Tuesday, October 21, 2014

They're getting married!

The future Kevin and Lauren Quigley

It’s official. They're getting married! Stedsman Kevin Quigley '11, Stedsman, and Lauren Mach '11 are getting married this December in Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame. Congratulations and best wishes to Kevin and Lauren respectively!

On her marrying into the Sted's Family, Lauren said, "The men of St. Edward's Hall are some of the most welcoming, gregarious, and all-around fun gentlemen I have had the pleasure of meeting, and I am so excited to be officially joining their ranks... PLUS my last name will finally match the last name on the arm of the St. Ed's sweatshirt I stole 5 and a half years ago!" 

Monday, October 20, 2014

A rest from your labors.

Don't forget to turn off the lights.

We're half way through the Fall Semester? Where has the time gone? Well then, it's time for a break, and what better way to celebrate this milestone than with Fall Break! So, put down the books, shut down the computers, and take a break from your academic labors. What am I doing? Well, keep on reading the blog, and you might find out. To all Stedsmen, break well!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Your Sunday...

Happy Sunday.

...picture of Notre Dame. Here's a twilight view of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Enjoy what's left of your Sunday!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday's Squirrel.

Bury this brownie? Are you nuts?

After a hiatus, Saturday's squirrel makes a return with a flurry friend who has found a treasure. Odd? Not really since Notre Dame squirrels are not picky, accepting anything that is offered, even a brownie. Of this flurry friend, Andrew Borchert, Sted's senior and RA, said, "The accounting majors' tailgate was full of great food and even better people. Unfortunately, we lost a good brownie that day, but at least someone was happy." 

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Gentleman Ponders...

Pardon me, sir, but is there pizza after this talk? Of course! 

... continued to ponder on as Fr. Wilson "Bill" Miscamble, C.S.C., native Australian, ND professor of History, and Cold War expert, spoke to the Gentlemen. Stressing the need to be courageous for the cause of truth and right, not living a "life of acquiescence," Fr. Bill described how a "true man," a gentleman, acts and carries himself in today's times. On Fr. Bill's talk, Greg Trinkl, Sted's freshman and aspiring gentleman, said, "Fr. Bill was short, realistic, and to the point.  He gave a very refreshing point of view on being a gentleman indeed." Indeed, Greg, he did... he did indeed!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Float on!

To those about to float: We salute you!

It was a cold fall day, but it didn't stop the Stedsmen from keeping their pre-game "Float." Why the Float? Well, taking a dip with an inflatable or simply running through the unnaturally super blue water of the reflecting pool, instills "game day spirit" which in turn is spread and shared with others. In a particular way, this spirit is shared with the ND Marching Band. On seeing the Stedsmen float, an unnamed bystander said, "It's 33 degrees! Crazy kids!" Crazy... or is it the case that the kids SO SANE that blows your mind? You decide, and thanks to Stedsman Greg Krauss '84 for the video.

Video: The North Carolina Float 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

They're getting married!

The future Dennis and Courtney Rankin

It’s official. They're getting married! Dennis "Drankin" Rankin ’09, M.Ed’11, Stedsman, former RA, and Catholic school teacher, proposed to Courtney Marek ‘09 of Cavanaugh Hall just before the Michigan game. Thankfully, Courtney said yes, and the football team won! Now, the happy couple is to be married October 2015, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Congratulations and best wishes to Dennis and Courtney respectively…and thank God again that we won that day!

When asked about her marrying into the Sted’s family, Courtney said, “Want to be happy for an hour? Go to Mass at St. Ed's Chapel. Want to be happy for a day? Go on a Yacht Dance. Want to be happy for a year? Date a Sted's RA. Want to be happy for a lifetime? Marry a Stedsman.” Well said...well said, indeed, Courtney.