Tags: Non-profit, OSCE, Rebekah DeLine, service fair Saint Mary’s College has dedicated itself to upholding its tradition to service. The College’s commitment to service will manifest in a service fair Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Student Center.The Service Fair was partially organized by Rebecca DeLine, the director of the Office for Civic and Social Engagement (OSCE).“We hope to connect students to [a] local service organization in the community so that they might find a service opportunity that interests them,” DeLine said in an email.DeLine said she hopes students create a relationship with organizations that will be lasting and that fosters commitment and “that students might commit to a semester of regular engagement with one of our local non-profits.”The fair will feature a number of non-profits that work in diverse fields.“There will be 33 non-profits represented in addition to two OCSE-sponsored opportunities,” DeLine said. “I think that there should be something for everyone.”DeLine provided some examples of non-profits that students interested in working in the South Bend community might find compelling.“I don’t think I’m allowed to play favorites, but I will say that we have a wide range of non-profits from those serving youth in after-school programs to those working particularly with the Latinx population to those that work with individuals who are dying,” she said.The Service Fair is the realization of the work of the OSCE. The organization spent months planning the event in order to connect students to their communities, DeLine said.“We started by contacting our community partners shortly after Thanksgiving, but the planning actually began a bit before then as we reserved the space and worked with Campus and Community Events to determine how many non-profits we could host,” she said.DeLine said she recognizes the benefits of students participating in service, but also recognizes the stressors of school and other extra-curricular activities can cause the time commitment of regular service impossible.“I think engaging with the community is a good thing in and of itself, but I am also realistic that students are very busy and may not have as much time to help at a non-profit if they aren’t receiving something in return,” she said. “So real benefits I know that students will receive are work experience, networking.”The Service Fair is a part of the celebrations of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, but it also takes place in the 175th year of Saint Mary’s. DeLine said the Service Fair connects with these two events.“The Sisters of the Holy Cross have long demonstrated a commitment to living and serving alongside the community they are a part of and they did this through first developing authentic and personal relationships with the communities where they lived,“ she said. “The service fair is one way that we can help students get to know the community and to find ways to respond to the needs that are brought forth.”DeLine said she is looking forward to a lot about the Service Fair, but the thing that she is looking forward to the most is the community and the excitement it produces.DeLine said she is looking forward to the Service Fair and hopes that it will bring “a lot of great energy and hopefully a lot of wonderful connections between students and the community.”
A video of young people brawling in the waters of a seafront area in Kalibaru subdistrict, Cilincing, North Jakarta, has gone viral on social media, prompting authorities to stand guard near the location.The video, posted on Sunday by Instagram account @jakut.info, showed dozens of young people having a confrontation in the waters while swimming, some of them carrying various kinds of sharp weapons. Topics : Responding to the video, Cilincing Police chief Comr. Imam T. B. said most of the people involved in the brawl were Cilincing residents. He then sent personnel to visit the location, despite it being outside of his authority.“We went to the location and they disbanded immediately,” Imam told tempo.co on Wednesday, adding that some of the youths threw their weapons into the sea.According to a press release issued by the North Jakarta administration on Tuesday, the police also detained two teenagers with sharp weapons and ceramic shards.In the statement, Kalibaru subdistrict head Slamet Alfarizi said that police, military and Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) personnel, as well as local residents, also conducted patrols in the past three days around the area to prevent another brawl.Cilincing district head Muhammad Andri commended the joint patrol.“May our hard work build a safe and orderly Kalibaru for all of us.” (mfp) “On Sunday at 5 p.m., there was a brawl on the coast of Jakarta; a group of youths was seen fighting,” the caption of the Instagram post said.
The Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Coca Cola International, Mr. Alexander Cummings, has disclosed that Liberians, both at home and in the Diaspora, have petitioned him to run for the office of President of Liberia.In an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer at its new headquarters in Paynesville, Mr. Cummings said he had received the petitions, but insisted that as vice head of a premier multilateral corporation, he could not seek political office now.Mr. Cummings did not, however, rule out the possibility that he may in the near future give consideration to those petitions.Should he decide to run for any political office, Mr. Cummings said he would have to resign, “but for now I am still an employee of Coca Cola.”In recent months, both at home and abroad, the name of Mr. Cummings continues to come up as one of those expected to make the line up for the 2017 political marathon to Capitol Hill.A 1973 graduate of the College of West Africa (CWA), Mr. Cummings did one and half semesters at Cuttington University College, (now Cuttington University) before leaving for further studies in the United States.After successfully completing his studies, Cummings started work for corporate America, becoming a Senior Financial Officer at Pillsbury, a flour manufacturer in Minnesota, and slowly climbed the corporate ladder, becoming vice president for Finance. He later joined Coca Cola International in Atlanta, Georgia, where he rose to the post of Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Coca Cola International. Many political commentators both in the Executive and Legislative Branches of government have hinted to our Legislative Reporter that Mr. Cummings who has now reached his zenith in the international corporate business world, may likely be a candidate for the Executive Mansion.Mr. Cummings was in Liberia last August during the height of the Ebola virus epidemic to assure President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the Liberian government that despite the crisis, Coca Cola International had decided to maintain its current staff, and even continued expanding its operations. True to that pledge, he returned home this week to open a new bottling facility at the Coca Cola plant in Paynesville.In addition, he also led President Sirleaf to Duport Road to open a new Science and Technical School he has founded which will teach students starting from seventh grade in Computer Technology and Science. The school intends to attract the best and brightest students, purely on the basis of meritocracy. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
That Alberta government is providing 8.8 million dollars, for a 30 million-dollar project to turn the province’s vast reserves of deeply buried coal into clean synthetic gas, for power generation. Swan Hills Synfuels, of Calgary, will be a partner in the project to be located near Swan Hills in north-central Alberta. The province says it will be the first such project in North America and the deepest underground coal gasification conducted in the world — more than 1,000 metres below the surface. – Advertisement -Coal gasification involves injecting oxygen into the deeply buried coal to help turn it into synthesis gas. The gas can then be used as fuel for clean power generation and further processed into gas for home heating, or for other products, like hydrogen, methanol or transportation fuels.