Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday Squirrel

Feed me...

Mother of Steds freshman Brendan O’Donnell and a Notre Dame alumna herself, Eizabeth O’Donnell (née Mirko, EE ’88), an avid Gentlemen’s Monthly Blog reader, recently donated a bag of peanuts for Saturday’s Squirrel, saying she’s always been fond of these campus critters.

While an undergrad here, she admitted to a professor that the reason she was late to his class was because she stopped and fed a squirrel that was blocking the path.

Of course her professor believed her, since students of Our Lady’s University always tell the truth. He then launched into a long discourse listing the numerous characteristics of the Notre Dame squirrel population.

Elizabeth recalled and said, “For the rest of the semester, my classmates would often whisper, ‘Get him talking about the squirrels again.’ ”

Friday, March 24, 2017

A blast...

More to come...

...from the past. Thanks to Neil Sielski '15, we have an insight into Notre Dame's past. Through a patient, Sielski came into possession of the Notre Dame Student Manual from 1941.

This week's installment from the 1941 Notre Dame Student Manual, page 23:
"No young man of gentlemanly instinct and aspiration ever finds the regulations irksome - and no other kind of young man is desired or tolerated at Notre Dame."

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Moms' Weekend will be...

A visionary: Commissioner Gayheart

...the best one yet! At least that's what Moms' Weekend Commissioner, Corey Gayheart, is telling his fellow Gentlemen. Yes, every Stedsmen favorite weekend, Moms' Weekend, is just a week away. Suffice it to say, preparations are in full swing. On the preparations that are underway, Gayheart said, "Everything is proceeding as I had foreseen."

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

It's back...

Restic, with his girlfriend on Face Time, and Crudele seeing their fate go. Unfortunately, Spring Break was a bit too relaxing. Now, this is never a bad thing, but, when you have to finally go back to the grind, it is. Despite a lack of new updates these past two days, it doesn't mean that life at St. Edward's has come to grinding halt. Perish the thought! 

Yesterday saw the posting of the Room Picks Lottery List and the maps of available rooms for next semester. Yes, that's right, Room Picks Night is right around the corner, happening next Wednesday at 9pm. As you can imagine, the Hall is filled with excitement, anticipation, nerves, and much more. The posting of lottery numbers and maps was such a big deal that freshman, Eric Restic, felt compelled to Face Time his girlfriend so she too could experience the moment. Without doubt, this was a first at St. Ed's. On his lottery number, Restic, "Well, my friends have better numbers." Indeed they do Eric... indeed they do!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Your Sunday picture...

Brighter than ever!

...from Notre Dame. Here's a view of the Mary and the Main Building from St. Liam's Hall, home to the University Health Center. The blue sky always makes the gold of Mary and the dome stand out all the more... so much so... you need to wear sunglasses! Enjoy your Sunday wherever you may be!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saturday's Squirrel.

The male...

With the students on break, so are our furry friends. We'll hear more from our friends later, but for now, we're going to take a look at other campus wildlife. It truly is amazing the amount of "biodiversity" here on campus, particularly around the lakes. Many would think that the lakes are filled with ducks and swans only, but surprise! There's other fowl floating around St. Mary and Joseph's Lakes. On the finding of Gadwalls, Fr. Terry Ehrman, C.S.C., biologist and part-time botanist, said, "Gadwalls on the lake this morning. Always a nice surprise. The male has subtle but beautiful plumage while the female has a fascinating pattern."

...and the female.

Friday, March 17, 2017

A unique view...

A unique view

... from a unique place. Here's the view of campus from the top patio of the new Duncan Student Center. Set to open for the fall football season, the Duncan Student Center will become the hub of student life on campus as well as offer tremendous views of campus... and it should since it is nine stories tall! On the view, Fr. Ralph said, "It's really nice, but if you don't like heights, well, there are other vantage points to take advantage of!"