Immaculata University Magazine - Spring 2011 - page 119

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ABOVE: IU’s Vice President for University Advancement and U.S. Olympic Coach Theresa Shank Grentz ’74 fields questions from the audience in Notre
Dame’s Eck Visitors Center Auditorium immediately following the screening of
The Mighty Macs,
while IU President Sister R. Patricia Fadden, IHM, Ed.D.,
looks on. The film’s writer/director Tim Chambers is seen standing behind Grentz. A reception followed The Mighty Macs Q & A.
N
otre Dame knows a thing or two about sports movies.
Rudy
, considered to be a classic, helped pave the way for
The Mighty Macs
. The reception and film presentation were
held at Notre Dame’s Eck Visitors Center Auditorium on March 31.
Sister R. Patricia Fadden, IU’s president, was joined on the trip
by
The Mighty Macs
writer/director Tim Chambers, Immaculata’s
Vice President for University Advancement and U.S. Olympic Coach
Theresa Shank Grentz ’74, and IU’s Vice President for University
Communications Bob Cole.
With Notre Dame’s golden dome as a constant point of reference,
the IU delegation toured the storied campus on a picture-perfect late
winter’s day.
The first stop was a Mighty Macs Final Four send-off for the Irish’s
women’s basketball team and Head Coach Muffet McGraw. Grentz
was McGraw’s former head coach at Saint Joseph’s University in
Philadelphia and presenter of ND’s 2001 women’s basketball national
championship trophy in her former role as president of the WBCA.
The group also had a private meeting with President Emeritus
of the University of Notre Dame, Rev. Theodore Martin Hes-
burgh, C.S.C., S.T.D.
The showing of
The Mighty Macs
drew an enthusiastic crowd of
Immaculata and women’s basketball fans.
Notre Dame’s Dr. Patricia A. McAdams (former Immaculata
faculty member) coordinated the visit, movie screening party and
the reception.
Go Fighting Irish! Go Mighty Macs!
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