TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (August 16)


For the Week of August 16

Arts and Performances


Merrimans’ Playhouse @ the Snite Museum: Gustavo Cortiñas Sextet

Spend a summer evening grooving to jazz in the Mary Loretto and Terrence J. Dillon Courtyard. The Gustavo Cortiñas Sextet includes Drew Hansen, Artie Black, Euán Edmonds, Joaquin Garcia, Kitt Lyles and Gustavo Cortiñas. Cortiñas returns to present “Desafio Candente,” a work of 14 original compositions. Seating is limited to the first 75 people.
Thursday, Aug. 19; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. outside the Snite Museum of Art

Theater: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Part of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival 2021. Visit for dates and tickets.
Performances continue Aug. 17-29, in a physically distanced outdoor performance on Irish Green, outside of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Mandated health and safety protocols will be observed for the duration of the festival.

Deadlines or Registrations

Internal Grant Opportunities from Notre Dame Research
Notre Dame Research is now accepting applications for its Faculty Research Support Program — Initiation Grant and the Faculty Research Support Program — Regular Grant. The deadline to apply for each program is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25.

Deals and Discounts

Free Shred Your Home Files at Work
The University’s shred provider, Shred-it, in conjunction with the University Archives, is offering a free, secure and confidential document shredding event for Notre Dame faculty and staff. Bring your old bank statements, checks, copies of bills or other non-business-related confidential papers from home to be destroyed. Review details here. For more information contact Sarah Joswick at 631-4028 or
Wednesday, Aug. 18; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Shred-it truck will be parked in the Mason Support Center parking lot, which is located off St. Joseph Drive behind the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union.  

Educational and Research Opportunities

Mental Health First Aid
(This workshop is for managers and supervisors.) Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance abuse issues. Learn about risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations and where to turn for help. Please register via
Tuesday, Aug. 17; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Legends event space International Shipping Training
FedEx Services offers training to University employees to discuss best practices when shipping internationally, including how to complete a commercial invoice and how to submit electronic export information when required. Register here.
Wednesday, Aug. 18; 2 to 3:30 p.m. via virtual GoToWebinar. Q&A included.

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ travelND Training, Wednesday, Aug. 25; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ buyND, Tuesday, Aug. 31; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Lectures and Presentations

Kylemore Book Club: “Trailblazers — Breaking Gender Boundaries”
The Kylemore Book Club focuses on the history, politics and culture of the west of Ireland through the lens of rugby. This week will delve into the women’s side of rugby in Ireland and abroad. Special guests include Connacht Rugby President Ann Heneghan and former U.S. player Phaidra Knight. Register online.
Wednesday, Aug. 18; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Notre Dame Campus Shuttle Resumes
Beginning Monday, Aug. 16, the Notre Dame Shuttle service will resume. All shuttles will run every 10-15 minutes. Please follow this schedule for the fall semester.
The Bulla-Main route will operate Monday through Friday, 7 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
The Bulla-Library-Snite route will operate Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Student Move-In Parking Lot Closures
The following parking lots will be closed Monday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Aug. 22, for student move-in: Fischer Fac/Staff, Rugby, the west side of Walsh Architecture and the west side of Dorr. The lots listed above will reopen on the first day of classes, Monday, Aug. 23. For any questions, please contact Thomas Kauble at or 631-2602.

Remick Family Hall — Sorin Court Closure
Sorin Court will be closed Monday through Saturday, Aug. 23-28, to install new curbs, asphalt and parking adjacent to Remick Family Hall. Access to the Main Building Parking Lot will remain open. Deliveries to the Main Building should use the St. Liam Parking Lot during this time.

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Reusing Sakai Content in New Sites
As you prepare to teach using a new Sakai course site, make your job easier by importing material from previous semesters into your new site.

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.