TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Jan. 6)



For the Week of January 6


The first student version will be sent Sunday, Jan. 12. Happy New Year and new semester to all!

Arts and Performances


Met Opera/Live in HD” “Wozzeck” (Berg)
After wowing audiences with his astounding production of “Lulu” in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre-World War I environment. Students: $16. Faculty/Staff: $23.
Saturday, Jan. 11; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


SBSO Presents “Vienna Impressions”
Join Maestro Willis and the South Bend Symphony Orchestra for a special concert presentation that explores the musical spirit of Vienna as part of the “Alastair Presents” series. This musical journey will include works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and more! Students: $10. Faculty/Staff: $25.
Sunday, Jan. 12; 2:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

All Athletics’ schedules

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Holiday Hours at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center 
Closed until Sunday, Jan. 12, but open one hour before ticketed events.

Basilica of the Sacred Heart Closed for Maintenance Through Jan. 10
No services will be held during this time due to potentially unsafe conditions. The Basilica will reopen for the 5 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday, Jan. 11.

Office of Financial Aid Closure 
The Office of Financial Aid will be closed Thursday and Friday, Jan. 9 and 10, for staff training and development. 

Deadlines or Registrations

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

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.

Peak Pilates Basic Mat Certification
Registration is open until Wednesday, Jan. 15. Click here for more info. Cost: $474.95.
Friday, Feb. 7; 5 to 8 p.m. in the Smith Center for Recreational Sports
Saturday, Feb. 8; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 9; 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Application Open for Community Impact Grants 
The Center for Social Concerns seeks to advance its mission by awarding community impact grants to Notre Dame faculty, students, staff and community partners for community-engaged research, teaching and learning that enact the values of Catholic social tradition. The application is open now through Feb. 10. 

Deals and Discounts

St. Michael’s Laundry monthly coupon.

Diversity and Inclusion

Introducing MentorND
Learn about MentorND, Thrive!’s new mentoring platform and program. We will walk through a demo and provide some best practices and tips for a meaningful mentoring connection. The event is free but registration is required due to limited seating.
Wednesday, Jan. 8; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Hall (originally listed as a TBA room in McCourtney Hall)

​​​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 will be 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.)

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 ...

Sakai Tip: Sakai Workshop Sessions Announced
Be ready for the new semester by attending workshops that focus on teaching with Sakai. Instructors who are new or just want a refresher are welcome.
∙ Sakai 101: Wednesday, Jan. 8; 10 a.m. to noon in Room 232, DeBartolo Hall
∙ Grading in Sakai: Wednesday, Jan. 8; 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 232, DeBartolo Hall
∙ Creating Lesson Modules: Thursday, Jan. 9; 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 232, DeBartolo Hall

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.