Tax season is a time when personal finances are top-of-mind for many, including whether you are saving enough to secure a decent retirement. To help individuals, families and small-business owners understand and improve their finances, the University of Notre Dame is bringing together national experts from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the financial wellness industry for Financial Security Day on Feb. 25 (Thursday) at the McKenna Conference Center on the Notre Dame campus. The program is co-sponsored by the United Way of St. Joseph County.
The life of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, who died Feb. 26, 2015, at the age of 97, will be remembered in events on campus and in the community this month. Events including a memorial concert, special content from Notre Dame magazine and a WNIT program.
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on the election of Jan Cervelli as the 12th president of neighboring Saint Mary’s College.
“Allow me to be among the first to say welcome home to Jan Cervelli. The Saint Mary’s Board has elected an outstanding university administrator and scholar for the college’s 12th president. Her experience combined with a love for her native South Bend bodes very well, indeed, for Saint Mary’s future. I also wish only the best for President Mooney in the months and years ahead. I was privileged to collaborate with her over the past decade on issues important to both of our institutions, the community and higher education at-large. I look forward to continuing a similarly fruitful partnership with her successor."
The “Pizza, Pop and Politics” event was sponsored by Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns as a component of ND Votes 16, a nonpartisan campaign of the center and the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy to promote voter education, registration and mobilization and to foster conscientious engagement in political and civic life among students.
It was midnight, and the snow and wind chill made for formidable conditions, but that didn’t deter some 1,000 students, faculty, staff and guests from gathering in the University of Notre Dame’s Main Building Rotunda for a candlelight prayer service to begin the University’s Walk the Walk Week in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
From construction cranes spanning across the campus to a record high in research funding, and from fighting a rare disease in Haiti to designing a sanctuary in Philadelphia for the Pope, 2015 was an eventful one for the University of Notre Dame. Here are some of the many notable moments of accomplishment, celebration and reflection.
In accordance with the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame will open a symbolic Door of Mercy on Dec. 13, the Third Sunday of Advent. The opening of the door will mark the beginning of the extraordinary Holy Year. Rev. Peter Rocca, C.S.C., Basilica rector, will preside over the rite, which will occur during the 10 a.m. Mass.
On Thanksgiving, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., issued the following statement welcoming Syrian refugees to America.
On Friday night, Nov. 13, many from the Notre Dame community gathered at our Grotto and illuminated the word “PARIS” in votive candles as a way of marking our prayers for, and solidarity with, the people of France in the aftermath of the horrendous terror attacks there. The next day, thousands stood in silence at Notre Dame Stadium to mourn the dead.
Emily Mediate, a 2015 University of Notre Dame graduate, has been selected to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2016. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mediate was one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 869 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. She is Notre Dame’s 17th Rhodes Scholar, and will commence her studies at Oxford University in October 2016.
Invited by the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education to a meeting of Catholic educators from around the world at the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo near Rome, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on Thursday (Nov. 19) cited Pope Francis and the late Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame, in urging that Catholic universities serve as “both a beacon for the world, which shows the light of the Gospel, and a crossroads, where genuine seekers of truth can come together in dialogue.”
As we pause for a moment of silence before today’s football game to mourn the untimely loss in our own country of Notre Dame junior Jake Scanlan and Wake Forest junior Jordan Bayer, we also ask that you pray for the victims of the barbaric terrorist attacks in Paris and for peace.
The Notre Dame Law Review will host a symposium that celebrates and examines the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom on Thursday and Friday (Nov. 5 and 6).
Titled “Religious Liberty and the Free Society: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dignitatis Humanae,” the symposium will open Thursday with an address from Bishop Daniel E. Flores, bishop of Brownsville, Texas.
John J. Brennan, chairman emeritus and former chief executive officer of the Vanguard Group, was elected Friday (Oct. 16) chairman of the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees, effective July 1.
Brennan will succeed Richard C. Notebaert, who has served as a member of the Board of Trustees since 1997 and as chairman for the past nine years. Both serve as Fellows of the University — the 12-member body of lay people and priests from the Congregation of Holy Cross who elect the Trustees, adopt and amend the bylaws and are specifically charged with maintaining Notre Dame’s Catholic character.
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., has been named the 2015 recipient of the Spirit of Francis National Award by Catholic Extension for his role in supporting and encouraging future leaders of the Catholic Church throughout his career at Notre Dame.
Father Jenkins will receive the honor at a dinner and ceremony at the Metropolitan Club in New York on Oct. 22.