TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (August 9)


For the Week of August 9

Arts and Performances


Slow Look
Ease back into the week with a slow look at Frank van Sloun’s “Algiers.” Use tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach and understand this work of art.
Wednesday, Aug. 11; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom


Theater: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Part of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival 2021. Visit for dates and tickets.
Performed Aug. 12-29, 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.

Deadlines or Registrations

Notre Dame Children’s Choir Online Auditions
ND Children’s Choir provides high-quality music education in a supportive spiritual community through a free after-school sacred music program for children ages 5-17. Registration is now open for new members. Choirs will meet in-person with COVID modifications. Children ages 5-8 will be accepted as space allows and ages 9-17 may register for an online audition on the Sacred Music website.

Fall 2021 University Concert Band
Each fall, the ND Band program hosts a community concert band of faculty, staff, students and other community members. All instrumentalists are invited to play, whether you play regularly or haven’t picked up your instrument in years! Please email with any questions. Register by Friday, Aug. 13
Mondays throughout the semester, starting Aug. 30; 8 to 9 p.m. in Room 100, Ricci Band Rehearsal Hall

Shred Your Home Files at Work
The University’s shred provider, Shred-it, in conjunction with the University Archives, is offering a free, secure and confidential document shredding event for Notre Dame faculty and staff. Bring your old bank statements, checks, copies of bills or other non-business-related confidential papers from home to be destroyed. Review details here.
Wednesday, Aug. 18; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Shred-it truck will be parked in the Mason Support Center parking lot, which is located off St. Joseph Drive behind the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union.  

Educational and Research Opportunities

Personal and Professional Branding at Work
Most people think about networking as key to finding new positions or opportunities. This workshop explores the importance and benefits of also networking within your own team and department. Participants will review best practices and creative exercises and activities that may help expand and increase their brand and network. Please register via
Tuesday, Aug. 10; 11 a.m. to noon virtually

Gradescope Workshops Now Available
Gradescope is a feedback and assessment tool that dramatically reduces time associated with grading exams, homework and assignments. Don’t miss this valuable workshop that features remote/online delivery of assignments — paper-based, fully online or both — and the workflow of integrating Gradescope with Canvas. Instructors can invite TAs and grading staff. If you are unable to attend, please register by Monday, Aug. 9, anyway. The session will be recorded and shared with all registrants.
Tuesday, Aug. 10; 2 to 3 p.m.

“We Are All ND”
(This workshop for staff is offered to those not currently in a supervisory role.)
Please register for and attend We Are All ND in an effort to allow each and every member of our community to unite behind a common goal as we work to cultivate a spirit of inclusion at Notre Dame.
Wednesday, Aug. 11; 9 to 11:30 a.m. virtually

Mental Health First Aid
(This workshop is for managers and supervisors.)
Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance abuse issues. Learn about risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations and where to turn for help. Please register via
Tuesday, Aug. 17; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Legends event space

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ GLez Training, Thursday, Aug. 19; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Health and Recreation

RecSports Returns to Resumption of Standard Operations
RecSports is eager to announce the resumption of standard operations in its facilities. As of Monday, Aug. 9, a variety of changes have been implemented in RecSports facilities, including no reservations required for access. Click here for more info.

Lectures and Presentations

Kylemore Book Club “To Hell or to Connacht: Stories of Irish Resilience”
The fifth installment of the Kylemore Book Club will focus on the history, politics and culture of the west of Ireland through the lens of rugby. This week will delve into the political context surrounding rugby in Ireland and special guests include former player Willie Anderson and musician Phil Coulter. Register online.
Wednesday, Aug. 11; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Minimum Version of Zoom Required for All ND Accounts
If you use your ND netID to access Zoom on a personal or unmanaged device, you must update Zoom to at least version 5.7.0 before Thursday, Aug. 12. University-owned and managed computers will receive this update on Monday, Aug. 9. If you do not update your device by Aug. 12, you may receive a pop-up prompt to do so before you can access Zoom.

Also This Week ...

Staff Advisory Council Monthly Meeting
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) hosts a monthly meeting every second Thursday. All input is appreciated. If any non-exempt employee has a concern, suggestion or idea, the council encourages contact with a district representative ahead of the meeting. A staff feedback form is available on the main web page, which also lists answers to questions pertaining to SAC, its representatives and other important information.
awaiting clarification from Shane.
Thursday, Aug. 12; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
Thursday, Sept. 9; 1 p.m.
Thursday Oct. 7; 1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 1 p.m.

Sakai Tip: Need a Sakai Refresher?
Sakai is designed to support the many activities associated with teaching and learning, from discussion forums to electronic assignments to final exams. Take a look at the Sakai Toolkit to find the right tools to support the way you teach.

Referral Bonuses
Help the University Enterprises and Events (UEE), Campus Safety and University Operations divisions recruit — and receive a bonus! Refer a new candidate to the University for more than 200 positions within UEE. Receive up to a $500 referral bonus if the candidate is hired, reports for work, is in good standing and stays employed for six months. All current Notre Dame employees are eligible.

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.