Please Read – Email Signature Composing Format Change

Dear Colleagues,

This message is to inform you that at 5 p.m. today, July 30, you will notice the signature block in your Notre Dame Gmail will have a different format when you compose a message. This is a result of our switch to a new department-wide email signature service provider.


1. Do not be alarmed when you see the original design format and image
banner of your email signature block disappear and look like this:

name: Lin Wang
title: Program Director
office: 574-631-4961
mobile: 574-339-1272
department: Department of Development
group: Storytelling and Engagement
address: 1251 N. Eddy Street, Suite 300
city: South Bend
state: IN
zip: 46617

The actual signature design shows when the recipient opens your message, but does not show when you compose your message. You can test it by sending a message to your non-ND email. You might want to refresh and clear browser cache if you don’t see the above change happen automatically.

2. Please check the accuracy of your information – name, title, group (team), phone number(s), and address. Please note that you are able to make correction in the Gmail signature setting area on your own if anything is incorrect.

3. We are only able to push the signature to your NetID email address. To apply the signature to your preferred alias email address(es), please copy and paste the whole signature block (like above, with [[+]]) from the NetID email to your alias email in the Gmail signature setting area. You can copy and paste the block on your mobile device email servers as well, if you use mobile devices for work emails.

Thank you for your attention. Please reach out to Lin Wang (1-4961) if you have any questions.

ESC Construction coming August 5th!!!

Our next construction project begins Monday, August 5th, as we transition the southwest corner of the building into a new, light filled, collaborative work environment for our Development Coordinator team.

That team is busy packing boxes, and you will soon see them working in temporary spots throughout the floor. In addition, we have 11 fundraisers who will be displaced. A list of the these fundraisers, as well as the development coordinators and their temporary locations, can be found below.

A rendering of the new space is attached. Please contact Carolyn Hardman, Brad Goff or Tim Willis with any questions or concerns.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during the construction phase. The project is scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, August 13th.

Displaced fundraisers:

Pier White, Chris Baguer, Sean Sharpe, Brian Green, Henry Scroope, Tom Cummings, Ron Linczer, Chris Walsh, Bob Morton, Jesus Bravo, and Jill Donnelly

Temporary Development Coordinator Locations:

• Kathy – window well by Corporate Relations
• Ashley – window well by Annual Giving
• Katie – desk on east wall by Prospect Management
• Tashana – Annual giving cube #3138
• Brigette – Annual Giving cube #3137
• Pam – William Mitchell’s former cube in Gift Planning area
• Amy – Andrew Frye’s former cube in Gift Planning Area
• Mary – window well by planned giving
• Allison – window well by Ashley’s current space
• Sarah – window well on north side of shared RD space

Announcing Mary Flynt, LOD Associate


I am pleased to announce that Mary Flynt will be joining University Relations as our new Learning and Organizational Development (LOD) Associate. I look forward to her partnership in elevating LOD impact, advancing the UR mission, and embodying Notre Dame values. Most notably, Mary will be upgrading and leading onboarding- a program that impacted over 90 positions last fiscal year. (Special thanks to Linda Klaybor who is wonderfully bridging the onboarding gap between Gretchen Neely’s retirement and Mary’s eventual leadership.)

Mary joins us after four years in the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development (CCD), where she most recently served as experiential program manager. In this role, Mary oversaw the student internship funding program and helped manage several mentor programs, including Hesburgh Women of Impact and the Cavanaugh Council/President’s Circle. She served as the CCD’s primary administrator for IrishCompass, where she partnered with the Alumni Association on the ideation, strategy, implementation, and governance of the University’s professional development community. She also coordinated initiatives open to all students such as the JCPenney Suit-Up, industry career treks and employer mock interviews.

Prior to working in the CCD, Mary worked on the MBA admissions team in the Mendoza College of Business. She graduated from Ave Maria University in 2013 with a degree in business administration. When she’s not spending time with her large family, Mary is often attempting new sewing projects, going to concerts, adjusting to home ownership, volunteering as the St. Monica parish wedding coordinator, and making new friends with everyone she meets. Her husband Josh is also a member of UR, working on the marketing team in the Alumni Association.

You will be blessed to quickly introduce yourself to Mary as she begins her new role on Tuesday, August 6.

For Notre Dame,

Bryan Reaume
University Relations
Learning and Organizational Development

Announcement about the Clubs Team for UR Today

I want to share some news with you about two members of the Clubs Team. First of all, Laura Midkiff will be resigning he position as the Clubs Program Director at the Alumni Association effective Aug. 2nd. Please read Laura’s note to you all below…
After much discernment and prayer, I have decided to resign my position at the Alumni Association in order to spend more time with my lovely husband Dale. Dale and I are looking forward to the next chapter in our lives together and we are considering a move closer to my family on the East coast. While we haven’t made any final plans, our immediate next steps will be to spend the remainder of the Summer and much of the Fall traveling in New England. Consequently my last day here will be August 2nd. I have truly appreciated the opportunity to work closely with such an amazingly talented team, and to get to know you all on a personal level.
I want to wish Laura and Dale the best on the next part of their journey together!
Speaking of next chapters…I’m excited to announce that Ellie Kuhns will be promoted to the role of Clubs Program Director. During her three years as Clubs Program Manager for the NDAA, Ellie has built strong relationships with the network of C-F sized clubs, managed the UND Celebrations program and Club Football Ticket program and shaped away game club programming. Her commitment and dedication to the domestic club network will be vital as we begin implementation of Club Review recommendations and the transition to myND3. Ellie’s humble leadership and passion for the work of the Alumni Association has made an impression on everyone she encounters. Please join me in congratulating Ellie on her new role!

Summer 2019 UR Internship Program

Please join me in congratulating this summer’s cohort of the UR Internship Program for completing the core* 8-week term.  Their friendship inspires us; their work advances our mission.


I am grateful for all colleagues who so warmly welcomed and richly supported interns. Special thanks to those who served as supervisors, mentors, and Friday immersion facilitators. This generous investment yielded a transformative experience. 
We look forward to ongoing partnership* with this summer’s cohort.

For Notre Dame,
Bryan Reaume

*Jeanie and Jill remain in UR for an extended summer term; Jess continues in a full-time capacity for a limited term; many will return to UR for the academic year!

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Condolences to Kathy Lentych

Our deepest condolences to Kathy Lentych on the loss of her father, Stanley Jerry Klaybor, on July 26th. Mr. Klaybor was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, IN, where a rosary will be prayed at 2:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, where Military Honors will be performed.

The full obituary can be found here:

Please keep Kathy and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Anita Sareen

Anne Wieber – baby announcement

Anne Wieber and her husband, Manny Fernandez, welcomed their baby boy, Xavier Andrew, on Friday, July 26. Both mom and baby are doing great. Big sister Alyssa and big brother Luke are very excited they have a new brother!
Congrats to their family!

Okta go-live issues

The Okta Go Live campus maintenance which took place on July 27 has had an impact on a few applications.

 Okta Log-in issues

If you have any issues logging into Okta – clear your browser cache first.  If that does not work, please call the OT help desk at x8111 or email

Business Objects

The direct links from Business Objects will not work and you will be required you to to sign in and run the report from within Business Objects.

OIT is working to resolve this issue as soon as possible but until then, your will need to sign into Business Objects directly.

 Sales Force

Some people are receiving emails from Salesforce regarding a request to change your Salesforce account’s email address. This is due to the Okta go-live and impacts people that had a preferred email address that is different from the one associated with their NetID.

This request is legitimate, please go ahead and confirm the email change if requested.

Alumni Association Marcom Team Changes

UR colleagues,
I’m pleased to announce changes within the Alumni Association Marketing Communications team that will take effect in late August.
First, Josh Flynt 11 has been promoted from Program Director to Assistant Director, Marketing Communications. In this new position, he will have two direct reports—Josh Stowe, Writer/Editor, and Jackie Thomas, Young Alumni Program Director. He and his team will lead our executive communications, marketing copywriting, storytelling (video and print), and student and young alumni engagement, including shepherding our new Young ND board. He will also co-lead the communications needs for the myND3 initiative, our deployment of a new affinity community engagement platform; direct marketing needs for all of our affinity communities (ND Women Connect, Diversity Council, Senior Alumni, etc); as well as direct our creative work for UND Celebrations.
Second, Chris Palmquist ’13, an alum from Minneapolis, will become Assistant Director, Engagement Marketing. Chris will be joining our marketing team on August 19. Chris will have one direct report—Grace Morrison, Digital Specialist. Together, they will lead our social media strategy. Chris will also direct marketing for Football Fridays, Shamrock Series/bowls, Reunion, Alumni Education, and Spirituality/Service. Finally, he will host a number of our “Catching Up With” interviews during Football Fridays and provide some light video production. Chris currently serves as Media Coordinator with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a nonprofit with the mission to help set policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems. There he directs their social outreach, media affairs, writing/editing, videography, and general marketing needs. Before that, Chris served as sports director/reporter with KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa. Chris has been actively involved with the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota and directs their social media and is involved in a number of their efforts including outreach, membership and retention efforts.
Chris is an FTT major and served as the managing editor for The Dome during his time on campus. He (former resident of Duncan Hall) will be joined in South Bend by his fiancee Dagny Nagengast ’13 (Lewis Hall). Chris and Dagny are getting married next year in June in Minneapolis.
Please join me in congratulating Josh and welcoming Chris (!
Best, Bill