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February 2020 Contents
The Countdown Begins as Class of 2020 Toasts 100 Nights
The Class of 2020 celebrated 100 Night with faculty, staff, and alums as they prepare for graduation this May!
100 Nights Photos
Notre Dame Day 2020: Leading Our Legacy
Our celebration of Notre Dame Day is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18 and will carry the theme of “Leading Our Legacy”. The celebration begins with a 12:05 p.m. with our Notre Dame Day Mass in the Marikle Chapel. At 3 p.m. in Doyle Formal our campus community members join to honor the ways we live our mission and recognize students and community members for their special accomplishments. Immediately after the awards and recognition ceremony, community members are invited to continue the event with dialogue and desserts in Doyle Formal. There are other events scheduled for the day, please see Notre Dame Day for more information.
Celebrate Giving Day
On February 18, NDMU will have its third annual Giving Day. Notre Dame has come a long way in 125 years, and now you have the chance to take us even further in one day! This year we are highlighting six important funds across campus: the School of Arts, Sciences, and Business; School of Education; School of Nursing; School of Pharmacy; Athletics; and the Notre Dame Fund. With your gift, you will give the fund of your choice a chance to win bonus funds through a series of challenges throughout the day.
- 125th Donation Challenge: Whichever fund receives the 125th gift of the day will receive a bonus gift. This challenge is generously supported by Joan Wilhelm ’03.
- Social Media Challenge: Post on Facebook or Instagram on Feb 18 about why you give using #OneDayNDMU and tag Notre Dame of Maryland University. We will pick one winner at 8 p.m. EST and give a bonus gift to the fund of their choice. This challenge is generously supported by Erin Sturgis DaSilva ’02.
- Most Faculty/Staff: Whichever fund receives the most faculty/staff donors during the day will receive a bonus gift. This challenge is generously supported by an anonymous donor.
- Power Hour Challenge, noon – 1 p.m. EST: Whichever fund receives the most donors during this hour will receive a bonus gift. This challenge is generously supported by Joan Wilhelm ’03.
New this year: Designing Your Life: Vision Board Social. This event is for current Notre Dame students, alumnae and alumni to come together and share their personal and professional experiences while creating vision boards, a visual representation of future goals that you can take home. Join us on campus from 6-7:30 p.m. in Doyle Formal. Watch the dollars and donors add up throughout the day.
WOW Festival Baltimore News
In just under a month on March 7, Notre Dame presents WOW- Women of the World Festival Baltimore at the Columbus Center in the Inner Harbor. WOW Festival Baltimore will feature big-name speakers including award-winning journalist, Soledad O’Brien, and author, actress, director, and #TimesUp Co-Founder Amber Tamblyn, and criminal justice reform advocate Cyntoia Brown-Long.
NDMU's very own, Professor Jeana DelRosso will be holding a session during WOW about her book Unruly Catholic Nuns: Sisters' Stories (SUNY Press, 2017). In her session, she will sit down with Unruly Catholic Nuns contributors and offer reading and a Q&A on the experiences of current and former Catholic nuns, adding to the global conversation about the role of women in the Roman Catholic Church today. For all WOW program updates, be sure to visit wow-baltimore.org. Speakers, performers, artists, and experiences are being announced every day! Be sure to follow WOW Baltimore on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Tickets are still available!
NDMU Partners to Create an Accessible Pathway to your Ph.D. in Analytics
Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) and Capitol Technology University forged a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing graduates of NDMU’s online M.S. in Analytics direct admission to Capitol’s online Ph.D. in Business Analytics and Data Science program.
Through this MOU, graduates of NDMU’s master’s in Analytics program will be eligible to transfer credits from Notre Dame towards Capitol’s Ph.D. in Business Analytics and Data Science. An advanced degree in Business Analytics prepares students for careers in a rapidly expanding range of industries which require professionals with the expertise needed to utilize data effectively.
Learn More about the Partnership
Keira Mull, a senior biology student and Sr. Alma Scholar, will be receiving the Research Award at the BEYA (Becoming Everything You Are) STEM Conference on February 14 in Washington, D.C. Keira was nominated for her outstanding academic achievements in STEM. In particular, she is receiving the award as recognition for her work on the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) to detect the presence of endangered fish species in South Korea. Congratulations to Keira!
First year student, Jolisse Gray and many other demonstrators were featured on local CBS news outlet for their participation in Baltimore's first Ceasefire event of the year. On Saturday, February 8, Gray joined the city-wide initiative on York Road which takes place on four weekends a year. Gray said about the Ceasefire event, “Doing something so simple does make a difference.”
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.
Make The Leap
Sophomores: Are you still figuring out your major? Are you thinking about an internship this Summer? Do you want to know your friends better? Please join us and other Sophomores on February 28 to Make the Leap into more clarity. Spend time with your friends with a fun board game that will raise awareness of your strengths and interests. Other easy activities will give insight into yourself and your peers. You thought you knew your peers well? Our game, Who You Are Matters! generates deeper conversations with fellow players and creates specific possibilities for your future. Register in Handshake and enjoy a relaxing morning with free breakfast.
Auxiliary & Conference Services
Can’t make Dining Hall meal hours? Here are your options
- *New!* To-Go Containers:
- For only $1, you can now get a eco-friendly disposable container at the register in the Dining Hall to get your food to-go.
- *New!* Gator Grind hours:
- Mon. through Thurs. 8 AM to 1 PM and then 4 PM to 7 PM (Fri. only 8 AM to 1 PM)
- Paninis, pizzas, soups & more available to-go
- Gator Grind will extend hours until 8 PM; between 7 PM and 8 PM, students can use their dinner swipe in Gator Grind instead of the Dining Hall for a to-go dinner (meal will be a more limited selection – more information to come)
- For Residential Students w/ Meal Plans:
Summer Camp Registration for 2020 now LIVE!
- Head on over to the Auxiliary & Conference Services page on the NDMU website to find links to the following summer camp registrations: Camp Notre Dame, School of Pharmacy Camp, School of Ed STEM Camp, A Child’s Place summer camp
- NDMU faculty & Staff can use the following discount codes:
- Camp Notre Dame: cndNDMUSTAFF
- A Child’s Place: acpNDMUSTAFF
- STEM: NDMUSTAFFstem for staff & EDFACULTYstem for SOE faculty
NDMU is excited to host Charm City Players’ spring production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical in LeClerc Auditorium this March! Tickets are $20, Charm City Players is offering discounted tickets of $15 to the NDMU community; stay tuned for a discount code!
Show Dates & Times
The following copyright workshops will be offered online using Zoom during the Spring 2020 semester.
How to Find and Legally Use Images
Wednesday, February 19, noon - 1 pm
Ever wonder if it's okay to use an image in your course materials, publication, or conference presentation? This workshop will help you identify when it's okay to use images without permission. It will also provide tips for locating images that can be freely used under Creative Commons licenses or the public domain. A link to access the workshop will be sent to registered participants.
Registration for How to Find and Legally Use Images
Copyright Essentials for Graduate Students
Wednesday, February 19, 6 - 7 pm
Working on a thesis, dissertation, or other large research project? Learn the copyright essentials you need to know to protect your work and make sure you're using the works of others legally. Find out when you do and do not need to get permissions to include images, tests, and more in your thesis or dissertation and how to get permissions when needed. Learn more information about submitting your completed thesis/dissertation to the Library and/or Proquest.
Registration for Copyright Essentials for Graduate Students
Open Access and Open Educational Resources
Wednesday, February 26, noon - 1 pm
Hoping to reduce textbook costs for your students? This workshop will provide an introduction to open access and open educational resources and provide information on where to located open educational materials. A link to access the workshop will be sent to registered participants.
Registration for Open Access and Open Educational Resources
Author's Rights and Publication Contracts: What to Know Before You Sign
Wednesday March 25, noon - 1 pm
Working on a publication? This workshop will help you understand your rights as an author under copyright law. It will provide information common types of publication agreements and their terms and provide tips on negotiating your contract through hands on exercises. A link to access the workshop will be sent to registered participants.
Registration for Author's Rights and Publication Contracts
To request a workshop on a different date or topic or in-class instruction, contact Danielle Whren Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gator Basketball #GoGators
The Notre Dame basketball team is heading back to the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) playoffs. For the second year in a row, the Gators have clinched their spot in the CSAC postseason with a week left in the regular season. Last season, NDMU finished third at the conclusion of the regular season, hosting the first round of the CSAC playoffs. Now for the second time in program history, they are headed to the postseason and will wait until the conclusion of the regular season to see where they’ll finish. The Gators have two remaining home games in the regular season. Playoffs will be played starting on February 24, but they will find out their final seeding at a later date.
Spring is Here
Spring has sprung on campus as the NDMU spring sports preseason practices are underway. Despite the rain keeping most teams indoors, sunshine is in the forecast as the Gators will kick off their spring schedules in March. Lacrosse will open up the spring season, traveling to Lancaster Bible College on March 4. The softball program announced this week that their home contests will be played at CCBC Dundalk, with their season opening on March 14. The tennis team will open their home schedule on March 21 on the NDMU Tennis Courts and outdoor track will stay local for their first meet at Goucher College on March 28.
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Designing Your Life: Vision Board Social
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Doyle Formal
This event is for current Notre Dame students, alumnae and alumni to come together and share their personal and professional experiences while creating vision boards, a visual representation of future goals that you can take home.
NDMYou Suit Closet Ribbon Cutting
12:30 p.m. Theresa Hall 122
Women's College students may borrow newly purchased professional clothing to attend interviews or conferences. This new resource will enhance our students’ employability. Professional suits and attire for students to borrow provides a benefit to ensure they step into a networking opportunity, interview or conference looking professional. They will check out professional attire, much like they would a book from the library.
Zine-making workshop with the Menial Collective
12:00-2:00 p.m., Fourier 206C
United Nations "War No More" Conference in NY
12:00-5:00 p.m., UN Headquarters
Artists’ reception for Our Notre Dame (student art exhibition)
4:30-6:30 p.m., Civera Gallery (UAB, 2nd floor)
Poetry reading in coordination with the exhibition a Ribbon, a Pearl, a Sedimentary Rock
5:00-7:00 p.m., Marikle Chapel
Sophomore Supper - Make Sophomore Year Yours!
5:00-6:00 p.m., Fourier Library, FOU 103
Network with faculty, learn about recommendation letters, food, gifts and more!
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.