October Euchre Club

Euchre Players,
It’s time to sign up for October Euchre! We will gather together Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 5:30pm in the ESC Cafe. (This is a slightly later start time and new location)

Yes, I know it’s the Thursday before a home game. Yes, I know the Board of Trustees are in town. Yes, I know we’re all super busy. But I also know you must allow time for fun and camaraderie in your life!

We need at least 8 people to play! If you’ve been thinking about joining us, please do!!! The cost is $10 to play. If you have any questions, or would like to play, please contact me at 1-1818 or psmith15@nd.edu. Your entry fee is due to me by 5pm, Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

I look forward to seeing you at the card table!

We Are All ND Diversity Training

This half day workshop is required for all staff not currently in a supervisory role. Please register for and attend We Are All ND in an effort to allow each and every member of our community to unite behind a common goal as we work to cultivate a spirit of inclusion at Notre Dame.

New dates have been added, including Oct 13 at Innovation Park. 

Register in eNDeavor.

Date: Thurs., Oct. 13, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Innovation Park, 3rd floor boardroom

Date: Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Grace Hall, Lower Level Training Room

Date: Fri., Nov. 11, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Grace Hall, Lower Level Training Room

Date: Wed., Nov. 30, 2016
Times: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hammes-Mowbray room 319



AGSM Event Registration Opens This Week for Miami


“Early-bird” registration is now open for Blue, Gold, and $25k+ Recognition Society members. Tuesday’s email will be followed by an email on Thursday to all levels, with the addition of Badin Guild members.

Registration is open at this link (MyNotreDame login required): http://mynotredame.nd.edu/miami16

For registration questions, please contact the Donor Experience team at donorexperience@nd.edu and 574-631-5198.

For all other football event questions, please contact Rod Ambrissi (rambrissi@nd.edu) or the specific fund owner. A full rundown of this year’s events can be found at http://supporting.nd.edu/recognition-societies/football-events/

Jonathan Retartha
Manager, Donor Experience

Annual Giving Update

Annual Giving Mailing: Fall Solicitation for Law and Order of St. Thomas More

Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing dropped a direct mail campaign last week to approximately 9,000 recipients, including law alumni (donors and non-donors) as well as parents and friends with previous gifts to the Order of St. Thomas More and Notre Dame Law School Fund. The mailing included a letter from Ian Secviar, the new Director of the Order of St. Thomas More, and a brochure featuring a student story and highlighting the impact of gifts to the Law School. The letter and mailing list can be viewed here. The mailing was sent first class and gifts generated will be routed through the Chicago lockbox.

Ian J. Secviar ’10
Associate Director, Law Annual Giving
Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing
University of Notre Dame

IMPORTANT – Advance and BEAT Outage September 27th

On Tuesday, September 27th, from 5:00 pm -10:00 pm EDT, OIT and the Strategic Applications team will be performing an Advance Upgrade to V2015. During this time, Advance and BEAT will NOT be available for use.


With this upgrade, it will be important for you to clear your browser cache and history BEFORE you use Advance for the first time after the upgrade.  You only need to do this for the browser you typically use for Advance.  The steps to follow are available here: Clear_Browser_Cache.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our departmental IT support team or the OIT Help Desk at 574-631-8111.

Welcome Natella Micola to the Recruiting Team

It is my pleasure to welcome Natella Micola to the Recruiting Team in
University Relations. Natella will be assisting me in recruiting the
very best talent to UR as the Recruiting Coordinator.

Prior to Notre Dame, Natella worked for the St. Joseph County
Prosecutor’s Office as an Executive Assistant to the Prosecuting
Attorney. In 2013 she joined the Development team at the front desk.
She became an Administrative Assistant for Bill Kempf and Luke Conway
in 2014, and just recently started assisting Jessica Rizzo.

Natella brings her can-do attitude, organizational knowledge and
interest in human resources to the role.

Please join me in congratulating Natella!

Ann Amico Moran

News Release Today: McGrath Institute for Church Life

Dear Colleagues,

Later this morning, the University will announce a $15 million gift from Joan and Bob McGrath for the Institute for Church Life.

The McGraths have been long-time ICL-CSC Advisory Council members, and Joan is a Boldly Notre Dame Campaign Cabinet member. Bob is a 1955 Notre Dame graduate.

We are incredibly grateful for this generous gift, and the impact it will have on our students and the Church for generations to come. This gift is a perfect fit for the McGraths and Notre Dame. They previously named the McGrath-Cavadini Directorship for the Institute.

Going forward, we can begin referring to ICL as the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

Best wishes to all of you as we head into our 3rd home game weekend.

All my best,


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Duke AGSM Event Attendees​

Please use this link to access a shared Google Doc containing all registered guests for this weekend’s Annual Giving events.  Each event is listed on a separate tab:
Fundraisers – If you would like email check-in notification for specific donors at the Wake Up The Echoes! Breakfast, Shake Down The Thunder! Tailgate, or Onward to Victory! Dinner, please send me an email at Jonathan.Retartha@ND.edu with the names of the donors you’d like notification for.
Please Note: The Donor Experience team will accept registrations for the limited capacity remaining at Gold VIP, Breakfast, and the Tailgate until 5:00pm ET this Thursday.  No registrations will be accepted on FridaySaturday walk-up requests are subject to availability.
Go Irish!

Game Day Chase

Lace up your shoes before meeting with benefactors on Saturday, September 17th and join the Michiana Runners Association, Inc. at the Game Day Chase 5k & 10k benefiting the Kelly Cares Foundation.  The race begins and ends here at Eddy Street at 8 a.m.  The road will be closed from 6 a.m. until 10 am.  Parking garage access will only be from the east side until 10 am. If you have any questions direct them to Ann Amico Moran or visit www.gamedaychase.com for more information.


Ann Amico Moran

Senior Human Resource Recruiting Consultant

Football Fridays at the Eck

Stop by the Eck Visitors Center (next to the Hammes Bookstore) from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy tailgate food fresh from the grill and take your picture at the Liberty Mutual Photo Booth with a real ND football helmet. Live music from Steve Foresman. Stay for “Catching Up With,” featuring this week’s special guest, former Notre Dame all-American Mike McCoy ’70; Nick Eddy ’67 and Jim Lynch ’67. Attend this week’s “On the Sidelines” academic lecture, The Game of the Century: A Clash of Perspectives on and off the Gridiron, and check out our Notre Dame giveaways and prizes. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. View the full schedule: (link)

On The Sidelines Lecture Series
2:00-3:00 (Eck Visitors Center Auditorium) The Game of the Century: A Clash of Perspectives on and off the Gridiron
Clark Power, Professor in the Program of Liberal Studies, and Director of Play Like a Champion Today; John Heisler, Senior Associate Athletics Director.
Catching Up With…
3:00-3:30 (Eck Visitors Center ND Live Stage)
Mike McCoy ’70
Former all-American Notre Dame defensive lineman
Catching Up With…
3:30-4:30 (Eck Visitors Center ND Live Stage)
Nick Eddy ’67 and Jim Lynch ’67
Two former all-Americans looking back on the 1966 national championship season

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Lucas D. Eggers

Engagement Marketing Program Director

University of Notre Dame Alumni Association
100 Eck Visitors Center | Notre Dame, IN 46556