March 30, 2022
New One Stop Wellness Vending Machine Available in Doyle Hall
A photo of the new wellness vending machine in Doyle Hall

The Notre Dame of Maryland University community will have increased access to a variety of health care products, as well as COVID self-tests, with the installation of a One Stop Wellness Vending Machine in the lobby of Doyle Hall. Other available items include personal protective equipment, first aid materials, personal care products, and several over-the-counter medications.

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NDMU drama and photography students recreate a photo from the 1920's depiction of "As You Like It"
NDMU Drama Takes Fresh Approach with ‘As You Like It’

When “all the world’s a stage” and there’s never “too much of a good thing,” get ready for a rip-roaring performance of the Shakespeare comedy, “As You Like It,” at NDMU on the LeClerc Hall lawn April 1-3 and April 8-10, 2022. General admission tickets are $15 ($10 for students with ID).

To commemorate Notre Dame’s first staging of the play nearly a century ago, photography students reimagined archival images from that production and others for a digital gallery, using current members of the NDMU Drama cast as models.

A photo of a young Jennifer Mitchell with her grandmother, Juanita Jackson Mitchell
‘She was a Champion for All Women’

Juanita Jackson Mitchell was the first African American woman to practice law in Maryland, filing lawsuits that desegregated pools, restaurants and parks, and helping Maryland integrate schools after the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision.

Jennifer Mitchell, assistant professor in NDMU's School of Nursing, knew her as Grandma Mitchell.

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NDMU PhD Student to Participate in Global Fellowship

A headshot of Zeina Al-Zaiim

An NDMU graduate assistant and PhD student was one of nine women from an international pool of candidates selected to the Institute for Global Engagement’s Center for Women, Faith & Leadership (CWFL) hybrid fellowship cohort. Zeina Al-Zaiim D’23 was the lone United States representative chosen to participate in the one-year fellowship, which began on March 18. The fellowship includes upcoming trips abroad to both Norway and Nigeria.

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Art Therapy Master's Program Preps Students for Fast-Growing Profession

Headshots (left to right) of Melanie Sanderson, Emily Kendall and Samantha Willett-Jackson

NDMU became the only school in Maryland to offer a master's degree in art therapy back in 2018, and members of our first cohorts have found a variety of job opportunities available after graduation! Three of the program's initial graduates recently discussed how Notre Dame prepared them for their current roles and what originally drew them to the field.

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Two New Summer Camps Hosted at NDMU

An instructor works with two children during Notre Dame's STEM camp in 2021

NDMU is offering two new camps in art and cooking in summer 2022, in addition to its traditional slate of youth programming. Registration is now available, with spots filled on a first-come, first-served basis for all six camps which will be held on-campus this summer.

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Library Updates

Spring Copyright Workshops

The library has two virtual workshops remaining for the spring semester. The next session, "Copyright for Creators - Making and the Innovation Station," is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Monday, April 11. A full schedule is available below, click the links for registration and additional information on each individual workshop.

Conference and Auxiliary Services

Updated Dining Information


School News
Student/Faculty/Staff Updates

School of Arts, Sciences & Business

Dr. Jessica Davis, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, will participate in the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Conference on April 13-14, where she will chair the “Teaching of Philosophy Poster Session” and the “Teaching Core Texts: Nietzsche” panel. Dr. Davis will also present a paper in the Power and Injustice Colloquium, in response to Erica Bigelow's paper, “Fitting' Disability into Power."

School of Education

Dr. Stephanie Savick, Associate Professor in the School of Education, published two articles, one with her PhD student, Gina Davenport, principal at Arundel High School, in ASCD's March 2022 Educational Leadership journal:  Adaptive Leadership for School Equity, 79 (6) 22-27 and Six Steps for Adaptive Leadership 79 (6). 26-27.  Dr. Savick and Ms. Davenport were invited to participate in an @ELmagazine Twitter chat on Wednesday, March 16, from 8:00-9:00 pm ET to discuss their work on the topic of adaptive leadership, the focus of the EL March issue. 

Dr. Savick also presented "Advancing Equity Literacy in PDS Networks," at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in February, 2022. 

Dr. Angelo Letizia, Assistant Professor, hosted two presentations at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in February, 2022:  "Are Our Former Interns Making a Difference with Learners in Their Classrooms?" and "Graphic Citizenship."

Patty Silver, Assistant Professor, presented with PDS partner, Lauren Watson, Assistant Principal at John Ruhrah Elementary Middle School in Baltimore City, "The GEER Grant and Our PDS Partnership" at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in February, 2022.

Dr. Renee Garraway, Assistant Professor, presented "Trauma-Informed Instruction Through the Lens of Homelessness" to the faculty of PDS Partner, Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County Public Schools on January 31, 2022. 

Dr. Kristine Larson, Assistant Professor, presented "Promoting Individual and Community Flourishing in Schools" to the faculty of PDS Partner, Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County Public Schools on March 7, 2022.

Dr. Christa De Kleine, Professor, gave an invited lecture at the Pennington School in New Jersey on March 28 titled "Multilingual Learners in Secondary School."

Joanne Sanders, a PhD student working towards her doctorate in Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations, is the author of a new book titled "Mommy, Mommy, What is Gratitude?"


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Biology Seminar: Human Self-Domestication

Thursday, March 31 | 12:15 - 1 p.m. | Knott 311 and Virtual

The NDMU Biology Department welcomes Dr. Richard Wrangham from the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. Dr. Wrangham is the author of a new book, The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution.

NDMU Art Hive

Saturday, April 2 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Doyle Formal

An Art Hive welcomes everyone as an artist and believes art making is a human behavior. Art Hives celebrate the strengths and creative capacities of individuals and communities.

The Great Egg Hunt

Monday, April 4 | 5 - 6 p.m. | Doyle Formal

Join the Class of 2023 in The Great Egg Hunt! Keep your eyes peeled as you search for eggs.

Self-Defense Class (Krav Maga)

Tuesday, April 5 | 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. | MBK Gym

Charles J. Busta Business Forum: Diversity in Supply Chain - Creating Sustainable Futures

Tuesday, April 5 | 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Doyle Formal

Supply chain issues are impacting consumers around the world in unprecedented ways during the COVID 19 pandemic. Consumer product shortages, resource management, and sustainability are at the forefront of discussion as corporate leaders operate in an uncertain landscape. With an eye on increasing and retaining diversity in leadership, our speakers discuss emerging solutions to challenges where new thinking is imperative as we look toward new futures for our planet.

Moderator: Susan Aplin, CEO of the World Trade Center Institute
Featuring: Sheri Hinish, IBM Global Executive Partner of Sustainability and Circularity (a.k.a. The Supply Chain Queen)

Diversity Dialogue: Gender Based Violence

Tuesday, April 12 | 6 - 7 p.m. | Doyle Formal

The Office of Inclusion and Community Standards is partnering with the Black Student Union to discuss gender-based violence. All are welcome!

NDMU Day of Service

Saturday, April 23 | Hours Vary | On Campus and Off Campus Locations

Please join the Office of Alumni Engagement for the inaugural NDMU Day of Service event! Day of Service will unite the NDMU community in service to humankind, showing our NDMU pride and the collective power of volunteerism. Join other alumni, students, faculty, and staff as we strive to follow the University's mission of engaging in service. Visit the Day of Service website for project information and registration.

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NDMU Events

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