TheWeek@ND Student Edition (August 29)


For the Week of August 29

Arts and Performances


“Alma’s Rainbow” (1994)
A coming-of-age comedy-drama about three African American women living in Brooklyn, “Alma’s Rainbow” explores the life of teenager Rainbow Gold (Victoria Gabrielle Platt) as she enters womanhood and navigates standards of beauty, self-image and the rights women have over their bodies. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: Free.
Thursday, Sept. 1; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 3; 3 p.m.

“Hit the Road” (2021)
“Hit the Road” follows a family of four as they drive across the Iranian countryside. Unspoken tensions arise as the film slowly reveals the furtive purpose of their journey. The result is a humanist drama that offers an authentic, often comedic and heartfelt observation of an Iranian family preparing to part with one of their own. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: Free.
Friday, Sept. 2; 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 3; 9:30 p.m.

“Fire of Love” (2022)
“Fire of Love” tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, Sept. 2; 9:30 to 11:15 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 3; 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4; 3 p.m.


JUST SHOW/UP: The No-Experience-Necessary Turbo Theatre Challenge
Collaborate to make a new 10-minute play in just two days! On Saturday you’ll receive your guidelines and your collaborators. From Saturday evening until Sunday afternoon, you and your team will tell your story, grab your materials, find some space and make your 10-minute play. Sunday evening: showtime and afterparty.
Saturday, Sept. 3; 12:30 to 6 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Sunday, Sept 4; 2 to 8 p.m.

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Fall Cheerleading Tryouts
Male and female roster spots are available. A physical within six months is required. Please provide a copy of your grades (unless you’re a first-year student). Waiver forms will be provided.
Tuesday, Aug. 30; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Gym 1 (above Gate 8), Joyce Center
Wednesday, Aug. 31; 5:30 p.m.

Awards and Competitions

Global Health Case Competition Dinner Seminar
The Eck Institute for Global Health announces the eighth annual ND Global Health Case Competition where students from all levels and disciplines are encouraged to participate. Learn more about the competition at the first dinner seminar, which will feature guest speaker Cristian Koepfli, assistant professor of biological sciences.
Tuesday, Aug. 30; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the McNeill Room (Room 116), LaFortune Student Center

Procurement Partner Sustainability Award Nominations Being Accepted
Do you work with a supplier that has implemented sustainability into its practices? The Office of Procurement Services and the Office of Sustainability are accepting nominations for the fourth annual Procurement Partner Sustainability Award. The award winner will be announced at the 2022 Fall Expo, and each nominee will also be recognized at that time. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 2.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Hesburgh Library Renovation Update: Holtz Family Grand Reading Room
Construction continues through summer 2023 on the Holtz Family Grand Reading Room on the first and second floors of Hesburgh Library. Visitors entering from the west (LaFortune) doors will walk through a pedestrian tunnel to the center concourse. Sections of the first and second floors will be inaccessible. For more information, visit

Deadlines or Registrations

Magnificat Choir Auditions
The Magnificat Choir is holding auditions this week for the academic year. Please contact Patrick Kronner to set up an audition at
Monday through Friday, Aug. 29 through Sept. 2; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 306, Coleman-Morse Center

Auditions for “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling
Roles for six women. All majors welcome! Open to all ND/SMC/HCC students, faculty and staff. Notre Dame Film, Television and Theatre is committed to providing opportunities for our people of color  students. Students with disabilities and students of all gender identities are welcomed. Performances are Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 10-13.
Wednesday, Aug. 31; 6 to 9 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Thursday, Sept. 1; 6 p.m.

Presentation: “Can I Kiss You?”
Join the Gender Relations Center for “Can I Kiss You?” by Mike Domitrz, an emotionally honest, challenging, humorous presentation on healthy dating, consent, bystander intervention, sexual assault awareness and supporting sexual assault survivors. Free tickets are available for pickup beginning Monday, Aug. 29, at the LaFortune Student Center Information Desk. Visit for more information.
Two showings on Wednesday, Sept. 7; 7 and 8:45 p.m. in Washington Hall

Adult Draft Hockey League
Join the adult hockey league on Thursday nights. The B and C divisions are being combined this season. There will be two draft skates beginning Sept. 1, so the captains can scout skaters. Games will be played on Thursday nights beginning Sept. 22 and rounding out with playoffs and a championship game on Dec. 15. Times vary, but advance notice is given. $220.
Thursday, Sept. 15; 8 to 11:45 p.m. in the Compton Family Ice Arena

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

LGBTQ Welcome Back Picnic
The Gender Relations Center and PrismND invite you to kick off the year with food trucks, lawn games and good company! Co-sponsored by Student Government and the Graduate Student Government.
Wednesday, Aug. 31; 5 to 7 p.m. on Library Lawn

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.
Bringing Order to Qualitative Madness with ATLAS.ti
Learn how to use ATLAS.ti to bring order to the chaos of your qualitative research project.
Tuesday, Aug. 30; 11 a.m. to noon in the Collaboration Hub (Room 220), Hesburgh Library

Research Opportunity: 

Call for Research Participants at the Memory, Aging and Cognition Lab
The Memory, Aging and Cognition Lab at Notre Dame is seeking volunteers for research on memory and the brain. To be eligible, you must be 30 to 80 years old, have learned English before age 5 and be in good general health. Volunteers are compensated $15/hour. If you are interested, please contact the lab at or 574-634-0264.
Through Thursday, Dec. 8; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Room 527, Corbett Family Hall

Faith and Service

Exalt Adoration
Join a night of prayer and worship in front of the Blessed Sacrament in Siegfried Hall. Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., will offer a brief reflection on the Eucharistic Revival followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, music from Totus Tuus and an opportunity for Reconciliation, with an ice cream social afterward. Fill out this form for future updates from Exalt.
Friday, Sept. 2; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, Siegfried Hall

Health and Recreation

Check out the newest StoryWalk in Michiana! The Snite Museum of Art has partnered with the St. Joseph County Public Library to bring this exciting national project to campus. StoryWalk combines experiencing nature with reading together as a family. Read together, do fun activities and enjoy the arts.
Through Friday, Sept. 30; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park

Learn to Skate
Skating classes are being offered on Wednesday nights through Oct. 12. Class times are assigned by the Learn to Skate director based on age and skill level. Classes are offered to skaters 3+ years old. An adult class is even offered at 7 p.m.!
Wednesday, Aug. 31; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Compton Family Ice Arena

Artful Yoga
Embrace the late summer with yoga at the Snite Museum. Join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski outside (if the weather is agreeable) or in the galleries to relax and recharge while surrounded by your favorite works from the collection. This program is open to Notre Dame staff, students, faculty and spouses.
Thursday, Sept. 1; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Loretto and Terrence J. Dillon Courtyard, Snite Museum of Art

Health and Wellness Expo
Earn your passport to wellness at the 2022 Health and Wellness Expo, the perfect way to meet and learn about the many campus resources available. Kick off the school year with an afternoon of food, games and prizes sponsored by McWell, Active Minds and Student Government.
Friday, Sept. 2; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by the Clarke Memorial Fountain, Fieldhouse Mall

Lectures and Presentations

Flash Panel — “Focus on Ukraine: Eyewitnesses to the War”
This virtual flash panel sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies gathers scholars and experts on internationalization, Catholic higher education and foreign affairs to discuss the war in Ukraine. The event will be livestreamed at this link and on the Nanovic Institute’s YouTube channel.
Wednesday, Aug. 31; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

The 2022 Conway Lectures: “Medieval Multilingualism”
The annual Conway Lectures bring senior scholars of international distinction to Notre Dame each fall to speak on topics across a variety of disciplines. The 2022 Conway Lectures are on “Medieval Multilingualism” and will be delivered by Scott Johnson, University of Oklahoma; Paul Russell, University of Cambridge; and Susie Phillips, Northwestern University.
Thursday, Sept. 1; 2 to 6 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center
Friday, Sept 2; 2 to 6 p.m.

(NEW lecture title) Part of the Signs of the Times Series — “La Casa de Amistad: All Under One Roof” 
The Signs of the Times series connects campus to community experts around justice topics. The theme for the 2022-23 series is “Leadership in Justice and Hope.” This week’s presentation is by Juan Constantino, executive director of La Casa de Amistad. Bring your lunch and join in this engaging conversation. Originally titled: “Latinx Leaders and Needs.”
Friday, Sept. 2; noon to 1 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary Lecture Series: “The White Power Movement”
“Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” guides our community through topics necessary to a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week Kathleen Belew, associate professor of history at Northwestern University, explores how white power activists created a social movement through a common story about betrayal by the government.
Friday, Sept. 2; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Social Gatherings

Activities Night
Looking to get involved? Learn all about Notre Dame’s undergraduate student clubs and organizations. Network, make new friends and enjoy special surprises and giveaways at this premier student group recruitment event. See you there!
Monday, Aug. 29; 7 to 10 p.m. in the concourse, Notre Dame Stadium

Best of LaFortune
Get to know all the resources LaFortune has to offer and participate in the ND Egg Hunt to win amazing prizes. There will be free food, giveaways and lots of fun activities.
Thursday, Sept. 1; 9 to 11 p.m. in LaFortune Student Center

Life Fest 2022
Join Notre Dame Right to Life for Life Fest 2022, a celebration of the joy and dignity of each and every life in the Notre Dame family. Free burgers, hot dogs, snow cones, cookie decorating, tie-dye and fellowship.
Friday, Sept. 2; 4 to 6 p.m. on South Quad

“Stranger Things” Trivia and Food Truck Friday
Show off your “Stranger Things” knowledge at trivia night. There will be prizes for the top three winners and lots of giveaways for those who attend. Not a trivia fan? Stop by to enjoy something delicious from the food trucks.
Friday, Sept. 2; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Set Up Notifications in Canvas
Canvas allows you to customize class notifications. Add contact methods and decide what you want to be notified about so you never miss the important stuff.

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