Football weekend events: Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech


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Visitors coming to campus for this weekend’s football game against Georgia Tech will find a variety of events to take part in, from lectures to concerts to tours.

Highlights from the weekend include:

Friday (Sept. 18)

  • The Notre Dame Alumni Associaton’s Football Fridays kicks off with its On the Sidelines lecture from 2-3 p.m. Friday (Sept. 18) in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium. The lecture, “Hackers, Crackers and Corporate Attackers: Making Sense of Data Breaches in Our Digital World,” features Corey Angst, associate professor of business.
  • The Alumni Association will host Regis Philbin in “Catching up with Regis Philbin” from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. on the ND Live Stage. Derrick Mayes, a former NFL player, takes the ND Live Stage from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
  • The Notre Dame Marching Band steps off from the Main Building at 4:30 p.m.
  • The Notre Dame Glee Club will have an open rehearsal from 5 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 329, Coleman-Morse Hall.
  • A pep rally takes place at 5:45 p.m. in the Purcell Pavilion in the Joyce Center.

Saturday (Sept. 19)

  • “Catherine of Siena as Woman of the Word: ‘It is Silence that Kills the World,’” 10:30 a.m. in Andrews Auditorium in the lower level of Geddes Hall, with Mary Catherine Hilkert, professor of systematic theology, as part of the Insitute for Church Life’s Saturdays with the Saints series.
  • “Rules of Engagement: The Principles of Underserved Global Health Volunteerism,” 11 a.m. in the Raclin-Carmichael Auditorium of the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, with John Wilson, associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic. This is the annual Emil T. Hofman Lecture, part of the Dooley Society Lectures.
  • At 11:30 a.m. on the front steps of the Main Building, the Bagpipe Band will deliver a concert.
  • “Sparkle: Contemporary Girls’ Media Culture,” noon in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art, with Mary Celeste Kearney, associate professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre and director of the Gender Studies Program, as part of the College of Arts and Letters’ Saturday Scholar Series.
  • “Notre Dame and the God Particle,” noon in the Digital Visualization Theater of the Jordan Hall of Science, with Mike Hildreth, professor of physics, as part of the College of Science’s Saturday Science Exploration Series.
  • From 12:40 to 1:05 p.m., the Glee Club will sing in a concert on the Library Quad near the Reflecting Pool.
  • Trumpets Under the Dome will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Main Building.
  • Mass is offered 30 minutes after the completion of the football game in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

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