TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Aug. 3)


For the Week of Aug. 3

Note: The first student version will be sent to undergraduate and graduate students on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 9.

Arts and Performances

ShowTunes Shakespeare (NDSF 2020)
South Bend’s professional musical theater company, Art 4, closes out the NDSF 2020 online event series with a special performance of songs from and inspired by the works of William Shakespeare. This free and exclusive premiere event features local talent performing outdoors at multiple iconic locations across the South Bend area.
Tuesday, Aug. 4; 7 to 8 p.m. online at

Educational and Research Opportunities

Workshop: “Introduction to Sakai”
This online session will prepare you to teach with Sakai whether your class will be in person, online or both. Participants will learn how to navigate Sakai, customize their site and choose the tools that will best support their teaching style.
Registration required. Once registered, you will receive Zoom access instructions.
Wednesday, Aug. 5; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom


Human Resources Workshops:

“Transitions Matter: Making Change Work for You”
Change is very challenging to organizational life and workforce effectiveness. Research shows that change has profound effects on an individual’s emotional state, including feeling blue, feeling sick, being excited or being anxious. How people navigate change and transition has a profound effect on their success at work and in their personal life. Please register via
Monday, Aug. 3; 2 to 3:15 p.m. virtually

“Habits for Working from Home: How to Adapt Your Workplace Routines for At-Home Success”
Working remotely, and often from home, has become the norm for many. However, working where you live isn’t always a natural or easy transition. This workshop will review a straightforward methodology for effectively holding yourself accountable and doing more than just survive, but thrive in your workplace routines for at-home success. Please register via
Wednesday, Aug. 5; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

“Leveraging Energy Management to Increase Resilience”
During stressful times, a common biological response is physical and mental exhaustion, making it harder to focus, make decisions and support others. This session is designed to explore what we can do (even while at home) to create physical energy, which can be used strategically to create positive moments both personally and professionally. Please register via
Thursday, Aug. 6; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

“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

Lectures and Presentations

Virtual Panel Discussion: “Inclusivity in the Post-Pandemic World”
What challenges do people with disabilities face because of the coronavirus? How are organizations and educational institutions responding? What does the future after the coronavirus hold for inclusivity? Experts from Notre Dame and Asia will address these questions and offer greater insight into this global issue. Register online.
Wednesday, Aug. 5; 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom webinar

Discussion: “The Raclin Murphy Museum of Art”: Melissa DelVecchio in Conversation with Professor Aimee Buccellato
Join architect Melissa DelVecchio as she discusses her leading role in designing the new Raclin Murphy Museum. This new building endeavors to make the arts central to Notre Dame’s educational curriculum by enhancing collaboration between Notre Dame’s arts units and better sharing campus resources with the local community.
Wednesday, Aug. 5; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Student Move-In / NDPD Parking Alert
Student move-in started Saturday, Aug. 1, and runs through Sunday, Aug 9. Expect increased traffic around campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each of these days. The Rugby and Dorr parking lots will be used for move-in staging locations and will be offline for general parking on these dates.

Campus Shuttle Starting Again with Some Modifications
Shuttles will operate Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will run every 10-15 minutes. Cardinal Buses will continue to provide shuttle service and, new this fall, Transportation Services will provide University-operated vans to complement Cardinal’s service. See the full article with details about physical distancing requirements and background information.
This fall there will be two shuttle routes instead of three:

  • Bulla/Hesburgh Library/Snite Museum Circle: A Cardinal Bus will continue to handle this route throughout the day, with a University-operated van providing additional supplemental coverage between the peak ridership hours of 7:30 and 10 a.m.
  • Bulla Lot to Main Building: A Cardinal bus will operate this route when ridership is highest, between 7 and 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. A University-operated van will provide service in the off-peak hours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Baseball/Joyce Lot to McKenna/Main Circle: This route is discontinued due to low ridership over the course of the past two years.

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Classroom Building Wi-Fi Status
To support increased use of Wi-Fi, the wireless network infrastructure in some academic buildings has been upgraded. Buildings that have not been upgraded may not support increased usage. The Wi-Fi status of any campus classroom building is available in the accompanying URL.

Workshops: Dual-Mode Classroom Technologies
If you are teaching a class in a Registrar-controlled classroom this fall, you are invited to attend hands-on classroom technology workshops now available. The OIT will help acclimate you to the dual-mode technology you will use for your class. Just select an appointment time in one of the four demonstration spaces available that best matches the type of classroom in which you’ll teach.

Also This Week ...

FedEx Office Reopens in LaFortune Student Center
The FedEx Office store in LaFortune Student Center has reopened. Grab your mask (required) and stop by and say hello! Learn how to get your big messages to your audience fast with their complete line of signs, banners, posters, flyers and more. Learn more at

Sakai Tip: New to Sakai?
Sakai, the learning management system at Notre Dame, is designed to support the many activities associated with teaching and learning. If you are new to Sakai, take a look at the Sakai Toolkit to find the right tools to support the way you teach.

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.