Week of July 14, 2014
The Bulletin is published every other week during the summer.
In This Issue:
NDMU Softball Sets Division III Marks in Triples; Stephanie Miller Tops in Runs
NDMU's Ryan Schaaf on Summer Enrichment for Children
Jeana DelRosso Book Reading
NDMU Nominated as a Best Place to Work in Baltimore
Film Series at NDMU
Congratulations to the NDMU Gators softball team, which continued its season highlights as first-year student Stephanie Miller (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) finished her rookie campaign by becoming the 2013-14 NCAA Division III statistical champion for Runs Per Game. As a team, the Gators were named the 2013-14 statistical champion for Triples Per Game.
Miller finished the season by scoring 1.54 runs per game, totalling 38 runs on the season in 25 games. She also found herself ranked seventh in the country in triples per game and 12th in stolen bases. On the season, the first-year student posted new school records in triples (5), home runs (2) and runs scored, and tied the school record in stolen bases with 18.
The squad posted a nation's best .68 triples per game, totaling 17 triples for the year, and set numerous school records. On the season, the Gators posted new school marks in batting average, runs scored, doubles, triples, home runs, runs batted in and strikeouts thrown. Notre Dame finished the campaign by reaching double-digit wins for the first time in school history.
Notre Dame also saw junior Brea Kehr (Dundalk, Md./Bridgewater College) finish ranked in the nation's top ten in batting average, placing seventh, and fifth in on-base percentage. Kehr set school records in batting average (.493) and RBIs (25).
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Ryan Schaaf, NDMU assistant professor of technology in the School of Education, is featured in the Catholic Review offering five ways to keep children intellectually stimulated during summer months to help avoid what he calls the “summer slump.”
“It’s about keeping kids engaged,” said Ryan, father of Connor, 7, and Ben, 1. “There are strategies and practices anybody can use that aren’t too much trouble and aren’t too expensive.”
Ryan is co-author of the recently published Making School a Game Worth Playing: Digital Games in the Classroom.
“You want it to be a low pressure situation; you don’t want to force it,” said Schaaf, who suggests keeping reading material around the house and visiting the library when children announce, “I’m bored.”
Scheduling reading time—Schaaf recommends 15 minutes—helps children learn to read for fun, he said.
2. Go outside
“Family walks are fantastic,” he said. “You’re getting your exercise, enjoying the sun, bonding as a family. Add an observation element to it. It’s mostly for the exercise, but you can make any situation a learning experience.”
Schaaf also suggests gardening and outdoor play dates.
3. Create something
“Get kids to tinker, make, and test things out,” he said. “It’s very informal learning.”
Do-it-yourself: Make a small terrarium by adding dirt, seeds, and water to an empty plastic bottle. Then seal it and place it in sunlight.
“In the summer you have a lot of time,” he said. “It’s not about money; it’s about your time.”
Schaaf suggests getting involved in the community by connecting with your parish or school.
5. Media diet
“Trying to limit the amount of media they consume is important because they’re going to lose out on a lot of life,” he said. “There has to be balance.”
If kids request additional time watching TV or playing on an iPad, for example, Schaaf recommends parents choose educational shows, learning games, and apps.
Join Jeana DelRosso, Professor of English and Women's Studies and the Director of the Morrissy Honors Program, for a reading from her book, Unruly Catholic Women Writers, at The Ivy Bookshop on Saturday, July 26, at 6 p.m. She will be joined by her co-editor Ana Kothe, as well as three contributors to Unruly Catholic Women Writers: Carol Cooley, Madeleine Mysko, and NDMU alum Pat Montley '65.
Unruly Catholic Women Writers features a collection of short stories, poems, personal essays, and drama in which the contributors describe women’s struggles with Catholicism and contemporary understandings of women’s relationships to their faith. It named a finalist in the 2013 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards in the Anthologies category.
Notre Dame of Maryland University has been nominated as one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Baltimore by the Baltimore Business Journal. Our nomination resulted from an application we submitted earlier this year.
The BBJ has contracted with an independent firm, Quantum Workplace Inc., to conduct a survey to gauge faculty and staff opinions about working at Notre Dame and tabulate results. Quantum staff members will communicate the findings in a summary report to Notre Dame of Maryland University. Quantum does not release your individual responses to NDMU or anyone else. Your honesty is critical and appreciated.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to take the survey, which takes less than 10 minutes to complete. If possible, try to finish in one session. To access the online survey, click on the link or copy and paste it into your browser:
Please complete by 7/18/2014. Thanks for your participation!
The Art Seminar Group presents its Summer Film Series 2014, “Tricolore: Italia, Cinema, Disegno,” on Tuesdays, July 15, July 22, and August 5, from 1:30 to 4 pm at the Knott Science Center Auditorium. Admission is $10 at the door.
The film series will look at four films from the land of Cinecittà—two from the post-war generation and two from our current age—and examine how Italian cinema has inspired, and continues to inspire, our silver-screen dreams and appreciation for the unique qualities of Italian design.
Each film features an introduction with commentary and a discussion afterward led by a by a knowledgeable scholar, either Linda DeLibero, director of Film & Media Studies at Johns Hopkins University, or Chris Reed, filmmaker and chair, Department of Film & Video, Stevenson University.
Tuesday, July 15 • 1:30 to 4 pm • I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino, 2009, 120 min) with Chris Reed
Tuesday, July 22 • 1:30 to 4 pm • Amarcord (Federico Fellini, 1973, 123 min) with Linda DeLibero
Tuesday, August 5 • 1:30 to 4 pm • The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013, 142 min) with Linda DeLibero
Notre Dame of Maryland University Receives $1.5 Million Gift to Fund Endowed Chair in School of Nursing
The Associated Press (here in the Washington Post) http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/notre-dame-of-maryland-university-gets-15m-gift/2014/07/10/816b8684-082e-11e4-8615-4eddc1f1cffa_story.html
The Maryland Daily Record: http://thedailyrecord.com/2014/07/10/notre-dame-of-maryland-university-gets-1-5m-gift/
Mary O'Connor, Associate Professor of Nursing, published in July 2014 "Developing leaders for tomorrow: Succession planning for nurse managers," in Voice of Nursing Leadership, the official publication of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.