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Save the Date! Internship and Volunteer Fair Next Wed

Internship Fair Sept 15Wednesday, September 23, 3-5:30, St. Joe’s Patio and Lounge.

A great way to learn about ways to get involved in the community, to connect for your capstone project (Human Services students), and to build relationships and connections.


Classrooms Tonight

doorHuman Services Senior Seminar, Madden, CU 22

Communication Skills, Davis-Wick, CU 9

Personality Theory, Kantrova, SM 204

Welcome Back!

Classrooms – Tonight

classroom doorWelcome to Fall 2015!  Here are tonight’s classrooms; stay tuned for more about classrooms, activities on campus, job openings, the internship/volunteer fair, and more.

On the Belmont Campus:

Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility, Ladine:  CU 23

Modern France, Laroche-Davis, SM202

Marketing for NPOs, Barsi, CU7

At Mission College:

Stress in the Workplace, Bedford-Carter, MT 17B

Social Research Methods, Arbore, MT 17A


Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Workplace Coaching: August 8

coachingDo you need a half-unit class?  Alicia Santamaria will be offering Workplace Coaching on Saturday, August 8.  As a half-unit class, it meets just for one day, from 9-5.

Alicia is a wonderful instructor and you are sure to learn a lot while enjoying an interesting day.

If interested, see your adviser!

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Welcome to Summer Term II!

doorWelcome to the second term of summer classes!  We hope that you had a safe and fun July 4 weekend.

Our Wednesday Mission College class will meet in the same location – the President’s conference room.  Your instructor is new to that classroom, so please show him around.  You’ll welcome two new students to the class, too.  Have fun!

The Tuesday Human Services class with Ralph Barsi will be in Cuvilly 7.  Cuvilly is freshly remodeled; enjoy!

The Thursday Managing EAPs class with Ralph Barsi will be in Cuvilly 1.

For other classes that begin this week, check your course schedule on The Portal or check in with us in Tabard.  We’re glad to show you where to go and it is always nice to see you.


Classrooms Summer Term I

doorClasses started last night; sorry to post this a day late and glad that everyone seems to have found their classes anyway.  Cuvilly is a construction zone right now, so our classes have shifted to other parts of the campus.  See below:  GH refers to “Gavin Hall,” which is above Tabard (up the steep stairs) and SM is Saint Mary’s, which is where the Registrar and Business offices are.

Also, ‘grab n’ go’ food service is available in the cafeteria from 4-8PM.  Not a huge selection, but students last night reported that the food was good.

Welcome to summer!  (Now let’s hope for some sun before July!)


BUS2600-08 Operations and Tech Systems, Nellis, SM 208

HSP 2248-08 Managing Cultural Diversity, Madden, SM115


HSP 2203 -08 Communciation Skills, Arbore, SM117

BUS 2250-08, Personal Financial Planning, Hua, GH9

REL 2260-08 Islam Faith and Pratice, Lipowitz, SM204

HST 2020-01 World History, Andrews, SM207


BUS 2010-08 Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility, Ladine, GH2

CUL 2248-08, Latin America in Film, Gomez, SM204

PHL 2420-08, Philosophy of Love, Delaporte, GH9

MTH 1114-08 Algebra for College, Wong, SM208

HST 2020-03, World History, Andrews, SM207

Wednesday at Mission College

BUS 2006-08, Professional Writing, Ross, SE3-401 (Main Building, NOT where we’ve been meeting)


BUS 2300-08 Marketing Principles, Holtzman, GH9

HSP 2218-08, Social Research Methods, Arbore, SM208

BIO 2108-08, Contemp. Environmental Issues, Shellabarger, SM207

Thursday at Canada College

PSY 2157-08, Abnormal Psychology, Nyland,

Saturday, June 20

BUS 2079-08, Workplace Coaching, Santamaria, CU6

Campus Climate Survey

surveyIf you are checking your student email (please do!) you should see an invitation to participate in the Campus Climate Survey.  Please look for it and respond; your input is important!The Director of NDNU’s Office of Diversity, Lakiba Pittman, provides the following definition of campus climate: The current attitudes, behaviors, standards and practices of an institution’s employees and students and how this impacts success and retention of all community members.   She asserts that a positive, healthy climate, free of negativity and discrimination offers an environment in which all community members can thrive.  We encourage your participation in the survey so that the university can effectively assess how people are feeling about this, if there are differences in perception by our different dimensions of diversity, whether there are inhibitors to student success, whether students are treated as per the University’s Hallmarks, whether students get neede support from faculty and staff, whether all students feel welcome and a sense of community and connection.

The following is the University’s recently updated Diversity Statement:

Honoring diversity is one of NDNU’s Core Values and part of The Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community. It is a central part of the legacy that we have received from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. We all value the welcoming message and deep respect for all people that the Sisters have fostered at NDNU.  Over the years NDNU has worked to strengthen its understanding of how to foster inclusive excellence on the campus.
  • We have had a written policy Diversity Statement for almost two decades.
  • We include a Diversity Council representative on all hiring committees to ensure fair and inclusive processes and consideration of candidates.
  • The Core Curriculum for undergraduates has long required Cultural Diversity coursework.
  • Our faculty has named Inclusive Excellence as a criterion for evaluation during the tenure and promotion processes.
  • Our Diversity Council periodically evaluates the climate of the campus and makes recommendations for improvement.
The rationale for our commitment to diversity is important to understand. We believe diversity fundamentally enriches the educational experience. Part of what the college experience should do for our students is to expose them to people, cultures and perspectives beyond those in which they were raised or have thus far experienced. Diverse experiences allow us to learn from those whose backgrounds and beliefs are different from our own. Such experiences allow students to develop important critical thinking skills and the ability to evaluate and sharpen their own values. These understandings are essential to productive participation in a democratic society and a globally connected world and workforce. Diversity is thus a critical component of liberal arts learning.
Exposure to diverse peoples allows us to challenge our own stereotypes and misconceptions. If well supported, it can foster sensitivity to others and the ability to communicate with people from a wide range of backgrounds. It can help prepare our students to serve as good citizens in an increasingly diverse and complex society.
Events in Syria and Ferguson, Missouri and on the NDNU campus remind us that we live in a world in which prejudice and intolerance are still ever too present barriers to the full participation of all people in our community, in our society, and in our world. NDNU strives to be a place where such barriers are addressed in a direct, reflective, caring manner that is concerned with each person as a whole person.
As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), we offer all our students the promise of a supportive and challenging educational environment. As president, I pledge my commitment to ensure that we work to fulfill this promise.
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Math Boot Camp

matha Every summer, NDNU offers a FREE math “boot camp” designed to help students who haven’t taken math for some time to recall concepts learned long ago. Students who attend all classes AND invest time doing the assigned homework tend to pass the placement examination, which allows them to take Statistical Concepts, a NDNU course that satisfies the math requirement.The dates for the boot camp are July 11, 18, 25, and August 1. It will start promptly at 8am and end at noon.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Judy King at to sign up and for the location.


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Classrooms for Term II (Starting Tonight!)

doorWelcome to Term II!


Contemporary Professional Writing, Larragoiti, SM 208

Business Policy, Barden, CU9

Human Relations in Organizations, Davis-Wick, CU21


Human Services, Barsi, CU1

Tuesday at Canada

Prof. Ethics and Social Responsibility, Rende, Canada 5-227

Islam Faith and Practice, Lipowitz, Canada 5-223


French Cinema, Laroche-Davis, SM208

Linguistics, Larragoiti, SM118

Human Services Financial Management, Kaplan, CU7

Legal Environment of Business, Ladine, SM207

Wednesday at Mission

Managing Cultural Diversity, Madden, Mission MT18A


Philosophy of Science, Ortiz-Bautista, CU23

Management Principles and Organizational Behavior, Davis-Wick, CU22

Counseling Skills, Arbore, CU 7


Women’s Spirituality, Lipowitz, CU6


Spring Break Trips Announced



Alternative Spring Break applications are now available. If you are interested in participating in an alternative spring break in either Mendocino, CA or at St. Bonaventure Indian Mission in New Mexico, you can pick up an application in the Sr. Dorothy Stang Center (behind the Chapel).  For a flyer on the Mendocino trip, click here.  Both look like excellent opportunities to learn, contribute, and have fun; students in the past who have participated have been very enthusiastic and the faculty who are leading each trip are lovely, inspiring people.

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