Many Notre Dame students will arrive on campus this weekend and spend their time catching up with friends, organizing rooms and preparing for another semester of college. But for the incoming freshman Class of 2014, the weekend will be a long process of moving into an unfamiliar dorm, meeting new classmates and beginning to participate in the exciting, and somewhat awkward, experience that is Freshman Orientation, or Frosh-O.With many of the incoming freshmen forming their impressions of their new dorm and the University itself, members of the Frosh-O staffs say they are making every effort to personalize the move-in experience and make the transition as easy as possible for new residents.“We want to make sure that we welcome every single individual guy and make him feel at home,” junior Mitch Speer, Frosh-O commissioner for Carroll Hall, said. “Since we’re a small dorm, one individual student is 1 percent of my hall so we try and create a community atmosphere.”Other dorms see the move-in process as the ideal time to begin fostering relationships between the freshmen and their new home.“Throughout the move-in process, we want them to feel as comfortable as possible,” sophomore Mairin Talerico, Lewis Hall Frosh-O staff member, said. “We want to help them break out of their shells and become a part of this new family.”Several Frosh-O staff members said they understand that their efforts during the first weekend can potentially influence the freshmen’s attitudes about their next four years at Notre Dame. “We want to give the best impression of Notre Dame so that they start their first days of college with a positive attitude,” junior Kathleen McKiernan, Howard Hall Frosh-O commissioner, said. “It’s important that we give them a feeling of a place they want to be — their ‘home away from home.’”New Howard Duck Lily Rodgers said when she walked up to register at her new hall that “everyone knew my name and who I was, which was really cool.”Throughout the weekend, many of Notre Dame’s newest students have similarly felt welcomed to campus despite the chaos that surrounds the initial move to college.“So far everyone’s been really helpful and welcoming,” Morrissey Manor freshman Matt Hickey said. “The hall staff’s been outgoing and introducing themselves, but it’s still been pretty crazy trying to move everything in.”Freshman Andrea Rosado, a new resident of Pangborn Hall, said she “definitely” sees herself at home in Pangborn Hall and said her Frosh-O staff was very friendly. “The transition has been really easy,” she said. “I’m not nervous at all.”Easing the transition to Notre Dame requires a lot of time and effort on behalf of the Frosh-O staffs on campus, but most coordinators agree that the easiest way to make the new students welcome is to reach out and be a friend to the new freshmen.“We just try and be ourselves,” Speer said. “Our staff was picked for a reason. We put on a happy face and get these guys in the dorm and just make sure they enjoy themselves.”
Alex Timbers(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Frozen View Comments Related Shows Broadway.com has confirmed that director Alex Timbers and Disney Theatrical Productions have parted ways on the upcoming Broadway musical Frozen. No word yet if this will impact the timing of the project: the eagerly anticipated stage adaptation of the movie is scheduled to make its world premiere in August 2017 at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The New York Post has claimed that Frozen has booked the St. James Theatre for the planned spring 2018 Main Stem bow.Announcement of a new director will be made in the near future. Peter Darling, who had been set to choreograph the production, also recently departed the project; an equity casting notice for a fall developmental lab suggests that Tony winner Christopher Gattelli will replace him.“Making the tough calls when creating a new Broadway musical is never easy, but this was especially painful,” said Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer of DTP, in a statement. “Alex Timbers is one of the most exciting and innovative theater directors I know, and we’ve proudly worked with him from my support of the early development of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson through our work together on Peter and the Starcatcher. Though we have chosen to go in another direction with this role, we are committed to seeing Frozen’s tremendous theatrical potential brought to life onstage.”The Disney musical, featuring the beloved tunes (and some new ones) by married songwriting duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and a book by screenwriter Jennifer Lee, follows two royal sisters, Elsa and Anna, whose relationship is put to the test when Elsa’s magical ice powers are unleashed during a power anthem that you’re still singing under your breath. Also in the mix are a strapping iceman, his reindeer, a fast-talking snowman and a too-good-to-be-true prince. We probably didn’t need to explain that to you.The film won Oscars in 2013 for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (for “Let It Go”) and featured the vocal talents of several Broadway favorites, including Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana and Kristen Bell.No word yet on casting for the musical. In a lab of the tuner earlier this year, Betsy Wolfe, Patti Murin and Okieriete Onaodowan played Elsa, Anna and Kristoff, respectively. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 11, 2020
Four Libyan match officials have been appointed to officiate Ghana’s AFCON qualifying match against Guinea on Saturday October 11 in Casablanca.Referee Mohammed Ragab will be assisted by compatriots Fathi Faraj Mohammed and Attia Amsaad, with Wahid Tamuni Salah as the fourth official.The Match commissioner for the game will be Mendes Antonio from Guinea Bissau.The Black stars will face Guinea at the Stade Mohammed V at 8pm local time (7pm) and will play as hosts in the return leg scheduled for the Tamale Stadium next Wednesday .
Lagan Harps FC News:Saturday was a proud day for the club when we had three players in the starting line up for the Irish girls u/16 team v Austria. Ciana Brogan, Caoimhe Walsh and Zoe Green along with Illies Celtic’s Aoife Mc Colgan all took part in the 1-1 draw, Ireland then won 6-5 on penalties.On Friday Ciana and Caoimhe had played against Croatia. Congratulations to the girls on their well deserved achievement. Our men’s promotion hopes received a set back when we drew 1-1 with Whitestrand Utd, in a game reversed to Whitestrand.Next Sunday we are scheduled to play Dunkineely Celtic at home. Our u/12’s continued their impressive run with a 3-0 away to Convoy Arsenal.In a hard fought encounter our goals came from Luke Parke, Tiernan Brown and Mark Bonner.Next Saturday we are scheduled to play league leaders Cappry Rovers. Our u/14’s are also schedule to play Cappry. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Brendan Gibson, Packie O’Donnell and John Gillen who were recently hospitalised.In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 2,8,10 and 21. Two people, Micky Mc Grath and James Davenport, had three numbers and won E25 each.Next weeks jackpot is E5050. On a sourer note the club was again the victim of the vandalism cureently plaguing the village, with a window broken in the dressingrooms.The club will prosecute any vandals or in the case of minors, their parents. It is difficult enough raising funds without having to pay for repairs.PROUD DAY FOR LAGAN HARPS FC – AS TRIO START FOR IRISH U16 GIRLS TEAM AGAINST AUSTRIA was last modified: February 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Lagan Harps FCNoticessoccerSport