February 22, 2023
Community Gathers for Notre Dame Day in Doyle Formal
Donna Schissler and Marylou Yam

Notre Dame of Maryland University students, faculty, and staff came together in Doyle Formal on Tuesday afternoon for the annual Notre Dame Day ceremony, with several community members recognized for their accomplishments.

Congratulations to all Dean's List and Departmental Award honorees, Distinguished Staff Award winner Donna Schissler, Service Learning Award recipient Anna Choudhary '25, and the women's lacrosse program, which received the Mary Anne O'Donnell Team Academic Achievement Award for having the athletic department's highest cumulative grade-point average in 2021-22.

This year’s theme was "For Everything there is a Season" -  a recognition of purpose within change. Dr. Rodnita Davis, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, served as faculty speaker for the event.

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Alyssia Dyett and Ahmed Eid
Pharmacy Grads Return to NDMU as Faculty Members

As NDMU’s School of Pharmacy celebrates the 10-year anniversary of graduating its first class of students back in 2013, some of the program’s alumni have returned to campus to help educate the next generation of future leaders in the profession.

Dr. Alyssia Dyett D’18 and Dr. Ahmed Eid D’15 work as assistant professors in the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences. During their time as students, each benefited from the close-knit community environment at NDMU which allowed them to form lasting connections with faculty members, and they now have the opportunity to make that same kind of impact on others.

The Class of 2023 at 100 Nights
NDMU Honors Class of 2023 at Annual 100 Nights Celebration

Members of the graduating Class of 2023 gathered on Friday, February 10 for NDMU's annual 100 Nights celebration! Hosted by the offices of Student Engagement and Alumni Engagement, the event included a one-hour cocktail reception followed by a buffet dinner in Doyle Hall.

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School of Pharmacy Travels to Annapolis for Maryland Pharmacy Coalition Legislative Day

 SOP students in Annapolis

A large contingent of students and faculty from the School of Pharmacy traveled to Annapolis on February 9 to advocate for their profession on Maryland Pharmacy Coalition Legislative Day. NDMU joined hundreds of other student pharmacists in the state capital to meet with legislators and vocalize their support for pharmacy-related bills under consideration in this year’s legislative session. Abdurrahmon Talabi D’24, a third-year student in the program, represented Notre Dame as co-chair of the MPC Legislative Day Committee.

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Women's Basketball Hosts CSAC Semifinal on Wednesday Night

Daija Fitchett

NDMU's women's basketball program will host Saint Elizabeth in a Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) semifinal at MBK Sports Complex, with tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening. The Gators earned the No. 1 seed for this year's conference tournament after finishing the regular season with a record of 21-4 (17-1 CSAC). With a win on Wednesday, NDMU would host the conference's championship game at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon. 

The Gators are looking to earn their first CSAC title in women's basketball. Student Life will be handing out t-shirts to the first 20 students in attendance on Wednesday, and all students are encouraged to wear their favorite wacky pajama pants for the game!

Registration Open for 2023 Summer Camps at NDMU

An aerial view of campus

NDMU is offering a wide variety of programming on campus for youth aged 2-18 in summer 2023, including a new Arts and Activism Immersion experience scheduled for late June. Registration for each of the six camps is now available. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis with the exception of the Arts and Activism Immersion experience, which will interview applicants during the spring.

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Student/Faculty/Staff Updates

School of Nursing

Jeanie Anastasi, Assistant Director for the Center for Caring with Technology, recently achieved certification from the National League for Nursing as a Certified Clinical Nurse Educator (CNEcl), while Barbara Gough, Director for the Center for Caring with Technology, achieved certification from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE). Congratulations to both Jeanie and Barbara!

School of Pharmacy

 SSHP members on campus

A student organization in NDMU’s School of Pharmacy earned recognition on the national stage this month for its success creating exceptional professional development projects for aspiring pharmacists, becoming the only Maryland chapter to receive this year’s award.

NDMU’s Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) was one of 25 organizations nationally to receive an Outstanding Professional Development Award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The ASHP evaluates the content, creativity, impact, and overall impression of the school’s projects during its review process for the award.

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Black Faces in High Places

Thursday, February 23  |  5 - 7 p.m.  |  MBK Lobby

Student Engagement and Student Inclusion present: Black Faces in High Places, a mix and mingle amongst faculty, staff, and students. This inaugural program will feature an interactive panel discussion with a candid conversation.

Eichner Women Writers Series: Tracy K. Smith

Thursday, February 23  |  7 - 9 p.m.  |  Doyle Formal

Tracy K. Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and a two-term Poet Laureate of the United States, will visit NDMU as the 2022-23 writer in the annual Eichner Women Writers Series, hosted by the S. Maura Eichner Endowed Chair of English. Smith received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her third book of poems, Life on Mars, and she served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 2017-19. An evening lecture in Doyle Formal, which is free and open to all members of the NDMU community and general public, will include readings of Smith’s work and a book signing.

Derived: The Taste of Culture - Watch Night

Tuesday, February 28  |  5 - 7 p.m.  |  LeClerc Theatre

Students will watch the award-winning Netflix docuseries: High on the Hog—How African American Cuisine transformed America. Hosted by the History & Political Science Department and the Office of Student Inclusion.

Film Screening and Artist Q&A with Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter

Tuesday, February 28  |  5:30 - 8 p.m.  |  LND Library Auditorium

Screening of the documentary Art & Krimes by Krimes, followed by Q&A with artist Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter.

Art & Krimes is about artist Jesse Krimes, who secretly created monumental artwork while locked up in federal prison. Working with prison bed sheets, hair gel, and newspaper, he created small panels that he smuggled out piece by piece, ultimately creating a 40-foot mural that he saw only upon coming home. Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter is an award-winning artist who creates work about her experience of incarceration and offers a critical perspective on the particular challenges women of color face when they become immersed in the criminal justice system.

President's Leadership Forum: A Conversation with a Groundbreaking Leader, ft. Allison Lawrence

Wednesday, March 1  |  6:30 - 8 p.m.  |  LeClerc Theatre

Join the Women's Leadership Institute of Baltimore for an inspiring conversation with Allison Lawrence, president of Stanley Black & Decker eCommerce, as we kick off Women’s History Month.

Lawrence will share insights from her nearly 20-year career at Stanley Black & Decker. She rose through the ranks from working at a local store just out of college to leading the charge of growing the company's iconic brands online on a global scale. Hear how she ascended to the C-suite at a Fortune 500 company and her tips to realizing your dreams.

NDMU Art Hive

Saturday, March 4  |  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  |  Doyle Formal

The NDMU Art Hive, facilitated by members of the NDMU Art Therapy Department and students, welcomes the NDMU community and everyone else for free and open art making!

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