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Week of September 29, 2014

The Bulletin is published weekly by the Office of University Communications

In This Issue:

News and Notices

Honors Convocation
An Evening with Gerry Sandusky
Volunteers Needed
Gator Athletics Update
NDMU Review
Biology Department Seminar Series
Flu Clinic for Students, Faculty and Staff
Children at the Border: Discussion at St. Ignatius Church

NDMU in the News

Dr. Yam in the Catholic Review on domestic violence


News and Notices

Honors Convocation

Notre Dame of Maryland University convened its annual Honors Convocation on Saturday, Sept. 27, in LeClerc Hall. Dozens of students received recognition for awards and honors, and two alumnae were recognized for their service to Notre Dame and the community: Dr. Mary Kay Shartle Galotto received the Elizabeth P. Hoisington '40 Distinguished Alumna Award, and the Hon. Kathleen O'Ferrall Friedman was presented with the Pro Urbe award for service to the community. In addition, we received news the day before the ceremony at Judge Friedman will be recognized by the Maryland Daily Record, the state's legal daily newspaper, as one of the recipients of its 2014 Leadership in Law awards. Congratulations, all!

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An Evening with Gerry Sandusky

Gerry Sandusky, Voice of the Ravens, will be at Notre Dame on Wednesday, October 1, to discuss his new book, Forgotten Sundays: A Son's Story of Life, Loss, and Love from the Sidelines of the NFL.

The event is sponsored by the Alumnae and Alumni Association's Networking Committee. A reception at 6:30 will precede Gerry's lecture and book signing. This event will be free and open to the public. Cash bar (wine and beer) and complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Wednesday, October 1
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Doyle Formal Lounge

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Volunteers Needed

Help stuff backpacks for children experiencing homelessness. Join us as we make 300 bag lunches for the local shelter. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. in Doyle Formal Lounge. For more information, contact Melissa Lees at mlees@ndm.edu.

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Gator Athletics Update

Notre Dame’s volleyball team picked up their 22nd straight victory over Trinity Washington University, while soccer scored against Marywood University and field hockey notched a goal against Gwynedd Mercy for the first time since the 2011 season for both squads. 

After soccer opened the week with Hood College, the volleyball team defeated Trinity Washington in a 3-0 sweep for the second time this season, picking up their fourth sweep of the year. 

Volleyball continued the week by hosting McDaniel College on Thursday, with Colonial States Athletic Conference action maintaining as tennis hosted Cabrini and field hockey visited Gwynedd Mercy on Friday. The soccer team hit the road for their first CSAC contest on Sunday.  

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NDMU Review

The Fall issue of NDMU Review, Notre Dame's biannual newsletter, is hot off the presses. Read a copy online or pick one up in the magazine holders in Knott, Gator Lounge in Doyle or the University Academic Building.

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Biology Department Seminar Series

Please join Notre Dame's Biology Department on Tuesday, Oct. 7, when Dr. Harry Greene, regarded as the world's foremost authority on snakes, speaks on Teaching the Tree of Life, which is the grand effort to resolve the evolutionary relationships of life forms. The seminar, which is co-sponsored by the  Morrissy Honors Program, is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. in Knott 311.

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Flu Clinic for Students, Faculty and Staff

Don't go down for the count: Get a flu shot! 

The School of Pharmacy will hold its annual flu clinic on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Knott 136.

Make an appointment at http://www.rsvpbook.com/ndm2014fluclinic. Walk-ins will be accepted only if there are available slots. 

Cost: $23 (payable by cash or check to appropriate sponsor). Please bring your prescription insurance card with you. All major insurance companies (for example, CareFirst, BlueCross Blue Shield, Aetna, Signa, United HealthCare) are covering the regular vaccine (trivalent) with no co-pay. Medicare and Medicaid also cover the vaccine with the exception of Amerigroup (not covered through Walgreens).

Other vaccinations are available per request such as for shingles, pneumonia, tetanus, etc. Please email Ashley Moody to enquire about receiving other vaccinations at the clinic.

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Children at the Border: Discussion at St. Ignatius Church

On Monday, October 6, St. Ignatius Church - Baltimore is hosting a panel discussion on the current immigration crisis, entitled: “Children At The Border.”  The panel will include Sister Patricia Ann Rogucki, SFCC, a Baltimore resource for immigration issues, particularly those surrounding Central America, which was her home for many years, and Rosemary Thompson, long-time Catholic peace activist and Executive Director of the P. Francis Murphy Peace and Justice Initiative.

This panel discussion will look at:

• Roots of the Crisis: Wars, Gangs and Poverty
• Which organizations are already working for the children?
• What are they doing?
• What are their priorities?
• How can we help?

The discussion will be held in Ignatian Hall, 740 N. Calvert St., from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be finger food inspired by the cuisine of Central America.

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NDMU in the News

The Catholic Review: Raising awareness: Notre Dame’s new president aids archdiocesan response to domestic violence. President Yam and Melissa Lees, director of Campus Ministry and Community Service, are featured in this article about NDMU's efforts to educate on the issue of domestic violence.

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