TheWeek@ND Student Edition (April 20)


For the Week of April 20

Arts and Performances

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Announces 20–21 Presenting Series Season
The 2020−2021 Presenting Series season offers 31 performances in a variety of genres, ranging from a cappella choral music to a recital by one of the world’s most-revered living instrumentalists to audience favorites in popular music, dance and family programming. Costs vary.
Read the announcement and view the series lineup.

Deadlines or Registrations

OIT Lunch & Learn: “Team Collaboration Tools”
Staying connected and productive with your teams can be a challenge when working remotely. Learn about tools that will help you and your team manage your work together. Since this is an online session, connection information will be shared with the registrants. Register by contacting the training group at
Wednesday, April 29; noon to 1 p.m. 

DPAC Student Advisory Committee Application
Join the student advisory committee that serves as a bridge between the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and the Notre Dame student body. Students on the advisory committee collaborate with staff to promote DPAC on campus. The student advisory committee also plans and hosts events at the center for students such as yoga, trivia, movie watches and video games. Application is open continuously through Thursday, Friday, April 30.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship:

Workshop: Virtual Personal Digital Preservation Basics
This workshop will provide tips on how to organize and preserve your personal digital materials in order to make it available to future generations.
Wednesday, April 22; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Workshop: Virtual Introduction to Web Scraping, Part I
This two-part workshop aims to introduce attendees to web scraping — a technique to automate extracting data from websites.
Wednesday, April 22; 3 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Lesson: Virtual Introduction to SQL, Part 1
This Library Carpentry lesson introduces librarians to the relational database management system using SQLite. (Session 1 of 3)
Friday, April 24; 10:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development:

Alumni Insight Series: Experience as a BCG Consultant
After his first nine months as an associate at Boston Consulting Group with its Chicago office, Mateo Garcia-Novelli will share the application process, opportunities for minorities and what it is like to be a consultant. He’s a 2019 alumnus with a B.A. in economics and political science, after having worked as a summer associate for BCG in 2017 and 2018. He will also be happy to answer your questions in this interactive session.
Monday, April 20; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom meeting (251-477-221)

Workshop: 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. Students are able to ask questions live.
Monday, April 20; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Workshop: Summer Plans for First-Years
In this interactive workshop learn tips and tools for first-year students seeking to determine what they would like to do during the upcoming summer.
Monday, April 20; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24; 2:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Career Development for First-Years
Students will learn how to engage in the career development process: exploring their values, interests, personality and skills. Also discover resources you can utilize to explore majors, industries and careers.  
Tuesday, April 21; 4 to 5 p.m.
Friday, April 24; 1 to 2 p.m.

Workshop: Preparing for an Interview
Learn the basic principles of interviewing, including virtual interviews.
Tuesday, April 21; 4 to 5 p.m.

Discussion: A Career in Secondary Education
Christopher Dickson is a principal at Sheldon Lake Elementary School (Sheldon ISD) in Houston, Texas. He will provide his story and answer questions you may have about the education field and potentially how to get started on your own educational career.
Tuesday, April 21; 4 to 5 p.m.

Discussion: Careers in National Security: How to Get There From Where You Are
Leesa Duckworth will engage you with her own intriguing story of how and why she transitioned from a Ph.D. in psychology to her fulfilling career in national security. She will also explain the National Nuclear Security Administration fellowship and how that provides an excellent paid on-ramp into national security careers of many kinds.
Tuesday, April 21; 4 to 5 p.m.

Discussion: Drug Development by Small Biotech Companies
Terry Bruggeman, CEO of Avenzoar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has vast knowledge of the biotech industry and will share his insights into the industry with students. Avenzoar Pharmaceuticals is a drug development company focused on treatments for pancreatic and liver cancers.  
Tuesday, April 21; 7 to 8 p.m.

Workshop: Getting Started with the Career Development Process
In this workshop, learn how to engage in the career development process — exploring your values, interests, personality and skills. Also discover resources you can utilize to explore majors, industries and careers. 
Wednesday, April 22; 11 a.m. to noon

Virtual Workshop: Networking with Alumni
This interactive workshop is tailored to help students build professional connections. Use your laptop during the session to explore the many tools with the facilitator.
Wednesday, April 22; 4 to 5 p.m.

Alumni & Friends Insight Series: Mendoza Marketing to Agency Life to Digital Marketing
Alumna Nicole Stelmar ’14 has worked in a variety of roles at different types of agencies, which has led to her current role as a conversion rate optimization specialist at a large digital agency. Perfect for any students or soon-to-be graduates who are interested in learning more about agency life or working in digital marketing.
Wednesday, April 22; 8 to 9 p.m.

Workshop: Writing a Cover Letter
In this interactive workshop, learn the basic principles of how to write a professional cover letter.
Thursday, April 23; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Virtual Alumni Insight Series: Early Engineering Career in DC
Alumna Monika Wood ’17, environmental engineering, now works for Greeley & Hansen as a water/wastewater engineer. She is eager to share with you her lessons learned from navigating the engineering job market in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, April 23; 6 to 7 p.m.

Consulting 101
Join Consulting Connect for a dual session to give you a better understanding of what consulting looks like for interns and full-time candidates as well as what to expect from fall recruiting both on and off campus. 
Friday, April 24; 1 to 2 p.m.
Alumni Insight Series: Life in IT Consulting with Avanade
Alumnus Eric Hansen ’17 will share from his experience at Avanade on the following topics: 1.) How his graduate work prepared him for consulting work. 2.) Cool projects Eric has worked on related to IT, Big Data and Machine Learning. 3.) Why Eric picked Avanade, what his typical day is like and why he enjoys it so much!
Friday, April 24; 2 to 3 p.m.

Alumni & Friends Insight Series: TAIT
Alumnus Dan McGlinn ’18 mechanical engineering. After graduation, Dan joined the entertainment industry and currently works in Lititz, Pennsylvania as a touring project designer for TAIT.
Friday, April 24; 4 to 5 p.m.

Alumni & Friends Insight Series: Career Path to JPL
Alumnus Nick Lupica, ’14 will discuss his ND background, classes and activities that led to the career path to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Nick will discuss the decision about grad school, lessons learned and the interesting things he gets to do at JPL.
Friday, April 24; 4 to 5 p.m.

Faith and Service

Early Release of the Notre Dame Folk Choir’s New Album
During this uncertain time of isolation and separation, the Notre Dame Folk Choir is announcing the early release of “Catch the Spirit,” an exploration of sacred music from the African American and East African traditions. More information on the album’s creation, release, artistic collaborators and related images and videos can be accessed at Now available! 

Podcast Miniseries: Points of Connection
What happens when two things that don’t go together have to somehow be held in tension? Campus Ministry’s new podcast is an intentional attempt to hold things that don’t seem to go together within the context of faith. On the debut episode of Points of Connection, we discuss the tension between solitude and community brought on by the coronavirus. 
Available wherever podcasts are available by searching for “Points of Connection.”

Campus Ministry’s Need to Talk
Easter is here! But, it might be difficult to feel the Easter joy. As we approach the end of the semester, and for some the end of your Notre Dame career, there may be things weighing on your mind and heart. Whatever needs attention, there is a minister available on-call. 
Mondays through Fridays from 1 to 7 p.m. at 574-631-8505 or you can set up a time to video chat here.

Health and Recreation

LifeFitness Offers Free Access to New On-demand Workouts Daily
Digital Coach workouts of the day, created by Life Fitness Academy trainers, are available to you for free! Workouts will be refreshed daily for a limited time, and include options for bodyweight, strength, flexibility and restoration, or small accessory workouts.

Lectures and Presentations

Virtual Lecture: “Why Physics [Still] Lacks Diversity”
The lack of diversity in physics is a known problem, and yet efforts to change our demographics have only had minor effects during recent decades. What do we mean by “diversity”? Why is it important? Why haven’t our efforts been successful? Research from all STEM fields will be presented by assistant teaching professor Michael Kilburn as he explores reasons for the lack of diversity.
Tuesday, April 21; 7 to 8 p.m. Details for accessing streaming are at

Safety, Parking and Traffic

ND Alert Test (on campus only)
The Division of Campus Safety and University Operations will conduct an ND Alert test of the public address system at 1:50 p.m., Thursday, April 23. While there are few people on campus at this time, those who are will notice the activation of the IPPA (Internet Protocol Public Address) system, which runs through loudspeakers on fire panels and dedicated hardware. This ND Alert test will not include calls or texts.

If you are on campus during the test and cannot hear the public address, please let us know by using the following link or by contacting the Division of Campus Safety and University Operations at 574-631-9007 or by Friday, April 24.
If you have any questions, please call the Notre Dame Police Department at 574-631-5555.