3rdsession at The Midway Tavern and Dancehall on July 21, 9 PM to 1 AM

3rdsession features Development’s Augie Freda on guitar and ACE Program Associate John Wibbens on bass (guitar, not the fish).

Come on out!  If you’ve not seen us for a while, we’ve added a lot of new songs.  Our regular female vocalist, Jessie, is out on maternity leave (It’s a GIRL!!), but Donna Williams (from Single Malt Suzy) has been our guest vocalist and she’s great!

Don’t forget to call The Midway Tavern and Dancehall anytime after 5 PM (255-0458) to reserve a table!  Always a good idea!  The Midway has a rich and colorful history dating back to prohibition days!

The Dance Hall will be designated Non-Smoking for the evening.  Only a $5 cover (to pay for the Band’s music lessons).


Hope to see you there!


In-Kind Donation Drive for Camp Mariposa

Donate camp supplies and help transform a child’s life! Beginning next Monday, July 16, the University Relations Community Service Committee is sponsoring an in-kind donation drive for Camp Mariposa Indiana, so get those pillow cases, sleeping bags, flash lights, and other must-have camp supplies ready. New items only, please.

Camp Mariposa is a Moyer Foundation initiative and first-of-its-kind program for kids, ages 9-12, affected by an addicted or co-dependent family member. It is a free, traditional, multi-day camp that provides counseling, problem-solving techniques and self-care strategies in a fun environment for children in need. Locally, Camp Mariposa has teamed up with Oaklawn Psychiatric Center to run an overnight camp 5 times a year for kids in our community who face these challenges. Visit www.moyerfoundation.org for more information on the camp and on how ND ’87 alumna Karen Phelps Moyer is making a difference in children’s lives through her foundation.

From July 16—July 23, you will find in-kind donation boxes throughout the UR offices, as well as at the UR Carnival on July 21. Please consider making a donation and a difference for these kids in our community, 95% of whom live at or the below the poverty line. A full list of items needed will be posted on donation boxes and sent via email later this week.

Thank you, as always, for your support and for embodying the spirit of Our Lady’s University. For questions, please contact Beth Ferlic at eferlic@nd.edu.

~The University Relations Community Service Committee

Shannon and Heather Move to ESC

Dear colleagues,

I’m thrilled to announce that Shannon Cullinan and Heather Hakanen will be moving offices to Eddy Street Commons!  Effective July 5th, Shannon will move into the office vacated by Dave Morrissey.  Heather will occupy the workstation immediately around the corner to the north.

This move will offer additional opportunities for collaboration and partnership as we move toward the next campaign.  Please extend a heartfelt welcome upon their arrival to ESC!

Micki L. Kidder,  Associate Vice President



July 21, 2012

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Stepan Center

The University Relations Summer Carnival is just under two weeks away.  If you have not done so, please RSVP by this Friday.

Click on the link below and fill out the form.


Volunteers Needed

As in the past, the Events Committee is in need of volunteers to help again at this year’s carnival.  We need help with supervising the dunk tank, making sno cones, supervising childrens’ games, set up, and clean up.  If you would like to lend a hand, please let me know, your help is greatly appreciated!!

Camp Mariposa

As a reminder, this year’s UR Carnival will highlight Camp Mariposa, a Moyer Foundation initiative and first-of-its-kind program that helps children, ages 9-12, affected by an addicted or co-dependent family member. Camp Mariposa is a free, traditional, fun, multi-day camp that provides counseling, emotional support, problem-solving and self-care strategies and a fun environment for children in need.

There will be in-kind donation boxes throughout the UR offices the week leading up to the Carnival, as well as at the Carnival. Please consider making an in-kind donation. Items needed range from pillow cases, to socks, to shampoo, to stuffed animals. A full list of items needed will be posted on donation boxes.

We look forward to seeing you!  Please contact Doug Leyes, Marian Appleton, or Vicki Reeder with any questions.

Sponsored by the University Relations Events Committee

Welcome Angela Dennig

Please join me in welcoming Angela Dennig to the Notre Dame Development team as Administrative Assistant for the West Region.  She will provide administrative support to Erin Jones and Megan Meihaus.  Angela will join the Notre Dame team on July 9, 2012.

Angie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, majoring in German and French.

Angie has most recently provided administrative support to the Center for the Study of Financial Regulations at the University of Notre Dame.  From 1979 to 2008, she served as the international flight coordinator for Delta Airlines.

Angela and her spouse Tim reside in Granger.  Their daughter Jessica resides in Austin, Texas and their son Jamie is employed with the university in the financial aid department.  When Angie has spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and entertaining for family and friends.

Please  join me in welcoming Angela to the West Regional Development team!


In Notre Dame,

Kevin P. Cannon, Senior Director of Development, West Region

Welcome Taylor Packet

Taylor Packet will join the University Communications Web Team on July 9 as a Web Graphic Designer. Fresh out of school, Taylor showcases a keen talent for design as well as an understanding of web development practices. A native of Dayton, Ohio, her duties will include design/development, client consultation and creative thinking. Please join me in welcoming Taylor to our team. We’re very pleased to have her.

Nick Johnson, Director of Web and Interactive Marketing

Stewardship and Donor Recognition

I write to share a new University-wide initiative for public recognition on campus. In an effort to ensure consistency and equity for benefactors, the Office of Stewardship Programs will be responsible for all public recognition (walls, plaques, signage, etc.) moving forward. Stewardship will work closely with the University Architect’s Office and building managers to meet all existing and future recognition needs.

For official dedications of buildings and programs, I will work closely with the Office of Special Events to facilitate best-in-class events, taking responsibility for both the public recognition and tokens of appreciation from the University. For smaller events, the point of contact should work closely with me to ensure the proper plaque/signage is obtained.

To learn more about the new policy and procedures for public recognition, please see the document attached to your email on this topic. We look forward to partnering with you on recognition in the future.

In Notre Dame,

Katherine Lane, Director of Stewardship Programs

New Position in University Relations

We announce the opening of a Sr. Administrative Assistant position within University Relations. This position will provide executive level administrative support to:

  • Matt Storin, Chief Communications Executive (start date July 9)
  • Dennis Brown, Assistant Vice President for Public Information and Communication
  • Matt Simpson, Business Manager

A preferred internal candidate has been identified. If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Melanie Davis by Friday, July 6.