TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (August 8)


For the Week of August 8

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.

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

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

Deals and Discounts

Weight Watchers Promotion
Kick-start a weight-loss journey that’s all you with the PersonalPoints Program from the University’s wellness partner, WW. Get the guidance and motivation you need to stay on track with a plan that’s unique to your body and goals. Join WW by Wednesday, Aug. 31, for as low as $8.48 per month — 50 percent off the retail price — and get a $25 WW Shop credit to help you start your wellness journey, plus free shipping on your order.

Notre Dame Press Summer Sale
This summer, save 40 percent on all Notre Dame Press titles! Now through Monday, Aug. 15, save 40 percent on all print and e-books available on the website and receive free shipping on orders more than $50. To redeem these special sale prices, enter the promotional code 14SUM22 at checkout. For questions, call 1-800-848-6224.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Summus Master Classes — August Series: Self-Care at Work
Summus launches a new Master Class series, “Self-Care at Work.” In August, Samantha Gambino, clinical psychologist and wellness expert, will educate participants about the mind-body connection, the importance of slowing down and how to set healthy boundaries at work. Activate your Summus account. RSVP here.
Monday, Aug. 8; 1 to 1:30 p.m. virtually (Setting Healthy Boundaries)

Canvas Instructor Workshops in August
Canvas is the new learning management system for Notre Dame. In the two weeks prior to the fall semester, there will be several opportunities for faculty to join quick, virtual sessions to learn more about this dynamic system. Individual sessions will cover basics, gradebook setup, engaging students and much more. Free. Registration required to attend. Details will be sent once the registration form is completed.
Starts Tuesday, Aug. 9; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. virtually (Extended schedule is on the web page.)

Technology Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge. Check the class description in Endeavor for the method of delivery of each class.
∙ travelND Training, Tuesday, Aug. 16; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to endeavor.nd.eduQuestions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Classroom Technology Training Drop-In Sessions
The OIT is hosting classroom technology training for instructors. Learn how to log in to classroom computers, control the display in the classroom, show content from your own laptop, use Zoom to record a class, have remote participants join the class via Zoom and control lights and sound in the room. Registration not required.
Drop-in training available on Tuesday, Aug. 16, Wednesday, Aug. 17, and Thursday, Aug. 18; Times and locations each day are 10 a.m. to noon in Room 216, DeBartolo Hall, and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 140, DeBartolo Hall.

Research Opportunity:

Call for Research Participants at the Memory, Aging and Cognition Lab
The Memory, Aging and Cognition Lab at Notre Dame is seeking volunteers for research on memory and the brain. To be eligible, you must be 30 to 80 years old, have learned English before age 5 and be in good general health. Volunteers are compensated $15/hour. If you are interested, please contact the lab at or 574-634-0264.
Through Thursday, Dec. 8; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Room 527, Corbett Family Hall

Lectures and Presentations

Virtual Slow Look
Whether you’re making a road trip or not this summer, join the Snite Museum of Art on Zoom for a slow look at Michael Becotte’s 1974 “Untitled” photograph. Tools of mindfulness meditation will be used to approach and understand the work of art through a guided look. Register via the Snite Museum website.
Tuesday, Aug. 9; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion Webinar — “Sri Lanka in Crisis: Where Next?”
Hear from alumni of the Kroc Institute in Sri Lanka about the current situation on the ground, the sources of conflict, the ongoing protest movement and opportunities for peacebuilding. Register here.
Wednesday, Aug. 10; 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Control Which Courses Are on Your Dashboard in Canvas
As you continue to teach using Canvas, new course sites may begin to displace this semester’s active sites. Favoriting your active course sites will keep them pinned in place until you’re ready for the new semester.

Required Windows OS Upgrade for ND Computers by Aug. 10
All those who use a University-owned computer running an older version of Windows 10 (i.e., Windows 10 v1909 or earlier) will need to upgrade their operating system by Wednesday, Aug. 10. OIT requires this update because it will apply critical security patches to keep your computer’s operating system in compliance with Notre Dame security standards.

Also This Week ...

Microchip Supply Chain Delays Affect Irish1Card Distribution
Due to the global shortage of microchips, the Campus Card Office is unable to issue standard or replacement Irish1Cards with digitally enhanced cardstock at this time. As the Campus Card Office receives batches of cardstock, affected faculty, staff and students will receive a communication outlining the process for swapping the temporary card for a permanent Irish1Card. More details are available at

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.