Go Beyond: The Campaign for NDMU is a $45 million campaign to support transformational initiatives at NDMU, including faculty research, student scholarships, and capital improvements to the university’s Knott Science Center and athletics facilities. The campaign's public announcement encourages everyone to support NDMU's mission to educate leaders to transform the world.
As of Nov. 12, the University had already raised $35.4 million, representing 79% of the campaign's total $45 million goal. Faculty and staff joined some of the University’s dedicated supporters and friends to celebrate the campaign milestone that helps NDMU to do even more to support its students.
A new $1.5 million endowed chair position to advance groundbreaking research and scholarship in biology, as well as elevate NDMU as a leader in STEM and health sciences in Baltimore and beyond. Named in honor of one of Notre Dame’s most distinguished alumnae and loyal supporter, the Dr. Mary Kay Shartle Galotto ’64 Endowed Chair in the Biological Sciences is only the fifth such position in NDMU's more than 125-year history and the first supporting the biological sciences.
NDMU is making it easier for Marylanders to earn a four-year degree by offering an additional $5,000 scholarship for state residents who transfer to the university. New transfer students who live in Maryland are automatically eligible to receive NDMU's Maryland Transfer Grant when they enroll in a bachelor's degree program at the university, as part of a generous financial aid package.
The No. 2 seed Gators volleyball team won nine conference matches before falling to the top-seeded Cedar Crest in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Championship match on Nov. 6. The Gators had advanced to the championship game after sweeping Wilson 3-0 in the CSAC Semifinals in the Marion Burk Knott Gymnasium. Gabbi Taganas '23 was recognized as First-Team All-CSAC hitter, while teammates Angel Carino '22, Emma Mueller '25, and Natalie Newton '24 were named to the 2021 Second-Team All-CSAC. Read the full story from the championship game.
Plan your Winter Session with the virtual employer visit series, Road Trips to the Real World, from January 6-19, 2022. Each trek requires a $5 registration fee. Some of the employer hosts, along with the fields they represent, include:
Sign up and get more information: bit.ly/careerndmu.
After more than a year of gathering opinions, fruitful debate, and revisions, the NDMU faculty approved a statement on anti-racism that supports making the University an antiracist institution by focusing on the roles of faculty. In addition to developing the anti-racism statement, the Faculty Senate's Anti-Racism Task Force, led by Drs. Rachel Burk and Jina Fast, examined NDMU policies, practices, and structures in light of an antiracist critique of the institutional perpetuation of racial injustices and recommended changes.
NDMU's annual Day of the Dead celebration, led by the Classical and Modern Foreign Languages Department and the Hispanic Culture Club, was featured in a Capital News Service article. International education volunteer Sr. Linda Stilling details how this year's celebrations took on special meaning, as so many people lost loved ones due to COVID.
Dr. Rachel L. Burk in the Classical and Modern Foreign Languages Department published the book chapter, “La puesta en escena de la limpieza de sangre en la España del siglo XVII,” in De Sangre y Leche: Raza y Religión en el Mundo Ibérico Modern, edited by Mercedes García Arenal y Felipe Pereda and Marcial Pons.
NDMU's Teacher Education for Flourishing Collaborative has created two groups focused on supporting NDMU community's comprehensive wellbeing/ flourishing. The first group is the Student Alliance for Flourishing (SAF), a student-led organization focused on the promotion of individual and community flourishing on NDMUs campus. The executive board includes Kayla Williams (President), Aniyah Plumer (Vice President), Mary Joy Williams (Treasurer), and Jasleen Kaur (Secretary). The group's advisors are Dr. Kristine Larson, assistant professor in the School of Education, and Dr. Courtney Allen, residence life director. The Teacher Alliance for Flourishing (TAF) us led by Drs. Larson and Molly Dunn, assistant professor in the School of Education. That group is geared towards supporting current and prospective teachers' flourishing and helping them to live balanced, healthy lives. This group's meetings are held once a month via Zoom, with an in-person retreat May 14-15. Sign up for the monthly meetings online.
The following 11 members of the School of Education made oral and poster presentations at the October 2021 virtual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association:
Dr. Kathleen Wisser, dean of the School of Nursing, and Stephania Long '22 were featured in a story highlighting how NDMU is addressing the critical nursing shortage in two broadcasts on WYPR's On the Record with Sheilah Kast.
The following School of Pharmacy faculty published articles:
The following faculty made presentations:
The following faculty added professional leadership positions:
The following professor was featured in a news story:
The following students received honors:
The following alumna received honors:
November 30 | All Day | Online
Support NDMU's area of greatest impact with your gift to the Notre Dame Fund on the biggest day of global generosity. #GivingTuesday is a global movement that transcends borders and embraces generosity, bringing everyone together to make a positive impact and transform the lives and communities of those around them. Make your gift.
December 2 | 5 - 7 p.m. | Virtual
Hosted by the Loyola-Notre Dame Library, this class teaches you how to use ArcGIS software to create digital maps, which can be posted on digital scholarship sites. These maps are a great way to visualize location data for your research projects. In this class, you’ll learn about all the tools this software has to offer, as well as how to create, edit, and publish a map of your own.
December 3 | 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. | Doyle Dining Hall
'Tis the season to design, make or purchase an ornament that represents your organization, department, or office to be added to the University Christmas tree.
December 3 | 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. | Doyle Dining Hall
Shortly after the reflection and tree trim, community members will enjoy the traditional Holiday Dinner. Sign up to participate.
Be sure to check out the latest version of the Academic Calendar for 2021-2022.