Resquiat in pacem
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Enjoy the sun while you can!
L.A.? Not me, but Joe Scollan, Steds Senior and RA, is. Spending time in the Golden State with his family and girlfriend, Michelle of PW, Joe is a brave soul who will cheer on the Irish at the Colosseum today. Of his visit, Joe said, "Enjoying the sun at Santa Monica beach, bottling the heat for the return trip, and waiting, of course, for an Irish win."
Friday, November 28, 2014
It's true... We do!
...moms! Sorry dads, but Steds is once again hosting its Moms' Weekend, March 20th to March 22nd, 2015. While the exact schedule of events is still being worked out, Mark Grasberger, the Moms' Weekend Commissioner, is gauging interest and taking registrations, and if you haven't received an email from him, it means that your son didn't give Mark your email address!
If you came last year, come again. If you're new or haven't in the past, make sure to come. The weekend is a great time with your son, his friends, and other Steds moms, and expresses what we Gentlemen never say enough, "We love our moms!"
To request more information or to receive a registration form, click on Mark's name and send him an email.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Rustle up some turkeys too
...it's time to say thanks. Yes, the Gentlemen, as I am too, are thankful for all the laughs, Yacht Dances, and memorable times associated with this special place, St. Edward's Hall. Thank you to all who help make the traditions and high jinxes carry on. God's blessing upon you all!
VIDEO: A THANKSGIVING DAY MESSAGE
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Leading the charge and winners: Team Peshtigo River State Park Correctional Facility
LAST DAY to join the Gentlemen and deliver one LAST punch against malaria, click HERE.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Tony (in the center) with the Sted's wedding delegation
Anthony Piskurich '09, M.Ed '12, and Stephanie Frketic were married this past Saturday at Sacred Heart Church in Jacksonville, Florida. Fellow Stedsmen were attendance as well as Fr. Ralph who was the celebrant and received the couple's vows. The weather was great, but the couple was even better! On Stephanie joining the Sted's family, Nate Uzas '09, Stedsman and Best Man, said, "Just when you think that things can't get better... they get better!"
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Patience is a virtue, possess if you can...
...the Gentlemen write on their dry erase boards. Witty and insightful, and in this case, so true! Still, as we patiently wait for break, let’s not forgot those who are patiently waiting for the brave and courageous Gentlemen to strike a blow against malaria. To join the Gentlemen in their fight, click HERE.
Friday, November 21, 2014
There is no stopping them.
First Floor Lounge. 20:00hrs.
Mullets Against Malaria continued as it opened up a new front against the enemy. In a surprise move, the Gentlemen cut their hair, revealing their secret weapon, the mullet. The breakout was reminiscent of Pickett’s charge at the Battle of Gettysburg… but this time, it was successful. On the use of shock and awe tactics, Michael Murphy, Sted’s President, said, “My grandfather contracted malaria in the South Pacific during WWII. I just found this out. Suffice it to say, this thing just got personal. Malaria is going down.”
To join the Gentlemen in the fight, click HERE.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
"A must see"... and "the feel good campus musical of the semester"
Braeden Fallet and Ned Vogel, Steds junior and sophomore respectively, were co-directors of PEMCo’s (ND’s student-run musical theater group) recent performance of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. To bring this classic to life, Fallet and Vogel stayed behind the curtain with Fallet directing vocals and Vogel directing the overall performance. On co-directing this production, Vogel said, “It was one of the best experiences I have ever been a part of; from the fantastic production team to the amazing and talented cast.” Still, an unnamed Stedsman and patron of the arts said, “What a triumph for such young directors!”
VIDEO: PEMCo's Into the Woods
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Release the mullets!
At the direction of the Hall President, Michael Murphy, the Vice Presidents, Patrick Krauss and Christian Verhamme, have mobilized the Gentlemen to undertake one the administration’s many campaign pledges: a campaign against malaria. Yes, the Murphy Administration has targeted malaria, a disease transmitted by mosquitos, afflicting 207 million people worldwide. What’s the plan of attack? Mullets. Yes, mullets.
Since August, the Gentlemen, some of them at least, have been growing their hair out in this not so popular, but not forgotten, 80’s hairstyle all in an effort to raise awareness and funds for mosquito nets in malaria prone areas.
The campaign will commence this Friday with t-shirts and mullet wigs sales and end with a broomball tourney on Sunday evening at the Compton Ice Arena. All proceeds will go to "Nothing But Nets."
If you would like to join the Gentlemen in this campaign, click HERE.
On Mullets Against Malaria, Jacob VandenBosch, Sted’s Junior and mullet wearer, said, “I’ve never met a mullet that I didn’t like.”
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Cooking Class 101 now in session
...took place in the 1st floor lounge's new kitchen last week. Maem Detaksone, Sted's beloved and hard working housekeeper, taught the Gentlemen how to make egg rolls with a Thai flare. Nothing burned, and great tasting egg rolls were had by all. Christian Verhamme, Sted's Junior and Vice President, said, "We all had a blast making egg rolls with Master Chef Maem. It was a great medium for everyone to hangout and share some laughs and Sted's loves Maem!" Indeed, we do...yes, indeed!
Monday, November 17, 2014
I was right there with you...
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Kempf, Krauss, and Quast: A law firm?
Graduation - May 20, 1984
alive; the leather chair, the aviator helmet phone, the devil poker, the triple-high
bunks, turning the Dome spotlight onto St. Ed's during a power outage,
sneaking into the main building during an away football game, and of course the
trumpet pre-rally that left the room smelling for decades. Just the greatest..."
Friday, November 14, 2014
It's like watching the WeatherChannel.
...the Gentlemen write on their dry erase boards. While they are not certified AMS meteorologists, the residents of 321 St. Edward's nevertheless seem to have a jet stream of truth flowing from their dry erase board because on Thursday morning...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Almost all smiles
Tuesday night saw the Sted’s broomball team finish their regular season with a 2-0 victory. Captained by Chris "Sick Lats" Lattimer (R), the team went 4-0, allowing not a single goal to scored all season. But, it hasn’t always been a bowl of cherries for Lattimer and fellow team members, Josh Schultz (L), Joel Kolb (C) and Andrew Borchert (not pictured). In their first season, the team went 0-4, but since then, in true military form, they have made an "about face.” On playing broomball, Lattimer said, "Broomball is love; broomball is life."
To find out why the team’s name was “Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared,” click HERE.
Congratulations all around for a job well done!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Yerkes: What Interstellar?
... a Stedsman working at NASA! That's right. Daniel Yerkes '14 is working for NASA in L.A. on the successor to the Hubble Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope. I have been told that it is basically a much bigger, meaner, and better version of its predecessor Among other things, it will be able to look at the first galaxies formed in the universe, see how stars form, and determine the physical/chemical properties of planetary systems, possibly finding life in some far flung place. On that prospect, Yerkes, circled in red above, said, “Let's hope they don't find any ebola in other galaxies!” Indeed, Yerkes…indeed!
Monday, November 10, 2014
Rancher Larry: He calls it as he sees it, and he's calls it right.
...it's time to round up moms for Moms' Weekend! That's right. We've been planning a weekend to honor our moms, and you'll be hearing more about the fun filled weekend next week! Thanks Rancher Larry!
Sunday, November 9, 2014
All smiles before a disaster
...there when the Irish played the Sun Devils of Arizona State. With the sun unobstructed, the temps unseasonably above normal, and ASU fans rabid and out of control, it was inhospitable venue to say the least, and after the game started, I had flashbacks to our game with Alabama. The only silver lining to my journey to the "Valley of the Sun" was running into two former Stedsmen and now Californians, James Yurkovich '13 and Daniel Yerkes, '14. Of the game, Yurkovich said, "We almost had the biggest comeback win in Notre Dame history. As it was, I enjoyed the comeback of Fr. Ralph to his desert roots."
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Parker and Amy Mathes: The Faltos got to them
Three weeks ago, the Notre Dame Marching Band, en route to Tallahassee, stopped in Atlanta, staying with various ND alumni in the area. Six faltos players- fancy way of saying French horn players- had the luck of staying with the Mathes family, a Sted’s family, where they encountered not only Southern but also “Edwardian” hospitality.
Donning band helmets and surrounded by falto players, Parker and his mother become quick believers that the falto, a.k.a. mellophone, a.k.a. french horn, a.k.a. marching French horn, was the greatest of all marching band instruments. Right. But what about the clarinets?
Friday, November 7, 2014
But is it a good book?
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Studying abroad: sunbathing in the Andes Mountains
Finally, the last Stedsman studying abroad deigned to reply to my email inquiry about what he was up to in South America. Here's what Danny Espinoza had to say about taking the semester off...
St.Ed: So, where are you these days?
Danny: These days I'm sitting on a throne in the Beverly Hills of Chile otherwise known as Las Condes, which is quite a step up from the rough neighborhoods of Notre Dame.
St.Ed: Santiago? Say, someone once described Santiago as the "Cleveland" of South America. Any truth to that?
Danny: It's about as apt a comparison as empanadas (Chilean meat pies) to apple pie. The outside can be surprisingly similar, but once you sink your teeth into that crust, you’ll find that one is twice as sweet as the other. I'll leave it to your imagination to decide which is which.
St.Ed: Thank you. I will. Another question, unlike studying in Europe, where you can hop on a plane and visit a number of places, it seems to me that's not the case in Chile. Can you do any traveling?
Danny: Oh yeah, I can do tons of traveling down here! It takes me nearly an hour to get my classes each day so I'd say I get a fair bit of traveling in the days I go to class (read 4 days a week with a generous one day round up). I get to see the dark, rat - infested tunnels that make up this beloved city's transportation system. Also, there are times when the metro breaks down and streets get so crowded that I make the same trip on foot (we're talking hours of walking). That sure gave me a new perspective on travelling, one characterized by a frustration and a grumbling stomach. But it's not all so bad, I'm actually in Peru now. So the way I see it now is that South American Beverly Hills has reignited my desire to travel, even if just to get out the city.
St.Ed: Curious, does water drain counterclockwise down there? I think it does, but others tell me I am wrong.
Danny: Let me answer your question with another question, do bears take care of their business in the woods?
St.Ed: Do you have any advice for your Stedsmen about studying/traveling abroad?
Danny: Fellow Stedsmen discerning whether studying beyond the frigid realm we lovingly know as South Bend, consider not missing football season… especially when our team decides to put up big numbers against Michigan. Cheering on our boys with people who think the sport ought to be played with your feet isn't quite the same. Also, if your mom tells you to pack more pairs of underwear than there are days of the week, you should probably listen to her. Why? It can save you some awkward encounters. Lastly, if you have anything close to a passing interest in studying abroad or traveling, go for it! There's really nothing like it. From the people you meet, the food you get to eat, and the experiences you have, it all makes for a time of your life that you'll always think of warmly. But, honestly, if I got to do it all over again, I would choose to visit the real Cleveland not just a South of the Equator wannabe!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Can any of you be a part of my Fantasy team?
...season came to a premature end this past Sunday. Even though they lost to Fisher Hall, the Stedsmen didn’t go down without a fight. Drawing first blood, they were out to an early lead; however, without star quarterback, Jake Wittenberg, several interceptions stifled “forward momentum.” Taking advantage of these setbacks, Fisher pulled ahead and clinched a win, but it was a costly win… almost pyrrhic.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Dywer looks on as the bottom literally falls out of the ice cream
...to Founder's Week was had by the Gentlemen as a celebratory soiree was held in the First Floor Lounge. Following the Hall's Sunday Mass, where the St. Edward the Confessor medal was given, cake, ice cream, and in keeping with Fr. Sorin's French heritage, French pastries of eclairs and cream puffs were served. When asked about the week, an unnamed Gentleman said, "Can we do that again?" Yes, we can unnamed gentleman... yes, we can... next year!
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Yesterday, October 31st, Halloween, marked the 121th anniversary of the death of the Founder,
Fr. Edward Sorin, CSC. We, the "Princes" of his beloved hall and students at his University, remember him and honor this week, Founder Week. Wrapped in Mary's golden mantle, may you smile on this special place and all of us always!