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Week of February 17, 2014

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News and Notices

Girl Rising: Empowerment Through Education

Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. And yet, when you educate a girl you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation.

In commemoration of the 180th anniversary of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, we are screening Girl Rising, a feature film, narrated by Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez and others, that tells the stories of nine incredible girls across the globe. Using the power of storytelling and film, we will spread the message that investing in girls benefits everyone.

Join us this coming Monday, Feb. 17, for a free screening of the film. Two showings: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., in Knott Auditorium. RSVP at ndm.edu/GirlRising.

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Stoop Storytelling: Call for Stories

On Monday, March 3rd, Notre Dame of Maryland University will join with The Stoop Storytelling Series to present “The art of being a woman: Stories about the grace, gumption, and gifts of femininity," a show celebrating Women's History Month. We are seeking 7 people to tell a 7-minute true, personal tale in the show.Do you have a story about being inspired by a female role model? Have you faced challenges that required you to draw on your feminine power? Have you been in situations that helped you understand more fully what it is to be a woman? 

All potential storytellers should have some past or present affiliation with Notre Dame of Maryland University, whether as a member of the faculty, staff or student body. No experience necessary. Just send a few sentences about the story you’d like to tell to info@stoopstorytelling.com. Deadline: February 19th.

The time commitment is minimal:

  • Attendance at a workshop/rehearsal where you’ll get support for developing your story. 
  • Attendance at the show on Monday, March 3.


The Stoop Storytelling Series is a popular Baltimore-based event in which 7 people get 7 minutes each to tell a true, personal tale on a shared theme in front of a live audience.

Guided by the motto, "Everyone has a story. What's yours?"  The Stoop's mission is to showcase the extraordinary stories of "ordinary" people. Since its founding in 2006, The Stoop has featured the stories of more than 450 Baltimoreans onstage. 

Visit  www.stoopstorytelling.com to learn more and listen to Stoop stories. Email info@stoopstorytelling.com with questions.

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Partners in Mission

Mark your calendars! Our Partners in Mission celebration will be held on Thursday, May 15th. We will be honoring 48 service honorees and 2 Jubilarians.

The day’s events will include:

  • Eucharistic Liturgy, 10:30 a.m. – Marikle Chapel ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND
  • Honorees Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. – Doyle Formal, for Honorees and their supervisors
  • Honorees Gift Presentation & Dessert Reception, 1 p.m. – Doyle Formal ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

Please make plans to join us as we celebrate the following honorees:

Jubilarians – 50 Years: Carmen D’Adamio, SSND Sharon Kanis, SSND.

5 years: Payal Agarwal,Kwadwo Amankwa, Gilda Anroman, Larry Beyer, Paulo Carvalho, Asish Dutta, Torrance Hines, Crissa Holder Smith, Latisha Hopkins, Melissa Lees, Roxanne Moran, Maria Mouratidis, Lisa Pallett, Chris Rhodovi, Catherine Sarther, SSND, Angela Simmons, Angela Snyder.

10 years: Stacey Aisquith, Ed Boston, Dawn Bradshaw, Gayle Gillespie, Diane MacKenzie, Jocelyn McKeon, Desiree Melton, Stacey Peterson, Paula Simon,Mary Roy Weiss, SSND, Charles Wilson.

15 years: Mary Alice Adams, Mary Fanning, RSM, Robin Hobbs, Betty Kansler, Philip Malbrough, Maeve O’Donovan, Barbara Paul, Joan Sattler, Varvara Sheliga.

20 years: Alfred D’Agostino, Warren Szelistowsk,i Neale Watson, Paul Weldon.

25 years: Darron Anderson, Janice Bonner, Bill Davis, Melissa Falen, Sharon Kanis, SSND.

30 years: Alison Dray-Novey.

35 years: Helen Burkins

40 years: Kristine Kirk.

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