility, originally built in the 1950’s as an elementary school. The Lilly grant will put in motion our plan to graduate next-level students who can deliver superior care to individuals with multiple and diverse needs, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach developed through working with colleagues from other healthcare disciplines in the College.”Lilly Endowment invited all of Indiana’s 38 accredited public and private colleges and universities to apply for the grant.Tags: center for integrative healthcare education, health sciences, lilly endowmentlast_img read more

Check Out this Awesome Virtual Tour of Wicked’s B’way Home

first_img View Comments from $95.00 Related Shows Wicked Can you spot the green girl? Nose around the Gershwin Theatre, home to Broadway blockbuster Wicked, with Google’s brand new virtual tour. Click here to check out all four levels of the gorgeous theater and see over 15 Wicked characters and artifacts in their natural habitat. These beautiful panoramic shots are stitched together to create an interactive experience similar to Google’s famous street views. So what are you waiting for? The Gershwin doors are (virtually) open for you!last_img

Euan Morton & Jeremy Kushnier to Lead Atomic

first_img Morton received a Tony nomination for his performance as Boy George in Taboo; his additional theater credits include The Film Society, Sondheim on Sondheim, and Cyrano de Bergerac. Kushnier, who recently performed in the Taboo Tenth Anniversary concert at 54 Below, has appeared on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey boys, Footoose and Rent. Gettelfinger’s Broadway credits include A Free Man of Color, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Nine. In addition to Morton, Kushnier and Gettelfinger, the cast of Atomic will include David Abeles, Alexis Fishman, Jonathan Hammond, James David Larson, Preston Sadlier and Grace Stockdale. The musical will feature choreography by Dean Walsh, music direction by Andrew Peterson, sets by Neil Patel, costumes by Emma Kingsbury, lighting by David Finn and sound by Jon Weston. Related Shows Atomic blasts open the doors of the Manhattan Project, a Government funded program of top scientists with the task of creating the world’s first Atomic Bomb. Leo Szilard is the mastermind behind atomic power, but his heart has reservations. Ethics, scientific progress, and true love are tested as Leo discovers exactly what he’s capable of when someone believes in him. Ethics, scientific progress, and true love: all set to song! Tony nominee Euan Morton, Jeremy Kushnier and Sara Gettelfinger will star in the U.S. premiere of the musical Atomic at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. The tuner, with book and lyrics by Danny Ginges and Gregory Bonsignore and music and lyrics by Philip Foxman, will play from June 26 through August 16, with opening night set for July 13. Damien Gray will direct.center_img Atomic View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 16, 2014last_img read more