Student Q&A: Jacquelyn Aguirre '19, History and Spanish Double Major

Author: Shannon Rooney

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A self-described history nerd, Jacquelyn Aguirre studies what she loves at Notre Dame. The history and Spanish double major is working on a capstone project that explores slavery in 19th-century Cuba. She's a passionate student whose cultural heritage is important to her and she's using her Notre Dame education to explore other cultures too. Below, she gives details on why she chose her majors, where she studied abroad, and she offers some advice to prospective Notre Dame students.  …

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Notre Dame Admits 1,534 Early Action Applicants to the Class of 2023

Author: Shannon Rooney

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Notre Dame notified 7,334 Restrictive Early Action (REA) applicants on Friday, December 14, of their admission decisions. Reflecting national trends, restrictive early action applications were up by 17 percent this year. The University admitted 1,534 applicants to the Class of 2023, welcoming students of exceptional academic merit, with impressive records of service and demonstrated leadership, to the Notre Dame family.…

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Student Q&A: Victoria Erdel Garcia '19, Kellogg International Scholar and Podcaster

Author: Shannon Rooney

Victoria Erdel Garcia

Senior Victoria Erdel Garcia grew up mostly in the U.S., but has had a multicultural upbringing. Her family is originally from Ecuador and she lived in Portugal for four years as a child. This international experience has given Garcia a passion for learning about various cultures and their biggest problems. Here, she tells us how that passion led to research on human trafficking and the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum. …

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Student Q&A: Edwina King '19, Gilman Scholar and Accounting/Spanish Major

Author: Shannon Rooney

Edwina King

Senior Edwina King's Notre Dame education has taken her from the stadium sidelines during football games, to accounting internships with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), to a Gilman Scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which allowed her to study in Toledo, Spain. Here, she tells us how she decided on her majors, the Gilman Scholarship, and what she loves about being a Notre Dame cheerleader. …

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Energy Week Plus Brings Global Energy Issues to Light

Author: Shannon Rooney

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Now more than ever, energy—how it's created and how it's used—is changing. "Even on our own campus, renewables play a growing role in our energy consumption, while new buildings popping up frequently earn LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] Certifications for sustainable design," says senior Alexander Baumann, core leader on the Student Energy Board (SEB)

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Shakespeare for All: The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

Author: Shannon Rooney

Abigail SchnellAbigail Schnell '18 (and scene partner) as the Princess of France in Love's Labour's Lost

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Offers Students Opportunities to Get Involved

 

Abigail Schnell ’18 did some acting as part of the speech team at her high school, but it wasn’t until her senior year that she acted in her first play. Through that experience, and then her enrollment at Notre Dame, Schnell discovered a love of acting and especially of Shakespeare.…

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Student Q&A: Annie Battle '20, Management Consulting Major and Owner of Pure Barre South Bend

Author: Shannon Rooney

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When Annie Battle '20 decided to attend Notre Dame, she couldn't bear to leave her passion for Pure Barre behind. In 2017, she and her sister opened a studio in South Bend and through hard work and careful time management, Battle became a full-time undergraduate student, a business owner, and a Pure Barre instructor who teaches 7-10 classes a week. Here, she gives us the low-down on her Notre Dame experience and what it's like to start a business in college. …

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Senior Architecture Majors: Where Will They Go Next?

Author: Shannon Rooney

This week, senior architecture majors are busy putting the final touches on their thesis projects, as well as undergoing reviews by professors and invited critics.

Good thing they have their post-graduation plans sorted out.

In fact, most senior Notre Dame architecture majors have positions with national and international firms before they leave campus. The School of Architecture hosts an annual career fair

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Know a High-Achieving Sixth- or Seventh-grade Student? Encourage Them to Apply to NDignite Connection!

Author: Shannon Rooney

AnchorsA few of the current Notre Dame students who produce NDignite Connection broadcasts

What does it take to be a good leader?

How do you identify your gifts and explore your passions?

What is your role in making the world a better place?

If you think your student is interested in the answers to these and other important questions, NDignite Connection

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How an Introductory IT Course Led to Senior Qai Gordon’s Major and Career Path

Author: Shannon Rooney

Qai Gordon

As a first-year Notre Dame student Qai Gordon ‘18 knew she wanted to enter the Mendoza College of Business, but it wasn’t until she took a required Introduction to Information Technology course that she really honed in on her interest in computer systems. Now a senior, Gordon will graduate with a degree in Information Technology (IT) management

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Walk the Walk Week: The Notre Dame Community Celebrates the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Author: Shannon Rooney

Video: Candlelight Prayer ServiceWalk the Walk Candlelight Prayer Service

This month Notre Dame is celebrating the diversity of our campus community. Walk the Walk Week begins on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and continues throughout the week with multiple events, including a candlelight prayer service at the Main Building, faculty presentations, an art exhibit at the Snite Museum of Art, and much more. In fact, the events continue into the following week, ending January 26 with a Fireside Chat and poetry reading

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Nine Quirky Courses You Can Take at Notre Dame

Author: Shannon Rooney

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Notre Dame students are dedicated to learning, but there’s no reason they can’t have fun at the same time. Our colleges and academic departments offer a large number of unique undergraduate courses—including a few with really outstanding titles on some seriously quirky topics. They’re perfect for the student who, for example, delights in the morbid, is fascinated with the idea of technological revolution, or just appreciates a juicy story. One of them may strike your fancy. …

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Season of Service: Residence Hall Communities Celebrate the Holidays by Giving Back

Author: Shannon Rooney

Notre Dame Christmas Tree

'Tis the season for good works and Notre Dame residence hall communities in particular have spent the last few months on a variety of service projects in the local community.

Each residence hall works throughout the year on behalf of its signature charity or charities, making a difference through fundraisers and programming. During the holidays, the halls focus on fun activities that bring residents together in unique ways to serve people in need.…

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Notre Dame Admits 1,636 Early Action Applicants to the Class of 2022

Author: Shannon Rooney

Admissions counselorsAdmissions counselors congratulate the newest members of the Class of 2022.

Notre Dame’s 6,598 Restrictive Early Action (REA) applicants were notified this week of their admission decisions. Reflecting national trends, restrictive early action applications were up year over year. The University admitted 1,636 applicants to the Class of 2022, welcoming students of exceptional academic merit, with records of service and demonstrated leadership, to the Notre Dame family.…

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Research in Europe: Students Study Abroad with Support from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies

Author: Shannon Rooney

Nicolle HoNicolle Ho '18 conducted research in France.

“Un cafe, s’il vous plaît.”

Senior Nicolle Ho brought home this useful phrase, in addition to an impressive body of academic research, gained over several study abroad experiences in France.

Ho, an Applied Computational Mathematics and Statistics major with a minor in European Studies, says she first became interested in France and European Studies after her first French language courses at Notre Dame.…

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