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The Week@ND is a weekly email newsletter of events and opportunities for faculty, staff, and students. For University news releases and media coverage, please visit Notre Dame News. For news and information that affects employees, please visit NDWorks online or pick up a hard copy on campus.

Health and Recreation

Artful Yoga 
Spend a summer night in the Snite Museum’s courtyard doing yoga with instructor Steve Krojniewsk. The class emphasizes the meditative frame of mind relevant both to experiencing a work of art and practicing yoga. Classes are free and open to all experience levels. RecSports will provide mats, or you can bring your own. Classes will be outside when the weather is nice and inside the galleries when the weather is bad. Co-sponsored by RecSports.
Thursday, June 7; 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Snite Museum of Art.

Look for more RecSports offerings under “Deadlines and Registrations.” 

Social Gatherings

Gallery after Dark
This evening event held at The History Museum in South Bend presents dramatic and interpretive readings that showcase women who worked crafting Tiffany’s exquisite works of art, with a special focus on Clara Driscoll, who was head of the Women’s Glass Cutting Department at Tiffany Studios. The readings will be interspersed with musical pieces of the period. Guests can also enjoy a wine and cheese reception and tour the exhibit “Tiffany: Luminous Masterworks.” Members of Friends of the Snite Museum receive a discount rate to this local event! Consider joining! Visit our Friends page or call our office for more information.
Thursday, June 7; 7-9 p.m. at The History Museum, South Bend

Faith and Service

Sing with the Summer Folk Choir
Masses are at 9 p.m. Sundays from June 10 through July 22. Rehearsals are immediately preceding each Mass from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 329, Coleman-Morse Center. Everyone is welcome; no audition required! For more info, contact J.J. Wright or Karen Kirner at 631-7800 or at

Education and Research Opportunities


Academic Application Workshop Series (Save the date for this event next week)
All ND graduate students, postdocs and early career scientists are invited to this five-part series.
Workshop 1: Teaching Statement
Tuesday, June 12; 2-3:30 p.m., B01 McCourtney Hall
Facilitated by Kristin Rudenga, assistant director, Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning.

After successfully completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the structure and function of a teaching statement.
  • Begin writing a teaching statement.
  • List the components that can be included in a teaching statement.

Presented by the Postdoctoral Women’s Committee and the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars.

HR Training (Register now for next week’s classes!)
Please visit the HR website for additional information about training. Seats are still available for the upcoming classes, so be sure to register in Endeavor this week to secure a spot:

  • Multicultural Competencies and Hiring Game Changers (Required for managers and supervisors), Tuesday, June 12; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., AND Wednesday, June 13; 8:30 a.m.-noon
  • Thinking Inside the Box, Wednesday, June 13, 8:30 a.m.-noon
  • Leading Difficult People (Geared for managers and supervisors), Wednesday, June 13, 1-4:30 p.m.
  • Positive Conflict Resolution, Thursday, June 14, 8:30 a.m.-noon
  • Communicating Effectively, Thursday, June 14, 1-4:30 p.m.

Unless otherwise noted, HR’s classes are free of charge. Please enroll via Endeavor, and while there, check out our other upcoming HR programs: Learner Dashboard > Browse by Topic > Human Resources. Please refer to our No Show/Late Cancellation Policy for information about our cancellation fees. Contact or 631-5900 for any questions or problems registering for an HR training.

Google CS First: Music & Sights Youth Coding Class (Registration open!)
The Hesburgh Libraries IT Program is partnering with the St. Joseph County Public Library to offer free coding classes for kids ages 9-14. This is a great opportunity to learn coding basics in this music-themed, eight-week program. Students will learn how programming is used to create music by coding a dance party and making a music video. Attendance for all eight sessions is expected. Registration is required. Register online or by calling 282-4646.
Every Thursday, June 7-July 26, 5-6:15 p.m., St. Joseph County Public Library, Rockne Training Room

OIT Lunch and Learn: Social Media Privacy
OIT kicks off its summer Lunch and Learn series on the topic of social media privacy. With all the concern about the misuse of personal social media data, this session led by OIT's information security group comes at a good time. Seats are still available. Sign up at or call 631-7227.
Wednesday, June 6, noon- 1 p.m. in the McNeill Room, LaFortune

OIT Training (Register now for next week’s classes!)
OIT’s technical training classes are free of charge (except for the Excel classes). Seats are available for the following classes:

  • AiM Work Request Training, Monday, June 11, 10-11 a.m.
  • Photoshop CC, Level I: Introduction, Tuesday, June 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Excel 2016, Level I: Basic, Tuesday, June 12, and Thursday, June 14, 8:30 a.m.-noon
  • travelND, Wednesday, June 13, 2-4:30 p.m.
  • Google Drive, Level I, Thursday, June 14, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

To register for courses, go to Endeavor.
Questions or problems registering? Call 631–7227 or email


Family Finance Lab research
Introducing a brand-new project for families with teens at the Shaw Center for Children and Families. The Family Finance Lab is interested in learning more about understanding the financial habits of parents and their teenage children. If you are married and have a 15- to 17-year-old, we would love for you to be a part of this exciting new research. Your family will be asked to come to the Shaw Center on an evening or weekend of your choice for approximately 30 minutes. Each participant will receive $10 for a family total of $30. Send us an email at to get started.

Look for Magellan XHR SEM June discount for researchers under “Deals and Discounts.” 

Deadlines and Registrations

Football 101 (Register for next week’s event!)
Join Coach Brian Kelly and Paqui Kelly, along with the Notre Dame football program, for a behind-the-scenes look at Notre Dame football! (Must be a female and 21 years of age to participate.) Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and learn football basics from the entire Notre Dame football team and coaching staff. Plus, take a tour of the locker room, classrooms and facilities in Notre Dame Stadium, LaBar practice facility and the Guglielmino Athletic Complex. Attendees will also receive an exclusive jersey. All proceeds raised from Football 101 support breast cancer initiatives, cancer research and patient advocacy. Register here

Tuesday, June 12; 5 to 9 p.m. starting in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center, followed by football rotations and a fashion show in various campus athletic facilities

Volleyball, softball, 3v3 soccer and 3v3 basketball
Gather your coworkers for a summer of intramural sports! Registration is open Monday-Tuesday, June 11 and 12. Click here for more info.

Beginner tennis
The beginner tennis class is geared toward those who are new to the game or have had little instruction. The series is focused on basic grips, strokes, rules and etiquette. Limited spots remain. Click here for more info and to register.

Personal training packages 11% off, June 4-July 4
Get personal with RecSports this summer by joining personal training. Receive an 11 percent discount on your personal training package when you buy one between June 4 and July 4. Click here for more info.

Middle school art camp
The Center for Arts and Culture (1045 W. Washington St.,, South Bend) has openings for middle school students in its 1968-themed art camp. The two two-week sessions are June 18-29 and July 9-20. Camp meets 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Students will learn about op art, pop art, printmaking, macramé, tie-dying and more. Click for more information or call 631-1968.

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Work related to Corby Hall reconstruction 
This summer, after more than 120 years of continuous use, Corby Hall will be razed to allow for an updated facility that better suits the needs of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Corby Hall is the on-campus residence and center of hospitality for the community of priests and brothers. A new Corby Hall, with a strong resemblance to the original, will be constructed in its place. The project was announced last fall.
-Starting today, June 4, the perimeter surrounding Corby Hall will be fenced off as a construction site. The project should be complete in the spring of 2020. (See map.) Here is what to expect in the meantime:

  • The sidewalk south of the Grotto will be closed during construction. The steps on the south side of the Grotto will remain open.
  • The portion of Corby Drive directly south and parallel to Corby Hall will be closed for the duration of the project. Vehicle access to the Basilica, Sorin, Walsh, Coleman-Morse, etc. will remain open.
  • Holy Cross Drive, the road that frames campus from the south, west and north, will remain open unless utility work needs to take place at the intersection of Holy Cross and Corby drives. The campus community will be notified before scheduled work.

Closures and Cancellations

The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Ticket Office will be closed from Sunday, June 3, through Sunday, July 8, and will resume normal business hours of noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, on Monday, July 9. All phone and email messages requiring a response will be answered within three business days.

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

IT maintenance begins June 9

Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 9, through 6 p.m. Sunday, June 10, Office of Information Technologies (OIT) systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades.

Major IT services that will be UNAVAILABLE for some or all of the maintenance period include:

  • Banner and all administrative applications including:
  • ODS reporting and all dependent applications (including GLez, PeopleEZ and Person Profile)
  • Administrative systems (INB, OnBase and other Banner-related systems)
  • Payroll and benefits information, vacation/sick days, class search and other self-service (SSB) systems
  • Batch and real-time integrations with Banner
  • Advance and other Oracle databases and related applications
  • Business Objects
  • Course Instructor Feedback
  • DegreeWorks (Graduation Progress System)
  • DT6 (Applications load to Banner)
  • Event Management System (EMS)
  • Tableau
  • Talend
  • Permit parking (BOSSCARS and iNDCARS)

Services NOT affected by this maintenance include:

  • Internet access
  • Wired and wireless network services
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive)
  • VPN
  • Sakai
  • Cayuse
  • (main ND web page)
  • VoIP and Centrex telephones

If you have any questions, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 631-8111, or chat online at

Deals and Discounts

Magellan XHR SEM available to all researchers at discounted rate in June
The Integrated Imaging Facility is offering an opportunity to utilize one of its instruments at a discounted rate for a one-month time period. During the month of June, the Magellan XHR SEM within the Electron Microscopy Facility will be offered at the following rate to ALL researchers on the campus:

  • Previously trained user rate: $27.50 per hour unassisted. (Reg. price $55/hour)
  • Assisted rate (work either done completely by our technician or alongside our technician): $55 per hour. (Reg. price $84/hour)
  • Any faculty wishing to have someone within their lab trained to use the Magellan will pay a $200 flat rate. (Reg. price $400 flat fee)

These rates are good only during the month of June, so email Alex Mukasyan and/or Tatyana Orlova to schedule time on the calendar for usage and to take advantage of this opportunity. This is an excellent time to get your lab trained at this low rate and take advantage of data acquisition during the summer month.

The Magellan XHR SEM allows sample imaging at extremely low beam energies (<100 eV), avoiding charge effect at non-conductive nano-scale surfaces. The Magellan 400 is a fully digital FESEM with a Schottkey field emitter source mounted on the NG hot-swap gun module that provides record-high spatial resolution: 0.6 nm @ 15 kV, 0.9 nm @ 1 kV. More information and representative images can be seen at

Old2Gold Sale
Notre Dame’s year-end “yard sale” of student donations supports 20 local charitable organizations. Admission to the sale is $5 per person, with children 6 and younger admitted for free. Tickets go on sale the day of the event, beginning at 6 a.m. This is a cash-only sale. Credit and debit cards will not be accepted. Items for sale will include bikes, mini refrigerators, jewelry, shoes, cameras, futons and more as well as office furniture and chairs from ND Surplus. For more information, visit .
Saturday, June 9; 7 to 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds (5117 Ironwood Road, South Bend)

St. Michael’s Laundry monthly coupon. 

Featured in NDWorks

Visit NDWorks online to download a PDF the June issue which includes a look "Behind the Scenes" to see just some of the work that goes into Commencement Weekend, like that or champion ice carver Danny Bloss (VIDEO). In the pull-out section on the Notre Dame Alumni Association at 150 years, find a with “A Conversation with Dolly Duffy,” executive director of NDAA. 

Also this week…

Library Catalog to have new look/features this month!
Major public and private university libraries such as Northwestern, Purdue and University of Washington have implemented these library catalog updates, and Harvard and NYU are planning a summer 2018 rollout. Notre Dame is keeping pace with peers and industry standards with a June rollout. In addition to the software upgrade, you’ll notice new, customized features based on campus feedback to enhance searches. Reference the Library Catalog New Features Guide for additional information. Until June 11, try the beta catalog interface and tell us what you think.

Save the date, campus event planners!
Help VenueND and Morris Inn plan for the reconstruction of McKenna Hall. When you consider conference, meeting and event space, what do you wish Notre Dame offered that off-campus venues do? Let your voice be heard as plans are drawn up for the McKenna Hall reconstruction.
Join VenueND on Friday, June 15, or Tuesday, June 26, at 3 p.m. in the McKenna Hall Auditorium to share your thoughts.

Sustainability Tip of the Week
Looking for ways to be sustainable and still beat the heat?  Make sure to drink plenty of water by carrying a reusable water bottle on campus.  It not only keeps you healthy and hydrated but it's also great for the environment.  Americans buy more than 29 million plastic water bottles each year but only 1 in 6 makes it to a recycling bin.  #GoIrish #BeGreen

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

Want to get your entry in The Week? Your submission should include text and either a pdf (smaller than 300kb) or a URL to link to detailed information. Submit to by 10 a.m. on Thursday for inclusion in the following Sunday night version (for students) and/or the Monday morning version (for faculty/staff/postdocs). These entries will apply to the seven days beginning Monday and ending the following Sunday. Student-sponsored events must be approved first by the Student Activities Office (SAOnline) or Graduate Student Life.

Call 631-4753 for further information. Be sure to also submit your event to the University Calendar.

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