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Newly opened Geddes Hall integrates theology, sustainability

September 11, 2009William Schmitt

Geddes Hall

The University of Notre Dame’s Geddes Hall is coming to life.

The staff of the University’s Center for Social Concerns (CSC) moved into the newly constructed building this summer, and will be joined by other units of the Institute for Church Life (ICL)—the Center for Catechetical Initiatives, the Church Music Initiative, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, Notre Dame Vision and the Satellite Theological Education Program—and others dedicated to educating the mind and the heart.

University leaders believe the 64,000-square-foot structure sends powerful messages to the Notre Dame family, connecting the organizations inside more broadly with the University and its mission.

After four decades of existence, it’s the first time the activities of the ICL will be under one roof. These entities are also coming together in the first Notre Dame building that can be called “green”—designed to meet national certification standards combining environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. Read More