Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Renovation Update.

But who's going to do the dishes?

With everything completed on the upper floors, renovation efforts are now focused on the first floor. One of the improvements to the first floor lounge is a larger and more open kitchen... so the "Gentlemen can cook." On what the Gentlemen like to cook, Fr. Ralph said, "Ramen noodles."

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Sted's Affair

A Sted's reunion with Jay in the top center

This weekend Stedsmen from the class of 2012 descended on Notre Dame for the wedding of Jay and Liz Williams the III. With the wedding at the Basilica, the reception at the Morris Inn, and other on and off campus distractions, it was a most memorable weekend. Of the weekend, Mike Burton said, "We all felt the love."

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Your Sunday...

A new tunnel to explore?
...picture from Notre Dame. In addition to the renovation at St. Ed's, there have been a number of construction projects going on around campus. A project that has been happening on the north end of campus has been the extension of the underground tunnel system, extending steam pipes and other necessities for the new residence halls and research buildings. On this project, the project site manager said, "This is adding a lot of new tunnel space for the students to explore."

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday's Squirrel.

Requiescat in pace (Pictured on 7/12/14)

I wasn't texting. I wasn't fumbling around with the radio nor was I sipping on something from Starbuck's. I wasn't even speeding. No, I wasn't doing any of these things when I ran over you on that sunny Thursday afternoon. I didn't see you when you decided to dart out in front my car as I drove by St. Mary's Lake. On running over Saturday's squirrel, Fr. Ralph said, "I take full responsibility."  

Friday, July 25, 2014

The man with the golden box.

Under Armour's gold Notre Dame goodie box... it's really heavy

On July 1st, the University switched to Under Armour as its official outfitter. This switch caused not only a number of campus fire sales of Adidas gear but also a number of gold Under Armour boxes to be sent to University officials. Inside these enormous boxes were a number of "freebies" from shirts to shoes and much more. On where his gold box was, Fr. Ralph said, "I am not at that level."

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Goodbye old friend.

Stedsmen sharing a moment of silence.

Sted's seniors, Spencer Edman, Brian Roddy, Nick Kelsey, and John Wetzel, recently took a tour of the Hall and excitement suddenly turned to sadness as they realized that an old friend was gone. Yes, the old "vator" is gone, but there is a new, more powerful vator. Still, on the old elevator departure, Edman said, "I'll miss her. Even on your worse day at Notre Dame that old vator could always lift you up." 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Renovation Update.

The third floor

With the fourth floor completed, the third floor continues to be the focus of renovation efforts. In addition to installing new fixtures and furniture the individual rooms, the hallways are being prepped to be painted a color other than Notre Dame's traditional "light creme." On what the new color will be, Fr. Ralph said, "I am not telling, but you're going to like it. I guarantee it." Indeed, you will...