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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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  • 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...
  • Harford school board president Leonard Wheeler dies

    Harford school board president Leonard Wheeler dies
    Harford County Board of Education President Leonard Wheeler, who had presided over the board's most recent meeting Monday night, died at his Bel Air home Tuesday night. Dr. Wheeler's death was unanticipated. He was 73. "He gave it his all. He was very...
  • Harford school board president remembered for dedication to education

    Harford school board president remembered for dedication to education
    A lifelong educator, who always strived to do what was best for the children and to stand up for what he thought was right, even if it wasn't popular, is how Dr. Leonard Wheeler was remembered Tuesday by family, friends and colleagues. Dr. Wheeler, 73,...
  • 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...