Football weekend events: Notre Dame vs. Duke

By William G. Gilroy

The Notre Dame Marching Band performs its pregame Concert on the steps at Bond Hall

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

Friday (Sept. 23)

  • “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 Snite Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition titled “Three from the Thirties: Classic Cars from the Heartland,” in the Mestrovic Gallery through Nov. 13.
  • The University of Notre Dame presents in recognition of Constitution Day 2016, “Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America,” by Stephen Knott, professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College. Noon Friday in the Oak Room at South Dining Hall.
  • The Notre Dame Alumni Association Football Fridays kicks off with its On the Sidelines lecture from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium. The lecture, “A World Full of Problems: What will the Keough School Do?” features R. Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.
  • “Creating a Caring Culture at the Cleveland Clinic,”: with Notre Dame alumnus Dr. Brian Donley, chief of staff and chief of clinical operations at the Cleveland Clinic, at 3 p.m. at the Hesburgh Library’s Carey Auditorium.
  • “Hyphenated Identities: Irish-Jewish Autobiographies,” 3 p.m., McKenna Conference Center, room 100, sponsored by the Department of German and Russian, Department of History and Center for the Study of Languages and Culture.
  • The Alumni Association will host Dick Vitale, legendary basketball broadcaster and Notre Dame parent, on the ND Live Stage from 3:30 to 4 p.m., as part of its “Catching Up With…” series.
  • 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.
  • The Notre Dame Glee Club will have an open rehearsal from 5 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 329, Coleman-Morse Hall.
  • Todd Rundgren — Play Like A Champion Today Musical Instrument Drive, before the Pep Rally and all day Saturday at the tent inside the Joyce Center Field House (North Dome) of the Joyce Center. Legendary musician Todd Rundgren is the artist-in-residence at Notre Dame. His Spirit of Harmony Foundation is collecting used musical instruments to be refurbished and distributed to children who have the opportunity to play music but don’t have an instrument.
  • A pep rally takes place at 5:45 p.m. at the Joyce Center Fieldhouse.

Saturday (Sept. 24)

  • “St. Teresa of Calcutta: On the Occasion of her Canonization,” 10:30 a.m. in the Andrews Auditorium in the lower level of Geddes Hall, with Leonard DeLorenzo, director of Notre Dame Vision, as part of the Institute for Church Life’s Saturdays with the Saints series.
  • The Dooley Society presents the annual Emil T. Hofman lecture at 11 a.m. in the Raclin-Carmichael Auditorium at the Indiana University School of Medicine, 1234 Notre Dame Ave. Dr. Herbert Zeh, chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, will discuss “Training the Surgeons of Tomorrow: What Robotic Surgery Has Taught Us about Surgical Education.”
  • “Broadcasting the Bicentennial Birthday Bash: History, Myth and Ideology in Television’s Celebration of 1776,” 12:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art, with Christine Becker, associate professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, as part of the College of Arts and Letters’ Saturday Scholars Series.
  • Glee Club Pre-Game Concert, 12:30 p.m., Hesburgh Library Reflecting Pool.
  • “The Shape of Information,” 1 p.m., room 101 of the Jordan Hall of Science, with J. Arlo Caine, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, as part of the College of Science’s Science Exploration Series.
  • 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.
  • At approximately 7 p.m., post-game Mass will be celebrated at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

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Originally published by William G. Gilroy at on September 21, 2016.