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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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  • Lightning coach: A career as remarkable as it is unlikely

    Lightning coach: A career as remarkable as it is unlikely
    When Jon Cooper was with the Green Bay Gamblers, coaching the team to the championship of the top junior hockey league in the United States, he did some promotional videos that spoofed the Dos Equis beer commercials.
  • Norman E. Ross

    Norman E. Ross
    Norman Everett Ross, the longtime director of the city's Cultural Arts Project and organizer of the AFRAM festival, died of congestive heart failure May 27 at Seasons Hospice. The Randallstown resident was 84. "He was a strong advocate for retaining...

    Website helps parents talk about alcohol with college-age kids

    Website helps parents talk about alcohol with college-age kids
    With many recent Maryland high school graduates soon headed to the beach for the state’s infamous senior week, 14 colleges have launched a website called www.collegeparentsmatter.org that aims to help parents talk to the kids about alcohol. The...

    Teen of the Week: Old Mill teen balances academics, extracurricular and volunteer activities

    Teen of the Week: Old Mill teen balances academics, extracurricular and volunteer activities
    The Shade Twins of Old Mill High's Class of 2013 are a tough duo to match, but their younger sister is certainly up to the challenge. Jamie's 19-year old twin siblings, Danny and Julie, were Old Mill's 2014 co-valedictorians in a three-way tie with...

    Helen C. Brown

    Helen C. Brown
    Helen C. Brown, who taught music in Baltimore public schools for more than 30 years and later at the Renaissance Institute, died Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice of gall bladder disease. She was 93. The daughter of William Joseph Manley Sr.,...