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Student Welfare & Development

  1. The Host with the Most

    Apr 23, 2014, 11:17 AM EST

    In his trademark jacket, shorts, and crew socks, Lachowecki co-hosts the 2013 OSCARS with Grant Van De Casteele.

    Max Lachowecki is a funny guy. His friends, dorm mates, teammates, coaches and professors probably all knew it long before the rest of us did, but when he and Grant Van De Casteele began making their online talk-show series Grant & Max 1080*, the entire Notre Dame community got to meet Max… …or at least his…

  2. And The Winner Is…

    Apr 28, 2013, 8:58 PM EST


    The 12th Annual O.S.C.A.R.S. will be held this coming Wednesday, May 1 to celebrate the academic and leadership accomplishments made by Notre Dame student-athletes over the 2012-2013 year. This year’s show will be very similar to last year’s, but a new award has been added to the mix. The Tweetmaster Award will go to the…

  3. Welcome To The Club: A Look Back at the Spring Letter Jacket Ceremony

    Apr 4, 2013, 9:03 PM EST

    Football monogram winners Connor Cavalaris, Matthias Farley and Joe Schmidt.

    The Notre Dame Monogram Club held its annual spring letter jacket ceremony on Wednesday night in Club Naimoli honoring more than 50 first-time monogram winners. Student athletic trainers, video technicians, and student-athletes from the cheerleading, football, soccer, volleyball and cross country programs were recognized for their accomplishments, joining an elite group in Notre Dame’s illustrious…

  4. SAAC Takes on Curling

    Mar 28, 2013, 12:16 PM EST


    On Tuesday, March 28, student-athletes gathered at Compton Family Ice Arena to try their hands at a sport probably none of them had tried before: curling. Curling, if you’ve never seen it before, is kind of like bowling on ice. Two teams of four compete against each other. The first team launches a polished granite…

  5. Irish Experience Welcomes Children for Pizza, Hoops and a Fun Night at Purcell

    Mar 8, 2013, 3:32 PM EST


    On Tuesday night, the Student Welfare & Development office welcomed 25 children from the South Bend Martin Luther King Center to the Commons in the Joyce Center as part of the Irish Experience programs. Along with close to 20 student-athletes from the football, volleyball, rowing, baseball, softball, golf and track & field teams, the group…

  6. Grant & Max 1080° Exclusive: Jay Bilas

    Feb 8, 2013, 11:15 PM EST

    Grant & Max logo

    With ESPN’s College GameDay in town for the Notre Dame – Louisville basketball game, it’s shaping up to be a crazy weekend on campus. Earlier today, we posted a Twitter guide to the weekend on the In The Paint blog, for those who might be keeping up with the action from afar. Speaking of Twitter…6-foot-8…

  7. 2012 in Review: June

    Dec 30, 2012, 11:56 AM EST

    2009 NCAA Mid-East Track & Field Championships

    Though most seasons were finished by the time June came around, it was nevertheless a busy month for the Fighting Irish. Student-athletes took part in summer session classes, with many enrolled in a course called “Career Development Through Community Engagement,” where they spent time giving back to those in the Michiana area. Back on campus,…

  8. 2012 in Review: May

    Dec 30, 2012, 9:34 AM EST


    With the academic year winding down, May was a month for recognizing students’ achievements over the past four years. As is tradition when the team is still in the NCAA tournament, the men’s lacrosse program held its own graduation ceremony on the road. This year, twelve seniors graduated at the Our Lady of Good Counsel…

  9. SAAC Throws 16th Annual Pediatric Christmas Party

    Dec 7, 2012, 12:37 PM EST

    Women's basketball players Jewell Loyd and Markisha Wright decorate cookies children at the Pediatric Christmas Party.

    Last night, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) held their 16th Annual Pediatric Christmas Party. SAAC invites the pediatric hematology and oncology wards from Memorial Hospital every year, and this year added St. Joseph Regional Medical Center to the list. Tammy Robison, the parent advocate for Memorial Hospital, said, “It’s phenomenal! It’s so great for our…

  10. A Common Purpose

    Nov 29, 2012, 10:04 AM EST

    Student-athletes performing skits at an NDCA meeting.

    Notre Dame student-athletes work to be the best at everything they do. They work to be the best athletes. The work to be the best students. They work to be the best representatives of the University of Notre Dame. And they work to be the best people they can be. Some of the student-athletes work…

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