September 14, 2022
NDMU Becomes Co-ed
Caroline and Theresa Halls

For more than 125 years, Notre Dame of Maryland University has broken barriers to provide high quality higher education to generations of diverse students. NDMU has continuously expanded its reach to create new educational opportunities for underserved populations and build inclusive communities. On Sept. 12, 2022, the NDMU Board of Trustees voted unanimously that the University become co-educational and enroll men into the traditional undergraduate program starting in fall 2023.

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Frequently Asked Questions: NDMU Becomes Co-ed

Why is NDMU becoming co-ed? Why now? What factors led to this decision?

Answers to over a dozen questions related to the Board of Trustees' unanimous decision to become co-educational and enroll men into the traditional undergraduate program starting in fall 2023.

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Knott Science Center Renovation Showcases STEM in Action

The Knott Science Center at NDMU is undergoing a $9 million renovation to create innovative learning and collaborative spaces to enhance student learning and success in STEM. The NDMU community joined with state and local officials and supporters to celebrate the renovation on Sept. 8.

The renovation, expected to be completed in early 2023, will create glass-walled classrooms and labs to display science in action, instructional spaces for student-faculty collaboration, specialized research labs, and flexible group learning spaces.

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Faculty and Staff Discount Available for Alumnae and Alumni Weekend Events

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The Alumnae and Alumni Engagement Office is extending a special discount for faculty and staff to attend keystone events during Alumnae and Alumni Weekend as a way to show gratitude for all that they doTo receive the discount, faculty and staff must use the unique link for paid events by Monday, September 19. Below are the two events that include the faculty and staff discount. There are also four free events on Friday, September 30 open to faculty and staff. Please register for these events if you plan on attending. Please note that there is a required $5 registration fee for each faculty or staff member attending any event during the weekend.

Welcome Happy Hour and Crab Feast
Friday, September 30 | 7:00 p.m. | Doyle Lawn Tent
Faculty & Staff Discount: $45 (reg. price $70)

All Classes Cocktail Reception and Alumni Awards Dinner
Saturday, October 1 | 5:30 p.m. | Doyle Lawn Tent
Faculty & Staff Discount: $40 (reg. price $65)

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Several Student-Athletes Earn Weekly CSAC Awards

Paulina Hernandez and Sara Morales

Four NDMU student-athletes were recognized by the Colonial States Athletic Conference for their accomplishments during the first two weeks of the fall season. Paulina Hernandez, a junior for the volleyball program, earned her second career weekly CSAC Defensive Player of the Week award on Sept. 5, and she added CSAC Honor Roll accolades the following week. Teammates Emma Mueller and Gabbi Taganas were also named to the CSAC Honor Roll early in the 2022 season for the volleyball program, while soccer senior Sara Morales added Honor Roll recognition after scoring a hat trick during a 6-2 season-opening victory for the Gators over Gallaudet.

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Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle Resumes Service for Fall Semester

The Baltimore Collegetown shuttle

The Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle has resumed full service for the fall semester. The shuttle goes to three schools - Johns Hopkins University (Homewood Campus), Notre Dame of Maryland University and Towson University. In addition to the three schools, it stops at Penn Station, Towson Town Center, Towson Place Shopping Center, and the Shops at Kenilworth.

Anyone with an NDMU ID (student, faculty, and staff) is eligible to utilize the shuttle's services for free, and riders may be accompanied by up to two guests.

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Library Updates

Fall Copyright Workshops

The library will hold seven workshops (four virtual, three in-person) throughout the fall semester, beginning with a one-hour Zoom session on Tuesday, September 27! 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 Education 

Dr. Kristine Larson, Assistant Professor in the School of Education, and Dr. Stephanie Savick, Associate Professor, recently had an article published in a special guest issue of the NAPDS journal, School University Partnerships entitled "A Culture of Caring in School–University Partnerships." The purpose of the issue was to celebrate the ways school-university partnerships have thrived, examine the overlapping ideas of nurturing pedagogy, self-care, and social emotional learning, share ideas that address and confront educational inequities, and explore the ways in which school–university partnerships have supported the social emotional health and well-being of all partnership stakeholders. The citation for the article is below:

Larson, K.E., Savick, S., Segree, T., Buchanan, M. & Chaturvedi, A. (2022). Integrating flourishing within PDS partnerships to support students’ mental health and wellbeingSchool-University Partnerships, 15(2).

School of Pharmacy

Dr. Matthew Shimoda, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Clinical and Administrative Sciences, will serve as interim dean of the School of Pharmacy for the 2022-23 academic year. Dr. Anne Lin, the School's founding dean, departed on September 7 after nearly 15 years of service to the University.

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Caribbean Heritage Celebration

Thursday, September 15  |  12:10 - 2 p.m.  |  Marikle Chapel/Theresa 124

Join Mission & Ministry for a celebration of Caribbean heritage! We will have a Caribbean inspired Mass in the Marikle Chapel, with Caribbean food, music, and fun to follow afterwards in Theresa 124.


YES Program Information Session

Thursday, September 15  |  4:30 - 6 p.m.  |  Fourier 106

Volunteers would tutor at two local schools, helping elementary and middle school students in a variety of subjects. They will also have the opportunity to assist with additional after-school programs. The York Road Education and Service (YES) Program is a collaboration between NDMU and the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA program, designed to increase college awareness and preparedness among local Baltimore youth. 


Artist's Reception - Suzy Kopf: Orange Crush

Saturday, September 17  |  4 - 6 p.m.  |  Gormley Gallery

Gormley Gallery is pleased to present Suzy Kopf: Orange Crush, on view September 6 through October 7, 2022.


Mass

Sunday, September 18  |  6 - 7 p.m.  |  Marikle Chapel

Join Campus Ministry to reflect and pray together as a community. Held in the Catholic tradition, students from all religious and non-religious backgrounds are welcome. 


Gallery Talk - Suzy Kopf: Orange Crush

Friday, September 23  |  11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  |  Gormley Gallery


Women's Colleges & Universities Diversity Career Expo

Wednesday, September 27  |  3 - 6 p.m.  |  Virtual

This recruiting event is the first-ever of its kind! 10+ women's colleges and universities from across the U.S. are collaborating to help you find and land internships, jobs, and post-grad opportunities! All majors and class years are encouraged to attend.


MCIW Art Collaboration Interest Meeting

Thursday, September 29  |  12:15 - 1:30 p.m.  |  Fourier 203

Meeting for those interested in participating in an artistic collaboration with women incarcerated at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women (MCIW) in Jessup, MD. This collaboration will involve working with the women to create art about their experience of incarceration, and will lead to an exhibition in Gormley Gallery in January and February, followed by an exhibition at MCIW in the spring. All are welcome to this informal informational meeting. 


Alumnae and Alumni Weekend

Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2

Registration for Alumnae and Alumni Weekend (formerly Reunion Weekend) opened on July 1 and closes on September 18 at midnight. Learn more about the planned activities.


Academic Calendar

View the latest version of the Academic Calendar for 2022-23.


NDMU Events

Check out the NDMU Events calendar below for all upcoming events.