If you have taken a walk around campus recently you have probably seen the scaffolding that has surrounded Gibbons Hall being removed. After nearly a year of renovations, the transformation is close to completion. However, the restored windows, the new roof, and the transformed interior aren't the only things that have been revealed recently. After months encased in a wooden box, our Mary statue, that stands at the entrance of Gibbons Hall is once again greeting visitors to campus. Workers recently removed the box that has protected it. If you haven't seen the statue, be sure to stop and take a look. It is of special meaning to Notre Dame because it was designed by alum Katie Lynn Gutridge '95 and has welcomed people to campus since the mid-90s.
On February 7, the campus will come together to celebrate Notre Dame Day! The day recognizes the accomplishments of our students and our rich history. In addition to student recognition, the Distinguished Staff Award and the SSND Mission and Ministry Award will be presented.
The event is open to everyone in our community. "Notre Dame Day is a celebration of our students’ academic accomplishments in various areas of study, and their athletic achievements," says Sister Eileen O’Dea, Vice President for Mission. “It is also a time to reflect and remember the past and history of our community.”
Originally on March 25, Notre Dame Day was created to celebrate the two cores of our school: Mary, and our state of Maryland. Time has augmented several elements of this as well as its date. However, the sentiment of the day still stands.
Please join us as we celebrate Notre Dame Day in Doyle Formal on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 2-5 p.m.
Big honors for Notre Dame of Maryland University graduate Candace Wright ‘16. The biology alum has been awarded the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship. The fellowship offers recent graduates and career changers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) a stipend of $30,000 to complete a specially designed, cutting-edge master’s degree program in exchange for a commitment to teach for three years in high-need secondary urban or rural schools.
While attending Notre Dame, Wright worked multiple semesters as an undergraduate teaching assistant and during her senior year, she participated in a science teaching apprenticeship in the Biology Department with Dr. Jennifer Kerr.
DAMOZEL,NDMU’s annual creative magazine is now accepting submissions for the 2017 issue. Students – both past and present undergraduate and graduate are invited to submit their work.
DAMOZEL is open for submissions of poems, stories, essays, and original artwork until March 1, 2017. Guidelines for each of the categories and the online submission form can be found at https://damozel.submittable.com/submit
Lauren Romagnano (’17) was accepted to the MLitt/MFA program in Shakespeare and Performance at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, VA. This program works very closely with the American Shakespeare Center, also located in Staunton, and Lauren is looking forward to her work with this company!
Brittany Martinez (’18) has accepted a Spring apprenticeship in Dramaturgy at Center Stage, working under Associate Director/Director of Dramaturgy, Gavin Witt. Brittany will be working specifically on WHITE SNAKE, Center Stage’s first production in their brand new renovated space!
Kelsey Hundt (’18) is the Assistant Stage Manager for Single Carrot Theater’s production of SAMSARA. She was previously the Stage Manager for Single Carrot’s production of SAVAGE/LOVE, which opened in the Fall.
KUDOS are in order for Angela Simmons and Kristin Pinkowski for their leadership in bringing the University Consortium for Catholic Educators (UCCE) to NDMU for their annual conference. The UCCE establishes and supports a collaborative cadre of primarily Catholic colleges and universities as they design and implement graduate-level teaching service programs for the purpose of supporting PK-12 Catholic education in the United States and placing teachers in Catholic/parochial schools in approximately 24 states each year. Founded upon the three pillars of “Education, Spirituality, and Community,” the UCCE has created an innovative community of universities committed to the service of children in PK-12 Catholic/parochial schools.
Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Technology, Ryan Schaaf. His book, Game On: Using Digital Games to Transform Teaching, Learning, and Assessment was published in December.
AERA conference has selected these NDMU dissertators work for their 2017 conference! Each work surrounds the theme of unequal education opportunity.
Congratulations on your achievement!
Associate Professor of Nursing Mary O'Connor, PhD, RN, FACHE was appointed to the Education Committee and the Sub-committee on education for early and mid-careerists of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. This appointment is very competitive and began January 1, 2017.
The new library catalog is up and running! The Loyola Notre Dame Library now shares our catalog with the University of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), which includes LNDL holdings and those of 16 other member libraries at public universities and colleges in Maryland. The shared catalog grants access to over nine million items to Loyola and Notre Dame students, faculty, and staff.
Please submit your book and media purchase requests as soon as possible! Make your requests via this online form: http://www.loyolanotredamelib.org/acq/PurchaseRequest.html If you have any questions, just email email@example.com.
January 30 - March 10, 2017
Gormley Gallery, Fourier Hall 2nd floor
Rania Hassan combines knitting and painting to weave sculptural stories about our connections to time, place, and circumstance. Paths explores the delicate threads of directions presented, journeys chosen, and the things we could have said or done before it was too late.
February 11, 4-6 p.m.
Gormley Gallery, Fourier Hall 2nd floor
March 8, Noon
Gormley Gallery, Fourier Hall 2nd floor
February 2, 10-2 p.m. Career Center
Get help creating or editing your resume at this workshop.
February 2, 7-9 p.m. Meletia 2nd floor lobby
Take a break, have some fun and play games.
February 3, 4-6 p.m., LeClerc Pool
February 3, 7:30 p.m. MBK Gym
Try your hand at dodgeball! Purchase tickets at lunch. $2/peron $5/team (5 people max.)
February 6, 8, 10, 11-1 p.m. Doyle Dining Hall
Help Notre Dame send love to others! Join Campus Ministry and Service in making Valentine's Day cards for senior citizens at Brightview Senior Living Center.
February 7, 12-5 p.m. Doyle Formal
February 7, 6-7 p.m. Meletia 2nd floor lounge
February 8, 7 p.m. MBKGym
Gators v. Immaculata University
February 14, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Gibbons Hall 222
Dress the part in your interview! Get some tips to ace your first impression at this workshop!
February 14, 12:15 – 1 p.m. Feely International Center 003
February 26, 3-4 p.m. Feely International Center 003
Join us for an information session on the archeological tour of Greece in July. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Greece and learn about its many contributions to western culture. If you can't attend and would like more information or registration forms, contact Sister Therese Dougherty at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 410-532-5559.
February 15, 2-3 p.m. MBK Seminar Room
February 15, 7 p.m. MBK Gym
Gators v. Neumann University
February 16, 12:15-1:15 p.m. MBK Seminar Room
February 18, 9 p.m. - Midnight
February 18, 1 p.m. MBKGym
Gators v. Keystone University
February 20, 9am-11am, 2-4 p.m. Career Center
February 21, 12:15-1:15 p.m. MBK Seminar Room
You have 30 seconds to summarize your time in college and highlight qualifications to a potential employer. Formulate and perfect your speech before the Career Fair.
February 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Feely International Center 003
February 24, 10-2 p.m. MBK Gym
Meet more than 100 local companies eager for new talent at the career fair.
March 1, 6 p.m. Feely International Center Multipurpose Room
NDMU's Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi hosts Dr. Evelyn Spratt, the 2016 Mullan Distinguished Teacher Award recipient for a lecture about her recent research and exhibit “Mistresses at the Fair: The Participation of Notre Dame of Maryland Students in the World's Fair of 1893.”