Lyons Hall: August 17, 2013

Shirley and I spent today in skill development classes sponsored by Residence Life.  I was a long day.  However, classes touched on many life style issues that the Lyons ladies will face the help and assistance that should be brought to them.

One thing that I have noted over the last several days of classes is that the subject matter is gear more to care and development of our students rather than to discipline.  Many of the sessions are mechanical in nature, for example, this event occurs and then what should the response be.  However, many more were interactive and role-playing that stressed the more active give-and-take between student and hall staff.

As I mentioned before, I am very impressed with the quality and tone of the session that hall staff goes through before the first year student report to the hall.

We attended a dinner in the North Dining Hall with all of Residence Life and then attended the comissioning Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.  In both events we were with our rector, assistant rector and resident assistant.  Over time we are becoming accustomed to the community of Lyons Hall.

Our next step, and this is a big one, will be actually moving into our apartment.  The correct hardware for the bed has been delivered and installed.  It is “go” time.  That will be tonight!  I am a bit nervous and excited at the same time.

About Edward Hums

Edward F. Hums, M.B.A., C.P.A. Teaching Professor of Accountancy Ed Hums is in his tenth year as a full-time faculty member of the Mendoza College of Business and currently teaches financial and managerial accounting to undergraduates and team teaches a course in the Masters in Non-Profit Administration program. He also lectures in the Executive Education program at the University and at various corporate locations. Ed is currently faculty coordinator for the Vivian Harrington Gray Notre Dame – St. Mary’s Tax Assistance Program. In addition to his teaching and lecturing, Ed monitors the rail industry. Ed received the Frank O’Malley Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, the highest individual teaching award at the University, in 2004 and the Paul Fenlon Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2005. In 2006 when the on-line version of Business Week initially profiled America’s favorite business professors, Ed was the first faculty member listed. In 2008 Ed received an Edmund P. Joyce C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In October 2010 at the request of Student Government, Ed delivered Notre Dame’s Fall 2010 “Last Lecture” in Washington Hall. Ed served Notre Dame for 26 years in various administrative roles at the University including budgeting, financial planning, tax reporting, systems management, and financial reporting. In 1989 while working in administration, Ed began teaching on a part-time basis. Ed is a 1975 graduate of Notre Dame with an undergraduate degree in accountancy. He was lead student trainer on Notre Dame’s 1973 national championship football team. Ed holds two masters’ degrees from Indiana University South Bend, and is a licensed CPA in Indiana. Ed and his wife, Shirley, a staff member in the University’s athletic department and Notre Dame alum, reside in Mishawaka. Ed is a member of the Edward Fredrick Sorin Society, Notre Dame Monogram Club, Indiana CPA Society, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association, Beta Alpha Psi, National Association of Rail Shippers and is player/coach of the Notre Dame faculty hockey team.
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