Tag: NDNU

Discovering My Calling as a Psychotherapist

It took me forty years to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Despite having spent many years in several jobs, I never thought I was someone who would have a Career with a… Read More

Your First College Roommate

One of the most challenging things college students face is living with their first roommate. You’re moving in with someone you’ve never met before and you’re expected to get along for a whole year. How things turn out… Read More

The Charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Whenever someone speaks about the “charism” of a religious community, it refers to the original intention of the congregation and the spirit behind its foundation. In the case of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, that original… Read More

Does a Transfer Student Get the Full College Experience?

Throughout my years as a college student, I’ve heard the term “the full college experience.” Most often this simply means living on campus for four consecutive years at least 100 miles from your hometown. And the farther the… Read More

Experiencing College: A Crash Course

Psychologist and educator John Dewey once said, “We do not learn from experience…we learn by reflecting upon experience.” I’ll begin by reflecting on an experience from my own education. It’s 1982 and I’m an eighth grader at St…. Read More

ACT vs. SAT: Questions to Ask Yourself

Once upon a time, certain colleges preferred certain tests. That’s no longer the case! Virtually any college that accepts the SAT also accepts the ACT, and vice versa. While this is freeing in a lot of ways, it… Read More

Wildlife on the Campus of Notre Dame de Namur University

The first sight you see when you arrive on the campus of Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is often a family of deer grazing, complete with fawns. One spot the deer gravitate to is the area in… Read More

Interview with Tom Stang, Brother of Dorothy Stang

Tom Stang is the brother of Dorothy Stang (1931–2005), Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, alum of Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU), and activist for social change. She lived and worked for forty years in the Amazon… Read More

The Sister Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement at Notre Dame de Namur University

When I entered the office of the Sister Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement on the Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) campus, I found so much more than I had anticipated. The Stang Center… Read More

From Yearbook Editor to College Student

I was talked into joining yearbook my sophomore year of high school after realizing I was not Michael Jordan—my dream of a basketball career was heading out the window. I had never designed a single spreadsheet or photographed… Read More