TheWeek@ND Student Edition (August 30)


For the Week of August 30

Arts and Performances


Slow Look
Ease back into the week with a slow look at Frank van Sloun’s “Algiers.” Use tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach and understand this work of art. Registration required. You must have a Zoom account to register for this program.
Monday, Aug. 30; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom


“Nomadland” (2020)
The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study invites you to a screening of “Nomadland,” the first film in its Resilience Film Series. A panel discussion will occur after the Thursday screening featuring Pamela Wojcik (professor, FTT), Daniel Graff (professor, history) and Claire Scott-Bacon (graduate fellow, NDIAS). Free, but ticketed on Thursday. Faculty/Staff $6. Students $4.
Thursday, Sept. 2; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Sept. 3; 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 4; 3 and 6:30 p.m.

“Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” (2021)
Lifelong friends Barb (Annie Mumolo) and Star (Kristen Wiig) embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time — ever. Faculty/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, Sept. 3; 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 4; 9:30 p.m.


FTT Theater Auditions: “This Is Modern Art”
A provocative play by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval, directed by Zuri Eshun ’14, about art and crime – and who gets to decide which is which. Performances: Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 10-14. No preparation required. Open to all students of any major as well as faculty and staff at ND/SMC/HCC. Visit for more information or to sign up for a 10-minute audition slot.
Auditions: Tuesday, Aug. 31, or Wednesday, Sept. 1.
Tuesday, Aug. 31; 6 to 9 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, Sept. 1; 6 to 9 p.m.
Callbacks — Friday, Sept. 3; 6 to 9 p.m.

Live Music by Isabela Nanni
Thursday, Sept. 2; 7 to 10 p.m. on the Wind Family Fireside Terrace, Morris Inn

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Awards and Competitions

Dinner Seminar and Information Session: Global Health Case Competition
The Eck Institute for Global Health is excited to announce the seventh annual ND Global Health Case Competition! Students from all levels are encouraged to participate. Learn more about the competition at the first dinner seminar, which will also feature guest speaker Laura Miller-Graff, associate professor of psychology and peace studies.
Tuesday, Aug. 31; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the McNeill Room (Room 116), LaFortune Student Center

Deadlines or Registrations

Virtual Film Discussion: “Do Not Split”
Watch the Academy Award-nominated documentary by Anders Hammer about Hong Kong protests on your own through Vimeo. Join a virtual discussion of the film with Victoria Hui, associate professor of political science, and Michael Davis, Wilson Center global fellow. Moderated by Lionel Jensen, associate professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Registration required.
Monday, Sept. 13; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

Deals and Discounts

Introducing the Front Row Club
This exciting program is available exclusively for Notre Dame students! Front Row Club members get unlimited access to any ticketed show or film at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (exclusions apply). Pay only $60 per person per season.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Kellogg Undergraduate Programs Open House
This is an open house for all undergraduate students, faculty and staff to learn more about Kellogg undergraduate programs. Learn how you can be funded for international internships or research, join the Kellogg International Scholars Program and International Development Studies minor and engage in global issues of today.
Monday, Aug. 30; 4 to 6 p.m. on DeBartolo Quad

Irish Studies Research Session 1: “Using Newspapers, Periodicals and Pamphlets for Research”
This session provides information and tips on primary sources such as newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and other important tools for research in Irish studies.
Friday, Sept. 3; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library 

English Conversation Table
Have you been looking for a less-structured resource for English language practice? The English Conversation Table (ECT — formerly English Language Table) is a bi-monthly opportunity to practice English with both native and non-native speakers and to make some new friends in the process.
It is free and open to students, faculty, staff and spouses at Notre Dame.
Friday, Sept. 3; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 202, LaFortune Student Center

CSLC Language Tutoring
Are you studying a language? Refine your skills by signing up for a session with one of the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures’ language peer tutors. Sessions are available via Zoom or in-person with flexible tutoring hours. The peer tutoring program is a free, self-scheduled service available to all Notre Dame students. The schedule is available on the CSLC website, so go ahead and reserve your spot now for one of the 17 languages offered.

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 in Corbett Family Hall on memory and the brain. To be eligible, you must be 18-30 years old and have learned English before age 5. Volunteers are compensated $15/hour. If you are interested, please email or call 574-634-0264.

Faith and Service

Meals With Muffet
Join former head women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw, Bread of Life Drives, Holtz’s Heroes and the ND Alumni Association to team up to beat hunger! During September — which is National Hunger Action Month — individuals, families, groups and clubs are invited to join the ND family to meet the goal of 275,000 pounds of food collected for neighbors in need.
Occurs during the entire month of September

Information Session: Spanish Community-Based Learning
Come learn about ways to use your Spanish and enhance your intercultural competence by engaging in for-credit and volunteer opportunities with Spanish community-based learning (CBL). Students who have participated in Spanish CBL classes and center programs and engaged in South Bend and beyond will share their experiences. There will be time for Q&A.
Wednesday, Sept. 1; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room B034, Geddes Hall

International Bible Fellowship — Campus Ministry
International Bible Fellowship is an intro Bible study for international students and others. We read the Bible together as a small group and discuss questions like: What is God like? What is God’s purpose for us? Who is Jesus? What is the Good News? Fluency in English is NOT required and all are welcome. Review the poster for contact information
Wednesday, Sept. 1; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 301, Coleman-Morse Center (women); Room 316, Coleman-Morse Center (men)

EXALT Adoration
Join in a night of prayer and worship in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Rev. Joe Pedersen, C.S.C., from Siegfried Hall, will offer a brief reflection on the First Constitution of the Congregation of Holy Cross around 7:30 p.m. followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, music from Totus Tuus, and Reconciliation available. For future updates, fill out this form.
Friday, Sept. 3; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Lewis Hall Chapel

Mercy Works: A Great Way to Engage with the Local Community
Are you interested in getting to know the community you live in better but aren’t sure how? Do you have a passion for service and developing meaningful relationships? If yes, Mercy Works is absolutely for you! Apply by Sunday, Sept. 5, to join orientation the week of Sept. 6. Learn more and apply online.  

Health and Recreation

Intramural Sports Are Back for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students
RecSports is happy to announce that graduate, faculty and staff leagues are back for intramural sports. Click here for more info.
Register for Tennis Singles or Doubles, Monday through Tuesday, Aug. 30-31

Intramural Tennis and Baseball Registration
Interested in playing intramural tennis or baseball this semester?  Click here for more info and to register.
Registration window: Monday through Tuesday, Aug. 30-31

Home Under the Dome
Join the GROW peer educators from the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being in activities to help make your campus space feel restorative, like home. There will be succulents with pots to paint, photo printers with DIY frames, resources, giveaways and more.
Tuesday, Aug. 31; 6 to 8 p.m. on Fieldhouse Mall outside LaFortune Student Center (inside the LaFortune Ballroom in case of rain)

Artful Yoga
Join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski and learn about a work of art by Dale Chihuly that will inspire the yoga practice for the evening. This program is open to Notre Dame staff, students, faculty and spouses. Required registration begins on Monday, Aug. 30.
Thursday, Sept. 2; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Loretta and Terrence J. Dillon Courtyard of the Snite Museum of Art

McWell Recess: Picnic and Lawn Games
Recess is in session! You’re invited to take a break with the McWell Senior Fellows at Recess — a weekly event to discover opportunities for active breaks in your busy life to promote well-being through play, movement, connection, prayer and rest. This week, find us on North Quad for picnic-themed treats and lawn games to play and connect.
Friday, Sept. 3; 12:30 to 2 p.m. on North Quad

Fall 2021 Group Fitness Classes
Your favorite fitness classes are back in action, with some new ones too! Enjoy a variety of classes including Dance Cardio Fusion, HIIT the Bridge and Kripalu Yoga. Click here for more info and to register.

Baseball Officials Training
This training will teach you the skills to hit the diamond as an umpire! Click here for more info.

Lectures and Presentations

Virtual Presentation: “The Bomb”
Fred Kaplan is an author and a national security columnist for Slate. Join the presentation, sponsored by the Notre Dame International Security Center, via this link. Review the poster for more details.
Tuesday, Aug. 31; 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Fall Projects Info Meeting for DFA ND (Design for America Notre Dame)
Master the Design Thinking framework for innovation. Join the DFAmily of passionate and fun people. Solve real world problems in diverse teams with local businesses and organizations. Your resume will stand out with Design Thinking experience — more importantly, your college experience will stand out by joining our creative, fun community.
Tuesday, Aug. 31; 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom — link in @dfa_nd Instagram Bio

Discussion — “The 20th Anniversary of September 11: Changing the Climate of Conflict”
Join the Keough School for the first in a series of three policy conversations. The first discussion, featuring Quincy Institute President Andrew Bacevich, will explore whether Sept. 11 was an expression of religious fanaticism or blowback to U.S. foreign policy — and whether this is an either/or question or a both/and proposition. Register to attend online or register to attend in person.
Wednesday, Sept. 1; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom webinar

Lecture — “Hunting the Lion of Saint Louis: Archbishop Peter Kenrick and His Submission to the First Vatican Council”
Kenneth Parker, the Ryan Endowed Chair for Newman Studies at Duquesne University, will deliver a lunchtime lecture on Dublin-born Archbishop Peter Kenrick of St. Louis, the first Catholic archbishop west of the Mississippi, and his complicated relationship to the First Vatican Council of 1869-70. Sandwiches will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Cushwa Center.
Wednesday, Sept. 1; 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “The Healthy City After the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Gabriele Tagliaventi is an architect and full professor of architecture at the University of Ferrara, Italy. Registration is required.
Wednesday, Sept. 1; 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. virtually

Interactive Presentation: “Can I Kiss You?”
Review the poster for more information. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are limited and can be picked up through Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the Gender Relations Center in Room 200, LaFortune Student Center. Any remaining tickets on Wednesday, Sept. 1, will be available at Washington Hall just prior to the event start times.
Two sessions: Wednesday, Sept. 1; 7 to 8 p.m. and 8:45 to 9:45 p.m. in Washington Hall

Medieval Institute 75th Anniversary Alumni Lecture: “Early Medieval Readers in Dialogue with Augustine’s Soliloquia”
This lecture by Leslie Lockett, associate professor at Ohio State University and an  ’04 dotorate alumna, explores the paratexts transmitted by early medieval Soliloquia manuscripts in order to draw out how this dialogue was enthusiastically studied by a surprising range of users, from students of elementary Latin, to scholars of Platonist ontology and the Aristotelian Categories, to a semi-literate reader.
Thursday, Sept. 2; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Medieval Institute Main Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library) and  streamed live on the institute’s YouTube channel

Conversation: “Ireland, America and the Arts”
As they prepare to unveil a new home and performance space, Aidan Connolly and Rachael Gilkey of NYC’s Irish Arts Center will discuss how the IAC has re-imagined its mission to consider not only what it means to be Irish and Irish American today, but also how to make that relevant for artists and audiences of all backgrounds in the 21st century.
Friday, Sept. 3; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Social Gatherings

Activities Night
Join SAO to meet the 350+ undergraduate student clubs and organizations! This can’t-miss event is a great opportunity to learn how to get involved on campus and meet new people with the same interests as you.
Monday, Aug. 30; 7 to 10 p.m. in the concourse, Notre Dame Stadium

Informational Meeting: The New York Club of Notre Dame
Are you a New Yorker looking to meet other students from your state? Are you looking for New York-themed movie nights, dances and more? Come learn about one of Notre Dame’s newest clubs, the New York Club. Oh, and did we mention the free Insomnia Cookies?
Wednesday, Sept. 1; 6:30 to 7 p.m. in the Ballroom, LaFortune Student Center

“Schitt’s Creek” Trivia
Ew, David! Head to Schitt’s Creek with the Rose family to test your knowledge on all things David, Alexis, Johnny, Moira and the town’s finest people. Win amazing prizes!
Thursday, Sept. 2; 8 to 10 p.m. in Legends

Best of LaFortune
Get to know all the resources that the LaFortune Student Center has to offer in a night full of games and food. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win great prizes, like an Apple Watch, ND gear and more!
Thursday, Sept. 2; 9 to 11 p.m. in LaFortune Student Center

Life Fest
The campus community is invited to join Notre Dame Right to Life for food, games and other opportunities.
Friday, Sept. 3; 4 to 6 p.m. on South Quad

Live Band Karaoke
Join SAO for music, laughter and a good time with friends. Fulfill your rock and roll fantasy performing your own rendition of rock’s classics with Live Band Karaoke.
Friday, Sept. 3; 8 p.m. to midnight in Legends nightclub

Fall Carnival
Join SAO for the one and only Fall Carnival. Don’t miss your chance to make some incredible memories at Notre Dame with this night full of games, rides, food and music!
Saturday, Sept. 4; 8 p.m. to midnight in the parking lot, Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

FSU Football Game Watch
The fifth annual Morrissey Game Watch returns to South Quad as the Irish take on Florida State. Many different types of food will be present for your enjoyment, highlighted by Morrissey grilling your game day favorites. Blankets or lawn chairs are encouraged.
Sunday, Sept. 5; 7:30 p.m. on South Quad (by the Rockne Memorial)

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Contactless Ticketing Now Available with DeBartolo Performing Arts Center App
The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center recently launched a free mobile app that allows users to easily browse events and purchase and scan tickets from the convenience of their phones. Patrons can also opt in to receive important notifications regarding their upcoming event, app-only offers on tickets and exclusive digital content. Currently available for iOS phones; coming soon to Google Play.

Also This Week ...

Open Office Hours with Provost Miranda
Provost Marie Lynn Miranda regularly holds open office hours to meet and get to know members of the Notre Dame community. These office hours are open to all Notre Dame faculty, staff and students. No appointments needed, and you can come with questions or ideas, or just come to say hello.
Monday, Aug. 30; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Sorin Room (first floor), LaFortune Student Center

OIT Help Desk Hours for Fall Semester
Regular business hours for the OIT Help Desk during the fall 2021 semester are:
Mondays through Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (closed Wednesdays noon to 1:30 p.m. for staff meetings; walk-ins only)
Saturdays: Closed
Sundays: 1 to 5 p.m.

Contact information:
24/7 Self-Service: Phone: 631-8111. Email:

Sakai Tip: Find Your Courses in Sakai
Even though a select number of courses will be taught in Canvas this year, all student enrollment updates post to Sakai. Check the Membership tab to confirm that all adds and drops have updated.

Canvas Tip: Set Up Notifications in Canvas
Did you know that you could tell Canvas how and when to send you class notifications? Add contact methods and decide what you want to be notified about so you never miss the important stuff.