Badin Guild Virtual Mass of Thanksgiving

Dear Colleagues,

The Badin Guild will host a virtual Mass of Thanksgiving on Wednesday, March 17 at 4 PM ET. University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. will preside at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

The live stream of this event can be viewed here and a recording will be made available to members later this week.

Special thanks to Rudy Reyes (cantor) and Aaron Wall (reader) for their assistance with this event!

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Laura Walker.

Upcoming Ivy Tech Staff Benefit Information Session- March 25

The University of Notre Dame offers many programs designed to encourage personal and career development to enhance individual success while strengthening the talent base for the University.

The Ivy Tech Learning at Work program is a fully-funded benefit that offers an accelerated curriculum to enable regular full-and part-time staff to earn an Associate’s Degree in two years.

If someone you know is interested in learning how to earn an Associate Degree of Applied Science (AAS) in Business Administration or a Business Administration technical certificate from Ivy Tech for free while maintaining their work schedule, please encourage them to attend the upcoming virtual information session.


Virtual Ivy Tech Information Session (classes begin Summer 2021)
Thursday, March 25, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.


For more information, contact askHR – or 631-5900


Endeavor Goals Deadline – April 30

It is hard to believe, but it’s time to think about the conclusion of this fiscal year. By Friday, April 30, all UR staff members must submit their year-end review to their manager in the Endeavor system. Please make note of this important deadline on your calendar. If you are a manager, please remind your teams of this deadline as well.

The completion of the performance review process is critical to employee development as well as a necessary step to calibrate performance across the division and establish merit increases for next year. Thank you for your attention to this important matter!

UR a Force for Good – Girls on the Run

Our UR a Force for Good March partner, Girls on the Run Michiana, has recently told us they are in urgent need of 3-4 more assistant coaches to help run after school programming in the local area. Coaches are men and women who commit to attending Girls on the Run practice sessions twice a week for 8 weeks. The season will start in two weeks and coaches are placed at local schools. All practices are conducted outdoors, with masks and socially distanced. Girls on the Run coaches do NOT have to be runners, just willing to make a difference in the lives of girls in our community. Assistant coaches help supervise and cheer on the girls as they train for their 5Ks. All interested coaches will need to fill out a coach application and complete a background check. If you’re interested in serving as a coach, please reach out to Amy Cooper Collins at

The (ND) Day you’ve all be waiting for!

Dear UR Family,

The eighth annual Notre Dame Day returns this April 18-19, 2021! This industry-leading day of giving is our opportunity to activate the Notre Dame Family and strengthen the areas of campus that matter most to them.

On Notre Dame Day, over 800 campus causes raise money to further the work they do and a live broadcast tells amazing stories of students, professors, alumni, and friends of Notre Dame who are making an impact all over the world.

Here are a few ways you can get involved: 

  • Connect with Katie Kerby if you want to be a Development Mentor for a campus group. This is a relatively low time commitment (~1 hour total) where you can get to know Notre Dame students and help them learn how to make their case and fundraise for their cause. To learn more, watch this quick video!
  • Remember: Notre Dame Day generates a lot of great ND content. Be sure that your benefactors tune in to the broadcast! As we get closer to the big day, we will share the broadcast schedule so you can share specific times of segments that will resonate with your benefactors. 
  • Share this story with your network and help us get the ND family hyped for ND Day!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask! Thank you!

Katie Kerby and Brandon Tabor

2021 Notre Dame Investment Team Endowment Update Teleconference

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us for the 2021 Notre Dame Endowment Update Teleconference this Thursday, March 4 at 11:00 am ET. This private, invite-only event is for participants in Notre Dame’s charitable remainder trust and donor advised fund programs. The call is an opportunity to learn more about the University’s Endowment and participate in a question and answer session with Mike Donovan and the Investment Office team.

The current list of participants for this event can be found here.

To join this event, please contact Laura Walker or register via this link.

UR March Birthdays

Happy Birthday to all our colleagues celebrating their special days in March! We’re so lucky to have you on our team!

3/1 – Brooke Wenzel
3/1 – Caitlin Olivier
3/1 – Kevin Nugent
3/2 – Jeff Arnold
3/2 – Juliana Newbill
3/5 – Kirt Bjork
3/14 – Mayuri Changede
3/17 – Lana Taylor
3/18 – Deena Chamberlin
3/21 – Rosie McDowell
3/22 – Jennifer Koebel
3/23 – Linda Klaybor
3/25 – Matthew Weldy
3/30 – Chau-Ly Phan