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Week of October 21, 2013

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News and Notices

NDMU Celebrates 180 Years of the SSNDs

On October 24, the School Sisters of Notre Dame on campus, across the country and around the world will gather to celebrate the 180th anniversary of their founding by Mother Mary Theresa Gerhardinger, in Munich, Germany.  Notre Dame of Maryland University will join the international  celebration by having a special Mass in the Marikle Chapel of the Annunciation at 12:15pm.  School Sisters will renew their religious commitment as vowed members of the SSND Congregation.

Notre Dame in the News: Coverage of the University Academic Building Dedication

In case you missed it, Notre Dame's School of Nursing was featured in a segment of WBAL-TV's Friday newscast in its coverage of the dedication of the new University Academic Building. Many thanks to Dean Katie Cook, Janice Brennan and nursing students Kerrienne Huggins, Anna Manalad and Chandler Ramey, who came in early Friday morning on their day off for the shoot.

You can watch the WBAL-TV piece here.

And WMAR, the ABC affiliate, also covered the dedication on their website.

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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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Deadline Today: She Should Run

Join United Way of Central Maryland’s Women’s Leadership Council and Notre Dame of Maryland University as we welcome Siobhan “Sam” Bennett to Baltimore. Bennett is president and CEO of She Should Run, an organization dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of women in public leadership by eliminating and overcoming barriers to success.

Spend an evening with us as Sam shares her thoughts on the provocative question, "Do we really need more women in public leadership?"

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Notre Dame of Maryland University
Doyle Hall Lounge

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Event is free, but registration is required to attend: http://www.ndm.edu/community-and-tradition/community-events-and-projects/sam-bennett. Deadline is today!

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Morrissy Students Travel to Japan

In early October, five Morrissy students and the Morrissy Director took their bi-annual trip to Aoyama Gakuin Women’s Junior College in Tokyo, Japan.  Jenny Ashwell, Jillian Child, Cindy Contreras, Samantha Dameron, Beckey Unfried, and Dr. Jeana DelRosso spent a week attending classes, giving presentations, and sightseeing in Tokyo. 

They learned Japanese calligraphy and traditional Japanese dance; participated in a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony; visited Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples; ate sushi and sweet potato soft serve ice cream; learned the language and sang karaoke in English. 

“The students made me feel completely welcome, and I enjoyed the experiences so much that I was only able to leave by resolving to return,” said Jenny Ashwell.  Aoyama Gakuin is a Notre Dame partner school; our exchange program also enables their students to visit us every other year.

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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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Art Opening at the Gormley Gallery: Basics

Join us for the opening reception for Basics: Erika Kim Milenkovic on Saturday, October 26 from 4 to 6 pm, Gormley Gallery in Fourier Hall. 

In her work, Erika Kim Milenkovic explores the human and natural world by examining how things live, grow, age and die. Ms. Milenkovic uses materials that are ubiquitous in modern society such as newspaper, advertisements, and junk mail to archive the daily human experience. The resulting creations give a new perspective on how commercial and handmade products reflect human life. 

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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 7:30 p.m. at the Otenasek House of the Morrissy 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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Professional Activities

School of Education

School of Education faculty members, Kelly Bull and Juliann Dupuis, recently published a feature article in the fall issue of The ALAN Review entitled "The Role of Young Adult Nonfiction in an Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Genetics."  Their collaborative approach offers English and Biology teachers literacy-building activities for students that align with both the Common Core State Standards and the newly- published Next Generation Science Standards.  

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School of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Dr. Elizabeth H. Jones, Assistant Professor and Acting Chair of the Department of Business and Economics, will be delivering a 45-minute webcast at 1 p.m. on Oct. 31 on Data-Driven Decisions: Using Rubrics for Programmatic Assessments. 

Rubric-based grading is often recommended for providing consist and actionable feedback while conveying discrete expectations to students. But the advantages of grading with rubrics can have a measurable impact beyond the immediate assignment.

This webcast will provide real-world examples of expanding the use of rubric data to generate course-level assessments and to make program-level changes. Course-level examples examine the development of critical thinking and comparison between online and face-to-face sections. Program-level examples will show how rubric assessments allow a department to make actionable decisions.

The webcast is free, but you must register HERE.

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