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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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  • Touching up the roots of 'Hairspray' at Cockpit in Court

    The lively new production of the Broadway musical “Hairspray” at Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre is another opportunity to consider the deep local roots of this show — and to ponder your preference for it in one medium or another. My...
  • Events in northern Baltimore City

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

    Lisa Leyla Morris, of Nottingham, was named to Wofford College's dean's list students for the spring 2011 semester. The Kiwanis Club of Parkville recently awarded scholarships to Laureanne Bard and Abida Kazmi, both graduating seniors from Parkville High...
  • Car thefts, burglaries spur action in Catonsville community

    Car thefts, burglaries spur action in Catonsville community
    Ben Christian had seen enough people using the Medwick Garth Facebook page to complain about the crime in the area, which included two cars being stolen in about a month. "I put something on there that said we need to do something about this," said...
  • Amid the hot weather, lets celebrate on more degree

  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, sports, music and movies

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, sports, music and movies
    MOVIES OPENING (Friday, unless otherwise noted) The Help (Wednesday) 30 Minutes or Less Another Earth The Devil’s Double Final Destination 5 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie NOTABLE TV Bachelor Pad (season premiere; 8 p.m. Monday; ABC) The Bling Ring...
  • Renaissance Institute at College of Notre Dame to hold open house

    The College of Notre Dame of Maryland will hold an open house Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for its Renaissance Institute. Located at 4701 N. Charles St., the Institute is a peer-taught organization for adults 50 and older who come together to...
  • Hippodrome holds onto hope for 2011

    Hippodrome holds onto hope for 2011
    It’s costing a lot to keep the lights on at the Hippodrome Theatre. A recent article in the Baltimore Sun explains that rising utility costs and declining attendance are jointly causing concern at the downtown Baltimore performing arts center....
  • Baltimore City resources

    Baltimore City Government http://www.baltimorecity.gov/ Mayor Sheila Dixon http://www.baltimorecity.gov/mayor/ Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake http://www.baltimorecitycouncil.com/ Baltimore City Government Resources Baltimore City 311...
  • Summer festival guide

    Summer festival guide
    Hairdos that mirror beehives, cars that drip with unfamiliar ornaments and books that came off the shelves years ago. It's time for Baltimoreans to tuck away their winter clothes and welcome the warm weather, and there's no better way to celebrate the...
  • Jordan Wilkerson-Shari Cook

    Leslie Cook, of Finksburg, and Robert Cook, of Gamber, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shari Cook, to Jordan Wilkerson, son of Sandy and Randy Wilkerson, of Hampstead. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Westminster High School and...