Tracy K. Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and a two-term Poet Laureate of the United States, will visit NDMU on Thursday, February 23 as the 2022-23 writer in the annual Eichner Women Writers Series, hosted by the S. Maura Eichner Endowed Chair of English.

Smith received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her third book of poems, Life on Mars, and she served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 2017-19. An evening lecture in Doyle Formal, which is free and open to all members of the NDMU community and general public, will include readings of Smith’s work and a book signing.

The annual Kappa Pi Art Honor Society Exhibit and Initiation Ceremony for new student members.

Graduation celebration for first-generation graduating seniors and their family members.

All undergraduate seniors who are graduating this spring are asked to attend to celebrate their time here at NDMU and their many accomplishments.

Join the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society near the the Loyola Notre Dame Library walkway, where a dedication tree will be planted this weekend for Dr. Paul Weldon. Tri-Beta will place rocks and a plaque around the space to honor Dr. Weldon and his dedication to NDMU and the field of Biology. Notre Dame's 2007 Mullan Distinguished Teacher Award winner, Dr. Weldon was a distinguished faculty member in NDMU's Biology department for over 25 years.

As one of six satellite sites for Catholic Charities’ inaugural symposium, the campus community will be gathering in the Knott Lecture Hall in the newly renovated Science Center to listen to renowned theologian, author and lecturer Dr. Greer Gordan as she presents a talk entitled “Good Trouble: Alliances for Racial Justice.” Through both her talk and the following conversation, our community will engage in next steps for dismantling racism and disrupting intolerance, prejudice and bias. 

Join Dr. Jen Erdman and the History & Political Science Department for a showing of The Woman King, based on the real all-female warriors in West Africa that provided the inspiration for Black Panther. Following the showing, there will be a discussion and reflection about colonization and the portrayal of female warriors, both in The Woman King and Black Panther.

Come hang out with the BES board members, and enjoy some fun trivia and refreshments as they discuss their exciting plans for the semester!

Students will watch the award-winning Netflix docuseries: High on the Hog—How African American Cuisine transformed America. Hosted by the History & Political Science Department and the Office of Student Inclusion