410 ND football games, and counting

By Angela Sienko

DeShone Kizer’s wrist band from the September 26 UMass game will go into Stanley Weber’s extensive collection of Notre Dame memorabilia, which includes gloves Manti Te’o wore in 2012, old helmet chinstraps, even a referee’s whistle. But none of these things would be the most precious gem in the collection.

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A farewell to Dick Savage

By Angela Sienko

It was an unlikely friendship. I was a 30-something University of Michigan transplant, newly hired as the alumni editor for the Notre Dame Alumni Association. He was a 99-year-old, long-retired tax accountant and class secretary for the Class of 1930.

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A century of memories

By Angela Sienko

The fact that Dick Savage celebrated his 102nd birthday this past January is in itself remarkable, but his age isn’t what makes Savage so fascinating.

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Reunion, reflection, renewal

By Angela Sienko

Reunion 2009 offered Ed Stubbing ’64 much more than a chance to see some of his classmates, although he relished the opportunity. “Meeting classmates I hadn’t seen in 45 years was magnificent,” he says.

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Notre Dame alumni briefs

By Angela Sienko

Visit the New Prayer Website

Several new features have been added to the pray.nd.edu website website, which provides access to the University’s spiritual resources. The site offers a daily prayer and Gospel reading, information about retreats and seminars and words of inspiration. To set the tone for the spiritual experience, the site includes a video of serene campus settings. The “Sacred Spaces” videos were created by Adam Fairholm ’07 and set to music by Jack Sacco ’78.…

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Prescription for Aspiring Doctors

By Angela Sienko

On a warm, autumn morning in 2005, as other students joined in the pageantry of a football Saturday on the Notre Dame campus, sophomore biology major Susan Yanik headed to a medical lecture. She was the only student who did.

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A hardcover thank-you card

By Angela Sienko

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“We’re Glad You’re Here” read the sign draped on the South Dining Hall when the first women undergraduates enrolled at Notre Dame in 1972. Thirty-five years later, almost one hundred of them returned to campus in August to deliver a message of their own: “We’re glad you were there.”…

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A good reason to do more: Father Ted month of service

By Angela Sienko

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You might say Rev. Edward Sorin, CSC, initiated the first service project at Notre Dame when he dispatched the University’s priests to serve as chaplains—and Holy Cross sisters to serve as nurses—for the Union Army in the Civil War. There was a group in need, and the Notre Dame community addressed it.…

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Hesburgh Lectures: Have lectern will travel

By Angela Sienko

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You would think it would be necessary to travel to South Bend to tap into the academic, spiritual and intellectual resources offered by Notre Dame and its faculty. Traditionally, in order to learn from Notre Dame professors, department chairs, college deans and fellows, you have to be in a classroom on ND’s campus, right?…

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