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Week of October 27, 2014

The Bulletin is published weekly by the Office of University Communications

In This Issue:

News and Notices

Interpersonal Violence Awareness Month
TODAY: Panel Discussion on Interpersonal Violence
News from the Office of Marketing Communications
Meadows takes top biology prize!
Gator Athletics Update
Sheri Booker '04 Event
Photos for the NDMU Directory
The Peacock's Voice Perdures

Professional Activities

School of Arts and Sciences:

Elizabeth Jones, Ph.D.
Wakoh Shannon Hickey, Ph.D.

NDMU in the News

Essence Magazine: Dealing with Diabetes: It's all in the Details
WAMU's Kojo Njamdi Show: Addressing Sexual Assaults on Campus.

News and Notices

Today: Panel Discussion on Interpersonal Violence Awareness

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

TODAY, Monday, Oct. 27

A panel discussion on interpersonal violence awareness from a variety of perspectives, moderated by President Marylou Yam, Ph.D., 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Fourier Library.

The panel will include:

  • Dr. Susan Barber, History/Women's Studies
  • Sister Sharon Kanis, SSND, Ph.D., Religious Studies
  • Melissa Lees, Campus Ministry
  • Fairu Lutz, Nursing
  • Dr. Maria Mouratidis, Psychology
  • Dr. Mischelle Van Brakle, Criminology

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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News from the Office of Marketing Communications

There’s a lot happening this fall, but if you’re not in our target demographic, you may miss some of our broadcast and online advertising. Just in case, here’s what’s going on:

Have You Heard?

The fall advertising campaign to help drive inquiries for Winterim and spring kicked off last week with new program-specific spots promoting our programs in business, education, and nursing/healthcare. Thirty- and 60-second radio ads targeting women and men ages 25-40 are running on nine Maryland stations:


You can listen to the spots here: http://www.ndm.edu/offices-and-services/marketing-communications/marketing-resources/advertising/essential-credential-creative/ where you can also see the new discipline-specific landing pages that were developed to support online advertising. 

The fall online campaign will drive those who click on program-specific ads to one of these three pages. This approach addresses the specific educational interests of our prospects, and also provides useful reporting and analytics on inquiries by discipline area.

And Watch For…

…Ads for the Women's College, School of Pharmacy and our adult undergraduate and graduate programs while surfing the web. Our redirect campaigns, in which visitors to our website are "fed" ads on subsequent web pages they view, reach thousands, with click-through rates to call-to-action landing pages rivaling or exceeding industry standards.

…a 1/2 page ad promoting NDMU's nursing programs in the November issue of Baltimore Magazine. Research shows our target demographic is primarily an online audience, but the theme for the November issue of the magazine is "Top Doctors," an issue that has a long shelf life in doctors' offices and other venues across the region, and our presence solidifies our leadership position in the field of nursing education—from the entry-level BSN through the master's.

…new changes to the NDMU homepage that will provide additional real estate to promote our programs, people and events.

…a congratulatory ad in a special Archidocese anniversary edition produced by the Catholic Review. NDMU's presence among other Baltimore Catholic educational institutions in this special edition helps maintain awareness in the Catholic community. The publication will reach thousands of subscribers and be distributed to parishes, schools and other organizations.

…and NDMU's graduate education programs were featured in a full-page ad in the program booklet for the Maryland State Education Association's annual convention, an event attended by thousands of teachers and other education professionals from across the state.















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Meadows takes top biology prize!

Congratulations are in order for senior Victoria Meadows, who was awarded first prize this past Saturday for her poster on the Giant Madagascar Hissing Cockroach at the UMBC 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences.

"Victoria has worked tirelessly studying the behavior of female Giant Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches," said Kenneth G. Sossa, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, who has supervised Victoria's research. "She is a great example of a hard-working, dedicated NDMU student. I'm very proud of how well she represented the biology department and the school."

Way to go, Victoria!

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Gator Athletics Update

Notre Dame celebrated four seniors on Saturday as field hockey and volleyball hosted their final home game of the season.

The volleyball team moved into sole possession of the sixth seed in the Colonial States Athletic Conference Playoffs with a 3-1 victory over Baptist Bible College. Earlier in the week, the squad fell to Immaculata University.   

Field hockey scored two goals in their lone game of the week, as they hosted Keystone College on Saturday and honored three seniors during the contest.

The tennis team claimed their first CSAC win of the season with a 5-3 victory over Rosemont College on Monday.

The soccer team visited Gwynedd Mercy University on Saturday 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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Photos for the NDMU Directory

Help us make the ndm.edu directory the best it can be! If your smiling face doesn't already grace the directory or if you would like a new photo, please register online to have your photo taken.

Each Friday, beginning October 31, 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!

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The Peacock’s Voice Perdures

On Sunday, November 2 at 3 p.m. in Doyle Formal Lounge, seventeen distinguished Women’s College students will be inducted into Alpha Delta chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma, National Honor Society for Catholic Colleges and Universities. The keynote speaker will be Sister Kathleen Feeley, SSND, Ph.D. '50, former president of Notre Dame of Maryland University and author of Flannery O’Connor: Voice of the Peacock. Sister Kathleen will reflect on this remarkable southern Catholic writer and her special connection with our campus. All are welcome to attend.

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Professional Activities

School of Arts and Sciences

Elizabeth Jones, Ph.D., assistant professor of business, recently had two articles published:

  • What Shall We Do about the Cooks? Co-authored with Anthony J. Mento and Elida M. Lynch (Loyola University Maryland). Journal of Critical Incidents, Volume 7 (Fall, 2014).
  • Evolution of a Manager: Career on the Line. Co-authored with Anthony J. Mento and Joseph Dilworth (Loyola University Maryland). Journal of Critical Incidents, Volume 7 (Fall, 2014).

Wakoh Shannon Hickey, Ph.D., assistant professor of Religious Studies, recently led several events at the biennial conference of the Soto Zen Buddhists Association, a national organization of clergy in the Soto Zen tradition, in Clatskanie, Oregon, October 1-5. The conference theme was ritual, and she convened and moderated a panel on Dharma Transmission, an important ritual marking the transition from junior clergy, who have limited authorization to teach Zen and officiate ceremonies, to senior clergy, who have full authorization. She also led a discussion among the junior clergy about newly proposed standards for membership in the Association.

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NDMU in the News

Essence Magazine: Dealing with Diabetes: It's all in the DetailsValerie Hogue, Pharm. D., associate dean at Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy, is quoted in this article on diabetes prevention.

WAMU's Kojo Njamdi Show: Addressing Sexual Assaults on Campus. Megan Farrell, NDMU Title IX consultant, is part of a panel.

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