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McDaniel College names new Vice President for Institutional Advancement

McDaniel College has named David Sears as vice president for Institutional Advancement following a national search. Sears begins his new role at McDaniel on Jan. 24, 2022.

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Loyola’s York Road Initiative honored for partnership among K12 schools, higher education, and the community

The York Road Initiative (YRI) received the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic’s (CCMA) P20 Partnership Award for demonstrating a community-based approach to learning, with equity and social justice at the forefront.

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Hood announces environmental science program with Gettysburg, McDaniel colleges

Hood College has announced an agreement with Gettysburg and McDaniel colleges that will allow students to fast-track a master’s degree in environmental studies.

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Loyola Administrator receives award for work in mental health and diversity, equity, and inclusion

Sheila Graham, Ph.D., associate director for social justice, received the Harriet Copher Haynes Diversity Scholarship Award from the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD). Dr. Graham, who has served in her role since 2016, was recognized for her work in campus mental health and her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University and beyond.

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Johns Hopkins Engineering launches summer STEM program for underrepresented minority students

Supported by a grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, 10 talented high school students from underrepresented minority groups will have the opportunity this summer to attend an intense, immersive pre-college engineering program offered by Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering.

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Four Loyola students named University Innovation Fellows

Four Loyola University Maryland students have been selected as University Innovation Fellows (UIF) by Stanford University.

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2022 Maryland Teacher of the Year studied at Loyola

Brianna Ross was named the 2021-22 Maryland Teacher of the Year by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Ross, who is originally from Upper Darby, Pa., earned her certificate in administration and supervision from Loyola University Maryland in 2019. She currently serves as the equity liaison and social studies department chair at Deer Park Middle School in Randallstown, Md.

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McDaniel College Chemistry Professor Dana Ferraris Honored for Commitment to Students with American Chemical Society Award

Dana Ferraris, department chair and associate professor of Chemistry, and the John Desmond Kopp Professorship in the Sciences, is the 2021 recipient of the George L. Braude Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS), Maryland section. He is the first McDaniel College professor to receive this honor.

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Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., selected as 25th president of Loyola University Maryland

The Loyola University Maryland Board of Trustees has unanimously selected Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., as the institution’s 25th president. Sawyer, currently Loyola’s senior vice president, was chosen after a national search following the June 2021 retirement of the Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., who led the University for 16 years. Sawyer will begin as president on Jan. 1, 2022.

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Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., selected as 25th president of Loyola University Maryland (2)

The Loyola University Maryland Board of Trustees has unanimously selected Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., as the institution’s 25th president. Sawyer, currently Loyola’s senior vice president, was chosen after a national search following the June 2021 retirement of the Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., who led the University for 16 years. Sawyer will begin as president on Jan. 1, 2022.

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Job Opening at MICUA: Executive Assistant


General Description:

The MICUA Executive Assistant handles a broad range of duties that support and enhance the operation of a seven-person team. Responsibilities include: office administration; coordination and scheduling of meetings and events; compilation and submission of documents and publications; letter-writing and handling of other correspondence; web and social media-based support; and assistance with special projects. MICUA provides public policy leadership in support of independent higher education, fosters cooperative efforts among member institutions and Maryland’s public colleges and universities, and serves as a liaison between its member campuses and the state and federal governments.

Specific Duties:

  • Maintain the office calendar
  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Receive, sort, distribute, and log mail
  • Reply to email, telephone, and face-to-face inquiries
  • Prepare and distribute written correspondence
  • Maintain contact lists and directories
  • Develop and maintain electronic and manual filing systems
  • Maintain office supplies inventory
  • Provide logistical support for MICUA Board of Trustees and affinity group meetings 
  • Schedule and organize meetings with campuses, legislators, and other key constituents
  • Take accurate minutes of meetings
  • Prepare written materials for meetings, including agendas, presentations, and briefing books
  • Help plan and organize annual events such as the Presidents’ Fall Workshop and Maryland Independent Higher Education Day
  • Work on special projects in collaboration with other MICUA staff members, including communications, research and policy, government affairs, and campus relations
  • Maintain a legislative database and review bills and testimony during the legislative session
  • Prepare and deliver testimony
  • Assist in the drafting and preparation of reports
  • Help maintain and update MICUA’s social media accounts and website
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required
  • 3-5 years of office management experience is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and both written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in Adobe Acrobat Pro

The position is salaried between $45,000 and $60,000, and offers a full range of benefits, including health, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance. MICUA does not discriminate against any protected class under federal, state, or local law in recruitment, admission and access to, or employment with the organization. MICUA provides flexible work hours with the opportunity for both in person (at least 3 days per week) and telework engagement. For more information about the organization visit www.micua.org. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest that includes three professional references and a resume to Ashley Swift, Business Manager, at aswift@micua.org. The position remains open until filled.

Newly Named Director of Public Safety Finds Home Away from Home at Washington College

In her new role as Director of the Department of Public Safety, Pamela Hoffmann – a life-long Midwesterner – has found a home away from home.

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Loyola University Maryland Announces Two New Study Abroad Programs

Loyola University Maryland will offer two new study abroad programs for the 2022-2023 academic year—one in Seoul, South Korea, and one in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

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NDMU President Named One of The Daily Record’s Most Admired MD CEOs

The Daily Record has named Notre Dame of Maryland University President Marylou Yam one of Maryland’s 2021 Most Admired CEOs.

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Loyola University Maryland Announces Two New Study Abroad Programs

Loyola University Maryland will offer two new study abroad programs for the 2022-2023 academic year—one in Seoul, South Korea, and one in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

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St. John's College Presidential Search Successfully Completed

The Board of Visitors and Governors of St. John’s College has appointed Nora Demleitner, Roy L. Steinheimer Jr. Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, as president of the college’s Annapolis campus. Demleitner’s appointment begins in January 2022.

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U.S. News Recognizes NDMU as a Best Value Leader

Offering exceptional quality in higher education, Notre Dame of Maryland University jumps to #27 on the 2022 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking for best value schools in the northern region and continues to rank as one of the nation’s top universities.

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McDaniel is #1 'Best Value' for third consecutive year

McDaniel College is again a top “Best Value” by U.S. News. This is the third consecutive year that McDaniel has been named #1 for academic quality and affordability on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Value Schools - Regional Universities North” list.

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Mount St. Mary’s Places Among Top in Maryland in U.S. News Best Regional Universities Rankings

Mount St. Mary’s University placed third among Maryland’s 12 ranked public and private regional universities, and 44th of 171 institutions in the North region in U.S. News & World Report ‘s Best Regional Universities rankings for 2022. The university also earned spots on the U.S. News lists for Best Value Schools and Best Colleges for Veterans.

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Loyola University Maryland opens a new academic building for innovation and collaborative learning

Loyola University Maryland celebrates the opening of the Miguel B. Fernandez Family Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning—the most important large-scale academic renovation on Loyola’s Evergreen campus in 10 years. The dynamic, state-of-the-art building is designed to help students innovate, learn, collaborate, and propel their careers forward.

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Hood College Counseling Program receives accreditation through 2027

Hood College’s Master of Science in Counseling programs, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC), and School Counseling, have received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through 2027 following a review from the council board members.

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Mount St. Mary’s Enrolls Largest Number of Undergraduates Ever

The 2021-22 academic year is off to a successful start at Mount St. Mary’s University, with traditional face-to-face learning and student housing returning to a near-normal status. A record number of undergraduates are taking classes at the Emmitsburg campus this fall, with 1,907 full-time students enrolled in classes that started Monday, August 23. That figure was 1,899 in 2020-21.

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Loyola University Maryland signs renewable energy agreement

Loyola University Maryland will support clean energy development in Maryland by purchasing electricity generated by Friendship Solar Farm in West Friendship, Maryland. The university signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with Chaberton Energy Holdings, which developed the solar farm. Chaberton Energy is a Maryland-based renewable energy company funded by Greenbacker Development Fund.

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Art Educator & NDMU Alumna Named Best in the Region

An art teacher and Notre Dame of Maryland University graduate was honored as the region’s top middle school art educator of the year by the National Art Education Association (NAEA), the leading organization for visual arts and design education professionals.

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Loyola to offer data science master’s program fully online

Loyola University Maryland will permanently offer its Master of Science in Data Science program in a fully online format starting this fall.

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Baltimore students complete mural through Loyola partnership

Ten 14- to 18-year-old students from the Govans neighborhood of Baltimore completed a mural called “Together Govans” depicting symbols representing love, unity, and community on the side of a two-story building at 4300 York Road. The work was part of a program supported by Loyola University Maryland’s York Road Initiative, a community development effort in the York Road and Govans neighborhoods of Baltimore.

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MICUA former President, Tina Bjarekull, has been named to Loyola’s Board of Trustees

Loyola University Maryland has announced the appointment of six new members to its Board of Trustees.

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Hood College welcomes largest first-year class in college history

Hood College will make history this week as it welcomes 334 first-year and 96 transfer students on Wednesday for move-in and day one of new student orientation.

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Mount St. Mary's President Tim Trainor Named Influential Marylander

Mount St. Mary’s University President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D., has been named to The Daily Record’s 2021 listing of Influential Marylanders.

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Five Mount St. Mary's University Students Awarded NSF Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships

Mount students who were awarded these prestigious fellowships are researching and developing detection methods of the COVID-19 virus, new alternatives for solar power production, improved methods to prepare complex drug molecules like pharmaceuticals and natural products, and the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis. Each REU-Site consists of a group of approximately 10 undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution; each student is associated with a specific research project where they work closely with the faculty and other researchers. Fellowships include stipends and funds for housing and travel.

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