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PEMCO’s Next to Normal

Described as a pulsing rock score by Director Charlie O’Leary, the Pasquerilla East Musical Company (PEMCO) choosesNext to Normal as their fall 2012 show.

Next to Normal combines catchy and tuneful music with startling real-world issues, but above all, the show is about a small group of funny, bright, and engaging people and their relationships. Watching their attempts to hurt and heal one another–their struggles to love and to be loved–are the core experience of Next to Normal.

Next to Normal tells the story of a seemingly typical American family dealing with an illness that’s becoming increasingly common: bipolar disorder. With a pulsing rock score, Next to Normal pushes the realm of subject matter for musical theatre. Because of this, we are partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Notre Dame, to allow audiences to raise awareness and to further engage with the show and the questions it raises.

The best part of producing the show is really seeing it all come together said Producer Nathan Williams. Nathan went on to say, “I know it’s a huge cliche, but it’s really amazing to see an idea we came up with all the way back in April come to life. And it really is a matter of getting the best people we can involved. I can really say these are the best people, the directors, the actors, the designers, and the technicians, because not only do they have the chops, they have the passion. After we found them, it was really a matter of letting them do their thing.”

Showings will take place on Thursday, 10.25, Friday, 10.26, and Saturday, 10.27 at 7:30 Pm at Washington Hall mainstage.


Written by Joshua Wilson

Student Activities Office

If you were near Sorin or Walsh Halls yesterday, Wednesday, October 9, you may have encountered  the Hall President’s Council “Grillin and Chillin” networking hour.

Hall President’s Council decided to break the traditional meeting format with a networking opportunity for all hall president’s in grilling form. Matt Lynch and Dennis Brown, HPC Co-Presidents, and many of the board members rolled up their sleeves and took to the grill to provide this opportunity for the council. As the council networked over burgers and hot dogs, the council also went over updates for a short meeting.

Speaking with Matt about the event, he stressed the importance of this opportunity for the hall presidents and how impressed he has been with the work that the halls are doing this year.

Joshua Wilson

Student Activities Office

Week of October 8 thru October 21.

Welcome our weekly source of information for students at the University of Notre Dame. You may this information also on our ND blog SAO: the student life. Past blogs are posted there also, as well as other spotlight information for you.
Leadership for Clubs, Organizations and Students :  There are no training programs offered during mid-term week or Fall Recess. Look back here when classes resume for more exciting student development programs.
Did you know that there are activities planned over the next few weekends? Please check out the Event page for more details.


Questions, ideas or suggestions, email us: sao@nd.edu

SAO Spotlight Oct 1 – 7

Welcome our weekly source of information for students at the University of Notre Dame. You may this information also on our ND blog SAO: the student life. Past blogs are posted there also, as well as other spotlight information for you.
Leadership for Clubs, Organizations and Students

Concession Stand Management Training:
Learn how to effectively and profitably operate your club or group football concession stand:
Friday, October 5, 2012
1:15 pm , 4:00 pm (Montogmery Auditorium for both times)

Last chance to be trained for the Stanford and BYU gmes

Signature Event Trainaing
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
8:30 p.m. in LaFortune Montgomery Theatre
Did you know
…that the SAO has a funding program to help recognized student groups plan late night Friday and Saturday programs? To learn about this opportunity, check out the Dollars for Innovative and Creative Entertainment page.

…the SAO has a portable sound system, popcorn and sno-cone machine available for rental? Email saores@nd.edu

…the Fall Semester deadline for prospective club applications is October 2, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Questions, ideas or suggestions, email us: sao@nd.edu

It’s Week 3 of the Student Life.   Here is some news for you:

Leadership for Clubs, Organizations and Students. 

Concession Stand Management Training:
Learn how to effectively and profitably operate your club or group football concession stand:

Wednesday, September 19 at 5pm in Montgomery Auditorium (across from Starbucks)
Friday, September 21, 2012 1:15pm and 4:00pm (Montgomery Auditorium for both times)

Group Travel Training:
If your undergraduate hall or club is planning a travel activity outside St. Joseph County, Indiana, you are invited to attend this seminar. Join this training session to learn how to plan an overnight or extended trip. Helpful trip planning tips and policies regarding travel will be discussed. Advisors welcome also! These programs will be offered again in Nov., Jan and March.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm, LaFortune Montgomery Theatre
Friday, September 21, 2012 at 12 pm, LaFortune Montgomery Theatre

Featured Weekend Events:
SUB movie, Spiderman
Check sub.nd.edu for information on Thursday and Friday screenings

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
You’ve seen them in LA and NYC, and now see them here
Friday, Washington Hall, 9:30 p.m., ND student ID required

Midnight Drummer’s Circle
Saturday Morning, 12:00 a.m., Main Circle

Support the student run football concession stands
All over interior campus, Saturday. Burgers, Brats and Hotdogs

Endzone 2
What better way to end the night? Saturday, LaFortune Main Lounge at 10 pm

Information Regarding SUB’s ticket information for the ND home game in Chicago:
On Monday, September 17, 2012 the Student Union Board (SUB) will be hosting a ticket lottery for the Notre Dame vs. Miami football game on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Beginning at 12:00 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2012, all Notre Dame undergraduate, graduate, and professional students may enter their name for the chance to purchase up to two (2) face-value ($125) tickets. The ticket lottery will ONLY be open Monday, September 17, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Students may enter the lottery by clicking here.

At the conclusion of the ticket lottery, one hundred forty-four (144) winners will be randomly selected. Selected winners will be notified via email by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Winners can purchase up to two (2) tickets for face-value ($125) from the LaFortune Box Office on Thursday, September 20, 2012 between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Winners must bring their student IDs with them. If not all tickets have been purchased, the remaining tickets will be offered for sale to Notre Dame students with valid IDs beginning at 10:30 PM on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the LaFortune Student Center Box Office on a first-come, first-served basis. The line may begin to form no earlier than 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2012.

All entries submitted prior to 12:00 p.m. or after 8:00 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2012 will be declared invalid. Multiple entries will be voided.

As a service to the student body, the Student Activities Office (SAO) will offer a shuttle bus to the Miami game. More information will be available at studentshop.nd.edu.

Questions, ideas or suggestions, email us: sao@nd.edu

Welcome our weekly source of information for students at the University of Notre Dame. 
You may find this information also on our ND blog SAO: the student life. 
Past blogs are posted there also. 

Beginning to think about planning an event? Please look at THE SOURCE to get started!

Leadership for Clubs, Organizations and Students  

Club Information Meetings for Undergraduate Clubs:
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm. and 7:30 pm., DeBartolo Hall 129
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm. and 6:00pm., DeBartolo Hall 129
Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm. and 7:30 pm., DeBartolo Hall 129

Dance Training
If your group is planning a dance, this session will provide you with all the information you need to know about choosing a location, food, DJ, etc. Dance Training will be on Monday, September 10 from 6-7:30 pm in the Oakroom of SDH. If your hall or club will host a dance this year, you must have someone attend this mandatory training session. This drop-in session will give you direct access to Catering and SAO staff who can consult with you in the planning of your dance. Stop by to enjoy some desserts and to speak with SAO and Catering for at least 15 minutes during the session.

SAOnline Training
Need help completing an SAOnline event registration form?  Stop by the SAO Mondays thru Fridays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, and we’ll help you out with your questions.  We’re located in 315 LaFortune Student Center.  Due to the LaFortune elevator replacement project, if you would prefer, please stop by the Information Desk and Box Office, and they will reach a staff member in the SAO for you.

Prospective Club Application Information

There are two times each year when Notre Dame students may propose a new club. In both the fall and spring, the proposal period will open on the fourth Tuesday of the semester and end three Tuesdays following. The approval process can take a while; prospective clubs may not be approved in the same semester during which they were proposed. The Fall prospective club proposal period is September 11 – October 2, 2012.

Really Important news regarding your club or organization NetID:

Due to maintenance related to your student club NetID and password, all applications associated with it (google, webfile, et. al.,) may not be available on Monday, September 10 or Tuesday, September 11. The new pasword information will be available at the Undergraduate Club Information Meetings and released to the designated NetID administrator. After that time or those clubs and organizations not part of the Club Coordination Council, the registered NetID administrator for your club will need to stop by the Student Activities Office to obtain the new credentials for your NetID

Questions, ideas or suggestions, email us: sao@nd.edu


Missed Activities Night? Still looking for to become involved? Check out the  listing of more than 420 recognized student clubs and organizations on the SAO website.   

This is the week of the first home football game, and opening season for our 21 student run concession stands! Looking for more information about the stands? Find it here. Buy a burger, buy a brat! Please support this fundraising activity for ND recognized student clubs and groups.

Beginning to think about planning an event? Please look at THE SOURCE to get started!

Lastly, there is some incredible entertainment this weekend compliments of SUB, the ND Band, and Student Activities! Here are the spotlight events:

  • Friday, September 7 at 10 p.m., Comedy on the Quad, featuring Seth Meyers, South Quad
  • Saturday, September 8 at 12:00 a.m. (yes, you read that right), Midnight Drummers’ Circle, Main Building Steps
  • Saturday, September 8 at 10:00 p.m. End Zone 1, Video Game Night in Main Lounge

Questions, ideas or suggestions, email us: sao@nd.edu

Bookstore BasketballBookstore Basketball is the largest outdoor, five-on-five basketball tournament in the world. More than 700 teams comprised of students, faculty and staff from the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College participate in one of the most exciting annual events on campus. The month-long competition features creative team names and a range of skill sets. An open tournament for all participating teams is run concurrently with a women’s tournament. Registration fees for Bookstore Basketball also support a great cause, the Jumpball Programme, a series of youth sports camps held each summer in Jamaica.

Visit the Bookstore Basketball website for more information on Jumpball and the tournament. Team registration for the 2012 tournament is now open until 11:59 pm on Friday, March 23rd.

Each year during the spring semester, the Notre Dame undergraduate student body participates in the student election process. Once potential candidates are deemed eligible by the student-run Judicial Council, campaigning and debates are organized. Online elections are conducted for the positions of Student Body President and Vice-President, the officers of each Class Council, the Off-Campus Council, and Senators from each residence hall.

Visit the Judicial Council website for more information on the student election process, and for information about Judicial Council’s Peer Advocacy program.

One of the most popular student groups on campus will be embarking soon on their trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the annual March for Life. The event draws more than 100,000 participants from across the country and is the largest student group trip sponsored at Notre Dame, counting hundreds of students, faculty and staff among its participants.

Visit the ND Right To Life website for event details and photos, plus information and resources for the many other projects ND Right to Life sponsors throughout the year.

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