Best Wishes to Josie Kuhlman

We extend our heartfelt best wishes to Josie Kuhlman, a writer in Storytelling & Engagement, as she leaves us on May 31. Josie has decided to return to her native Florida to be a summer marketing-communications fellow at Sent, a Catholic startup that helps Catholic entrepreneurs. She will also work toward the completion of an MA in theology. In the fall, Josie will assume her new role as director of evangelization and catechesis at a parish in Jacksonville. Josie has brought an unprecedented level of optimism and joy to our team, and we thank her for her many contributions and hard work.

-David Chaudoir

Eddy Street Parking – Reminder

Beginning this Monday, June 1, 2020 Kite Management will have Parking Garage Management back on site in Eddy Street Commons. They will begin enforcing the parking in both the garage and around Eddy Street. Just as a reminder, all employees should be parking on the 2nd floor of the parking garage.



Condolences to Grace Prosniewski


Please keep Grace Prosniewski and her family in your prayers as they mourn the passing of her maternal grandmother, Helen Buckholz. Helen passed away peacefully this past Tuesday at the age of 92.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 31st from 4pm-8pm at:

Vermeulen/Sajewski Funernal Home
46401 Ann Arbor Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Rosary at 7pm

A Mass of Resurrection will be held Monday, June 1st.

Helen had a special devotion to Our Blessed Mother and was extremely proud to have a granddaughter working at the University of Notre Dame. Please know of the family’s utmost gratitude for any prayers said on campus in Helen’s honor.

Welcome Maverick Joseph Morton

Bob Morton and his wife Heather announce that their 4th child, Maverick Joseph, was born Wednesday morning, May 27th.

Maverick arrived at 5 am at 8lbs, 9oz, and was 21 inches long.

Mom, baby and family are doing great.

Welcome to the UR family, Maverick!

Volunteers Needed for Student Move-Out

As students return to their dorms to pack up their belongings, Student Affairs is looking for volunteers to assist with the move-out process, which will begin on May 22 and conclude on June 11.

Volunteer responsibilities include greeting and checking in students and parents, verifying appointments as students and parents arrive, being present in the halls to ensure students and parents are following procedures, and general guest service.

If anyone is interested in helping out Student Affairs and former UR colleague (and ND Day social media lounge standout!) Jonathan Retartha, you can sign up at this link:

Welcome Peter Joseph Bailey-Knapke

Dear Colleagues,

Please join me in congratulating Colleen and Kyle Bailey-Knapke on the birth of their son, Peter Joseph Bailey-Knapke. Peter was born on May 13th, weighing 7 lbs 12 oz, and is 20 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing well! As you might be able to tell, Colleen and Kyle are huge fans of Harry Potter and we can’t wait to see all the outfits Peter will sport in the coming months. Welcome Peter!

OIT Summer Training Classes

Our work schedules may have changed as well as our locations, but OIT training classes are still being held. You can find a variety of classes on productivity apps as well as Google products, the Adobe Creative Cloud and the form and survey tool Qualtrics. The classes are free of charge and open to faculty, staff and students.

All classes in our schedule will be taught via Zoom or in our training labs, once we have permission to use them again.

OIT Lunch & Learns:
Google’s Latest Updates
Join us to learn about the latest features Google has added to G Suite products. We’ll be covering how to set up multiple signature templates in Gmail, turn your Google My Drive space into a dashboard using Drive Shortcuts, the redesigned file and folder sharing interface in Google Drive, and more!
Tue June 23 Noon–1 p.m.

Coping with Change
Feeling overwhelmed with all the changes going on? OIT’s Change Management team, a group dedicated to helping campus through change, will discuss ways to handle the disruptions that we’re all experiencing.
Thu July 30 Noon–1 p.m.

Our classes include:

  • Google apps classes on just about all the Google products from Drive to Gmail to Docs, Sheets and Slides.
  • Spreadsheet classes that range from introductory classes to Intermediate level classes on Macros and Pivot Tables in both Excel and Google Sheets.
  • Media creation classes in the newest versions of Photoshop, InDesign, Rush, and Spark to help expand your skills, or give newbies tasked with creating digital signs a place to start.
  • ND-specific classes for those digging into ND data–Data Governance Bootcamp and the dataND Introduction class.
  • ND administrative classes return this summer with Zoom sessions of AiM, buyND and travelND.

You can find a calendar of summer classes and a link to DiscoverIT—a list of all classes at

Not sure if a class is right for you? Feel free to contact 574-631-7227 or

And don’t forget the Taste of Technology is going on all month online. Check out to see the offerings and how to register.

Stay safe, everyone,

-Your OIT training team

Zoom Screen Sharing Security

As using Zoom for meetings has become the norm, we’ve encountered new and interesting features and quirks.  One of those is a security setting that cannot be edited until the initiator of the meeting is signed into the system and assigned as host. Once this occurs, screen sharing and session recording are made available. To learn more about this feature, click here.