Logan’s Run Needs Volunteers 8-6-11

A great family volunteer opportunity!  The University Relations Community Service Committee invites you to help Logan Center.  We still need more volunteers.

The University Relations Community Service Committee

Logan’s Run – Saturday August 6, 2011

As posted on the UR Intranet, this is a volunteer service opportunity for the UR Family. 

This run/walk is held entirely on the beautiful Notre Dame Campus, and offers a 1 mile fun walk, and 5K and 10K runs. The festivities continue after the race with a Family Fun Fest.

This year we are offering two fun ways to support Logan Center, which offers so many wonderful services to our community.

A Service Activity – Be an event volunteer. This may include manning a water station or directing runners during the race.

A Fitness Opportunity – Work-out with your colleagues. Join our team for one of the three run/walk events and take advantage of reduced registration fees. All skill levels are welcome.

If you would like more information on Logan’s Run, visit: http://www.runwithlogan.org/

If you are interested in being an event volunteer, or in joining the run/walk team, please contact Kris at Kristina.Machalleck.2@nd.edu  (1-6936)

or Michelle Shakour at mshakour@nd.edu (1-6368)


MBA Interview JumpStart Program


For the past couple of years, I have participated in the MBA program’s JumpStart interview process which provides each entering student with two mock-interviews. The process includes a formal interview followed by a debriefing and coaching session. The students are more than appreciative and the conversations are usually pretty interesting — Brian Lohr and his team do a great job of sourcing talented and diverse candidates! Overall, it’s rather rewarding.

On behalf of Pat Perrella and his team in career development, I am inviting you to consider giving even just a few hours on 15 and/or 16 August, ahead of our UR Summit. They’d be grateful for whatever time you can contribute. Please see the message below for more information; there’s a simple on-line registration system (link below) should you be interested in helping.

Many thanks for your consideration.


Rudy Reyes Jr., Associate Director of Development,  Corporate and Foundation Relations

Greetings from the University of Notre Dame MBA Department,

We are preparing to welcome our new Two Year MBA Class of 2013 to campus.  The orientation week requires each student to participate in two mock interviews to prepare the students for their job search.

I am reaching out to the friends of the MBA Career Development team asking for help with our fifth annual MBA Interview JumpStart.  This a great program for you to have the opportunity to preview MBA students prior to fall recruiting and to provide one-on-one coaching. If you are not a recruiter this is a great way to give back to Notre Dame and prepare our MBA students for interviews.  The MBA Interview JumpStart program connects volunteer practice interviewers with MBA students to provide them with immediate performance feedback and development insight.

Volunteer interviewers are provided with resources including a brief training session, interview questions, and a student performance feedback form. Volunteer for a full or partial day for the two-day on-campus event:

Two-Year MBA Interview JumpStart    August 15-16

Please click the following link for registration:


Following registration, you’ll receive a confirmation and a link to our brief online MBA Practice Interviewer Training designed to prepare you for the interviewing event. We are happy to provide a hotel room and lunch!

Program details will follow, if you have any questions please contact me.


Matt Money

Matt Money – MBA Career Development, Events & Project Coordinator

276 Mendoza College of Business  University of Notre Dame

P: 574-631-3193 | F: 574-631-8800    E: mmoney@nd.edu http://recruitmba.nd.edu

UR to Silver Hawks game: August 8th

This is just a friendly reminder about the University Relations outing at the Cove on Monday, August 8.  If you are interested in tickets, there are still a limited number available.  Please email Tim Ponisciak at tponisci@nd.edu if you are interested.  For more information, please read the note below.

The University Relations Events Team invites you to join us at the Cove on Monday, August 8, to watch the South Bend Silver Hawks take on the first place Bowling Green Hot Rods.  Game time is 7 pm.  We will have a block of 100 tickets together.  Don’t forget, Mondays at the Cove are $1 food nights, so there are plenty of great deals once you get to the ballpark.  If you are interested, please email Tim Ponisciak at tponisci@nd.edu with the number of tickets you would like (maximum that can be requested is 6).  For more info on the Silver Hawks, visit http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t550.

All the best,


Timothy Ponisciak, Assistant Director, Notre Dame Annual Fund


Welcome Jody Sadler

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Jody Sadler will be joining our team on August 1.  As part of the Notre Dame Rotation Program, Jody will be with us for six months and will work on a new initiative to enhance engagement with Notre Dame friends.  Jody will be working directly for me, but will be partnering significantly with DMCS and Annual Giving Programs.

Jody is in her ninth year as a member of the Notre Dame athletics’ administration staff. In her role as associate athletics director, she is responsible for all internal personnel management, development and communication, internship program, compensation, service metrics and innovation.  She also serves as the liaison with the University’s Department of Human Resources and General Counsel’s Office in policy and personnel matters and is the administrator for the rowing program.

The Notre Dame Rotation Program is designed to develop individuals to take on leadership responsibilities in the university.  Participants experience three six-month assignments in departments across campus.  These assignments allow the participants to learn about the university from a new perspective, while providing valuable work to the host department.

Please join me in welcoming Jody to the team!

My Best,


Micki L. Kidder, Assistant Vice President for Development

University of Notre Dame

Eddy Street Commons at Notre Dame

1251 N. Eddy Street, Suite 300     South Bend, IN  46617-1403

574-631-6526 (office)     574-229-1190 (mobile)

Brandii to Resign

It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that Brandii Wilson has decided to resign her position with us, effective August 5.

While I am deeply saddened that she will be leaving us, she is making a decision to leave a position she loves with people she enjoys to devote all of her energies and attention on two people she loves even more (and who need her more than we do) – her daughters, Libby and Paige.  As difficult as this decision was for her, I am immensely proud of her strength, her commitment and her clear understanding of her own priorities.

I cannot thank Brandii enough for her contributions during her time at Notre Dame and most especially over the past year. She has been an integral part of the success of the new Research organization and in bringing the Spirit of Notre Dame campaign home.

We are, indeed, a better place as a result of Brandii being part of our team.

We will begin, immediately, a search for the Assistant Director of Regional Analysis supporting the Midwest Region.  If you are interested in applying for or learning about this position, please inform your immediate leader and contact Melanie Davis or me.


August R. Freda, Jr., Director of Development Research

Welcome to the world Anthony “AJ” Jermaine Suber II!

Baby AJ was born today @ 9:16am, 7 lbs 6 ozs, 19 ins long… And VERY hairy! Strapping young fella!   Mom, Dad and Baby are all doing great!

Baby AJ and family will be at Kennestone Hospital (Wellstar) Marietta, GA Room 402 for the next few days before they go home!

Tony, from all of Notre Dame, CONGRATULATIONS and God Bless to your entire family!

Nell Elizabeth Girzadas

Congratulations to Gary and Jill Girzadas on the arrival of

Nell Elizabeth Girzadas

Born July 15th at 7:35am weighing in at 7 lb. 14 oz.

Mother and baby are doing fine and dad says “she’s a beauty

Congrats again to Gary, Jill, Will, Charlie and Maggie!


Advance Upgrade


As stated in the prior email which was sent on June 22nd, due to the upgrade, Advance Production will not be accessible beginning at 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 21st through Friday, July 22nd . You will receive an email sometime over the weekend when Advance Production becomes available.

In addition to Advance being unavailable, BEAT will also not be accessible during this time.  Although, ACT will still be available for use.

You will be receiving a separate email from Linda Klaybor outlining changes you will see in the new version of Advance.  These changes will only impact how you view different types of address information.  There are no changes, outside of Donor Services, to how data is entered and maintained in Advance.

If you have any questions please contact us.


Donna Adams, Jamie Barry, Mark Houseman and Sue Prister

Sue Prister, Assistant Director

Donor Services, Development Office

University of Notre Dame    1100 Grace Hall    (574) 631-2610

3rd Annual Sorin Society Golf Outing

Looking for a great way to steward a benefactor and celebrate members of the Notre Dame family who make annual unrestricted gifts to Our Lady’s University?  Participate in the 3rd Annual Sorin Society Golf Outing on Friday, July 29 at the Warren Golf Course.

Notre Dame fundraisers are encouraged to invite and accompany benefactors to participate in the Sorin Society Golf Outing. Fees can be charged to University credit cards and Procards.  The event starts with a luncheon at 11:30 am in the Warren Clubhouse.  Golfer registration is $110 per golfer and includes:

  • Luncheon at the Warren Clubhouse
  • Round of golf
  • Cart
  • Reception and awards ceremony following play

To register or get more information, please call Laura O’Sullivan at 631-8808

Laura L. O’Sullivan

University of Notre Dame, Development Office

1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN  46556     574-631-8808