Each month, the marketing office schedules a photographer to take a small number of head shots, available on a first-come, first-served basis, for the University’s online directory. The September session is Tuesday, September 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To set up an appointment, please e-mail Suzanne Frey at email@example.com or call x8676, no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, September 25. Photos will be taken in Clark Library’s Digital Lab, located on the second floor, Room 215. Only those with confirmed appointments may attend. Please note: These appointments are limited to faculty and staff who currently do not have a professional headshot in the online directory.
Kaiser Permanente has announced their 2017 walk-in flu shot clinics. The dates and times are Saturday, October 7 through Friday, October 20, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Flu shots are available at no cost to Kaiser members, with no appointments necessary.
Remember, the flu is a serious virus that can cause severe illness. A flu shot can protect you against the flu, which is why Kaiser doctors recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu shot every year.
Kaiser members can visit this website to find a location near them.
For more information contact Laura Barnard, human resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and staff who would like to use the University’s tuition exchange benefit for dependent children for the fall 2018 semester need to visit the HR website and fill out a request for approval by December 1, 2017, according to Jason McDonald, admissions.
For more information contact McDonald at x7751 or email@example.com.
On September 15, 2007, the Congregation of Holy Cross celebrated with great joy the beatification of its founder, Blessed Basile Moreau. Now, with similar joy and thanksgiving, Holy Cross is celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows and commemorating the 10 Year Anniversary of the Beatification, with liturgies, celebrations, and events around the world. We invite you to join us in celebrating God’s Providence and the victory in Christ’s Cross in the life of Blessed Moreau.
The Congregation of Holy Cross has a number of resources to enter more fully into this anniversary celebration: a photo gallery of the beatification festivities in 2007; information about the life and ministry of Blessed Moreau, including reflections by Holy Cross religious; downloadable prayers and liturgical texts for the occasion; and news articles highlighting the events surrounding the anniversary.
Finally, as we find in Blessed Moreau even today a ready intercessory and a trustworthy guide in the life of discipleship, we invite you to continue to pray together with us for his canonization.
The late Brian Doyle, whose connection with the Congregation of Holy Cross spanned over 40 years until his sudden passing in the spring of 2017, has received a posthumous 2017 Spirit of Holy Cross Award. Given annually to lay collaborators of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers, the award recognizes those who devotedly work to fulfill Blessed Basil Moreau’s vision and mission to “make God known, loved, and served” a reality at the Congregation’s education, parish, and mission apostolates.
Brian graduated with a degree in English from the University of Notre Dame in 1978, and after positions with U.S. Catholic magazine and Boston College magazine, Brian accepted a position on the Bluff as editor of Portland magazine, which he served with talent, creativity and joy. In 2005 the magazine won the Sibley Magazine of the Year Award, the top national honor for publications in higher education advancement. His volumes of fiction and nonfiction alike attracted a dedicated following, and his honors included an Oregon Book Award and the 2017 John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing for his book Martin Marten. Brian blessed the Holy Cross Community with his friendship, and served as a mentor to many.
He joins the following 2017 Spirit of Holy Cross Award winners:
- Nancy Conroy of Holy Cross House in Notre Dame, Ind.
- Paul Fujawa, lifetime member of St. Casimir Parish in South Bend, Ind.
- James Kramer, associate director of development for the United States Province and the former Indiana Province since 2004.
- Pedro Pablo Miranda, manager of St. George’s College since 2004.
- Mary Nucciarone, director of financial aid at the University of Notre Dame.
- Benito Salazar, who has served for more than 40 years as director of the “Celestial Choir” at St. Adalbert Parish in South Bend, Ind.
- Lucyann Skvarla, who is in her 40th year of service to King’s College, where she began in 1978 as assistant for the humanities and social sciences faculty in Hafey-Marian Hall.
The honorees will be recognized in their local communities by the Holy Cross ministry for which they work during the month of January as part of the celebrations of Blessed Moreau’s life. At that time, they will receive a proclamation of gratitude signed by Rev. Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C., Provincial Superior, on behalf of the entire U.S. Province.
The Digital Lab welcomes faculty looking to increase their students’ multimedia skills to arrange a consultation with the lab’s coordinator (and TLC member) José Velazco, firstname.lastname@example.org. Recent collaborative student projects include:
- Interactive Digital Presentations: Apple’s iBooks Author (or Adobe’s InDesign) allow students to create and send interactive presentations complete with photographs, audio and video. Class members studying political science recently used iBooks Author to present statistics and narratives related to international issues.
- Digital Posters: Students can use Piktochart, an online poster design software, to create posters. Class participants have used the software to create infographics related to a variety of topics across disciplines
- The Lab also offers workshops regarding multimedia best practices. This semester’s topics include Photoshop, Illustrator and Creating Electronic Music. Click here to register for a session.
Faculty are welcome to visit the Digital Lab (located on the upper floor of the library) or contact José Velazco, digital initiatives coordinator, at email@example.com for a consultation and learn how to integrate these technologies into the classroom.
The Dundon-Berchtold academic building groundbreaking occurs on Thursday, September 21. The previous Howard Hall post on the museum and archives blog mentions the time capsule that was recovered while breaking Howard Hall apart. The blog’s newest post reveals the contents found in the time capsule, now housed at the Clark Library. Contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or x8038 for more information.
The Garaventa Center invites all faculty and staff to this year’s Red Mass, which celebrates those entrusted with the law in our nation, on Monday, September 18, at 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. The Mass is also open to the public. University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., will be the principal celebrant and Rev. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C. university relations, will offer the homily.
The Red Mass is an ancient tradition in the Catholic Church, going back to medieval times, wherein the Holy Spirit is invoked at the beginning of the legal season to guide all those administer the law. The red vestments worn by the priests symbolize the Holy Spirit who descended on the Apostles in the form of tongues of fire on Pentecost and whose wisdom is implored to guide the Church and the Nation.
For ADA accommodations or more information: email@example.com or x7702.
A Vigil Mass will be celebrated for the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the patronal feast of the Congregation of Holy Cross, on Thursday, September 14, at 5 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. All are welcome to attend.
The 12:05 p.m. Mass on Friday, September 15 will also be celebrated in honor of this feast.
For more information contact Theresa McCreary, Campus Ministry, at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.