The Notre Dame Summer Band is not your typical concert band, but its mission is simple: Music should be open to everyone.
Welcome to Molarity Redux, the continuing adventures of Jim Mole and friends. Alphie’s back! But who will speak for the lower vertebrates?
My daughter, Joan, caught the Arthur bug while growing up in South Bend, and it persists to this day. For her, the legends embody an eternal optimism — that “no ending is final,” as she says, and that “whatever is truly right can’t be conquered forever.”
An excerpt from Echoes of ’58: Recollections of the Notre Dame class of 1958. Priests, Bob Farrell discovered, do have a sense of humor.
Standing on the steps of the Washington Hall stage, Christy Burgess made a pretty brazen introduction. The next two scenes we were about to see from the works of William Shakespeare were the cutest she could remember.
Every time I want to turn my back on a panhandler extending his hand — and instinctively I do flinch — I hear the small, insistent voice of my humanity prodding me to respond.
This election year is particularly fascinating because the primary season between February and June appeared at times to be a two-front war against the Republican and Democratic establishments. But larger and potentially more profound problems confront each party this fall and in the future.
Excerpts from Echoes of ’58: Recollections of the Notre Dame class of 1958. Jack Barthel and Will Kilbourne remember that some regulations could be slightly bent.
I went to the church half an hour early to pray. The most difficult part of the afternoon was figuring out how to get inside the confessional.
I’ve read a number of World War II and Holocaust books, but rarely have I read about, or even pondered, what it would be like to sit by and watch your town, your neighbors fall into evil hands. In the first chapter of The Nightingale, as one of the sisters, now an elderly woman, reflects on the war, she says, “In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.”
Leadership comes at a price. Which, like ego, is subject to inflation.
Excerpts from Echoes of ’58: Recollections of the Notre Dame class of 1958. Charlie Kitz and Bob Gaydos recall some amazing football experiences.
I am fond of saying that the older I get the better I look in gray. The contrasts and paradoxes in the Holy Land are so obvious and remind us that a black and white world does not exist.
Nationally renowned glassblower Kiva Ford lives in two worlds. By day, he blows custom scientific glass for the University of Notre Dame. By night, he creates breathtaking artistic pieces in his studio.
This time around, we heard from readers more in color than in black and white.
An unlikely, and largely unknown, Fighting Irish sport with a triumphant tradition
Deaths of Notre Dame alumni
Music and books by Notre Dame people.
Integrating science into the prison-education program has been a challenge of logistics. How does one teach subjects that require sophisticated equipment and access to materials which might be off-limits within the prison walls?
Where doors and arms opened to the abandoned, abused, disabled and addicted.
Conrad L. Kellenberg, a fixture on the Notre Dame Law School faculty from 1955 until his retirement in 2005, died April 8 at age 88. He was known for greeting colleagues in the hallways by repeating the word “Hello” at three different pitches. “As if to show he meant it,” said Fernand “Tex” Dutile ’65J.D., emeritus professor of law and a former student of Kellenberg’s.…
Notre Dame graduates in the news.
It’s time again for Notre Dame Magazine’s Young Alumni Essay Contest. The 2016 competition is open to those who received a University of Notre Dame bachelor’s degree in the years 2007 through 2016.
To the moon, and beyond.
Notre Dame Magazine is sponsoring its fourth annual Young Alumni Essay Contest. The magazine’s editors, who will judge the 2016 contest, are looking for original, previously unpublished, creative nonfiction essays. The editors are seeking evocative first-person works that would appeal to a college-educated audience.
Alumni are active in various projects with an eye to aiding veterans.
A warm camaraderie prevailed at the Class of 2016 commencement as Laetare Medal recipients Vice President Joe Biden and John Boehner, former Speaker of the House, praised each other’s bipartisan spirit and called on the graduates to renew the character of American politics.
The warning crackle of an antiquated sound system broke into my lesson, followed by the school secretary’s urgent voice, “Teachers, check your voice mail immediately.” All of us teachers were caught off-guard and fumbled our way through this first lockdown drill of the year.
Lately I’ve been feeling the lack of roots. I’ve lived in Los Angeles for almost 20 years, in this community for almost five, and still, even though I know so many wonderful people, I watch women and families in groups around me with longing.
“So, you’re Catholic, but you’re married to a Lutheran pastor. How does that work?” I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been asked this question in my seven years of marriage. Depending upon the inquirer, I have a few canned answers that easily roll off the tongue, but the simplest and most genuine is this: “By the grace of God!”