TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Sept. 7)



For the Week of September 7

Arts and Performances


Gallery Tour: Three and a Theme
Take some time out from your busy week to go on a virtual Zoom tour of three works from the “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame” exhibition. We’ll spend 30 minutes reflecting on three photographs that contain interesting reflections. Register via the attached link.
Wednesday, Sept. 9; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

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 live Zoom stream, then focus on the painting using tools of mindfulness meditation to help you get to know a work of art. Register via the link.
Thursday, Sept. 10; 2 to 2:30 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 Sept. 30. StoryWalk combines experiencing nature with reading together as a family. Our StoryWalk will explore the book “Finding Wild,” by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Abigail Halpin.
Saturday, Sept. 12; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park

Deadlines or Registrations

Host a Radio Show on WSND!
Do you enjoy music? Looking for a way to share the music you love with others? Try hosting a radio show with WSND! We are Notre Dame’s student-run FM radio station broadcasting live from Duncan Student Center! If you’re interested in joining the station, email for an application. Applications will be open throughout September.

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

Lecture: “Coming to Terms with ‘Engaged Buddhism’ in Asia”
Engaged Buddhism describes a global form of socially and politically active Buddhism that emerged in the 1960s and transformed Buddhism and the world. The late 1990s and early 2000s saw a spike in scholarship on Engaged Buddhism in Asia that has not been seen since. What does Engaged Buddhism look like today? Alexander Hsu, adjunct assistant professor for the Keough School of Global Affairs, explores this concept and the controversies that continue to surround it.  
Tuesday, Sept. 29; 11 to 11:45 a.m. via Zoom webinar

Educational and Research Opportunities

Free Language Peer Tutoring for Foreign Languages
Are you taking a foreign language this semester? Looking for quick and easy help outside of class? The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) offers free peer tutoring to all ND students. This semester, tutoring is being offered online for all languages, including English for Academic Purposes. Open the entire semester via Zoom. Links are available when you book your appointment on the CSLC website.
Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m.
Sundays, noon to 10 p.m.

MCOB Resume Reviews
Get your resume Career Fair ready! Sign-up on Handshake for a 15-minute resume review with a career counselor.
Monday, Sept. 7; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. virtually
Thursday, Sept. 10; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Virtual Career Fair Prep
This is the first year our Fall Career Fair will utilize the new Handshake career fair platform! Join us for a session to learn what to expect and how to navigate the virtual career fair — from etiquette to how to sign up for meetings.
Monday, Sept. 7; 7 to 8 p.m. virtually
Wednesday, Sept. 9; 7 to 8 p.m. virtually
Thursday, Sept. 10; 5 to 6 p.m. virtually   

Engineering Resume Reviews
Engineering majors: Get your resume ready for applications! Sign up for a 15-minute virtual resume review with a career counselor.
Tuesday, Sept. 8; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. virtually
Thursday, Sept. 10; 1 to 5 p.m. virtually
Friday, Sept. 11; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. virtually  

Creating Your Individual Development Plan
This session will focus on creating an Individual Development Plan, which includes incorporating goal setting into your professional and career development, reflecting on your strengths and development areas and generating SMART goals.
Tuesday, Sept. 8; 2 to 3 p.m. virtually

Workshop: “Getting Started with RefWorks”
This virtual workshop will teach you the basics of using a citation manager.
Wednesday, Sept. 9; 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

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 degrees) “Career Communities.”
Wednesday, Sept. 9; 11 a.m. to noon virtually

EAP Workshop: “Avoiding Plagiarism in Academic Writing”
Worried about how to properly cite sources? This workshop focuses on ways to present academic sources in an ethical and transparent manner. Topics include a definition of plagiarism and strategies to use sources appropriately. The workshop concludes with a discussion of citation forms and how to learn more about them. Pre-register please.
Wednesday, Sept. 9; noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom

Workshop: “Using Rubrics to Assess Student Work”
Rubrics make grading criteria clearer to faculty and students. Students turn in better work and feedback is more objective and consistent. This workshop explains how to develop and use rubrics. It also introduces iRubric, a tool available within Sakai.
Wednesday, Sept. 9; 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. via Zoom (passcode: 202020)

AWS 2020 Webinar Series
View this series of webinars by Amazon Web Services for researchers at Notre Dame, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Michigan, covering a wide range of topics related to compute, storage and application services.
Biweekly Thursdays starting Sept. 10; 11 a.m. via online webinars

Arts & Letters Career Fair Panel and Networking
Learn how to make the most of the Virtual Fall Career Fair and discuss your transferable skills with employers from a panel of Arts & Letters alumni and recruiters from organizations seeking liberal arts skill sets. After the panel, join a breakout session for casual networking with these alumni and recruiters.
Friday, Sept. 11; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Talk: “Best Practices for Online Teaching”
(Open to graduate students.) Hear from education expert Virginia Hojas Carbonell from Indiana University about how to make the most of teaching virtually. Hojas Carbonell’s teaching interests lie in backward course design and flipped learning, which she applies to her own Spanish classes.
Friday, Sept. 11; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Faith and Service

Meals With Muffet
Help Hall of Fame Coach Muffet McGraw and the Alumni Association box out hunger with Meals With Muffet. This month-long, nationwide food drive is during National Hunger Awareness Month and allows individuals, families or groups to help give back to their neighbors in need. Participants will be entered into a drawing for prizes.
Sept. 1 through 30

Application Open: International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) 2021
The ISSLP is both a four-credit course and an eight-week service learning program in Catholic social tradition and social analysis. The program is an opportunity to examine causes of poverty and to create links of solidarity across borders in collaboration with global partners. It will offer both virtual and in-person options during summer 2021.
Application process opens Tuesday, Sept. 8

Information Session: Notre Dame Vision Mentor
Learn more about becoming a Mentor-in-Faith at the information session. Open to all Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross College students.
Tuesday, Sept. 8; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Health and Recreation

ND 110 Memorial Stair Climb
ND 110 is Duncan Hall’s newest signature fundraiser and the first major student event to be hosted in Notre Dame Stadium. Participants climb 110 flights of stairs to mirror the climb faced by emergency responders to the World Trade Centers on 9/11. Funds are donated to Heart 9/11. Tickets and donations can be purchased at
$15 registration (event restricted to Notre Dame students); ND and the South Bend community are encouraged to donate.
Wednesday, Sept. 9; 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Gate E, Notre Dame Stadium

Student Well-Being Listening Sessions
The McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell) invites students of all backgrounds and experiences to share thoughts through listening sessions moderated by the Health and Wellness Senior Fellows and GROW Peer Ambassadors. Please express interest here and someone will follow up in the near future.   

Lectures and Presentations

Inspiring Conversations: “Leading People in an Ever-changing World”
Register for the second session of “Inspiring Conversations” with Dave MacLennan, the chairman and CEO of Cargill, who will talk about “Sustainably Nourishing a Challenged, Changing and Hungry World.” This is a topic he knows well as Cargill has a 155-year history nourishing the world in a safe and sustainable way.
Tuesday, Sept. 8; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

2020 Architecture Research Forum: “Equity in the Built Environment”
The fourth annual Architecture Research Forum will feature talks by Dean of Architecture Stefanos Polyzoides; Karen Parolek from Opticos Design; Sameh Wahba from World Bank; Catalina Toro-Perez from Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Rona Reodica from New York City Department of Housing; and Karamia Müller from the University of Auckland in conversation with Notre Dame architecture students.
Tuesday, Sept. 8; 5 to 8 p.m. via YouTube

“Talk Science”
Join Notre Dame’s Undergraduate Research Journal, Scientia, for this month’s “Talk Science” to hear research presentations from Isabel Snee ’22 and Dervis Vural, associate professor of physics. Undergraduates interested in joining Scientia are encouraged to stay for our all-staff meeting. Visit our website or email to learn more!
Tuesday, Sept. 8; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “What, If Anything, Is Europe? And Who Is European?”
Europe is impossible to define without objections. Europeans are hard to profile without offending somebody or everybody. In European studies, do we not know what we’re talking about? Nanovic Faculty Fellow Felipe Fernández-Armesto looks at what Europe meant to people in the past, what it means to those who contest the term now and what it might mean in the future.
Wednesday, Sept. 9; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. virtually

Hitchcock in London (London Book Club)
Join the first live session with Professor Susan Ohmer, who will introduce Marie Belloc Lowndes’ “The Lodger,” inspired by the crimes of Jack the Ripper and the inspiration for Hitchcock’s film of the same name. Be sure to watch Ohmer’s 5-minute explainer videos on ThinkND and register to participate in the Zoom sessions.
Wednesday, Sept. 9; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

Town Hall Meeting
The Graduate Student Union will present a Town Hall where associate deans and other campus leaders will address concerns regarding the COVID-19 situation. Come with questions.
Wednesday, Sept. 9; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom (password=d3lCb0phOEIwZVpGUmVwWUZuS0JCZz09)

Time-Out for Tech: “New Features in Google Calendar”
Learn the new features in Google Calendar’s quick-add option. You’ll see how using this option can make you more efficient when creating events.
Thursday, Sept. 10; 10:30 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Islamophobia”
“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, Dalia Mogahed, director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, explores Islamophobia. Open to the Notre Dame community.
Friday, Sept. 11; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Social Gatherings

Access-ABLE Meeting: How to Be a Better Ally
Come join Access-ABLE for our second meeting of the semester! We will be talking about how someone can become a better ally to those in the disabled community. Email for more info.
Tuesday, Sept. 8; 7 to 8 p.m. virtually (Zoom meeting ID:  975 8807 4680)

SAO Weekend Programming
Sponsored by the Student Activities Office (SAO). Up-to-date information at and
Spelling Bee
How well can you spell without autocorrect or spell check? Come out and compete to be the ND Spelling Bee Champion! Winner receives a $500 ND Bookstore gift card!
Friday, Sept. 11; 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Stepan Center

Bocce and Burritos
Want to try your hand at bocce? Come on over to Ricci Fields to enjoy Chipotle burritos and a round or two of bocce. All bocce players will be entered for a chance to win a $200 Chipotle gift card, a “Quad Pack” from the bookstore or their very own bocce set. Co-sponsored by RecSports and SAO.
Saturday, Sept. 12; 9 to 11 p.m. at Ricci Family Fields (next to Stepan Center)

Virtual Activities Fair
From joining a club or organization, networking opportunities, creating connections and winning prizes — this is an event that is too valuable to miss! Prizes include Apple products, gift cards and more! For more information on when and how you can get in on the fun, please visit For any questions, please contact or call 631-7308. We can’t wait to see you there!
Sunday, Sept. 13; 2 to 6 p.m. online

Also This Week ...

Webinar: “Bright Horizons Back-Up Care and Enhanced Family Supports”
(Available to graduate students.) Wondering what you’ll do when your regular caregiver is unavailable or an adult relative needs help around the house? Are you looking for a nanny, sitter, housekeeper, full-time child care, tutoring and academic support or even pet care? Bright Horizons Back-Up Care and Bright Horizons Enhanced Family Supports can help every step of the way. Register online.
Wednesday, Sept. 9; 3 to 4 p.m.

Special Building Hours for Hesburgh Library
We have expanded the Hesburgh Library hours on both Friday and Saturday to close at 11 p.m. The current hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.–11 p.m. Get up-to-date info on library hours, access and services at

Access to DirecTV Service on Campus
DirecTV is the TV service provider at Notre Dame. You can access DirecTV via the ArtioPortal app (for mobile devices), or dedicated website in a Chrome browser. You can stream 54 channels and four local channels through the ArtioPortal application on a smartphone or tablet, but you must be on the eduroam network.