The University of Notre Dame is hiring experienced hotel and food service staff to fill 50-75 new jobs at the Morris Inn, which currently is undergoing renovation and will reopen in August.Interviews for all positions will be held on campus at two job fairs on June 24 (Monday) from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and June 26 (Wednesday) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Both job fairs will be held at the Jordan Hall of Science on Notre Dame’s campus, northeast of the stadium. Read More
As work progresses on realigning Douglas Road, two updates are available regarding construction zones:
- The stretch of Douglas Road between St. Joseph Drive and Wilson Drive will re-open on Friday, June 21.
- A stretch of Juniper Road south of Welworth Avenue will be closed in both directions beginning Monday, June 24. This date is earlier than what was previously anticipated as the closure date. The closure will be in effect for approximately 30 days, weather permitting. …
There is no such thing as a typical day for Jocelyn (Jocie) Antonelli, nutrition and safety manager for Notre Dame Food Services.
A registered dietitian, Antonelli is responsible for nutritional programming for student dining as well as across campus. Additionally, she monitors food safety in all Food Services units, making sure federal and state food code guidelines are met.
Much of Antonelli’s time is taken up with education and counseling. She conducts campus workshops and lectures, and hosts a booth at the Irish Health Fair. Staffers at the Notre Dame Wellness Center frequently refer patients to her for help on issues such as weight loss, diabetes and cholesterol management. Students also initiate their own counseling sessions with Antonelli after seeing her name on posters placed in the dining halls. Read More
The Walgreens Pharmacy at the Notre Dame the Wellness Center provides more engagement with patients than the typical drugstore, says pharmacist Vince Workman.
“We come to our private consultation room and go through everything,” Workman says. “There are many people who would benefit from it,” especially those with muliple conditions or medications. “We can look at all the medications they’re on and make sure they’re taking them properly, as well as saving them money in many instances.” Read More
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A walking contest provided a moving experience for the Notre Dame Alumni Association office, where some 30 employees on a half-dozen teams took measured steps for six weeks to promote healthy habits.
The Spring Step Challenge, which started in April and ended May 14, included pedometers provided by RecSports to help participants keep track—reporting to their captains each week. They kept the pedometers after the finish to encourage extending the movement. Read More
John Schafer serves food in the South Dining Hall. For the past six months, he’s also served hundreds of the homeless in Chicago and across Michiana, distributing thousands of dollars of donated goods.
Schafer was so moved last fall when he saw shoppers ignoring the needy on the sidewalks of Chicago that he started Chicago Five for the Homeless, a name that reflects how much help could happen if each of the city’s 3 million people gave $5.
“I had encountered the homeless,” he recalls. “We’d try to give a dollar or two as we encountered them. It struck me as it was getting colder—‘what are these people going to do now?’ One day I stood back for about 10 minutes and watched how many people shopping in the downtown area on the sidewalk would totally ignore the homeless and walk past them like they were invisible. I said, ‘I’ve got to do something.’” Read More
The Eleventh Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop begins with a free public lecture by F. Jamil Ragep, director of Islamic Studies at McGill University in Montreal. The lecture, “Islam at the Crossroads: Reflections on the History and Historiography of Astronomical Transmission,” takes place in the Jordan Hall DVT theater at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. The talk will be followed by a reception in the Jordan Galleria. Read More
Notre Dame OpenCourseWare (OCW) has received the Landmark Site Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence from the OpenCourseWare Consortium. The University, which launched the site in 2006, was a founding member of the consortium.
The site (ocw.nd.edu) makes available online more than 50 courses in 24 subject areas by Notre Dame professors, says Cathy Schulz, the OCW project coordinator in the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning. More than 300,000 people from around the world visited last year, an increase of nearly 50 percent from 2011. Read More