The Professional Studies Program

2018 Graduation

May 5th, 2018
10 months to go.

Find a Board to Match Your Interests

OnBoard 2017
Thursday, April 26, 2017 | 5:00 – 7:30 pm

Hiller Aviation Museum
It’s our third annual OnBoard event! This event will allow your organization to gain access to a large pool of qualified board prospects all in one setting. This year, we have been presenting to employees of local corporations to prepare them for OnBoard and the opportunity to serve on your board. Your next board member may just be around the corner! Register Now

Accounting ‘Family Feud’ Event

Accounting Club Announces BPM Visit 
Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM) is one of California’s largest accounting and consulting firms. They are visiting Skyline College on Wednesday, April 26, to network with students at Skyline and NDNU and to share insights about the firm and careers in the financial industry in a fun and informal family feud-style setting. They are happy to discuss internship and career opportunities. Free food provided! See the flyer.

Spring Term II Classrooms



Contemporary Professional Writing, LARRAGOITI, SM 204

Business Policy, MULVEY, CU 9


Human Services, BARSI, CU 7

Marketing Principles, LIM CU 6

Tuesday at Canada:

Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility, RENDE, Building 5, Room 227

Tuesday at Tracy:

International Business, GOHAR, Transit Center


French Cinema, LAROCHE DAVIS, SM 208

Religions of the World, LIPOWITZ, SM 204

Wednesday at Mission College:

Human Relations in Organizations, BEDFORD CARTER, MT 17A

Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility, REYNOSO, MT 17B


Counseling Skills, ARBORE, CU1

Management Principles and Org Behaior, DAVIS WICK, CU23

Thursday at Canada:
Abnormal Psychology, NYLAND, Buildin 5, Room 227


Hybrid:  Managing Cultural Diversity, DAVIS WICK, CU 6

March 25 Only:  Facilitation Skills, SANTAMARIA, CU9

What If…

Saint Julie

I saw this sign posted today outside of the Registrar’s office and thought that it offered inspiration and a vision of hope.  Sister Julie Billiart founded the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, who of course in turn founded our university.  She faced many challenges, but throughout her life spoke up for those who were fleeing persecution, ministered to those who were hungry, and created institutions by which education was made accessible to those who would otherwise have been excluded from such opportunities.

The social justice and community engagement mission of NDNU carries on this legacy though our many passionate and determined students who apply innovation,ethical action, intelligence, and compassion to serve others and bring justice to today’s world.

Just imagine what’s next!

Preparing for Term II Classes

ReminderA reminder to get your syllabus, text books, and complete your first night assignment. Come to class next week prepared!

Advising for summer and fall classes will begin in April.  Classrooms will be posted soon.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!


Bonsai Reflection


This is a reflection shared by David Muir, a Human Services student:

A reflection on the Yamaki Pine by G. Porter Taylor, former Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina,  . . .
This weekend Jo and I went to the National Arboretum.  Created in 1927 it’s in the Northeast corner of the District of Columbia and covers 446 acres. Because it’s February (even though it was 65 degrees Saturday) not much was in bloom, but being there was stunning.
What captured my attention was the Bonsai Exhibit.  As I was walking through mesmerized by these small gorgeous plants, I saw a Japanese White Pine that was first planted (if that’s the right word) in 1625.  That’s the same year (according to the source of all knowledge—Wikipedia) that New Amsterdam (which became New York City) was established.
This small plant has lived through changes and changes: regimes, countries, technologies, even the atomic bomb (the tree was donated in 1979 but was only two miles from the bomb in Hiroshima in 1945)—all of it. People have cared for it and nurtured it and pruned it so that it’s here.
As I gazed at it, I wondered, in this time of noise and conflict; in this era of change and technology, what will last for six centuries or for one or for another generation?  And I liked that what was there wasn’t a building but a plant. It wasn’t a monument but an organism that needs attention.  It wasn’t something generations could ignore, but this living tree that had to be cared for with detailed attention.
I have become weary of the noise of the news cycle that takes my energy and attention but has so little substance over the long haul.  Instead I find myself reading The Divine Comedy—a text older than the bonsai—and looking at plants that predate the founding of this country.  Both are alive and both have something to say that sustains me.
I am not declaring a separate peace from the political scene. There is too much at stake. However, I am saying that for the long-haul I need to see and read and be touched by things that are true and connect with something that has lasted over time.  The bonsai and Dante reminded me of how essential it is to be anchored in something bigger than this moment and to focus on the quality and nature of our work so that we might do something for which future generations will give thanks.

Happy Spring Break!


Enjoy  this week off…Term II classes will begin the week of March 13.  We will have your classroom posted for you soon….

For those who have asked about summer and fall classes, registration begins at the end of March.  Look for an email in your student account from “Sign Up Genius” with available dates to meet with your advisor.

See you soon!