TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Sept. 21)



For the Week of September 21

Arts and Performances


Slow Look
Take a break at home or from your office for a slow look at Mary Swanzy’s “Young Claudius” on view in the 20th and 21st Century galleries. We’ll virtually place you in the exhibition via a Zoom live stream, then focus on the painting using tools of mindfulness meditation. Registration is required through this link.
Tuesday, Sept. 22; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

The Snite Museum of Art has partnered with the St. Joseph County Public Library to bring this exciting national project to the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park through September 30. Our StoryWalk will explore the book “Finding Wild” by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Abigail Halpin. Read together, do fun activities and enjoy the art and nature of the sculpture park!
Saturday, Sept. 26; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park


SUB Movie: “Parasite”
Free to the ND community!
Thursday, Sept. 24; 8:30 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall
Friday, Sept. 25; 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26; 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.


Notre Dame Music Festival
The campus music community will join together for the Notre Dame Music Festival. With food trucks kicking off the event, performances will follow from: Orchestra, Chorale, Glee Club, Folk Choir, Liturgical Choir, Voices of Faith, Magnificat Choir, Gold & Blue Company, Halftime, Undertones, The Echoes and Drumline.
Thursday, Sept. 24; 6:30 to 11 p.m. in Notre Dame Stadium (enter through Gate E)

Every Thursday, enjoy a night of music, friends and safe fun under the stars! Interested in performing? Email
Thursday, Sept. 24; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Awards and Competitions

Global Health Case Competition
Attend the Eck Institute for Global Health’s next virtual seminar to learn more about the upcoming competition and talk with visiting Assistant Professor of Global Health, Yenupini Joyce Adams. Please sign up for the seminar(s).
Friday, Sept. 25; 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom seminar (link will be sent to those who register)

Deadlines or Registrations

Trivia Snite
Join in for a night of trivia with an art spin. You won’t need to be an art expert to enjoy this trivia game. Between each round there will be “artful intermissions” which will include gallery talks, dance parties, art-making challenges and inspired stretches. Get creative building your team! Invite friends and family from afar to join the fun. Want to meet new people? Sign-up in an open slot to become part of a team.
Sign up by 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28.
Monday, Sept. 28; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

International Dialogues: “Thinking with Newman: Educating with Intention Today”
Register by Tuesday, Oct. 6, for the new ThinkND series which examines St. John Henry Newman’s seminal work, “The Idea of a University,” its contemporary relevance to education, and the existential questions universities face today. This series is co-hosted by Dublin Global Gateway and Newman Centre for Faith and Reason directors Kevin Whelan and Rev. Gary Chamberland, C.S.C.
Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14 and 21; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
Sunday Mass, Oct. 11; 11 a.m.

Irish Internship Programme — Summer 2021 with the Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway
Are you looking to gain invaluable international work or research experience? Apply by Monday, Oct. 5, through the Dublin Global Gateway’s page on Handshake! We offer internship opportunities across the spectrum of Irish life, open to students of any academic background or year. Explore over 40 of our placements on Handshake to find the perfect experience for you.

Debate: “Numbers Can Lie: When Algorithms Work Perfectly but Fail Miserably”
The debut program in the Notre Dame College of Science and ThinkND interactive series, The Science Lab, is an open, educational enrichment program. The Friday, Oct. 9, event “Numbers Can Lie” will focus on the ethical issues involved in data science. Registration opens Friday, Sept. 25. Sessions include one-hour zoom lectures, videos and an author talk.
Friday, Oct. 9; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom
Friday, Oct. 23; noon
Friday, Nov. 6; noon

Deals and Discounts

The Shirt Coupon Redemption Reminder and $500 Bookstore Shopping Spree
Just a reminder that you have until Wednesday, Sept. 30, to redeem your coupon for The Shirt. If you accidentally threw it away thinking the deadline passed, you can still come into the Bookstore to get it. Also, if you haven’t done so, look on the back of your coupon and go to to fill out the form for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore (no purchase necessary).

Free Professional Headshots
The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development is offering free professional headshots! Every Monday and Tuesday from now until the end of the semester, headshots will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon to graduate and undergraduate students. Wear your business professional attire and get your picture taken to use on online profiles, such as LinkedIn and professional websites. RSVP required. Sign up on Handshake.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:

“Storing and Sharing Your Research Data”
This workshop focuses on enhancing your data sharing practices.
Tuesday, Sept. 22; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

“NVivo For Beginners”
Learn how to use NVivo to bring order to the chaos of your qualitative research project.
Thursday, Sept. 24; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom


Meruelo Family Center for Career Development Workshops:

Tech Talk Panel Discussion with National Security Agency Privacy, Cyber and Technology Integration Experts
Learn about NSA’s perspective on privacy and technology integration in the always-connected world of digital communication and collaboration. You’ll learn how the NSA balances privacy and security, as well as emerging cyber threats.
Monday, Sept. 21; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Writing an Effective Resume
In this interactive workshop, learn the basic principles of effective resumes. Use your laptop to create or update your resume during the session.
Monday, Sept. 21; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Learning Lab: “Preparing for an Interview”
Interviews are an opportunity to showcase your skills and competencies, and help determine if the position and organization are a good fit. Learn the basic principles of interviewing and get tips on how to rock a virtual interview.
Tuesday, Sept. 22; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Learning Lab: “Networking with Alumni”
This interactive workshop is tailored to help build professional connections. Use your laptop during the session to explore the many tools with the facilitator.
Wednesday, Sept. 23; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. virtually 

Arts and 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.”
Thursday, Sept. 24; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Interview Success
Learn effective interview strategies and then test them out in a safe, pressure-free environment. 
Thursday, Sept. 24; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. virtually

How to Choose a Law School
How do you choose the law schools for your applications and finally to attend? Notre Dame Law School Career Services presents great info to help you with this decision!
Thursday, Sept. 24; 7 to 8 p.m. virtually

Learning Lab: “How to Successfully Use Handshake”
Utilize Handshake to its fullest potential! Learn the benefits to having a complete profile and fill out your own. Expand beyond the job board to see how you can maximize exposure to employers. Follow along with your laptop as the facilitator presents via Zoom-shared screen and ask questions at any time.
Friday, Sept. 25; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Faith and Service

Information Session: International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) 2021
The application is now open for ISSLP 2021, a summer service-learning immersion with academic courses in spring/fall. It offers airfare; room/board; $1,000 travel award; 4.0 credits in theology, CST, or poverty studies; and service-learning with organizations from 21 countries abroad. In Summer 2021, there are both in-person and virtual options. Review site descriptions at the CSC website and apply by Friday, Oct. 11. Register online.
Monday, Sept. 21; 7 p.m. via Zoom

Health and Recreation

Golf Tournament Registration
All golf-loving students: make sure you register this week for RecSports’ golf tournament! Registration is Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 21–23. Interhall, grad and off-campus leagues available at Burke Golf Course. Click here for more info and happy golfing! $40.

In-Person Group Fitness Classes Begin This Week
Ready to get back in the rhythm of taking your favorite fitness classes in-person? Whether it’s Barre, Power Yoga Flow or Beat Biking — RecSports has you covered. Click here for more info and to register for your favorite classes.

Wellness Wednesday: Kripalu Yoga
Join RecSports for Kripalu Yoga with Yoga Steve! Click here to learn more and to reserve your spot.
Wednesday, Sept. 23; 7 to 8 p.m. on Library Lawn

Fitness Freebie Class: HIGH Fitness
Join RecSports for a free virtual HIGH Fitness class. This class is old school aerobics meets contemporary HIIT training!
Friday, Sept. 25; 8:15 to 9 p.m. virtually

Sport Workshops
Interested in learning more about pickleball, squash or tennis? RecSports’ introductory workshops can give you the basics in these socially distanced sports so you can get out and play!

Lectures and Presentations

Civic Engagement Week
Presented by ND Student Government.
∙ College Democrats v. College Republicans Debate
Join us to watch College Democrats and College Republicans debate student-submitted questions about issues, candidates and more.
Monday, Sept. 21; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Midfield Commons, Duncan Student Center
∙ Rock the Vote
With live music, food trucks, games, voter registration, ballot requests and a drawing for $300 of prizes.
Friday, Sept. 25; 5 to 8 p.m. on Library Lawn

Panel Discussion: “Shaping Peace Together: Envisioning a Post-Pandemic World”
Panelists will discuss the pandemic’s impact on the movements for racial justice in the U.S., climate change, armed conflict and the global prognosis for the future.
Monday, Sept. 21; 4 to 5:30 p.m. virtually

Discussion: “Latinx Presence and Power: The 2020 Census and Overcoming the Politics of Erasure”
Join Michael N. Okinczyc-Cruz, executive director of the Coalition for Spiritual & Public Leadership (CSPL), and ND senior Kassandra Perez as they discuss what barriers Latinx communities have had to overcome and what can be done during the last week to encourage an accurate count prior to the September 30 deadline.
Monday, Sept. 21; 4 to 5 p.m. Zoom (Registration is required to obtain a Zoom link)

Lecture: “Commemorative Unity”
Presented by the School of Architecture and by C.J. Howard, assistant professor at The Catholic University of America, where he teaches in the newly launched classical traditional architecture and urbanism track. Registration required.
Monday, Sept. 21; 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion: Kellogg International Students and COVID-19
While American coverage of COVID-19 has largely been U.S.-centric, we know the pandemic’s effects have been profound across the globe. Join the Kellogg Institute for a look at the impact of the virus on the people of Africa, Asia and Latin America through the eyes of their citizens. A panel of international students will share their experiences. Registration required.
Monday, Sept. 21; 7 to 8 p.m. virtually

WRAP (White Ribbon Against Pornography) Week
Join Students for Child-Oriented Policy (SCOP) for their 5th annual WRAP week! Through the week, there will be various opportunities to hear speakers and promote conversation and awareness of the dangers of pornography.
∙ Talk: “Ending Porn on Campus,” by Veronica Maska ’22, former SCOP president, will talk about her research on ending pornography usage on campus and how students can support each other in fighting addiction.
Monday, Sept. 21; 8 to 9 p.m. in the Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune Student Center and via Zoom (registration link)
∙ Prayer Vigil in remembrance and reparation for those lives harmed by human trafficking and pornography.
Wednesday, Sept. 23; 11 to 11:30 p.m. at the Grotto
∙ Talk: “Porn: Seven Myths Exposed,” by speaker and podcaster Matt Fradd to inform and educate the tri-campus community about the personal and psychological dangers of pornography addiction.
Thursday, Sept. 24; 8 to 9 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library (registration link)

Lecture: “In the Vortex of Violence: Lynching, Extralegal Justice and the State in Post-Revolutionary Mexico”
Gema Kloppe-Santamaría will examine the uncharted history of lynching in post-revolutionary Mexico. Based on an array of previously untapped historical sources, she will examine the reasons behind the persistency of this practice during a period otherwise characterized by greater political stability and lower levels of violence. Registration required.
Tuesday, Sept. 22; 12:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Statue Toppling in Europe: Vandalism or Vindication?”
What can we learn from statue toppling? Historian Timothy W. Ryback provides us with a perspective from Europe. This lecture will survey the social and political forces behind the re-scripting of commemorative landscapes in Europe, from the French and Russian revolutions to the Velvet Revolution of 1989.
Tuesday, Sept. 22; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. virtually

Inspiring Conversations: “Building A Winning Team”
Join the live discussion with the former Karen and Kevin Keyes Family Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Muffet McGraw. Coach McGraw will share her insights on team building and equality for women in leadership positions.
Tuesday, Sept. 22; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “America’s First Failed War on Terror: Understanding the Failure of Reconstruction”
Daniel Byman, professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.
Tuesday, Sept. 22; 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom  

Research Uncorked – “It Doesn’t Just Happen: Building Ethical Workplaces
Research Uncorked is a monthly speaker series featuring informal interviews with leading scholars and scientists from the University. In September, we’re excited to be joined by Veronica Root Martinez, professor of law and the director of the Law School’s Program on Ethics, Compliance and Inclusion. RSVP to to get the Zoom info.
Tuesday, Sept. 22; 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

Book Launch: “A Home Grown Fairytale”
Letras Latinas and Podquester Mini are proud to present the chapbook launch of “A Home Grown Fairytale” by Notre Dame alumna Suzi F. Garcia with readings by fellow poets. The daughter of a Peruvian immigrant, raised in Arkansas, she has an MFA in creative writing with minors in screen cultures and gender studies.
Tuesday, Sept. 22; 8 to 9 p.m. streamed (Reading will be streamed simultaneously on Facebook Live, YouTube and Twitch at Podquester Mini)

Discussion: “Art and Social Change: Race, Gender and Migration in Puerto Rico’s DIVEDCO”
Professors of Romance Languages and Literatures Marisel Moreno and Thomas F. Anderson will discuss their online bilingual exhibit “El Arte al Servicio del Pueblo” (Art at the Service of the People). The exhibit, featuring 200 pieces from their private collection, was created in collaboration with the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, PR.
Wednesday, Sept. 23; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom (Registration is required to obtain a Zoom link)

Time-Out for Tech: “Zoom Waiting Rooms”
Zoom is making changes at the end of September to add tighter security to meetings. After this change, all meetings are required to use a password or have a waiting room set up. This short session will focus on the use of waiting rooms to add security or privacy for office hours.
Wednesday, Sept. 23; 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Andrea Alpago in Damascus: Politics, Medicine and Philosophy around 1517”
Dag Nikolaus Hasse holds the Chair III: History of Philosophy at the Institute for Philosophy at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany. His most recent book, “Success and Suppression: Arabic Sciences and Philosophy in the Renaissance” (Harvard University Press, 2016) received the 2018 Sheikh Zayed Book Award.
Thursday, Sept. 24; 3 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

National Viewpoint Discussion: “Where We’re Going”
Where We’re Going is a new, virtual series from ThinkND that highlights Notre Dame faculty and alumni perspectives and expertise on key global issues. The first topic is global citizenship. Join this national viewpoint discussion moderated by Ray Offenheiser ’71 with guests Michael Camilleri ’00 and Tara Kenney ’82.
Thursday, Sept. 24; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Lecture: “Flint”
“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, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, explores the racial dimensions of the Flint water crisis. Open to the Notre Dame community via Zoom.
Friday, Sept. 25; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Social Gatherings

NDnano Welcome Back Social
Join us and other fellow graduate students and postdocs for our welcome back social! We’ll have fun and fast activities for you to meet old and new friends across departments. We’re excited to see you there! Please email Heidi Deethar ( to receive event link.
Thursday, Sept. 24; 7 to 8 p.m. online

Join the GRC and SAO for a night of crafts! We will offer DIY stained-glass jars in the North Dining Tent as well as mug decorating in the South Dining Tent.
Friday, Sept. 25; 9 to 11 p.m. in the North and South Dining Tents

Luck of the Irish Bingo and Bundt Cakes
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 and Grubhub gift cards. End your night of luck with a delicious bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cake. Space is limited, so register now.
Saturday, Sept. 26; 9 to 11 p.m. in Stepan Center

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Zoom Security Requirement Begins Sept. 27
Beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, all Zoom meetings will require a passcode or waiting room. Any meeting that does not contain either will automatically be assigned a waiting room. Prior to this date, you can review your scheduled meetings to ensure they are set up with a passcode or waiting room according to your preference.

Also This Week ...

Rohr’s Game Day Picnic Package
Rohr’s has students, faculty and staff covered for home football Saturdays with Rohr’s picnic packages. Grab a ready-to-eat picnic package before kickoff for you and four friends. See the flyer.

St. Michael’s Laundry Open for Business
St. Michael’s Laundry is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Services include: tailoring/alterations, linen leasing, uniform rentals and purchases, dry cleaning, over-the-counter laundry and wash-dry-fold.