Friday Night Bash at Notre Dame Stadium

All are welcome to come to the Concourse of Notre Dame Stadium on Friday, October 11 to experience the first-ever Friday Night Bash. Featuring food trucks, beer for purchase, and music by the Jerry O’Fonics Band and Rising, a Notre Dame Student Band, this is the place to be before the Irish take on the Trojans on Saturday.

Admission is $10 and proceeds will benefit financial aid for Notre Dame students. Tickets are available now at Please invite your family, friends, neighbors, and benefactors to experience another historic first inside Notre Dame Stadium!

For any questions, please see Brandon Tabor or Brian Diss.

ESC Parking Garage Issue Resolved

If you had trouble getting into the Eddy Street garage this morning (message of Access Denied) the situation has been resolved and your card has been reset.

If you pulled a ticket in order to get into the garage, please turn that in to the front desk before you leave today. Your pass will get you out of the garage. Sorry for any inconvenience this problem may have caused.

Update from ACE/IEI

Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) founder Fr. Tim Scully, C.S.C., has announced that he will step down as director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) and become its director emeritus beginning in January. He will continue to serve the University as a professor of political science, faculty fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and IEI faculty fellow.
In a message sent to all friends of ACE, Fr. Scully shared, “Over the course of the past several sabbatical months I have had the opportunity to reflect deeply and gratefully on the endless blessings of my nearly forty years of priesthood in Holy Cross, as well as to discern God’s plan for my own vocation as a Holy Cross priest and the future mission of ACE and the IEI. In this spirit of prayerful discernment, I have decided that, after more than twenty-five years of sharing any and all the gifts that I have been given by God to support our mission, the time is propitious for a transition in leadership. I am absolutely confident that the team with which we have been blessed in both ACE and the Institute possesses the vision and gifts in abundance to lead us with grace and wisdom into the coming decades.
John Staud ( and Theo Helm ( remain the best contacts for Development needs as the Provost’s Office conducts a search for a new IEI director. Please also feel free to direct questions to me as the department’s ACE liaison.
Amanda Retartha

Development Halloween Spooktacular

It’s that time of year again, so brush off your broomsticks and get ready for the annual Development Halloween Spooktacular! On Wednesday, October 23rd from 4:00-6:00pm, bring your little monsters to campus for an evening of trick-or-treating through the Development offices. We’ll have games, activities, prizes, and of course, lots of sweet treats! This year, we’ll be moving the festivities over to the 11th and 10th floors of the ghoulish Grace Hall, and we need your help to make this the best Halloween yet. Take a look at the available spaces below, and let either Pam Mullin or Grace Prosniewski know which you and your team would like to decorate. Rooms will go on a first come, first served basis, so let us know ASAP. Please also let Pam or Grace know if you are willing to serve as a volunteer to help guide trick-or-treaters through the office.

  • 11S #1
  • 11S #2
  • 11S #3
  • 11S #4
  • 11S Game #1
  • 11S Game #2
  • 10S #5
  • 10S #6
  • 10S #7
  • 10S #8
  • 10S #9

We’ll also be continuing the annual decorating contest. All the kids in attendance will receive a ticket to vote for the room they thought was best decorated. The winning team will get lunch courtesy of the Halloween Committee. Remember, costumes are encouraged, so get ready to get spooky!

Reminder: Financial Aid Requests

As communicated at the UR Summit, all Development requests for financial aid student identification or participation (e.g., in events, videos, stories, etc.) should be channeled through the Stewardship & Donor Relations team moving forward. This policy seeks to avoid excessive duplication of requests.

Moving forward, please direct all such requests to Rosie McDowell via e-mail to or by phone at 631-0468. Rosie will vet all such requests with Mary Nucciarone, Director of Financial Aid. Thank you for your cooperation.

Eddy Street Closed Friday for Pep Rally

Eddy Street from Angela to Napoleon will be closed all day Friday, September 27th, for Pep Rally preparation. Staff and visitors can enter the garage from either the Burns St. or Napoleon St entrances. The pep rally is scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm. If you have benefactors coming to the office, please give them a heads up regarding this closing.

New Opportunity for Josh Stowe


I am both pleased and sad to share with you that Josh Stowe has accepted a new position with the Keough School of Global Affairs as a Senior Content Specialist. Josh has been with the Alumni Association for a number of years, and I’m excited for him as he takes this next step in his career. Josh has been the voice of the NDAA in many of our written communications—from Echoes to We Are ND, and in marketing every event from Reunion to Football Fridays. His presence on our team will be missed mightily.

At Keough, Josh will manage communications strategy and content development for the school, with a primary focus on content involving global religion and public policy issues. This position will work closely with the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion and the Keough School’s Washington Office.

Please join me in congratulating Josh. His last date with the NDAA will be October 11 and we expect to post the position yet this week. If you are interested or know of any stellar copywriters you would like to tell about the position, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Bill Gangluff

Arrangements for Anita Jones’ Husband

Services for David Krol will be on Monday, September 23rd. Visitation is from 11:00 – 1:00 and again from 2:00 – 6:00 with funeral services following at St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower Road.

At the conclusion of the service, Anita would be honored if everyone would  join her family at the Crumstown Conservation Club in Crumstown to celebrate David’s life.

For more details on the funeral , please see this link for details:

Crumstown Conservation Club, 59440 Crumstown Hwy, North Liberty, IN 46554