2018 Graduate Student Appreciation Week: October 1-7

Fortune Tellers

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.




Dining Discounts: From the Dining Halls to Starbucks and more, Campus Dining has great deals for grads all week!.

Dry-Cleaning Discounts: St. Michael's Laundry is offering all grad students 50% off on up to 4 items of dry cleaning or laundry. Bring the Laundry Coupon and your ID to save.

"Fortune Teller" Table Tent Prizes: In the Grad Lounge and other areas on 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 Grad Life office in W206 Duncan Student Center to collect your prize - a two tickets for lunch at the Dining Hall! 

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 division-wide pizza party!

Snite Sketches: While not just a grad thing, this is such a cool offering we want to be sure grad students know about it. Throughout the month of October the Snite Museum is celebrating the international Big Draw Festival by providing drawing materials in the galleries. Grab a drawing board, a few sheets of paper, and some pencils then head into the galleries to sketch one of your favorite works of art. Take your creation with you or add it to the display wall so you can say that you have a work of art in a museum!




Grab & Go Giveaway - 9:00-11:00. 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!

Lounging with Campus Ministry - 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Grad Lounge. Come enjoy some snacks, giveaways, an engaging activity, and time to chat with members of the Campus Ministry Team. Part of our new "Lounging with..." series.


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! (Must show ND grad/law ID.)

Family Resource Center - Parenting, Married & Pregnant Students Lunch Date - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Duncan Student Center Elevator Lobby. Parenting and Married Graduate Students are invited to stop by and receive two complimentary meal passes to the dining halls for you and your spouse.

Lounging with McWell: DIY Essential Oils Blend - 3:00-4:30 p.m. Graduate Student Lounge. Come and make your own unique blend of essential oils and visit with the McWell team! Part of our new "Lounging with..." series.

Grad Grocery Giveaway - 3:00-5:00pm. GRC- 311 LaFortune Student Center.  The first 25 graduate students to stop by the GRC in LaFortune Student Center will receive a FREE reusable grocery bag FULL of grocery items.


The Imposter Syndrome - Valerie Sheares Ashby of Duke University will give a public talk on Impostor Syndrome in the Jordan Auditorium at the Mendoza College of Business. Please use this link to RSVP: provost.nd.edu/cannonlectures A reception will follow. This is the inaugural lecture in the renamed Sister Kathleen Cannon, OP Lecture Series. Ashby's official bio is here (https://admin.trinity.duke.edu/dean/valerie-sheares-ashby) and an interesting article from the Chronicle will give you a little more information about her perspective on impostor syndrome and leadership (https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-Dean-Got-Over-Impostor/241863).

GSU Professional Development Fair - 1:00-3:00 p.m., 210 Duncan Student Center. All graduate students are welcome to explore their options for Professional Development at Notre Dame. Enjoy free snacks and dessert while meeting experts from the Writing Center, the Office of Grants & Fellowships, the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars, Graduate Career Services, and more!

Lounging with the Family Resource Center - 2:00-4:00 p.m. Graduate Student Lounge. Come and meet the director of the brand new Family Resource Center, share pictures & stories with other student parents, and learn about how ND supports student families. Part of our new "Lounging with..." series.

Building Your Professional Brand - 5:30-6:30 p.m., 512 Duncan Student Center, Join the Director of Graduate Career Services, Rob Coloney, for a presentation on starting a robust LinkedIn profile, cleaning up Social Media to ensure a fair job search, professional branding tips and tricks for overall professional development and self-promotion.All graduate students and postdocs welcome. Pizza will be provided! Please register online now.

Family Crafts & Dinner Night - 5:00-7:00 p.m., Innovation Garage in Duncan Student Center. Join the GSN and for a fun family-friendly night of games and crafts. Dinner will be served, courtesy of Campus Ministry! Come ready to eat and play! All student families welcome.


Half-Price Dining Hall Lunch - 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. North & 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 $7.00. Must present a valid ND Graduate/Professional Student ID.

Lounging with Graduate Career Services - 3:00-5:00 p.m. Graduate Student Lounge. Did you know that GCS has 4 new career consultants? Come meet the team and learn about all they have to offer. Part of our new "Lounging with..." series.

Career & Confidence Panel Discussion - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Libraries. All graduate students and postdocs welcome. Pizza will be provided! Register here


Tours of Fr. Ted's Office - 2:00-4:00 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 best view of the Dome on campus! RSVP appreciated but not required.

Campus Ministry Dinner - 6:15-7:45 p.m. CoMo Lounge. Every first Friday means free dinner for graduate students courtesy of Campus Ministry. Enjoy fellowship with other graduate students and families over a shared meal. Please RSVPso we order enough food!

Lounging with Notre Dame International - 10:00 a.m. - Noon, Grad Lounge. Whether you are an international student or a grad student getting ready to travel abroad, NDI has lots of help. Come chat with their staff to learn more. Part of our new "Lounging with..." series.

GSN Film Club: Sorry to Bother You - 6:30 p.m., DPAC - Join the GSN Film Club to watch Sorry to Bother You (2018), director Boots Riley's satiric take on white privilege and corporate greed. Set in an alternate surreal version of Oakland, this adrenaline-shot of a comedy is sure to provoke laughter and critical social awareness. The first 20 people to RSVP will win movie tickets, a popcorn or soda, and free post-flick appetizers at Rohr's! RSVP now and look for our table near the DPAC box office at 6:15 pm.


Domer Run - 9:00 a.m.-Noon. 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 $20 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!

Kids Clothing Swap & Giveaway - 8:30 a.m. - Noon, Peace Lutheran Church. Kids grow out of clothes faster than you can buy them, and that can put a real strain on a grad family's budget. Peace Lutheran Church and Thrivent are sponsoring a Notre Dame Graduate Student Children's Clothing Swap/Giveaway as part of Appreciation Week. Donations can be brought from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., and the swap/giveaway will run until 12:00 noon. Bringing items is not necessary for graduate students; come and take what you can use! Peace Lutheran Church is at 16791 Cleveland Rd, Granger, IN 46530. Questions? Contact Julie Johnson by texting (574)250-6875 or email JulieAmanda.Johnson@gmail.com Campus partners include the Family Resource Center, Graduate Student Life, and the Graduate Student Spouse and Significant Other Network (GSN).


Fischer Grad Mass & Social - The FOG Mass and Social are the perfect way to end your weekend with prayer, fellowship, and food! All are welcome!

Prayer Intentions at all Campus Masses - There are more than 50 Masses celebrated on campus every weekend. And graduate students will be remembered in prayer at every single one!





McWell Health Hut - 1:30-3:30 p.m., North Quad. Visit McWell's Health Hut for activities, freebies, and giveaways. See you there!

Neuroscience of Learning: How Understanding Your Students' Brains Can Inform Your Teaching 3:30-4:45. 100-104 McKenna Hall. Have you ever thought about how your class could change a student’s brain? In this interactive workshop, you will learn the basics of how the brain is structured, how it works, and how it can change. You will have opportunities to apply those findings to your own teaching. Register here

Grants and Fellowships: Dedicated Grant Writing Time 5:00-7:00 p.m. The Graduate School. Evening writing sessions are designed for graduate students working on grant/fellowship applications. In addition to providing dedicated grant writing workspace, the G&F team will provide drop-in draft review sessions. You can also book a 1-on-1 appointment using the following link: goo.gl/PPKyEf. Register here. https://gradconnect.nd.edu/register/?id=76b3f109-e6e3-4cb9-a167-0118ec65974d

Defamation, The Play 7:00 p.m. Washington Hall. Hosted by Multicultural Student Programs and Services, DEFAMATION is a "unique opportunity to engage in civil discourse about the most pressing social issues of our day." Admission is free and open to the public.


Flu Shot Blitz 12:00-7:00 p.m. Stepan Center. Free flu vaccines for all ND students as well as spouses & dependents on the university-sponsored insurance plan. Please bring Notre Dame ID.

McWell Nature Connect 1:00-2:00 p.m. Meet at McWell. In Nature Connect you'll experience mindfulness techniques throughout each session, although no previous mindfulness experience is necessary.

Data and Datafile Management 1:45-2:45 pm. 220 Hesburgh Library. Learn how you can begin to form habits of the best practices for file and data file management. Bring your laptop and use time during the session to think about your own best practices and needs and begin to apply the skills. Register here

Writing Effective Multiple Choice Questions - 2:00-3:30 p.m. 138 Corbett Family Hall. Description:Multiple choice tests are easy to administer, but good questions are hard to write. This workshop provides strategies, resources, and practice for designing questions that are fair, unambiguous, and appropriate. Register here


Preparing for the Academic Job Market III: Writing Diversity statements, Faith Statements & Other Unusual Application Materials - 9:30-10:45 am. ND Room, 202 LaFortune Student Center. Description:More and more academic hiring committees are requesting documents outside of the traditional cover letter, CV, research, and teaching statements. Join us to learn what a committee hopes to learn by requesting documents like a faith statement or a diversity statement and how you can present yourself honestly and effectively in such documents. Register here.

Flu Shot Blitz 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Stepan Center. Free flu vaccines for all ND students as well as spouses & dependents on the university-sponsored insurance plan. Please bring Notre Dame ID.

McWell Hammocks - 1:30-3:30 p.m., Outside O'Shaughnessy Hall. It's Hammock Time! Take a break and hang out with McWell outside of O'Shag.

Postgraduate Service Fair 5:00-8:00 p.m. Joyce Center. The Center for Social Concerns hosts an annual Postgraduate Service Fair each fall, providing an opportunity for representatives from service organizations and students to chat about postgraduate service options. Over 65 organizations and 170 students participated in 2017. Students from the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College are invited to attend. No registration required, and no cost. Dress is business casual. Résumés can be helpful but are not necessary.


Flu Shot Blitz 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Stepan Center. Free flu vaccines for all ND students as well as spouses & dependents on the university-sponsored insurance plan. Please bring Notre Dame ID. (While supplies last.)

EAP: Editing and Revising Academic Writing - 3:30-4:45 p.m. Revision is a necessary step in the writing process. This workshop addresses techniques for revisions at all levels with an emphasis on sentence structure, paragraph structure, precision of language, and proper tone. Presenter: Christopher Scheirer, EAP Post-doc

Feast of St. Francis Mass & Celebration 5:15-6:30 p.m.  Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Description: Join us in celebrating the legacy of St. Francis of Assisi as we strive to follow in his footsteps in caring for creation and the poor. Mass to pray for the Care of Creation will be celebrated by Rev. Terry Ehrman, C.S.C., in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at 5:15 p.m. Dinner at North and South Dining Hall will feature festive (and delicious) nature-themed desserts. Sponsored by the Minor in Sustainability, Campus Ministry, Office of Sustainability, Center for Social Concerns, Campus Dining, Student Government, and ND Energy. Open to the public.

Grants and Fellowships: Dedicated Grant Writing Time - 5:00-7:00 p.m. 502 Main Building, Solarium. Evening writing sessions are designed for graduate students working on grant/fellowship applications. In addition to providing dedicated grant writing workspace, the G&F team will provide drop-in draft review sessions. You can also book a 1-on-1 appointment using the following link: goo.gl/PPKyEf. Register here

Artful Yoga - 5:30-6:30, Snite Museum of Art. Relax and recharge through Artful Yoga at the Snite Museum of Art. Join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski for this series of yoga classes that emphasizes the meditative frame of mind relevant both to experiencing a work of art and practicing yoga. RecSports will provide mats, or you can bring your own. No water bottles, please as we will be practicing surrounded by works of art.

Glow Yoga with McWell - 8:30 p.m., 205 Rockne. Description:Free glow-in-the-dark yoga! All are welcome.

Lucenarium  9:00-10:30 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!


First Fridays Downtown 5:00-9:00 p.m. Downtown South Bend. Every first Friday is a party in Downtown South Bend, and October is no exception. See the schedule of events and offers at downtownsouthbend.com

Weekly Grad Mass - 5:15 p.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Join other grad students in attending Mass together every Friday at 5:15 p.m.

LGBTQ Faith & Spirituality Grad Group - 7:00 p.m., 310 Coleman Morse. All LGBTQ graduate students are welcome to participate in a faith sharing and community building group hosted by Fr. Bob Loughery, C.S.C., rector of Sorin Hall. All are welcome.

McWell Tix - 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. showings, Browning Cinema at DPAC. First 10 students to receive free tickets. This week's film: "Sorry to Bother You" Directed by Boots Riley With Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, and Jermaine Fowler.

Concert: LAUV - 9:00 p.m., Legends. Tickets on sale at the LaFortune Box Office.


McWell Tix - 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. showings, Browning Cinema at DPAC. First 10 students to receive free tickets. This week's film: "Sorry to Bother You" Directed by Boots Riley With Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, and Jermaine Fowler.


Many thanks to our partners & sponsors:



Campus Dining, Campus Ministry, Center for Social Concerns, Family Resource Center, Gender Relations Center, Graduate Career Services, Graduate Student Spouse and Significant Other Network (GSN), Graduate Student Union, Hesburgh Libraries, Kaneb Center for Teaching & Learning, McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, Moreau Seminary, Multicultural Student Programs & Services, Notre Dame International, Office of Grants & Fellowships, Office of Sustainability, Office of the President, Peace Lutheran Church, RecSports, Snite Museum of Art, St. Michael's Laundry, Student Activities Office, The Graduate School, University Counseling Center, University Health Services