Kellogg Institute Reunion Open House — this Friday!

Dear Friends,

Just wanted to send a friendly reminder about the Kellogg Institute’s reception/open house tomorrow from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Several Kellogg staffers will have “stations” explaining their programs in the Great Hall of the Hesburgh Building –its a terrific way to learn about what is going on at the Kellogg Institute as well as enjoy some good food and good conversation.

We hope to see you there.

Warmest regards,



Steve Reifenberg
Executive Director
Kellogg Institute for International Studies
University of Notre Dame
130 Hesburgh Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556
tel: 574 631 0517
fax: 574 631 6717

Welcome to the world, Adeline Rose Campbell

Join us as we celebrate with Anne-Marie, Coley and Grace the new addition to the Campbell family, Adeline Rose, born May 25th at 12:56 PM.  An 8lb 12oz beauty, we welcome her to the world, and give thanks that she and Anne-Marie are healthy and home.

Welcome Lisa Heming to NDAA

We want to welcome Lisa Heming to the Alumni Association as  Academic Program Director.

Lisa joined the Notre Dame community in 2006 as Admissions Manager for the Executive MBA Program and most recently served as Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Services for the Chicago EMBA Program.  Her responsibilities included management of the recruiting and admissions processes along with student services for the Chicago program location.  Prior to Notre Dame, Lisa worked in student affairs at Marquette University and business development for the telecommunications industry.  She earned a Master in Higher Education Administration from Marquette University and a B.A. in Communications from University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Her husband, Scott, is a 2009 graduate of the Notre Dame Executive MBA program. Outside of work, she enjoys biking, sailing and adventure travel with her husband and running marathons.

Lisa will make a valuable contribution to the Alumni Association;  please join me in welcoming her.

Marc Burdell


Brenda Teshka moving to the College of Arts & Letters

It is with mixed emotions that I congratulate Brenda Teshka on her new position as Sr. Administrative Assistant to Associate Dean JoAnn DellaNeva in the College of Arts & Letters.  I am saddened to see Brenda leave University Relations, and will miss her deeply, but am thrilled she has this new opportunity.  Most importantly, I look forward to hearing of her success in this next step in her career at Notre Dame.

I would like to thank Brenda for 16 years of service with University Relations.  Brenda has served in several capacities that include Coordinator in the Advisory Council Programs and Sr. Administrative Assistant for International Advancement. We will miss her greatly and wish her well.

Her last day in University Relations is today, Thursday, May 24. This opportunity and transition came about quickly, and I invite you to stop by the Café at Eddy Street at 1:30 p.m. today to wish her well.

My best,


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UR MOMS (University Relations Mothers Offering Mothers Support)

Please join us at our next UR MOMS meeting and enjoy a discussion on nutrition led by Notre Dame’s very own nutritionist, Jocie Antonelli. Don’t forget to bring your lunch!

Wednesday, June 6

Noon-1:00 PM

Grace Hall Lower Level Training Room

**Please note: the annual University Staff Summer Picnic is 11 AM- 1 PM on this date.  Feel free to grab your food at Stepan Center and join us in Grace!

To RSVP for this event, please accept or decline this invitation by Thursday, May 31.

Jennifer Binder                                                                                 Heather M. Moriconi

Admin Asst Regional Development                          Asst Director of Stewardship Programs                                                                  

574/631-1435                                                                                     574/631-9784

New Position Posted: AA West Region

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that a new position for Administrative Assistant within the Office of Development West Region has been posted on the HR jobs site. The candidate will perform a diverse set of advanced administrative, clerical and project management duties requiring strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical and computer skills.  This role will interact with donors, alumni, benefactors and University personnel on a daily basis.  This position will report to and support two regional directors based in the western region and work out of the Eddy Street Commons office suite. Working hours will mirror West coast hours and therefore the work schedule for this individual will be from 11:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. EST.

Specific responsibilities include:

– Coordinating and managing schedules for two Regional Directors covering California and Arizona.

– Preparing correspondence and other business documents.

– Maintaining an organized office, including detailed files and records.

– Daily interactions with our benefactors and donors requiring good interpersonal communication skills.

– Serving on projects and committees, as requested.

I encourage all interested individuals to apply and/or make recommendations to either myself or Christine DeVore.

In Notre Dame,

Kevin P. Cannon, Senior Regional Director, West Region

The Mothers of Notre Dame Mass, May 20th


May is the month of Mary, our Mother.  What a beautiful time to also celebrate all Mothers!

The Parents Program is coordinating Masses around the country on May 20 to celebrate the Mothers of Notre Dame. 

The Mothers of Notre Dame Mass in the South Bend area will be celebrated at

Little Flower Catholic Church,  54191 Ironwood Road, South Bend

8 a.m. on Sunday, May 20.

There will be a reception after the Mass.  We are grateful to Eva Horvath for coordinating the Mass, and to pastor Rev. Largent for celebrating the Mass for us.

All are welcome to honor the Mothers, Grandmothers, and Women of Notre Dame at Little Flower Catholic Church on May 20! 

Barbara M. Kelly,  Parents Program           Proud to be ND  ~  Notre Dame Parent Pride

Annual Giving Programs Administrative Assistant Position

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that a new position of Annual Giving Programs (AGP) Administrative Assistant is now posted on the HR jobs site.

This position reports to me and will perform a diverse set of advanced administrative, clerical and project management duties requiring strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical and computer skills.  This role will interact with students, alumni, benefactors and University personnel on a daily basis.

Specific responsibilities of the position also include:

–          Coordinating the integrated schedule for the AGP leadership team and managing the agendas, invitations and schedule for the AGP Operating Rhythm

–          Preparing presentations, correspondence and other business documents

–          Maintaining an organized office, including detailed files and records

–          Serving on projects and committees inside/outside AGP as required

–          Managing the schedule for my office and monitoring preparations for meetings as appropriate

I encourage all interested individuals to apply.

Best regards,

Brian Couch, Sr. Director Annual Giving Programs

Michiana Bike to Work Week (May 21 – May 27, 2012)

If you are interested in “Going Green”, getting fit, saving money and having a great time with your co-workers, then please attend a “brown bag” informational meeting on Tuesday, May 8, at 12:15 PM in the Sorin Room at ESC.  If you think that commuting by bicycle isn’t for you, check out these top ten excuses and solutions: We hope you can make it to the meeting on May 8 at the lunch hour!  If you are interested in joining the UR team but you can’t make the meeting, please contact Jim Reeves (

Go Irish!

University Relations Bike to Work Week Captains:  Heather Moriconi, Emily Paul, Jim Reeves