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Spirit of Notre Dame e-magazine

Dear UR Colleagues:

Later this week the Spirit e-magazine will be sent electronically through an email from Lou Nanni to all alumni, parents and friends with email addresses. It focuses on the critical need of financial aid. The students featured are the same students whose stories were shared in the printed copy of the Spirit newsletter last month. Here is the advanced link: http://www.pursuantmedia.com/notredame/spirit/0511/


Please let me know if you have any questions,

Katherine Lane


Marketing, Communications and Stewardship


Beth Bubik – Life Initiatives Program Coordinator

It is with great pleasure that I share with you that we have hired our first Life Initiatives Program Coordinator, Beth Bubik. Beth is currently a geometry teacher at St. Joseph’s High School here in South Bend and she is in her third year as the Right to Life Moderator. This responsibility includes the education of students about life issues, the annual trip to the March for Life in Washington, DC, and much more.

Beth is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in industrial engineering.

In her new capacity at the Alumni Association, Beth will work across campus with groups and organizations to understand and synergize the activities currently underway. She will be the point person for our clubs to help them initiate and build programs around a culture of life.

Beth’s first day will be Wednesday, April 13.

All the best,
Dolly Duffy

Liam Farrell – Alumni Communications Senior Editor

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce Liam Farrell ’04 will be joining the Alumni Association as our Alumni Communications Senior Editor on April 6. He will be responsible for the writing, editing, and production of a wide range of communications, including ND Today, the Echoes newsletter, the Young Alumni Enewsletter, and the Travelin’ Irish Enews. In addition, he will oversee the Class Notes section of Notre Dame Magazine.

For the past four years, Liam has been the State Government Reporter for The Capital, a daily newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. He covered the Maryland legislature and the executive branch. In addition, he gained experience in videography, blogging and photography. Prior to joining The Capital, Liam spent a year and a half as the City Hall Reporter for The Frederick News-Post, a daily newspaper in Frederick, Maryland, his hometown. During his time as a reporter, Liam won numerous awards from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association.

Liam graduated Summa Cum Laude from Notre Dame in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and an interdisciplinary minor in Irish Studies. While he was a student, he played trumpet in the Band of the Fighting Irish. He received a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in 2005.

Liam and his fiancée Lisa will be getting married in Maryland in late April. Then, they will relocate to South Bend. Please join me in welcoming Liam “back home” to Notre Dame. He can be reached at lfarrell@nd.edu.


Natasha DiPrima

UR Easter Egg Hunt – Save the Date!

Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Please join us for the University Relations Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9 , beginning at 10am.  More details to follow next week, but the Events Committee wants you to mark the date on your calendar now!  The egg hunt is a fun time for the whole family, especially your little ones.  We look forward to seeing you there! Sponsored by the University Relations Events Committee

* In case of Rain: please meet at LaFortune Student Center in the Ballroom on the 2nd Floor, this Saturday, 10 am *

Please direct questions to Marian Appleton, appleton.3@nd.edu, or Vicki Reeder, Victoria.L.Reeder.4@nd.edu

Andrew Fiedler – myNotreDame Support Coordinator

Dear Staff,

I’m pleased to announce that Andrew Fiedler will become a full time member of the NDAA staff in his role as myNotreDame Support Coordinator effective Monday, March 21. He will report to Dolly Duffy.

Andrew began working part time at the NDAA Help Desk in March 2010. During his tenure, he has supported the rollout of myNotreDame and provided valuable input to the development of the website. Additionally, he has written and delivered training to our club, class, and group administrators. Andrew’s strong communication skills and IT background work well in supporting users of myNotreDame.

Before joining us last March, Andrew worked in IT support with Allied Physicians and the American Red Cross and also provided contract IT consulting. Andrew received his BS in Organizational Communication from Bob Jones University.

Please join me in congratulating Andrew on his full time position.

Best regards,

Mark Witucki

March Madness (NDAA) – Come Cheer on the Irish!

On Friday we will plan to show the men’s basketball game on the big screen in the Eck Auditorium beginning at 1:30 p.m. (game time is 1:40 p.m.). Stop by to help root our boys to victory and enjoy a slice of pizza. We will have pizzas delivered right before tipoff (keeping in mind that it’s a Friday of Lent) so you can work through lunch and dine during the game.

Also, since we’re rooting for the Irish, feel free to wear jeans and your favorite Irish shirt!

All the best,
Dolly Duffy

UR Directory photo session

Images for the Staff Directory are being taken at this time for the Alumni Association, and extends to any Development staff who wish to participate

Note that this is not inclusive to those that do not have photos, if you are not satisfied with your current image, you are more than welcome to attend and have your online photograph updated

The specific calendar entry with date-time-location can be found here http://ur.nd.edu/cal/?event-date=2011/03/21&event-id=138