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ROTC seniors to begin assignments

first_imgThirty-nine Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets will be commissioned as officers at the Tri-Military ceremony in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Saturday. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. and will be followed by a reception in the Pasquerilla Center. The Army will commission 12 2nd lieutenants, the Air Force, 12 and the Marine Corps, six. The Navy will commission nine ensigns.Senior Thomas Capretta, cadet battalion commander of the Army ROTC Fightin’ Irish Battalion, said the commissioning involves taking an oath and getting the rank of Second Lieutenant pinned on each cadet’s uniform. Maj. Gen. Philip Volpe will be the speaker at the ceremony. Volpe, a Notre Dame alumnus, has had a long career in Army medicine, and has received various awards for his service.After the ceremony, the students will officially be commissioned officers of the military.  “Most will have four-year commitments, but some will have longer if their training costs more,” Col. Dennis Mitchell, commanding officer of the Air Force ROTC Unit, said. “For example, three will be going to one year of pilot training and will spend at least 10 years in the Air Force after training.”The Navy also requires four years of active service, with aviators requiring up to eight years after they receive their qualification wings, Lt. William Fensterer, assistant professor of naval science, said. Fensterer said Navy cadets will go to different locations depending on their preferences. “We have some heading to Pilot Training, Surface Ships, Submarine Training, Marine Corps Basic School, one to SEAL Training and one to a Naval Medical Center,” he said. The commissioning ceremony honors every graduating cadet in the ROTC program, but each senior also has the opportunity to do a private commissioning ceremony with his or her family at the Grotto or the east door of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.“These are done mostly on Friday, with a few done on Saturday. I will be doing my private commissioning ceremony at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning at the Grotto,” said Marina Rodriguez, a senior Army cadet.While most ROTC seniors will go directly into the service after graduation, Rodriguez will delay her service a few years to enter medical school.“I am actually in a slightly different situation than most of my peers. I received an education delay authorizing me to delay my service commitment in order to allow me to attend medical school starting in the fall,” Rodriguez said. “So, unlike my peers who will begin their branch training and transition to their assigned units this year, I will be attending University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.”After finishing medical school, Rodriguez will be a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. She will have an eight-year service obligation that must be completed at the end of her residency. “As of right now, I plan to make a career out of the Army and will likely serve at least 20 years,” she said.Rodriguez said the most rewarding part of the ROTC program has been the strong friendships she built over the four years.“My classmates and fellow members of the battalion are some of the best friends I could ever hope for,” she said. “I have grown a lot during my time in ROTC.”Capretta also said the program has influenced his personal development and overall experience at Notre Dame. “ROTC has been an integral part of my college experience. The cadre and recent alumni of the Fightin’ Irish Battalion have been great mentors to me, and have influenced me more than anyone else in the past four years,” Capretta said. “The cadets in program have become some of my best friends at Notre Dame.”As cadet battalion commander of the Army ROTC Fightin’ Irish Battaltion, Capretta was responsible for training the 87 cadets currently in the battalion. In November, Capretta will head to Ft. Benning, Ga. for infantry officer training. After completing his training, he will go to Ft. Carson, Colo. for his first permanent station.“I’m not sure how long I will be in the Army. I can see a career, a four-year stint and anything in between as being possible right now,” he said.Capretta said that after his four years of ROTC training, he feels ready to enter the Army. “Speaking for my classmates, I think we all feel very well prepared for our first assignments in the real Army. The ROTC program here has done a great job of pushing us to improve ourselves,” Capretta said. “It has also given us many leadership opportunities to hone those skills that we will need as officers.”Rodriguez agreed that she feels prepared to move on to the next step. “The instructors here have done an excellent job in preparing us to enter the Army and to serve as leaders of our various units,” she said. “Joining ROTC was one of the best decisions I made during my time here at Notre Dame.”last_img read more

Increase awareness with infographics

first_imgYou’ve heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and that has never been truer than in today’s age of information overload. Send me an article and I may or may not read it depending on the length and how much time I have. But send me an infographic and I am probably going to take a minute to peruse it. Like me, consumers simply don’t have time to read everything we want them to know about our latest campaign, product, or offering. Consumers want sound bites. But how do you accomplish that when presenting content online? Enter the infographic.Infographics are not a new concept; in fact, they were all the rage in content marketing just 3-4 years ago. Unfortunately, as their popularity increased so did the number of poorly done ones and with the truly good ones harder to find in the ensuing clutter of content, some were left to conclude that infographics were no longer effective. That’s not the case though. Infographics are still a great way to bring your message to life and engage with your audience.What is an infographic?Simply put, an infographic is a way of taking information, data or knowledge and turning it into a graphic, which is much easier to understand. Whether you are telling a story, drawing comparisons or just listing facts, an infographic takes your information and wraps it up in a visually-pleasing package that is not just more fun to read, it’s also easier to comprehend.Infographics tell stories that are in sync with the way most of us like to learn. Sixty five percent of the population are visual learners. We’re visually wired. 90% of the information transmitted to the brain is visual and is processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text. It’s why most people would rather look at an infographic than read text with the same content. Infographics allow the reader to scan and then decide if they want to seek out more information.Not only are infographic more likely to be read, they are also more likely to be shared. The content needs to be good though. A useful and relevant infographic can have a wide reach when it’s pinned, tweeted, liked, shared and embedded over and over. And, when they bear your logo and brand identity they can be a great branding tool. It’s also a great way to drive traffic to your website as people share it and link to it.It’s not about you.Your goal with an infographic should always be to provide value to the audience. An Infographic should not be used to simply promote a product, service or your brand. This may leave you thinking: Then what story do I have to tell? This is where you can get creative. What do you thinking your members need to know? An Instructional infographic could work well for something, say, walking members through the steps involved in setting up a digital wallet. Remember your intent is to provide value, not receive it. Also, look for different angles, especially on common subjects. Looking at the example above, instead of walking members through the steps involved in setting up a digital wallet, show them stats on the benefits of using a digital wallet to make it more appealing to those skeptical to the idea.Make it relevant.What topics are trending in the industry which you could educate members on with a well-done infographic? Google Trends and LinkedIn Pulse are good resources to see what topics are trending. To bring topics closer to home, look at your own content that received high engagement. What could be repurposed into an infographic that you could share again to provide the same information in a different and more engaging way? Just make sure you do your homework and research. You want to be able to back up your information after all.Keep it simple.Less is more on an infographic so keep words to a minimum and use negative space to help readability. Look for unique and visually appealing ways to convey data, keeping in mind that the goal is to highlight key information and quickly and effectively as possible.Share it.One of the appeals of the infographic is that it’s so easily sharable. Make sure you include your social media buttons when displaying so people can easily share with friends. Email a thumbnail of relevant infographics with a link to you member list. And be sure to post to all your social media channels. Infographics can else be easily displayed as posters, handouts, etc.Infographics are a fun way to get your message across and when done right, can be really effective. Take a look at your current content and see what information would work as a good infographic for your organization. 37SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Kjoller Jeff has extensive experience in branding, art direction and graphic design, having served employers and clients in a creative capacity for more than twenty-five years. After graduating from the University … Web: www.loudthought.biz Detailslast_img read more

Cardinals’ Molina exits game against Cubs with bruised elbow

first_img St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina left Monday’s game against the Chicago Cubs because of a bruised left elbow.It was not immediately clear when he was hurt. The nine-time All-Star and nine-time Gold Glove winner was replaced by Matt Wieters in the sixth.Molina was batting .276 after going 0 for 2 on Monday.Image credits: AP LIVE TV Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 8th September, 2020 06:41 IST Cardinals’ Molina Exits Game Against Cubs With Bruised Elbow St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina left Monday’s game against the Chicago Cubs because of a bruised left elbow First Published: 8th September, 2020 06:41 IST COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more