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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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  • 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...
  • John A. Moag Sr., CSX executive, dies

    John A. Moag Sr., CSX executive, dies
    John Andrew Moag Sr., a retired CSX executive who volunteered at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church and the Franciscan Sisters, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Blakehurst retirement community...
  • Latest edition of The Game features a family feud

    Latest edition of The Game features a family feud
    By the time Jen Staab and Sam Hruz played in The Game for the first time, they knew all about the basketball rivalry between the Institute of Notre Dame and Mercy. They grew up hearing about the competition, the tradition and the school spirit...
  • Coachspeak: Arundel boys basketball's Jeff Starr

    Coachspeak: Arundel boys basketball's Jeff Starr
    What has Jeff Starr’s wife, Kristi, racing out to Chick-fil-A on specific nights for dinner? It’s the Wildcats’ undefeated season. Starr is quick to point out he is superstitious, and this season, his game-day rituals are paying off....
  • Pages from Past: Lemon weighing more than a pound grown by Catonsville man in 1911

    An article in the Feb. 17, 1912, edition of The Argus recognized an enormous lemon grown by a local botanist. What is believed to be the largest lemon ever grown in Maryland has been plucked from a tree in the conservatory of J H Kummer, at his home on...
  • Maggie Huether and Chuck Anton

    Bob and Maureen Huether, of Stoneleigh, announce the engagement of their daughter, Maggie Huether, to Chuck Anton, son of Tom and Judy Anton, of Westminster. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School, and graduated from Loyola...
  • Notre Dame names its first male president

    Notre Dame names its first male president
    A man will lead Notre Dame of Maryland University for the first time in its 116-year history, after the board of trustees announced Thursday its unanimous choice of James Conneely as the institution's next president. "It's a boy!" said board chairwoman...
  • HCC to Hold Transfer Fair on March 12

    Harford Community College will host transfer representatives from area colleges and universities on Monday, March 12, in the Student Center. Representatives from the institutions will meet with prospective transfer students in HCC's Student Center from 10...
  • Calendar of events from Baltimore Messenger

    Submit notices via email: messenger@patuxent.com; fax: 410-332-6336; or mail: Baltimore Messenger, 501 N. Calvert St., 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21278. Include sponsor or host, date, time, address of event, contact name and phone number. Deadline is...
  • Dr. Betty W. Robinson, psychiatrist

    Dr. Betty W. Robinson, psychiatrist
    Dr. Betty W. Robinson, a psychiatrist who had been director of inpatient services at the Walter P. Carter Center in downtown Baltimore and an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, died June 19 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice...
  • Sister Stella Marko, teacher, dies

    Sister Stella Marko, teacher, dies
    Sister Stella Marko, a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who taught in parochial schools and worked in an orphanage, died of congestive heart failure June 18 at her order's motherhouse in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 87....