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September 16, 2013

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News and Notices

Health Services Update

We are very excited to share that Notre Dame of Maryland University has a new partnership with Patient First Medical Center at Greenspring Station for our student health services.  We will no longer be utilizing Loyola University Maryland’s Student Health Center. Through this new collaboration with Patient First, NDMU is better able to meet the needs of our full-time students.  

Patient First is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the year, even holidays, allowing health services to be more readily available to our full-time students.  Students will not use their health insurance nor pay any amount out of pocket for services, including lab tests and x-rays. No appointments are necessary. 

Also, recognizing that Patient First is about 8 miles from our institution, the University has partnered with a taxi service and will be covering any metered rates to and from Patient First at Greenspring Station.  There will be no fee associated with students visiting our new student health partner.

Full-time students seeking health services should go to the Student Life information Center (SLIC) Desk in Doyle Hall Lobby and ask that a taxi be contacted to take them to Patient First.  Upon arrival at Patient First, students will need to present their University ID card before they complete the medical center’s online registration form.  

For more information regarding specific services offered at the Lutherville Greenspring Station site, as well as physician schedules, please go to www.patientfirst.com.  If you have any questions regarding processes for transportation or any other questions, please feel free to contact the office of the vice president for student life at vpsl@ndm.edu or 410-532-5308.

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Otenasek House Wish List

The Otenasek House for the Morrissy Honors Program needs your help finding appropriate furnishings, specifically pieces that will fit a Craftsman style home. See below for some examples of the style of furniture that they are looking for. Contact Jeana Del Rosso at JDelRosso@ndm.edu with possible matches or questions. 

Porch:

8-10 Gibson Island chairs
4-6 occasional tables

Foyer: Occasional table
Seminar Room: Seminar table
16 matching chairs
Floor lamps
Color copier/printer/scanner/fax
Lounge: Loveseat
2-3 armchairs
4 floor pillows
1 coffee table
Table and floor lamps
Office: 5’ x 8’ rug
Kitchen: 3 barstools
Bathroom: White storage unit
All rooms: Window treatment

Sofa Sofa Sofa coffe table

window treatments side table chair chair side table

barstool

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Arizona/Mexico Border Experience with the SSNDs

This trip is open to students, faculty and staff.  There is a limit to the number of participants.  Those interested should contact Sister Linda Stilling X5306 or lstilling@ndm.edu no later than September 27

FACULTY:                Sister Linda Stilling, SSND

TELEPHONE:              410-532-5306

EMAIL:                  lstilling@ndm.edu

TOUR DATES:             March 8-15, 2014

ESTIMATED COST: $800

CREDIT:         N/A      Spring Break Educational Experience

The participants in this eight day educational, cultural awareness trip will live with the SSND community in Douglas, Arizona and cross over into Agua Prieta, Mexico for various experiential learning opportunities.  These experiences will help participants gain an appreciation of the social justice issues surrounding the immigration debate, build relationships and solidarity with the poor and experience the convergence of learning, faith, and justice.  Among the trips are visits and interaction with the Migrant Resource Center and Shelters, the U.S. Border Patrol, Operation Streamline in the courts, the Healing Our Borders Vigil, Just Coffee, Micro Loan Garden Project and the Fill the Water Tanks Project.

Price includes airfare, lodging, meals and transportation. A passport is required.  Working knowledge of Spanish is highly recommended.

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Reunion 2013

Reunion 2013 will take place this weekend, September 20 to 22, 2013. Graduates of classes ending in 3 and 8, including the Class of 1963, celebrating its 50th Reunion, will return to campus to reconnect with fellow alums and faculty members and celebrate with friends and family. Among the highlights of the weekend will be the Crab Feast, the Reunion Luncheon and Awards Ceremony and dinner and dancing at Saturday’s Evening Celebration. 

Each celebrating class is raising funds for The Notre Dame Fund to present as a class gift during the Reunion Luncheon. The Notre Dame Fund supports the mission of the University: to educate leaders to transform the world.

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The Renaissance Institute Marks 25 Years

The Renaissance Institute, Baltimore’s lifelong learning community for adults age 50 and above, is celebrating its 25th year!  

The Institute, which is located in Fournier Hall, has two 13-week semesters each year that are designed and led by the members themselves. This semester’s offerings include courses in The Science of Good Food, Improvisation, a look at The Wire, Season Two, and The History of Prostitution, Babylon to Baltimore, Part II not to mention Yoga, Tai Chi and Beginning Ballet. Those with a creative streak can enjoy writing, textile and art courses.

The Renaissance Institute will illustrate its history with events, displays, and programs during the coming year.  Each month there will be an activity or program for members celebrating the 25th anniversary.  All these events will be the preview to the formal 25th anniversary celebration to be held on May 18, 2014.

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University Academic Building Opens

The beginning of the fall semester saw the opening of the beautiful new University Academic Building, a state-of-the-art instructional facility featuring technologically rich classrooms and an instructional resource space for individual and student group use. The building is intended for use by the entire University community and will house the School of Nursing.

A centerpiece of the new building is the Center for Caring with Technology, which includes simulation labs for labor and delivery, pediatrics, patient rooms and observation room. These simulation labs are essential to providing high-quality education for our undergraduate nursing program, which began in fall 2011, and will enhance the existing graduate nursing and RN-to-BSN programs in the School of Nursing.

The 36,500-square-foot building also includes a grand lobby, gallery and other unique spaces to foster interaction and teamwork. It is expected to meet or exceed LEED certification, pursuant to the University’s commitment to the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

The building will be formally dedicated  on October 18.

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