TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (June 15)


For the Week of June 15

Deadlines or Registrations

THRIVE! Lunch Pairings
The Thrive! Ambassadors will offer another round of lunch pairings in July. Simply sign up 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 by Monday, July 6.

Change Management Communities of Practice: “All Change is Behavioral Change”
A condensed version of the book “Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard,” by Chip and Dan Heath will be shown followed by an open discussion. Topics include why it’s so hard to make lasting changes, how the rational and emotional mind compete to impede a change effort and ways to overcome these obstacles effectively. Register by 5 p.m., Monday, June 29. When you register, a calendar invitation will be sent to you with the Zoom link for the meeting.
Tuesday, June 30; 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Workshops: “Multicultural Competencies and Hiring Game Changers at ND”
These workshops are 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 for one day of classes offered virtually:
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, June 16, 17 or 18
Multicultural Competencies: 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Hiring Game Changers: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

“Literature & Film in Lockdown” (Week 1 of the Kylemore Book Club)
The first live session includes Professor Barry McCrea who will introduce us to literature during previous times of lockdowns and plagues. There is no pre-reading required, but be sure to watch McCrea’s 5-minute explainer videos on ThinkND and register to participate in the Zoom session and LinkedIn discussion board.
Wednesday, June 17; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Managing My Career
Review the stages of an effective Career Management Process, and learn about resources that help identify interests and career fit. Participants will complete the Harrison Assessment that identifies the tasks and positions you would enjoy in the workplace. Enroll through by noon Wednesday, June 17 to receive the assessment link, which is prework-required.
Thursday, June 18; 11 a.m. to noon virtually

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ Photoshop CC, Level II: Basic Photo Manipulation, Tuesday, June 23; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level II: More Drive Features, Wednesday, June 24; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Google Sheets, Level II: Pivot Tables, Thursday, June 25; 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

Everyday Holiness Podcast: Season Three
Catch up on the final episodes of the third season of FaithND's podcast, Everyday Holiness. Hear inspiring stories from people in the Notre Dame family, including Rev. Dan Groody, C.S.C., Rev. Mel Tardy, a deacon, Annie Tardy, professor Gabriel Reynolds and Sister Edelquine Shivachi.

Lectures and Presentations

ND Vita Institute: Pro-Life Training Webinar Series
The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture presents the Vita Institute, its annual training program on pro-life fundamentals discussing philosophy, biology, law, theology and social science issues surrounding human dignity at the beginning of life, as a series of five webinars the week of June 15–19. Register once to attend one or more session.
Monday through Friday, June 15 to 19; 8 to 9:15 p.m. via Zoom webinar

Seminar: “The Liturgical Formation of the Family for Co-Responsibility”
The McGrath Institute for Church Life is hosting 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 presentation comes from Timothy O’Malley (Notre Dame), Karen Shadle (Archdiocese of Louisville) and Katharine Harmon (Marian University). Free, but registration is required.
Tuesday, June 16; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. via Zoom
NDI Global Roundtable Series: “Success and Challenges in Social Distancing: Perspectives from Brazil, Italy and Kenya”
Notre Dame International invites all members of the Notre Dame community and friends of the University to the first event in a series of virtual events dedicated to internationalizing conversations on issues of vital importance. This first roundtable will focus on the consequences of social distancing. Registration is required.
Thursday, June 18; 9 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Safety, Parking and Traffic

(UPDATED) Important Parking Permit Registration Update
The University has begun implementing a number of changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist with these changes, the Parking Services team will be extending all Faculty/Staff permits thru June 30, 2021. We are asking all Faculty/Staff members to register your vehicle(s) online as you have done in the past by using iNDCARS through InsideND. Parking Services will not be issuing new hang tags for the upcoming year. We ask that you retain your current parking permits and display as normal. Permit registration for all hang-tag types will resume next year. If you have misplaced or discarded your current permit, please contact Parking Services for a new permit after completing the registration. 

University members who hold temporary permits in the form of paper decals have also received an extension on their permits. Temporary permits will be extended through September 1, 2020. The Parking Services team asks that any University member who holds a temporary permit that has expired or will expire by or near September 1, 2020, to please stop by the Parking Services office to obtain a new permit. 

Also this Week ...

Sakai Tip: Looking to Try Something New in Sakai?
Sakai team members are available all summer to help you set up your fall course sites. They can discuss your teaching goals and help you find ways to use Sakai for a dual-delivery course arrangement. They are also available for consultation to help you think about new ways to use Sakai for your courses. Contact them at

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.