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Faculty honorees at the 172nd Commencement

Author: Andy Fuller

At the 172nd Commencement Ceremony, May 21, 2017, a number of outstanding faculty were recognized for their contributions to the academy and their achievements in stimulating the learning environment and mentoring students in various disciplines.

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Rev. Martin Junge: 2017 Commencement Mass Reflections

Author: Notre Dame News

Dear graduates, friends, dear sisters and brothers in Christ. It is time to face it. There is so much more that unites than what divides us.

For decades and for centuries we were not able to see it because our focus was on what is different, because our focus was on explaining who we are in view of how we are different from the other. Our focus was not to describe who we are together in Christ, but our focus was to emphasize how different we were.…

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Cardinal Kevin Farrell: Blessing to the Class of 2017

Author: Notre Dame News

As we bring these Commencement Exercises to a close, let us pause for a few moments in the “shadow of the Dome” and under the watchful eyes of Jesus to thank God for the many gifts we have received and to seek his blessings for the future.

We thank you, Lord, for the intellectual, spiritual and human development we have been privileged to experience — we thank you for those who have made it possible: our parents and loved ones, the faculty and administration of this great University and the many fellow students who sustained and encouraged us on the journey.…

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Caleb “C.J.” Pine: 2017 Valedictory Address

Author: Notre Dame News

Vice President Pence, Cardinal Farrell, Father Jenkins, Father Boyle, honored guests, parents, siblings, extended family, friends and fellow graduates: Welcome! In Arabic: Ahlan wa sahlan. In the words of Confucius: 有朋自远方来不亦乐乎 – Is it not a joy to have friends come from afar? We especially welcome everyone who traveled a long way to be here.

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Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., receives Laetare Medal

Author: Notre Dame News

John J. Brennan, chairman, Notre Dame Board of Trustees: Citation for the 2017 Laetare Medalist

Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., receives Laetare Medal

Father,

To recognize and praise you, as we justly do today, for your 30 years and more of service in the gang-riven barrios of East Los Angeles is no more than to acknowledge a civil deed well done:…

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Vice President Mike Pence: 2017 Commencement Address

Author: Notre Dame News

Thank you all. Father Jenkins, Board of Trustees, distinguished members of the faculty, my fellow honorees, guests, grandparents, parents, family and friends gathered here, all who have come from near and far to share a special moment, and congratulations to a generation of promise, the University of Notre Dame Class of 2017. We are proud of you all.

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An Ecumenical Moment

Author: Andy Fuller

Fr. Jenkins blesses Rev. Junge.

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., at Mass for 10,000 graduates and their families on the eve of commencement, bestows a blessing on Rev. Martin Junge, General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation.

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Graduate School degree recipients encouraged to adopt ‘newspaper test’ of personal and professional integrity

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Dick Notebaert

Dick Notebaert – chairman emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees and retired chairman and chief executive officer of Qwest Communications – told the University’s Graduate School degree recipients during Saturday’s (May 20) Commencement Ceremony that everyone needs a coach on the path to success, and he offered insights gained from two of his own mentors.

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