TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (July 5)


For the Week of July 5

Arts and Performances


Slow Look
Ease back into the week with a Slow Look at Kiki Smith’s “Spark.” Use tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach and understand this work of art.
Thursday, July 8; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom


DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s 2021-22 Season Announced
The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center has announced its 2021-22 Presenting Series artists. Many previously canceled artists have been rescheduled, including Matthew Morrison, Yo-Yo Ma and The Boston Pops on Tour, among others. Season ticket sales begin Monday, July 26, and single tickets will be available for purchase beginning Monday, Aug. 23. Students, faculty and staff receive discounted tickets with a Notre Dame account.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Earn Your Notre Dame M.S. in Business Analytics
The M.S. in Business Analytics at Mendoza is a one-year part-time program for working professionals. Dig deep into concepts like data visualization, predictive modeling and cloud analytics to advance your career. Tuition benefits apply! Reap the rewards of a business analytics degree. Register for this webinar to learn more.
Tuesday, July 27; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ GLez Training, Tuesday, July 13; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Qualtrics Forms Review: Form Building, Tuesday, July 13; 2 to 3 p.m.
∙ Creating Posters and Digital Signs Review, Wednesday, July 14; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Tableau: Introduction, Thursday, July 15; 8:30 a.m. to noon 
∙ Google Drive: Introductory Refresher, Thursday, July 15; 2 to 3 p.m.
∙ Google Sheets, Level III: Intermediate Functions, Friday, July 16; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Faith and Service

Audition Now for the Basilica Schola
The Basilica Schola is a select vocal ensemble, composed of about 16 members of Notre Dame faculty, staff and students. This group specializes in unaccompanied sacred choral music, with a special focus on Renaissance polyphony. The choir sings for Sunday Vespers in the Basilica, special Masses and other services throughout the academic year. To schedule an audition, please contact Jonathan Hehn at or 631-6536. Visit to learn more.

Lectures and Presentations

“Ireland’s Generation X?”: A Conversation Between Barry McCrea and Claire Kilroy
The final conversation in the series is between Barry McCrea, the Keough Family Chair of Irish Studies, and the writer Claire Kilroy, who won the Rooney Prize for Literature in 2004 with her debut novel “All Summer” (2003). Her other novels include “Tenderwire” (2006), “All Names Have Been Changed” (2009) and “The Devil I Know” (2012).
Wednesday, July 7; 2 to 3 p.m. via webinar

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

buyND+ New User Experience is Live
Introducing a new way of shopping in buyND+. The new modernized user interface includes a streamlined design for site navigation and a guided shopping option designed to guide you effortlessly to available products and suppliers. The system will offer a procure-to-pay environment transforming the end-to-end process across shopping, search, requisitions, orders and invoices.

Bug Fix to Sakai’s Tests & Quizzes Tool
The May 27 upgrade to Sakai brought along an issue that prevented student answers from being saved if they navigated a test using the Question Progress feature. That bug was fixed and applied to the instance of Sakai on June 24.

Also This Week ...

Consumer Confidence Report Availability
The University owns and operates its own public water supply that serves campus and C.S.C. buildings. The Utilities Department manages the operation of the system and, as part of its regulatory obligations, produces an annual consumer confidence report to provide water quality information to its consumers. The University’s 2020 report can be found on the Utilities Department website.

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.