Campus Ministry, dorms celebrate Las Posadas

first_imgFor the past five years, the Notre Dame community has marked the coming of the Christmas season with an annual tradition of Las Posadas. During this year’s celebration, students and others in attendance will meet at the Grotto at 9 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights for a walk, prayer, singing and food.Las Posadas, which is Spanish for “the inns,” reenacts a passage from the Gospel of Luke where Mary and Joseph search for shelter before Jesus is born, Becky Ruvalcaba, assistant director of multicultural ministry in Campus Ministry, said in an email.“[It] is an advent celebration revolving around the concept of hospitality,” she said. “ … We learn from the Posadas that by welcoming the poor and the needy, we are welcoming Jesus in our midst.”The walk will end at Stanford Hall on Monday night, the Coleman-Morse Center on Tuesday night and Farley Hall on Wednesday night.Junior Audrey Immonen, the spirituality commissioner for Farley Hall, said in an email that the event will feature one leader, three readers and two people to play Mary and Joseph.Ruvalcaba said the tradition is typical in Latin American countries and is usually held the nine days before Christmas.Besides Campus Ministry, Ruvalcaba said Farley and Stanford Halls play large roles in the event, but people from across campus participate.Campus Ministry plans the date at least two months in advance and then coordinates with Farley to set the locations each night, Immonen said.. She plans for the night when Farley hosts.“I recruit Farley’s Finest to read Bible passages and play Mary and Joseph,” she said. “We also order delicious Venezuelan food from the Mango Cafe here in South Bend — the night is full of empanadas, arepas and hot chocolate.”Elaine DeBassige, the rector of Farley, helped bring the tradition to campus several years ago.“I come from a state and culture that celebrates their faith through pilgrimage at Advent and Lent,” she said in an email. “Pilgrimage helps us to think about the journey we all make in our faith life.”DeBassige said her family always welcomed strangers.“When we open Farley’s door to let the pilgrims in for a prayer and food, it reminds me of home and the way this cultural tradition shaped my faith,” she said.Immonen said her favorite part of the event is when people remember that Mary and Joseph were refugees.“Nowadays, refugees are vilified and marginalized, and people forget that God was once one,” she said.Ruvalcaba and Immonen both said the community is one of their favorite parts of the event as well.“This event reminds students that we are called to walk with each other on the journey,” Immonen said.DeBassige ultimately sees the celebration as a time for the campus to come together.“One of the greatest gifts of a college education is the exchange of ideas, culture and life,” she said. “These things expand who we are when we dare to share. … The table that Christ sets then becomes more accessible to more people because it is another way to access the Catholic faith.”She said that making these traditions accessible helps make strangers seem less intimidating and more like friends or family.“Isn’t that what Notre Dame is all about?” she said.Tags: christmas, Faith, Las Posadas, Pilgrimagelast_img read more

Bandung McDonald’s ranks among top-10 in global delivery records, sparking nostalgia for local stomping ground

first_imgThe photo showed that the Simpang Dago McDonald’s ranked eighth for most deliveries in one hour with 104 deliveries on Aug. 25, 2019. In the most deliveries in one day category, Simpang Dago McDonald’s ranked fourth with 1,158 deliveries on Oct. 12, 2019. Sutji Lantyka, associate director of communications for McDonald’s Indonesia confirmed the rankings displayed in the photo.“The data is valid, although it was only issued for internal use. Until now, we do not know who made this photo viral,” she told The Jakarta Post on Monday.The tweet garnered dozens of responses, mostly from customers who shared their experiences about dining or ordering from the Simpang Dago McDonald’s. Current and former students reminisced about their favorite local haunt after finding out that the Simpang Dago McDonald’s in Bandung, West Java, was among the top-10 outlets worldwide in terms of deliveries according to the 2019 Global McDelivery Records. A photo of the rankings went viral after Twitter user @Nickwisely97 tweeted it on Sunday.Saya bangga telah berkontribusi untuk membanggakan Indonesia masuk 10 besar dunia. Mari lestarikan makanan khas Kota Bandung pic.twitter.com/VEAbHBMcnM— Nick Wisely (@Nickwisely97) February 2, 2020“I am proud to have contributed to Indonesia’s achievement in reaching the top 10 in this global ranking. Let’s preserve Bandung’s unique cuisine,” he said. Twitter user @AlfarusFG, for example, said the place had served as his office and place of study.“McD Simpang Dago is not just a restaurant but also my office and campus,” he said.Meanwhile account @vallyanelsmy shared her experience of crying at the same store.“McD Simpang Dago is the most memorable place. Studying, hangout, finishing the thesis, meeting with my ex at midnight, also crying at 2 p.m.,” she said.Simpang Dago McDonald’s is one of 12 McDonald’s branches in Bandung, all of which operate 24 hours a day. The Simpang Dago branch’s location is particularly strategic, with at least five universities within a 1 kilometer radius of the eatery. It’s no wonder then, that the outlet has become a favorite place for students of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Padjadjaran University, Indonesia Computer University, Harapan Bangsa Technology Institute and the Academy of Social Welfare.When the Post visited the branch on Monday, there were many students hanging out on the second floor. Most of them sat inside the air-conditioned room, while some sat outside at the smoking area.Tia Jasmine, a 20-year-old ITB architecture student, said the Simpang Dago McDonald’s was one of her favorite hangout spots. She said the strategic location, Wi-Fi and the availability of electricity plugs made the fast food place stand out compared to cafes or other dining places around the area.“This place is like my second boarding home,” she said.Riska Salsabila, 20, Tia’s friend, said they would often spend an entire night in the restaurant.“We would get there at 3 p.m., buy a meal for dinner and go home the next day. We did it a lot during our freshman year,” she said, adding that she and her friends would often hold group study sessions and even watch Netflix together at the outlet, taking advantage of its fast Wi-Fi.Dirga Hutama of National Technology University said the Simpang Dago McDonald’s was convenient for its abundance of electric plugs.“I have visited other McDonald’s, but all the plugs at the Simpang Dago branch are functioning. It is also very close to campus,” Dirga said. (gis)Topics :last_img read more

5 things Daniel French and Rick Burton said about hiring John Wildhack as Syracuse’s Director of Athletics

first_img Related Stories Watch: Daniel French and Rick Burton discuss hiring John Wildhack as Director of Athletics8 things to know about new Syracuse Director of Athletics John WildhackStorify: Syracuse community reacts to Syracuse naming John Wildhack its new ADStorify: ESPN employees react to Syracuse hiring John Wildhack as new ADSyracuse University hires former ESPN exec John Wildhack as new Director of Athletics Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 6, 2016 at 6:49 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Following the announcement of Syracuse’s new Director of Athletics John Wildhack, interim AD Daniel French and Rick Burton, Syracuse’s liaison to the NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference, spoke about the hire. Here are five things they said. 1. Working at ESPN was a big factor in hiring WildhackWhile Wildhack may not have been on Syracuse’s side of the negotiating table at ESPN, he was negotiating media rights contracts for ‘The Worldwide Leader in Sports.’ That seemed to be a big selling point in his hire, since television contracts play a significant role in college athletics.“The job of an athletic director is a complicated job, it’s not just about who we play and when we play ’em and who the coaches are,” French said. “… Dealing with the media, dealing with television rights, all the things that John has done over his career, we think that’s the exact kind of leadership we need right now.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBurton said if an ACC Network (in a similar fashion to the SEC Network or Big Ten Network) came together, Wildhack would be an asset.2. Loyalty was a factorWhen Mark Coyle bolted for Minnesota, there were murmurs from the Syracuse community that SU should hire an “SU guy.” That’s exactly what Wildhack is: He grew up in Buffalo, New York and graduated from the university in 1980.“The chancellor was clear that it was always important,” French said, “… It was certainly a point that we were cognizant about, but it was not the deciding factor. It’s a strong factor for John … it was one of many factors.”Wildhack has served on the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics advisory board. Despite graduating from Syracuse 36 years ago, he has been involved with the university in that span.Given that Wildhack left ESPN at the time he did, Burton believes this is where Wildhack wants to be. Burton said he believes Wildhack will be at SU until the end of his business career.3. Syracuse wanted a swift processFrench reiterated that there was a winnowing process for choosing SU’s next athletic director. They reviewed resumes, cut the pool to people SU would interview and then cut the pool further into finalists.“(Chancellor Kent Syverud) indicated he wanted to move quickly. We knew there was a lot of talent out there. I think at the time I said we thought we’d look at 15-20 people. We’d narrow that down to five or six. That’s what we did … The process moved quickly, though. The chancellor led the search.”4. There’s a first time for everythingDespite his experience at ESPN, Wildhack has never been an athletic director anywhere before coming to Syracuse. French cited other schools who have hired first-time athletic directors, including Notre Dame and Alabama.French was also confident in the support group Wildhack will have when he enters the job in August.5. Started from the bottom, now he’s hereWildhack started his career at ESPN as a production assistant, working his way through the company during the last 36 years. The company has won more than 30 Emmy Awards in Wildhack’s time there.Burton cited George Bodenheimer, who started in the mail room, as another ESPN executive who started with the company from its early stages. Commentslast_img read more

BOOKIES MAKE MAYO HOT FAVOURITES TO BEAT DONEGAL

first_imgMurphy’s side are 13/2 to keep SamBOOKMAKERS have made Mayo hot favourites to beat Donegal at Croke Park on Sunday.Boylesports have installed the Connacht champions as 8/13 to defeat Jim McGuinness’s side in the All-Ireland quarter-final.You can get 7/4 on Donegal for the fixture. Boylesports have also practically ruled out Donegal retaining Sam Maguire – offering generous 13/2 odds on back-to-back victories.Dublin are favourites to regain Sam – at 2/1. BOOKIES MAKE MAYO HOT FAVOURITES TO BEAT DONEGAL was last modified: July 31st, 2013 by John2Share 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:BOOKIES MAKE MAYO HOT FAVOURITES TO BEAT DONEGALlast_img read more