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Scholastic, Dome publications win top honors from Indiana Collegiate Press Association

Author: Bob Franken

Scholastic Feb 2014 cover

Two University of Notre Dame student publications have won top honors from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association. Scholastic was named 2014 Newsmagazine of the Year, and The Dome shared the Division I Yearbook of the Year award with Indiana University.

Scholastic won 27 awards in news, sports, feature and opinion writing, and design, photography and illustration. The publication, which appears monthly, began as a weekly newspaper and has been published continuously since 1867. The editor was senior Julia Steiner of Louisville, Ky.

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Notre Dame to host third annual National Robotics Week event

Author: Brittany Collins

National Robotics Week

On April 27 (Sunday), the University of Notre Dame will celebrate National Robotics Week in a free, community-wide event at the Morris Inn Ballroom.

More than 80 Notre Dame faculty members and students as well as community robotics groups will be on hand to talk about their research and demonstrate their work with robots and sensors. Participants will be able to interact with all the exhibits, which include mobile robots that autonomously interact with people, robots that play football and unmanned aerial vehicles.

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In Memoriam: Curry Montague, custodian of Notre Dame Main Building

Author: Michael O. Garvey

In Memoriam

Curry C.L. Montague, who served as the principal custodian of the University of Notre Dame’s Main Building for some 30 years, died April 7 (Monday) at Sanctuary at Holy Cross in South Bend. He was 81.

Born Nov. 9, 1932, in Houlka, Miss., Montague moved to South Bend in 1947.

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In Memoriam: James W. Frick, former vice president for public relations at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

James W. Frick

James W. Frick, former vice president for public relations, alumni affairs and development at the University of Notre Dame, died Wednesday (April 9) at his home in Naples, Fla. He was 89.

Born Aug. 5, 1924, in New Bern, N.C., Frick, the third of five children in a family beset by the Great Depression, was raised and educated through high school in a Catholic orphanage. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II before enrolling in Notre Dame as a 23-year-old freshman, working part time in the University’s development office — then called the Notre Dame Foundation — before his graduation in 1951.

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New ND Mobile app now available

Author: Lenette Votava

ND Mobile app

The University of Notre Dame MobileND program released a new mobile app for iOS and Android systems on Friday (April 11). Anyone in the Notre Dame community can find helpful campus and local information easily on their mobile devices with the ND Mobile app. This free application is available through the app stores for both iOS and Android, as well as at

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April service anniversaries

Author: Jane Morrow

The University congratulates those employees celebrating significant service anniversaries in April:

35 Years

Gina Bixler, University Press
Robin J. Lisek, Hesburgh Libraries

30 Years

Lisa Hammer, Financial Aid
Patrick L. McCauslin, Landscape Services

25 Years

James C. Kirksey, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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January new hires

Author: Jane Morrow

The University welcomes the following employees who began work in January:

Peter Ashley, Mendoza College of Business
David Baiers, St. Michael’s Laundry
Kevin K. Brennan and Mary E. Butler, Alumni Association
Andrew M. Brown, Office of Human Resources
Gary S. Chamberland, Residence Halls Staff
Michael J. Connaughton

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Curry Montague

Author: Jane Morrow

Curry Montague, 81, died Monday, Apr. 7 at Sanctuary at Holy Cross. He retired after nearly 30 years in Building Services.

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Carol Leeke

Author: Jane Morrow

Carol Leeke, 69, died Thursday, Mar. 27. She worked at St. Michael’s Laundry when she retired from Notre Dame.

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Evelyn Friedman

Author: Jane Morrow

Evelyn Friedman, 96, died on Thursday, Mar. 20. She was secretary to the Dean of Engineering for 35 years when she retired in 1982.

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Charles Q. Mack

Author: Jane Morrow

Charles Q. Mack, 92, died Friday, Mar. 28. He had worked over 30 years at Notre Dame when he retired.

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Masters of Midland Engineering employees reinstall the minute hand of the north clock face on the Basilica

Masters of Midland Engineering employees reinstall the minute hand on the north clock face of the Basilica. The clock was damaged during the winter.