WATCH… Cultivate, local food non-profit, Rachel Ray Show. Nov.14 @ 9 am, CBS/WSBT

Cultivate is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization devoted to ending the cycle of hunger in the local communities of northern Indiana by providing a food rescue service.

They have recently received a lot of attention on national media, and will be featured on the Rachel Ray Show this Thursday, Nov. 14 at 9 am EST (CBS/WSBT).

To find out more about the organization and how you can get involved, click on the link below.

WHEN to TAKE a LEAP of FAITH: interactive discussion/reception, Eck Center, UND, Nov. 21

On November 21, the Notre Dame Alumni Association invites you to join us on campus (7-8:30pm Eck Visitor Center) for Big Questions Live. “When to Take a Leap of Faith” is a free event that builds on Professor Meghan Sullivan’s “What Makes a Life Good” micro-course and sets up Dr. Paul Blaschko’s “What to Believe in Uncertain Times,” which launches in early 2020. This evening of interactive discussions and activities will examine what role faith has played in the good life to philosophers and help you determine when it’s rational to take a leap of faith. For more information and to register for a night of conversation and learning, go to
Mary A. Scott ’01
Alumni Education Programs Director
University of Notre Dame Alumni Association

Club-Wide ‘One Read’ of “Soul Searcher” by Kathy Barr, Nov. 25

Monday, Nov. 25th, 7 pm. Location: Duncan Student Center, Notre Dame, Graduate Student Lounge (2nd floor)

Author Kathy Barr and her scholar husband are visiting UND until the end of November. We are taking advantage of her presence by having a club-wide ‘One Read’ of her first novel,  “Soul Searcher”, and having her lead a discussion.

Book may be purchased on Amazon. It is free for those who have kindle unlimited. Amazon link is below, along with a description of the book.

Happy Reading! Susie

The Soul Searcher: a middle aged adventure

Widowed, last kid off to college, menopausal and just qualified for senior coffees at McDonalds… What next! How many life changes can Libby O’Malley handle all at once? Luckily, she has a wicked sense of humor even if it causes her to have an accident from time to time. She’s seeking new purpose in her new life. She won’t have to look far, because her next big thing is looking for her. David Baynard, a handsome stranger, eleven years younger than Libby just showed up in her rural hometown. Now he is everywhere she turns – her library, her dance class, the front door of her home in the Pine Barrens … It is an unusual man who sees past the love handles, crow’s feet and grey hairs of a mature woman and perceives the depth of courage, wisdom and compassion she has earned through decades of being a wife and mother. David is an unusual man. He knows what he needs – a women like Libby to help him get his soul back. Her ability to make him laugh is a bonus. David desires Libby’s love. Only then can he trust her with his secret that caused him to lose his soul. If Libby helps David, the cost could be high, as much as the loss of her own soul.

SANTALAND DIARIES @ South Bend Civic Theater, Dec. 14

Join us on Friday, December 14th for a ‘Ladies Night Out’ to the hilarious Santaland Diaries based on David Sedaris’s personal experiences. This adult comedy puts a satirical twist on the commercialism of Christmas. Crumpet, the Macy’s elf-gone-bad is here to tell-all about elfin life, surly parents, greedy children, bad Santas, and others are about to be exposed. Packed with plenty of witty, dry insights, The Santaland Diaries is a welcome antidote to the schmaltz of the holiday season.

Optional Dinner before the show at Laubers (6:15pm). Limited # of tickets in our group seating @ $23pp. First come, first served.

RSVP by Friday, Nov. 10 to