A hands-on Chesapeake Bay course at NDMU introduces students to the study of Bay health and how it directly impacts the plants and animals in the surrounding areas. This firsthand field research is an essential and key feature of many biology courses here at Notre Dame. Take the journey with our students, learn more about the course, and experience the scenes from their recent trip to Oregon Ridge Park.
“This course is an amazing opportunity for students to learn about the ecosystems and environment of a local treasure, the Chesapeake Bay. Meanwhile, they can put into action a variety of skills, such as water testing and fieldwork observation of the organisms that live in the bay,” said Dr. Rebecca Zordan, chair of the Department of Biology. “Every class in the department strives to link the coursework to real-world applications, and the Chesapeake Bay course is no exception.”
NDMU’s weeklong STEM Camp introduced local elementary and middle school students to endless possibilities that STEM education can bring. Learn more about our camper’s interactive program with our NDMU faculty and graduates, and check out some of the space and science-filled week.
NDMU was recently recognized for academic excellence and student support by College Consensus and Colleges of Distinction. Our faculty and staff continue to help Notre Dame achieve high honors as one of the nations’ top universities. Check out our recent accolades and be sure to view the rest of Bulletin to see how our faculty and alums are making a difference in their communities.
Notre Dame welcomes both Rev. Joseph L. Muth Jr. and Julia Campagna to campus!
Father Muth joins NDMU as our part-time chaplain and will lead weekly Mass in Marikle Chapel. He has served for more than 40 years in ordained ministry and pastored the congregation at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Baltimore since 1990 until he retired from full-time ministry in June.
Julia Campagna joins NDMU as the new Director of Mission and Ministry. Julia comes to NDMU from the University of San Diego where she served as Associate University Minister before being promoted to University Minister. Julia will assist the NDMU community with integrating the mission into our lived experience. On the Division of Student Life leadership team, she will work to create a vibrant and active campus ministry program designed to provide support to enhance students’ spiritual development.
Sunday Mass in Marikle Chapel will resume on Sunday, August 29 for the campus community.
Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) names Mary Catherine “Katy” O’Neill as library director, effective October 1, 2021. Katy has served several roles at the LNDL since 2012, most recently as the associate director of research and technology services. Learn more about Katy and her next role as director at the LNDL.
Learn what to expect when you visit the Library, including more information about building hours, Innovation Station and educational technology, and available study spaces.
Visit the Library Newsletter to read news and updates about Archives interns, pop-up classes, and teaching technology!
Questions about Library technology, resources, and/or services? Chat with a librarian 24/7!
Learn about Teamwork styles. A new assessment, Four Sight, is now available for students. Individuals can determine their creative thinking preference. Small groups such as student clubs and classes can benefit by knowing their group profile. It is relevant for the Teamwork & Communication Imprint Pillar. Contact Alan Jones for more information.
Consider extra credit for student attendance at the Fall 2021 Virtual Career & Grad School Fair on Wednesday, September 29 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. All students and alums are welcome, and it’s not only for job seekers. The group info sessions on the Handshake platform will help participants learn more about different organizations. Review the employers attending so far.
Dr. Sean Coyne is presenting at the Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting from August 3-6. He will be presenting the work Sex and Age Differences in Activity Budgets in a Population of Captive African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus), which co-authored with Trystin Figel and Kirsten Marten from the University of St. Joseph, Connecticut.
Attention aspiring teachers and educational leaders: this August 9-13, 2021 Education PowerED will host our inaugural BLACK2School Week. During the week, we will host a series of workshops and mixers to help equip educators for the start of the 2021-22 School Year! Topics will include Social-Emotional Learning, Restorative Justice, White Dominant Culture, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and MORE! Check out eventbrite to register. We hope to see you there - Tashawna Miller.
Dr. Céleste Frazier Barthel attended the SciPEP Conference - Communicating the Future, Engaging the Public in Basic Science. During the conference she was one of three panelists for a parallel discussion on how the broader public views science and presented a poster on her research entitled, "How scientists' understanding of how their audiences learn influences their outreach strategies."
Dean for the School of Nursing, Kathy Wisser, and ABSN student, Paige Clark, spoke with WBAL’s Kim Dacey about how NDMU is filling the dire need for nurses in Baltimore and throughout the state with the Accelerated Second-Degree BSN (ABSN) program.
Three School of Nursing graduates recently received accolades for their excellence at their hospitals this past year. From the first ABSN cohort, Jennifer Dickensheets ’20, was named Rookie of the Year and a nominee for Nurse of the Year at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. Mary Marquez ’20 who graduated from the Undergraduate Studies during the pandemic was named Nurse Residency–Nurse of the Year at MedStar Franklin Square Medical. Cristina Aquia Hass ’15 from the first undergraduate traditional BSN graduating class was recognized in Baltimore Magazine as the Excellence in Nursing Winner. She works in Labor and Delivery at St. Joe’s Medical Center.
The following Class 2021 graduates matched to competitive residency & pharmaceutical industry fellowship programs:
The following presentations were made at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting in July 2021:
Facilitation of Roundtable Discussions
Faculty Awards & Recognition
September 2 | 12:30 -1:30 p.m. | Theresa Hall 022
By strengthening, enriching, and enhancing services and resources, the center aims to provide a centralized "one-stop" place to access academic support.
September 30 | 7:00 p.m.
We are pleased to welcome virtually to campus Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club. Her other novels include The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Saving Fish from Drowning, and The Valley of Amazement, all New York Times-bestsellers. She is also the author of a memoir, a book about writing, two children’s books, and numerous articles and short stories.
In 1993, The Joy Luck Club was made into a major motion picture, with Tan as co-producer and co-screenwriter. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2020, and Tan is currently working on a sequel. She is also the subject of a documentary entitled, Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir, which debuted at Sundance in January 2021 and aired as part of PBS’s American Masters series.
Amy Tan has been nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the International Orange Prize, and she has won many awards, including the Commonwealth Gold Award and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Achievement in American Literature. Her essays and stories are found in hundreds of anthologies and textbooks. Her work has been translated into 35 languages.
October 1-3 | Save the Date!
Notre Dame cannot wait to welcome back our alumnae and alumni for Reunion Weekend 2021 on campus. We will have virtual and in-person opportunities to reconnect with classmates, learn about what is happening at your alma mater, and rekindle that feeling of home when you walk by Gibbons Tower. More details will be sent out via email!
Be sure to check out the latest version of the Academic Calendar for 2021-2022.