The Creative Teambuilding Workshop

Teamwork is essential to the progress of intact work teams, project teams and cross-departmental problem-solving teams in order for the entire University to be successful. Designed for team leaders, this workshop will help you coordinate efforts to reach common goals, harness differences to generate creative solutions to challenges, refocus teams that veer off track, gain insight to stages of team development and learn how to overcome the common dysfunction of teams.  October 8, or April 16, 2014, 1-4 p.m., Grace Hall.  Register through Endeavor.  Please contact Jeanne Monsma for any questions or assistance in registering.  Ext 1-8963.

Farewell to Linsey Laufenberg

While we wish her well, we’re sad to report that Linsey Laufenberg has accepted a new job as Special Events Manager at the Wisconsin Historical Foundation in her hometown of Madison, WI.  It has been wonderful to work with Linsey over the past few years, and she has been a tremendous help in the Office of Gift Planning and the Development Department.  She also worked on several events during the Love The Notre Dame Initiative and the Badin Guild weekends.  We will miss her pleasant interactions with colleagues and benefactors, and hope she returns to her alma mater to visit often.

Chris DeTrempe and Ken Hendricks

Excel 2010 Courses

Learn foundational skills to create basic workbooks as well as pursue more advanced topics including charting and pivot tables in one of several IT training courses in Excel 2010.  To review all courses or register use Endeavor and go to Learning>Catalog>Information Technology.  If you have questions regarding this course or any other learning opportunity please contact Jeanne Monsma, ext. 1-8963.

Annual Giving Fall Mailing

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to share that the annual giving fall mailing began arriving in the homes of our Alumni, Parents, and Friends on Saturday, September 7 and will continue for several days. This mailing consists of a brochure highlighting a few Notre Dame pride points as a part of the Proud to Be ND platform. Our goal is to remind our constituents of their gratitude for their experiences at the University and encourage them to make a gift to Our Lady’s University.

This brochure was created by a team of people. Special thanks to our partners in University Communications and everyone else who helped create this piece.

Thank you,


Amy Schell

Director, Annual Fund Marketing and Operations


Condolences to Rich Reynolds


I write to share the sad news we have received regarding the passing of James Reynolds, father of our team member Rich Reynolds, Regional Director in the Central Regional Development.

Thursday – September 5, 2013


4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, NJ


Friday – September 6, 2013

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am

St. Denis Church, Manasquan, NJ


Please keep Rich, his father and the entire Reynolds family in your prayers.

In Notre Dame,

Kevin Cannon


The complete obituary is below:

James E. Reynolds, Jr. “Jim”, 95, of Brielle, NJ and formerly of South Orange & Short Hills and Delray Beach, FL, passed away on September 4, 2013, surrounded by the love of his family. Born in Jersey City to Dr. James & Margaret (Ryan) Reynolds, Jim attended St. Peter’s Prep and Seton Hall University, where he was a standout on the basketball court, captaining the team in ‘39 and later being inducted into the Seton Hall University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1979. Jim also served as President & Secretary of the Student Council, and later co-founded The Pirate Blue Athletic Fund along with Don Horn and Pete Finnerty. Jim was most recently active as a member of the Alumni Board of Directors.


Jim was President of Reynolds Shipyard Corp., and his involvement in the industry led him to election as President of the NY-NJ Dry Dock Association (‘73-‘76), as well as President of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce (’75-’76).

Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife Jane McDonough Reynolds in 1998, and his sister Katherine Crowley. He leaves siblings Margaret White (St. Augustine, FL), Eileen Scatourchio (Spring Lake Heights, NJ), and Jeanne Bott (Wall, NJ). Jim also leaves his devoted children- Patricia Knopf (Brielle, NJ), Susan Hewson & Gilbert (North Myrtle Beach, SC), Kathleen Lichtstein & Jerry (Scottsdale, AZ), James E. Reynolds III & Carter(Short Hills, NJ), Barbara Haggerty & William (Pepper Pike, Ohio), Michael Reynolds & Susan (Bridgewater, NJ), Richard Reynolds & Kimberly (New Canaan, CT), Gregory Reynolds & Kathy (Belmar, NJ), and Stephen Reynolds & Julia (Newtown, PA); 32 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, today, Thursday, from 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Denis Church, Manasquan, on Friday at 11am, with entombment to follow at St. Catharine Mausoleum, Sea Girt.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, 37 Villa Road, Suite 109, Greenville, SC 29615.

For more directions and condolences, please visit



Christine Flint, Administrative Assistant in 405 Main

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that Christine Flint will be joining our University Relations team as an administrative assistant in 405 Main Building effective September 4, 2013.  In this role, she will staff our reception desk and serve as a primary point of contact for both the Office of the Vice President for University Relations and the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications. Additionally, Christine will report directly to me and assist with events and donor relations activities coordinated by our office.

As a marketing assistant at Artistic Media Partners and an office assistant at Federated Media, Christine has excellent customer service and office management experience.  She grew up around Notre Dame as the daughter of two distinguished faculty members and attended St. Joseph High School and IU South Bend.

Please join me in welcoming Christine to our team.

Best, Drew

Organizational Skills for the Overwhelmed

Get control of your workspace, emails and voicemails learning how to prioritize and organize your work and your time.  In this workshop you will learn how to analyze your workday to see which activities are good time investments and which habits you need to break.  Specifically, you will learn how to organize your desk, files and piles, plus learn how to use calendars and software tools to manage your tasks.  Discover tips for managing interruptions, staying on task, and taking advantage of you peak productivity time.  Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1-4 p.m., Grace Hall.  Register through Endeavor.  Please contact Jeanne Monsma, ext. 8963, for questions on this program or how to register.