Artists and performers from the community and students collaborate to create intergenerational dialogue, creativity and lifelong learning

Notre Dame College will exhibit the artwork of eight highly successful professionals from Northeast Ohio, who range in age from 60 to 96—and whose art is from the second half of their lives—in an exhibit titled “Second Act: Where Art Comes First; Finding a Second Career in the Arts.” 

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “Urban Abstracts & Daily Contrasts,” a showing of works by local photographer Stuart Pearl.

An opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, in the library. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will run through October 31.

WHO: Notre Dame College, in partnership with Communities in Conversation, a program whose goal is to strengthen communities through interfaith learning and understanding

Thomas G. Kruczekwill be inauguratedas the fourteenth President of Notre Dame College onFriday, November 14, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in Murphy Gymnasium in the Joseph H. Keller Center,4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio.A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

A Roman Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.in Murphy Gymnasium.

Kruczek became president of the College on July 1, succeeding Dr. Andrew P. Roth who retired on June 30.

The Division of Business at Notre Dame College is introducing a new major in finance this fall.

This program will prepare students for careers in financial management, banking, government, real estate and financial planning and analysis. And it enables Notre Dame to better compete with colleges and universities in Northeast Ohio, most of which already offer bachelor’s degrees in finance.

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 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 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 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.