TheWeek@ND Student Edition (May 11)


For the Week of May 11

Note: This is the last student digest of the spring semester.

Arts and Performances

2020 Notre Dame Student Film Festival
If you missed the film festival on campus in January, here’s your chance to see all 12 films — for the first time ever, we’re screening the entire film fest on YouTube. Help us honor the Class of 2020 by joining us during what would traditionally be Senior Week at ND. Make sure to join the live chat with the filmmakers!
Monday, May 11; 9 to 11 p.m. on FTT’s YouTube channel (NotreDameFTT)

Todd Rundgren’s Play Like a Champion Concert 2018
See rock ’n’ roll legend Todd Rundgren Live@ND. The entire 2018 Play Like A Champion Concert, featuring FTT musical theater students, more than 30 ND undergrads performing with the band and behind-the-scenes footage, will stream on YouTube — one time only. Be sure to join the live chat with the performers!
Tuesday, May 12; 9 to 11 p.m. on FTT’s YouTube channel (NotreDameFTT)

Awards and Competitions

Final Call for Submissions for the University of Notre Dame Library Research Award
In a brief essay, tell us how you used library resources for a class project or assignment completed during summer 2019, fall 2019 or spring 2020. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 15. Learn more about the award and submission guidelines at

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

OIT Help Desk Starts Summer Hours
The OIT Help Desk began summer hours Saturday, May 9. All times listed are Eastern time.
∙ Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Wednesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m., for staff meetings)
∙ Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
∙ Saturday: 1 to 5 p.m.
∙ Sunday: Closed

Deadlines or Registrations

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 Submit your work to at any time. We look forward to receiving your work before the Friday, Aug. 21, deadline!

Educational and Research Opportunities

ND Learning/Kaneb Center Workshops:

(open to faculty, postdocs and graduate students)
ND Learning offers workshops to help faculty prepare for teaching in the summer. Topics include strategies for remote learning, creating asynchronous content and online assessment. Registration required. ​​​​​​
Beginning Tuesday, May 12


Hesburgh Libraries and the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Wokshops

Virtual Personal Digital Preservation Basics
This one-hour workshop will provide tips on how to organize and preserve your personal digital materials to make them available to future generations.
Wednesday, May 13; three identical sessions offered at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. via Zoom


Research Opportunity

Participate in Online Research about Why You Chose Your Major
Want to make some cash from the comfort of your couch? Fill out this survey about your motivation for choosing your major and you’ll have a chance to win one of 20 $10 Amazon gift cards! It should take less than 15 minutes, so what better way to spend a study break (or celebrate being done with finals)?
This research is sponsored by the Moral and Adolescent Psychology Lab.​
Available all day, every day until Friday, May 22, online at

Faith and Service

“Everyday Holiness” Podcast: Danielle Rose Hesley
Listen to the latest episode of “Everyday Holiness,” a FaithND podcast from the Notre Dame Alumni Association. This week features musician Danielle Rose Hesley ’02 as she describes her prayer through music, her discernment and the call of marriage and motherhood. 
Monday, May 11; online

Virtual Postgraduate Service Send-Off Ceremony
Although the 2020 Postgraduate Service Send-Off has been canceled, a virtual ceremony is in the works! If you are committed to an organization for full-time service after graduation, please fill out this postgraduate service participation form by Thursday, May 14. Students who complete this form will be sent information about the ceremony.

Bible Study Small Groups Continue into the Summer
Students are invited to join a Bible study to connect with others and discuss God’s message in Scripture. No previous experience with the Bible is needed — just an open heart. If interested, please email Brett Perkins at

Grief Support
During this unprecedented time, students may experience grief associated with the death of a loved one. You may just want to try to make sense of the different losses you may be experiencing at this time. Please know members of Campus Ministry’s pastoral care team are ready and available to provide support throughout the summer.
If you would like to speak with a campus minister or learn more about grief resources, please email Tami Schmitz at

Need to Talk
As the semester comes to a close, there is still much that you are thinking, praying and reflecting on. Please know that even during the summer months Campus Ministry is available to listen to you. Whatever needs attention now and throughout the summer, we are available to chat.
You can set up a time to video/phone chat or reach out to Mike Urbaniak at

Lectures and Presentations

OIT Taste of Technology Sessions
Explore new ways to use a variety of IT tools and applications in your daily life in convenient online sessions. All skill levels welcome. Free to faculty, staff, students, spouses and affiliates. Anyone interested in attending must register. Connection instructions will be shared once registered.
∙ Rapid Fire Google Tips & Tricks, Monday, May 11; 2 to 3 p.m.
∙ Smooth Riding: Ergonomics for Your Workspace, Tuesday, May 12; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ Gussying Up Your Digital Audio, Photo and Video Files, Wednesday, May 13; 2 to 3 p.m.
∙ (Brain)storm on the Horizon: Using Candor for Team Collaboration, Thursday, May 14; 10 to 11 a.m.

The Fight Broadcast
University Relations will share stories about how the Notre Dame family is taking the fight to COVID-19 all over the world. You can watch all eight hours live at
Tuesday, May 12; 2 to 10 p.m.

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series: “Poverty Reduction Policies in Mexico: Are Universal Policies Better Than Conditional Cash Transfers?”
Presented by Alejandro Estefan, faculty fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and former policy analyst in the office of the president of the Republic of Mexico. His research focuses on economic development, labor economics and public finance in Mexico and aims to provide a solid evidence base for impactful policy formulation. Pre-registration is requested.
Tuesday, May 12; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Presentation: “Cosmic Alchemy: How the Universe made the Heaviest Elements”
Join the Department of Physics for another Our Universe Revealed as Erika Holmbeck describes how cosmic stellar collisions can create the heaviest elements in the periodic table, from precious metals to the heaviest radioactive elements.
Tuesday, May 12; 7 to 8 p.m. online — details for accessing streaming are found at

OIT Lunch & Learn (online session): 10 Tips and Tricks in Docs, Sheets and Slides
Learn to use Google Docs, Sheets and Slides more effectively. All these apps have features that can help streamline your work and make you more productive. Free, but you must register by contacting You will receive connection instructions once you enroll.
Wednesday, May 13; noon to 1 p.m.

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Sakai Upgrade and Unavailability on May 15
The Sakai service will be upgraded from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, May 15. During this time, Sakai will be unavailable. Several Sakai tools and workflows that are being improved include Tests & Quizzes, Lessons, Gradebook and Assignments, and a new Rubric tool will be added. After the upgrade, be sure to clear your browser cache for the Sakai upgrade to load.

Also This Week ...

Graduates: Don’t Lose Access to Your ND Files After You Graduate
Your Notre Dame NetID will be deactivated 60 days after you graduate. Be sure to transfer the files and other resources you want to keep from your Notre Dame account to a personal account. This includes your data in Google Drive, Gmail, Adobe and others and must be completed before your account is disabled.

Best wishes to all for a safe summer. Congratulations to our graduates!