2017 Graduate Student Appreciation Week: October 2-8

Our graduate students are a valued part of the Notre Dame community every day of the year, but we can't help but celebrate you in a special way this week! Come enjoy freebies, food, fun, and fellowship with other grad students as the whole Notre Dame family honors YOU!

The week will feature plenty of unique events just for Appreciation Week, and will highlight campus events and resources available to grad students all year through.
 

ALL WEEK

 

Fortune Tellers

"Fortune Teller" Table Tent Prizes:
In eateries across campus you'll find little origami "fortune teller" table tents for GSAW. 1 out of 10 of these little treasures contains a hidden treasure - a prize-winning green star. Find a fortune teller with a green star and bring it with your grad/law ID card to the Graduate School office in 502 Main to collect your prize - a $10 Starbucks giftcard! 

Laundry Discounts:
St. Michael's Laundry is offering 50% off cleaning of up to 4 pieces of professional attire (dry clean or wash)! Must present ND Graduate/Professional Student ID to receive your Laundry Discounts.

Dining Discounts:
Enjoy some delicious food & beverages at a discount at some of your favorite campus spots, thanks to Campus Dining. Check out all the great deals: Dining Discounts for Grads!

Twitter Hashtag Contest:
Send us your #thanksbetograds tweets, including your academic division (#science, #engineering, #humanities, #socialscience, #keough, #law, #mendoza, #architecture), and the one with the most tweets wins a pizza party! Check out how to win: Hashtag Pizza Party Contest

UNIQUE EVENTS & OFFERS

 

Monday: Grab and Go Giveaway!

9-11 a.m., Hesburgh Library Courtyard.  No strings. No agenda. Just free stuff for grad students. Stop by and grab some swag and snacks to start your day and help us kick off the week celebrating all things Grad Life!

Monday: McWell Open House

4-6 p.m., 204 St. Liam Hall. Come join the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being for a Grad Student Open House. Explore their versatile and welcoming spaces for study and relaxation, enjoy healthy snacks, and learn about tons of resources to support your well-being at ND.

Tuesday: Buy One Get One at Starbucks

All day, Starbucks in LaFortune. Campus Dining wants to treat you and a friend! Come get one drink at Starbucks and get a second free!

Tuesday: Grad Night at Men's Soccer

7-9 p.m., Alumni Stadium.  Come enjoy football the way the rest of world does - on the soccer field! Watch ND Men's Soccer take on Northwestern. Free admission for all students and free popcorn for all grads.

Wednesday: Tours of Fr. Hesburgh's Office

2-4 p.m., Hesburgh Library. From his vast personal library to the array of awards amassed over a lifetime of service, Fr. Ted's Office in the Hesburgh Library is a lasting tribute to the man who did so much for Notre Dame and the world. Plus, it's the bst view of the Dome on campus! To prevent over-crowding, we're scheduling 20 people every 15 minutes. sign up for your slot now, and feel free to bring a friend! RSVP NOW!

Thursday: Dogs and Dogs

11 a.m.-1 p.m., North Quad.  Dogs And Dogs: Hot dogs for lunch and therapy dogs for fun! Come out and enjoy some time with some furry friends with lots of love to share.

Thursday: MSPS & GRC Open House

3-4:30 p.m., 210 & 311 LaFortune Student Center. Multicultural Student Programs & Services and the Gender Relations Center open their doors for all graduate and professional students. Stop by to meet the staff, get some snacks, hang out with friends, and learn about all that MSPS and GRC have to offer!

Friday: Half-Price Dining Hall Lunch

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., North and South Dining Halls. Thanks to our partners at Campus Dining all graduate and professional students can eat lunch at the North and South dining halls for only $7.60 - that's more than half off the regular price! Come enjoy the feast and bring your friends!

Saturday: Domer Run

9 a.m., Irish Green.  Domer Run is a fun run hosted by RecSports with proceeds donated to RiverBend Cancer Services. Participants can choose from a 5K, 10K, or the 2 Mile Fun Walk. The routes for all three courses are on Notre Dame’s campus, which allows participants to take in the beauty of campus while running. The two runs are open to participants ages 13 and over. The walk is open to all ages. Strollers and pets are welcome on the walk only.

This year Grad Life is a sponsor for the Domer Run, and is providing a $15 discount toward registration for graduate students and their families as part of our Graduate Student Appreciation Week celebrations. Sign up now, and come run with us!
 

CAMPUS EVENTS WITH A GRAD LIFE VIBE

 

MONDAY

Digital Tools for Irish Studies, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., 103 Hesburgh Library.  We will review the main bibliographic databases for Irish studies. The class will focus on lesser-known databases specific to Irish studies, and on other databases such as Hathi Trust, NCCO (Nineteenth Century Collections Online), and their uses for Irish Studies. Register here!

EAP: How to Avoid Plagiarism, 5:15-6:45 p.m., 302 DeBartolo Hall.  This workshop focuses on ways to present academic sources in an ethical and transparent manner. Topics included a definition of plagiarism, a description of the harm it causes, and three strategies to use sources appropriately. The workshop concluded with a discussion of citation forms and how to learn more about them. Register here!

Drum Circle with Mike Veny, 6:30-8:30 p.m., LaFortune Ballroom. Co-sponsored by UCC and Active Minds, this interactive event will help you unleash your groove with nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker Mike Veny.

TUESDAY

Elements of Humanity: Primo Levi and the Evolution of Italian Postwar Culture Guided Tour, 12-1 p.m., 102 Hesburgh Library. Take a tour of Special Collections at Hesburgh Library, featuring a current display on the works of Primo Levi, a Holocaust survivor and prolific and profound author of poetry, prose, memoirs, and more. Learn about this exhibit and Notre Dame's other special collections at rarebooks.library.nd.edu. The first 12 graduate students to take the tour will be given a Hesburgh Libraries Think Book!

WEDNESDAY

Preparing for the Academic Job Search II: Preparing a CV and Cover Letter, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Notre Dame Room, LaFortune.  This workshop will cover what goes into an academic application and suggestions about how to keep your information organized. The workshop will focus on creating a CV and cover letter as well as discuss putting together a research statement. Register here!

Free Flu Shots, 12-7 p.m., LaFortune Ballroom. Come get your free seasonal flu vaccine courtesy of University Health Services. And check out the UHS website for tips of staying healthy this flu season and throughout the year.

Grad School Stress Management and Striving for Healthy Balance (and of course Degree!), 2:30-3:30 p.m., 125 Hayes-Healey. This seminar will provide a safe space in which students can have open discussions about how to deal with stress and find ways to balance work and life in graduate school. Students will learn that they are not alone in this process! Students will also learn to recognize signs and symptoms of stress, as well as incorporate self-care activities into their daily life. The outreach seminar also hopes to raise awareness of mental health and help students navigate resources available for them. Pizza and drinks will be served so please RSVP here. Sponsored by the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Student Chapter at Notre Dame.

Elements of Humanity: Primo Levi and the Evolution of Italian Postwar Culture Guided Tour, 3-4 p.m., 102 Hesburgh Library. Take a tour of Special Collections at Hesburgh Library, featuring a current display on the works of Primo Levi, a Holocaust survivor and prolific and profound author of poetry, prose, memoirs, and more. Learn about this exhibit and Notre Dame's other special collections at rarebooks.library.nd.edu. The first 12 graduate students to take the tour will be given a Hesburgh Libraries Think Book!

World on Tap, 5-6 p.m., Rohr's.  International students over 21, scholars, postdocs and friends are invited to The World on Tap, a social sponsored by Notre Dame International. Join us the first Wednesday of every month for community and free appetizers; the first 50 attendees receive a free drink ticket valued up to $6. Please bring a valid Notre Dame ID and photo ID to this event.

GSU-GlassND Movie & Pizza Night, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 106 O'Shaughnessy. Join the GSU's GlassND subcommittee for an evening of film, food, and fellowship. Attendees will help select the movie to watch among these favorites: Tomboy, Pride, and Moonlight.

THURSDAY

Free Flu Shots, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., LaFortune Ballroom. Come get your free seasonal flu vaccine courtesy of University Health Services. And check out the UHS website for tips of staying healthy this flu season and throughout the year.

GSN Family-Friendly Crafts, Games & Dinner Night, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Beichner Community Center. Join the GSN and University village for a fun family-friendly night of games and crafts. Dinner will be served, courtesy of Campus Ministry! Please RSVP now so we can get enough food. Then come ready to eat and play!

Science Policy Initiative Forum, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 117 Hayes-Healy. Join us this Thursday, October 5th 5:30-6:30pm in 117 Hayes-Healy for pizza and a great discussion on science policy! This meeting's theme -- CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing has the potential to cure a variety of hereditary diseases, but there are still many questions about the ethics of the use of the technology in humans.  The Science Policy Initiative will be discussing recent developments in genome editing to modify human embryosorgan transplants, their policy implications, and potential ethical concerns. We encourage you to read or skim the linked articles before the meeting and hope you will join us. Contact scipolnd@nd.edu for questions or to join our email list.

Grants & Fellowships: Writing & Draft Review Session, 5:30-7 p.m., 502 Main Building.  Organized by the Office of Grants and Fellowships. Do you need to have dedicated grant writing time and space? Join us every Tues and Thurs from 5:30-7 pm EST. We offer drop-in consultation services for graduate students seeking grant writing assistance. All graduate students are welcome to attend. Join the writing space to work together quietly or with the Fellowship Consultant Team. There is no requirement to attend the session for the entire time, please come as your time allows. Register here!

Lucenarium, 9-10:30 P.M., Moreau Seminary.  This weekly candlelight prayer service in the beautiful chapel of Moreau Seminary is followed by a soiree hosted by the seminarians. And trust me, their hospitality is legendary!

FRIDAY

Create Your Professional Website with Wordpress (Beginner), 9-11 a.m., 247 Hesburgh Library.  A well-designed website enhances one’s professional ethos offering a collective, public, discoverable space to share thoughts (blog) or publications, as well as other information—such as where, when and how to contact you. In this workshop, we will create a fully functioning personal/professional website on the Wordpress.com platform. Register here!

Free Flu Shots, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., LaFortune Ballroom. Come get your free seasonal flu vaccine courtesy of University Health Services. And check out the UHS website for tips of staying healthy this flu season and throughout the year.

Lunch and Learn: Intersectionality - What Does That Even Mean? 1-2 p.m., Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library.  Intersectionality in the Academy, what is it? Why does it matter to students? Why should it matter to faculty? During this Lunch and Learn we will use case studies to answer the questions presented and explore how to create an inclusive pedagogy. Join Pamela Nolan Young, Director for Academic Diversity and Inclusion, for concrete tips on fostering an environment in which everyone may flourish. Register here! Wear your Professional Development T-shirt for our Graduate Student Appreciation Week photograph at 1:00pm, and get a $5 Starbucks gift card. If you need a T-shirt, you can pick one up at the Graduate School (502 Main Building).

Presentation Zen, 2-3 p.m., 132 Corbett Family Hall.  Classroom presentations by faculty or students don't have to be a series of bulleted text slides. Along with use of images and stories, Garr Reynolds' book, Presentation Zen, stresses restrained preparation, simple design, and natural delivery. This session mixes an overview of the book with hands-on activities. Register here!

Doing Stress Well Workshop, 3-4 p.m., St. Liam Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room.  Stop by Saint Liam Hall for an interactive workshop designed to provide you with the skills to live well through all of life's rythyms. This skills-based workshop will discuss all aspects of stress – what it is, where it comes from, and most importantly how to deal with it. Join in to learn about and practice a variety of stress-relieving activities and consider ways to implement them into your daily life. No registration required. Sponsored by the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being.

Public Reception for African Gallery Opening, 4-6 p.m., Snite Museum of Art. All members of the Notre Dame community and their guests are welcome to join the Snite Museum in celebrating the opening of a new gallery of African Art.Learn more about the event and the gallery at snitemuseum.nd.edu.

Graduate Student Mass, 5:15 p.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart.  All graduate students are invited to come worship together at the weekly 5:15 Friday Mass at the Basilica. Organized by Campus Ministry and the Catholic Graduate Community. All are welcome!

First Friday Dinner with Campus Ministry, 6:15 p.m., Coleman-Morse Lounge.  On the first Friday of every month, graduate students of all faiths are invited to join their fellow students for dinner and socializing in the first-floor lounge of the Coleman-Morse Center at 6:15 p.m. Spouses and children are also encouraged to attend. Please RSVP for the Oct. 6 dinner online now. Sponsored by Campus Ministry.

SATURDAY

Mindfulness @ Charles B. Hayes Sculpture Park, 10-11 a.m., Charle B. Hayes Sculpture Park.  Be present and awaken your senses! Join the Snite Museum, McWell, and meditation teacher and research professor Deirdre Guthrie at the newly re-opened Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park for a mindfulness meditation inspired by the beautiful surroundings and sculptures.

SUNDAY

Mass Intentions, All Day, Campus Chapels.  Nearly 50 Masses are celebrated on this campus every weekend, and each one of them this weekend will include a special prayer just for grad students!

University Village Family Mass & Reception, 10 a.m., Beichner Community Center.  This family-friendly Mass may be the liveliest on campus! Come pray with us, then stay for coffee and donuts. All are welcome!

FOG Mass & Social, 9 p.m., Fischer Community Center.  The 9:00 p.m. Mass at FOG followed by a weekly 10:00 p.m. social is the perfect way to end your weekend with prayer, fellowship, and food! All are welcome!