BP holds ‘Meal or no Meal’ auction

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first_imgFor the past 25 years, the annual Breen-Phillips meal auction has allowed students to see professors, athletes and other campus celebrities in a new light by auctioning off meals with these various Notre Dame personalities. This year’s event will continue thattradition.Tonight’s “Meal or No Meal” auction will include live and silent auctions, and all proceeds from the event support Meals on Wheels, a charity that delivers meals to homebound senior citizens. Students can bid on dinners with a variety of prominent members of the Notre Dame community, such as University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, Irish football coach Brian Kelly, Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Mark Poorman, student body president Grant Schmidt and student body vice president Cynthia Weber.In addition to the live auction, a silent auction will feature gift cards from several area restaurants, including Chipotle, Olive Garden and Hot Box Pizza. It will also include six gift baskets assembled by each section of Breen-Phillips. Each will have a unique theme, such as “Death by Chocolate” and “Luck of the Irish.”In order to offer students a variety of meals to bid on, event coordinators Susan Garabedian and Adriana Taylor, both sophomores, contacted regular participants and prospective personalities via e-mail during winter break. They also asked other residents of Breen-Phillips for names of popular professors to provide a good sampling from each college, Taylor said.According to Taylor and Garabedian, the campus celebrities decide how many students to take to dinner, where they will have the meal and how much they want to spend per plate. Some participants, such as Carolyn Woo, dean of the Mendoza College of Business, and Anre Venter, professor of psychology, treat students to home-cooked, ethnic meals, while others take winners out to expensive restaurants, including Sorin’s.Poorman traditionally gives students a tour of the Main Building and the tunnels around campus. A new offering this year is a meal in Chicago with Professor Candida Moss of the Program of Liberal Studies.“Certain meals earn a lot of money because of the number of students involved, whereas others make money because the meals are expensive,” Taylor said. “It’s a good way for people to donate money to a great cause while getting to see another side of professors and other people on campus.”Garabedian said the off-campus restaurants were willing to make generous gift card donations to the event.“The donations from Chipotle are like Christmas in February,” she said.Garabedian and Taylor said they were happy about the number of new and returning  participants. “It’s very cool to see people at Notre Dame being so willing to participate in the event,” Taylor said. “It shows the amazing generosity on campus, and everyone is willing to help, from students to professors.”Professor Jim McKenna, chair of the anthropology department, and his wife, Professor Joanne Mack, traditionally take students to LaSalle Grille in South Bend for an evening of food and conversation.“We love every minute of it and the students we meet become our friends,” McKenna said. “It is just another wonderful reminder of the way Notre Dame, through its good works, helps us break the barriers between our students and us, the faculty.”Venter, who treats students to a traditional South African meal at his home, agreed with McKenna’s view of the event’s impact on student-professor relationships.“It is a great opportunity to get to know students, and we have been able to develop some wonderful relationships,” Venter said. “I think it is good for students and faculty to engage outside the constraints of the typical settings on campus.”Schmidt said he was surprised at his identification as a “campus celebrity” but nonetheless voiced his enthusiasm about the event.“Coach Kelly, Fr. Poorman, Professor McKenna and more blow us out of the water,” Schmidt said. “But we will be sure to take whoever is kind enough to bid on us to a very delicious meal and we’re looking forward to helping out.”The live and silent auctions will take place tonight from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Burger King and the Sorin Room in LaFortune. Students may pay for meals with cash, check or the new Domer Dollars option for charity events.last_img read more

Brody Hunt won the Honda Civic at the NPSS Prom

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first_imgTammy Mackenzie, NPSS Prom Organizer, shared that Prom was fabulous as the venue was a gala of lights and the graduates kept the energy on the dance floor hopping all night long.“Brody Hunt won the car and If I’ve never met a greater more deserving grad to have had this car go,” said Mackenzie, “Jayd Gorsic she was the runner up.”For the draw of the vehicle, every graduate that attended Prom had their name included in the draw, at 11:45 pm 10 names were picked in a reverse draw. Mackenzie shared, as each name was drawn to be eliminated, the graduate got to choose from 9 gift bags that enclosed a range of gift certificates denominations for Fuel, Starbucks, Crooked Corner and Ernies. Also, the DJ played games with the grads and they won $100 Shell gift certificates. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Saturday, June 15th will be a night to remember for Brody Hunt who won the Honda Civic at this year’s North Peace Secondary School Prom held at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre. A new concept for Prom was unveiled for North Peace Secondary School (NPSS) graduates this year, with an opportunity to win a car as a way to encourage the student body to stay the entirety of the evening to enjoy the evening of Prom.Tammy Mackenzie, NPSS Prom Organizer shared, through a raffle and fundraising effort, a pre-owned 2017 Honda Civic was purchased and with the help of the community detailed to upgrade the car in a way that would make it appealing to the youth.Mackenzie said that graduates will typically leave Prom night after the formal dinner and with all the time and money that goes into their looks and outfits, she felt with a big prize draw at the end of the evening that students would have to be present to win, would be what was needed to keep the grads from leaving to house parties.- Advertisement -The following is the list of Sponsors that helped detail the car from new paint, wheels, window tinting and a custom stereo system;center_img Alaska Hi-Way AutobodyMulitia MufflerAutographicsIntegraTireDriving ForceTrimTekK-Mac Signs & GraphicsAlaska Hi-Way Auto Glasslast_img read more

Police detain principal amid student walkout

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first_imgBALDWIN PARK – The Police Department is investigating why officers detained Sierra Vista High School’s principal during Monday’s school walkout by students.Principal Jackie White was detained reportedly after students who police ordered to be locked into their classrooms were released, according to a statement from the police. Mark Skvarna, Baldwin Park Unified School District superintendent, said he was still trying to learn the facts about what happened. “I’m not mad,” he said. “I guess the only thing I want to say is that I have full confidence in \ Mark Kling. He told me they are doing an internal investigation. Whatever happened, I guarantee you he will get to the bottom of it.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventWhite did not immediately return a telephone call left at Sierra Vista. Officers were trying to corral about 250 students who did not report to 9 a.m. classes on Monday, officials said. That was the day thousands of area students walked out of class to protest a proposed federal law aimed at controlling illegal immigration. Students were roaming around campus and trying to jump over the school’s fences, the statement said. At 10:10 a.m., officers requested Sierra Vista officials place the school in “lockdown,” which would keep students in classrooms and cancel a student break. While police were trying to get control of the 250 students, about 1,100 students were released from class, the statement said. This prevented officers from getting the disruptive students to return to class. After questioning, White was let go when police determined the release of students was probably due to miscommunication, officials said. The statement does not make clear how long White was detained. Police decided there were no grounds to file a criminal complaint against White. The statement also said members of the department have talked with White and apologized for keeping her from her duties as principal. ben.baeder@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more