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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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  • Notre Dame to celebrate status as university

    Beginning with pancakes and ending with fireworks, the former College of Notre Dame of Maryland will celebrate its new official status as a university Sept. 9 and is inviting the public to join some of the festivities. The newly renamed Notre Dame of...
  • Speaker series kicks off Montessori 50th anniversary

    The Montessori School in Luthervillle is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and will host a speakers' series this fall as part of the schedule of anniversary events. The school, with includes programs for toddlers through grade six at its...
  • Fireworks fizzle for Notre Dame university celebration

    Friday's planned celebration of the former College of Notre Dame of Maryland's designation as Notre Dame of Maryland University has been altered due to the poor weather outlook. The two planned events open to the public have been reduced to one....
  • 'Goodwill Luggage' — a suitcase whose owner died on 9/11 continues to travel with its new owner

    'Goodwill Luggage' — a suitcase whose owner died on 9/11 continues to travel with its new owner
    I am at southside mall just before the big day in December of 2001, my rust-spotted RAV-4 parked in front of Goodwill, when my favorite holiday music starts up over the loudspeaker. "Greensleeves" always brings to mind the first time I heard it....
  • Former College of Notre Dame officially becomes a university

    The former College of Notre Dame of Maryland officially became Notre Dame of Maryland University on Sept. 9, a year-long process that staff and students said was a long time coming and well worth the effort. The university marked its new status with a...
  • Pfefferkorn-de Messieres wed

    Candace M. Pfefferkorn and Michel E. de Messieres Joan and Louis Pfefferkorn Jr., of West Friendship, announce the marriage of their daughter, Candace Marie Pfefferkorn, to Michel Escande de Messières, son of Susan and the late Olivier de Messières, of...
  • Engagement: Seyler to wed Vyskocil

    Kim and Shirley Seyler, of Parkton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Kate Seyler, to Timothy Joseph Vyskocil, son of Robert and Diane Vyskocil, of Nottingham. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Hereford High School and the College of...
  • Penn-Mar to hold art show in Baltimore

    Penn-Mar to hold art show in Baltimore
    Art therapy classes at Penn-Mar Human Services in Maryland Line are usually pretty quiet as adults with developmental disabilities paint and draw at a big table in the main activity room. But art instructor and art therapist Katie Gutridge recently had...
  • Baltimore County educator named state teacher of the year

    Joshua Parker, a 28-year-old Windsor Mill Middle School teacher in Baltimore County, was named the Maryland Teacher of the Year on Friday night, beating out five other finalists from across the state. The announcement was a surprise, kept secret to...
  • College journey may start close to home for Class of 2011

    College journey may start close to home for Class of 2011
    High school graduates still "go away to college," but, more and more, "away" means not that far. For the grinning seniors proudly wearing their caps and gowns this graduation season, along with their beaming parents, these difficult economic times require...
  • John A. Moag Sr., CSX executive, dies

    John A. Moag Sr., CSX executive, dies
    John Andrew Moag Sr., a retired CSX executive who volunteered at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church and the Franciscan Sisters, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Blakehurst retirement community...
  • Calendar of events from Baltimore Messenger

    Submit notices via email: messenger@patuxent.com; fax: 410-332-6336; or mail: Baltimore Messenger, 501 N. Calvert St., 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21278. Include sponsor or host, date, time, address of event, contact name and phone number. Deadline is...