Staff Directory enhancements

The UR staff Directory received the following updates today:

  • You may now use your keyboard to cycle through and select auto suggested names.
  • Searches that only have one match automatically open the profile record.
  • Serveral backend performance improvements.
  • If any issues occur with this new build, please contact Jay Rizzi with any questions

    New Position: Organizational Learning and Development Coordinator

    Dear Colleagues,

    We will soon move forward in filling a new position: Organizational Learning and Development Coordinator.  This position will provide administrative and project support for the Human Resources arm of Development, working with both the Recruiting Consultant and the Organizational Learning and Development Program Manager. This position will assist Melanie Davis and Linda Costas in the creation, implementation, and promotion of best practices for interviewing, onboarding and training within Development, with the goal to provide quality experiences and highest levels of service for Development candidates and current employees.

    A preferred, internal candidate has been identified.  Should you have any interest in the position, please contact me or Melanie Davis by noon on Friday, March 4.


    Micki Kidder

    New baby for Giovana Heeter!

    Dear Colleagues,

    We’re happy to announce that that Emilia Sarita Heeter was born February 24th at 1:28 pm to Lonnie and Giovana Heeter, Associate Director, Major Gifts. She weighed 7 lbs 1 oz and was 19 ½ inches long. Emilia has been welcomed home by her big brother and sister. Please join us in congratulating the Heeter family on the safe arrival of their new daughter.


    Anne-Marie Campbell

    New position: Sr. Director of Operational and Administrative Strategy

    Dear colleagues,

    I am pleased to announce that on February 24 we will post a new position of Sr. Director, Operational and Administrative Strategy.  This new position will provide strategic vision for the operational units within Development, including Finance & Administration, Information Services, Donor Services, process improvement, and project management.  The Sr. Director will be accountable for creating a metric based environment within these units, and working to ensure that effective processes are in place to support the fundraising cycle.  Moreover, the position will be responsible for creating a culture of outstanding customer service to surpass internal and external client expectations.

    We will post this position for five days and a preferred candidate has been identified.  Should you have any interest in the position, please contact me or Melanie Davis.


    Micki Kidder, Assistant Vice President for Development

    Welcome Jared Mrozinske

    I am pleased to announce that Jared Mrozinske will be joining the Annual Fund Marketing and Operations team as a Program Manager in the Phone Center on Thursday, March 3rd. Jared comes to us from the Athletic Department where he has been serving as an Event Marketing and Ticketing Intern. During his 1 ½ years there, he has worked with several sports programs including Hockey and Baseball, as well as with the “Drive with the Irish” car dealer program.

    Jared grew up in La Porte, IN and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Purdue University North Central where he also played baseball. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, he was a Marketing Intern for Joe Kernan and the South Bend Silver Hawks. While there he helped direct several game day promotions, run the team store, and coordinate the summer Baseball Academy.

    Please join me in welcoming Jared to our Development family!

    UR Intranet Information Sessions

    Please be advised of the dates and locations for the UR Intranet on-campus, information sessions:

    February 22nd (2:00-3:00pm) @ESC – Family Room
    March 4th (11:00-12:00pm) @Grace Hall – LL Training Room
    March 10th (10:00-11:00am)@ ESC – Family Room

    Details regarding the webinar meeting will be forthcoming

    Spring Town Hall Meeting – Date/Times

    Similar to prior years, John Affleck-Graves will conduct a series of Spring 2011 Town Hall Meetings and share important information about the ND Voice survey results. For those employees that are new to the University, ND Voice is the employee satisfaction survey that is conducted biennially . During the Town Hall Meeting, John will also review the financial situation at Notre Dame and other important matters.

    The dates, times, and locations for the Town Hall Meetings are outlined below. University Relations has been scheduled for March 9th at 3:00 p.m. in Leighton Concert Hall. In the event that you are unable to attend this session, you are welcome to join any of the other sessions.

    I strongly encourage you to attend the March 9th session. The Town Hall Meetings are an excellent opportunity to hear directly from the executive leadership of the University, and address any questions you may have.

    As always, thank you for your dedication to the University of Notre Dame, and specifically the University Relations division.

    Scheduled Town Hall Meetings:
    • OIT, Finance and Human Resources: Tuesday, March 8, 3:30PM, Leighton Concert Hall
    • Academic Units: Wednesday, March 9, 9:30AM, Leighton Concert Hall
    • President’s Division (includes University Relations): Wednesday, March 9, 3:00PM, Leighton Concert Hall
    • Student Affairs, Campus Safety and Business Operations: Thursday, March 10, 9:30AM, Washington Hall
    • Business Operations: Thursday, March 10, 1:00PM, Washington Hall
    • Evening Workers: Wednesday, March 9, 10:15PM, Eck Center Auditorium

    Welcome Deena Chamberlin

    We are pleased to welcome to Development Deena Chamberlin

    Deena has joined the Development staff as Assistant to Bruce Danielson.  She will be working with Bruce while Cheryl is re-assigned to the SugarCRM project.  Deena’s phone number is 631-9816.

    Deena grew up in a small town in NH.  Attended Ball State and graduated from IUSB.  She’s been married for 17 years to her husband Eric and lives in Mishawaka.  Deena and Eric have a 13 yr. old son, Harrison.

    Most recently Deena was the Event Coordinator for the Matterhorn Conference Center.  You may remember her catering the tailgate parties!  For 15 years prior to that she was a manager for the Emporium Restaurant.  She is very excited to be joining the Development Office and looks forward to meeting everyone!

    Please join us in welcoming Deena as she begins her new role.

    Trivia Night

    Please consider attending this trivia night to benefit La Casa de Amistad.
    Also, please forward to anyone you think may be interested.
    Let me know if you have any questions.
    Michelle Shakour…

    Show off your superior intelligence and bring your competitive spirit to La Casa de Amistad benefit

    Saturday, February 26, 2011

    Event Begins at 7:00 P.M.

    The Stanley Clark School

    3123 Miami Street

    South Bend, IN  46614.

    Gather your team and become the latest Trivia Champions and win CA$H PRIZES!

     Doors open at 6:15 P.M. Game starts at 7:00 P.M.

     Reserve your table -$100 for 10 or less; Max. 12 @ $10 per person.

     Proceeds to La Casa De Amistad

     Bring your own “Beach Snacks” or purchase some tropical delights at the event.

     Beer, wine, soda, and water available at our Cash Bar.

     You must be 21 to attend.

     Payment in advance required.

     Mulligans will be available.

     RSVP by calling or sending the reservation form below with payment to:

    La Casa de Amistad

    c/o  Beach Night Trivia Reservation

    746 S. Meade Street

    South Bend, IN 46619

    Phone: 574-233-2120 / Fax. 574-233-2234



    Reservation Form


    Team Captain / Team Name – if any ___________________________________________________

    Team Contact Person Phone #  ______________________________________________________

    Number of players: _______________________________________

    Other information: ________________________________________

    Checks payable to La Casa de Amistad, Inc. – 746 S. Meade St., South Bend, IN 46619 – Phone: (574) 233-2120 – Fax: (574) 233-2234

    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!! (almost)

    On Monday morning, February 14th, please enjoy fresh Einstein bagels and fruit at your various office locations.  In honor of Valentine’s Day, and to help kick start your Monday, the UR Events Committee will be providing you with this morning treat.  You will find the bagels and fruit in either your kitchen space or conference room.  Happy Valentine’s Day!!

    Sponsored by the University Relations Events Committee