ESC Parking Garage Lobby Floor Painting Nov 1-3

Re:  Eddy Street Commons Parking Garage Lobby Floor Painting

The lobbies of the NW elevators are scheduled to be cleaned and painted on Tuesday – Thursday of next week. Nov 1-3. The glass doors and elevators will be closed. Residents will have to enter through the stairwell doors which will be and will remain unlocked for the 2-3 days.  Once the floors are painted, it will be much easier to keep them clean. This will be a small inconvenience for what should be a huge benefit.

It’s a Halloween Goodbye for Shelley Way!

Please join us for a quick “cake break” at 3:00 p.m. today in Grace Hall on the 11th Floor South to say Good Bye and Good Luck to Shelley Way as she moves from University Relations to the University Bands.  We can wipe away our tears and buttercream frosting and share hugs and laughter on Shelley’s last day with us.  Although we’ll miss Shelley in our office, let’s remember that we’ll still know where to find her.  Just follow the tubas!

Hope to see you around 3:00 for a quick “cake break” later today.


Huyen Nguyen, Assistant Director of Regional Analysis

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Huyen Nguyen as Assistant Director of Regional Analysis.  Huyen will be supporting Mike Sullivan and the Midwest team and will begin her work with us on Monday, October 31.

Huyen is a 2008 Notre Dame graduate, receiving her Bachelor of Business Administration with a dual major of Marketing and Theatre.  While a student at Notre Dame, she was president of the Vietnamese Student Association in 2006-2007 and a member of the Diversity Council of Notre Dame from 2005 to 2007.  She also served as an intern with University Relations, working with Shannon Cullinan and Heather Hakanen, so she brings some familiarity with Development.

After graduating from Notre Dame, she joined the Target Corporation in Minneapolis as a Senior Business Analyst, managing the retailer’s multi-million dollar boys sportswear business.  While in this role, she developed Target’s strategic urban/skate strategy for the “Shaun White 4 Target” campaign and served as a Division Mentor Captain.  She was promoted to Pharmacy Inventory Expert, developing an inventory management strategy and business process that significantly improved the retailer’s pharmacy business line.  While at Target, she received multiple corporate awards, including the Senior Vice President Award of Recognition, Operational Effectiveness Outstanding Partnership Award, Excellence in Execution Award and a Teamwork and Collaboration Award, to name just a few.

Huyen has wonderful life and Notre Dame stories that I encourage you to ask her about when you meet her.

We are thrilled to have her join us and look forward to the contributions she will make to our success in Development!

August R. Freda, Jr. ’79

Director, Development Research

Sorin Dinners List, Oct 28, 29, Updated


The attendee lists for this weekend’s Friday and Saturday night dinners have been updated and are now linked to those events on the UR Calendar.

If you have any questions, please let contact me.

Laura L. O’Sullivan

New Position: Administrative Assistant – CFR

We will soon move forward in filling a new position: Administrative Assistant – CFR.  Again, we want to publicly thank Kathleen Barber for all your efforts on behalf of the CFR Team over the last three years and wish her well as she transitions over to the Research department. This vacated position will provide administrative and project support for the CFR team.

Should you have any interest in the position, please contact me by noon on Friday, November 4th.


George Keegan

Window Washing at ESC on 11-8-11

On Nov 8th, 2011 (Tuesday), The Cleaning Crew will begin window washing all of the empty tenant areas and the Corporate Office Spaces 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors.  Please make all employees and residents aware that this will occur from 7am to 7pm on this day.  Again, the windows are only for the empty tenant areas, and also the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors of Bldg C Corporate Offices.

Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.

Management Staff,  Eddy Street Commons at Notre Dame

Congratulations to Del Lali on the arrival of Kyan

Congratulations to Del Lali on the arrival of her son, Kyan Lali. Kyan was born on Monday, October 17, 2011, weighing 5lbs 12oz. Both mother and baby are doing well and are happy to now be home from the hospital enjoying time with family.

Drew Buscareno, Assistant Vice President for University Relations

Welcome Anita Sareen, Regional Development West and Regional Development East

Please join me in welcoming Anita Sareen to the Notre Dame Development team as Administrative Assistant to both the East and the West regions.  Anita will provide administrative support to Pier White, Associate Director of Regional Development East, and to Luke Conway, Associate Director of Regional Development West.

Anita received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University South Bend in June 2006.  For the past year to present, Anita has held the position of family case manager with the Department of Child Services of St. Joseph County.  She joins the team with five years of experience as a litigation assistant to a local South Bend law firm.

Anita will join the Development office on October 24th.

Please join me in congratulating Anita and welcoming her to the West Region and East Region teams!

In Notre Dame,

Kevin P. Cannon, Senior Director of Development, West Region

Notre Dame Fireworks 10-21-11

Notre Dame will be doing fireworks at the conclusion of Friday night’s USC Pep Rally.  The 5 minute show should be around 6:50-7:00pm on 10-21-11.  The display will be lit from the field in between the Irish Green, CFIA, and ESC. 

Congratulations and Farewell to Shelley Way

Dear University Relations Colleagues, 

Please join me in congratulating Shelley Way, who has accepted the position of Senior Administrative Assistant to Dr. Kenneth Dye, Director of our University Bands.  Although we on the Recognition Societies’ Team are, to say the least, broken-hearted to be losing our compatriot and the solid rock who has anchored our crew for so long, we are thrilled at the opportunity this represents for Shelley and, more importantly, for the remarkable fact that she will be a part of one of Notre Dame’s most beloved traditions.  Those of you who know Shelley well will appreciate how much joining such a long-standing and integral part of Our Lady’s University means to her. 

The timeframe for Shelley’s transition to her new position will be relatively swift.  More will follow about that and about our plans regarding the open position this will leave within our team.  Of course, the most important part of this message, and another piece that must wait a bit, is when’s the party?  We’ll keep you posted. 

In the meantime, please give Shelley a call at (574) 631-5249, send her an email ( or come on over to 11 South Grace Hall with a shout out.  She deserves it!


Jennielea Harris Vidrich, Associate Director, Recognition Societies