Group prepares for last month

first_imgStudent Senate discussed pep rally improvement and student employment reform at Wednesday’s meeting, planning to make strides in these areas before the current student government’s term ends April 1. Student body vice president Andrew Bell said the current student government officers will have their closing meeting soon with Game Day Operations in order to finalize next year’s pep rallies. “We’re giving them our final thoughts on pep rallies so they can make improvements for next year,” he said. Pasquerilla East senator Julie Doherty said there was an excessive amount of waiting at the 2010 rallies. “They lasted too long and took up too much time,” Doherty said. “It’s not as fun when you’re just waiting there for a while.” Off-Campus Concerns Chair Emily LeStrange said the changes at Irish Green this year were definitely a positive step. “It’s a lot more student-friendly in terms of players getting involved,” she said. “It’s more open to communicating with students.” LeStrange said the unlimited capacity and the stage are both important features of the location. But some senators said the lack of thunderous noise at Irish Green posed a problem. “At Irish Green the stage isn’t facing [DeBartolo Performing Arts Center], it faces the street so the sound doesn’t reverberate,” Siegfried senator Kevin McDermott said. Yiting Zheng, McGlinn senator, said the indoor pep rallies solved this problem by packing many people inside and creating a higher noise level. Ideas to bring older students to next year’s rallies included guest speakers, more variety and free food and T-shirts. Student body president Catherine Soler also discussed her plan to restructure student employment, especially the Notre Dame Job Board. The job board, which can be found through a link under the Student Academic tab on insideND, lists categories of both on-campus jobs, such as in athletics and food services, and jobs in the broader Notre Dame community, such as child care and clerical positions. Soler said the current board is rarely updated and hard to navigate. The Student Employment Office, a division of the Office of Financial Aid, manages the board but does not actively seek out student employment opportunities to post, she said. “The current process is each department is sent a newsletter and if they have a job, they can contact the Student Employment Office which then puts it on job board,” Soler said. Once a position is filled, it is again the job of the department to inform the Student Employment Office to remove the position from the board. Soler said the departments do not regularly follow-up with this task, which makes the board rarely up-to-date. Some senators suggested moving the link to a more visible place. Zheng said allowing students to upload their resumes directly to the site would improve contact between applicants and potential employers. With more than 40 percent of students employed on campus, Soler said, the job board should become a more effective tool.last_img read more

Maintaining effective staffing levels in a “D-I-Y” world

first_imgIn study after study, results indicate that an increasing number of consumers are choosing a “D-I-Y” approach to accessing financial products and services. According to a recent report by Accenture, 52 percent of U.S. adults utilize smart phones and tablets to conduct their banking business whenever and wherever they choose.And while the rise in the number of video ATMs and mobile apps that provide access to online banking services has had a substantial impact on declining branch transaction volume across the country, there are still many instances where consumers prefer one-on-one interaction and expert advice when transacting important financial business. For traditionally staffed financial institutions, this creates a challenge to find the most efficient way to adjust to new service preferences.And this is no easy task. It can require time away from on-going operational responsibilities and sometimes forces management and staff to think outside of the conventional box to imagine a different way of doing business. But when compared with the cost of losing members to competitors that have taken the necessary steps to understand what consumers expect from their financial institution, taking a serious look at the effectiveness of your service model can be a very wise investment. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness tear two Chelsea players to shreds during Manchester City thrashing

first_imgAdvertisement Sarri says he’s ‘at risk’ of losing his job, after City thrashingTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:36FullscreenSarri says he’s ‘at risk’ of losing his job, after City thrashinghttps://metro.co.uk/video/sarri-says-hes-risk-losing-job-city-thrashing-1860108/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Feb 2019 5:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Comment Kepa Arrizabalaga was also criticised by the pundits (Picture: Getty)‘The next goal just isn’t good enough from Kepa. He has to save it.‘He will improve but for the world-record fee for a goalkeeper, he has to do more in a Chelsea shirt, and that’s not just based on today.’Losing by six goals ensures Chelsea drop to sixth in the Premier League, below Arsenal on goal difference.Manchester City, meanwhile, have moved back above Liverpool, who now have a game in hand on the defending champions. Marcos Alonso was slammed for his performance (Picture: Getty)Souness said: ‘Looking at a few of those challenges, it’s all so weak from Chelsea.‘This Aguero goal [his first] is a fabulous strike from a fantastic player and not such a fabulous goalkeeper.‘The ball ends up in the top corner, but that’s after he touches it. That for me is a shot he should save.’Carragher added: ‘I agree with Graeme. [Former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut] Courtois saves that. Chelsea were thrashed by Manchester City on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness blasted Marcos Alonso and Kepa Arrizabalaga for their roles in Chelsea’s drubbing at Manchester City on Sunday.A first-half brace from Sergio Aguero and goals from Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan saw City race into a 4-0 lead by half-time.Aguero completed his hat-trick shortly after the break with a penalty, before Sterling added City’s sixth.Speaking at half-time of the embarrassing defeat, Carragher and Souness slammed the performances of defender Alonso and goalkeeper Kepa.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAlonso, the pundits said, committed a ‘criminal’ mistake for City’s opener, while Kepa did little to justify his world-record transfer fee for a goalkeeper by failing to prevent two strikes from Aguero.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s criminal from Alonso,’ former Liverpool and England defender Carragher said.‘So casual, four minutes into a big away game. You do not leave your post until [Eden] Hazard is back.‘Players of the quality of De Bruyne and Silva will punish them all day. He’s not switched on at all.’ Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness tear two Chelsea players to shreds during Manchester City thrashing Advertisementlast_img read more