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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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  • Sister Genevieve Kunkel, longtime nun and educator

    Sister Genevieve Kunkel, longtime nun and educator
    Sister Genevieve Kunkel, a professed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 78 years who was known for her spirit and positive attitude, died Wednesday at the age of 101 from complications after hip surgery. Sister Genevieve was a participant...
  • Sparks Elementary's new principal brings a wealth of experience to post

    Sparks Elementary's new principal brings a wealth of experience to post
    Like most administrators at Baltimore County public schools, Sparks Elementary School's new principal started out as a teacher, then moved on to assistant principal before being named principal. But unlike others, Pamela Oliver-Jones had a long career...
  • St. Thomas Aquinas principal retires

    When students return to St. Thomas Aquinas on Aug. 27, Sister Marie Rose Gusatus won't be leading the longtime Catholic school in Hampden. Gustatus, one of the last remaining nuns to serve as principal of a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of...
  • 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...
  • College students from Laurel make dean's list

    Alexander Pendleton, of Laurel, was named to the honor roll for the fall semester at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence. A senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, he is the son of Michael and Vibeke Pendleton, of Laurel. Christine...
  • 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...
  • Mildred Otenasek, 98, professor, mentor

    Mildred Otenasek, 98, professor, mentor
    Mildred Otenasek, a pioneering force for women in Maryland Democratic politics and a much-loved professor and mentor at her alma mater, Notre Dame of Maryland University, died Nov. 19 at her home in Roland Park. She was 98. A diminutive, soft-spoken...
  • Bel Air McDonald's honors top teacher

    Bel Air McDonald's honors top teacher
    The McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Baltimore honored Christina O'Neill, the Harford County Teacher of the Year, Monday evening at the McDonald's restaurant on Baltimore Pike in Bel Air. The McDonald's McTeacher of the Year Night provides...