Saturday, August 19, 2017

Move in day...

Command Central for Move In: Plaza St. Edward's

...at St. Ed's was organized and efficient. Thanks to the direction of Corey Gayheart and Will Connolly, the St. Ed's Welcome Week Staff mobilized, deployed, and assisted the 47 freshmen will now call St. Edward's their "home under the Dome." The old saying of "many hands make light work" rang true as the Welcome Week Crew unloaded cars in roughly two and half minutes. On top of that, they even washed every car's windshield! Suffice it to say, parents had it easy... and they should. On the success of the day, Will Connolly, Steds sophomore and Assistant Captain of Welcome Week, said, "The move in process went smoother then 'I can't believe it's not butter'. I was thrilled with the enthusiasm from both the first years and the Welcome Weekend Staff. I would also like to congratulate the RAs and ARs on handling the entire process with grace and aplomb."


Some of the Welcome Week Crew with Erin Harding and Brian Coughlin...


Thursday, August 17, 2017

What's going on in...

Even if they have feathers, the more, the merrier!" 

...room 310. Indeed, what's going on since we last discovered an unofficial guest making the room its home? Well, I am happy to report that our newest resident of room 310 is doing well. Yes, baby Mourning Dove hatched last week, and it appears to be well- doing whatever baby Mourning Doves do. As you can imagine, mom doesn't like all the attention, and so, she and baby have been afforded a wide berth. The question on everyone's mind is when will baby dove start flying? On the arrival of baby dove, Dan Riley, Seeds senior and 4th floor RA, said, "It was nice to see St. Edwards Hall returning to it's roots and sheltering the young children for the summer."

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Taking a break...

Bagwell, Rutherford, Howell, Yerkes, Riley, and Kill

...hall staff training, the Steds Hall Staff did. Yes, after a full day of training, probably more like a half day, the Seeds staff joined other hall staffs at the Four Winds Baseball Field to see the South Bend Cubs take on Dayton Dragons. While the concessions at the stadium were not "enhanced," the game was entertaining, making up for any and all missing "concession enhancement." In the end, with a score of 5 to 2, the Cubs snuffed out any fire the Dragons might have had. On the game, Jack Kill, Steds senior and 3rd floor RA, said, "Amidst the trial of a long and onerous training week, it was a pleasure for us staff members to enjoy the happy marriage of the pastoral and the modern in the game of baseball, cheering on our Cubs, and jeering the dreary Dragons, who were vanquished not only by the play of our team, but also by our heckling and antics. Go Cubs Go!"  

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Your Sunday picture...

A perfect 10!

...from Notre Dame. Here's a morning view of God Quad looking South. It's a perfect Sunday morning- cool, low humidity, and puffy white clouds. The only thing that would make it better would be to have students present. Careful what you wish for... you just might get it! Enjoy your Sunday wherever you may be!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Another summer that...


Mathes: Keeping it classy, American style

...is in full swing is that of Steds senior Parker Mathes. Working in London this summer, Parker got a taste of international finance and a good dose of long hours. But before you shed a tear for this gentleman, know that he also had the opportunity to take a break, or the locals would say "holiday," every now and then. On one such holiday, Parker, along with his mother Amy, took a break and visited Dover Castle. On the visit Amy said, "Despite the cloudiness, it was a beautiful day. Enjoy the last days of summer wherever you may be!"

Mathes biking around London and keeping it to the left...


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Some summers...

Connolly has a bite...

... are not over just yet. While the rector and his staff must be at training, Stedsmen continue to frolic here and there, enjoying the summer days wherever they may be. That's certainly the case for rising Steds sophomores Will Connolly, Eddie Johnson, and Paul Youseff who joined Connolly, the one and only Delwarean at Steds since God knows when, at the beach in Delaware. Without doubt, fun was had as well as some fishing. On the fishing, Connolly said, "It's interesting to gain the perspective of the fisherman when it is usually the Gentlemen of Steds having to dodge the hooks of those interested in the great allure of a Stedsman," while Youseff went on to say, "I really like crabs. They taste good."

Thank God Youseff is there to help Connolly...

...but Johnson takes credit for the assist.

Still, Johnson and Youseff catch something...

 
...but everyone enjoys a great time!





Sunday, August 6, 2017

Farewell to...

All good things must come to an end...

...the summer. With University hall training starting tomorrow, the summer is officially over. Yes, like the wind, the summer came and went, but what a summer it was!  It was a summer where many places were visited, afternoon naps had, and friends visited... but it's all over. It's back to the proverbial grind. On the summer, Fr. Ralph said, "Many thanks to all those who made this summer filled with fun, laughs, and memorable moments. It was a summer to remember. It truly was the 'Summer of Ralph'."