TheWeek@ND Student Edition (April 19)


For the Week of April 19

University Initiatives

Notre Dame Day
The eighth annual Notre Dame Day is here! Please tune in to the live broadcast featuring amazing stories of students, professors, alumni and friends of Notre Dame who are making an impact all over the world. 
The Notre Dame Day broadcast will be live from campus on:
Sunday, April 18; 6:42 p.m. to 12:11 a.m.
Monday, April 19; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6:42 p.m. to 12:11 a.m.

Prayer Service for Racial Justice
The Notre Dame community is invited to gather for a prayer service for racial justice. University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will offer words of welcome, and Vice President and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs Rev. Hugh Page will offer a brief reflection. 
If you plan to attend in person, COVID health and safety measures will be in place, and those in attendance will be required to wear a mask and maintain physical distance. The prayer service will also be live streamed on the Campus Ministry website.
Monday, April 19; 5 p.m. at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes 

Arts and Performances


2021 MFA Candidates Thesis Exhibition
This annual exhibition is composed of the culminating thesis projects created by the six students graduating in May from the three-year Master of Fine Arts degree program in the Department of Art, Art History and Design.
Tuesday, April 20, through Saturday, May 22, in the O’Shaughnessy Galleries (West), Snite Museum of Art

Gallery Tour: Three on a Theme
Take some time out from your busy week to go on a virtual tour of three works from the museum’s vast collections. For this 30-minute tour, participants will celebrate Earth Day by exploring works of art that connect us with our planet. Register via the link.
Thursday, April 22; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

BFA/BA Honors Thesis Exhibition
This annual exhibition consists of the culminating thesis projects created by the students graduating with a BFA or BA Honors​ degree from the Department of Art, Art History and Design.
Friday, April 23, through Friday, May 21; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the AAHD Gallery (Room 214), Riley Hall


Senior Thesis Play Reading: “To Be Well”
A modern play inspired by the writings of the medieval female Christian mystic Julian of Norwich. The play centers around Liz, a high school student whose spiritual life is greatly impacted by both the mystical writings of Julian and her own intense mental health struggles. This senior thesis project is by Julia Goldschmidt in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre.
Tuesday, April 20; 7:30 p.m. online

Also live streamed to the SUB YouTube page. In the event of bad weather it will be totally virtual. 
Thursday, April 22; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Notre Dame Dance Company Spring Showcase
Catch the 70+ dancers performing tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop and contemporary routines.
Thursday and Friday, April 22 and 23; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the main stage, Washington Hall (Invite only. $5)
Saturday, April 24; 9 to 11 p.m. on South Lawn (Free and open to the campus community)

Live Music by Blammo

Sit around the fire pits and enjoy the company of your friends.
Friday, April 23; 9 to 11 p.m. on South Lawn

Play: “The Taming of the Shrew”
The Not-So-Royal Shakespeare Company will perform its spring show, directed by Isobel Grogan and assistant directed by Cate Cappelmann. Seating is limited. Tickets are $5.
Saturday, April 24; 7 to 9 p.m. on the Mainstage, Washington Hall

Awards and Competitions

Flaherty Food Fights — Vote for Your Favorite Cake
Every dollar donated counts as one vote for a residence hall’s cake. You can donate an unlimited number of times and for multiple residence halls. The one with the highest number of votes at the end of Saturday, April 24, will be named the FFF Campus Grand Champion! All proceeds benefit Beacon Children’s Hospital.
Voting is now open and ends at midnight Saturday, April 24

Deadlines or Registrations

Time-Out for Tech: “Filters in Photoshop”
Do you want to look younger, thinner and happier? This session will teach you how to do just that —digitally, at least! Learn about Photoshop’s newest filters and discover how to change someone’s expression, pose and age in mere seconds. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Tuesday, April 27; 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Information Sessions: Energy Studies Minor
If you are interested in becoming a leader in the future of energy decisions and climate change, attend an information session to learn about the interdisciplinary energy studies minor. It is open to all majors. Register here.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Peer Mentor Program
Join the Office of Student Enrichment for a peer mentor program that allows an opportunity to ask first-gen/limited-resourced students about topics such as study abroad, student experience funding, finding internships, pursuing majors, getting involved on campus and more. Free personal pizzas will be provided for students who register in advance. Sign up here.
Monday, April 19; 7 to 8 p.m. on Fieldhouse Mall
Tuesday, April 20; 7 to 8 p.m.

Landscape Painting with Adobe Fresco
Learn how to create a landscape painting using Adobe Fresco — a powerful drawing app with the world’s largest digital brush collection.
Tuesday, April 20; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Exploring Non-Academic Careers
Join the Graduate Student Union for a professional development panel featuring economic, management and social impact consultants working at the Boston Consulting Group, Brattle Group, McKinsey and Co. and L.E.K. Consulting. Graduate students, register and attend for a chance to win a $150 professional development grant. Register here:
Tuesday, April 20; 3 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Notre Dame Toastmasters
Want to speak better in groups, in speeches, online or in person? Try Toastmasters. We’re open to all with an ND affiliation, and to Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students. Visit Fill out the Contact Us form and you’ll be sent a link to the Zoom meeting.
Every Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lightning Talks and Discussion: “Predatory Publishing and Questionable Conferences”
What is predatory publishing and what can you do to protect your academic reputation? (Note: If you are unable to attend on this date, please complete the registration form to indicate that you are interested in attending on another date.)
Wednesday, April 21; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Intro to Github and Markdown
Learn the basic functions of contributing to a repository and writing documents in its preferred plain-text format, markdown.
Thursday, April 22; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

EAP Workshop: “Editing and Revising Academic English”
Do you ever feel frustrated with the monotonous editing and revising process of writing? Take the stress out of academic English and join this workshop to create a plan of action for editing and revisions. Participants will have an opportunity to practice revising a short text.
Friday, April 23; 1 to 2:15 p.m. via Zoom


Meruelo Family Center for Career Development

Summer Plans: Tools for Finding a Summer Experience
Looking for a summer internship or career opportunity? Join this interactive workshop to learn about the resources that can help you find a valuable summer experience.
Monday, April 19; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Interview Prep for Investment Banking and Asset Management
This is an interactive workshop between the Center for Career Development and the Wall Street Club. We will review and practice all elements of an investing banking interview, including the introductions, behavioral questions and a brief overview of technical questions.
Monday, April 19; 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. virtually

Management Consulted: Networking for Consulting Strategy Call
During this conversation, we’ll go over a strategy to successfully network your way into a role with firms such as McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloitte and others.
Tuesday, April 20; 3 to 4 p.m. virtually

Networking: Not as Scary as It Seems
This session will explore the power of networking and building your social capital. We will talk about tips on how to identify and reach out to people, what to say, the cadence of communication and the questions to ask.
Tuesday, April 20; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Foreign Affairs Open House: Spring 2021 Virtual Graduate School Fair
The Foreign Affairs Open House will connect you directly with school representatives to explore school program information and opportunities. Choose which schools you want to interact with and then engage in one-on-one text and video conversations directly with a representative at those institutions.
Wednesday, April 21; 11 a.m. to noon virtually

Job Search Toolkit Series — Finding Career Fit through Review Sites
Join Graduate Career Services on Wednesdays throughout the spring semester to learn more about the best online tools available to find career opportunities. We will cover general review sites, career path-specific sites and informational interviewing.
Wednesday, April 21; noon to 12:30 p.m. virtually

Writing an Effective Resume
In this interactive workshop, learn the basic principles of how to create a professional resume. Use your laptop to begin creating your resume during the session.
Wednesday, April 21; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Moving to YES: Negotiation Practice Workshop
In this workshop for graduate students, practice negotiation using a candidate/recruiter exercise. This is a great place to practice with low stakes!
Thursday, April 22; 3:30 to 5 p.m. virtually

Leveraging LinkedIn
In this interactive workshop, learn how to develop and refine a LinkedIn profile. Use your laptop during the session to work on your profile with the facilitator.
Thursday, April 22; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Crush Your Interview
In this workshop, learn the basic principles of interviewing and get tips on how to crush your virtual interview.
Friday, April 23; noon to 1 p.m. virtually


Research Opportunities

Digital Terms User Study — Participate in Research for a Chance to Win $50
Calling all students! Hesburgh Libraries is conducting a small study about the terms we use to describe our content, and we’d like your feedback. For participating in a 15-minute survey (, you can register for a chance to win $50. Contact Anna Michelle Martinez-Montavon ( if you have any questions.
This opportunity is available Monday through Friday, Monday, April 19, to Tuesday, April 27; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Digital Platform User Study
The Snite Museum and Hesburgh Libraries have built an online website and are inviting you to provide feedback on a new feature they are prototyping. Participants will receive $20 for a 30- to 60-minute session on Zoom. No prior knowledge or experience of the site is required. Contact Mikala Narlock to learn more.
This event is virtual and can be scheduled anytime between 9 a.m. Monday, April 19, and 5 p.m. Friday, April 30.

Faith and Service

Information Sessions: McNeill Leadership Fellows Program
The McNeill Leadership Fellows Program invites a select cohort of undergraduates into a year-long leadership development program that integrates elements of personal reflection, skill building, leadership training and opportunities, and community commitment through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching and active citizenship. Learn more at an upcoming info session.
Tuesday, April 20; 8 p.m. virtually
Thursday, April 22; 7:30 p.m.

Health and Recreation

Intramural Pickleball Doubles and Golf
Pick up a racket and a partner — compete against other students in intramural pickleball. You can also get outside and enjoy the warmer weather with intramural golf.
Registration is open Monday through Wednesday, April 19-21, for both sports. Compete Friday and/or Saturday, April 23-24.

Mini Break Day — April 21
Even a mini break can have a big impact on your well-being. McWell is offering a variety of activities throughout the day on April 21 (and beyond) to support your well-being. Visit for a list of ways to rest and restore by pre-registering to reserve a spot for yoga, shared walks or a virtual escape room.
Wednesday, April 21; campus-wide
∙ “Together at Heart” Virtual Escape Room
If you enjoy escape rooms or collaborative puzzle games, sign up here for free access to the third online game in the series, Together at Heart. (This is different from the game offered in March.) Invite a friend to sign up, then on Tuesday, April 20, you will both receive a license to start your adventure.
Wednesday, April 21; virtually
Shared Walks
Register for Shared Walks to find connection in people and places by exploring campus spaces with a fellow student. Walkers will be randomly paired with another student and invited to meet up and take a walk together. Sign up here before registration closes at 5 p.m. Monday, April 19.
Wednesday, April 21; 1:30 p.m.
Mini Break Yoga with Steve
Move your body and shift your mindset with this restorative yoga practice with Yoga Steve. Moving slowly and mindfully can help reset your nervous system and bring your body and mind into a state of calm and equilibrium.
Wednesday, April 21; 2 to 3 p.m. in the courtyard, Snite Museum of Art

Earth Day with GROW
Join GROW to celebrate Earth Day! Enjoy one of our peaceful places where we’ll make reusable bags using T-shirts (provided), play lawn games and lounge in hammocks. If you’re looking for an active adventure, there will be a campus scavenger hunt too. Follow @McWell for details.
Thursday, April 22; 5 to 7 p.m. at “The Woman at the Well” statue (in between O’Shaughnessy Hall and the east side of South Quad)

Foot Golf Competition
Grab your friends for foot golf. Fifteen people will be able to play nine holes during each time slot. Click here for more info.
Thursday, April 22; 6 to 10 p.m. on Ricci Family Fields

Giant Board Games/Food Trucks

Play some giant outdoor board games with your friends! Join SAO for some of your favorite board games and food trucks.
Friday, April 23; 7 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture — “Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life”
Join the Constitutional Studies Program and the Program of Liberal Studies for a virtual discussion with Anthony Kronman, Yale Law School.
Monday, April 19; 9:35 to 10:50 a.m. virtually

Engaged Learning Forum: “Democratic Engagement on Campus”
ND Votes is a strong advocate for democratic and civic engagement. In this engaged learning forum, the ND Votes leadership team will share its experience during the 2020 presidential election cycle, its vision for campus democratic engagement and how to integrate engagement efforts during a time of polarization.
Monday, April 19; 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. virtually 

Justice and Asia Distinguished Lecture: “A Murder in Manchuria”
The Liu Institute launches its Justice and Asia Distinguished Lecture with a virtual lecture by Haiyan Lee of Stanford University. Lee will use the 1956 film “The Murder Case of Xu Qiuying” to illustrate the distinctions between spy thriller and detective fiction, and between “high justice” and “low justice” in the Chinese literary and political-legal traditions. Register here.
Monday, April 19; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion: “Filming Controversy: Ireland, Germany, Brazil”
What challenges do filmmakers face when handling difficult events and historical legacies? What role should films play in the treatment of such legacies? How do historians, filmmakers and critics interact in the creation of documentary and dramatized productions? Panelists: Kátia Lund, Thomas Weber and Bríona Nic Dhiarmada. Colin Barr, moderator. Sponsored by the Clingen Family Center for the Study of Modern Ireland as part of its series of moderated events titled “Conversations in the Humanities, Culture and Policy.”
Tuesday, April 20; 11 a.m. to noon via webinar

Lecture — “Public Service Motivation: Origins, Development and Future Research”
This Kellogg Institute presentation will focus on the origins of research about public service motivation, what has been learned from the research and questions for future research. James Perry will explicitly refer to research conducted in international settings, with special emphasis on attraction-selection processes, performance and incentives. Registration required.
Tuesday, April 20; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion: “The Future of the Catholic Church in Africa”
Join Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C., for the final discussion of the Catholic Church in Africa. This week, Father Kollman will focus on the future of the Church as powerful, Pentecostal and prominent. Sister Edelquine Shivachi, a third-year doctoral student in ND’s World Religions World Church program, will join the conversation.
Tuesday, April 20; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “The Strategic Role of the Chaplain Corps in Promoting Racial Harmony Within the Army”
Presented by Alwyn Michael S. Albano Jr., U.S. Army chaplain and Catholic priest.
Tuesday, April 20; 4:30 to 6 p.m. virtually

Presentation: “Bridewealth System in Kenyan Communities”
Notre Dame may offer “ring by spring” and marriage pacts, but in Kenya, the bridewealth system is the main structure surrounding marriage. Come learn from the CSLC’s Swahili Fulbright Teaching Assistant, Jossy Mutisya, about all things “dowry” in Kenya and other parts of Africa.
Tuesday, April 20; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion: “Promoting Human Flourishing in Central America”
Central Americans confront violence, corruption and lack of adequate employment on a daily basis — factors that force some to migrate to the U.S. in search of a better life. Explore how researchers, practitioners and policymakers can continue to work together to support a vision of human flourishing.
Wednesday, April 21; 1 to 2:30 p.m. online

Talk: “Heart’s Desire and Social Change”
Join Vice President and Associate Provost Rev. Dan Groody, C.S.C., as he interviews Lou Nanni, vice president for University relations.
Wednesday, April 21; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. online

Lecture — “Mexico Immigration: The South Bend Case”
Mexican immigrants are the largest immigrant group in South Bend and one that is growing. In this lecture and discussion, we learn about the demographic profiles of these new immigrants, why they have come to the Midwest — and South Bend, in particular — and how they are adapting and contributing to South Bend economic and social life.
Thursday, April 22; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Webinar — “Care for Our Common Planet: A Catholic-Muslim Earth Day Conversation”
How can we create a truly “green” recovery that prompts dialogue and action among faiths and communities? How might our response to ecological challenges draw on compassion and justice, recognizing the valuable contributions of religion? Join the Ansari Institute and the World Muslim Communities Council for this special Earth Day conversation.
Thursday, April 22; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom (registration required)

Lecture — “Island Endurance: Ritual, Heritage and Sustainability on Inishark and Inishbofin”
Ryan Lash, ND ’10, now the Naughton Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute, will offer a compelling account of endurance on the islands of Inishark, evacuated in 1960, and Inishbofin, still home to some 200 residents. His focus: creativity of heritage and the power of commemoration for community sustainability.
Thursday, April 22; 2 to 3 p.m. via webinar

Presentations by “Talk Science!”
Scientia, the College of Science’s undergraduate research journal, is hosting another Talk Science! Hear from Professor Tim Beers about “Archaeology of the Stars: Evidence for the Origin and Evolution of the Elements” and undergraduate Shannon Steines about “Characterizing the Retinal Pigment Epithelium During Retinal Regeneration in Zebrafish.”
Thursday, April 22; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom (Meeting ID: 920 3392 3879 and Passcode: 328730)

Lecture: “The Mausoleum of Hadrian (Castel Sant’Angelo). A New Architectural Reconstruction.”
The lecture by Professor Paolo Vitti presents a new architectural analysis on the Mausoleum of Hadrian in Rome, whose internal distribution and exterior appearance has remained an enigma for Roman architecture scholars. Please email to request the Zoom link to attend.
Friday, April 23; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion — “The Historic Vietnam Veterans Protest in Washington: Lessons for Today”
In 1971, a group of more than 1,000 veterans launched the Dewey Canyon III operation, a “limited incursion into the land of Congress.” Friday, April 23, marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most influential anti-war actions of the era. Join the Keough Institute for a panel discussion highlighting the voices of veterans from generations past and present.
Friday, April 23; 3 to 4:30 p.m. online

Pre-Accelerator Showcase
The IDEA Center’s Spring Pre-Accelerator Showcase will feature pitches from 12 of Notre Dame’s top student startups looking for mentors and pre-seed funding to help accelerate their business. RSVP here.
Friday, April 23; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually (a link to be sent out 24 hours in advance)

Social Gatherings

Pausa Caffè: Espresso e Cappuccino
Coffee may be the lifeblood of college students, but how many actually know the origins of their favorite brews? Cappuccino is an Italian espresso-based coffee prepared with steamed milk foam. Join the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures to learn to make cappuccino all’italiana!
Wednesday, April 21; 9:15 to 10 a.m. via Zoom

Connecting Notre Dame with the AAPI Community
Amplify your voices. Stand in solidarity with the AAPI community. Take action on campus to raise awareness of injustices and discrimination against Asian Americans. Join McWell Senior Fellow Somin Jo for weekly connection meetings to work on campus initiatives and debrief what can be done on campus to connect with the AAPI community. All are welcome to join. Register here.
Friday, April 23; 3 to 4 p.m. virtually
Friday, April 30; 3 to 4 p.m.

The Shirt 2021 Unveiling Ceremony
What color will The Shirt be? Join in to see The Shirt 2021 design! Food trucks (student ID required) will be serving treats at both locations. At 5:30 p.m., student performances, behind-the-scenes footage and ND celebrity cameos will be streamed as we wait in anticipation for the newest design of The Shirt to be revealed at 6 p.m.
Friday, April 23; 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. on South Lawn and Library Lawn

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