College of Notre Dame meets $14 million...


College of Notre Dame meets $14 million goal

The College of Notre Dame of Maryland announced that it has met its fund-raising goal of $14 million for its "Creating the Future" Capital Campaign, the largest amount ever raised in a single effort by the Roman Catholic women's college in north Baltimore.

The campaign is part of a 15-year plan begun in 1981 and scheduled to conclude in 1996, the school's centennial.

Under the plan, Notre Dame already has installed a campuswide computer system and by 1996 expects to expand its international studies programs and attract more students from abroad.

Campaign funds have gone to or been earmarked for: the construction of the Marian Burk Knott Sports and Activities Complex, which opened in 1989; endowments for financial aid and teacher salaries; and extensive renovations to Gibbons Hall, the administration building; Rice Hall, where the school's computer center is located; and other campus structures.

Missionaries visit:

The husband and wife Presbyterian missionary team of Larry and Inge Sthreshley will speak at services Sunday at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave. in Bolton Hill.

The Sthreshleys, like many missionaries in Zaire, recently have evacuated the central African nation in the wake of civil turmoil caused by conflicts between President Marichal Mobutu Sese Seko and opposition forces.

The couple will discuss their experiences in Zaire during the 9:15 and 11 a.m. services at Brown, and also during the church's 10 a.m. "adult options" session.

Essay contest:

Local high school students in grades nine through 12 can win a free trip to Israel in the annual "What Does Israel Mean to Me?" writing contest sponsored by the Baltimore district of the Zionist Organization of America.

First prize in the competition is a free trip to Israel through the ZOA's Masada Summer Programs in Israel. Second and third prizes are scholarships of $1,200 and $750, respectively, each for a Masada program.

Essays on the contest theme must not exceed 2,000 words and be submitted no later than April 10 to the ZOA -- Baltimore District, 3723 Old Court Road, Suite 200, Baltimore 21208.

Bible talk:

Barry M. Gittlen, professor of Biblical and Ancient Near East Civilization at Baltimore Hebrew University, will lecture on "Wives and Lovers in the Biblical Narrative" at 4 p.m. Sunday at the university, 5800 Park Heights Ave.

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