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Excellence in Leadership Program named in honor of Affleck-Graves

Published: Tue Dec 18, 2018 at 02:00PM

The Excellence in Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame has been named in honor of John Affleck-Graves, the executive vice president of the University, who announced last summer that he will retire in June. Read full article

Staff members take the ‘ARCtic Plunge Challenge’ at St. Joseph’s Lake

Published: Thu Dec 13, 2018 at 04:00PM

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What inspired 18 grown men and women to jump into the frigid water of St. Joseph’s Lake before sunrise on a mid-December morning? Community building and a good cause. Read full article

MyBenefits.nd.edu is offline

Published: Fri Nov 30, 2018 at 02:00PM

MyBenefits.nd.edu, the University’s online benefits enrollment system, is currently offline for year-end administrative updates. The tool will be unavailable until January 2nd.

If you are a new hire seeking benefits enrollment or a current employee who recently experienced a qualifying event, please complete the appropriate enrollment e-form below. You will have 31 days from your hire date or qualifying event date to submit the appropriate enrollment form and dependent verification documentation (if required) to the Office of Human Resources located in 200 Grace Hall. Read full article

HR tech analyst doubles as competitive high jumper (Observer)

Published: Wed Nov 28, 2018 at 08:00AM

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At any given moment, there are numerous prestigious athletes present on Notre Dame’s campus. With currently elite programs — football, women’s and men’s basketball, fencing, hockey, lacrosse, etc. — and a historic repertoire of athletic excellence, Notre Dame has built a reputation for producing strong competitors. However, there are plenty of athletes on campus who do not earn as much publicity. One of these athletes is Matt McCubbins, who works as a tech analyst in the Human Resources department at the University. Read full article

Avoiding winter injuries on campus is a team effort

Published: Wed Nov 28, 2018 at 08:00AM

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There is a saying that many hands make light work. When it comes to reducing winter-related injuries on campus, everyone on campus has a role to play.

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Santa's helpers needed in the community

Published: Wed Nov 28, 2018 at 08:00AM

There may be no better way to get into the holiday spirit than making the season brighter for those in need. If you’re looking for ways to serve as a family, with friends or as an office, here are ideas from some United Way agencies, courtesy of the Office of Public Affairs Read full article

Notre Dame Wellness Center

Published: Wed Nov 28, 2018 at 05:20AM

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The Notre Dame Wellness Center exists to make it easier for benefit-eligible faculty, staff, and their eligible dependents to be and stay healthy. We offer a variety of services, including primary medical care, a full-service pharmacy, laboratory services and much more. Read full article

Team Irish 2018: Peace Accords Matrix

Published: Thu Nov 8, 2018 at 06:15PM

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Working at the nexus between research and practice, the Peace Accords Matrix Project is composed of researchers and practitioners seeking to promote and facilitate a higher order of integration between these domains. The Peace Accords Matrix team, part of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, provided key research support to the Colombia peace process negotiations in Havana, Cuba. In the final stages of the negotiation process, the project was included in the text of the Colombian peace agreement as the official monitors and verifiers of implementation of the accord.  Read full article

Team Irish 2018: Religious houses dining services

Published: Thu Nov 8, 2018 at 06:15PM

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Holy Cross House and Corby Hall Dining Team


The Holy Cross House and Corby Hall Dining Team is part of a larger group of professionals in charge of dining services for priests and brothers who live on campus. Striving to create a sense of community, home and family, the Holy Cross House and Corby Hall Dining Team have shown tireless dedication to creating an extraordinary dining experience for those who dine with them.  Read full article

Team Irish 2018: Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

Published: Thu Nov 8, 2018 at 06:00PM

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Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement


The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) serves as a resource for undergraduate students who are embarking on directed or independent research. CUSE also serves as a resource for undergraduates who wish to apply for national and international fellowships. Read full article

I am ND: Meet Cyndi Belmarez

Published: Mon Oct 29, 2018 at 08:00AM

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Cyndi Belmarez, institutional research specialist in the Office of Institutional Research, has worked at Notre Dame for more than 30 years. She likes to say that she grew up on campus.“In high school I was approached by a counselor about Notre Dame’s Upward Bound program,” she says.

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Upcoming Retirement Related Financial Education Workshops

Published: Thu Oct 18, 2018 at 02:00PM

Considering your options in the Staff Retirement Incentive Program? These sessions may give you some good insight into how to begin making the decisions that are right for you.

Join Fidelity Investments for two educational workshops for faculty and staff who are preparing to retire and learn strategies to help you manage your financial future with confidence. No registration is necessary for these workshops. Read full article

Team Irish 2018: Irish1Card

Published: Mon Oct 1, 2018 at 09:20AM

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The Presidential Team Irish Award program (ntrda.me/teamirish) publicly recognizes staff teams whose work exemplifies the University’s core values of integrity, accountability, teamwork, leadership in mission and leadership in excellence. At each home football game, those responsible for significant accomplishments, collaborations or initiatives are introduced on the field. Read full article

Team Irish 2018: Academic Services for Student Athletes

Published: Mon Oct 1, 2018 at 09:00AM

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The Presidential Team Irish Award program (ntrda.me/teamirish) publicly recognizes staff teams whose work exemplifies the University’s core values of integrity, accountability, teamwork, leadership in mission and leadership in excellence. At each home football game, those responsible for significant accomplishments, collaborations or initiatives are introduced on the field.
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Team Irish 2018: IrishCompass

Published: Mon Oct 1, 2018 at 09:00AM

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The Presidential Team Irish Award program (ntrda.me/teamirish) publicly recognizes staff teams whose work exemplifies the University’s core values of integrity, accountability, teamwork, leadership in mission and leadership in excellence. At each home football game, those responsible for significant accomplishments, collaborations or initiatives are introduced on the field.
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I am ND: Meet Alex Ambrose

Published: Mon Oct 1, 2018 at 09:00AM

Alex Ambrose grew up in New Jersey, in a middle-class suburb across the Hudson River from Manhattan. While New York City is cosmopolitan, his hometown was not. 

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“I didn’t look like most of my peers, and I remember being very resistant to labels and boxes and simple reads on me and my ability,” he says. Read full article

I AM ND: Mary Adeniyi

Published: Fri Sep 14, 2018 at 03:20PM

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Mary Adeniyi is a Learning and Organizational Development consultant in Human Resources. It’s her job to come up with workshop topics (and speakers) that inspire employees to maximize their potential. The courses and series offer training on anything from capitalizing on personal talents to positive conflict resolution to appreciating generational differences to
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A wellness success story: He lost 7% of his body weight in four months

Published: Fri Sep 14, 2018 at 03:00PM

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After Gene Heyse’s annual health screening in 2015, Notre Dame Wellness Center staff contacted him to discuss his high blood pressure (150/100) and encourage him to consider working with a wellness coach.


With his family history, Heyse decided it was time to get serious about lowering his blood pressure. “Both of my grandfathers died from heart attacks, one in his 40s, and my uncle died in his 60s of complications from diabetes,” says Heyse. Read full article

Meet your Human Resources Consultant

Published: Fri Sep 14, 2018 at 03:00PM

Human Resources Consultants: Strategic partners that can help you (and your team) achieve more

 

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Faculty and staff new to Notre Dame often comment that the Human Resources department isn’t like those they’ve experienced before. Elsewhere, a trip to HR might be something to dread. Read full article

Education benefits among Notre Dame's best employee benefits

Published: Fri Sep 14, 2018 at 12:00PM

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The University offers generous educational benefits to full-time faculty, staff, retirees, spouses and their eligible dependents. 

“In particular, tuition assistance for children is a unique benefit that has helped many families to save thousands of dollars toward children’s higher education at Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and other colleges and universities across the country,” says Kevin Mospan Read full article

September 18 On-Campus Fidelity Workshop - Invest Confidently For Your Future

Published: Thu Aug 30, 2018 at 08:50AM

Invest Confidently for Your Future
Tuesday, September 18
Eck Visitor Center
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

This workshop is designed for participants who are interested in learning how to manage their investments. If you want to look at your investments and understand how to build a long-term plan you feel confident about, then this workshop is for you! Read full article

Mammograms on Campus September 13

Published: Thu Aug 30, 2018 at 08:00AM

This preventive offering is available annually at no cost to female Notre Dame faculty and staff enrolled in a University medical plan, beginning at age 40 (women age 35-39 may receive one baseline exam at no cost), and is “in-network” for both CHA and Select networks).

Thursday, September 13
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Skillport.nd.edu Monthly Topic: Dealing with Difficult People

Published: Mon Aug 13, 2018 at 03:00PM

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Skillport.nd.edu is an online learning platform available to you to help build your skills for success. It provides an extensive range of learning content including online books on team building, interactive courseware, and short video content. Read full article

Are you emotionally ready to retire? Join us August 22 or 23 for a Fidelity webcast!

Published: Thu Aug 9, 2018 at 08:00AM

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Retiring is not just a big financial decision, it’s an emotional one, too. How do you know if you’re ready to make the leap? Join us for a conversation about preparing yourself emotionally and mentally for when the day arrives.

Please join us:
Wednesday, August 22 at 1:00 p.m. EST Read full article

Mammograms on Campus August 20

Published: Tue Aug 7, 2018 at 01:25PM

This preventive offering is available annually at no cost to female Notre Dame faculty and staff enrolled in a University medical plan, beginning at age 40 (women age 35-39 may receive one baseline exam at no cost), and is “in-network” for both CHA and Select networks.

Monday, August 20
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Attend Information Session for Family Caregivers on August 4

Published: Tue Jul 31, 2018 at 04:00PM

When you are thrust into the role of caregiver for a family member or loved one, it’s difficult to know where to start and how to identify resources to help you as you navigate this path. REAL Services is an umbrella organization for more than 20 programs that assist elderly, disabled and low-income individuals in 12 northern Indiana counties. Their programs address the needs of individuals of all ages, including caregiver support and training. Read full article

Skillport Monthly Topic: Performance Management

Published: Wed Jul 11, 2018 at 12:00PM

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Skillport.nd.edu is an online learning platform available to you to help build your skills for success. It provides an extensive range of learning content including online books on team building, interactive courseware, and short video content. Read full article

Bright Horizons Webinar: Boosting Your Child's Resilience & Independence

Published: Wed Jul 11, 2018 at 12:00PM

Boosting Your Child’s Resilience & Independence
Tuesday, July 31
8:00 p.m. ET

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Is your child in the “I can do it myself!” stage?
Whether trying to pour milk from the heavy carton, or jumping back on the jungle gym after a slip, that’s your child demonstrating independence and resilience. How can you foster these two incredibly important emerging skills? Read full article

Mammograms on Campus July 12

Published: Mon Jul 2, 2018 at 05:00PM

This preventive offering is available annually at no cost to female Notre Dame faculty and staff enrolled in a University medical plan, beginning at age 40 (women age 35-39 may receive one baseline exam at no cost), and is “in-network” for both CHA and Select networks.

Thursday, July 12
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Joyce Center, Gate 3 Read full article

Join Us on June 28 for a Diversity Discussion on Racial Battle Fatigue

Published: Thu Jun 14, 2018 at 06:10PM

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This workshop will feature a discussion of microaggressions, the political climate in which they proliferate, and the fatigue that people of color experience with navigating whether to confront or ignore their daily experiences of racism.

Participants will gain a better sense of how to recognize instances of microaggression directed at themselves or others and discuss the strategies for developing supportive environments for everyone. Read full article