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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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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Engagement: Najewicz | White

    Robert Najewicz and Sharon Dudek, of Perry Hall, announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Dudek Najewicz, to Byron Nelson White, son of Nelson and Cindy White, of Bel Air. The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Perry Hall High. She has a...