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Picturing Dad

By Christine McCormick Schuermann

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Sixty years ago our dad, John F. McCormick, began his freshmen year at Notre Dame as a 24- year-old, newly discharged veteran from World War II. Dad had not originally planned to attend Notre Dame because, as he put it, “a Notre Dame education was not an option for a poor kid from Lima, Ohio.” However, he landed at Notre Dame after hitchhiking with a childhood schoolmate and fellow war veteran, Virgil Cassidy, who wanted a traveling companion.…

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Alumni Briefs

By Mary Pat Dowling

Florida Fling

Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves will be the guest speaker at the Florida Fling, February 17-18, 2006. The new location for the annual winter reunion will be the Registry Resort & Club in Naples, Florida. The registration brochure will be mailed in early December to all alumni residing in Florida or who have a seasonal address in Florida. Visit alumni.nd.edu/reunion

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Domers in the News: web extra

By John Monczunski

Investment management firm Franklin Street Partners named Craig Lewis ’86 as chief investment officer. . . . In Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Mike Turzai ’81 is running for re-election to the state house. . . . John Donahue ’85J.D. is running for Berrien County, Michigan, Circuit Court judge. . . . Joan Biever ’79M.A., ’81Ph.D.

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Domers in the News

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Several news organizations speculated that Emilio Garza ’69, ’70M.A., a former Texas state judge who currently sits on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, might be nominated to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Sandra Day O’Connor’s retirement. He wasn’t. . . . The New York Times

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Books in Print

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

The Spirit of Notre Dame: Legends, Traditions, and Inspiration from One of America’s Most Beloved Universities, Jim Langford ’59 and Jeremy Langford ’92 (Doubleday). A foreword by Regis Philbin ’53 kicks off this gathering of the stories about the people and events that personify the spirit of the University, from Mario Tonelli ’39, who survived the Bataan Death March, to Tim McCarthy, whose puns delight home football crowds. The numerous anecdotes of visionary leaders, dedicated teachers, celebrated coaches, and hard-working students and staff all give testimony to the “optimism and possibility” of Notre Dame.…

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Music by Notre Dame alumni

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

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Celebrate America: A Collection of 35 Patriotic Songs, The O’Neill Brothers (Shamrock-n-Roll).

The piano-playing O’Neill Brothers—Tim ‘94 and Ryan ’97—offer arrangements of such classics as “America the Beautiful,” " Amazing Grace," “My Old Kentucky Home,” “We Shall Overcome” and “Morning Has Broken” on this two-CD set. The brothers have stripped the songs of fanfare, says Tim O’Neill, to “let people hear them the way they were originally intended to be heard—as moving, emotional and absolutely beautiful reflections of a truly great nation.”…

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ND Award to peace group's founder

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

This year’s winner of the Notre Dame Award for international humanitarian service is Andrea Riccardi, founder of the Community of Saint’Egidio, a pacifist conflict-resolution and relief organization.

In 1968 Riccardi and classmates from his high school in Rome founded the Community of Sant’Egidio (“Saint Giles” in English), named for a Carmelite convent where the friends first gathered to pray, run a soup kitchen and tutor poor children.…

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A Time to Celebrate

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

The Inauguration of Father John I. Jenkins, CSC

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It was a celebration unlike any in University history. The occasion was the inauguration of Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSC, as Notre Dame’s 17th president. But the two-day observance included fun and formalities, fireworks, a dance, and a two-hour panel discussion hosted by Tom Brokaw that explored the tensions between faith and politics in a pluralistic world.…

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Domers in the News

By Notre Dame Magazine

Matt Schlapp ’90 is the new White House deputy assistant to the president and director of political affairs. He reports to President Bush’s chief strategist, Karl Rove. . . . The Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino ’70M.A. was named bishop of the 267,000-member Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin. He had been bishop of the Diocese of Helena, Montana. . . . James V. Strauss ’92MBA

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