Michigan pep rally reception and tailgate RSVP reminder

Please remember to have attendees for the Michigan Pep Rally Reception entered in BEAT by Tuesday, September 2 at 5 PM.  Also, please remember to have attendees for the Michigan Tailgate entered in BEAT by Friday, September 5 at Noon.

We have developed a reminder sheet for the RSVP dates for these fun Development football events! See below.

If you have any questions about the pep rally receptions, please feel free to contact Teri Vitale at 1-9986 or Heather Moriconi at 1-9784. If you have questions about the game day tailgates, please contact Jennifer McGuire at 1-3278, Mary Fisher at 1-3663, or Sara Kassen at 1-2975.

Notre Dame Football Pep Rally Receptions & Tailgate RSVP Dates
Home Game Date of Game RSVP Date for Pep Rally Reception guests to be entered  into BEAT (5 PM Tuesdays prior to game) RSVP Date for Saturday Tailgate guests to be entered into BEAT (noon on Fridays prior to game)
Rice 8/30/2014 8/26/2014 8/29/2014
Michigan 9/6/2014 9/2/2014 9/5/2014
Stanford 10/4/2014 9/30/2014 10/3/2014
North Carolina 10/11/2014 10/7/2014 10/10/2014
Northwestern 11/15/2014 11/11/2014 11/14/2014
Louisville 11/22/2014 11/18/2014 11/21/2014

Thank You from Janet Jessup

Dear Notre Dame friends,

I am overwhelmed and truly grateful for the outpouring of prayers, love and support that I have received from my Notre Dame family since the passing of my wonderful father.   Please know that your hugs, cards, caring words and prayers have touched my heart and lightened my load in these past few weeks.  Thank you sincerely!



New Training Courses for Fall

OIT’s Training and Transition group has lots of new courses on many new topics starting this Fall.

We’ve upgraded all of our Office classes to Office 2013 and Photoshop and InDesign have been upgraded to Adobe Creative Cloud. Now’s your chance to learn all the new features.

We’ve added a slew of new courses to help you make the most of the whole Google interface.

  • File Sharing and Storage at Notre Dame:  Learn about the different file sharing and storage options with Box, Google Drive and NetFile and when to use each.
  • Meet Google Productivity Apps:  How do Google Docs, Sheets and Slides compare to Word, Excel and PowerPoint and when and why should you use them?
  • Using Contacts in Google: Learn how to get the most of your contacts and contact groups.
  • Mail Merge Using Office, Google and Gmail: You’ve got more options than ever to do a mail merge.
  • Form and Survey Tools at Notre Dame:  Learn the difference between Google Forms, Adobe Acrobat Forms, Dynamic Forms and Qualtrics Forms.

Anxious to get started? Go to oit.nd.edu/training and click on the Discover IT link to see the whole schedule. Or go to Endeavor.nd.edu to find a course and register for it.

Happy Learning!

Your Technical Training partners in OIT

Football Friday Academic Series Starts Friday

HER LOYAL DAUGHTERS AND SONS: Exploring the Rich History of Notre Dame’s Black Student Experience
Friday, August 29 at 2 pm, Eck Visitor’s Center Auditorium
It’s been 70 years since Notre Dame admitted its first black student, Frazier L. Thompson ’47. In their new book, Black Domers, editors Wycliff and Krashna have assembled a compelling collection of 70 essays and profiles, most of them autobiographical, on the experiences of black students at Notre Dame over the years. In this hour-long session, join the editors and Dean Page, for a fascinating discussion about the evolving black student experience at Notre Dame.
Presenters: Don Wycliff ‘69, Retired Professor of Journalism, Loyola University Chicago, and Former Editorial Page Editor, Chicago Tribune; David Krashna ‘71, J.D. Alameda County CA Superior Court Judge, Law Professor; Rev. Hugh Page, Jr., D.Min, Ph.D., Vice President, Associate Provost and Dean of First Year Studies.

Fall 2014 Learning Programs

HR has released their wonderful line-up of fall classes and workshops that can be accessed here:

Fall 2014 Learning Programs include online tools, instructor-led classes, and department team events can help identify your true career interests, manage your performance through more effective goal-setting and build new skills to help you achieve your career goals. Examples include Time Management/Self-Leadership, Resolving Differences While Maintaining Relationships, Meeting Facilitation and Managing My Career.

Registration is now available through Endeavor. If you are interested, sign up soon as they fill up quickly. Be sure to add your name to the waiting list for any class that is full. Please contact Jeanne Monsma, ext. 8963 with any questions.


Recognition Society Membership Cards Have Dropped

Dear Colleagues,
Recognition Society membership cards have been sent and donors will begin receiving them on Monday.
Membership cards are sent twice a year. This supplemental card mailing is sent to those members who joined after our first mailing in April.
Cards were sent to:
61 Badin Guild members
21 Cavanaugh Council members
157 Corby Young Alumni
105 JCOS members
25 OSTM members
44 President Circle Members
42 Rockne members
465 Sorin Society members
If you have any questions on Membership Cards, please contact the Donor Experience Team at donorexperience@nd.edu or 1-5198.
Rita Udvardy, Donor Experience

Blood Drive 8/29 to Benefit “UR Walking on Sunshine”

The “UR Walking on Sunshine”  Relay for Life Team is hosting a blood drive in the Lower Level of Grace Hall on Friday, August 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Your blood donation will help save up to 3 lives in our community and help our team raise valuable funds for Relay for Life!

To schedule an appointment, go to: https://www.givebloodnow.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=5204.

If you have questions on eligibility, please contact the Medical Foundation Blood Donor Center at (574) 234- 1157 or email Melissa Newton at mnewton@sbmf.org.

We hope to see you on Friday!


UR Walking on Sunshine Team

Rachel L. Hughes, Sr. Administrative Assistant, University Communications

First Home Football Game – Friday Pep Rally/Reception RSVPs Needed

We are just over a week away from the first home game. Special Events & Stewardship staff members Teri Vitale and Heather Moriconi are excited to be coordinating the Friday night pep rally reception in the Family Room 5-7 PM on Friday, August 29.  Please remember that staff and guests must be registered in BEAT no later than Tuesday, August 26, because final counts are due to the food vendor. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Teri at 1-9986 or Heather at 1-9784.