Popular Resources
Image: January 2017

January 2017

The Bulletin is published every month for faculty, staff, and students.



Fundraising Campaign Comes to a CloseGibbons hall renovation

The University officially closed the successful "Campaign for Notre Dame of Maryland" on December 31st. The comprehensive fundraising campaign began in 2008 and garnered more than $42 million dollars to develop and grow the University’s academic programs, student life, faculty development, student scholarship, facilities and The Notre Dame Fund, which supports all our campus departments and programs. It was also during this campaign that we transitioned from a college to a university.

A broad overview of the historic campaign has been captured in a video presentation. In addition to the more than $42 million raised, the 2016 fiscal year set a school fundraising record with nearly $8.5 million raised.

We know many Notre Dame employees, students and parents contributed to making this campaign a success and we thank our generous supporters and those who believe in the mission of Notre Dame of Maryland University to educate leaders to transform the world.

global digital classroomWhat is going on in Gibbons Hall?

The transformation of Gibbons Hall is nearly complete! The final touches have been placed on the Communication and Digital Media Arts' new digital media center. It includes new spaces for learning, a new radio station studio, a blue screen production studio, post production space and state of the art viewing studio. In addition, the creation of the Global Digital Classroom will connect students with cutting-edge technology and allow students to participate in UN projects and collaborate with students from around the world in real-time. The School of Education has new technology as well. This will help NDMU’s aspiring teachers hit the ground running when they enter record signthe classroom. Other additions include a new elevator, an ADA accessible entrance, and completion of much-needed repairs on the building’s roof and window replacement.

If you haven’t had the chance to see the transformation, head over to the third and fourth floors of Gibbons.


Career Wear Donations Needed

Clothes in closetThe Career Center is in need of new, updated career wear. Over the years the career center has helped quite a few students be interview ready - in part by offering free gently used career wear.

As you begin purging items from your closets, the Career Center wants to remind you that it will take your gently used career wear. 

A receipt for any donations will be provided upon request. Every donation, even if just one piece is helpful and much appreciated. Donations (clean, pressed and on hangers please) may be dropped off at the Career Center – MBK Room 215 – Monday through Friday.

You can drop off your clean, pressed and on hanger donations in the Career Center – MBK Room 215 – Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration Open for A Child's Place

A Child’s Place is now accepting applications for Fall 2017, as well as for Summer Camp 2017!

A Child’s Place promotes each child's emotional, social, cognitive and physical development through a holistic approach. Preschool programs for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds, including a State-approved kindergarten program and early kindergarten for children with fall birthdays, offer small classes in a nurturing environment where young children play, learn, and grow.A child's place

Preschool runs from September to June, while summer camp is June through mid-August.

A reminder, all NDMU faculty, staff, and students are eligible for a 25% discount on tuition. If you’re an alum, you qualify for a 10% discount.

For more information check out NDMU’s website or call us at 410-532-5399.

Campus Holiday Celebrations

From mashed potatoes to chicken and turkey, to salad and everything in between the annual holiday celebrations for students, faculty, and staff were successes.

Students enjoyed the family-style dinner, the annual tree-trimming, and they gathered to sing Christmas carols.

Faculty and staff joined together on December 15 in Marikle Chapel for the annual Christmas mass, and then headed over to Doyle Hall for the spirited luncheon. At one point, it came to a screeching halt, almost as if everyone was frozen! But, it was in good fun as everyone took part in the Mannequin Challenge. Notre Dame faculty and staff sure know how to have fun together.

On December 23rd, our staff and faculty showed their holiday spirit with a Holiday Spirit Wear contest. The winner was Jen Pohler, with Marty Kajic and Cleo Margetas as runner-ups. Notre Dame faculty and staff sure know how to have fun together.

To see pictures and video from all the events, check out Notre Dame’s Flickr page (click on Jen Pohler's photo) and to see the video of the Mannequin Challenge click the dining room picture below.

Kohler Winner Christmas Wear Winner  Marty runner-up christmas wear  Margetas christmas wear contest

Jen Pohler                                                    Marty Kajic                                                Cleo Margetas

Faculty Staff Mannequin Challenge
Video Link

Upcoming Events

A Child's Place Registration

Happening Now.

A Child’s Place is now accepting applications for Fall 2017, as well as for Summer Camp 2017! For more information, go to NDMU’s website or call us at 410-532-5399.

School of Pharmacy Classes Begin

January 11

NDM BasketballNDMU Basketball

January 11, 7 p.m. MBK Gym

NDMU takes on Cabrini College

NDMU Basketball

January 14, 7 p.m. MBK Gym

NDMU takes on Cedar Crest College

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 16, campus closed

Women's College New Student Orientation

January 21

CAUS & Graduate Studies New Student Orientation

January 21

Winterim Ends

January 21

Spring Semester Begins

January 23

NDMU Basketball

January 25, 7 p.m. MBK Gym

NDMU takes on Trinity

Renaissance Institute Classes Begin

January 26

NDMU Basketball

January 28, 7 p.m. MBK Gym

NDMU takes on Marywood University

Loyola Notre Dame Library News

LNDL USMAI affiliationNew Libray Catalog Coming on January 11

The Library will soon share our catalog with the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), which will give faculty and students access to over nine million items! The new catalog will go live on January 11, 2017. Stay tuned for more details after the transition is complete! 

Note: The Library will be closed on the morning of Wednesday, January 11, for staff training. We will open at 12:00 p.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.

Copyright Crash Course

Wondering about using copyrighted materials in your teaching or publishing? The two-part Copyright Crash Course can help answer your questions and make you feel more confident about properly using copyrighted materials. The two-part course is designed so that you can participate in either Part I, Part II, or both parts. Both parts of the course will repeat on Friday, January 27 and Tuesday, January 31. Register using the links below or visit http://guides.lndlibrary.org/copyright

Copyright Crash Course I: Using Copyrighted Materials the Simple Way (1/27 and 1/31 at 3 p.m.)

This session will cover the basics of copyright law, the public domain, using materials already licensed for use either through the library or Creative Commons, and how to obtain copyright permissions.


January 27, 3 p.m. http://lndl.libcal.com/event/3056597

January 31, 3 p.m. http://lndl.libcal.com/event/3056600

Copyright Crash Course II: Using Copyrighted Materials Under Fair Use (1/27 and 1/31 at 4 p.m.)

This session will provide an in-depth look at the fair use provision of copyright law and how it can be applied to using copyrighted materials in teaching and research. Participants will work through examples to help make them feel comfortable applying fair use.


January 27, 4 p.m. http://lndl.libcal.com/event/3056601

January 31, 4 p.m. http://lndl.libcal.com/event/3056602

School of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Paul WeldonFaculty Accomplishments

Dr. Paul Weldon professor of Biology, serves a consultant at the Wildlife Conservation Society, New York, on the biology and conservation of gavials, an endangered crocodilian species from India. Shown here a newly arrived gavial.