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Week of January 13, 2014

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In This Issue:

News and Notices

It's a LinkedIn World—Are You Living in it?

Thursday, January 16 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Doyle Formal Lounge

Cost : $20; $5 for current NDMU students; free for Montrose and Meletia Society & current First Impressions students

LinkedIn has become one of the most powerful tools for career changers and job seekers. Learn how to get the most out of this networking tool at this workshop led by Colleen McKenna.

A LinkedIn trainer and principal of Intero Advisory, Ms. McKenna has coached more than 3,000 professionals on utilizing LinkedIn to achieve their professional goals. She will share tips and techniques for building a powerful profile, making meaningful connections and using your network to create new opportunities.

A wine and cheese networking will precede the workshop. Bring your laptop or tablet so that you can follow along with the presentation!

Part of the Alumnae and Alumni Association's Power Hour Plus networking series. Register at ndm.edu/powerhourplus.

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A Conversation on Charism

The Campus Community is invited to attend  A Converation on Charism next Thursday, January 23, 2014, from 1:15-3:30pm, in the Doyle Dining Room.  Staff and faculty will  gather as  Partners in Mission to explore the meaning of the SSND charism of UNITY. 

This SSND “corporate word” influences us as persons and as Partners in Mission, permeating  all that we are and all that do to be “unifiers” in a divided and fragmented world.  Understanding the SSND founding spirit at a deeper level will encourage us to be more committed to the Mission of Notre Dame of Maryland University, which encompasses the SSND charism and educational vision. 

Sister Miriam Jansen, known to most of us for her almost 20 years of service at NDMU as a valued Partner in Mission and as director of international programs, will be the featured presenter. Sister Miriam will enable us to take a long, loving look at the heart of SSND and at the ways this reality has shaped and continues to guide Notre Dame of Maryland University today.

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Marketing and University Communications Move to Knott

Just before the New Year, the departments of Marketing Communications and University Communications moved from Noyes House to the third floor of the Knott Science Center, Room 328 (which formerly housed the offices of the School of Nursing).

The new office residents include:

Susan Repko, Director of Marketing Communcations
Gayle Gillsepie, Marketing Coordinator
Stephanie Coustenis, Senior Graphic Designer
Jackie Adhiambo, Interim Digital Design and Content Manager
John Rivera, Director of University Communications
Marianne Amoss, Communications Officer

Drop in and visit sometime!

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Celebration of Faculty Scholarship

Come support your colleagues and join us at the Loyola Notre Dame Library for the Celebration of Faculty Scholarship on February 7, 2014, honoring works published between July 2012 - June 2013. A reception and exhibit of publications will be in the library's Ferguson Gallery from 2-4:30 p.m., and faculty presentations will be the the library's Ridley Auditorium from 2:30-4:00 p.m. 

This year's Notre Dame faculty speakers will be Ms. Shelley Puhak, Department of English, and Dr. Joseph Christopher Schaub, Department of Communications.   Please join us in celebrating the many accomplishments of the esteemed faculties of Notre Dame and Loyola University Maryland!  Contact Jennie Ray with questions: jray1@ndm.edu or 410.617.6835.

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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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Cuba: A Society in Transition

Trip Leader: Leonor Blum is Emeritus Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Notre Dame of Maryland University.  She specializes in Latin American Studies and has traveled to Cuba many times with student groups and to attend professional conferences.

Telephone: 410-358-4248 or 410-591-0547
Email: blumle@aol.com  or lblum@ndm.edu
Dates: May 10-May 18, 2014
Estimated cost: $3,350
Limit: 21 people

Our Notre Dame Alumnae trip provides an exclusive look at everyday life and culture in transitioning, socialist Cuba. We will travel on a people-to-people license and will be receiving lectures from University of Havana professors. There will be a two-night trip  to Cienfuegos; charming, colonial Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, and Santa Clara;  a day trip to Las Terrazas, a model farming community in scenic, tobacco-growing Pinar del Rio Province; and a Hemingway day. You will learn about colonial, early 20th century, revolutionary, and present-day Cuba as you explore the streets of Old Havana, visit museums, schools, a hospital, food markets, and a Santería ceremony.  

The trip includes: an overnight stay at a Miami Airport hotel, 5 nights at the Hotel Nacional in Havana, and 2 nights at the Las Brisas Hotel near Trinidad.  The charter flight from Miami to Havana and back is included. However, travel to and from Miami is not. The trip includes most meals. For passengers traveling from Baltimore there will be two preparatory meetings prior to departure. We will be traveling under the Friendly Planet Travel Agency’s license. Our trip will approximate their Colors of Cuba itinerary, but will be tailored to our specifications. You may access the Notre Dame Alumnae trip information on the Notre Dame Alumnae and Alumni web page and a private Friendly Planet page. Please feel free to contact me via email or telephone.

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