TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (July 6)


For the Week of July 6

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Announces Reopening Plan
On July 1, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center announced the cancellation of fall Presenting Series events. Instead, the center and its staff will support the University by using its venues as physically-distanced classrooms. The cancellation also affects fall programming in the Browning Cinema. Click the link to read the full announcement.

Deadlines or Registrations

Thrive! Lunch Pairings
The Thrive! Ambassadors offer another round of lunch pairings in July. Simply sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, July 6, and Thrive! will randomly pair you with a lunch partner from another division. Given the current circumstances, you and your lunch partner may choose to schedule your meeting via web conference or by telephone. Please contact Jessica Schiller at or 631-7923 for more information.

Educational and Research Opportunities

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ Google Drive, Level I: Working in Docs, Sheets and Slides,Tuesday, July 14; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Adobe Rush: Video Editing and Creation, Tuesday, July 14; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ Data Governance Boot Camp,Wednesday, July 15; 10 a.m. to noon
∙ Qualtrics, Level III: Workflow,Wednesday, July 15; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Excel 2019, Level II: PivotTables,Thursday, 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

Multicultural Competencies & Hiring Game Changers
This is an integral part of our diversity and inclusion initiative that engages all staff in a learning environment to help foster a campus culture of inclusivity. Supervisors or hiring managers who have not yet participated in this training should register for an upcoming virtual workshop. Please register via
One-day two-part virtual series:
Offered Tuesday, July 14, Wednesday, July 22, Thursday, July 23, or Tuesday, July 28
Multicultural Competencies: 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Hiring Game Changers: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Lectures and Presentations

Literature and Film in Lockdown: (Week 4 of the Kylemore Book Club)
Join us for the final live session with Professor Barry McCrea, who will discuss “The Plague,” by Albert Camus. To prepare for the discussion, read the book and watch McCrea’s 5-minute explainer videos on ThinkND. Register to participate in the Zoom meeting and LinkedIn discussion board.
Wednesday, July 8; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Seminar: “Co-Responsibility for Care of the Vulnerable”
The McGrath Institute for Church Life hosts a series of virtual seminars throughout summer 2020 aimed at empowering pastoral leaders and scholars for the work of renewing the Church. This week’s speakers include Jessica Keating, program director for the Office of Life and Human Dignity; John Cavadini, professor of theology; Charles Camosy, associate professor of bioethics, Fordham University; and Margaret Pfeil, associate teaching professor, department of theology and Center for Social Concerns.
Free, registration required.
Wednesday, July 8; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. via Zoom

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Run the eduroam Setup Utility Now to Maintain WiFi Connectivity on Campus
The eduroam certificate will expire at the end of this year. To reduce impact during the academic year, the OIT will update this certificate at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 13. To ensure you can connect to the campus Wi-Fi network, run the eduroam setup utility on all your wireless devices as soon as possible. This will configure your devices for the new certificate. You can do this from any location.

Zoom Recordings Also Stored in Panopto
All Zoom recordings saved to the cloud beginning Monday, July 6, will be copied to your private folder in the Panopto video platform service. Zoom recordings made before July 6 will not be affected and remain in Zoom cloud. Panopto provides improved sharing options and security features.

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Tips for Reusing Sakai Content
As you prepare to set up your new Sakai course sites for Fall 2020, you don’t have to recreate your course site from scratch. General course site design and content can be imported and reused from old sites, but it’s good to be aware of what condition it’ll be in once imported.

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.