Football weekend events: Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech

Author: William G. Gilory

The Leprechaun Leads The Team Onto The Field

Lectures on St. Elizabeth of Hungary and the Flint water crisis, along with the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Concert and a Folk Choir concert, are among the attractions for visitors coming to campus for this weekend’s football game against Virginia Tech University.

Friday (Nov. 18)

  • “Ingenious Exercises: Sports and the Printed Book in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800,” 9 a.m., 102 Hesburgh Library, Rare Books and Special Collections Exhibit, through Dec. 16.
  • Hesburgh Libraries Exhibit: “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” 9 a.m., Hesburgh Library Entrance Gallery.
  • The Notre Dame Alumni Association’s Football Fridays kicks off with its On the Sidelines lecture from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium. The lecture, “Walk This Way: Legged Robots and Human Rehabilitation,” features Jim Schmiedeler, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering.
  • Trumpets Under the Dome, 4:10 p.m., Main Building.
  • The Notre Dame Marching Band steps off from the Main Building at 4:30 p.m.
  • A pep rally takes place at 5:45 p.m. at the Joyce Center Field House.
  • Men’s basketball vs. Loyola Maryland, 7 p.m., Purcell Pavilion.
  • Men’s hockey vs. UMass Lowell, 7:35 p.m., Compton Family Ice Arena.
  • Notre Dame Symphony Fall Concert, 8 p.m., DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
  • Folk Choir Evening Concert, 8 p.m. Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
  • “Los San Patricios: The Story of the St. Patrick’s Battalion,” 8 p.m., DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Saturday (Nov. 19)

  • “St. Elizabeth of Hungary: Wife, Mother, Queen, Champion of Mercy,” 10:30 a.m., in the Andrews Auditorium in the lower level of Geddes Hall, with Rev. Terry Ehrman, C.S.C., assistant director of life sciences research and outreach in the Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing, as part of the McGrath Institute for Church Life’s Saturdays with the Saints lecture series.
  • “From the Front Lines of Flint,” 11 a.m., room 101 of the Jordan Hall of Science, with the Virginia Tech researchers who uncovered the Flint water crisis, as part of the College of Science’s Science Exploration Series.
  • Presentations by Medical Mission stipend awardees, 11 a.m., Jordan Digital Visualization Theater (room 100, Jordan Hall), as part of the Dooley Society Lecture Series.
  • Bagpipe Band performance, 11:30 a.m. to noon, front steps, Main Building.
  • “Monk’s Tale: The Presidential Years,” 12:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art, with Rev. Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., as part of the College of Arts and Letters’ Saturday Scholars Series.
  • Glee Club Pre-Game Concert, 12:40 p.m., Hesburgh Library Reflecting Pool.
  • Player Walk, 1:15. to 1:30 p.m., Hesburgh Library Quad.
  • Bagpipe Band" performance, 1:15 to 1:30 p.m., Hesburgh Library Quad.
  • From 2 to 2:30 p.m., the Band of the Fighting Irish will perform its Concert on the Steps at Bond Hall.
  • Trumpets Under the Dome will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Main Building.
  • Marching Band March Out will take place at 2:40 p.m. from the Main Building front steps.
  • Post-game Mass will be celebrated at approximately 7 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

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