TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (August 22)


For the Week of August 22

University Campaigns and Initiatives

Opening of the Academic Year Mass
All students, faculty and staff are warmly invited to gather for the Opening of the Academic Year Mass as we ask for God’s blessing on the year ahead. Join us at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. All are welcome. Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., University president, will serve as presider and homilist.

Arts and Performances


Start off the semester by committing to spend 180 minutes looking at a single work of art. Think of this year as the Snite’s farewell tour before the new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art opens! Say your goodbyes to the Snite by spending some quality time with works from its collection.
Wednesday, Aug. 24; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

AAHD Gallery Exhibition — “Ongoing Matter: Democracy, Design and the Mueller Report”
A multi-platform, traveling collection of contemporary print and augmented reality posters addressing the design of democracy in the age of the Mueller report.
Mondays through Fridays, starting Aug. 25 through Sept. 29; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in AAHD Gallery (Room 214), Riley Hall


“Everything Everywhere All at Once” (2022)
When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance in the hilarious sci-fi film. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Thursday, Aug. 25; 7 to 9:15 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Aug. 26; 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27; 6:30 p.m.

“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” (2022)
A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, Aug. 26; 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Aug. 27; 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28; 3 p.m.

Free Flick on the Field
The 1993 film “Rudy,” starring Sean Astin, tells the story of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, who follows his dream to play football at Notre Dame despite significant obstacles. Faculty, staff and visitors will be seated in the stadium bowl via general admission. The bags of anyone entering the stadium will be searched. No outside food or drink is allowed. Free and open to the public. If there is inclement weather, updated information about the event can be found at Experience Notre Dame or Visit South Bend or on Twitter at @Experience_ND and @Visitsouthbend. Review the details.
Friday, Aug. 26; 9 to 11 p.m. inside Notre Dame Stadium

Met Opera: Live in HD presents “Lucia di Lammermoor” (Donizetti)
Soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of “Lucia di Lammermoor,” in an electrifying new staging by in-demand Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Fac/Staff: $23. Student: $16.
Saturday, Aug. 27; 1 to 4 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Theater: “All’s Well That Ends Well” (NDSF 2022)
The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Touring Company returns in grand style. Directed by NDSF stalwart Scotty Arnold, “All’s Well That Ends Well” will bring an out-of-the-trunk, Shakespeare in the Park energy to this comedy, with live music sung and performed by the cast.
Monday, Aug. 22; 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Main Quad outside Washington Hall (final performance). In the event of inclement weather, this performance will take place inside Washington Hall.

Theater: “Romeo and Juliet” (NDSF 2022)
The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) Professional Company returns with “Romeo and Juliet,” one of Shakespeare’s most popular and iconic tales. The classic story of star-crossed romance still has the power to thrill and move audiences anywhere. This new staging from Chicago-based director Chris Anthony brings NDSF back home to campus. $10-$75.
Continuing Tuesday through Sunday, Aug. 23-28, in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Hesburgh Library Fall Semester Building Hours

The Hesburgh Library began fall semester hours on Sunday, Aug. 21.
∙ Sundays open at 9 a.m.
∙ Mondays through Thursdays, open 24 hours
∙ Fridays close at 11 p.m.
∙ Saturdays 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Find all branch and service desk hours at

Deadlines or Registrations

Registration/Auditions for Notre Dame Children’s Choir
Notre Dame Children’s Choir is accepting singers for the free after-school Christian sacred choral program. Children ages 5-17 are invited to register online for the 10th anniversary season. Taught by Sacred Music graduate students and local educators, NDCC provides high-quality music education, performance opportunities and social activities in twice-weekly rehearsals in South Bend. Currently rolling auditions by appointment.
Walk-in auditions: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 23-25; 4 to 6 p.m. in Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Frances St., South Bend

Learn to Skate
Learn to Skate classes are being offered on Wednesday nights through Oct. 12. Class times are assigned by the Learn to Skate director based on age and skill level. Classes are offered to skaters 3+ years old. An adult class is even offered at 7 p.m.!
Wednesday, Aug. 31; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Compton Family Ice Arena

Seminar — “Pathways Out of Poverty: Venture Creation and Contemporary Europe”
Poverty is a pervasive problem in developed economies. Interest is growing in entrepreneurship as a poverty solution. This seminar features four global experts addressing poverty and entrepreneurship opportunities in Europe. Lunch provided. Register here:
Wednesday, Sept. 7; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Adult Draft Hockey League
Join the adult hockey league on Thursday nights. The B and C divisions are being combined this season. There will be two draft skates, so the captains can scout skaters. Games will be played on Thursday nights beginning Sept. 22 and rounding out with playoffs and a championship game on Dec. 15. Times vary, but advance notice is given. $220.
Thursday, Sept. 15; 8 to 11:45 p.m. in the Compton Family Ice Arena

Calling Faculty Authors
Calling all faculty authors: Would you like to host a book event or signing this academic year? The Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore staff and marketing team are here for you! Please submit the form linked here to begin the process. Deadline for first intake: Friday, Sept. 30.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Benefits Drop-In Assistance Session
Are you a new employee with benefits questions? Changing your benefits due to a life event? Considering taking leave for surgery? A benefits specialist — an expert in Notre Dame’s benefits programs — can assist you with these types of questions and more. Drop by for specialized assistance, no appointment needed.
Wednesday, Aug. 24; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 215, Grace Hall
Wednesday, Sept. 7; 1:30 p.m.

English Conversation Table
The English Conversation Table is a casual time together where English is practiced with both native and non-native speakers and friends are made in the process. Participants occasionally get together for other activities too. It is free and open to anyone at ND: students, staff, visiting scholars, spouses, etc. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures. More at
Every other Friday, starting Aug. 26 through Dec. 9; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 104, Coleman-Morse Center

Health and Recreation

Brief Therapy Group for Insomnia
Learn how to improve your sleep by identifying thoughts and behaviors that cause or worsen sleep problems. Over five weeks, learn how to modify your sleep behavior to fall asleep quickly and achieve efficient and restful sleep. Available for community members and ND faculty and staff facilitated by the Notre Dame Psychological Services Center. Contact to determine eligibility. The cost is $25 for participation in the entire five-week group; insurance is not accepted.
Wednesdays, Aug. 24, 31, Sept. 7, 14 and 21; 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 501 N. Hill St., South Bend

Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance abuse issues. You will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental and addiction concerns and ways to help someone. Register through
Thursday, Aug. 25; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room B02, McKenna Hall

Artful Yoga
Embrace the late summer with yoga at the Snite Museum. Join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski outside (if the weather is agreeable) or in the galleries to relax and recharge while surrounded by your favorite works from the collection.
Thursday, Aug. 25; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Loretto and Terrence J. Dillon Courtyard

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Safety Alert — Hand-Related Incidents
Since the start of this calendar year, there have been 141 hand-related injuries reported to Risk Management and Safety. Hand injuries come in all shapes and sizes. Abrasions, broken bones and strains are just a few, but more commonly, employees experience lacerations and pinches while performing various types of activities. For causes and recommendations, read Safety Alert — Hand-Related Incidents.

Social Gatherings

Welcome Back Bash
Kick off the start of the new year with the Center for Social Concerns’ annual bash. There will be free tacos, games, a dunk tank and live music from Lalo Cura. All are welcome.
Monday, Aug. 22; 5 to 7 p.m. outside Geddes Hall

Storytime @ the Snite: Color
The Snite Museum and the St. Joseph County Public Library have partnered to create a new program especially for families with children ages 4–6. Designed to help children develop their visual and verbal literacy skills, each Storytime @ the Snite will include stories, songs, gallery exploration, etc. The program is free, but registration is required. Limited to 30 people.
Saturday, Aug. 27; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Is Your Canvas Course Ready for Students?
Once you’ve created a homepage, posted readings and created assignments, there’s one more step to making the site visible to students: publishing the course site. Students will not receive communication from your site until it is published.

TravelND is Getting a Face Lift
On Tuesday, Sept. 6, you will notice a few changes in travelND/Concur. Changes include homepage navigation and expense reporting updates. You will be able to complete reports in a more intuitive, integrated and efficient way. Zoom training demo sessions are available to assist you with transitioning to the new user experience. Visit the Finance Division's Travel Services webpage to view documentation and the training schedule.

Also This Week ...

Charron Family Commons Opens
Charron Family Commons, the newly renovated cafe-style coffee shop in O’Shaughnessy Hall, reopens on Monday, Aug. 22. It will be open Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Keep up to date on new hires and 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.