VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHT: December 2016 Birthdays!







December begins this week, so let’s send some happiness to our December b-days!

12/10 Mark K.

12/14 Joanne K.

12/23 Reynaldo H.

12/25 JoLynn B.

12/29 Katherine J.

12/30 Greg O.

*Also note as we get to the end of the year, if you haven’t seen your birthday come up please let us know and we’ll make sure we get your birthday in our system for 2017. Thanks!



tl5y_flyer_final_small_for_webNotre Dame student Samantha Squeri is undertaking quite the ambitious thesis. She’s putting on a musical! The Last Five Years will be performed in the Philbin on December 2nd and 3rd.  The shows are sold out, but spots are still available for the shift on December 3rd.  Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown. Directed and produced by Samantha , Squeri ‘17. Starring Elizabeth Buckman as Cathy and Albert Olzsewski as Jamie.

The Last Five Years is the musical story of a man and a woman who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. This production is presented as part of a FTT senior thesis exploring the role of gender in theatre and its impact on audience perception. It will include the full show with the traditional casting followed by excerpts from the show with gender-inverted casting, as well as brief audience surveys.

Originally produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell. Originally produced by Northlight Theatre, Chicago, IL. The Last Five Years is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

She even has a website with much more info. Feel free to check it out:


I think somebody’s going to get an A!

TIP OF THE WEEK: Please sit after first late seating moment has ended

no-sitIf all ushers could please remain standing in the venues until the first late seating moment has passed that would be great. Since parking has been so difficult, we anticipate more late patrons. Having a clear path to the late seating holds (or their actual seats) at the beginning of a performance is very helpful. When doors close please go to the back of the venue as normal (if that’s where you are stationed during the performance) but please don’t sit until that first late moment is over. After that feel free to have a seat in the late seating holds and stools as usual. Thanks!

VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHT: 11/9 Event at DeBartolo HALL!

chiefOur very own usher Phyllis Wezeman, in conjunction with her organization: Malawi Matters and Notre Dame’s Gender Studies Program, is having a special event this Wednesday (11/9) in DeBartolo Hall (not our building!). The groups will be hosting a talk with an important figure in Malawi, Africa: Chief Theresa Kachindamoto. If interested, please feel free to attend (of course, unless you’re committed to a shift here!)

Here is the info:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

DeBartolo Hall Room 101 / University of Notre Dame

Free and open to the public

5:00 p.m. Displays

6:00 p.m. Program/Talk with Q & A

7:00 p.m. Meet & Greet

Chief Kachindamoto became the Senior Traditional Authority to more than 900,000 people in the Dedza District of the southeastern country of Malawi, Africa thirteen years ago. She was shocked when she saw girls as young as 12 with babies and teenaged husbands. Since Chief Kachindamoto could not persuade parents to change their views, she ordered her fifty subchiefs to abolish early marriage and annul existing unions. As of 2016, she has managed to have over 850 early marriages annulled and sent boys and girls back to school. Her actions have brought her international recognition and the nickname “the terminator of child marriages.” During her visit to the University of Notre Dame, Chief Kachindamoto will share her story and advocate for education and opportunities for advancement for boys and girls.

We wish Phyllis much success for her event!

TIP OF THE WEEK: Parking!!!! No!!!!!



Well we knew it was coming, but just got word that the lot directly to the East across Eddy St from our building is closing Monday. Here is the official statement:



On Monday, October 31st, the faculty/staff gated parking lot at the corner of Holy Cross Drive and Eddy Street will close and be replaced by the construction of Walsh Family Hall, the new Notre Dame School of Architecture. Sidewalks along the east side of N. Eddy Street and the south side of Holy Cross Drive will be closed during the construction.

If you are coming for shifts after Monday please use the Stayer Lot (after 5:00 PM weekdays) or the C Lot next to the lot that’s going away. Booo!

We will miss you, awesome lot close to our building. Ugh!