Fall Town Hall topics include internationalization, diversity and inclusion

Author: Cidni Sanders

Jenkins Town Hall

More than 1,600 employees attended the University’s fall Town Hall meetings in early October. Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves provided updates on a number of University initiatives and programs, including internationalization, diversity and inclusion, campus safety and benefits.

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Employee-led groups assist University in recruitment, retention

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ThriveTHRIVE! officers

Eric Love is encouraging the campus community to take advantage of some new resources to aid in the recruitment and retention of diverse employees. Employee resource groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led groups created by a shared characteristic, interest or life experience. Three groups currently exist at Notre Dame: the Black Faculty and Staff Association, THRIVE! Women’s Leadership and Young Leaders of Notre Dame. A fourth group focusing on the Hispanic community just completed its charter and will soon begin accepting members. And work is under way to establish an international group as well as an LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) group.

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NDSP to accept food donations as payment for parking fines

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Food Fines

Notre Dame Security Police’s Parking Services is offering a payment option that allows you to help the community, while also going easier on your wallet. The department is launching Food for Fines, a program that will accept non-perishable food donations as payment for parking tickets and fines. The program runs from Nov. 14 to Dec. 9. Each donated canned good or food item will be worth $2 in fine payments. Up to 30 food items can be donated per person, for a maximum fine value of $60.

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The new East Quad

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East QuadEast Quad

New facilities, green spaces help build community within the Notre Dame community. The new East Quad — McCourtney Hall of Molecular Science and Engineering, Dunne and Flaherty residence halls — have opened their doors.

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Summer repair and maintenance projects underway on campus

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Under Construction

The end of the academic year has ushered in several construction and renewal projects across the University. Six key projects that will impact access to certain campus buildings, walkways and roads:

• LaFortune Student Center west entry reconstruction
• Hesburgh Library east entrance closure
• Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering basement waterproofing
• Main Building stair rail 
replacement
• Notre Dame Stadium B Parking Lot reconstruction
• Walsh Hall selective renovation

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Grammy Award-winning singer Michelle Williams shares message of empowerment

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Michelle Williams Speaks To Notre Dame Administrators, Faculty And Staff At A Lunch And Learn Hosted By Notre Dame’s Office Of Institutional Equity In Partnership With The University’s Building Leadership Excellence Professional Development Program

Michelle Williams, award-winning singer, actress and entrepreneur, has been underestimated before. But she has never let that stop her from believing in and achieving her dreams. On Wednesday (April 20), Williams — widely known as being one-third of Destiny’s Child, one of the most successful female musical groups of all time — was the keynote speaker at a Lunch and Learn hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Office of Institutional Equity in partnership with the University’s Building Leadership Excellence professional development program.

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