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Notre Dame Today - Spring 2007

 

Meet the STARS of Notre Dame College

“I was so nervous,” recalled Rita Kiousis remembering her first day at Notre Dame College. As a first generation college student, her feelings were understandable. “In my head, I had an image of what college was going to be like through what other people had told me. I really hoped it would be...

Nursing Returns to Notre Dame College

Notre Dame College launched its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program last fall – the first time the BSN has been offered since 1950. After following an arduous process to obtain approvals from various authorities, the College began an initiative geared to help alleviate the nursing shortage in...

Diane Jedlicka Becomes Chair of Nursing Division

Dr. Diane Jedlicka comes to Notre Dame College from Otterbein College where she held the positions of professor and program director of adult health care. In addition to teaching, she has significant experience as a staff nurse, flight nurse and outreach educator in Columbus, Ohio. The civic-minded...

Meet the New Nursing Faculty

The Nursing Division has been augmented with the addition of two faculty members, Christine Beck and Colleen Sweeney. Christine Beck Christine Beck, assistant professor of nursing, came to Notre Dame College from Cuyahoga Community College last August, where she was an instructor. She currently...

Choosing NDC

With enrollment at Notre Dame College at a record high, the College has shed its reputation as the best kept secret in Greater Cleveland. Students have not only heard of Notre Dame, many of them know someone who has attended or is attending the College. Students are coming to Notre Dame College because the College is ever transforming to meet the needs of today’s college-bound traditional and adult students. In this article three students share why they chose Notre Dame College.

Falcons Nest Hatching New Coaches

“For the women’s game to grow, we need women who’ve played the game to be teaching it at all levels. They can be more effective role models.” – Notre Dame Head Coach Dick Deasy Maggie Daniels ‘05 paces the sideline during a Newton-Conover High School girl’s basketball practice. She has a whistle...

Deasy Does It

Notre Dame College women’s coach notches milestone wins in 2007 When the Notre Dame Falcons defeated the Houghton Highlanders in women’s basketball on January 17, 2007, by a score of 69-58, Notre Dame Head Coach Dick Deasy earned his 500th career win in combined levels of high school and collegiate...

Lost At Sea

A Class Ring is Returned After 20 Years in the Indian Ocean It is a little worn and somewhat battered, but after more than 20 years in an underwater cave in the Indian Ocean, a class ring has made its way back into a Notre Dame College alumna’s possession. The saga of the ring began in 1984 with...

Ready for the World

The future is bright for Lisa Durkin. As she leaves Notre Dame College this spring with a double major in biology and biochemistry, the 2007 graduate has a future full of professional and educational opportunities to explore. But Lisa has more than just academic qualifications. Her depth as a...

Learning for Life

Educational reformer and philosopher John Dewey once said that “Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.” Dr. Andrew P. Roth, president of Notre Dame College, echoed this sentiment, likening the search for knowledge to a quest for survival. “Learning to humans is like...

College Reinvigorates Advancement and Alumni Relations

Notre Dame College’s Advancement and Alumni Relations Offices have undergone a change in leadership, and the College is pleased to welcome three new members to the operation. Mary Elizabeth Sokol Cotleur ‘98 has returned to Notre Dame to serve as the director of alumni relations and associate...

Campus Life

College Holds First Ever Sukkot Celebration The Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, was celebrated at Notre Dame College from October 9 through 13. The event was sponsored by the College’s Department of Theology and Campus Ministry and coordinated by graduate student Ruth Tamkin as part...

S.T.A.R.S. Shine at Notre Dame College

When Sr. Maria Aloysia, co-foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame, arrived in the United States in 1874, she brought with her a passion for the vocation of teaching and a desire to work with students who by today’s standards would be considered “at risk.” More than 130 years later, the College...

Seeing Heroes in a Different Light

The human face may be the single physical characteristic by which humans are most identified. The organs that comprise a face – eyes, nose, mouth, ears – offer not only a glimpse into who we are, but also help us to make sensory connections with the world around us. Imagine the isolation felt by...

Young Author's First Book Aims to Inspire Others

Eye Has Not Seen, sixteen-year-old-author Henry G. Stratmann’s first book, opens with a page of acknowledgments in which he thanks his mother Maryellen Amato Stratmann ‘76, for teaching him to “Think outside the box.” “That was something I learned from being a student at Notre Dame, and because of...

Nationally Recognized Program is Making an Impact

In January, the Catholic Campus Ministry Association and National Association of Diocesan Directors of Campus Ministry awarded FalconCorps, Notre Dame College’s student service program, the Exemplary Program in Faith Formation. Brian Emerson, Notre Dame College’s director of campus ministry,...

Focused on the Mission

At Notre Dame, the mission defines the College. It directs programming, ties it to its historical roots, and provides a framework to create a vision for the College’s future. Because mission holds such an important place in the culture of the College, Notre Dame has hired Sr. Carol Ziegler, Ph.D.,...

Returning Fulbright Scholar Relates Her Experiences

As the first Fulbright Scholar in almost forty years at Notre Dame College, Natalie Trotch Strouse, Associate Professor of Business Administration and Accounting, received considerable interest as she spoke about her experiences as a guest lecturer at the Ternopil Academy of National Economy in...

Honoring the Unseen: An Exploration of Spiritual Themes

“Honoring the Unseen,” an exhibit of works exploring spiritual themes by artists Alexis Thynne, Melissa O’Grady and Leslie Organ, will be on display in the Clara Fritzsche Library Art Gallery from April 5 through May 18, 2007. The exhibit features hand-rubbed collographs by Thynne, cloth spirit...

Class of 1956 Together Again

On October 15, 2006, members of Notre Dame College’s Class of 1956 came together once again at the home of Audrey Hubeny Dvorak ‘56 in Gates Mills, Ohio. History will remember these women as members of the Silent Generation, children born in the heart of the Great Depression, raised during World...

Obituaries

Memories of a Friend Once in a lifetime, if you are lucky, you’ll find a friend who is coming from exactly the same place that you are. I was uniquely blessed to find this rare match with Barbara – both friend and cousin – and I do, and will continue, to miss her sorely. Her approach to life was...
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