September 28, 2022
State Grant Allows School of Education to Provide Free Tuition to Prospective Teachers
Caroline and Theresa Halls

Notre Dame of Maryland University is playing a leading role in addressing the teacher shortage across Maryland, with the School of Education using grant money provided by the Maryland Leads Initiative to offer free tuition and additional funding to prospective teachers from three county school systems.

“This grant will allow us to expand our programs to audiences that we might not otherwise have,” said Dr. Kathryn Doherty, dean of NDMU’s School of Education. “And it also provides full tuition funding, book money and fee reimbursements for students. It’s an incredible opportunity for them, and it allows us to fulfill our mission of using education to transform lives.”

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Yasmine Awais
Art Therapy Professor Leads Workshop at International Conference

An NDMU art therapy professor had the opportunity to share her knowledge on the international stage after serving as co-leader of a workshop at the 16th European Arts Therapies Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Yasmine Awais recently presented “When Memories Diverge: Art Therapies Supervision Across Differences” at the European Consortium for Arts Therapies Education (ECArTE) conference from September 14-17.

Emma Alascia and Natalie Newton
Two Gators Earn CSAC Player of the Week Accolades

NDMU received two more Colonial States Athletic Conference weekly awards on Monday morning, as Emma Alascia was selected as Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week while Natalie Newton took home Women's Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week accolades.

Ciarra Bockstie (volleyball) and Averee Radonovich (soccer) added weekly CSAC Honor Roll recognition for the Gators after the two programs combined to go undefeated in their three contests.

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NDMU Community Helps Refurbish A Child's Place

A Child's Place Volunteers

A Child's Place, NDMU's on-campus preschool and kindergarten, received a face-lift in advance of the fall school year through the generous support of partners in mission who dedicated time and effort to tape, paint, and caulk the hallway, entry vestibule, and main bathroom. Special thanks to tapers: Mary Alice Adams, Megan Rivera, Shamus Delaney, Haley Belcher, Robin Lopez, Anita Ford, Donna Howard, & Arielle Gibson; painters: Anita Ford, Arielle Gibson, Alan Jones, & Lasalle Lawrence; clean-up & caulking: Anita Ford, Arielle Gibson, Robin Lopez, Cecelia Crowell, & Donna Howard. The effort provided a clean fresh look and is greatly appreciated!

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Baltimore Collegetown Accepting Applications for Underground Initiative

Collegetown Underground

In its seventh year, Collegetown Underground is a focused, immersive opportunity for college students to explore the Baltimore area outside the classroom. Just 30 students are selected to participate and in four days, you will deepen your connection with the inspiring community where you live and study. Applications are due by November 28.

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York Road Chipotle to Hold Fundraiser for NDMU Basketball on October 10

NDMU Women's Basketball

The Chipotle located on 6314 York Road near campus will hold a fundraiser for NDMU's basketball program on Monday, October 10 from 5 to 9 p.m., with 33 percent of event sales during that time period donated to the team. Online orders that evening using the code 7ZE39MH will also count towards the effort. Players and coaches will be on site to meet and greet supporters.

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Library Updates

Fall Copyright Workshops

The library has six workshops (three virtual, three 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


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Maryland-Pennsylvania Job & Internship Fair

Wednesday, September 28  |  3:30 - 6 p.m.  |  Virtual

The Fall career fair is a place to learn about an industry or organization and their workplace. Join group sessions to observe an employer’s presentation. It’s not necessary to be a job candidate. These events are virtual, co-hosted with other, private Liberal Arts colleges on Handshake.

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

Learn more about the planned activities.

WLIB Presents Resilient Leadership: Thriving Against the Odds

Friday, September 30  |  3 - 4:15 p.m.  |  UAB 106

Featuring Charita Cole Brown, mental health advocate and author of Defying the Verdict: My Bipolar Life. Charita joins the NDMU community to share her story of being diagnosed with bipolar I disorder in her final semester of college, and being told by doctors that she would never lead a “normal” life. As a recognized educator and leader, Charita shares her story of hope strongly grounded in faith and activism to remove stigmas surrounding mental illness. 

Bling it On!

Thursday, October 6  |  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  |  Gator Alley

Join the Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC) for a fun jewelry making event!

Cap & Gown Investiture

Saturday, October 8  |  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  LeClerc Auditorium

All faculty, staff and students should arrive by 10:30 a.m. to the LeClerc Auditorium lobby and MBK Gym.

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.” 

Academic Calendar

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NDMU Events

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