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Week of February 10, 2014

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In This Issue:

News and Notices

Notre Dame Day—Celebrating Our Home

Please join us for Notre Dame Day, Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., as we celebrate our accomplishments and achievements as a community with students, faculty, and staff. The day begins with Mass, which will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Marikle Chapel.

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Notre Dame Celebrates Living Well Week

Notre  Dame is observing Living Well Week from Feb. 9 to 15 with a series of events that will offer students, faculty and staff opportunities to take care of mind, body and spirit. Take a look at the schedule below and plan to join in!

During the week, we will be conducting a School Supply Drive for the students of John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore City. Needed items include: loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, #2 pencils, 3x5 index cards, crayons, markers, scissors, highlighters, 3-ring binders, glue sticks, pocket dictionaries, and dry erase markers.  Please drop off items in Doyle Lobby.

Mon, Feb 10
11:30 a.m. Eating for Wellness Station (Lunch) | Doyle Dining
11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. Vision Screenings/ Carefirst  Representative and Dental Carrier Representative| Doyle Dining
12:15 p.m. Mass | Chapel
12-1 p.m. Yoga | Art Gallery
5:30 p.m. Students Zumba | Dance Studio

Tues, Feb 11
10 a.m. Mass | Chapel
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Notre Dame Day
4:30-6:30 p.m. Eating for Wellness Station (Dinner) | Doyle Dining
8 p.m. Zentangle: Relax, Focus and Create | Meletia 2nd Floor Meeting Space

Wed, Feb 12
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Eating for Wellness Station (Lunch) | Doyle Dining
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Vision Screenings and Seated Massages/ Carefirst Representative and Dental carrier Representative| Doyle Dining
12-1:15 p.m. Mindfulness Meditation | Dance Studio
12-1 p.m. Aqua Bootcamp | LeClerc Pool
12:15 p.m. Mass | Chapel
1:30-2:30 p.m. Soul and Spirit Retreat | Bryan Board Room
4-5 p.m. Soul and Spirit Meditation with Pictures | Chapel
5:30 p.m. Students Zumba | Dance Studio

Thurs, Feb 13
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Love Thyself | Doyle Dining
12:15 p.m. Mass | Chapel
12:15-1:30 p.m. Stress Management | FIC003
4-6 p.m. Wine and Chocolate Happy Hour (Faculty & Staff) | Murphy Gathering Space
4:30-6:30 p.m. Eating for Wellness Station (Dinner) | Doyle Dining
7 p.m. Love Is…(Discussion) |Doyle Formal

Friday, Feb. 14
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Labyrinth |Doyle Formal
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Eating for Wellness Station-Valentine Themed |Doyle Dining
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Love Thyself |Doyle Dining
12-1 p.m. Fitness Walk | MBK Lobby
12:15 p.m. Mass | Chapel
4:30-6:30 p.m. Eating for Wellness Station—Valentine Themed | Doyle Dining

Saturday, Feb. 15
7-9 p.m. Chant D'Amour: A Franco-American Cabaret; Alexis Tantau, vocalist; James Harp, piano. | LeClerc Hall

Monday, Feb. 17
4-6 p.m. Girl Rising—Film screening | Knott Auditorium
7-9 p.m. Girl Rising—Film screening | Knott Auditorium

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RIP Willard Hackerman

Willard Hackerman, the longtime president and CEO of the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, a prominent philanthropist, and longtime benefactor and friend of Notre Dame of Maryland University, has died. He was 95.

Mr. Hackerman’s company, Whiting Turner, has been a wonderful partner to NDMU for two decades or more, helping fulfill much of the work of the the Univeristy's master plan. Mr. Hackerman has generously supported Notre Dame’s projects through the years. Please keep Mr. Hackerman, his family and his many Whiting Turner colleagues and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Read his obituary in the Baltimore Sun.

Girl Rising: Empowerment Through Education

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 this coming 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.

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Stoop Storytelling: Call for Stories

On Monday, March 3rd, Notre Dame of Maryland University will join with The Stoop Storytelling Series to present “The art of being a woman: Stories about the grace, gumption, and gifts of femininity," a show celebrating Women's History Month. We are seeking 7 people to tell a 7-minute true, personal tale in the show.Do you have a story about being inspired by a female role model? Have you faced challenges that required you to draw on your feminine power? Have you been in situations that helped you understand more fully what it is to be a woman? 

All potential storytellers should have some past or present affiliation with Notre Dame of Maryland University, whether as a member of the faculty, staff or student body. No experience necessary. Just send a few sentences about the story you’d like to tell to info@stoopstorytelling.com. Deadline: February 19th.

The time commitment is minimal:

  • Attendance at a workshop/rehearsal where you’ll get support for developing your story. 
  • Attendance at the show on Monday, March 3.


The Stoop Storytelling Series is a popular Baltimore-based event in which 7 people get 7 minutes each to tell a true, personal tale on a shared theme in front of a live audience.

Guided by the motto, "Everyone has a story. What's yours?"  The Stoop's mission is to showcase the extraordinary stories of "ordinary" people. Since its founding in 2006, The Stoop has featured the stories of more than 450 Baltimoreans onstage. 

Visit  www.stoopstorytelling.com to learn more and listen to Stoop stories. Email info@stoopstorytelling.com with questions.

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Soul and Spirit Retreats

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 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.

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Celebration of Faculty Scholarship

The rescheduled Celebration of Faculty Scholarship will be held on February 14, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.in the Loyola/Notre Dame Library's Ferguson Gallery and Ridley Auditorium. This event honors works published between July 2012 - June 2013. 

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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Save the Date: Reunion 2014

Mark your calendars for Reunion 2014, taking place September 19–21! This year’s Reunion Committee held their first meeting in mid-January and has started planning for the weekend in earnest. Click here to see who’s representing your class on the Reunion Committee. If you’d like to volunteer to contact classmates and brainstorm ideas for the weekend, please contact the Office of Alumnae and Alumni Relations at 410-532-5201 or ndmalum@ndm.edu.

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Notre Dame in the News

Two of Notre Dame's English department faculty are featured in this month's Baltimore magazine. There is an article on Shelley Puhak's her prize-winning poetry collection, Guinevere in Baltimore.

The issue also includes a review of Jeana DelRosso's book Unruly Catholic Women Writers. Congratulations! 

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