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University of Notre Dame

Happy holidays from the NDWorks staff

This is the last version of NDWorks Weekly in 2019. The newsletter will return to your inbox on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Remember, NDWorks is still printed six times a year. The Jan./Feb. issue will land on campus the week of Jan. 6. Wishing everyone peace and joy this Christmas season!


Students sing 'Silent Night' near site of the Nativity

Undergraduate students studying in Jerusalem had a chance to explore the caves underneath the Church of St. Catherine in Bethlehem. The location is very near where Jesus was born, and students marked the occasion by singing "Silent Night" there. The video is included in Living Stones, a longform story about the University of Notre Dame at Tantur, which is located between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. 


Your United Way pledge helps kids. Meet Brandon, who loves the Boys & Girls Clubs, funded by United Way.

Did you know children who spend just one hour a week with a mentor are less likely to skip school, skip class, or turn to drugs or alcohol? Brandon, pictured here, is 11 years old and has been going to the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County since he was in kindergarten. Support United Way and its partners. Donate or pledge now through Dec. 31. Click on the graphic below to make your pledge. (More...)

Campus News

St. Michael’s to operate from one location 

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 2, St. Michael’s Laundry will operate exclusively from its main plant on St. Joseph Drive, near the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The laundry’s distribution center, which faces the St. Liam parking lot, will close this Friday, Dec. 20, due to fewer customers using the location. Customers will find it easier to park at the main plant, which is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. (See map, which shows the 1/4 mile distance from the St. Liam lot location and the main plant.) Anyone with questions may email Larose Saint Jean, director of St. Michael’s Laundry.

Campus News

Shuttle route change

From Thursday, Jan. 2, through the summer of 2021, the Notre Dame Shuttle’s Main Building drop-off and pickup point will be in the St. Liam parking lot by the Mail Distribution Center. The shuttle will not use the circle drive north of Main Building during this time. (See shuttle route map.)


McGrath Institute receives Lilly Endowment grant

The McGrath Institute for Church Life has been awarded $1 million by Lilly Endowment Inc. to help strengthen parish congregations in the digital age. The Church Communications Ecology program will help parish leaders to evaluate the cultural shifts wrought by digital technologies and develop responses that contribute to the vitality of parish communities. (More...)

University News

New Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society launches

Thanks to a transformative $25 million gift from alumnus Robert Lumpkins and his wife, Sara, a Saint Mary’s College graduate, the Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society has been established. An interdisciplinary, University-wide hub, the institute will connect faculty, students and research across existing data science and analytics programs on campus while serving as a catalyst for future programmatic needs. (More...)

Campus News 

Basilica of the Sacred Heart closes for maintenance

Dec. 26-Jan. 10

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be closed Thursday, Dec. 26, through Friday, Jan. 10, for maintenance. No services will be held during this time due to potentially unsafe conditions. (More...)

Campus News

Main Building carpet install  

The Main Buiilding will get new carpet, with most of it installed between Dec. 28 and Jan. 5. The entire project should be complete by Tuesday, Jan. 7. (More...)


Game Day workers step up with 10K Step Challenge

This season, Game Day Operations and the Office of Human Resources challenged all employees (part- and full-time) working home game Saturdays to sign up for the Game Day 10K Steps Challenge. Employees then tracked the number of steps they took on each home game Saturday this fall. The results are in and the stats are impressive. (More...)
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