TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (July 11)


For the Week of July 11

Arts and Performances

Film: “Days of Heaven” (1978)
Summer Film School continues with an examination of cinematography, and “Days of Heaven” works well for that study given the aesthetics of all of Terrence Malick’s films and, specifically, Néstor Almendros’s Oscar-winning cinematography. The class begins with a lecture at 6 p.m., followed by the film screening at 7 p.m. and a discussion after. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Wednesday, July 13; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Theater: “Shakespeare After Hours” (NDSF 2022)
This adults-only evening of Shakespearean shenanigans kicks off the 2022 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. Come enjoy Shakespeare at his most outrageous, with local artists presenting scenes intended for a mature audience. Two performances, one night only! Ages 18+. Tickets at $20.
Friday, July 15; 7 and 9 p.m. inside the Howard Park Event Center, 219 S. St. Louis Blvd., South Bend  

“ShakeScenes” (NDSF 2022)
A Michiana favorite returning at last, “ShakeScenes” will brighten the stage at Washington Hall. An always-popular event featuring elementary-age students from the South Bend area performing scenes from and inspired by Shakespeare, “ShakeScenes” provides two hours of adorable, moving and hilarious entertainment for all ages. Free!
Saturday, July 16; 2 to 4 p.m. in Washington Hall

Theater: “All’s Well That Ends Well” (NDSF 2022)
The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Touring Company returns in grand style. Directed by NDSF stalwart Scotty Arnold, “All’s Well That Ends Well” will bring an out-of-the-trunk, Shakespeare in the Park energy to this comedy, with live music sung and performed by the cast. One of only two shows on the Notre Dame campus. Free!
Saturday, July 16; 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Main Quad outside Washington Hall

Educational and Research Opportunities

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.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level I: Basic, Tuesday, July 19; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ GLez Training, Tuesday, July 19; 1:30 to 3 p.m.
∙ travelND Training, Tuesday, July 19; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Spreadsheets, Level II: Formulas and Functions, Wednesday, July 20; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level II: Contact Lists and Embedded Data, Thursday, July 21; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Health and Recreation

Finding Resiliency in Everyday Challenges: An Introduction to Mindfulness
This course provided for faculty and staff consists of four classes and includes four meditation practices: sitting, body scan, listening and movement. No prior experience is necessary. Class size is limited; registration is required through
Tuesdays, July 19, 26, Aug. 2, 9; noon to 1 p.m. in Room 319, Hammes Mowbray

Lectures and Presentations

Discussion: “Cultural Liturgies and Christian Liturgy”
This event is part of the Mathis Liturgical Leadership Program. James K. A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin University and serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Image, a quarterly publication devoted to “art, mystery and faith.”
Monday, July 11; 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the auditorium, McKenna Hall

Virtual Slow Look
Join the Snite Museum of Art on Zoom for a break from the summer heat and a slow look at Reginald Marsh’s “Frozen Custard.” Tools of mindfulness meditation will be used as a way to approach and understand the work of art through a guided look.
Wednesday, July 13; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Webinar Panel Discussion — “Connecting Communities: Partnering on Ocean Health to Address Climate Change”
Prioritizing ocean health is crucial to designing and implementing policies that will protect millions from the extreme weather that climate change threatens to bring. How can we ensure our communities work together for an integral ecology that promotes human dignity and care for our common home? Join the Keough School of Global Affairs for a virtual panel discussion to hear insights from experts.
Learn more and register.
Thursday, July 14; 4 to 5:30 p.m. via

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Douglas Road Construction Moves to Phase 2 on July 18
The intersection of Douglas and Ironwood roads will be closed beginning Monday, July 18, as Phase 2 of the Douglas Road improvement project gets underway. Also on July 18, Douglas Road between Twyckenham Drive and Ironwood Road will reopen as Phase 1 ends. Here are details.

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Reminder: Run Eduroam Setup Utility to Maintain Campus Wi-Fi Access
OIT system administrators updated the current Eduroam certificate on Thursday, June 30. To ensure that you can connect to the campus Wi-Fi network, run the Eduroam setup utility by visiting on each of your devices. This will configure your devices for the new certificate. Additional information is available in the OIT featured news article.

Canvas Tip: How Do I Know Students Are Reading My Feedback in Canvas?
Canvas’ SpeedGrader offers details about student submission activity, including whether or not they read your feedback. This information is available in the Submission Details screen within the SpeedGrader.

Also This Week ...

Battery Recycling is Changing
To improve safety and environmental impact, the Office of Risk Management and Safety and the Office of Sustainability have updated the process of collecting University-generated batteries on campus. Starting July 1, all battery buckets have been removed from workspaces, transitioning the responsible battery collection process to the online work order system. Visit

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.