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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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  • Cecilia W. Murphy, telecommunications worker

    Cecilia W. Murphy, telecommunications worker
    Cecilia W. Murphy, a retired telecommunications worker who also had been co-owner of a restaurant at Belvedere Square, died of multiple sclerosis Nov. 11 at her Towson home. She was 55.
  • Patricia M. Krehnbrink, homemaker, volunteer

    Patricia M. Krehnbrink, homemaker, volunteer
    Patricia M. Krehnbrink, a homemaker who was a longtime member and volunteer at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Anne Arundel County, died Wednesday at Heron Point retirement community in Chestertown. She was 91. The daughter of Carl Gordon Kirwan, a...

    Congress reaches student loan deal that lowers rates for borrowers

    Congress reaches student loan deal that lowers rates for borrowers
    With the start of classes just weeks away, Maryland financial aid directors sighed with relief that Congress has finally reached an agreement on student loan interest rates that will lower costs for borrowers this academic year. "We have been getting...

    Sister Mary Martha Geipe, educator

    Sister Mary Martha Geipe, educator
    Sister Mary Martha Geipe, a teacher, principal and pastoral minister, died of a stroke Dec. 20 at her order's motherhouse in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 88. Born Nancy Marie Geipe in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Anna...

    College journey may start close to home for Class of 2011

    College journey may start close to home for Class of 2011
    High school graduates still "go away to college," but, more and more, "away" means not that far. For the grinning seniors proudly wearing their caps and gowns this graduation season, along with their beaming parents, these difficult economic times require...