Let's get into the Christmas spirit with the SAO!
The Office of Students Affairs (SAO) at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) organized between December 8 and 9, 2017, Christmas festivities in which the NGO L’Ecoute participated with unique upcycled crafts ideas, and NDU clubs & societies set up their stands, offering, among many other activities, gifts, music, live bands from the Music Club, and dancers. This event included a “No-Waste Christmas Tree Competition.”
The clubs participated in the competition, which entailed making a Christmas Tree from recycled/ upcycled materials. They were judged according to the following criteria:
- Recycled or upcycled materials and with less ready-made items for both tree and ornamentation;
- Creativity and originality, and new discoveries; and
- Overall aesthetics and final presentation.
The jury members were: Fr. Jean-Marie Chami, President of L’Ecoute Association; Mr. Elie Sabr & Mrs. Joyce Eid from Bank of Beirut; Dr. Sophia Ghanimeh, Assistant Professor, FE, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Mrs. Graziella Daghfal, Assistant Professor, FAAD, Design; and Mr. Andre Fahed Creative Director, Office of Communications, Creative Design. Entries were graded based on their originality (tree and ornamentations), choice of materials, and final presentation. This event was sponsored by Bank of Beirut, whose staff distributed valuable prizes to students, as follows:
- First Prize: Discovery Club US$ 500;
- Second Prize: Advertising Club US$ 300; and
- Third Prize: Social Club US$ 200.
NDU students, faculty, and staff celebrated the occasion by cutting the traditional Christmas cake.
NDU continues to make spirits bright throughout this holy season!