Week of November 11, 2013
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In This Issue:
- Get Acquainted Day: This Friday
- Summer Service Abroad in Brazil and Peru
- LAF Community Service Project
- International Education Week
Do you know a young woman who is high school senior or a prospective transfer student who would be a perfect fit for Notre Dame? Then let her know about Get Acquainted Day on Friday, Nov. 15. She can experience a day as a Notre Dame Women's College undergrad, attend classes, tour our historic campus, have lunch in the dining hall and learn about our majors in high-demand fields such as business, education, nursing and digital media arts. Information and registration.
The Mission of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and Notre Dame of Maryland University is “to educate women to transform the world.” Both institutions are international in character and pride themselves on strong, diverse, multicultural programs. Service Abroad is an independent course that gives a self-sustaining opportunity to those who qualify. It is an opportunity to go beyond American borders, generally for four to five weeks during the summer session, to expand one’s knowledge of the world and serve those who are less fortunate. Service Abroad provides Notre Dame women with the opportunity to perfect the balance in their lives between academics, experiential learning, and personal growth experiences.
In participating in the Service Abroad program, Notre Dame women will teach, conduct pastoral work, and will help in areas of nursing, social work and public health.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Students who have successfully attended Notre Dame of Maryland University for one full academic year
- Weekend College students who have successfully completed fifteen credit hours
- Graduate students
What are the requirements to participate and how do I apply?
In order to participate in Service Abroad, a student must submit an application explaining why she chose to participate in the program. Good health and emotional maturity, a working knowledge of the Spanish in the case of Peru, as well as approval from the Coordinating Committee are also required.
Application deadline is Nov. 15. Please submit application to Astrid Schmidt-King, Office of International Programs, Lower Level, Meletia Hall or email@example.com.
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.
Mark International Education Week by attending these events sponsored by the Office of International Programs and the English Language Institute:
Monday, Nov. 11
The Plight of Women in Congo |2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Feeley International Center, 003
Pizza and Screening of Girl Rising | 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Feeley International Center, 003—Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Why do we have so many undocumented immigrants? An overview of the complicated U.S. immigration system | 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Gibbons, Room 300—Space is limited.
Please RSVP to email@example.com