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Notre Dame, Navy partnership serves as foundation of historic series

first_imgAs many young men enlisted or were drafted into the military during World War II, Notre Dame’s enrollment sank and the University was on the verge of closing. Thanks to an agreement between the Navy and Notre Dame, however, the University was able to keep its doors open. Observer File Photo Members of the Notre Dame ROTC program perform an end of year Presidential Pass Review on South Quad.Notre Dame’s connection with the Navy began in 1941, Capt. Mark Prokopius, the commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at Notre Dame, said.“The students would go through a four-year continuum of classes and then get a reserve commission in the Navy,” he said. “But, with the advent of World War II, the Navy realized the need to basically make more officers.”Thus, in 1942, the Navy began a V-7 program at Notre Dame to train midshipmen over the course of four months. In September of that year, Prokopius said, the Navy began a V-12 program at the University.“The V-12 program basically really was designed to put more officers into the Navy,” he said. “Roughly 125,000 people went through the entire program in the entire country. Notre Dame did almost 12,000 of those. In the end, having those midshipmen, those Navy personnel on campus really saved the University.”In return for the Navy’s contribution to Notre Dame’s success, Prokopius said, University President Fr. Theodore Hesburgh established a football relationship between the Naval Academy and the University.“When Fr. Hesburgh came back to the University in 1945 and subsequently became the president in 1952, he was so grateful for what the Navy had done for the University that he made the promise that we will continue the relationship with the Navy,” he said. “And that has then perpetuated into the longest running, uninterrupted, intersectional rivalry in the country.”Navy broke Notre Dame’s 43-game series victory streak in 2007. Prokopius said at the time, he was commanding a submarine and several officers who had graduated from the Academy.“I came in, in the morning, and taped to my computer screen was a picture of Jimmy Clausen getting sacked by a Navy defender, with the Navy defender in this horizontal dive,” he said. “It was a three-overtime game, and it was pretty rough breaking that string, but being a Notre Dame grad and then going at it with my Naval Academy junior officers that worked with me, it was fun.”Sophomore Bridget Ralph, a member of the Naval ROTC at Notre Dame, said she is looking forward to the game this weekend because of her connection to both schools.“I live in Annapolis and I’ve grown up near the Naval Academy,” she said. “I’m really excited for a Notre Dame-Navy game because I’ve been to a lot of games at home because my dad works at the Naval Academy. So I’m kind of a Navy fan, but obviously a Notre Dame fan in this game.”The University is pulling out all the stops for the pregame festivities, Ralph said, as there will be a fly-over and a flag-unfurling.“This game is the military appreciation game, so we’ll have our color guard on the field and then there’s going to be a flag unfurling,” she said. “I know a lot of people in the Navy ROTC do the flag-unfurling, so there will be a big flag and they’re practicing with the band and everything.”Junior Matthew Bartilotti said both his father and grandfather were in the Navy — a tradition that influenced his decision to join the Naval ROTC. His father graduated from Notre Dame in 1990, which Bartilotti said affected his decision to attend Notre Dame. Bartilotti added that the University’s appreciation for the military also impacted his decision to attend Notre Dame.“When you look at all the Navy ROTC programs, no school really comes close to Notre Dame’s respect and appreciation for the military,” he said. “I’ve heard from people who are ROTC units at California state schools or even some other schools where they can’t wear their uniforms to class because some students are so anti-military. Some professors, even, are so anti-military that they just avoid that confrontation.“It’s kind of humbling to see how respected the ROTC students are for what they do at this school and what we will be doing. It’s really humbling to see how supportive and how appreciative our student body is.”This respect for the military is evidenced in the Navy-Notre Dame games, Bartilotti said.“Navy is the one team that nobody boos when they run out the tunnel,” he said. “I don’t know how much of that has to do with Notre Dame being a more conservative school than most other schools — I just think that our student body has a good sense of patriotism and pride for the military, which is so refreshing, especially when you hear what happens at some other schools.”Tags: Football Friday Feature, Naval Academy, Naval ROTC, Notre Dame-Navy rivalry, ROTClast_img read more

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Educating families

first_imgBy Sam Fahmy University of GeorgiaA father hugs his daughter after a long day of work. A motherwashes a load of clothes. A child plays dress up in mommy’s ordaddy’s work clothes.For migrant agricultural workers, these typical scenes of familylife can expose loved ones to dangerous pesticides brought infrom the fields. Even a single pesticide exposure can cause askin rash, nausea or vomiting.Chronic exposure can cause nervous system problems and certaincancers. In all cases, the dangers are especially great tochildren and infants.Simple precautionsTo help migrant workers protect themselves and their families,University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will begin abilingual outreach program that teaches migrant workers howsimple precautions and proper laundering techniques can reducethe health risks that stem from pesticide exposures.”We want them to see that if they take some very simple stepsthey can improve their children’s health and protect themselves,”said Sharon Gibson, the state coordinator for UGA’s Children,Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) program and a member of theUGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences faculty.Beginning in September, FCS extension agents will place pamphletsin doctors’ offices, child care facilities, churches and stateaid offices that encourage workers to remove contaminated clothesand shoes before entering the home and to shake their clothesoutside to dislodge pesticides. The pamphlets, along with postersat laundromats and grocery stores, will encourage people to washwork clothes separately from other clothes and to pre-rinseclothes and use high water levels, hot water and detergent tominimize cross-contamination. One-on-one guidanceSpanish-speaking extension assistants will also provide in-homedemonstrations of pesticide reduction methods during routinevisits that also cover topics such as nutrition, money managementand safety.Karen Leonas, professor of textiles, merchandising and interiors,said that 97 percent of pesticide exposures come directly throughthe skin and that a single, acute exposure can be enough tosicken a child.”For children, even a little bit is a problem because their skinis more porous and more open,” Leonas said. “And children havelower body weights, so small amounts are going to impact themmore significantly than adults.”The idea for the program originated in 2005, after the directorof a rural health clinic spoke to Debbie Purvis, the ColquittCounty FCS extension agent, about the widespread andlong-standing problem of pesticide exposures in migrant workers andtheir families. Meeting a needPurvis relayed the community’s need to the university, whereGibson’s expertise in multicultural outreach was coupled withLeonas’ expertise in protective apparel. Gibson and Leonasenlisted the help of June Griffin’s technical writing class inthe UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences to create a servicelearning experience for students.”The students really understood the dangers that the children andfamilies faced with these pesticides and put in more time andenergy into what they produced than I’ve ever seen for anyproject for this class,” said Griffin, now at the University ofNebraska. “They really felt like what they were doing wasimportant, so they rose to that and got very involved.” The project, funded by a grant from the UGA Office of the VicePresident for Public Service and Outreach, will be piloted inheavily agricultural Colquitt, Candler, Houston, Sumter andToombs counties and then widened to other Georgia counties.”It’s really giving a new emphasis to something that we in thisarea have known is a concern for quite some time,” Purvis said.”By passing this information along to the families, we hope toprotect our children and make them safer.”last_img read more

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