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December 2, 2013

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In This Issue:

News and Notices

Keep Wearing Orange!

NDMU is continuing to participate in the observance of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10. During this time, we are encouraged to wear the color orange as a symbol of commitment to this vital issue. The U.N.'s Secretary General is inviting us to "Orange the World in 16 Days: End Violence Against Women and Girls!"

Please contribute to the Denim and Deodorant Drive for the Safe House of Hope (an agency aiding women who have been victims of sex-trafficking) by depositing toiletries and new or used jeans in the boxes located around campus until Dec. 10. This drive is being organized by the Non-Profit Management Students and Campus Ministry.

Please join in this effort to end all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.

Fall Student Recital

NDMU's Music Department presents its Fall Student Recital at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. The event features performances by:

Megan Donegan, harp                        Elizabeth Dunlap, piano

Ashley Fancher, violin  & voice           Jessica Hurtt, violin

Aubrey Janson, voice                         Nichole Kirby, voice

Rachael Lipman, violin                        Anna Manalad, voice

Chelsea Pack, piano                           Elizabeth Schachterle, violin

Natalie Smith, oboe                            Kaileigh  Sylvas, voice

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Support Philippines’ Typhoon Survivors on Giving Tuesday

The Notre Dame of Maryland University community stands in prayerful solidarity with the people of the Philippines as they struggle to recover from Typhoon Haiyan.

This Tuesday, Dec. 3, is Giving Tuesday, the philanthropic version of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It's a perfect time to make a donation to support the emergency response work of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in the Philippines, please visit the CRS website or call 1-877-435-7277 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Catholic Relief Services, in cooperation with partners, is tirelessly providing 100,000 families with shelter, essential living supplies and clean water and sanitation. CRS will continue to identify the most vulnerable communities that need assistance. CRS desperately needs help so they can reach people and communities in desperate need – now and as they rebuild their lives. 

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Change Lives with United Way

It’s official – Notre Dame of Maryland University's United Way campaign has kicked off! Thank you to those people who have already pledged!

In an effort to increase participation, your division’s appointed Ambassador will be reaching out to encourage your participation.

Success will be determined by participation rate, not dollars! So all contributions, big and small are important!

Here are some examples of how to give:

  • Kickball - December 2nd- Work off that all that celebrating you did over Thanksgiving and come down to the gym at noon to play a game of Kickball with us as we “kickoff” this year’s United Way Campaign! Come down and meet our United Way Ambassadors and have some fun.   Bring your loose change!
  • Wear JEANS December 9th - 13th - Donate $20 to wear jeans for the week or for a $5 donation, wear jeans for a day – All proceeds will go to the Caroline Center.  Sign up in HR.  ** $20 buys a uniform for a student in their pharmacy tech or nursing program. Please remember we are a place of business and have visitors on campus. Your jeans must be in good condition (no rips, holes, frays) complimented with professional style tops. Sorry - no sneakers or flip flops!*
  • Change for Change - Donate your loose change and help change someone’s life. Stop by Human Resources or one of the Ambassador’s offices and lighten your pockets. All change collected will go the Caroline Center.

Here are just a few examples of how your gift can impact someone's life:

  • $1 per week ($52 a year) can supply 5 pounds of produce to a hungry family.
  • $5 per week ($260 a year) can provide 4 months of employment readiness training to a homeless person.
  • 20 per week ($1000 a year) can help a person stabilize his or her life by providing 1 month of permanent housing.

You can make a difference year round by contributing through a payroll eduction. It's easy - the forms are online.

If you haven't already, please click here to make a pledge.

You will automatically be signed in to your personalized pledging page.

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Library "Stressbusters" Event—Therapy Dogs

Come hang out with therapy dogs to "de-stress" right before final exams. Pets on Wheels will provide the pets, who are guaranteed to cheer you up! The dogs will be in the library gallery this Friday, Dec. 6th and Monday, Dec. 9th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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LAF Community Service Project

LAF will be collecting yarn to send to the women of Section 19, in Swaziland. Section 19 is in the middle of some sugar cane fields and is a refuge for people who are social outcasts from their community and are essentially homeless. Some are women fleeing domestic violence. Some are also refugees from Mozambique.

The women of Section 19 already knew how to sew (they made bags and other items in order to support their families). But some Notre Dame students won the Davis Peace Prize and were able to travel to Swaziland to visit Section 19 and help these women  learn to crochet, thus adding another craft these women could use to support themselves and their families. The women began making all kinds of projects, especially scarves, bags, blankets, potholders, and hats. They ran out of all the yarn the students brought within two weeks and they can get only two colors in their country.  

LAF has decided to collect yarn for Swaziland women so they can keep more of the profit for themselves and make a better life for their families. Boxes (clearly labeled) will be located in all the buildings so you can make a donation at your convenience. 

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Notre Dame in the News

Dr. Gary Thrift of Notre Dame's School of Education appeared on the Nov. 22 edition of State Circle, a public affairs program on Maryland Public Television, discussing the implementation of Common Core standards in public schools across the country. The episode will be available soon online on the State Circle website.

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