Internal Communications

Cidni Sanders
Cidni Sanders
Program Director,
Internal Communications

The Office of Internal Communications helps all employees to know that they are an integral part of an amazing place to work. The goal of internal communications is to engage employees so that they better understand the direction of the University in the context of its mission; that their work is valued; that their needs and concerns are heard and shared; and that the campus is a lively and vibrant place to work.

Internal Communications works closely with many offices on campus to disseminate timely and relevant information to all Notre Dame employees.

The office oversees the following communications vehicles for relaying information to the campus community about services and initiatives that affect work life at Notre Dame.


Notre Dame’s faculty and staff newspaper, NDWorks, focuses on the creativity and spirit of its employees. Created in response to requests for a central and timely source of news and a forthright presentation of issues facing the University and its employees, the publication fosters a strong sense of community at the University.

NDWorks is published 11 times per year. Deadlines for submission are 10 business days before the following 2016-2017 publication dates: July 7, Aug. 18, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Dec. 8, Jan. 5, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 20, and May 18. For more information or to submit a story idea, contact managing editor Carol Bradley at 631-0445 or or Cidni Sanders, editor and program director for Internal Communications at 631-7031 or


TheWeek@ND is a weekly email, sent on Monday mornings, to all employees describing events, activities, deals and discounts for that week. A student version of TheWeek@ND is sent to students on Sunday evenings when school is in session. To place a notice in TheWeek, please send your event/activity to Jennifer Laiber at TheWeek@ND ( by noon Thursday for inclusion in the following week’s newsletter.

Submissions should apply to the seven days beginning Monday and ending the following Sunday. Call 631-4753 for further information. Be sure to also submit your event to the University Calendar.

The University Calendar

The University Calendar is the place to go to see all campus activities and events. Jennifer Laiber oversees the University Calendar and is responsible for training those employees who promote events on campus.

Events may be submitted through or by email at Call 631-4753 for information.

InsideND home page announcements

InsideND is heavily used by members of the campus community. Make this your home page and keep abreast of important campus news and developments. Internal Communications manages home page announcements, providing timely and relevant information for faculty and staff. Email for content guidelines.

Listserv policies

Open this attachment for the University’s Mass Email Communications policy, scope, criteria, best practices and approval process.

Communications briefs

Communications briefs are used as needed to update managers and department leaders about important University initiatives. Contact Cidni Sanders at 631-7031 or if you have questions regarding communications briefs or ways that your unit can enhance communications to the campus community.