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Muslim Student Association sponsors Islam Awareness Week

first_imgThe Muslim Student Association (MSA) kicked off Islam Awareness Week on Monday by handing out hijabs on Fieldhouse Mall and teaching people how to tie them.Sara Abdel Rahim, a senior and the president of MSA, said community members were more engaged in the event this year after experiencing it in years past.“I think people loved the event last year,” she said. “Everyone is coming up and saying, ‘Hey, I still have my scarf from last year, can I grab another one? Can you teach me how to tie it a different way?’ So kind of building a foundation for the past couple of years and then having people remember it and tell people about it — it’s been really great to have people come and say, ‘I remember this from last year, and I want to do it again.’”The week — which is co-sponsored by other groups such as the Gender Relations Center, Notre Dame International and Multicultural Student Programs and Services — serves as an opportunity for non-Muslim students to learn more about Islamic culture, Abdel Rahim said.“I think it’s amazing. I wish Islam Awareness Week could be Islam Awareness Year, but we obviously don’t have funds and resources for that,” she said. “But I think, definitely, when people come up and ask me to teach them how to wear it or what does a hijab mean to [me], there’s definitely an amazing desire for the students on campus to learn about Islam and to get a better understanding of it. … Even though it is a majority-Catholic campus, if you do provide a venue and a platform for people to come and learn about it, they’ll definitely engage and do that — which is cool to see Notre Dame students doing.”The MSA’s hijab day gave Abdel Rahim a chance to explain that to her, a hijab is twofold, she said.“It’s a sense of modesty in the physical sense — so you do cover up your hair, and wear long sleeves and pants,” she said. “So you’re covering up your body so you’re not showing physical attributes of yourself, so when people get a chance to know Sara, then they can know that person for who they are and not how they look or their physical aspects such as their hair or how they dress.”Abdel Rahim said this commonly offers a greater sense of empowerment to people who wear hijabs.“But also, when you’re covered up — in a sense it’s more empowering because you get to go and engage and do all the things you want, and you’re not held back by what society’s vision of you is,” she said. “So there is a negative connotation to the headscarf, but there are so many amazing hijabis out there — people that wear headscarves — that are so empowered, and it doesn’t prevent them at all from doing the things that they love.”Islam Awareness Week is also being celebrated at Saint Mary’s, Abdel Rahim said, as Tuesday’s scheduled event is a lecture at the College.“It’s with a scholar named Michael Birkel,” she said. “He’s a professor at Earlham College and he wrote a book called ‘The Quran in Conversation.’ And he’s really cool about inter-religious dialogue because he talks about how anyone can be a guest in someone else’s religion, you just have to be willing to learn about it.”The week also features what Abdel Rahim said is “the equivalent of a homily in Catholicism,” a “Quran Halaqah,” on Wednesday.“It’s going to be a person in MSA who has the whole Quran memorized, which is cool,” she said. “We do that in Islam, we memorize stories and verses from the Quran. And he’ll be taking a couple of verses and kind of placing them in context and describing them more — kind of like what a priest does during a homily after the readings in Mass.”The week will conclude with the MSA’s Islam Awareness Week dinner Thursday — this year focusing on Islam through the ages — and a mosque tour Friday. Abdel Rahim said she and the MSA are happy for any community members to engage with Islam Awareness Week in any way.“On behalf of MSA, we’re really blessed that we have a campus that’s able to sponsor events like this and to be able to put it on,” she said. “And we do look for people to engage more over the coming weeks and to ask questions, because we don’t think there’s anything that’s a bad question.”Tags: Hijab Day, islam awareness week, Muslim Student Associationlast_img read more

FB : Krautman, field-goal kicking unit fail SU in loss to Rutgers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Ross Krautman became a hero as he sent Syracuse to a bowl last season with a game-winning field goal against Rutgers. This year, his field-goal kicking unit was one of the goats.One blocked field goal, another missed field goal. A blocked extra point. Seven potential points lost due to a feeble day by the SU kicking game.‘I think it’s very difficult to win football games when you have five turnovers, and a field goal gets blocked and a PAT gets blocked,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘Those things happen, and we lost that game because of those errors, and we weren’t able to capitalize at times.’Both Krautman and Scarlet Knights kicker San San Te missed kicks at an alarming rate in Rutgers’ 19-16 win over Syracuse on Saturday. Krautman finished 1-of-3 on field goals — missing one more field goal Saturday than he did all of last season — and 1-of-2 on extra points. Te had a much busier day than Krautman, attempting seven field goals and hitting on four of them.There was controversy last week surrounding the botched call by the officials on Krautman’s missed extra point against Toledo. But this week, all of Krautman’s misses were clear.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse produced one of its best drives of the season on its first possession of the second half, driving 93 yards in six plays. Running back Antwon Bailey finished it off with a 3-yard touchdown run to put SU up 13-3, but Krautman’s extra point was blocked by Jamal Merrell coming around the right side of the Syracuse line.‘I think we have to look at that wing area at the right tight end,’ Marrone said. ‘One of the things we’ll do is get bigger out there. We had to go overload on that last one, which secured it for us. In the other circumstances, it’s not acceptable.’Krautman then missed a 39-yard attempt wide left less than three minutes later. But it was the field goal unit’s final error that really shifted the momentum to force overtime.Holding a 13-6 lead late in the fourth quarter, Syracuse drove into Rutgers territory but stalled just inside the 30. Krautman lined up for a 44-yard attempt, one that could have pushed SU’s lead to double digits to potentially seal the win.But Merrell again swooped in front of the kick, breaking past the right side of the offensive line. Rutgers cornerback Marcus Cooper picked up the football and returned the ball into SU territory, setting up the game-tying touchdown drive for the Scarlet Knights.Te, the Rutgers kicker, missed three field goals but made the kick that mattered most — a 47-yard try in the second overtime to put RU up 19-16.‘I’m proud of our players and coaches for continuing to stay calm and continuing to chop,’ Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano said. ‘Sometimes it goes your way and sometimes it doesn’t, but if you don’t keep doing what we did today, it never goes your way.’SU misses injured playersDoug Marrone expected to see Olando Fisher on the field Saturday. Fisher, SU’s nickel back and second-string strong safety, hasn’t played since the Orange’s season opener Sept. 1, when he suffered a lower body injury against Wake Forest.One month later, he was surprisingly not ready to go.‘We thought Olando Fisher would have been able to come back, and that would’ve helped us in a big way because he would’ve been able to start the game at safety and maybe play some nickel,’ Marrone said. ‘Then we thought that we would’ve been able to get him back to just playing nickel for us, and he wasn’t able to do that.’SU could have used Fisher and the handful of other SU players who were unable to return this week. Defensive end Chandler Jones missed his fourth straight game and strong safety Shamarko Thomas missed his second. Backup running back Prince-Tyson Gulley was unable to play as well.Gulley had a breakout game last week with 66 yards on 10 carries, but he suffered a collarbone injury and was unable to go.The player moving into Gulley’s spot as the second running back is sophomore Jerome Smith. His first game as the change-of-pace back was uneventful — three carries for 6 yards.But he did take part in a crucial third down in overtime on his third carry. Facing third-and-1 from the Rutgers 2-yard line, Smith was stopped by RU safety Duron Harmon for a half-yard gain.Smith did get a first down on a third-and-1 earlier in Saturday’s game, though, so Marrone was pleased overall with his effort.‘Once a kid is in the lineup and how the game progresses determine when you have to put him in there,’ Marrone said. ‘I thought he ran hard, I thought he had a real nice first down.’[email protected]center_img Published on October 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjrlast_img read more