TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Jan. 13)



For the Week of January 13

University Initiatives

MLK Candlelight Prayer Service
The MLK Candlelight Prayer Service offers an opportunity to commemorate the life of Dr. King, celebrate the diversity that currently exists on our campus and examine our consciences with regard to our own contributions to making this community welcoming and inclusive. Post-event (complimentary) late-night breakfast will be provided at South Dining Hall. See more Walk the Walk Week events.
Sunday, Jan. 19; 11 to 11:30 p.m. in the Main Building Rotunda

Arts and Performances


Feast of St. Paul the Hermit
In the work “St. Paul the Hermit,” Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) depicts a moment in the ascetic life of the Egyptian saint. Stop by the museum to reflect on solitude posed through two questions that will be posted next to the work in the gallery. On your way out, take a small loaf of bread from our Visitor Services Desk. Enjoy half in solitude or share a whole loaf in fellowship with a friend like Sts. Anthony and Paul. 
Wednesday, Jan. 15; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art


“The King of Comedy” (1983)
In “The King of Comedy,” Robert De Niro stars as Rupert Pupkin, an aspiring comedian who dreams of appearing on “The Jerry Langford Show,” which he believes will give him the necessary break to make it big. He enlists the aid of an obnoxious groupie to kidnap their mutual idol, Jerry Lewis. The ransom? A stand-up routine on Langford’s show. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Tuesday, Jan. 14; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Parasite” (2019)
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. The Park family, the picture of aspirational wealth, hires members of the Kim family to provide “indispensable” luxury services. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ fragile ecosystem, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Thursday, Jan. 16; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Jan. 17; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 18; 3, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 19; 3 p.m.

“Inside Out” (2015)  
A young girl is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco. Her emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of her mind, the only emotions left in headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust. $1 tickets.
Sunday, Jan. 19; noon in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Auditions for ND Theatre NOW: Two New One-Act Plays Written and Directed by ND Students  
“Coats” by Henry Stone. “The Tea on ND” by Samuel Jackson II. Performances: Feb. 20 through March 1 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. No prep required; sign up at Actors of all races, ethnicities and gender identities, as well as actors with disabilities, are encouraged to audition. Open to all ND/SMC/HCC students, faculty and staff.
Thursday, Jan. 16; 6 to 8 p.m. in Room B024, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (basement)
Friday, Jan. 17; 6 to 8 p.m.

Auditions for “Jesus Christ Superstar”  
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. Directed by Matt Hawkins. Please prepare a pop/rock song of your choice; accompaniment provided. A cappella also welcome. Performers of all races, ethnicities and gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition. Open to all ND/SMC/HCC students, faculty and staff.
Sunday, Jan. 19; 6 to 10 p.m. in Room B024, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (basement)
Monday, Jan. 20; 6 to 10 p.m.

Athletics and Sporting Events

All Athletics’ schedules

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Office of General Counsel
The Office of General Counsel will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, as staff will be attending an off-site retreat.

Deadlines or Registrations

Registration Open for RecSports’ American Red Cross Certification Courses  
RecSports is proud to offer a variety of American Red Cross certification courses this spring, including a lifeguard training course, lifeguard certification renewal, and adult and pediatric first aid/CPR/AED. Registration is open now. Costs vary.

Try it You’ll Like it Week and Registration for F.A.S.T. Classes
Want to try Zumba, yoga or Pump it Up? Try It You’ll Like It Week is the perfect opportunity to try our F.A.S.T. Classes for free! Free classes are offered Monday through Friday, Jan. 13 through 17. Registration for F.A.S.T. Classes begins at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14.   

Registration for RecSports’ Instructional Series  
Start the new year off right by trying a new skill or developing an old one. RecSports is excited to offer a slate of new Instructional Series including beginner pickleball, beginner squash, and cardio and strength instructor training. We’ll also offer partner Latin dance, pre-/postnatal yoga, tai chi and R.A.D., too!
Registration begins 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14

Thrive! Lunch Pairings
The Thrive! ambassadors are offering another quarterly round of lunch pairings. Simply sign up and we will randomly pair you with a lunch partner from a different division. You and your lunch partner will schedule your own date, time and location. You will cover your own tab and may each bring one friend or colleague if you would like. Everyone is welcome to participate. Register here by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.

PossePlus Retreat: “The State of Politics”
The annual PossePlus Retreat is an opportunity to come together to discuss a topic relevant to our community. The retreat will focus on how we talk about the hardest issues facing our nation and threatening our democracy. Transportation, meals and lodging for the weekend will be provided. Hosted by the Posse Scholars Program, Notre Dame Scholars Program and the Enrollment Division. This event is open to ND students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds and political affiliations. RSVP here by Friday, Jan. 17.
From 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Swan Lake Resort, Plymouth, Indiana

Thrive! RecSports Fitness Class 
In collaboration with RecSports, Thrive! is pleased to announce two private fitness classes, offered in support of individual health and physical well-being in the new year. Bottled water will be provided. Space is limited. Register here.  
Tuesday, Jan. 21; noon to 1 p.m. in Studio 1, Smith Center for RecSports
Thursday, Feb. 13; noon to 1 p.m.

Deals and Discounts

St. Michael’s Laundry monthly coupon.

Diversity and Inclusion 

Talk: “Champions for Change: Never Stop Learning
Patti Reinhardt supports student entrepreneurship at the IDEA Center as the director of student competitions, engagement and events. She’ll share her professional story beginning as a staff assistant in a service department, to using the Learning at Work Program to complete her associate degree, to pursuing a master’s degree. Registration is open.
Tuesday, Jan. 14; noon to 1 p.m. in the Oak Room (second floor), South Dining Hall

Thrive! Lunch and Learn: “Keep Your Resolutions: Strategies for Setting and Achieving Your Goals in 2020”
Wellness Coach Martha Vanderheyden will offer strategies to help you set and achieve your health and wellness goals in 2020. Feel free to bring your lunch to this event. Registration link.   
Thursday, Jan. 16; noon to 1 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

MLK Celebration Luncheon
Diane Nash will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual MLK Celebration Luncheon. Nash became a leader in the civil rights movement in 1959 while a student at Fisk University. By the time she was 22, Nash was a Freedom Rider and had co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The luncheon is free but ticketed.
Monday, Jan. 20; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the North Dome, Joyce Center

Community-Building Lunches in the Dining Halls   
Members of the Notre Dame community — students, faculty and staff — who are not able to attend the campus-wide luncheon at the Joyce Center are invited to gather with friends and colleagues for lunch in the campus dining halls to continue the day’s conversations. Lunch is complimentary from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a Notre Dame ID.
Monday, Jan. 20; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in North and South Dining Halls

Faith and Service 

Respect Life Mass
Please join members of University Faculty-Staff for Life for their January Respect Life Mass followed directly afterward by a casual dinner at Remick Commons in Carole Sandner Hall. Please come and bring friends and family.
Monday, Jan. 13; 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Health and Recreation

Try Group Fitness Classes for Free  
Insanity Live. Yin Yoga. Cycle Express. What if we said you could try these classes for free? Trying group fitness classes assists you in determining what classes you’d enjoy for the semester!
Cardio and Strength classes are free Monday, Jan. 13, through Wednesday, Jan. 22
Mind/Body and Cycling classes are free Monday, Jan. 13, through Thursday, Jan.

Workshops: Intro to Cycling and Intro to Pickleball
Ready to make 2020 more physically active? Are you unsure of how to start an exercise program? Let RecSports and its team of fitness professionals help!
Intro to Cycling: Tuesday, Jan. 14; 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Intro to Pickleball: Wednesday, Jan. 15; 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture: “Doing Good Science: When Fetal Development is Global Development in Guatemala and Beyond”
This talk traces an untold story of Guatemalan migration, documenting the longstanding failure of maternal nutrition interventions in Guatemala. Emily Yates-Doerr will give her attention to how fetal development becomes equated to global development and how it has implications for the act of “doing good science” in and beyond Guatemala’s borders.
Tuesday, Jan. 14; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Lecture: “Neighborliness and Decency, Witchcraft and Famine: Reflections on Community from Irish Folklore”  
Professor and folklorist Ray Cashman of Indiana University will provide insights on Ireland’s Great Famine and the viability of community. There has been no more devastating blow to the vernacular understanding of community as social contract for mutual support than the mid-19th-century famine. What are the haunting consequences of abandoning community?
Friday, Jan. 17; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

​​​Safety, Parking and Traffic

Shuttle Route Change To/From Main Building
Through the summer of 2021, the Notre Dame shuttle’s Main Building drop-off and pickup point is in the St. Liam parking lot by the Mail Distribution Center. The shuttle will not use the circle drive north of the Main Building during this time. The change corresponds with the construction project at nearby Brownson Hall.(See shuttle route map.)

Sorin Court Parking Outside Main Building
Due to construction at Brownson Hall, new parking restrictions are in place along Sorin Court, north of the Main Building, through the summer of 2021. No parking will be allowed on the west side of Sorin Court from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Drivers may park, with flashers, on the east side of Sorin Court for up to 10 minutes to load and unload. To offset the loss of parking, 90-minute parking will be allowed outside Lewis Hall. (See map.)

Social Gatherings

YLND Happy Hour
The holidays are over. It’s freezing outside. The sun has ceased to exist. Spring might never come. If you are experiencing any of these thoughts you might have a case of the Winter Woes. Luckily there is a cure — join Young Leaders of Notre Dame in downtown South Bend for drinks and free arcade games. Winning cures all.
Tuesday, Jan. 14; 5:15 to 7 p.m. in The Garage Arcade Bar, 503 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Required Microsoft Upgrade for Windows 7 Computers by Jan. 23
Microsoft will discontinue support for the Windows 7 operating system later this month. All University-owned computers on Windows 7 must upgrade to Windows 10 (v1809) by Thursday, Jan. 23, to remain in compliance with Notre Dame security standards. Because the upgrade takes up to four hours to install, it is recommended to start the upgrade before leaving work so your work schedule is not interrupted. 

Also This Week ...

Opening of the New Center for Student Support and Care
The new Center for Student Support and Care provides students with comprehensive, individualized care to ensure academic and social success. Composed of the Care and Wellness Consultants and Sara Bea Student Accessibility Services, the center is located on the first and second floors of Flanner Hall.
Sakai Tip: Is Your Sakai Course Site Easy for Students to Use?
It is important to make your Sakai course site as user-friendly as possible for your students. This includes removing or hiding tools you aren’t actually using, as well as renaming tools to match your syllabus.

Keep up to date on new hires and colleagues celebrating service anniversaries. Obituaries and memorial information may be found at In Memoriam. Please contact askHR at 631-5900 to submit obituary and memorial updates.