TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (June 29)


For the Week of June 29

Deadlines or Registrations

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
Two-part series:
Multicultural Competencies: 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Hiring Game Changers: 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14; virtually

Thrive! Lunch Pairings
The Thrive! Ambassadors will offer another round of lunch pairings in July. Simply sign up by 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.
∙ AiM Work Request Training, Monday, July 6; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ Adobe Spark: Tell Your Story in Posts, Pages and Videos, Wednesday, July 8; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ Google Drive, Level I: Introduction to Drive, Wednesday, July 8; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Spreadsheets, Level I: Introduction, Thursday, July 9; 8:30 a.m. to noon 
∙ Photoshop CC, Level II: Basic Layers and Text, Thursday, July 9; 2 to 4:30 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
This group is for staff members who are caring for an aging parent, a spouse or a child with special needs. The group can offer the opportunity to connect with others, share information and struggles and listen to how others deal with their situations. Contact Staff Chaplain Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C.
Thursday, July 2; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Lectures and Presentations

Virtual Discussion: “Change Management Communities of Practice: All Change is Behavioral Change”
A condensed version of the book “Switch,” 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.
Register by 5 p.m. Monday, June 29. After you register, a Calendar invitation will be sent to you with the Zoom meeting link.
Tuesday, June 30; 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series: “Partners for a Cure: Fighting Cancer in Mexico”
Registration is requested. Through collaboration with longtime Notre Dame partners Una Nueva Esperanza and UPAEP, ND’s Harper Cancer Institute has conducted innovative and integrative research that confronts the complex challenges of cancer. Maria del Rocio Baños Lara of Una Nueva Esperanza, Sharon Stack and Thomas Merluzzi will share their current efforts and plans for future collaboration.
Tuesday, June 30; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Seminar: “Creating Cultures of Belonging”
Part of “Called & Co-Responsible: Summer Seminars for Church Life Renewal,” hosted by the McGrath Institute for Church Life and aimed at empowering pastoral leaders and scholars for the work of renewing the Church. Speakers include Colleen Moore, Jessica Brock and Madeline Infantine. Free; registration is required.
Tuesday, June 30; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. via Zoom

Voice and Text Workshop (Part of the NDSF 2020)
Discover more about voicing Shakespeare’s text for a modern audience from Stanton Davis, head of BFA performance at Northern Illinois University. YouTube link will be available via
Tuesday, June 30; 7 to 8 p.m. online via

“Literature and Film in Lockdown” (Week 3 of the Kylemore Book Club)
The third live session includes Professor Barry McCrea, who will discuss a few scenes from the Alfred Hitchcock film “Rear Window.” To prepare for the discussion, watch the film and McCrea’s five-minute explainer videos on ThinkND. Register to participate in the Zoom session and LinkedIn discussion board.
Wednesday, July 1; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Panel Discussion: “The Intersection of Race, Ethnicity and Identity”
Join the Africa Graduate Club for a virtual panel discussing systemic racism and viable steps toward eliminating racial bias. Kindly register here to attend:
Wednesday, July 1; 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Google Chat Will Replace Hangouts
On Wednesday, July 1, Google Chat ( will replace Classic Hangouts as the preferred instant messaging service for all ND Google accounts. This is a result of Google’s announcement to retire its Classic Hangouts service by the end of 2020. This is a rolling change and may take up to 24 hours to appear in your account. It does not affect the Google Meet video conferencing service.

Also This Week ...

Coming Soon: buyND+
buyND+ Procurement Services in partnership with the ND Innovates team will be introducing a new, simpler and more streamlined experience in the procurement process, from source-to-pay. All buyND users will receive newsletter updates on these exciting new changes coming in 2020!

Sakai Tip: Tips for Online Testing
This semester students continue to study remotely, often in their homes with differing levels of technology and internet connectivity. If you are using Sakai (or any website) to create assessments, take a moment to review our list of best practices to guarantee that students can focus on their work instead of technology issues.

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.