TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Nov. 23)



For the Week of November 23


  • 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


Slow Look
Take a slow look at Danny Lyon’s “Hoe Line, Ferguson Prison, Huntsville, Texas” from “Conversations with the Dead” on view in “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.” We’ll place you in the exhibition via a live-stream and then use tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach the work.
Monday, Nov. 23; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom


Auditions for “An Old Family Recipe,” a New Musical
FTT seeks 16 actor/singers for a film production of this new musical by Veronica Mansour ’21, based on a story by Gabriel Krut and Veronica Mansour. Performers of all races, ethnicities and gender identities, as well as students with disabilities, are encouraged to audition. Open to all ND/SMC/HCC students, faculty and staff. Visit for synopsis, character breakdown and music demos, or to upload an audition video. Video submissions due by 11 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 28.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Hesburgh Library Building Hours and Access through Feb. 2
Currently through Tuesday, Feb. 2, Hesburgh Library will be open daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and beginning Monday, Nov. 23 (until Feb. 2), the building will be accessible during open hours using your ND ID card. Hesburgh Library will be closed on the following days: Nov. 25, 26, 27; Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31 and Jan. 1.
Get up-to-date information on Hesburgh Libraries access and services at

Change to OIT Help Desk Hours
Now that the fall semester has concluded, the OIT Help Desk has changed its hours:
  ∙ Mondays through Thursdays: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Wednesdays noon to 1:30 p.m.)
  ∙ Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  ∙ Saturdays and Sundays: closed

Walk-in assistance (appointment required): Mondays through Fridays: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For in-person assistance, bring your ID card to swipe at any DeBartolo Hall entry door as the building will be locked.

The Snite Museum of Art Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
The Snite Museum of Art will be open to the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross communities Tuesday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 28. The museum will be closed Wednesday through Friday, November 25-27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Deadlines or Registrations

Webinar: A Conversation with Provost Marie Lynn Miranda
The Thrive! professional development and networking committee, along with the Thrive! board and steering committee, invite everyone to a special, interactive conversation with Provost Marie Lynn Miranda. Provost Miranda will share stories of impactful moments from her own professional and personal journey to the University, including insights on topics such as mentorship and encouraging the next generation of female leaders. Register online by Monday, Nov. 30
Tuesday, Dec. 1; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

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. via Zoom

FedEx Office Print-on-Demand Portal Training
FedEx Office representatives will offer training on the newly updated FedEx Office Print-on-Demand portal during the next several weeks. Training will be provided via half-hour Zoom sessions. Contact DeeAnne Locsi to register: or 574-261-9026. See poster for details
Training Sessions: Thursday, Dec. 3; 1 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 10; 10 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 17; 11 a.m.

OIT Lunch & Learn: Socializing Using Zoom
Spending time with families and friends is important during the holidays, but it’s vital to adhere to safe social guidelines as well. This session will feature ways to socialize using Zoom. From playing games online with family around the country to doing crafts together to just plain mingling, there will be ideas for everyone to make this holiday a bit brighter. Those interested in attending must register at or contact A Zoom link will be sent once registration is complete.
Thursday, Dec. 10; noon to 1 p.m. 

Deals and Discounts

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

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ Tableau: Introduction, Tuesday, Dec. 1; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level III: Workflow, Tuesday, Dec. 1; 1 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Photoshop CC, Level II: Basic Photo Manipulation, Tuesday, Dec. 1; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Adobe Spark: Tell Your Story in Posts, Pages and Videos, Wednesday, Dec. 2; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Spreadsheets, Level II: Formulas and Functions, Wednesday, Dec. 2; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Excel 2019, Level II: PivotTables, Thursday, Dec. 3; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level II: Shared Drives, Thursday, Dec. 3; 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

Digital Advent and Christmas Crèche Calendar
Reflect on the Incarnation with the McGrath Institute for Church Life this Advent and Christmas season! Sign up for daily reflection emails that contain an image of a crèche from different parts of the world, a reflection and a prayer. The emails will begin the first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 29, and end Jan. 10. 

Sacred Places of Notre Dame
Each of us has a place at Notre Dame that is sacred to us. The Alumni Association invites you to join us again for “Sacred Places of Notre Dame, a Daily Advent Journey.” From Notre Dame Avenue, to the Log Chapel, to the Clarke Memorial Fountain and more, subscribe to follow along with these daily videos as we prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord.
Sunday, Nov. 29 through Friday, Dec. 25

Lectures and Presentations

Book Launch for Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “Between Two Millstones, Book 2”
Please join us for the virtual book launch for the long-awaited first English translation of Nobel Prize winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “Between Two Millstones, Book 2: Exile in America, 1978–1994” with Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Daniel Mahoney and O. Carter Snead, cohosted by Notre Dame Press and the Center for Ethics and Culture Solzhenitsyn Series.

Consider This! “COVID-19 Testing”
In the eighth installment of “Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation,” Liz Rulli, associate vice president for research, and Paul Hergenrother of Illinois Urbana Champaign will join the co-hosts for this discussion.
Monday, Nov. 23; 6 to 7 p.m. via webinar

Awareness to Action: World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
The Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) is excited to release the second installment of Awareness to Action. World Antimicrobial Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of antimicrobial resistance and prevent the spread of drug-resistant infections. Check out our Antimicrobial Awareness Week video featuring EIGH researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences.
Through Tuesday, Nov. 24

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

IT Maintenance
Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, through 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, Office of Information Technologies systems engineers will upgrade the OnBase service. During this time, the OnBase service will be unavailable some or most of the maintenance period.

Also This Week ...

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 by end of day Monday to order and pickup Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Sakai Tip: Submitting Final Semester Scores
Sakai does not send grades directly to the Registrar’s system. To submit your grades to the Registrar’s site, you can enter final letter grades manually or import student grades from your Sakai Gradebook.

Review Your Okta Account to Ensure Continued Access to IT Services
Don’t risk losing access to important ND services like your Gmail account. The OIT recommends that you have more than one device/method enrolled in Okta in case your primary device is lost, damaged or unavailable. If you receive a new cell phone or tablet, you’ll need to enroll the new device in Okta. This requires you to use your second verification method to complete the enrollment.

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.