Notre Dame Today - Winter 2005-2006

From the President

In the poem “Quinnie,” alumna Rita Brady Kiefer ’53 celebrates the memory of Dr. Frances Quinlivan and the profound influence she had in shaping her students’ minds. The imagery of the poem paints a picture of students studying, learning and being challenged against the backdrop of “that Gothic...

Quinnie

For Frances Quinlivan Still her voice dangling late afternoon lines of Shakespeare even the tired oaks lightened at words fine as gold filigree against her autumn tweeds, cashmere easy on her shoulders. At nineteen we disputed all truth. Squint, she said, and held out counterfeits. On our mid-west...

Dr. Frances M. Quinlivan

In Webster’s New World Dictionary, one definition of presence is “impressive bearing, personality, etc., characterized by poise, confidence, etc.” For anyone who knew the long-time Notre Dame College English teacher, Dr. Frances M. Quinlivan exemplified presence. Under her reserved exterior, she...

Steadfast Values

Notre Dame’s new classroom represents efficiency, not change On some other campus, a classroom space like Notre Dame College’s new science lecture room would appear very average and unlikely draw a second look. However for a small college like Notre Dame, a classroom for 40 students is unusual. The...

Statues Restored

Carrara marble statues of Saint Therese of Lisieux and Saint Joseph have watched over the students and campus of Notre Dame College for over 50 years. From their pedestals facing the Administration Building, weathering Northern Ohio winters and damp summers, they had accumulated pollutants, mildew...

Completed at Last: The Legacy Walkway and Quinlivan Circle

After many years of planning, the Legacy Walkway and Quinlivan Circle, constructed of brick honoring Alumni, Friends, and the Notre Dame College community, was completed and dedicated on Sunday, October 16, 2005. The Quinlivan Circle is named in memory of Dr. Frances M. Quinlivan, Professor...

More Than Meets the Eye

Admiring the new Legacy Walkway and Quinlivan Circle, one would not imagine what lies below. The new brick and cement spokes around the College’s front lawn focal point were carefully designed for longevity. Physical Plant Director Tom Meeks explained the system of heating conduit that loops around...

Community Grows on the Garden Level

By the end of August 2005, the construction in Providence Hall was complete. Building crews gave way to college students as the first residents of the new Garden Level moved into their rooms to begin a new era at Notre Dame College. The living spaces are built suite-style, and are identical to...

New Look for the Library

Those returning to the Clara Fritzsche Library this past fall were met with a pleasant surprise. Renovations, beginning with the construction of the Smart Classroom, culminated with a complete remodeling of the second floor of the facility including new carpeting, ceiling and lighting and a new...

The Smart Classroom

The goal of the Smart Classroom is to increase the campus-wide instructional technology capacity of Notre Dame College by creating a space where both students and faculty have access to the computer and multimedia technology. Smart Classroom technology, featuring interactive computer and projection...

Falcon Cafe Opens

Notre Dame’s new coffee lounge, the Falcon Cafe, opened in October on the first floor of the Clara Fritzsche Library. It is operated by Normandy Catering, the same company that services the College’s dining facilities. The Falcon Cafe features many of the popular drinks available at traditional...

Expanded Parking is a Welcome Addition

Among the growing pains Notre Dame College experienced in the 2004-2005 academic year, few were as frustrating as the parking situation. Even with college administrators taking steps that included having members of the Notre Dame staff park at Regina High School, it was evident that increasing...

New Access to Notre Dame

Notre Dame magnified its presence on South Green Road with a connecting driveway, complete with sidewalk, linking the College to the thoroughfare. Ultimately, this connector will become the primary access road to the College as plans are under consideration to eventually close off access to Notre...

You Can Still Make Your Mark and Be Included in the Legacy Walkway!

We are enhancing this peaceful space with landscaping that includes commemorative benches and trees. You or your class can dedicate one of these items with naming opportunities existing at the following levels: Flowering tree - $2,000 Teak slatted wood bench - $2,500 For more information, please...

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