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Week of April 14, 2014

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In This Issue:

News and Notices

Professional Activities

Notre Dame in the News

News and Notices

The Charles J. Busta III Lecture in Business: The Arts Transforming Communities

Come hear a prestigious group of Baltimore arts professionals discuss the ways in which their organizations are effecting real change in the city. The panel includes Doreen Bolger, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Rebecca Hofberger, director of the American Visionary Art Museum, Julia Marciari-Alexander, director of the Walters Art Museum, and Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

The discussion will be moderated by Caroline Busta, associate editor, Artforum magazine. The event is free and open to the public with registration at ndm.edu/busta.

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Women in Visual Media Lecture Series: Jill Fannon

Please join us Monday, April 14 7-8pm in The Riley Room (Fourier 015) for our third Women in Visual Media Lecture. Jill Fannon will join us to discuss her work as an artist and photographer. Information about Jill and the Lecture series can be found bellow. This event is free and open to students, faculty, and the larger Notre Dame community. Refreshments will be served before the lecture.

Jill Fannon received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her Master of Fine Arts in Digital Imaging from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Pursuing both commercial and personal projects, Jill has traveled nationally and abroad, teaching photography workshops throughout the Greater Baltimore-D.C. Area. Her work explores the body as a sculptural device in relation to concepts of consumption, object-culture, and the fetishizing of inanimate objects with regards to domestic space, intimacy and fields of anxiety She continues to exhibit her personal projects, most recently exhibiting at Maryland Art Place’s LUX Gala and The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. Jill was awarded an Individual Artist grant in 2012 from the Maryland State Arts Council for photographic achievement.

Women in Visual Media Lecture Series

Communication Arts and Digital Media Arts, in partnership with the Associated Women in Communications, would like to present the inaugural semester of our Women in Visual Media Lecture Series. The goal of this series is to expose students, faculty, and the Notre Dame community at large to local practitioners in the field of visual media, which includes gender and media studies, design and the graphic arts, video, animation, and photography. The women selected to participate will talk about their work, and share their experience and stories from working in their respective fields.

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Soul and Spirit Retreats

The next Soul and Spirit Retreats are scheduled for April 23, 2014

Soul and Spirit Retreat # 1
Place:  Bryan Board Room
Time:  1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Soul and Spirit Retreat # 2
Place:  Marikle Chapel of the Annunciation (Theresa Hall)
Time:  3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Please contact Sr. Mary Roy Weiss, SSND if you plan to attend: mweiss@ndm.edu or 410-532-5565.

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Faculty & Staff Service Project: Supplies for SSNDs at Villa Assumpta/Maria Health Care Center

NDMU's faculty and staff are conducting an Easter collection of items for the SSNDs living at Villa Assumpta and Maria Health Care Center. The following items are especially appreciated:

  • Dove (actual Dove brand) soap
  • Soft Tissues
  • Air Fresheners
  • Wrapped Candy

There will be drop off locations in Gibbons, MBK-student life, Knott Science Center main lobby, and the SLIC desk in Doyle between April 1 and April 15. A few faculty and staff members will pick up the items and take them to Villa Assumpta/Maria Health Care Center on Tuesday, April 15.

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Careers in Writing and Editing

Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society at Notre Dame of Maryland University, is excited to announce its upcoming Spring Career Night! We will be welcoming English alumnae Marianne Amoss ('04) and Jessica Rapisarda ('98) for a panel focused on careers in Writing & Editing.  Students and faculty from all departments are warmly welcome--and there will be pizza!

Date: Monday, April 14th
Time: 5pm
Location: English Dept., Gibbons 500

Free Pizza and soda! All majors welcome!

Featuring two alumnae guests:

Marianne Amoss (NDMU, English, 2004) is an award-winning journalist, editor, and proofreader. She currently serves as Communication Officer at Notre Dame of Maryland University and previously worked as Managing Editor at Urbanite magazine. She continues to freelance for various magazines and periodicals. Marianne "really believe[s] that an English degree is valuable and useful, and that it has many practical applications that might not be obvious."

Jessica Rapisarda (NDMU, English, 1998) has extensive experience as an editor, technical writer, copywriter, and curriculum developer. She has also pursued creative projects, having earned an MFA in Writing from Hollins University and published poetry, book reviews, and parenting columns/blogs. She currently works in crafting resumes and business proposals for high-level executives and looks forward to sharing "a few pointers" on resume preparation!

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Professional Activities

School of Pharmacy

Student Accomplishments

Class 2014 Katie Dantoni, Wyatt Gold, Krista Hein, Desiree Massari, Conner Sothoron, and Brandon Nuziale have all  matched to Post-Graduate Year 1 residencies which will start July 1, 2014.

Ifeoma Ibe (Class 2016) has been appointed Pharmacy Education Ambassador with International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation and will be attending the IPSF World Congress in Portugal this summer. 

Ifeoma Ibe (Class 2016) won 2nd place in the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation HIV/AIDS International Essay Competition.

Shefali Patel (Class 2015) and Aisha Amin Melendez (Class 2016) have been named 2014-2015 Baltimore Albert Sweitzer Fellows.  Shefali & Aisha were selected after a competitive process and will be implementing their project at Esperanza Center.  The purpose of the project is to meet Healthy People 2020 goals of increasing access to care and promoting healthy behaviors.  The goals of the project is to develop a mechanism to insure compliance with all requirements prior to surgery for hernia patients and post- surgery education to increase health literacy and necessary lifestyle modification to decrease potential for recurrence.

Tamara Idlibi (Class 2016), winner of the school patient counseling competition, represented the School of Pharmacy at the American Pharmacists Association National Patient Counseling Competition – March 2014.

Varga Stefan, Mullen CD.  Health Disparities in Hospitalization Discharges & Emergency Room Visits in African-Americans and Non-Hispanic Whites. (poster presentation). 7th Health Disparities Conference-Xavier University of Louisiana.  March 2014.

American Pharmacist Association- Academy of Student Pharmacists chapter at Notre Dame received the Community Recognition Award from the American Diabetes Association for Operation Diabetes.

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Notre Dame in the News

The Register Citizen, Kent artist creates art with a conscience, feature on NDMU alumna and artist Claudia DeMonte,

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