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Calling All Accountants: Opportunity to Network with BPM LLP

bpmMargo Feldman of the NDNU Accounting Club announced that Kappa Beta Delta, the business honor society at Skyline College and the Accounting club at NDNU are jointly hosting an accounting presentation at Skyline College on April 10th.  All business and accounting students are invited to attend. 
Upcoming event at Skyline College:
Transitioning from Student to Professional with BPM

BPM LLP is one of California’s largest accounting and consulting firms. They will be visiting Skyline College on Tuesday, April 10 from 3 to 4pm to network with students and to share their insights about the firm and careers in the financial industry through a fun and informal family feud-style setting. Afterwards, they are happy to discuss internship and career opportunities for students through BPM. Visiting professionals include a BPM Partner, Manager, Senior, and Intern.


This event is free and open to all students to attend. Free food will also be provided.

Please see flyer and link below:

Please RSVP to so that we know how much food to order.

What: Accounting Presentation with BPM

When: Tuesday, April 10th

Time: 3pm – 4pm

Location: Building 8, Room 8211

                 Skyline College

                 3300 College Dr.

   San Bruno CA 94066

Contact: Margo Feldman (student & BPM intern)

Image courtesy San Francisco Chamber of Commerce:

A Reason to Remember

LibraryThe Library and the Dorothy Stang Center have collaborated to bring A Reason to Remember, a traveling exhibit developed by the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to the Library from August 1st to September 29th.  The exhibit presents victims and survivors of the Holocaust through the stories of five Jewish families living in Roth, Germany.  In collaboration with Professor Miriam Zimmerman, the Library is hosting a panel discussion on September 15th from 2 pm to 4:30 pm.

I visited the exhibit this week and took the above photo.  It is well worth visiting!

Poetry Reading and Reception

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:30 in the Wiegand Gallery

Margaret Elysia Garcia and Zack Rogow.

Margaret Elysia Garcia is the author of the short story collections Sad Girls & Other Stories and Mary of the Chance Encounters.  She also writes and produces plays, poetry, and essays.  In 2016 she resurrected a school library in her small town that now houses over 20K titles and she was able to donate additional books to seven rural schools in two counties.  She’s a reporter for Feather River Publishing and an editor for Hip Mama Magazine.  She’s currently directing her fourth season of the national spoken word show Listen to Your Mother.  She blogs at and working on her first non-fiction manuscript Throwing the Curve – about the world of plus size alternative modeling on the west coast.

Zack Rogow is the author, editor, or translator of twenty books or plays.  His eighth book of poems, Talking with the Radio: poems inspired by jazz and popular music, was published by Kattywompus Press.  He is also writing a series of plays about authors, incorporating their writing into the action.  The most recent of these, Colette Uncensored, had its first staged reading at the Millennium State of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 2015 and has a five-month run at The Marsh in San Francisco and Berkeley in 2016.  His blog, Advice for Writers, has 190 posts on topics of interest to writers.  Currently he teaches in the low-residency MFA in writing program at the University of Alaska Anchorage and serves as a contributing editor of Catamaran Literary Reader.

NDNU’s Response to the E.O. on Immigration

To:      NDNU Students, Faculty and Staff
From:  Judith Maxwell Greig, President
One of the many things that makes the Notre Dame de Namur University community so special is our diversity. We are a community formed by individuals from many walks of life, of every race and ethnicity, from many regions of the world, and with many different perspectives. Our diversity is a blessing that makes us stronger. We are honored that the gift of diversity is enshrined in the Hallmarks of NDNU, a legacy we have inherited directly from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
welcomeWe want to respond to the recent Executive Order on immigration signed by President Trump last week. Like many of you, I am saddened by these recent actions that have caused so much confusion and fear.
First, and most important, we want all members of our community to know that we support you during this time of uncertainty. You are welcome here. You are an important part of the university. NDNU joined yesterday with other members of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) in expressing opposition to the recent Executive Order. You can read the statement from ACCU here.
Many of us are concerned. While we have no way to know how this issue will play out in the coming weeks or months, we want to offer some assurances to members of our community:
        NDNU welcomes and supports students without regard to their immigration status. We will continue to admit students in a manner consistent with our non-discrimination policy. Once students are admitted, the university is committed to fostering an environment in which each student can flourish.
        The university maintains a strong commitment to the privacy of student records for all students, consistent with state and federal laws. We do not provide information on immigration status to anyone except when required by law.
We will continue to monitor the situation and the impact it may have on our community and do our best to keep you updated. For international students concerned about the status of their student visas, please consult our International Students Office. Our Office of Counseling Services and Office of Spirituality are also available to assist.
Please know that we support you and recognize the value you add to the important work of NDNU.
Judith Maxwell Greig, PhD

Internship and Volunteer Fair TOMORROW


Spirituality in Higher Ed Conference


Library Workshops

Library workshops


Our wonderful librarians have devised a series of workshops, many of which may be of interest to you.  The following are the ones offered in the evenings:

Formatting Your Research Paper:  This workshop will go over citation management features of Microsoft Word as well as how to format a document to automatically generate a Table of Contents, a Bibliography, and Footnotes (though the last isn’t required in APA, so is less relevant for our classes, FYI).  Wednesday, November 4, 5-5:30PM

PowerPoint – Designing Effective Presentations.  Tips on designing effective presentations.  Wednesday, November 11, 5-5:30PM

Excel – Introduction and Basic Commands.  Learn how to create a basic spreadsheet and make simple charts and graphs.  Wednesday, November 18, 4:30-5:00PM.


No need to register!  Notice courtesy of Sanjyot Pia Selkirk, our Academic Technology and Instruction Librarian.  (Thanks, Pia!)


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Diversity Week at NDNU

Diversity WeekSome events that may fit the schedules of evening students:
Tuesday, September 29:  St. Joe’s Lounge, 4:30-6:30, Film Screening:  If These Halls Could Talk.

Wednesday, September 30:  St. Joe’s Lounge, 4:30-6:30, Film Screening:  “Out and Around:  Our Not-So-Straight Journey Toward Equality.”  Film makers present!

Guy Kawasaki on Campus July 23

Guy KGuy Kawasaki is the “Chief evangelist” of Canva, an online, graphics-design service.  He is also a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation and Executive Fellow at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.  He is the author of “The Art of the Start, 2.0;” “The Art of Social Media;” “Enchantment;” and ten other books.

He will be speaking on “The Art of the Start: Turning Ideas into High-Growth Businesses” on Thursday, July 23 from 6-7PM in the Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Library on campus.

Open to the public; free admission!


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TONIGHT: Art Show and Dessert Reception

Bette-Maisel14-200x300“We The People,” a multimedia exploration of homelessness in the Bay Area was created and will be presented by NDNU graduate Bette Maisel.  She will be speaking, as will Monique Hunter, one of our Human Services students.  This is free; the art will be for sale and donations are welcome; they will go to the artist’s year of service in Africa and to support the women of St. Vincent de Paul’s Catherine Center.

Tonight, Tuesday, June 9.  7PM, at the Gellert Library.

Find the flyer here

And a more detailed description from event sponsor Jim McGarry:

We want to invite you to a special event coming up at 7pm on Tuesday evening, the 9th of June, in our Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Library on the NDNU Campus.
Bette Maisel ’15, a Bonner AmeriCorps participant, Associated Student Body Vice President and well-known leader and creative presence around our campus, will be talking about her art on display in the library, which is based on her field work in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Her work will also be on sale to help support her post-grad year of international community engagement in Tanzania.
Speaking as well that night will be Monique Hunter, ’16. She will be representing our community partner, St. Vincent de Paul’s Catherine Center. This is also an opportunity for you to support our Sr. Dorothy Scholarship Fund, which helps graduates of this spiritually-based Restorative Justice program attend NDNU and finish their studies efficiently as they rebuild their lives.
If you prefer to make donations online, you can support Bette’s work at the “Go Fund Me” site here: You can also contribute to the Sr. Dorothy Scholarship Fund for graduates of Catherine Center online through the NDNU website here (you will see “Sr. Dot Scholarship” under the “Scholarship” Drop down menu.)
We are hoping to see you on June 9th. Thanks in advance for your generosity.
Jim McGarry
Director, The Sr. Dorothy Stang Center
for Social Justice and Community Engagement