TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Nov. 25)



Week of November 25, 2019

Arts and Performances


“South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” (1999)   
In this Oscar-nominated film based on the popular animated series, the third-graders of South Park sneak into an R-rated Canadian film and emerge with expanded vocabularies, sparking outrage in America. The controversy becomes a call to war, and TV personalities Terrance and Phillip end up on death row with only the kids left to save them. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Tuesday, Nov. 26; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents “The Polar Express”   
Chris Van Allsburg’s award-winning story “The Polar Express” comes to life in a special musical presentation accompanied by images from the iconic book. This performance will thrill music lovers of all ages, so bring the entire family! Come at 1:30 p.m. for pre-concert activities for the whole family including an instrument petting zoo and crafts. Students: $10. Faculty/Staff: $20.
Sunday, Dec. 1; 2:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

All Athletics’ schedules

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Holiday Hours at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s ticket office holiday hours are as follows:
∙  Monday, Nov. 25, noon to 6 p.m.
∙  Tuesday, Nov. 26, noon to 8:30 p.m.
∙  Closed Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 27-30.
Open one hour prior to all ticketed performances.

Snite Museum Closed
The museum exhibitions and staff offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. The exhibitions will be available for viewing on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Hesburgh Library Holiday Hours
The Hesburgh Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, and will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, resuming its normal hours. Hesburgh Library and all branch hours can be found at

Deadlines or Registrations

Concert: OneRepublic
OneRepublic, with special guests American Authors and The Bergamot, will perform during IDEA Week, an annual event that celebrates innovation, entrepreneurs and the incubation of new ideas. ​​​​​​
Student presale
begins at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, with access code ROCK20.
Public sale begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Saturday, April 25; 7 p.m. in Purcell Pavilion, Joyce Center

Romero Days 2020 Conference — Student Call for Papers
Undergraduate and graduate students in all programs are invited to submit a paper proposal for the Romero Days 2020 Conference occurring Tuesday, March 24. Proposed papers must address either Romero or Catholic Social Teaching, with a strong preference for works that address both. See webpage for proposal submission details. Deadline for submission is Sunday, Dec. 1.

Application Deadline: Spring Break Pilgrimage to San Salvador, El Salvador   
Follow in the footsteps of St. Oscar Romero and the lives of the Salvadorian martyrs to discover how our faith beckons us to be peacemakers in our world. Take the journey to encounter the people of El Salvador, their stories, and a spirituality of justice through the history of the Salvadorian people. This pilgrimage includes a one-credit course requirement taught by Professor Todd Walatka. Deadline is Sunday, Dec. 1.  

Jurors Needed for Notre Dame Law School Mock Trials
Notre Dame Law School is seeking students to serve as jurors in mock trials. You will watch law students try a case in front of real judges in an actual trial setting. You, the jury, will then deliberate and reach a verdict, deciding the outcome of the case! Email to sign up.
Saturday, Dec. 7; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the St. Joseph County Courthouse, downtown South Bend
Sunday, Dec. 8; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Women’s Discernment Brunch 
All women are warmly invited to a conversation on discernment with Suzy Younger, coordinator of marriage preparation in Campus Ministry. In honor of the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Younger will discuss Mary as a model and inspiration in discernment. We will eat brunch together, hear from Younger and have time for discussion and Q&A. RSVP here
Sunday, Dec. 8; 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the lounge, Coleman-Morse Center

VenueND Christmas Pop-up at Foley’s   
Celebrate the holiday season with a fun, festive evening on campus including a live DJ. This dinner event includes a four-course buffet, complimentary prosecco toast, two signature holiday cocktails, beer and wine. Register at $85/person.
Saturday, Dec. 14; 6 to 10 p.m. in Foley’s, O’Neill Hall

Submit Your Research to the Journal of Undergraduate Research 
Submissions are open until the spring semester! The Journal of Undergraduate Research is the premier publication for undergraduate research in the College of Arts and Letters. Each year, we publish a selection of the finest undergraduate research done in the collect to display the academic breadth and achievements accomplished by our students. We are currently accepting submissions for papers to be submitted for publication.

South Bend Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program’s Community Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
The South Bend Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program is an integrated, multifaceted program to empower those living in poverty or other adverse circumstances to create and grow their own businesses. $500 scholarships available to everyone with financial need. See the website for bootcamp details.
Saturdays, Feb. 15, 22 and 29; March 7, 14 and 21; 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Center for Civic Innovation, 1045 W. Washington St., South Bend

Deals and Discounts

St. Michael’s Laundry monthly coupon.

Doughnuts for UX
Stop by for free doughnuts in exchange for performing a few simple tasks on our new digital collections website. Sponsored by the Hesburgh Libraries and the Snite Museum of Art.
Tuesday, Nov. 26; 3 to 5 p.m. (or until we run out!) in the concourse, Hesburgh Library

Thanksgiving Weekend Sales at the Notre Dame Bookstore
∙  Online-only sale: Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Twenty percent off one item, 25 percent off two items, 30 percent off three apparel or gift items.
∙  In-store-only sale: Friday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 1; 30 percent off all Under Armour products.

Faith and Service

Everyday Holiness Podcast: Maddie Link ’20   
Listen to the latest episode of Everyday Holiness, a FaithND podcast from the Notre Dame Alumni Association. This week features senior Maddie Link as she describes being a student, her love of music and overcoming a visual impairment.

Health and Recreation

RecSports Family Skate
Family Skate includes skate rental, pizza and photos with Santa. Registration ends at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. Click here for more info and to register. Cost: $6.
Sunday, Dec. 1; 5 to 6:45 p.m. in Compton Family Ice Arena

Lectures and Presentations

Talk: “Quantum Neural Network — Connecting Quantum and Brain with Optics”
Professor Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Stanford University. Combinatorial optimization problems are ubiquitous in our modern life. Classical examples include lead optimization in drug and biocatalyst discovery and resource optimization in wireless communications. In this talk, we will discuss the principles of quantum-classical crossover and future prospects of quantum neural network.
Monday, Nov. 25; 4 to 5:15 p.m. in Room 129, DeBartolo Hall

Lecture: “On Water Resources, Cooperation and Conflicts”
Marc Müller discusses recent progress in addressing human-water interaction challenges along three important lines of inquiry: (i) the attribution of rapid hydrological change to climate vs. local human action, (ii) the emergence of cooperation over shared water resources and (iii) the interactions between water scarcity and violent conflicts.
Tuesday, Nov. 26; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Michiana Science Café: NextGen Human-Drone Partnerships in Emergency Response”  
Videos of drones delivering packages or surveying fires and floods are now commonplace, but drones can be used for so much more! Bring your questions for an engaging conversation with Jane Cleland-Huang, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Sponsored by the Science Policy Initiative.
Tuesday, Nov. 26; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Chicory Café, 114 W. First St., Mishawaka

Social Gatherings

Celebrate friendship and hear from Kayla August, rector of Lyons Hall, on friendship, spirituality and breaking bread with others.
Monday, Nov. 25; 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 210, Duncan Student Center

Thanksgiving Threads
Need a break before break? Join the Sexual Identity FIRE Starters for making friendship bracelets and enjoying some sandwiches from Potbelly to de-stress before Thanksgiving break.
Monday, Nov. 25; 6 to 8 p.m. in the Dooley Room, LaFortune Student Center

Also This Week ...

Student Business Owners Needed
Do you have your own business? Do you run an account on Etsy? The Morris Inn has an opportunity for you! The Morris Inn will host a study break on Friday, Dec. 13, and we are looking for student/student group vendors to sell their products to help students with their Christmas shopping before break! Please contact us if you have a product that you would like to sell.