TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Nov 21)



For the Week of November 21

NOTICE: Early submission deadline. For future listings in the Sunday, Nov. 27, student version and the Monday, Nov. 28, faculty/staff/postdoc version, please submit your entries directly by the earlier deadline of noon Monday, Nov. 21 (due to the shortened work week prior to Thanksgiving).

Arts and Performances


“Daughters of Our Lady: Finding a Place at Notre Dame”
In 2022, the University celebrates 50 years of coeducation. “Daughters of Our Lady: Finding a Place at Notre Dame” joins the year-long celebrations throughout campus. This exhibit presents a selection of materials from Notre Dame Archives that record the journey toward coeducation.
Mondays through Fridays until Dec. 16; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 102), Hesburgh Library


“Stunt Rock” (1978)
Take the thrill of stunts and the excitement of rock ’n’ roll, fuse them together and you get the classically bizarre “Stunt Rock.” Featuring nonstop action, a killer soundtrack and pedal-to-the-metal direction by Ozploitation king Brian Trenchard-Smith, “Stunt Rock” is an adrenaline-fueled cult classic that’s a death wish at 120 decibels. 91 minutes. Faculty/Staff: $6. Students: free.
Tuesday, Nov. 22; 8 to 9:30 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


South Bend Symphony Orchestra Presents “The Snowman”
Conclude the Thanksgiving weekend with the entire family at “The Snowman.” Travel to the North Pole with James and his new friend made of snow as they visit Father Christmas! Along with the Notre Dame Children’s Choir led by Mark Doerries, this afternoon is a fantastic way to start your holiday season with the family. Faculty, Staff, and Students: $10.
Sunday, Nov. 27; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Thanksgiving Hours
Nov. 21-22: Noon-5 p.m.
Nov. 23-27: Ticket Office windows are closed.*
*On Wednesday, Nov. 23: Phone calls will be taken between noon and 5 p.m.
The center’s Ticket Office will open one hour prior to all ticketed performances. 

Hesburgh Library Thanksgiving Hours and Finals Hours

Find all branch and service desk hours at Hesburgh Library will have limited hours during Thanksgiving break. It will close at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, and will remain closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25, reopening at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. The library will begin finals hours (open 24/7) at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, through 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16.

Snite Museum Thanksgiving Holiday
The Snite Museum of Art will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25, in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. The museum will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. Admission is free and open to the public.

Deadlines or Registrations

Auditions for “Dawn’s Early Light,” a New Student-Written Musical by Solomon Duane ’24
Set in the 1940s, “Dawn’s Early Light” follows the story of an Italian American family in Buffalo, New York, during World War II. This new musical-theater production seeks to address today’s issues in a historic world filled with big-band music, swing dance and the flashing colors of the WWII home front.
Directed by Matt Hawkins. Auditions via video submission by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28.

A Collective Approach to Reincorporation of Former FARC Rebels: Lessons for Today’s Peace Talks
Featuring Juan Fernando, Business on the Frontlines Fellow. Free, and lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by Business on the Frontlines and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Register here.
Tuesday, Nov. 29; noon to 1 p.m. in Stayer Center Commons B

Harmony with Humanity and Nature: Honoring the Legacy of Thích Nhất Hạnh
Thích Nhất Hạnh drew on traditional Buddhist wisdom to imagine and advocate for a better world, inspiring millions through Engaged Buddhism. What did we gain from his teaching and activism? How can we live in harmony with nature and humanity? Join us for insights at this panel discussion. Lunch will be provided. Presented by the Keough School’s Ansari Institute and Liu Institute. Register ahead of time to attend in person via this link

Tuesday, Nov. 29; noon to 1 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, or via Zoom

EAP Workshop: Small Talk
In both social and professional settings, being able to carry spontaneous, casual and culturally appropriate conversations is an important skill. This session introduces participants to the art of small talk to break the ice and set a favorable atmosphere when socializing or networking.
Wednesday, Nov. 30; 11 a.m. to noon online via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: Creating a Christmas GIF
It’s never too early to get in the Christmas spirit. And you can do so by creating an animated GIF in Photoshop. This session will show how easy it is to make a festive GIF with your graphics or photos without knowing how to use Photoshop. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, Dec. 1; 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Apply Now for the 2023 Berlin Summer Program
Apply now for the 2023 Berlin Summer Study Abroad Program! No German? No problem! Take classes in English to fulfill your University or major requirements during this six-week, 6-credit program lasting from May 26 to July 8 in Berlin. Open to all, including graduating seniors. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 
Apply by Friday, Dec. 9.

Naughton Fellowship Applications
The Naughton Fellowship program provides opportunities for students and faculty from some of Ireland’s leading research universities and Notre Dame to experience international education in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.
Due by 5 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Registration Open for the 2023 CST Conference
The Justice Sown in Peace conference will examine justice issues central to our time, hosting global scholars working to expand the Catholic social tradition through intellectual, artistic and social engagement. Registration to attend is open online.

Thursday through Saturday, March 23-25, on campus

Educational and Research Opportunities

Technology Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge. Check the class description in Endeavor for the method of delivery of each class.
∙ GLez Training, Monday, Nov. 21; 1:30 to 3 p.m.
∙ travelND Training, Tuesday, Nov. 22; 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

Sacred Stories of Notre Dame

Join the Alumni Association for Sacred Stories of Notre Dame, as students, alumni, faculty and staff share their sacred experiences across and beyond our beloved campus. These sacred stories will center the deeply spiritual connections that have been possible through Notre Dame. To journey along, text “Advent” to 51555 or visit
Sunday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Dec. 25

Digital Advent and Christmas Crèche Calendar
Receive a daily email from the McGrath Institute for Church Life from the first Sunday of Advent through Jan. 9, with an image and description of a Crèche (Nativity scene) from a different part of the world, along with a brief prayer.
Sunday, Nov. 27, through Monday, Jan. 9

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Reuse or Remove Canvas Test Student
Once you activate Student View, the Test Student is shown in your Gradebook and SpeedGrader and is automatically added to every section in your course. If you want to remove the test student completely, you will have to remove the test student from your section enrollments.

Canvas Tip: Sakai to Canvas Transitions Ending Jan. 23
If you are an instructor who used Sakai in the past and would like assistance transitioning to Canvas, time is running out. Fill out this form to let the LMS Transition team know how they can help you prepare to teach in January.

Canvas Tip: Student Prep for Online Tests
Regardless of the online platform you utilize for final examinations this semester, prepare students for a positive experience. Advise them to start with a fresh browser, use only a single tab in the system and not take the test on a tablet. Send the Canvas essential tips to students before their finals.

Also This Week ...

Help Public Affairs Update Its Records
Let the Office of Public Affairs know if you serve on the board of a local nonprofit. If the University is a sponsor of your nonprofit’s event, Public Affairs will contact you first with free tickets to that event. Email

Noise Alert: Hesburgh Library Beth and Lou Holtz Family Grand Reading Room Renovation
Work has begun on the atrium opening for the Beth and Lou Holtz Family Grand Reading Room on the first and second floors of Hesburgh Library. Users will likely experience loud intermittent noise and odor. Work on the atrium opening is expected to take place through the end of November. We apologize for any inconvenience during the renewal of the Hesburgh Library.

Keep up to date on new hires and 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.