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Week of October 20, 2014

The Bulletin is published weekly by the Office of University Communications

In This Issue:

News and Notices

Community Conversation Tuesday
School of Education Awarded Knott Foundation Grant
Interpersonal Violence Awareness Month
SSND Foundation Day: October 24, 1833
SSND Foundation Day Recognition Breakfast
Silent Auction Items Needed
Open registration for FREE Self-Defense class
Gator Athletics Update
Sheri Booker '04 Event

NDMU in the News

WBAL-TV: Sister Known as "Baseball Nun" Talks Orioles Fandom 


News and Notices

Community Conversation Tuesday

Our next campus Community Conversation will take place on Tuesday, October 21, at 12:15 p.m., in Doyle Formal Lounge.

Everyone is welcome!

President Yam will discuss the strategic planning process. Other topics to be addressed include:

• Gibbons and Doyle Dining renovations

• Fiscal year 2014 summary 

Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and light dessert will be available.

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School of Education Awarded Knott Foundation Grant

Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Education has been awarded an $80,000 grant by the Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation to equip a 21st-century classroom in Gibbons Hall to teach Catholic educators how to integrate technology into classrooms at K-12 schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  

The grant will support the Academy of Catholic Educators (ACES) to provide professional development for teachers during evenings, weekends and summer sessions. ACES will offer  teachers at partner schools—including 16 current schools—hands-on training to design lessons implementing real-world applications using devices such as surface tablets, iPads, SMART boards, gaming applications, and other digital resources that are representative of the technologies at Catholic schools. Led by Director Dr. Gail Donahue, ACES was established in August 2013 and currently works with 16 partner schools.

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Interpersonal Violence Awareness Month

NDMU is commemorating Interpersonal Violence Awareness Month with a series of activities that will raise awareness and help to counter interpersonal violence.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

  • Wear Purple: Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear purple, the color chosen to help spread awareness of interpersonal violence.

Thursday, Oct. 23

  • A aresentation on Perceptions of Acculturation and Intimate Partner Violence in Immigrant Women by Fai Lutz, assistant professor in the School of Nursing. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Knott 311 
  • 10secondDefense Class. 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in MBK gymnasium (see below for details)

Monday, Oct. 27

  • A panel discussion on interpersonal violence, moderated by President Marylou Yam, Ph.D. 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Fourier Library

Tuesday, Oct. 28

  • Fundraiser and student pizza party, co-sponsored by the Justice League and the Psychology Club. 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the inside entrance of Gator Alley  

Please join us!

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SSND Foundation Day: October 24, 1833

From the Office of Mission: On October 24, 1833, Mother Theresa and two companions came together in a small town in Bavaria, Germany, to found the School Sisters of Notre Dame. From this small beginning, over 22,000 women have become members of this international community, which today numbers approximately 3,000 Sisters serving on five continents, in thirty-six countries. At Notre Dame of Maryland University, twelve School Sisters serve as faculty, staff, and administrators, along with one full-time student in the ELI program and several Sisters who volunteer their services. Three Sisters from other religious communities join the SSNDs in service at Notre Dame. Over 350 "Partners in Mission" embrace the SSND charism and defining characteristics that permeate the Mission Statement.

School Sisters define education “as enabling persons to reach the fullness of their potential as individuals created in God’s image, and assisting them to direct their gifts toward building the earth.” Simply stated, the SSND educational vision is: “The world can be changed through the transformation of persons.” Mother Theresa’s spirit is captured in her own words: “TRUST and DARE.”

On Thursday, October 16, Notre Dame celebrated Community Day, an opportunity to renew our gratitude for the SSND community, to rededicate ourselves to our Notre Dame campus community, and to recommit ourselves to transforming the global community through education. The community heard from Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown professor of sociology and MSNBC analyst, who inspired us with his talk on Diversity and Inclusion, Social Justice and Social Responsibility.

On Friday, October 24, the daily 12:15 Mass will commemorate the founding of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Come join us as we thank God for the many blessings that SSND and NDMU have received over these many years.

SSND: TRANFORMING THE WORLD THROUGH EDUCATION

NDMU: EDUCATING LEADERS/TRANSFORMING THE WORLD

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SSND Foundation Day Recognition Breakfast

The Office of International Programs and the Classical & Foreign Language Department invite you to a recognition breakfast in honor of SSND Foundation Day & United Nations Day on Friday, October 24, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Location: OIP - Feeley International Center
Food: Baked goods, juice, tea, and fair-trade coffee from Guatemala and Peru 

Please join us!

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Silent Auction Items Needed

Please consider donating items for the inaugural silent auction during this year’s Family & Friends Weekend, October 25 to 26. We are hoping to collect gift certificates, tickets for events or programs, filled baskets, NDMU gear and memorabilia, and experiences for our attending Notre Dame families to bid on during Saturday’s Annual Bull Roast. Our Notre Dame Residence Hall Association (RHA) will collect funds from the weekend’s auction to be utilized to enhance the increasing vibrancy on campus and the Notre Dame collegiate experience. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Michelle Evans, Student Life Program Manager, or complete the online donation form per donated item. Donation forms will be accepted through Wednesday, October 22, with donated items collected from generous donors through Friday, October 24. Thank you in advance for your donations and contribution to enhancing the Notre Dame student experience!

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Open registration for FREE Self-Defense class

To help promote awareness of domestic and interpersonal violence for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Office of Campus Ministry & Service and the Department of Athletics & Campus Recreation are co-sponsoring a FREE self-defense class offered by 10SecondDefense. The class will offer hands-on demonstrations showing effective defensive tactics meant for use during violent confrontations.

Who: Students Only

When: Thursday, October 23, from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Where: MBK Gymnasium

What to wear: Comfortable workout clothes, sneakers

Registration: Registration will accept 30 participants. Please click this link to register: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4daeaa2fa7fa7-selfdefense1.

There will be participation waivers that must be signed prior to the class. Please come to MBK Gym at 6:45 p.m. to fill these out!

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Gator Athletics Update

Soccer Honors Seniors, Volleyball Wins Three

Highlighting the week for Notre Dame was the soccer team honoring five seniors prior to Saturday’s game with Centenary College.  The volleyball also brought home three victories over the weekend to move into a tie for the fifth seed of the Colonial States Athletic Conference Playoffs, defeating Keystone College, Cedar Crest College and Centenary College. 

The swim team opened their season by travelling to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference Relays on Saturday while field hockey travelled to Neumann University and tennis hosted Cairn University. 

Earlier in the week, volleyball hosted Neumann University on Tuesday while soccer hosted Immaculata University.  Tennis visited Neumann Friday afternoon.        

Get the latest updates at notredamegators.com

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An Evening with Sheri Booker '04

The Continuing Education Chapter of the Alumnae and Alumni Association is delighted to be hosting an event on campus featuring alumna author Sheri Booker ’04. Sheri has recently been awarded an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work from a Debut Author for her memoir, Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home.

The dinner and lecture will be held on Thursday, October 30, in Doyle Formal. Although there is a fee attached to the dinner, we would like to invite any interested students, faculty, and staff to the lecture portion of the evening (beginning at 7 p.m.) at no charge. Please register in advance so we can ensure enough seating.

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NDMU in the News

WBAL-TV: Sister Known as "Baseball Nun" Talks Orioles Fandom

Sister Paulette Doyas SSND had faith in the O's until the end! 

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