October 12, 2022
NDMU Graduates Honored at 2022 Alumni Awards Dinner
NDMU's 2022 Award Winners

Several outstanding Notre Dame of Maryland University graduates were celebrated at the 2022 Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 1 as part of Alumnae and Alumni Weekend.

La Vida Cooper ’03, Dorothy Pula Strohecker ’52, Lyndsay Rehak ’19, M’22 and Chrissy Bolmarcich ’97 were this year’s alumni award winners, while Claire Flavin Funkhouser ’71 was present to receive her 2021 Alumnae and Alumni Engagement Award. Photos from the ceremony and several other events from Alumnae and Alumni Weekend are available on NDMU's Flickr page

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Students at NDMU's Cap and Gown Investiture
First Year, Transfer Students Participate in Cap & Gown Investiture

First year and transfer students were officially welcomed to Notre Dame at Saturday’s Cap & Gown Investiture in LeClerc Theatre! Similar to graduation being the end of a student’s university experience, this event highlights the beginning of our new Gators' time at NDMU.

Qiana Smith-Gabriel ’06 and Kimberly Myers ’09 with NDMU AD Dr. Ashley Hodges
Qiana Smith-Gabriel ’06, Kimberly Myers ’09 Inducted into NDMU Athletics Hall of Fame

Two former volleyball standouts recently became the 51st and 52nd members of NDMU's Athletics Hall of Fame, as Qiana Smith-Gabriel '06 and Kimberly Myers '09 were officially inducted at the 2022 Alumni Awards dinner as part of Alumnae and Alumni Weekend.

Smith-Gabriel was a member of the volleyball program from 2003 through 2005, while Myers played for the Gators from 2005 through 2008. Both held several program records at the time of their graduation, and both were members of a 2005 squad which won the most matches (28) in team history.

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NDMU Receives Platinum and Gold Seals for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement

The NDMU Archway

NDMU’s high voter turnout in the 2018 and 2020 elections was recognized by a national organization supported by over 900 campuses across the United States.

NDMU received a Platinum Seal for the 2018 election and a Gold Seal for the 2020 election from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a nonpartisan, national initiative recognizing and supporting campuses as they work to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement and full student voter participation. The Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement is hosting an on-campus voter registration drive for the 2022 election on October 17 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and again from 4 to 6 p.m. inside Doyle Dining Hall.

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School of Pharmacy Holds White Coat Ceremony in LeClerc Theatre

The Pharmacy Class of 2026

NDMU's School of Pharmacy hosted its White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2026 inside LeClerc Theatre on Saturday, October 1. Welcome to all of our new Gators as they begin their four-year journey at Notre Dame!

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From Iraq to Baltimore, School of Pharmacy Grad Remains a Trailblazer

Dr. Reem Abdullah D'16

Dr. Reem Abdullah's priority in life has always been to provide medical assistance to those who need it most, a priority that continued after she arrived in the United States as an Iraqi refugee in 2009. Recently, the 2016 graduate of NDMU's School of Pharmacy has been working on the frontline to treat COVID-19 patients in Baltimore, and she has used her leadership positions to advocate for pharmacists to play an increased role in public health.

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President Emerita Kathleen Feeley, SSND '50, To Release New Book

The cover of Sister Kathleen's new book.

President Emerita Kathleen Feeley, SSND '50, will soon be releasing a new book titled "How Beautiful! School Sisters of Notre Dame in Africa, 1970-2020," which will highlight the movement among North American SSNDs to become missionaries to Africa. The original watercolor on the book's cover is a gift from Kevin Raines, who left NDMU at the end of last year after 40 years an artist in residence and faculty member of the Art Department.

Those who would like to read the book, a gift from the Province of Africa, please email your name and the number of books that you are ordering to kfeeley@ndm.edu. The deadline is one week away: Friday, Oct. 21. The books will be printed in early November. After you have read the book, if you wish to send a donation to the Province of Africa, instructions will be provided when you pick up your book(s).

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NDMU Drama Presents "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" from October 28-31

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Join NDMU Drama for moustache-twirling melodrama, slapstick humor, and genuine thrills! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a fun, fast-paced, and family-friendly take on the great American ghost story! Schoolmaster Ichabod Crane arrives in Sleepy Hollow and finds a town that exists on the borders between legend and reality. Ichabod settles in and tries to adapt to day-to-day life amongst the town's curious inhabitants, but the spectre of the headless Hessian horseman haunts his nights! Shows will take place in LeClerc Theatre on October 28 (7 pm), October 29 (7 pm), October 30 (2 pm) and October 31 (7 pm).

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Library Updates

Pop-Up Class Series

This semester's pop-up classes will take place virtually and in-person, promising a wide variety of new skills and knowledge!  The following pop-up classes are open to the Notre Dame and Loyola communities. Be sure to register by close of day before classes to receive Zoom link.

Fall Copyright Workshops

The library has four workshops (two virtual, two in-person) remaining this semester. 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 Nursing

The decorated gift bags

Members of the Student Association of Nurses at Notre Dame gathered in UAB on Tuesday to decorate breakfast express bags and fill them with food items donated by the NDMU community. The bags will be given to sick children and their families at the Ronald McDonald House of Maryland in downtown Baltimore.

School of Pharmacy 

Pharmacy students at the clinic

School of Pharmacy faculty and students organized a pair of Immunization Clinics on campus last week. Offerings include the 2022-23 flu shot and the new Bivalent COVID-19 Booster. Were you unable to attend either session? A third clinic will be held in Doyle Formal on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 9 am to 1 pm (Sign Up in Advance).

Save the Dates

Bake and Be Real

Wednesday, October 12  |  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  |  Meletia Second Floor Kitchen

Bake cookies, talk, and learn about the new student mental health organization on campus, WEvolve.

Student Engagement Paint and Sip

Wednesday, October 12  |  6 - 7 p.m.  |  Fourier 103

Come help us make paintings to decorate our new Center for Belonging and Inclusion and make something for yourself as well. Everyone is welcome, you don't have to be an artist!

Commuters Union Interest Meeting

Thursday, October 13  |  12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  |  Commuters Lounge - Next to Gator Alley

Are you a commuter? Interested in joining the commuters union? Join us for an interest meeting where you can meet other commuters and learn more about our organization!

Baldwin Community Day

Tuesday, October 18  |  11 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.  

Baldwin Community Day is an NDMU tradition that celebrates the founding of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and our shared heritage. Our theme for this year’s Community Day, grounded in Laudato Si’, is “Community Resilience & Empowerment.” 

Honors Convocation

Tuesday, October 18  |  3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  |  LeClerc Theatre

Honors Convocation at Notre Dame of Maryland University celebrates the spirit and values of this institution. Each year in this ceremony we bring together the academic community of Notre Dame to illuminate the meaning of academic honor. Students and faculty will line up at 3 p.m.

Artists' Reception: Flux - Student Photography Exhibition

Tuesday, October 18  |  4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  |  Civera Gallery (Second Floor of UAB)

Join us for a reception celebrating the work of our student photographers, featured in the exhibition Flux. This exhibition in Civera Gallery runs in tandem from October 17 through November 18 with Parallax, a national juried exhibition of women's photography at Gormley Gallery. Artists include Zohra Ahmed '23, Olivia Bankard M'23, Rebekah Borman '24, A'iesha Clark '25, Alyssa Einhorn M'23, Alycia Hancock '23, Taif Osman Ibrahim '24, Zoe Kumpf '25, Kayla McDowell '26, Daria Nadeem '24, Aniyah Plumer '25, and Nisttha Ray '26.

House of Ruth on Healthy Relationships

Wednesday, October 19  |  4 - 5:30 p.m.  |  Doyle Formal

A presenter from the House of Ruth Maryland, one of the nation’s leading intimate partner violence centers, will give a presentation on Healthy Relationships as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Title IX and Student Life offices.

Gator Fest & Student Organization Fair

Friday, October 21  |  3 - 5 p.m.  |  Doyle Lawn  

NDMU students are encouraged to come out and have some fun! Students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to come out and enjoy each other's company. There will be fall crafts, a photo booth, fall food, lawn games, music and more! Plus there will be the opportunity for NDMU students to explore different ways to get involved on campus through the Student Organization Fair.

Common Read Author Presentation: Khalida Brohi

Tuesday, October 25  |  7 - 8:30 p.m.  |  LeClerc Theatre

The 2022-23 Common Read selection is "I Should Have Honor" by Khalida Brohi. The book is a fearless memoir about tribal life in Pakistan—and the act of violence that inspired Brohi to pursue a life of activism and female empowerment. Learn more about the Common Read Program.

Artists' Reception and Juror's Talk: Parallax Women's Photography Exhibition

Saturday, October 29  |  4 - 6 p.m.  |  Gormley Gallery

Parallax features the photographic work of 30 women artists from across the United States. Juried by Liz Faust, Curator at Catalyst Contemporary and Full Circle Fine Art, the exhibition presents a wide array of photographic processes, techniques, and approaches by a diverse cast of artists. 

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