TheWeek@ND Student Edition (September 6)



For the Week of September 6

University Campaigns and Initiatives

[LOCATION CHANGE] ND Forum Keynote Event — “Call to Action: Crossing the Political Divide to Address Climate Challenges”
Join us for the first keynote event for this year’s Forum on September 10, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. EDT in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business. “Call to Action: Crossing the Political Divide to Address Climate Challenges” will feature NBC News’ chief environmental affairs correspondent Anne Thompson, ND ‘79, in a “fireside chat” with U.S. Senator Chris Coons, co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus. The discussion will explore how we can work together across political lines to build a sustainable future and the actions the U.S. government can take both domestically and internationally to make meaningful progress.
Additional events are planned for this week. Please visit the Notre Dame Forum website to learn more about all of the events planned thus far for the year.
Friday, Sept. 10; 3 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business moved to Washington Hall

Arts and Performances


Browning Sneak Peek: “Dear Evan Hansen” (2021)
The generation-defining Broadway phenomenon hits the Browning Cinema’s screens before others in this sneak peek chance to see the Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprise his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age. Free but ticketed. Limit one per person. Available one hour prior to start.
Thursday, Sept. 9; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Sunday, Sept. 12; 3 p.m.

Documentary: “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words”
The Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government is pleased to present this screening with executive producers Gina and Michael Pack of Manifold Productions Inc. Unscripted and without narration, the documentary takes the viewer through this complex and often painful life, dealing with race, faith, power, jurisprudence and personal resilience. Free but ticketed. Available one hour prior to start.
Friday, Sept. 10; 7 to 9:15 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Email if you want to sign up to perform.
Thursday, Sept. 9; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

FTT presents Philbin Fridays — “Curiosities: A Magical Exploration”
New this fall, Film, Television and Theatre’s Philbin Fridays showcase the work of a diverse array of student artists in an informal, cabaret-like setting. This week, junior Elliott Thomazin offers a collection of magic effects. (All students are invited to submit a proposal to participate — visit for details.) Free but ticketed.
Friday, Sept. 10; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Deadlines or Registrations

FLIP Applications
Calling all first-year students! First Look Into Programming (FLIP) is an organization that is part of the Student Union Board, which plans and holds social, cultural and educational events for all of campus. Scan the QR code on the attached flyer for more information.
FLIP applications are due Friday, Sept. 10; 11:59 p.m.

Conversation — “Healing Memories with Faith: September 11 Twenty Years Later”
In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, faith leaders helped their communities process the pain, fear and anger many experienced so deeply. Now, 20 years later, what can we learn from these experiences? Join the Ansari Institute for a conversation and hear from religious leaders from multiple traditions. Register to attend virtually or register to attend in person.
Tuesday, Sept. 14; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls and via Zoom webinar

Time-Out for Tech: Successful Hybrid Meetings
These days, some people attend meetings in person, some via Zoom. Meetings are more of a challenge than ever before. This session will help you navigate the unfamiliar waters of hybrid meetings. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, Sept. 16; 1:30 to 2 p.m. 

Gathering Early Semester Feedback
(Available to graduate students and faculty.) Early semester feedback offers an opportunity to collect detailed information from students about how well your course is working. During this workshop participants will discuss the value of early semester feedback and review sample feedback forms.
Thursday, Sept. 16; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Suite 138, Corbett Family Hall

Shared Walks
Meet someone new! Register for shared walks to find connection in people and places by exploring campus spaces with a fellow student. Walkers will be randomly paired with another student and invited to meet up and take a walk together on campus. Sign up here and the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being will follow up — all are welcome. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.
Thursday, Sept. 16; 6 p.m.  

Difficult Conversations in the Classroom
(Available to graduate students and faculty.) This workshop will provide strategies for converting difficult conversations into productive exchange within the classroom. As students face contentious elections, racial justice protests and language surrounding COVID-19, we will also introduce resources to help them respond to potentially charged topics.
Friday, Sept. 17; 9 to 10:15 a.m. in the ND Room, LaFortune Student Center

Book Launch — “Schism: Seventh-day Adventism in Post-Denominational China”
The Liu Institute Series in Chinese Christianities by Notre Dame Press launches with this book by Christie Chui-Shan Chow. Featuring Christie Chow; series editor Alexander Chow, University of Edinburgh; discussant Christopher White, Purdue University; and moderator Alexander Hsu, Keough School of Global Affairs. Register here.
Friday, Oct. 15; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Deals and Discounts

ND Mobile App Features New ND Student Marketplace
The ND Mobile App recently launched the ND Student Marketplace feature. Students can buy, sell, share and swap items safely and securely. Items are put into easy-to-search categories where you can post items for sale or quickly find what you’re looking for.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development

Fall Career Fair Weeks: Virtual and In-Person Events
The Center for Career Development will offer something for everyone with a hybrid approach for both virtual and in-person events providing employers options to promote full-time employment, internship and other career opportunities. Undergraduate and graduate students from all classes and academic colleges are invited. Attire is business casual.
Virtual Fair: Thursday, Sept. 9; 4 to 8 p.m. on Handshake
In-person events: Monday, Sept. 13, and Tuesday, Sept. 14
In-person Fair: Tuesday, Sept. 14; 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the concourse, Notre Dame Football Stadium

Hesburgh Libraries

Scanning Better and Neater with ABBYY FineReader and More
Learn how to create user-friendly and professional-looking scans using Hesburgh Library resources.
Tuesday, Sept. 7; 10 to 11 a.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library
Wednesday, Sept. 8; 3 to 4 p.m.

Irish Studies Research Session 2: Northern Ireland
This research session discusses various sources at Hesburgh Libraries and online for research on Northern Ireland.
Friday, Sept. 10; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

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.
Friday, Sept. 10; 11 a.m. to noon in the Collaboration Hub (Room 220), Hesburgh Library

ND Learning | Kaneb Center

Using Canvas to Implement Instructional Strategies and Enrich Your Course 2: Canvas Discussions
(Available to graduate students and faculty.) At the intersection of best practices and technical demos, this workshop series focuses on instructional strategies and how to leverage Canvas accordingly. This workshop will focus on ways to use discussions in your course and how to create and manage them in Canvas. Workshops are scheduled for 45 minutes, but may end earlier on some occasions.
Wednesday, Sept. 8; 10 to 10:45 a.m. via Zoom

Equitable and Effective Team-Based Learning
(Available to graduate students and faculty.) In this workshop, explore inclusive strategies for facilitating student interaction and designing effective teams. Participants have the opportunity to consider assessment criteria for evaluating student groups; strategies for inviting students to co-create team contracts; and the benefits of assigning student roles within group projects.
Wednesday, Sept. 8; 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Room W246, Duncan Student Center

The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures

EAP Workshop: “Socializing with Americans”
Have you ever wondered why Americans do what they do, and wondered how you could connect with them better? This workshop will identify and address some of the particularities of interpersonal relations and patterns of socialization that may be the most challenging about American culture. RSVP to reserve your virtual seat.
Friday, Sept. 10; 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom

Language Tutoring
Are you studying a language? Refine your skills by signing up for a session with a language peer tutor. Sessions are available via Zoom or in-person with flexible tutoring hours. The peer tutoring program is a free, self-scheduled service available to all Notre Dame students. The schedule is available on the CSLC website, so reserve your spot now for one of the 17 languages offered.

Faith and Service

Application Open and Information Sessions for ISSLP 2022
The International Summer Service Learning Program is both a four- to eight-week program and a four-credit course that invites students to examine causes of poverty and create links of solidarity across borders through the lens of Catholic social tradition. Learn more at a 7 p.m. info session: Sept. 8, 15, 21 and 26, and Oct. 4 and 13. Application opens Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Volunteer at ECDC-ND
The Early Childhood Development Center at Notre Dame (ECDC-ND) is scheduling ND students to volunteer in our preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Volunteering includes helping teachers in the classrooms and on the playground ... playing and reading to children! ECDC-ND is located on the ND campus on Bulla Road at the corner of Leahy and Bulla roads. Volunteer schedules are typically once per week for two hours on a weekday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., a time that works with your schedule. If interested, call 631-3344 or email Tammi Kunz at to schedule your volunteer time.

Health and Recreation

Register for Sand Volleyball and Flag Football
Whether you’re up for bump, set, spike or flag pulling, you choose which sports (or both) you want to play. Sand volleyball and flag football registration is here!
Register Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 6-8

McWell Recess: Letter Writing
Recess is in session! You’re invited to take a break with the McWell Senior Fellows at Recess — a weekly event to discover opportunities for active breaks in your busy life to promote well-being through play, movement, connection, prayer and rest. This week, join in for materials to write and send a letter to friends or family.
Friday, Sept. 10; 12:30 to 2 p.m. on South Quad 

Lectures and Presentations

Student International Business Council All-Council Meeting
Open to all majors. The organization completes semester-long projects for the best companies in every industry. Gather more info at and scan the QR code on the attached flyer.
Monday, Sept. 6; 7 to 9 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

First Year Student Leadership Showcase
Are you looking for opportunities to get involved in student leadership on campus? Join Student Government, SUB, Judicial Council and SAO in this showcase of leadership development to get all the information you need.
Monday, Sept. 6; 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Washington Hall

Student Policy Network Exhibition Meeting
The Student Policy Network provides students with real-world policy education by partnering with nonprofit and government entities across the U.S. for semester-long, group-based projects. Join us for our exhibition meeting to see this semester’s lineup of project partners; then, apply to a group!
Tuesday, Sept. 7; 7 to 7:45 p.m. in Room 141, DeBartolo Hall

Climate Change Flash Panel — “Fires and Floods: Europe 2021”
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report has captured international attention in recent weeks by painting a bleak picture of the planet’s future. The panel will discuss the implications of the IPCC report for Europe, considering what steps might still be taken to prevent its most catastrophic possible future scenarios. Registration is required for online participation.
Wednesday, Sept. 8; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom plus YouTube livestream

Presentation: “Understanding Your Financial Aid”
Mary Nucciarone, director of financial aid.
Thursday, Sept. 9; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 117, Hayes-Healy Center
OR Monday, Sept. 13; 7 to 8 p.m.

Lecture — “Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary: Exploiting Diversity”
“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, Nancy Leong, professor of law, University of Denver, explores the exploitation of identity politics. Open to the Notre Dame community.
Friday, Sept. 10; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

My Path: Stories of Inspiration from the 2021 Domer Dozen
2021 Domer Dozen honorees will share brief talks about their lives and experiences since graduating from Notre Dame. The Domer Dozen is an Alumni Association and YoungND Board recognition initiative celebrating outstanding young alumni who have displayed extraordinary dedication to the NDAA’s mission and excelled in faith, service, learning or work. Masks required. 2021 honorees will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 9.
Friday, Sept. 10; 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Ahead of the Game with Arts and Letters — “God, Notre Dame, Country: Glimpses of the University’s First Century”
Drawing from material explored in her “Notre Dame and America” course, Professor Kathleen Sprows Cummings, the Rev. John A. O’Brien College Professor of American Studies and the William W. and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, will discuss the University’s evolution from a remote missionary outpost of the Catholic Church in the 1840s into a full-fledged college by the 1930s, highlighting a few founding stories and forgotten heroes.
Friday, Sept. 10; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in LaBar Recital Hall within O’Neill Hall of Music

Poetry Reading and Talk by Micheal O’Siadhail
Poet Micheal O’Siadhail, who has published 16 collections of poetry, will give a reading and talk. His latest book is the award-winning “The Five Quintents,” which received the Conference on Christianity and Literature’s 2019 book of the year award. His poem suites “The Naked Flame,” “Summerfest” and “Earlsfort Suite,” were commissioned and set to music.
Friday, Sept. 10; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Science Exploration Series — “Falling for a Star: Gravity Lessons from Footballs to Orbiting Stars”
During this immersive digital experience with Keith Davis, director of the Digital Visualization Theater, gain a new appreciation for a falling football. Join the “tour” of the universe through the eyes of gravity and learn how a ball thrown on the football field relates to everything from the orbit of human-made satellites to binary star systems.
Saturday, Sept. 11; 11 a.m. to noon in the DVT (Room 100), Jordan Hall of Science

Social Gatherings

Football Fridays at the Eck
Stop by for an all-day fan experience to get ready for the home opener. Enjoy live music, interviews with Notre Dame alumni and celebrities, student group performances, a look ahead to the game against Toledo with Ryan Harris ’07, food from Portillo’s and more!
Friday, Sept. 10; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the patio of the Eck Visitors Center

Food Truck Fridays are Back!
Join SAO to enjoy some delicious free food from Junbuggies, Yum Dum and Decadent Flavor!
Friday, Sept. 10; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Game Day Programming on the Quads
Football season is back, and SAO is bringing pre-game fun for students to the quads this year! Join SAO to celebrate an amazing game day with food trucks, music and giveaways. Go, Irish!
Saturday, Sept. 11; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on North and South Quads

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Add Your Name Pronunciation to Sakai
If you would like to help people understand how to pronounce your name, you can explain it phonetically or record yourself saying your name. Your pronunciation will appear in a course’s Roster tool.

Canvas Tip: Download the Canvas Student App
This free application, available for Android and Apple devices, allows quick access to all your Canvas course content in an easy-to-navigate format.

Part-Time Jobs at ECDC-ND for the Fall Semester
The Early Childhood Development Center at Notre Dame (ECDC-ND) needs ND students to work part time (four to eight hours per week) in its preschool and kindergarten classrooms for the fall semester. The pay is $10 per hour. Available hours include Mondays through Fridays between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ECDC-ND is located on the ND campus on Bulla Road, across from O’Hara Grace Residences at the corner of Leahy and Bulla roads. It is truly joyful work with precious children, offers experiential learning and is great for future resumes. If interested in working part time please call 631-3344 or email Tammi Kunz at