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October 2019 Contents
NDMU Awarded Largest Grant in Its History
NDMU received a Title III grant award for $2,101,310 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP). NDMU’s program, entitled Specialized Technology to Advance and Renew Teaching and Learning (START-L), will serve to enhance retention, academic programs, faculty and student learning resources and support, and integrated technology and advising systems. This is the largest federal grant that NDMU has received in its now more than 125-year history.
Over five years, the START-L program will expand academic enrichment resources to serve all of NDMU’s Women’s College, enhance academic support with new advising technology, and also provide professional development opportunities for faculty and staff in working with diverse populations and first-generation students.
NDMU shares support for the program of 9% of the total project value, or $214,080, over the life of the grant. The U.S. Department of Education supports 91% of the total project. The total START-L programs reflects $2,315,390 in federal and non-federal support.
President Yam Featured as a “CEO you Should Know”
iHeart Radio interviewed NDMU President Marylou Yam on its “CEO’s You Should Know” feature. During the interview President Yam discussed the value of a well-rounded education, the need for a Women’s College in today’s world and how NDMU is responsive to its community and workforce demands while staying true to its mission.
Listen to the full feature
Opioid Crisis in Baltimore Featured in New Gormely Gallery Exhibit
INTO LIGHT, the latest exhibition in the Gormley Gallery (in NDMU’s Fourier Hall) documents through personal portraits the tragic loss of human life caused by the drug addiction crisis in Baltimore. The exhibition features the work of artist Theresa Clower, who lost her own son to an opioid overdose, and who is using art to ease her pain and connect others who have experienced similar loss. Clower has created graphite portraits of 40 Marylanders lost to drug addiction. Through art, INTO LIGHT honors and celebrates those individuals, bringing light to their lives, rather than the darkness surrounding their deaths.
The exhibit is open now through November 22 with a free and open reception on November 2, 4-6:00 p.m. in the gallery.
What Issues Are Important to Women? To you? Come to the next WOW Think-in and share!
NDMU is once again presenting WOW-Women of the World Festival Baltimore which will take place on March 7, 2020. In the meantime, the NDMU team, headed up by Maricka Oglesby, director of WLIB, needs your input on festival programming. Come share your thoughts at our NDMU Think-in on November 16, beginning at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This comprehensive brainstorming session is open to the public and will serve as an opportunity to talk about what topics, people, or issues should be featured at WOW Baltimore 2020.
Register for the Think-in
Contact Maricka for more details: email@example.com.
NDMU’s Copeland Theater Takes on a Musical
This fall, NDMU features racing hearts, sweaty palms, fluttery stomachs and lots of laughs as the Copeland Theater presents the Broadway hit, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Performances run November 1 – 3. We caught up with Director Ann Turiano and got the inside scoop:
The Spelling Bee at NDMU
Student Athletes at NDMU Excel
Four more student-athletes were named to the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Weekly Honor Roll on October 21, which brings the 2019 fall season count of honorees up to 35. The Gators have received a weekly honor in all eight weeks of the fall season, with two weeks left to play in the regular season. With the count now up to 35, Notre Dame has surpassed their record-breaking 2018 fall season by 10. On a week-to-week basis, the Gators are averaging over four honorees a week including eight CSAC Player of the Week and six CSAC Defensive Player of the Week recognitions. The field hockey, soccer, and volleyball teams are all in playoff contention with a couple conference games remaining in the regular season.
NCAA Recognizes Great Work by NDMU Athletics
Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) Department of Athletics was selected as the September Division III Diversity Spotlight Initiative. NDMU received this recognition from the NCAA after their successful OneTeam Week was celebrated on campus.
Full Story: NCAA Diversity Spotlight
Loyola Notre Dame Library News
What is going on at the LND Library? A lot!
LNDL Online Copyright Workshops
The Loyola Notre Dame Library will offer a series of online copyright workshops throughout the fall semester.
- Copyright or Copyleft? Making Sense of Creative Commons: Wednesday, October 30, 3-4:00 pm
- Author's Rights and Publication Contracts: What to Know Before You Sign: Wednesday, November 13, 3-4:15 pm
For more information or to register visit the Copyright Information Center.
LNDL Fall 2020 Pop-Up Class Series
The following pop-up classes are open to the Notre Dame community. If you have any questions, ideas for potential pop-up classes, or would like to teach a future class, contact Matthew Treskon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metal Art Welding
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 4-8, 2019, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: DS 0403
Have you ever seen a metal sculpture while walking around town and wondered how it was made, or wanted to make one yourself? You can learn! The Engineering department of Loyola offers Welding Pop-up Training in Art Metals (metals Sculpture)!
Creating 360 Degree Videos for Teaching
Date: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: LNDL IdeaSpace/Innovation Station
Instructor: Zulma Jimenez
Participants will learn some examples of how people have used 360o videos in education, how to create and stitch 360o videos, how to upload them in YouTube, and how to watch them using the Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard. This class is for beginners only. The goal of the class is for the participant to gain ideas on how to use 360o videos in their teaching.
News by School
Responsive Art-Making Workshop
12:15 – 1:30 p.m., Fourier 207
Offered in conjunction with the exhibition INTO LIGHT at Gormley Gallery | Led by Art Therapy majors
Visiting Ambassador Lecture: H.E. Hunaina Sultan Al Mughairy
1-2:00 p.m., Knott Auditorium
Hear H.E. Hunaina Sultan Al Mughairy discuss Oman-US Relations and the Oman-US Free Trade Agreement. Following the lecture, there will be a reception in Noyes House from 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Phantom Jobs Workshop
4-5:00 p.m., MBK Seminar Room
Postings for supposed job openings are sometimes not what they seem. They can be a source of ongoing frustration for many job seekers, and there are various reasons why they exist. Join us as we discuss how to avoid these postings and dedicate your time wisely to real job opportunities. Register on Handshake.
STEM Family Fun Fair
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Fourier Hall
Bring the whole family for a series of fun-filled drop-in events that give kids (Pre-K through 12) an opportunity to collaborate with one another to solve engineering and design tasks. This event is sponsored by NDMU’s School of Education and is run by the Leadership in Teaching: STEM program’s faculty and students. It is part of the annual Maryland STEM Festival.
Twilight Retreat: Deepening Our Spiritual Lives
9 – 11:00 p.m., Meditation Chapel
Dr. Mari Rapella Heidt will be facilitating the topic: “Finding our Mentors.” Snacks will be provided.
Elevator Pitches & Business Cards
4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Rice Lab 102
Learn how to make a quick impression where Career Center staff will help students practice their elevator pitch and print business cards. Register on Handshake.
Oh, the Places You'll Go; What Can I Do with My Major Workshop
4 – 5:00 p.m., MBK Seminar Room
Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this workshop will help you connect majors to careers!
The Opioid Crisis and Paths to Healing: A Panel Discussion on Drug Addiction
6:30-8:00 p.m., Gormley Gallery
A panel discussion with opioid experts offered in conjunction with the exhibition INTO LIGHT at Gormley Gallery. It is free and open to the public.
Culture Day Celebration
3:30-5:30 p.m., Gator Alley
Hosted by ELI, take a "tour around the world" and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes from more than 20 different countries! There will be prizes, refreshments, music, and more! All are welcome.
4:30-6:00 p.m., Fourier 103
This training is offered in conjunction with the exhibition INTO LIGHT at Gormley Gallery and is free and open to the public. RSVP is required. Contact email@example.com to reserve a spot.
Tour a Business: PepsiCo
Student join the NDMU Career Center as we tour PepsiCo. We will see how an automated shipping and logistics center for beverages that are beginning their journey to merchandisers works. The bus departs campus at 10:00 a.m. Register on Handshake.
1-3:00 p.m., Fourier Hall
The NDMU Art Therapy Program is sponsoring a fibers-based workshop “Mindful Mending” in Fourier Hall. It is open to all students, faculty, and staff. It will be led by Virginia art therapist and George Washington University Art Therapy Program faculty, Jennifer Baldwin, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT. See more information.
Now through December
Learn How to Use the NDMU Multimedia Center
Mondays, through December 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Drop - In Sessions: In the new NDMU Multimedia Studio! These one-on-one introductory sessions occur in 30-minute blocks, on the half hour. You have the opportunity to drop-in and get assistance with various technology tools available to you, assistance in enhancing education with technology, you can also pick up tips and tricks to create effective educational multimedia.
- Features one-on-one training: Joule Course Clean-up, Multimedia for Education, Use the Multimedia Studio and Video Light Board, Create Animated Videos (the easy way), and much more
- Dates/Times: Drop in to University Academic Building 121 on Monday between 9am and 2 pm
Keep an eye on the Multimedia Studio Calendar, for any schedule changes.
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.