TheWeek@ND Student Edition (March 30)


For the Week of March 30

Awards and Competitions

2020 University of Notre Dame Library Research Award — Deadline Extended to May 15
The submission deadline for the Library Research Award has been extended to Friday, May 15. Your submission must describe assignments and projects completed during summer 2019, fall 2019, or spring 2020. Learn more about the award at

Deadlines or Registrations

Take a For-credit Online Course from Notre Dame this Summer
Graduate students may utilize their Summer Tuition Scholarships towards Summer Online courses. For information on tuition rates, please visit

Submit to The Juggler Literary Magazine
The Juggler, Notre Dame’s student art, literature and photography magazine, is currently accepting submissions for the Fall 2020 issue. Graduate and undergraduate students may participate. For full submission guidelines, visit We have waived our deadline, so submit your work to at any time. We look forward to receiving your work!

Educational and Research Opportunities

Virtual Data Carpentry: Introduction to Cloud Computing for Genomics
Attendees will learn about renting cloud services and how to interact with it via the command line.  
Wednesday, April 1; 5 to 7 p.m. via Zoom Meeting.

Virtual Library Carpentry: OpenRefine Session 1   
This session introduces working with data in OpenRefine.
Thursday, April 2; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom Meeting.

Faith and Service

Campus Ministry’s Need to Talk — NEW Hours
Campus Ministry is here to provide support as you navigate this time of uncertainty and transition. A campus minister is available for “Need to Talk” to engage in conversation with you regarding anything that is on your mind or in your heart. This connection can take place by phone at 574-631-8508 or Zoom. Please contact Mike Urbaniak at or visit the website.
Mondays through Fridays from 1 to 7 p.m.

Health and Recreation

University Health Services remains open 24/7 for student consultation at 574-631-7497.

Virtual Artful Yoga 
We know it has been a rough couple of weeks so we are bringing artful yoga to your home! Download Zoom, find a comfortable space and join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski for a yoga class that emphasizes the meditative frame of mind relevant both to experiencing a work of art and practicing yoga.
Thursday, April 2; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Gain Access to Wellbeats On-demand Fitness Classes for Free Through April 30
RecSports has partnered with Wellbeats to gain access to the same on-demand fitness classes offered in the Private Fitness Studios in the Smith Center for Recreational Sports. Unlimited streaming access to Wellbeats on-demand fitness will be available now through April 30!

Lectures and Presentations

Online Lecture: “Measuring the Heavens: How to build an instrument to study the cosmos”
Join the Department of Physics as we continue the move to online with Our Universe Revealed, the free public lecture series, hosted by Jonathan Crass, research assistant professor of physics.
Tuesday, March 31; 7 to 8 p.m. online (details for accessing streaming are found at

Also this week ...

Prevent Disruptions by Outsiders in Zoom Classes or Meetings
Don’t let your online class or meeting get interrupted by outsiders. There have been reports of unknown third parties maliciously interrupting Zoom sessions. Learn how you can keep your Zoom sessions secure.

Update Your Okta Settings
As you begin taking your courses online, be sure to confirm you have at least two available devices/methods that allow you to complete the two-step login process in Okta. By doing so, you can maintain access when signing into ND services like your Gmail account, Google Apps, Sakai, etc., in case something happens to your primary device/method.