TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Nov. 16)



For the Week of November 16


  • Since all departments are closed Wednesday, Nov. 25, as part of the extended Thanksgiving holiday, please submit your items by an earlier deadline of 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, so that all can enjoy the extra day off.

  • The student version of TheWeek@ND will continue through Sunday, Dec. 13, and start again Sunday, Jan. 10. It may be shorter in length, but be sure to always click the gold link at the top of each weekly email digest for the full online version listing more items.

Arts and Performances


Gallery Tour: Three and a Theme
Take some time out from your busy week to go on a virtual tour of three works from the exhibition “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.” For this month’s 30-minute tour, we will spend time contemplating activist images. Visit the link to register.
Wednesday, Nov. 18; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Student Center Hours
Both Duncan and LaFortune will maintain regular hours through Thursday, Nov. 19.
Duncan: Weekdays 5:45 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday, Nov. 20, 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
LaFortune: Weekdays 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday, Nov. 20, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
On Saturday, Nov. 21, LaFortune will close at 2 p.m., followed by Duncan at 4 p.m. Visit for more information on hours in both student centers.

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Spring Updates
The center recently announced its plans to remain closed to the public for the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year, canceling spring Presenting Series events. Read the announcement here.  

Deadlines or Registrations

Time-Out for Tech: Holiday Text in InDesign
Adobe InDesign can help you perk up holiday material with some simple text tricks. This short session will show you how to make text that looks like candy canes and text that is wrapped in Christmas lights.
Wednesday, Dec. 2; 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Deals and Discounts

25% Off All Apparel, Gifts, Accessories and Clearance — Hammes Bookstore
Time to stock up for the holidays with 25 percent off all ND gifts, apparel and clearance. This sale is available online or at any open bookstore location including the outlet center.
Sale runs through Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Warren Golf Shop End-of-Season Merchandise Sale
Take advantage of the end-of-season sale at the Warren Golf Course Pro Shop. Up to 40 percent off men’s and women’s Notre Dame apparel and other golf accessories from such brands as Under Armour, Cutter & Buck, Peter Millar and johnnie-O.
Through Friday, Dec. 18

Diversity and Inclusion

Thrive! Presents “Let’s Zoom Lunch”
Join Thrive! for another virtual edition of Let’s Do Lunch, designed to help you connect with colleagues from across campus. In the midst of a difficult year, we invite you to gather with us as we make space for gratitude. As always, drop in when you can and stay as long as you like. RSVP to receive a Zoom meeting invitation. All are welcome.
Thursday, Nov. 19; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Workshop: Managing My Career
This workshop focuses on the stages of Notre Dame’s career management process. Participants will complete various assessments and activities that will assist in the identification of personal interests, professional aspirations and lifestyle needs. Please register via and accept the endeavor email confirmation.
Tuesday, Nov. 17; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

2020 GIS Day Virtual Workshops
Join us for our annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives. Learn more about GIS through two virtual workshops presented by GIS Librarian Matthew Sisk.
Wednesday, Nov. 18; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. via Zoom
“Introduction to Geographic Information Systems”: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
“ArcGIS Online”: 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Faith and Service

Staff Grief Support Group
If you are a staff member who has experienced the death of a loved one — a child, a spouse, a parent, a close friend or colleague — you are invited to join a support group of other staff members who have experienced the loss of a loved one. RSVP here.
Tuesday, Nov. 17; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Annual Underwear and Sock Drive
Donation boxes are in the Hesburgh Library main concourse and in the first-floor and third-floor lobbies of Geddes Hall through Friday, Nov. 20. New items only, please. Men’s, women’s and children’s sizes needed. New, unused masks also accepted. Sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar: “Consider This! Special Populations”
In part seven of “Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation,” guests Debra Stanley, founder of Imani Unidad Inc. and Sheriff William Redman will discuss the impact on populations uniquely vulnerable to the coronavirus due to race, socioeconomic class, family structure, age, gender and the intersection of many different factors.
Monday, Nov. 16; 6 to 7 p.m. via webinar

Inspiring Conversations: “The Heart’s Desire and Social Change: Finding the Path to Meaning and Mission”
We invite you to join a Zoom discussion with Rev. Dan Groody, C.S.C., vice president and associate provost. The conversation will explore how learning to become more self-aware leads to self-development and ultimately self-gift. This progression can lead to greater personal happiness.
Tuesday, Nov. 17; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion: “A Healing, Unifying, Enlightening Force for a World Deeply in Need: The International Mission of the University of Notre Dame”
A panel of Notre Dame faculty and administrators will discuss the Catholic mission of the University and the importance of international study, research and partnerships that advance this mission. Learn more and register here.
Wednesday, Nov. 18; 9 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series: “De desamor:” Cristina Rivera Garza’s Literary Landscapes
Dominique Vargas will examine Mexican literary representation of fictional border landscapes as aesthetic analysis of contemporary realities, focusing on Cristina Rivera Garza’s novella, “El Mal de La Taiga” and her collection, “Grieving: Dispatches from a Wounded Country.” Registration is required.
Wednesday, Nov. 18; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: COVID-19 Scams
Scammers use all sorts of tricks to try to get your information and during the coronavirus is no exception. Come to this short session and learn about the various coronavirus scams and how to avoid them.
Wednesday, Nov. 18; 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Where We’re Going: “Privacy — Global Viewpoint”
“Where We’re Going,” ThinkND’s series that invites University, national and international experts to discuss key topics, concludes its look at privacy. Join us for our global viewpoint session where we’ll discuss privacy law, applications and ethical implications with guests from around the world.
Thursday, Nov. 19; 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Campus Shuttle Service Suspended
The Campus Shuttle service was temporarily suspended at end of day Friday, Nov. 13, and will restart at the beginning of day Monday, Feb. 1. Campus parking lots will be open and available for faculty, staff and remaining students to park closer to their buildings. Please contact the Parking Services Office at 631-5053 or for assistance in locating available parking.   

Also This Week ...

Hesburgh Library Open Until 4 a.m. for Finals
Currently, Hesburgh Library is open:
Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.
∙ Mondays through Fridays, 7 a.m. to 4 a.m.
∙ Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.

On Friday, Nov. 20, Hesburgh Library will close at 8 p.m. Get up-to-date information on Hesburgh Libraries access and services at

Sakai Tip: Is Your Sakai Exam Set Up Correctly?
Publishing a test in Sakai involves two important steps: designing the questions, then considering the delivery. Test settings contain crucial decisions about how students will navigate and complete the test, and can make all the difference by preventing possible technical glitches and added stress during their finals.

Thanksgiving Carryout from Rohr’s
Leave the cooking to us and squeeze in some more family time this Thanksgiving. Our talented chefs are preparing some of your holiday favorites and will provide reheating instructions for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Menu highlights include turkey, baked mac ‘n’ cheese, homemade stuffing and more! Call 631-2018 to order and pickup Wednesday, Nov. 25.

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.