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United Way

He asks for gas money ⁠— and gets a lift that takes him further

A family came to the United Way with a simple request: gas money. Dad was having a hard time finding work, so he became an Uber driver. Thanks to the generosity of Notre Dame employees and others in St. Joseph County, the United Way was able to offer help that lasted far longer than one night. The fundraising campaign lasts through Dec. 31. (More...)
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Open enrollment is active this year!

You must go online and select your benefits by Friday, Nov. 1. Your current benefit elections will not roll forward. If you don’t enroll, you will not receive Notre Dame benefits in 2020. (More...

Send in photos taken at

the Irish Health fair

Irish Health is the annual staff and faculty benefits and well-being fair happening today and tomorrow, Oct. 22-23. Click for hours and info. Email photos to ndworks@nd.edu and let us know who's in them.

Campus News

Path around St. Joseph's Lake closed during fall break

The Facilities Design and Operations division reports that, for safety reasons, the path around St. Joseph's Lake will be closed this week while crews trim trees near the power plant. (More...)

University News

Provost Thomas Burish visits China during fall break 

The provost will mark the University's 40th anniversary of 'bridge building' efforts with the East when he visits Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong this week. The trip includes meetings with parents, alumni and supporters as well as stops at Peking University and the University of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Follow the trip throughout the week at nd.edu. (More...)

Campus News

Welcome to the newest members of the Notre Dame faculty 

“A university can only be as great as its faculty. This group is a testament to not only how strong Notre Dame is today but also to how great we think it can become. These new faculty members will be integral to our University's future.” —Thomas G. Burish, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost. (More…)


Financial aid receives largest share of spending distribution

More than one-third of the endowment's spending disribution for fiscal year 2019 went to need-based grant aid for undergraduates. That is money students will not need to repay. (More...)

Arts and Letters

Quest to hire diverse analysts leads to ‘alternative investment trek’ for students and professor 

Kaleem Minor '20 will graduate in May with a degree in sociology and then start a job as an analyst for an alternative investment firm in California. He knew little about the world of finance until last spring, when he participated in an “alternative investment trek” to the West Coast with Richard Pierce, an associate professor in the Department of History and Department of Africana Studies. (More…)

In case you missed it...

Ms. Ellen video from Staff Town Hall

Ellen Gunn, aka Ms. Ellen, was a fixture at Siegfried Hall for two decades. The Building Services employee recently retired from the University after 33 years. This video, produced for and played at last week's Staff Town Hall, serves as a reminder that Notre Dame employees have an impact on the student experience. We are all ND. (Watch it.)


A ‘not-so-undercover’ boss shadows Campus Mail workers

Mike Seamon, vice president for Campus Safety and University Operations, was spotted in Grace Hall last week delivering campus mail with Tina Schaal. "I think bosses should do this more often," Schaal says. "There are five of us who deliver to almost every single building in one day."
Seamon says he wants to walk a mile in the shoes of employees in his division, which shifted in March to include Campus Mail and some other areas new to him.

Professional Development

Sharpen your skills with OIT Classes in November

Whether you’re trying to learn applications for your job, looking for a better solution for a process, or just want to increase your skill set, the Office of Information Technologies has training for you. (More...)


Michael Clayton invested in his health and won $400

The lead communication officer scheduled his health screening and was automatically entered into the weekly Human Resources raffle. He won! Get a confidential health screening and learn where you stand on such indicators as blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index. (More...)

What ‘One Thing’ inspires you?    

Is there "One Thing" in your workspace that motivates you? For Jennifer Laiber, electronic media coordinator in Internal Communications, it's the screen background on her computer. The image takes her to places she plans to visit in the next year. (More…)
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