TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (August 23)


For the Week of August 23

Arts and Performances


Presenting Series Tickets on Sale Now at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Join the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center to “revive live”! Many previously canceled artists are part of an incredible Presenting Series lineup. Students pay just $10 for tickets, and faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount with their NetID. Ticket sales begin Monday, Aug. 23.
Monday, Aug. 23; noon in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (Tickets go on sale online overnight but the ticket office opens at noon.)

Theater: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Part of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival 2021. Visit for dates and tickets.
Performances continue through Sunday, Aug. 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.


Exhibition Opening “Jim Dine: American Icon”
Among the most distinguished figures in contemporary art, Jim Dine is an inspiring presence as a painter, printmaker, sculptor and poet. Fearlessly experimental, Dine helped define the pop art movement. Ever impactful, Dine has made a gift of 238 prints to the University, a collection covering nearly every aspect of his repertoire with works dating from 1969 to the present.
Now open through Saturday, Dec. 11, in the O’Shaughnessy Galleries (East and West), Snite Museum of Art

Gallery Tour: Three on a Theme
Take some time out from your busy week to go on a 30-minute virtual tour of three works from the Snite Museum’s vast collections. In celebration of National Dog Day, the focus will be on works that include everyone’s favorite four-legged friend — dogs!
Thursday, Aug. 26; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via interactive Zoom

Public Reception for the “Jim Dine: American Icon” Exhibition
Museum director and exhibition curator Joseph Becherer will give an informal talk in the galleries about Jim Dine and his extraordinary gift to the museum. There will be complimentary refreshments, courtesy of the Friends of the Snite Museum.
Thursday, Aug. 26; 5 to 7 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art


“Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” (2021)
This is a feature documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival that celebrated African American music and culture. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Thursday, Aug. 26; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Aug. 27; 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28; 3 and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 29; 3 p.m.

“Bacurau” (2019)
Having made a splash at the Cannes Film Festival, “Bacurau” shakes together unexpected genre flavors with fascinating reveals to create one of the most inventive and effective anti-colonialist films of its time. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, Aug. 27; 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Aug. 27; 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28; 9:30 p.m.

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Deadlines or Registrations

Register for TutorND
TutorND returns this fall to provide free learning and enrichment sessions for children of Notre Dame employees. This free program provides evidence-based math and literacy learning and enrichment sessions for children in grades 1-9. If demand exceeds capacity, then registration will prioritize children based on financial need. Register by Wednesday, Aug. 25.
For more information, please email the TutorND team at or check out the website.

Faith and Service

Back to School Prayer Service
Join the Notre Dame Alumni Association in offering prayers as the academic year gets underway. Pray the Rosary as submitted intentions are offered from the Notre Dame family around the world.
Friday, Aug. 27; 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the Grotto (Sacred Heart Crypt if inclement weather)

Health and Recreation

F.A.S.T. (Faculty & Staff Training) Classes are Underway at RecSports
Looking to get back into a fitness routine? RecSports F.A.S.T. Classes (fitness classes designed solely for ND faculty and staff) are back in action! Try out Cycle Pump, Step + Flex N Tone, Pump It Up or Yoga. Click here for more info and to register.

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture and Reception with Ambassador Martin Weiss
The ambassador of Austria to the United States, Martin Weiss, will deliver a talk titled, “Transatlantic Relations — an Austrian Perspective — 1921-2021” followed by a reception. Register at
Monday, Aug. 23; 4 to 6 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Kylemore Book Club: Rugby’s Global Community
The current 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 globalization of rugby and what it has meant for international players in Ireland and the United States, including Notre Dame’s Peadar Timmins.
Wednesday, Aug. 25; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Book Launch: “Secular Surge: A New Fault Line in American Politics”
A panel discussion with Scott Appleby (history), Eileen Hunt (political science) and Andrew Lewis (political science, University of Cincinnati), as well as co-authors David Campbell (political science) and Geoffrey Layman (political science).
Friday, Aug. 27; 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Safety, Parking and Traffic

St. Mary’s Road Closure
St. Mary’s Road will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 24, through Tuesday, Sept. 7, between Holy Cross Drive and Columba Hall to support the construction of a new parking lot in that area. Pedestrians and runners will still be able to walk on St. Mary’s Road and access the paths around both lakes. Drivers traveling to Columba Hall or Holy Cross Cemetery will be able to do so via Moreau Drive. Review the map for road closure information and alternate traffic routes.

Additionally, Holy Cross Drive west of the fire station will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 25. One lane of traffic will be open that day from noon to 5 p.m., so anticipate delays. During this time frame, Parking Services recommends entering and exiting campus via Dorr Road, just south of WNDU, or through the Main Gate on Notre Dame Avenue. For any questions, please contact Thomas Kauble in Parking Services at

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.

Social Gatherings

Meet Me at the CSC!
Kick off the new school year with the Center for Social Concerns. Come enjoy food, games and fellowship at the center and learn about the courses and programs. All are welcome!
Monday, Aug. 23; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of Geddes Hall

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Sakai Forums Tool Renamed Discussions
A recent update to Sakai includes a name change for Forums. Now called Discussions, this tool allows anonymous posts by students as well as group-limited topics.

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.