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December 2019 Contents
NDMU Ranks High Locally and Nationally in New Study Focusing on 4,500 Colleges and Their Return on Investment (ROI)
Released by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce (CEW), the study ranks NDMU high in Maryland and high nationally for having degree programs that pay-off well when looking at 10 and 40-year ROI.
For 10-year return on investment among four-year, bachelor’s, private non-profit colleges and universities in Maryland, NDMU ranks #2 behind Johns Hopkins University (#1). Additionally, NDMU ranks #2 behind Wellesley College (#1) in 10-year return on investment among four-year, bachelor’s, private non-profit, women-only colleges and universities nationally.
Read more on the Value of a Degree from NDMU
Holiday Traditions at NDMU Always Bring Out the Spirit!
NDMU students, faculty and staff were all in the holiday spirit this year.
Check out the photos from our recent celebrations:
Keira Mull ’20 tied for the top prize in the poster contest for the Environmental Sciences category at the National Collegiate Honors Conference this year held in New Orleans.
The title of her poster was “Can Environmental DNA (eDNA) be used for the detection of endangered species in freshwater? Developing species–specific primers for Hanging Bitterling (Rohdeus Pseudosericeus: Family Cyprinidae).” Mull’s poster covered the research she conducted as part of a student scholar exchange program she participated in South Korea.
Other NDMU students who participated in the conference include, Jessie Willinghan, Diana Liz Cabrera, Myra Beyene, Kristina Pickering, Chinwendu Nwokeabia and Gerriza Balmes.
NDMU expert faculty Dr. Evelyn Spratt, Dr. Rachel Burk, Dr. Ken Sossa, Dr. Andrew Moore led the panel discussion Unexpected Discoveries: Disrupting Education through the Humanities.
Volleyball: Champions Again!
Gators’ Volleyball going back-to-back secured their title as 2019 Colonial States Athletic Conference Champions in November. The Gators scored the 3-1 victory on campus and earned a slot in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The Gators battled the Falcons throughout the final match, with long rallies and several runs. Sophomore Alyssa Kerns led the pack with 19 kills, followed by junior Michaila Sheedy with 13.
The Gators went to the NCAA tournament and were defeated by #1 seed Emory in the first round. Congratulations on an impressive season Gators!
National Social Justice Advocate to Speak at WOW
Cyntoia Brown-Long will be part of the speaker lineup for WOW-Baltimore on Saturday, March 7. At 16-years of age, Brown-Long was sentenced to 51 years for the murder of Johnny Allen. Brown was forced into prostitution at an early age and killed Allen in self-defense.
In 2011, a popular documentary brought light to her sentence and she was released in 2019. Watch this CBS interview: Cyntoia Brown-Long on redemption and life after prison.
Puppies Headed to Campus to Help Student Relieve Some Stress
Thanks to Pets on Wheels, our NDMU students had some friendly visitors to help them take a break while studying for finals.
Environmental Efforts Keep Plastic Out of the Natural Environment
NDMU’s student-driven Water Accessible to All (WATA) Committee, with the help of members of the NDMU community, collected plastic bottles as well as a few plastic containers, for a total of 600 items. This is an impressive accomplishment with the goal of keeping as many plastic items from making their way into our watershed areas.
Special thanks are offered to Chasidy Hart who spearheaded this effort and did most of the work. Special thanks are also sent to the management of the NDMU Bookstore for their generous offer to sell reusable water bottles at a 25% price reduction.
Student Suit Closet Set to Open
The NDMU Suit Closet is a new space, opening early Spring Semester in the Career Center (TH 120), where Women's College students may borrow newly purchased professional clothing to attend interviews or conferences. They will check out professional attire, much like they would a book from the library.
This new resource will enhance our students’ employability by ensuring they have access to professional attire any time they step into a networking opportunity, interview or conference. Through fundraising appeals from administrators to alumnae, alumni and friends of the University, all of the $5,000 needed to fund the project has been successfully raised.
An official opening with a ribbon cutting will take place on Wednesday, February 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Theresa Hall.
Spotlight on Student Success: NDMU Student Publishes a Book on PR and Social Media
Talisha Dunn-Square, a NDMU doctoral student studying Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations published a new textbook titled, “A (PR)actical Guide to Social Media” through Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
The book is designed to be a one-stop resource on how to integrate social media and public relations successfully. It features 10 chapters packed with easy-to-read information and a range of suggested social media resources. Talisha is a public relations lecturer at Bowie State University.
The Document Center Expands its Services
The University Mailroom and Document Center continues to expand its variety of products it can produce. Please inquire and let them know what you are interested in printing!
Print Request Form
Winter Break Hours
The Library will close for winter break on Friday, December 20 at 5 p.m. and re-open on Thursday, January 2 at 9 a.m. for January term hours.
LNDL Space Changes
A temporary Help Desk will be set up on the main level through January as we begin construction on a brand new Help Desk.
Gator Basketball Season
The Gators are back in action this week after a two-week hiatus for finals and the start of winter break. On Saturday, December 21, NDMU is hosting the final game of 2019. They play host to Penn State York at 1:00 p.m.
If you can’t make it to campus to cheer on the Gators – watch from anywhere with Gators Live.
So far this season, NDMU is 5-3 overall and 3-0 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference. They come into Saturday's game with a three-game winning streak. On December 7, they narrowly defeated Clarks Summit University in the final seconds, 71-70.
English Language Institute (ELI)
ELI staff presented at the 2019 Maryland TESOL Conference in November. Paula Harmon, MB Harmon and Jessica Hurtado presented a session titled "Building Student Engagement via Teacher Training in Zambia" in which they shared their model of a remote needs assessment, materials development and delivery of teacher training workshops in the Western Province of Zambia in July.
News by School
NDMU Basketball vs. PSU York
1:00 p.m., MBK Gymnasium
Christmas Eve Mass
4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Marikle Chapel of the Annunciation
NDMU Basketball vs. Rosemont
7:00 p.m., MBK Gymnasium
Networking Feedback Session
5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Noyes Alumnae House
Join us for a casual evening of brainstorming as we discuss ways to improve the Networking Committee's engagement with the community and to gather ideas and interest for future events.
NDMU Basketball vs. College of Saint Elizabeth
7:00 p.m., MBK Gymnasium
Spring 2020 Semester Begins
March 7, 2020
WOW – Women of the World Festival Baltimore
NDMU will once again present WOW – Women of the World Festival Baltimore. The festival celebrating women will take place at Baltimore’s Columbus Center and feature workshops, panel discussions, interactive learning opportunities, entertainment and more.