TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Aug. 10)


For the Week of August 10

Arts and Performances

Exhibition: Art 180
Feeling ready — or even eager — to spend quality time with an original work of art again? With the Snite Museum reopening for the fall semester, we invite you to ease yourself back into the galleries with Art180. Spend 180 minutes during the course of the semester looking at a single photograph in the exhibition, Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.”
Starting Tuesday, Aug. 11; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the O’Shaughnessy Galleries, Snite Museum of Art

The Snite Museum of Art Will Open Aug. 10, to Notre Dame Students, Faculty and Staff
Public access to the museum will not be possible at this time but should that change, we will immediately invite our public visitors. Please note: all visitors to the museum will be required to wear a mask and practice physical distancing.

“Fresh Writing,” Volume 20 Launch and Publication
Fresh Writing, ND’s journal of exemplary first-year writing, has published its 20th volume, featuring the work of students from the spring and fall of 2019. Please enjoy the excellent work featured in the latest issue at We invite you to start with a look at the Note from the Editors, which outlines key themes of the issue.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Campus Card Office
New ID cards will be printed by appointment only. Call 631-7814 to make an appointment or email
Open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 423, Grace Hall 

Check Out Campus Dining’s Updated Hours for the Fall Semester 

Deadlines or Registrations

14th Annual Notre Dame Energy Week
During this weeklong event, there will be several activities, including a dorm/off-campus residence competition focused on creating an environmental justice advertisement and presentations focused on ensuring the health, prosperity and resiliency of our planet for generations to come. We invite you to mark your calendars and register for the online presentations.
Sunday through Friday, Aug. 23–28; via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

ND Learning | Kaneb Center Workshops and Resources:

Workshop: “Foundations of Teaching in Humanities and Social Sciences”
(Intended for postdocs and graduate students.) Presented by Emily Donahoe and Dominique Vargas, graduate associates of the Kaneb Center, this four-part series will introduce and develop the fundamental skills of effective teaching, including communicating expectations, facilitating a class, grading and teaching critical thinking skills.
Thursdays, Aug. 13 through Sept. 3; 9 to 10:45 a.m. via Zoom

Workshop: Foundations of Teaching in STEM Series”
(Intended for postdocs and graduate students.) Presented by Kathryn Mulholland and Catlin Schalk, graduate associates of ND Learning | Kaneb Center. This four-part series will introduce and develop the fundamental skills of effective teaching, including communicating expectations, facilitating a class, grading and teaching critical thinking skills. Register online.
Thursdays, Aug. 13 through Sept. 3; 3 to 4:15 p.m. via Zoom

Teaching Resources for Instructors
If you are teaching a course this fall, Notre Dame Learning has a variety of resources available to help you plan and implement design elements and strategies to make your courses resilient. You’ll find the Teaching Resilience Playbook, resilient teaching online mini-course and many recordings and materials from past workshops here.


Human Resources Workshops:

“Finding Your Purpose”
Ever feel lost? Like you’re just going through the motions? Don’t know if you’re making a difference? You don’t have to make drastic changes to be satisfied with your job or life. You just have to find your purpose! This interactive workshop will help attendees through practical, hands-on exercises to find their purpose. Please register via
Tuesday, Aug. 11; 11 a.m. to noon virtually

“Building (or Re-Building) Trust with Better Communication”
Trust opens the lines of communication and better communication builds trust. With trust, we can build and sustain relationships; without it, relationships fall apart and destructive behaviors emerge. Learn how to effectively use communication skills to build (or re-build) trust and develop positive and productive relationships. Please register via
Wednesday, Aug. 12; 11 a.m. to noon virtually

“Managing My Career”
Participants will review the stages of an effective career management process, and learn about resources that help identify interests and career fit. Participants will have the opportunity to complete the Harrison Assessment that identifies the tasks and positions you would enjoy in the workplace. Registration deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 11 at noon.
Tuesday, Aug. 18; 10 to 11 a.m. virtually


Community Impact Grant Application Now Open
Community Impact Grants are awarded up to $15,000 to Notre Dame faculty, graduate students, staff and community partners for community-engaged research, teaching and learning that enact the values of Catholic Social Tradition. Proposals must be submitted by Oct. 26. This will be the only proposal timeline for the 2020-21 academic year.

Faith and Service

Back to School Prayer Service
Please join the Notre Dame Alumni Association in offering prayers as the academic year gets underway. We will pray the Rosary and offer submitted intentions from the Notre Dame family around the world. Masks and physical distancing will be required.
Friday, Aug. 14; 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the Grotto (Sacred Heart Crypt if inclement weather)

Health and Recreation

RecSports Has Reopened
Looking to utilize RecSports facilities this semester? In order to maintain safe physical distancing, the Notre Dame community must reserve one-hour time slots to use the facilities. Click here for more information regarding the RecSports reopening plan.

Lectures and Presentations

Kylemore Book Club: “Understanding the Body” with W.B. Yeats and James Joyce (Week 2)
Join us for the second live session with Professor Declan Kiberd to discuss how the flaws of the all-too-human body can defeat our hope. We will examine how the body in pain is interpreted as an “inner vision.”
Wednesday, Aug. 12; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Social Gatherings

Campus Dining Options
Casual Catering offers safe dining options for your next physically distanced gathering. Individually packaged meals from fruit and yogurt parfaits to boxed lunches to bottled beverages are available. We can deliver right to your next meeting or function.

Also this Week ...

Sakai Tip: Is Your Sakai Course Site Easy for Students to Use?
It is important to make your Sakai course site as user-friendly as possible for your students. This includes removing or hiding tools you aren’t actually using and renaming tools to match your syllabus.

Catalog of Notre Dame Interest Books from the University of Notre Dame Press
We know that visitors to campus are limited, so we have put together a catalog of our books about the University of Notre Dame.   

Keep up to date on colleagues celebrating service anniversaries. Obituaries and memorial information may be found at In Memory. Please contact askHR at 631-5900 to submit obituary and memorial updates.