Congratulations to John Wetzel and Chris Hecht!
Monday, May 30, 2016
Congratulations to John Wetzel and Chris Hecht!
Saturday, May 28, 2016
A skunk outside Alumni Hall
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
A man on a mission: Vince Cooke '82 and his bicycle
Following the historic Route 66, the legendary road that tamed the West, St.Edward’s very own, Vincent Cooke ’82, intends to ride the FULL length of the route, from the Buckingham Fountain in Chicago all the way to the Santa Monica Pier in LA.
Cooke and his wife, Michele, will drive to Chicago from their home just outside of Baltimore on Memorial Day weekend. From there, Vince will ride the bike, and Michele will provide SAG services (support and gear) from the car. The route is a whopping 2,486 miles, and Cooke plans to make the ride in just 28 days.
But why? Why not take a Greyhound bus that follows Route 66?
Like many cyclists, Cooke is using his love of cycling to try to raise money for a good cause, the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. All donations and pledges to the ride will go to help fight cancer, and NO donations go to the expenses of the ride. Cooke’s goal is to raise $10k for the charities.
Donations can be made on line at www.rt66tokickcancer.wix.com/donate.
On his epic journey, Cooke said, “My ride is very aggressive at 100 miles per day because cancer is very aggressive, so my goal is likewise aggressive. Still, I have always been fascinated by Route 66. It seems to hold a somewhat romantic charm of a slower and more personal time far removed from the everyday rat race of today. To me, the unique roadside shops, restaurants, and hotels with their inviting décor and bright colorful lights have always fascinated me.”
Cooke will post a Facebook blog daily with photos of the sights along the way. You can follow their ride at www.facebook.com/Rt66tokickcancer.
Safe cycling and Godspeed to you Vincent!!!!
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Can you see it?
Friday, May 20, 2016
"Parting" is such sweet sorrow
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
A view that never gets old...
After yesterday's chilly, but dry, graduation and a memorable evening on the steps of the Main Building, the newly graduated are packing up and leaving campus. Without doubt, leaving is a sad moment, but we know that all will return sooner than they realize... for the first home football game of course! To our new graduates, congratulations... and we''ll see you in the fall!!!
Still, with graduates leaving, it means that summer has began, and so, the Gentlemen's Monthly enters into summer mode, bringing you all the happenings at Steds but at the same time enjoying summer time!
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Lattimer and his Steds mortar board
Friday, May 13, 2016
St. Edward's 2015-2016
...for the Hall picture! Following the Yacht Dance, the Stedsmen woke up, gathered for a late afternoon hall photo, to be immortalized for ages to come. Unfortunately, the University prohibits Hall Staff from standing on the portico, destroying a fine tradition, but that didn't prevent them from doing something new... standing on ladders. On the recent photo change, Fr. Ralph said, "They may take our portico away, but they can't take our ladders!"
Thursday, May 12, 2016
The Williams: Dr. Jay and Liz, Susan and Jim, and Jack Ryan
As residents were moving out, Fr. Ralph was preparing to welcome the Williams Family. Why? Jim and Susan Williams were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary, and they wanted to renew their vows in the Chapel of St. Edward. With their sons, Jay ’12 and Jack Ryan ’12, and daughter-in-law and 6th RA of Steds in 2012, Liz ’12, present, Susan and Jim renewed their vows, making the chapel even more historical. On renewing their vows, Susan said, “It's not the number of years but the number of blessings. And the blessing by Fr. Ralph in the St. Ed’s chapel, surrounded by Stedmen, so blessed to be blessed in so blessed a place!”
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Making way for something new
...funds at work! As funds continue to be dispersed, improvements are being seen around the Hall. Another improvement thanks to Notre Dame Day funds is the exterior Steds sign in the backyard. Working with a local company and using the design of John Wetzel and Chris Lattimer, the exterior sign will be looking better than ever! On the new exterior sign, an unnamed, neighboring rector said, "It's about time." Indeed, it is... indeed it is about time!
Here's a peek at the new sign....
A sign coming soon to Steds!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Fr. Ralph, Skip and his wife, their son Chad with Coach Lou Holtz
As residents were moving out, Fr. Ralph and the Steds Assistant Rectors, Tom Roman and Kevin Cornwall, were preparing to welcome the Holtz Family. Why? Coach Holtz and his wife, Beth, endowed the St. Edward's Chapel in honor of their son, Skip Holtz, who was once a resident of the Hall. This generous endowment provided for the recent renovation of the Steds chapel. In addition to the Steds chapel, the Holtzs endowed two other chapels, BP and Morrissey, in their children's honor. On the Holtz's endowment of the St. Edward's Chapel, Fr. Ralph said, "Every Stedsman is grateful for this gift, and because of it, our chapel is not only more historic but also a better place to pray!"
Fr. Ralph with the man of the hour... Skip Holtz
Monday, May 9, 2016
Miko (tan hat) and Steds "glitterati"
...starts today, but for the seniors of St. Ed's, it started on Saturday with a trip to Churchill Downs. Yes, in keeping with tradition, Steds seniors were in attendance for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. With sunshine, bowties, and mint juleps, how could our Stedsmen lose? On attending the Derby, Miko Malabute, Steds senior, said, "I actually went to Churchill Downs my sophomore year during fall break, but the difference between then and now is like night and day. The smell of ponies (both good and bad) was in the air, and folks were dressed to impressed, all came together to make for a life-long experience. Thank goodness that my mom helped me pick out what to wear so I could blend right in!" Thanks mom indeed!
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Happy Mother's Day!
...from Notre Dame. Here's view from God Quad of the beautiful day that is today. It is absolutely gorgeous, and I wish you could be here to share it. The leaves are coming out, the flowers are blooming, AND we have a leftover couch from Move Out Day to sit on while we soak everything in. Can you see the couch in the picture? Don't forget to call mom today, and enjoy your Sunday wherever you may be!
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Did I say something?
Our furry friend looks like he is simply enjoying a nut; however, there is always something more than meets the eye. Actually, our furry friend is enjoying a nut AND is quite perplexed. On being perplexed, this squirrel non-verbaled, "Where's everyone going?" Good question since today was the last day of move out. Stay tuned... and find out where the Stedsmen have gone.
Friday, May 6, 2016
A sea of trucks
Thursday, May 5, 2016
A Stedsman best friend: the "vator"
...have all the luck. Yes, some Stedsmen have completed their finals, and now, they're are enjoying some much needed and well deserved down time. Still, some are forgoing a break and are immediately packing and moving out. On finals being over, Joe Petrone, Steds Junior, said, "The amount relief is surprising!"
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Hecht: Not a Canadian...just a Cinncinnatian on ice
...that St. Ed's had a curling team? I sure didn't, but I am not surprised that they are winners! With Chris Hecht "captaining" the curling squad, the Sted's team has had a very good season as Hecht has helped fellow players channel their "inner Canadian." On the first round of the playoffs, Hecht said, "We won 3-1 in thrilling fashion courtesy of a masterful snipe by fellow Stedsman Steven Brill on the last throw of the game. We advanced to the Round of 32 with the win."
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Cervantes burning the candle at both ends
Finals Week is well underway, and Stedsmen are pulling out all of the stops, redoubling their efforts, burning the midnight oil, etc., etc., etc. to make this Finals Week successful. So, all study spaces have been made quiet study spaces and hall quiet hours are in effect. Still, there is the traditional "letting off steam" every night at 10pm. On Finals Week, V, Steds Senior and RA, said, "Is there studying going on? Oh, there's plenty of studying going on!"
Monday, May 2, 2016
Taking a break from Rome: Cullen in Florence
Each semester, even during the summer, a number of Notre Dame students study abroad in locations that range from London to Santiago, from Tokyo to Paris and all points in between. Not wanting to miss out on the chance to matriculate abroad, Stedsmen have joined their fellow students in hitching a ride for a three month vacation, errrr I mean, study abroad. On studying abroad in Rome for the Spring Semester, Sean Cullen, Steds junior, said, "I've really broadened my perspective and seen a lot of amazing history here in Rome and Europe. I now have a more competitive list of places that are almost as good as Steds!”