Upgraded Parking Lot Readers and IU Med School Lot Update

Hi, everyone.

As the campus transitions to the upgraded parking lot card readers, accessing the parking lots across campus will be adjusted. With the new access readers, you will be able to use either your Irish1Card or one of the new enhanced parking tags to access lots for which you are authorized.

While parking hangtags are valid through August of 2023, you can go to Parking Services in Hammes Mowbray Hall to get an Enhanced Hang Tag (EHT) parking permit.

Please note:

  • Parking lot designations will not change – the lots (Grace, Joyce, Wilson, etc) have the same designation (“B”).
  • The new card readers will establish parking lot access based on whether people are authorized to use a specific lot (ex. “B” tags can access “B” lots, etc).
  • You can find out more about Faculty/Staff parking on campus here.

Of special note for Development staff at Eddy Street, access to the IU Med School lot is no longer available. The upgraded readers are being installed in this lot shortly and once completed, the only group with authorized access to this lot will be staff working in the IU Med School or in Harper Hall.

If you have been parking in the IU Med School lot (on the corner of Napoleon St. and Notre Dame Ave), you will now be required to park in the Eddy Street garage. If you are a tenant of the Eddy Street Office you should have parking garage access. If you do not have access to the parking garage, please contact me so we can get that taken care of for you.  A quick reminder that in the Eddy Street garage, Development staff must park above the “bump” 1st-floor ramp.

Lana Taylor

Gratitude and Best Wishes to Deana Northern

Please join me in wishing Deana Northern farewell and good luck as she leaves the University at the end of this month to take on a new opportunity in Dayton, OH.  Deana’s last official working day will be Friday, 9/02.

In 2013, she started her career at Notre Dame under the fractional support group serving a variety of campus partners, including ACE, the Graduate School, Notre Dame Press, and ASSA. In 2015 she moved to an embedded role for Student Affairs and RecSports.  During that time, she was able to focus on more projects such as the implementation of Irish1Card, the RecSports move to Duncan Student Center along with leading the project to move the RecSports Fusion server to an AWS cloud solution. She also earned a Lean Sigma Six Green Belt for a project to revamp RecSports’ faculty access processes and procedures.  Currently, she is involved in various OIT groups and was chosen to be part of the MOR All Leads Program.

Deana joined the NDAA Team in early 2020 and brought a focus on improving our internal IT processes, including the implementation of Service Now for our myND Support Team, organizing and tracking our equipment purchases, and always ensuring that our IT infrastructure runs seamlessly whether handling payments at Football Fridays, automating the NDAA Board election, or processing Reunion check-in.  And most importantly, Deana built a knowledge base allowing us to repeat these successes in the future.

Deana’s dedication to the NDAA, her past campus partners, OIT, and University as a whole is outstanding, and she will definitely be missed.  Please join me in thanking Deana for her 10 years of dedication to the University and wishing her well in her future endeavors.

– John Prette

Digger O’Brien on the Grace of Giving Podcast

The newest episode of “The Grace of Giving” podcast is out featuring Senior Director of Marketing & Communications for the Notre Dame Alumni Association, Digger O’Brien! We talk about family, football, and outdated social media apps. This is our first episode filmed on location at Java Cafe in downtown South Bend. Listen now! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and fill out this form to appear as a guest.

Last Chance to Submit Your Recipe to the UR Cookbook!

This is your last chance to be part of UR history and submit your recipe by 8/26. While we would prefer to hear a story about your recipe, if you do not have a story to share that is okay! Please share your recipe anyway. Recipes are due by Friday, August 26th, and can be submitted by clicking here. If you do not have time to submit, please reach out to Maureen Daday, Abbey Johnson, or Kristin Schoenfeld.

Farewell and best wishes to Karen Deak

It is with mixed emotions that I share the news of the departure of Karen Deak. Her last day in the office will be August 31st.

Karen has served as the AAD for Research, the Graduate School, and the IDEA Center since spring of 2019. She has been a valued colleague, a champion for her causes, and a great teammate. We will miss her insight and humor.

Karen has accepted a position at Cooley, LLP as their IP Lead Patent Formalities Specialist. In this position, she’ll use her background as a patent agent to lead a growing team which is responsible for all of the supporting documentation for clients’ patent applications.

Please join me in saying farewell to Karen and congratulating her on this new opportunity. She and John (and Ziggi!) will continue to reside in Dunne Hall and be here on ND’s campus.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Tara Gilchrist

Friends and Colleagues,

It is with mixed emotions that I announce Tara Gilchrist has accepted a new position within Human Resources here at Notre Dame. Tara has served University Relations over the past several years dedicating her time to finding and hiring the best talent. Because of her efforts, the division has grown by leaps and bounds and we are extremely grateful for her time spent in Development.

Tara will transition to her new role on August 29th but continue to keep our recruiting pipeline open until we are able to find her replacement. You may reach out directly to Adria Logan for any questions in the interim.

Please join me in congratulating Tara on her new role.


Annual Giving Team Selects Brandon Tabor As Next Leader

This past Thursday, the members of the Annual Giving Team selected Brandon Tabor as the next Senior Director of Annual Giving here at the University of Notre Dame — after hearing presentations from our three finalists.

Brandon earned this selection from his “body of work” over the past four years with the Annual Giving and his previous five with the Storytelling Team. Ever curious, Brandon has never been afraid to take on any challenge — the newer the better — and he has always performed at a high level. His passion for Notre Dame, his team and our work, we believe will lead to continuing the success of this high performing team.

Please be sure to stop by and congratulate Brandon on this promotion.

-Jim Small

Farewell and Congrats, Jesse Meyer

Friends and colleagues,

Jesse Meyer will be leaving Notre Dame to accept the role of Chief Development Officer for St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, where he will lead the school’s fundraising efforts.

Jesse has served Notre Dame for nearly 6 years, first as Regional Director in the West Region, as Senior Director in Illinois and, most recently, as Regional Director on the New York Metro team. His passion for the work was demonstrated through the relationships he built with his benefactors and in the contributions he made to the team, including playing a key role in the growth of BATPA and other important initiatives.

Jesse’s last day will be Tuesday, September 6. Please join me in congratulating him on his new opportunity.

All the best,

travelND/Concur Training Demo Sessions

In preparation for the upcoming changes to the travelND/Concur system on September 6, Procurement Services is offering several training demo sessions. The Zoom training demo sessions are open to all. The dates are listed below, you can simply click on the link next to the date to mark your calendar. The schedule is also listed on our website with the Zoom link. If you are not able to attend a training demo session, you can learn at your own pace by reviewing the training guides and videos.

August 16th – 2:00 – 3:30 Add to Google calendar

August 17th – 10:30 – 12:00 Add to Google calendar

August 22nd – 10:00 – 11:30 Add to Google calendar

August 24th – 2:00 – 3:30 Add to Google calendar

August 25th – 3:00 – 4:30 Add to Google calendar

In the training demo sessions, they will introduce you to the new travelND/Concur user experience. The demos will include the following:

• Home page look and navigation
• Manage Expense page navigation
• Expense report navigation and creation
• Itemizations
• Allocations
• Adding Attendees
• Reviewing and submitting an expense report

Welcome Tracey Mulherin to the Data and Strategic Analytics Team

Dear Colleagues,

I am thrilled to announce that Tracey Mulherin ’02 joined the Data and Strategic Analytics Team in Development on July 23. As a Business Intelligent Professional, Tracey will be supporting Annual Giving reporting needs by working with Business Objects and Tableau.

Tracey is coming from the Notre Dame IDEA Center where she was Program Manager in the ESTEEM Graduate Program. Tracey graduated from Notre Dame in 2002 with a B.A Management Information Systems degree. She resides in South Bend.

Please join me in welcoming Tracey to the Development Department!

Wayne Harpenau
Director, Data and Strategic Analytics