TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Jan. 13)



For the Week of January 13

University Initiatives

MLK Candlelight Prayer Service  
The MLK Candlelight Prayer Service offers an opportunity to commemorate the life of Dr. King, celebrate the diversity that currently exists on our campus and examine our consciences with regard to our own contributions to making this community welcoming and inclusive. Post-event (complimentary) late-night breakfast will be provided at South Dining Hall. See more Walk the Walk Week events.
Sunday, Jan. 19; 11 to 11:30 p.m. in the Main Building Rotunda

Arts and Performances


Feast of St. Paul the Hermit
In the work “St. Paul the Hermit,” Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) depicts a moment in the ascetic life of the Egyptian saint. Stop by the museum to reflect on solitude posed through two questions that will be posted next to the work in the gallery. On your way out, take a small loaf of bread from our Visitor Services Desk. Enjoy half in solitude or share a whole loaf in fellowship with a friend like Sts. Anthony and Paul. 
Wednesday, Jan. 15; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art


“The King of Comedy” (1983)
In “The King of Comedy,” Robert De Niro stars as Rupert Pupkin, an aspiring comedian who dreams of appearing on “The Jerry Langford Show,” which he believes will give him the necessary break to make it big. He enlists the aid of an obnoxious groupie to kidnap their mutual idol, Jerry Lewis. The ransom? A stand-up routine on Langford’s show. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Tuesday, Jan. 14; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Parasite” (2019)
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. The Park family, the picture of aspirational wealth, hires members of the Kim family to provide “indispensable” luxury services. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ fragile ecosystem, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Thursday, Jan. 16; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Jan. 17; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 18; 3, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 19; 3 p.m.

“Inside Out” (2015)  
A young girl is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco. Her emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of her mind, the only emotions left in headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust. $1 tickets.
Sunday, Jan. 19; noon in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Auditions for ND Theatre NOW: Two New One-Act Plays Written and Directed by ND Students  
“Coats” by Henry Stone. “The Tea on ND” by Samuel Jackson II. Performances: Feb. 20 through March 1 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. No prep required; sign up at Actors of all races, ethnicities and gender identities, as well as actors with disabilities, are encouraged to audition. Open to all ND/SMC/HCC students, faculty and staff.
Thursday, Jan. 16; 6 to 8 p.m. in Room B024, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (basement)
Friday, Jan. 17; 6 to 8 p.m.

Auditions for “Jesus Christ Superstar”  
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. Directed by Matt Hawkins. Please prepare a pop/rock song of your choice; accompaniment provided. A cappella also welcome. Performers of all races, ethnicities and gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition. Open to all ND/SMC/HCC students, faculty and staff.
Sunday, Jan. 19; 6 to 10 p.m. in Room B024, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (basement)
Monday, Jan. 20; 6 to 10 p.m.

Athletics and Sporting Events

All Athletics’ schedules

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Office of General Counsel
The Office of General Counsel will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, as staff will be attending an off-site retreat.

Deadlines and Registrations

Registration Open for RecSports’ American Red Cross Certification Courses  
RecSports is proud to offer a variety of American Red Cross certification courses this spring, including a lifeguard training course, lifeguard certification renewal, and adult and pediatric first aid/CPR/AED. Registration is open now. Costs vary.

Registration for RecSports’ Instructional Series  
Start the new year off right by trying a new skill or developing an old one. RecSports is excited to offer a slate of new Instructional Series including beginner pickleball, beginner squash, and cardio and strength instructor training. We’ll also offer partner Latin dance, pre-/postnatal yoga, tai chi and R.A.D., too!
Registration begins 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14

Sign Up for JPW Employment
Campus Dining is hiring students to work Junior Parents Weekend (Feb. 14 to 16).  
Wednesday, Jan. 15; 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2 South (W210), Duncan Student Center

PossePlus Retreat: “The State of Politics”
The annual PossePlus Retreat is an opportunity to come together to discuss a topic relevant to our community. The retreat will focus on how we talk about the hardest issues facing our nation and threatening our democracy. Transportation, meals and lodging for the weekend will be provided. Hosted by the Posse Scholars Program, Notre Dame Scholars Program and the Enrollment Division. This event is open to ND students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds and political affiliations. RSVP here by Friday, Jan. 17.
From 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Swan Lake Resort, Plymouth, Indiana

Make a Difference in South Africa
The Keough School’s Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa (EESA) Program offers a life-altering experience in a fascinating setting over a six-week period. Students enrolled in this award-winning program travel to Cape Town, South Africa, and work with historically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in developing their businesses. For more information about EESA, students are encouraged to contact Michael Morris at or 631-0990. Apply at and click “Learn About EESA.” Application due Saturday, Feb. 1.
Sunday, June 14, through Friday, July 24

Application Process Now Open for Summer 2020 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships 
Applications are being accepted until Wednesday, Feb. 5, from freshmen, sophomores and juniors. On the website, you will also find FAQs and project summaries from past fellowship recipients. Please direct questions to Heidi Deethardt at

Application Open for Community Impact Grants 
The Center for Social Concerns seeks to advance its mission by awarding community impact grants to Notre Dame faculty, students, staff and community partners for community-engaged research, teaching and learning that enact the values of Catholic social tradition. The application is open now through Feb. 10. 

Deals and Discounts

St. Michael’s Laundry monthly coupon.

Diversity and Inclusion

MLK Celebration Luncheon
Diane Nash will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual MLK Celebration Luncheon. Nash became a leader in the civil rights movement in 1959 while a student at Fisk University. By the time she was 22, Nash was a Freedom Rider and had co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The luncheon is free but ticketed.
Monday, Jan. 20; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the North Dome, Joyce Center

Community-Building Lunches in the Dining Halls   
Members of the Notre Dame community — students, faculty and staff — who are not able to attend the campus-wide luncheon at the Joyce Center are invited to gather with friends and colleagues for lunch in the campus dining halls to continue the day’s conversations. Lunch is complimentary from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a Notre Dame ID.
Monday, Jan. 20; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in North and South Dining Halls

Faith and Service

Info Sessions: Spring 2020 Social Concerns Seminars
Social concerns seminars allow students to engage in social analysis, encounter community partners around the country and reflect on their experience and its impact on individuals and communities. Spring seminars consider racial justice, immigration, health care, poverty and other facets of human dignity. The application deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Monday, Jan. 13; 4 p.m. in McNeill Library, Geddes Hall
Tuesday, Jan. 14; 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 15; 4 p.m.

Respect Life Mass
Please join members of University Faculty-Staff for Life for their January Respect Life Mass followed directly afterward by a casual dinner at Remick Commons in Carole Sandner Hall. Please come and bring friends and family.
Monday, Jan. 13; 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Info Session: SSLP 2020  
Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves for eight weeks at a nonprofit, including those related to health care, homelessness, immigration, education and more. Program provides room, board and $3,000 scholarship. Apply by Saturday, Feb. 1.
Info sessions: Tuesday, Jan. 14; 5 p.m. in McNeill Library, Geddes Hall
Wednesday, Jan. 15; 5 p.m.

Student-led praise and worship groups will be featured along with sweet treats and the opportunity to get involved with campus-wide faith-based groups. Kick off your semester on a high note at CoMopalooza!
Wednesday, Jan. 15; 7 to 9 p.m. in Coleman-Morse Center

Info Session: Anchor Internship
Rising seniors and juniors interested in learning more about the Anchor Internship Program are encouraged to attend. Current interns will be present to answer questions and provide additional information about the program. Please contact Mike Urbaniak for any questions or if you are unable to attend.
Thursday, Jan. 16; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 301, Coleman-Morse Center

Info Session: Becoming Catholic and Getting Confirmed
If you are interested in learning more about becoming Catholic or getting confirmed at Notre Dame, join Campus Ministry for an informational session. For more information, please email Brett Perkins.
Thursday, Jan. 16; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 330, Coleman-Morse Center

Training Session: Liturgical Minister
Interested in giving back? Serve your campus community as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion or Lector for the Basilica. If you cannot attend, please contact Megan Urbaniak (
Sunday, Jan. 19; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Tuesday, Jan. 21; 7 to 8 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration
The practice of Eucharistic Adoration invites us to pray in the presence of Jesus Christ under the appearance of a consecrated host. Sign up for regular time slots for spring semester. Adoration is held when class is in session.
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Notre Dame Our Mother Chapel, Coleman-Morse Center
Tuesdays/Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Health and Recreation

Try Group Fitness Classes for Free 
Insanity Live. Yin Yoga. Cycle Express. What if we said you could try these classes for free? Trying group fitness classes assists you in determining what classes you’d enjoy for the semester!
Cardio and Strength classes are free Monday, Jan. 13, through Wednesday, Jan. 22
Mind/Body and Cycling classes are free Monday, Jan. 13, through Thursday, Jan.

Workshops: Intro to Cycling and Intro to Pickleball
Ready to make 2020 more physically active? Are you unsure of how to start an exercise program? Let RecSports and its team of fitness professionals help!
Intro to Cycling: Tuesday, Jan. 14; 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Intro to Pickleball: Wednesday, Jan. 15; 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

The Family Resource Center invites ND students who are parenting, married or pregnant to our playtime events. For more info, please email Snacks are provided. This is a free drop-in event and participants may arrive or leave at any time.
Wednesday, Jan. 15; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Stepan Center

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture: “Doing Good Science: When Fetal Development is Global Development in Guatemala and Beyond”
This talk traces an untold story of Guatemalan migration, documenting the longstanding failure of maternal nutrition interventions in Guatemala. Emily Yates-Doerr will give her attention to how fetal development becomes equated to global development and how it has implications for the act of “doing good science” in and beyond Guatemala’s borders.
Tuesday, Jan. 14; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Lecture: “Neighborliness and Decency, Witchcraft and Famine: Reflections on Community from Irish Folklore”  
Professor and folklorist Ray Cashman of Indiana University will provide insights on Ireland’s Great Famine and the viability of community. There has been no more devastating blow to the vernacular understanding of community as social contract for mutual support than the mid-19th-century famine. What are the haunting consequences of abandoning community?
Friday, Jan. 17; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

​​​Safety, Parking and Traffic

Shuttle Route Change To/From Main Building
Through the summer of 2021, the Notre Dame shuttle’s Main Building drop-off and pickup point is in the St. Liam parking lot by the Mail Distribution Center. The shuttle will not use the circle drive north of the Main Building during this time. The change corresponds with the construction project at nearby Brownson Hall.(See shuttle route map.)

Sorin Court Parking Outside Main Building
Due to construction at Brownson Hall, new parking restrictions are in place along Sorin Court, north of the Main Building, through the summer of 2021. No parking will be allowed on the west side of Sorin Court from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Drivers may park, with flashers, on the east side of Sorin Court for up to 10 minutes to load and unload. To offset the loss of parking, 90-minute parking will be allowed outside Lewis Hall. (See map.)

Social Gatherings

Luck of the Irish Bingo
A fun night filled with Bingo and prizes! Sponsored by the Student Activities Office.
Friday, Jan. 17; 9 to 11 p.m. in the Ballroom, LaFortune Student Center

FRC Happy New Year Party
Please join the Family Resource Center for our New Year’s Around the World Party! Celebrate the New Year, Lunar New Year and St. Sylvester’s Day with free international food, sweets, inflatables, games and dancing. This event is open to ND students who are parenting, married or pregnant and their spouses/student-families. RSVP at
Saturday, Jan. 18; 6 to 10 p.m. in Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Reminder: Run the New Eduroam Set-up Utility
If you have been away from campus and did not run the Eduroam setup utility on all your mobile devices in December, or currently have issues connecting to Eduroam, be sure to do so to avoid losing wireless connectivity. The Eduroam security certificate was changed before Christmas break. Running this utility is the most reliable way to configure the new certificate on your device.

Also This Week ...

Opening of the New Center for Student Support and Care
The new Center for Student Support and Care provides students with comprehensive, individualized care to ensure academic and social success. Composed of the Care and Wellness Consultants and Sara Bea Student Accessibility Services, the center is located on the first and second floors of Flanner Hall. Call 631-7833 to schedule an appointment or stop by at your convenience.

Watch TV on Campus with the DirecTV App
DirecTV is the TV service provider for Notre Dame. You can access DirecTV via the ArtioPortal app (for mobile devices) or dedicated website in a Chrome browser. You can stream 54 channels and four local channels through the ArtioPortal application on a smartphone or tablet, but you must be on the Eduroam network.