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State Senator Visits

Ohio State Senator Eric Fingerhut visited Notre Dame College on March 23 to speak on effective methods for writing to state representatives and the importance of such communication. The event, sponsored by the student group Political Action for Students Today, drew approximately 30 students, faculty and staff.

Earth Day

Earth Day was celebrated on Notre Dame College’s beautiful campus on Tuesday, May 2. About 225 students, faculty and staff helped by picking up litter, weeding and spreading mulch in the flower beds. Pizza, wings, subs and drinks were provided to those who helped out. T-shirts, designed by 2006 graduate Vanessa Snyder, were given to those who helped throughout the day.

Spring Choral Concert

The Notre Dame College Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Sr. Mary Karita Ivancic ’71, assistant professor of music and theology, performed before an audience of 100 people during the annual Spring Choral Concert.

Students Return for Fall Semester

Students returned to the campus in record numbers for the fall 2006 semester. The College’s total enrollment is over 1,200 students, and there three residence halls, Harks Petersen and Providence, are filled to capacity with 373 residents living on campus. This is the third consecutive year that Notre Dame College has set an enrollment record, surpassing 200 new incoming students in each of the three years. Classes resumed on August 28.

A Literary Symphony

Award winning writer Rita Brady Kiefer ’53 visited Notre Dame College on September 22 for a Literary Symphony. Kiefer presented from her own works of poetry as well as pieces from her book Nesting Doll, which combines memoir with pieces written by the battered women in the writing program she facilitated at two shelters in Colorado.