Faculty and Staff Edition


For the Week of May 20

Arts and Performances


Merrimans’ Playhouse @ the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art: Merrimans’ Play-House Players
Spend a summer evening grooving to jazz! Bring your own blanket or lawn chair (limited seating will be available on the terrace) and settle in for some great music. This free performance will highlight the group’s enjoyment of one of jazz’s most valued traditions — the open session.
Thursday, May 23; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Hiler Family Terrace, Raclin Murphy Museum of Art


Spotlight Exhibit — “The Book Beautiful: A Selection from the Arts and Crafts Movement”
See how William Morris helped spark the Arts and Crafts movement in England and America, which directly led to a renaissance in all areas of the book arts. Visit the spotlight exhibit curated by Luke K. Kelly, the Gladys Brooks Conservation Fellow.
Mondays through Fridays, through Friday, May 31; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 102), Hesburgh Library

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Hesburgh Library 14th Floor Renovation and Entrance Closures
A renovation project will occur in Hesburgh Library’s Mahaffey Family Presidential Suite (14th floor) from Monday, May 20, to Friday, Aug. 9. The Library Circle and the building’s east and south entrances will be closed intermittently during this time. The OIT lot will remain open. Please note that these dates may fluctuate; updates will be posted at library.nd.edu. Review the aerial map for details.
Monday, May 20, through Friday, Aug. 9

Hesburgh Library Closed Memorial Day
Hesburgh Library will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The library will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, with regular summer hours — 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Find all branch and service desk hours at library.nd.edu/hours.

Rockne Memorial Closed for the Summer
Reminder: As of Saturday, May 11, the Rockne Memorial Building has temporarily closed its doors for the summer to undergo essential maintenance and updates. This decision is part of a proactive effort to ensure the safety and functionality of the building and the pools.

Deadlines or Registrations

ND Learning at Work Academy: Ivy Tech Associate Degree in Business (FULLY PAID)
Interested in getting an associate degree that’s fully paid for? The ND Learning at Work Academy (business degree) is recruiting for a new cohort of students to begin in early June. If interested, please review the Knowledge Base article for application procedures. The registration deadline is Friday, May 24. Questions? Contact LaTonia Ferguson at lfergus2@nd.edu.

Start of the Semester Seminar
Prepare for the new semester with sessions covering everything from basic Canvas set-up to deeper considerations of using artificial intelligence well in your teaching. This a la carte workshop series allows instructors the flexibility of choosing which sessions they’d like to attend, with a casual atmosphere and food provided. Register by Sunday, May 26.
“Teaching Well with AI”: Tuesday, May 28; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 226, Information Technology Center
“Teaching Well with Canvas”: Wednesday, May 29; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Juneteenth Celebration and Resource Fair
Find your people and unite to create community at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s annual Juneteenth Celebration and Resource Fair. New last year, this popular outdoor event returns in solidarity with the region’s other long-standing commemorations of Freedom Day. Meet and support local vendors, enjoy free food from food trucks and relax in dining areas to a live DJ. Register now to help with planning.
Friday, June 14; 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the north entrance, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Educational and Research Opportunities

Summus Master Class — “The Burnout Breakthrough: Strategies for a Healthier Life”
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, join in for a session on burnout with Jessica Stern, founder and CEO of Three Lemons, LLC, and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center. Stern will provide insights into burnout education, its treatment and prevention and strategies for building resilience. Register through your Summus dashboard by logging in at summusglobal.com/dashboard.
Tuesday, May 21; noon to 12:30 p.m. online

Faith and Service

Veterans Memorial Day Mass
Honor deceased veterans of the Notre Dame community at the annual Memorial Day Mass, with Rev. Peter Rocca, C.S.C., presiding. Questions? Please contact ahuber@nd.edu or call 631-5660.
Monday, May 27; 9 to 10 a.m. on the lawn in front of All Souls Chapel, Cedar Grove Cemetery

Mass to Mark Centennial of the “God, Country, Notre Dame” Door
This month, celebrate the 100th anniversary of this famous campus door. All are welcome!
Monday, May 27; 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. outside the east door (God, Country, Notre Dame door), Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Sing with the Notre Dame Community Choir This Summer!

All are welcome and no audition or fees are required. For information, please contact Patrick Kronner, the choral program director and organist, at pkronner@nd.edu or visit communitychoir.nd.edu. Weekly rehearsals are on Thursdays and Sundays from May 30 through July 28. The group will sing at the 10 a.m. Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Weekly rehearsals: Thursdays, starting May 30; 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 329, Coleman-Morse Center
Sundays, 8:45 a.m. in Room 329, Coleman-Morse Center

Sunday Masses: 10 to 11 a.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Health and Recreation

Mammograms on Campus
ND faculty and staff, call for an appointment: 574-335-4500 or 800-455-4450. Limited appointments are available. 
Wednesday, May 22; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mobile Medical Unit parked near Gate D, Notre Dame Stadium

Lectures and Presentations

Global Democracy Conference 2024
This conference, organized by the Kellogg Institute, will convene leading defenders of democracy at the University for a series of profound, actionable conversations about the state of democracy around the world. This is its inaugural year, with the theme “Understanding Today, Shaping Tomorrow.”
Monday, May 20; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21 and 22; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Time-Out for Tech: “Digital Irish1Card Preview”

Be among the first to learn about a great new option for your Irish1Card. You will learn how to be ready to make use of this new option and when it will be available. Follow registration information to receive the calendar invitation.
Tuesday, May 21; 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Michiana Science Café — “Restoring Tallgrass Prairies to Capture Carbon: The Role of Fire, Roots and Microbes”
Join the Science Policy Initiative at its free Michiana Science Café every third Tuesday of the month at Chicory Café in South Bend. This month, Ryan Sensenig, professor of fire and grazing ecology of grassland systems in the Department of Biological Sciences, will talk about restoring tallgrass prairies for carbon capture. Bring questions and friends!
Tuesday, May 21; 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Chicory Café, downtown South Bend

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Google and Box Account Deletion for Inactive Students Begins June 6
In the final phase of the account lifecycle process, inactive student accounts will be deleted starting Thursday, June 6. This includes any Google or Box files owned by students who left the University prior to July 30, 2022 — including the files and folders associated with them. Avoid losing access to this shared content by moving it to a shared drive before June 6.

Keep up to date on new hires and colleagues celebrating service anniversaries. Obituaries and memorial information may be found at In Memory. Please contact askHR at 631-5900 to submit obituary and memorial updates.