NOTRE DAME ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
   MAY 2017

THE NEWSLETTER OF NOTRE DAME SENIOR ALUMNI



All of that verbiage identifying me sounded OK in my mind, but looks a little long once I wrote it down.  Oh, well!  As I write this over Easter weekend, here in the land of Pleasant Living, I think spring is here to stay. Read More...


 

James Coolahan ’71 is this year’s winner of the Louis J. Putz C.S.C. Award for his continued commitment and service to Our Lady’s university.

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The Notre Dame Senior Alumni Board is sponsoring the Third Annual Senior Open Golf Tournament at Notre Dame’s beautiful Warren Golf Course on Thursday, September 28, 2017.  If you are planning on being on campus for the Miami of Ohio game on September 30th, why not come early and kick-off the weekend with an afternoon of golf? 

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No surprise – our senior alumni base is overwhelmingly male. Undergrad female alumni only began joining the senior ranks a decade ago … and at a very slow pace.  After the first four years of coeducation, ND had only graduated a whopping 325 women. Read More...




Like many of us who were born in South Bend, I grew up proudly being a Notre Dame fan. And you became an even bigger fan if you attended a Catholic grade or high school, with dreams of going to Notre Dame.

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Almost 54 years later, a mini-reunion was staged in Louisville, Kentucky between Sr. Mary Ellen Doyle, SCN, Notre Dame MS '63, PhD 68 and Bob Chou, '61, '63, both of whom had close ties to Brownson Hall while students, for vastly different reasons. Sr. Mary Ellen Doyle, who was part of a small contingent of religious sisters pursuing graduate degrees at the then all-male Notre Dame, lived in Brownson Hall, where Fr. Bernard Lange, CSC, operated his legendary weightlifting gymnasium on the ground floor. Read More...


   
Spring is nature’s time of change, a time of renewal, a time of refreshing.  The same is true of the Boards and Councils and Groups that are part of the Notre Dame Alumni Association (NDAA).  The members of those Boards, etc. all have fixed terms of varying lengths, one to three years.   Read More...


   
I have always been fascinated by musical instruments. When I was a child, my dad was a fan of the big bands and our house was filled with the sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Arti Shaw and the like. And, unlike most other kids, I loved it. Some kids grow up wanting to be Superman. I wanted to play trumpet like Harry James, or clarinet like Benny Goodman, or drums like Gene Krupa or trombone like Glenn Miller. Read More...




“God, Country, Notre Dame” is carved in the stone façade above the east door of the Basilica of Sacred Heart on Our Lady’s campus. With that inspired motto, the Notre Dame Club of Washington, D.C. participated in a tribute to our nation’s military and their families. Read More...




As most of you know, I have been researching early (1887-1917) Notre Dame Football.  My simple goal of learning who scored our points in those games got expanded when I learned that there were at least two dozen players missing from the Notre Dame Media Guide. So, I decided to check for errors. Read More...






These are two separate pieces from three classes.  While short, I thought them worthy of inclusion here.  They show that the guys (and they were all guys then) can still party on, while keeping things in the right perspective and while honoring ND’s motto of putting God first.  Read More...