Notre Dame College is proud to present its seventh annual “Books That Changed the World” seminar series this fall, offering leaders and aspiring leaders—and anyone with a passion for lifelong learning—the opportunity to meet and discuss a common theme for the year. This year’s seminar will study “Leadership: the Moral Dilemma.”

Notre Dame College will celebrate its Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekend 2014 a little early this year—in September instead of the traditional October.

The event, “There’s No Place Like Home,” is Friday, September 26, through Sunday, September 28, on campus.

Featuring football and soccer games and an alumni reception with new President Thomas G. Kruczek in the newly renovated Regina Hall, the event this year will honor every class: current students and all alumni, especially those who graduated in years ending with ’4 and ’9.

Notre Dame College’s Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry will present the 30th annual Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar, titled “Icons: Witnesses to Christian Faith and Life,” on Oct. 10 and 11.

Notre Dame College will recognize Michael and Marian Shaughnessy for their leadership, as well as service to the College with the 2014 Fidelia Award, one of the highest honors Notre Dame bestows.

Michael Shaughnessy, a member of the College’s Board of Trustees since 2001, and Marian Shaughnessy, an advocate for Notre Dame’s nursing programs, will be recognized during an invitation-only dinner Tuesday, Sept.16, at the College.

Notre Dame College Athletics and ESPN Cleveland 850 WKNR will celebrate the 1980 Cleveland Browns season on campus.

The College will host the reunion beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, September 13.

The event will feature a reception, autograph session, auction and a question-and-answer session with the former players and coaches.

In 1980, for the second straight year, Browns head coach Sam Rutigliano was named NFL Coach of the Year, and quarterback Brian Sipe was named the league's Most Valuable Player.

WHO: Notre Dame College and internationally acclaimed Ecuadorian artist Voroshilov Bazante

WHAT: A free master class painting demonstration

WHEN: 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 3

WHERE: The Great Room in the campus Administration Building at the College, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio. Enter campus from South Green Road, between Mayfield and Cedar roads.

Notre Dame College announced today that it has received a $500,000 donation to use according to its own priorities.

Speaking anonymously, the donor stated, “The mission of Notre Dame College resonates with us in many ways, including the percentage of students needing financial aid and the number who are the first in their families to go to college.  We are delighted that we are able to help the College continue to move forward by providing the best academic and extracurricular experiences it can for capable and deserving students.”

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “Intricate Beholding,” a premier showing of hip hop and urban-inspired paintings by award-winning Cleveland artist Martinez E-B.

An opening reception will take place in the library from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 17. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through September 12. 

Notre Dame College and its in-residence Mercury Summer Stock (MSS) theatre will present three Broadway musical productions based on movies in June, July and August.

The College and MSS team up this summer to stage Thoroughly Modern Millie June 13-15, June 19-22 and June 26-28; Sunset Boulevard July 11-13, July 17-20 and July 24-26; and The Wedding Singer August 1-3, August 7-10 and August 14-16.

Evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. All are in the College’s Regina Auditorium.

Notre Dame College once again awarded a $40,000 scholarship during The FEST 2014, a free family Christian festival, Sunday, August 3, in Wickliffe, Ohio.

Colleen Joyce a senior at Mentor, Ohio, High School won the 2014 Notre Dame FEST Scholarship Award.

The College’s third annual FEST scholarship─valid for a full-time undergraduate who is granted admission and enrolls beginning in 2015, 2016 or 2017─is worth $10,000 a year, renewable for up to four years.

Notre Dame is a sponsor of The FEST and hosted a tent next to the main stage during the event.