Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Let the matriculation...

A great day to matriculate!

...begin! Today marked the beginning of the new academic year, and Stedsmen were ready. Unfortunately, only now when classes started did the weather change becoming sunny and cool. No worries, Stedsmen will find a way to take advantage of the great weather. On the start of classes, Ben Cote, Steds senior and 4th floor RA said, “Only one more year…and then hopefully 6 more.”  On Cote's response, Fr. Ralph said, “If that’s the case, then I hope we’re going to be calling you doctor.”

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Your Sunday picture...

Wish you were here.

...from Notre Dame. Here's a view of Mary and the Dome from the south side of St. Edward's Park. With cool temps and everything green, it's truly is a little slice of Heaven. Enjoy your Sunday wherever you may be!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Mission Accomplished.

Arnold and Schelble manning the move in carts

Yes, the newest Stedsmen arrived to their new home this morning with threaten clouds and warm temps. Still, all of this could not put a damper on the energy and excitement of the Steds Welcome Week Committee. Under the direction of "Captain" Dan Riley, Steds junior, and "Assistant Captain" Corey Gayheart, the Steds crew was loud, boisterous, AND efficient. 

On Move In Day, Riley said, "It was a race against the weather in which our newest additions to Steds emerged victorious… proving once again that Steds houses the best.”Still yet, Gayheart said, "The Steds tradition lives on- Freshman Move-In Day 2016 was once again a huge success. Our first years were the envy of all of passers-by… especially Zahm Hall as they moved in next door."

WATCH THIS VIDEO: MOVE IN HIGH JINX.

Schelble and Gayheart with VP for Student Affairs, Erin Harding

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Last minute...

One morning, it was this...

...tasks are getting done around campus just in time for the arrival students this Friday. Besides cleaning up after "Flood 2016," something else that had to be done was the removal of this oak tree between Corby and Bond Hall. What was the reason? A complication explanation was given, one that quickly was forgotten, but on the tree coming, Fr. Terry Ehrman, C.S.C., said, "Timber."

...and next, it was this.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It's raining...

And more rain is coming!

...cats and dogs! Receiving over eight inches of rain, campus took on a different look with new lakes appearing everywhere. Most notable is the new "mega lake" that encompasses Lakes St. Mary's and Joseph and now the Grotto. So, large is this new lake that Holy Cross Drive has been closed. On the appearance of the new mega lake, an unnamed Stedsmen said, "It all reminds me of the continents and 'Pangeae.' Let's name it 'Lake Jesus.'" Yes, I like that...it has a certain ring to it!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturday's International Squirrel.

Brandon, good bye (in a South African accent)

Our furry friends are everywhere, and while on an African safari, Brandon Ryan, Steds President, ran into some distant cousins of our campus squirrels. Even though they are foreign, these squirrels, without doubt, fill with the same amount of energy, sass, and antics as our campus friends. Not trained in small mammal communications, Brandon believed this squirrel was non-verballing, "Brandon, shouldn't you be heading back to school soon?"

Thursday, August 11, 2016

There's been a...

But why?

...change. Oddly enough, it wasn't broken, but the University decided to "fix" move in at St. Ed's. Unlike years past where Stedsmen used the D2 parking lot for move in, they will NOW use the D6 lot. REMEMBER THIS because the move-in ushers will be! On the new move-in lot, an unnamed University official said, "Oh, I am sure that some will use the old lot. And if they do, we'll just tell to go to the other lot."