Week of November 24, 2014
The Bulletin is published weekly by the Office of University Communications
In This Issue:
Host a Mexican Student for Thanksgiving!
The Latest from the Library: New Online Databases and Periodicals
NDMU Delegation to the UN Commission for the Status of Women
Return of the Therapy Dogs
Gator Athletics Update
Photos for the NDMU Directory
This month, the English Language Institute (ELI) welcomed 20 students and teachers from Mexico as part of Proyecta 100,000, a joint initiative launched by the Mexican Ministry of Public Education and the United States government. The purpose of the program is two-fold: to improve the academic English skills of the participants and expand their knowledge of American culture.
The Proyecta participants will be a part of the Notre Dame community through Thanksgiving, and we are seeking families to host students for Thanksgiving dinner to give them a true American experience.
If you are interested in hosting a student for Thanksgiving dinner, please email Mary Burch Harmon at email@example.com.
The library is pleased to report that we have recently acquired access to the following periodical titles:
- Chronicle of Higher Education: New direct link to all content from their website
- Nature: New electronic access to journal
To access the periodicals, search the Journals tab of the library’s homepage (www.lndl.org).
We now also have the following databases:
- Oxford Art Online
- Taylor & Francis Education Collection
- EBSCO Ebook Collection
To access the databases, use the A-Z row of databases by title on the library’s homepage. Click “C” for the direct link to The Chronicle’s website.
We also have some database trails that will expire on November 30, including video databases for education, psychology, and pastoral counseling. Visit http://guides.lndlibrary.org/databasetrials to access the databases, and let us know what you think! Faculty input is extremely important to us when we make acquisitions decisions.
Join the Notre Dame Delegation to the United Nations: Commission on the Status of Women, March 15 to 21 at UN Headquarters in New York.
Information session Monday, Nov. 24, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Gibbons 400. Applications, which can be downloaded from the Global Solidarity Committee page, are due Dec. 5.
For more information, contact Sister Sharon Kanis, SSND.
Join us for the gallery talk for Nonfiction, our current exhibit of paintings by Erin Raedeke, this Tuesday, November 25, at noon.
Erin Raedeke received her BFA from Indiana University in 2000 and her MFA from American University in 2009. She also studied drawing in Florence, Italy, and painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
In 2006 she exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London as a part of the BP Portrait Award exhibit. Raedeke is a recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award and is a member of the painting collective Perceptual Painters.
Therapy dogs are back at the library! Come de-stress right before exams with some cuddly pups from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, December 5, in the library gallery. Friendly volunteers from Pets on Wheels will provide the dogs.
Notre Dame’s basketball and swim teams faced off with cross-town rival Goucher College, but neither team was able to come away with victory.
On Wednesday, the swimmers visited the Gophers, but despite four first-place finishes, with two individuals combining to win three races and the 200-yard freestyle relay squad also winning, Notre Dame could not get past the deeper Goucher team.
On Thursday, the basketball team hosted Goucher in a “white-out” game but quickly fell behind and could not recover as they would fall for the second time this season. Two Gators scored in double-figures, as the squad shot 50% from the three-point line in the contest.
Get the latest updates at notredamegators.com.
Each Friday until the end of the semester, a photographer will be available at selected times to take portrait shots in the Noyes House living room. Weather permitting, photos will be taken on the side porch facing Charles Street.
Information on our faculty members—bio, CV, research interests, published works—is of particular interest to prospective students in all divisions and to their families. The registration form allows faculty members to upload information that will accompany their directory listing.
Thank you in advance for your participation. A well-populated directory makes us all look good!
Lucy Wise-Gladwell, School of Education graduate student in Gifted and Talented Education, recently presented a paper at the American Association for Teachers of French (AATF) conference in New Orleans, La., titled Teaching the Gifted Student in the French Classroom. Her paper was well-received and was the result of coursework and research completed towards her master’s degree at Notre Dame of Maryland University.
School of Education graduate students Cindy Lippencott, Kathy Brave, and Joyce David were selected as Javits-Fraser Scholars by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). The Javits Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund for Diverse Talent Development seeks to increase culturally and linguistically diverse students' access to talent development opportunities through teacher and school counselor/psychologist training and support related to equity and excellence in gifted education. This scholarship program strives to identify passionate, innovative educators in communities across the country where students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are historically under-represented in gifted programs. Cindy, Kathy, and Joyce will be honored at the NAGC annual convention in Baltimore this November.
Karen Benson, graduate student in Gifted and Talented Education, was selected to present a curriculum project titled Investigation to Debate: Issues in Conservation at the upcoming National Association for Gifted Children annual convention in Baltimore. Karen was also honored by the state of Maryland Department of Education and MSDE Gifted and Talented Advisory Council as a 2014 Teacher as Leader award recipient.
Keri M. Guilbault Ed.D., assistant professor in the School of Education, was recently elected to the National Association for Gifted Children’s Board of Directors and was selected to present her research on acceleration at the NAGC annual convention in Baltimore this November.
The Towson Jeffersonian, NDMU Grad Named Teacher of the Year by Disabilities Commission, Meryl Hawkins, a teacher at Lansdowne High School and a Notre Dame School of Education graduate, was named Teacher of the Year by the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities.