Alumni Briefs

Author: Notre Dame Alumni Association

Notre Dame Travel
Order an Alumni Travel catalog and browse through the world. More than 30 trips to six continents are sponsored by the University in 2007. Alumni and friends who have not received a travel catalog in the past can request a copy at 800-634-2631 or

Football Game Travel Packages
Notre Dame football enthusiasts with an interest in following the Irish on the road can request email notification regarding travel packages for future Notre Dame home and away games. Visit or call 888-632-6951.

Hannah Storm Journalism Internship
ND journalism students may apply for the recently announced Hannah Storm Internship in Journalism. Interns will work with the Notre Dame Alumni Association publications, newsletters, website and website development. Applications for the first internship are due November 1. For more information, visit

Alumni Club News
Activities promoting service and camaraderie in the name of Notre Dame are organized by the more than 274 alumni clubs in the United States and abroad. ND alumni club contact information is listed at Visit to read reports of the latest alumni club activities and events.

In Celebration of Christ’s Birth
The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is replicated in miniature for the 2007 Notre Dame ornament. This year’s advent calendar again features campus scenes commemorating Our Lady’s University while preparing for Christmas. The ornament and the advent calendar are available at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and through its catalog center (800-647-4641).

Career Services
Wetfeet and Focus are two new tools offered by the Career Center. Wetfeet allows alumni to conduct in-depth research on companies, careers and industries while receiving expert career advice. It also enables the user to download company guides, industry guides and career management guides for help with resumes, interviewing and networking. Visit and enter ndcareers as the username and notredame as the password.

Focus is a web-based career exploration and self-assessment system that helps the user explore interests, values, skills and personality, and then research occupations that match the self-assessment. Personalized feedback is provided while researching more than 1,200 careers at (Keycode: ndfocus)

Other Career Center services through include an employer page to assist in seeking interns, entry-level employees or senior-level executives among current students and alumni; a program that allows alumni to perform searches of companies by industry, location, keywords or all three; and a career networking volunteer site where alumni who have professional success stories can answer current ND students’ career-related questions.

Saturday Scholars
Visitors to campus on home football weekends are welcome to attend the Saturday Scholars lecture series, sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. Lectures begin three and one-half hours before the start of the game in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art, unless otherwise noted.

Remaining 2006 lectures are: October 21 (UCLA weekend), “Completing the Constitution: The 14th Amendment” by Michael Zuckert, professor of political science; November 4 (North Carolina), “The Role of Religion in Peacebuilding” with panelists R. Scott Appleby, professor of history, John Paul Lederach, professor of international peacebuilding and A. Rashied Omar, assistant professor of Islamic studies and peacebuilding; and November 18 (Army), “Seeds of Change,” a musical performance with Georgine Resick, professor of music (soprano) and John Blacklow, assistant professor of music (piano).

Descriptions of the lectures are posted at

Newsletter in Print or Online?
The latest printed version of the Alumni Newsletter_, which was mailed to alumni in July, is also available at To discontinue the delivery of the printed version of the newsletter and to request email notification when the newsletter is available online, go to or send an email to, including full name, class year and preferred email address.

Monthly E-news for Alumni
Notre Dame Today, the Alumni Association’s electronic newsletter (formerly NDA Today), is emailed monthly to 59,000 alumni and friends. To be placed on the listserv, send an email to with “Subscribe” on the subject line.