LIT and MIC running free Summer camps for next generation entrepreneurs

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Empower Summer CampTHIS Summer two free Summer camps will be run in Limerick and Tipperary to empower the next generation of young entrepreneurs and innovators.The HEA funded summer camps which are facilitated by Limerick Institute of Technology in partnership with Mary Immaculate College are designed to encourage and develop young people and their passion for innovation and creativity skills.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking about the Empower summer camps, Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation and Enterprise at LIT, welcomes the collaboration between LIT and MIC and how it will enhance the skills of the youth.Empower Summer Camp with LIT and MIC“Every young person we work with has the potential to solve problems, to create, disrupt and impact our future in a positive way – to be the next generation of change makers. For that to be fully realised it needs to be nurtured and developed. To power that potential we have created this high quality, educational, activity based programme,“Empower promises to be a week-long immersive, social and fun experience whilst also challenging the young people who sign up as they develop valuable skills as well as make friendships for life,” she said.The camps are aimed at post primary school students and will take place on both the LIT and MIC campuses in Limerick and Thurles and include field trips as well.The Limerick camps kicks off on June 17th and you can register at www.lit.ie/RDI/Empower. Advertisement Twitter NewsBusinessLIT and MIC running free Summer camps for next generation entrepreneursBy Meghann Scully – May 31, 2019 200 Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSEmpowerinnovationKeepingLimerickPostedlimerickLITMICSummer campyouth Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleFirst directly elected mayor vote could take place in 2021Next articleThree killed in Loughill crash Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

Notre Dame plans 174th commencement ceremony

first_imgNotre Dame’s graduating class of 2019 will receive their degrees Sunday at the University of Notre Dame’s 174th commencement ceremony. The weekend includes graduation ceremonies from different schools and programs, events recognizing the work of students in dozens of departments and four student and guest speakers.“We have 2,045 undergraduate degrees and 1,122 graduate degrees being awarded this weekend,” University registrar Chuck Hurley said.Hurley said this will be the 10th year where commencement will be held in Notre Dame Stadium. The stadium has a higher capacity than the Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center, the venue that hosted the commencement ceremony until 2009.“We’ve been at this format for many years now,” Hurley said. “Saturday night Mass, Sunday morning University ceremony in the stadium and about 19 diploma ceremonies. We have close to 100 events between Wednesday and Sunday here on campus.”Hurley also said some newer facilities will host the smaller graduation ceremonies, which has made the weekend run more smoothly.“The Dahnke Ballroom, the Smith Gymnasium in Duncan Student Center — these facilities have helped us out because they have higher capacity than the locations we were utilizing in the past,” he said. “This will be the third year that the University has used the Campus Crossroads buildings for commencement weekend.”The keynote speaker for Sunday’s graduation ceremony is Peggy Noonan, New York Times best-selling author and a former speechwriter for President Ronald Regan. Hurley said event preparation can be different for different speakers.“The only time it really changes for the ceremony is if we have secret service for years where we have presidents or vice presidents come to speak,” he said.Guest speakers requiring additional security in past years have included Vice President Mike Pence and former President Barack Obama as well as bishops and cardinals from the Catholic Church.Hosting the families of all the graduates poses its own unique challenges each year, Hurley said. Though the campus often experiences heavy traffic for football games, Hurley said the University undergoes special preparations for this weekend.“We typically have about 30,000 people in the stadium for commencement,” he said. “Game day operations go through many of the same protocols that they would go through for a home football game where they’re checking bags and tickets — things like that. One challenge that’s a little bit different is the crowd that we actually have in attendance. Those visiting for commencement tend to be a little bit older. Many people bring grandparents and other relatives to the ceremony. We accommodate people will mobility impairments, which we have at football games but definitely in higher numbers at commencement.”Hurley said the University has received over 2,700 RSVPs for Sunday’s graduation ceremony. The procession into stadium begins at 9:30 a.m., and the event is expected to begin at 10 a.m.Tags: Class of 2019, Commencement 2019, commencement schedule, Graduationlast_img read more