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Week of October 14, 2013

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Community Day 2013: “A Home for Everyone”

NDMU’s annual Community Day honors our SSND heritage and our mission as a Catholic university.  “A Home for Everyone,” this year’s theme, reflects the service that 200 NDMU volunteers gave last month at Project Homeless Connect in downtown Baltimore.   Our keynote speaker, Linda Kaufman, is a field organizer for the national “100,000 Homes” Campaign of Community Solutions.   Faculty, students, staff, and community members will provide 13 break-out sessions that look at the problem of homelessness from different perspectives.

11:00 a.m. Keynote speaker (LeClerc)

12:30 p.m. Lunch (Doyle DH)

1:30 p.m.Breakout sessions (various locations in Knott)

2:45 p.m. Closing reception (Knott entrance hall)

Classes for the Women’s College and the School of Pharmacy are canceled during this timeframe so that students and faculty can participate.   All members of our campus community—students, staff, faculty—are warmly invited.  Lunch is provided to all registrants. Register here.

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Dedication of the University Academic Building

Notre Dame is proud to host the dedication and blessing of the new University Academic Building on Friday, October 18, at 3 p.m., with a reception and open house afterward. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP here.

The stunning new 36,000-square-foot building is the home of the School of Nursing and Technology Resource Center and is available for use by the entire campus community. It features the Center for Caring with Technology, with simulation labs for labor and delivery, observation rooms and pediatrics and patient rooms; state-of-the-art instructional facilities; a lobby, gallery and other unique spaces to foster interaction and teamwork; and clinical laboratory space. 

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Path to Excellence

Every year, professional women of a variety of backgrounds and fields attend The Daily Record’s Path to Excellence event to network, share best practices and create mentoring relationships. This year’s panel includes some familiar Notre Dame names: Mia Redrick ’92, CEO of Finding Definitions; Heidi Lippmeier Fletcher, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Notre Dame, and President Joan Develin Coley, who will moderate the panel.

Notre Dame alums are invited to participate in this exclusive event, offering the opportunity to network with many of Maryland's Top 100 Women.

Path to Excellence — Career Transitions: Stories and Advice from Successful Women who Took the Leap
Wednesday, October 23
5 – 6 p.m. Cocktail reception, Knott Lobby
6 – 7:30 p.m. Panel discussion, Knott Auditorium
$25 (plus tax); mentee/student ticket price is $15
Register at 443-524-8100 or Clare.Sheehan@TheDailyRecord.com.

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The Student Calling Crew

If you know any Alumnae and Alumni, let them know that the student calling crew will be reaching out to them. In addition to asking for their support of The Notre Dame Fund, our student callers want to keep them informed about the programs, events and activities on campus.  

Gifts to The Notre Dame Fund from our many loyal Alumnae and Alumni donors help close the gap between tuition and the actual cost of education for students in need. 

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Roman Vergil and Roman Britain

Illustrated lecture by Sister Therese Dougherty, Ph.D., Professor of Classics

Although Vergil, the greatest of all Roman poets, never crossed the English channel, we will celebrate his birthday with a virtual tour of Roman Britain.  This lecture will focus on remains of Roman life in modern London, St Albans, Colchester, Corinium, and Bath, as well as army life at Vindolanda on Hadrian’s Wall.  You will see objects used in everyday life and popular places for shopping and entertainment, examine some curse tablets found at Bath and look at letters sent and received by Romans living in the fort at Vindolanda.  The lecture will be followed by refreshments worthy of the greatest poet of them all.  This is an opportunity for a preview of next summer’s archeological tour of Britain, but is open to all.

Further information at tdougherty@ndm.edu or 410-532-5559

Color Wars: A discussion on intra-racial racism

Sisters For Change Presents Color Wars: A discussion on intra-racial racism on Oct. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Knott Auditorium.

Join us for a thought-provoking and hard-hitting discussion about complexion prejudices within races. We will give light to what colorism is, what role the media, society and environment play in our perception of beauty as it pertains to complexion; and examine the effect it has within society and our lives.

Panelists include:

KIMBERLY YOUNG- President & Founder of Healthy Little Cooks, LLC and LoveMyBody.org

DIEDRE DAWKINS-OPARE- 2003 Bessie Award winner and co-director of DishiBem Traditional Contemporary Dance Group & Dance Director at ConneXions School for the Arts.

DR. DONNAMARIE CULBRETH- Founder/CEO of The Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

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Notre Dame Invades Hampden

Take a trek down to the Minas Gallery and Boutique in Hampden on Saturday, Oct. 19 to hear two of Notre Dame's literati read from their works. At 2 p.m., Shelly Puhak, our Eichner Professor of Creative Writing, will join fellow poets Ned Balbo and Joseph Harrison for a reading. Shelly is the author of Guinevere in Baltimore, winner of the eighth annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize and forthcoming in November 2013 from The Waywiser Press. 

And at 5 p.m., Notre Dame grad Shari Booker will be part of 510 Fiction series with fellow authors Marion Winik, Danielle Ariano, Danuta Hinc. In addition to two books of poetry, Shari is the author of a recently published memoir, Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home,which has been described as Six Feet Under meets The Wire

Both events are free. Minas Gallery and Boutique is located on The Avenue in Hampden, 815 W. 36th St. Info: 410-732-4258 or check out the website.

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Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition

Later this month, LeClerc Auditorium will play host to the 2013 Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition, one of only two such international events that take place in the state of Maryland. The festival is schedule for Oct. 23 – 26, with the final competition stage of the Artist category taking place at the Hungarian Embassy in Washington, D. C.

Dr. Ernest Ragogini will moderate a round table discussion at 7 p.m. Friday on The Art of Collaboration: From Solo to Orchestra. Dr. Ragogini also served as co-chair of the panel of judges that evaluated the preliminary CD auditions.

Since its inception in 2005, this biennial event has attracted young hopefuls, seasoned artists, lecturers, and writers from more than two dozen countries and from institutions of higher learning numbering more than 50 as well as from private studios.  These young people are either on the verge of a musical career,  and some have already launched a respectable move in that direction.. For additional details, visit www.lisztgarrisoncompetition.org

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Casey Rafn Piano Concert

Casey Rafn, winner of the 2011 Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition, Young Artist Category, will perform on Saturday, October 19 at LeClerc Hall. This program will include works by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Liszt. Rafn will also perform on Thursday evening, October 24, at the opening recital of the Liszt-Garrison Festival and Saturday evening, October 26, at the closing gala concert at the Hungarian Embassy in Washington, DC.

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Reading by Poet John Surowiecki

Mark your calendar for a reading by NDMU visiting writer John Surowiecki on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Otenasek House of the Morrissey Honors Program. Surowiecki is the author of four books of poetry and six chapbooks. His work has been recognized with the Washington Prize, White Pine Price and Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. He is also the recipient of the Poetry Foundation's first Verse Drama Prize. His play, My Nose and Me (A TragedyLite or TragiDelight in 33 Scenes) was performed a the  2008 AWP convention in New York City and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater as part of the Poetry Foundation's Poetry on State series and as part of the Creative Sustenance Program at the University of Connecticut. For more information, contact Professor Shelley Puhak at spuhak@ndm.edu

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