TIP OF THE WEEK: Scanner Changes Coming Soon!

In your next shift you may notice a few minor differences with the scanners. We are in the process of making ticket scanner software updates. Please continue to use the scanners as you normally would. We will notify you of when the changes are in effect and then we’ll instruct you on how to use them. No need to worry because the changes will be minimal and beneficial to the scanning process.

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Vantage Point – Arts & Letters Radio Show

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You may notice more radio shows popping up on the schedule. For those of you not familiar, each radio show features Notre Dame faculty members tackling pressing topics of the day. Recent shows have dealt with diverse issues such as the state of marriage, conflicts in the Middle East, and even the rise of student plagiarism in an internet society. The programs are being aired Sunday’s at 12:00 PM on satellite radio channel WVPE HD2.

For more info please go to:

http://vantagepointradio.nd.edu/

Click on “Listen Here!” to hear some recent shows.

Some ushers who have attended the radio shows have found them entertaining, informative, and thought provoking. If you have the opportunity, please sign up and check one out. 

Hot Chocolate Party Recap

We hope you all had fun at the Hot Chocolate Party on Monday.  As you know, the party is not only a wonderful social gathering but also a great chance to discuss issues that may have come up over the past year. We want to thank all of you for your feedback regarding the Football Awards evacuation in December.

Here are some of the points of focus:

  • Please lead the patrons out of your section. Don’t hold doors for them to go ahead of you. Let them know to follow you and then go. We know this is difficult to do, as some patrons may not want to follow, but do your best. Your safety is important too!
  • Communication on the radio is vital in figuring out what is going on and where to go, so please be attentive to that. If you are not on radio, please stay close to an usher who is so they can relay any instructions to you. When a shift begins take note of who is on radio and who is not.
  • Many issues with this situation had to do with the freezing temperatures that night. The weather can play a strong part in patrons’ hesitation to go outside, but unfortunately going outside is the essential part of a building evacuation. For future evacuations where the outside conditions are a factor, we will notify all ushers of an open building to lead the patrons to.

We know these kinds of situations are the hardest to prepare for and we want you to know that under the circumstances all of you did a terrific job! Thank you for your great work!