Notre Dame Day Media Promotions

Esteemed colleagues –

Please support our trusted Notre Dame Day leader, Pablo Martinez as he tours the local broadcasting community promoting Notre Dame Day. His tour schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, April 19 – Pablo and Lou will be on Sunny 101.5, WSBT and WZOC (radio) – the live-taped versions of each interview will air around 9:20 am

Thursday, April 20 – Pablo and Micki will be on Sunny 101.5, WSBT and WZOC (radio) – the live-taped versions of each interview will be on around 9:20 am

Friday, April 21 – WSBT (TV) – Pablo’s LIVE interview will be on-air at 7:15 am

Saturday, April 22 – WNDU (TV) – airing LIVE between 8:15 am – 8:30 am

Please make sure you watch his first appearance on ABC57 from this morning and tell Pablo what an awesome job he is doing.


Please Welcome Juliana Newbill

Dear Team,

I am delighted to announce that Juliana Newbill is our new Career Advisor and she will join our team on Monday, April 24, 2017.  Juliana brings her experience in the areas of diversity and inclusion and career and leadership development gained at Whirlpool, Crowe Chizek, and non-profit organizations. Most recently, Juliana worked at Whirlpool as a Project Coordinator where she was on the team that created the global plan that included training and toolkit (which
she designed) and launched the first Diversity & Inclusion Week. Her work also involved creating developmental plans, tools and resources in support of Whirlpool’s top talent. In that process, she did career consults and resume reviews.

Juliana believes in helping people reach their full potential and this is evident in her work, volunteer activities, and community service. She served our community in the non-profit world through the American Cancer Society and Northern Indiana Center for History. Additionally, she ran mentoring programs for high school students.

Juliana is an alumna from the class of 2002. She earned a B.A. in English and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership through Indiana Wesleyan University.

On a personal note, Juliana and her husband John have 3 daughters and they are: Morgan ((9), Madison (6) and McKenzie (3). Outside of work and family, Juliana is passionate aboutvolunteering, reading, bike-riding, swimming and family activities.  She’s also very involved in her parish, St. Augustine’s.

We will all enjoy Juliana’s positive energy, commitment to life long learning, and can-do spirit.  Please join me in welcoming Juliana to the Alumni Association.




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Sharon E. Keane

Director of Professional and Academic Programs

University of Notre Dame Alumni Association
100 Eck Visitors Center | Notre Dame, IN 46556
P: 574-631-4637

2017 Badin Guild Contact Update Mailing



Dear Colleagues,

In an effort to improve communication with our Badin Guild members, all members will receive a mailing from me this week that requests that the recipient review their current contact information.

Badin Guild members who respond to this mailing by May 19 will be entered into a raffle to win two tickets to the Notre Dame vs. Georgia home football game on September 9, 2017.

If you have any questions regarding this mailing, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Laura Snell
Associate Director, Badin Guild


Condolences to Christine Wallace

I am saddened to share with you news of the recent passing of John Wallace, 47. John, father of Lyndsey, Sydney, and Jadine; brother to Christine, Leigh, Beth, Andy, and Jackie; and uncle to Morgan, Jake, Julianna, and Zachary, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 7th. A private memorial service will be held on August 6th.

Please keep Christine and the Wallace family in your prayers during this difficult time.

ND Day Volunteers Needed

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for your enthusiasm and excitement for Notre Dame Day 2017. Notre Dame Day will begin on Sunday, April 23, and continue until midnight on Monday, April 24.

Many of you have reached out to express interest in volunteering during Notre Dame Day. All types of support are needed; from organizing, technical support, runners, assistants, social media support, etc. These positions will vary, but each role is critical to the success of Notre Dame Day.

We hope to have final roles and times scheduled by end of day Monday, April 17th, and are still in need of a few more volunteers. Please sign up to volunteer here:

Thank you for volunteering your time to this exciting day and for your continued partnership!

My best,


Competency Growth: Developing Others

Developing Others

Everyone is a leader, for everyone influences others. What is the impact of your influence?

Positive Indicators:  Identifies strengths & abilities in others through real-time observation and analysis of results. Determines developmental needs and career interests. Allows and encourages others to have new experiences in order to grow and expand their knowledge.

Gap Indicators: Not a good people developer, very results driven and tactical therefore no time for long-term development. Plays it safe – can’t bring him/herself to assign really stretching (risky) work. Doesn’t support or cooperate with the developmental system in the organization.

Growth Resources

  1. Skillport Video: Developing Others Through Experiences (3 minutes)
  2. EAB Article: Doing Positive Feedback the Right Way (2 minutes)
  3. Book: Thanks for the Feedback
  4. Skillport Video: Unlocking a Team Member’s Potential by Liz Wiseman  (4 minutes)
  5. Book: Leading With Character and Competence by Tim Clark
  6. Skillport Video: Great Coaching: Don’t Give the Answer (2 minutes)
  7. EAB Article: Three Ways You Might be Failing to Communicate with Your Boss  (3 minutes)
  8. Skillport Video: Positive Feedback in Four Steps (2 minutes)
  9. CASE Article: Leadership Based on Serving Others (2 minutes)
  10. Skillport Video: Handling a Team Player Who Won’t Play Along (4 minutes)


Diversity and Inclusion Training for All Staff

Dear Notre Dame Staff,

In his September 2015 Letter on Diversity and Inclusion, Fr. John outlined several initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion within our Notre Dame community. He asked each of us to “recommit ourselves to building a community of respect, love and mutual support” at Notre Dame.

In the spirit of meeting these commitments, University-wide training programs for all staff have been developed on the subject of diversity and inclusion at Notre Dame. We are pleased to announce additional offerings of these programs, listed below.

All staff who have not done so already are asked to attend the appropriate program:

We Are All ND
For non-supervising staff. All staff not currently in a supervisory role are asked to attend We Are All ND, an interactive and engaging half-day workshop that encourages each of us to take ownership of our campus environment and do our part to build and maintain a culture of inclusion where all are welcomed.

Multicultural Competencies / Hiring Game Changers
For managers/supervisors. All managers and supervisors of staff are asked to attend Multicultural Competencies / Hiring Game Changers. The first session of this day-and-a-half workshop will define the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, explain multicultural competencies and discuss their benefits to Notre Dame. The second session will help you identify and hire “game changers” — top talent motivated to move your organization forward.

Upcoming session dates/times are listed below. Sessions may fill quickly, so please register in eNDeavor soon to secure your preferred session. Please work with your manager to ensure that your normal work schedule permits the training offering you choose.

We Are All ND
(for non-supervising staff)
Wed., April 5, 8 a.m. – noon
Wed., April 5, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tue., April 18, 8 a.m. – noon
Tue., May 2, 8 a.m. – noon
Tue., May 16, 8 a.m. – noon
Wed., May 24, 8 a.m. – noon
Wed., Jun 14, 8 a.m. – noon
Wed., Jun 14, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed., Jul 12, 8 a.m. – noon
Wed., July 12, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thu., July 20, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Register in eNDeavor | More information

Multicultural Competencies / Hiring Game Changers
(for managers and supervisors of staff)
Wed., May 3, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thu., May 4, 8 a.m. – noon
Wed., July 26, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thu., July 27, 8 a.m. – noon
Register in eNDeavor | More information

This is an exciting chapter in Notre Dame’s history, a time when we are united and re-energized behind a common goal: making the Notre Dame workplace more inclusive, diverse, and welcoming than ever before. Again, thank you for being a part of it, and doing your part for it.

Yours in Notre Dame,
Robert K. McQuade, Vice President for Human Resources
University of Notre Dame

Congratulations Jess Witous

I am happy to announce that Jess Witous has agreed to join the Data Integrity team filling the open Data Integrity Analyst role.  In her new capacity, Jess will join Julie Burnett and myself, working to ensure the biographic and demographic data of our Alumni, Parents and Friends is enriched, cleansed and stewarded such that it allows them to stay engaged with the University.  Jess joins the team after spending 3 1/2 years as an Administrative Assistant in Regional Development supporting various fundraisers, most recently the dynamic duo of Lynn Hubert and Giovana Heeter.

Please join me in congratulating Jess on her new role and we look forward to welcoming her to Grace Hall on April 18th!
Patty Herrity ’97
Program Director, Data Integrity

Donna Williams New Grandson!

Donna Williams welcomed her newest grandson, Daniel Hadley-Williams, on Sunday April 2nd. His parents are Donna’s son, Chris, and his wife, Jenn. Daniel was 20 inches long and weighed in at 8 lbs. 2 oz. of fun!

He sure is a cutie!