April 26, 2023
NDMU, Mount St. Mary’s Partner to Address Nursing Shortage with Collaborative Degree Program
NDMU and Mount St. Mary's representatives celebrate their joint agreement signing

Notre Dame of Maryland University and Mount St. Mary’s University are partnering to address the critical nursing shortage in the state and nationwide by making it easier for students at the Mount to enroll in NDMU’s fast-track Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

NDMU President Marylou Yam and President Timothy Trainor from Mount St. Mary’s participated in a ceremonial signing of the joint agreement Tuesday, April 25 at 10 a.m. on the NDMU campus in the University Academic Building’s Center for Caring with Technology. The new partnership between the two universities enables Mount St. Mary’s students in the Bachelor of Science in Health Science, pre-nursing track, to enroll in Notre Dame’s accelerated, second-degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) once they graduate.

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Anna Choudhary
NDMU Student Leader Selected for Transform Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship

An NDMU sophomore was one of 16 student leaders from across the region selected for the prestigious Transform Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship.

Anna Choudhary ’25 will be provided with several opportunities to develop her leadership skills and understanding of civic and community engagement through the year-long fellowship. A Morrissy Honors student and a two-sport athlete, Choudhary serves as a Bonner Student Leader, she volunteers as a student-teacher assistant at a nearby school, and she holds an internship for a Maryland Women's Heritage Center project supporting efforts to share the stories of women whose accomplishments were previously unknown.

Dr. Amie Hall and Dr. Matthew Shimoda
School of Pharmacy Celebrates Students, Faculty at Annual Awards Ceremony

NDMU’s School of Pharmacy hosted its annual Scholarship and Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony in LeClerc Theatre last week, with several students and one standout faculty member recognized by their peers.

Dr. Amie Hall, assistant professor of clinical and administrative sciences, was honored as the school’s Teacher of the Year, while 13 students were awarded scholarships in recognition of their outstanding academic accomplishments.

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NDMU Community Dedicates Tree in Memory of Dr. Paul Weldon

NDMU communities member in front of a tree newly dedicated for Dr. Weldon

NDMU community members gathered on Tuesday to dedicate a tree in memory of Dr. Paul Weldon, a distinguished faculty member in the Biology department for over 25 years who passed away suddenly in December.

Those in attendance placed rocks, which were decorated at a celebration of life for Dr. Weldon earlier this semester, around the tree along with a plaque made in his honor. The tree was planted this past weekend by members of NDMU’s Chapter of the TriBeta Biological Honor Society.

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Athletics and Student Life Celebrate Division III Week on Doyle Lawn

 Student-Athletes on Doyle Lawn

Thanks to all who gathered outside of Doyle Hall on April 14, as the Athletics and Student Life departments hosted a party to celebrate our student-athletes during Division III Week! Held annually in April, Division III Week is a positive opportunity for all individuals associated with Division III to observe and celebrate the impact of athletics and of student-athletes on campuses and surrounding communities.

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LND Library Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary, Invites Students to Apply for Summer Assistant Positions

LND Library Celebrates 50 Years

The Loyola Notre Dame Library staff opened wonderful physical and online exhibits and hosted a party to celebrate 50 years of service and partnership with Notre Dame of Maryland University and Loyola University Maryland. The spectacular keynote address, visualizing community as the library by poet and author Lia Purpura, is featured in the library newsletter.

The library also has three openings for student assistant positions this summer. Students would be expected to work 20-24 hours per week, provide excellent customer service to library patrons, and assist various library units with projects and tasks. All current students, including May 2023 graduates, are invited to apply here.

New College Nurse Office Hours, Survey Request for Students

Meletia Hall

NDMU's new College Nurse, Emilie Casselle, invites students to complete an anonymous survey detailing their wish list for the nurse's office. The survey, which takes only a few minutes to complete, is available here. Casselle's office hours through May 31 are 1 to 6 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and 8 am to 12 pm on Wednesday. She is located in the basement of Meletia Hall in Feeley International Center (FIC) 013-014, and her email is ecasselle@ndm.edu.

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 Molly Dunn and Anthony Fauci

Dr. Molly Dunn, assistant professor in the SOE, represented NDMU at the Fulbright Prize for International Understanding. Established in 1993, the Prize recognizes outstanding contributions toward bringing peoples, cultures, and nations together and breaking through the barriers that divide humankind. This year's award recipients were Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett for their unparalleled expertise in the coronavirus response and vaccine development, respectively. 

Congratulations to the SOE's Professional Development School (PDS) partner, Brian Powell, who was recently named Baltimore County Public School's Principal of the Year!  Powell serves as the principal of Kenwood High School, Notre Dame's longest-standing PDS partnership. He has been a huge supporter of the partnership, facilitating mentor matches for the SOE's student teacher interns and hiring many of the SOE's teacher graduates. The support of Powell and other principals from partnering schools were a key contributor to NDMU's PDS program receiving the 2022 Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement Award.

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SOP Cultural Show

The School of Pharmacy held its annual Cultural Show in LeClerc last Friday night! Hosted by NDMU's APhA-ASP and SSHP chapters, the evening included food celebrating the many cultures represented in the SOP, performances, and a fashion/talent show.

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The Faculty Research Award Committee is pleased to announce that the winner of NDMU’s inaugural Faculty Research Award is Heather Folz, PharmD, BCACP. Heather is an Associate Professor of Clinical & Administrative Sciences in the School of Pharmacy. The Faculty Research Award celebrates exceptional accomplishments in research for faculty members at NDMU. There will be a reception for the award on Thursday May 4 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Doyle Formal. All community members are invited to attend.

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S'mores & Small Chats with Faculty

Wednesday, April 26  |  7 - 8 p.m.  |  NDMU Archway

Enjoy a firepit and s’mores, and hear about how some of your faculty grew up and got to their current roles! NDMU faculty members Jina Fast, Kendrick Kenney, and Kristine Larson will be in attendance.

Plant It! 2023 Earth Day Competition

Thursday, April 27  |  8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  |  NDMU Campus

Sign up yourself or a team as we plant 2023 flowers on campus for Earth Day 2023!  This is open to all members of our NDMU community.

Nancy Kreiter Student Research Day

Friday, April 28  |  2 - 6 p.m.  |  Fourier Hall First Floor

One of the hallmarks of the rich educational environment at NDMU is the opportunity for students to participate in research. Our annual Nancy Kreiter Student Research Day provides the perfect forum to showcase student work with a formal research presentation to the NDMU community.

Masquerade Ball

Friday, April 28  |  7 - 10 p.m.  |  Doyle Formal

A Masquerade ball themed spring dance! RSVP for $10 tickets, tickets are $15 at the door. Food and drink will be provided, and there will also be a photo booth and DJ. Cocktail attire suggested. 

Kappa Pi Art Honor Society Exhibit

Monday, May 1  |  4 - 6 p.m.  |  Civera Gallery (UAB Second Floor)

The annual Kappa Pi Art Honor Society Exhibit and Initiation Ceremony for new student members.

Your Brain on Art: In Conversation with Susan Magsamen

Tuesday, May 2  |  6 - 7:30 p.m.  |  LND Library

Hosted by the art therapy department, this event will feature a book talk of Your Brain on Art, followed by a discussion between Susan Magsamen (author), Patti Prugh (art therapist) and Alicia Barksdale (music therapist) discerning how creative arts therapists might engage with and support this important recent translational research work.

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