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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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  • Grace Arnold Nalls, commercial artist, dies

    Grace Arnold Nalls, commercial artist, dies
    Grace Arnold Nalls, a retired commercial artist and stage performer, died of congestive heart failure July 30 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Homeland resident was 82. Born Grace Lucille Arnold in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park, she was a...
  • Amid the hot weather, lets celebrate on more degree

  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, sports, music and movies

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, sports, music and movies
    MOVIES OPENING (Friday, unless otherwise noted) The Help (Wednesday) 30 Minutes or Less Another Earth The Devil’s Double Final Destination 5 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie NOTABLE TV Bachelor Pad (season premiere; 8 p.m. Monday; ABC) The Bling Ring...
  • Renaissance Institute at College of Notre Dame to hold open house

    The College of Notre Dame of Maryland will hold an open house Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for its Renaissance Institute. Located at 4701 N. Charles St., the Institute is a peer-taught organization for adults 50 and older who come together to...
  • Hippodrome holds onto hope for 2011

    Hippodrome holds onto hope for 2011
    It’s costing a lot to keep the lights on at the Hippodrome Theatre. A recent article in the Baltimore Sun explains that rising utility costs and declining attendance are jointly causing concern at the downtown Baltimore performing arts center....
  • Helen H. Fingles, apartment manager, dies

    Helen H. Fingles, apartment manager, dies
    Helen H. Fingles, former assistant manager of a University Parkway apartment building, died Aug. 14 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at her Ocean City home. The Mercy Ridge Retirement Community resident was 81. The daughter of a construction...
  • Renaissance Institute teachers know their history

    As teachers at the Renaissance Institute, retirees Sidney Leibovitz and Gregory Halpin fascinate their adult students with history courses ranging from the Chinese Revolution to French Connections. Their own histories are fascinating, too. Leibovitz's...
  • 'Abraham and Isaac,' taking aim at student violence

    The writers in the Baltimore Playwrights Festival have all sorts of day jobs. S.E. Schulze, who wrote "Abraham and Isaac," is an animal keeper at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. When his play mentions hawks, deer and other critters, it's safe to...
  • Student loans discharged because debtor has Asperger's

    A Baltimore County woman had about $340,000 in student loan debt discharged by a federal bankruptcy judge this month because Asperger's syndrome prevents her from holding a job. Carol Todd of Nottingham pursued college degrees "as a stepping stone toward...
  • Two brothers spread lacrosse from Towson to South Africa

    Two brothers spread lacrosse from Towson to South Africa
    Kip and Harrison Hart sit at the kitchen table in their Towson home, along with their mother, Barb Cox, and their South African "brother," Phinius Sebatsane, pondering how they're going to handle the massive amount of donations filling the dining and...
  • Barbara Cook is still glowing at 85

    Barbara Cook is still glowing at 85
    Barbara Cook approaches a song from the inside out, judging the weight of each measure, the point behind each word in a lyric. So when she sings, she starts from a place where there's nothing but truth. No artifice, no exaggeration, no self-aggrandizing...