Navigating Your Financial Future Event Details for Reunion 2015

Reunion 2015 attendees are invited to attend Navigating Your Financial Future on Saturday, June 6 at 10:00 am in Washington Hall.

Attendees will hear how financial markets and other factors may impact individuals in the future.  Our panel of experts will discuss the economic outlook and how it may impact your financial future.  Topics include global markets, U.S. economy, short and long term trends, inflationary risks, debt outlook, and opportunities to leverage the Notre Dame Endowment.

Sponsored by Love Thee Notre Dame, a gift planning initiative

HOST:  John Affleck-Graves, Executive Vice President, University of Notre Dame

MODERATOR:  Jack Brennan, Chairman Emeritus, Vanguard, University of Notre Dame Trustee and Fellow

PANELISTS:  Scott Malpass ‘84, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, University of Notre Dame, Jim Rohr ’70 Executive Chairman (Retired), PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. & Ann Combs ’78, Principal, Vanguard.

For more information, please contact Laura Snell at


Special Events and Stewardship New Videos

The Special Events and Stewardship team has provided an overview of their responsibilities on two new videos posted to the UR Website.  Please take a moment to look at “Special Events 101” and “Stewardship 101” using the media tab along the top – you’ll be glad you did.
Gretchen Neely, Learning & Organizational Development Coordinator

Congratulations Jeanne Monsma!

It is my great pleasure to announce that Jeanne Monsma has accepted the position of Manager, Learning and Organizational Development in the Office of Human Resources, effective July 1st.

In her new role, Jeanne will be responsible for assessing the learning needs for all levels of campus staff and supervising faculty, which includes designing, developing, implementing appropriate learning programs and educational opportunities. She will also oversee development and delivery of career services for staff and for organizational development activities, such as performance management processes, team development and custom-designed programs​.

Since 2013, she has served as our ​Learning and Organizational Development Program Manager in University Relations. Jeanne has been a wonderful partner who brought creativity, vision and passion to our professional development efforts. I have also appreciated the manner in which she has lead, often with humor and a genuine caring spirit. I am grateful that we will still have the opportunity to work with Jeanne in her new role.

So please join me in congratulating Jeanne on this exciting career opportunity!

Tim Willis

ESC Mass on 4/20

Mass next Monday, April 20th, will be at the regular time of 8:45 am ~ 9:15 am and may possibly be the last mass of this school year. Monday, April 27th, is Notre Dame Day so watch for the potential cancellation of Mass on that day.

Sympathy to Barb Patnaude

We extend our condolences to the family of Barb and Terry Patnaude on the loss of Terry’s mother, Marjorie J. Patnaude, who at the age of 99 passed away on April 9, 2015. 

Visitation and funeral services took place this past weekend in South Bend.  Burial will take place at Lee Memorial Park in Florida, a former residence of Marjorie’s for many years.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 4330 Miami Street, South Bend, IN 46614.

Team UR Walking on Sunshine Update


We finished last year as the No. 1 fundraising team on campus. Let’s continue to lead the University in this quest for a cure.

Starting today, we would like to invite everyone receiving this email to register with our UR Walking on Sunshine team and to each raise $50 in 50 hours. It’s as simple as asking 10 friends to donate $5.  Together we can do this and together we can make a difference.  Visit our team page at to register and make your donation.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to attend Relay for Life in the past, we invite you to do so this year.  You will, no doubt, be moved by the passion and dedication that goes into making this event so successful.

There is something for everyone, including, entertainment, children’s activities, a mobile auction, numerous food vendors, ice skating, karaoke, a reflection area and a luminary ceremony to remember our loved ones. It’s an opportunity to come together and unify for a common cause. It’s a community event so bring your family and friends. Visit for event details.

April showers bring May flowers. Please join us in turning those showers into sunshine. We can and we will make a difference—one person at a time.

Thank you for your support! It is an honor to be walking on sunshine with all of you!

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UR Walking on Sunshine committee

Jessica Brookshire 1-5829

Katie Carter            1-6181

Leah Corachea       1-7164

Rachel Hughes      1-1481

Libby Mountsier     1-1009

Roberta White       1-8696


…rallying to turn rain into rainbows

Sympathy to Brian Diss

Please join me in sympathy for Brian and Christine Diss. Christine’s grandfather, Ron Mueller of Northbrook, IL, passed away yesterday unexpectedly from a suspected heart attack. He was 80 years old.

Visitation is Saturday, April 11 from 9:15 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Norbert Church in Northbrook. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to St. Norbert Church or to Santa Lucia/Santa Maria Incoronata Parish in Chicago, IL.


Kristin Trosper

OIT Training Opportunities

Check it out!  Below is a list of the technical training courses scheduled for April. If you have questions or concerns, contact OIT training at or 631-7227. To register, go to

  • AiM Work Request Training, Mon, Apr 13, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Excel 2013: Charting, Mon, Apr 13, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Basic Gmail (New Users), Tues, Apr 14, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Software Licensing, Weds, Apr 15, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
  • travelND, Weds, Apr 15, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • InDesign CC: Intermediate Document Creation, Thurs, Apr 16, 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • buyND, Tues, Apr 21, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • GLez Training, Tues, Apr 21, 11:00 a.m. to noon
  • Basic Google Calendar (New Users), Weds, Apr 22, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Excel 2013: PivotTables, Weds, Apr 22, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Using Contacts in Google, Thurs, Apr 23, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Excel 2013: Basic Automation Using Macros, Fri, Apr 24, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Excel 2013: More Functions & Analysis, Mon, Apr 27, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Photoshop CC: Basic Photo Manipulation, Mon, Apr 27, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Mail Merge Using Google and Gmail, Fri, May 1, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Word 2013: Mail Merge, Fri, May 1, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

TJ Dean’s Vocal Recital

Come enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music as Brian Dean’s son, TJ, performs his senior vocal recital, featuring the works of Schubert, Holst and Puccini, among others.
Sunday, April 12th at 1:00p.m. in the Penote Performers Assembly at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Hope to see you there!

Carolyn Hardman

April Professional Development Opportunties

Communicating With Colleagues & Co-Workers: Advanced

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Build strong give-and-take relationships through improved communication. Learn communication tools that build mutually satisfying relationships and get your ideas across in a manner that has real impact while de-escalating emotional situations. Must have completed “Communicating with Colleagues & Co-Workers.”

Hiring Game Changers: A Success Toolkit for Leadership

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon

Attract, identify, recruit, and hire top talent that is motivated to competently move our organization forward. Create an unbiased performance-based hiring strategy that can increase your percentage of landing the best candidates in the pool. For hiring managers.

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