TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (June 1)


For the Week of June 1

Deadlines or Registrations

Indiana-wide COVID-19 Research Networking Event
Jointly hosted by WISE Indiana (Wellbeing Informed by Science and Evidence in Indiana) and IPIC (Indiana Pandemic Information Collaborative), this event will let participants network with other investigators, share ongoing research, discuss priority areas for collaboration and disseminate available funding and support services. Register by Monday, June 8.
Wednesday, June 10; 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. virtually

Embracing Uncertainty for Notre Dame Staff
Join Dr. Peter Barnes, staff psychologist from the University Counseling Center, and Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., staff chaplain, to learn helpful ways to cope during these times, and how to deal with this uncertainty and the stress and anxiety it provokes. RSVP by Tuesday, June 9 — encouraged but not required.
Wednesday, June 10; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom (

Educational and Research Opportunities

Literature and Film in a Lockdown: Kylemore Book Club
This new, free, multimedia educational-enrichment program examines literature and films set in quarantine. Led by Professor Barry McCrea, this four-part series studies how to manage the psychological experience of quarantine and includes book excerpts, films, explainer videos and weekly interactive Zoom sessions. Learn more and register here.
Monday, June 1, online

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ Tableau: Introduction, Monday, June 8; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Photoshop CC, Level I: Introduction, Tuesday, June 9; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Basic Gmail (New Users), Wednesday, June 10; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Spreadsheets, Level I: Introduction, Wednesday, June 10; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Google Forms, Thursday, June 11; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level I: Working in Docs, Sheets and Slides, Thursday, June 11; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Faith and Service

Staff Caregivers Support Group
If you are a staff member currently caring for an aging parent, a spouse, or a child with special needs, you are welcome to join the caregivers support group for staff. This group offers the opportunity to connect with others, share information and struggles and listen to how others deal with their situations.
Thursday, June 4; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom (

Lectures and Presentations

Seminar: “Co-Responsibility for the Mission of the Church”
The McGrath Institute for Church Life is hosting a series of virtual seminars throughout the summer  aimed at empowering pastoral leaders and scholars for the work of renewing the Church. This week’s presentation, “Co-Responsibility for the Mission of the Church,” comes from John Cavadini, McGrath Institute for Church Life. Free, but registration is required.
Tuesday, June 2; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. via Zoom

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Lucidchart License to Change June 1
On Monday, June 1, the license policy for the Lucidchart service will change. On this date, there will be two types of licenses available. The basic license will provide view-only access to documents. The premium license allows you to create and edit documents and is available for a $50 annual fee. The Lucidchart service can be found in the collection of Google Apps in G Suite.

Reminder: Mandatory Zoom Upgrade
The Zoom service upgrade is complete. In order to connect to any meetings or classes at Notre Dame via Zoom, you must have the Zoom 5.0 client (or above) installed on your computer. New security encryption has been activated in Zoom versions 5.0 and above, and older versions of Zoom will no longer work. For assistance, contact the OIT Help Desk at 631-8111 or

Also this Week ...

Sakai Tip: Spring 2020 Courses Will Be Unpublished on June 2
If your students will continue to need access to your spring 2020 course site beyond the semester, you will need to re-publish the site in order for them to have access.

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.