Andrew Frye’s Grandfather’s Funeral

Deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers go to Andrew Frye on the death of his grandfather, Marvin (G.O.M.) Martin Kwiecinski, who died on September 17, 2012. A full obituary can be found here:

Arrangements are as follows:

Wake   Thursday, September 20, 2012, 2:00 – 8:00 pm at St Joseph Funeral Home, 824 South Mayflower Road, South Bend, IN 46619    (574) 288-4685

Funeral Services   Friday, September 21, 2012, 11:00am at St. Matthew’s Cathedral on Miami Street

Memorial donations may be made to:
The Center of Hospice and Palliative Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN 46637 The Cathedral of Matthew, 1701 Miami St., South Bend, IN 46613                                 St. Hedwig Catholic Church, 331 S. Scott St., South Bend, IN 46601

Sympathy to the Danielsons

Our sympathy to Bruce and Nancy Danielson on the the death of her mother, Joan (Degnan) Driscoll, 84 of Ridgefield, CT, the wife of the late Francis X. Driscoll.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, September 18, 2012,  in St. Mary Church, Ridgefield, CT.

Contributions in Mrs. Driscoll’s memory may be made to Birthright of Danbury, 238 White St., Danbury, CT 06810.

Our Sympathy to Betty Russo

Betty Russo’s sister Sarah, age 84, died recently and services were held on Sept. 6 in Hagerstown, Md. For condolences, Betty’s new phone number is 243-1923 and her address is 18231 Crownhill Dr, South Bend, IN  46637.

Flu Shots at Wellness Center

You don’t have to wait for the scheduled days, then wait in line, to get your flu shot. Just check with the new Wellness Center at 634-9344, then walk in. They can take you at almost any time.

UR 2013 Programs

It’s time to start planning for 2013 programs.  Your participation and feedback in all the programs and program design this past year has been terrific.  However, we strive to make the content even better and more meaningful for you in 2013.  Your feedback is critical to make that happen.  Please take a moment to complete this VERY short survey.

Thanks so much.  We are grateful for your feedback!

All the best,


Linda A. Costas, Learning and Organizational Development Program Manager

Welcome Kristin Schoenfeld to Regional-East

Kristin Schoenfeld is coming back to Eddy Street!  She is working half days in Development this week and will begin full time on Monday, September 17.  Kristin will be a member of the East team supporting Chris Walsh and Peggy Jewett.

Most recently, Kristin has been with the Donor Experience Team and Law School Advancement.  No stranger to Notre Dame, she has been with Our Lady for eight years.

Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Kristin worked at First Source Insurance. A graduate of Indiana University Bloomington with a double major in Journalism and Psychology, Kristin and her husband Don, who works for WNDU, have a daughter Allison who is 14 and a son Alex who is 10.

Welcome Home Kristin!

Our Sympathy to Marian Appleton


Frank E. Appleton, 69, died Thursday. He is survived by wife, Marian (Hogie), daughter, Emily Maez, sons, Stephen and David Appleton, and brother, Jack Appleton. Visitation is 4-8 pm today in Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, where a Parish Rosary will be prayed at 5 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am Saturday in St. Joseph Church, South Bend. To send online condolences, please visit

Welcome Angel Hess to Annual Giving Programs

I am delighted to announce that Angel Hess will be joining Development as the Administrative Assistant for Annual Giving Programs effective September 10, 2012.  Angel will report to me with principle responsibility for the integrated schedule, activity coordination, and operating rhythm calendar for Annual Giving Programs.

Angel is joining us after eight years at Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation where she served as the Administrative Assistant for Human Resources – Administrative Team.  Prior to her time at PHM, Angel served as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director for Human Resources at School City of Mishawaka for nine years.

Angel brings strong organizational skills and an accomplished track record, including significant experience in roles with direct interface with external constituents.  She has a broad working knowledge of systems and processes required for a high level of administrative support and the ability to execute.

Angel and her husband Derron have 5 children: John (31), Christina (30), Alexis (21), Jake (14) and Caitlin (11).  They reside in Mishawaka and are parishioners at St. Joseph Parish in Mishawaka where they are both heavily involved.  Angel’s interests include engagement in their children’s activities and a love of gardening.  Please join me in welcoming Angel to the AGP team!

In Notre Dame,

Brian Couch

ND Football Mums Benefit the Community

ND Football Mums

the perfect gift for a loved one – or yourself
$15 for pre-order sales by the Tuesday before each Saturday home game (credit card only)
$20 on-site sales each Saturday home games (credit card or cash)

To Place a Pre-Sale Order(s)

go to: , click on Arts and Letters

Flower Pick-Up

each Saturday home game   10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

in front of O’Shaughnessy Hall on South Quad
(inside the Great Hall during inclement weather)

call (574) 631-5038 or e-mail-

All proceeds go to the College of Arts and Letters’ annual to “Race to Raise for the Most” fundraiser and will be used for mammograms and diagnostic screenings for those in need in St. Joseph County.

Show your support for Notre Dame and people in the local community!

Sympathy Extended to Bill Reagan

Bill (and Dan) Reagan’s mother, Marjorie Reagan, passed away on Tuesday, September 04, 2012.  Visitation for friends and family will be from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon in church prior to the funeral Mass to be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012, at 12:00 noon at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1305 East Erie Avenue, Lorain, Ohio.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Anthony Adoration Chapel or Hospice of the Western Reserve at  Arrangements are being handled by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services.