TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Sept. 28)



For the Week of September 28

Arts and Performances


Photography Exhibition: “Perpetual Absence”
The AAHD Gallery at Riley Hall is proud to announce “Perpetual Absence” — an exhibition of photographs by Brittany Williams, MFA 20. The show is currently running through Thursday, Oct. 1.
Monday, Sept. 28, through Thursday, Oct. 1; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 214, Riley Hall of Art

Trivia Snite
Join the museum and the Snite Museum Student Programming Committee for a night of trivia with an art spin. The questions will focus on general knowledge inspired by works of art in our collections. Between each round, there will be “artful intermissions” which will include gallery talks, dance parties, art-making challenges and inspired stretches. Please pre-register.
Monday, Sept. 28; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom


Throwback Thursday Movie Night: “Forrest Gump”
SAO and E-Nable will host a viewing of “Forrest Gump” on the video board at Harris Family Track & Field Stadium. Doors open at 8 p.m., with the movie beginning at 8:30 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-serve on the infield and students are encouraged to bring blankets (no bags allowed).
Thursday, Oct. 1; 8:30 p.m. in the Harris Family Track & Field Stadium

SUB Movie: “King of Staten Island”
Free to the ND community!
Thursday, Oct. 1; 8:30 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall
Friday, Oct. 2; 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3; 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.


Harmonia Concert
Wednesday, Sept. 30; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Live Comedy: Students Stand-Ups/Humor Artists
Student Stand-Ups and Humor Artists take the stage.
Thursday, Oct. 1; 9 to 11 p.m. at Legends of Notre Dame

Every Thursday enjoy a night of music, friends and safe fun under the stars! Interested in performing? Email
Thursday, Oct. 1; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Picnic and Pops Concert
Come have a picnic with the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra and Glee Club. Food and pre-concert performances will kick off the event at 2:15 p.m. Bring your picnic blanket and friends for an outdoor concert of Notre Dame’s best.
Saturday, Oct. 3; 3 to 5 p.m. on Irish Green (south of DeBartolo Performing Arts Center)

Awards and Competitions

The Fighting Four — Foursquare Tournament
Go all in for the first-ever Fighting Four, a four-square tournament open to Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students, faculty and staff, hosted by the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost Marie Lynn Miranda and the Karen and Kevin Keyes Family Head Women’s Basketball Coach Niele Ivey. Registration is now open through Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Sunday, October 4; games begin in the Bookstore Lot Basketball Courts

Deadlines or Registrations

Time-Out for Tech: Microsoft Excel vs. Google Sheets
Some people like to use Microsoft Excel while others like Google Sheets. This short session will teach you about the similarities and differences between these two applications, and how to decide when to use one or the other.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Virtual Sustainability Expo
All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to explore career opportunities in the areas of energy, the environment and sustainability studies during the virtual Notre Dame Sustainability Expo, featuring live panel discussions with local groups and centers/institutes as well as national businesses and organizations. Registration is required by Monday, Oct. 5.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

The Big Draw: Snite Sketchbook Session
Join us for an evening of sketching, community and inspiration. Come prepared with a sketch of your own in response to this prompt: Make a sketch of a person and his/her surroundings. We are excited to have South Bend-based artist and social scientist Angelica Frausto join us as guest artist. Registration required.
Thursday, Oct. 8; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

The Big Draw: Exquisite Corpse
The Exquisite Corpse is a collaborative drawing game developed by surrealist artists in 1925. Each player adds one body part and then folds the paper so that the next players do not see what has been drawn. The result is a fun and hilarious drawing. Using Zoom, participants will make and share drawings during the program. Registration required.
Tuesday, Oct. 13; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

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).

Educational and Research Opportunities

Online College Teaching Series
Do you want to prepare for online or remote teaching? The Kaneb Center invites graduate students to attend a six-week online training on how to design online courses. Participants will learn basic pedagogical approaches, design principles and technological tools for facilitating effective online learning experiences. This is a learn-at-your-own-pace series. Log on for the instruction and complete the work.
Monday, Sept. 28; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. online

Learning Lab: Preparing for an Interview
Interviews are an opportunity to showcase your skills and competencies and to help determine if the position and organization are a good fit. Through this workshop learn the basic principles of interviewing and get tips on how to rock a virtual interview.
Monday, Sept. 28; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Virtual Language Tables: Irish and Japanese
You don’t need a passport or plane ticket to meet speakers of other languages! Join the CSLC and get some Irish and Japanese conversation practice in a supportive environment at a virtual language table.
Irish: Monday, Sept. 28; 5 to 6 p.m.
Japanese: Monday, Sept. 28; 7 to 8 p.m.

Focus Your Job Search as a Graduate Student
ND Graduate Career Services will provide strategies to intentionally plan your job search and identify resources based on a wide range of criteria including alumni networking, location-based resources, discipline/industry-based resources and more.
Tuesday, Sept. 29; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

Introduction to Backward Course Design
(Open to graduate students, postdocs and faculty.) Interested in creating a course from scratch? In this interactive workshop, you will learn and apply strategies for effective course design. Topics include goal-setting and assignment creation. You will leave with a preliminary course outline.
Tuesday, Sept. 29; 2:20 to 3:35 p.m. via Zoom

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. Learning Labs will be via Zoom, the counselors will share the presentation from their computers. Students are able to ask questions live.
Tuesday, Sept. 29; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

EAP Workshop: English Pronunciation Skills and Techniques
To improve your pronunciation, there is a lot more to think about than just isolated vowel and consonant sounds! This workshop addresses what other aspects of pronunciation are important for fostering clear communication and identifies strategies for practicing these skills.
Wednesday, Sept. 30; noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom

Learning Lab: Leveraging LinkedIn
In this interactive workshop learn how to develop and refine a LinkedIn profile. Use your laptop during the session to work on your profile with the facilitator. Learning Labs will be via Zoom, the counselors will share the presentation from their computers. Students are able to ask questions live. 
Wednesday, Sept. 30; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Workshop: First-Round Academic Interview Success
In this workshop you will learn effective interview strategies for first round academic interviews and then you’ll have the chance to test those strategies out in a safe, stress-free environment. Students who participated in similar past events found them quite valuable, and 100 percent would recommend the experience to a friend.
Thursday, Oct. 1; 3:30 to 5 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 and ask questions at any time as the facilitator presents via Zoom-shared screen. 
Thursday, Oct. 1; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Virtual Law School Fair
Meet with law school admissions reps from top schools across the country. Gather more information about attending law school, gain insight about navigating the application process and ask questions to help you take the next step in the process.
Friday, Oct. 2; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. virtually

Learning Lab: Writing an Effective Resume
In this interactive workshop learn the basic principles of how to create a professional resume. Use your laptop to begin creating your resume during the session.
Friday, Oct. 2; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Workshop: Trauma-Informed Teaching
(Available to graduate students.) During this difficult semester, we’ll likely be teaching a higher-than-usual proportion of students who are dealing with trauma. This workshop is designed to inform participants about the potential effects of trauma on their students and introduce them to basic strategies to mitigate the impact of trauma in teaching and learning.
Monday, Oct. 5; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Faith and Service

Information Session: ISSLP 2021
The International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) is both a four-credit course and a service-learning program in Catholic social tradition and social analysis. The ISSLP provides an opportunity to examine causes of poverty and to create links of solidarity across borders. It will offer both in-person and virtual options in summer 2021.
Tuesday, Sept. 29; 7 p.m. virtually

Messages of Hope for Children
During these difficult times, everyone could use a little more joy and hope to brighten their day, especially those in hospitals. Please help the Fighting Together Club of Notre Dame brighten the lives of pediatric cancer patients at Beacon Children’s Hospital by writing digital cards to them. If interested, please fill out this form and be sure to stop by our table across from Modern Market to pay the $5.50 donation. To sign up and learn more, please visit
Wednesday, Sept. 30; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. across from Modern Market in Duncan Student Center
Thursday, Oct. 1; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 2; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Health and Recreation

Free Flu Vaccine
Visit the flu blitz website for up-to-date information. Students are required to be vaccinated this fall by Monday, Nov. 2.

SUB’s Michael Scott Dunder Mifflin Scranton Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Walk for the Cure
It’s National Rabies Day! Walk around North Quad for giveaways and join Michael Scott and Dunder Mifflin on the mission to end rabies.
Monday, Sept. 28; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Fieldhouse Mall near North Quad

Table Tennis Tournament Registration
Want to test your table tennis skills? Make sure to register for RecSports’ table tennis tournament from Monday through Wednesday, September 28–30. Interhall, graduate and off-campus leagues are available. Click here for more information.

Register for 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! $4.

Fitness Freebie Class: HIGH Fitness
Join RecSports and instructor Ashle for a free virtual HIGH Fitness class. This class is old school aerobics meets contemporary HIIT training! Click here for more info.
Friday, Oct. 2; 8:15 to 9 p.m. virtually

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar: “The El Paso Massacre: One Year Later”
The Institute for Latino Studies welcomes Marisa Y. Limón Garza, ND ’99, deputy director of Hope Border Institute, to reflect on the Aug. 3, 2019, mass shooting and its significance in the Latino community. The El Paso massacre, where 23 people were killed and 23 others injured, is considered to be the deadliest anti-Latino attack in U.S. history.
Monday, Sept. 28; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom. Registration is required to obtain a Zoom link.

Dialogue: “Advice to the Next President on Addressing Racial Justice: Notre Dame Students Speak Out”
Tune in for a dialogue on racial justice between Notre Dame students and political actors. Student speakers will include representatives from Notre Dame Student Government, the Graduate Student Union, Black Lives Matter–South Bend, the Black Student Association, the Native American Student Association and PrismND. Free and open to the public.
Monday, Sept. 28; 5 to 6 p.m. virtually

Kellogg Information Meeting: Undergraduate Internships, Fellowships and Grants
Learn more about how to get involved at Kellogg Institute. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors should join the meeting to learn about internships, fellowships and grants that offer opportunities to conduct research or do internships on such topics as global health and sustainability. Registration required.
Monday, Sept. 28; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Social Media, Democracy and Dangerous Speech”
Social media offers new ways for citizens to discuss and debate politics and engage in the democratic process. In this talk, Michael Best will overview his lab’s experience tracking and responding to social media content during national elections, especially in African nations. Registration required.
Tuesday, Sept. 29; 12:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “The Fire is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr. and the Debate over Race in America”
Lecture by Nicholas Buccola of Linfield University on the historic debate held at Cambridge University in 1965 over the question “Has the American Dream been achieved at the expense of the American Negro?” Registration link.
Tuesday, Sept. 29; 12:45 to 2 p.m. online

Guest Speaker John Beckham, Chief Investment Officer at MicroVest Capital Management
John Beckham, chief investment officer at MicroVest Capital Management, is the first guest speaker in the Impact Investing series hosted by Unleashed Social Ventures and NDIGI. He will discuss a high-level introduction of impact investing, current trends and opportunities/challenges in the space. You must register at to receive Zoom info.
Tuesday, Sept. 29; 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

South Quad Presidential Debate Watch
Student Government is hosting a debate watch for the first presidential debate. Bring blankets, hot chocolate and get ready to watch President Trump and Vice President Biden debate foreign policy, healthcare and other issues of importance to American voters!
Tuesday, Sept. 29; 9 to 10:30 p.m. on South Quad

Lecture: “Consuming Patterns: Exploring the Role Insects Play in People’s Diets in Oaxaca, Mexico”
In Oaxaca, roasted grasshoppers, or chapulines, are a protein-rich food and cultural symbol. Kayla Hurd, doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology, investigates how the seasonal consumption of grasshoppers has nutritional implications for residents of Oaxaca, using a multi-disciplinary approach that combines ethnography, nutritional assessment and chemical analyses of these grasshoppers.
Wednesday, Sept. 30; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Style and Substance: Designing a New Urbanist Town in the 21st Century”
Hosted by the School of Architecture. Presented by Marieanne Khoury Vogt, founding principal of Khoury & Vogt Architects, formed in 2001 in Miami as a practice in architecture, urban design and town planning. Registration required.
Wednesday, Sept. 30; 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. via live Zoom webinar

Global Viewpoint Panel: “Where We’re Going”
Where We’re Going — ThinkND’s new virtual series featuring faculty and alumni perspectives on key issues — is hosting a global viewpoint panel with graduates from around the world. Brian Brisson ’85 and Kagwiria Mbogori ’97 will join moderator Ray Offenheiser ’71 for a discussion of “The Global Citizen.”
Thursday, Oct. 1; 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom

2020 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference
This annual event is part of Catholic Migration Studies of New York’s Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative which seeks to understand, expand and strengthen the work of Catholic institutions with immigrant communities. Registration required.
Thursday, Oct. 1; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. virtually
Friday, Oct. 2; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Virtual Conference: “Art, Desire and God: Phenomenological Perspectives”
The conference, hosted by the Snite Museum of Art, will gather theologians, philosophers, artists and others online to engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary reflection using phenomenology’s method of examining human experience to explore the role of the desire of and for God in art and aesthetic experience. Registration is free, but required, and is open to students, faculty/staff and the general public. Please visit to register.
Friday, Oct. 2; 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. virtually
Presentations available on for asynchronous viewing.
Saturday, Oct. 3; 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. livestream colloquium roundtable

Lecture and Reading: “Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance”
This lecture focuses on the study of literatures that have been shaped by histories of territorial and linguistic politics, colonialism, military domination and gross human rights violations. Presenter Ibtisam Azem is a Palestinian short story writer, novelist and journalist based in New York.
Friday, Oct. 2; noon to 1:30 p.m. virtually

Research Seminar: “What Does It Mean to Talk about ‘Dante’?: The Dante-characters of the Vita nova and Commedia”
The Center for Italian studies presents a lecture on Dante’s persona in the “Vita nova” and “Commedia” by Katie Sparrow, a doctoral candidate in Italian in the Department of Romance Languages. Register here or via email.
Friday, Oct. 2; 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Labor Café: “Farm and Food Workers during the Pandemic”
The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community into casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. Our October event will consider the experiences of food and farm workers during the coronavirus. What should their rights and protections be? What is the role of the government? Join us for these questions and more.
Friday, Oct. 2; 5 to 6 p.m. virtually

Higgins Labor Film Club: “The Devil and Miss Jones” (1941)
The Higgins Labor Program has selected four films showcasing the work and activism of female protagonists fighting for social justice. October’s film is the story of a wealthy department store owner who goes undercover to catch union activists amidst the store workers. Watch the film in advance and join us for conversation.
Sunday, Oct. 4; 4 p.m. virtually

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Sorin Court Circle Closure
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., Tuesday through Friday Oct. 6–9. If you are expecting deliveries, please let vendors know. See traffic map. More information here.

Social Gatherings

Notre Dame Gnome Hunt
Go hunting for the Notre Dame gnome!
Monday, Sept. 28; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Library Lawn

Latino Studies Supplementary Major and Minor Fall Networking Event
Event information and Zoom link available here. Join ILS Director of Undergraduate Studies Karen Richman and ILS students Natalie Reysa and Luis Lopez to discuss the programs’ requirements and opportunities. This is a virtual meet-and-greet to get to know your fellow Latino Studies supplementary majors and minors. Come network, share experiences and ask questions about the program. The event is free and open to all students.
Wednesday, Sept. 30; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Snite @ Nite: Around the World in One Snite
Planned to be abroad this semester? Have the travel bug? Pandemic grounded all your flights? We can help! Head over to the Snite Museum of Art to travel around the world in one “sNite!” Visit Ireland, Mexico, South Africa, China and Italy by exploring works of art through fun activities. No luggage needed for this adventure, but masks are required.
Thursday, Oct. 1; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Marvel Trivia Night
Presented by Student Activities. Bring your friends and your MCU knowledge to compete!
Friday, Oct. 2; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Food Truck Fridays
The Rolling Stonebaker and Smothered & Covered will be serving.
Friday, Oct. 2; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Fall Harvest Fest
Join us for a special dinner featuring ingredients from our local harvest followed by dessert, fall beverages and entertainment. Sponsored by Campus Dining, Student Affairs and the Office of Sustainability. (Please note that the dining halls will be closed for this event.)
Saturday, Oct. 3; 5 to 11 p.m. on North, South and Library Quads
Dinner: 5 to 7:30 p.m. on North Quad
Desserts, Beverages and Entertainment: 8 to 11 p.m. on Library and South Quad

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Zoom Postpones Security Enhancement
Zoom has postponed the required security enhancement originally scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27, until sometime in November. The OIT recommends you review and locate your scheduled meetings without passcodes before November. You can easily update these meetings by adding either a passcode or a waiting room.

Google Update in My Drive
A new retention policy for My Drive Trash begins Tuesday, Oct. 13. Any file that is put into trash in My Drive will be automatically deleted after 30 days. Beginning Oct. 13, any files already in My Drive Trash will remain there for 30 days. Then, all files in the trash that are 30 days and older will be deleted.

Update in Google Groups
A new Google Groups interface is being rolled out. The new design is similar to other G Suite apps and offers additional features. You’ll have the choice to keep the new interface or go back to the previous one.

Google Chat Update
Chat features are now available in Gmail with Chat Room Workspaces. Additional features also include quick access to Google Drive files to send in Chat messages, and the ability to create Google Tasks and assign them to Chat Room members.

Also This Week ...

Expanded Building Hours for Hesburgh Library
Beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, Hesburgh Library is now open:
∙ Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
∙ Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
∙ Fridays, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
∙ Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Get up-to-date information on Hesburgh Libraries access and services at