TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (August 29)


For the Week of August 29

Arts and Performances


“Alma’s Rainbow” (1994)
A coming-of-age comedy-drama about three African American women living in Brooklyn, “Alma’s Rainbow” explores the life of teenager Rainbow Gold (Victoria Gabrielle Platt) as she enters womanhood and navigates standards of beauty, self-image and the rights women have over their bodies. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: Free.
Thursday, Sept. 1; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 3; 3 p.m.

“Hit the Road” (2021)
“Hit the Road” follows a family of four as they drive across the Iranian countryside. Unspoken tensions arise as the film slowly reveals the furtive purpose of their journey. The result is a humanist drama that offers an authentic, often comedic and heartfelt observation of an Iranian family preparing to part with one of their own. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: Free.
Friday, Sept. 2; 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 3; 9:30 p.m.

“Fire of Love” (2022)
“Fire of Love” tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, Sept. 2; 9:30 to 11:15 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 3; 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4; 3 p.m.

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Awards and Competitions

Procurement Partner Sustainability Award Nominations Being Accepted
Do you work with a supplier that has implemented sustainability into its practices? The Office of Procurement Services and the Office of Sustainability are accepting nominations for the fourth annual Procurement Partner Sustainability Award. The award winner will be announced at the 2022 Fall Expo, and each nominee will also be recognized at that time. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 2.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Hesburgh Library Renovation Update: Holtz Family Grand Reading Room
Construction continues through summer 2023 on the Holtz Family Grand Reading Room on the first and second floors of Hesburgh Library. Visitors entering from the west (LaFortune) doors will walk through a pedestrian tunnel to the center concourse. Sections of the first and second floors will be inaccessible. For more information, visit

Deadlines or Registrations

Auditions for “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling
Roles for six women. All majors welcome! Open to all ND/SMC/HCC students, faculty and staff. Notre Dame Film, Television and Theatre is committed to providing opportunities for our people of color  students. Students with disabilities and students of all gender identities are welcomed. Performances are Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 10-13.
Wednesday, Aug. 31; 6 to 9 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Thursday, Sept. 1; 6 p.m.

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 beginning Sept. 1, 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

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.
Bringing Order to Qualitative Madness with ATLAS.ti
Learn how to use ATLAS.ti to bring order to the chaos of your qualitative research project.
Tuesday, Aug. 30; 11 a.m. to noon in the Collaboration Hub (Room 220), Hesburgh Library

CLAD Lab: Third- to Fifth-Grade Math Research Opportunity
The CLAD Lab is interested in how third- through fifth-grade students learn math. Students will participate in two hour-long sessions. If you have a child enrolled in third, fourth or fifth grade and want to participate, please email or visit Students will receive monetary bonuses for participating.
Sessions are available Mondays through Thursdays, starting Wednesday, Sept. 7; 1 to 6 p.m. in Room E546 (CLAD Lab), Corbett Family Hall

Faith and Service

Exalt Adoration
Join a night of prayer and worship in front of the Blessed Sacrament in Siegfried Hall. Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., will offer a brief reflection on the Eucharistic Revival followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, music from Totus Tuus and an opportunity for Reconciliation, with an ice cream social afterward. Fill out this form for future updates from Exalt.
Friday, Sept. 2; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, Siegfried Hall

Health and Recreation

Check out the newest StoryWalk in Michiana! The Snite Museum of Art has partnered with the St. Joseph County Public Library to bring this exciting national project to campus. StoryWalk combines experiencing nature with reading together as a family. Read together, do fun activities and enjoy the arts.
Through Friday, Sept. 30; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park

Learn to Skate
Skating 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

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. This program is open to Notre Dame staff, students, faculty and spouses.
Thursday, Sept. 1; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Loretto and Terrence J. Dillon Courtyard, Snite Museum of Art

Lectures and Presentations

Flash Panel — “Focus on Ukraine: Eyewitnesses to the War”
This virtual flash panel sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies gathers scholars and experts on internationalization, Catholic higher education and foreign affairs to discuss the war in Ukraine. The event will be livestreamed at this link and on the Nanovic Institute’s YouTube channel.
Wednesday, Aug. 31; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

The 2022 Conway Lectures: “Medieval Multilingualism”
The annual Conway Lectures bring senior scholars of international distinction to Notre Dame each fall to speak on topics across a variety of disciplines. The 2022 Conway Lectures are on “Medieval Multilingualism” and will be delivered by Scott Johnson, University of Oklahoma; Paul Russell, University of Cambridge; and Susie Phillips, Northwestern University.
Thursday, Sept. 1; 2 to 6 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center
Friday, Sept 2; 2 to 6 p.m.

(NEW lecture title) Part of the Signs of the Times Series — “La Casa de Amistad: All Under One Roof” 
The Signs of the Times series connects campus to community experts around justice topics. The theme for the 2022-23 series is “Leadership in Justice and Hope.” This week’s presentation is by Juan Constantino, executive director of La Casa de Amistad. Bring your lunch and join in this engaging conversation. Originally titled: “Latinx Leaders and Needs.”
Friday, Sept. 2; noon to 1 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary Lecture Series: “The White Power Movement”
“Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” guides our community through topics necessary to a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week Kathleen Belew, associate professor of history at Northwestern University, explores how white power activists created a social movement through a common story about betrayal by the government.
Friday, Sept. 2; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Social Gatherings

Young Singles Community of Faculty and Professional Staff Happy Hour
The Young Singles Community of Notre Dame is a social group for Notre Dame faculty and professional staff who are unmarried and under 50. Meet new friends and have fun at the group’s many social events. Please join for drinks and hors d’oeuvres to begin this new semester.
Tuesday, Aug. 30; 4 to 6 p.m. on the patio, Eck Visitors Center

Life Fest 2022
Join Notre Dame Right to Life for Life Fest 2022, a celebration of the joy and dignity of each and every life in the Notre Dame family. Free burgers, hot dogs, snow cones, cookie decorating, tie-dye and fellowship.
Friday, Sept. 2; 4 to 6 p.m. on South Quad

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Select Which Tab is Your Canvas Course Homepage
Most information for a course site is contained in the Syllabus or Modules tool. If you would rather skip your blank homepage, tell Canvas to use another tool as the site’s landing page instead.

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