Dome editors return to campus to celebrate yearbook centennial

Author: Julie Hail Flory


In observation of the 100 th anniversary of the University of Notre Dame’s student yearbook, the Dome, more than 20 former editors of the publication will return to campus this weekend for a centennial celebration.

The yearbook alumni will join the 2006 Dome staff, University administrators and other guests for a banquet Saturday (April 22) at theMorrisInnon campus. Among potential attendees is the oldest living former editor, 92-year old Louis Hruby of Pacific Palisades, Calif., a 1935 Notre Dame graduate who edited the 1934 Dome and has endowed a scholarship fund that benefits yearbook editors.

The centennial edition of the Dome will be distributed on campus beginning Tuesday (April 25). It includes a special section featuring highlights from the yearbook’s first century and will be available for purchase at theLaFortuneStudentCenterinformation desk, or on the Web at .

The Dome’s first issue, published in 1906, included photos of staff, faculty, students and student organizations, accounts of campus events and athletic contests, short stories and poetry, and advertisements from South Bend-area companies. The editor of the first issue was Charles L. O’Donnell ofKokomo,Ind., who went on to become a Holy Cross priest, served as president of Notre Dame from 1928 to 1934, and wrote the lyrics to the University’s alma mater, “Notre Dame, Our Mother.”

The editor of the 2006 Dome is Moira Madden, a senior marketing major fromCincinnati.

* Contact: * _Bob Franken, Student Activities Office, 574-631-3671,

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