Week of January 27, 2014
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In This Issue:
- A Full House at Sunday's Student Nurse Convention
- Community Conversation This Tuesday
- Soul and Spirit Retreats
- Girl Rising: Empowerment Through Education
- Celebration of Faculty Scholarship
- Partners in Mission
- Notre Dame in the News
On Sunday Notre Dame welcomed the annual convention of the Maryland Association of Nursing Students (MANS), which brought 300 people to campus, including more than 250 registrants, plus additional vendors and presenters. As you can see from the photo (above the Events calendar) of a session in Knott Auditorium, the house was packed. Congratulations to the School of Nursing for seizing this opportunity to highlight Notre Dame, our excellent nursing programs and our new University Academic Building with its sophisticated simulation labs. NDMU is iin the process of starting our own chapter of the nursing student organization.
Please join us at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday in Doyle Lounge. All faculty, staff and students are invited.
The December Community Conversation was canceled because of a snow day, so some information that would have been shared then will be folded into the agenda on Tuesday. This gathering serves as the annual spring semester opening meeting, so the agenda is very full, and President Coley will open the meeting by 12:20 p.m. Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to):
- A Mission Snapshot addressing the core value of excellence, led by Sister Eileen O’Dea
- Introductions of new employees
- Announcement of Commencement speaker
- Presidential Search Update (from President Coley)
- Update from December Board meeting, including facilities news
Dessert and beverages will be available. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Everyone is welcome!
Mark your calendar now for the next Community Conversation dates:
- Tuesday, March 25
- Tuesday, April 22
Take one hour from your busy day to refresh your soul and spirit. The Soul and Spirit Retreat hour will continue to be offered throughout this semester.
Soul and Spirit #1 will be offered Thursday, January 30, and Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the Bryan Board Room from 1:30 to 2:30. Seating is limited (30 members
from faculty and staff attended SS#1 in December).
Soul and Spirit #2 will be offered on Feb. 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Marikle Chapel of the Annunciation. Even if someone has not attended session #1, it is still possible to attend #2. Please contact Mary Roy Weiss, SSND, Ext. 5565, if you plan to attend any of these sessions.
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 on 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.617.6835.
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.
Dr. Maria Mouratidis, associate professor and chair of the psychology department, and Jim Mitchell, NDMU's Director of Risk Management, were interviewed Sunday on ABC2News (WMAR-TV) on the topic of trauma and security associated with Saturday's shooting at the Columbia Mall. A link will be provided once a video clip is available.