TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (June 8)


For the Week of June 8

Deadlines or Registrations

OIT Lunch & Learn (online session): Google’s Latest Updates
Learn about the latest features Google has added to G Suite products. Topics covered include how to set up multiple signature templates in Gmail, turn your Google My Drive space into a dashboard using Drive Shortcuts, the redesigned file and folder sharing interface in Google Drive and more!
Register at or email
Tuesday, June 23; noon to 1 p.m.

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.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level II: Contact Lists and Embedded Data, Tuesday, June 16; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Basic Google Calendar (New Users), Tuesday, June 16; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level II: Shared Drives, Wednesday, June 17; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ InDesign CC, Level I: Basic Document Creation, Thursday, June 18; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ Google Sheets, Level II: Macros Introduction, Thursday, June 18; 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

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 (

Lectures and Presentations

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 through book excerpts, films, explainer videos and weekly interactive Zoom sessions. Registration is open now.
Monday, June 8; online

Indiana-wide COVID-19 Research Networking Event
Jointly hosted by Wellbeing Informed by Science and Evidence (WISE Indiana) and Indiana Pandemic Information Collaborative (IPIC), 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

Seminar: “Using Media Well Together: Co-Responsibility & Church Communications”
Presented by Brett Robinson, McGrath Institute for Church Life. The series of virtual seminars throughout the summer aims at empowering pastoral leaders and scholars for the work of renewing the Church. Registration is required.
Wednesday, June 10; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. via Zoom

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

IT Maintenance Begins on June 13
From 8 a.m. Saturday, June 13 through 8 p.m. Sunday, June 14 Office of Information Technologies (OIT) systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades. Details available here.

Password Requirement to Enhance Zoom Security
In a continual effort to improve security, Zoom has indicated it will begin requiring passwords for all Zoom meetings soon. To make the transition smoother for campus, OIT Zoom administrators will update the Zoom service to require meeting passwords during the upcoming IT maintenance weekend that begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 13 through 8 p.m. Sunday, June 14.

Also this Week ...

Sakai Tip: Setting Up New Course Sites
Course sites for the summer and fall semesters are now in Sakai. You can import files, assignments and quizzes from other course sites by using Sakai’s Import from Site feature.

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.