This is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff at Notre Dame.
This is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff at Notre Dame.
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New provost understands crisis leadership

Marie Lynn Miranda starts as the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of Notre Dame this Wednesday. Her appointment was announced as the University suspended in-person classes in response to coronavirus. She is no stranger to leading a university through a crisis. Miranda was the provost at Rice when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in 2017. (More...)
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Word of Life mural receives regular maintenance

The Word of Life mural, fondly nicknamed “Touchdown Jesus”, received a touch-up this month. A masonry crew examined the iconic mosaic on the side of the Hesburgh Library to make sure all the pieces are intact and secure. Read how the mural came to be and view the photo gallery of the recent work. (More...)
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University News

Buttigieg joins Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

Former South Bend mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg will be a 2020-21 faculty fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study working on two projects: one that explores restoring trust in political institutions one that considers the forces shaping the 2020s. (More...)
Who goes back when? Click for our phased approach.
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NDAA ramps up digital engagement during coronavirus 

When the pandemic shut down campus, students, faculty and staff quickly pivoted to digital learning, teaching and working. For the Notre Dame Alumni Association, the transition meant replacing in-person events like Reunion with fresh ways to engage digitally. (More...)
Staff in the Office of the Registrar recently sorted and shipped more than 3,200 diplomas to graduates.


Degree conferral was virtual, but the diplomas are not

Registrar office staff recently sorted and shipped more than 3,200 diplomas to graduates. It's the first time diplomas were distributed this way. Due to the pandemic, an online degree conferral was held. Pictured left to right are Veronica Primrose, academic records representative; Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., staff chaplain; Jennie Brackett, assistant registrar; Chris Temple, assistant registrar; and Jason Wilt, academic records specialist.
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Campus News

buyND+ to offer improved user experience

If you are an active user of buyND, look for a new, simpler and more streamlined experience in the procurement process, from source-to-pay. Users will have access to managed supplier catalogs and new purchase request forms, providing competitive cost savings in the marketplace. Questions? Contact procurement services at or call 631-4289.
Photo of man in a face mask standing next to a van.

Health and Safety

Here comes the sun! Managing heat stress and face masks

Warm weather brings the possibility of heat stress; wearing a face mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus could increase that stress. Recognize the signs of heat stress with these symptoms and use these tips to ease the wearing of a mask in summer. (More...)  
Photo, Doug Schwartz from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (left) presents the award to Dyczko (center). Williams is on the right.

Staff News

Supervisor receives Patriot Award the week of July 4th

Darrian Williams, a groundskeeper in Landscape Services and a member of the National Guard, right, surprised his boss, Tim Dyczko, with the Patriot Award. The award recognizes supervisors for supporting employees who serve in the National Guard. (More...)
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