Nov. 2, 2006
Notre Dame Alumni Clubs in North Carolina:
ND Club of Central North Carolina
Justo Nunez '75, president
ND Club of Charlotte
Derek Mohr '91, president
ND Club of Eastern North Carolina
Chris Simms '88, president
ND Club of Wilmington
Tom Barth '77, president
Travel with Notre Dame!
ND Summer Camp in the Islands
Here's a chance for the family to be together -- everyone enjoying their favorite activities and embarking on new ones. Dad and Mom can check out the snorkeling, scuba diving, golf, tennis, windsurfing and sailing in Carina Bay. And while they are deciding what to do next, an extraordinary children's camp entertains their young ones.
Notre Dame students will be the camp "counselors"; St. Croix, the Virgin Islands, the setting for the first Notre Dame "summer camp" (away from campus), July 14-21, 2007. A litany of fun and exciting activities are planned for three age groups of children to enjoy while their parents are elsewhere pursuing their own version of a good time on the island. The kids will be entertained Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., with a counselor-camper ratio of 1:6.
All friends of the University are invited to participate, along with our alumni.
Enjoy Mackinac Island
Located between Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas, Mackinac Island dates back to the American Revolution and fur trading days. Enjoy the downtown Victorian era village, the beauty of the Island's interior and historic Mackinac Island State Park, honored by National Geographic as one of America's 10 finest. A visit to Frankenmuth, Michigan's German storybook town and an overnight in Traverse City makes the tour complete.
Great Journey through Europe
Let Notre Dame Professor Robert P. Schmuhl '70 be your host and enrichment lecturer while exploring the cultural and scenic treasures of the heart of Europe. This cruise and rail itinerary traces the Rhine River from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea, with visits to Switzerland, Germany and Holland.
Bob Schmuhl, professor of American Studies and director of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, & Democracy at Notre Dame, is author or editor of nine books about American political life, the presidency, and contemporary journalism. He is a frequent contributor to popular publications and commentator on television and radio programs in this country and abroad. In 2004, he received the Kaneb Teaching Award from the University.
Danube River and Habsburg Empire
From the imposing monuments of Budapest and the Baroque treasures of Vienna to the storybook villages of the Wachau Valley and the Gothic spires of Prague, explore the legendary landmarks of the Habsburg Empire and Central Europe with Notre Dame Professor Alexander J. Hah, a native of Austria who is familiar with all the points on the proposed itinerary.
For more information on these travel programs -- or to request a catalog of all Notre Dame travel opportunities -- visit http://alumni.nd.edu/travel/ or call 800-634-2631.
Irish Football Weekend Activities
Keep in touch with the many activities that surround Irish football. Visit http://www.alumni.nd.edu/football06.html often this season for details on events and offers for football weekends at home and away, including football ticket exchanges.
Football Game Travel Packages
Notre Dame football enthusiasts with an interest in following the Irish on the road, can request e-mail notification regarding travel packages for future Notre Dame home and away games. Visit http://www.anthonytravel.com/nd_football_2006.cfm or call 888-632-6951.
ND Club Membership -- Not Just for Alumni
Loyal supporters of the University of Notre Dame who are not graduates are active in ND alumni clubs throughout the world -- many even serve as club president! Activities promoting service and camaraderie in the name of Notre Dame are organized by the 274 alumni clubs in the U.S. and internationally. ND alumni club contact information is listed at http://alumni.nd.edu/clubs/clublist.html. Visit http://alumni.nd.edu/clubs/ to read reports of the latest alumni club activities and events.
Christmas Ornament and Advent Calendar
The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is replicated in miniature for the 2007 Notre Dame ornament. This year's advent calendar again features campus scenes commemorating Our Lady's University while preparing for Christmas. The ornament and the advent calendar are available at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and its catalog center (800-647-4641).
Irish Shop Online
Christmas cards resplendent with the beauty of the Grotto in winter are among the many Notre Dame items availabl