MIC ‘taster sessions’ will help students make final CAO decisions

first_imgMIC Lecturer Shines New Lens on Primary Geography in New Publication NewsEducationMIC ‘taster sessions’ will help students make final CAO decisionsBy Editor – April 12, 2017 690 Advertisement MIC Student Experience Virtual Sessions MIC Teams Up with GPA on New Scholarship Scheme for Postgraduate Students New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland Previous articleAbducted Limerick teen heard ‘two clicks’ and thought he was shot deadNext articleLimerick student named fashion designer of the year Editor Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR MIC Lecturer Elected to Board of International Society for Music Education center_img Twitter WhatsApp TAGSMIC Linkedin Print Email 25.04.13Mary Immaculate College Limerick, prospectus.Pic. Alan Place / Press 22Mary Immaculate College is to welcome hundreds of students to its campus on Friday, April 28 (11am – 1pm) as part of its Taster Sessions event.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The event will give students first-hand experience of a real lecture, a chance to tour the facilities at the college and an opportunity to meet faculty members. It is expected to be of particular interest to current leaving certificate students in helping them make their final decision on what programmes to include on their CAO Application form.Programmes on offer on the MIC Campus, Limerick include the Bachelor of Arts (MI002) degree programme. This programme now provides students with a wider choice of subjects to choose from – 19 in all. Students can choose from a set of 13 subjects taught at Mary Immaculate College and can now take one subject from partner institution, the University of Limerick.In addition MIC offers a BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies and programmes in Education, including Early Childhood Education degrees.Attendance at the Tasters Sessions is by registration only. Spaces are limited and available only on a first-come first-served basis. For further details and to register please call T: 061 774775 or see www.mic.ul.ie Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Daylast_img read more

Fairtrade Fortnight in Limerick with emphasis on chocolate

first_imgLimerickNewsFairtrade Fortnight in Limerick with emphasis on chocolateBy Meghann Scully – March 4, 2020 154 Advertisement The plight of chocolate producers around the world is the focus for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight in Limerick.Luis Miguel Garcia, a Colombian Fairtrade Coffee Co-op Manager gave a first-hand account of the importance of Fairtrade for his co-workers and their families to the assembled audience, which included the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, head of Fairtrade Ireland Peter Gaynor and students from around Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Luis joined Fairtrade supporters from across Limerick and Ireland for the annual initiative, which features a programme of talks and community events aimed at promoting awareness of Fairtrade and Fairtrade-certified products.Young people from across Limerick city and county were also a focus of the event as they displayed their posters as part of the Fairtrade Poster competition, which they created to help change the way people think about trade and the products on our shelves.Speaking at the event, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said: “The work of the Limerick Fairtrade Committee has been ongoing since Limerick became a Fairtrade City in 2005. More and more people are becoming aware of the need for ethical production of goods and become a lot more conscious of where products are sourced.”“I would also like to congratulate the entrants in the poster competition.  Through your efforts you are raising the profile of Fairtrade and the important work it carries out across the world.”Luis Miguel Garcia said: “It is very satisfying to know that all the achievements we get, goes directly for people that really need them. That is why I wake up every day to go and work with passion. We need to work as any other Company to be sustainable; for us sustainability is beyond economics; it’s also environmental and social. It´s just that Fairtrade give us the tools to get there.”Chairperson of the Limerick Fairtrade City Committee, Dolores O’Meara said: “The focus is on Chocolate this year. Cocoa farmers are struggling. The World Bank considers the extreme poverty level to be €1.72 per day. The majority of cocoa farmers earn just 90 cent a day. In order to make a proper living wage they need €2.35 a day. Cocoa farmers get just 7% from each bar of chocolate that we buy.”“They need to get a better price for their cocoa beans and to sell more under Fairtrade terms. Fairtrade guarantees them a minimum price for their beans and it also gives them an extra payment called a Premium which can be spent on community projects like wells, schools, literacy classes, updating their farming methods. They depend on us to be ‘conscious’ consumers and to look for the Fairtrade logo when we shop!”This event also saw the winners of the Limerick Fairtrade City Committee’s Poster Competition for schools and community groups being announced.Targeted at schools and community development groups, the Fairtrade Poster Competition 2020 winners are:1st Prize: Vivienne OBrien Scoil An Spioraid Naoimh, Roxborough2nd Prize: Emily Garrett Desmond College, Newcastle West3rd Prize: Lucy Greenslade, Milford NSSr Rosetta Gray Award: Scoil An Spioraid Naoimh, RoxboroughHighly Commended Medal Winners:An Mhodhscoil, Limerick: Lilian Harney, Rose Buckley, Aodhbha Wardle, Alice de Bláca, Michael Linnane, Liam RelihanSt Mary’s Boys’ NS Abbeyfeale: Shane Collins and Darragh LyonsKnockea NS: Ben O’Dwyer and Julianna RonanScoil An Spioraid Naoimh, Roxborough: Ruth Kirby, Isabella Slattery Coll and Hailey LoMilford NS, Castletroy: Beth Murphy and Faye JerbertDonoughmore NS: Aoibhinn Finnegan and Aimee May RyanCorpus Christi PS, Moyross: Kayla Vaughan, Sophie Butler and Emma DowneyOur Lady of Lourdes NS, Rosbrien: Shannon Stenson, Bernadette Corbett, Onuwa Amadi, Hassan Mamun, Hadia Diallo, Elizabeth Palkova and Caoimhe OkafarLaural Hill Coláiste FCJ: Faye Nic Annadh and Aisling Muir TAGSchocolatefairtradeFairtrade FortnightKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Facebook Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Previous articleAidan Corr’s Junior Rugby Round UpNext articleDeposit and return scheme to cut use of single-use cups Meghann Scully Linkedin WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Welcoming the Class of ’17

first_imgBefore they began their academic lives at Harvard, the members of the Class of 2017 already experienced a taste of adversity, and demonstrated resiliency.In April, the manhunt for the second suspected Boston Marathon bomber forced the lockdown of Cambridge and surrounding communities, the closure of Harvard University, and the cancellation of Visitas, the Harvard tradition in which admitted freshmen arrive for their first exposure to campus life. Instead, Harvard College students and incoming freshmen connected through a “virtual Visitas” online.On Monday, Mother Nature forced the class to make a quick adjustment for another, newer Harvard tradition, Freshman Convocation. Because of the chance of strong thunderstorms, officials moved the convocation from outdoor Tercentenary Theatre into Memorial Church and Sanders Theatre.But challenges have a way of bringing members of a class closer together, which President Drew Faust and the rest of the convocation speakers stressed is critical to success at Harvard.“The most important and powerful part of the next four years will be about being a part of this community and about being together,” Faust said.She went on to tell the freshmen that every encounter at Harvard should be viewed as an opportunity.“One of the reasons Harvard has thrived for nearly 400 years is that this community has provided an environment in which individuals of talent, curiosity, and intellectual ambition have interacted, influenced, and taught one another in ways that could not have been scripted or predicted,” she said. “We bring you here to create the conditions for serendipity.”Michael D. Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, also stressed the importance of making connections with people across the Harvard community.“Harvard isn’t just a repository of history and knowledge, and you aren’t here just to receive your quota of information. Harvard is a dynamic place — a constantly evolving place — because of its people,” said Smith, the John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences.New Harvard College interim Dean Donald Pfister continued the theme of community building. He said that although the freshmen come from more than 60 countries and 49 states — making the class “one of the most diverse groups ever assembled at Harvard” — the students probably have more in common with their classmates than they realize.“In coming to this College, you have done more than enroll in a school. You have joined a community. Forming a real community from a wildly miscellaneous collection of strangers requires work, and a lot of thought,” Pfister said. “Community, the sense of belonging and of sharing, will be fundamental to your life at Harvard.”Dean of Freshmen Thomas Dingman opened the convocation, while the Rev. Jonathan Walton, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, delivered the invocation.In the student salutation, Erin D. Drake ’14 recalled how what she believed would be her path as a freshman changed immediately once she experienced all that Harvard has to offer.“I was focused on what I want to do over the next four years, not who I wanted to be. Do what matters to you,” Drake suggested. “The question for you is: What are you going to do with the privilege of going to Harvard College?”Students also heard from Harvard Alumni Association President Catherine Gellert ’93 and listened to performances by the Kuumba Singers, the Harvard University Band, and the Holden Choirs.Faust stressed that the connections and friendships made now and over the next four years will last a lifetime.“I can promise you, because I greeted the Class of 1963 on the steps of Widener Library during reunions back in May, you will still be important to each other — maybe even more important to each other — 50 years from now.”last_img read more

Farah’s double hopes endangered after 10,000m battering

first_imgThe Mo Moment. PHOTO britishathletics.org.ukLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Mo Farah’s hopes of winning his third successive world championship distance double could be in jeopardy after requiring medical treatment following Friday’s epic victory in the 10,000m.The 34-year-old British legend won despite being spiked twice in the final lap — the first saw him almost come to grief and fall into the infield — and which resulted in blood pouring from his left calf.Farah, who prior to Friday’s victory had racked up two Olympic and world doubles as well as the 2011 5,000m world crown, tried to shrug off the battering he had taken but still curtailed media committments so he could be attended to by medical staff.“I am hurt, I just have to be strong now and see the doctors,” said Farah. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more