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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 Mary Helena Murphy, educator

    Sister Mary Helena Murphy, educator
    Sister Mary Helena Murphy, a retired parochial school educator who was a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 65 years, died Aug. 14 of peripheral artery disease at her order's Villa Maria Health Care Center in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore...
  • Sister Mary Mark Walsh

    Sister Mary Mark Walsh
    Sister Mary Mark Walsh, a retired teacher who was a member of the Sisters of Mercy for nearly 78 years, died of heart failure Saturday at the Villa, her order's Baltimore County retirement home. She was 97. Born Ruth Anna Walsh in Baltimore County,...
  • Herr named director of athletics at Anne Arundel Community College

    Herr named director of athletics at Anne Arundel Community College
    Anne Arundel Community College has named Duane P. Herr of Glen Burnie as the college's director of athletics. A former scholar-athlete on both Anne Arundel's and Towson University's baseball teams, Herr has been serving as interim coordinator of athletics...
  • 'Anchor' collaboration will move city forward [Commentary]

    'Anchor' collaboration will move city forward [Commentary]
    When Baltimore's government, colleges, businesses, non-profits, arts institutions and citizens work together, the city's future comes into more distinct focus. It is a future where creativity and innovation are competitive advantages, where our culture...
  • City formalizes partnership with local 'anchors'

    City formalizes partnership with local 'anchors'
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will sign a pact with several leading universities and hospitals Wednesday to work together on some of the city's most vexing challenges, officials said. The Baltimore City Anchor Plan calls on city agencies...
  • First-generation seniors become Notre Dame university Trailblazers

    When Rachel De La Haya drives back to San Antonio, Texas, after graduating from Notre Dame of Maryland University on Saturday, she won't be hitting the road so much as blazing a trail. She is the first generation of her family to graduate from college,...
  • Longtime Maryvale Prep English teacher retires after 34 years

    Longtime Maryvale Prep English teacher retires after 34 years
    Carol Malone has been molding minds for generations at Maryvale Preparatory School. At 67, she is retiring after 34 years teaching at the all-girls Catholic school in Towson, 30 as chairwoman of the English department. Evidence that she will be missed...
  • Candidates line up for six Harford school board seats to be filled by voters

    Candidates line up for six Harford school board seats to be filled by voters
    Six seats on the Harford County Board of Education will be filled in this year's election, the first time that's happened since state legislation passed five years ago setting up a board with six elected and three appointed members. One board member...
  • Network 2000 promotes female empowerment in the workplace

    Two decades before Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg wrote the best-seller "Lean In," urging women to empower themselves at work, a handful of female leaders in Baltimore joined forces to do the same thing. Network 2000, a statewide...
  • Five finalists named for Harford's 2014 Teacher of the Year

    Five finalists named for Harford's 2014 Teacher of the Year
    Five teachers – three from Edgewood area schools – are the finalists for the Harford County Public Schools 2014 Teacher of the Year award, that a former HCPS superintendent said is the highest honor a teacher can receive. Three finalists are...
  • Marylou Yam named Notre Dame of Maryland president

    Marylou Yam named Notre Dame of Maryland president
    Notre Dame of Maryland University announced Thursday that a New Jersey liberal arts college provost known for her research on domestic violence will be its new president. Marylou Yam, currently provost at Saint Peter's University, a Catholic liberal...
  • Loyola annexes Notre Dame, UMD rejoins ACC and more April Fools' Day jokes

    Loyola annexes Notre Dame, UMD rejoins ACC and more April Fools' Day jokes
    Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University students prepare for a violent and drunken clash after Loyola's president declared the college would annex Notre Dame. University of Maryland, College Park President Wallace Loh is carted...