Giving Societies 2018 Football Events


We are excited to announce this year’s Giving Societies Football Events! This year’s slate of football weekend events can be previewed at

Several of the events have been re-imagined, so have a look at the new locations and concepts. We will be sending an email this week to SORIN, Rockne, JCOS, OSTM, and Badin Guild members with a link to the site, which includes registration dates for each game.

Please feel free to direct your donors to the site, and should you have questions contact me at or the OnwardND Donor Experience Team at 574-631-5198.


Shannon Longo

Donor Experience Events & Materials Coordinator

Human Resources Office hours – Come see me!

As the University Relations HRC, I will continue to host open office hours in Eddy Street Commons and Grace Hall.  I am looking forward to meeting with all team members to answer your questions and provide resources.  Office hou rs will consist of a walk in format, alternatively, you are able to reserve a specific time with me that will work for your schedule.  To confirm a time with me, please feel free to email me directly at The offi ce hours in Eddy Street Commons will be held in conference room 3295 from 8:30am to 11:00am typically Monday and Thursday, unless otherwise noted. Office hours in Grace Hall will be held in room 400, and can also be scheduled by emailing or calling me directly.

ESC Office Hour Dates – July
12th, 26th (9:30-11:30am), 30th

Thanks, & hope to see you soon!
Laura Picking, PHR, SHRM-CP
HR Consultant | University of Notre Dame
574-631-1396 | laura.picking@n |

Investing in One Area Of Professional Growth

As we work on FY19 individual goals, please consider below for investing in one area of professional growth.  Contact me with questions.
For Notre Dame,
Bryan Reaume

Main Idea #1: Work with your supervisor to identify a specific area of investment.
Optional exercises:
  1. Scan the University-wide Competency Model.
  2. Read the Curious Chameleon Fundraiser Competency Model.
  3. Revisit your job description/expectations and identify a core skill or responsibility.
  4. Read a book or article on leadership and target one of its highlighted principles.
  5. Identify a gap in university knowledge.
  6. Brainstorm ways to grow in technological ability.
  7. Solicit specific, direct feedback from trusted colleagues.

Main Idea #2: Work with your supervisor to create a detailed action plan that can be executed, measured, and supported throughout the fiscal year.  List the action plan as a goal in Endeavor. 
This plan can include many of the following activities:
  1. Attend HR learning programsCASE conferencesEAB webinars, and/or OIT workshops and present your learning to colleagues.
  2. Utilize books, modules, courses, and videos found at
  3. Use your educational benefit and enroll in an undergraduate or graduate course.
  4. Participate in cross-functional groups, focus committees, and/or special projects.
  5. Connect with colleagues for mentoring, shadowing, sharing best practices, cross-training, etc.
  6. Proactively offer to teach or train others in an area of expertise.
  7. Check-in regularly with your supervisor for progress-tracking, support, and feedback on your action plan.

Welcome Back Debra De St. Jean

Dear Team:

I am excited and grateful to share that Debra De St. Jean will return to our development team as Sarah Bogucki’s successor in the role of development associate effective July 23, 2018. Deb had worked in 405 as a senior administrative assistant from 2004 to 2010, and since 2010 she has served as the business coordinator for The Observer. In her new role,

Debra will: (1) help lead the organizational effectiveness efforts in the areas I serve; (2) manage special projects, especially around benchmarking and the Advisory Council program; (3) oversee the hospitality and reception in 405 Main; and (4) provide day-to-day administrative support and donor service.

I know that Debra’s experience, do-whatever-it-takes service ethic, and engaging personality will strengthen our entire team as we work together to advance Notre Dame’s sacred mission. Please join me in welcoming Debra back to our team.

Best, Drew

Google Calendar Resource Update Goes Live on 7-16-18

Beginning Monday, July 16, Google Calendar meeting room and resource names will be updated to meet Google’s new required standard.

To meet this standard, Office of Information Technologies (OIT) Google administrators have organized the ND meeting rooms and resources by building instead of department. However, you will still be able search for available resources in your department by typing your department’s name in the room search bar.

Additional information about the rooms and resources will now be instantly available, such as:

  • Rooms: Building name, floor, section, room name, capacity

  • Resources:  Building name, floor, section, resource name, capacity (if applicable)


When reviewing the available options for your upcoming meeting or event, just hover over the name to see the details. For a preview of how the resources will look, create an event and search for “OIT” in the rooms search bar. These rooms and resources have already been changed to the new format.

With this change, Google incorporated some time-saving automation features you can take advantage of now–such as improved automated room suggestions when you are booking events in Calendar. It also provides a base for future automation enhancements.

For additional information, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 574-631-8111,, or chat at:

South Bend Cubs – UR Family Night at Four Winds Field

Tomorrow (Thursday, July 12), please bring your family for a night of fellowship and fun at Four Winds Field as the South Bend Cubs take on the Beloit Snappers. This year, the entire Performance Center has been reserved exclusively for University Relations. This venue overlooks the field from the right-field wall and offers patio and indoor seating for our team to enjoy the game. In addition to our seats in the Performance Center, we will also have seats reserved for our group in Section 102.

Tickets to the game will distributed at the ballpark. Please look for our table set up outside the gate. Gates will open at 6:00 pm and a buffet-style meal will be provided from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on the lower level of the Performance Center with the game beginning at 7:05 pm. The batting cages will be available at no charge and everyone in attendance will receive a South Bend Cubs baseball hat. In addition, the children’s splash park and playground will be available free of charge and the bounce house area is available at a cost of $6 per person.

Please take a moment now to review your calendar invite and verify the total number of guests in your party. To do this, simply click into the calendar invite and click on the EDIT NOTE / GUESTS box located next to the RSVP box in the top right hand corner. Under Additional Guests, please enter your guests and in the Note section, please identify how many children will be in your group. Please note that you will not be able to make this change via your phone. We look forward to seeing you there!

John Lloyd to take position in Office of General Counsel

Hello again.

Our colleague John Lloyd has accepted a position with the Office of General Counsel here at Notre Dame. He will transition into his new role effective August 1, 2018.

Following a career in private law practice, John returned to his alma mater four years ago as Academic Advancement Director at the Notre Dame Law School. During his tenure, John has faithfully served Dean Nell Newton, the faculty of the Law School, Development, fundraisers, and University donors. He has leveraged his acute understanding of the Law School to increase awareness of its distinct nature with our constituents, expand the donor base, and meaningfully move forward the annual giving program. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Notre Dame London Law Program and prepare for celebration of the Law School’s 150th anniversary, we have John to thank for navigating effectively how to best engage our external constituents in these significant anniversaries.

While this move will take John away from our team, he remains ‘under the Dome’…..more literally now than ever. Please join me in wishing John well in this new role.

Thanks for your attention,

Michael Loungo

Welcome Anna Bradley!

Please join me in welcoming Anna Bradley as a member of the Volunteer Leadership & Engagement team on Annual Giving! A 2018 graduate and South Bend native, Anna studied Anthropology and Theology during her time at ND.
Anna will focus on engaging her classmates in innovative ways​, both driving participation from this group in FY19 and uncovering best practices for future class retention.
Coming off of an internship at Chicago-based PR start-up 3Points Communications, Anna will bring great energy and creativity to this role!
Ellen Roof


For fundraisers, please send requests for support from the Keough School…..things Dylan would have previously handled… email to Michael Loungo and Taylor Rockafellow (send to BOTH Michael and Taylor), or call….Michael x7712, Taylor x5808.
Until the new Keough School AAD is placed, Michael and Taylor will handle all requests.
Thank you,
Michael Loungo