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Shamrock Series 5k: Research Challenge

July 15, 2014


The Shamrock Series 5k will take place on Saturday, September 13th in downtown Indianapolis before the Fighting Irish take on the Purdue Boilermakers at Lucas Oil Stadium. Along the race route we will place 6ft x 3ft banners highlighting the reasons graduate students’ research matters to the University, the community, and the world. Over 1,000 runners and all in attendance will have the opportunity to see these banners and the local and global impact of our students‘ research. This will be a unique and powerful opportunity for graduate students to showcase their work to a very large and diverse audience. In addition to showcasing one’s work, the winners will receive a free entry into the 5k and a professional Graduate School portfolio.

Call for Submissions

The Graduate School is calling for submissions by current graduate students for interesting visual representations of their research, accompanied by an abstract that provides a caption, describes the image, and speaks to why the research matters. We will select 12 submissions to display, and we will provide assistance to the winners in developing a final approved image, caption, and abstract. Each banner will contain the image and caption, your name, your research area, your department and your college. Booklets showing thumbnail images of all 12 banners and accompanying abstracts will be included in race packets and used as promotional materials throughout the weekend in Indianapolis.

Submissions Guidelines

VISUAL REPRESENTATION that highlights an interesting aspect of your work: This visual aid is your chance to be creative. This should not be a picture of you doing your research; this should be an image that visually conveys an interesting feature of your work. It does not have to be exceedingly high quality, but should be detailed enough for us to determine how it would display individually and in combination with the others at full size. We will assist with winning entries to produce final professional images.

CAPTION: A caption for the image that explains what it is. Written to be accessible to a lay audience.

ACCOMPANYING ABSTRACT (up to 1000 words): This abstract should answer the question: Why does my research matter? Please do not use jargon – this is intended to be written for a lay audience.

DEADLINE: Submit all materials HERE by 5:00 PM on August 1st.

Grad School On the Run

July 08, 2014


Pre-race day registration fee for GRAD STUDENTS is fixed at $25!

Join us for the inaugural Shamrock Series 5k Saturday, September 13th before the Fighting Irish take on the Purdue Boilermakers at Lucas Oil Stadium. The race kicks off at 8:00 AM in front of Bankers Life Fieldhouse and concludes at Pan Am Plaza. You’ll enjoy a scenic downtown Indy course, as well as entertainment from the marching band, cheerleaders, and more! All runners will receive an under amour shirt, giveaways, and a finisher’s medal!

Here are the BEST parts:

Proceeds benefit GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS and the pre-race day registration fee for GRAD STUDENTS is fixed at $25! Visit the Game Day Operations office in 511 Main Building to register. Just bring your student ID and check or cash to complete registration.

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Football Tickets On Sale July 10

July 07, 2014


NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame football single-game tickets for most 2014 Irish home games and the 2014 Shamrock Series contest in Indianapolis against Purdue go on sale exclusively online ( at 6 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT the next day (July 11), tickets can be purchased in person at Purcell Pavilion and by phone, as well as online.

Tickets are available for the following games: Aug. 30 vs. Rice, Sept. 13 vs. Purdue (at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis), Oct. 4 vs. Stanford, Oct. 11 vs. North Carolina, Nov. 15 vs. Northwestern and Nov. 22 vs. Louisville. There are no tickets available for the Sept. 6 home game vs. Michigan. All but the Purdue game will be played at Notre Dame Stadium.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 574-631-7356 weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (EDT) — or by visiting Tickets are also available in person at the Murnane Ticket Office located between Gates 8 and 10 of Purcell Pavilion on the south side of the Joyce Center.

In some instances ticket inventory is extremely limited and may include only single tickets. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Purchase limits and service charges will apply.

Irish fans can take advantage of the opportunity to register online for the football season ticket wait list by visiting The standard $50 application fee will be waived until Aug. 15, 2014.

The Irish have played before sellout crowds at Notre Dame Stadium in 237 consecutive games — and 285 of the last 286 home contests have been played before capacity crowds. Every home game starting with the final two home dates in 1964 has been a sellout except one — a 1973 Thanksgiving Day matchup with Air Force (with that game date changed to accommodate television).

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