February 8, 2023
NDMU President’s Leadership Forum Features Groundbreaking Leader
Allison Lawrence

Kicking off Women’s History Month, an executive from Stanley Black & Decker will share insights from her journey to the C-suite at a Fortune 500 company as the featured speaker at the President’s Leadership Forum at Notre Dame of Maryland University. Free and open to the public, the forum will take place Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in LeClerc Theatre, LeClerc Hall.

Allison Lawrence, president of Stanley Black & Decker eCommerce, will share insights from her nearly 20-year career at SBD, where 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. In a conversation with student moderator Jensen Armstrong ’24, Lawrence will provide valuable lessons about achieving personal and professional success.

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Damozel Literary Magazine Earns National Award for Excellence

NDMU’s annual student literary magazine earned additional recognition on the national stage recently, as the 2021-22 edition of Damozel achieved the Excellent distinction through an awards program organized by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

The NCTE’s Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Awards publicly highlight high-quality literary magazines produced by students with the support of their teachers. Damozel was one of less than 250 submissions from the United States, Canada, the Virgin Islands and American schools abroad to receive a ranking of Excellent or higher.

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NDMU Nursing Students and Community Members Inducted into International Honor Society

NDMU’s School of Nursing hosted an induction ceremony in Doyle Formal on Sunday, welcoming 43 new members to the Mu Eta Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Induction into the prestigious honor society is open to undergraduate, registered nurse, and graduate students who meet several academic standards. Nursing professionals who were not previously inducted as students are also eligible to join as a Nurse Leader.

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Gator Thrift Clothing Closet Now Open to NDMU Community

 Gator Thrift clothes

Gator Thrift, a free clothing closet for all students, faculty, and staff at NDMU, was officially opened to the community with a launch party in Theresa Hall last Friday. Located in the Office of Service and Community Engagement (Theresa 116), the closet contains shoes, formal and informal dresses, blazers, sweaters, jackets, scarves, jeans, leggings, pajama bottoms, scrubs, and more. 

Gator Thrift was made possible through a partnership with Dress for Success Greater Baltimore. It is open to all members of the NDMU community Wednesday through Friday from 12 to 4:30 p.m., and donations can be dropped off in Theresa 116 during regular business hours Monday through Friday.

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Free Groceries Available to Community Members in Need

 Bags of groceries

NDMU is pleased to announce the addition of another new campus resource - Gator Groceries. Students, faculty, and staff in need can sign up to receive free groceries on the third Friday of each month, with the next pick-up scheduled for Friday, February 17.

You must register by next Monday, February 13 - pick-up will be located in the MBK Seminar room from 3 to 4 pm. Groceries cannot be held past this pick-up window. This service was made possible through a generous partnership with the Maryland Food Bank.

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Registration Open for 2023 Summer Camps at NDMU

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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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Renaissance Institute Hosts Wednesday Concerts in Feeley International Center

Renaissance Institute members

The Renaissance Institute’s music program will be hosting several concerts in Feeley International Center this semester. The NDMU community is invited to stop by The Renaissance Room (Feeley 003) at Noon on the following Wednesdays. Bring your lunch or a friend!

February 22 and April 12: Uke Jam and Singalong. All Uke players at any skill level are welcome and singers are also invited to join in.

March 29: Bluegrass Concert by the “Renaissance Pickers.” All the Band members enjoy singing and presenting a variety of Bluegrass, Country, and Folk songs. The audience is encouraged to sing along whenever tune is familiar.

April 19: Song Circle. House band Tomato Junction will lead the singing and dancing with some well-known pop and folk songs from the 60’s and the 70’s.

April 26: Bluegrass Concert by “High Strung Revisited.” They perform a variety of contemporary and traditional Bluegrass songs as well as some rollicking dance tune straight from the mountains.

May 10: Concert by “Tomato Junction”

Student/Faculty/Staff Updates

School of Education

Jen Miller

Jen Miller, an NDMU graduate and current PDS Site Coordinator for the Stemmers Run Middle/NDMU PDS partnership, was recently named Stemmers Run Teacher of the Year!  Every year, Baltimore County Public Schools asks each of its schools to nominate one educator as the school’s Teacher of the Year.

“This year we selected a teacher who not only exemplifies excellence in the classroom, but who has also successfully taken on a major position shift and several leadership roles around the building," said Bryan Thanner, Miller's principal and a fellow NDMU graduate. "Jen previously served as a special educator at Stemmers Run, and she made the decision to switch to general education this year. We would expect that this transition would come with many challenges, but Jen has handled it like a true professional, building amazing relationships with her students, delivering great instruction, and providing excellent support for her students with IEPs."

Miller attributes her success as a teacher to the foundational education she received through Notre Dame’s SOE certification program. She received her certification in Special Education and Social Studies in 2015. NDMU currently partners with 14 public schools across five different local school systems in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. Miller serves as a liaison between the school and NDMU in one of those PDS partnerships. 

School of Nursing

Lyndsay Wright, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing presented Infection Prevention: It’s in Your Hands to the Maryland Association of Professional Electrologists, Inc. in February.  Attendees of the virtual continuing education course zoomed in from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey and New York, earning two Continuing Education Units for participants.

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Save the Dates

Movie Night: Till

Wednesday, February 8  |  4 - 6:30 p.m.  |  Global Digital Classroom - Caroline Hall Fourth Floor

Join Dr. Erdman and the History & Political Science department for snacks and a showing of Till, the story of Mamie Till-Bradley, the mother of Emmett Till. Following the showing, there will be a discussion and reflection of the film and the portrayal of Mamie Till-Bradley as she dealt with the murder of her son in 1955.

100 Nights

Friday, February 10  |  7 - 9 p.m.  |  Doyle Formal

Hosted by the offices of Student Engagement and Alumni Engagement, this event will celebrate the Class of 2023! The theme this year is Golden Gala, and all of our seniors are invited to come out and enjoy a night of festivities. The cocktail reception starts at 7:00 p.m. and a specially selected buffet dinner will be served at 8:00 p.m. 

NDMU Art Hive

Tuesday, February 14  |  3:30 - 5:30 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!

Social Justice is Served: Liberation & Feminism with bell hooks

Thursday, February 16  |  12:30 - 2 p.m.  |  Doyle Reflection Room

Join Mission & Ministry as we explore the work of bell hooks, author and social activist who focused on the intersection of race, gender and capitalism. hooks invites us to imagine, and work for, freedom and liberation.  Over lunch we will read from and reflect on her book Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics.

Panel Discussion: Women and Incarceration

Monday, February 20  |  6 - 7:30 p.m.  |  Ridley Auditorium - LND Library

Speakers Samantha Master of Free Black Mamas DMV, Qiana Johnson of Life After Release, and Nicole Hanson-Mundell of Out for Justice will address the impacts of incarceration on women, and especially the disproportionate impact on women of color, including such topics as: the role art plays in elevating the voices of incarcerated people; how we got into the crisis of incarceration; issues around sentencing; the history of organizing around incarceration; and examples of resistance. 

Eichner Women Writer 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.

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