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Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame of Maryland University (formerly College of Notre Dame of Maryland), which opened in 1895, is a Catholic liberal arts institution located in Baltimore. In 1899, Notre Dame became the first U.S. Catholic women's college to award a four-year bachelor's degree. It is also the first women's college to start a pharmacy school. Notre Dame operates a Weekend College and an Accelerated College, both co-ed programs for part-time students.

The school also opened the English Language Institute in 1983, which offers English as a second language and American culture classes. In addition to the other programs, Notre Da... Show more »

Notre Dame of Maryland University (formerly College of Notre Dame of Maryland), which opened in 1895, is a Catholic liberal arts institution located in Baltimore. In 1899, Notre Dame became the first U.S. Catholic women's college to award a four-year bachelor's degree. It is also the first women's college to start a pharmacy school. Notre Dame operates a Weekend College and an Accelerated College, both co-ed programs for part-time students.

The school also opened the English Language Institute in 1983, which offers English as a second language and American culture classes. In addition to the other programs, Notre Dame has the Renaissance Institute, a noncredit program for people 50 years old or older. Annual events include 100 Nights, a day of reflection for seniors, and Lantern Chain, where sophomores carry lanterns and sing to graduating seniors. Students can earn a bachelor's degree in 27 majors; the school also started offering master's degree programs in 1984.

The Division III Notre Dame Gators are in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, and the Gators compete in basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Notre Dame's 40-plus clubs include the Columns newspaper, honor societies, cultural organizations and performing arts groups. Notable Notre Dame alumnae include Elizabeth Hoisington , the first female brigadier general in the Army, and Sherry Davis, the first full-time female public address announcer for major league baseball.

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  • Noah's Ark Academic Tutoring celebrates 16th anniversary

    Noah's Ark Academic Tutoring, Inc. in Jarrettsville celebrated its 16th business anniversary on June 1. The tutoring establishment was founded by and continues to be operated by Michelle L. Hoppe of Norrisville. Academic tutoring services are...
  • Congress reaches student loan deal that lowers rates for borrowers

    Congress reaches student loan deal that lowers rates for borrowers
    With the start of classes just weeks away, Maryland financial aid directors sighed with relief that Congress has finally reached an agreement on student loan interest rates that will lower costs for borrowers this academic year. "We have been getting...
  • Women's colleges are still vital

    Women's colleges are still vital
    With the recent announcements that Wilson College in Pennsylvania and Pine Manor College in Massachusetts will join the lengthening list of formerly women-only institutions that are now co-educational — including Hood College and Goucher College...
  • Conneely, first man to lead Notre Dame, steps down

    Conneely, first man to lead Notre Dame, steps down
    James F. Conneely, the first man to lead Notre Dame of Maryland University as president in the school's 116-year history, announced Friday that he is stepping down for family reasons. Conneely, who has served as the school's president since July 2012,...
  • Rookie principal comes to Lansdowne with plenty of experience

    Rookie principal comes to Lansdowne with plenty of experience
    It may be his first year as a principal at Lansdowne Elementary, but Stephen Price is no stranger to working in Title I schools. "I've been with a Title I school my entire career," said the 31-year-old Long Island native, who began his career in...
  • Calvert Court a desired residence since 1915

    Calvert Court a desired residence since 1915
    The Calvert Court apartment house has stood at the southwest corner of North Calvert and 31st streets since 1915, and in recognition of its coming centenary, residents recently chose to honor its architect, Edward Hughes Glidden, with a plaque. When...
  • Sister Marie Vincent Brothers, artist and teacher

    Sister Marie Vincent Brothers, artist and teacher
    Sister Marie Vincent Brothers, a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who spent nearly three decades as a teacher and graphics designer at Notre Dame of Maryland University and was once described as one of the "swingingest" nuns, died June 8 at...
  • The Sun launches internship named for former newsroom leader

    The Sun launches internship named for former newsroom leader
    The Baltimore Sun Media Group is launching a paid summer internship in honor of Mary J. Corey, the first woman to lead The Baltimore Sun newsroom. The internship was announced Monday at a memorial dedication for Corey, who died in February of breast...
  • HCC student selected for academic team

    Harford Community College student Lisa Noll was selected as a member of the 2013 All-Maryland Academic Team. The honor recognizes the scholarly achievements of students enrolled in Maryland's community colleges. Noll was among the more than 1,800...
  • 'Nine Years Under' tells of author's coming of age in a Baltimore funeral home

    'Nine Years Under' tells of author's coming of age in a Baltimore funeral home
    Baltimore author Sheri Booker sees dead people. In her mind's eye, she can clearly remember the 600-pound man whose corpse had to be hoisted by a crane out of his apartment window, the teenage suicide victim who tattooed instructions about his funeral...
  • Pumpkin Theatre's 45th birthday party is a tribute to its founder

    Pumpkin Theatre's 45th birthday party is a tribute to its founder
    Five-year-old Nathan Green didn't want to see Pumpkin Theatre's "Beauty and the Beast" because he thought it was "a girls' show," his mother said. But Nathan and his brother, Gavin, 4, had a fine time at a performance Sunday at St. Timothy's School's...
  • Commencement speakers strive to inspire, entertain

    Commencement speakers strive to inspire, entertain
    Expectations are high for this year's commencement speakers at Maryland universities — an august crew that includes the Obamas and their team of writers as well as funnyman Bill Cosby and Hollywood director Jason Winer. But to stand out — or...