Faculty and staff newspaper ND Works premieres

by Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has initiated a new faculty and staff newspaper, titled ND Works, to focus on the creativity and spirit of its employees.p. The first edition was delivered today (Wednesday, Dec. 10). It will be published bimonthly during the academic year and once during the summer.p. “This publication exists to support a stronger working Notre Dame community,” said J. Roberto Gutierrez, vice president for Public Affairs and Communication. "Even its name was chosen to reflect how we, as members of the Notre Dame community, exercise the responsibility that comes from participation in our common enterprise.’p. The inaugural issue reports on changes in parking and pedestrian travel in the area east of Juniper Road, where construction soon will begin on the Jordan Hall of Science and Don F. and Flora Guglielmino Family Athletics Center. It also provides an in-depth look at proposed road reconfigurations to ease traffic problems on and off campus.p. As will be the case with subsequent issues, the issue also features information about faculty research and the business of operating a major university, from the work of those who support the operation to Notre Dame employee benefits.p. ND Works was created by Public Affairs and Communication in response to long-voiced requests for a central and timely source of Notre Dame news and a forthright presentation of issues facing the University and its employees. Employee focus groups revealed that, while many members of the University are Internet savvy, they would most prefer University news in a classic newspaper format.p. ND Works is published in conjunction with the offices of Human Resources, Business Operations and the Provost under the auspices of the office of News and Information. Gail Hinchion Mancini, director of internal communications, is the editor.

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