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mcii ■9 e b o ' ? ' ' ■V c -y 6 xC ' V K O o s l o d h tV e ■ 54 seniors 226 Domers like to say a little piece of the Golden Dome travels with them wherever they go. That ' s truer than ever this year, since the gold design on the cover of this edition of the Dome contains gold dust removed from the dome of the Main Building when it was re-guilded in 2005. Special thanks to Chuck Lennon of the Alumni Association and Mike Summers of Walsworth Publishing Co. for their assistance with the project. Scjiiur li ' prt ' chauii Mall Phipps epitomizes the Irish spirit. i holo Itv D.nkl Prin.i the gold standard i , Irish students can easily be easily picked out of a crowd. They are wearing at least one article of officially licensed Notre Dame apparel. The fight song blares from their cell phones. They randomly stop to do pushups, always in multiples of 7. There must be something in the South Bend water supply that sparks this unusually high level of school pficle. Or maybe the admissions office discovered a secret method of detecting the Notre Dame spirit. Either way, there is truly something special about the spirit each member of the Notre Dame family shows for Our Lady ' s University. This campus has transformed into the most prestigious Catholic University in the world. It is backed by strongand devout leaders, among them Father Moreau, recently beatified, Father Jenkins, claiming 3 years of ND presidency, and the charismatic talk show host - Regis. In this Catholic Disneyland, whether a team prayer or crucifix in every class room, faith influences every aspect of the students ' lives. Each student has his or her own reason for choosing Notre opening Dame. Yet for many, the first class education is captivating. Ranked 19th by U.S. News in 2008, it offers competitive programs across the five colleges. Learning in this environment goes beyond the legendary O ' Shaughnessy classrooms, extending to service around the globe, from the South Bend Robinson Community Center to Haiti on global health missions with science students. Notre Dame students do not only attain scholarly achievemenl.This year nearly 700 undergraduates participated in varsity athletics. This lUitnber is huge considering the small population of roughly 8,000. We have all seen those runners out in the middle of February jogging through a snow storm dressed in spandex from head lo toe It is no secret that Irish athletes span the campus. It is clear that Notre Dame Students exude e X c e I I e nee, from moral VirtllO to academics to athletic accomplishment. However, it is certainly ( n ult to describe the overall Notre the gold standard tiristopher Mueller completes a reading assignment between classes on a sunny September afternoon. photo by Ktithleen Martinez opening ' ' .m (i Ihc ) t.M sl.ind.ird ' ( .itfx ' rim ' Nnnni.iv; lini U|) Id play ihi- li(;hl Ming. phoh) by D,nid Priiw i y ' A Dame experience. Nonetheless, the Dome staff undertook this endeavor. This 2008 Dome yearbook is themed " the Cold Standard, " because it not only sounds good, but it also well represents the University of Notre Dame. The historical definition: initially, there was a problem with currency; everyone used their own form of paper money. This proved to be worthless because there was no standard commodity that backed all this, well, paper. The Cold Standard was established as a monetary system in which a fixed amount of gold became the standard economic unit. This part is not really important, basically it just means, thanks to shiny rocks, tree bark = $$$. It is, however, important to note that The Cold Standard gave value to currency through gold. Now it might not seem like this economic term relates to Notre Dame, but it is actually Notre Dame ' s exact description. Just as gold gave value to paper money, Notre Dame students give value to the University. Conversely, the University degree, along with the high standards it represents, forever supports graduates. In opening »»rv other words, students from all over the world unite to bring forth our individual talents and ideas. This is what makes Our Lady ' s University so special. This is what gives it value. This is what makes it the " happiest place on Earth. " Our relationship with this school is permanent and cyclical. Upon graduation, we remain a vital part of the family and Notre Dame continues to provide lasting support. After four short years, alumni not only leave a large part of their bank account at Notre Dame but inevitably a part of their heart. This yearbook will forever serve as a reminder of the 2007 2008 academic year and is dedicated to all Notre Dame students. Thanks to the assistance of Chuck Lennon, director of the Alumni Association, each 2008 yearbook contains a small piece of the gold from the Dome reguilding in 2006. These small flecks of Dome gold were mixed into the gold paint on the cover of this yearbook. It is now possible to carry a piece of the Golden Dome in our hands as well as in our hearts. Notre Dame reinvents the gold standard. i .- + s the gold slaiKl.ircl Students cover themselves in gold jt the Boston College football game, photo by David Ptina opening pride. " What dorm were you in? " The first thingalumni discuss is not the memories made here, but which residence hall they made them in. From the moment we set foot on the Notre Dame campus, we become part of our dorm ' s family. It is amazing how quickly our residence halls become our homes. By our first pep rally, we identify ourselves as Bullfrogs, Ramblers, Zahmbies, or Shamrocks. This identification carries with us after our final move out because we take great pride in where we live on campus. 2008 is a monumental year for the proud men of Zahm. After years of battling the Student Senate, they finally fulfilled their dream of officially changing their name from Zahm Hall to " Zahm House. " (see story on page 64). i hoioin n.i Hirrnu Senior Elizabeth Hesbiigli pmuclly waves the Badin llagal a pep rally. Id the ()l(l stand. irtl Alumni ' s signature event, the Wake, is the highlight of every spring semester for the men of Alumni Hall. It is a whole week dedicated to celebrating exactly what it means to be an Alumni Dawg. The Wake itself is not something that everyone knows about. As Alumni Hall President Matt Kernan says, " It is an event shrouded in mystery; steeped in rituals and processions. Every girl on campus wants to go to the dance in order to find out about the mystery. " The Friday of Wake week always includes a special gathering on South Quad for some fun. Last year, the men enjoyed everything from a moon bounce and inflatable obstacle course, to a bull ride and even laser tag. The evening ended with a special dance in South Dining Hall. If you ask any Alumni Dawg about the dance itself, they will not reveal any information. They all simply respond, " It was an event that was shrouded in mystery. " So, if you really are curious, work on attending the dance next year to find out the true workings behind this mysterious signature event. stury by ict)h Scjn jn the wfike 1 During the Wake, Matthew H B Hopke rides on the mechanical H H bull, phuto courtesy ' otMicbtiel Cirone ■l K H Jordan Bucci, Matthew Bk B H Morrissette, and Michael R H k l H Cirone enjoy a game of laser BHP BIP II tag. photo courtesy of Michael Cirone E jKf M The 2007-2008 residents of HEiL K I Alumni Hall, pholn hv n.nid rrind ll B H 1 2 the gold standard proclaiming its presence I _ _ ,- ! U 1 1 on south quad Cll ill II I II llctll first stop off Main Circle - Alumni Hall, the self-proclaimed center of the universe. What is so unique about this hall? Is it the fact that it was the only dorm on campus with its very own Creek letters, or rather the fact that its rector, Father Ceorge, celebrated his 30th year as the rector ofAlumni Hall this year? Both of these things are in fact unique to Alumni Hall, but this year, there was one more thing that set these men apart - their presence on South Quad. The Alumni Dawgs certainly made a name for themselves on South Quad this year, with ev erything from quad dancing on Friday afternoons of home football weekends and outdoor barbeques during Man Week, to a winter Christmas lights spectacular and a real live rocket launch. Their strong presence puts other dorms to shame. Who knows what next year will bring - just keep an eye out for what the the Alumni Dawgs are up to on South Quad. story written and edited by Leaii Scanlan Dressed in ridiculous costumes, Daw show their hard work these Dawgs partake in quad in a service project, Habitat for dancing, photo courtesy of Matt Kernan Humanity, photo courtesy of MjttKeman ■ ' wo Dawgs prepare to launch I rocket on South Quad. ihoto courtesy of Matt Kernan These two Dawgs build a dog house as an activity during Man Week, photo courtesy of Matt Kerr an Grilling on South Quad is a social event for this group of Dawgs. photo courtesy of Matt f ernai alumni 13 badin hall bullfrogs celebrate momentous year badin Hall had many reasons to celebrate during the 2007-2008 academic year. Badin celebrated its 110th anniversary and was named Women ' s Hall of the Year for 2006- 2007. The honor of Hall of the Year included the reward of a dance under the Dome for Christmas. The Badin Bullfrogs were led by rector Sister Denise Lyon, IHM. Although it is the smallest women ' s dorm on campus, Badin is known for the fall Art Show and the Breakdown, a karaoke contest held in the spring. Badin, the only dorm with a balcony, is also known for its enthusiastic participation and strong presence at Notre Dame ' s Relay for Life each year and for its bake sales benefiting the American Cancer Society, Badin ' s adopted charity. With only 120 residents and a very active residence life, Badin Hall is a tight knit community, well deserving of the Women ' s Hall of the Year distinction, story written dncl edited by Amy Walker Badin Hall leaders bond at an event in the Stadium. ptioto courtesy of Erin Wjsh Badin seniors celebrate football at the Georgia Tech pep rally. phoio courtesy of Cassie Belei Several B.ulin residenis .illcnd the BC pep rally in coslumc. photo courtt ' sy of D.wkl Prin.i liadin lootlxill ' s offense huddles up during a game. pholo ( ourtcsy ot Kristcn S )l)olcwsl i B.ulin ladies h.i e tun al the " Come Sail Away " dance. photo courtesy of Amy Holt 14 Ihe gold sl. ii(l.ird One afternoon each spring South Quad is transformed into a karaoke contest similar to MTV ' s " Say What Karaoke. " The event is completely covered by dorm funds, and is free to all participants and viewers. Participants perform a song of their choice and are evaluated by a panel of judges, whose sarcastic remarks rival those dished out during the first auditions of " American Idol. " Cash prizes are awarded to the top three finalists, who sing a second song chosen by the " Wheel of Death. " While the 2007 Breakdown was moved indoors to the Badin Social Space, the event still drew a crowd and a line of eager participants. Sophomore Keri Masterson was awarded first place at the 2007 event, after performances of Whitney Houston ' s " I Wanna Dance With Somebody " and Aqua ' s " Barbie Girl. " Masterson ' s performances included a costume change from an 80s prom dress for " I Wanna Dance With Somebody " to a denim jumpsuit for " Barbie Girl. " Duo " J Squared " came in second while three year participant Kevin Crowley was third. turn it up, break it dow, Keri Masterson gives the winning performance. photo courtesy ot Amy Holt Jonathan Robinson, half of the group " J Squared, " performs. photo courtesy ot Amy Holt 2007-2008 Badin Hall Residents photo courtesy of Sister Denise Lyon badin 15 Freshmen dye their hair gold before the first home game. photo courtesy of Derek S.mchez The Vermin host " A Carroll Christmas " every year. photo by Chris Collins Residents hang the " Co Irish! " sign before every home game. photo courie x ol DereA Sanchez Vermin enjoy the nice weather Residents find creative ways to by playing frisbee. cool off during warm weather. photo by Chris Collirys photo by Chris Collins Carroll Hall, located across St. Mary ' s lake, is home to the Vermin. Carroll houses 106 men and is the smallest and most isolated residence hall on campus. As a result of the dorm being so isolated, the Vermin of Carroll were a very tight-knit group. The residents of Carroll followed many traditions. Each year, before the first home football game, Carroll freshmen " have the option " of dying their hair gold. Also, before every home football game the Vermin hang a " Co Irish! " sign outside the dorm. In order to make the sign, residents used 80 bed sheets, 30 gallons of green paint, 60,000 staples, and at least 15 men to help hang the sign. This year, Carroll residents participated in several events with Howard, their sister dorm. One of the main events was a cookout before the Penn State football game. The Vermin of Carroll Hall were most widely known for their signature event, " A Carroll Christmas. " story written and edited by Cnsey Carney Carroll hall vermin across the lake K) ihc gold sl.indard Carroll Hall kicked off the Christmas season by hostingtheirannual event " A Carroll Christmas " on November 30, 2007. Residents of Carroll decorated the dorm to help students get in the Christmas spirit. Decorations started with luminarias and a Christmas tree welcoming visitors to Carroll. Inside the dorm, visitors encountered a winter wonderland. Snowflakes, lights, garlands, and stockings with the resident ' s names hung from the ceilings and walls. A giant pole surrounded by inflatable polar bears and snowmen helped create a North Residents BBQ with their sister dorm, Howard. photo courtesy of Derek Sanchez Vermin wear holiday sweaters at " A Carroll Christmas. " photo by Chris CoW ' ms Residents cool off by slip ' n sliding down the quad. photo by Chris Collins Carroll christmas Pole ambiance inside the lounge. A favorite of the night was Santa ' s workshop. Visitors took pictures with Santa and met Mrs. Claus and two of the couple ' s elves. Other events at Carroll Christmas included karoake, making snow cones, and a cookie baking contest. The planning committee was pleased to hear that they were allotted the same amount of funding as the Keenan Revue and Fisher Regatta, placing Carroll Christmas among the top 3 dorm events on campus. story by Casey Carney Carroll 17 Breen-Phillips residents during the 2007-2008 school year. photo Ijy U.niil Prinn Breen-Phillips Babes celebrate the Beach Week luau photo courtesy of Diane Davis Babes decorate the dorm in preparation for Frosh-o. photo courtesy of Linssj Esmitia IS meal auction Breen-Phillips ' signature event is the meal auction, usually held towards the end of February in the Lafortune Ballroom. The meal auction, as the name implies, auctions off dinners with " campus celebrities. " These celebrities include people around campus such as professors, athlcnes, cle ins, and administrative figures. Students bid on which " celebrity " they are interested in having dinner with. Celebrities that were auctioned off last year included, Father Pcjorman, the Vice President of student affairs, Cieoff Pric e, men the gold sl.uid.ird from the cheerlcading squad, the former leprechaun, Kevin Braun, and members from the women ' s volleyball team. Breen-Phillips Hall funds the entire Meal Auction themselves which allows all prcxeeds from the event to go direcrtly to the St. Joseph ' s county Meals on Wheels Association. The Meals on Wheels Assoc iation delivers delicious and nutritious meals to low income familes ,ind homebound senior citizens. In previous years, the Meal Auction has raised over ' . ' " )00 dollars to be donated. slorv by Diane Davis reshmen participate in a water alloon toss during Frosh-o. Babe mascot crowd surfs during a pep rally. photo coiirtc ol Djv .s BP Babes play interhall Hag football against Badin. photo courtesy oi Di.vic Davh ' m m Breen-Phillips Hall, located in the heart of North Quad, is home to about two hundred girls who love the color pink and proudly call themselves " the Babes. " Girls covered in pink from head to toe, led by the lovable Babe mascot, loyally show off their dorm pride at every pep rally, where they can be heard cheering " BP Babes are the best! " The BP women participate in a variety of dorm and campus wide events, including the Bathrobe Breakfast and BP ' s signature Meal Auction event. The Babes are also very involved in service projects within the Notre Dame and South Bend communities. Breen-Phillips is known around campus because of its famous Beach Week which takes place in the spring. This fun- filled week includes events such as a cookout on North Quad, section decorating within the Breen-Phillips hallways, karoake nights, and a luau. story by Diane Davis edited Ijy Casey Carney home to the babes on campus breen-phillips hall breen-phillips 19 Every Thursday, men and women flock from all corners of campus for one of the most highly attended weekly events on camjDus: Dillon ' s Milkshake Mass. While Mass was in session, Resident Assistants take turns preparing milkshakes in Father Doyle ' s kitchen. Once Mass gets out, all of its attendees rush to Father Doyle ' s room for a twelve-ounce milkshake, free of charge. While every dorm has daily mass, few manage to achieve the attendance level that Dillon does. The fame of this Mass even made it onto the backs milkshake Mass of t-shirts listing " Things to do before you graduate. " However, Dillon ' s milkshake incentive program is not simply a way to push up attendance, it is a way of bringing the dorm together after Mass to reflect and relax with friends and food. Students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary ' s and Holy Cross all find time to make their way to Dillon for a study break, and those who originally came looking for a free milkshake left with an unforgettable experience that keeps them coming back every week, story written and edited by Laura Seago Matt Larew prepares milkshakes for after Mass. photo hv Ljura Seago JJ Rees takes a tray of shakes to serve after milkshake Mass. photo by Laura Seago " Crackhead " surfs through the crowd at the Dillon Pep Rally. photo by Anya Henhberger 20 the gold slandard continuing the big red legacy dillon hall the 2007 school year was one to remember for the men of Dillon Hall. The hall ' s many traditions continued with success, contributing to Dillon ' s history of spirit and sePv ice. During the spring semester, the men of Dillon spent a full month growing out their facial hair in preparation for the annual ' Stache Bash, which raised thousands of dollars for testicular cancer research. Dillon residents also showcased their talents at the Dillon Dude Auction where they sold themselves as dates for the Opening Day Dance in the name of charity and fun. The Fall Semester was kicked off by the Dillon Pep Rally the Thursday before the first game. Senior tight end John Carlson and head coach Charlie Weis made appearances as speakers and Fr. Doyle entertained everyone by crowd-surfing with the freshmen. Like every year, Dillon furthered its reputation as the toughest, smartest, and humblest dorm on campus. story by Michael Schaefer Taylor Montgomery yells to a crowd of Dillon men at a pep rally, photo by David Prina A resident cheers wildly for Dillon at the Georgia Tech pep rally, photo by David Prina I; III (hordes is lifted into a sea ( ' (v 1 1 at the Georgia Tech pep ' yhoto bv David Prina Dillonites perform a skit at the 2007 Dillon Pep Rally. photo by Anya Henhberger Brad LeNoir poses as Father Doyle in a skit at Dillon ' s Pep Rally, photo by Anya Henhberger dillon 21 cavanaugh hall can ' t stop the chaos avanaugh Hall, located at the V heart of campus, is home to a group of women who proudly call themselves the " naughty " girls. The women of Cavanaugh are always involved in something whether it be an event on campus or helping out those in need in the South Bend community. Cavanaugh started the year off by joining forces with Fisher Hall to co-host the Fisher Funk. Cavanaugh used Fisher Funk, a 70 ' s themed disco bowl, as theirSYR. Also this year, Cavanaugh adopted the Men ' s Soccer Team. Girls attended nearly every game cheering on the team while wearingtheir " Cavanaugh Hall hearts ND Soccer " shirts. This was a big year for Cavanaugh ' s interhall flag football team, as they won the interhall championship, beating Welsh Family Hall 14-0 in the stadium. Cavanaugh is most well known for its Snowball, a winter formal held in February, and its signature event, the Dance-a-thon. story written and edited by Casey Carney Senior residents at Legends celebrate " Ocdomerfest. " phuto by Ele.inor Huntingtun Residents do pushups during the i nterhall football championship. photo by Casey Cjrney Freshmen chat with their " big sisters " over some ice cream. photo by Eleanor Huntington The chaos attend tho Fisher Funk SYR. photo courtesy of Colleen W ilter Cnanaugh girls aro runners up in the Keough chariot race. photo by Ctisey Carney 22 the gold si, 111(1, ird Cavanaugh Hall ' s signature event is the Cavanaugh Dance-a-thon. In previous years, the Dance-a-thon had been held in the LaFortune ballroom during February with mostly Cavanaugh residents attending. In 2007, the Dance-a-thon was held outside during March to encourage other students to attend. Cavanaugh also invites several organizations and clubs from around campus to perform during the Dance-a-thon. Various contributors donate prizes, and the residents of Cavanaugh sell raffle tickets the week preceeding the Dance-a-thnn. There are several drawings during the Dance-a-thon to win these great prizes. Previous prizes have included a free roundtrip plane ticket; iPods; and gift cards to various places. All the proceeds from the raffle tickets go to a local charity, St. Margaret ' s House, a safe haven for battered women and children. Every year, Cavanaugh finds a corporation to match the money they raise, and last year Cavanaugh teamed up with Wal-Mart to donate 4,000 dollars to St. Margaret ' s House. story by O iey Carney dance-a-thon Eleanor Huntington competes in Keenan ' s geography bee. photo courtesy of Eleanor Huntington Jf, Defense gathers in a huddle to ' devise a strategy against Farley. photo by Eleanor Huntington The 2007-2008 residents of Cavanaugh Hall. photo by David Prina cavanaugh 23 Fisher Freshmen show some emotion and passion in their singing as they serenade girls during a crazy, memorable Frosh-O weekend. photos courtesy ot Claire Podgorski Residents proudly display the Fisher " F " and anchor, photo courtesy of Steve Bold Men of Fisher participate in the annual roofsit. photo by Sara Lewis ince 1952, Fisher Hall has Obeen the wonderful home to thousands of Domers. Although it may not be the most aesthetically- pleasing building on the Notre Dame campus, the dorm gets its great reputation from the Fishermen who call it home. As one of the smaller male dorms, Fisher is proud of its unrivaled spirit and unparalleled brotherhood on campus. The Fishermen pride themselves on their passion for the University of Notre Dame and their brothers in the dorm. Fisher continually shows great commitment to the Notre Dame community, hosting two signature events each year: the Regatta and the Roofsit. The dorm has shown impressive athleticism with fantastic interhall football and dodgeball teams, among others. Fisher also promotes unrixaled community service and liturgical programs to all of its residents. As their famous Husky chant rings, " WE ARE FISHERMEN " and we wouldn ' t have it any other way! s((ir )v () )() O ' Connell edited bv D.mielle Str.Kcui fisher hall the green wave 24 ihe golrl stand.ird 2007-2008 Fisher Hall Residents photo by David Prina Fisher ' s team concentrates on their paddle movement during the Fisher regatta. photo by David Prina A crewmember puts some muscle into a perfect stroke. photo by David Prina m - - row, row, row your boat The Fisher Regatta, which started in 1987, celebrated its twentieth birthday in 2007. In the week preceding the Regatta, residents of Fisher listened to guest speakers, participated in intense pie eating contests, and attended the much- anticipated Fisher Hall awards show. This fun-packed week of special events, dedicated to the founders of Fisher FHall, culminated with the Regatta on Saturday afternoon. This event that made Fisher famous featured a free cookout on St. Mary ' s Lake and music during the races. Hundreds of students and members of the South Bend community watched the dorms ' homemade boats race across the lake. In the weeks prior to the event, each dorm had spent time building a boat that would hopefully cross the lake successfully. Common themes such as mattresses, duct tape, and bike-powered boats made the race comical, as some boats sank in their " treacherous " journey across the lake. The Regatta was the perfect way to have fun outside and enjoy the weather before finals week. stoiy by John O ' Connell fisher 25 Farley sets out to win all games, including mud volleyball. photo courtesy of Julie Anne Cannon The Bailers in the |ACC before the championship game, photo courtesy ot Annie Rjrrett The 2007-2008 residents of Farley Hall, photo Iw D,ivid Prin.i farley basketball: team of the year The mascot of Farley Hall m.iy be an angel, but the girls in the dorm have [)roven that though they may appear angelic, they have a tough side too. In May 2007, the Farley basketball team was named Team of the Year by Recsports, over all other men ' s and women ' s intramural teams. In addition, the championship game that they won named " Game of the Year " by RecSports. This was the third year in a row that Farley won the championship game, played in the )ACC, over all the other women ' s dorms. Farley ' s Finest showed thai they were multi-talented when it came to athletics in 2007 and 2008, with their football team making it all the way to the semi-finals, something the dorm has never done before. The team had a very successful season, led by Captain Jenny Rolfs and r|uarterback Emily Murphy before falling to Cavanaugh Hall in the last game before the championship in the stadium. During the off-season, the girls are able to maintain their athletic abilities by being part ol the dorm ' s bowling league. story In f(Y( ' s.i HttiHock 26 the gold slandarri 10c lion 2A members work hard to i.uo the best decorated section for the Kilitlays. photo courtesy of Eileen Offer Farley freshmen get glimpses of an SYR at a frosh-O dance with Stanford, photo cnurte ' iy of Ale Chjvez Frosh-O staffers Kelly McKenna and Alex Chavez grill burgers for the new Finest. f)hoto courtesy of Alex Chavez A Farley flag and Angel mascot make a debut at the Duke pep rally, photo courtesy of Alex Chavez Hall staff members take advantage of a night off campus together. photo courtesy of Eileen Offer the girls of Farley Hall take pride in being " the Finest " and love a good competition. In addition to success with interhall athletics, the dorm also won Keenan ' s Cake Making contest. In January, the dorm ' s seven sections compete to have the best decorated section in the dorm for the night of their signature dance. Pop Farley. Every girl in the dorm stays in the night before and decorates for hours to come up with the craziest or most dazzling hallway. Pop Farley is a much anticipated week for the dorm, and takes place at the beginning of every spring semester. Besides the decoration extravaganza, there are events throughout the week, including section skit night and sledding if the weather permits. There ' s also an opening and closing Mass, which Father Jenkins and Monk Malloy have both presided over in the past. Saturday night is the big event; the girls dress in formal attire and dance the night away. story written and edited by Teresa Hancock farley girls - finer and fiercer than ever before farley hall farley 27 1 Keenan brought the laugh back to O ' Laughlin Theater during its 31st annual Revue, " One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Revue Fish. " The show, including memorable acts such as Catholic Disney World, Driving My Uncle, Captain Planet and an Inconvenient Truth, and A Big Fat Floppy Cavanaugh, carried on the legacy of humor, a little raunchiness, a little edginess, and a lot of fun. Skits mocked life at ND, reminded us of memorable happenings of the year, and gave a couple of good punch lines. The music acts wowed the audience as did the Revue strippers (well at least the women of the audience were wowed). For three nights, over a thousand Notre Dame and Saint Mary ' s students trudged through the frigid winter weather to be a part of something special. They came for entertainment and to sustain themselves through a few more weeks of bleak South Bend weather. They were not disappointed. The Revue gave people something to laugh and complain about for a few weeks and made the gray cold a bit more bearable for at least a little while. story bv Mark Weber Sine fish, two fish, red fish, revuG fish A back-up dancer performs during Jesse Brawer ' s " I Write Sins not Tragedies " solo. photo by David Prina The gang from Captain Planet performs a kickline sequence. photo by Billy Gallagher Residents of Keenan Ha 2007-2008. photo by Mary Conroy 28 the gold standard i we are the knights of keenan hall tradition. Excellence. Brotherhood. These words are just a few of the many attributed to Keenan Hall. Throughout the year, Keenanites demonstrate their commitment to the Notre Dame community by hosting some of the greatest events on campus. This year featured many new signature events including the Keenan-Stanford 50th Anniversary Birthday Party, the intense Geography Bee, Paint-Balling for Peace, and the Keenan Kombine. Keenan also continued to uphold some of its finest traditions including Muddy Sunday, the Great Pumpkin, and the Keenan Revue. From the Disco Bowl to the Christmas Dance to the Revue Formal and the Spring Fling, the Knights danced in style. They played hard, prayed hard, studied hard, worked hard, and never let the man hold them down. This 50th year, just like the previous forty-nine, was classy. story by Mark Weber edited by Danielle Straccia Freshman Trevor Boston shows Freshmen spell out " We Are ND " off his Keenan pride. before a home game. photo courtesy of Trevor Boston photo courtesy of Elizabeth Roman inores John Peterson and Patrick |)ump themselves up for a pep rally. ' urtesy of Tae Kang A Keenanite gets psyched for the day and warms up his voice for some serious cheering. photo courtesy of Tae Kang Ryan Commins, |osh Shumway, Daniel Kesser, and larrett Styles show the Keenan spirit. photo courtesy of Tae Kang keenan 29 Howard hall ducks flock together No matter what the season, the women of Howard Hall demonstrate their holiday cheer. Every October, there is a mini cemetery outside of Howard. Each dorm has its own little grave with cute yet clever epitaphs written on the tombstones and cobwebs cover Howard ' s front door. During the Christmas season, posters printed with Christmas carol lyrics hang in the hallways, lights are strung up in each of the stairwells, and large bowls of candy canes sit outside resident doors. One of the dorm ' s events, Howard Halliday, celebrates the Christmas season with caroling, a Santa Claus, and a Toys for Tots drive. Located in the center of South Quad, thissmall yet spirited dorm constantly distinguishes itself from the rest by their unique decorations during the holidays, in addition to other dorm sponsored events including Howard Hall ' s annual bone marrow drive and multicultural dinner. ton, ' wrinen jnd edited bv M.iddv Zollo Howard ' s flag football team is Freshmen gather together after all smiles after winning a game. an in-dorm Frosh-O activity. pholo )( ' Kaillin Robinson photo by Lauren Miller-Lemon Angelica Pangilinan and Lauren Culley show spirit on gameday. photo toitrtcsy of Emily Kocbler Howard Ducks are led lo the CT pep rally by their spirited mascot, photo by n.nld I ' rhu Howard ladies cheer for their dorm at the GT pep rally. photo by Dtivicl Printt 30 the gold standard Once the leaves started to change and autumn began, the women of Howard got ready for Howard Hoedown Week. The festivities began with Hall Spirit Day, when the girls were encouraged to show off their Howard Hall pride by wearing cute Duck apparel to class. That night, there was a The Hills watch in the common space that included pina colada, mudslide, and margarita mocktails to get everyone excited and ready for their upcoming SYR. On the night before the dance, the women had their very own marshmallow roast on Holy Cross Hill. A huge bonfire blazed while the Ducks and their friends made s ' mores and sipped hot cocoa to keep warm. On Friday, the girls got out their cowgirl boots, hats and plaid shirts to get ready for their hoedown dance. This year, however, due to many dorms having SYRs at the same time, Howard Hall joined forces with Sorin and Lewis. Since these other dorms already had a jungle theme, the three compromised on a theme and held the first ever jungle hoedown, storv bv Maddv Zollo howard hoedown wee Lindsey Hough and Christy Essman show off their cowgirl attire, photo by K ltlin Robinson unior women gather before the Howard Jungle-Hoedown. photo by M ddy Zollo 2007-2008 Residents of Howard Hall photo by David Prina howard 31 Keough residents participate in Mass, singing with full voice. photo courtesy at Ryan Pdnld ' es Keough section 2B won the Chariot Race. photo courtesy of Ryan Pantages Roos ' Frosh-O Staff takes a well-cleserveci break. 2007-2008 residents of Keough. photo by Mary Conroy Keough residents and mascot cheer at a pep rally. photo courtesy of Ryan Pantages ver250menconsiderthemsetves Vy ' Roos, calling Keough Hall home. Their motto is brothers; scholars; champions, and they work to uphold these ideals. As brothers they practice acceptance, tolerance, and compassion; as scholars they encourageanatmosphereconducive to study, and as champions they strive to do their best in the many activities that occupy their time. One pursuit that occupies the time of Keough residents is Mass. Keough Mass is known across campus for its impressive choir and powerful homilies, deli vered by Rev. Peter McCormick, C.S.C. and priest in residence and vice president for student affairs Rev. Mark Poorman, C.S.C. ' Roos also work hard on their signature events, the Chariot Race in the fall and Aussie Fest in the spring. Although Keough is one of the newest dorms on campus, residents ' energy and achievement are not in short supply, story written and edited by M.irv Schubert I , , . . . .- L 1 .- 1 1 ' ' oos. brothers, scholars. keough hall champions 32 the gold sl.ind.ird I i One Keough team sprints to the finish line in the Chariot Race, photo bv David Prina Captain David Roberts and Keough residents after the mud run. photo courtesy ol Ryan Pantages junior Nazur Ahmed mud wrestles during the race. photo courtesy of Ryan Pantages keough chariot race On October 6, 2007, the proud men of Keough gathered to host their signature event, the Annual Keough Hall Chariot Race. Each of the seven sections of the dorm designed and built their own chariots to race against each other as well as entrants from other dorms across campus. In the end, Keough ' s section 2B claimed the championship, and McGlinn Hall finished first in the women ' s division. Besides the actual race, other events included the ever-popular Vomitorium, the annual eating contest (which this year included a whole onion. An avocado, and a sardine sandwich), and Mud Wrestling, the perfect opportunity to test brains and brawn in the ultimate arena, an inflatable pool filled with top soil. Guests were treated to free pizza and sandwiches, and enjoyed music compiled from the play lists of Keough residents. With nearly 300 people in attendance, including Keough ' s new mascot, the Chariot Race was a resounding success. Nothing less could have been expected from the honorable men of Keough. stoiy by Ryan Pantages keough 33 34 The 2007-2008 residents of Lewis Hall. photo by DdvicI Prinj Chicks wait to see their crushes before the Crush dance. pholo courtesy of Lewis Hall Chicks make pancakes during the LHOP event. photo by Anya Hershberger chicken run Lewis Hall ' s signature event is the Chitken Run. It is a 5K race around campus in which all proceeds go to a local charity, the Secret Sisters Society. The Society allows underprivileged women in the community to receive mammograms at no cost. The run is a fun, laid-back race. Some Chicks bring games to play while others dress up in crazy costumes. Ihe week preceeding the Chicken Run Is called Crush Week. Throughout the week, the Chicks participate in several spirit events, and each section decorates their hallway according the gold stand. ird to the theme of the Crush dance held at the end of the week. Some sections have been known to pull all nighters in an attempt to decorate their hallway the best. The Chicks invite their crushes to the dance by printing the crushes ' names in the Observer the Wednesday before the dance. On Thursday there is ,i BBQ in the Lewis courtyard, and the boys get to find out who their dale is. Friday is the night of the Crush dance where the gids accompany their c rushes to a luau-themed (lance. siiirv In c.isL ' v Girne) ' hicks show spirit at the eorgia Tech pep rally. i3totourlc ot ic i hhll A Chick paints a pumpkin before halloween. phiito [ )( rfL ' s i t Lewis H.ill Chicks i)uy tickets to the " Wel- come to the lungle " SYR. ptiolu ( uurtesy of Lewis Hall Chicks participate in a cooking A painting hung in the hallway class held in Lewis. during Crush Week. photo courtesy of Lewis Hall photo courtesy of Lewis Hall Iewis Hall is the biggest women ' s dorm on campus, housing just under 300 women who refer to themselves as the Chicks. Lewis residents strive to prove their dorm IS best by showing their dorm pride wherever they go. They are recognized at pep rallies wearing I heir blue dorm shirts and yellow boas, and some of the residents dress up in complete Chick costumes. This year, the Chicks hosted several fun events. At the beginning of the year, the girls invited students from around campus to join them at LHOP; Lewis hlouse of Pancakes. Every floor of Lewis prepared a different breakfast food; complete with cinnamon rolls, eggs, bacon, pancakes, and refreshments. Also towards the beginning of the year, the girls attended their " Welcome to the Jungle " themed SYR. The Lewis chicks are most well known for their Crush Week preceeding their signature event Chicken Run. story written and edited by Casey Carney in the life of a chick lewis hall lewis 35 Knott Hall brought the spirit of the Old West to South Bend, indi.ind when it hosted its first annual Knott Hall Rodeo in October. Knott transformed South Quad into the wild frontier and brought students from all corners of campus to participate in the day ' s festivities. With Western-themed music blasting, a blow-up TV, two mechanical bulls, free food, and a calf-roping machine, the Rodeo couldn ' t help but attract large crowds. Put simply, the Knott Hall Rodeo was all about competition. Eager cowboys and cowgirls mounted the Rodeo ild, wild west A Juggernaut leaps in the air over a friend on South Quad. photo by M.if} ' Conroy A Knott clown gets revenge with a pie at the Knott Rodeo. photo by Mttry Conroy The 2007-2008 residents of Knott Hall, photo Ijy DMid Priiw Roper, an electronic calf roping machine equipped with variable speed controls, and battled one- on-one in an intense competition. Students also tested their ability to dominate the mechanical bull in a Rodeo Ride-Off, which allowed a pair of competitors to compete head-to-head. And what would a rodeo be without some test of eating capacity? In an all-out contest, students raced to see who could put down one whole apple pie and three cans of Barq ' s root beer the fastest. 5torv by 0,mietie Straccia Ht 1 • O, : ' ' TL :V r» : •?7« ' " jV the gold slandarfl a boisterous brotherhood knott hall knott Hall. At a glance it is no different from any other male dorm on campus. But little do passersby know that the dorm is actually constructed from pure, unfiltered awesome. Knott Hall has taken the Juggernaut as its mascot, which when asked, residents describe as " a massive inexorable, irresistible force that crushes whatever is in its path, " an apt description of Knott Hall to date. Knott Hall has quickly become known as one of the most spirited dorms on campus, dominating home football pep rallies, interhall football and just about any other endeavor they ' ve been involved with. With such events as Knott on the Knoll, the Knott Hall Rodeo, multicultural movie nights, guest speakers such as Father Hesburgh, and the ever-famous Brother ' s Chili Nights, one is able to see why Knott Hall is the best dorm on campus. story by David Prim edited by Danielle Straccia H Hvi tf$9 B SHR H 1 Hj VIUjI HB HHH ?▼ ' ' P B p ' l mI I 31 B F ' Hgi BlS S m Sil 1 9K 4 i A luggerndut dominates the mechanical bull at the Knott Rodeo, photo by Mary Conroy The Knott Interhall football team walks confidently onto the field, phioto by David Prina immates raise their helmets h pride after a Knott victory. to by David Prina Sophomore Matt Cray removes his helmet after an intense play, photo by David Prina Freshmen serenade Cavanaugh on the knoll during Frosh-O. photo courtesy of Eleanor hiuntington knott 37 lyons hall it ' s great under th to be from e arch the women of Lyons Hall live in a special place. The eighty-year- old dorm is marked with history and pride. The location, though quite far from classrooms, gives residents the perfect view of St. Mary ' s Lake. The Lions are best known for their classy black cocktail dresses topped with homemade fuzzy ears for the opening pep rally each year. During the fall, the dorm was busy with many events. The Lions held their annual ear-making session, a spirit week, the Mara Fox Run, the Mara Fox Dance, a UCLA game watch, a Halloween Bonfire on Holy Cross Hill, and the annual Pregame with Pancakes. Pregame with Pancakes was a hit for the women who woke up early on gameday to make hundreds of pancakes for hungry residents and guests. Each year the women ' s dorm expands its list of dorm activities, backed in theirefforts by their strong leader, Ms. Denise McOsker. story written by Kdthleen Martinez and edited bv Suianne DeSantis Residents decorate the Hall to Volunteers prepare lunch for greet incoming freshmen, phoio the Mara Fox runners. courtesy of tyom Hnll photo by Wu Yue Residents and even I he rector dressed up for the bonfire. photo ( nur i ' sy t}f Lyons Hj The Lions hold a huge Christmas party. photi c ourtcsy ot Lyons ht.tll Residents are creative wiih their food at the hall Christmas party. i lioto by ius.mnc DcSjiUis 38 the gold standard On a sunny, Saturday October morning, the Annual Mara Fox Run participants started their day with a 5K run or mile walk around campus. Residents of Lyons Hall dedicated their time to plan and facilitate the successful event. Volunteers began early, setting up breakfast tables and registering participants. Runners were then welcomed by Mara ' s family, who shared their memories of Mara and expressed their gratitude for all willing to participate. It was off to the races from there! The Mara Fox Run began fifteen years ago in honor of Lyons Hall resident Mara Fox, who was killed n a car accident by a drunk driver on November 13, 1993. Participants pay $15 for the run, a t-shirt, and a post-race breakfast. Proceeds are put toward a scholarship for students who will study abroad in a Spanish- speaking country. Fox ' s dream had been to study in Toledo, Spain and to become a child psychologist in a Hispanic community, iton by Susanne DeSanli mar a fox ru The fun run led participants around the lake, photo by David Prlna Runners prepare for the fun run with an opening prayer. photo by David Prina 2007-2008 residents of Lyons Hall, photo by David Prina 39 Brice Doyle gets the men of Morrissey ready for a day of Manor Mayhem. photo courtesy of Andrew Seroti Flag? Eyewear? Tight costume? Check. |ohn Stefely paints the face of a fellow A Morrissey Man is prepared to represent. Manorite before the Georgia Tech game. photo courtesy of Andrew Seroff photo courtesy of Andrew Seroff Men ot Morrissey belly-flop fearlessly into puddles of mud photo by Anya Hershberger Manuntes get down and dirty after the Tomatina. photo by Anya Hershberger c oming off an all-star 2006- ' 2007 year in which Morrissey was named Notre Dame ' s Hall of the Year, the Men of Morrissey Manor wore their black and gold proudly. These men choose to live in some of the smallest rooms on campus (some smaller than walk-in closets) because of the incredible sense of community and fellowship embedded in the Manor ' s very old stones. Since 1925, Manorites have been " Fighting On " in their interhall athletics, in their devoted service, in their many dorm events, and in their spirituality. Morrissey remains a genuine brotherhood, where the Men of the Manor live with spirit and enthusiasm throughout the year. It is not uncommon for alumni to madness on south quad morrissey return to these hails, remembering with pride the fellowship that they found in Morrissey. Their return emphasizes the Morrissey motto, found below the Manor crest, " Bonum jucundumque habitare fratres (It is good and pleasing that brothers live together). " stor bv Phillip Kirchner .md Nick Kiuesiwr edited by Djnielle 5(r it rw manor i 40 the gold sl.i 2007-2008 Morrissey Manor residents photo by Mary Conroy A sneaky Manorite pours tomato juice into the arena.f u« " by Danielle Straccia Spencer White and Matthew Tufts arm themselves for battle. photo by Danielle Straccia bigger, bolder, juicier ' ' TheManoritesofthegreatMorrisseyHall hit the ground running in September by hosting the Second Annual Manor Tomatina. Once again, the Tomatina enriched the cultural awareness of the Notre Dame student body, sold some creative T-shirts, and created a day of unforgettable craziness. With its re-creation of the famous food fight in Bunol, Spain, Morrissey Manor brought a little bit of Europe to good old South Bend, Indiana. The second annual campus-wide tomato fight attracted students from all corners of the Notre Dame campus and quickly lived up to this year ' s slogan: " Bigger, Bolder, Juicier. " Hundreds of participants eager to get a little sloppy, a little messy, and a little smelly, got psyched to get covered in tomato juice. They crowded the arena and let loose in a flurry of tomato paste and splash balls. Every man fought for himself. In one final and glorious round the men of Morrissey brought real tomatoes (not just balls soaked in juice) into the fray and created a great mess that will be a historical legend (and a revered Youtube video) forever. stoiy by Nick Kluesner morrissey 41 The 2007-2008 residents of McClinn Hall. photo by A iy.i Her hberger McClinn big sisters bond with their little sisters at the kickoff picnic, photo courtesy of Emily Dare Participants storm the buffet at McClinn ' s annual Meal of Nations, photo by Djvid Prina a decade of lucky girls 42 McClinn Hall was built in 1997 through the contributions of Mr. Terrence McClinn. This year marked the 1 0th anniversary of McClinn Hall, and the Shamrocks celebrated in style with a private dinner in the Jordan Hall of Science. Mr. McClinn hosted the catered dinner and provided each resident with a McClinn 10th anniversary mug and Codiva hot chocolate. He told the residents how much he enjoyed seeing the dorm grow as a community throughout its ten years. Mr. McClinn visits the dorm at least once each year and enjoys the gold standard meeting its residents and seeing first-hand the effects of his generous contribution. As a special treat, Fr. Hesburgh spoke to the residents at the 10th anniversary dinner. He offered his insight into the early ye.irs of McClinn and the introduction of women at Notre Dame. It was a wonderful night enjoyed by all associated with the dorm. In addition to the dinner, McClinn held an entire spirit week dedicated to celebrating ten years of Shamrocks, togas, and circumventing " Lake O ' Neill. " sforv Ifv Emily Dorc I kt Meal of Nations, the food loes quickly as participants fill leir plates, pllulo b n.nid Frin,i The female division (harlot champions show off their spirit. photo ctH rftNv of Emilv Dorc Paula Freitag and Lulu Meraz enjoy the fall SYR- " Under the Sea . " photo rourtosv of iulii Mpr.t7 Clad in togas, Shamrocks await The McClinn tootball team the start of the Dillon Pep dresses up for their Halloween Rally, photo by Anya Hershberger game, photo courtesy of Lulu Meraz elebrating the 10th anniversary v_ of their dorm, the McClinn Hall Shamrocks enjoyed a truly wonderful year. Whether wearing Halloween costumes to their flag football games, volunteering at the Women ' s Care Center, or dancing the night away at Casino Night, McClinn girls strengthened new and old friendships through wonderful interhall and intrahall events. Shamrocks could be found chanting the famous Hut cheer at pep rallies, wearing green togas, and claiming victory at interhall events like the Keough Chariot Race. McClinn also hosted Casino Night and Meal of Nations and strengthened its internal bonds through Section-of- the-Month awards and Christmas Section Decorating competitions. Through these and numerous other events, the McClinn Shamrocks truly came together as a community, bonded by tradition and friendship. story by Emily Dore edited by .aura Seago ten years of togas mcglinn hall mcglinn 43 This year O ' Neill Hall ' s Miss ND pageant was full of fierce competition. One girl from each women ' s dorm is invited to participate in the competition. Howard Hallsophomore, Mary Jenkins, knew that it would take a lot to win the coveted title of Miss ND. After planning out her strategy with her pageant coaches, Jim Mealy and Drew Klein, Mary felt that she had a sharp and edgy performance that could beat her competition. The first event of the night was the evening wear portion. Dressed as a nun, Mary took the stage and outclassed and iss ND pageant out-prayed the other ladies. The next event was the talent portion of the evening. Inspired by Olive from the movie, Little Miss Sunshine, Mary performed a dance on stage. When it was time for the top five contestants to be announced, Mary held her breath in anticipation. Luckily, her name was called and she advanced to the finals. For the final question, Mary- displayed her desire for world peace by answering like Miss Teen South Carolina. All of Mary ' s hard work paid off at the end of the night, when she was declared Miss ND for 2007. Miss Howard is crowned as the 2007 Miss ND at O ' Neill ' s annual pageant, photo by Wu Yue A contestant performs during the 2007 Miss ND pageant. photo by Wu Yue The Angry Mob shows its true colors at the Georgia Tech Pep Rally, pholo by David Prim 44 the gold standard when you ' re in the mob, you ' re family o neill hall the men of O ' Neill have a lot more to brag about than just their luxurious accommodations. No matter whether it is at interhall sports games, pep rallies, dorm sponsored events, or campus wide activities, the men of O ' Neill Hall take pride in their dorm. Located in the center of West Quad or " the suburbs, " O ' Neill is home to almost three hundred undergraduates. The students that call O ' Neill home refer to themselves as The Angry Mob. This year O ' Neill sponsored their signature events. Recess and The Miss ND Pageant. Recess, which took place at the beginning of the school year, was held on South Quad and allowed students to take a break from their studies and play some classic childhood games such as dodgeball. O ' Neill has been named Men ' s Hall of the Year for the past two years in a row. To keep up the streak, the men worked hard to keep a high profile on campus. Story written and edited by Maddy Zollo Contestants answer questions O ' Neill 4-B dres ses up to for a panel of judges at Miss celebrate Halloween. ND 2007. photo by Wu Yue P ' " " ° ' . ' Partes Dragon-Johnson 1; Nl ' iII juniors travel to Ann ' " ' I tor the Michigan game. ' ourtesy of Brendan McManus O ' Neill men get dressed up in preparation for their fall SYR. photo courtesy of Mike Many The dorm shows its holiday spirit with their O ' Neill wreath. photo courtesy of Cory Hartmann o ' neill 45 pangborn hall pherocious phoxy phemales Pangborn Mall, guarded by two ferocious lions, is home to some of the phoxiest ladies on campus. Built in 1955, Pangborn was a men ' s dorm until 1992 when it was taken over by females. This year, Pangborn participated in a variety of events on campus and within the South Bend community. The women of Pangborn supported the football team at all pop rallies sporting their purple and green, alongside their mascot, the Phox. Pangborn is known for its Phox Phire which is held annually as Pangborn ' s extravagant signature event. This year, the Phoxes also organized Pangborn Project Pumpkin Pie. Students from each dorm gathered in North Dining Hall to make about seventy pumpkin pies to donate to the Help Rescue Mission. In addition, the annual Spring Fling with neighbor Fisher is always a treat after a hard days ' work at the Fisher Regatta. story written ,ind edited by C sey Carney Freshmen Phoxes dance the night i)w,iy during Frosh-o. IJhoUi f ourrpsy of Ailic Cnhtk Phoxy ladies get pumped up before a pep rally. phuto courtesy o Lvwh Three phoxes dressed and ready for the SYR. phijto ( t}urtf y ol .• itic Ctirrn k A nerdy couple ready for the Nerdy or Sexy themed SYR. photo t ourtosy ttl Atliv ( jrru 1 A nerdy guy and sexy girls have a fun night at the SYR. plutlit lourti ' sx 1) Allio ( Mrii k AU the gold standard Pangborn Hall ' s signature event was Phox Phire. All the phoxes of Pangborn Hall invited friends and acquaintances from the rest of campus to join the Pangborn Phoxes at a raging bonfire on Holy Cross Hill. The girls hosted a fun filled night complete with s ' more making, hot chocolate drinking, and, most importantly, the burning of mascots of opposing football teams. Each dorm on campus was invited to make a mascot to destroy at the bonfire. This year ' s Phox Phire was held on Thursday, November 1, 2007. Cash prizes were awarded to the dorms who created the first and second place mascots. Breen-Phillips Hall won first place with their version of the Boston College Eagle they built, and the women of Lyons Hall received second place with their Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket. During this year ' s Phox Phire, Pangborn also raffled off a football autographed by Notre Dame Coach Ara Parseghian. The money collected from the raffle ticket sales was given to the school that Pangborn sponsors in Ghana, located in West Africa, storv by Allie Carrick nhnx nhirP Pangborn Phoxes show support at a pep rally. photo courtesy of Allie Carrick The raging bonfire from this year ' s Phox Phire. photo courtesy of Alllc Carrick Pangborn Phoxes during the 2007-2008 school-year photo by David Prina pangborn 47 Stedsmen get ready for the use football game. phittn nturli ' yv nf Si. E(l .ir(h Stedsmen enjoy nice weather with a B8Q on the quad. ph.i(iii.n;rrc-i ol ' Sl- Elh .ml Residents perform in the show " ND ' s got talent. " photo coune ui St- Echwmh Residents and elates during ttiu Halloween reception. photo courtesy of St. Edwards Idtfili.ill Iciolhall players liuddlo (luring playoffs. photo courtesy of St. Edwards The gentlemen of St. Edward ' s Hall welcomed fifty new freshmen to the dorm this year. Throughout much of September and October, residents tried to think of a mascot for the dorm, but failed, leaving the men without a formal mascot, but known as Stedsmen. The interhall sports teams achieved success throughout the year due in large part to the support the players gained from their fellow Stedsmen. Residents helped cheer on the football team as they posted their first winning season in recent history, finishing with a record of 3-2. The residents of St. Edward ' s participated in and hosted events around campus all year. The men hosted the Purdue game watch in LaFortune. Following with tradition, freshmen and select upperclassmen assisted the ushering staff during pep rallies. The men also participated in " secret " events with their sistir dorm, Badin, throughout the year sUiry by Paul Macuis edited by Casey Carney studly stedsmen St. edward ' s hall 4B the gold standard Stedsmen show spirit un their way to the Navy pep rally. photo courtesy of St. Edwards Residents gather during the Founder ' s dinner reception. photo courtesy of St. Edwards A Stedsmen cooks burgers at the dorm concession stand. photo courtesy of St. Edwards St. Edward ' s Hall celebrated its signature event, Founders Week, October 29, 2007 through November 3, 2007. Founder ' s Week is named for St. Edward, the king and confessor, the patron saint of Edward Sorin, C.S.C, the founder of the University of Notre Dame. The week commenced with a rededication of the Gregorian Room in St. Edward ' s Hall Monday night. On Tuesday, the residents of the dorm were served a delectable dinner. Following dinner, the Stedsmen received a speech about what it means to be a founders week Notre Dame man from a true Notre Dame man, Fr. Bill Miscamble, CSC. On Wednesday, the men hosted a Halloween " reception " where dancing was highly encouraged. On Thursday, the men of St. Ed ' s held their inaugural " Notre Dame ' s Got Talent " event. The event raised approximately five hundred dollars which was donated to the chairty, Holy Cross Schools In Uganda. On Friday, the men concluded Founders Week by hosting the Navy pep rally, dressed in traditional garb of war paint and kilts. stor ' bv Paul Macias St. edward ' s 49 2007-2008 Residents of Pasquerillci East Hall. photo by David Pnnn HpPil iA Pasquerilla East hosts its Silent Ni ht Silent Auction. phnhi hv Dilvid Prm,t I Si 3 Students line up to place their bids on numerous items. phoU) by iXn id I ' rin.i B Hi ■ silent night silent auction Pasquerilla East ' s signature charity event, Silent Night Silent Auction, had its most successful year ever this winter! On November 29th, 2007, Pyros of Pasquerilla came together with the rest of the Notre Dame ampus for a fun-filled evening in the LaForlune Ballroom. The talented Undertones performed a medley of songs and Chipotle Restaurant generously donated free burritos. With hoi (hoeolate in hand, students anxiously bid on ex( iting audion items. Among the most popular items auctionetl off this year were an autographed |oe Montana jersey, an autographed Notri ' Dame mens ' basketball, a dessert of the month package, movie baskets, and gift ( ards for shops and restaur.ints loi .ited in the South Bend area. The audion raised money for the iharity Buikling Tomorrow .ind collected almost $7500. Pasquerilla East donated the proceeds from its Silent Night Silent Auction event to hel() tonstrud .i sihool in Ugand.i. This annual Pasc|uerilla East event just keeps getting hotter! sfory by Sh,iy Tborlnn 50 the gold standard Pyro pumps her fist during = Georgia Tech pep rally. oto by O n id rrin.i Pyros cheer during ihe Notre Dame fight song, photo by David Prin t Pyro fire chiefs get pumped at the Georgia Tech pep rally. photo by David Priru Women of Pasquerilla East A swarm of firefighting Pyros cheer on their trek to the JACC. proudly bears the PE flag. photo by David Prina photo by David Pnna the Pyros were welcomed home this year with hand painted signs pointing to PE that read: " Lookin ' For Some Hot Stuff? " This year the residents of PE enjoyed countless opportunities for fun, friendship, and some hot stuff. Highlights included Mod Quad Week with a luau and rockstar-themed dance, PyrOlympics, a Log Cabin Getaway, and spirited pep rallies complete with firefighter hats, homemade noisemakers, and a new PE flag. The dorm maintained its reputation for World Wide Wednesdays, and began its support of Building Tomorrow, a charity supporting Uganda. Pyromania was a week of activities including a lava cake social, hall treasure hunt, a nail soiree, Mardi Gras mask-making, and a " Pasquerade " Ball. PE, as it creates new traditions and improves old ones, continues to be a community of hall spirit, camaraderie, and welcome, story by Kdtherine Schilling " lookin for some hot stuff? ' ' pasquerilla east hall pasquerilla east 51 The Siegfried Day of Man, Siegfried Hall ' s annual benefit for the South Bend Center for the Homeless, was a creative and refreshing reminder to everyone that the pursuit of social justice belongs to everyone and solidarity can reach beyond the walls of the homeless shelter. But this event, more than merely a fundraiser, also sought to make people more aware of the plight of America ' s homeless. On February 7, 2008, 133 Siegfried men donned shorts, t-shirts, and flip- flops in the second annual Day of Man. Braving the snow and ice, they got a day of m n taste of homelessness as they spent the entire day sloshing through the slush and raising money for the South Bend Center for the Homeless. One day and $4000 later, the men of Siegfried were proud to have raised awareness of the plight of the homeless. While it may seem trivial, this simple action served to remind everyone that there are those among us that go without many necessities. Siegfried Hall, recognized that the time to act is now, and this year decided to Man Up. story by Robbie Berndrdin Mike Dean " Mans Up " to raise money for the homeless, photo counc iy ot Dm) Zanghi ling the airwaves for " Day of Man. " i h( lo courtesy of D,i Znnghi 2007-2008 residents of Siegfried Hall, photo by Djvid f ' rin.i 52 the gold sl.inil.iKl Siegfried hall the magnamious men of mod quad donningtheirsignaturehornsand well-placedtogas,thepassionate and affable Ramblers were proud to represent the very best of Notre Dame. Siegfried prides itself on a stellar sports tradition, with various interhali teams earning interhall crowns and others achieving podium finishes. On the heels of this success, Siegfried was in adamant pursuit of its first Recsports ' All Sports Trophy. The men of Siegfried possessed a strong social conscience, hosting two popular events to raise money for important causes. The Rambler Scrambler featured a collection of personalized miniature golf holes used as a fundraising tool to benefit ALS research, an ailment that plagued the dorm ' s late benefactor, Ray Siegfried. In the invigorating Day of Man, residents braved the harsh February weather in summer gear to generate awareness for the homeless, garnishing donations for the South Bend Center for the Homeless, story by Chris Mueller The men of Siegfried show their football frenzy, photo by Dtivid Prina Rallying behind the Ramblin ' spirit at the Horn Ceremony. phofo ( ourtesv ot Dan Zanghi ■ boys cheer wildly for the Tien ' s soccer team, photo tesy of Dan Zanghi The two-time defending interhall cross country champions, photo courtesy of Dan Zanghi Austin Peiffer and Chris Mueller flex some muscle at the grill, photo courtesy of Dan Zanghi Siegfried 53 pasquerilla west hall welcome to purple paradise the Purple Weasels of Pasquerilla West Hall kept very busy in 2007-2008. They showed their support for the football team with great attendance at the pep rallies, especially the Boston College rally that they hosted. The Purple Weasels also continued their tradition of athletic excellence playing deep into the playoffs in interhall football and dodgeball and winning the golf scramble and basketball championship. Pasquerilla West also proved their commitment to service by participating in many service events around campus and in the South Bend community. They also sent winter hats and mittens to childrenattendingtheMission School in Hays, Montana. Throughout the year, of course, the Purple Weasels found time to have fun, enjoying the many campus events and chasing away the winter blues with Queen Week in mid-Februar . story by Sara Cermak edited by Danielle Straccia Sr. Sue hosts a tea for her residents. l lu lo rourtesy of PW I ' W Weasels look at a f(i()ll)all concession stand. pholo courtay of PW treshnian Annie Viilly smiles and cheers in the stands. fiholo In IXivid I ' niM 54 the gold standard For the Purple Weasels of Pasquerillri West Hall, Queen Week provides an opportunity to forget about the dreary February weather and focus on having fun and bonding with dormmates. In 2008, the Queen Week theme was " Board Games. " Each section picked a game to use as inspiration for hall decorations and nominated a treshman as Princess. The hallways turned into the jungle from lumanji, life-size versions of the Life and Monopoly, the feminine world of Pretty Pretty Princess, the landmarksof Candyland, and the mysterious house of Clue. Events such as ice cream eating contests, section-decorating contests, scavenger hunts, and food drives were held throughout the week and points were awarded based on attendance and skill. The Weasels also competed to see which section could sell the most carnations, with the moeny going to the Mission School on a reservation in Hays, Montana. Queen Week 2008 culminated with an SYR and the Princess of the section with the most points, Nicki Allen of 2A, was crowned Queen. story by Sara Cermak .queen week Weasels get ready for the carnation sale of Queen Week. jihoto courtesy of PW Tara Clerkin and PW ' s Queen Nicki Allen. photo courtesy of PW Residents of Pasquerilla West Hall 2007-2008. J photo by Mary Conroy pasquerilla west 55 Otters fight to stay afloat in the Fisher Regatta. photo courtesy ofMicbjel Say es Two Serin residents display their Halloween spirit. photo courtesy of Michael Sayles Men of Sorin prepare to host the Duke Pep Rally. photo courtesy of Michael Sayles Otters celebrate Secession Week, sliding in the mud. photo courtesy of Michael Sayles Hall President Michael Sayles is " sworn " into office. photo courtesy of Michael Sayles Sorin College is the oldest Catholic dorm in the country on one of the most prestigious campuses in the world. This dorm, more than any other, embodies what it means to be a part of the Notre Dame Family. The tradition of Sorin is not only the oldest but also the most revered on campus. Sorin has stood and watched other dorms rise around it, and Sorin men agree that each falls short in comparison. The Otters have a premier location on campus, and unique architecture with the famous porch and swings, towering ceilings, and beloved turrets. Legendary Otters include Rockne, Krause, Lujack, Lattner, Sayles, Lall, Burke, and McCushin. Sorin is also home to University President Emeritus, Father Edward " Monk " Malloy. From the Talent Show to Secession Week and all of their shenanigans in between, the men of Sorin form a brotherhood like no other. .story by Michael S,wles t ' dltcd by M.irv Schubert 56 sorin college the gold standard frater pro fratre I The 2007-2008 residents of Sorin Hall, photo by David Prina Sorin men do pushups at the Blue and Cold game. hoto courtesy of Michael Sayles Otters roughhouse at a tailgate before a big game. photo courtesy of Michael Sayles On Friday, October 19th, the men of Sorin gathered in front of their dorm for their annual talent show. Using their porch as a stage, Sorin men performed skits, jokes, and songs, highlighting their varied talents and poking fun at other Sorin residents. This show was part of a long tradition within the dorm. The first Sorin Talent Show took place in 1888 before the dorm ' s first winter. The men of Sorin, who were used to living in large, open quarters and studying in open, public spaces enjoyed the privacy afforded them by their new rooms; sorin talent show however, their private rooms were " large enough to encourage study, and at the same time small enough to discourage visiting. " As the prospect of deep snowfalls approached, the residents could sense the loneliness that awaited them as they labored diligently in their isolated rooms throughout the cold months. Residents found themselves in need of an outlet for some of their creative energy before they buckled down for a long winter of studying. Thus, the annual Sorin Talent Show was born. ston ' In Michael Savles sonn 57 Walsh women practice the Irish jig al Frxrtball 101. fiholu In VVu Yuv McKenzie Kennedy and Carlcne Koken make fxjsters for Wild Week. Violo Lejh .in A Walsh woman shows off her dance moves al the Fall Frolic dance, pholo by Wu Vue wild week cV Id 1 1 frolic Walsh Halls Wild Week is always a week full of crazy fun. This year, the week starter! off with a Mass on Sunday, followed hy a differeni event ea h day. Events in( luded t- shirt tie-dying, hall de orating, and even a friendly giime of kiikliall. The hall decorating was a favorite this year, as each floor competed lo be the Ix-st. The winning fl K)r received jimmy lohn ' s. As always, the wrck (()n(lude l with the Fall Frolii, the highly .intit ip,ile l ( atholi( school girls danie. This year in (Mrticular, the Wild Wtfk committee did an excellent job of promoting and engaging dorm unity. " I definitely enjoyed Wild Week more this year. All of the activities were fun, and brought back memories of high s« h H)l homec oming week. It was nice lo see so many girls gel into it, ' said so()homore Lauren Corona. A walk down memory lane is always more enjoyaide when you have friends to do it with, and Wild Week offered |ust that. It oilered a ihaiue for women to g.ilh(-r and lelebrate |usl what it me.ins lo I h a Wild W iman of Walsh. htr iv V,lfl ,in the gold standard nn iiig thoir spirit, Walsh amen attend a pep rally. olo In Lc.ih Si ' .in .m Walsh women learn the secrets of making chocolate creations. photo bv Wu Yue Walsh Women dressed in green at the BC football game. photo courteiy of te.i i Si j i .in At the Mr. ND Pageant, junior Elizabeth Berger interviews a ( I HiU ' ;) iii(iW i Lennon Walsh Hall staff enjoy the presence of Father Jenkins after Mass in Walsh, photo by Wu Yue ho are, who are, who are we? Wwe are W.I.LD.! The Wild Women of Walsh had more than just catchy cheers this year to make a name for themselves. The Women had spirit and pride, and even a sweet tooth. Walsh hiall hosted its usual events, Football 101 and Mr. ND, but also enjoyed a special visit from a chef who demonstrated the how-to of and chocolate, topped with powdered chocolate making. The Women also sugar. When the Women weren ' t began a tradition of hosting a puppy filling their sweet tooth, they were in chow Mass every Monday, sponsored fact showing their pride at pep rallies by a different floor each week. After and flag football games, or engaging Mass, the residents gathered in their in a variety of service activities. Spirit, RA ' s room to enjoy a snack of puppy service, and a sweet tooth - that was chow, which consisted of Chex what described Walsh hiall this year. covered with melted peanut butter story written and edited by Leah Scanlan displaying spirit, service, and a sweet tooth walsh hall walsh 59 Respect. In the world of interhall football, Stanford Hall didn ' t get much of It before the season started. The Griffins knew they ' d be good, though. This was their year, this was their time. Only one thing would suffice this year, and beating rival Keenan for the first time in memory wasn ' t it. With a chip on their shoulder, the Griffins donned their black unis and stepped into the trenches. A 3-0 Stanford team had the gall to punch their perennial bullies in the mouth and Keenan flinched first. The number one seed in the playoffs, the Griffins still didn ' t get enough respect. They persevered on a 4th and goal in overtime against Dillon and then rolled Fisher in the semis to reach the game they knew they ' d be in against an opponent they knew all too well. Even though they had already beat Keenan in the regular season, the Griffins came in as the underdog. Inspired by a rowdy crowd, they went blow for blow with Keenan and landed the decisive punch in a 7- championship bout. On that fateful Sunday, Stanford was in the house. And the whole interhall world knew it. itory by Njtbitn Bernardi he champions The Stanford Griffin takes a lap around the JACC at a pep rally. photo by Anya Hershberger Stanford men show off their championship trophy. photo courtesy of Katie RIcci Stanford Griffins get rowdy at a pep rally, photo by Mary Conroy 60 I he gold standarc Stanford hall • unior Jonathan Toups shares his I personal experiences from his years as a Griffin in Stanford Hall, which he has learned to call home: " While abroad last year, I had my own bathroom and twice the space of the average Notre Dame dormitory room, so I was a little apprehensive to return to Stanford 50 years in the cinderblock palace Hall. All I remembered was how all the rooms are more or less the exact same size and how the bricks are lined up one on top of the other rather than staggered because the hall was supposed to be torn down by now. What I had forgotten about was the musty, sticky smell which is the result of the combination of no air ventilation and sweaty athletes. Yet Stanford Hall is the place where I have had my fondest memories of the Notre Dame campus. I am a Griffin (or a Stud if you so choose), always will be, am proud to be, and would not have it any other way. " story by Jonathan Toups edited by Laura Seago The Stanford football team Stanford men cheer at a pep celebrates their championship rally in the fall, win. photo courtesy of Katie Ricci pijoto by Mary Conroy ew Polich and Caitlin II prepare for the pirate photo courtesy of Caitlin Ardell Michael Furman topples off a human pyramid at the stadium. photo courtesy of lohn Odenweller Griffins relax after Stanford ' s section football championship. photo courtesy ot Nathan Bcrnardi Stanford 61 welsh family hall tthe Whirlwind family expanded during the 2007 2008 school year. The ten-year-old West quad dorm welcomed a new rector, Sister Christine Connolly, OP and 86 members of the 201 1 class. Welsh Family ' s signature events include the Block Party, Welsh Family Feud and the Welsh Family Dance Show. whirlwinds rule the west The Whirlwinds believe they have the best dorm on campus. It is hard to disagree. They have a prime location: two minutes walking from the South Dining Hall and only three minutes to the Hammes bookstore. Plus, DeBartolo is less than five minutes by foot. At least it was before the Law School construction started. Welsh Family always has plenty of athletes roaming the halls. This year the Whirlwinds boasted a second place finish in the inter-hall football championship. Additionally, the dorm is blessed with some of the friendliest women you will find at Notre Dame, ston ur ften ind edited bv Kathleen Martirifz Freshmen Whirlwinds learn a Welsh Fam girls meet in the 24 new dance at orientation, photo hour space before a pep rally. courtesy of Meghan Mulhern photo courtesy of Meghan Mulhem Frosh-O staff members run i dorm event for orientation. pholii iimrlfsy of Mvghan Mulhvin Si hinipli sport-, tho blue Whirlwhind costume, phoio courtciy uf Meghan Mulhem Amanda Muslo and Caitlin Maflden meet after mass for cake with Father Greg, phiuo itHjrlesy of Meghan Mulhern 62 the gold standard The third Annual Welsh Family Hall Block Party was held on September 20, 2007 . Students from all over the Notre Dame campus were invited to West Quad lor an afternoon and evening fun. The Whirlwinds provided multiple games, tables of food, and also music! Carnival games, a large inflated bungee run, and fish pond kept students entertained. Music also added to the warm September event. Musical acts from different groups around campus perfomed in front of Reckers. Harmonia, Project Fresh, )ohn Conroy, and the Bagpipe band provided the upbe at atmosphere. Several local South Bend vendors provided food. Students were also stuffed with pink cotton candy and warm bags of buttery popcorn. The Whirlwinds ' Block Party was a successful event that raised over $1000 for Touching Tiny Lives. Welsh Family ' s dorm charity, Touching Tiny Lives, provides assistance to children in Lesotho, Africa. Generous donations were given by Notre Dame students through the many carnival games, event t-shirts sales, and food stands. block party Pizza and hot wings were sold at the block party in West Quad, photo by Wu Yue Welsh family residents sell tickets for the block party. photo by Wu Vue The WhlHwinds placed 2nd in nterhall football, photo courtesy of MegKin Mulhern welsh family 63 eat ure story: zahm hous " With the rowdiest and most raucous reputation on campus, members of Zahm House form tight bonds and most consider themselves brothers " t last, the residents of Zahm Hall dean call themselves the brothers of Zahm House. After years of arguing in Senate that Notre Dame should formally recognize Zahm Hall as Zahm House, the resolution was finally passed in March 2007 fter Zahm senator Luke Derheimer reintroduced it. Inthepast, opponents of the resulution had fought against it by claiming that accepting Zahm House would too closely resemble a (jfeek system. Yet for the first time, Zahm ' s resolution had gained the support of the majority of the senators, winning the vote 20-6. Senior Zahmbie Andrew Digan said " Zahm House is a family rather than a dorm. " A short, simple yet powerful response that accurately explains why Zahm residents fought so ardently, during so many years to get this resolution passed. For the men of Zahm House, the dome is truly thi ' ir home away from home in the form of iheir infamous dorm. Ted KraLschmer, proud president of Zahm for ihe academic year 2007-2008 explains his on-iampus home. " Zahm Mouse is home lo Notre Dame ' s 2.W finest men. With the rowdiest and most raucous reputation on campus, members of Zahm House form tight bonds and most consider themselves brothers. Despite their mischievous ways, the Zahmbies are well known for their commitment to service. Zahm ' s annual Spring Carnival, open to the whole campus, is especially meant for underprivileged children. Every year, children from various organizations arrive on North Quad for an afternoon of fun. All enjoy the free food, carnival games, pony rides, and petting zoo. In addition, they work closely with Charlie Weis ' charitable organization, Hannah and Friends and the South Bend Center for the Homeless. " Zahm House is also famous ihroughout the campus for its mas(()i, Ignats, a moose heati naounled on the wall in the common area. Tradition re(|uires that in oriler for any female to (.jr in the basement they must kiss Ignats. In addition, during finals week, many. Zahmbies participate in a (elebrated semiannual study l)i( ' ak through l.aFortune. " sfory written .md Aliii ' d by leniffer Vek ' Z tit « r IltBl i! 1 i i v» 1 iiiil p : p •f Zahm residents are known for their silent protest. photo by D vid Prina Freshmen Zahmbies get initiated to the dorm traditions. photo courtesy of Ted Kratschmer The Zahm regatta team gathers in prayer before competing. photo courtesy of Ted Kratschmer the 2007-2008 residents of zahm house zahm 65 Old College seminarians and staff for the 2007-2008 year. phtiUi courtesy ot K ' ev n Wack 1 K RS%M I Old Collegians BBQ before the ND vs. Duke game. photo courtesy of Kevin Wack III s fi H UM V Bob Dunsmuir attracts customers to the concession stand. photo courtesy of Kevin W ck L ■ !■! 1 1 Mil In i the old college program Old College, the original main building on the Notre Dame campus, is the undergraduate seminary for the Indiana province of the Congregation of Holy Ooss Priests. Old ( ' ollege houses 14 undergraduate men who are fo( used on disc eriiinga call to the religious life. The men of Old College are introduced into religious life in Holy Cross through participation in a variety of ministric retreats, and sacraments. Such pai ' ii ip.ilion in( ludes receiving d.iily Euch,iii-.t and praying Liturgy of ihe Hours, spmlual direction, servite jjlacements, one- on-one meetings with formation staff and spiritual directors, and participating in weekly community gatherings. In addition to their (onimitment to the religious lile, residents of Old College attend (lasses to obtain an undergratluale degree. Old (!ollegi,ins are free to pursue the undergraduate degree of their choice but are required to take classes in both theology and philosophy in preparation to enter the M.islers in Divinity program upon (omplelion of m undergraduate degree. story l)y Kevin W ' jck j f 66 the gold sl,iii(laril d Collegians deal a game of :ard draw at " Casino Night. " )fo ourtesy of Kevin W ick Residents play poker with the residents of Holy Cross House. photo courtesy of Kei in The log chapel is located next door to Old College. photo coui esy of Kevin Wjck Participants in the " Mundelein Seminary Shootout " basketball Old Collegians attend Mass tournament. inside the log chapel. photo courtesy of Kevin Wack P ° " ™ ' ' «) ' ° ' ' ' " ' ' " Old College welcomed eight new men into the seminary this year to begin their academic studies and formation for the religious life in the Congregation of HolyCross. Residents started out the year by attending an annual retreat to LaPorte, IN, where they joined fellow seminarians and priests for a week of fellowship and learning. Throughout the year, the residents of Old College stay active in many ways. Besides assisting in several liturgies around campus, the seminarians spent a great deal of time in public ministry teaching religious education classes. In mid- January, the residents of Old College attended the annual " Mundelein Seminary Shootout, " just north of Chicago. This tournament brings seminarians from across the midwest to compete in a 5 on 5 basketball tournament. The Holy Cross team finished in second place after winning several hard fought games. story by Kevin Wack edited by Casey Carney brought together by faith old college old college 67 achievement A unifying characteristic of Notre Dame students is the desire to achieve. Whether our achievements are measured in grade points or touchdowns, we always strive to maximize our success. As Notre Dame students, we intend to reach every goal we can, after which we promptly set new ones. This desire to improve ourselves and our surroundings is what makes us true Domers. F(A students in Notre Dame ' s active research program in Haiti, it is not the pride of accomplishment that motivates them, but the satisfac tion that oni ' i. , they will make a difference. Since 1999, t)ur stLldenl have worked to eliminate a parasitic disease, changing; the lives of Hainan residents with their continLied achievements (secvory on page 74). lulio Niiru ' i;.! c ' s viinpli " ' m .1 l.ihor.ilory. pholo ) - t.iur.i .Si ' .ii;i 68 the gold sl.ii m .ambitious Intellects The largest and oldest college at Notre Dame continues to flourish, challenging students to think critically, communicate effectively, and analyze information well. Students in the College of Arts and Letters have the opportunity not only to learn from and analyze information previously generated, but to create their own knowledge. Information with ownership cultivatesasense of confidence to utilize talents developed during undergraduate experiences for significant academic, professional, and global contributions. The Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC) program accomplishes this mission. Students approved forthe program receive grantfunding for in-depth projects in areas of interest, giving them the ability to complete internships, attend conferences, conduct research, and engage in cultural events. " This program gives flesh to the Arts and Letters mission as students engage in their own inquiries and begin to shape their own opinions, " comments Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Stuart Greene. Exploring global politics was the objective of one Learning Beyond the Classroom participant. During his travels to Kuala Lumpur, Malasia, Gary Barnabo sat in on the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), an international conference thai ijrought together decision makers in the Muslim world. Through the experience, he came to appreciate contemporary challenges in the Muslim world and leaders ' attempts to respond to them. " I have written heavily on the Forum ' s role in the Muslim world in my classes, and have used the material from the conference panels and personal conversations to give my research and writing a deeper intellectual base, " he said. Gary ' s commitment to his academic passions helped him to seek out information that would have been otherwise unavailable. " The project enhanced my academic coursework because it allowed me to bring a totally fresh and new set of knowledge to my work at Notre Dame, " he felt. " When students receive a Learning Beyond the Classroom Grant, there is suddenly an obligation to make use of the resources provided, and to come back to campus with something that can make a difference, " Gary added. Students return from their experiences with a sense of eagerness and curiosity that prompts them to engage in continual learning. Hence, the program emphasizes the unmatched support of student endeavors that makes studying in the College of Arts and Letters an education that lasts for a lifetime. s(orv written ,iihI fditfd by Susttnnv Oe5iifU yearning to learn for a lifetime. 70 thr gi ilil si, 111(1, 11(1 -When students receive a Learning Beyond the Classroom Grant, there is suddently an obligation to make use of the resources provided, and to come back to campus with something that can make a difference " Gary Barnabo witnessed global dialogue with an LBC Grant. photo courtesy of Fdzii Irwan Students visit Cape Town after interviewing labor economists with an LBC Grant. photo courtesy ol Meg Towie Mary DeBartolo hit the slopes while conducting LBC research on winter tourism in Bulgaria. photo courtesy of Mary DeBartolo college of arts letters 71 Students oll.iljortile to discuss Fii ' ld Project objectives. photo courtesy of Icusici McMtinus W.irnoH Topics in Inlrodui lion to Business Ethics provoke classroom c( )nversati( in . l hoto hy n.n nl Prin,! 72 the gold st.iiuLird b usiness through Students who study business learn about building economic opportunity, but at Notre Dame, students take it one step further as they also learn how business can build society and build lives. Ethics and values-led business practices are strongly emphasized in the business curriculum at Notre Dame. Students prepare to morally analyze ethical dilemmas, imagining possible solutions to them and creating a work environment that honors values, explains Dean Carolyn Woo of the Mendoza College of Business. In this context, " business becomes a vocation in terms of serving others, " she adds. Students are presented with these concepts early on in their coursework, as all first- year business students are required to take Introduction to Business Ethics. This course familiarizes students with ethical and moral theories in the hopes that these principles will guide students ' problem solving skills when making business decisions. In addition, the Center for Business Ethics at Notre Dame under Fr. Oliver Williams, C.S.C, has been promoting these ideals since 1978 and is one of the oldest ethics programs in the country. There is also the option to complement the required Business Ethics course with the Business Ethics Field Project, a one-credit undergraduate elective offered each semester. Jessica McManus Warnell is the director of the program, and nearly 400 students have participated since its inception in the Fall of 2000. The goal of the program is for students to understand how service can be integrated into everyday life, especially in the non-profit sector. The program also addresses the role that business people are called to serve as benefactors to the community. Conducting business according to the principles embraced at Notre Dame encourages students to ask themselves important questions, assessing who will benefit from their business decisions and what their true motives are. Answering these questions ethically makes certain that business men and women of the future will truly understand how positive social gains can be achieved through business practices. Jessica McManus Warnell makes it clear that the focus on business ethics is true to the University mission of working for justice and humanity. " It illustrates how each student can use his or her skills for good in the world, " she says. Therefore, it is evident that the framework for corporate social responsibility fostered in the business curriculum extends beyond the business college, and even further than the University, as students become skilled at using their talents to uphold human dignity and serve the greater community. story written and edited by Susdnne DeSantis building economies and communities college of business 73 f eatu re " Resean at Notre Dame means learning with a purpose " active research spans the globe I the Notre Dame College Clof Sciences, research means taking an active approach to the investigation and discovery of human knowledge. In addition to lab work, students are encouraged to immerse lenisclves in projects at field sites or e on l) exploring completely different ruluircs. " Research at Dtre Dame meafi learning with a poUpose. It helps to ( nnnect what you leaNato what you c ctually do with the kn ledge, " junioterennan Bollman notesl he possibililfes of uncovering inforn iion about ie most significant world ptoblems, thi scope of the research don iLNotre Dame, and the amount of ponj ic helped are limitless. One such endeavor is the Haiti Program, which was founded by Fr. Thomas Streit, C.S.C, and has been funded at the University since 1999. The program was an initiative to partner with the Global Alliance to eliminate the par.isitit disivist ' Lymphatic Filariasis (known more commonly as LP or Elephantiasis) in Haiti by 2013. The mission ' s success depends on ihi- inip.iit of long term mass drug administration and supplements of DEC-fortified salt products given to control the hosts — the people of Haiti who are affected. However, these initiatives are difficult to accomplish, as Haiti ' s complex third-world infrastructure works against research efforts. Still, close to thirty students have gone through the program, each with a vision or proposal for progress in this undertaking. The program illustrates the broad scope of the research conducted at Notre Dame and the efforts to practically apply students ' research potential at a global level. Investment in scientific research ,ir Notre Dame this year meant djiigiin ( ' and perseverance. It meant fighting lor a cause continually, and underste clin} he implications of a problemVrom a ohi Derspective: both scie ific and sociaLiNiigant dynamical! working through adversity, anM it meant fulfilling both a scientific aid a Catholic duty — essentially emqpdying the University mission. •Aoiy vvriHt ' fi , n iHlilal bv Sur mnv % 74 (h( gold standard tier Stavinoha collects data, •jping to improve health , ' thin the Haitian community. Brennan Bollman and Tyler Stavinoha exemplified the spirit of research at Notre Dame. Brennan proposed a field study on dietary patterns, assessing w hether consuming bouillon cubes compensates for iodine deficiencies in Haiti. Tyler traveled to Haiti through a Kellogg Institute Grant to implement the study. Through the experience, Tyler saw how scientific premises are used at all levels of medicine. " It is our duty to use the abundant resources we have as a University to help others, " he believes. 1 hope I left the people of Haiti with the notion that we care and are all working for global health together. " photon hv n.nid Cook, NBC I o " era — 1-% o college of science 75 Brian Farrell, junior, explori- Chaco Canyon in New Mexiti ■ photo by lacqueline Anihvi Chris Thissen climbs Maun Kea,world ' s tallest mountain photo by lacquelitw Anthnm Senior Tim Roy, a Civil Engineer, stands on a hill of Basalt, photo by l,icquelinc Anlhtn " Anyone can look at a sample in a book, but when you can touch it, rub it, and lick it, it really pulls it all together for us. - Jacqueline Anthony 76 the gold standard m engineering becomes hands on Geologically speaking, Notre Dame is a pretty dull place to be. There are no active faults, no volcanoes, nor even outcrops of rock at the surface anywhere near campus, because the local bedrock - predominantly flat-lying limestone and shale - is buried by a few hundred feet of glacial outwash. With so little available to study in northern Indiana, geology students at Notre Dame have turned to the only foreseeable solution: field trips. Yes, there are geology students at Notre Dame. As members of the Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, they are enrolled in the College of Engineering, but they don ' t call themselves engineers. They are scientists {geoscientists, to be specific), seeking to understand the processes that govern the formation, transport, and physiochemical alteration ofearth materials. The Environmental Geosciences program at Notre Dame is truly interdisciplinary. It combines aspects of physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. Students of this particular major spend countless hours examining rock and mineral samples, brushing up on 4.6 billion years of history, and conducting extensive laboratory research. And, perhaps most importantly of all, they go on field trips. In 2008, students traveled from the lowest point in the western hemisphere (Badwater in Death Valley, California) to the _classk: tallest mountain on Earth when measured from base to summit (Mauna Kea, Hawaii). Highlights from past trips include stops at the Grand Canyon, Cadsbad Caverns, Yucca Mountain, and Big Bend National Park. Although these trips provided a welcome escape from South Bend, the purpose of the large amount of travelling was to provide not only a vacation, but a type of education that was found very rarely in any other engineering discipline at Notre Dame . These trips gave environmental geoscience students the unique opportunity to study geologic features that cannot be observed in Indiana. Furthermore, it provided a hands-on learning experience unlike that found in a mathematics textbook or a chemistry lab manual. This field of study challenged its students very early in their learning process to apply what they had learned from broad lectures and weekly quizzes in class to the examination of the geologic history of a few specifically geologically interesting locations across the country. On top of all of that, they are a lot of fun. Each discipline of Engineering was taught in what was deemed the most efficient method of instituting necessary knowledge. It was always a little different for the students of Environmental Geosciences. storv by Dan Mclnnes edited by Lindsay Cilmour rocks college of engineering 77 green and gold go hand in hand... If the mission of Notre Dame ' s School of Architecture could be summarized in one word, conservation may be the perfect term to describe it. Many are aware of the school ' s focus on traditional architecture, learning from successful past building designs. Though attention is directed at conserving past ideas by incorporating the origins of architecture into construction today, the program also aims to safeguard the future through its initiative to teach environmentally-conscious design. Green architecture is an effort to correct problems that architecture and urbanism pose to the environment. It promotes using more sustainable materials and attempting to reduce operational costs when designing buildings. Notre Dame has taught this concept in conjunction with its classical focus, as many older buildings were built using fewer resources. However, the issue came to the forefront with the entire University ' s recent " green living " endeavors. This past year, a task force on environmental sustainability and energy was formed under Dean Michael Lykoudis of the School of Architecture. The group, comprised of faculty and student delegates, discussed building respectfully and responsibly given the realities of climate change. " Architects are truly in the front lines of battle against global warming and acceleratingenvironmentaldegradationwesee in the world, " says Elijah Pearce, a student on the task force. Another effort of the task force included a study group for students interested in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation, which indicates familiarity with the nationally-accepted rating system for classifying green buildings. Students can learn about green building in the classroom as well. The " Nature and the Built Environment " seminar explored green practices in relation to urbanism and how people ' s beliefs about nature affect building design. The course was taught by Professor Norman Crowe, who has been passionate about green building since he was a student. " it is my hope that students develop an ethos about the environment for which we must become stewards, " he said in relation to the course objectives. The School of Architecture hopes that students graduate having learned to conserve both the concepts of long-ago and the natural wodd for the future. Monique Caron, a student on the task force, recognizes these intentions ami their impact on architects at Notre Dame: " The end result is a well-rounded student with a deep understanding of the past and the skills and knowledge to compete and excel in the architectural workplace today. " s(()r , iilicn .ind vdiled bv Susanne DeSuntis constructin to conserve »j- ' 78 ihc gold sl.iiui.ird Students observe projects incorporating green design elements, photo by Susanne rifS.vlli ' : Free-hand drawing is integrated into the " Nature and the Built Environment " seminar, photo by David Prina Professor Norman Crowe leads discussion about sustainable building practices. photo by David Prina TyngCulicki was recipi-: ent of the Caudreau, Inc. Intern- ship Travel- ing Fellow- i s h i p . H e r mission en- tailed evaluating the connection between green design and ur- banism in buildings throughout the coun- try. " There ' s much that can be accom- plished with building green, " Tyng notes. " It ' s not just about reducing energy con- sumption or using re- cycled materials. It ' s also about the people who work and live in the space, promoting healthy habitats, and enhancing the quality of life. " sources of progress college of architecture 79 Susan Bigelow savors the vii atop Wayna Picchu mounta photo courtesy of Susan Bigt ' a few words from the wise... I ' llttr■ r,l Intni.i )(ls,,. There is no way to predid a national championship football team at Notre Dame, but there is a way to ensure a great tail study abroad adventure. You can enjoy a morning hike in Assisi, an afternoon gondola ride in Venice, or catch a glimpse of the Great Wall of China, but you ' re bound to add to your postive experience if you heed these five points: 1. Find ihe nearest grocery store and acquaint yourself with its pasta seleclion. Special consideration: Red sau(e will st.iin, and European laundromats are dodgy establishments. 2. " Fighting Irish " isn ' t a reference to a college football team in the U.S., but a reference to the conflict in Northern Ireland. consideration: The rest of the world plays real " football. " 3. It ' s neither an optical illusion nor a myth that drinks in the U.K. are bigger and better than those in the U.S. Special consideration: In most countries drinking Is seen as a social lubricant, noi ,i I nmpetitive sport. -4 Mingle, be social, gel involved in community activities. A local who knows the city is invaluable. 5. Travel, explore, learn. The programs offered at Notre Dame place you in the very hearts of some of the most historic cities in the world. . dvantage! s((in l l(« ' t r,in 80 the gold standard pinnacle of success Seven days. Four buses. One train. Two us. We had spent nights in the reclining seats boats. Five hostels. One nearly vertical, early- of overnight buses, at a Chilean hostel whose morning climb... walls were decorated with blush-inducing And, at last, the Seventh Modern Wonder messages of visitors past, and in the upstairs of the World. room of a tiny Peruvian woman named Hilda. The study abroad trip that the eight of We had visited indigenous families on the us had spent weeks planning, thanks to the free wireless at a local Santiago Starbucks ' had finally reached its pinnacle - in every sense of the word. Chile celebrates her independence on September 18, which, to our delight, meant a week and a half without classes. So, begging our adopted homeland ' s pardon for missing her birthday, we seized the opportunity to pay a visit to our northern neighbors, Bolivia and Peru, with the ultimate goal of visiting the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Finding airline tickets a little too pricey, we opted for the do-it-yourself, budget option: ninety-five hours of bus travel over eleven days. " As we stood atop Wayna Picchu mountain for the first time and looked out over the cloud-swept Andean ruins of Macchu Picchu, every moment of our bus-hopping, epic journey became instantly worth it " floating islands of Lake Titicaca and crossed into Bolivia in a bus harboring a few mysterious passengers who sat hidden with several large coolers behind a makeshift curtain and refused to get off at checkpoints... As we stood atop Wayna Picchu mountain and for the first time and looked out over the cloud- swept Andean ruins of Machu Picchu, every moment of our bus- hopping, epic journey became instantly worth it. Filled with awe at the indescribable beauty of the panorama and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment, we celebrated as best we knew how: throwing our arms into the air and to the utter confusion of fellow By the time we reached Machu Picchu, we climbers, singing a joyful medley of Disney had eaten llama jerky at the Bolivian border, songs, " Gather " book favorites, and of course, ice cream in every city we visited, and pasta the Notre Dame Victory March, in the kitchen of a kind Peruvian family whose story by Susan Bigelow sons did their homework at the table next to edited by Susanne DeSantis means that were worth the end... fall stuciv abroad 81 beyond common Sleepless nights and anxiety can be fairly people, offers culture, museums, concerts, typical for any hard working Notre Dame and opportunities unlike any available in student, but when the Spring study abroad South Bend. students walked off their overnight flight and Some people say that study abroad students found themselves in a distant country, anxiety have it easy, for how could life in a beautiful levels were at an all time high. Sights and country with so much to offer provoke extra sounds of new surroundings overwhelmed worry? However, waking up at 3:30 a.m. for a them, promising wholly new experiences. Whether it was after hearing people speak Japanese, seeing the Andes Mountains out of the window, or passing by the Eiffel Tower, striking evidence made it clear to them that they weren ' t at Notre Dame anymore. These students were about to throw themselves into rooms with strangers, begin life as foreigners, and embark on a semester unlike any other. Every location has something special to offer the Notre Dame students studying abroad during the Spring semester. If you were in Rome for Holy Week, you could " If you were in Rome for Holy Week. you could have received a Papal Blessing. Santiago has beautiful, rigorous hiking. In Beijing, you can walk along the Great Wall " four day weekend in Brussels and Amsterdam is not as luxurious as it might seem. Waitingout missed or delayed flights can be frustrating. Students have to learn how to navigate an entire city in two days, how to survive an overnight train, and how to decipher a professor ' s strong accent. Despite all of the frequently overlooked stressors, traveling and interactions with a diverse set of people allowed students to learn more outside of the classroom than they did while sitting through a three hour lecture about Irish Company Law. This was a semester unlike an) have received a Papal blessing. Santiago has other at Notre Dame, and to be honest, once beautiful, rigorous hiking. In Beijing, you can students reunite with their reality, they realize walk along the Great Wall, .ind Dublin has that they wouldn ' t have wanted it to be any pints of Guinness on St. Palric k ' s Day. Eai h nthcr way. location, whether the youngest city in the tnry by lessica Cimpbell world or a metropolis crowded with 1 I niilln m iHlited by Sui,inne DeS tntis the extraordinary semester abroad 82 the gold standard le Garrison snorkels at the jat Barrier Reef in Australia. o courlew of K,itc Ctirrison worldly opportunities await you. while in Australia, I was fascinated by the richness of the landscape, plant and animal life, indigenous culture, and histo- ry. On a school-sponsored trip, we went camping on Aboriginal land in the Kimberley region. We learned the ways of today ' s indigenous people. They shop in convenience stores but often hunt their food using traditional methods. Many of them lis- ten to hip hop and country music but can frequently see their ?? i ancestors ' spirits. How relaxing it was to live closer to nature, -ind how exasperating it was, especially regarding the mosqui- toes. Yet, when 1 think of the Kimberley, I don ' t remember the mozzies. I recall the bliss of taking in my unique surroundings and bonding with my new friencis. Aboriginal and American. Aside from that and other exciting excursions, we spent most of our semester in Fremantle. We lived and studied on the small campus of University of Notre Dame Australia, a young school modeled after our own, and attended classes in century-old hotels and warehouses. Everything we needed or wanted was within walking distance. We enjoyed the beaches, learned Aus- tralian Rules Football, and much more, experiencing all that the Freo area had to offer. Our international study programs are definitely meeting the gold standard. photos and story by Elizabeth Hesburgh spring study abroad 83 univers leadershio Father Sorin ' s vision for the University of search. Additionally, the honors program in Notre Dame was to " be one of the most pow- Arts and Letters and Science was expanded erful means of doing good in this country. " through the generosity of John and Barbara In his 2007 faculty address, Father Jenkins Glynn. The College of Engineering also creat- explained three goals to help support Father ed an Honors Program. These developments Sorin ' s mission. First, to offer an unsurpassed will attract " highly talented students who will undergraduate education. Second, to be- be prepared for and expected to undertake cornea premier research universi- t- i- th significant research program ty. And third, to ensure that Notre „ . in their undergraduate career, " excellence in teaching, in- quiry and dis- said Father Jenkins. Students will be supported through re- search and faculty and urged to Dame ' s Catholic character informs all endeavors of the university. There were worries that there was a concern that a com- CUVery Llldl die jpqujre about higher education, mitment to research might lower t tnC ncari 01 Our goals to become a premier the quality of undergraduate ed- any UniVerSl- research institute while offer- ucation. Father Jenkins replied, ty ' s WOrk, and ing an unsurpassed undergradu- " We will sustain an unwavering wC Strive tO ate experience are noble but we commitment to undergraduate fJo SO in a WaV ' " ' unique in that we hope to studies and excellence in teaching that TCSOnatCS achieve these goals as a Catholic with our dis- tinctive Catho- hc mission " and will wholly resist any tempta- tion to compromise the quality of undergraduate instruction for the sake of research. " Undergradu- ate students will be encouraged to partici- university. Notre Dame is a place where faith and values are lived as religious dialogue is embraced. Father Jenkins summarized, " We seek to be a force for good by becoming an pate in research and to eventually become ever greater university inspired by a profound intellectual leaders. Students will be inspired commitment to our Catholic character. We and supported in their pursuits by dedicated seek the excellence in teaching, inquiry and instructors. To administer guidance in this discoverythatareattheheartofanyuniversity ' s goal, Cecilia Lucero was appointed Assistant work, and we strive to do so in a way that res- Director for Undergraduate Research under onates with our distinctive Catholic mission. " Bob Bernhard, the new Vice President of Re- story by Kjihlccn Mutinez university goals to be a force for good 84 th( gold sl.iiid.iicl CI, o OX) ■a c -11 1 Af • ' " ■ ■r • ' l " MiMk Front row: Rev. Hugh R. Page, Ir., Dean, First Year ot Studies; Dr. Christine M. Maziar, Vice President and Seniur Associate Provost; Dr. Thomas C. Burish, Provost; Rev. )ohn I. Jenkins, C.S.C, President; Dr. lohn F. Affleck-Craves, Executive Vice President; Dr. Mark W. Roche, Dean of the College of Arts and Letters; Ms. Hilary Crnkovich, Vice President for Public Affairs and Communication; Second Row: Dr. Robert |. Bernhard, Vice President for Research; Mr. Scott C. Malpass, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer; Dr. loseph P. Marino, Dean of the College of Science; Prof. Michael N. Lykoudis, Dean of the College of Architecture; Ms. Carol C. Kaesebier, Vice President and General Counsel; Prof. Patricia A. O ' Hara, Dean of the College of Law; Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C, Vice President for Student Affairs; Dr. Donald B. Pope-Davis, Vice President and Associate Provost; Rev. lames E. McDonald, C.S.C, Associate Vice President and Counselor to the President; Dr. Peter Kilpatrick, Dean of the College of Engineering; Back row: Mr. lohn A. Sejdinaj, Vice President for Finance; Mr. Robert K. McQuade, Associate Vice President for Human Resources; Mr. Cordon D. Wishon, Chief Information Officer; Dr. Dennis C Jacobs, Vice President and Associate Provost; Rev. Peter A. (arret, C.S.C, Holy Cross Superior; Dr. Frances Shavers, Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the President; Dr. Kevin M. White, Athletic Director; Mr. Louis M. Nanni, Vice President for University Relations; Dr. Peter Holland, acting Dean of the Graduate School; Mr. lames |. Lyphout, Vice President for Business Operations. Not pictured: Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, Dean of the Mendoza College of Business, photo by Anya Hershberger C 3 -a -I— C 2 Front row: Jeffrey R. Shoup, Director of Residence Life and Housing; Sr. lean Lenz, OSF, Special Assistant to Vice President; Heather Rakoczy, Director of Gender Relations Center; Iris L. Outlaw, Director of Multicultural Student Programs and Services; Peggy Hnatusko, Director of Student Activities Programming; Chris Nowak, Director of Alcohol and Drug Education; Sr. Susan Dunn, O.P., Assistant Vice President lor Student Affairs ; Jennifer A. Monahan, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs. Back Row: Dr. G. David Moss, .Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs; Ann E. Kleva, Director of University Health Services; Ann M. Firth, .Associate Vice President for Student Affairs; M. Brian Coughlin, Assistant Vice President for Student Activities; Dr. Susan Steibe-Pasalich, Director of Counseling Center; William W. Kirk, Associate Vice President for Residence Life; Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C, Vice President for Student Affairs; Ryan Willerton, Director of Student Activities Facilities; Phillip lohnson. Director of Security Police; Lee |. Svete, Director of Career Center; Bethany Meet, interim director of International Student Services and Activities; Not pictured: Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C, Director of Campus Ministry, photo by David Prina o Seated: Rev. Ralph Haag, C.S.C, St. Edward ' s; Sr. Christine Connolly, OP., Welsh Family; Sr. Denise Lyon, I.H.M., Badin; Rev. Thomas Gaughan, C.S.C, Stanford; Rev. Mark Thesing, C.S.C, Keenan; Sr. Susan Bruno, O.S.F., Pasquerilla West; Rev. George Rozum, C.S.C, Alumni; Second row: Rev. Ronald Vierling, M.F.C., Morrissey; Ms. Amalia de la Torre, Cavanaugh; Ms. Linda Cirillo, Lewis; Ms. Breyan Tornifolio, Pasquerilla East; Rev. lames Lewis, O.Carm, Carroll; Ms. Rachel Kellogg, Breen- Phillips; Sr. Katherine Collard, I.H.M., Howard; Sr. |anet Stankowski, O.P., Walsh; Ms. Mimi Beck, Fischer-O ' Hara-Crace; Sr. Mary Lynch, S.S.I., McGlinn; Back row: Rev. Paul Doyle, C.S.C, Dillon; Sr. Carrine Etheridge, I.H.M., Farley; Rev. Rob Moss, C.S.C, Fisher; Rev. Peter McCormick, C.S.C, Keough; Ms. Denise McOsker, Lyons; Mr. Nathan Elliot, University Village; Rev. |ohn Conley, C.S.C, Siegfried; Br, lerome Meyer, CS.C, Knott; Rev. lames King, C.S.C, Sorin; Mr. Ed Mack, O ' Neill. Not pictured: Ms. Kuukua Yomekpe, Pangborn; Mr. Corry Colonna, Zahm. photo by Wue Yu university leadership 85 captivation. The Notre Dame experience extends far beyond the classroom and football stadium. This campus prides itself in the hundreds of special events hosted each year. The array of activities is endless given the talented, dedicated and diverse student body. Inevitably, uniquely Notre Dame events are part of our fondest college memories. Specific to this year, Notre Dame students participated in several events celebrating the Beatification of Father Moreau, founder of the Congregation of the I loly Cross. Many members of the Notre Dame community were able to attend the beatification in Le Mans, France (see story on page 1 00). Without a doubt, it is special events like this one that ( aptiViite our hearts and that will forever remain with us. Ncilri ' IXimi ' sLuiU ' iits parliiip.ilc in Muddy Sunday, pliolo by Djvid rnn.i 86 the gold st.iiuKird ■■ ' - r;?,- i . r- f I " w . i " - ' ' - ' r. -•u frosh-o freshmen embrace Irish spirit ' There ' s awkward, and then there ' b Frosh-0...but we survived " hen the class of 201 1 arrived V V on the Notre Dame campus for the first time, they had no idea that the smiling Frosh-O staff members who helped them carry their luggage would soon be leading them through a weekend of the most random, awkward, and surpringly enjoyable situations imaginable. There was the anticipation of meeting the new roommate, the embarrassment of performing a nineties pop hit in front of a group of girls or boys they had never met before, and the excitementofmeetingsomeonefrom their hometown (or someone who had at least heard of it). Then came the exhilaration of running through freezing cold Stonehenge at six-thirty in the morning, the desperation of trying to fit eighteen years worth of stuff (plus a mini-fridge) into a dorm room the size of a bathroom stall, and the tearful (or, for some, long- awaited) goodbye to parents and family. But regardless, by the end of the orientation weekend, freshmen realized that however awkward the icebreakers, lunch dates, and endless serenades were, they would come out of it prepared to dive into the celebrated traditions and social life of the University of Notre Dame. According to Nicky Balduf, " There ' s awkward, and then there ' s Frosh- 0...but we survived. " story by Helhdny Freeburg t ' diU ' d l)v D.inii ' llp Stracciti Face-painted Keen.iii Kninhl - prdiidK (li jilay their shields. Dorms compete in a giant game of " Earthball " on South (.Juad. phohi courtesy ut K.itf ( BP freshmen focus on throwing the perfect balloon toss. photo courtesy of larissa Esmill.i 88 the gold sl.mdari Things got messy for Jugger- nauts and Pyros in the tradi- tional Super Sloppy Double Dare event. In the no-mercy obstacle course, freshmen plastered each other with chocolate-covered marsh- mallows, flour, and human hot dog ingredients. Follow- ing the damage? An all-out sprint to the showers. photo by David Prinj Cavanaugh and Keenan sweat nut " 8-minute abs " on North Quad. photo courtesy of Eleanor Huntington Freshmen balance on all fours in a game of Wet-n-Wild Twister. photo courtesy of Eleanor Huntington freshman orientation 89 The celebration ends with the sweet smell of incense. photo hv D,ivid Print! Students gather and socialize at the picnic on Debartolo quad. phiitii h n.i i(t I ' rin.i A juggler on a unicyclc. men on stilts, and a band were at the picnic for entertainment, but catching up with friends after a summer apart was the best part of the opening picnic. Senior Patrick Gardner said, " It was a good opporlimity to see people thai I hadn ' t seen in a long time. " Esther Sims agreed, " It was fun running into all sorts of different people that I hadn ' t seen in months. " Although comraderie was the highlight of the picnic tor most, the wandering performers left their mark. The band helped create a fun atmosphere, and Katie Gallagher laughed remembering, " The guy in the unicycle almost crashed into some dude. " Overall, the picnic was a success, but many picnic veterans missed the fireworks display thai occurred in previous years :tor ' In ' Srhtihrrt pi(ni( fnn 90 tfici;(il lsi.iii, Father |ohn Jenkins delivers an inspiring homily. pholo by 4ny J Her hberger Senior Class President Bridget Keating leads the processional. photo by Anyj Hcr hborger Provost Tom Burish welcomes students to a new year. photo lyy Djvid Prinj xcitement filled the air as V_ Father John Jenkins raised his hands and welcomed the campus community to the annual opening Mass. The Mass was held in the jACC on August 28, 2007 marking the official beginning of the new school year. New students received their first taste of the powerful spiritual life on campus, while upperclassmen were overjoyed to be in thecompany of familiar friends and faculty. As one fellow Domer said, " The atmosphere truly was of togetherness. Between the songs of the choir and words of Father Jenkins, opening Mass reminds me again and again of how happy I am read in English, Chinese, French, Swahili, Irish, and Spanish as a sign of appreciation for differences in ethnicity among Domers. Opening Mass was particularly special this year because the beatification of Father Basil Moreau was at the forefront of everyone ' s mind. Following a beautiful presentation on the life of Father Moreau, all were welcomed to an evening picnic on DeBartolo quad. Live entertainment accompanied the delicious barbeque at the picnic. Everyone cherished both the spiritual and social experience of the opening Mass and picnic at Notre Dame. sfory by Melissd Kacluck to be at Notre Dame. " Prayers were edited by Mary Schubeit ' ' Opening Mass reminds me again and again of how iiappy I am to be at Notre Dame ' ' students begin the year as one spirituatQ O S) m opening mass picnic 91 OK Go ' s Damian Kulash, belts out their latest single. photo by Anys HcrshtxT cr Lupe Fiasco takes a break from singing to greet his audience. photo by Anya Hershbcrf;cr Grammy nominated Lupe Fiasco pumps up the crowd. photo hv Anyj Heri ibe ger ' ' Both acts were great live performers. I can ' t wait until next year " the second weekend of the school year brought up-and-coming artists OK Co and Lupe Fiasco to the JACC to perform at The Show 2007. Year after year The Show committee, consisting entirely of students, does their best to bring famed artists to Notre Dame. Former headliners include Cake, Akon, Common, and Third-Eye Blind. Opener Lupe Fiasco, who received three Grammy nominations for his debut album " Food and Liquor, " entertained the audience with his rap skills. While most of the audience wasn ' t too familiar with his material, Lupe ' s energy converted many people in the audience inln tans. After an intermission during which disk jockey Dipio spun a variety of tunes for the crowd, OK Go took the stage in the JACC to the sound of thunderous applause. Their upbeat enthusiasm had the entire audience up on iLs feet dancing and singing along throughout the performance. OK Go ' s rousing finale of their hit single " Here It Goes Again " was the perfect end to The Show. " The Show was a great start to the school year, " said sophomore attendee Emily Gilloon. " Both acts were great live performers. I can ' t wait until next year. " slory by Megan Sennet oiiitiHl bv Maddy Zollo musical acts come to campus shov 92 llic gold sl. OK Co gets ready to take the stage at the Joyce Center. photo by Anyj Hcrshberger Students cheer as Lupe Fiasco begins his performance. photo by Anv ' cT Hershberger OK Co ' s guitarist rocks out for the crowd at the JACC. photo by Anya Hershberger Lupe Fiasco sways to the music during The Show 2007. photo by Anya Hershberger the show 93 111 Pat Tenndtit ' s mullet h.iir rut completes his basketball outfit. photo by Mjddy Zoito The white team dribbles in for a basket on McClinn courts. photo counay of Christina Go u m c Laura Rokita and Lincls.iy Lechner cheer for their team. photo by Ljurj Ro cilj This year when Bookstore Basketball season came around, many teams started In plan their elaborate team uniforms. These uniforms were ncjt the typical jerseys and basketball shorts that are associated with basketball - they ranged from Hallnween outifts to random odds and e. Is of dothing put together. Many te. ' is chose to pick a theme and dress ac rdingly. A group of sophomores fron. ' I ' Neill, whose name wvis " Playing with the Boys, " based their outfits off of the movie Top Cun Modeling their ilothes after the volleyball scene, they all wore ( ut-off jean short-- and dog tags. E.u h pLucr represented a different character in the movie Other teams didn ' t have a theme, but dressed in the c ra fiest attire they could devise. The tradition to dress up for Bookstore Baskelb.tll continues every year .ind gives a unif|ue teel to the tournament. 94 the gold st.ind.ird five vs. e o bookstore basketball lives on • t ' s a warm night in April and the I McClinn basketball courts are abuzz. Lights are illuminating the courts while players are cheered on by dozens of students standing on the sidelines — it clearly is more than your average game of pick-up basketball. Anywhere from one to nine games could be going on at the same time — each team with its set group of loyal fans and creative team name. The ranked teams had sponsors who provided uniformed shirts for them to wear while other teams wore anything from normal athletic attire to full out Halloween costumes. The electric atmosphere surrounding the courts meant one thing for Notre Dame students, Bookstore Basketball season was here. Notre Dame ' s annual Bookstore Basketball tournament is the largest outdoor five on five tournament in the world, and last year more than five hundred teams signed up. " Bookstore is great, " Chrisitna Sensabaugh says. " When else could I get dressed up and run around playing basketball? " Some students played for fun with friends or roommates, while others took it seriously, but no matter what motivated students to go to the court, they all had one thing in common — they were continuing on a tradition that is unique to Notre Dame alone. story written and edited by Maddy Zollo " Bookstore is great. When else can I dress up and run around playing basket- ball? " Opposing teams pose together after a close game. fyhoto courtesy oi ie h Scanlan Liz Crosby does her lucky pregame rituals. photo courtesy of Christina Colubsl l Dressed as N ' Sync, these juniors are ready to tear up the court, photo by Maddy Zollo bookstore basketball 95 charity domers dash across campus ' ' My goal this year was to run the best time I could and to do that I knew I would have to push myself to my physical limit ' Clint Bergstrom spices up Holy Half with a reverse inohawk. photo courtesy of Clinl Bergstrom. Members of tfie Women ' s Running Club stretch before a run. photo courtesy III Nicole Crippen • t is not uncommon to see students I or faculty jogging around campus, but on several weekends throughout the year, one can find hundreds running for a common cause. The Holy Half is the longest race on campus. March 25, 2007 marked the third annual installment of the half marathon. The race has brought in thousands of dollars for Catholic Charities New Orleans ' Hurricane Katrina relief programs. Over 350 men and women ran the 13.1 miles on an unseasonably warm March morning. 2006 Holy Half winner Clint Bergstrom fought through side effects of the heat to finish in second place in 2007. " My goal this year was to run the best time I could and to do that I knew I would have to push myself to my physical limit, " he said. RecSports and other organizations hold many other shorter runs and walks in the late spring and early fall. The 25th Annual Domer Run jump-started the race season on September 29 with six- and three- mile runs and a two-mile walk. Over 450 people participated and helped to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Education and Awareness. Michael Rose finished first in the three mile and John Biddle won the six-mile. For women, Tracy Jennings was the top three miler, and Laura Lindsley won the six-mile. story written and edited by Teresa Hancock The Mara Fox Run led students around the lake, photo by D,n id Prina 96 the gold standard Chicago marathon Luuci. iviuiiy The close proxiiiiily of the Chicago Marathon often draws a number of ambitious Notre Dame students to the Windy City each October. Many traveled from , South Bend to participate in the 2007 race and ended up being part of a historical year for the marathon. Temperatures in the high 80s made this year ' .s race the hottest ever in its 30 year history. Over 300 people had to be treated for severe dehydration, and a Michigan man died during the race due to the heat. The race was officially called off after four hours, and runners were forced to stop. Kathleen Coverick, a .seasoned marathoner, said that this one was the toughest she ' s run yet. ■ ' I ran about 35 minutes slower than I would have liked, so it was a little disappointing given all the training Vd done during the five months before. It was great having family and friends along the course to cheer me on. and I was able to finish before they ' cancelled ' the race. " RecSports ' spring run draws hundreds despite rain, photo courtesy of RecSporti Faculty and students complete the 3-mile Domer Run. photo courtesy of RecSpons. holy half marathon 97 Students wori together n nujor lonstuclion pcoft VkKu courtny ui Shjn " - i. 98 Sludi-nls .11 Uc ' lhli ' lu ' rn Farm " serve like ch.impions. ' the fff M st.ind.ird ■I servic students serve in Appalachia songbytheTheWeightproclaims CX " pulled into Nazareth, feelin ' ' bout half dead. " It expresses exactly how I felt as my van pulled into Nazareth Farm this past Fall Break. We woke up early, drove the whole day, and I desperately needed some personal space. I tried to rush inside the farm when we pulled up, but the Nazareth Farm staff stopped me. Each member gave me a hug and loudly proclaimed " welcome home. " This theme continued throughout the week. I began to feel worn out from the late night philosophical discussionsandearlymorningmusical wake upcalls, butwhen others would see my feet dragging, they offered me support, a friendly smile, and (despite my requests to stop) a song. Sure, my group members put up siding and installed house insulation, but we did so much more. We grew together as a team, we learned that we can survive without showering every day (or every two days), and we were able to understand that there are no barriers between ourselves, or between us and the people in Appalachia. Through our experience at Nazareth Farm, my team and I grew together and triumphed over the misconception that there are meaningful differences separating people. story by Claire Sniither edited by Amy Walker " We were able to under- stand that there are no barriers between ourselves, or between us and the people in Appa- lachia ' ' Megan Sweitzer and Kenzie Bowen cut siding for a house. photo courtesy of Audrey lohnson Matt Hopke installs siding onto a house in Grundy, VA. photo courtesy ot Audrey Johnson appalachia 99 features the spirit of Father Moreau ' ' Education is the art of helfDing young people to complete- ness. " in I " The mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart. " President Rev. John )enkins, C.S.C., recalled Rev. Basil Moreau ' s inspiring words to honor the founder of the ongregation of Holy Cross, who waNi atified September 15, 2007 in Le Mahs, France. In celebration of Father Moreau ' s rney to sainthood, members of tt e Notre Damt ' community joined thp Holy Cross order for the beatificatiorv ceremonies.v Some 60 undergraduates particlj ating in international stLrt4y;_ prograrnk in Europe joined univers? including administration, faculty members in Le Mans, where the official ceremony was held. " Attending the beatification of Father Moreau was a unique experience. We learned about his life and dedication towards education and service. It was a special moment and I am glad we had the opportunity to be part of it, " said junior Denise Pineda who studied abro.iii in Dublin. Ireland. After the ceremony in France, Fr. piugitidia III rsl v leadeV jn, staW; ancr - Jenkins unveiled and blessed a statue of Fat her Moreau that will stand in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to honor his memory, living presence and success. Father Moreau ' s beatification was also celebrated on campus by rotating exhibitions that presented historical details on the Congregation of Holy Cross and biographical information on Moreau and his influence on the history of the University. Father Moreau founded the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1840 in response to the need for priests to serve the poor. Among its first members was Rev. Edward Sorin, who led the group of missionaries thattounded the University of Notre Dame in 184J. I tndoubtedly. Father MoreVu ' s mmum f education and the embolic tradilicm iniluem eil the fouildations upon whiili XmIh- Dame w%s built and upon uhidi it stands tkday. In his wise words, " education! is the ,irt of hel()ing young peopfc to completeness. " f(iry by Crisfi ' nl Crespo « « by lenifftf V dlez 100 the gi)l(l st.ind.ird I ■tiitue honoring Fr. Moreau jnveiled iinci blessed in the ■lilica. photo by Wu Yue ' 1 ' nHpnt- voice phofo by Thomas junU ' Junior Thomas Junker, who spent the semester abroad in Angers, France, recalls his experience ol the beatification ceremony in Le Mans. " It was a weekend I will never forget... Fr. Moreau ' s dream was to create an institution like the University of Notre Dame, and for this weekend, we, the students, were able to celebrate his life and give thanks for his work. I) ' Djvid Prinj It was an Incredible feeling to return to the church where Fr. Moreau was ordained, to celebrate mass there, and to sing ' Notre Dame Our Mother ' where, in a sense, everything began. " feature 101 unifying Latino cultures ' ' This event was a melting pot for all the creativity and cultural unity on campus ' ' etropolatino: the merging I I I of traditional Latino culture with new customs. This one word summarized the theme of the 17th annual Latin Expressions held on March 30, 2007. The show included acts such as the traditional dances of Bolivia and Peru, ND Ballet Folklorico, and the new reggaeton style performed as the opening act by Troop ND and El Truco. Latin Expressions electrified and entranced the audience with performances that anyone could enjoy. The acts incorporated traditional dances from all over Latin America. The show blended class and tradition with street style. Ushers sported outrageous makeup and elegant clothes while a sparkling chandelier highlighted the spray painted wallpaperesque backdrop. This event brought many different campus groups together to celebrate what it means to be a Latino, in addition to the different aspects of Latino culture. Latin Expressions showcased performances by the First Class Steppers, Project Fresh, Ballet Flolklorico, Troop ND and many more. This event was a melting pot for all the creativity and cultural unity on campus. Everyone who attended left with a feeling of having journeyed through the many aspects of the modern Latino soul. story by Cinthya Mabee edited by Casey Carney Emily Lopez and Eddie Gutierrez ballroom dancing. pholo hv Dtivid Prin.i Project Fresh demonstrates their break dancing skills. phDta hy David Prinj. 102 the gold Fruco dancing to " old lool " reggiieton. 1(0 bi D.n ( Prino Saya Boiiviana performs a traditional Bolivian dance. photo by Dtivid Rrina latin expressions 103 n Senior Ryane Burke sells shirts in north dining hall to raise funds, photo by Teres.) Hancock Students dance energetically at the Watoto Children ' s Choir concert, photo by Teresa Hancock A Student releases a red balloon gesturing release from AIDS, photo by Teresa Hancock 104 the gold standard Students release red balloons to symbolize hope in the AIDS pandemic, photo by Teresa Hancock The Watoto Choir performs a thank you song during dinner. photo by Teresa Hancock world AIDS week for its 3rd consecutive year, the ND community held World AIDS Week in an effort to continue educating the student body about the issues of HIV AIDS. Together with the CSC and a task force of 8 students, senior co-chairs Teresa Hancock and Erin Creenberg planned events to motivate students to become involved in the struggle against the AIDS pandemic. " Live solidarity, keep the promise, " was the theme that inspired a week of events, including free HIV testing, films and panels. Teresa Hancock says, " We aimed to reduce stigma, and the people who came really got the full experience. " Most touching was the " Songs of Hope and Solidarity " concert where the Watoto Children ' s Choir and Michiana Children ' s Choir performed. The Watoto choir blended native African rhythms, gospel music and ethnic dance. All the members were children who had lost one or more parents to AIDS. Hancock says, " The children were so polite, and so smart. They shared their stories with the audience and danced and sang with such soul and energy. Everyone in the room was impressed and left with joy and hope in their heart. " In additon, the Ribbon Tree outside DeBartolo Hall was wrapped with 8500 ribbons symbolizing the number of people that die every day of AIDS. story written 3nd edited by leniffer Velez. ' We aimed to reduce stigma, and the people who came really got the full ex- perience ' ' Outside DeBartolo Hall, the ribbon tree raises awareness. photo bv Dcivid Pr ' ma The Watoto Children ' s Choir director and a member enjoy dinner, photo by Teresa Hancock Over breakfast, HIV positive patients share their stories with students, photo by Teresa Har]cocl AIDS awareness 105 The CSC began community based research programs in 2002. photo courtesy of the CSC The Watoto Children ' s Choir performs in honor of the CSC ' s 25th. photo courlc ' -v o ihc CSC " The first step is to put the idea of social justice and service before the Notre Dame commun- ity " the 2007-2008 academic year marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Center for Social Concerns. The CSC continued established programs like Appalachia Seminars, Summer Service Learning Projects, academic courses on topics such as poverty, justice and social responsibility, and service at over 50 organizations in the South Bend area. In addition, the CSC sponsored the ND Votes ' 08 campaign, which included voter registration drives before the primaries and a lecture series analyzing primary results and offering insight into the political process and the candidates. In addition to the anniversary, the Center for Social Concerns building was demolished in December and January. Construction on the new building, Geddes Hall, continued throughout the year. In the 1983 Dome, then-Director of Volunteer Services Marilyn Bellis said, " We would like to grow in number, but the first step is to put the idea of social justice and service before the Notre Dame community. The Center for Social Concerns is a visible symbol of that idea. " Now, about 80% of undergraduates are active in service learning and community volunteer activities while at Notre Dame and approximately 10% of seniors commit to one or more years of full- time service following graduation. ilors ' written and edited by Amy Walker center for social concerns o -1 N — 1 ■- i Thomas Woilcr works in Cih.ina on M ISSLP during summi-r 2007. photo courtesy of the CS( 106 the gokl standard With students dieting lis the driving force, the Center for Sociiil C;onc:erns was established in January 1 983. The CSC combined many existing volunteer initltatives, most notably the Notre Dame Office of Volunteer Services and the Center for Experiential Learning. Over the past 25 years, over 17,000 of Notre Dame students have served the South Bend community, the United States, and the world through the CSC ' s programs. Each year over 125,000 hours of service are spent volunteering through the CSC. Ten years after graduation, about 70% of alumni are involved in some form of service. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Center for Social Concerns, an anniversary was celebrated on April 18 and 19, 2008. Events included a reunion reception, a talk by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the topic of " Solidarity: Past, Present, Future... " as well as an anniversary mass. photo 0)t rTes of ihc CcnWr tor Soc ' uil Concerns years oi service Construction on Ceddes Hall began in 2008. photo by Djvid Ptinj Construction equipment at the CSC site frames the Dome. photo by Djvid Prinj The old CSC building was torn down in December 2007. photo courtesy of the CSC center for social concerns 107 Diane Sullivan performs in d skit during Asian Allure. photo bv Wu Yuc Clad in traditional tops, performers gather in a circle. photo n Wu )tic The best part about j this year ' s I show was 1 ' the Seeing only silouhettes was very dramatic. " -fafiane Hsu " The show was a variety of dant es I to enjoy, KK ' k ' i but my favorite was the bhangra, which was colorful and full of life. " -Cecilid Navarro P " I got to make new friends that I wouldn ' t liave met otherwise and have fun expressing our Asian ( ulture in the show. " -Dijnc Sullivcin " The thing! I enjoyed I Ihe iTiosI I .ibout Ihe show was I the traditional allire. All the garments were beautiful. ■M.iri.i CiniiLi fmHifinn 108 the gold l,ird the Asian population at Notre Dame might be small, roughly seven percent of the student body, but it is full of rich traditions with an inspirational sense of pride in its many cultures. Across campus, clubs such as the Asian American Association, the Chinese Culture Society, the Vietnamese Association, the Korean Student Association, and the Japan Club join together every year to celebrate their heritage and create Asian Allure. This year, rather than running skits between performances, the show focused on the talents of its participants. There was no shortage of variety in the acts- Asian Allure featured everything from an acoustic rendition of the hit song " Apologize " to opera singing. Participants came from all corners of campus and attended countless rehearsals to make this year ' s show a unique experience for the audience. Those countless practices and late nights gave the show ' s creators the chance to meet new people from other Asian culture clubs, form new friendships, and bring old friendships even closer. " I ' ve been a part [of the show] every year, and every year there are new acts and new talents, many of which come from my friends. I didn ' t want to just support- I wanted to be a part of that, " said junior Diane Sullivan on why she got involved with Asian Allure. story written and edited Ijy Laura Seago The tempo slows clown as performers sing a song by the piano, photo by Wu Yue Women perform a choreographed dance routine, photo liy Wu Yue " Ve been a part of the show every year, and every year there are new acts and talents " celebrating culture as I an u e At the 2007 Asian Allure, participants dance. photu by Wu Yue asian allure 109 muddyS) U IM volleyball turned mud bath ' ' You always know when it is Muddy Sunday because the dorm showers are covered in mud " pring time at Notre Dame is a Otime to let loose. Keenan Hall decided to take this idea to the extreme, by establishing " Muddy Sunday. " Students were encouraged to construct volleyball teams of up to twelve people. There was only one rule: every participant hati to get as muddy as possible. Of course, this was all for a good cause. Keenan Hail donated all profits from the event to the Notre Dame Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. With a minimum eight dollars per person donation, the dorm was able to raise ample funds for the charity. Each participant got an inexpensive mud bath and bonding lime as they lounged in the mud with a hundred of their closest friends. The event, which was founded by a group of Keenan residents, took place on April 22, 2007 on the Holy Cross fields between the two on- campus lakes. Officially each team was entitled to play at least three fifteen-minute games. Although bystanders were welcome to come and watch, they often got dragged onto the volleyball courts by muddy participants. Traces of mud were found all over campus as evidence of this popular event. Senior Erica Castro-Larsen commented, " You always knew when it was Muddy Sunday because the dorm showers were covered in mud. " story- written and edited by Kattiieen Martinez Students could not stay on their feet in the slippery mud. phulo by O.ivicl Phiu Costumed partic ipants left with holh inud lines .iiid tan lines. f)bulo by Diivid Pritu S jrW !■ jjC-- ?-3 1 i9Pw3 k S aS k J 110 the gold standard dents were covered in bkick jd from head to toe. Ifo by D,)nd rWn.i f r- • % » M ■ ' ' ■■ ' ■ , ■ ■ " " • IH ' SIT ■ ' — - i . ' ' " - s " s » • f Sk ■ ' • 4 . V. -■■ 1 ' Ir s s ' fc .;Av; N . •.•• v,y • y • ' ' ) - Participants relaxed during the sunny April afternoon. photo by David Prina Bystanders were pulled into the slimmy mud pits. photo by David Prina muddy Sunday 111 Luciano L.u.i .111(1 Candace Johnson take the runway by storm, photii ttnirtcsv oZ json i.)i True performers, the models energize the audience with dance, photo courtesy oi lA .on tju ' ' The BCAC Fashion Show stands apart from other shows on campus because of what it focuses on " for 30 years, the Black Cultural Arts Council has flaunted its trendy styles, attitude, and vibrancy in its annual spring fashion show and this year ' s show was no different. Themed " I Love Hip Hop, " it focused on the evolution of hip hop culture from conception to present. Twenty-nine models sported clothing and accessories from a variety of stores. Coordinators and models poured their hearts and souls into this production which took over three months to prepare - and for a good cause. For the first time in the show ' s history, proceeds went to a charily. Tout hing Tiny Livens (TTL), an organization that helps children suffering from HIV AIDS in Lesotho. " As a prior participant, I knew I would enjoy modeling in the show again. While at times practices may become hectic and we struggle to pull all the scenes together, the out- come is always amazing. It was even more satisfying to know that our performance would benefit char- ity. " The Fashion Show stood apart from other shows on campus be- cause of what it focuses on. It was not about being the perfect model physically, or showing off expensive clothing, but about having fun, pro- viding entertainment for the South Bend anti ND community and this year, helping a worthy cause. storv In ( l),inol Scott t ' diled l v leniffer V lez atti tude on the runway Hooded beauties create a mysterious vibe to electrify the show, phutocou tes) ' of .i. ' Hi | B V 112 the gold standard Ready for the summer, the girls sport the latest in swimwear, photo courtesy of lason Liws Ashley Carlin, Jarred Carter and Rocky Krivda sport colorful outfits, photo courtesy of jason Laws Chanel Scott, Brittany Clark, and DeAnna Colvin dazz e the crowd, photo courtesy of lason Laws Rachel Towns and Ashley Carlin flaunt stylish sportswear. photo courtesy of jason Laws With confidence and style, Nate Forte is picture perfect. photo courtesy of jason Laws BCAC fashion 113 Two boxers fight to win during the 2007 Bengal Bouts. photo by Djvid Pnna fighting for a cause " The money we send helps provide people with these necessities. Knowing that, a few bloody noses and a black eye don ' t seem so bad " Tim tix uses on his opponent during the match. photo by IXivid rrin.i Girls duke it out in the ring at the 2007 Baraka Bouts. photo by D.ivid Prin.i from the moment Mark Weber began training for Bengal Bouts his freshman year, he knew he was becoming a part of something big. " Bengal Bouts isn ' t just about boxing, it ' s about changing people ' s lives. The Holy Cross Missions help support the poorest 1% of people in Bangladesh. These are people who can ' t afford food, let alone education or medical care. The money we send helps pr(3vide people with these necessities. Knowing that, a few bloody noses and a black eye don ' t seem so bad, " Weber said of his Bengal Bouts experience. For over 76 years, Bengal Bouts has been raising money for charity. Last year, over 200 participants raised over $100,000 for the Holy Cross missions in Bangladesh. Months of training culminates in the Bengal Bouts finals, where a champion is named in each of the fifteen weight classes. Baraka Bouts is a newer tradition that allows women to duke it out in the name of charity. Most girls join Baraka Bouts with no boxing experience whatsoever, so it is up to the captains to teach fundamentals. " My favorite part of boxing was the experience of learning a new sport that a lot of people don ' t get the opportunity to participate in, " said senior captain Whitney Endsley. Baraka Bouts raised money for schools in eastern Africa. ■ tiir wrillct) .ind edited In l.nir,i S ' (M!, ' n 1 A the gold standard why fights ' " I enjoyed getting a great workout every clay and I met a lot of fun people over the years. " -Whitney Endsley " Next to actually getting a degree, Bengal Bouts was the best thing I ever did at Notre Dame. " -Mark Weber n " I ' m really glad that my somersault abilities did I to waste. -Casey Carney " Though only one will have his glove raised in Mctory, both fighters walk away forever transformed. " -Chris Izaguirre A Baraka Bouts competitor gets a pep talk between rounds. photo t)) David Prina The mood gets intense as girls fight in the JACC basement. photo by Da Id Prina bengal baraka bouts 115 Juniors bond with eai h olh as well as with their [wrer photo cwjrtesy i 1 th-tjem 116 the gold stdndard )utiii)n and their parents dine at Tippecanoe Place. phtXu ntunny of Krnlen Solxih ' wykt juniors love thee Notre Dame • unior Parents Weekend is one of I three occasions for which parents are formally invited to campus, the other two being Freshmen Orientation and Commencement. As such, the University places a high importance on the three day event. The theme for JPW 2007 was " Love Thee Notre Dame. " According to Student Activities Assistant Director Brian Fremeau, " The committee thought it would be great to have the weekend truly reflect what it means to be a student at Notre Dame, to let the parents be part of that. " This year ' s weekend included the " Tradition " Gala, the President ' s Dinner, and the " School Spirit " Brunch. Decorations for the Gala and dinner included replicas of the Grotto and Golden Dome, while the brunch focused on Notre Dame athletics, displaying a copy of every " The Shirt " and old black and white team photos. While most students admitted to having a surprising amount of fun dancing with their parents at the Gala, the brunch was the biggest crowd pleaser. " Having Lou Holtz as the speaker is something I ' ll always remember, but having him and Father Hesburgh speak at the same event is something really special, " said Junior Parents Weekend Vice- Chair Dominic DeBonis. story by Kerry Carroll edited by Amy Walker " The committee thought it would be great to have the weekend truly reflect what it means to be a student at Notre Dame " Barbara Calle and her dad share a moment at brunch. photo courtesy of Biirbarj Calle MaryKate McNamara has dinner with her father, photo (ourtesv of MdrvKate McNamara junior parents weekend 1 1 7 News correspondent Ray Suarez serves as moderator. photo byAffandi Setiawtin Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano listens to Florida Senator Mel Martinez. photo bv Atfandi Setijwan immigrpifinn " I would have liked to see the Forum address international migration issues as well as American immigration. " -Cassie Beiek " Being from Arizona, I thought Governor Napolitano did a great job defending her position. " -Audrey Johnson a " The Forum, though imperfect, successfully presented to students the complexity of immigration. " -Jim SchneitJer K M " I thought I B it was very P j H informative I J H and the " W M moderator did a wonderful job of making sure that all viewpoints were heard. " -Jessica McCarthy 118 the gold standard Louis Barletta and Cardinal Roger Mahony represent local government and the Church. photo by Atitindi 5ctitii an A video featuring immigrants ' stories airs at the forum. photo by Aft. ndi Setiawan the Notre Dame community gathered on Monday, October 4, 2007 to discuss the topic of immigration at the 3rd Annual Notre Dame Academic Forum. Students, faculty and staff filled the Joyce Center to hear the opinions of Florida Senator Mel Martinez, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, Louis Barletta, the mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania and the Archbishop of Los Angeles, His Eminence Roger Cardinal Mahony. Ray Suarez, a senior correspondent from The NewsHour with ]im Lehrer, served as the moderator. University of Notre Dame ' s President, Father Jenkins, opened the forum, saying " immigration is driving an intense and divisive nation al debate, " and noting that no other issue has divided the country in such a way since the Civil Rights movement. Suarez called the current immigration issue a challenge to American identity, both within the United States and throughout the world. Following the remarks from and debate among the featured speakers, students were given the opportunity to ask the panelists questions regarding immigration. While the Forum sePk ' ed to introduce the issue to the Notre Dame community, numerous events relating to immigration were also held on campus throughout the year to continue the dialogue. story written and edited by Amy Walker ' ' Here in the United States, immi- gration is driving an intense and divisive national debate " ND discusses immigration academicif The panelists present their various views on immigration. photo by Aflandi Setiawan Immigration forum 119 ener gvM ' get your green on ' ' This is the first event of its kind at Notre Dame and I ' m glad that Notre Dame is becoming a lot more environ- mentally conscious ' ' Fluorescent green t-shirts around campus signaled Notre Dame ' s first-ever Energy Week, which was held October 7-13, 2007. The week included online energy quizzes, as well as quizzes in The Observer, power plant tours, electric and hybrid car displays, and wind turbine displays. Daily giveaways included water bottles, mini radios, notebooks and 60 watt fluorescent bulbs. There were also viewings of several documentaries. As a result of the voluntary " Lights Out " hour held from 11 a.m. until noon on Thursday, October 11, the electricity used during that hour was reduced 2.7%. The closing reception on Friday featured Susan Peters, the Vice President for Executive Development and Chief Learning Officer for General Electric, who formally announced GE ' s donation of solar panels for Stinson-Remick Hall, the engineering building currently under construction. Other environmental efforts throughout the year included the launth of a football weekend recycling program, the introduction of single-stream recycling and the Recyclemania dorm competition. Additionally, as a result of these efforts, Notre Dame ' s environmental policy rating by the Sustainable Environmental Institute rose from a D- to a C. Senior Elizabeth Hesburgh said, " This is the first event of its kind at Notre Dame and I ' m glad that Notre Dame is becoming a lot more environmentally conscious because we ' ve been behind in this area compared to other schools. I think that the university still has a long way to go but it ' s a good step in the right direction. " tm by Amy Wjlker Signs advertising Energy Week could be seen around campus. photo cour csy oi Lourdcs ion Pal Brown spreads the word ofconservation outside DeBartolo Hall. phuto courtesy of Lourdes Lonfi Students test drive electric cars on South Quad. [ihoto rourlfiv ol Lourdvs ioni; 120 the gold sland.ird Dr. Joan Brennecke distributes information to Yamil Colon. photo courtesy of Lourdes Long Zach Einterz prepares to be driven around South Quad. photo courtesy of Lourdes Long Students promote the week and sell t-shirts in LaFortune. photo courtesy of Lourdes Long A student stops to read about J electric vehicles at the South Quad display. photo courtesy of Lourdes Long energy week 121 dedication. At Notre Dame, it is not uncommon to see a student agenda completely filled with events, shows, meetings, and, of course, the occasional homework assignment. Let ' s face it, there is an unspoken competition among students, whoever is the most busy and stressed always wins. Student organizations offer something special for every niche. Whether you are interested in religion. academics, social pursuits, journalism, or even fishing, there was a club for you. Not only can you dedicate your 1 iine to clubs, but the arts are also prominent on campii- Student-organized musical and theatrical events are held nearly every week. Black Images, sf onsored l BCAC, was one popular Fall event that offered a wiclr range of performarices (see story on pagel 28). Sludi-nls |X ' rti rni .il Hl.u k iiu) ' s in Nowmljer. ithmuln Wu Vw 122 the Kold standard .V w I rhythm seizes the campus u a; ft The Notre Dame Ballroom Dance and Swing Clubs are two of the main dance organizations on campus. The clubs embrace all students interested in becoming involved in their tradition of dance, including those who had performed from the time they learned to walk and those with no prior dance experience. The blend of veteran and new dancers helps make each lesson exciting and unique. Notre Dame Ballroom Dance is divided into the social club and the competition team. Within the social club, students attend lessonsateither the beginning or the advanced level. This year the club concentrated on the Cha Cha, Rumba, Waltz, Tango, and Hustle. The more advanced dance students added the Vietnamese Waltz to the list. The Ballroom Dance Competition team included students from the social club who met for extra practices and participated in several collegiate dance competitions throughout the year. The team hosted the annual Irish Dancesport Gala and was involved in many campus events such as DanceFest and Dancing with the Profs. The Swing Club also taught many classes in the basics along with more advanced material for students with prior experience. They focused on different forms of swing such as the Triple Step, Charleston, Blues, Lindy, Balboa, and line dances. Club members participated in the annual dance with the jazz band in addition to Swing Night at Legends, the Pajama Party, Costume Night, and many more fun events throughout the year. s(()ry writlt ' n md edited hv Courtnev Ball Anyd Hershberger executes a clip with partner Oleg Kozyrcv flhitlit l)y ' .jst.j N uvrn John Larson . m Juli.i .Scndor compete at a tidllroom Dance Club event. photo by Any.i Hcr hhcr cr 124 the gold st.mdard Rachel Bashor and Levente Borvak ballroom dance. phutu by Anya Hershherger Kaitlin Jensen poses at a Swing Dance Club performance. photo by Anya Hershberger Swing dancers Susanne DeSantis and Phillip Albonetti practice their routine. photo by Anya Hershberger ballroom swing 125 loe Edmonds sins vvith Wendy Pepper and Allison Ciovinazzo. photo courtesy oi Ragtime production Tim Masterson and Emily Eades share a touching moment as Tateh and his Little Girl. photo courtesy ot Ragtime procluclion Kyle Carter, as Coalhouse, and Ashley Cook, as Sarah, embrace. photo courtesy of Ragtime production 126 the gold sland.ird ten years on the stage I Ragtime: The Musical marked the tenth anniversary of the Pasquerilla East Musical Company. The show featured choreography by Andrea Laidman, vocal direction by Emily Sladek, and an orchestra conducted by Brad Lancy. Performed in February 2007, Ragtime not only offered a compelling story with beautifully written and performed music, but also explored race and class issues that persist in society. Director Jack Calcutt and Assistant Director Anna Mazig shaped the story of the ambitious and revolutionary Coalhouse Walker (played by Kyle Carter) and Sarah (Ashley Cooke). The show concentrated on their interactions with the pristine New Rochelle family of Father (Tim Politano), Mother QacquiAcuna) and Younger Brother (Will McAuliffe). The rich story delved into the relations between the residents of New Rochelle, the people of Harlem, and the immigrants who had recently arrived in New York, led by Tateh (Tim Masterson) and Emma Goldman (Wendy Pepper). The social and economic themes throughout the plot of Ragtime provided the topic for PEMCo ' s first academic forum. Ragtime 1 00 Years Later: Defining our Generation ' s American Dream. A panel of profess ors and administrators gathered in Washington Hall on February 7, 2007 to discuss the status of integration and opportunities for success in the U.S. today. In addition, they considered diversity on Notre Dame ' s campus and other contemporary issues raised in Ragtime. story by Andrea Laidman edited by Courtney Ball The cast performs a song and dance routine. photo courtesy of Ragtime production Tim Politano and Jacqui Acuna act in the roles of Father and Mother. photo courtesy oi Ragtime production pemco: ragtime 127 John Henry sings Brenda Russell ' s song " Get Here. " photo by Wu Yue The ladles of the First Class Steppers perform. photo liy Wu Yuc Kdtie Washington performs the song " I ' m Going Down. " photo by Wu Yue 128 the gokl standard ♦ t , 1 f f f 1 l» t The First Class Steppers entertain the crowd. photo bv Wu Yue Students performed skits based on TV shows between acts. photo by Wu Yue Black images 2007, " Through The Seasons, " was held on Saturday, November 3 at 8p.m. in Washington Hall. Black Imagesissponsored by the BlackCultural Arts Council, or BCAC. BCAC Vice President Rana Rolle said that " the most important goal of this show is to showcase talent on campus while also trying to introduce the student body to Black culture, either through song, dance, or poetry reading. " She added, " of course, we want this to be done in a fun, entertaining manner. " The show featured students performing songs as well as acting out skits from popular television shows like The Cosby Show, Martin, In Living Color and Making the Band. Student organizations like the Voices of Faith Choir, Project Fresh, Troop ND, and the First Class Steppers also performed. Performers were chosen by an audition process early in the Fall semester. All of the acts were left to practice on their own, with only 8 hours of rehearsal during the week of the show to bring it all together. Cassondra Montoya, a student who attended the show, said of this year ' s performance, " I thought it was a very good show. Mike Rose is such a talented musician and dancer. I really enjoyed the song he wrote and played on the piano. And who doesn ' t like that episode of the Cosby Show that was reenacted? All of the acts were very good, but the one that stood out to [me] the most was Lauren Lyman ' s poetry reading. FHer poem definitely inspires deep thought about race relations here on campus and what it means to be a minority. " sforv written and edited bv Amy Walker 2007: through the seasons black images 129 Lisa Floran and Kayleigh Hough discuss contracting STDs. phuto by Diivid Prinj Four students star in the scene called " The Came. " photo by Dtivicl Prinj In 2007, Loyal Daughters added " and Sons " to the title because the writers and director Megan O ' Donoghue wanted to convey the message that sexual violence affects everyone. Similar to the previous year, the show threaded together monologues about sexuality and sexual violence that were based on personal stories from the Notre Dame community. The fact that this show was based on student experiences was significant because the script could be edited to address current issues of sexual violence, especially those most relevant here at the Notre Dame campus. The 2007 Loyal Daughters and Sons covered a broad range of topics, ranging from the Notre Dame culture to date rape, DuLac, the stigma of STDs, and the role of the Church. " I had a really good experience workingwith the Vagina Monologues last year, so I was excited to be involved with Loyal Daughters and Sons. Everyone knows someone who ' s been affected by sexual violence, whether they realize it or not, and I think that component definitely influenced my decision to participate, " said junior Lisa Floran. " It ' s also really powerful to see these issues on stage and how they affect people. Personally, I had a great time getting to know the cast and crew, who all had their own motivations for helping out with the show. It was great to get so many people out to Washington Hall to see it- just hearing conversations in the days and weeks after the performance really validated what we did. " slorv written ant edited hv Liur.i Se o addressing tough issues 130 the gold Maureen Mullen acts as if she is in confession. photo by Djiid Prinj The entire cast comes out for their final performance. photu by D ivid Pnn.7 loyal daughters and sons 131 perfect harmony The Notre Dame Glee Club, directed by Daniel Stowe, is comprised of roughly fifty men who come together from all corners of the world to join as brothers in song. Every year, the Glee Club participates in countless concerts. They hold on-campus concerts in the fall, winter and spring. Additionally, they perform at a number of campus events and go Christmas Carolling in the winter and sing Valentine ' s Day songs in the dorms each spring. The Glee Club also sings at Notre Dame in Revue, an event every Saturday before home football games. Members of the Glee Club also travel abroad to perform. The club picks a new location to visit every two years and this past year, they went to Europe for four weeks. Stops along the way included Dublin, Paris, Vienna, Munich, and Rome. Future plans include visiting South Africa in 2009. In addition to all of this, the Glee Club went on a tour in the fall of 2007, visiting locations such as Minneapolis, Des Moines, Sioux Falls, Denver, and Chicago. The Glee Club acts like a family; once you become a member, you remain a part of the Glee Club for life. No matter where the men go after graduation, they are always welcomed back to Notre Dame to join their brothers, both old and new, as they " sing her glory and sound her name. " Senior Peter Mueller served as the club ' s president this year, with Vice Presidents Fran McCormick and )ohn Grothaus. story by Drago Flores edited by Liura Se.igo Glee Club members sing merrily during their concert. photo by Ail.uuli Scli,n in The Glee Club prepares to kic k off their concert in November. fjhoto by Allandi Setiaw,m 132 the gold st.ind.ii The Christmas Glee Club Concert is highly anticipated. photo by AUdndi Seliawan Three crooners serenade their fans at the Glee Club concert. photo by Affandi Setlawan Ready for their performance, the Glee Club steps on stage. photo by Affandi Setiawan glee club 133 Members of ROTC surrounded Stonehenge on Veteran ' s Day. photo by Elizabeth Hesbuigh At Warrior Night, llie annv members drink out of a tiolet. phtiUi niurJt " v ttl l itritk lirnwn Army CtRluti run lhrouf;[ campus in the Fall pbutu cvurtcf y oi lustin Flfiutrvdi ]3A thu gold st.indard Navy, Army, Air Force On Veteran ' s Day, members of the Notre Dame ROTC stood guard around Stonehenge. Often times this is the only exposure students have to the members of ROTC. Each branch keeps busy throughout the year through events, personal and group training outings, and also ceremonies. The Navy ROTC, the midshipmen, participate in several special events each week. The midshipmen are given opportunities to participate in community service activities, take much needed " midrat " study breaks in their " wardroom " and attend Navy cookouts. Additionally, ROTC members help out their fellow midshipmen through tutoring. The Army ROTC participates in similar activities including a special event called " Warrior Night. " During the fall, cadets gathered in Stepan for a bonding experience. The cadets completed light training followed by a meal that was eaten without any utensils. The " Warrior Night " continued as cadets drank a mysterious dark liquid matter that was contained in a white toilet.The Air Force ROTC, detachment 225 has a long standing history at Notre Dame that is backed by top awards. ItslastAETC Headquarters inspection rated the unit as " Excellent " overall with one outstanding and three of its departments rated excellent. All three military forces at Notre Dame participate in tri-military events including a Patriot ' s Day Ceremony, a run with Father Jenkins, and a competitive Comander ' s Cup PT Competition. Notre Dame is extemelyproudofthetri-military units and all those who serve our country. story writtenandedited by Kathleen Martinez o c 3 .rD ROTC members march proudly through the )ACC. photo courtesy of Justin Figueredo Army ROTC cadets share a meal at Warrior Night, ptioto ourtesv of Patrick Brown ROTC 135 the spirit of Notre Dame I E I First founded in 1845, the Notre Dame Band is the oldest collegiate band in America. The band ' s history covers every major era of Notre Dame ' s development, but it is best known for providing spirit and entertainment on football Saturdays in South Bend and around the country. In 2007, vi ith a membership approaching 400, the band was the largest student organization on campus. The year started with its annual Band Camp, with current members and hopeful candidates arriving on campus before the rest of the student body and spending long hours learning the band ' s traditional style and routines. Within four days of announcing the roster, the first halftimp show was prepared for Georgia Tech. The halftime shows throughout the year featured a wide range of popular music, arranged especially for the Band by Dr. Ken Dye, Director of Bands, as well as the band ' s traditional formations such as the monogram ND and performances of the Notre Dame Victory March and Alma Mater. The band has been on hand for every Notre Dame home game, and in 2007, the band additionally traveled to Penn State, Michigan, and Purdue to support the team on the road for a total of ten performances, the most in the band ' s long history. The band continued its tradition of welcoming opposing bands, with six bands visiting Notre Dame Stadium during the 2007 season. Members of the band also performed in the Varsity Bands at hockey and men ' s and women ' s basketball games on campus, story by Ryan Mingo edited by Courtney Ball V 1 ' ! The drummers prcp.irc tor hjiftimt ' fr jm the sideline-.. photo by [},ni(l Pnn.i A student pl.iys trumpet in the Georgia Tech halftime show. photo by David Prin,t The trumpet players cheer from the band section. photo i)y n.tvid Priiu T III 136 the gold standard The band begins the game by playing the Victory March. photo by Djvid Pnmj Band members line up for the national anthem. photo by David rhnj The Irish Guard lead the band on the field. photo by David Prina Assistant drum major Christine Loza performs in the halftime show, photo bv David Prina The band leads the student section in cheer. photo In- Anya Hershberger band 137 keeping the campus informed I % O Kaitlynn Riely, Assistant New Editor, reviews a story befon sending it to pres ' - fjhttto by Courtncv llil! Chris Hine, Sports Editor, helps a writer with his story. photo by Courtney BjH Michelle Fordice completes her work as Assistant S( ene Editor. l hi loln ( tHirlni ' Y ll.ill The Observer is the main source of daily news on campus. With a staff comprised of students from Notre Dame and Saint Mary ' s College, the newspaper is published five days a week. It is an independent organization run exclusively by students. Popular sections include Campus News, Sports, the Scene, and International News. The Viewpoint section presents letters from students debating controversial topics facing the campus. Each issue also included a Question of the Day, featuring students from different dorms giving their thoughts on various campus topics. During the 2007-2008 academic year, students were entertained by the original comics such as Black Dog, written and illustrated by students poking fun at the Notre Dame culture. The Observer is available in virtually every building on campus and is an important source of information for Notre Dame students, faculty, and alumni alike. stoi} ' written and edited by Courtney Ball 138 the gold standard In 2007, Scholastic Magazine was voted the 1 student news magazine by the Indiana Collegiate Press Association. The magazine is an entirely student run organization. The staff includes executive editors, section editors, writers, designers, and photographers. Scholastic is a widely read bi-weekly publication that appeals to students, faculty, and alumni. Each summer. Scholastic sends an issue to incoming freshmen to introduce them to life at Notre Dame. During the year, the magazine covers a range of issues, from gender relations to campus safety to the football team ' s season. The stories concentrate on news, culture, sports, and humor. This year marked Scholastic ' s switch from black and white to color pages which required a great deal of additional work. The executive staff was known to spend many late nights in the basement of South Dining Hall, finalizing each issue before it was sent off to be printed. story by Molly Kring Amy Meyers and Jen Wulf discuss story ideas at Ed Board. photo by Courtney B ilt Scholastic staff meets once a week to prepare for the next issue, photo by Courtney Ball exploring Notre Dame life observer scholastic 139 Liz Brown addresses the Senatu about student issues. photo courtesy of Ijn Civlirk Senators discuss a technology proposal at a Senate meeting. photo courtesy of Lmdsey Pouln i lin lg(-l KiMlingand Kathleen Covernitk flash smiles with Fr. Jenkins, photo hy Hridffcl Kcddni; A senator thoroughly examine the meriLs of a proposal photo courtesy of Lmdsey Rnnhn 140 the gold Standard Vice President Maris Braun addresses the assembly. photo courtesy of iindsey Poulin ludicial Council President Ashley Weiss argues her point. photo courtesy ot Lindsey Poulin From battling the ordinance that the South Bend Common Council attempted to pass in the beginning of the school year to the Faculty- Student Debates on various contemporary issues, student government has been very active in various facets of student life and has repeatedly represented the student body to the administration. Under the direction of president Liz Brown and vice-president Maris Braun, student government has accomplished much over the course of the year to benefit the entire student body. The Health and Body Image Conference was organized to promote awareness of body image issues facing many Notre Dame students. Throughout the year, the class of 2008 focused on hosting fun and meaningful events for seniors. Events sought to meet the unique needs of seniors, celebrating their last year together, considering post graduate plans, and preparing to move on from Notre Dame. The class of 2009 hosted a Texas Hold ' Em tournament and pampered the juniorswithChick-fil-Aand Hacienda giveaways. The class of 2010 had events ranging from service projects at the Healthwin Community Center and the local Food Pantry, to a late night showing of Sandlot on South Quad. Freshman class council organized several events to help new students make new friends and become comfortable on campus. Student government had a very successful academic year and has many plans for the future, story by Sheena Plamoottil edited bv Courtney Ball at 5 QTQ O improving student life I student government 141 I a The Organizacion Latino Americana allowed students to share their interests and personal experiences and to promote further understanding of Latin American culture. OLA funded a community service project in Panama, where they helped a public school in Veraguas improve its facilities. Club activities included " Rediscovering America " , " Salsaween " , " Fashion a lo Latino " , an indoor soccer tournament, an academic speaker series, and El Campito Community Service, srory by OnU .mchez Cristina Fernandez and Matt Frankenfeld dress up for event. [ihnlc ' Uirtr nt C ' .irl.l S.jnrhr Students salsa at OLA ' s Salsaween held at Legends. phi ttn nwnc nIC.iH.i S.?nrh v D.ivid I ' .iltiTMjn ( ili Ih ' s ,1 King Salmon fish on a Clui) outing. pholo courtesy of MM S.ibcoc(i Andrew KuwalskI shows off llic rainbow trout he caught. photo I inirlesy til IXlvul P.i fcrsrin Clul) mi ' hers take a group photi m a fishing trip. photo couri tifM.iltll.llxiHk Folk ( " hoir poses for its group photo at the Grotto. photo hy Dtivid Prin.i The Fly Fishing Club provided students with an opportunity to take a break from the stress of academic life and relax in the great outdoors with a fishing rod in hand. Club » members fished for different species « in local bodies of water. They also J offered instructional classes for students new to the sport of fishing. Thr main goal of the club was to " gel students out on hv water, shile V M conserving the natural resources that enabled them to enjoy the " experience of fishing. hb story by David Patterson 142 (he gold standard Members practice music made exclusively for the choir, photo courtesy of Dvanj Cuthrte I ( ) The Irish Dance Club helped unite the Notre Dame and Saint Mary ' s College communities as women from both schools danced together. The club performed at various athletic, cultural and charity events throughout the year. The Irish Dance Club allowed members to experience, enjoy, and learn about traditional Irish dance. The club included an advanced Blue and Gold team as well as classes for beginners, story by Courtney Ball edited bv Courtney Ball The Folk Choir began in the 1970 ' s with seven musicians leading song and prayer in Sacred Heart Church. This year, the choir included over 60 men and women from Notre Dame. They combined flute, organ, violins, guitar, string bass, Celtic harp, cello, and ethnic percussion to lead the Notre Dame family in song at the 11:45 Basilica Mass every Sunday. They also assisted at many other services, including Vespers, memorial liturgies, penance services, weddings, and ordinations. story by Dyana Cuthrie n O Dancers perform at the Boston College pep rally. photo by Mary Conroy Members of the Irish Dance Club line up for their routine. photo by Mjry Coriroy Students execute an advanced finale at the pep rally. photo by Mary Conroy ola , fly fishing, folk choir irish dance 143 Bowling Club President Nick Manleri aims for a strike. phcxo courtesy of Nick Mjnien Bowling Club takes a break from the lanes for a picture. liboto cuurlesv ot Nick Mjnien Allie Hensley sends the ball rolling down the lane. photo courtesy oi Nick Mjnien _ The Psychology Club brought students and professors together to learn, discuss, and have fun. The ensured that everyone had the chance to engage in undergraduate ,1 research and also volunteered their T servicesat an assisted living residence O O each week. Movie watches sue h .is " One Flew Over the Cukoo ' s Nest " and exciting events like the Wet n Wild picnic kept students smiling as they grew closer with their peers and professors in the psychology department. Hory by L.iur.i Seago 144 I The Notre Dame Bowling Club is a club team sponsored by RecSports. This year, it was open to students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary ' s, and Holy Cross. The team used Strikes and Spares twice a week to practice for tournaments, in which they competed against other university and college teams. Secretary Sierra McNamara ' s favorite aspect of Bowling Club is that " you can have fun while improving your score and making new friends. " story by Laura Seago o ■I H I n A member of the psych club gets a pie in the face at Wet ' n Wild, photo by Ddvid Prina A psych ( lul) .idvivir winds u() at the Wet n Wild dunking lHM)th. i hoto ) ■ OjvhI Pnnj Memlx ' rs ol HA (K ' rtorm an I improv skit at Legends. photo In Wu Yue (he gold standard « t Habitat tor Humanity is a nationwide organization geared toward eliminating poverty and homelessness by building decent, affordable houses for people in need. Notre Dame ' s chapter hosted events to raise money so they could reach their goal of building a house each year. Shack City, Sign a Stud, and Jail ' n Bail were all designed to provide funds while raising ND students ' awareness of homelessness. stoi} ' by Laura Seago Habitat for Humanity continues work on their house. photo courtesy ol Alcira Rodriguez Habitat members put finishing touches on the roof. photo courtesy of Alcira Rodriguez. Members lift the framing for Habitat ' s annual house project. phnit) roiiriesy ol Alcira Rodriguez jor.- The Humor Artists perform in their weekly show at Legends. L; photo by Wu Yue Humor Artists is the only student- run comedy group at Notre Dame. It hosted weekly improv shows at Legends as well as its own program on NDtv. Its 25 regular cast members traveled to places like Boston and Chicago to watch and perform improv. " The best thing about being in HA for me is getting to hang around with and perform with the funniest, most absurd and outside- of-the-box minds on campus, " said president Steve Tortorello. story by Laura Seago edited by Laura Seago 3 o (A psychology club, bowling club, habitat for humanity humor artists 145 Women from iht ' lub i )m()ele in the 0»mi ' r Run. lihfMo Ik Aimn Oyt Club memlx rs take a group phuto before practice phttlit In Ittnn ' s Ct-vf Laura Lindsley and Cynthi.i Curley stretch Ijefore practice. ( O E The Notre Dame Mock Trial Associatir)n is a trial advocacy program for undergraduates. Tin team puts on a jury trial and prepares attorney and witness parts for thf members to perform. Thi ' 2007 2008 case was the penalty phase of a iriminal trial. The team traveled to Ohio State University, Arizona State University, and Wake Forest University for tournaments, before competing at Notre Dame ' s own tournament at the end of the year sfofv l)y Erin M Atl.imy I The Notre Dame Women ' s Running Club provides the opportunity for runners of all levels to maintain their fitness in a friendly team- like atmosphere. The club brings together girls who love to socialize, have fun, and most of all run! Activities this year included informal weekly practices and participation in numerous road races both on and off campus such as the annual Domer Run, The Mara Fox 5K, and the Holy Half Marathon. story by Nicole Crippen Mi-mlx-rs pre().ue for the Notre Dame Ri i( nal Tournament. fe C 5 C 3 3 3 GTQ liMin incmtMTs win lirsi al (he Noire Dame touriuinenl. , i iiKfi () Ktny Mi ' rijmi Mii(l«Mil . wear i • ■ ■ and Ix-ads lor C.i: fiftalon)uitniYatBnillt.lub M(. itic yfM standard I C 5 0) I Best Buddies is dedicated to enriching the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by fostering friendships with Notre Dame and Saint Mary ' s students. The Notre Dame chapter is the largest Best Buddies College program in Indiana. It was nominated for the 2007 Outstanding Chapter of the Year at the international Best Buddies Leadership Conference. Events were held twice a month and included the Annual Halloween Costume Party and the Friendship Games, story by Lindsay Viglione Ducia Cardoso and Nancy Weaver celebrate at Carnival. photo courtesy of Brazil Club Kaitlyn O ' Leary and her buddy Lisa competing as a Mummy. lihoti) by ilnds,iy Viglione I3uclcly Courtney dissects a frog with the Biology Club ' s help. photo by Marissa Runkle Kevin Faist with his buddy Steve at the Halloween Party. photo hv iinchav Vii lione The Brazil Club has existed for many years but recently, membership has dwindled with so few Brazilians at Notre Dame. Last year, however, the Club experienced a rebirth and quickly sparked the interest of many students. With events such as Carnival, International Dance Party, Brazil Night, and Education Night, the Brazil Club taught Notre Dame students and the South Bend community about Brazilian culture while having fun the Brazilian way. story by Duda Cardoso edited by Courtney Bali N F I women ' s running, mock trial team, best buddies brazil 147 C 3 3 O) The Notre Dame Equestrian Team consists of both Notre Dame and Saint Mary ' s students. Passionate about horseback ridding, team members attend weekly lessons and participate in two shows per academic year. The Equestrian Team also hosts its own show on December 2nd, in which all team members must participate. This year, the Notre Dame show was held at Taylor University and was a huge success. One of the team ' s goals is to one day become a varsity sport, story by leniffer Velez An equestrian team member before competing. Members of the E-Club at CEO conference in Chicago. photo courtesy ut Cecilia Navarro Halttime (sertorms Brown Eyed-Cirl at a Big Brothers Big Sisters event, photo by DmkI Pmu Members of the audience join Halftime to sing Christmas classics, photo by David Priiw Brian Kastenh iltz is ihe lead singer of the acapei ' i version of Hey ya! photo b, n.nid Priiu The 2007-2008 members of the ND Equestrian Club. photo courtesy of Kristj tones In 2007, Halftimeenjoyed its4thyear of existence. The co-ed pop rock a cappella group took the campus by storm, performing before football games, at dorm events, concerts at Washington Hall, and charity events. With an ever-changing repertoire, all songs arranged by members of the group, Halftime pleased fans with new material including Shut Up and Drive and Rehab. Fall performances stirred excitement for the release of Halftime ' s 1st album in the spring, sfory by Michcil McOmncll Si I 148 the gold staiidard Don Whitley leads Reinventing the E-Club - Case Study Finale. photo courtc v ol Cecilu} N.njrro o u f In November 2007, the Handbell Choir released its 3rd recording, O God Beyond All Praising, a first- time collaborative effort with the Celebration Choir. Led by director Karen Schneider-Kirner, the choir plays at various liturgies and evening vespers throughout the year. In the Spring, the 1 5-member choir played at JPW mass, held its annual Spring concert in the Basilica, and traveled to Indianapolis on tour. story by Katherine Gallagher edited bv lenlffer Velez Increasing from 1 to 80 members in the last twelve months, the Entrepreneurship Club is one of the fastest growing organizations on campus and it hopes to continue that growth. The Entreprenuership Club plans to host over thirty events at Notre Dame including a CEO Speaker Series on leadership, a Case Study Series on growing business enterprises, the NASDAQ Business Plan Training Sessions, and several programs to serve underprivileged segments of South Bend. story by Cecilia Navarro The 2007-2008 members of the ND Handbell Choir. photo courtesy oi Kolherine Gallagher The Handbell Choir plays under the Dome. photo courtesy of Katherine Gallagher During the Christmas season, the Choir plays carols. photo courtesy of Katherine Gallagher equestrian, haltime, entreprenuershif) handbell choir 149 NDtv experienced significant growth in 2007-2008 with the addition of several shows and many new memljers. For the first time, NDtv aired a sitcom: a mockumentary entitled " On Campus " that satirized Notre Dame student life. Also new was a debate show called " Talk It Out. " NDtv News expanded to an hour length, incorporated NDtv Sports, and added a weather segment. The NDtv website was redesigned to allow for more video content and full episodes of shows. slorv bv Nick Anclert Oscar Garcia sports a new NDtv Hoodie while working. phiito hv Nit k ndcn Debaters eat dinner together after the Webster tournameni phiiti h Mj« Vount ' Mllo t)c)(lMiii ami ' I Banks reign as Mr. and Miss Ebony ND 2008. phoUi l)y Million ' hicoh Participants in the pagcmi celebrate its success. photo by Usi Abu o Contestants pose for pic tures following the pageant. phttto by U ii j( i, ' ' Kathleen Dilenschneider recruits for NDTV at Activities Night, photo by Nick Andcrt The ND NAACP created several new events and improved on past ones. These included the relationship forum, " Why did I get Married " ?, interracial blind dates, NAACP Image Awards, and the Mr. and Miss Ebony ND Pageant. In addition, community service initiatives with the Robinson Community Center and a )ena 6 candlelight vigil marked ihis year. NAACP was a place for people to come to feel a part of llu ' ir comnuinilN , m be able to be Ihe change that they want to see. ston hv Ihill.inv Cantv 150 the gold sLiruLtid Adam Joines competes in Parliamentary debate. photo hv jdrj Qudglla 3 U 3 E o The Computer Club organized a computer programming contest, held a club barbecue, sponsored teams at a regional programming contest, and hosted guest speakers this year. Expert guest speakers at Club meetings addressed relevant contemporary topics in computer science. The Club also hosted its annual popular Video Came Night; contestants competed in Guitar Hero, DDR, and Halo 3 on large TVs to win Best Buy gift cards. story by Nick Schott edited bv Courtney Ball I n The Notre Dame Parliamentary Debate Team had a great year in 2007-2008 with trips across the country. The team traveled to Chicago, St. Louis, and Colorado Springs to compete in tournaments on the national level. Members debated in teams of two and frequently achieved top honors against some ofthe most competitive teams in the country. Overall, debate is an exciting and fast paced activity requiring quick wits and strong teamwork. story by Adam Joines 2 Nick McLees competes at Video Came night. tory by Nicli Schott lared Bulosan grills at the Club Barbeque. photo by Julie Cnsd K Members participate in a local ND Programming Contest. photo by Nicl Schott ndtv, ND NAACP, debate computer club 151 Tutors and kids play basketball in the St. Casimir gym. pholii by Cre oT} ' O ' Donnetl Betsy Wojcicki and Breanna dress up for Halloween. photo hy Gregory O ' Donnell Kids participate in the Keenan Great Pumpkin at Halloween. photo hy Crcgtirv O ' Doniicti 152 the gold it.indard The ND Section of the Society of Women Engineers provides support for women in engineering and science fields. SWE events included a Georgia Tech concession stand, Engineering Industry Day, Mr. Engineering Contest, Trick-or- SWEet Halloween 5K Run, prc- finals massages, an Annual Spring Leadership Conference, and a variety of service activities. Notre Dame SWE won the Outstanding Collegiate Section Award for the second year in a row at the 2007 National SWE Conference. ■.li i h Irf] ni;cl Teamwork for Tomorrow is a tutoring and mentoring program founded by Notre Dame students. Students are paired with children aged six to twelve to improve the child ' s literacy while building a relationship based on mutual respect and trust. They read books, write stories, and make holiday crafts. The kids also spend time with their tutors outside of the program, and these extra bonding experiences help build positive relationships. lory by K.itherine Petersen nnd Andrew Zeiser A member of the gymnastics club works on his upper bod Strenght. photo courteiv of lill Mazur 3 WiniHMs ol the Trii k-or-SWEel run costume contest celebrate. photo courtny ol Icn Vonel C onlestanls raise monev with the Mr. Engineering Conlesl. photo by Andrew P.wller 3 U The Biology Club ' s social events included the Biology Bar-B-Que, All- Club " Grey ' s Anatomy " Watch, and a Science Soiree Dance in Jordan Hall. Making time for academics, Biology Club organized an exhibition and information session that helped students share summer research experiences and learn how to apply for summer internships. Club members volunteered at St. Joseph Humane Society with a Domer Doggie Walk, Best Buddies, and the Expanding Your Horizons program. storv bv Lisa Zickuhr 6£ 3 1 Members dance and dress up at the Science Soiree Dance. photo by n.iv ' c Prina Students compete in a costume contest for the Soiree, photo by David Prina Sachie Sellie and Sean McCarvey attend the club BBQ. photo courtew of the Biolog} ' Club Jill Mazur practices on the balance beam. photo courtesy of ]ill Mazur The ND-SMC gymnastics club is made up of students from all gymnastic skill levels. The dedicated team practices multiple times each week in Michawaka. Male members practice their skills in the floor, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and high bar; the women use the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor. Together they competed in the Clover Classic and are affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs (NAIGC). story written and edited by Courtney Ball orq 5 3 CD teamwork for tomorrow, swe, biology club, gymnastics 1 53 excellence. A wide and complete range of athletics serves as a vital competitive outlet for Notre Dame students, three quarters of whom lettered in a varsity sport during high school. The university boasts 650 varsity athletes across 26 sports that have earned nine straight top 25 finishes in the United States Sports Academy Division I Director ' s Cup, a collective feat defining excellence in national competition. Notre Dame also encourages active involvement and conditioning via 30 club sports teams and 57 intramural sports, all of which are central to campus life. Not only do the Irish dominate in their sports, they stand out for their strong academic performance. We boast record numbers of Academic Ail-Americans each year (see story on page 212). Freshnun Ian Cole delencllhe ice early in the season, phuto In VVu uf 1 54 the gold standard " I think he ' s ready to run offense. If I didn ' t think he was ready, I would not do this. " -Coach Charlie Wels on Jimmy Clausen laew b.e rough start for young irish The 2007 Fighting Irish knew some fresh faces needed to play key roles after the loss of many talented seniors. The identity of Notre Dame ' s starting quarterback for the opener against Georgia Tech was kept under wraps until kickoff when Demetrius Jones took the opening snap. The swarming Georgia Tech defense did not allow Jones and Notre Dame ' s new-look spread offense to gain any momentum, and Evan Sharpley and freshman Jimmy Clausen, the other two competing quarterbacks, each saw playing time before the 33- 3 defeat was complete. Despite the rough start to the season for the Irish, optimism remained high as Jimmy Clausen was named the starter for Notre Dame ' s visit to Penn State. They got off to a great start. Darrin Walls returned an interception 73 yards for the first Irish touchdown of the season. After a successful first drive, the Irish could not muster much offense until late in the fourth quarter. Thanks to a valiant effort from the defense, the game was close until some costly mistakes led to a 31-10 loss, story written tincl edited by Sry.i i Aliern scoreboard I 09 01 Georgia Tech at Notre Dame 33-3 Georgia Tech 09 08 Notre Dame at Penn State 31-10 Penn State S.ilety IXivjd Hruton (junlshos CI qu.irtLTbatk Taylor Bennett. piiatii by Anyj Horshhcr cr C. uarterb,K k Demetrius lones sprints around the left end. photo by Anya Hersblierger I )arrin Walls returns , n interception for an early Irish lead over PSU. photo by Civid Prin,! 156 the gold stand.ird likowski, Brockington, and uton team up to lorce a PSU (trible. pholo by Pjvid Prai.i piaypr profile Jimmy Clausen ' s arrival on campus was eagerly anticipated by many, and the quarterback ' s arrival on the gridiron was the fastest in Notre Dame history. He started the second game against Penn State and performed admirably, throwing for 144 yards while being chased around all day by Penn State defenders. Senior Trevor Laws came back for a fifth year hoping to show scouts he could wreak havoc in an offensive backfield. Depsite being constantly double-teamed, Laws led the team In tackles for most of the year. As the only returning starter on the defensive line, he was usually the one to help force a defensive stand when the Irish needed it most. T ' 1 Zliikowski returns a punt ! ' ■ Penn State 7-yard line. " ' ' ' ' David Prina Three Notre Dame defenders gang up on a Penn State runner, photo by David Prina football 157 Travis Thomas runs the fii offensive score of the year again MSU. photo by Any J Her hberf I Bruising running back James Alclridge was poised for a breakout year, and he became the starting running back early in the season. His 108 yards against MSU, including a 43-yard scamper that helped set up a score, gave some traction to the Irish running game after early season struggles. S ' The lightning to Aldridge ' s thunder, freshman running back Armando Allen demonstrated his breakaway speed during the season. Coach Wcis tried to get him the ball as often as possible, and fans held their collective breath knowing Allen could burst through a hole for a big gain at any moment The Spartans and Irish get ready to collide. photo by Anyo Hershberger Students celebrate the first home touchdown of the season. photo by Any,i Hershberger 158 the gold slaiidard fflQwiag pa Iris early season woes continue scoreboard 09 15 Notre Dame at Michigan 38-0 Michigan 09 22 Michigan State at Notre Dame 31-14 Michigan State j vV -H !:t- " It was a rough day all around for the Irish when they visited Michigan at Ann Arbor. A poor opening snap pinned Notre Dame back on its own 1-yard line and served as a sign of things to come. Neither the passing attack nor the running game was able to get on track. In his second career start, Clausen was sacked seven times, contributing to the -6 total yards rushing for the Irish. The defense, while dealing with ■ , pfj poor field position, allowed 289 yards rushing to Mike Hart and Michigan. Hoping to reawaken the echoes at home against Michigan State, Notre Dame scored its first offensive touchdown when Travis Thomas ran in from a yard out after the defense forced a Spartan turnover. The running game, led by 104 yards from James Aldridge, showed some signs of life and helped the Irish get within 17-14 when Robert Hughes plunged in from 3 yards out. However, Notre Dame could not put any more points on the board, and the Spartans scored 14 in the third quarter on their way to their sixth straight win at Notre Dame, story written and edited by Bryan Aliern i ' i lose, the Notre Dame ' ■ ' l ill joins together for the ill 1 Mater, pliolo by Djvid Prina ZI}ikowski and Bruton stand up running back Mike Hart. photo b Djvicl Prinj Stunned Irish fans look on at the Michigan game. photo by Dsvid Prina " Obviously after three games in, the team is heading in the wrong direction, and [the] only way I know to fix it is to come out swinging. " -Coach Charlie Weis i football 159 QQ tb. bQairdI " It ' s been a long time since they got a chance to sing that fight song. " -Coach Charlie Weis Irish begin to turn corner After an 0-4 start, Notre Dame traveled to undefeated Purdue hoping to nab their first victory of the season. By halftime, however, Notre Dame trailed 23-0. Coach Weis and the Irish players decided they had seen enough and led an inspired comeback in the second half. John Carlson caught the first passing touchdown of the year, and Notre Dame cut Purdue ' s lead to 26-1 9 on one of Golden Tate ' s three impressive go-route grabs in the game. Although their comeback fell a little short, Notre Dame hoped they could keep up the momentum the next week against UCLA. The Irish knocked out the Bruins ' starting quarterback in the first quarter, and the defense took over the game from then on. They caused havoc all over the field and forced seven UCLA turnovers. Four of those were created by Maurice Crum, and his 34-yard fumble return for a score made it 20-6 and the countdown to the final whistle began. On a beautiful night at the Rose Bowl, Notre Dame was finally able to celebrate its first win of the season. story written mcl edited by Br in Aliern scoreboard 09 29 Notre Dame at Purdue 33-19 Purdue 10 06 Notre Dame at UCIA 20-6 Notre Dame ' 111. inclo Allen breaks through ,1 1 )ik riii,iker tackle attempt. phii, In n .1 Hershbcrger Joe Broc klnglon punishes a Purdue receiver. photo by Anyn Hershbe jjer Ambrose Wooden stops a UCLA receiver In his tracks. ptioto by Any,i Hershberger 160 the gold standard i urice Crum scores on a 34- ' d fumble return. ito by Any.i Hershberf er Statistics Notre Dame vs. UCLA 1 . Maurice Crum had two interceptions and forced two fumbles, one of which he (jlcked up and ran in for the clinching touchdown. 2. Crum is the first Irish player ever to record four turnovers in a single game, and he was named the national defensive player of the week for his efforts. 3. Notre Dame held UCLA without a touchdown, the first game the Irish have kept an opponent out of the endzone since a 38-3 ictory over Washington in 2004. 4. Notre Dame ' s defense had nine tackles for loss, including five sacks. 5. Tom Zbikowski caused the starting UCLA quarterback to fumble deep in Bruin terrirtory, the sixteenth turnover he has been involved in in his career. The hit forced the quarterback out of the game and led to an Irish field goal. G.There were well more than 20,000 Notre Dame fans on hand, completely filling both endzones. After the victory, the players celebrated on both sides of the field with the Irish fans. i trison goes airborne for ■ d yard against UCLA. Anva Hershberger Jimmy Clausen stares down the Bruin defense. photo by Anya Hershberger football 161 Evan Sharpley takes charge the offense during his first si against USC. photo In IXi.-dPi As a fifth year senirir, Tom Zbikowski returned in the best shape Charlie Weis had seen him. Improving his stamina and flexibility, the safety and punt returner embraced his role of leader and mentor. By the third week of the season, Zbikowski had surpassed )im Browner ' s 228 tackles to become the all-time leader in tackles for an ND defensive back. Sophomore Robby Parris earned his first career start this year with the Irish and has proven to be a standout wide receiver. Of the nine pass plays registering over twenty yards this s« ' ason, Parris has Ijeen on the receiving end five times. Parris boasted a game M high 94 receiving yards against Boston Collego with one touchdown. Tom Zbikowski breaks up a BC. pass to force fourth down. photo by IXnid Phnj Jimmy Claust n jmikv up i ' sideline lew the fii-.i li " ' ' 1 62 the gold standard Uste oi tb.€ to p Irish can ' t handle top foes scoreboard 10 13 Boston College at Notre Dame 27-14 BC 10 20 use at Notre Dame 38-0 use Hosting the fourth-ranked Eagles, the Irish sought to thwart its rival ' s undefeated season. Boasting Heisman hopeful quarterback Matt Ryan, BC rode a 1 3-0 lead into halftime and pulled away 20-0 early in the third quarter before quarterback Evan Sharpley led the offense downfield for its first touchdown of the game. Just four plays later, Irish defensive back Brian Smith returned an interception for six to pull within a single score of the Eagles. However, BC immediately answered, and the hopes of the Irish were dashed when a fourth-quarter touchdown was called back for a holding penalty. Sporting replica green jerseys and yellow pants of the 1977 squad, the Irish honored the team nicknamed the ' Green Machine ' on the 30th anniversary of its national championship, kick-started by a 49-19 thrashing of the Trojans that year. Despite its inspired fans and players, the Irish were unable to contend with a use team that started the season ranked 1st in the country, falling 38-0. sfory written cind edited bv Andrew Holmes I- rhomas follows his )l k.TN downfield. Djvld Prma Armando Allen hustles for an opening towards the outside. photo by Anv ' d Hershberger Joe Brockmgtun and Kerry Neal wrap up use ' s McKnight. photo by Anya Hersbberger " So rather than... making excuses, ...I think that I have to figure out a way of getting it done better. " -Charlie Weis football 163 j;ust short " My job is to keep moving the team forward and talk about the future of Notre Dame " - Charlie Weis academies sneak by irish Following a bye week, the Irish looked poised to perform offensively against Navy as running back Robert Hughes scored early in the first quarter. The Irish maintained the lead into the fourth quarter before a fumble recovery and defensive touchdown put the Midshipmen ahead, but the offense delivered, tying the score in regulation off a Travis Thomas touchdown. After the first and second overtimes were played to a draw. Navy pressured the Irish to score a touchdown and two-point conversion to send the game into a fourth overtime, and the Irish could not respond. Despite their most productive game offensively, the team fell short after a failed two-point conversion attempt. Also proving to be a tough opponent. Air Force opened up a lead in the third quarter after the Irish kept it tight in the first half, limmy Clausen pulled the team within ten by throwing a pair of touchdown passes late in the game, but his solid effort at quarterback was not enough to overcome the deficit. s!orv written diul edited l)v Andrew Holmes scoreboard 11 03 Notre Dame vs Navy 46-44 Navy (30T) 11 10 Notre Dame vs Air Force 41-24 Air Force Duvcil K,im ira Iries to beat a Navy clefendi ' r on the ouLside. Ittvilo IjyAny.i t Ivr- blti ' rffT Jininiy ( Luisen liaiids iln oti to Armando Allen. photo by Anya Hershberger |(ihn Carlson pulls in a touchdown pass against .Air Force, photo by 0,nid Prina 164 the gold sland.ird I nes Alclridge pushes through avy defender. i(o bv D.nid Prin.i Navy Plagued by the longest losing streak in NCAA history, the players and coaches of Navy got to celebrate a win over Notre Dame not once, but twice. The first failed two-point conversion by the Irish was nullified by a pass interference penalty, forcing the Navy team off the field and halting their elation while giving Irish fans and players one last glimmer of hope. But the Midshipmen were not to be denied, stopping Travis Thomas on the second attempt short of the goal line. Navy flooded the field in excitement and relief; they had broken the 43 year losing streak by beating the Irish for the first time since 1963. Navy controlled the clock and befuddled the Irish defense with quarterback draws and option pitches that left the Irish out of position for much of the game. The triple overtime win proved sweet for both the football program and the school, which cancelled all classes for students the following Monday in honor of the victory. Tr 1 Thomas sprints towards h i ' ncl zone against Navy. Dsvid Prina David Crimes is tackled while making a reception against Navy, photo by An} i Hershberger football 165 Senior Trevor Laws, who led the team in tackl for the year, sacks the Stanford quarterba during his last game, photo by David Pt circle Senior tight end )ohn Carlson led Notre Dame with 40 receptions for the year and made many key grabs to keep drives alive. His 100 career receptions are second-most ever for an Irish tight end. Also, J the history major was the first Notre Dame football player to be named a National Scholar-Athlete since 1993, receiving a post-graduatescholarship. Tom Zbikowski gave fans many memorable moments during his great Irish career, ranging from j, taking a football right fromal a Michigan State player ' s hands, to an incredible punt return against USC, to finally stepping behind center during his last home game. In many ways the heart and soul of the team, the amateur boxer ' sH never give up mentalit) ' Will be sorely missed. Jimmy Clausen dumps off a pass to lames Aldridge against Duke, photo hyAny.i ( ' r i )i ' ij er Tom Zbikowski goes behind center during his last game at Notre Dame Stadium. ; )i i ) A u.i Hrf i x-(j,vr 166 the gold standard nice season ends with consecutive victories scoreboard 11 17 Duke at Notre Dame 28-7 Notre Dame 11 24 Notre Dame at Stanford 21-14 Notre Dame Rdiert Hughes runs for 45 y ils on the first play from Sclnmage. photo by David Prina Notre Dame went into Senior Day without a home victory on the season, but it was the underclassmen who really helped send the seniors off the right way against Duke. Freshman Robert Hughes ran for 110 yards and a score and Jimmy Clausen threw for 1 94 yards and 3 touchdowns. Notre Dame seized control of the game at the end of the first half on back-to-back 25- yard touchdown catches, one by David Crimes and the other by Duval Kamara. With the game in hand, many Irish seniors were able to get on the field at the end of the game, including a surprise appearance at quarterback for Tom Zbikowski. Against Stanford, the I rish offense performed well but a few turnovers prevented them for capitalizing on some opportunities. Robert Hughes had another big game, and his 6-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth gave Notre Dame a 21-14 lead. The sloppy game went down to the wire, but the Notre Dame defense held tough at the goal line and prevented a game-tying score. story written and edited by Bryan Ahem Junior Jabbie runs away from Stanford defenders. photo by David Prina James Aldridge shrugs aside a Duke player. photo by Anya Hershberger " It was awesome being with all the fans. It was pure joy. " - Trevor Laws football 167 Qt Qh I; ? " Being a member of the team provides you with another way of involving yourself with theND tradition. " -Sami Mainieri keep spirits high The members of the coed Notre Dame cheerleading squad serve as ambassadors of the University. Not only are they on the sidelines supporting the teams and leading the fans in cheers, but off the field they represent the University by participating in community service with the Notre Dame family and in the city of South Bend. Notre Dame cheerleading is a great club and sport to be a part of. The experiences shared are unforgettable, and the friendships last a lifetime. The Notre Dame cheerleading squad covers a range of Partner Stunting during the sports: football, women ' s , ° ? ' ' J ' =, 8 ' " - f ' photo by David rnna volleyball, men ' s and women ' s soccer, and men ' s and women ' s basketball. They are also present at ail pep rallies as well as various Notre Dame promotional event s. Their season begins with a training camp in mid-August and ends with the basketball tournaments in the spring. Tryouts for the next year are held in April, and the new season begins with the spring Blue and Cold football game. story by S,imi Mtiinieri edited by Cj.sey Oirney n.incingnl W.iWi [Kill ' s lootball 101. Ithoto by Wu-Yue Cheerleaders fill the sidelines at the Michigan State game. photo by David Priiia Building a pyramid at the Boston College game. pholo liy David Prinj 168 the gold st.indard heerleaders form a three story ivramid at the Michigan State ' ime. photo hv D.nicl Prinj i Although the mascot of the University of Notre Dame is well known to be the Fighting Irish, humanly represented as a student leprechaun, this has not always been the case. A series of Irish Terrier dogs originally represented Notre Dame. The first Irish Terrier was presented to Knute Rockne as a gift the weekend before the Notre Dame- Pennsylvania game on Novembers, 1930. The dogs usually took the name of Clashmore Mike who made his last appearance in 1963. The Leprechaun was named the official mascot for the Fighting Irish in 1965. He dresses in a cutaway green suit and Irish country hat. He waves his shillelagh, while leading and interacting with the crowd to supposedly bring magical power and good luck to the Notre Dame team. This year ' s Cold Squad Leprechaun is Matt Phipps and Blue Squad Leprechaun is Juan Muldoon. photo by David Prina ue squad members prepare r a game. oto by Danny Nolan Cheerleaders gather to show off Halloween costumes. photo by Terin Barbas. cheerleading 169 Student trainers bring wat bottles to the football playe jjholo courtesy of Kristen Lutterbai words ! " The student manager program at the University of Notre Dame is such a unique experience. I can ' t imagine any other school that would integrate students so much into the behind- the-scenes work of the athletic department. Managing has been an incredible way to meet great people and form lasting relationships while working in an arena that ' s truly interesting and exciting. " ' Kathleen Mulvaney ' 08 j " Being a part of the Student Manager program has been one of the most exciting aspects of my time at Notre Dame. I have met many fascinating people associated with the ND Athletics Program, and have had the opportunity to travel to great sporting venues such as the Rose Bowl and Big House. I M consider it a privilege to i have been able to play a role (albeit a relatively unknown one) in a Notre Dame football season. A . It ' s pretty cool to realize « ■ that thousands of subway alumni would pay to do what we do and see t what we see. Crowing up, I never even thought I could see one play from the field, let alone an entire season. This past season has provided •; me with a lifetime of Sophomore and junior managers paint helmets. photo courtesy of Bridget Cullen Managers ensure the helmets look new before each game. photo by Dtivici Priiu 170 the gold sl.iiulaK Idsh aid behind the scenes :jdent trainers gather on the I Id after a game. oto courtesy of Sydney Boyd I isten Lutterbach is ready to oist the injured player. t ilo courte v of Knsfen Lutterhoch Student athletic managers and student trainers may sometimes go overlooked when students think of Notre Dame sporting events; however, these two groups of students are responsible for making sure the field and equipment are in order and the players are healthy enough to play. The student managers ' main job is to ensure that practices and games run smoothly. They are most commonly seen on the sidelines during football games, but they manage evety varsity sport. There are twenty-one senior student managers, and each manager is in charge of a varsity sport. One of the most envied jobs of student managers is the taping and painting of football helmets before every home game. Student trainers are present at all practices and games. Each student is trained to be able to help out in emergency cases during practices or games. They are most commonly seen bringing out water bottles to the athletes on the field, but the trainers also treat injuries by performing ultrasounds and taping the injured players. story written and edited by Casey Carney ' % M Sident trainers enable student alleles to play like champions, pi ' lo courtesy of Sydney Boyd 2007-2008 senior student athletic managers. photo courtesy of Lighthouse imaging " was privileged to see a side of college sports that the normal spectator does not see. " -Stephen Springfield trainers managers 171 " [After the 3-4- 1 start], it was to a point in the season when we could not afford to lose any more. And we still have a relatively young team and we hope we ' re back next year. " -Coach Waldrum team reaches college cup yet again Treading new waters, the Lady Irish faced adversity in an uncharacteristic opening to the season. Entering the fall as the second ranked team in the nation, the squad lost four of its first eight games. Head coach Randy Waldrum confided that any more losses would keep the team from reaching the NCAA tournament and inspired his players to a thirteen-game unbeaten streak, including a nearly perfect run through the Big East, that kept their national title aspirations intact. Earning a fourth seed in their bracket, the team won their first two rounds to set up a round-of-16 showdown with the bracket ' s top seed, UNC. The Irish triumphed in a 3-2 upset that featured Brittany Bock and MicheleWeissenhofer notching . , , , , , , ° Amanda Clark gets ready to take th two goals within 14 seconds, ball away from a Georgetown Hoy, photo by Wu Yue an NCAA record in postseason play, in front of a boisterous home crowd at Alumni Field, the squad used a late Kerri Hanks goal to overcome a pesky Duke team 3-2 and advance to their seventh NCAA final four, where they were edged 3-2 by Florida State in the College Cup. story by Andrew Holmes edited by Bry.ui Ahcrn Kerri Hanks attacks the Hoya goal. pholoiivWij Ytiv Brittany Bock does nol let he Georgetown player gel c lose In the ball, pinilohy Wu Yur Courtney Rosen takes ihe liall past mi(lfi( lfl. phiiloln Uu )iif 172 the gold sl.ind.ird scoreboard BIG EAST Conference Championship Rutgers W,2-0 Georgetown W,2-0 West Virginia T,1-l NCAA Tournament W,3-0 W,2-0 W,3-2 W,3-2 L,3-2 Loyola Chicago Illinois North Carolina Duke Florida State Regular Season 13W,4L,1T Big East Regular Season 11W,0L Rebecca Mendoza keeps the ball away from DePaul. photo bv Wu Yue Kerri Hanks creates a scoring chance off a free kick. photo by Wu Yue Th Irish team up to send the b4 back towards the DePaul gC . photo by Wu Yue women s soccer 173 scoreboard BIG EAST Conference Championship St)()hn ' s W,1-0 DePdul W,2-1 Connecticut L,2-0 NCAA Championship Oakland W,2- 1 Santa Clara W,2-0 Wake Forest L, 1 -0 Regular Season 10W,2L,4T Aclidas IU Credit Union Classic IW.IL Mike Berticelli Tournament 1W,0L,1T " 1 r.. Chris Cahill takes the goal ki k for the Irish. phi)U l y Ale Kksinf-er Matt Armstrong centers the ball, pholo by David Prinj Alex Yoshinaga looks I(m i i the ball from Irish lerrit( ' . 174 the gold stand.ird I men ' s soccer enjoys early success :hael Thomas searches for I ?nse across miclfielcl. p to bv Alex Kissinger The Irish squad rode the momentum of its first NCAA quarterfinal from the previous year to an upending of tenth- ranked New Mexico 3-0 in preseason exhibition play and top ranked UCLA 2-1 in its season opener. The solid victories pushed the team from a preseason ranking of eleven to as high as number two in the country as the Irish entered its match-up with top rated UConn unbeaten. After playing the Huskies to a draw, the Irish finished Big East play as the only undefeated team, a feat accomplished for the first time. Seeded second in the Blue division, the team played to a runner-up finish in the Big East tournament, falling 2- in a rematch with UConn, and grabbed the tenth seed in the NCAA tournament. The Irish eased past Oakland 2- 1 to set up a showdown with seventh-seeded Santa Clara before scoring a 2-0 upset and advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals. Wake Forest ended the team ' s run with a 1-0 victory in overtime before winning the College Cup. story written and edited by Andrew Holmes Lue Seibolt awaits a pass to atjck the opponent ' s goal, o by Alex Kissinger Ryan Miller races toward opposing territory. photo bv Alex Kissinger Justin Morrow passes downfield to an open teammate. photo by Daiid Prins " This group of seniors really wants this... The group has worked really hard " - head coach Bobby Clark men s soccer 175 soccer programs excel The men ' s and women ' s soccer teams proved to be two of the best teams in the nation in 2007, but they established this fact in two very different ways. The women are no strangers to near perfection, boasting a senior class that has amassed a 91-10-4 record in four years and earned three College Cup final fours and a national championship. The second-ranked women faced a turbulent preseason that pulled their ranking as low as twenty- fourth before an unbeaten streak landed them in the welcome and familiar territory of a ninth College Cup semifinal Ry n Miller prepares to send a appearance in fourteen P-i s over the defense. ' f photo by Alex Ki .singer seasons, second only to UNC. |eb Brovskv pushes the ball Conversely, the men picked ahead of Michigan defenders. , , photo b D,n id frin,] up a win over a top-ranked UCLA to start the season and also worked their way as high as number two in the country before following up their 2006 campaign with a second consecutive NCAA tournament quarterfinal appearance and near victory over the eventual 2007 champion that proved their staying power amongst the soccer elite. story written u)(l fdited by Andrew Holmes Luke Seibolt dribbles aniunfl West Virginia defenders. photo by Wu Yur Korri Hanks receives a throw-in along the sideline. photo by Wu Yue Erica Lantorno leads the altac k after stripping the ball. photo bv Wu Yuc 176 the gold standard tney lohnson clears the ball i|oss midtielcl. I)(0 by Wu Yue ' indhddual honors For the first time in the award ' s history, one university claimed both the men ' s and women ' s M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Player of the Year honors: Notre Dame in 2006. Joseph Lapira and Kerri Hanks followed their awards with equally notable 2007 seasons. Lapira led the Irish in points, goals, and assists. He was again named as a finalist for the Hermann Trophy and earned first team Ail-American status while teammate Ryan Miller was named to the second team. Miller also received academic All- America honors, making him the first student athlete in school history to claim both distinctions. Kerri Hanks ranked first in the nation in assists for the second consecutive year. Hanks joined Brittany Bock as a first team All- American, marking the first time since 1995 that two forwards from the same school have achieved such praise. Bock was named the Big East Co-Offensive Player of the Year. She was also honored as a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy along with teammates Hanks and Amanda Cinalli, a four-year starter for the Irish who tallied a rare 30 goals and assists during her career. T ' H ' ls celebrate a goal during 1 ' E,ist play. ;if ' ,j in David Prinj Ashley Jones battles for possession with a defender. photo by Wu Yue soccer championship 177 i bfe " Confidence is growing individually and as a group. I just want to keep stoking that " -Head Coach Mike Brey after beating Marquette team joins the big east elite The 2007-08 Irish men ' s basketball team had another exciting and exceptional season. Despite earning a bye in the Big East Tournament a year ago, the Irish were not expected to contend for the conference title again in 2008, especially with the graduation of their top two scorers. However, led by the emergence of Luke Harangody and the return of Kyle McAlarney, the Irish made another remarkable run to the to|) of the Big East standings. Of course, it always helps to have one of the best home-court advantages in the nation. The Irish have reeled The students raise their arms in support as Ryan Ayers shoots a off 37 consecutive wins in the free throw, phoioby wu vue Joyce Center since 2006. Early in the season, Notre Dame traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands to participate in the Paradise Jam. After an easy win over Monmouth, they suffered two tough defeats to Baylor and Georgia Tech. In their biggest nonconference clash of the season, Notre Dame faced Kansas State at Madison Square Garden. After leading most of the game, Kyle McAlarney hit a dagger three-pointer from the top of the key to preserve the Notre Dame victory. Luke Harangody barrels into the lane. jhiili) by Duvid Prina Harangody then lays the ball up softly off the glass. photo by D,ivid Prina 178 ihi ' gnid 1 ry Jackson spins his way IM layup against Pittsburgh. i}to by n,i id rnnj pmypr H profiles I Luke Harangody averaged over 20 points and 10 rebounds per game in Big East play and was nearly impossible to defend. He became one of the most dominant players in the conference and and was named the Big East Player of the Year. Kyle McAlarney ' s return to the Irish lineup this year was a huge success. He had one of the deadliest three- point shots and required constant attention from opposing defenses. Rob Kurz did a lot of the grunt work for the team, always fighting hard for rebounds and playing stellar defense. Listed at 6-9, he also had one of the best shots on the team, leading the squad in free-throw percentage. Tory Jackson was the glue that held everything together. One of the best point guards in the Big East, he led the team in assists and was able to penetrate to the basket almost at will. Juniors Ryan Ayers, Zach Hillesland, and Luke Zeller all played pivotal roles for the Irish. They provided a spark whenever the Irish needed one and always gave everything they had !■ on the court. Kr McAlarney dribbles past a Mrquette defender, a ' lto by David Prina The Leprechaun Legion makes it tough to shoot free throws. photo by David Prina men ' s basketball 179 Luke Harangody ' s steal and du against Pittsburgh gave Notre Dai the lead tor good, photo by David Pi scoreboard BIG EAST Conference West Virginia W, 69-56 Connecticut W, 73-67 @ Marquette L, 92-66 Cincinnati W, 91-74 @ Ceorgetowi L, 64-65 @ Villanova W, 90-80 Providence W 81-74 OT DePaul W, 89-80 @ Seton Hall W, 95-69 Marquette W, 86-83 @ Connecticut L, 84-78 @ Rutgers W, 71-68 Pittsburgh W, 82-70 Syracuse W, 94-87 @ Louisville L, 90-85 @ DePaul W, 98-91 St. John ' s W, 68-55 @ South Florid a W, 67-60 BIG EAST Tournament Marquette L, 89-79 NCAA Tournament George Mason W, 68-50 Washington State | L, 61-41 Coach Mike Brey, the back-to-back Big East Coach of the Year, calms his team down against Marquette, photo by David Prina Kyle McAlarney makes a key three-pointer to help slow down a Marquette rally, photo by David Prina 180 the goltl standard h Hillesl.ind gets ready to ive into the lane. ke Zeller attempts a three- Inter. i [] In D.ii id PnVu Notre Dame began conference play with two solid home wins over West Virginia and Connecticut. Sparked by McAlarney ' s 32 points, the Irish were able to hold on and beat Connecticut by six. Notre Dame struggled in their first tw o conference road tests against j ' Marquette and Georgetown, but the Irish got their revenge on Marquette a month later when the Golden Eagles became the 34th straight team to leave South Bend with a loss. During the grind of the Big East season, Luke Harangody only seemed to get stronger and stronger. I " y Jacl son more than holds hjown against Cincinnati ' s big j n. photo by David Prina He was relentless around the basket all season, putting up 29 points against Providence, 31 points against DePaul, and an amazing 40 points in a close loss at Louisville. Rob Kurz, the lone senior on the team, always played great defense and hit many key shots for the Irish. Notre Dame was given a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament and handily defeated George Mason in the first round, but their season ended when they ran into defensive-oriented Washington State in the round of 32. written and edited hy Bryan Ahem Zach Hillesland works his way around a Pittsburgh player. photo by David Prins Rob Kurz demonstrates great form on his free throw attempt. photo by David Pnna " He ' s got a great feel for the game. Great hands. He keeps doing things where I shake my head, and I say, ' Keep going ' . " -Coach Brey on Luke Harangody men ' s basketball 181 respect " They expect to be ranked in the top 25; they expect to be picked in the top of the Big East " lady irish rise to the challenge The women ' s basketball team entered the 2007 season with high expectations and a grueling non-conference schedule that would prepare them for the tough Big East conference, and ideally, the NCAA tournament. " They expect to be ranked in the top 25; they expect to be picked in the top of the Big East, " coach Muffet McCraw said of her team as the season began. The squad met expectations early, beginning the season with a ranking of 24 and working their way to as high as 14th. Their play began in the Preseason WNIT tournament, and the Tulyah Gaines penetrates a tough UConn defense, players got a taste of high level photu in wu Yue competition in a loss to third- ranked Maryland. Yet the loss inspired a ten-game winning streak as the team went on an early run and consistently played at a high level, losing only against highly ranked opponents. The Irish positioned themselves for success in the Big East and NCAA tournament with a balanced offensive attack and by racking up wins over ranked opponents such as Pittsburgh and Syracuse during conference play, story written ,incl edited by Andrew Holmei I )cvrii ' ,iux Peters backs down ,1 dekMidiT down low. Ashley Barlow dii c ' s I " llie hoop for a layup. photo l Wii )ut ' The players impatiently and hungrily await a rebound ball pholo by Anyti Hvnbtwrger 182 Ihc gold st.indaid larel Allen squares up to the isket and surveys the court. oto by Wu Yue Five members of the women ' s basketball team received conference honors at the Big East conference championship banquest, ' the most players since the 2000-01 season: Charel Allen made the first-team all-Big East for a second consecutive year. Allen is the first player in school history totally 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists and 200 steals during her playing career. Ashley Barlow and Lindsay Shrader earned honorable mention all- conference selections. Sophomore Barlow was second to Allen in scoring on the team and fell into the Big East top ten players in both steals and free throw percentage. Junior Shrader ranked third on the team in scoring as well as ranking in the top 20 in the conference in rebounding. Her return from a torn ACL last season proved vital to the squad ' s success. Brittany Mallory and Devereaux Peters each received All-Freshman Team honors. Mallory ' s skills were crucial off the bench as she recorded the most three-point field goals on the team. Peters ranked first in blocked shots in the conference. Ettany Mallory pulls up for a t ' ee-point jumpshot. ■ ' !• Wu Yue Lindsay Schrader splits the defense with a crossover dribble, photo by Wu Yue women ' s basketball 183 Freshman Becca Bruszew lines up a midrange jumpc lyholoby Wu scoreboard BIG EAST Conference @Louisville W 82-74 @West Vi rginia | L 56-50 Villanova W 69-58 @Ceorget owr w, 104-86 DePaul L 81-80 Connec tkut L 81-64 Providence w, 85-54 @Cincinatti w, 74-41 Pitfsljurgh w. 81-66 Marquette w, 99-76 @Syracus6 w, 79-67 ©Rutgers L, 57-51 @DePaul vv, 66-64 South Flor da w, 92-49 Seton Hall w, 70-55 @St. John s L, 61-51 BIG EAST Tournament Pittsburgh L, 64-53 NCAA Tournament SMU W, 74-62 Oklahoma w, 79-75 ()1 Finnessee L, 74-64 Ashley Barlow tietios gravity for a layup against South Florida. photo hy Any,i Henhljorfitv Guard Amanda Tsipis hits an impressive fadeaway jumper. photo hy Any i Hemhbeqicr 184 the gold stand.ird lelissa Lechlitner crosses over I create shooting space. oto by Anyj Hershberger rittany Mallory steps up for a iree pointer against UConn. lofo b W ' ue u After sneaking into the top 25, the Lady Irish rode their win streak into conference play. The women opened with big wins aga inst Louisville, Villanova, and Georgetown, but the squad ' s first tests proved fruitless as the team came up short in all three contests versus top 25 opponents, including frustrating losses against West Virginia by six and DePaul by one. However, the players were able to turn around a slow 3-3 start in the conference to win eight of their next nine Big East match-ups, earning revenge against DePaul as well as beating top 25 teams Pittsburgh and Syracuse by a combined 27 points. Though losses against top-ranked Connecticut and fourth-ranked Rutgers kept the team from the top of the standings, the effort placed Notre Dame fourth in the Big East, and the team proved to be a mainstay in the top 20 teams nationally. Thwarted by Pittsburgh in the first round of the Big East conference tournament, the players regained their composure to make a Sweet 16 run in the NCAA tournament, defeating SMU and Oklahoma before losing to No. 1 Tennessee. story written and edited by Andrew Holmes " We want to play the best teams that we can play in order to... prepare for the next challenge " - coach Muffet McCraw on the team ' s schedule ijiarel Allen flashes a burst of aeed to beat her defender. polo by Wu Yue Senior Ashley Barlow takes command on the court. photo by Any i tier hberger Melissa Lechlitner signals the play to her teammates. photo by Anya hiershljerger women ' s basketball scoreboard Crusader Invitational 1st of 6 National Catholic Championship Notre Dame Invitational 1st of 23 Pre-National Meet 5lli of 40 Big East Championship 4th of 14 Chris Rodriguez uses a long stride to stay ahead of the pack, [yhoto hy M.iry Conruy The Ncjtre Dame runners stick together and push eai h other on. ;)h()(i) lourtesy of Kelly Hifmins Dan latkson and Paul Springer lead Ihew. at the National Catholic Chanipioiishi| photo courtesy of kcll Hif 186 the gold si.iiul.iid setttm team qualifies for NCAA meet again ■eg Kiley and Kevin Veselik jintain a steady pace, oto courtesy of Kelly Higglm The 2007 Notre Dame men ' s cross country team had another great season. The year began with a win at the Crusader Invitational, where they finished 30 points ahead of host Valparaiso. At the National Catholic Championship, held at the Notre Dame golf course, the Irish took their 19th title in the event ' s 28 year history. Dan Jackson and Paul Springer finished second and third in the five-mile race with times of 24:50 and 24:53 respectively. Five Notre Dame runners in all finished in the top 1 0, with Brett Adams, Mike Popejoy, and Kevin Veselik also contributing scores for the team. The Irish won their third meet in a row at the Notre Dame invitational. Patrick Smyth led the way for Notre Dame, finishing second with a time of 23:44. After finishing fourth in the Big East, Notre Dame placed third in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, where Patrick Smyth became the second runner in Irish history to win a regional championship individual title. The Irish received an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship and finished 21 stout of 30. story written and edited fav Bryan Ahern " From day one we talk about going to the NCAA meet and it ' s nice to see the guys work and attain that goal. " -Coach Joe Plane I Mike Popejoy hangs tough ' during the grueling race. ' phuto by Mary Conroy Kevin Veselik goes all out to catch the Dayton runner. photo courtesy of Kelly Hif t ins The Fighting Irish get oft to a good start up front. photo courtesy of Kellv Hiifiim men ' s cross country 187 " Last year we were learning and this year we should be ready to go. " -Coach Tim Connelly team perseveres all season With many returning upperclassmen and a few talented freshmen joining the squad, the 2007 women ' s cross country team was hopeful for a very successful season. The team got off to a great start with a win in the Crusader Invitational, and they tollowed that with an almost perfect score in the National Catholic Championship, held at Notre Dame. Freshman Marissa Treece won the 5K race with a lime of 17:24. In addition, Lindsey Ferguson, Theresa Cattuna, Ann Mazur .111(1 Beth T.u I all finished in the top seven for the Irish. At the highly competitive Notre Dame Invitational, Notre Dame finished twelfth out of twenty- one teams. Marissa Treece again led the way, finishing , . . , , " ' " Theresa Cattuna does not hold seventeenth overall once more anything back. photo courtesy o( Kelly Hig ns with a time of 17:24. Notre Dame placed sixth in the Big East, where Lindsey Ferguson finished fourteenth to earn all- Big East honors. After battling injuries and sickness all season, the team ended their season with a eleventh place finish at the Great Lakes Regional. sforv ' wrillfn ,W(I cilitod In ■ horn M.irlsSii Treece sprints her way I ' l a first place finish. I ' ll (ii ttHjitesy of Kelly Hijg(im Bi ' ci.i Hauman keeps paie with her Notre D.inie teammates. phtao courtesy ol Kelly Hifff{ins Linclsi ' y Ferguson finishes up Nell at the National (alholii Championshi phitio courtt v at Krlk Mr ins 188 the gold standard scoreboard Crusader Invitational 1st (,| 8 National Catholic Championship 1st of 37 Notre Dame Invitational 12th of 21 Pre-National Meet 15th of 38 Big East Championship 6th of 1 6 NCAA Great Lakes Regional 11th of 30 . i: l H fc. 1: 5A sey Ferguson and Marissa Treece the way for the rest of the field courtesy of Kelly Higglns Emily Wauford gets ready for a big closing kick. phulo courtesy of Kelly Higgins Abby Higgins and Ann Mazur feed off each other ' s energy pholo courtesy of Kelly Higgins women ' s cross country 139 scoreboard Tiger Invitational 1W,1L Shamrock Invitational 2W,1L Bronco Invitational 1W,2L Regular Season 14W,12L Big East Regular Season 9W, 5L Big East Tournament Cincinnati Louisville W, 3-1 L, 3-0 Kim Krisloff goes up high to spike the ball. pholo by David I ' rinj Ashley Tarutis and lustine Stremick team up tor a kill. pholo by Elizjbelh HvilHiriih Justine Stremick and Tar Enzweiler gel ready to bkx k a li| 190 thegolcl sl.iiid.ird ball comes up big on senior day icholas fires off a jump ; hoto by David Prina The Notre Dame Women ' s Volleyball team had an exciting season for 1 7-year coach Debbie Brown. Led by seniors Ashley Tarutis and Adrianna Stasiuk, the team overcame a rollercoaster season to upset 17th ranked Louisville in the final match of the regular season. The fourth win in a row enabled the Irish to grab the No. 4 seed in the Big East Tournament. Notre Dame defeated rival Cincinnati in the first round of the conference tournament held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before falling to Louisville in the second round. Many players for the Irish were recognized for their excellence this season, including Kellie Sciacca, who was named the Northeast Region Freshman of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. She is only the second player in program history to win the award. Led by Brown, the Irish look forward to continuing to grow and excel with a very young and talented team that will compete in the Big East for years to come. story by Michael Schaefer edited bv Bryan Aliern larutis sets the ball up , a kill. ' Havid Prina Adrianna Stasiuk celebrates a point with her teammates. photo bv David Prina The Fighting Irish regroup between games. photo I}) ' Elizabeth Hesiiurgh " It was a great win for the team and for the program. " - Head coach Debbie Brown on the Senior Day victory over Louisville women ' s volleyball 191 -scQcebodEd, CCHA Regular Season 31 pts, 4th in conference CCHA Tournament Ferris State (H) L, 2-1 W, 6-3 W, 2-1 NCAA Tournament New Hampshire W, 7-3 Michigan State W, 3-1 Bun Ryan keeps the puck away from the defender. pholo by Wu Yuc Ian Cole skates away with the puck. i)hutu by Wu Yuc The team celebrates an Irish goal, photo by Wu Yue Erik Condra looks for a teammate to pass the puck to. pholo by Wu Yue 192 the gold sl.inilard ftQ eia feur hockey continues last year ' s success The 2007-08 men ' s hockey team hoped to build on last year ' s campaign that resulted in a CCHA Championship. All season long the Irish faced some of the stiffest competition in the country. Their home- opener was against fifth-ranked Denver, and the Irish managed to hold on late and grab a 4- 3 victory. Notre Dame did quite well in the early portion of their conference schedule. They swept back-to-back games against Lake Superior State, Western Michigan, and Nebraska-Omaha to stay near the top of the CCHA standings. The Irish also defeated top- ranked Miami (OH) 2-1 on the road, where goaltender Jordan Pearce stopped 31 of 32 shots. After winter break, however, Notre Dame went into a slump and won only one of their first six conference games to start 2008. However, their season culminated where no Notre Dame hockey team had gone before, the Frozen Four. Thanks to inspiring play from Mark Van Guilder, the Irish defeated New Hampshire and exacted revenge on Michigan State in the regional final, sfon written and edited bv Bn an A iern : Van Guilder fires off a against Western Michigan. ■ bv Wu Yue Erik Condra gets ready to faceoff. photo by Wu Yue Goaltender Jordan Pearce awaits the opposition, p ioto by Wu Yue " I ' m most proud of Jordan Pearce for the journey he ' s traveled this year. I thought he was a big reason why we won tonight. " -Coach Jeff Jackson after 2-1 victory over Ferris State men ' s hockey 193 Following the departure of Paul in conference play, the season Maineiri, the Irish welcomed included several highlights, such Notre Dame ' s nineteenth head as early wins over 12 TCU basrball coach, Dave Shrage, and 7 Nebraska and coach tor the 2007 Shrage ' s 500th " I ' m season. Shrage career coaching joint ' d the Irish cXClLeCl LO victory with a 6- froin the University take tnlS jOD. 4 win over Big of Evansville after All the hard East rival Rutgers. leading the Aces to a final national ranking of nineteen. The Irish entered the season as the 5-time defending Big East champion but lost nine of their twelve starters from the previous work and coaching comes to fruition today. " -New 2007 Head Coach Dave Shrage Additionally, pitcher David Phelps, shortstop Brett Lilley, and third baseman A.). Pollock received all-Big East honors, with the sophomore Phelps tying Aaron Heilman and Chris year; the 2007 roster was Niesel as the youngest Notre comprised of 1 5 freshman out Dame pitcher to receive first- of a total 35 players. Despite team honors, story wrinen ,mcl some frustratingly close losses ediu-d by Andrew Holmes Danny Dressman kK)ks to round third base. photo by Vanessa Cempis Mike Dury fields a groundball at first base. ihiKo by OuHin Mennella learamg curve baseball gains experience 194 the gold Nl.indard Ross Bresovsky lays clown j bunt to advance a runner. photo by Du stin Mennelld David Phelps and Matt Weglarz share a victory, pholo by Viinessa Cempis Scoreboard BIG EAST Conference Championship Villanova Rutgers Regular Season L,3-2 L,13-2 20W,17L Baseball on the Beach Tournament 1W,2L Stetson Invitational 1W,2L Clearwater Invitational 1W,2L FCCU Classic 3W,1L B tt Craffy winds up for one o.iis ii)ur pitching options. Du-sf n Mennella baseball 195 Erin Clasco makes a powerful swing and lauches the ball. photo courtesy of Phil Hudelion Katie Laing swings and makes solid contad. photo courtesy of Phi7 Hudehon scoreboard BIG EAST ( onlfri ' ntf Championship Connt ' ctiLut VV.b-U Depaul W,8-2 Louisville L,J-2 NCAA Tournament Illinois State L,2-1 Wright State W,3-() Illinois State I, M Regular Season 19W,9I Tiger Invitational 2W, M Palm Springs Tournament 2W,31 Crispers )U Invitational JW.II Long Be.K h 1W,1I ludi ( Tournaineni nv 11 Brittany Bargar, the leader of the pitching staff, fires a pitch. IthitttntHirtfsy ot lliil Hutlvlsuii 196 the gold sl.ind.ird fnior Stephanie Brown, t-team All-Big East, follows OUgh. photo courtesy of Sports Info ristine Lux is welcomed me after hitting a home-run. )to courtesy of Phil Hudelson The Notre Dame women ' s Big East opponents. In April, Softball team had yet another sophomore Brittany Bargar successful campaign during threw a no-hitter against Loyola the 2007 season. Looking to help the Irish to victory and end a 7-game " We played . . well as a to improve upon last year ' s NCAA Regional berth, the Irish traveled to soundly defeating team. They Connecticut and Alabama, Florida, responded tO DePaul in the Big and California to One another East Tournament, face stiff competition in a couple eady season tournaments. Despite some impressive victories, Notre Dame came home with a 9-12 record. However, the home-crowd and built momentum off of each other. " -Coach Deanna Cumpf Notre Dame lost 3-2 to Louisville in the championship game. The Irish were awarded a berth in the NCAA Tournament, but, despite some impressive seemed to light a fire under performances, they lost two the Irish, as the softball team heart-breakers to Illinois State reeled off ten straight victories to end their season, stoiy written at Ivy Field, mainly against and edited by Bryan Ahem r ' - " i ups and downs of women ' s softball river " We were im- pressed with our success- es last year but we are setting the bar higher this year. " -Mary McNa- mara rowers dominate competition The 2007 women ' s rowing team had a goal: win. In order to reach that goal they knew they would have to be the first team on the water in the tall and the last off the water in the spring. Their season kicked off in September with a midnight row on St. Joe ' s River and culminated with a twelfth place finish at the NCAA Championships. In between, the team appeared at the Windermere Crew Classic in San Francisco where the varsity eight beat three ranked teams and finished the weekend undefeated. Later in the season, the varsity eight beat defending varsity eight National Champions, Princeton and previously undefeated University of Virginia. The following day the team raced and brought home its third Big East Conference Title. For the second consecutive year the team was invited to compete at the National Championships in Oakridge, Tennessee and finished twelfth overall. The team also produced two All- Americans, juniors Amanda Polk and Allison Marsh, story by M.iry Kate McNamara edited by Kathleen Martinez scoreboard NCAA Championships Varsity Eight IJth Sect)ncl Varsity Eight 1 2th Varsity Four llih 0 er.ill 12th Central South Region Championship Varsity Eight 3rd Second Varsity Eight 3rd Varsity Ft ur 6th Big East Championship Varsity Eight I si Second Varsity Eight 2nd Varsity Four 1st Coach Martin Stone and staff lake homo coaching award. , ' i ' »lnf ourffsv (»Mn K«iv tiv j.t In the varsity eight, Christine Trezza prepares for Big East. Varisity team members uirt their txMt from the dcxk. 198 the gold st.ind.ird bach Stone follows the rowers 5 they take out on the river. boto courtesy uf Anihom Trezza --- ■ r- ra, ■• -■, a f — .-A, Tje Irish dominate the Tinessee waters at Big East. ' urtesv of Anthony Trezza Women Rowers gather at a race in San Francisco. photo courtesy of Anthony Trezzj rowing 199 cecofd- bfeaLlktin, " We broke their unde- feated regular season Big East play. " men ' s and women ' s lacrosse The Notre Dame Men ' s Lacrosse team finished the 2007 season with an 11-4 record, going 5-0 in the Great Western Lacrosse League, earning the team its tenth CWLL title. At home, the team won twelve games, setting a school record for the most consecutive home victories. The Irish team made it to the NCAA Tournament before losing in the first round to Johns Hopkins University 1 1-10 in overtime. The Women ' s Lacrosse team finished with an 1 1-6-0 season record. The team went 3-2- against conference teams photo by Dtnid Pnn,i and 5-3-0 at home. Caitlin McKinney said, " There is no greater feeling then beating a team because you know that your team worked harder during the offseason. " Heather , , , , , . ° Attack John Greaney looks Ferguson said that the highlight score against Air Force of the season was " when we beat Georgetown during the season for the first time ever. We broke their undefeated regular season Big East play. " However, the women ' s season came to an end at the Big East Tournament, when they lost 1 2- 10 to Georgetown University. story written ,]iul vdilccl by Amy W ilker to Heather Ferguson looks for a play around a defender. hoto courtesy of Sports li}form,Uion Will Yi ' breaks away from an Air Force dofondor. photo by D,}vid Phnj Jane Stoeckert races an opponent from CeorgelovMi. photo tn n,nid Priiui 200 Ihc gold standard Irish midfielders triple team an opponent from Duquesne. phntfj r ' 0(;r psv ri SpnrK lnlnrn).itinn scorebo ard Women ]MU W,10-9 Stanford W,12-11 Northwestern L,18-10 Cornell W,13-9 Canisius W,18-8 Yale W,9-7 Syracuse L,16-13 Ohio State W,16-9 Loyola (Md) W,1 1-1 Connecticut W,12-11 Duquesne W,15-7 Duke L,20-10 Cal W,16-11 Georgetown W,13-8 Vanderbilt L,13-9 Rutgers L,8-7 Georgetown L, 12-10 (BIG EAST TournamentI 1 Men Loyola (Md) W,9-7 Penn State W,11-8 Cornell L,13-8 North Carolina L,11-8 Drexel W,16-5 Dartmouth L,7-6 Bellarmine W,11-3 Brown W,11-3 Villanova W,15-5 Air Force W,16-4 Denver W,14-6 Lehigh W,14-2 Ohio State W,12-6 Quinnipiac W,14-9 Johns Hopkins L,n-io (NCAA 1st Round Ian Scolaro evades an Air !)rce player. yoto bv David Prinj lacrosse 201 Junior Karol Kostka competes in the epee against Cleveland State, photo by Vanessa Cempis Xavier Lebec: lunges toward his opponent in foil, photo by Vanessa Cempis scoreboard NCAA Championship All-Americans Men Karol Kostka Steve Kubik Greg Howard Barron Nydam Zach Schirtz Women Scirah Borrmann Eileen Hassett Kelley Hurley Ewa Nelip Adrienne Nolt Hayley Reese Captain Greg Howard conijiett ' against a Northwestern opponeni photo )) V.mesNi Crrnpi 202 the gold sl.iiidard duat yiiCtQi: fencing dominates again nior Tom Horton leaps into -- ' .iir during the sabre, photo Vd iessj Cempii jnior Adrienne Nott competes I the foil, photo by Vanessa {- ' mpis A combination of a strong freshman class and many returning All-Americans led to incredible seasons again for both the men ' s and women ' s fencing squads. The teams, both ranked in the top three to begin the year, opened their season a combined 9-1 at the Western Invite. At the NYU Duals, the men finished 5-1 and the women posted a 4-2 record. The women, thanks to some dominating individual performances, went a perfect 11-0 in the Northwestern Duals. The men were not far behind, finishing 8-2 in the duals and barely falling to second-ranked Ohio State by a score of 14-13. Neither squad lost a match at the Notre Dame Duals, combining for a record of 1 9-0. At the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, both Irish teams finished second behind Ohio State. The Notre Dame women did claim victory in one of the three weapons, epee, and Ewa Nelip won gold in women ' s epee during the individual competition. Both Irish teams finished second in the NCAA Championships to Ohio State, story writen and edited by Bryan Ahern " Kelley [Hurley] loves being a part of Notre Dame fencing and fortunately she was able to work out a situation where she can remain in school while also trying to make the Olympic team " - Coach Janusz Bednarski Captain Rachel Cota competes in the foil, photo by Vanessa Cempis Emilie Prot attacks the opponent in foil, photo by Vanessa Cenip s fencing 203 Swimmers compete in ths butterfly event! photo bv Wu Yu bgiLScoreboard | swimming BIG EAST Cham pion ship 2 20 08 2nd, 68 pts. 2 21 08 1st 300 pts. 2 22 08 1st 531 pts. 2 23 08 1st 820 pts. Regular Season 4W , 5L Dennis Starl Relays 1st 242 pts. Shamrock Invitat onal W, 219-150 Ohio State Invitationa 4th 401 pts. diving BIG EAST Cham )ion hip 2 20 08 1st, 111 pts. 2 21 08 1st, 270 pts. 2 22 08 1st, 525 pts. 2 23 08 l5t. 767 pts. Regular Season 3W , 6L Dennis Stark Relays 1st, 242 pts. Shamrock Invitational w. 249- 116 Washinj ton Husky Invite 3rd, 972 pts. Sam Stoner executes a dive during practice. photo by Vanessa Ceinpis 204 the gold stand, ird (ac LeBlanc practices the eestyle in a warmup. lolo by V,ine«,i Cem i s Pendercast competes in the 400-meclley breaststroke. photo bv Ou tin Mcnnelh Swimmers prepare for a meet in Rolfs during their season. photo bv Wu Yno b«»« S» Both the men ' s and women ' s swimming and diving teams not only capped off their seasons with Big East Championship titles, but also in record fashion. The men proved victorious for the third time in the past four seasons, exacting revenge against Louisville after a loss earlier in the season. Swimmers John Lytle in the 100 freestyle, MacKenzie LeBlanc in the 200 fly, and the 400-freestyle relay team of Lytle, Andrew Hoffman, Danny Utkus, and Joshua Nosal set new school records at the event. Coach Tim Welsh took home Coach of the Year honors. Meanwhile, the women won their twelfth straight conference championship, dominating the field and outperformingthe next closest opponent, Louisville, by over 200 points. The Irish women set a slew of records along the way, including Big East records in the 50 freestyle, 200-freestyle relay, 200 breaststroke, and 400-freestyle relay as well as school records in the 200-medley relay, 100 breaststroke, 400-freestyle relay, and 1 00 freestyle. Coach Nixon also won Coach of the Year, story written and edited by Andrew Holmes dive in swimming and diving ' 1 am so proud of this team because they were a team... with amazing heart and energy " -Coach Carrie Nixon swimming 205 ' They shouldn ' t worry about what ' s going on around them, they should just play the course. That kind of mindset is really starting to set in with them. " -Women ' s Coach Susan Holt Mike King blasts the ball out of the bunker. Ijbotu courtesy of tan Civlick The women ' s golf team celebrates their victory at Michigan. photo courtesy of Kyle Velln Both the men ' s and women ' s golf teams had impressive fall seasons in 2007. The men began the fall at the Gopher Invitational, and Greg Rodgers shot three-over par to lead the Irish to 4th place. At the Gridiron Golf Classic at the Warren Golf Course, Doug Fortner shot an even-par 210, the third lowest 54-hole score in school history. A total team effort resulted in a solid 3rd at the Coca-Cola Duke Classic, and the men ' steam wrapped up the fall season with a 9th place finish at the UNCG Bridgestone the women ' s side, Lisa Maunu shot six-under par at the Cougar Classic to lead the Irish to victory in their first tournament of the year. The team made it two consecutive wins when they bested host Louisville by three strokes, and they later notched their third win of the season at the Wolverine Invitational. Notre Dame surged in the final round to place 2nd at the Lady Paladin Invitational, and So- Hyun Park ' s 2nd place finish at the Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate helped earn them a 4th place finish, story written .itui edited by Collegiate Championship. On Brv. n Ahem on target scoreboard Men ' s Golf Gopher Invitational T-4th 1 2 Gridiron Golf Classic T-8th 1 2 Duke Classic 3rd 1 5 Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate T-8th 18 UNCG Bridgestone 9th 15 Wom en ' s Golf Cougar Classic 1 St 20 Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup Wolverine Invitational Lady Paladin 1 St 17 1 St 10 2nd 18 Ann Rhoads T-4th 1 8 golf teams find groove 206 the gold standard isa Maunu unleashes a |owertul drive. lOlo courtesy of Kyle Vettri Eddie Peckels holds his follow- through on his drive. photo courtesy ot Ijn CavUck Greg Rodgers watches the flight of his ball after finishing his swing, photo courtesy of Ijn Ccniick i golf 207 to p qQtch " The 2007 team will always be special to me... (It) had great senior leader- ship and a single- minded focus " men ' s tennis is on fire With a national preseason ranking of 13, the men ' s tennis team caught fire after dropping their opening match by reeling off six straight wins, defeating the likes of 8 Duke and 13 Florida State, a stretch that helped them crack the top ten early in the season. The team continued its assault on the national rankings, proving victorious in fifteen of sixteen matches following a loss in the Team Indoor Championships. With an overall record of 21-3, the team rode its season-high 4 nation, il ranking into the Big East Tournament as the Irish began postseason play. The top- ranked Big East squad destroyed Louisville 4-0 to claim its sixth Big East Championship, which earned the team the 5 seed in the NCAAs, Bobby Bayliss „ ' ' Barry King and Brett Helgeson Coach of the Year honors, and discuss doubles strategy. photo bv Vjncisa Cempis top Irish player Stephen Bass the Most Outstanding Player award. " The 2007 team will always be special to me. ..(It) had great senior leadership and a single-minded focus, " explained Bayliss. The Irish carried their momentum to the NCAA round of 16 before losing 3-4 to USC. story writtoi jnil edited bv Andrew Holmes Ryan Keckley lunges for a t -.srourt angle. Vii;, hy V,mvss.i Ccmiiis Andrew Roth lets loose after a doubles victory. photo a»urtt s) ' of Sporty Into Brett Helgeson connects with a lopspin forehand. photo ( ourtfs) ol Sporty Into 208 llic gold standard ' a Parbhu congratulates ubles partner on a good oholo courtesy of Sports Info Stephen Bass celebrates a point during his singles match. photo by Vjnessi, Cempis Barry King reaches to slice a backhand back Into play. photo by Vanessa Cempis men ' s tennis 209 scoreboard BIG EAST Conference Champion ' hip Connet Ikut W,4-0 Marquette W,4-() USF L,4-:) NCAA Championship uic; W,4-() Mi( W,4-0 North Carolina W,4-. Georgia Tech L,4-2 Regular Season 20W,1L USTA ITA National Team Indoor Championship 3W,1L Kelcy Tefft takes a backhand service return inside-out. phot o by Phil Huihhim Brook Buck gets her racket hack for a topspiii lori ' hancl. photo courtesy oi Sports tnu Christian Thompson t ' cs I " target as she prepares to er ' photo cotifvsy at Spttrti In 210 the gold battlie-tested tennis girls are up for the challenge triiiii Thdmpson hits a ining forehand passing shot. 3to h V.inessj Ccmpi The women ' s tennis team saw their highest preseason collegiate ranking in history as their season began, claiming a 4 national standing amongst the college elite. The Lady Irish started in strong fashion with five straight wins, four of which were over top 20 teams, and picked up a championship berth in the USTA ITA National Team Indoor Championships. They followed the tournament with a sixteen-match winning streak and suffered only three losses during regular season play. Heading into the postseason, the team reached its highest ranking of 2 in the country and picked up the top seed in the Big East Tournament for the eleventh time in the past twelve seasons. " It was exciting to be ranked as high as 2 for most of the season. We were able to have some great wins, " said Coach Jay Louderback. Despite losing in the Big East championship, the 6 ranked Irish made a quarterfinal run in the NCAA tournament before losing 2-4 to the eventual champion, 3 Georgia Tech, and finished with twenty-eight wins on the season, story written unci edited fay Andrew Ho mes lleen Rielley unloads on a isscourt backhand. ()to hv Phil Hudclion Cosmina Ciobanu moves into the court with a backhand. photo by Vanessa Gempis The Thompson twins routinely slap hands between doubles points, photo by Vanessa Cempis " It was exciting to be ranked as high as 2 for most of the season. We were able to have some great wins " women ' s tennis 211 track Si fierd " We ' ve been so close before on the women ' s side, and to finally get to the top of the heap is very sweet. " -Head Coach Joe Plane continues run of success The men ' s and women ' s track field squads both had remarkable seasons in 2007. At the Big East Indoor Championship, the men ' s team ' s third place finish in the final relay event was enough to clinch their third title in five years. The women ' steam nearly took home a crown of their own, but they finished a very close second behind Georgetown. However, they were able to exact their revenge at the Big East Outdoor Championship. After claiming second four times in the last five years, the women ' s team captured their l holo courtesy of Vanessa Gempis first conference outdoor track field title since they became a varsity sport, and senior Molly Huddle was named Most Outstanding Women ' s Track Performer. The men ' s ,„ Molly Huddle perseveres to the team came up a little short in finish, their attempt to claim both Big East titles, finishing third in the meet. Six Notre Dame athletes garnered All-American honors at NCAA meets held during the season. Also, Maryann Erigha, a standout in the 200-meter dash, received a NCAA postgraduate scholarship for her success on and off the track, stonwritten.nul ( ' ( (( ' ( Ijv Bryan Ahern Michelle Ripple lompcles in llie ' 11 lie Vciult. ' ii courtesy oi Phil Hudvlsun 1 ■uireii Bisi .irdi t le.irs the Iwr sutcesslully in the high |unip. )ho(ii courtesy of VanesSii Gempis ChristopluT |.ui)iji unU(il his biuiy well in the high jump. photo courtesy of V.iness.i Gempis 212 the gold standard lake Watson and |ohn Cavanaugh exchange the baton. photu courtesy of Vanessti Gempis scoreboard Track Field All-American recipients NCAA Indoor Championships Thomas Chamney 800-meters Jake Watson 1-mile run NCAA Outdoor Championships Molly Huddle 3,000-meters Todd Ptacek 3,000-meter steeplechase Kurt Benninger 1,500-meters Patrick Smyth 5,000-meters idcl Ptacek stays ahead of e pack. oto courtesy of Vanessa Cempis track field 213 f eatu re We encourage the student- athletes to strive for their highest level " -Adam Sargent, Associate Director of Academic Services for Student- Athletes setting an academic standard Notre Dame has distinguished itself as a premier university in not only both academics and athletics but also, and most importantly, the tandem of the two. Ranking second ll-time in most Academic All- Amnficans since 1952, Notre Dame has e lished an environment lucive t academic excellence student-athletes, beginning with selection and irding with the maturaHen of these stuagnt-athietes as capable (Lidents able tiXjugKle a demanding sCTtedule of acaipmic and athletic respiirisibiiities.V ' lt begins with admission and th coaching staff, who do a g at job working together and ick ' nlifyir j4, people who are going to be good fits academically and socially at the university, " said Adam Sargent, Associate Director of Academic Services for Student- Athletes. After the student-athletes ' .ulmission, academic services attempts to provide some sort of structure for them through organized study time .ifid use of lulms. Ihis structure establishes a foundation for managing their schedules successfully. Following that first semester, student-athletes ideally become as independent as possible. " We want to make sure (student- athletes) are mainstreamed, receiving the same experience as every other student on campus, " added Sargent. The university emphasizes ,m immersion of student-athletes in the campus culture. While they are offered private computer and tutor facilities, student-athletes share study space and dorms with the student body, a unique feature of this university compared to other ichools. The focus of academic services does not fall on statistics, but rather on the maximization of each individiial.s potential. " The quality of theVtudem here ani the cultL allow thastatistics to take caT ihemselve " Sargent stressed. Finally, academic irvices reports directly to the provolt rather than athletiis, reinforcing tie general university mission of grAvlh and excellence. story whilcn ,)nd mliUti by . ' (i rev Holmf- 214 the ) ()l(l st.ind.ircl irett Lilley commiserates with ie pitcher for strategy. haln bv V.iness.) Cempis all-americans Stephanie Brown Ted Brown John Carlson Mary Carpenter Thomas Chamney Maryann Erigha Ashley )ones Brett Lilley Sunni Olcling Todd Ptacek photo by Wu Yue Tight end John Carlson prepares to take the field. photo by Anya Hershberger Midfielder Mary Carpenter makes a pass. photo by Phil Hudelson Stephanie Brown lays down a bunt to advance a baserunner. photo by Phil Hudelson Sunni Olding makes a last effort near the finish line. photo courtesy of Sports Info all-american 215 Jenn Perricone climbs at Western Michig.m pholo courtesy oflenn Pern. Tim Campbell takes a corner around the capilol building at Madison. photo courtesy ol lenn Perricone Matt Prygoski leads a breakaway at MSU. photn cnurle-iv o lenn Perricone The ND Cycling Club is a co- ed club focused on developing skills and fitness. In 2007, both the Fighting Irish men and women qualified for Nationals for the first time, ending up sixteenth best in the nation. The team was led by rising seniors Matt Prygoski and Mike Lavery who placed eighth and fourteenth in the eighty mile road race. All racers from both the men ' s and women ' s teams returned for the 2008 season making expectations high. The ( lub competes in a spring road racing season as part of the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference. story by lenn Perricone " the collegiate race season is fun and challenging " putting the pedal to the medal 216 the gold standard " a new crop of talent " ro.e til ' s volleyball bump.set.spike. After losing four starters to graduation, the Irish Men ' s Club Volleyball team utilized a new crop of talent from a strong incoming class. Senior captains Dan Zibton and John Tibbie led a 1 5 person team with only six upperclassmen through another rigorous conference schedule that included multiple matches against each of last year ' s top three teams. The Irish rounded out their fall schedule with a 2nd place finish in the Irish Invitational and also traveled to Dallas for the 2008 NIRSA National Champion Tournament. ston ' by Dan Zibton edited by Danielle Straccia p p 1 • 21 gets off his feet for a perfect serve, photo courteiy of Dan Zibton Notre Dame controls the net. photo courTesv of Dan Zibton An Irish player concentrates on receiving and bumping the ball to a teammate, photo courtesy of Dan Zibton le Irish huddle for a pre- me talk, photo courtesy of Dan Hon The Irish setter prepares for the attack, photo courtesy of Dan Zibton club sports 217 meu ' s rowin meets higher standards The Irish started off their season by spending spring break in Miami for training and then continued intensive training before their first and second varsity boats competed in the largest regatta on the west coast: The San Diego Crew Classic. The top varsity eight took third place in the petite The squad competes in the Incly Collegiate Invitational. photo courtesy of Nick Springer Nick Kluesner awaits the start of the 2ncl Varsity grand race. photo courtesy of Nick Springer The crew trains in Miami during Spring Break. photo courtesy of ND Crew finals, while the second varsity boat took third place overall in their heat. The team then won the Northwestern race and rowed against big name schools such as Minnesota, Purdue, and Michigan. Overall the Irish Men ' s Rowing Team had one of its best seasons. sforv bv Torn Mazzacavallo ' " m igisaam - jt lulie Lambe coxes the 2nd Varsity 8 in the morning heat. photo courtesy of Ni( k Springer The team lifts the boat afte finishing its heal ;) ) )(() I (lurlfst 111 ND Cri ' i 218 the gold standard Alex Duffy dodges defenders to advance towards the goal line. photo courtet v ot C ir s H:trrini on The Notre Dame Rubgy Club made the most of its 2007 reinstatement with a stellar season. Beginning in the Marquette Highland Games Tournament, the team went 1-1-1, suffering its first and only loss of the season to Marquette. Led by top scorers Chris Harrington and Andrew Kurt Riester sprints ahead to score, photo courtesy of Chris Hcirrington Don Creiwe atteivpts a goal for a conversion, photo courtesy of Coleman Collins Mullen, the squad then reeled off seven straight victories in conferenceand non-conference play, scoring a combined 341 points while giving up just 27. As part of the Chicago Area Rugby Football Union, the Irish were 5-0 in league play. story written and edited by Andrew Holmes " The only trophy we won this day was the blood and sweat we left on the pitch " makes a comeback Colin Dunn prepares to toss the ball down the pool, photo by Djvid Prina Notre Dame fights to defend their territory during a game. photo by Djvicl Pnn.j A Notre Dame player attempts to score during a match. photo by D.nid Prina The 2007 men ' s water polo club consisted of roughly 30 members, comprised of several upperclassmen and a record-breaking number of freshmen. The team was a member of the Collegiate Water Polo Association ' s Great Lakes Conference, in which il finished second overall. behind conference rival Grand Valley State. They competed in two tournaments and held their annual Alumni Invitational in the Spring- a tournament where former ND Water Polo players field a team. Players practiced four nights a week in Rolf ' s Aquatic Center. story written l)y Lnura Setign watef waif " [the team] finished second overall, right behind [its] conference rival " men ' s water polo the gold standard " Both teams showed promise of success in the College Series " frisbee team grows Both the men ' s and women ' s Ultimate Club Frisbee teams started the 2007-2008 season with impressive performances. The women ' s team, led by captains Loretta " Lolo " Brown and Shannon " Lobster " Morrison, posted strong finishes in their first two tournaments. The men ' s team, led by captains Mike " Moflo " Florack and Nick Chambers, had two returning 5th year seniors and a deep junior class. They opened their season with an 8-0 record at the Chicago Heavyweights tournament. Both teams showed promise of success in the College Series. story by Andrew Hartnett A frisbee player makes a high catch for the men ' s team. photo courtesy of Ry m Carman Notre Dame deflects a pass at " a frisbee match. photo courtesy of Ryan Gorman A member of the men ' s team prepares to catch the frisbee. photo courtesy of Ryan Gorman i 2007-2008 ultimate Ibee team. I to courtesy of Ryan Gorman A member of the women ' s team throws the frisbee at a game, courtesy of Ryan Gorman club sports 221 " five members placed in the top two in their event " Steady on the slopes The Notre Dame ski team, since its season in 2005, hasexpandecl to include snowboarders. Composed of twenty skiers and ten snowboarders, the team competed in the Midwest Region of the United States College Skiers Association four weekends during the spring semester in slalom and giant slalom events. Notre Dame competed against other Midwest colleges and some varsity teams such as the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. This season, a total of five members placed in the top two in their event over the duration of the four weekends. The team celebrated with new team jackets, story by Catherine Dunne Cat DuniH ' , Kalie Rehberger, Casey McNeill take a break. pholo courtesy of StUtih RtWcnhorst Two members of the Ski Team enjoy the beautiful view. ftholo ((iiirtc v ol ( ilhvrinr Ihinnc The 2007-2008 NO Ski Team sports their new jackets. [)hoto courtesy ot S,u,ih R tucnhont 222 the gold ' .l.ind.ircl ; Pom Squad prepares to ■form before a pep rally. ito () Mdf) ' Conroy Pom Squad performances are characterized for their energy. photo by Ddv f Pr nj The Pom Squad is an Athletic (Dance) Club of 13 Notre Dame and Saint Mary ' s students who are active from August through April. Their primary performances occur during varsity basketball games and football pep rallies. The squad also dances at the JACC Alumni Reception before home The dance team incorporates jazz and hip hop in its routines. photo hv Onvid Prinn Blair MInarik gives her all while performing at the Georgia Tech pep rally, photo by David Prma The Pom Squad rises from the floor, photo by David Prinj football games. The poms also danced at the Dillon Pep Rally, select varsity soccer games, and hosted a Kid ' s Dance Clinic on campus. During the spring, the team performed at ROTC and dorm events and the Bookstore Basketball Championships. story by Lauren Cregg edited by leniffer Velez energy.flexibility.stamina. " Athletic (Dance) Club of 13 Notre Dame and Saint Mary ' s students " ski team poms Aaron Martinuzzi begins a challenging climb. phuht ( ( ur es of A.irofi XUrlinuzzi A member club studies his next move on the way up. photo courtesy oi Titt.iny Wen Members of the club enjoy the exercise climbing provides. photo courtesy of Aaron Martinuzzi From their humble home in theirownversionofAppalachian Squash Court number one in service by participating in the basement of the Rockne trail maintenance in the Muir Memorial, the rock climbing Valley. In addition to trips to enthusiasts plan their year ' s the Gorge, climbers tested activities. During the 2007-08 their mettle in a bouldering academic year, members of the competition at Wright State Climbing Club revisited their University and sponsored film familiar stomping grounds of showings on campus, the Red River Gorge, Kentucky story by Adam MAriinuzzi several times, and performed cjiimbins ivii on the edge " ...performed their own variety of Appalachian service... " 224 the gold staiid.ird " ...the team hosted the division championship in Rolfs Aquatics. " women ' s water polo The Notre Dame Women ' s Water PoloClub, led by captains Betsy O ' Neill, Kelly Horner and Kristen Harchut, is composed of a group of highly motivated, dedicated and athletic young women. Praticing year-round, four days a week, the team both hosts tournaments and travels to compete against both varsity and club sports teams. Some locations include California, where they faced tough west coast teams, and Michigan where they beat four opponents. During April, the team hosted the division championship in Rolfs Aquatics. story written and edited by ]enifter Velez Paige Chang, number 12 seeks a receiver, photo by Djvid Prind Out swiming her opponent, Kelly Horner attempts to score. photo by Da ' id Prina Club members enjoy the fierce competition on the water. photo by David Prina phomore Betsy O ' Neill Impetes during a spring ' jrnament. photo by David Prina Freshman Ali Durkin catches up to her opponents. photo by David Prina club sports 225 accomplishment. The steps leading to the Main Buildinj are forbidden territory, closed to underclassmen for fear of not graduating. This tradition that underlies Notre Dame becomes infused into every academic endeavor, every social gathering, every step taken on these hallowed grounds. Four years after freshman orientation we have successfully tr.iversed the tradition-heaped p.iths of Our Lady ' s University. Our lives have been fore ii changed, and we leave our alma mater with a legacy our own. Now as we transcend those magical steps u ■ celebrate our journey through Notre Dame, recognizif the events, the moments, the challenges, and tlu accomplishments which define our class, the class ot 2008 (see story on page 333). ) ) • «) ' n,t id rrin,i K.ilif CxilLiglu-i inarthf ■ (lit- Miin Bulklin %ti | s allot t.idualing 226 thi gold - .::s Usiwomd Abugo .ii i|ijc ' line Acuna Sli ' pluMi Aclamo Brett Adams ( .irnirn (l,iri- Elizabeth Adams Science Marketing Accountancy Theology Biological Sciences Political Science Preprofessional FTT History Richard Adcock Jr. Accountancy History Janial AlVidi Political Science Arabic Mary Alana Agee Political Science Philosophy Brvan Ahern Mathematics )in-Young Ahn Finance Nicholas Albares Theok)gy Peace Studie Michael Albrecht Computer Science Phillip Alday Mathematics German Alicia A. Alexander Finance Economics Mary Alldred Biological Sciences lessica Lynn Allen Accountancy .seniors kick off the year lulio AKarailo Finance 228 the gold slanclarcl Vincent Amatuzzi Film, Television Theatre Kathleen E. Amuzu American Studies iVUitthew T. AndeiMin Mathematics Tae Andrews William Andrews Carter Michael Angell American Studies Electrical Engineering Mathematics Sonia Angobaldo Vesta Anilus Rebecca Antas Nicholas Arch William Archibald Caitlin Ardell Im, Television Theatre Biochemistry Political Science Mechanical Engineering Accountancy Economics Anthropology Spanish French Maria Arini Music ' reprofessional Studies Analisa Arizpe Psychology Spanish Jack Arkins Rob Arseniadis Science Preprofessional Accountancy Caroline Askew FHistory French Caitlin Auther Chemical Engineering 229 Dan Avanb Ailuii) Avilii Sjlazar Christcjpher Babcock JcbbiLa Badger lasuii lJ..ii!,i Bahn«)n Accountancy Management Consulting Computer Engineering Psychology Finance Economic " s Preprofessional Studie- Kevin Bailey Theology Ryan Si (ill Bailey Electrical Engineering Andrew Bain Science - Education tailgatmg Yurianna Kim enjoys the sunny pregame festivities. Brian H. Bak Electrical Engineering Andrew L. B.iker Science - Business 2007 tailgating proved to be a sea of green. Seniors approved of their final shirt. Deepa AnthropologN Preprofessional Stuclle- Kalhryn Ualiiier Biological Sciences Ihonias I ilmal Marketmn lKlel Band, Finance MliMiM Main ' B.iian.n Man.igeinenI ( (insulting It.llJM ' l I ' liilosophy Theology 230 the gold sl.iiid.ird Sleplu ' ii I Harl)era History Preprofessional Studies Matthew Barcus Mathematics FTT Anne Lavelle Barker Architecture Gary Barnabo Political Science Peace Studies Brittany Jean Baron Accountancy Political Science Ricardo Barrios Finance Political Science Michael Bars Political Science Casey A. Bartosh Elise Bartzen Joanna Batt Icience Preprotessional Political Science History Nicholas Matthew Kelly Anne Battle Alan Bauer Battafarano English History Physics Preprofessional Studies Liz Byrum tailgates and spends time with her friends from Badin Hall. Patrick Leimkuehler H raises the flag over friends at a tailgate. Huge flags made it easy to spot certain tailgates. There were also huge blow up creatures in the parking lots including a giant green Frankenstein in front of the the stadium entrance. Stephanie Bauer Mathematics Spanish iBk Nasha Baughman Political Science Timothy |. Baumgartner Melanie Verder Bautista Marketing Psychology Preprofessional Studies Joanna Bea Architecture Ellen A. Becker Accountancy 231 Mi( hcicl Bi ' iln.iazyk Political Science E( ()nomi( s Colleen Cwce Beelcr Theology Computpr Applications ( hris Beesle Chemistry Lindsey Hi- Marketing ( . --.indra Beiek Political Science FTT Brett BlI. ■■ k Design irish fanatics Patrick Gardner prays for a football win at home. Only at Notre Dame would you find football fans carrying rosaries with them into the stadium. All the praying paid off as we won the last two games of our senior year and we were finally able to sing the Victory March. Jason Quinn models vintage Notre Dame sweatshirt. Ryan Liffrig goes green in support of the Irish. i Matlhcw IJ. Bellon Biological Sciences Jordan Uavid B( ' lt2 Angclii a Farias Bcnavidcs Nithoia Bcncoino Lauren Bcnenati Ke in Bennett Political Science Italian Political Science Marketing Marketing Anthropology Preprofessional Studies Spanish M ' ■■ ii I " 11 XrHlrcu licnli n ( linsl( jpln ' r Finance Economics Fin.iiKe Computer Applications 232 the gold standard ( .iinill.i El oiiomics Political S( ience M.irlem.i Bi ' rn.irdiim Biological Sciences Anno Bernat Chemical Engineering I M.iiu ' Li Bciiiiis Daniel Bertao Tricia Michelle Bertke lennifer Betancourt Antonia Bethel Mary Beugelsclijk Accountancy Architecture Architecture Program of Liberal Psychology Marketing Studies Political Science Marianne Beyer attends the concert on the steps of Bond Hall before the game. Charlie Horn cheers on the Irish. Marianne Beyer Peter Biava Kyle Bibby lohn William Biddle Stephen W. Bielecki Nick Birk Finance Finance Civil Engineering Physics Political Science Mechanical Engineering Mathematics Theology Matthew Biscaia Brad Bitterly John E. Blackburn Heather Blaha Thomas Blanchette Jennifer Blase Finance Psychology Finance Mechanical Engineering Biological Sciences Biochemistry 233 in the stadium Bridget Keating and Jill Martini take in their last game in the student section. Caity Schneeman enjoys her last season with a huge group of friends. Several seniors donned " dome " hats. Plastic hats with a small statue of Mary on top were painted gold. The hats stuck out in the student section crowd. lames Bcithnovvski Ronalcl Kyle Bocinsky Amanda E. Bode Political Science Anthropology Accountancy Physics French MrMMtk Alexander Boikov Psychology Preprofessional Studies Matthew Bold Biochemistrv Rvan Bolland Psychology Preprofessional Studies Adam Bonosky Architecture Adam Boucher Mathematics Shannon Bopp American Studies Nyal Ernest Borges Science Preprolessional Hava Bourne M.magement Consulting Kallir n Bou kill Anthropology Kyan Mic had liovc Mri ai I;, .uns Met hanical Engineering Scieh( c Preprofessional Nal.ilic rit ' liini H ivi e I ' uf Liberal Studies Bii d rhiliiscipln Ssdnes Bo (l Anlhropology Pri ' Studies ■ manda Mope Bradley Sot i(tlogN ' Spanish 234 the gold standard i i Jennie Motto, Ben Clarke and friends show off their matching blue irish hats. The senior section proved to be a sea of green with blue on top. Seniors gathered at the bottom of the senior section to get a better view. Patrick Starr arrives at the game early with his friends. Eleanor Marie Bradley Accountancy Italian Conor Brady History lames Brady Finance Noemie Aline Brand Rachel Katherine Brandon Stephanie Brauer Architecture Accountancy French Anthropology esse Brawer Kara Biennan William Brennan lechanical Engineering Film, Television Economics Theatre Michael J. Brennen Mathematics Economics Marie Brenner Psychology Preprofessional Studies Kelly Bresler Program of Liberal Studies Laura Bresnahan Architecture Alexandra Breuer Psychology Preprofessional Studies Mary T. Brewick Music Theology Ryan Brimmer History Michelle Brintnall Marketing Meagan C. Brittain American Studies History seniors 235 champion of service " She is my hero. " Some pretty powerful words to use to describe someone, but this is the way fellow senior Michelle Brintnall speaks of Corey Collins. Collins has spent much of her summers and time at Notre Dame dedicated to serving others. She did a Summer Service Learning Project in her hometown of Vero Beach, FL in 2006 and 2007, where she worked at the Hom eless Family Center. During her second summer at this local homeless shelter, Collins planned evening activities for the children at the center. She planned art projects, organized a treasure hunt, brought in musicians for a live music night, and put together many other fun nights. This was great experience for Collins, who has pursued a minor in Education along with her Spanish and English majors. Her plan is to teach following graduation, and possibly into the long-term future. Collins spent a semester in Spain, and said she " absolutely fell in love with the city of Toledo itself and loved spending time just exploring the nooks and crannies of the city. " While in Spain she traveled to places like Barcelona, Mallorca, where there was an outdoor festival, and Galicia, where she rode bikes with other students along the coast. One of Collins ' favorite ND memories goes back to the first snowfall of her freshman year — a pretty fun experience for a Florida girl. She has been a Shamrock of McClinn for all four years. She is a member of the Senior Class Council, and is a big fan of Late Night Karaoke at Reckers. story by Tere$a Hancock rorey rollins Anne Manu Brogan S ience English Antoinclti ' Uroncsky Finance Ellz.ibeth Brooks Political Science Russian Brooks Michael Brosnan EmiK Bruun Political Science Biological Sciences Biological Sciences ( icvinn liiortii Lli ., " III Uiijwn K.iilliii I Himwii Accountancy l ' i) Science English Peace Studies Science 2U) the gold standard Mcj .in Hii UMI English P.ilrii k Brown Classics i .11. til Hn ' % II Huxhemislry Phik)sophy !achar ' lorcldn Brown Emily Biiinner Bruin R. Buck :ience Preprofessional Biological Sciences Finance Brook Buck Sociology Erin Buckley English Philosophy jessita Buechler Architecture Thomas J. Bufalino Finance Jimmy Butfi Philip Buksa Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Morgan K. Bullock American Studies Jared Bulosan Computer Science Tamara Buretz Psychology History Emily Burgardt Jessica Burgers Christine Burke Natalie Anne Burke Accountancy Science Preprofessional Spanish Marketing FTT Preprofessional Studies Ryane Burke Brittany Lynn Burnham Political Science Anthropology Peace Studies Gender Studies Erin Burns Alicia Burtner Jacqueline Burton Bryan P. Bush History Environmental Sciences History Accountancy Curtis J. Bush Finance Kelly Bushelle Accountancy 237 Kristin BuzzitU I-I.IIIH 1 liWIlL ' LliZvibt ' lh L. Byruni Lul .l Cabrera Shcrcmy R. Cabrera Knii C.iliill Science - Business Finance Accountancy English Romance Languages Literature Biological Scien( Theology ( (iMslm.i ( alk ' o Caitlin Cameron Julie Campbell English History Finance Preprofessional Studies American Studies Scott T. Canipbi ' ll Theri " .a ( .iiiipiib.i-. Finance English Laura C ani|x chiaro Biological Sciences MWM.. c 03 T % La I ' m sitting in my room in Lewis Hall on a Saturday night, hoping none of my residen do anything stupid tonight as I write this story. Life as an RA is definitely different fn 03 dorm life otherwise, and but it also comes with negatives. RA ' s become dorm, getting to know in hall events. David Stanford Hall, explains, rounds and checking hall. Also, I love the interhall sports and when winning Ijecomes Steve Tortorelk) agrees, thing about being an RA a whole section of guys and getting to lx an freshmen and their life and O ' Neill life is to have Ix ' en a part community from being (lelinilelylessglamorous c leaning up after " sick " " Locked. Unlocked. Really, it ' s not a hard concept, people. " comes with a lot of sacrifices, rewards that outweigh the , reconnected with th people and | articip.itii Sonderman, an RA ill " As an RA, I love doifi in on guys throughout th camaraderie creattxl byl section olympic-s, especially a habit. " An RA in O ' Neill, explaining that his favorite is " Getting to interact with I in ,w entirely different level integral part of wekomin parents into Notre Dan ,in honor that I ' m prou ol. " Although the sense an RA is sptnial, there ani aspects of the |( l), like (M ' ople and coming to the aid of residents who are locked out of their rooms. Steve Tortorelk) laughiHJ s.iying, " Lcxkecl. Unkx:ktHl. Really, it ' s not .i hard concept, |XH ple. ' ' Jury Ji)- m.i v SihoU-rf ■IH the gold standard Brian Camus Biochemistry Biological Sciences Pat Canna Finance Vincent Cano Brittany Canty Electrical Engineering Computer Science Zack Capozzi Computer Science John Cappa History Japanese Amanda Caravalho Psychology Marina Cardona Political Science Tara Lynn Carey Psychology James D. Carlson Political Science Theology Paul Carlson Electrical Engineering Joseph Carnevale Accountancy Jaclyn Carney Finance Jacquelyn Carney Science Preprofessional Michael Carnol Finance Monique Caron Architecture Carrie A. Carpenter Biological Sciences Mary Carpenter Psychology eprofessional Studies Michelle Carr Political Science Economics Kevin Carrier History Policital Science Jesse J. Carrillo Sociology Computer Applications Brandon Carroll Anthropology Joseph Patrick Carroll Finance seniors 239 KurrN Ann Larroll Andrew Larler Britlnue shten Carter Jacqueline Marie Cartel ;.,.:.. i...:;ui Theology Electrical Engineering Russian Psychology Finance Computer Applications Spanish Laura Casas Architecture Caitlin C i? ey Marketing Kyle Cassily Eli.inm ' ( ast.ined.i (.iitlsn Elizabeth Caster Erica C l tl( I .iiscn )ohn C asanaugh History Spanish English Marketing Anthropology Preprofessional Studies Theology Preprofessional Sludie Brian Cavers Finance Ashley Ceniteros Design Sara Cermak Political Science History Stephen 1. Cerven Economics Geevvon Cha Program of Liberal Studies Nicholas Chambers Finance Ashley Catherine ( han Ki Art History •nnclli ( han Design l.ip.iiu ' se 1 ■■! ■Ml 1 I Science - Business iW.iiii ' ( lii ' i .inh k Marketing linan 1), ( hestei Marketing ( IikKcn An hitet turt ' AnthropologN 240 the gold standard HIII. isOTdl Every Notre Dame student is busy, balancing different commitments, but few are so involved and dedicated in such a diverse set of activities as Sheremy Cabrera. Sheremy is very passionate about service, and as a result is very active in Circle K. She gives hours of her time every week to various service projects through the club, and she has held various leadership roles in the club, this year serving as the Indiana Circle K Governor. In this role, Sheremy is not only involved in Notre Dame ' s Circle K Club, but she also works with clubs at other universities in the region. This leadership role suits her well as she loves working with people. Oscar Garcia explains that Sheremy " not only loves to help people with service, but always tries to make them smile. " He went onto say that " if, after being with Sheremy, you don ' t have a smile on your face, you have no heart. " Not only does Sheremy share her time with others through service, but she shares her other talents as well. She shares her beautiful singing voice as a member of Voices of Faith. Also, Sheremy is a talented dancer, and she performs with the Hawai ' i Club and teaches other how to dance as an instructor at RecSports. AJ Ongtook one of her classes and was amazed by Sheremy ' s talent. Additionally, when Sheremy is not busy with all of her various clubs or with school, she works at the Lafortune Student Center as a building manager. Despite her heavy involvement on campus, Sheremy still finds time for her friends. AJ described how Sheremy has thrown her a birthday party each year throughout college, which is an example of her thoughtfulness, and she is a compassionate, caring friend. Sheremy ' s Notre Dame experience is much more than one of just classes and relaxing; Sheremy has given of herself to countless people through her many talents, story by Mary Schubert sh ere remy c. h rpinrem AllriTi ( liM Film, Television Theatre Sung-Min Choo Chemistry Michell R. Chresfield American Studies Paul Christian Economics Eric Christianson Political Science Russian Holly Christianson Chemistry Evelyn Chu Music eprofessional Studies Everett Chu Biochemistry Wayne Chung Accountancy )oe Church Biological Sciences Luke Cieslewicz Psychology FTT Margaret Ann Cimino Psychology Sociology seniors 241 Amanda Cinalli Cintautas C. C!ivinska Science Preprofessional Arc hitecture ayloi . ' 1 ' 1 :. ' Katie Leanni ' ( lapp Hen|aniiii ( larke Finance Marketing Political Science Anthropology Economics Michael ( larke Electrical Engineering Kevin Clemency Erin Llemciis Political Science Science Preprofessional Peace Studies Allison Clements Michelle Coble Cahri. I.i n.liea Cobos John M. Cogill History Architecture Scieme - liusiness Mechanical Engineerir Spanish English I. nil- t nil liiUgll Architecture I ' tilrK k Coleman Accountancy Bridget Collin Marketing ( orey Collins English Sp.inish lacqueline Collins Chinese Joanna C ullins American Studies Psychology I ,ii.i I .illin I , I ' .il ( (,, Mechanical Engineering Marketing 242 the gold standard Mallhrv | ( ollms Finance History r.iliii k ( oiu anniin Political Science I ' aliii k ilu ' lin ( onle Psychology Preprofessional Studies I .una M Marketing Allvson Connelly Political Science History Kevin Conroy Finance Fernando Contreras Paloinar Electrical Engineering Meagan Con a ' Anthropology English Alicia Cooke )ohn Cooney |r. Mathematics Aerospace Engineering Emily Cooperstein Pamela Cordova Sarah L. Corra Sociology Spanish Marketing professional Studies Preprofessional Studies Spanish essica Lynn Cortez Marketing Valerie Cosimano Mathematics James Emmet Costa American Studies 10. Go to an SYR with a blind date 9. Attend a retreat 8. Climb Stepan Center (before it ' s demolished) 7. Go on an Appalachia seminar or other CSC trip over fall or spring break 6. Run around the lakes and enjoy the view 5. Step foot in all of the dorms on campus, including Lewis Carroll 4. Run through Stonehenge 3. Talk with Father Hesburgh, or at least hear him speak 2. Rush the field in the stadium after a home game victory (remember our first game against Michigan Freshman year) 1 . Find a way to stay connected to ND after graduation » - 243 American Studies Catherine T. Costanzo Science - Education Theology Nicholas A. Cottinghani Management Entrepreneurship Maureen Coultun Mathematics Matthew R. Courtney Finance Peter Courtney Mechanical Engineering lesse Coury Accountancy Economics Kathleen Coverick American Studies lames Coyle Architecture Michael Coyne Marketing Catherine Crawford Chemical Engineering Katie Crawford Biological Sciences Kimberly Crehan I im Creniieux Nicole Kathryn Crippen Nicole Lynn Crnich Finance Finance Science - Business Film, Television Theatre Spanish Japanese I ricia Cronin Sociolog) ' a sea of many colors: the shirt The color of " the shirt " changed drastically over our four years at Notre Dame. We starli-d with Kelly green, then ifn ' controversial yellov, : M showed up sophomoi year, junior year navy shirts were a hit. Senior year, we went green again but in a mu( h darker shdde. 244 the gold standard nllion ' D. Crasser heiiiical Engineering Steven Crowe Anne Cubera Natalie Zuzette Cuevas Sean Cullen Bernaclette Cumento Accountancy Civil Engineering Accountancy Biological Sciences Anthropology Preprofessional Studies ishley Cunningham Daniel Curran Adam Currie Stephen Currie Clinton Cyr Kyle Cyr Marketing Economics History Mechanical Engineering Biological Sciences Chemical Engineering Spanish Preprofessional Studies Melissa D ' Amico Science - Business Brian D ' Arcy Economics History Stephen J. D ' Auria Chemistry Andrea D ' Souza Economics English Dampier DUgard Political Science Asian Studies John Dailey Finance Anthropology Back to a traditional blue football shirt. And we stood shoulder to shoulder in green. seniors 245 Mariko Anne Diiiley Kathleen L)ale Juhll 1 ' . lAll;, )l. Liiiin IJarc) K ila ' IJ.iie LiJuiliiL " , L).ulint;tiin Political Science Psychology Spanish Marketing Film, Television Chemical Engineering Latin American Studies Sociology Preprofessional Studies Theatre Emma Daugherty Accountancy S arah Davidson Chemital Engineering ■ nn,i IXui Finance Brienne T. Dasi Sociology snowing marshmallows As much as the stadium ushers tried to stop them, seniors found ways to sneak in bags of marshmallows in order to continue the traditional marshmallow fight at halftime of the last home game. This Duke game brought the first home victory and a glorious marshmallow l attle. A senior gets covered in the sticky mess of marshmallows flying i all directions. Cole Da i Finance Economics Nitoie Palriiia D.ivis Architecture V i Winter gear helped defend against the cokl and the mallows. t ' li Molly Dawes Psychology 246 the gold standard knglish Anthony Dayril English Gender Slndies Spanish 1 1 )r inbroilo Christopher Dean Mary DeBartolo M.iiA Di ' Bevec Robert M. DeBroetix James Dechant Finance Accountancy Economics Finance Medieval Studies English Spanish Science Preprofessional Theology Andrew Deck Amanda Deckelman Jake Erik Decker Matt Decker echanical Engineering Economics Biological Sciences Biochemistry Political Science Susan Dee Biological Sciences Scott Deeney Psychology Preprofessional Studies Bryan Delaney :hanical Engineering Kevin Deleon Finance Robert Delgadillo Civil Engineering Claire Denby English Mitchell Depree Chemical Engineering Kevin Desmond Marketing 247 R.ulhiLi De ,i Political Science rhin( ' st K.iillin Devine Marketing History Christopher Devitt Electrical Engineering i, Biological Sciences Spanish Jnhn l,iii Dililli History fall festivities Mazie Tsang and friends make cam apples to celebrate fall. ••ft Caria Sanchez visits the bean in Chicago in September. Mr en ). Oias Philosophy Preprofessional Studies in college deserve to hi • some fun on a playground Nakya Ree i- and friends visited a playground li take advanl.ii; ' of the warm , weather. O.ibnc ' l tJiaz Computer Engineering It ' ssica Uiaz Accountancy Kendra Ann Diaz Spanish Preprofessional Studies VdiiLssj Uiaz Pablo Di.iz Collado Alejandr.i Uul: Laldi Anthropology Science Preprofessional Finance letm ' ill ' Etoiuimics Poliii( al S( ience Am -u Djgan Eiii;lish Spanish s. ' iiihili KiiiiniM i iMiM.lifil sli.iuii I •« I )isiif W ' gh.inn Dilsvvorth I ' i lili( al Science Marketing Science Preprofessional Biological Sciences Russian Psychology .MM the gold standard M Nntishti Dixon Biological Sciences Jason Edward Dodge History Milo Laurenz lerome Alexander Dodson Psychology Stephanie Doerries Biological Sciences Brian Dean Dulan Architecture Sean Dolan History Teresa Hancock, Carolyn Sarb and Kelly Opdyke gather off campus to prepare a fancy dinner away from the dining hall. Tyler Langdon and friends attend " The Office " convention in Scranton, PA. Scrai W i WelcoiTK Embracing Our P j Our Tradit- ' ' ■ ' .V 1 Bl ' %.i. Kathy Zhu carves Halloween pumpkins. lonathan W. Dolph |r. Biological Sciences Emily Anne Donelan Aaron Donohue Ali sa Dunovan John Donovan Kelly Donovan Science Preprofessional Chemical Engineering Physics History Accountancy Psychology Anthropology Kerry Donovan Christopher Reid Doolin Mary Dorgant Thomas C. Dorwart Fanon Dottin English Finance Science - Business Political Science Chemical Engineerin American Studies Philosophy Lindsay Dougherty Psychology Sociology seniors 249 .bleed blue and gold Dougherty Slcphcn Str,Ut(in Dougherty Christopher Doughty Reece Doughty Michael Dowclall Finante History Psychology Science Preprofessional Finance Anthropology Preprofessional Studies Spanish History Brian Dow dell Civil Engineering Uremia Doyle Kristin Drach K.ilhanne Dresser Andrea Paola Droyluss Rii hard Dube Christopher Dudley Marketing Accountancy English Anthropology Finance Biological Sciences Sociology Preprofessional Studies li(.iillcy l)iill ( iiiil. u 1 1 Wh h.irl r Dlllh s.Mii 1 lulls kalhiyii Diigan 1 ■, h 1 l ' ,r,.,,.l Eionomiis Arihilc Hire Finance Anthropology Finance Finance Philosophy Studies Economics 2S() the gold standard Warm fall weather made the paint dry fast. Greg Ramsower jumps for joy once his blue paint is dry. On nearly every homo game, groups of seniors get together to paint themselves (and their neighbors) in green, yellow or blue tempra paint. This year one group of friends was able to spell out " onward to victory. " These groups of painted people were easy to spot in the stadium. Krista Dumkrieger Architecture Mark Dummett Civil Engineering Anne Duna Theology Amanda Dunlavy Psychology Abigail Dunleavy Economics Gender Studies Alison Dunleavy Psychology Caitlin Dunn Colin Dunn Catherine Dunne Daniel Dunne Michael S. Dupuis Erin Duquette Political Science English Art History Finance Finance Biological Sciences Spanish Preprofessional Studies Economics Shields Duss Science - Business Virginia Dybicz English Steven Dye Finance Devin Miehele Easter Accountancy Zachary A. Eberbach Mechanical Engineering Thomas Economon Aerospace Engineering seniors 251 While Notre Dame is known for its dorm camaraderie, by senior year, many studen are ready to get out and live a life outside of the watch of RAs and DuLac rule like parietals. Some students see this move as i important step towards " " fnG DGSt DSTt ' ' ' " ' - Accordin 1 Mpuoip Wflrh " Off f " campus living is a majo an adult. The best part mature and set your is cooking to Maggie Welch, " Off step towards becoming finally being able to „..„ . ,„„. „ rules. " Other people gOUrfTiet ITiealS enjoy the chance to ha ' for friends dinner parties or host part of life off-campus all of my guests to sit on reported. Many have skills In the process, off campus is cooking and then wondering degree in Culinary There may be a few campus, like " the 2- zero temperatures to go McCrew. Others find of this life, though. " We Shields Duss said. And and then wondering why ND doesn ' t offer a degree in Culinary Arts. " big gatherings. " My favoritl is having enough space fa furniture! " Cailan Remedies picked up some cooking " The best part about living gourmet meals for friends, why ND doesn ' t offer a Arts, " Rachel Cota said. down sides to living off mile uphill walk in the sub- to class " according to Dan enjoyment in the little perks are able to walk to bars! ' Doug Schlarman ' s favorite part is " Havinga bed that ' s bigger than a twin. " No matter what your favorite part is, like Vijen Patel said, " It ' s a great bridge into the real world. " story by Teres.i tuncock 4 Mary Lli .ilx ' lli Ldwards Andrew F. Eggerl Martha I ' .iIUmm)!! Ehli ' iib.u li Z.n h.iry EirUerz Marian Ekiridge Kiley Ellring Marketing Finance Anthropology Eioiiomics Psychology ArchitcH:ture Economics Sciences Preprofessional Studies I h .ilH ' th Mo ;.m Llhiilt M.iltli. Lllioll Anthropology Electrical Engineering French 252 the gold standard History LIu.ibell) LKermaii Accountancy Melis.i nn LIurll (, liiislm.i |i iiiin- Psychology Theology Ryan P. Emptdge Whitney A. Endsley Matthew Engelharclt James Englaixl Gregory Engle Biochemistry Film, Television Theatre Chemical Engineering Biological Sciences Political Science Preprofessional Studies Jennifer Enright Biological Sciences Joshua Ense Economics Dana Ergas Marketing Brandon Erickson Ericka Erickson Science - Business Biological Sciences Danielle Espinoza Psychology Colin Ethier English John Everett Juliette Faarup Humbert Ryan Fabre Theodore James Fairchild Kevin Faist Lisa Fallon English Marketing Computer Engineering Economics Psychology Theology Psychology Preprofessional Studies Andrew Fanoe Mathematics Michael A. Easing Finance Raymond J. Fast Marketing 3randon Faus Finance Danielle Fedele Marketing Colin M. Feehan Finance Political Science seniors 253 C aitlin Fet ' K J,ni-(l l-rrll Mechanical Engineering Finance Fi ' ii;h( ' r American Studies Africana Studies ( hristc |)liiT FoikI Philosophy Theology Hedthor N. Ferguson Lindsey Marie FurgUMin Psychology Marketing Dean Fernandez Cristlna Fernandez Diaz Leo Rrian Ferrine |r. Management Management Film, Television Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship Design Theatre David Ferron Science Preprolessional Kara Marie Fessler Fin,in e Linds.)V Finger Accountancy Spanish wins the mitrhell an d r ec biHmpin In November 2007, Andrea Laidman was awarded the prestigious Mitchell scholarship. Each year only 1 2 outstanding Americans are honored to receive this award to pursue a year of post-graduate study at any university in Ireland. The selection process was rigorous and included two trips to Washington D.C. for interviews by a large panel. Andrea was excited to hear that she was selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants from 1 30 schools. The Mitchell prt)gram attracts young Americans who are accomplished with academic excellence, are involved with community service and maintain leadership roles. Andrea has achievements in all three areas that qualified her for this prestigious scholarship. Andrea was both the co-founder and leader of ND ASK (Notre Daitie Against State Killing). She describes this as one of the most challenging and rewarding activities during her time at Notre Dame. Members of the organization write petitions and legislative resolutions, host vigils, and visit with death row inmates. Andrea also had an internship uilli ihe Irish Department of justice where she was exposed to many of ihe contemporary issuer Ireland faces. She was a legal resean I " r with Equality and Law reform for eight weeks and learned alwut Irish and European Union statutes and laws regarding equali While at Notre Dame, Andrea was able to show her creative side through involvement in several large student produc tions. Sht s in PEMCo in 2003, 2006, and 2007 and choreographed Ragtime in 2007. Andrea, a political science and peace studies ma|i % truly .in oulsl.inding member of Ihe Lis-, of 20(18. -hn% in k.iihi,- -i i.irt„u- 254 the gol d standard P.UrIck Finnigan Computer Science Natcilya Fiore English Art Studio Brian Fischer George Basil Fisher Electrical Engineering Economics Mary Fisher Film, Television Theatre I ' llin Fisler Film, Television Theatre Caitlin Fitzgerald Marketing Cifford Fitzgerald Kelly Fitzgerald Colleen Fitzpatrick Corey Titus Fitzpatrick Edward J. Fitzpatrick Biochemistry Biological Sciences Music Marketing Finance Spanish History oily Marie Fitzpatrick Ellen Fitzsimmons Mary Catherine Flaherty Meghan Flaherty Finance Psychology Design Accountancy Spanish William 1. Flanagan Economics Timothy Flannery Finance lohn Flinchbaugh Accountancy Bntlin Flint Aniencan Studies Matthew Paul Flood lonathan Michael Floyd Garret P. Flynn Biological Sciences Accountancy Finance Matthew Flynn Philosophy Theology seniors 255 1 iiimlln fuerbter John H. Fujiuy leniiiler Fong Julie Foote Anne Gerard Fouriiic Kenneth Fouler Political Science Art Studio English Accountancy Psychology Political Science Theology Philosophy FTT Preprofessional Studies Elizabeth Fox I,uh.iFu ( hrist(i|ihcr R. Francica Anson E. Eraser Florence Freeh Ben Fredkike American Studies Ennlish Marketing Film, Television Finance Economics I ' olitii al S( ience Theatre Cianl 1 nelmg Alison Marie Frihart Ale antli,i Frog.inieni Andrea 1 ui-nles Bryce Fugarino Bundle 1 ulkii ' Management Philosophy IVeprolessicjnal Studies Philosophy Science Preprofessional Anthropolog Entrepreneurship Spanish Psychology Psychology kalhryn I uii, ! Malli Fiix.l Anihon) K. C ■abhianelli i imiii (..ilnnl ckim I „u km ( Architecture Mec hanicallngineering Accountancy Science - Business Civil Engineering Vkim I ,,ul Physics in Medu mr 256 the gold standard man of many talents " Not only does he do it all, he does it all very well. " This is the way that David Sonderman describes outstanding senior Patrick Noble, and based on the variety of things that Patrick does, and leadership roles he ' s taken, it seems to be a true statement. Patrick was involved with Best Buddies throughout all of his time at Notre Dame, and served as co-president. He organized many events for the ND chapter and spent countless additional hours with his Best Buddy, Odell, left in photo. One area of excellence for Patrick here at ND has been with inter-hall football. He was Co-Captain of Stanford ' s undefeated championship team. He played as center for the team, and enjoyed the thrill of playing the championship game in the stadium, " a highlight of the last four years. " He also coached the Farley Finest team, helping the giHs to advance to the semi-finals. Patrick is an AcoustiCafe staple, and volunteered his musicianship on the guitar to many campus events. He ' s been playing for eight years, and says, " I love to play rock and blues but have been in bands ranging from Texas country cover band to acoustic rock. " He notes guitar-playing as his favorite hobby, and plays for at least a few minutes every night. His artistic talents extend into a longtime hobby, sketching. Unfortunately, his Mechanical Engineering classes don ' t provide too many opportunities for art. The engineering classes have obviously been an asset to him, though, as he is heading off to work for CE Energy in its Edison Engineering Development Program, a two-year rotational program which will also fund his Masters in Engineering, story by Teresa Hancock patrirk nohle Christine Gage Harrison Galac Braden Calbreath-O ' Leary Katie Galeone John Gallagher Katharine L. Gallagher Computer Science History Political Science Philosophy Program of Liberal Studies Accountancy Accountancy iarbara Galle English Sociology Jordan Gallo Jared Arthur Calvan Psychology Political Science Preprofessional Studies Justine Gamez Marketing Ashley Garber History Bianca Lynn Garcia Anthropology Preprofessional Studies seniors 257 Bryan Andrew Garcia Isiai Edward Can i.i Juan P.iblo Care ia ( )m ar C .arc la , i ' ;ii) Cartia Valerie Frances Can ia Science Preprofessional Theology Program of Liberal Mechanical Engineering Science Preprofessional Sociology Computer Applications Studies Isabel Carcia de Paredes Fernando lose Garcia Patru k Gardner Architecture Menendez Philosophy Architecture Theology Stephanie Cargala Biological Sciences Meagan Gargano Finance Theology Pete Gargula Political Scienn btephen Paul Caroutle lanu s dales Andrew I , Gathul Isa.u Gatwood Meghan Gaule Kevin Geaney History Mechanical Engineering Chemistry Sociology Biological Sciences Finance Preprofessional Studies Spanish 1.1. I,. J Marketing S. i.ih Geisman A( ' (luntancy |oM ' ( ,en,i(] Finance V.iiievs.i ( .eiiiMi ' lli A(( oiinl. ni V Nil holas Ciergen Finance Ben|aniiii i .. Biological Stiem 258 the gold stand, 11 Regina CesicLi English Art Studio Kathleen W. Gibbons English Nicholas M. Gibson Management Consulting Michael Gilbert Computer Science Justin Gillett Mechanical Engineering Christina Ginardi Political Science Spanish Justin Gingerich Civil Engineering Anthony Gioe Stephen Michael Camille Mercedes Cirod Blair Clasgo John Gleason Economics Giordano Romance Languages Science Preprofessional Political Science Mathematics Literature History Theology Thanks to the work and innovative idea of two ND students and their team, families in Northern Mexico will for the first time have a stable home with livable conditions. Pablo Nava and Kyle Annen won last year ' s Social Venture Business Plan competition through the GIgot Center for " (fo) DfOViOG Entrepreneurial Studies. Their entry, PFNC stands for Por Fin Nuestra Casa or " Finally a home flGW IGVGIS Ot of our own. " Pablo ' s cousin, an established home deciding that he wanted the wealthy and start Kyle, they found a way containers into ultra PFNC unit includes all can house a family for price even for low-paid the Social Venture vision to develop into competition, it became special, and something difference, " Pablo said, passionate about what PFNC mission statement human dignity to the lowest economic classes through collaboration, respect... " builder, came to him after to stop building homes for making a difference. With to convert surplus shipping low cost housing. Each necessary amenities and less than $1 0,000, a feasible factory workers. Winning competition enabled this a true business. " After the clear that this was something that could really make a All involved " became so PFNC is capable of. " The proposes " providing new levels of human dignity to the lowest economic classes through collaboration, respect and mutual commitment for a better tomorrow. " story by Teresa H.mcack 259 Kevin J. CIcMson Joy Gloria Brittany Er ' n Glynn Psychology Chemical Engineering Marketing Philosophy FTT IVdru Guehieuj CitheriiU ' Carol Godfrey .NihjIu Gi.-l.iu Civil Engineering Political Science Psychology Philosophy Philosophy Lauren Gocllasks Finance James Cot ' lil Cheniistrv Kalherinp loan Katherine tioiden TiiiKilIn C,iild iiiith Eric Gomez Coett Management Mechanical Engineering English Art Studio Consulting Elizabeth Mary Gonzales Diana M. Cjonzalez Jacqueline Gonzalez lose Gonzalez Psychology Accountancy Finance History Political Science Art Studio Monica I. Gonzalez Biological Sciences Breiulan |. GutiDan PsychologN seniors hit the town Camllle Gabriel and friends go out to celebrate a birthday. Amy Walker an friends at the legendary Back Every Friday an Saturday night, j especially durin f K)lball season, I students were lined up trying to gel into the crowded bar. 2(yO Ihegold M.ind.ud II |i4in CjorskI Patrick W. Cotebeski Stephen Covea Kayla Graham Louis Graham Emma Cjiall imputer Engineering Accountancy Electrical Engineering Marketing Psychology Accountancy Philosophy Sociology Preprofessional Studies English Nathaniel Grams FTT Philosophy J C Cray Jamie Crebowski African-American Studies Economics Preprofessional Studies Gender Studies Erin Greenberg James S. Greenwood Lauren Patricia Gregg Science Preprofessional Political Science Biological Sciences History History dthryn Grenter iological Sciences Psychology Devin Gribbons Psychology Melissa Crisales Architecture ulie Grisanti Psychology Art Studio Bryan Grissinger Architecture lames C. Groff Finance italya Fiore d )] Lyphout Purdue for the riy morning 2-football reakfastClub. " David Soderman and friends sing karaoke late into the night. Susan Som and Teresa Hancock celebrate Mardi Cras at the Backer. seniors 261 Kelly Cjumli Design Ryan Crusb Computer Engineering Political Science Spanish uaii Francisco Cuerra Political Science KcUhryn 1.. (..unl.i Political Science I liliii-y 1 yng (.julii k. Architecture I). ' . ' ( ,lll|s Biological Science L.iuri ' ii CjuIIi ' N Psychology Preprofessional Studies ( hristina Gu ( i il Engineering Maltheu (.uiuli ' ii Mathematics •nniter MacKay Gunn Political Science E adventures abroad Ben Gunty and Dan McGrew hike at the Pyrenees National Park in France. Erin Cutbrod and Joshua Meyer visit the historical Machu Picchu while in Peru. rin Lvnn Gutbrod Physics Philosophy Cecilia Navan Orllana Gutierrez, Aldri Rodriguez and I jenilt ' er Velez take a traditio stroll t)n a Gondola while] visiting Venice J during their abroad Spring Break. Dyana Serene Gulhrii ' LUi! (Jrll.. Anthropology Finii:iie Preprofessional Studies French 262 the gold standard I J, II IK I I I.U kill Architecture I ' lU ' l I l.nilry Program of Liberal Studies ... . .;. i i.,i,,iii Science - Business Spanish Urili I l.ij,i lU Biological Scieni li Joseph Hagniann Physics Anthropology Richard L. Hahn Belhany Hajciuk Alex Hale Laura K. Hale Kiinberly Halpin Architecture Chemical Engineering Aerospace Engineering Political Science Finance i. i Matthew Hamel Accountancy loshua Ian Hammack Accountancy Teresa Hancock Rachel Haney Andrew J. Hank Psychology Science Preprofessional Aerospace Engineering ' ( ...rfftir Erin E. Hankins Political Science Peace Studies rds flock iv Elizabeth 1 1 ' JK ▼rJS aj ?sburgh wh ile a park in istralia. When ' ' wn under, 9v i rin d idents took »,s i ' ' ! vantage relaxed -t - S Tiosphere, d beautiful r aches. I W Brian Klein, Dan McCrew, and Ben Cunty get adventurous at the Pyrenees. - Monja Jodziewicz, John DiTillo, Elizabeth Elliott, and Katie Jenkins at Notre Dame in France. Kerri Hanks Sociology Madeleine Hanna French Darragh Hannan History Gregory T. Hansen Architecture Laura Hansen Spanish Andrea Hanson Political Science Economics seniors 263 LinJa Lull Harcluii Mull) Kiiie Harding I ' t ' ler ). Hang Cormat C. Harkiiib Thomas Harkins Elizalvi ::, : l,.:l- 3ton Biochemistry Biological Sciences Environmental Sciences Anthropology Aerospace Engineering Science Preprofessional Art Studio trick or treat Steve Tortorello ' s shiny and colorful costume clearly turns him into a chick magnet. Nicole Codinez, Erin O ' Neill, and Elisabeth Rowley fawn over the cool cat. Cecilia Navarro and Manuela Montufar pretend to be in Hawaii Emily Williams as Buzz Lightyear. Timolhy Harmon Herbert Andrew Harms Alexander I larper Economics Electrical Engineering Politic il Si ience Preprofessional Studies Medieval Studies Kathleen I lams Psychology Preprofessional Studies Katherine Hart Architecture Keyanna Harll Africana Studies 4 I ' alrK k Ikirtmann Andrew H.i ii lell keliei ( .1 Harlrii h Nikki H.islnin 1 iM. Hassr K.ilie Hatfield History Physics Preprofessional Studies Finance Design Spanish Anthropology Spanish Accountancy FTT 264 the gold standard Michael |. Hatke Jeffrey Hausfeld Katie Hauswirth :omputer Engineering Science Preprofessional Political Science Edward Philip Hawley Management Consulting Andrew Hayes History Mary Molly Hayes English Arabic Brian D ' Arcy and Kristen Forney dress as Super Heroes. Erin O ' Neill the ncredible with Super Luigi. Scott Haves Robert N. Hazen Jr. Michael S. Hazlebeck Christine Hedge Ellen Heintzman lennifer Heller Finance Finance Finance History Political Science Civil Engineering Architecture Andrew Hellmuth Kathryn Helm Carol Ann Hendrickson Management Romance Languages Political Science Entrepreneurship Literature Peace Studies Jean Henegan Rachel Elizabeth Heneghan Brendan Hennessy English Biological Sciences Electrical Engineering History Anthropology seniors 265 seniors at last Frank Cuerra dresses up for Haloween as a plumber and kisses Rainbow a Bright look-a-like at a Fall party. Students took advantage of their last year at Notre Dame by going all out for different occasions. Seniors aress up as the Spice Girls for a party. Kyle Mead hug$ a life-sized bottle. lohn B. H( nr III Anya Hershbergcr Robert Herzog Elizabeth Hesburgh Amanda Hettler Kevin Hetzel Ameriian Studies Anthropology Mechanical Engineering History Political Science Aerospace Engineering Spanish Preprofessional Studies Computer Applications Economics Corljin Hicks Phillip Mi h.u ' l Hi( ki lindgcl 1 liggins Rachel Hill Eric E. Himmelsbach Lhrist(i|)her Hinslx ' rg Management Mechanical Engineering MalhiMiiatics Political Science Histor) ' Finance Consulting II. ill. in 1 lislory English FTT i.M i iTi ( .iillin I linlon Ad.iiii Hiji, (aiN ( lui-. llipplclu ' UM ' i Kcm.ild I . IIkm h |i. Alec S. IIiim h.imi Anu ' li.i Ming Hitsi h.iuef Spanish Aerospace Engineiiing Electrical Engineering Biological Sciences Physics Graphic Design 266 the g(]ld standard Emma Pineda, Michelle Mas, and Marcela Berrios as French maids. Girls dress as Dominos 1 to 7 for a night of bowling. Sarah Hirschman Biological Sciences Anthropology Meredith Hitchcock Management Information Systems Bethany L. Hoelscher Marketing Sociology Kevin Joseph Hoelscher |r. Aerospace Engineering Callista Hoffman Music Eric Hoffman Finance L.iLiien Holcomb Brian Holland Franchella Holland Andrew Holmes Christina Holmstrom Caroline Honsa English Environmental Sociology Finance Philosophy Biological Sciences Anthropology Sciences Preprofessional Studies Theology Spanish Adam Hoock hilosophy Theology Spanish Saderia Nicole Hooks Africana Studies Steven Hoover Accountancy Katie Hopkins Finance Elizabeth Hopp Biochemistry Elizabeth Ashley Horan Political Science Italian seniors 267 Ireams to reality William David Williams is a man who had a vision. He made this vision a reality with the successful formation of Notre Dame ' s First Annual Black History Conference. William, along with members of Wabruda, for which he is President, organized this groundbreaking event that took place at the end of February. William had envisioned such a conference his freshman year when he learned there was nothing of the sort at ND. When Wabruda was awarded Club of the Year in 2007 after his first term as President, William felt there was the support needed to make this dream into reality. " Hopeful that this conference would usher in the eradication of cultural genocide, I decided to do whatever I could to bring it to Notre Dame. " The final product was a successful weekend that included some very inspirational and informative speakers and a bus-trip to sites of the Underground Railroad. Besides the many hours that William spends on Wabruda events and service projects he is a member of the Notre Dame football team. He is an ND Monogram awardee and earned a football scholarship in his senior season after years of hard work as a walk-on. William also has the gift of music. He is a tenor in the campus gospel choir. Voices of Faith. One would guess that there would be no time to study with so much going on, but William has not forgotten about academics. A Political Science major and Africana Studies minor, he is a Dean ' s List-er, a Presidential Scholar, and a Hesburgh Scholar. William will be a corps member of Teach for America this fall, and has the potential to inspire many new visions within his students, sioryby Tbksj Hancock William david williams Erin Eli .ilx ' th Hor.iii Fiiianct ' Economics Lh.irk ' i H(jrn Science Preprofesslonal Philosophy Hijiliin Kayleigh Hough Njchoki;. Houpt Chad R dn HousUm Actuunlancy Art History Program of Liberal Studies Theolog ' German (.ri ' gory I lnvv.irc Economics ( lirfslopluT How son Science - Business l.lll.llli ' I IsU I 111. nil ( ' I ' linilri I I IuIh ' i English Willi. 1111 Mk h,i Phillip I liidi ' lson M.ilhfinaliis Malllu ' u HudMin Computer Scieni i ' 2i,n ihe gold stain I Linds.i Huebner Christopher P. Huffer Idcob Hughes Dennis P. Hughes Jr. Nh nl. 1 lull, IS Sarah Hunger biological Sciences Architecture Mathematics History Art Studio English Political Science French )aniel Joseph Husack Accountancy Nicholas Hussey Robert Huth Tara Hyer Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Design Anthony lannamorelli Cory Ingle English Chemical Engineering History Malllii ' w Ireton Architecture Grant Irwin Architecture Ma ria luppa Film, Television Theatre Macarena Ivanissevich Film, Television Theatre Christopher Izaguirre Philosophy Preprofessional Studies Dorea Jackson Political Science Kaitlin Jackson :ience Preprofessional Patrick Jaicomo Economics Political Science Erin Marie James Sociology Kathryn Lynn Jannazo Electrical Engineering Jeffrey Jansen Accountancy Damon A. Jason Marketing 269 Judeanne Jasso-Murad ( hn lina M.irie Dun Alrx.indcr Dinike History Javier-Torres Jnyamaha Political Science Italian Finance Economics Chemistry History French Katit. ' iLMikins Marketing Sarah Jenkins American Studies Matthew lenner Economics Bethanne lensen BiiK hemistry Jessica Jimenez Psychology Moiiia IckI icwk z French Britl.ifU |iilinM)n Political Science If a Career Center Book of Records existed, jonathon Penn would have won a spot thanks to his joining The Blackstone Croup, a leading global asset manager and advisory firm that League graduates. ND undergraduate to out of college as he focus, dedication and Jonathon juggled being the Finance Club as co- athletes, and proudly Dawgs as defensive football learn. For the " Wall Street Prep, " a seminar, where 60 and outs of modeling cash flows, essential jobs. The seminar paid received offers from Excited about his new believes his presence huilcl bridges between with appearances at the " ND has given me incredible friends; the education has prepared me for great things. I hope to live up to that gift. " -Jono Penn usually hired only Ivy Jonathon became the first receive an offer straight charmed them with hi-, talent. While at Notre Damo a Starbucks barista, leading president, tutoring student- representing Alumni ' s captain of the interhall- Finance Club he organised financial modeling training students learned the ins financial statements and skills for investment Ixinking off as many attende the firms of their choice, life in New York, Jonathon in Blackstone will serve to ND and Blackstone, starting career lair and on-campus interviews, jono, as his peers call him, truly represents his notion of ND students: " smart, hardworking, but most importantly, well rounded. " uury by Mkhelh Mm 270 the gokl standard iKir Caroline Johnson Christopher H. lohnson Pamela Suzanne Johnston Ashley L.iuicn |( mes Blake Charles )ones Calleen M. Jones Finance Political Science History Accountancy Biological Sciences Sociology Economics Preprofessional Studies Drew Jones Jasmin M. Jones Keaton Jones Kelly Marie Jones R. Baker Jones Anna Jordan Biological Sciences Political Science Biological Sciences Psychology Sociology Science - Business Design Maria Victoria Jorge Architecture Joejnst Marketing Maria Jourdan Design Adriana P. Jove! Finance Steve Joyce Accountacy Megan Jiilien Accountancy Matthew Jung Daniel Laverne Justice Judith A. Kaczmarek Patrick Kaiser Accountancy Aerospace Engineering Theology Political Science Economics Yuta Kambe Linda Kamen Finance French Art History seniors 271 Clui llJ(jl)lT K.1IH- Science - Business Theology Grace K.n. Mathematics L.iutlli K ilil Marketing Philosophy Preprofessional Studies Mathematics 0 •naKarol Kathleen Ann Karrenbauer Muh.iel ). Kasalo III Kevin Kastenholz ' . HejthiT Keanc Russian Political Science Political Science Mechanical Engineering Katsantonis Psychuloijv Political Science Spanish Science Preprofessional William Joseph Kearney Bridget Keating Anthr( jX)logy Accountancy English I heres.1 Mane Keeley Roosevoll Kt ' lloy Andrew Kelly Kevin I. KelK Accountancy Theology Finani e An hit«i lure Spanish African American Studies fAi M M.IIII,. .. ,s. ,., Environmental S iences L luiii Am,.. ..I Kelly Williani ( Ki ' llv Psychologs Program of LilH ral Slu ll« ' lli ; ai(l I KelK II An hilw lure KflU A ix - Biological Sciences • x ' pli K. Ki ' in)) Finame 272 the gold standard leads the moffBss The class of 2008 was led by an outstanding leader, Bridget Keating. Senior class secretary Megan O ' Hara said " Bridget works tirelessly on behalf of the senior class. She ' s a great leader and organizer- putting in more hours of work than anyone and taking time to teach the ropes of programming to anyone who desires to be involved. Beyond being a leader in planning activities and running meetings, Bridget is a great role model. Though she is very busy (I don ' t know when she sleeps) she still takes time to listen to friends and to do little things for people to make them feel appreciated. Bridget is a person of great character, conviction, dedication and humility- someone I am lucky to know, to work with, and to call one of my closest friends. I ' m glad she is being recognized as an outstanding senior because in my mind, no one deserves it more. " Bridget is not only known on campus for her incredible leadership skills. She is known by her peers for treating everyone with unconditional respect and kindness. " When you first meet Bridget she will greet you as if you are her long lost friend. You instantly want to be her friend, " said Kathleen Martinez. That is a very special talent. On top of her kindness, Bridget is involved in, well, everything. She writes for Legends, serves at the Basilica, and is a Cavanaugh Big Sister. Plus, she is known for giving one of the best Notre Dame campus tours through Admissions. For those of us who have been lucky enough to meet and visit with Bridget, you will quickly find out that she absolutely loves Notre Dame; her home in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; all music (especially her brother ' s band) and cereal. She is full of spirit and cheered as loud at Cavanaugh flag-football games as she did at Notre Dame football games. Notre Dame students are all busy people, but Bridget has mastered the art of balancing work, family, and friends. Bridget is full of charisma and a true inspiration to each member of the class of 2008. hridget keating Joshua Kempf Melanie Mimi Kendrick Emily Kennedy Neil Kennedy Catherine Kent Elizabeth Alice Keough Finance American Studies Accountancy Mechanical Engineering Political Science Anthropology Economics Classics Jtherine Elizabeth Kerr Kerri Keselows Julie Kessler Kristin 1 .■,. :ience Preprofessional Science - Business Science - Business Marketing Spanish Psychology K.itie Ke ser English Zhan-Wei Khavv Chemical Engineering seniors 273 Cliri5l()|jlief D.ivul Khorey History :j i Kiefer Fin.tnce M ithom itics Kevui Kierl Science Ruberl I. Kiloy PsythDJogy CouitiifV killiiiii Marketing r.iLii.i kiMi Political Science Peace Studies Yuri.inn.i Kim joey King Wike King MolK King Ell. ■.il " ili 1 iMugherty Susan Kippel Management iSc C onsulting Mc( hanical Psyc hology Anthropology Kinsella Economics Anthropology Engineering Romanc e Languages Literature Psychology Arabic Daniel II Klee Theology Ikaik.i Klein Politic al S( lenic Nil hiiLis Kluesner Sciences Philosophy imothy kneedy Finance Kurt Knoblauch Accountancy ' hilip Knollm.i Biologii al Scieni i Theology IJaniel koehlci I .mliii M.iiu i|)l Ro O. kopp U.ule koipi Biological Sciences Meihanical Engiincring Political Science Anthropology Moniia Korson Biological Sciences li ' iinilei Kdi.Mn Psychologx Preprc )lessi( )nal SI 1 1 I ic- 274 the gold standard Thomas KoterLi Finance Kyle Kownackl Biological Sciences Michael Kozak Mykel Kramer Anthropology Computer Engineering Preprotessional Studies Mathematics Britton Kreiner Biochemistry Spanish Mc lian Kiippinger Accountancy Spanish itherine Krug Rachel M. Kruzan Patrick Kwan Ku Cassandra Kuchta Marketing Spanish Finance Psychology FTT Preprofessional Studies Economics Spanish Bob Kueny Nicholas Lawrence Kuhar History Finance Economics Every year, seven Notre Dame students are chosen to attend New College, Oxford. The application process is rigorous and includes a ten page writing sample, letters of recommendation, and an interview. Paul Christian, Josh Ensell, Katie Gibbons, Jacob Hughes, Reid Merryma n, Amy Meyers, and Kathy Zhu were selected from the class of 2008 to spend their junior year at New College. The Oxford educational system is structured around tutorials. Students meet with tutors (professors) in groups of one to three. In addition to these small groups, certain disciplines also require larger classes or lectures. The seven students were thoroughly integrated into the New College community through their living arrangements, tutorials, and extra-curricular activities. For example, Merryman played for both the Oxford University Symphony Orchestra and the university volleyball team; Hughes was a member of the university track and field team and played inter-college basketball; Christian and Gibbons played for the New College football (soccer) team; and Zhu participated in dance competitions. In addition to organized extracurricular activities, the students also immersed themselves in various Oxford traditions. One of their consistent favorites was the formal dinners. Every second Friday the st udents got to invite guests, bring their own wine, and dress up for a fancy meal with friends. Though the three terms tend to be very academically intense, they are each only eight weeks long with six week breaks in between. The Notre Dame students made use of their breaks to travel all over Europe. With its small size, rigorous academic standards, and cultural immersion, the Oxford program provides a unique study abroad experience. Katie Gibbons and Paul Christian punt in the picture above. Amy Meyers attends a boat party in the picture below. I I 275 K.ttluTiiie KuliAiLz Ed Kuininerer btiwh Kurt nian Rob Kurz Kristin Laboe Zachaiv|ue Mathematics Economics Accountancy Management Finance Political Science Economics Consulting Inrd.iii Lai Science - Business K .li. ' il l i(l(l olilii a! Science History I liMllu ' i Ladut Mathi ' inatics lalCik ' Finance FTT lulian Christopher L.i:, ■. Philosophy Preprofessional Studies Kristen Lai History Andrea E. Laidman Political Science Peace Studies Katharine I ' aige Laing Arthur Lam lulie Lambe lerrail Laml)ert Marketing Mechanicil Engineering Psychology Film, Television i Psychology Preprofessional Studies Theatre ,beach clays When students miss the summer sun in South Bend, they head to the dunes. Michelle Mas ■styles whili ' lying her I or spring III ' I ruise. Nicholas LaMott Finance History The lieach In Michigan, called " the dunes " offers .1 short afterntKin getaway for Notre Dame students. Elainiie Toutant takes in the warm sun 276 the gold standard inter Montgomery Land Danielle Lancleck ( .iillin Landuyt Mary Ann Lane Vii_l ' ina Lane W. Tyler LlIiv iI ui Accountancy Mechanical Engineering Political Science Music Graphic Design Management English English Entrepreneurship Tony Langford Karen Langley Sadoluwa Lanlehin Nicole Lapka Luciano Lara Brambila Matthew Larew Marketing English Civil Engineering Chemical Engineering Accountancy Biological Sciences Liam Dennis Larkin Architecture Colleen Larson Architecture John Philip Larson Brittany Lash Mechanical Engineering Film, Television Theatre Michael Laskey English Patrick Lasseter History aryKate V cNamara tries :o study. After students spent jme at the warm Michigan beach, :hey would aften stop in Slew Buffalo to jrab a legendary burger. Bryan Ahern spends a day with friends in the sand at the beach. Austin Peiffer dives down a hill of sand at the dunes. seniors 277 essica CM Lau Christine Laufer Paul Laughlin Jr. Allvson Terese Laurance ClaiiL Lauioiitius Chad Andrew Lavimonien Accountancy American Studies Anthropology Economics Civil Engineering English Chinese Japanese Joseph W. Lavvler C laire Elisabeth Sarah Lawless Breana Leader Peter Leahy Economics Ann Lawless Finance Film, Television Theatre Anthropology Political Science Anthropology Preprofessional Studies margaritaville class concessions Seniors ended their summer vacation with friends, leis, and beachballs. Students were greeted by tables of food including a whole pig. Angel Leal Finance Political Science The senior class kicked off the year with margaritaville in the Stepan Center. Seniors were welcomec by music, plertt of good food and a cash bar. Julii ' Lederer Mathematics f avicl i LeDonne Bi ' m ' iii I or linan W. Lee Chris Chang 1 lun lor Christina Lee Mec hanical Engineering Science Mathematics Finance Political Sc ience English 278 the gold standard Dougl Lis I t ' C Elizaht ' lh Lee Jane Ye Jin Lee Soo-Youn Lee Camille Legault Patricis R. Leiml uehler Science ■ ■ Business Art History Economics Sociology Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Finance Zachary Lemmon Biological Sciences Theology Kathryn L. Lenehan Architecture John Lentz Political Science Donna Leonardo Biological Sciences Jennifer Leong Science Preprofessional Christopher Lepore English Political Science Class council members barbequed brats, hot-clogs and hamburgers at their concession stand in God quad before a football game. Volunteers started cooking early in the day to prepare for a large crowd. Everyone got to wear gloves for the morning. Daniel Leszkowicz Finance Psychology Andrew S. Leung Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Matthew Levering Finance Didier Lewis Finance Stephanie Lewis Marketing Spanish Tarvn Elizabeth Lewis Accountancy History seniors 279 William T. Lewis Jr. Finance Stephanie Leyva Sociology Chinese Siobhan Lezynski Film, Television Theatre Henry Yiyi Li Finance Chinese tis ' the season The Christmas season at • Notre Dame is special. It is marked by Cod quad trees covered in lights, a huge fancy feast in the dining halls with ice sculptures, bright red Santa hats in all the classrooms, and, of course, highly decorated Christmas sweaters and vests. atie Kerry and friends start the season with a Christmas themed party. ■Vfy iy Karl Liebenauer Finance Philosophy Ryan Liffrig History Philosophy Christine Laufer shows off reindeer antlers. Gregory J. Lim Chemical Engineering Chun-Li Lin Kathleen Ann Linder Robert Lindley )r. Andrew John Linn Architecture Biological Sciences Computer Engineering Philosophy Kathleen Linzmeier Science - Business Hi ' rck Lipp Met hanical Engineering Zdc hary Liptak Physics Japanese M.ilthcw ). LIsowski Accountancy Caitlin Little History lason Liu biological Sciences Chinese Brent Loco Architecture 280 the gold slantlard I Erin R. Locke lames H. Lockwood Richard Loesing Science Preprofessional Political Science Finance Philosophy Timothy Loftus Elizaljeth Coryn Lohmuller Sarah |(jyce Long Psychology Anthropology Finance Preprofessional Studies FTT French Jessica Lau, Aubrey larred, Katie Jenkins, and Jenn Huber celebrate in Lyons. ipencer Dee Longhofer Amanda Longley Mimi Lungo Anne Lorenz Marketing Anthropology Spanish Architecture Preprofessional Studies Preprofessional Studies Bailey Luuderback Sociology Sara Loveless Psychology harlotte Ceraldine Low Christine Loza Ronica Lu Civil Engineering Chemical Engineering Biological Sciences Nichola Lubold Computer Engineering Caitlin Lucas Economics Computer Applications Matthew Lucci Program of Liberal Studies seniors 281 holiday cheer Seniors enjoyed dressing up to spread tine holiday cheer. Many Seniors also made the trek to Carroll Christmas where they sang Christmas Carols through the night, drank hot chocolate with marshmallows, and met Santa Claus. The Dome was covered in snow for a good part of the Holiday season. Ml Carroll ■i i Bm Christmas F ' V was full W tr ' i of people M 9 ' a wearing k fmv red. L-tfP SP ■ Kevin Harrington Ludwig Science - Business Timothy M. Luebbert Meghan Lueck Jessica Luna ( hiis Lund Science Program of Liberal Studies Political Science Accountancy Preprofessional Spanish Michael N. Lutkus Chemical Engineering French Kristen Lutterbach Katherine Lydiatt Brandon Lynch Patrick Lynch Anita Lyons Patric k Lyons Film, Television Theatre History Biochemistry History Chemistry English Computer Applications Spanish Preprofessional Studies liinalhan J. LyphnLit Keri-Annc Macaulay Sociology Mechanical Computer Applii ations Engineering 282 the gold standard M.irk Mai hin Civil Engineering History ( " ody Warren Mai k Mu h.u ' l M.u k Aiulrew Mai Kay Mathematics Mei Engineering Accountancy Philosophy Senior Matt Lucci sings " Rudolf the Reel Nose Reindeer. " Everyone fought for the mike that night. Catherine Mackin Accountancy Andrew MacKre Mechanical Engineering Carl Wong MacMichael jaclynne Debra Madden Kristan Elizabeth Psychology FTT Madison Computer Applications Gender Studies Biological Sciences Dominic Peter Madrid Chemical Engineering Michael V. Maggio Science - Business Divya Mahadevia Psychology Darbey Maheu Biological Sciences Andrew Makieiski Finance History Michael Paul Maloof Architecture Rachel Maly Accountancy Spanish Sheila Mamandur Biological Sciences Katie Mancino Garrett C. E. Mandeville Nicholas Manieri Domenique Manning Political Science Psychology Biological Sciences Sociology Spanish Kevin Manning Accountancy 283 On Feb 1-2ncl, approximately 80 seniors gathered at Sacred Heart Parish Center for the Senior Retreat. Seniors took time out of their busy schedules to reflect on the past three and half and anxieties about think about how best to Notre Dame. Several these topics, an alumni give advice about the the group made a trip to a certain 80s rock ND rendition of Souija really appreciated the explained " it was a wonderful memories to look forward with to what Cod has in store elaborated saying, " I able to talk with fellow plans in a different best take advantage of offer while we are still weekend, overall, was " I especially enjoyed being able to talk with fellow classmates about future plans in a different light " years at ND, to discuss fears life post May 18th, and to spend their final semester at seniors gave reflections on panel joined the group to world beyond the dome, to the grotto, rocked out band, and even learned an Boy. Those who attended opportunity. Jessica Nelson time to give thanks for the that have shaped us, but also confidence (and a few fears!) for us ne xt. " Lindsay Finger especially enjoyed being classmates about future light and discuss how to what Notre Dame has to here to experience it. " The a time of laughter, prayer. discussion, and bonding and an opportunity to remember why we appreciate (and will miss) Notre Dame so much, story by Megan O ' Hara Thomas Manning Daniel K. Mannion Andrew Manza Andrew R. Marchese Bryan Marek Stephen Michael Marencil Science Program of Liberal Aerospace Engineering Economics Mechanical Engineering Political Science Preprofessional Studies Spanish Electrical Engineering Economics R.irhacI Maricich Architecture Audrt ' y I yii M.jricr Design Music William Charles Marra Biological Sciences L.iura Marrs Science Preprofessional Allison Kcnlcy Marsh Sociology History Anno Elizabeth Marlel History 284 the gold standard Amanda Martin Art Studio Andrea Martin Anthropology Andrew Martin Biochemistry Connor |. Martin Economics Kurt Martin Management Entrepreneurship Lindsay Mailiii Biological Sciences Thomas F. Martin Christine M. Martinek Electrical Engineering Biological Sciences Daniel Rocco Martino Elizaljeth Martino Aaron Martinuzzi Finance Biological Sciences American Studies Peace Studies Preprofessional Studies Dmitri Martinez Kathleen Martinez Laura Martinez |ill Martini Political Science Accountancy Business Managment Psychology Spanish Anthropology Preprofessional Studies Hamilton Marx Christina Viggiano Marzo Michelle Marie Mas Accountancy Film, Television Theatre Accountancy Preprofessional Studies Ashley Mason English Spanish Andrew Mastroe Management Entrepreneurship Amanda Mathew Psychology Andrew I. Mathews Economics Poli tical Science Andrew Matta Computer Engineering Bradley Mattan Psychology Philosophy 285 M,ltthov M.m.iri ' Management Consulting George Malteu History lull. M.itteo Chemical Engineering Steven Mattis Mathematics Patni 1,1 I ) Ai.itusiak Cl.iire Maullt Accountancy Chemical Engineering Economics I ' l.i Maiiiii Psychology Preprofessional Studies Anpii li .-, nclrea Mavus Anna M. Mazii; Erin E. VU Vlams El jiniiniics Environmental Psychology English Theology Geosciences Preprofessional Studies Kathleen McArdle Political Science instrumental volunteer Service and justice are two things that Joseph Murphy has been detlicated to throughout his time at Notre Dame. He has spent countless hours at the Center for Social concerns, leading the Progressive Students Alliance, preparing for fall or spring break service seminars, or Trnding numerous other ways to serve in the community. Joe was instrumental in the formation of the Campus Labor Action Network. As a freshman, he got involved in getting the group going. He started by just talking to campus workers. Through conversations with workers, he said he " realized the complexity and importance of the issues on our own campus. " Instead of just hearing about these problems, he and the group formed relationships with the workers and went about doing something to change the workplace issues. CLAP then transitioned from a student activist group to a campaign of organizing workers to stand up for themselves. " When workers realize the possibility for change, that ' s a victory, " |i e said. One inspiration ijehind his work has been the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. The type of economic justice encouraged by CST places the highest value on human beings being treated as such, and not merely the redistribution of dollars. In that sense, " The prin ess of workers being able li ■ unite and have a voice is as important as the two dollars more per hour, " |ch noted. One of loe ' s favorite memories comes from 1 1 m niester he spent studying in Chile. Being very free-spirited, he and Peter Hadley " hitchhiked up the coast for a week, camping the side of the road and going wherever the rides took us. " ijuryby Teivsj Hmcodk josep! murphy 28(. the gold standard D,i id Mt Bride Patrick McCabe Mic hael McCann James McCarthy Phil McCartin Colleen McCaughan Economics English Preprofessional Studies Environmental Sciences Anthropology Preprofessional Studies Finance Finance ' amden McClelland Architecture Steven McClure Political Science Spanish Michael Patrick McConnell Mechanical Engineerin Paul McConville Economics Classics Christina McCool Electrical Engineering Colleen McCormick Biological Sciences Spanish rancis M. McCormick Luo- au A. McCormick Peter McCormick Anthropology Mathematics Accountancy Chinese Kathryn McCoy Electrical Engineering kalhenne Michelle McCullough Architecture Megan McCullough Civil Engineering Lauren McDonough Meghan McDonough Gavin McDowell Nancy McEvily Psychology Arabic Theology Spanish Spanish Andrew Scott McEvoy lesse McCannon Finance Management Environmental Sciences Information Systems seniors 287 Meghan Julici McCai I Williiini McGcirry Soan MtG.irvey Andrea McGinley Meagan MlCjmiIi- i itnik MiGowan Film, Television Theatre Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Biological Sciences English Computer Engineerin] History Preprofessional Studies r.uliir Ml Cciwan Christopher M( CriKly Danit ' l losoph MtCrew Mary (Colleen McGue I ' dlitK a! Science English Finance Colitii a! Science Alison MtCuire Accountancy Kathr n M, I lu h Political Science V M Patrick Mclnerney Finance IJaniel P. Mi Inriis Environmi ' Ceosciences Mi h.icl M( Kenna Angel. i Mi Konzic Caitlin Mane McKmney Megan McLaughlin Anthropology Eleitrical Engineering Sociology Finante Peace Studies FTT Tamlka A. M( Lean Ni ila-.McLees 13reiulan NltMeel Malluiy Mi Morniu C dmdi |. MiNaniara tar Kate MiN.iinar. Computer Engineering Com| iter Science Electrical Engineering Design Program of Liberal Studies Marketing Psychology Arabic 288 the gold standard Mallory McMorrow is responsible for adding to ND ' s rich tradition of auto design excellence. Mallory is the winner of 2007 ' sMazda Design Challenge. Through Facebook, Mazda encouraged their own version of the submited a 1 50-word with an illustration. Ten by the Mazda Design out of 400 entries. The by facebook votes designer to produce round of online voting, vote. She was privileged Holzhausen, director of American Operations, " This was the first time a car company has ever designed college students to submit 2018 Mazda3. Participants description of their car along top designs were selected Team of North America final five finalists, selected then worked with a Mazda a final sketch for the final Mallory won in a landslide to work with Franz Von design for Mazda ' s North in creating a full-size model of her design in clay, pi Car llVe at an " This was the first time a car company has ever show, " said Mallory Los Angeles Auto Show Mallory created her and practical. After the was offered a coveted was featured in Cosmo auto show. " designed a car live at an auto about the presentation at the on November 16-25, 2007. sleek car to be both sporty L.A. Auto Show, Mallory internship with Mazda and Magazine. Her internship will bring Mallory one step closer to achieving her dream of becoming a car designer and bringing those designs to life, story by Kathleen Martinez -a awn C. McNeilly Lindsay McQuaid Colleen McQuillan Robert McQuiston Cantl.iLc Jennifer Meade Kyle Meade Accountancy Anthropology Finance Aerospace Psychology Marketing Peace Studies Engineering Anthropology Sociology istian Antone Medeiros Sara Medek Jeff Medina Political Science Chemical Engineering Psychology Economics Matthew Medlock Corey C. Mehlos Alexander M. Melecki Mechanical Program of Liberal Studies Finance Engineering Psychology Philosophy seniors 289 Luis Mt ' lendfz Robfit U ' lly M.iltlievv Lukas Mt ' ntloza .M,;if;,iii 1 K. Merkel Brendan James RcKi :.w.. Political Science Mechanical Engineering Romance Languages Civil Engineering Merriweather Biochemistry Russian Philosophy Literature Finance Michael Mt ' tsc hi ( hi islin.i Meyer (nlmMcMT EiiiiK W ' MT jushua Ion Meyer Finance Architecture Biochemlstrv Environmental Si iences Political Science Chinese Philosophy kalit ' le er Biological Sciences Psychology Lindsay Meyer Amy MuiUigh Meyers Science - Business Political Science Miir aiel Miazga An hiledure ken Mikuska English lames Matthew Millar Accountancy Aiulrew Vtiller Accountancy Caithn Miller Llizai lli Millei lames Milli ' i luile .Mllli ' l Katie Millei Laura Milk ' i Science - Business English Architecture Mechanical Engineering ScKiology Psychology 90 the gold standard Linclst ' Miller Mary Katherine Miller Biological Sciences Anthropology Computer Applications Patrick Miller Stephen Miller James Miller-Marquez Jack Millhouse Finance Political Science Physics Accountancy Economics FTT Ryan Milligan Dmputer Engineering Shannon Leigh-Anne Mimnaugh Anthropology Preprofessional Studies Elizabeth Benson Mims Robert Anthony Mineo II Sociology Mechanical Engineering Ryan Mingo Chinese Economics Alicia Miramontes Finance usiness pioneer Finance and mathematics dual major Vijen Patel took action after learning that Notre Dame had few to no resources for a career In Actuarial Science, though such a career is rated as second best in the country and Is the field that most all math majors pursue post-graduation. He wanted there to be a way for other math majors to become aware of this field, because Notre Dame was without Actuarial Science classes or Information about it. Patel reached out to other math majors and started the Actuarial Science Club of ND. A major component of the club is a reimbursement fund, which Patel started through donations from businesses, to compensate students who take and pass a series of tests that are necessary to become an actuary. These tests are expensive, so the fund Is an incentive for students to take the test and do well on It. Another goal of Patel ' s In forming the club was to develop relationships with many employers. The club co-hosted many employer information nights with firms like Deloitte and Aon. Patel Initiated an annual trip to Chicago to visit firms and get a first hand view of what actuaries do. Besides learning a lot about the profession, Patel said It was a great opportunity to get to know other math majors, since math lectures do not provide an ideal atmosphere for bonding with classmates. Patel hails from Barrlngton, IL and lived In Alumni Hall. He will be working next year at McKinsey Co. In New York as a strategy consultant, story by Teresa Hancock vijpn patpl i 291 L.ii.i Miramontes Uirtin.i Mir.incluKi-Mulli ' n Aclni ' iini ' Mi.xiiu.iir.i Wliiiiiik Finance Anthropology Psychology Finance Spanish Psychology Accountancy Theology Kathcriiic Monl.iihi - lc ,iii(lr,i Whitney Montana M i ' ,i iiiinu Mari.iii.i i ■iilc " , Matthew M )ntgomer ' Man .Mr Chemical Engineering Marketing Marketing Science I ' reprotessional Management Architecture Theology Anthropology Anthropology Italian Inlormation Systems Meaghan E. Mooney Finance Reese Moore Art Studio English Courtenay Moran History Political Science Genevieve Moran History FIT Kristen Morphew Finance Political Science lessica Morris Biological Scieni all dressed up Jin-Young Ahn, Shannon Reahe and Aubrey Jarred dress up to spend a fun summer night in Boston. Ashley Paluf, Katie Ciijbons, MaryKate McN.ini.n.i Kathleen Martinez, .ml Erica Castro-Larsen dress in black for a Siegfried winter formal in Bccmber. Seniors enjoyed dressing in formalware for their List dances at Notre Dame. (olebrated many birthtlay bashes in the Bond. 292 the gold standard Joshua D.ivkl Morris Matthew Morris John Morrison cience Preprofessional Mechanical Engineering Finance Spanish Shannon O. Morrison Computer Science Jenniler Morton Chemistry Computing |( " .Mi ,1 Morton English Kevin Mospan Caitlin C. Motsinger Jennie Marie Paul Mower Mathematics Electrical Engineering Pruessner Motto Political Science Accountancy John Mrugala Christopher Mueller Electrical Engineering Accountancy Peter Mueller Anne Mugnolo Erin Mulholland Maureen Claire Mullen Rachel Mulligan John Mulvahill Program of Liberal Marketing Aerospace Engineering English Program of Liberal Studies Biochemistry Studies Psychology Preprofessional Studies Yurianna Kim dresses up for a fancy dinner with several friends. .t .V j | sundi CiHs wear -— I suiiuresses in the unusually warm weather. seniors 293 KalL ' lvn ' y Kiillilei ' ii MuKanoy Claire Therese Murphy Daniel Murjjhy Eileen Elizabeth Civil Engineering Philosophy Finance History Finance Architecture Elizal English Uii|)h Marketing Spanish Kniili(il( ' Miirpliy Fin.iiiLe M.itthfw Murphy Finance K.ii fii ' l iiii Miiipln En in irinienlal Lieostiences R an Murphv Chemistry Business the final syr ' s Begem Lee, Bryan Back, Elizabeth Elliott anci Pat Schenkel dress up for a fun dance. Ashley Paluf and Austin Peifer attend the Welsh Family Winter Formal. Sean Murphs Political Science SYR ' s form a uinque a p ' ■ I of dorm lilr .il NO. THe are held on campu; in the dining halls, LaFortun theJACC. uihI tents, ami off campu- ..; bowling alle -s. Step Science 294 len Murphy Williain L.iinon Muiphy Lauieii Murray Sean Muiiay Irre-.,! . , Uni.i Architecture M.inagement Consulting Computer Engineering Chemical Engineering Amercian Studies the gold standard 11. ill Politic Mum arella .il Science London Muse Kevin Musheno Grace E. Myers jason Taylor Nagle Marissa Najera Caroline Nally Science Preprofessional Accountancy Political Science English Biological Sciences Psychology Biochemistry Anthropology Young-Wook Nam Katie Kilcoyne Napleton Pablo Nava Cecilia Navarro C. John Nawara Art Studio Marketing Management Economics History ' reprofessional Studies Graphic Design Consulting Psychology John Neiner Biochemistry Competitive as always, ND students go all out whenever they dress up. Who can wear the most bling for the Bling Fling? Who can rock their 60 ' s outfit the best? Andrew Holmes, Patrick Noble, and Jim Richman dance under the dome. Jennie Motto and Greg Ramsower at Cavanaugh ' s Snowball. Elizabeth Nell Jessica Nelson Megan Neville Meghan B. Newcomb James Newman Finance History Anthropology Political Science Biological Sciences Peace Studies English Rachel Ncwstinl Management Consulting seniors 295 Covan Ngai Accountancy Economics Tanya Theresa Ngo Electrical Engineering Christine Nguyen English FTT the bitter cold whether you are accustomed to the cold or not, South Bend weather has a way of affecting everyone. Yet Notre Dame students make the best of it by coming up with fun activities like skiing and snowball fighting. Jill Martini chose to imitate A Christmas Story. Huyen Nguyen Marketing FTT Idcques Nguyen Science Prep rofessional Psychology )ean N. Ngu en Science - Business Thien-An Nguyen-Vu Megan Nichols Mikila Nichols Architecture English English Preprofessional Studies Sociology Paul Nistler Peter Nistler Martha Noble Mechanical Engineering Computer Engineering Management Consulting ' Music Patric k D. Noble Sarah Nokes Mc chani(,il Engineering Political Science Anthropology Palri( k Nolan Finance Mathematics Uilio Noriega Bioi hemistry kalhrxn NoM ' k Psychology 296 the gold standard Ntaura N(K alk Environmental Si iences Manuel Nuno Civil Engineering Katie Nuss Film, Television Theatre Kate OBrav Marketing Spanish Bi ' iiianiin O ' Brien Program of Liberal Studies Edward O ' Brien Economics less O Brien Marketing Psychology Katie Jenkins and Courtney Darlington take a break from the slopes. Katie Gallagher and Patrick Finnlgan at a Duke 1 . S Tailgate. PWii kaitlin O ' Brien Patrick R. O ' Brien Patrick O ' Brien Robert E. O ' Brien Daniel O ' Connell Kevin O ' Connell Architecture Sociology Psychology Political Science Spanish English Political Science Accountancy iili )aniel Patrick O ' Connor Kerry ).B. O ' Connor Michael O ' Connor Science - Computing Mechanical Engineering English Gregory O ' Donnell Psychology History Megan O ' Donoghue English FTT Christian O ' Dvvyer Finance seniors 297 way from the dome Tyler Langdon and Garrett Mandeville visit Niagara Falls in New York. Elizabeth Pillari overlooks one of Venice ' s numerous canals. A popular destination for fall and spring breaks is Mexico, with hot spots such as Puerto Vallarta. and Cancun. Brandon Turner and friends enjoy the sun in ibo San Lucas. Cailliii I I I An. liileLluie Megan N. O ' Hara Elizabeth Frances O ' Fiare Kaitlyn O ' Leary Psychology Biological Sciences English Peace Studies Peter O ' Malley Joseph T. O ' Neil Chemical Engineering Anthropology Preprofessional Studies Caitlin O ' Ne Science - Business Erin O ' Neill Marketing Kyle O ' Reilly Katherine O ' Rourke Lael E. O ' Shaughnessy Mechanical Engineering Psychology English Preprofessional Studies Erin Marie O ' Shea Film, Television Theatre David O ' Tousa Iciinilcr ( )l)i ' rh,iuM ' n Psychology Political Science Preprofessional Studies Arabic 298 the gold standard luslin C )( hsenbeiii Accountancy liiliM ( )(liMivveller Finance Eileen ( )ll( ' i E( iinnmits I hi ( )hiih Architecture Marina Cardona visits Acapuico, Mexico over fall break 2007. Besides world famous beaches, Acapuico offers a varied nightlife, and fun activities such as bungee jumping and surfing. n-Young Ann and friends share a coconut by the poolside. Imuetinya Teddy Sunni Oldlng Manuel A. Olguin Luke Olson Jonathan Olvera Andrina Aj Ong Okonokhua Science Preprofesslonal Political Science Architecture Architecture Accountancy Chemical Engineering Sociology Arabic Kelly Anne Opdyke Accountancy Spanish Jullanne Opet Political Science Arabic Susan Oppelt Maurlclo Ormachea Zailes Derek Ornelas Pablo Ortega Cumucio Theology MIS Science Preprofesslonal Finance Theology Spanish Economics Arlene lullette Andrew OstrowskI Ortiz-Leytte Science Preprofesslonal )gram of Liberal Studies Michael E. Osysko Architecture Daniel Ott Finance Katherine M. Ottolini Biological Sciences Juan Carlos Ousset Computer Engineering seniors 299 one of a kind You know that RA whose door is always open? The one who is really approachable, who has freshmen filtering in and out of his room all the time? Brogan Ryan is that RA. He lives in Stanford and is loved by his section. His friend Jill Martini is not surprised that he is so well liked in Stanford because she explained that " you always know you ' ll have a good time with him. He ' s a key part to whatever group he ' s with. " Brogan gets along with so many different people, and he ' s a really giving friend. Jill laughed explaining " you never feel like you ' re taking up a lot of his time even if you are. " In addition to balancing his RA duties and his social life, Brogan is really involved in many other activities as well. He ran the Chicago Marathon this fall, he studied abroad in Rome the fall of his junior year, he led an NDE and the Senior Retreat, he is committed to service, and he is active in interhall sports. While studying abroad in Rome, Brogan found the time to take a break from class and enjoying the sights to volunteer at a soup kitchen, which is really representative of Brogan ' s giving personality. Brogan is always investing his time and energy in others and in projects he cares about. Although Brogan is an accounting major, he is planning on doing a year of service before beginning his career as an accountant, which is just another example of his dedication to helping others. In addition to all of these great qualities, Brogan is genuine and humble. It ' s no wonder that you never meet anyone who has anything bad to say about him. story by Mary Schubert brogan ryan Suzanne Ouyang Biological Sciences Veronica V. Owens Julian Timothy Owyong Christina Padayhag Carlos A. Padilla Oscar Padilla Philosophy FTT Scienc e - Business Finance Finance Preprofessional Studies Preprofessional Studies Lina Pack Mi ' ghaii Paladino Ashley F. Paluf Sarah NIkiIo Panzii a Moses lames Papier losel Eilwaiil r.ippas Science Preprofessional Program of Liberal Psychology Sociology Philosophy Civil Engineering Music Studies Peace Studies 300 the gold standard trey W. Paramore Ko-Un Clara Park Mary Park Allyson Blair Parker Anish Patel Vijen Patel Accountancy Biochemistry Management Psychology Anthropology Finance Consulting Preprofessional Studies Mathematics Bettina Marie Patena l!hemical Engineering Elliott J. Patrick Mary Patton AnneMarie Patzwahl Raine Paulson-Andrews Kevin Carr Payne Accountancy Anthropology Medieval Studies Design Electrical Engineering Theology Nathan Payne Rachel Anna Oakes Payne Laura Pearson Environmental Anthropology Accountancy Sciences Christina Marie Pelka Accountancy Jeremy S. Pelkey Marketing Economics David Gerard Pepe Marketing Dominic Pepper Robert Christopher Perkins Christine Perocchi Katherine Elizabeth Perry Alexandra Persley Cristianne Peschard Theology History Management American Studies English Architecture ' reprofessional Studies Consulting Preprofessional Studies seniors 301 Katherine A. Petersen Anne Marie Peterson Timothy ]. Peterson Joseph F. Petros III Lauren Elizabeth Romance Languages Political Science Mechanical Engineering Political Science Petrozziello Literature Accountancy English Em Michael Petrucci Philosophy Music Laura Peveler lessica Peyton Eli ,il " ill I ' liilipp Anthon) Philippi Gail Phillips Matthew Phipps Mechanical Engineering History Russian Art Studio Spanish Thcolog ' Spanish Physics in Medicine While many students spent their summer relaxing, Paul Christian traveled to Tanzan| to research economic development and poverty. There he taught English, compul skills, and basic i ,.,__ -,,.,k, t- business concepts in a I was ardwn lo 1 Holy Cross sponsored discovered that one in development research. Policies and without assessing the to see if the intended believesthateconomists of unintended effects, opening experiences homes. " The houses I of my dorm room and and mud. A house that entire family. Another attending mass in a built out of sticks, mud. The pews, however, singing was loud and Paul said that he now and hoped to pursue a career in economic development because it seemed like an area where economics offered a lot of important insights and could make a significant impact. " vocational school. Paul of the biggest problems is the lack of careful progams are implemented consequences, nor testing result will be obtained. Paul can help avoid these types One of Paul ' s most eye- visiting his students ' visited were about the size were made out of sticks size would be used by an incredible experience was local church. The church and cow dung, was tiny, were packed, and thq heartfelt. " After his retun felt compelled by Tanzania a Ph.D. in Economics and research, with particular I interest in developing economies of East Africa and India, story by Kathleen Martinez 302 the gold stamlanl Brandon E. Pierp(.)nt Sean Pietrini katiiiia Piligian Sean Pillai lessica Pillarella Elizabeth Joy Pillari Finance Biological Sciences Accountancy Finance Political Science Psychology Preprofessional Studies Theology Emma Pineda Fortin Ihemical Engineering Ricardo Pineda Jr. Philosophy Catherina Pinnaro Environmental Sciences Susan Michelle Pinnick Accountancy Hayden Piscal Psychology Allyson Pishko Biological Sciences Sheena Plamoottil Michael P. Planalp Joshua Platek Laura Plis Carolyn Plou Matthew Poczat cience Preprofessional Science Preprofessional Finance Anthropology Biological Sciences Accountancy Psychology Economics History Sociology Michael Podgajny Finance Kelly Pohutski Art Studio Psychology Amanda Renee Polk Biochemistry lohn Pollock Katherine Rose Pongetti Political Science Chemical Engineering Maureen Ponto Architecture 303 Michael A. 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This choice of a favorite movie is only too appropriate as Steve ' s basketball skill is inspirational for others. Steve has played basketball all his life, excelling on his high school team. At Notre Dame, he has displayed his skills on the court during bookstore basketball, making it to the Final 4 junior year. Steve ' s success on the court is even more extraordinary because he is legally blind. Steve is passionate about basketball, yet that is not all. As a history major and Hesburgh program in Public Service minor, Steve is very interested in politics. He worked on Joe Donnelly ' s successful campaign for U.S. Congressman in 2006, and he spent the summer of 2007 in Washington D.C., again working for Joe. Steve also has interests in public policy beyond his work for Donnelly, specifically, he is passionate about educational policy. He wants to influence the lives of children directly, and for that reason, he volunteers with Teamwork for Tomorrow. He has been active with Teamwork since sophomore year, and really enjoys spending time with the fifth grader that he is paired with. Together, they work on reading and have fun doing activities together. Steve also spends time with this buddy outside of Teamwork, doing special things like going out to pizza. Steve takes his service seriously, and really enjoys being a mentor and a good role model. Not only is Steve a superb basketball player and caring volunteer, but he is a good friend as well. He is really friendly and talks to everybody, and he is a nice, genuine person. His parents went here and his younger brother is a current student as well, but with his motivation and caring personality, Steve is sure to leave a legacy of his own. story by Mary Schubert Steve pryzwara I Paul Quintela Finance Diego R. Quinonez Finance Kevin Rabil Accountancy Carolyn Raeckers Mathematics Christopher Ragni Accountancy Spanish Frank Ragukonis |r. Science Preprofessional Randall 1. Rainosek Katarina Ramos Kaitlin Ramsey Gregory Ramsower lohn Randazzo Michael Randolph Economics History Anthropology Marketing Chemistry Finance Art History Spanish seniors 30 L ' w.iii Kjnkin NicliuLii ). Ransom Al ' , _..i K.iUl.iu Natalie Rauch Sarah Elizabeth Li.-H. A. k.K,l, Accountancy Computer Science English Theology Rauenhorst Anthropology Preprofessional Studies Psychology Political Science Preprofessional Studies Kr in K.uiM ' i Finance oshua S. Ravi ri ill Aerospace Engineering Shannon Br( h ikc Rciln Adountanc V PeaLC Studies I I i I |)li Real Colleen Megan Reckers Michael VV. Redding S( lent e Preprofessional Accountacy Political Science Greek Roman Philosophy Civilization Steven Reddy Sara Redgate lir.ulley Reed )uslin Rees Nakya Lalice Reeves Laillin Mane Regan Economics Psychology Musi( Pertormanie Mechanical Engineering Psychology Science Prep rofessional Preprofessional Studies Psychology Gender Studies )ull,-K.j;,,, Accountancy Ml mil ,1 M. RegnuT Architecture lii.iiulijii Keii liaidt Political Science Economics l hrislophei I oliii ReiiK I ' alru k Liigeiii ' Kt ' idy History Polilii .il St ience Medieval Studies Amy Larioll Reinlhaler Art Studio 306 the gold standard I le .inilei |. Reisinger nvironinental Sciences Cailan Renit ' tlios Political Science Alexcinilcr T. Rentro Philosophy Japanese Kerry O ' Rourke Renz Marketing Psychology Alvin Reynolds Marketing English Catherine Reynolds Psychology Emily Marie Rhatican Physics Theology Kathleen C. Ricci Psychology Italian Jacob Richardville Science Preprofessional Kerry Richo Accountancy Emily Rickert American Studies Spanish David H. Riege III Management Information Systems As the end of senior year drew near, seniors realized that they would soon be separated from the comfort of home cooked meals, the dining hall repertoire, and all-access flex point meals at the transition into the organized a cooking the basics of cooking, gathered below North cooking extravaganza. Chef Don Miller from fifteen seniors were piles of uncooked food, multiple recipes that and prepare students menu included a variety prepared a pot roast, fry and eggs benedict, on quality cooking in handy when seniors their first apartments. " I to master basic cooking we made. Pasta stir fry Gibbons. Not only did ' 1 really enjoyed the chance to master basic cooking skills. Plus we got to eat what we made " LaFortune. Helping to ease real world, the senior class class to teach clueless seniors On October 4, seniors Dining Hall to partake in a The class was taught by Food Services. About greeted by pots, pans, and The Chef taught students facilitate life off campus for post-dining hall life. The of meal options. Students chicken, tilapia, pasta stir- Seniors were informed utensils. These facts came chose their kitchenware for really enjoyed the chance skills. Plus we got to eat what was my favorite " said Katie seniors get the opportunity I I I I to attend a free class, but it was also a great time for bonding over a home cooked meal. story fay Kathleen Martinez 307 Science - Business I ukiiH KuM- ' kill- Psychology K Design Christine lani- Rini Aerospace Engineering Dcl|jl)iiir Ll.iMic Risto Film, Television Theatre Molly Riv.ud History |l ivIlU.I N RiMT.l Eiigli!.h Ci)lin Ro.u h (ivil Engineering I ' hilosophy ( liii-.t( iplicr li( h.ii ' l Robblns Chemical Engineering I ' .iul t,.l I, Ri.hlilllv BioiogiLa! btiences l itni k RiihiriMiii Finance li ' in ' iii I ' R()l)inst)n Finance Economics Christian A. Robles Biological Sciences Natalie Robnelt Accountancy Melanie Roilarte Political Science Natalie Roclden Anthropology Preprofessional Studies dregorv Cameron Auiora Aiau|o Rodrigue. Rodgers Program ot Liberal History Studies Theology a great theme Michael Rolfsen and Bridget Collins hit the town in distinctive apparel. Tom Harkins, I inda Kamen, and Chris Devill dress to impress. J08 the gold standard essica Enitl K. idiii;ui ' Alcira Rodriguez Anton |i)se Alberto Benjamin Roesch Je ' Rell A. Rogers Jenna Rogers anagement Intormation Mathematics Rodriguez Diaz Computer Science History Political Science Systems FTT Science Preprofessional Erin Rogozinski English Timothy Patrick Rohman Christopher Rohrs Science - Business Economics Omar Rojas Mechanical Engineering Michael Rolfsen Finance Rana Louise Rolle Biological Sciences Paul David Roman Film, Television Theatre John Romero Political Science Brian J. Ronan Finance Bridget Ronan English Kathleen Rooney German Timothy Rooney Finance ' At Notre Dame, students enjoy organizing numerous themed SYR ' s and parties. Vivian Urbieta and a friend celebrate Halloween as a p irate woman and a girl scout. 309 Laura Elizabeth Rose Thomas P. Rosenberger I ' hillip R(ls , Bi ' n|tiriiin ),inm ' Rinvl.ind Elis ibeth Rowley Design Marketing Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Mechanic al Engineering Political Science Spanish Chinese FTT TiiiKilhs T. R j Civil Engineering Nil (lie Riiggire Political Science Sociology |iiM|)h RuiK Anthropology Preprolcssional Studies s.ii.ih Kuiii;i ' i Civil Engineering Latoya Rush Science Preprofessional dinner in the pressbox Frank Cuerra, Brian Brownschidle, and Kevin Rauseo take in the stadium view. .., 1 Sara Cermack and Steve Adamo enjoy the fancy dinner. Erin Russell Film, Television Theatre Father Poormari | surprised Seniors; with a trip into the f(K)tball liKker r(K)m after the senior pressbox tlinner. He then J graciously took pictures of senior? by the famous champion sign lilt 11(1, III L. Ky.iii Politic al Science Sp.inish till the gold standard UreniLin I . Ry.tii Civil Engineering Ryan Accountancy ' .III II k Ryan Finance ( hiiu ' se liiiaii I, Hill ' s Km mi. I Finance M.iiii ' li ' iiii ' I. Ryland Philosophy ■PPR Renee R f pka Walter Daniel Saad Pavan Saclarangani Lindsay Saelinger Eric Sales Anthony G. Salpino Accountancy Finance History Computer Science Accountancy Science - Business FTT Sociology Emily Marie Saluke Biological Sciences Spanish All dressed up, Seniors Christopher McGrady and Elizabeth Byrum are happy to touch the " Play Like A Champion ' sign on their tour of the football locker room in th. stadi Jason Samikkannu Caria Sanchez Matteo Giuseppe Sandusky Shawn Sanford Krista Santee Accountancy Management Philosophy American Studies Psychology Consulting Italian African American Studies Diana Snyder walks through football team ' s locker rooms. YAVZ ACHAMPtON DM Kate Ramos, lessica Badger and Christine Schreck on the ND carpet. Sandro Santoro Finance Carolyn M. Sarb Psychology Sociology Ryan Sarb Finance Cassandra Jacqueline Saucedo Accountancy M. Riley Saunders Economics Mark Joseph Saurer Civil Engineering seniors 311 Amy Sdxcr Finance Psyrhr)l()g - Christine Scacxo Jeffrey Scaralia Elizabeth SLarola Mii hael ). Vhaefer Aerospace Engineering Science - Business Science Preprofessiona! Economics Spanish Cheryl bchaeper Biochemistry seasons of south bend it always seems like the cold white winter season takes over most of the school year. We spend half of each semester trekking through campus in snow boots and heavy ; coats. But Notre Dame ) also has some of the most beautiful sunny spring afternoons and crisp fall days in the midwest. We can always count on the squirrels greeting us, no matter what season it is. The rich fall colors H fill the old trees on ' iK H campus. mSai) i K -a. I ilri( k S( hrnki ' l P.iui Sc hl.iniian Kristy L. Schlueler Elizabeth Si hni.iil Kathr n Schmidt MaryClare Schmiege M.inagemcnt English Aerospace Engineering English Science Preprofessional Finance Entrepreneurship Spanish Political Science Katcn Siliinilz Science - Business C.iill ' ,n Si liiu ' em.m English Liinci Sclinoider Classics Kimbt ' tly Sihdcmaki ' r History osi ' ph Si hoiihull Marketing FTT Si hull Computer Science 312 the gold sl.ind.ird Margaret Schramm Christint- Schretk lonathon Schroeder Mary Schubert Science Preprofessional American Studies Finance American Studies Peace Studies Philosophy Within weeks the ground is covered from leaves to cold to piles of snow. Michael Schubert Civil Engineering Georgia Schulte History English And we always wait for the last snow to melt. Lisa Schultz Christopher Schwarber Danielle B. Sclafani Katie Scully Mary Scully Susan Seago History Accountancy Film, Television American Studies Management Anthropology Theatre Information Systems Preprofessional Studies limmy Sears Science Preprofessional Classics Dave Secord Andrew Sedia Robert Charles Urann Seery Maureen Sefton Elisa Seguin Finance Accountancy Finance Finance Marketing 313 great memories. In four years, the memories accumulated arc endless. Doing service, attending dances, or just hanging out at the dorm constitute our best times at Notre Dame. However, Seniors all agree that the most important part of these memories are the friends we shared them with. Lauren Shuttleworth presents a birthday cake to Lindsay Martin. Florencia Segura Elizabeth Sathiko Seilie )ohn M. Somber Da id Sena Paul Tra is Siral Anihropology Mathematics Biological Sciences Electrical Engineering Biological Sciences Political Science Preprolessional Studies Spanish Anthropology Nathan Serazin Bioi hemislry Friu Shadley History Nil holas Shaneylelt Computer Science Music Lailin Shannon Bret Shapot Lauren Sharkey Architecture Chemical Engineering Science - Business Chemistry I llOlll.ln 1 J,lll{ ll Shaughnessy Civil Engineering 314 the gold standard iiiislcr Sheeliaii I liecilogy (.iiaie shun Political Science History r,ilii. k Ky.iii SlicpluMd History Ktiluil li . ' ..iki.iin.iiii Political Science Eionomics Kailliii A. Sliuieli ' i Art Studio np Jenny Shin Andrea M. Shioleno Carolyn Shivers icience Preprotessional Biological Sciences Psychology Anthropology Oliver Short Kir tL ' ii Marie Shnb,hi)ne Lauren Shuttlevvorth Film, Television Management Mechanical Engineering Theatre Consulting Katy Sidrow Psychology John Siegenthaler Aerospace Engineering Becky Sigman Ji-Yoon Sim Elizabeth Simari Jeli ' rey Simmer Architecture Political Science English Computer Engineering Japanese Italian John Siinnions III Electrical Engineering Kelly Simon Esther Eileen Sims Susan Sinclair Aimee E. Sirois Jaclyn Coronado Sitjar Theology Philosophy Mechanical Engineering Biological Sciences English Peace Studies Spanish seniors 315 Within three weeks, the seniors experienced an early spring break, St. Patrick ' s Day, and Easter. St. Patrick ' s Day was special this year not only because it was the seniors ' first St. Patrick ' s Day year but also because As a result, the official the weekend before more opportunity to used Friday and saint, giving campus a and shades of green students celebrated of St. Patty ' s Day spirit Monday, many students in the morning, well would get out of bed began the morning at paraded to campus, including Mendoza " students began their festivities early in the morning, we before the on campus since freshman it fell during Holy Week, celebration was moved to the 1 7th, giving students celebrate. Many students Saturday to honor the festive air with shamrocks everywhere. Although early, they did not run out by Monday the 17th. On Ijegan their festivities early before the average senior would get a P r;:iOP» CP nir»r ' " " - a group of seniors average senior ff-campus house and through campus buildings and DeBartolo, showing off their St. Patrick ' s Day Qljl " r)f KpH foT P ' ' ' - The dining halls had a special St. Patrick ' s Day dinner, but many students missed out on ClaSS ' ' ' ' ' ' ' V were worn out and napping to gear up for round two of their St. Patty ' s Day celebrations. Although many Notre Dame students are not of Irish descent, all embraced their Fighting Irish identity to celebrate this unique holiday, stoo ' by Mory Schubert Andrew Skowronski Political Science Peace Studios l.iy A. Slaggt ' rt Mc ' ( hanital Engjnccrinf; IXinicllc Sl.itl Man.igcniciil Enlreproneurship ( ,i(ilan r. 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Sobczak Biological Sciences Program of Liberal Studies ulie Sobolewski Kristen Sobolewski Tim Sobolewski Stephen Solomon Design Civil Engineering Economics Accountancy Theology Susan Som Psychology iikitt Ruth Sommese Biochemistry David Sonderman MaryCatherine Sonntag Marc Sordelet Chris Soriano Psychology Accountancy History Science Preprofessional Preprofessional Studies C aillin Soule Finance Paul Spadafora Anthropology Psychology Paul Spadone Psychology Preprofessional Studies Christopher Spellman Philosophy Danielle Spellman Music Political Science Angela Spisak Political Science 317 Jiw|)li (_. Spos.ilu .Stephen O. Springfield Thmiui M. Staljieiii jr. Civil Engineering Sociology Architecture Jessica C. Stalter Psychology FTT Bryan Stanistreet Science Preprofessional Economics Patrick Starr Finance Sarah Starshak Aclrianna Stasiuk Elizabeth Stateii Architecture Accountancy FTT History Tyler Stavinoha Georgia Leigh Steenberge Colleen Stehlin Spanish Design Anthropology Preprofessional Studies Peace Studies Nate Serazin, a biochemistry major from Ohio who lived in Siegfried, has felt a calling to practice medicine, studies which he will commence after graduation. Besides excelling academically, friends as " the kindest, spent his junior and rural Ecuador, working and getting to know all research in Ecuador was remedies and their use Nate believes doctors to learn about the addition, Nate believes has a lot to learn from for treating disease, hosted health-related invited to be a student presented his research, alternative medicine in " Solidarity in Pursuit Development " event a panelist in the dorm the 2006 Academic " A gentleman, he really does want to practice humanitarian kind of medicine. " Nate Is described by his most humble person. " Nate sophomore summers In in the town ' s only hospital the locals. The focus of his the local people ' s traditional of medicinal plants because should truly take the time (ommunities they serve. In that modern medicine these traditional methods Whenever Notre Dame events, Nate was usually panelist or presenter. He a complete handbtx)k of Ecuador, at Notre Dame ' s of Authentic Human during 2008. He was also discussions that followed Forum on Global Health, and received multiple awards at ND. Additionally, Nate has been Involved In both Bengal Bouts and Siegfried ' s cross country team, story by M,ircel.y Bcrrios ii:i the gold stand.u LLVinna Steier Laura Anne Steinbrenner loel Stemoi Catherine L. Steinmetz Alana Stelton RikSan Stephens Physics In Medicine Mathematics Political Science Program of Liberal English English Peace Studies Studies Philosophy Elizabeth Stewart American Studies Theology Thomas Martin Stiles |r Marketing Karen Stockiey Economics Jim Stone Science - Business Samuel A. Stoner Heidi Elizabeth Program of Liberal Studies Bubnash Storer Peace Studies Biological Sciences fclC fe J Stouder Daniel J. Straface Kyle Strickland Christopher Stroh Nicholas D. Strom lohn Strong Finance Finance Economics Anthropology Preprofessional Studies Finance History Electrical Engineerin r Cuillermo Suarez Paz i echanical Engineering Miquela Suazo Design Robert Suhardjo Chemical Engineering Economics Allison Sullivan Science Preprofessional Brian Sullivan Computer Science Brian Douglas Sullivan Science - Business seniors 319 Hudson A. bullivan Kathleen M.igill Sullivan Lawrence Eugene Sullivan Mary- Claire Sullivan Finance Political Science Arabic Finance English Political Science Molly Sullivan English Scan Sullivan Physics Theology omas E. Willi. 1111 Sullivan ( arcilina Suria Millhrw li. Surpienanl Crysta Swayzer t ,t-h ,-.- ' lU ' V Accountancy Science Preprofessional Psychology Aerospace Engineering Sociology Civil Engineering Psychology Computer Applications Art Studio Mary Kathleen Sweeney Meghan E. Sweeney Political Science Political Science Economics History Eric J. Swenson Accountancy Ryan Sydlik American Studies Ashlev Szahii Biological Sciences lensen C. SzakaK Finance nnns 2U Sai.i Nt.ilv.ily Ki ' llie S ( I ' pami ' i Ann iVUiiif Szymanski Michael lalcnc n loshua 1). 1 alley Ashlev lauMi German Psychology Biological Sciences Historv Marketing S(K iology Ccndcr Sliidies Spanish Pri ' |)i(iti ' ssi(inal Studies FTT Psychology the gold standard walking inspiration when most people were frantically studying for finals last spring, Jake Teitgen was making a video entitled " An Ode to Body Painting " to get his friends excited for the upcoming footlMll season that was still over three months away. )ake is passionate about many things, one of them being body painting. Over the past two years, Jake has become the " Master of Body Paint, " organizing as many as 40+ friends to paint up for home football games. Not only did Jake plan all of the phrases and shop for the paint, but he also delivered pre-game pump up speeches that would ■ make Knute ' s eyes water with pride. Body painting is not the only thing that Jake approaches with energy and passion; Jake is a leader in Circle K, a captain of the crew team, a dedicated marketing major, a two time NDVision leader, and a caring friend. Jake has served as treasurer, president, and president emeritus of Circle K. He began his tenure on the board with spirit and determination, starting a new project with the elderly nuns at Queen of Peace. Along with other students, Jake visits these women every week, and plans creative, engaging events, including dances and a pep rally, for everyone to enjoy. Begem Lee has served with Jake and explains that " He is always willing to lend a helping hand and is one of the most responsible, caring, and giving individuals I know. He never fails to give of himself and inspires many others to do the same. " In addition to all of the many activities he is involved in, Jake is a fun and caring friend. Pat Reidy explained that being with Jake " makes you want to be better, have more fun, and do better things. " Similarly, Erin O ' Neill is grateful to have Jake as a friend: " No matter how gray a day I could be having, just talking to him brightens my outlook, because he has such energy and zest. " Through his dedication to service, academics, athletics, and friends, Jake is a walking model of what a Notre Dame student should be. story by Mary Schubert jakp teitgea aul Matthew Tassinari Domenic Tassoni Kimberly Tavarez erospace Engineering Mechanical Engineering Sociology Spanish Zachary Taylor Theology Preprofessional Studies Rebecca H. Teeter Accountancy Christopher Teigen Architecture Jake Teitgen Marketing Patiitk Tennant Monica Jaye Tesi Mechanical Engineering Accountancy Alyssa Teves i Aerospace Engineering I h.Mli. ' lh Thfis Marketing Music Christopher Thissen Environmental Geosciences seniors 321 Rithelle Thomas Chemical Engineering Sal Thomas Tashi Thomas Amelia Thompson Andrea Danielle I hompson kelsie Thompson American Studies Film Television Theatre American Studies Program of Liberal Theology Preprofessional Studies Studies Preprofessional Studic Mike Thompson Mathematics hx.ll 1 11 [ I I hrlcsc Thornbury Anthropology FiihI Thualt ■ |iihn Tibbie Da iclTighe Mechanical Engineering Science Preprofessional Merlieval Studies Mathematics Arielle Tokorcheck Philosophy Political Science Christa Tome Science Preprofessional Pvlcr Tooher Finance Mil had Toomcy Tiara Ichm-, n mia Torres Steven Tortorello EngineiTing Psychologv English American Studies Spanish Preprol ' esional Studies Preprofessional Studies English Elaine I lenniii ' i lovvey kai hiT I )anielle Towns Accounl.iiK y Anthropology Architei lure Preprofessi ) SI udios 322 the gold standard lustin Tresnowski Political Science Meghan lube Rom.ini e Languages iS, I ileraturi " K.isleigli liimblr Biological Sciein |i)hii Trippi Laiissa Trociuk Andrew N. Troia Caitlin Trombly Sean Troy Lryblal 1 ruong Economics Anthropology Anthropology Chemical Engineering Finance Anthropology Political Science Preprofessional Studies History Preprofessional Studies Mazie Tsang Amanda Tsipis Eri Tsukamaki Kara A. Tully Bradley Turek Alan Turner Theology Finance English Science Science Aerospace Engineering Preprofessional Studies Psychology Preprofessional Preprofessional passion for life Just a few weeks after returning from a semester studying in Italy, Liz Ven- ditto was hit with some shocking and scary news — she had ovarian cancer. She spent the summer of 2007 in and out of the hospital, going through surgery and chemotherapy. Despite such intensive medical procedures she endured, Venditto returned to Notre Dame as planned to begin her senior year in the fall of 2007. Friend and fellow PE Pyro Natalie Rodden, pictured to the left of Liz in the photo, was with Venditto and her family through the experience and greatly admires her adversity. " Liz had lost much of her energy and didn ' t have hair, but she did not lose her love for her faith, her campus, and for lite. She is such an inspiration to me and all the others who journeyed through this. " Venditto ' s strength had allowed her to return to a place she had called home for three years prior and a place she ' s loved and contrib- uted to in many ways during her college career. Being a true New Yorker, out of Staten Island, she has a love for art and museums. She has spent summers working at Manhattan museums, and worked at the visitors desk of the Snite Museum since her freshman year at Notre Dame. Besides this job, she also was a tour guide for the Office of Under- graduate Admissions since sophomore year. Venditto has been involved with Sustained Dialogue, and served as a moderator for the group. She also was a member of the Women ' s Liturgical Choir. She is a History and Romance Language major, and speaks Italian and French fluently. She also has a minor in European studies. Seems like a lot for one person, but Venditto has handled it all, even after hard battle versus cancer. According to Rodden, " Liz truly is an inspiration for her faith, her attitude, and passion for life. " storvbv Teresa H.mcock elizabeth venditto 323 Braden Turner Accountancy trie lurncr Finance Liz lurner Biochemistry Holly Uber Architecture Paul Ullrich Aerospace Engineering Amelia Ulmer Accountancy Sociology Joseph Anthony Unis )r. Stephen Llph.ius Finance Economics Sociology Ainlreu W. Urb.uiy Vivian Urbieta Alain Clement Ruclahunga Katelyn Vaas Architecture Anthropologx ' Uwilingivimana Marketing Preprotessional Studies Biological Sciences A £ih Sar.ih Valdes Romance Languages Literature |ms,|)Ii I V.ildivi, Ai( (Hinl.incy Spanish egas vacation Andres K. Valenzuela Mar ' -Ellen Vale Mechanic al Engineering Spanish History Andy Makielski visits the Venetian and finds three wax Blue Man figures. Carlos Alberto Vallarta Mii hael I. Valluzzo Management Inlormalion Systems Finance English Girls walk down the strip and make a stop at ( ' Shea ' s. Heather Blaha and friend walk down the strip at night to take in all the Las Vegas lights, posing in front of the arch outside the Venetian d 324 the gokl standard Peter Van Accountancy History Laura Van Batenburg-Stafford Architecture Grant Van Eaton Tristan Van Voorhis Jay W. VanDenBerg Emily Ryan Vanderwall Philosophy Theology Science Preprofessional Accountancy History German Peter Barent Vandeventer III Finance Angela Vara Philosophy Peace Studies Joseph Varchetto Finance David Varga Chemical Engineering Rachel L. Vargo Political Science Jenifter Velez Perez Accountancy Dan VeNard Elizabeth Venditto Brendan Venter History History Spanish Political Science Romance Languages Gina Marie Venturelli Amy Elizabeth Vereecke Mark Vermeersch English Anthropology Finance Political Science Preprofessional Studies Notre Dame girls visit the Bellagio and are inpressed by the water show. Mary Kate McNamara visits Las Vegas in January for her 21st birthday. She spent the night crusing the streets of Vegas and dancing at The Bank nightclub. Erica Castro- i Larsen rides a bull at Stony ' s Country Bar. 325 brian K.ilph Italidn Polilkal S( ience Philijscjphy Lindsay Viglioru ' Edward Charles Villa Johanna Nicole VillaMMior Ana Laura Virzi Emily Voge English Science Preprofessional Science Preprofessional Finance French Preprofessional Studies Spanish Spanish Theology |c 1,1 MM I i ._;rl lulia Vogelhiiiii Chemical Engineering Program of Liberal Studies .celebrations Notre Dame students dedicate a lot of energy and effort into putting lt)gether a variety of shows to celebrate diversity. Some of these include Asian Allure, Latin Expressions, Blak Images, and Carnaval. A Hula performance at Asian Allure mystified the audience. K.illMrine VonRueden Alcxaiidei Vi»sI(.t Douglas Vranderic Claire Wagnei Medieval Studies Mechanic al Engineering Accountancy Mechanical Engineering Preprofessional Studies The performanc in Blak Images are dominated with energy and enthusiam. Celebrated around Mardi Oas, Carnaval featurec ( olorful masks LIi .iIm ill v ,iv;nii katie |e i VV.m Finance Psyche Theolo; !2( the gold l.lllllal l AmyWalkei Malthew VValkei Suf I iiii VValkci Political Science Science Preprofessional Biological Sciences .Mall VValUe Accountancy Paul C. Wallenberg Ini, Television Theatre English Sarah Waller Sarah Walnrski Brian James Walsh Ann Margaret Walter Mary Elizabeth Walter Psychology Anthropology Program of Liberal Economics History Studies Physics Medieval Studies Lai-Nin Wan Political Science Ce Wang Political Science Ming-Jin Wang Biological Sciences Paula Wang Design Darci Ward History James Patrick Ward Finance Melissa Ward Finance Spanish Mary Gate Waris Marketing Jake P. Watson Theology Economics Anthony Way Architecture Amanda k- VVa lell Aerospace Engineering Design Denise Weber English 327 WW Austin VVei htei Marketing Design VVillidm h. VVeithiT VVciLiiul Economics Science Preprofessional Astik ' v |u(k ' Wfiss English Art History out on the town Margaret Welch Michael Wells ■ Science Preprofessional Biological Sciences I Psychology Mary Pat Collins and Amanda Tsipis catch up at one of their favorite South Bend bars. Tiltany Wen Accountancy Marketing Caroline Wenzke History joe WiNtl.ill Civil Engineering Kebetci Wetzel Psychology Peace Studies Andrew Weymouth History Kalherine Whalen Biological Sciences Political S. Physics Sus,iii While English Aiulrevv S. Whiting Vic lona VVhilleiih.ill Finance Biological Sciences 328 the gold standard Karen VVIIjurg Theology Magi;H ' h krll Finance History Sean M. Wieland Finance Krista-Lynn Wight Management Consulting History Brian Wihyun Science Preprofessional Anthropology Eileen Wilkie Political Science Amanda Cinalli helps her friend Cinna Dybicz celebrate her 22nd birthday. Amanda Bode celebrates her 21st at Fever with Gail Phillips and Susie Oppelt. Eileen Offer and Teddy Okonokhua hangout at Corby ' s. Kelly Wilkinson Emily Williams John Williams Krysten Williams Stacey E. Williams William David Williams English Philosophy Aerospace Engineering Chemistry Psychology Political Science Theology Psychology Gender Studies Evan M. Williamson Music Preprofessional Studies Christopher Wilson English Bradley Wisler Biological Sciences Felipe Witchger Energy Studies Economics John Wloch Mechanical Engineering Chris Wodicka English Philosophy 329 forever iris As a member of the Bagpipe Band, Mike O ' Connor entertains Irish Fans with the greatest fight song ever written at a tailgate in the Joyce Center lot before a home game. Miquela Suazo, Kelly Cronii, Katie Napleton, and Audrey ■Marier before a game. D.inicl Wiilll Icm.ilhan M. Wood Adam Nit holab Work Electrical Enginj ' criiit; Biological Sciences Physics In Medicine Lindsa Wright lames L. 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Cullen Hardy Matthew Harnach Christopher Harrington Nicole Harrison Robert Heieck Natalie Hclfrick Ronald Herr Bru( e Hill Virginia Nguye Ho Paul Holt Nick Hopf Robert Hotze Elizabeth Howard Adina Hrinca-Diaconescu Weston Hull Wade lams Kristen Infusino Junior Jabbio Patrick Jaicomo Joseph Janke Aubrey Jarred Jakub Jedrkowiak Christopher Jordan Adriana Jovel Suncin John Kadous Andrew Karl Benjamin Keller Conor Kelly Anna Kim Carol Kim Yuriann.i Kim Karis Korntield Christopher Kozelichki lacquelyn Larson Luke Latterell Michael Lavery Lynee Layne Chong-Bok Lee Vicky Lee Seung-|(M n Lee Jane Lee Anie Lee Wihyun Lee James Lev ' Christopher Liedl Evan Lintz Laura Lisowski Rosa Lopez Collen Loris Kristan Madison Mary Malone Dennis Marion Kyle Marks Joseph Marnell Laura Marrs Theodore Martin Thomas Martin David Mauro Kevin Mc Carthy Luo-Yao McCormick Katherine McCullough Ryan McGovern Lauren Mclnerney William McLeod Mar ' M( Mullen Matthew Meagher lose Jonathan Medina Dustin Mennella Michael Milford Kyle Miller Angelica Momotiuk Samuel Momotiuk Stuart Mora Eric Morin Joseph Murphy Gregory Murphy Mar ' Nally Monica Nanda Kenneth Negro Benjamin Nelessen Paint k Neuner Daniel Nolan Allison Nowolarski lenniter ( )berhausen Mictiael O ' Brien lustin Ochsenbein lohn Odenweller Meghan O ' Farrell Eileen Otter Bridget O ' Neill Arlene Ortiz-Lcytte Meg.»n O ' Shaughnessy Sean O ' Toole Rachel Paietta Craig Panzica Sheeva Parbhu Kushal Parikh Michael Paxton Elijah Pearce Edward Peckels Samuel Pendergast Jonathon Penn Joseph Pescatore Stephanie Pters Angelo Petraglia Joseph Pietrzak David Pope- Davis Danielle Potts Stephen Power Stefan Przywara Daniel Quandt Mark Quaresima Rebecca Rambo Alejandro Ramirez Christy Ranck Andrea Raynal Brian Riese Jonathan Robinson Joseph Romano Andrew Roth Joseph Ruffini David Rupp Patri( k Ryan Christian Sagardia James Samilo Randolph Santiago Manpreel Sarkaria Daniel Scolaro Megan Scully Peter Seipel Brock Sheahan David Shikada Sung-H(Kjn Shim lack Shonkwiler Steven Shum Daniel Smith Elia Sorice John Souder William Stuart John Studer Elisii Suarez Luke Tabil Paul Taskalos Matthew Templemire Derrick Tcsia Jennifer Thomas 1 Joseph Thompson lelfrev Tillen Daniel Toler Christa Tome Michael Toome ' Ashley Topash Danielle Truskowski David Turner Elizabeth Turner Yuichi Uda London Vale Mark Van Guilder Sarah Van Mill Charles Wafer Stephen Waggenspack Cregor ' Wagman Eric Wallace larrod Waugh Michael Webber Erica Wells Samuel Wengryn K ' le West William Westfall Katherine Whalen Susan White Benjamin White Wendy Whilselt Michael Wicks Matthew Wilhelmson Julia Wilkerson John Williams lohn Williams- Kovacs loseph Williamson Kevin Wilson Cymone Wilson |ast)n Wittenbach Stephen Woods Cody Y.uzie Ross Zimmerman sen iors not pi ctured iJ2 the gold stcinddrcl Seniors expereince four years of ups and downs in Notre Dame football, pholo by David Prina feature story: senior profile Theyarrivedasthe perennial greatest " Vagina Monologues " and Public freshman class in history, chock Nuisance Ordinance sparked their full of potential and desire. They zeal and criticism. Yet the Class ot leave Our Lady ' s University with an 2008 exemplified the solidarity indelible mark of their achievements so characteristic of the University and tribulations highlighted by a they called home. In an era that collection a potpourri of precious saw the passing of Pope John Paul memories over the last four years, ||, the ravage of Hurricane Katrina, from the inauguration of Fr. John the war in Iraq, a steroid scandal in Jenkins as the 17th President of professionalathletics, and the drama Notre Dame to the beatification of of Harry Potter come to a thrilling Fr. Moreau. An upset of Michigan in conclusion, the seniors experienced the first home game for the Class of the thunderous applause for Brady 2008setaprecedentforspecialtimes Quinn as he smashed 36 football to come. Fr. Jenkins established the records gave way to cold and snowy annual academic forum to challenge midnight trips the grotto. The buds them academically. The deaths of of spring daffdils and tulips nnarked Fr. Jenkins hold a mass in the Connor McGrath, Tim Aher, Caitlin adventurous spring break excursions Basilita for the beatification of Fr. Kloreau. photo bv Wu Yue Brann, and Dan Kish, and the and An Tostal celebrations. Daily tragedy at Virginia Tech challenged trips to the Rock and Rolfs were them spriritually. Continuous balanced by weekly excursions to, campus construction tested their The Fever and Finnigans. All those resolve on cold winter morning accumulated memories, from Frosh- walks to class. Liz Brown and Maris O to graduation, are but a speck of Braun led them as the first all-female the legacy of the Class of 2008. story student government executives. The by chris Mueller Seniors survived four harsh Midwest winters, phuiu in fXnid Rrina feature 333 the yearbook has a strange calendar. It doesn ' t fall in line with the school year, and it certainly doesn ' t start in January. The yearbook process begins around May and ends just about a year later. Specifically April 21st for this book. My point? It takes a long time! The theme for this book, The Cold Stanckird, was conceived in an economics class around April of 2007. I knew there was a reason I took that class.. .And from there, the idea took off! All summer was spent coming up with design ideas and about nine drafts later, there was finally a ladder. At the end of the summer, the dedicated staff met at Pokagon State Park for some bonding with our fellow media friends. Although many people were new to the Dome, all of them jumped right into their new jobs. I would like to applaud the 19 person staff on meeting each of Iheir five major deadlines. The assignments were not always easy (often requiring much time on Facebook), the computers were unusually slow, and let ' s face it, the mess in the office was not exactly conducive to working. I know there were many long nights spent below South Dining Hall listening to scary creaks outside the office door. But then again it was pretty awesome having 24 hour access to the dining hall. All of the editors had plenty of pages to keep them occupied each deadline, especially when it came to editing the final sports |)ages, completing all ]{)(, pages of the senior section and indexing what seemed like hundreds of thousands of names. In the end, the staff came together and invested much time and energy into what can be considered I a yearbook masterpiece, or at least that is how we see it. story n K,ithlcen Martinez Amy W.iJJM ' r (IH student lilo fJry.iii Atiern ()8 Anclrevv Holmos 08 Teresa HaiKock OSM.irs ' S(hul)en ' OJ sports sports t.iur.i ScMgi, ■() ' ) tiinls.iyt,ilnniui O ' l M.i(lil ZdIIo IW Mary Cuiuoy 09 i uvi(ine DcSaiUii. t ' asst. niaiiaging editor Design pe iai events photo acailemits 334 the gold standard etter from the editor For some reason this has been the most difficult article to write for this yearbook. Maybe it is because I have too much to say about everyone on staff. Each person brought something special to the table. I want to thank you all for the endless hours you spent on this book. My expectations were not just met, they were exceeded. And of course the yearbook would not have been so amazing if it were not my manag- ing editor. Jen, thank you for saving the yearbook multiple times, keeping me sane, and putting up with my organization OCD. I will really miss this staff. But, it is finally done! Congratulations, Kathleen Martinez, editor in chief Pi Ay LIKE CHAMPiOM TODM .9 £009 iui LLTmak Uu David Prina ' 08 Anya Hershberger ' 08 Jeniffer Velez ' 08 Kathleen Martinez ' 08 copy photo photo managing editor editor-in-chief CD ean Scanlan 111 D.iniclk ' Slr.u tia ' 10 Casey Carney ' 10 Cnurtiu ' s Ball 10 Bob Franken ' 69 design dorm lite dorm life organizations media advisor staff page 335 memorials Connor McCrath Tim Aher On February 24, Noire Dame sopho- more Connor McCrath passed away from complications caused by diabetes. Fr. Peter McCormick, who lived next to McCrath dur- ing his freshman year, described McCrath as an eng iging, friendly young man. McCrath had recently trans- ferred to Siegfried Hall in January, and he was making plans to pursue a major in the business school. On February 24, law student Tim Aher tragi- illy passed away. An : ' complished linguist, her hoped to lever- age his language skills to become an interna- iinnal lawyer. At the I niversity of Chicago, . ' . Iiere he received his undergraduate degree, her shared his deep .ippreciation for mu- sic by serving as sta- tu m manager of the student radio station while writing reviews of popular groups. lou Hruby ' 35 Lou Hruby was an esteemed editor of the Dome yearbook. 2007 editor Natalya Fiore met Lou for a lunch at Cladstone ' s, a restaurant in California on the Pacific Coast Highway. Ill October, Notre Dame lost a special member of the family, editor of the 1934 yearbook, Lou Hruby. Lou was the oldest living former Dome yearbook editor. He lived in Pacific Pali- sades, California. He had both a long and successful career in the Ceneral Electric Marketing Department. Lou will be forever remembered for his vivacious personality, heartfilled generosity, and his love for the Dome yearbook. Moira Madden, editor of 2006 Dome recalled , " Lou ' s sincere interest in the well being of the book and its creators was so warm and energizing that memories of his stories and smiles kept me going tin many late nights before a deadline. Lou was an amazing role mtKlel and generous phiianthnipist. " Lou genert)usly created an endow- ment fund for the Dome yearbook editors and always remained an intrit al part of the program. Each year, even at the age of 93, he traveled back to Notre Dame to meet the staff at their annual banquet. Natalya Fiore , 2007 Dome editor reminisced, " I am so lucky to h.ive met him. His zeal for life shined on everyone who was a part of it. He is both a fond memory and an inspiration for me, and of course his generosity towards the Dome Yearb(H)k is unfathomable. He will always be remembered, because he was simply irreplacable. " Dan Reagan, Associate Vice President for Univereity Relations described the 1934 editor as an aljsolute gem, truly one of a kind, and just a magnificent person. " In my 24 years of work here at Notre Dame I have had the privilege of meeting and de el()piiig Iriendships with n)an outstanding people - but right al the lop would be Lou. " He will lorever be remembered in the Notre Dame family. Lou Hruby was a true inspiration. I 336 the gold standard a b Abugo, Usiwoma 150, 228 Acuna, Jacqueline 127, 228 Aclamo, Stephen 228, 310 Adams, Brett 187,228 Adams, Carmen 228 Adams, Elizabeth 228 Adcock, Richard 228 Afridi, Jamal 228 Agee, Mary 228 Ahern, Bryan 156, 159, 160, 167, 172, 187, 188, 191, 193, 197,203,206, 212, 228,277, 334 Ahmed, Nazur 33 Ahn, Jin-Young 228, 299 Albares, Nicholas 228 Albrecht, Michael 228 Alday, Phillip 228 Aldridge, James 158, 159, 165, 166, 167 Alexander, Alicia 228 Alldred, Mary 228 Allen, Armando 158, 160, 163, 164 Allen, Charel 183, 185 Alvarado Pena, Julio 228 Amatuzzi, Vincent 229 Amuzu, Kathleen 229 Anderson, Matthew 229 Andert, Nicholas 150 Andrews, Tae 229 Andrews, William 229 Angell, Carter 229 Angobaldo, Sonia 229 Anilus, Vesta 229 Antas, Rebecca 229 Anthony, Jacqueline 76 Arch, Nicholas 229 Archibald, William 229 Ardell, Caitlin 229, 61 Arini, Maria 229 Arizpe, Analisa 229 Arkins, John 229 Armstrong, Matthew 1 74 Arseniadis, Robert 229 Askew, Caroline 229 Auther, Caitlin 229 Avants, Daniel 230 Avila Salazar, Arturo 230 Ayers, Ryan 1 78, 1 79 Babcock, Christopher 230 Babcock, Matthew 142 Badger, Jessica 230, 311 Badke, Jason 230 Bahnson, Eamonn 230 Bailey, Kevin 230 Bain, Andrew 230 Baker, Andrew 230 Balaraman, Deepa 230 Balbierz, Kathryn 230 Ball, Courtney 124, 127, 136, 138, 139, 141, 143, 147, 151, 153,335 Balmat, Thomas 230 Banda, Abdel 230 Banks, Rachael 150 Baranay, Allison 230 Barber, Melissa 230 Barbera, Stephen 230 Barcus, Matthew 231 Bargar, Brittney 196, 197 Barker, Anne 231 Barlow, Ashley 182, 184, 185 Barnabo, Gary 70, 71, 231 Barnard, Luke 181 Baron, Brittany 231 Barrios Solorzano, Ricardo 231 Bars, Michael 231 Bartzen, Elise 231 Batt, Joanna 231 Battle, Mary 231 Bauer, Alan 231 Bauer, Stephanie 231 Baughman, Nasha 231 Bauman, Rebecca 188 Baumgartner, Timothy 231 Bautista, Melanie 231 Sea, Joanna 231 Becker, Ellen 231 Bednarczyk, Michael 232 Beeler, Colleen 232 Beesley, Christopher 232, 277 Beirne, Lindsey 232 Beiek, Cassandra 118, 232 Belock, Brett 232 Belton, Matthew 232 Beltz, Jordan 232 Benavides, Angelica 232 Bencomo, Nicholas 232 photo courto m n6w McCinhv ' UD V 1 tmJmf m k " " — f % K ' ' H v F ' . ' ■ t- . 4 ..Jj t ifiig, -■■■ ' h ] — " 3 r I 9f pr k 1 Benenati, Lauren 232 Bennett, Kevin 232 Bennett, Steven 232 Benninger, Kurtis 213 Benton, Andrew 232 Berger, Elizabeth 59 Bergman, Christopher 232 Bergstrom, Clint 96 Bernal Millan, Maria 108, 232 Bernard!, Nathan 60, 61 Bernardino, Marleina 232 Bernat, Anne 232 Bertao, Daniel 233 Bertke, Tricia 233 Betancourt, Jennifer 233 Bethel, Antonia 233 Beugelsdijk, Mary 233 Beyer, Marianne 233 Biava, Peter 233, 309 Bibby, Kyle 233 Biddle, John 96, 233 Bielecki, Stephen 233 Bigelow, Susan 80, 81 Birk, Nicholas 233 Biscaia, Matthew 233 Blackburn, John 233 Blaha, Heather 233, 324 Blanchette, Thomas 233 Blase, Jennifer 233 Bochnowski, James 234 Bocinsky, Ronald 234 Bock, Brittany 172, 177 Bode, Amanda 234 Bold, Matthew 234 Bold, Steven 24 Bolland, Ryan 234 Bollman, Elizabeth 75 Bonosky, Adam 234 Boocher, Adam 234 Bopp, Shannon 234 Borges, Nyal 234 Boston, Trevor 29, 162 Bourne, Hava 234 Bouskill, Kathryn 234 Bove, Ryan 234 Bowen, Kenzie 99 Bowers, Megan 234 Boyce, Natalie 234 Boyd, Brian 234 Boyd, Sydney 171, 234 Bradley, Amanda 234 Bradley, Eleanor 235 Brady, Conor 235 Brady, James 235 Brand, Noemie 235 Brandon, Rachel 235 Brauer, Stephanie 235 Braun, Maris 141 Brawer, Jesse 28, 235 Brennan, Kara 235 Brennan, William 235 Brennen, Michael 235 Brenner, Marie 235 Bresler, Kelly 235 Bresnahan, Laura 235 Breuer, Alexandra 235 Brewick, Mary 235 Brimmer, Ryan 235 Brintnall, Michelle 235, 236 Brittain, Meagan 235 Brogan, Anne 236 Brogan, Evan 300 Bronesky, Antoinette 236 Brooks, Elizabeth 236 index 337 phf tt} bv n,ntft Prir Brooks, lordan 236 Brosnan, Mkhael 236 Broun, Emily 236 Brovsky, John 1 76 Brown, Creston 236 Brown, Elizabeth 140, 141, 236 Brown, Kaitlin 236 Brown, Megan 236 Brown, Patrick 120, 134, 135,236 Brown, Tarah 236 BrownschicJIe, Brian 310 Brunner, Emily 237 Bruton, David 156, 157, 159 Bu(( i, lordan 12 Bu( k, Brian 237 Buck, Brook 210,237 Bu( klcy, Erin 237 Hu( ' ( hler, Jessica 237 Buialino, Thomas 237 Bufli, lames 237 Buksa, Philip 237 Bulosan, jared 151, 237 Bulso, Andrew 80 Burelz, Tamara 237 Burgardt, Emily 237 Burgers, lessica 237 Burke, Christine 237 Burke, Natalie (3) 237 Burke, Ryane 104,237 Burnham, Brittany 237 Burns, Patri( k 29 Burtner, Alicia 237 Burton, jaccjueline 237 Bush, Bryan 237 Bush, Curtis 237 Bushelle, Kelly 237 Byrum, Elizabeth 231, 311 c Campbell, Timothy 216 Cannon, lulie 26 Canty, Brittany 1 50 Cardona, Marina 299 Cardoso, Maria Eduarda 147 Cadin, Ashley 113 Carlson, James 160,161, 164, 166 Carney, Casey 16, 17, 19, 22,23,34, 35,46,48,67, 102, 115, 168, 171,335 Caron, Monique 78 Carpenter, Mary 215 Carri( k, Allison 46, 47 Carroll, Kerry 1 1 7 Carter, jarred 1 1 3 Carter, Kyle 126, 127 Castro-Larsen, Erica 110, 309, 325 Caltuna, Theres.i 188 Cavanaugh, lohn 213 Cermak, Sara 54, 55, 335, 310, Chamljers, Nicholas 221 Chavez, Alexandra 27 Christian, Paul 302 Ciesielski, Allison 146 Cinalli, Amanda 1 77 Ci()l)anu, Cosmina 211 Cirone, Michael 1 2 Clark, Amanda 1 72 Clark, Brittany 1 1 3 Clarke, Benjamin 235 ( l.iusen, lames 156, 157. 159, 161, 162, 164, 166, 167 Cole, Ian 154, 192 Collins, Bridget 308 Collins, Christopher 16, 17 Collins, Coleman 219 Collins, Corey 236 ( olon, Yamil 121 ( onimins, Ryan 29 Condra, Erik 192,193 Conroy, John 63 Conroy, Mary 28, 32, 36, 37,41, 54, 55,60,61, 143, 186, 187,223,334 Cook, Ashley 126,127 Cordes, Paul 21 Corona, Lauren 58 Cota, Rachel 203 Coughlin, Brian 85, 225 Coverick, Kathleen 97, 140 Crespo, Cristina 100 Crippen, Nicole 96, 146 Crosby, Elizabeth 95 Crowley, Kevin 1 5 Crum, Maurice 160, 161 Cunningham, Ashley 309 Curley, Cynthia 146 d Davis, Diane 18,19 Dean, Michael 52 DeBartolo, Mary 71 DeBonis, Dominit 1 1 7 Demarzo- Sanchez, (aria 142,299 Derheimer, Luke 64 DeSantis, Susanne 38, 39, 70, 7 . 74, 78, 79,81,82, 125, 334 Devitt, Chrislo()her 308 Digan, Andrew 64 Dilenschneider, Kathleen 150 Dodson, Milo 150 Donohue, Aaron 1 94 Dore, Emily 42, 43 Doyle, Brice 40 Driscoll, Emma 80 Duffy, Alexander 219 Dunn, Colin 220 Dunne, Catherine 222 e Edmonds, Joseph 1 26 Einterz, Zachary 121 Endsley, Whitney 114, 115 Enzweiler, Tara 190 Esmilla, Larissa 18, 19, 88 Essay, Christy 31 Essman, Peter 31 f Faist, Kevin 147 Farrell, Brian 76 Ferguson, Heather 188, 200 Ferguson, Lindsey 188, 189 Fernandez Diaz, Cristina 142 Figueredo, Justin 134,135 Finger, Lindsay 284 Florack, Michael 221 Floran, Lis.i 1 30 Flores, Drago 132 Fordice, Michelle 1 38 Forte, Nathaniel 113 Fortner, Douglas 206 Frankenleld, Matthew 142 Freeburg, Bethany 88 Freitag, Paula 43 Furman, Michael 61 338 the gold stjndard Gaines, Tulyah 182 Gallagher, James 149 Galle, Barbara 1 1 7 Garcia, Oscar 1 50 Gardner, Patrick 90 Garrison, Kathrine 83 Gavlick, Ian 140,206, 207 Gempis, Vanessa Lynn 194, 195,202,204,208, 209,211,212,213 George, Patrick 272 Geyer, James 146 Gibbons, Kathleen 307 Cilloon, Emily 92 Gilmour, Lindsay 77, 334 Golubski, Christina 94, 95 Gorman, Ryan 221 Graffy, Brett 1 95 Cray, Matthew 37 Creenberg, Erin 105 Gregg, Lauren 223 Crimes, David 165,167 Grisanti, Julie 151 Grothaus, John 132 Culick, Tiftney 79 Gulley, Lauren 30 Guthrie, Dyana 143 Gutierrez, Edward 1 02 h Hadley, Peter 286 Hancock, Teresa 26, 27, 96, 104, 105,236, 286, 315, 323, 334 Hanks, Kerri 172, 173, 176, 177 Harangody, Luke 178, 179, 180, 181 Harkins, Thomas 308 Harrington, Christopher 219 Hartmann, Cory 45 Hartnett, Andrew 221 Helgeson, Brett 208 Henry, John 128 Hershberger, Anya 20,21, 34,40,42,43,60,85,91, 92,93, 124, 125, 137, 156, 158, 160, 161, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 182, 184, 185,215,335 Hesburgh, Elizabeth 83, 134, 190, 191 Higgins, Abigail 189 Higgins, Bridget 188 Higgins, Caitlin 187, 188 Hiilesland, Zachary 179, 181 Hine, Christopher 138 Hoffman, Andrew 205 Holmes, Andrew 163,154, 172, 175, 176, 182, 194, 205,208,211,214,219, 334 Holt, Amy 14, 15 Hopke, Matthew 12, 99 Horan, Elizabeth 268 Horan, Erin 268 Horn, Charles 233, 268 Horton, Thomas 203, 268 Hough, Kathryn 130 Hough, Lindsey 31 Houpt, Nicholas 268 Howard, Gregory 202, 258 Howson, Christopher 268 Hsu, Tatiane 108, 268, 327 Huber, Jennifer 281 Hudelson, William Michae 196, 197, 210, 211, 212, 213 Hudson, Matthew 268, 320 Huebner, Lindsay 269 Hughes, Dennis 269 Hughes, Jacob 269 Hughes, Robert 159, 164, 157 Huiras, Nicole 269 Hunger, Sarah 269 Huntington, Eleanor 22, 23, 37, 89 Hurley, Kelley 203 Husack, Daniel 269 Hussey, Nicholas 269 Huth, Robert 269 Hyer, Tara 269 Ingle, Cory 269 Ireton, Matthew 269 Irwin, Grant 269 luppa, Maria 269 Ivanissevich, Macarena 259 Izaguirre, Christopher 115, 259 J Jabbie, Junior 157 Jackson, Daniel 186, 187 Jackson, Dorea 269 Jackson, Kaitlin 259 Jackson, Tory 179, 181 Jacobs, Mallory 1 50 Jaicomo, Patrick 269 James, Erin 269 Jannazo, Kathryn 259 Jansen, Jeffrey 269 Jarred, Aubrey 281 Jason, Damon 269 Jasso-Murad, JudeAnne 270 Javier Torres, Christina 270 Jayamaha, Don-Alexander 270 Jebb, Meghan 270, 327 Jedry, Ankica 270 Jenkins, Katherine 270 Jenkins, Mary 44 Jenkins, Sarah 270 Jennings, Tracy 96 Jensen, Kaitlin 125 Jimenez, Jessica 270 Johnson, Audrey 99, 118 Johnson, Brittany 270 Johnson, Candace 1 1 2 Johnson, Caroline 271 Johnson, Charles 45 Johnson, Pamela 271 Joines, Adam 151 Jones, Ashley 177,215, 271 Jones, Blake 271 Jones, Calleen 271 Jones, Drew 271 Jones, Jasmin 271 Jones, Keaton 271 Jones, Kelly 271 Jordan, Anna 271 Jorge, Maria Victoria 271 Jost, Joseph 271 Jourdan, Maria 271 Jovel Suncin, Adriana 271 Julien, Megan 271 Jung, Matthew 271 Junker, Thomas 101 Justice, Daniel 271 photo by D vid Phna index 339 k Kaczmarek, Judith 271 Kacluck, Melissa 91 Kaiser, Patrick 271 Kamara, Duval 164, 167 Kambe, Yuta 271 Kamen, Linda 271, 308 Kane, Christo()her 272 Kang, Tae 29, 272 Kao, Grace 272 Karas, Lauren 272 Karches, Kyle 272 Karl, Andrew 272 Karol, Magdalena 272 Karrenbauer, Kathleen 272 Kastenholz, Brian 148 Kastenholz, Kevin 272 Katsantonis, Nicolas 272 Keane, Heather 272 Keating, Bridget 91, 140, 234, 272, 273 Keebler, Emily 30 Kelley, Roosevelt 272 Kelly, Andrew 272 Kelly, Howard 272 Kelly, Kevin 272 Kelly, Matthew 272 Kelly, Meghan 272 Kelly, William 188, 272 Kemnetz, Kelly 272 Kempf, Joshua 273 Kendrick, Melanie 273 Kennedy, Emily 231, 273 Kennedy, McKenzie 58 Kennedy, Neil 273 Kent, Catherine 273 Keough, Elizabeth 273, 32 Kernan, Matthew 12 Kerr, Katherine 273 Kesser, Daniel 29 Kessler, Julie (3) 273 Keve, Kristin 273 Keyser, Kalie 273 Khaw, Zhan-Wei 273 Khorey, Christopher 274 Kiefer, Ryan 274 Kierl, Kevin 274 Kiley, Robert 274 Killion, Courtney 274 Kim, Paula 274 Kim, Yurianna 230, 274 King, Brendan 208 King, Joseph 274 King, Michael 206, 274 King, Molly 274 Kinsella, Elizabeth 274 Kippels, Susan 274 Kirchner, Phillip 40 Kissinger, Alex 174,175, 176 Klee, Daniel 274 Klein, Andrew 44 Klein, Brian 274 Kluesner, Nicholas 40,41, 218,274 Kneedy, Timothy 274 Knoblauch, Kurt 274 Knollman, Philip 274 Koehler, Daniel 274 Koken, Carlene 58 Kopf, Caitlin 274 Kopp, Roy 274 Korpi, Wade 274 Korson, Monica 274 Korzan, Jennifer 274 Kostka, Karol 202 Koteria, Thomas 275 Kownacki, Kyle 275 Kozak, Michael 275 Kramer, Mykel 275 Kratschmer, Edward 64, 65 Kreiner, Britton 275 Kring, Molly 139 Krippinger, Meghan 275 Kristoff, Kimberly 190 Krug, Catherine 275 Kruzan, Rachel 275 Ku, Patrick 275, 309 Kuchta, Cassandra 275 Kueny, Robert 275 Kuhar, Nicholas 275 Kulovitz, Katherine 276 Kummerer, Edward 276 KurLzman, Sarah 276 Kurz, Robert 1 78, 1 79, 181, 276 LaFerle, Nathan 276 Lagoy, Julian 276 Lai, Kristen 276 Laidman, Andrea 127,276 Laing, Katharine 196, 276 Lam, Arthur 276 Lambe, Julie 218,276 Lambert, Terrail 276 LaMott, Nicholas 276 Landeck, Danielle 277 Landuyt, Caitlin 277 Lane, Mary 277 Lane, Victoria 277 Langdon, William 277, 298 Langley, Karen 277 Lanlehin, Sadoluwa 277 Lapka, Nicole 277 Lara, Luciano 112,277 Larew, Matthew 20, 277 Larkin, Liam 277 Larson, Colleen 277 Larson, John 124, 277 Lash, Brittany 277 Laskey, Michael 277 Lasseter, Patrick 277 Latham, Timothy 114 Lau, Jessica 278, 281 Laufer, Christine 278 Laughlin, Paul 278 Laurance, Allyson 278 Laurentius, Claire 278 Lavery, Michael 216 Lavimoniere, Chad 278 Lawler, Joseph 278 Lawless, Claire 278 Lawless, Sarah 278 Leader, Breana 278 Leahy, Peter 278 Leary, Joseph 80 Lebec, Xavier 202 LeBlanc, MacKenzie 205 Lechlitner, Melissa 185 Lechner, Lindsay 94 Lederer, Julie 278 LeDonne, David 278 Lee, Begem 116, 278, 321 Lee, Brian 278 Lee, Chris Chang Hun 278 Lee, Christina 278 Lee, Douglas 279 Lee, Elizabeth 279 Lee, Jane 279 Lee, Soo-Youn 279 Legault, Camille 279 Leimkuehler, Patrick 231, 279 Lemmon, Zachary 279 Lenehan, Kathryn 279 LeNoir, Bradley 21 Lentz, John 279 Leonardo, Donna 279 Leong, Jennifer 279 Lepore, Christopher 279 Leszkowicz, Daniel 279 Leung, Andrew 279 Levering, Matthew 279 Lewis, Didier 279 Lewis, Sara 24, 46 Lewis, Stephanie 279 Lewis, Taryn 279 Lewis, William 280 Leyva, Stephanie 280 Lezynski, Siobhan 280 Li, Hc nry 280 Li, Neill 45 Liebenauer, Karl 280 Laboe, Kristin 276 Labrei que, Zai hary 276 Laiy, Jordan 276 Ladd, Robert 276 LaDue, Heather 276, 277 phittit It) l}.i iit I ' niu 340 the g(il(l si, 111(1.11(1 photo courtesy of Amy Von Lilley, Brett 194,215 Lim, Gregory 280 Lin, Chun-Li 280 Lincler, Kathleen 280 Lindley, Robert 280 Linclsley, Laura 96, 146 Linn, Andrew 280 Linzmeier, Kathleen 280 Lipp, Derek 280 Liptak, Zachary 280 Lisowski, Matthew 280 Little, Caitlin 280 Liu, Jason 280 Locey, Brent 280 Locke, Erin 281 Lockwood, lames 281 Loesing, Richard 281 Loftus, Timothy 281 Lohmuller, Elizabeth 281 Long, Lourdes 120,121 Long, Sarah 281 Longhofer, Spencer 281 Longo, Mary 281 Lopez, Emily 102 Lorenz, Anne 281 Louderback, Bailey 281 Loveless, Sara 281 Low, Charlotte 281 Loza, Christine 137, 281 Lu, Ronica 281 Lubold, Nichola 281 Lucas, Caitlin 281 Lucci, Matthew 281, 283 Ludwig, Kevin 282 Luebbert, Timothy 282 Lueck, Meghan 282 Luna, Jessica 282 Lund, Christopher 282 Lutkus, Michael 282 Lutterbach, Kristen 170, 171,282 Lux, Christine 197 Lydiatt, Katherine 282 Lyman, Lauren 129 Lynch, Brandon 282 Lynch, Patrick 282 Lyons, Anita 282 Lyons, Patrick 282 Lyphout, Jonathan 282 i t e, John 205 m Mabee, Cinthya 1 02 Macaulay, Keri-Anne 282 Macias, Paul 48, 49 Mack, Cody 282 Mack, Michael 282 MacKay, Andrew 282 MacKrell, Andrew 283 MacMichael, Carl 283 Madden, Caitlin 62 Madden, Jaclynne 283 Madison, Kristan 283 Madrid, Dominic 283 Maggio, Michael 283 Mahadevia, Divya 283 Maheu, Darbey 283 Mainieri, Samantha 168 Makielski, Andrew 283 Mallory, Brittany 183, 185 Maloof, Michael 283 Maly, Rachel 283 Mamandur, Sheila 283 Mancino, Kathryn 283 Mandeville, Garrett 283, 298 Manieri, Nicholas 144, 283 Manning, Domenique 213, 283 Manning, Kevin 283 Manning, Thomas 284 Mannion, Daniel 284 Many, Michael 45 Manza, Andrew 284 Marchese, Andrew 284 Marek, Bryan 284 Marencik, Stephen 284 Maricich, Rachael 284 Marier, Audrey 284 Marra, William 284 Marrs, Laura 284 Marsh, Allison 198, 284 Martell, Amanda 284 Martell, Anne 284 Martin, Amanda 285 Martin, Andrea 285 Martin, Andrew 285 Martin, Connor 285 Martin, Lindsay 285, 314 Martin, Thomas 285, 319 Martinez, Dmitri 285, 327 Martinez, Kathleen 38, 62, 110, 135, 198, 335,285, 307, 308 Martinez, Laura 285 Martini, Jill 234,285, 300 Martino, Daniel 285 Martino, Elizabeth 285 Martinuzzi, Aaron 224, 285 Marx, Hamilton 285 Marzo, Christina 285 Mas, Michelle 228, 285, 327 Mason, Ashley 285 Masterson, Kerianne 15 Mastroe, Andrew 285 Mathew, Amanda 285 Mathews, Andy 285 Matta, Andrew 285 Mattan, Bradley 285 Mattare, Matthew 286 Matteo, George 286 Matteo, Julie 286 Mattis, Steven 286 Matusiak, Patricia 286 Maulit, Claire 286 Maunu, Lisa 206, 207 Mauro, Maria Pia 286 Maxey, Angela 286 Mayus, Andrea 286 Mazur, Jill 152, 153 Mazzacavallo, Thomas 218 McAdams, Erin 146 McAdams, Erin 286 McAlarney, Kyle 1 78, 1 79, 180, 181 McArdle, Kathleen 286 McBride, David 287 McCabe, Patrick 287 McCann, Michael 287 McCarthy, James 287 McCarthy, Jessica 1 1 8 McCartin, Philip 287 McCaughan, Colleen 287 McClelland, Camden 287 McClure, Steven 287 McConnell, Michael 148, 287 McConville, Paul 287 McCool, Christina 287 McCormick, Colleen 287 McCormick, Francis 287 McCormick, Luo-Yao 287 McCormick, Peter 32, 85, 287 McCoy, Kathryn 287 McCullough, Katherine 287 McCullough, Megan 287 McDonough, Lauren 287 McDonough, Meghan 287 McDowell, Gavin 287 McEvily, Nancy 287 McEvoy, Andrew 287 McGannon, Jesse 287 McGarvey, Sean 153 McGinley, Andrea 277 McGrady, Christopher 311 McKenna, Kelly 27 McKinney, Caitlin 200 McLees, Nicholas 151 McManus, Brendan 45 McNamara, Mary 117, 198, 277, 325 McNamara, Sierra 144 McNeill, Casey 222 Mennella, Dustin 194, 195, 205 Meraz, Lourdes 43 index 341 Meyers, Amy 1 39, 290 Michael, )ames 234 Miller, Lauren 30 Miller-Lemon, Lauren 30 Mingo, Ryan 136 Minarik, Blair 223 Montgomery, Taylor 21 Montoya, Cassondra 1 29 Morrissette, Matthew 1 2 Morrow, Justin 1 75 Motto, Jennie 228, 235 Mueller, ( ' hristopher 4, 53, 308 Mueller, Peter 132 Mukloon, Juan 169 Mulhern, Meghan 62, 63 Mullen, Andrew 219 Mullen, Maureen 131 Mulvaney, Kathleen 1 70 Murphy, Emily 26 Murphy, Joseph 286 n Neal, Kerry 163 Nelip, Ewa 203 Nelson, Jessica 284 Nicholas, jamel 191 Nolan, Daniel 169 Noriega, Julio 68 Norton, Emalie 81 Nosal, Joshua 205 Nott, Adrienne 203 O O ' Connell, John 24, 25 O ' Donnell, Gregory 152 O ' Donoghue, Megan 1 30 O ' Hara, Caitlin 298 O ' Hara, Megan 284, 298 O ' Hare, Elizabeth 298 O ' Leary, Kaitlyn 147, 298 O ' NeiUoseph 298 O ' Neill, Caitlin 298 O ' Neill, Erin 298, 321 O ' Reilly, Kyle 298 O ' Rourke, Katherine 298 O ' Shaughnessy, Lael 298 O ' Shea, Erin 298 O ' Tousa, David 298 Oberhausen, Jennifer 298 Ochsenbein, Justin 298 Odenweller, John 61, 298 Offer, Eileen 27, 298 Okonokhua, Imuetinya 299 Olding, Sunni 215,299 Olguin, Manuel 299 Olson, Luke 299 Olvera, Jonathan 299 Ong, Andrina 299 Opdyke, Kelly 299 Opel, Julianne 299 Oppelt, Susan 299 Ormat hea Zalles, MaLiric in 299 Orneias, Derek 299 Ortega Gumucio, Pablo 299 Ortiz-Leytte, Arlene 299 Ostrowski, Andrew 299 Osysko, Michael 299 Ott, Daniel 299 Ottolini, Katherine 299 Ouyang, Suzanne 300 Owens, Veronica 300 Owyong, Julian 300 P Padayhag, Christina 300 Padilla, Carlos 300 Padilla, Oscar 300 Paladino, Meghan 300 Paluf, Ashley 300 Pangilinan, Angel ica 30 Pantages, Ryan 32, 33 Panzica, Sarah 300 Papier, Moses 300 Pappas, Josef 300 Paramore, Jeffrey 301 Parbhu, Sheeva 209 Park, Mary 301 Park, So-Hyun 206, 207 Parker, Allyson 301 Parris, Robert 162 Patel, Anish 301 Patel, Vijen 301 Patena, Bettina Marie 301 Patrick, Elliott 213,301 Patterson, David 142 Patton, Mary 301 Patzwahl, AnneMarie 301 Paulson-Andrews, Raine 301 Pautler, Andrew 152 Payne, Kevin 301 Payne, Nathan 301 Pearce, Elijah 78 Pea rce, Jordan 193 Pearson, Laura U) I Peikels, Edward 207 Peiffer, Andrew 53 Pelka, Christina 301 Pelkey, Jeremy 301 Pepe, David 301 Pepper, Dominic 301 Perkins, Robert 301 Perocchi, Christine U) 1 Perricone, Jennifer 216 Persley, Alexandra 301 Peschard, Cristianne 301 Peters, Devereaux 182 Petersen, Katherine 152, 302 Peterson, Anne 302 Peterson, John 29 Peterson, Timothy 302 Petros, Joseph 302 Petrozziello, Lauren 302 Petrucci, Eric 302 Peveler, Laura 302 Peyton, Jessica 302 Phelps, David 194, 195 Philipp, Elizabeth 302 Philip(5i, Anthony 302 Phillips, Gail 302 Phipps, Matthew 3, 169, 302 Pierpont, Brandon 303 Pietrini, Sean 303 Piligian, Katrina 303, 314 Pillai, Sean 303 Pillarella, Jessica 303 Pillari, Elizabeth 298, 303 Pineda Ft)rtin, Denise 100 Pineda Fortin, Emma 303 Pineda, Ricardo 303 Pinnaro, Catherina 303 Pinnick, Susan 303 Piscal, Hayden 303 Pishko, Allyson 303 Plamoottil, Sheena 141, 303 Planalp, Michael 303 Plalek, Joshua 303 Plou, Carolyn 303 Poczatek, Matthew 303 Podgajny, Michael 303 Podgorski, Claire 24 Pohutski, Kelly 303 Polich, Andrew 61 Politano, Timothy 127 Polk, Amanda 198, 303 Poll()( k, John 303 Pongetii, Katherine 303 Ponto, Maureen 303 Popejov, Michael 187, 304 PopotI, Emily 304 Possley, Nicholas 304 Poulin, lindsav 140, 141, 304 Poulin, Taylor 304 Powers, loseph 304 Povar, Mark «)4 342 the gold standard Pozolo, Andrew 304 Prestifilippo, Haley 304 Preuss, Edward 304 Prina, David 12, 14, 18, 304, 335 Prochaska, Nathan 304 Proulx, Brian 304 Prygoski, Matthew 216, 304 Przystup, Zachary 304 Puglis Christie 304 Pursley, Anna 304 Putnam, Sara 304 q Quinn, Mariah 304 Quinn, Mary 304 Quinonez, Diego 305 Quintela, Paul 305 r Rabil, Kevin 305 Raeckers, Carolyn 305 Ragni, Christopher 305 Ragukonis, Frank 305 Rainosek, Randall 305 Ramos, Katarina 305 Ramsey, Kaitlin 305 Ramsower, Gregory 305 Randazzo, John 305 Rankin, Evan 306 Ransom, Nicholas 306 Ratzlaff, Alyssa 306 Rauch, Natalie 306 Rauenhorst, Sarah 222, 306 Rauh, Lisa 306 Rauseo, Kevin 306, 310 Raycroft, Joshua 306 Reabe, Shannon 72, 98, 306 Real, F. Joseph 306 Redding, Michael 306 Reddy, Steven 306 Redgate, Sara 306 Reed, Bradley 306 Rees, Justin 20, 306 Reeves, Nakya 306 Regan, Caitlin 306 Reger, Julie 306 Regnier, Monica 306 Rehberger, Katherine 222 Reichardt, Brandon 306 Reidy, Christopher 306 Reidy, Patrick 306 Reimer, Colin 170 Reinthaler, Amy 306 Remedios, Cailan 307 Renz, Kerry 307 Reynolds, Alvin 307 Reynolds, Catherine 307 Rhatican, Emily 307 Ricci, Kathleen 60,61, 307 Richardville, Jacob 307 Richo, Kerry 307 Rickert, Emily 307 Riege, David 307 Rielley, Colleen 211 Riely, Kaitlynn 1 38 Riess, Melissa 308 Riester, Kurt 219 Rife, Tiffany 308 Rings, Laura 308 Ripple, Michelle 212 Risto, Delphine 308 Rivard, Molly 308 Rivera, Joshua 308 Roach, Colin 308 Robbins, Christopher 308 Robbins, Paul 308 Robinson, Jonathan 1 5 Robinson, Kaitlin 30, 31 Robinson, Patrick 308 Robinson, Terrence 308 Robles, Christian 308 Robnett, Natalie 308 Rodarte, Melanie 308 Rodden, Natalie 308, 323 Rodgers, Gregory 206, 207 Rodriguez Anton, Alcira 145, 309 Rodriguez, Christopher 186 Rodriguez, Jessica 309 Rodriguez, Jose 309 Roesch, Benjamin 309 Rogers, Je ' Rell 309 Rogers, Jenna 309 Rogozinski, Erin 309 Rohman, Timothy 309 Rohrs, Christopher 309 Rojas, Jorge 309 Rokita, Laura 94 Rolfsen, Michael 308, 309 Rolle, Rana 129, 309 Roman, Elizabeth 29 Roman, Paul 309 Romero, John 309 Ronan, Brian 309 Ronan, Bridget 309 Rooney, Kathleen 309 Rooney, Timothy 309 Rose, Laura 310 Rose, Michael 96, 129 Rosen, Courtney 172 Rosen berger, Thomas 310 Ross, Phillip 310 Roth, Andrew 208 Rowland, Benjamin 310 Rowley, Elisabeth 310 Roy, Timothy 310 Runde, Joseph 310 Runger, Sarah 310 Rush, LaToya 310 Russell, Erin 310 Ryan, Benjamin 192 Ryan, Brendan 310 Ryan, Brogan 300, 310 Ryan, Patrick 234, 310 Rycyna, Brian 310 Rzepka, Renee 31 1 S Saad, Walter 311 Sadarangani, Pavan 311 Saelinger, Lindsay 311 Sales, Eric Michael 311 Salpino, Anthony 311 Saluke, Emily 31 1 Samikkannu, Jason 311 Sanchez Torres, Caria 142, 311 Sanchez, Derek 16,17 Sandusky, Matteo 311 Sanford, Shawn 311 Santee, Krista 311 Santoro, Sandro 311 Sarb, Carolyn 31 1 Sarb, Ryan 311 Sargent, Hajime 214 Saucedo, Cassandra 311 Saurer, Mark 31 1 Saxer, Amy 312 Sayles, Michael 56, 57 Scacco, Christine 312 Scanlan, Leah 12, 13, 58, 59,95, 335 Scarafia, Jeffrey 312 Scarola, Elizabeth 312 Schaefer, Michael 21, 191, 312 Schaeper, Cheryl 312 Schenkel, Patrick 312 Schilling, Katherine 51 Schlarman, Paul 312 Schlueter, Kristy 312 Schmall, Sarah 312 Schmidt, Kathryn 312 Schmiege, MaryClare 312 Schmitz, Karen 312 Schneeman, Caitlyn 234, 312 Schneider, James 118,312 Schoemaker, Kimberly 312 Schonhoff, Joseph 312 photo courtesy ol Chris BiiIkoh index 343 Schott, Nicholas 151, 312 Schrader, Lindsay 183 Schramm, Margaret 313 Schreck, Christine 311, 313 Schroeder, lonathon 313 Schubert, Mary 32, 56, 90,91,228,300,305,313, 321, 334 Schubert, Michael 313 Schulte, Georgia 313 Schultz, Lisa 313 Schwarber, Christopher 313 Sciacca, Kellie 191 Sclafani, Danielle 313 Scolaro, Daniel 201 Scott, Andrew 287 Scott, Chanel 112, 113 Scully, Annie 54 Scully, Kathleen 313 Scully, Mary 313 Seago, Laura 20, 43, 61, 68, 109, 114, 130, 132, 144,145,220,334 Seago, Susan 313 Sears, James 313 Secord, David 313 Sedia, Andrew 313 Seery, Robert 313 Sefton, Maureen 313 Seguin, Elisa 313 Sehgal, Rachel 314 Seibolt, Lucas 175, 176 Seilic, Elizabeth 314 Sember, |(jhn 3 1 4 Sena, David 3 1 4 Sendor, Julia 124 Sennctt, Megan 92 Sensabaugh, Christina 95 Serafy, Paul 314 Serazin, Nathan 314 Seroff, Andrew 40 Setiawan, Affandi 118, 119, 132, ru Shadley, Frederic 314 Shaneyfelt, Nicholas 314 Shannon, Cailin 314 Shapol, Bret 314 Sharkey, Lauren 314 Sharpley, Evan 156, 162, 163 Shaughnessy, Thomas 314 Shi ' chan, Brian 514 Shun, Grace 3 1 4 Shepherd, Patrick 1 1 4 Shewakramani, Rahul 314 Shideler, Kaitlin 314 Shin, Jenny 315 Shioleno, Andrea 315 Shivers, Carolyn 315 Short, Oliver 315 Shoshone, Kirsten 315 Shumway, Joshua 29 Shuttleworth, Lauren 314, 315 Sidrow, Kathryn 315 Sigman, Rebecca 315 Sim. li-Yoon 315 Simari, Elizabeth 315 Simmer, Jeffrey 315 Simmons, John 315 Simon, Kelly 315 Sims, Esther 90, 315 Sinclair, Susan 315 Sirois, Aimee 315 Sitjar, Jaclyn 315 Skowronski, Andrew 316 Slaggert, Jay 316 Slatt, Danielle 316 Sleeper, Caolan 316 Slentz, Meghan 316 Small, James 316 Smith, Aidan 316 Smith, Brian 163, 316 Smith, Courtney 316 Smith, Daniel 316 Smith, Francis 316 Smith, Kathleen 316 Smith, Matthew 317 Smith, Philip 317 Smith, Sarah 317 Smither, Claire 99, 317 Smyth, Patrick 187, 213 Snider, Sara 317 Snyder, Diana 311, 317 SolHzak, Claire 317 Sobolewski, Julie 317 Sobolewski, Kristen 1 4, 116, 317 Solxilewski, Timothy 317 Solomon, Stephen 317 Som, Susan 317 Sommese, Ruth 317 Sunderman, David 317 Sonntag, Mary 317 Sordelet, Marc 317 Soriano, Christopher 317 Soule, ( aitlin 117 Sp.ulalora, Paul i17 Spellman, Christopher 317 Spellman, Danielle 317 Sposato, Joseph 318 Springer, John 1 87 Springer, Nicholas 218 Springfield, Stephen 1 71 , 318 Stalter, Jessica 318 Stanistreet, Bryan 318 Starr, Patrick 235, 318 Starshak, Sarah 318 Stasiuk, Adrianna 191, 318 Staten, Elizabeth 318, 323 Stavinoha, Tyler 318 Stavinoha, Tyler 75 Steenberge, Georgia 318 Stefely, Jonathan 40 Stehlin, Colleen 318 Steier, Leanna 319 Steinbrenner, Laura 319 Steiner, Joel 319 Steinmetz, Catherine 319 Stelton, Alana 319 Stephens, Riksan 319 Stewart, Elizabeth 319 Stiles, Thomas 319 Stockley, Karen 319 Stoeckert, Jane 200 Stone, Jim 319 Stoner, Samuel 319 Storer, Heidi 319 Stouder, Tyler 319 Straccia, Danielle 24, 29, 36, 37, 54,88, 217, 335 Straface, Daniel 319 Stremick, Justine 190 Strickland, Kyle 319 Strom, Nicholas 319 Strong, John 319 Styles, Jarrett 29 Suarez Paz, Cuillermo 319 Suazo, Miquela 319 Suhardjo, Robert 319 Sullivan, Allison 319 Sullivan, Brian 319 Sullivan, Diane 108, 109 Sullivan, Hudson 320 Sullivan, Kathleen 320 Sullivan, Lawrence 320 Sullivan, Mary 320 Sullivan, Molly 320 Sullivan, Sean 320 Sullivan, Thomas 320 Sullivan, William 320 Suria, Carolina Roman 320 Surprenant, Matthew 320 Swayzer, Crysta 320 Sweeney, Casie 320 Sweeney, Mary 320 Sweeney, Meghan 320 Sweitzer, Megan 99 Swenson, Eric 320 Sydlik, Ryan 320 Szakaly, Jensen 320 Szakaly, Sara 320 Szczepaniec, Kellie 320 Szymanski, Ann 320 t Tad, Elizabeth 188 Talerico, Michael 320 Talley, Joshua MQ Tarutis, Ashley 190, 191, 320 344 the gold standard photo by David Prina Tassinari, Paul 321 Tassoni, Domenic 321 Tate, Golden 160 Tavarez, Kimberly 321 Taylor, Zachary 321 Teeter, Rebecca 321 Teftt, Kelcy 210 Teigen, Christopher 321 Teitgen, Jacob 321 Tennant, Patrick 94, 321 Tesi, Monica 321 Teves, Alyssa 321 Theis, Angela 321 Thissen, Christopher 76, 321 Thomas, Michael 1 75 Thomas, Richelle 322 Thomas, Sal 322 Thomas, Tashi 322 Thompson, Amelia 322 Thompson, Kelsie 322 Thompson, Michael 322 Thornbury, Kathryn 322 Thwaites, Frederick 322 Tibbie, John 217, 322 Tighe, David 322 Tokorcheck, Arielle 322 Tome, Christa 322 Tooher, Peter 98, 322 Toomey, Michael 322 Torres Page, Tiara 322 Torres, Virginia 322 Tortorello, Steven 145,322 Toups, Jonathan 61 Toutant, Elaine 276, 322 Towey, Jennifer 322 Towns, Rachel 113, 322 Treece, Marissa 188, 189 Tresnowski, Justin 322 Trezza, Christine 198 Tribe, Meghan 322 Trimble, Kayleigh 322 Trippi, John 323 Trociuk, Larissa 323 Troia, Andrew 323 Trombly, Caitlin 323 Troy, Sean 323 Truong, Crystal 323 Tsang, Mazie 323 Tsipis, Amanda 184, 323 Tsukamaki, Eri 323 Tufts, Matthew 41 Tully, Kara 323 Turek, Bradley 323 Turner, Alan 323 Turner, Braden 324 Turner, Eric 324 U Uber, Holly 324 Ullrich, Paul 324 Ulmer, Amelia 324 Unis, Joseph 324 Uphaus, Stephen 324 Urbany, Andrew 324 Urbieta, Vivian 309, 324 Uwilingiyimana, Alain 324 V Vaas, Katelyn 324 Valdes, Sarah 324 Valdivia, Jody 324 Valenzuela, Andres 324 Vales, Mary-Ellen 324 Vallarta, Carlos 324 Valluzzo, Michael 324 Van Eaton, Grant 325 Van Guilder, Mark 193 Van Voorhis, Tristan 325 Van, Peter 325 VanDen Berg, jay 325 VanDeventer, Peter 325 Vara, Angela 325 Varchetto, Joseph 325 Varga, David 325 Velez Perez, Jeniffer 64, 100, 105, 112, 148, 223, 225, 325, 335 VeNard, Daniel 325 Venditto, Elizabeth 323, 325 Venter, Brendan 325 Vereecke, Amy 325 Vermeersch, Mark 325 Veselik, Kevin 187 Vicari, Brian 326 Viglione, Lindsay 147, 326 Villa, Edward 326 Villasenor, Johanna 326 Voge, Emily 326 Vogel, Jennifer 152,326 Vogelheim, Julia 326 VonRueden, Katharine 326 Vossler, Alexander 326 Vranderic, Douglas 326 W Wack, Kevin 66, 67 Wagner, Claire 326 Wagner, Elizabeth 326 Waid, Katie 326 Walker, Amy 14,99, 106, 117, 119, 120, 129, 200, 334, 326 Walker, Matthew 326 Wallace, Matthew 326 Wallenberg, Paul 327 Waller, Sarah 327 Walls, Darrin 156 Walorski, Sarah 327 Walsh, Brian 327 Walter, Ann Margaret 327 Walter, Colleen 22 Walter, Mary 327 Wan, Lai-Nin 327 Wang, Ge 327 Wang, Ming-Jin 327 Wang, Paula 327 Ward, Darci 327 Ward, James 327 Ward, Melissa 327 Waris, Mary 327 Wash, Erin 14 Washington, Katie 128 Washington, Kevin 161 Watson, Jake 213, 327 Wauford, Emily 189 Way, Anthony 327 Waylett, Amanda 327 Weber, Denise 327 Weber, Mark 28,29, 114, 115 Weiler, Thomas 106 Weissenhofer, Michele 172 Wen, Tiffany 224 White, Spencer 41 Whitley, Donald 149 Williams, William David 268 Wittenbach, Jason 277 Wu, James 58 Wu, Yue 44, 45, 58, 59, 63, 101, 108, 109, 122, 128, 129, 144, 154, 172, 173, 176, 192, 193,204, 205,215 Wulf, Jennifer 139 y Yeatman, William 200 Yoshinaga, Alex 174 Z Zanghi, Daniel 52, 53 Zeiser, Andrew 152 Zeller, Lucas 179, 181 Zibton, Daniel 217 Zickuhr, Lisa 153 Zollo, Madelyne 30, 45, 92,94,95,334 Index 345 colophon. The Cold Standard yearbook is the 99th volume of the Dome tradition. It was edited by Kathleen Martinez and created by a staff of 1 9 students at the University of Notre Dame. The production was sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and lithographed by Walsworth Publishing Company at 306 North Kansas Avenue in Marceline, Missouri. The Dome is a depart- ment of the University of Notre Dame, and its year- book is included in the tuition of all 8,230 undergrad- uate students. The press run of the 2008 Dome was 7,300 copies of 352 pages, 9 " by 1 2 " size for spring delivery in April. 100 Legend Gloss paper was used. The cover is Black Linen material with Silkscreen Cold 802 and miniscule gold fragments that fell off of the Dome in 2006 when it was reguilded. This gold was kindly donated by Chuck Lennon ' 61 ' 62MA, Execu- tive Director of the Alumni Association. The Walsworth cover designer was Dan Davis. The sales representative was Valerie Tanke. 1 ,875 senior portraits were taken by Lauren Studios, Inc. of 9607 Business Center Drive, Bidg. 13, Suite B, Rancho Cu- camonga, CA 91 730. The book was created on three Dell CX240 computers using Adobe InDesign CS2. The Cold Standard ' s ingenious page designs were created by Lindsay Cilmour and Leah Scanlan. The font AWPCOptima was used throughout the book in different sizes and weights. This yearbook was com- pleted in five segments between October and March. The theme. The Cold Standard, was conceived in a macroeconomics class in the spring of 2007. Plans for this yearbook were established at a Media Retreat staff members attended on August 22, 2007. Distribution took place in April of 2008 in the LaFortune Student Center, South Dining Hall, and North Dining Hall. The opinions expressed in The Dome are not neces- sarily those of the University of Notre Dame or of the student body. For further questions regarding produc- tion, please contact Editor-in-Chief, The Dome Year- , book, 315 LaFortune Student Center, Notre Dame, Indiana, 46556. 346 the gold standard ss? 1 f Students embrace to sing I the dlm.i ni.iter. phoio In L Any.) (■rs W« ' a, ' cf 348 Ihi- gold This edition of the Dome yearbook was themed the gold standard because it defines the Notre Dame student body. Just as gold gives value to currency, students give value to this uni- versity. We are a large family of more than 8,000 broth- ers and sisters who, despite our diversity, stand together in our ideals, our actions, and in our many achieve- ments. We are extremely proud to bare the blue and gold, and to carry the aura of a Notre Dame student. Per- fectly competitive, outstand- ing students inspire others to strive for greatness them- selves. Essential, however, is developing in an encourag- ing atmostphere full of op- portunities and challenges that brings out our greatest potential. The 2007 2008 academic year marked many milestones in the lives of Notre Dame students. We experienced the beatifica- tion of Father Moreau, the passing of dear members of our community, and finally, the ups and disappointing downs of the many sports i closing 349 teams. We were consistently trapped on campus with the endless construction of the CSC, Law School, and Dun- can Hall. The unseasonably warm fall carried us up until the very last football games and the cold winter lingered as if the snow would never melt. On the other hand, all students were lucky enough to experience their first St. Patrick ' s day on campus. As the 166th school year com- mences and as the class of 2008 leaves the dome for their last time as students, this yearbook reaches its fi- nal page. There is a right way to end, a wrong way to end, and a Notre Dame way to end. Of course, that is with our alma mater. Notre Dame, our Mother Tender, strong, and true Proudly in the heavens. Gleams thy gold and blue. Glory ' s mantle cloaks thee Golden is ihy fame, And our hearts forever, Praise Ihce Notre Dame, And (jur hearts forever, Love thee Notre Dame. v . K ' v f ' i-,. 2i V- 350 the gold sl.ind.ird Walsworth K -;JH ,:ftik ■ •.. . i1 i ,i r : Jlr :) t vw . "

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