TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Oct. 26)



For the Week of October 26

Arts and Performances


Slow Look
Take a slow look at N. Jay Jaffee’s “Learning to Skate, Livonia Avenue, East New York, Brooklyn” on view in “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.” We'll virtually place you in the exhibition via a live stream. Then we’ll use tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach the photograph.
Thursday, Oct. 29; noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art (via Zoom)

The Big Draw: Exquisite Corpse Halloween Edition
The Exquisite Corpse is a collaborative drawing game that was developed by surrealist artists in 1925. We will be using Zoom to take the game into the digital realm and, because it’s Halloween, we’re upping the spooky factor. Join us for an evening of frightening fun that will open your mind, pump up your creativity and make you smile!
Saturday, Oct. 31; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom


Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion: “Hunger Ward: The Last Hope Against War and Starvation”
You are invited to be among the first in the world to see Skye Fitzgerald’s (Spin Film) new documentary, “Hunger Ward,” which offers a devastating, firsthand look at the war and famine in Yemen — what many call the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Registration is required for this 40-minute film and panel discussion.
Wednesday, Oct. 28; 7 to 8:30 p.m. virtually

Film Premiere: “And There is Nothing New Under the Sun”
(Rescheduled from the original Oct. 19.) The School of Architecture is proud to announce the premiere of a film highlighting the work of Ong-ard Satrabhandhu, the winner of the University’s 2020 Richard H. Driehaus Prize. Seating will be on the field and students can sit in groups of up to 10 people. The gate opens at 7:30 p.m. and the premiere begins at 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 30; 8 to 9 p.m. in Notre Dame Stadium

SUB Movie: “Scream”
Free to the ND community!
Thursday, Oct. 29; 8:30 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall
Friday, Oct. 30; 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 31; 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.


Notre Dame Day 2020 Live Broadcast
Notre Dame Day 2020 is here! Tune in to the live broadcast featuring stories from around campus. As an added bonus, for a limited time when you make your Notre Dame Day gift, we will send you an exclusive limited-edition face mask. Watch the show and learn more at!
Monday, Oct. 26; 6:42 p.m. to midnight
Tuesday, Oct. 27; 6:42 p.m. to midnight

Harmonia Concert
Wednesday, Oct. 28; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

ND Anti-Racist Theatre NOW: Scenes from Plays by BIPOC Playwrights
Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents a Zoom reading of scenes from plays written by emerging and established BIPOC playwrights, directed by FTT BIPOC alumni. The reading will be followed by a discussion moderated by Professor Anne García-Romero.
Thursday, Oct. 29; 7:30 to 9 p.m. via YouTube livestream

Every Thursday evening, enjoy a night of music, friends and safe fun under the stars! Interested in performing? Email
Thursday, Oct. 29; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Deadlines or Registrations

Time-Out for Tech: Google Sheets Progress Bar
This short session combines a bit of fun with a useful tool for your dashboards and reports. Join us to learn about the sparkline function in Sheets to create progress bars.
Tuesday, Nov. 3; 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Friends of the Snite Museum of Art 39th Annual Benefit
Join us “in spirit” as we celebrate Ivan Meštrović at the 39th Annual Friends Christmas Benefit! In this year of the coronavirus, instead of dinner reservations, reserve your special bottle of wine honoring the Meštrović Legacy at Notre Dame and around the world. Visit the link for more information and donation levels and to support the art education programs the Snite Museum provides the local community.

Human Development Conference: Call for Undergraduate Papers and Visual Media
We are looking for student submissions that complement themes of development in the midst of difficulty around the globe. We encourage any and all students to consider submitting globally focused research from a virtual summer project or from prior years. To learn more about the February conference and to submit your paper or media, check out the HDC website. All submissions are due by Friday, Nov. 13.

Scientia Now Accepting Submissions
Scientia, the undergraduate journal of scientific research, is accepting submissions for publication! If you are interested in submitting a research paper, email or check out for more information. Accepting submissions online until Sunday, Feb. 7.

Irish Internship Summer Program — Dublin Global Gateway
Apply via Handshake for the Dublin Global Gateway Irish Internship Program today! We offer placements across the broad spectrum of Irish society for Notre Dame undergraduates of any year or major. Interns work full-time (unpaid, but the program is fully-funded) for eight to 10 weeks during the summer in Dublin. Funding includes cultural enrichment and professional development programming.
Deadline is Monday, Nov. 2.

Echo Graduate Service Program Live Q & A
Echo offers a two-year program for college graduates and young adults combining a free Master of Arts in Theology degree through ND while placing students as staff members in Catholic parishes/dioceses and as theology teachers in Catholic schools in partner dioceses. Echo program participants benefit from a robust formation program that integrates their work, study and faith to serve the Church.
Thursday, Oct. 29; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa (EESA) Program
The Keough School’s EESA Program offers this opportunity during a six-week period in the summer. Students enrolled in this award-winning program travel to Cape Town, South Africa and work with historically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in developing their businesses.
From Sunday, June 13, through Saturday, July 24, in Cape Town, South Africa

Deals and Discounts

25% Off Outerwear — Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore
From Tuesday, Oct. 27 through Thursday, Oct. 29, get 25 percent off men’s, women’s and youth outerwear, blankets, winter hats, gloves and scarves. Sale available at Hammes Bookstore on campus and at Eddy Street.

Diversity and Inclusion

Notre Dame Disabilities Club Forum
During this virtual event, clubs with a focus on disabilities will come together and share information about the specifics of each club to interested students.
Tuesday, Oct. 27; 7 to 8:30 p.m. virtually (Zoom link)

Educational and Research Opportunities

Notre Dame Toastmasters Membership Month
Want to enhance your speaking skills in groups, in speeches, online or in person? Try Toastmasters. We’re open to all with an ND affiliation and to Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students. We’ll send a Zoom link to our meeting after you contact us on our home page. We look forward to meeting you. See the poster for more information.
Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development Workshops:

Professional Development Workshop: “Finding and Showcasing Your Career Fit”
Learn how to discover careers that align with your unique values, interests, personality, skills and goals while developing strategies to communicate your qualifications effectively to employers within different career fields. Presented by Erik Simon, graduate career consultant, College of Arts and Letters.
Tuesday, Oct. 27; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. virtually

Introduction to the Midstream (Pipeline) Segment of the Energy Industry
The session will cover a brief overview of oil and gas sectors, but will spend a majority of the time on the pipeline sector.
Tuesday, Oct. 27; 5 to 6:30 p.m. virtually

Intro to Financial Services Careers for Freshmen
Career Counselor Bob Rischard and the Wall Street Club officers will give an elementary overview of types of careers in financial services. A discussion will follow covering qualifications, roles, lifestyle, geographic viability, etc. Students are encouraged to submit preferred topics and questions before and after the event.
Tuesday, Oct. 27; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. virtually

First Gen, First Look at the Center for Career Development
Hear from First Generation sophomores, juniors and seniors about how they utilized career resources to help discern a career path, connect with alumni mentor and land summer internships. This is a great opportunity to connect with career counselors and sign-up for upcoming career programs.
Tuesday, Oct. 27; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Learn What it Takes to Become an Automation Controls Engineer from an ND Alumni!
Interested in a career in automation controls or technical sales? Join John Dusing ’19, ND alumnus and  project engineer, along with John Gamble, engineering manager at Cornerstone Controls, to get an inside look at the daily work life of an automation controls engineer and a technical sales engineer.
Thursday, Oct. 29; 6 to 7 p.m. virtually

California Alumni and Student Networking Event: Entertainment and Sports
The CA Club and the regional program invite you to an alumni and student networking event. Meet alums in the entertainment and sports industries and discuss the various career paths that had led them to their current job. This is a great way to network and learn about careers in smaller breakout sessions.
Thursday, Oct. 29; 8 to 9 p.m. virtually


Hesburgh Libraries Workshop:

Data and Datafile Management
Graduate students, learn new techniques to enhance your data management practices and support your research at Notre Dame.
Thursday, Oct. 29; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom


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 on memory and the brain. To be eligible, you must be 18–30 or 65–85 years old, learned English before age five and be right-handed. Volunteers are compensated $15/hour. If you are interested, please contact us by email ( or phone 634-0264. 

Faith and Service

Annual Underwear and Sock Drive
Donation boxes are in the Hesburgh Library main concourse and in the first-floor and third-floor lobbies of Geddes Hall from Monday, Oct. 26, through Friday, Nov. 20. New items only, please. Men’s, women’s and children’s sizes needed. New, unused masks also accepted. Sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

Messages of Hope for Caregivers
Bringing joy to the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families at Beacon Children’s Hospital is what we’re all about. In light of National Family Caregivers Month in November, Messages of Hope is a chance for students to write a digital card to a caregiver of a pediatric cancer patient at the hospital.  
Cost is $5.50.
Wednesday, Oct. 28; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. across from Modern Market in Duncan Student Center
Thursday, Oct. 29; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 30; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mass of Remembrance for Valeria Espinel and Olivia Laura Rojas
Please join the Notre Dame community as we come together to celebrate Mass in memory of first-year students Valeria Espinel and Olivia Laura Rojas. For those who wish to attend in-person, the stadium will open at 7:30 p.m. with prelude music beginning at 7:45 p.m. Students should enter through Gate A and follow the direction of the ushers. Faculty and staff should enter through Gate B and follow the direction of the ushers. Masks and physical distancing are required at all times. 
Temperatures are expected to be in the low 40’s, so please dress accordingly. 
For those who wish to attend virtually, the Mass will be live-streamed and can be viewed here.
The University Counseling Center (631-7336) and Campus Ministry (631-7800) are available to offer their support to members of our community.
Tuesday, Oct. 27; 8 p.m. in Notre Dame Stadium

Transgender Day of Remembrance
This prayer service will honor and remember transgender people whose lives have been lost this year based on their identity.
Wednesday, Oct. 28; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grotto

Everyday Holiness Podcast
Rev. David Guffey, C.S.C., shares his path as a priest who went from serving the homeless to producing films in Hollywood, including the newly released movie “Pray,” a biography of fellow Holy Cross priest Venerable Patrick Peyton.

Health and Recreation

Tournament Tuesday — Cornhole Competition
Tuesday, Oct. 27; 7 to 10 p.m. on Library Lawn

Wellness Wednesday on Library Lawn – Yoga Sculpt
Erica will be your instructor for the evening. Click here for more info and to reserve your spotWednesday, Oct. 28; 7 to 8 p.m. on Library Lawn

Registration for RecSports’ Cornhole Tournament
Ready to put your cornhole skills to the test? Registration for RecSports’ Cornhole Tournament is Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 26–28. Interhall, graduate and off-campus leagues are available.  

Fitness Freebie: HIGH Fitness
Join instructor Ashle for a free HIGH Fitness class! This class is old-school aerobics meets contemporary HIIT training! For more information and registration, click here.
Friday, Oct. 30; 8:15 to 9 p.m. virtually

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture: “Demanding Development: The Politics of Public Goods Provision in India’s Urban Slums”
Former Visiting Fellow Adam Auerbach presents a talk on his book of the same title on which he worked during his time at Kellogg. Drawing on more than two years of fieldwork, the book accounts for the uneven success of India’s slum residents in securing public goods and services. Registration required.
Monday, Oct. 26; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Webinar (Consider This!): “COVID-19 Pandemic and Athletics”
Part four of the “Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation” series will include Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame Director of Athletics, and Patricia Bellia, the O’Neill Professor of Law and chair of the Faculty Board on Athletics, for a conversation about the pandemic’s effect on athletics.
Monday, Oct. 26; 6 to 7 p.m. via webinar

Lecture: “John Paul II’s Proposal for Europe: A Celebration of the Past or a Prophetic Invitation for the Future?”
On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Karol Wojtyła, Father Michał Paluch, rector of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome (Angelicum), will revisit the framework of the vision for Europe developed by John Paul II during his long pontificate.
Tuesday, Oct. 27; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “The Political Thought of Woodrow Wilson”
Join Ronald J. Pestritto, graduate dean and professor of politics at Hillsdale College, for this lecture that is presented by Constitutional Studies.
Tuesday, Oct. 27; 12:45 to 2 p.m. virtually

Inspiring Conversations Series
ThinkND invites you to join a live Zoom discussion with Louis King, chief executive officer of Summit Academy OIC, as he discusses how this vocational school is transforming lives and developing inspired leaders.
Tuesday, Oct. 27; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

NDIGI Wilmouth Speaker Series
Join the ND Institute for Global Investing to hear from Charles Cascarilla, CEO and co-founder of Paxos. Cascarilla is a leader in the field of blockchain technology, crypto and bitcoin investing. Hear his thoughts on investing, risk and where he thinks the biggest opportunities exist for value investors today! Register to receive Zoom info at
Tuesday, Oct. 27; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Irish Novelist Colum McCann in Conversation with Barry McCrea
In a conversation inaugurating a new series, “Ireland’s Generation X?”, Irish novelist Colum McCann will discuss his life and work with Professor Barry McCrea. McCann’s newest novel, “Apeirogon”, is the story of two fathers — one Israeli, one Palestinian — each grieving the loss of a child to violence. Together, they work for peace.
Wednesday, Oct. 28; 2 to 3 p.m. via webinar

A Conversation with Paqui Kelly — Breast Cancer Awareness Month
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Paqui Kelly is joining Notre Dame Women Connect for a conversation about a disease that affects one in eight women. Paqui will talk with us about her experience with breast cancer, as well as her support for patient advocacy and research through the Kelly Cares Foundation. Registration is required.
Wednesday, Oct. 28; 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

Conversation: “Catholic Education, the Supreme Court and School Choice”
This past June, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision on this issue in Espinoza v. Montana. Join John Schoenig, ACE’s senior director for teacher formation and education policy and Nicole Stelle Garnett, senior policy advisor, for a conversation about Espinoza v. Montana and its potential long-term impact for Catholic school families.
Wednesday, Oct. 28; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Reading: “After Rubén,” by Francisco Aragón
The Institute for Latino Studies’ Letras Latinas initiative, along with the Creative Writing Program and Red Hen Press, present a book launch and public reading by Francisco Aragón. Aragón will read from his latest book, “After Rubén.” He’ll also be introducing special guests who will join him to share brief samplings of their literary work.
Wednesday, Oct. 28; 7 to 8 p.m. The reading will be streamed simultaneously on Red Hen Press’ YouTube channel and Facebook Live feed.

NDI Global Roundtable Series: “The Pandemic and Its Effects on Primary and Secondary Education. Lessons from Chile, Kenya, the United States and Beyond”
Moderated by Ernest Morrell, this roundtable will focus on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected primary and secondary education in various parts of the world, with a special focus on Chile, Kenya and the United States. Registration is requested.
Thursday, Oct. 29; 9 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Where We’re Going: Sports — Global Viewpoint
Where We’re Going, a new series from ThinkND, continues its study of sports with a global viewpoint discussion. Join moderator Chris Stevens ’74 and guests from around the world for a chat of what’s currently happening and what’s next for the sports industry. Submit your questions and join the free discussion.
Thursday, Oct. 29; 9 a.m. via Zoom

Conversation: “Election 2020: What to Expect? Who Will Win? What’s at Stake?”
Please join the Constitutional Studies Program for a virtual conversation about the upcoming 2020 election. Featuring Henry Olsen, a Washington Post columnist and senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Ruy Teixeira, a senior fellow at American Progress.
Thursday, Oct. 29; 12:45 to 2 p.m. virtually

Q&A Webinar
Heath Carter of Princeton Theological Seminary and Kathryn Gin Lum of Stanford University will join the Cushwa Center for a discussion of their role as series co-editors for the Eerdmans Library of Religious Biography. Registration is required. Registrants will receive a Zoom link in advance of the event.
Thursday, Oct. 29; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

Virtual Seminar: Global Health Case Competition
Join the Eck Institute for Global Health at a virtual seminar as part of the upcoming Global Health Case Competition. Learn more about the competition and talk with guest speaker Paul Perrin, director of monitoring and evaluation for the Pulte Institute for Global Development.
Thursday, Oct. 29; 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom (A link will be sent to those who register.)

Pro-Life Politics: A Student Panel
Four student speakers from across the political spectrum discuss their pro-life convictions and life issues they are passionate about. Presented by Notre Dame Right to Life and Notre Dame College Republicans.
Thursday, Oct. 29; 8 to 9 p.m. in Room 136, DeBartolo Hall

Italian Research Seminar: “The Ambiguous Resistance of Fenoglio’s ‘Racconti della guerra civile’”
The Center for Italian Studies presents a virtual lecture on Italian resistance writer, Beppe Fenoglio’s “Racconti della guerra civile,” by Giovanni Vedovotto, a doctoral candidate in Italian in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Register here ( or via email (
Friday, Oct. 30; 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Voting Rights”
“Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” is a weekly lecture series to guide our community through topics necessary to a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week, the Honorable Eric. H. Holder Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States (2009-2015), explores the intersection of voting rights and racial justice.
Friday, Oct. 30; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Webinar: “Paths to Becoming a Diplomat”
Join a webinar with early- and mid-stage career diplomats for pointers on discovering the many paths to joining a country’s diplomatic corps. Jointly sponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.
Friday, Oct. 30; 2 to 3 p.m. via webinar

Higgins Labor Film Club: “On the Basis of Sex” (2018)
This film tells the story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsberg as she takes on a groundbreaking tax case that could change the direction of her career and the way courts view gender discrimination. Watch the film in advance and join us for a conversation on the film with faculty expert Christina Wolbrecht. RSVP online in advance.
Sunday, Nov. 1; 4 p.m. virtually

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Sorin Court Traffic Circle to be closed Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 4–6
Due to large truck and crane activity, Sorin Court, north of the Main Building, will be closed to traffic between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday Nov. 4–6. While the Main Building parking lot will be open to those with permits, the traffic circle will be blocked. During this time, delivery trucks intending to deliver packages to the Main Building must park in the St. Liam Lot and walk packages to the building. Anyone expecting large deliveries during this time frame is encouraged to let vendors know of the Sorin Court closure ahead of time. See traffic map.
The large truck activity will also periodically affect traffic on Holy Cross Drive at Sorin Court. Flaggers will stop and direct traffic along Holy Cross Drive when needed.

Social Gatherings

Snite-@-Nite: Snite Fright
Spook on over to your favorite haunt, the Snite Museum of Art, for a frightening night of art-related Halloween fun! Receive a freshly screen-printed T-shirt with an exclusive, terrifying design. Decorate a pumpkin inspired by art. Enjoy live music! Explore the cobwebbed corners of the museum on a scavenger hunt. Drop by for a ghoulishly good time!
Thursday, Oct. 29; 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Luck of the Irish Bingo and Bundt Cakes
We could all use some good fortune right now, so put on your shamrocks and gear up for another round of Luck of the Irish Bingo — where a lot of gold just might await you! Join us for your chance to win prizes, gift cards and end your night of luck with a delicious bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cake. Reserve your space.
Thursday, Oct. 29; 9 to 11 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Food Truck Fridays
Food Truck Fridays includes All Over Creations, The Real Grille and The Rolling Stonebaker.
Friday, Oct. 30; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

WVFI Night
WVFI takes over Library Lawn!
Friday, Oct. 30; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Stepan Spooky Game Night
Enjoy a game of Dungeons and Dragons and other Halloween-themed board games.  Wear your costume for a chance to win prizes in the costume contest. Co-sponsored by the RPG Club and SAO.
Friday, Oct. 30; 9 to 11 p.m. in Stepan Center

Halloween Spooktacular
From the people who brought you HarvestFest... After watching the Irish face Georgia Tech at 3:30 p.m., a Halloween-themed dinner will be served outside North Dining Hall (the dining halls will be closed), with desserts, beverages and activities to follow throughout campus. Residence halls will compete in a HPC-sponsored jack-o-lantern contest. South Lawn will feature video games and Halloween crafts, while Library Lawn will show “Ghostbusters” (1984). On North Quad, McWell will host an essential oils apothecary with a magician performing at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 31; 5 to 11 p.m. campus-wide

For Your Information ...

Campus demonstrations may be organized only by members of the University community and must be peaceful and orderly. Demonstrations must adhere to time, place, and manner restrictions designed to (a) protect the health and safety of participants and the campus community and (b) avoid disruption of the regular and essential operations of the University. Given the University's COVID-19 regulations restricting external visitors, demonstrations that involve participants who are not part of the campus community may be directed to the periphery of campus.

To receive approval, demonstrations must be registered in advance and in writing with the Vice President for Campus Safety and University Operations, Mike Seamon. That office will review the registration and advise whether the demonstration is approved, subject to time, place, and manner restrictions. Organizers of a demonstration must acknowledge agreement to any time, place, and manner modifications before proceeding. Campus security personnel may be on hand to ensure the safety of all — including those participating in an approved demonstration — and to prevent any disruption of regular University operations.

Also This Week …

What Has 2020 Taught You? A Call for Stories!
What has 2020 taught you? The CSC 33941 class, “Moral Learning and Racial Justice in the Time of Coronavirus,” is collecting insight about how the current state of affairs has shaped the Notre Dame community and invite you to briefly share your story. Our plan is to consolidate all of the responses in a creative format with the hope of capturing what life was like in 2020 for future generations.

Voting Info and Notary Services for Grad Students
Different states have different rules for submitting absentee ballots, with a small number requiring that ballots be notarized. Should you need to have your election ballot notarized, the Graduate School has a Notary who will be available to assist graduate students by appointment. Visit for details.