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The Peace Current, Pax Christi USA's publication, recently featured an article by Kathleen Quiazon, Notre Dame's director of mission and ministry through which she shared the inspiration she found in attending this year's Spirituality of Nonviolence Workshop with Notre Dame High School students.

As the 2017-2018 school year starts to pick up the pace, so do the extra-curricular activities that go along with it. With representatives from 25 clubs, 10 interest groups and many other co-curriculars present, Friday's club fair marked the first time students were exposed to all the opportunities for involvement at Notre Dame.

A writer for Notre Dame's Crown & Shield publication, Isha spent the summer diving into the world of journalism with an internship at India Currents. You can read about her experience here.

At Notre Dame, what many consider integral life skills have been woven throughout the curriculum, ensuring that students graduate with critical thinking, teamwork and self-awareness skills, among others. This year we've taken it one step further, with #LifeSkills workshops that help prepare students with additional skills that ensure life success.

Women of Impact honoree Lisa Sobrato Sonsini, Susana Garcia (vice principal of enrollment and public relations) and Mariana Haro '19 were interviewed for a segment of Comunidad del Valle, a public affairs show that airs weekly on NBC Bay Area. Tune in on Sunday, September 10 at 9:30am on NBC Bay Area and/or at 11:30am on Telemundo! NBC will be featuring a third segment so stay tuned!

Starting a New Year

September 7, 2017

As the Class of 2021 embarks on many first-time experiences, the rest of the ND community is ready to support them––from setting aside freshman lunch tables during the first week of school to the overall friendly nature of the rest of the faculty and students, the freshmen are already learning about the inner workings of ND.

Auxilio (Auxie), a graduate of Notre Dame’s Class of 1936, was 102 when she passed away peacefully on August 16, 2017. We were blessed to spend some time with this wonderful woman, her sister Acela (Class of 1942) and daughter Lydia (Class of 1964) when they visited Notre Dame last year and shared her story in our annual report of giving, which you can read here.

Each year Notre Dame’s Rene Lepiane Leadership Award is presented to an incoming freshman student who exemplifies the qualities of a good leader.  The recipient is chosen, in part, based on her written essay.  Holly Petermann, this year’s recipient, shared her ideas of what makes a good leader.  “A quality that I think a good leaders should have is the ability to do what is right even if they are doing it by themselves and it is not the popular thing to do,” shared Holly.