Eddy Street Closure Times on Gameday

The City of South Bend informed Kite Realty Group that, on the Saturdays of Notre Dame Gamedays, Eddy Street will be closed from Napoleon to Angela 3 hours prior to kickoff and will remain closed until actual kickoff.  So, for example this Saturday, Eddy Street will be closed from noon until 3:30 pm (approximately).  Eddy Street will re-open as usual after kickoff.

3rd SeSSion on the Irish Green

Come See 3rd SeSSion on the Irish Green!

Take some time Friday afternoon to be entertained by 3rd SeSSion, performing on the Irish Green from 4 PM to 6 PM as part of the South Florida Football Weekend festivities.  The band features Development’s Augie Freda on lead guitar and ACE Program associate John Wibbens on bass.  The band performs music ranging in decades from the 1960s (Jefferson Airplane) to the 2010s (Lady Antebellum) and genres from classic rock (Journey and Chicago) to contemporary (Katy Perry, C-Lo Green) to crossover country (Carrie Underwood, Sugarland).

Come out, enjoy the atmosphere and get fired up for some Irish Football!


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Welcome Taylor Murphy

Taylor R. Murphy has joined the Corporate and Foundation Relations team as an Assistant Director. Taylor’s primary focus will be in the College of Science.

Taylor received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Notre Dame in May 2011.  Using zebrafish as a model, his research focused on identifying defective genetic and lipid signaling pathways that contribute to a number of ocular diseases including cataract and retinitis pigmentosa.  Taylor is a published author in a number of peer-reviewed journals and has been awarded accolades for his excellence in undergraduate teaching while at Notre Dame.  He received his undergraduate degree from California State University (Channel Islands in Cell and Molecular Biology) and performed a senior internship with the Biopharmaceutical company Amgen.  Additionally, prior to entering graduate school, Taylor worked for Biosource, a small biotech company in southern California.

Taylor is an avid Los Angeles Lakers fan, enjoys playing a variety of sports, and camping with his dog Boone.

Please join us in welcoming Taylor in his new role.

George Q. Keegan, Sr. Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Recognition Society Prime Rib Dinners


I am pleased to announce that the RSVP lists for the Friday and Saturday night Recognition Society Prime Rib Dinners are now available on the UR Events calendar.  To view, click on the dinner listing on the calendar and then click the link to the RSVP file.  Note both Friday and Saturday are listed, as is the Society Member attending, the number in their party, as well as their primary.  Login (netid and password) are required to access.

Currently, the South Florida and Michigan State Saturday  night dinners are sold out.  Please contact me at losulliv@nd.edu or 574-631-8808 if you have any questions or concerns.


Laura L. O’Sullivan, University of Notre Dame Development Office


Kristin’s New Role

I am pleased to announce that effective Thursday, September 1, Kristin Schoenfeld will assume an expanded role with the Annual Fund. She will continue to support Law School Advancement, but will begin additional responsibilities with the other University recognition societies. In her new assignment, Kristin will return to the 11th floor of Grace Hall. She will be missed in the Eck Hall of Law. Kristin has been an integral part of the Law School Advancement Team for 7 years and her experience will greatly assist the other recognition societies. She is a 1989 Indiana University-Bloomington graduate, with a dual degree in journalism and psychology. Kristin and her husband, Don, have two children, Allison and Alex. After September 1, please stop by and welcome her back to Grace Hall!

Jill Donnelly, Law School Advancement

Saturday Scholars Lecture Series

                                               Saturday Scholars Lecture Series

Fall 2011 Schedule
Sept. 3 – South Florida
“Missal Alert: Preparation and Implementation of the New Translation of the Roman Missal”
Michael Driscoll, Associate Professor, Department of Theology
Sept. 17 – Michigan State (Advisory Council Weekend)
“Bridging the Atlantic: The Struggles of an Abandoned 19th Century Irish Village”
Ian Kuijt, Professor, Department of Anthropology
Oct. 8 – Air Force
“Building Peace in a Violent World: What I’ve Learned in Five Decades as a Peace Scholar”
Robert Johansen, Professor, Department of Political Science and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Oct. 22 – USC – 7:30 p.m. game
“The Poetic Curve of Nature: Connecting Literature and Science”
Laura Dassow Walls, Professor, Department of English
Oct. 29 – Navy
“The Apartment Plot: Fantasies of Urban Living in American Movies”
Pamela Wojcik, Associate Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre
Nov. 19 – Boston College
“Change; Why It Happens, Why It Accelerates, and What Might Happen Next”
Felipe Fernandez –Armesto, Professor, Department of History

Lectures take place at the Snite Museum’s Annenberg Auditorium and they begin at 12 noon. However, the lecture on October 22 (USC Game) begins at 4:00 pm.


Welcome Krys Montague

On behalf of Michael Sullivan and Kevin Cannon

It is with great pleasure that we announce Krys Montague as the newest addition to our Development Team!   Effective August 15, 2011 Krys will be supporting both Senior Regional Directors Kevin Cannon (West) and Mike Sullivan (Midwest).  Krys has been the administrative assistant for Fr. John Jenkins, and has now taken on the new role of supporting Kevin and Mike.  Krys has been with the Notre Dame family for 10 years and has a wealth of experience that will help our Senior Regional Directors.  She lives in South Bend, has two beautiful grandchildren, Katie and Chance, and is an active volunteer for many organizations including Relay for Life.    Krys is a huge football fan and many of you may have already seen her on the sidelines cheering on the football players!    Krys is another excellent addition to our outstanding team.  Please take a moment to stop by and welcome Krys to the Development Office!

Welcome to Noell Stohler

Stephen Smith and I wish Mary Andersen tremendous success in her new role as Assistant Director Reunion Giving working with Craig Horvath in the Annual Fund.  We have had the pleasure of working with Mary for two years and know that she will be a valuable addition to Craig’s team.  We are truly excited for Mary as she takes her outstanding skills, energy and personality to her new role.

We are equally excited to welcome Noell Stohler as our new Administrative Assistant.  Noell and her husband, Bill, live in Edwardsburg, MI.  They are the proud parents of Mason (12) and Haven (11).  Noell, a graduate of Indiana University, played an integral role in establishing and successfully growing Pier Perfection, a marine products / services company that she and Bill founded in 1997.  Noell brings the wide variety of skills any successful small business owner must master to helping service Notre Dame’s benefactors in the west.

Noell is an avid runner and triathlete.  She will, undoubtedly, draw upon the endurance gained through participation in these sports as she works through her first football season at Notre Dame.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Noell!

Scott Jessup