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In the midst of the third week of Notre Dame’s Flexible Learning Environment, teachers and students are creating a learning community that exists virtually but is grounded in Notre Dame’s mission and delivers on the graduation outcomes. Today’s life-long learner is one who needs to develop what Tony Wagner, senior research fellow at the Learning Policy Institute and Harvard Graduate School of Education professor, calls the “Seven Survival Skills for Careers, College, and Citizenship.” These skills are at the core of 21st century education and schools preparing students for their future worlds. They are considered a set of core competencies essential to life-long learning.

Notre Dame In the News

April 1, 2020

Notre Dame students and alumnae are doing amazing things locally, globally and virtually! Read about a few that were featured in the news over the last week.

Notre Dame alumnae are scattered across the globe, working in myriad industries and volunteer capacities. In this COVID-19 crisis, many are serving on the front lines as first responders and as nurses, doctors and researchers. Current students, although sheltered in place, are also doing some amazing work to help their ND sisters and the greater community get through this crisis. We are highlighting just a few who have been in touch with us lately. If you are an alumna or the parent of an alumna, please contact us with updates.

Julie Billiart knew well what it was like to live in uneasy times. Indeed, the tumult of the French Revolution and her own poor health could easily have been cause for anxiety. And yet, Julie gave care and attention to her own spiritual wellness in order to draw strength from the good God. And it was this very spiritual practice that empowered her to respond to the signs of the times with confidence, courage and leadership. Though we live in a very different time, the invitation to care for our own spiritual wellness is just as important for us as it was for Julie.

Caring for our mental and physical wellness is of utmost priority during times like these and serves to strengthen us, as individuals, as well as our community as a whole.  To complement the important learning happening for students in their virtual classrooms, we want to make sure we are also attending to the whole student. This includes providing opportunities for students to connect with each other in different ways.

For more than 20 years Notre Dame students have celebrated Spirit Week with games, cheers, crazy costumes and lots of laughter and hugs. This year the Jaguars, Raptors, Tigers and Griffins continued the tradition and celebrated sisterhood and silliness! Special thank you to Sarah '20 for creating a video to help capture the joy that is Spirit Week!

One of the values and traditions of Notre Dame is its engagement in the community. The school is committed to fostering active membership in society including participation in elections. In conjunction with Super Tuesday primaries, students organized a mock election. We also welcomed Mary Fierros, who is one of the oldest living "Rosie Riveters," to campus to encourage students to cast their vote.

The ND community of faculty/staff and students entered the Lenten season with a prayer service. Presided over by Father Victor Trinidad and featuring a theme of "Belonging & Brokenness" the liturgy was organized by the Peer Ministry Leadership Team and featured student liturgical and music ministers.

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Holy Week Liturgy

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

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Easter Break - NO CLASSES

Start: Apr 10, 2020 End: Apr 17, 2020

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Classes Resume

All Day Event

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Join NDSJ VAPA for our spring musical production of "Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe" -- a musical play combining haunting music and poeti...

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Join NDSJ VAPA for our spring musical production of "Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe" -- a musical play combining haunting music and poeti...

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Freshman Breakaway Days-POSTPONED

Start: Apr 28, 2020 8:00 AM End: Apr 29, 2020 3:00 PM

Multi-Day Event

In spring, freshmen attend one of two day-long retreats at the Dominican Center in Fremont. The day's activities, which center around seeing one’s own story as sacred and seekin...

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Join NDSJ VAPA for our spring musical production of "Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe" -- a musical play combining haunting music and poeti...

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Spring Musical: Nevermore

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join NDSJ VAPA for our spring musical production of "Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe" -- a musical play combining haunting music and poeti...