Run the Eduroam Setup Utility Now – Avoid Losing Connectivity Thursday 12/12

To avoid losing wireless connectivity on Thursday, December 12, you need to run the Eduroam setup utility on your laptop, smartphone, and/or tablet. The security certificate for Eduroam wireless will change, and the Eduroam setup utility is the most reliable way to configure the new certificate on your device.

To maintain access to the eduroam network, follow these steps:

Open a browser from an existing network (eduroam, ND-Guest, wired, home, etc.)
Download the eduroam utility at
Follow the instructions to run the eduroam utility
For additional details, go to this knowledgebase article.

Repeat these steps for all of your devices (laptops, smartphones, and tablets)

If you do not run the utility before December 12, your devices may no longer connect to the eduroam network. Note: Many IT services are not accessible when connected to ND-Guest, including Banner, Remote Apps, CorpFS, SharePoint, GLez, PeopleEZ, Business Objects, and others. To restore access to the eduroam network after December 12, follow the steps above.

If you have any questions, please contact your departmental IT support staff, or the OIT Help Desk at 574-631-8111, or chat online at:

December Matching Gift Email

The December Matching Gift Email will send today, December 10, to this list of assigned entities who work for matching gift companies and have made a gift since November 1, 2019 and have not yet matched their gift. Please note that individuals on the second tab of the excel file (“Fundraiser Outreach”) have not received the matching gift email message (all gifts exceeding $25,000) but may be eligible to match their gift. You are encouraged to reach out to your assigned benefactors directly to discuss the details and answer questions related to the matching gift process.

If you have any questions regarding this communication, please reach out to Laura Walker.

Welcome Joanne Norell to NDAA

I am excited to share that Joanne Norell will be joining the Alumni Association on January 6 as our Writer/Editor. Joanne has worked in athletics at the University since 2014, where she has managed communications and media relations for a number of Fighting Irish teams, including women’s soccer, tennis, fencing, cross country, and track & field. Most recently, she has served as Senior Editor, Athletics Communications, directing writing efforts for Fighting Irish Media and, and serving as editor-in-chief of the gameday magazine produced for each home football game, among other responsibilities.

Joanne graduated from Purdue in 2011 and received a master’s degree from Georgetown in 2013. While studying in D.C., she interned with the Washington Nationals, so she may still be celebrating their improbable World Series title!

In her new role, Joanne will oversee our monthly Echoes e-newsletter and our We Are ND storytelling website, in addition to serving as our lead marketing copywriter for our numerous digital and print projects. She will also partner with Notre Dame Magazine to oversee quarterly class notes.

Please join me in welcoming Joanne to the team!

Josh Flynt

Trevor Noah at IDEA Week 2020

On April 19, 2020 award winning comedian Trevor Noah will perform at the Purcell Pavilion as part of IDEA Week 2020.

There are a limited number of tickets reserved for our Notre Dame benefactors which can be accessed only with a special registration code.

For registration access for your benefactors, please contact Karen Deak (, AAD for the IDEA Center.

Best Wishes to Ian Montijo

Dear Colleagues,

It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Ian Montijo will be leaving the Philanthropic Strategy team effective January 10, 2020 to pursue a new opportunity working in a counterterrorism network analysis role in the Washington D.C. area.

During Ian’s tenure in Development, he has been an instrumental partner and leader in defining and
implementing standards and processes for our revamped prospect research team. We will most
certainly miss the professionalism, integrity, and hunger for continuous improvement that Ian
demonstrated on a daily basis.

Please join me in congratulating Ian on his new position and thanking him for his many contributions to our department.

We will post Ian’s role in the coming days. If you are interested in the position or know of someone we should consider for the role, please let me know.


Center for the Homeless Item Drive

This holiday season, Notre Dame Development is again partnering with the Center for the Homeless to collect some of their most-needed items. Cardboard bins will be placed in both ESC and Grace Hall through Thursday, December 19th. Some of the items needed by the shelter include:

      • Baby wipes
      • Size 6 diapers
      • Shampoo
      • Conditioner
      • Toothpaste
      • Blankets
      • New pillows
      • Cold/flu medication
      • Alcohol-free mouthwash
      • Hand and body lotion
      • Feminine hygiene products
      • Men’s and women’s razors and shaving cream
      • Bus passes

Thank you in advance for helping those in need in our community this Christmas.

Welcome Nick Sorg to Team Illinois

Please join me in welcoming Nick Sorg to the Illinois Region. Nick recently accepted the RD role and his first day will be Dec. 9th. Nick graduated from Notre Dame in 2006, with a degree in English. His wife, Megan is also a Notre Dame graduate (class of 2004). Nick informs me they have been “blessed by four terrifying/awesome boys, Andrew (11), John (9), James (4), and Tommy (1). Yes, everything in our house is broken, and it is very loud.”

Nick comes to us by way of Press Ganey Associates where he spent the last 11 years performing a variety of roles, most recently as the Director of the Talent Development (internal training) team. Nick spends a lot of time volunteering at his parish, St. Pius, X, playing soccer, and coaching his boys’ soccer teams. He is eagerly anticipating joining UR. Welcome Nick!

-Jesse Meyer

Condolences to Jill Calderone

Our sympathy to Jill Calderone whose father, Antonio (Tony) Tavares, passed away last week.

Here is the link to the obituary:

Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Hahn Funeral Home in Mishawaka. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, December 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mishawaka.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heartland Hospice.