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“How did a ‘stupid, crazy, lazy’ kid, who didn’t learn to read until age 12, graduate with honors from an Ivy League university?” Author Jonathan Mooney posed this question to an avid audience at Notre Dame College’s Northeastern Ohio Education Association Day last Friday.

Mooney, who has ADHD and dyslexia, took his audience on a journey from his years struggling in special education classes in grade school to his achievements at Brown University, and shared the secrets to his success as a prominent author and speaker. 

The Notre Dame men’s and women’s cross country teams used their competition-free days last week to reach out to local elementary school kids.

The teams spent Thursday afternoon at Adrian Elementary School in South Euclid talking to students in the MAC Scholar program about the importance of education and explaining how student-athletes set goals for the future.

President Andrew P. Roth was interviewed by WCLV FM 104.9 radio personality Bill O’Connell on the state of affairs at Notre Dame College. His candid remarks, from the success of the upcoming third annual “Books That Changed the World” seminar series to his description of College signature programs to insight on this year’s record enrollment, are presented here in entirety.

Are you looking for a full-time career, a part-time position or an internship? If so, visit the mini job fair sponsored by Notre Dame’s Career Services Office.

The job fair will feature representatives from the following employers:

Notre Dame College will host its sixth annual Women’s Leadership Forum in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27. This year’s forum discusses women’s careers in the technology field. The event is free and open to the public.

Renowned author Jonathan Mooney will discuss “Neurodiversity: A Compass to a Changing World” during the North Eastern Ohio Education Association Day hosted by Notre Dame’s Academic Support Center on Friday, Oct. 15.

Notre Dame’s Division of Nursing will host its first annual Nursing Student Conference in the Regina Hall auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The conference features keynote speaker Katherine Slaughter, RN, MSN, a clinical risk manager at University Hospital’s Case Medical Center. It aims to address best practices in the nursing field that contribute to a culture of safety. Students will deliver presentations that focus on safety principles, improving health outcomes, and safe patient care advocacy. 

At the end of the first quarter of Saturday’s football game between Notre Dame and Mercyhurst, the College honored Lt. John Lambert of the Brooklyn Heights Police Department for saving the life of NDC student and soccer player Mariusz Trzeciak.

On Feb. 27, Lt. Lambert had executed an incredible display of courage when he sacrificed himself to move Trzeciak out of harm’s way as an out-of-control vehicle headed towards them on an icy stretch of highway.

Notre Dame College’s Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry will present the 26th annual Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar, titled “Orthodox and Catholics: Together Yet Apart,” on Oct. 8 and 9.

For the first time in 29 years, Notre Dame College’s Fidelia Award will be given to a couple. Alumna Stella Corbett Hetzer ’59 and her husband John will receive the 2010 Fidelia Award, one of the College’s highest honors, on Wednesday, Sept. 29.