Notre Dame names Stephen Schafer first salutatorian in 45 years

first_imgSenior Stephen Schafer, the University’s first salutatorian in 45 years, said he never had a preconceived notion of what he was going to do during the four years leading up to graduation.“I would say if anything defines my time at Notre Dame, it would be embracing uncertainty and diving into unknown places,” he said.Hugh Page, vice president and associate provost, dean of the First Year of Studies and chair of the valedictorian selection committee, said naming a salutatorian allows the University to “recognize in a more formal way two outstanding seniors” who will “represent the virtues and ideals animating a Notre Dame undergraduate education.”Schafer, a native of Edgewood, Kentucky, has a 4.00 cumulative grade point average and will graduate with degrees in finance and economics, according to a University press release. Schafer was also a Malpass Scholar, a merit-based award that provides students with the opportunity to learn and be involved with the process of managing the University’s endowment, the press release said.Schafer was a project leader for the Student International Business Council (SIBC) and Investment Club and a senior mentor for the Wall Street Club, the press release said. He spent the summer of 2013 studying abroad in China and participated in the two-week Ireland Inside Track program in the summer of 2014.After graduation, Schafer has plans to travel to Asia and Europe, he said. He will then go to work in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in New York City, where he interned during his undergraduate career.Before college, Schafer said he knew he wanted to go into finance, but he did not know what type of job he wanted to do.“I think that I came in and was open to a wide variety of experiences and took part in a lot of different events, a lot of different clubs,” he said. “Through that, I was able to experience basically everything in finance from wealth management to sales and trading, to investment banking and private equity.”Schafer said he learned early on how to manage his time efficiently and effectively.“I hit my athletic prime back in seventh grade — and since then, I started focusing on academics,” he said with a laugh. “If I wanted to just get away, I do that by studying.”A defining part of his time at Notre Dame, Schafer said, was his friendships with Notre Dame football players Sheldon Day and Ronnie Stanley.“We all met freshman year and ended up becoming roommates,” Schafer said. “… Last week, both of them got drafted into the NFL, and I was named salutatorian. … It’s a uniquely Notre Dame story.”Schafer said he strove to divide his time equally between his academics and his social life.“A lot of it just comes down to time management, which I think I did very successfully throughout college,” he said. “It may have been at the sacrifice of some sleep, but I would say I have a pretty balanced life in terms of going out and going to sporting events and what not.“ … Throughout my time here, it was more like I was jumping into everything — and wherever it takes me, it takes me,” he said. “It’s something I’m very happy I did and something I want to continue to do.”Tags: Commencement 2016, salutatorian, Stephen Schaferlast_img read more

Bar online passwords are in the mail

first_imgBar online passwords are in the mail January 1, 2005 Regular News Bar online passwords are in the mail System will enable members to conduct business online The Florida Bar will soon increase the security level for access to member services on the Bar’s Web site page called the StoreFront.There are about 26,000 members currently registered to use the Bar’s online services. The Bar, on December 23, mailed a letter with a new personal setup password to those members already registered, and those members will need to use the setup password to re-register for StoreFront services, such as the purchase of continuing legal education courses and CLE tapes; update official Bar addresses, pay annual Bar fees; and access CLE hours and CLE reporting date information online.Once received, members are asked to go to the Bar’s StoreFront at and click on the login link. Once there, you will need to enter your Bar ID number and the setup password contained in the letter. To complete the registration process, members will create their own unique password. Passwords will have to be at least six characters, made up of a combination of letters and numbers. From the StoreFront, you may click on the home page link to access the rest of the Bar’s site.Any member who does not receive a setup password may go to and request a setup password be sent to their address of record. New members will be sent a setup password as part of their new admittee information.“The main advantage to this new system is additional security,” said George Rudge, director of the Bar Information Systems Department. “With everything that is happening on the Internet — viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, adware — security is a high priority. The Bar will continue to roll out more options for members to conduct business online; we needed to take this step to make sure access to member information on the Bar’s Web site is secure.”As of December 26, old passwords stopped working on the site. If the Bar-provided setup password is not used by February 11, it will expire and members will have to request a new setup password on the StoreFront Web page. For assistance call Membership Records (866) 854-5050.last_img read more

Police action shooting reported in Shelby County

first_imgShelby County, In. — The Indiana State Police have been called to investigate a police action shooting by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Friday when deputies attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Jordan Smith, 26, of Indianapolis, near I-74 and Walnut Street. A pursuit ensued that ended with gunfire near Shelby County Roads 700 West and 800 North. Smith was wounded in the incident and transported to an Indianapolis hospital with non-life threatening injuries.Indiana State Police detectives are analyzing evidence from the scene and interviewing witnesses. The Shelby County Prosecutor’s Office is working state police.This is a developing story.last_img read more