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November 2016

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

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NDMU News

Marylou Yam Lecture Series

Dr Yam St Peters Lecture SeriesBig honors for NDMU President, Dr. Marylou Yam. St. Peter's University recently named a lecture series in her honor. On September 29, the inaugural "Dr. Marylou Yam Distinguished Nursing Lecture Series" took place featuring Diane J. Skiba, Ph.D., FACMI, ANEF, FAAN, professor at University of Colorado College of Nursing, option coordinator at Health Care Informatics and project director for I-Collaboratory: Partnerships for Learning.

The lecture series was established to mark the 10th anniversary of the B.S.N. program at the University. The honor was given to Dr. Yam for her many years of service to their community. Dr. Yam most recently served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at St. Peter's.


Distinguished Staff Award

Nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Staff Award are now being accepted!

Presented at Notre Dame Day, the Distinguished Staff Award acknowledges a Notre Dame community member who exemplifies the University’s mission and fosters a welcoming environment for students and employees.

Nominations are due to the candidate’s supervisor by 12:00 pm on Friday, November 11, 2016. The form can be accessed in the Office of Human Resources Public Folder or by contacting Corey Lacey, Human Resources Assistant, at clacey@ndm.edu.

Supervisors must return all nomination forms with comments by Friday, November 18, 2016 to clacey@ndm.edu.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources (human_resources@ndm.edu) with any questions.


Morrissy Students Participate in NCHC Conference

Four Morrissy honors students and Morrissy Director, Dr. Jeana DelRosso, attended the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference in Seattle last month. This year’s conference theme was “Know Yourself.”Women’s College students Micah Castelo and Lillian Doyle presented original poetry at the Master Class Showcase; Megan Wood presented a research poster at the Social Sciences Poster

Women’s College students Micah Castelo and Lillian Doyle presented original poetry at the Master Class Showcase; Megan Wood presented a research poster at the Social Sciences Poster Session; and, Elizabeth Schachterle moderated two sessions for honors students from other universities.Everyone enjoyed the plenary speaker, author Sherman Alexie. In addition, there was even a presidential candidate spotting as Secretary Hillary Clinton drove by in her motorcade. What a terrific conference!

Everyone enjoyed the plenary speaker, author Sherman Alexie. In addition, there was even a presidential candidate spotting as Secretary Hillary Clinton drove by in her motorcade. What a terrific conference!

NCHC pic 1  NCHC pic 2  NCHC pic 3


Honors Convocation CoverHonors Convocation 1Heritage Week

Hundreds turn out for NDMU's Heritage Week festivities. It began on Monday, Oct. 24 with a Eucharistic Liturgy in honor of Blessed Theresa. Community Day on Tuesday. 

On that Tuesday, the campus welcomed Sr. Catherine Arata, SSND and Dr. Curtis Turner, Principal, St. Frances Academy for Community Day. Community Day 2Sr. Catherine spoke about the seven years she spent as a missionary in South Sudan, while Dr. Curtis took a cue from his students and discussed breaking down stereotype barriers.  

On Thursday, the campus came together to celebrate Honors Convocation. More than a dozen students received awards and recognition, click here to learn more.


Peter Pan FlierPeter Pan Flies into NDMU's Copeland Theater

From pirates to fairies and pixie dust, the magic of Peter Pan is being revealed this month at Notre Dame of Maryland University! 

Director Kristina Szilagyi says choosing Peter Pan was an easy decision because it parallels the life of a college student. "I find Wendy’s path through this story especially intriguing. She is in this really interesting moment between childhood and adulthood. This feels especially relevant for college students – there are a lot of ways in which we start to take on responsibilities and privileges of adulthood in college, but parents still figure very prominently in our lives."

While Szilagyl says don't' expect to see a Disney production, you can expect to see a little magic, in terms of flying, "[it will include] a little theater magic and a lot of imagination! I think we as an audience have gotten used to technology doing the bulk of the work. Because imagination is at the heart of the play, I see no reason why we should deprive the audience of the opportunity to engage their imaginations, too!"

Read more from Szilagyl's interview.


Upcoming Events

Peter Pan

November 4, 8 p.m. - Copeland Theater

November 5, 8 p.m. - Copeland Theater

November 6, 2 p.m. - Copeland Theater

November 11, 8 p.m. - Copeland Theater

November 12, 8 p.m. - Copeland Theater

November 13, 2 p.m. - Copeland Theater

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit RSVPBook.


Pop Away Your Stress

November 9, 6:30 p.m. - MBK Racquetball Courts


Common Read

November 10, 7-10 p.m., LeClerc Auditorium


Balt Child Abuse Donation requestChild Item Donation

Now through November 15 - Doyle 148

Alpha Phi Sigma has partnered with the Baltimore Child Abuse Center to collect donations and help children ages 0-3. Among the items in need: diapers, baby wipes, pacifiers, bottles, onesies, pajamas. For more information on what's needed click here or email AFundack@ndm.edu or check out the Baltimore Child Abuse Center's website.


NCPA Pharmacy Olympics

November 15, 5-9 p.m., Doyle Formal

Come support Pharmacy students as they compete in four trials to practice and display their community pharmacy skills with a chance to win a trophy.


Coat Drive

Now through Nov. 18, Gator Alley, Knott Lobby, LNDL

Donate lightly worn/unused coats to be donated to a non-profit organization. Brought to you by the SNPhA (Student National Pharmaceutical Association). For more information, contact Obehi Esene (oesene1@live.ndm.edu).


Fall Open House

November 19, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Restaurant Night

November 19, Doyle Dining Hall


Chipotle Fundraiser

November 21, 5:30-9:00pm, 6314 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212

You will need to present the flyer or show it via smartphone. Brought to you by the SNPhA (Student National Pharmaceutical Association). For more information, contact Binh Nhuyen (bnguyen2@live.ndm.edu).


Chronic Kidney Disease Food Drive

November 15-17, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Knott Lobby

Come out and give to those less fortunate. For more information, contact Linda Duong (lduong1@live.ndm.edu).


Thanksgiving Break

November 23 – 27, campus closed.

Have a safe holiday and enjoy your turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and all the fixins.


Loyola Notre Dame Library News

Check out LNDL’s new and featured online research guides!

o   MLA style, 8th Edition

o   Database Search Alerts and Table of Contents Alerts

o   Cited Reference Searching and Acceptance Rates

We also create guides for specific courses, so if your course has unique research needs, contact us to discuss how a customized research guide could benefit your clas


The Library is currently in the process of two new database trials. Please take a look and let us know what you think!

  • DynaMed Plus (Trial ends November 30)
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Trial ends November 14)

Click here for links to the databases and to feedback surveys. Faculty input is crucial to our decision making.


We’re happy to announce that the Center for Research Libraries is making a significant “pivot” to open access, which has very positive implications for faculty teaching and research. Twelve million pages of its collections will now be freely available online. Click here for more information about this important development.


School of Pharmacy

Faculty Accomplishments

Dr. Payal Agarwal, Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, presented “Oral protein Delivery: Present & Future” at the 9th Annual Charles I. Jarowski Industrial Pharmacy Symposium at St. John’s University.

Drs. Nicole Culhane, Associate Professor of Clinical & Administrative Sciences & Director of Experiential Education, Jonathan Thigpen, Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences, Anne Lin, Dean & Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences published an article “AdvoCaring: A Cocurricular Program to Provide Advocacy and Caring to Underserved Populations in Baltimore” in Am J Pharm Education. 2016; 80(7):Article 126 (http://www.ajpe.org/doi/pdf/10.5688/ajpe807126)

Dr. Heather Folz, Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences published an article “Implementation of an Outpatient, Pharmacist-Directed Clinic for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease” in Excerpts in Pharmacy Research Journal. 2016:2(No.1) (http://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/excerpts_in_pharmacy_research_journal/vol2/iss1/4/)

Dr. Kelly Harbourt, Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences published an article in the May issues of Pharmacy Times, "Exploring the Critical Elements of Hyperkalemia: The Hospital Pharmacist's Role" http://ow.ly/BxR4301fKGR

Dr. Anne Lin, Dean & Professor, was installed as Chair-Elect, Council of Deans and member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy at its annual conference in July 2016.

Dr. Ashley Moody, Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences was presented with the Maryland Pharmacist Association 2016 Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award at the annual conference in June 2016 

Dr. Mamta Parikh, Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences published an article in Mental Health Clinician “. Evaluation of clinical pharmacy services within the primary care–mental health integration model at the Tuscaloosa.” Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Ment Health Clin [Internet]. 2016;6(5):260-5. DOI: 10.9740/mhc.2016.09.260. (http://www.ndm.edu/files/resources/mhc-pc-mhi-00000002.pdf)

Student Accomplishments

Megan Cook ’17 and Shayne Wharton ’17 was the winning team for the School of Pharmacy “Clinical Skills Competition”.  As the School’s winning team, they will be competing at the national level at the December American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting in December 2016. 

Sarah Eissa ’19 wrote an article “A Possible Treatment of Opiod Abuse Epidemic” in the September issue of Pharmacy World News, a publication of the Sinai Hospital. (http://static.ow.ly/docs/Sinai%20Hospital-IPPE%20Newsletter%20-%20SOP_5bJt.pdf)

Liora Quartey ’19 wrote an article “FDA Strengthens Warning on SGLT2 Inhibitors for Type 2 Diabetes” in the September issue of Pharmacy World News, a publication of the Sinai Hospital. (http://static.ow.ly/docs/Sinai%20Hospital-IPPE%20Newsletter%20-%20SOP_5bJt.pdf)

Arlene Velez ’19 wrote an article “FDA Approved New Medication PD-L1 Inhibitor” in the September issue of Pharmacy World News, a publication of the Sinai Hospital. (http://static.ow.ly/docs/Sinai%20Hospital-IPPE%20Newsletter%20-%20SOP_5bJt.pdf)

Edward Acheampong ’19 wrote an article “A Review of Zika Virus” in the September issue of Pharmacy World News, a publication of the Sinai Hospital. (http://static.ow.ly/docs/Sinai%20Hospital-IPPE%20Newsletter%20-%20SOP_5bJt.pdf


School of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Faculty Accomplishments

Alfred T. D’Agostino, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry (SoASB), described his teaching and assessment practices and his research on learning in two presentations titled respectively: “Small-group Discussion, Peer-review, Rubrics and Other Approaches for Improving Science Writing” and “Exploring Connections Between Instructional Methods and Learning Style and Outcomes Through Student Assessment” at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers on October 8, 2016. After each presentation, Dr. D’Agostino facilitated a roundtable discussion and provided a workshop to college and university faculty from eastern seaboard institutions.

Student Accomplishments

Big news for Morrissy English student Micah Castelo. Baltimore Style Magazine has published her third article.

Morrissy English major Micah Castelo has published her third article in Baltimore Style Magazine! She is currently participating in an internship with the magazine. Read her article here.

Way to go Micah!


School of Education

Faculty Accomplishments

On October 21st, Dr. Keri Guilbault, Assistant Professor, and several graduate students and recent graduates from the NDMU gifted and talented education program presented their work at the Maryland Educators of Gifted Students Conference in Baltimore.  Graduate student, Dennis Jutras not only presented but was also the conference co-chair.  Congratulations to the following NDMU School of Education students for their important contributions to the conference:  

  • Alexandra Clough (BCPS), Group Counseling Intervention for Gifted Students Experiencing Anxiety
  • Ainsley Tetreault (AACPS), Exploring Rigorous Math Applications with the Advanced Primary Student
  • Rebecca McClure Favorite (Baltimore City), The Parallell Curriculum Model and How to Infuse It Into Your General Education Classroom
  • Monica Rastegar (Baltimore City), Scientific Illustration: Serving the Multi-Potentialiy of Gifted Students in the High School Art Room
  • Felicity Ross (Baltimore City), Beyond the Formula: Providing Higher-Level Thinking Activities for Upper Elementary and Middle Students
  • Dennis Jutras (Baltimore City), Gay, Gifted and Tryon to Do More Than Merely Survive
  • Keri Guilbault, Ed.D. (NDMU), Release the Brakes: Best Practices for Academic Acceleration

School of Nursing

Faculty Accomplishments

Associate Professor Mary O'Connor, Ph.D., RN, FACHE was recently reelected to vice chair of the Excelsior College, Board of Trustees. Her term will be from 2017-2019.