Many Notre Dame students go from campus to Wall Street each year, but this week, Wall Street is coming to campus. The Notre Dame Wall Street Club is hosting a forum Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business to introduce students to the variety of careers available on Wall Street. The event is open to all students, but sophomores and juniors who are looking for internships on Wall Street are especially encouraged to attend, club co-president Nicole Gantz said. Seniors Nicole Gantz, Jenny Walsh and Denver Lobo are co-presidents of the club and worked to organize the Wall Street Forum. The event will feature panelists from large investment banks, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, CitiBank, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan. Lobo said through this forum, the club hopes to expose students to a range of careers available on Wall Street. “A lot of people have a misconception that Wall Street is only for investment banking, but there are actually a variety of other careers on the Street” Lobo said. “Our focus is to inform students about these different careers, whether they be in investment banking, sales and trading, asset management, hedge funds or private equity.” The Wall Street Forum is one in a series of events the club will sponsor this year. Working closely with the Investment Office and the Career Center, the Wall Street Club will host mentoring sessions, interview workshops, business lectures and other networking opportunities for students throughout the year, Gantz said. Lobo said such events are designed to prepare club members for the job search process. “The point of these events is for students to learn how to network and get the exposure and practice of talking to potential employers,” Lobo said. “The club hopes to get students internships and full-time positions on Wall Street.” The Wall Street Club, founded in 2010, also pairs underclassmen with senior student-mentors who have completed internships on Wall Street, Gantz said. “We have 30 senior mentors that are paired with freshmen and sophomores so that they have someone as a frame of contact who has actually done a successful internship on Wall Street,” Lobo said. The club also connects students with young Notre Dame alumni working on Wall Street, Gantz said. “Our database is a good resource for students to use to reach out to alumni working on Wall Street and get their questions answered,” said Gantz. “It’s a great way to engage alumni who are currently in Wall Street positions.” The Wall Street Club hopes to involve more students in its activities this school year, Gantz said. “Our primary initiative this year is to bring in as many underclassmen as possible,” Gantz said. “The business school is bringing in a lot of undergraduate students and we want them to be aware of the club early on in their college careers.” The club’s officers are also interested in having more non-business majors join the club. “Increasingly, economics, engineering and science students are in demand on Wall Street,” Lobo said. “We see that it’s a big trend.” Gantz said the club is not only for those who are certain about a career on Wall Street. “For those looking to get involved, you don’t have to be absolutely sure you want to work on Wall Street,” she said. “Come learn about the club and make your decision from there.”
Diego García Sayán, judge and former president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and former Foreign Affairs Minister of Peru, spoke Tuesday at the Hesburgh Center on the importance of the court in promoting democracy in Latin America.Sayán spoke at an event sponsored by the Kellogg Institute of International Studies. He said that he has “an optimistic view” on the role of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.Emmet Farnan | The Observer “Not a naïve view, but an optimistic view that does not pretend that the inter-American system that we have worked in with our commission and our court itself can make any major social or political change in the Americas [by itself], but [it can] help this evolution that has taken place in the last two or three decades,” Sayán said. “… It has had very positive results in the strengthening of democracy.”Sayán cited the dramatic improvement of economic conditions across the Latin American world and the decrease in the number of armed conflicts and coups as other key factors in the growth of a democratic tradition and simultaneous decrease of human rights abuses in Central and South America.Sayán said the court’s process and choice of cases can lead to the “evolution of different attitudes in a democratic society.” He said the court “receive[s] cases of torture, disappearance … and this new opportunity to deal with cases of discrimination of sexual orientation, news cases of access to public information [and] new very complex cases of freedom of expression.”The court’s total number of cases has increased — 32 percent of all cases tried by the court since 1979 have been tried in the last four years, Sayán said. He said the increase is due to the greater variety of cases brought before the court, not a deterioration of human rights in the region.“The court has a big difference with national courts worldwide or with other international courts like the European Court of Human Rights in the sense that when the court enacts its ruling, it retains the process of following the compliance of its rulings,” Sayán said. “… [It is] a system which we have discovered has, at the end of the day, been very important to guarantee that the implementation of the ruling follows international procedure.”These kinds of changes can take the form of financial reparations or public apologies by a nation’s government or even changes to laws, regulations or national constitutions, Sayán said. For instance, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights recently forced legal change in Mexico that prevents the use of military tribunals in the investigation and trying of human rights violations.Diego García-Sayán will be in residence from Sept. 8 to Oct. 8 as part of the Kellogg Institute’s visiting fellowship program. Tags: human rights, international justice, Kellogg Institute, visiting fellow
Michael Yu Sean Gleasom of the Notre Dame juggling club demonstrates his juggling skills with tennis balls. The club welcomes students who “wish to advance their juggling skills and those skills associated with juggling, i.e. unicycling,” according to the Student Activities Office website. Club president and junior Steven Brill said 15 to 20 people come to meetings regularly, depending on the time of year. When the weather is cold, the group meets Friday afternoons at the racquetball courts in Rockne Memorial Gym; when it’s warm, they “generally just hang and juggle” by Stonehenge, Brill said.“People like walking by and seeing us,” he said. “Kids are a lot of fun. We were juggling at the outdoor sports festival thing on South Quad that not many people knew about earlier, and a bunch of kids walked by, and the kids loved watching the juggling, so that’s pretty fun.”The club also performs at various events throughout the year — they’ve performed at Holy Cross intramural basketball all-star game and a parade at the Irish Fest of Manhattan, Illinois. On Sunday, they juggled at the unveiling of The Shirt.People join the juggling club with a range of levels of experience — some have only a basic knowledge of the craft and learn through the club, starting with a single ball and going from there.“There are people who will say, ‘Oh, I’ve tried this like once, so I have a little bit of knowledge on how to do it but I haven’t learned how,’” sophomore Mark Kinney said.Others knew how to juggle before coming to Notre Dame and use the club as a way to practice. Sophomore Cate Devey said she learned how to juggle in order to one-up her brothers.“I hate not being able to be better than them at things, so I taught myself how to juggle,” she said.Sophomore Andrea Ringer said she unsuccessfully tried to teach herself with a book but was able to learn eventually.“In high school, I went on a trip, and one of our leaders was in the circus, so he actually taught us how to juggle, and it finally stuck,” Ringer said. “So I learned, and I thought it was really cool, so coming here, I just went to the Juggling Club meeting, and I enjoyed it.”Brill said he and his brother started juggling when he was in fifth grade, and he kept up the hobby through high school, where he was his school’s juggling club president. Before he went to college, he worked for the Cincinnati Circus Company, which performs at events in the city.“I started working there, which made me better at juggling, and then I learned how to do balloon animals and stilt walking and things like that,” Brill said. “Then I came here, and I’ve been pretty outspoken in trying to get people to juggle.”Some members can juggle four or five objects at a time. They use different techniques — there’s the normal Cascade, and there are more complicated patterns like Mill’s Mess, Chops or the 5-3-1. Some can juggle clubs or rings as well as balls. Others, like Brill, have graduated to juggling knives and torches, something the club hopes to use next year.Brill said juggling performances can vary in style — there’s what he calls “strolling juggling,” or walking among the audience while juggling. There are more comedic routines and artsier, more musical performances.Most of the equipment the club uses belongs to Brill, he said, and next year, the group hopes to raise money to buy its own equipment so it can still have a range of gear after Brill graduates. Brill said juggling and the process of learning new techniques is a stress reliever.“I use juggling in between studying; I just leave [my stuff] in my backpack just for fun,” he said. “It’s something fun, and it is a very tangible way to see progress from repetition and see learning, where you start with one trick, and then you can keep learning new ones.”Tags: Juggling Club, North Quad, Stonehenge, The Shirt On warm Friday afternoons, among the hammocks, grill-outs and Frisbee games, the Notre Dame Juggling Club gathers on North Quad with bags of tennis balls, clubs and plastic rings. They put on impromptu juggling performances for passersby and teach anyone who is interested how to juggle.
Updated April 10 at 7:09 p.m.Two students injured in a car crash April 2 are both currently in stable condition, Memorial Hospital reported Sunday afternoon.Notre Dame junior Jack Riedy and Saint Mary’s junior Mary Gring were with Scott Gring, a South Bend resident and Mary’s father, heading east on a bridge over the St. Joseph River near Niles, Mich. Scott Gring, the vehicle’s driver, lost control on the icy road and spun across the center line, crashing into a westbound car.(Editor’s note: Jack Riedy is a Scene writer for The Observer.)While emergency responders were attempting to extricate Riedy and Mary Gring from the vehicle, another eastbound vehicle lost control and struck a fire truck protecting the scene, which was pushed into the Gring car with the students still inside it.All three people in the Gring vehicle were taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. As of Sunday afternoon, all three of their conditions were reported as stable, according to the hospital.Tags: car accident, Memorial Hospital, ND, SMC
Saint Mary’s senior, Emily Najacht, spent eight weeks of her summer working as one of 32 interns conducting research with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) in Palmdale, California. Photo courtesy of Emily Najacht According to NASA’s website, SARP is a summer internship opportunity for rising undergraduate seniors that allows students hands-on research opportunities relating to the student’s degree. Najacht, who is majoring in chemistry and environmental engineering, said her summer research related to air quality in Los Angeles. Najacht said she was both concerned and excited to begin the internship, especially when she and the other interns went to listen to lectures from people like Dr. Mike Brown, the professor who declassified Pluto as a planet, shortly after they arrived. “We showed up and there were a lot of lectures from high and mighty people,” she said. “It was definitely intimidating.“I thought this was going to be tough, and it was,” Najacht said. “But by the end of it, there were others who were just as determined as me and it made it all the better.” The SARP research process began with students flying on the NASA C-23 Sherpa and B-200 King Air planes in order to take air samples from Los Angeles. Najacht said once they got the data they needed, they split into four groups. “Each group was assigned a mentor and then we decided what we wanted to do,” she said. “The research was on our own.”Najacht and her group focussed on isoprene concentrations emitted from plants in the San Joaquin Valley. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, isoprene is an organic compound emitted mostly by plants that are able to tolerate higher levels of heat. Najacht and her group used the isoprene concentration levels as a probe to look at the ozone layer in the area. Previous studies have shown that higher levels of aerosol found in the ozone layer may be due to heightened levels of isoprene. Based on Najacht and her group’s research, they have speculated the higher concentration of isoprene found in the air may be due to the droughts that have hit California. Najacht said sometimes the research could be frustrating because it went in a different direction than the group was expecting. “You would go in one direction and then find out that wasn’t the direction you needed and starting over,” she said. “The mentors were helpful in helping me to get over any roadblocks I came across.”She said community living with the other interns also helped to make the work less daunting. “We lived in a home together,” she said. “It was great family living and a good way to get to know everyone from around the country.” The interns’ experiences were not limited to one NASA facility. Najacht said on the weekends they would go on field trips to other NASA facilities and to hike around California. However, Najacht said one of the main highlights of her trip was the presentations the interns gave to a large group of people from NASA. Although Najacht does not plan on continuing to pursue research, she said she learned skills that she can apply to a possible future career in industry. “It definitely gave me an insight as to what research is and what it entails,” she said. “It shaped what I’m going to do with my future plans.”Najacht attributes her success in the NASA program to her Saint Mary’s education.“I feel like it gave me the tools to overcome adversity while also giving me the experience of diversity,” she said. “I’ve lived in the Midwest my whole life. Moving to California and meeting all new people with a liberal arts education has allowed me to jump in that much quicker.”Fellow Saint Mary’s senior, Mary Green, said she has often seen Najacht working hard late at night in Trumper, the Saint Mary’s computer lab located in Cushwa-Leighton Library.“We had organic and biochemistry together,” Green said. “She’s always a fun person to be around to tackle a hard subject.” Dr. Jennifer Fishovitz, assistant professor in chemistry and physics at Saint Mary’s, has taught Najacht in previous classes and said she recognizes Najacht’s passion for environmental engineering through her class work and participation in Saint Mary’s Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SMAACS).“She was always very curious. A sure sign of a scientist,” Fishovitz said. “I have Emily again this semester in our Advanced Chemistry Lab, which is more independent and research-based than other labs and I’m really excited to see what she brings to the class from her experience at NASA.”Tags: Emily Najacht, internship, NASA, saint mary’s, science
Going to Mass involves a community coming together for prayer and worship. Across campus, however, dorm Masses are taking this idea of community a step further by incorporating an element after Mass that does not involve hymns or readings: food. Whether it’s “Sundaes on Sunday” at Cavanaugh Hall or Keough Hall’s “Root Beer Float Mass,” dorm communities have decided to extend their time together outside of the chapel to gather after Mass for food and camaraderie. Senior Tommy Clarke was one of the founders of Morrissey Hall’s “s’Morrissey Mass” that takes place on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. and afterwards offers a s’mores dip and graham crackers for Mass-goers.“The best way to bring people together: bring people around a campfire,” Clarke said. “We take a lot of pride with how we do Mass and how we do our spiritual life here in Morrissey.”Clarke said s’Morrissey Mass had some initial challenges, such as the weather posing a problem. Now, they only have s’mores outdoors on special occasions, such as the first s’Morrissey Mass of the year Wednesday. Other times, Clarke said, s’mores dip is enjoyed indoors where students and hall staff can be found dipping graham crackers in a dip comprised of melted chocolate and marshmallows.“We perfected our recipe, we like to say, and we brought quite a few people back — especially with people outside of our dorm, even,” Clarke said.Fr. Paul Doyle is the rector of Dillon Hall, home of “Milkshake Mass.” This Thursday night event is one of the most popular dorm food Masses on campus, and it was started in October of 1997.“This was an effort on our part to try to offer something wholesome and social right there,” Doyle said. “It’s always been social. … It was just a chance to have some fellowship after mass.”The most milkshakes Dillon Hall has made on one night is 308, Doyle said. He said Dillon residents make the 16-ounce milkshakes using a blender that processes a gallon every turn, and on a typical Thursday night, the hall goes through about 38 gallons of ice cream. Any extra milkshakes from Milkshake Mass, Doyle said, go to Dillon’s sister dorm, Welsh Family Hall.“It’s Thursday night when people want something to do other than study, and it’s a nice way to end the day,” he said. “We’re the first food Mass, but … it’s all about fellowship. That’s what people need to find strength in the community.”Alyssa Daly, sophomore and hospitality commissioner for Ryan Hall, is involved in organizing Ryan Hall’s Waffle Mass that takes place Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. Especially for freshmen, she said, the Mass is designed to help them get to meet people around the dorm, such as their in-residence priest, Fr. Joe Carey.“I think because of the community-building that comes out of it, it’s just a chance to talk to people,” Daly said. “Something we’re doing this year is on the first Wednesday of the month we’re doing Belgian waffles instead of Eggos.”Clarke also emphasized the importance of community during these specialty masses.“I think that the Mass can bring people together in prayer and really develop our spiritual lives and our relationship with God, and I think it’s important to do that together,” he said. “But I think our s’mores can bring together people for that other aspect of their lives, that community-building.”A full list of specialty dorm Masses is available on Campus Ministry’s website.Tags: Dillon Hall, food, Mass, Morrissey Hall, Ryan Hall
As a soon-to-graduate Notre Dame MBA candidate with an interest in technology, Vinod Krishnadas noticed a recruiting trend that did not sit well with him. “Recruiters tend to look for technology talent on the West Coast, and then they jump all the way across to the East Coast, and so they kind of skip the entire Midwest,” Krishnadas, president of the MBA Technology Club, said. “So we wanted to give students a platform to showcase their technology talent and their capability.”He hopes the MBA Tech Club’s first ever MBA Tech Innovation Challenge can serve as that platform. Krishnadas said the Tech Innovation Challenge will kick off Notre Dame’s IDEA Week Friday where teams will present strategies for blockchain technology utilization. Eight teams from Notre Dame, Washington University in St. Louis, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, the University of Maryland, University of California Irvine and Arizona State University will compete for prizes of $6,000, $3,000 and $1,000 in Jordan Auditorium in the Mendoza College of Business. Krishnadas said the teams were selected from a pool of 20 first-round competitors after completing a challenge to showcase their overall understanding of blockchain technology. For the second and final round, they must present strategies for applying blockchain technology to the practice of value-added taxation. The competition has reinforced Krishnadas’ perception that Mendoza graduate students are interested in technology and have tech talent to offer, he said. Nine teams from Notre Dame entered the competition, and two have reached the final round. Jake Downs, a member of one of the final-round Notre Dame teams, said none of his team members had a blockchain technology background, but they wanted to apply their MBA knowledge to a new topic that has recently become trendy with the rise of Bitcoin. “It’s been a lot of fun to tackle a subject that no one in our group knows anything about, so we’re all trying to learn something on the fly and come up with a solution that makes sense,” Downs said.Ajit Vaidya, a member of the other final-round Notre Dame team and a longtime member of the MBA Tech Club, said he and some of of his teammates had technology backgrounds and had been fascinated by blockchain technology before entering the competition. Even so, he said the competition prompted them to learn more about the technology. “We realize that there is so much more to learn each time we meet together as a team. As we’ve explored different applications of the technology, we’ve come to realize the pain points of a variety of stakeholders as the technology finds its use in supply chain, financial reporting, tax fraud, refugee management and diamonds trading, just to name a few,” Vaidya said in an email.The teams will present their ideas in 30-minute segments starting at 1 p.m. Friday. Mendoza faculty and representatives from sponsors Thomson Reuters and SAP will judge the competition. The final round is open to the public, and audience members will be allowed to ask questions of each team. “That goes back to the ethos of this competition, which is to make it a learning opportunity for everyone involved,” Krishnadas said. “Some of the judges when we started off either didn’t have a good sense of blockchain, or didn’t have a good sense of tax. So I think between the organizers, the teams, the judges and the audience, you know, everyone’s going to learn something from this competition.”Tags: mba technology club, tech innovation challenge
Following the surge of COVID-19 cases on Notre Dame’s campus in August, the University has developed strategies to control the spread of the virus on campus. But more recently, cases have been on the increase again.According to the Notre Dame COVID-19 Dashboard, the university is currently at a 15.7 case 7-day moving average as of Oct. 28 and a seven-day positivity rate of 2.1%. This increase almost triples what the moving average rates were at the beginning of October.Dr. Mark Fox, St. Joseph County deputy health officer and COVID-19 advisor to the University said that these increases can be attributed to many things, including what he coined as, “the perfect storm.”“In some ways, I think it was the perfect storm,” Fox said. “It was the first night game. It was absolutely beautiful weather. It was right after midterms and Fr. Jenkins’ White House event. And I think a lot of those factors probably created a scenario where people did let down their guard and blow off little steam.”This most recent surge could also have been caused by an increase in surveillance testing taking place on campus, Fox said.“A lot of infections are being picked up on surveillance,” Fox said. “And that’s a good thing, because it does get them out of the dorms—it reduces the risk of transmission through a wing of a dorm. While it does make the numbers look bad, they are better than they would be were that surveillance testing not in place. [Surveillance testing] has a protective effect that I think is really important.”Fox said that in order for the University to curb this current surge, students must be looking toward the end of the semester and beyond as motivation to continue following COVID-19 guidelines.“If students can take that long view of how they want to finish their finals — where they’re as healthy as they can be at that stage of a normal semester — and then be able to go home and enjoy the holidays with your families, then having those end goals in mind hopefully will motivate people to celebrate Halloween and be actively involved in the Clemson game in ways that are that are safe,” Fox said.Fox also cautioned students to be aware of the impact of not reporting close contacts. Fox explained how not quarantining close contacts dramatically increases the risk of transmission in not only our campus community, but in our broader community off-campus.Part of the increases that the Notre Dame community is feeling come from a broader surge outside of our campus. Fox said he attributes a lot of this community surge in St. Joseph County to Indiana’s move to stage five of reopening and general pandemic fatigue.“I’m concerned that the transition to stage five, psychologically, has sent a message that things must be better, because of the increasing activity in the community,” Fox said. “There’s just general pandemic fatigue. But I think that message of ‘We’re moving forward,’ probably has given people a false sense of confidence that, ‘Oh, we don’t have to be as strict with all these mitigation strategies.’ And I think that has been detrimental.”Along with general community spread, a big increase has been seen in the number of nursing homes affected with COVID-19. From just 520 infected residents in St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall and LaPorte counties over the first 20 weeks of the pandemic, now there have been 468 nursing home residents affected with COVID-19 in these counties over the last seven weeks.Sr. Linda Kors, the long term-care ombudsman for St. Joseph and other surrounding counties, said that the increase in COVID-19 infections in nursing homes was “bound to happen.”Kors mentioned that the way the COVID-19 cases spread throughout the nursing homes was due to chance and that the nursing homes were taking all the precautions they could, including surveillance testing of staff and residents and screening visitors.Fox said that he believes that the nursing homes struggle with COVID-19 because of a lack of testing and the general layout of the facilities.“I don’t know that many nursing homes are able to test frequently enough,” Fox said. “They don’t have the same sophistication in terms of infection prevention and control. And frankly, one factor is even the layout of a given facility can impact the how effectively you can cohort certain patients. If you have a group of COVID patients, can you separate them out from the general population in a way that protects people?”Kors also explained that sometimes COVID-19 is hard to catch in these settings because of the breadth of symptoms and signs that have been identified.“[The nursing homes are] just continuing to do what they do, and really making sure that they notice any change that anybody complains about, because this disease has changed over the months at first with only about five or six symptoms and now there’s about 15,” Kors said.Fox said that overall, the way to keep both Notre Dame campus spread and broader community transmission under control is to continue to uphold stringent mitigation methods, especially with the upcoming winter months and family holidays.“I think that the Notre Dame experience is really instructive, because it shows that you can get a pretty significant outbreak under control quickly and maintain it if people are following all this guidance,” Fox explained. “I think if people in the community made, you know, even a fraction more effort in terms of not gathering in large groups outside their household, being consistent about wearing their mask appropriately and maintaining physical distance, those measures will have a demonstrable impact.”Tags: COVID-19, Dr. Mark Fox, Saint Joseph County, surveillance testing
Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.ALBANY – The New York State Thruway will soon be going cashless; however, the state’s Thruway Authority still doesn’t have a specific date for when the rollout will be complete.Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the project in 2018, with hopes it would reduce congestion along the state’s 570-mile transportation system.Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew Driscoll is urging anyone who does not yet have an E-ZPass to get one soon to save time and money.“It’ll afford you the ability to not receive a bill in the mail. And again, it’s just really the most efficient, effective and cost-effective way to travel, so I would really urge motorists to get an E-ZPass,” Driscoll said. “As far as the Thruway Authority and our ability to take pictures of any plates, including those that are peeling, these cameras on this new system have the highest and best resolution anywhere. We don’t see that as an issue. We’ve been testing already. We’ve not spotted any issue, so I don’t think it’s an issue at all for the Thruway Authority.” Driscoll says a lot of work to get all of the cashless toll lanes installed continues, however, he hopes to have everything complete by the end of the month.“We’re in the midst of testing each and every one of those sites specifically, as well as the system as a whole,” explained Driscoll.He says so far 70 gantries have been installed at 58 locations across the state.“On those gantries are a series of equipment, cameras, laser beams, treadles embedded in the road. All of those have a separate function in terms of measuring the height of a vehicle counting the axles of a vehicle, taking pictures of the license plates, and so forth, so each element of those gantries is tested individually, and then as a whole,” Driscoll said.After cashless tolling goes live, the toll booths will begin to be removed.However, Driscoll says that’s not expected to be completed until late summer of 2021. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Directed by Kristin Hanggi and featuring a book by Chris D’Arienzo, Rock of Ages borrows rock hits of the 1980s to tell the story of showbiz lovers in L.A. The score includes “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” “Here I Go Again,” “Don’t Stop Believin'” and more. View Comments Rock of Ages Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 Related Shows The jocks are playing with the theater kids. Current and former football greats are celebrating Super Bowl week with Rock of Ages on the Main Stem. Randall Cobb, Joique Bell and Ahman Green will make their Broadway debuts with more names to be announced soon as part of Rock of Ages’ week-long celebration of the football championship dubbed #BroadwayBlitz. Kickoff is January 28 when Green Bay Packer wide receiver Randall Cobb will make his Broadway bow. Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell will stride onto the Great White Way on January 29, followed by four-time Pro-Bowl running back Ahman Green at the matinee performance on February 1.