TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Sept.14)



For the Week of September 14

Arts and Performances


Interactive Program: “Cocktail with a Curator”
Toast an amazing work of art with a delicious themed cocktail! David Acton, curator of photography, will talk about Harold Edgerton’s photograph “Wes Fesler Kicks the Football.” For the themed cocktail recipe and to register, visit the attached link. This program is designed for conversation and questions.
Friday, Sept. 18; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Snite Museum Baldessari Ball Throw Challenge
Are you up for a challenge? Follow the Snite Museum’s Instagram for the Baldessari Ball Throw Challenge. Inspired by photographs on view, we challenge you to attempt to recreate the artwork and send us your best photo. Two winners will receive a Snite swag bag. For more information on the deadline and in-person meet ups, visit the attached link.
All submissions are due by midnight, Saturday, Sept. 19


42 on the Field
Join Multicultural Student Programs and Services for a free viewing of “42,” the 2013 American biographical sports film about baseball player Jackie Robinson (played by Chadwick Boseman), the first black athlete to play in Major League Baseball during the modern era. No bags allowed, but students may bring blankets to sit on.
Thursday, Sept. 17; 8:45 p.m. on the Frank Eck Baseball Field 


AcoustiCafé is a relaxed, live performance opportunity for all Notre Dame students. Performers are given the chance to experience what an intimate performance with an audience and honest-to-goodness sound equipment actually feels like. For more information, visit the SUB website at
Thursday, Sept. 17; 9 to 11 p.m. on the Library Lawn

Deadlines or Registrations

Show Some Skin: Call for Stories
We would like to extend an invitation to the ND community to submit a monologue for “Show Some Skin: eXposed.” Show Some Skin is a student-led initiative where members of the Notre Dame family share their stories concerning their identity and experience here, anonymously. Through our annual public performance, we strive to make Notre Dame a more welcoming place for all.
Online submission deadline of 11:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2

Educational and Research Opportunities

Bringing Order to Qualitative Madness with ATLAS.ti
Learn how to use ATLAS.ti to bring order to the chaos of your qualitative research project.
Monday, Sept. 14; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Engineering Industry Day Networking Event
This event is co-sponsored by the Engineering Leadership Council and the Society of Women Engineers. The event will be facilitated through the Handshake platform and you’ll have the ability to attend a combination of 1:1 meetings or group info sessions with employers.
Monday, Sept. 14; 4 to 6:30 p.m. virtually

Arts & Letters Advanced Degree Online “Career Communities” — Build Your Plan Alongside Your Peers
Learn how to build your professional network and a strategic plan within career paths of interest alongside fellow graduate students, postdocs and recent alumni through advanced degree (master’s and doctoral) “career communities.”
Monday, Sept. 14; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Enfocus Networking and Information Session
Learn from Patrick Jones, program director of operation, about his experiences collaborating with entrepreneurs, business, nonprofit and government sectors in the South Bend–Elkhart region and the EnFocus fellowship program. See the flyer for registration information.
Monday, Sept. 14; 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom  

Kichwa Language Table
Do you think that group work is only for class projects? If so, you’re mistaken! Join the CSLC’s Fulbright FLTA Laura Cacuango in her first Kichwa language table, learning about minga, the Kichwa word for group work. She calls this the soul of her culture. The event will include a short presentation followed by a discussion.
Monday, Sept. 14; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Alumni Panel: “Careers in Corporate Finance/Accounting”
Learn more about opportunities and careers in corporate finance and accounting from alums working in the field.
Monday, Sept. 14; 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

Diversity and Inclusion Networking Event
This networking event provides an opportunity for students to meet with employers who are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Employers will speak about their diversity and inclusion efforts, programming and how they are making it a priority in their organizations.
Monday, Sept. 14; 7:45 to 9:45 p.m. virtually

2020 Virtual Core Facility Fair
This event is hosted by Notre Dame Research and open to students, postdocs, faculty and staff. Attendees will be able to visit digital exhibition booths for the University’s core facilities and look through various digital print, video and photographic materials. Additionally, various core facilities will host presentations via Zoom to discuss their state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise, as well as answer attendees’ questions. See the list of participating core facilities, more details and Zoom registration links here.
Tuesday, Sept. 15; 9 a.m. to noon virtually

Universal Design for Learning Series
UDL is a pedagogical framework focused on responding to learner diversity by designing flexible pathways to engage, represent and express knowledge. The goal of this series is to assist instructors in creating better learning environments for all learners by demonstrating new and alternate ways to present information and engage students.
Tuesday, Sept. 15; 10 to 11:15 a.m. via Zoom (passcode: 202020)
Tuesday, Sept. 22; 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 29; 12:30 p.m.

Graduate Student Networking Event
Formerly known as “Coffee and Careers,” this annual event provides an opportunity for employers from all industries to meet with master’s and doctorate students from a variety of non-business and non-law academic disciplines, including engineering, sciences, humanities, social sciences, Notre Dame’s ESTEEM program and more.
Tuesday, Sept. 15; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. virtually

Virtual Fall Career Fair
Notre Dame students of all class years and academic majors are invited to participate in the 2020 Virtual Career Fair. Students are welcome to meet with employers of all sizes across all industries promoting full-time employment, internship and other career opportunities.
Tuesday, Sept. 15; 4 to 8 p.m. virtually

ITAO Career Connect Networking Event
This networking event, in partnership with the Department of Information Technology, Analytics and Operations (ITAO) in the Mendoza College of Business, welcomes all employers interested in meeting students with business technology and data analytics skills. The event format will include one-on-one sessions and group sessions with employers.
Wednesday, Sept. 16; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. virtually

Student-Athlete Networking Event
Employers interested in meeting with student-athlete talent from a variety of academic majors are invited to attend this annual event. This year, the event will be facilitated through Handshake’s career fair platform.
Wednesday, Sept. 16; 8 to 9 p.m. virtually

Marketing Meet the Firms
Interested in a career in marketing, sales or advertising? Participate and network with several employers and learn about opportunities in these industries. This year, the event will be facilitated through Handshake’s Virtual Career Fair Platform.
Thursday, Sept. 17; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. virtually

Workshop: “Anti-Racist Pedagogy”
ND Learning/Kaneb Center will offer strategies and resources for interrogating communication styles and what is privileged in the classroom, facilitating challenging conversations that may arise from antiracist teaching and dismantling racial hierarchies that impede student success.
Friday, Sept. 18; 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. via Zoom (passcode: 202020)

CSLC Ed Talk/Workshop: “Course Alignment Learning Goals and Assessment”
Join the CSLC to hear from Indiana University’s Karolina Serafin as she focuses on the role of alignment in language course design. At the end of the workshop you will be able to establish connections between different course elements in order to improve students’ learning experience, especially for courses offered fully online.
Friday, Sept. 18; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Research Opportunity

Research Study Participation Opportunity — Practice Statistics and Earn $20!
Take a break from studying for an upcoming test and help in an effort to study tests! You have an opportunity to participate in research that will help us better understand how different test formats influence the test-taker’s experience and performance. It’s free — and you can earn $20 as compensation for participating.
The entire study can be completed in about 1 to 1.5 hours remotely from your laptop or desktop computer.

Faith and Service

Information Sessions: International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) 2021
The application is now open for ISSLP 2021, a four-credit course which includes a summer immersion in Latin America, Asia or Africa. Both virtual and in-person options are available with organizations focusing on healthcare, education, business development, engineering and more. Learn more from past participants at one of our virtual information sessions. Register online.
Monday, Sept. 21; 7 p.m. via Zoom
Tuesday, Sept. 29; 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 7 p.m.

SSLP 2021 Application and Information Sessions
Are you considering your plans for summer 2021? Drop in to our virtual information session and learn more about the Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP), an opportunity to work for eight weeks with a service organization in your hometown, learn the meaning of community and consider how social issues impact the marginalized. Application opens Friday, Sept. 18.
Info Sessions: Wednesday, Sept. 16; 6 p.m. virtually
Thursday, Sept. 17; 7 p.m.

Come and See the Bell Choir
Come to the Notre Dame Handbell Choir’s open rehearsal to find the musical talent you may have never known you had! Don’t have any musical experience? Don’t worry! We will walk you through the basics of ringing and reading music, introduce you to creative percussive techniques and demonstrate the musical quality of a full choir. All are welcome!
Wednesday, Sept. 16; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 329, Coleman-Morse Center

Sponsors Needed for Sacramental Preparation
The RCIA and Short Course processes are in need of confirmed, practicing, faith-filled Catholics who are excited to share their Catholic faith with others who are thinking about becoming Catholic or getting confirmed in the Church. If you’re interested in sponsoring, please contact Brett Perkins at

Fighting Irish Fighting Hunger Campus Food Drive
The face of hunger has changed. The pandemic and resulting unemployment have caused untold hardship in our community. The Fighting Irish Fighting Hunger food drive supports the efforts of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana and local United Way food pantries. Visit our website to learn more and for the links to online donations. 

Health and Recreation

Register for Cornhole Tournament
Get ready for a free cornhole tournament on Library Lawn! Registration is Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 14–16. Interhall, grad and off-campus leagues available. Click here for more info.

Big Wheel Races
Get ready for some exciting races with the original Big Wheel Racer bikes — you don’t want to miss out! Sponsored by the Student Activities Office.
Monday, Sept. 14; 7 to 9 p.m. on the Library Lawn

Library Lawn Cornhole Tournament
Think you have what it takes to be the Library Lawn Champion? Are you missing fun lawn games such as cornhole? Come out and enjoy an evening together. Register today!
Tuesday, Sept. 15; 7 to 10 p.m. on the Library Lawn

Wellness Wednesdays
Come out and join RecSports and the Student Activities Office for Wellness Wednesdays! For more information and to see free classes you can register for, please visit the RecSports website.
Wednesday, Sept. 16; 7 to 8 p.m. on the Library Lawn

Old School Game Night
Join the Gender Relations Center for a tournament style old school game night! Grab a friend and come out for this tournament and showcase your Mario Kart skills. The winner will receive a $100 gift card. Register at
Wednesday, Sept. 16; 7 to 10 p.m. on Library Lawn

Start off your morning with a progressive boot camp workout. Join RecSports and the Snite Museum of Art at the northeast corner of the park to get sweaty while inspired by works in the park. This program is free, but registration is required. Register starting on Tuesday, Sept. 15, through the link.
Saturday, Sept. 19; 10 to 10:45 a.m. in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park

Lawn Games on Library Lawn
After rooting for the Irish against South Florida, stop by Library Lawn and enjoy an evening with fun-filled games such as cornhole, ladder ball, KanJam and much more. Sponsored by the Student Activities Office.
Saturday, Sept. 19; 7 p.m. to midnight on the Library Lawn

Lectures and Presentations

Flash Panel: “Xinjiang and the Uyghurs: Religion, Oppression and Geopolitics”
The mass internment of members of the Muslim Uyghur ethnicity in China’s Xinjiang province continues to attract global attention and concern. Adding to the complexity is the opinion that world leaders, such as President Trump, are focusing on the atrocities for political gain instead of humanitarian interests. Panelists will introduce and examine relevant historical and cultural perspectives.
Monday, Sept. 14; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom webinar

OIT Lunch & Learn: “Adobe Creative Cloud — What Can I Do with It?”
Faculty and staff at Notre Dame can download any or all the Adobe Creative Cloud apps, but it can be challenging to know what each does and if it is something that you could use. This lunchtime session will cover each of the Creative Cloud apps and talk about what you can do with each of them.
Those students interested in attending must register by contacting A Zoom link will be sent once registration is complete.
Tuesday, Sept. 15; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Bilingual Book Launch: “Votes, Drugs and Violence: The Political Logic of Criminal Wars in Mexico”
Why did Mexico become so violent as the country transitioned from authoritarian rule to democracy? ¿Por qué México experimentó un estallido de violencia al transitar a la democracia? Join the Kellogg Institute for a bilingual book launch by Guillermo Trejo and Sandra Ley Gutierrez. Free to attend, registration required.
Tuesday, Sept. 15; 12:30 to 2 p.m. virtually

Virtual Webinar: “Primary Source Research in the Time of COVID-19”
Are you designing a research project during the time of COVID-19? If so, how will you locate and access quality primary sources? This webinar, offered by curators from the Hesburgh Libraries’ Rare Books and Special Collections department, will offer tools and tips for conducting research online and adapting your research process.
Wednesday, Sept. 16; noon to 1:30 p.m. virtually

Webinar: “Latinx Voters and the 2020 Election”
Join Notre Dame Political Science Professors Luis R. Fraga and Ricardo Ramirez in conversation about the Latino vote in this year’s presidential election. This is the first event in a series of scholarly activities offered by the Institute for Latino Studies throughout Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). Registration is required.
Wednesday, Sept. 16; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Annual Bernie Clark, C.S.C., Lecture: “Justice at the Border: The Dignity of Human Life at the Core of Our Faith”
Join the Center for Social Concerns as we host Laetare Medal winner, Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J., who has worked extensively to provide services for refugees and immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants herself, she will share her experiences and how her faith informs her fight for the rights of immigrants.
Wednesday, Sept. 16; 7 p.m. virtually

Conversation: “The Role of a Global University in a Global Pandemic”
A webinar featuring a conversation between leaders of three universities facing unprecedented challenges in their teaching, research and outreach missions during the coronavirus pandemic: Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame; Patrick Prendergast, Trinity College Dublin; and Louise Richardson, Oxford; with Ann Firth, Notre Dame, as moderator.
Thursday, Sept. 17; 9 to 10 a.m. virtually

Constitution Day Lecture: “A Century of Votes for Women”
Christina Wolbrecht, professor of political science, will celebrate Constitution Day and 100 years of women voting as she explores the themes of her recent book with Kevin Corder, “A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage.”
Thursday, Sept. 17; 12:45 to 2 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “Racial Wealth Gap”
“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, Mehrsa Baradaran from the University of California Irvine and author of “The Color of Money,” explores the racial wealth gap. Open to the Notre Dame community via Zoom.
Friday, Sept. 18; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Social Gatherings

Connecting During COVID
Join the McWell GROW Peer Mentors and the GRC Relationship and Authenticity FIRE Starters for food, giveaway care packages and the opportunity to meet others and learn about building connections. Register at
Thursday, Sept. 17; 9 to 10 p.m. in TBD (either North or South Dining Tent)

National Green Dot Day
Come celebrate National Green Dot Day with a greeNDot-themed night on Library Lawn. Complete a greeNDot bingo card to win a prize. There will also be yard games and more! In partnership with the Student Activities Office. Click here for more info.
Friday, Sept. 18; 6 to 11 p.m. on the Library Lawn

Masterclass Workshop: “Intro to Hand Lettering”
Do you love the look of hand lettering, but are not sure where to start? Nationally-recognized lettering artist, Natalie of NatterDoodle is virtually here to help. This workshop is a pen party with a focus on feeling more colorful, creative and connected while familiarizing yourself with hand lettering basics.
Friday, Sept. 18; 8 to 11 p.m. in Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Food Truck Friday
Come out to Library Quad and enjoy an evening with a few of your favorite food trucks and some giant board games! Grab a friend and don’t miss out! Sponsored by the Student Activities Office.
Friday, Sept. 18; 9 to 11 p.m. on the Library Lawn

Cultural Showcase
Multicultural Student Programs and Services will have food, music, fun and a stage to feature performances of all kinds from individuals and student clubs. Free!
Saturday, Sept. 19; 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on South Quad

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Zoom Security Requirement Begins Sept. 27
As a result of Zoom’s continued efforts to enhance security, all meetings will require a passcode or a waiting room beginning Sunday, Sept. 27. After that date, any meeting without a passcode or waiting room will have a waiting room automatically assigned to it.