Faculty Discernment Talk-in-Residence with Prof. Kerry Meyers


Location: McGlinn Hall (2-4 Lounge) (View on map )

Faculty Discernment: Talks-in-Residence

Join the McGlinn community as they welcome Professor Kerry Meyers, Associate Dean for Student Development, College of Engineering. 

Faculty Discernment Talks-in-Residence invite Notre Dame faculty into residence halls to share stories of how they discovered, cultivated, and pursued their intellectual passions. With a particular focus on the discernment of academic paths and making important decisions, the conversations are designed primarily as a mechanism for students to informally engage with faculty and witness a modeled process of discernment.

Location and Directions: 2-4 Lounge in McGlinn Hall. Enter either of the front doors and turn right once you walk in.  The 2-4 Lounge is located on the first floor near the gym, kitchen, and vending machines. 

Contact: Kate Ryan, Academic Commissioner for McGlinn Hall

What Professor Meyers has to say: Discernment is my research focus, and a driving force in the structure of First-Year Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. The most important thing any first-year student can do at ND is to figure out what interests them, but to do so purposefully. Happy accidents are great, but I am a proponent of informed decision-making. Students often think they should have one passion, and that's rarely true-- more typically there are multiple things that each of us enjoy and could contribute meaningfully to.