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Week of December 9, 2013

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In This Issue:

News and Notices

It's Finals WeekKeep Calm & Bring a #2 Pencil

24-Hour Tutoring Help During Finals

As a gift for the holidays, the Student Career and Success Center is offering access to Smarthinking, an online tutoring program. All this week, students can access this tutoring service 24 hours a day, although live tutoring in some subject areas has stipulated hours, so check the schedule. 

To access the program, sign on to Joule, click on the Smarthinking link and select the content area. Contact Anne Davis with any questions at adavis@ndm.edu or 410 532-5387.

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Library "Stressbusters" Event—Therapy Dogs

Come hang out with therapy dogs to "de-stress" as you begin finals week. Pets on Wheels will provide the pets, who are guaranteed to cheer you up! The dogs will be in the library gallery today, Monday, Dec. 9th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Community Conversation

The Community Conversation to take place on Tuesday, December 10, will include a Mission Snapshot led by Sister Eileen O’Dea, an overview of several administrative topics by President Coley, and an update on the presidential search. Sister Theresa Lamy, Sister Christine De Vinne, and Dr. David Hoovler will be joining Sr. Eileen for a discussion around the core value of excellence.

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The Mary J. Corey Journalism Internship

The Baltimore Sun is now accepting applications for an annual paid summer internship that commemorates the work of Mary J. Corey, an NDMU alumna who was a veteran reporter and editor who became the first woman to lead The Sun's newsroom. She passed away earlier this year after a long battle with breast cancer.

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a Notre Dame student as the first intern?

Here is the criteria:

The person selected should have extensive journalism experience, either as a student journalist, or as an intern at a newspaper, or a combination of both. The intern will be selected on the basis of journalism qualifications and the degree to which she or he exemplifies the values of Mary Corey.

  • The paid internship will be open to rising college seniors or graduate-level students studying journalism.
  • Intern candidates will apply in the fall of 2013, completing an application. Candidates will be required to write an essay about a journalism project they would like to pursue.
  • A selection committee will be comprised of a group chosen by The Sun's publisher and will include the executive editor, other newsroom staff and one person who will represent the Maryland journalism community.
  • The selection committee will interview select candidates and make a decision by Feb. 15, 2014.
  • The intern will work in the Sun newsroom as a reporter for 10-12 weeks sometime between May 15, 2014 and Aug. 31, 2014. (Exact dates will be determined mutually by the intern and Sun editors.) The intern would write daily stories in addition to a longer-term project.
  • Intern will report to specific editor during internship though the intern will be given opportunity to work with multiple editors.
  • The intern will be paid $575 per week and will receive a $1,000 housing stipend.

For more information and to apply, visit the Mary J. Corey Journalism Internship page on the Baltimore Sun website.

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Change Lives with United Way

Notre Dame of Maryland University's United Way campaign is well underway, which is why you may see a lot of denim on campus this week. 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:

  • 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.

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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Davis Projects for Peace: Journey to Swaziland

Three Notre Dame students, Gabrielle Rehmeyer, Andreina Mijares-Cisneros and Amber Brehon, traveled this past summer to Swaziland, a country in southern Africa, where they taught women and girls in a community called Section 19 how to crochet scarves, bags and other items that would boost their income. The money helped these women buy food and medicine, and granted them a measure of independence.

The Notre Dame website features a new story on their journey, as well as a short video to give you a taste of what they experienced. Enjoy!

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LAF Community Service Project

LAF is still collecting yarn to send to the women of Section 19, described in the entry above. LAF has decided to collect yarn for these 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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Professional Activities–School of Pharmacy

Faculty Activities

Dr. Regine Béliard, Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences – awarded Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Practice

Dr. Caitlin Hughes, Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences – awarded Board Certification in Psychiatric Practice

Dr. Sharon Park, Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences – awarded Board Re-Certification in Pharmacotherapy

Dr. Brian Roland, Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences – awarded Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Practice

Student Accomplishments

Wei-Bin Shen, Celine Plachez, Amanda Chan (P-3), et al. Human neural progenitor cells retain viability, phenotype, proliferation, and lineage differentiation when labeled with a novel iron oxide nanoparticle, Molday ION Rhodamine B. Published Date November 2013 Volume 2013:8(1) Pages 4593 – 4600 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S53012

Dantoni K, Sothoron C. Serving the Home Hospice Population (poster presentation).  American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. December 9, 2013

Nuziale B. Implementing Standardized Anticoagulation Management Utilizing Fourth-Year Pharmacy Students in a Family Medicine Clinic (poster presentation).  American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. December 9, 2013

Varga S, Eid A. Comparison of the cardiac adverse effects profile of dexmedetomidine, benzodiazepines, and propofol in non- surgical cardiac intensive care unit patients: A retrospective study (poster presentation). American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. December 9, 2013

Liu, A, Gold W, Chong A. A Shot at Health: Serving an Underserved Senior Population of Baltimore (poster presentation). American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. December 9, 2013

Karel Sinoben (P-3) won the chapter recognition award for Region 2 for the School of Pharmacy student chapter of the American Pharmacist Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists in October 2013.

Wyatt Gold (P-4) and Stephanie Zamora-Zizelman (P-4) winners of the School of Pharmacy Clinical Skills Competition represented the School at the national competition during the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting on December 8, 2013.  This student team competed against over 100 school teams.

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