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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 of Notre Dame’s continuing efforts to foster interfaith understanding. As part of the celebration, a Sukkah structure was constructed and activities were scheduled to introduce the customs of the holiday to the College community. 

Academic Support Center Hosts Internationally Known Speaker

Notre Dame College’s Academic Support Center hosted Rick Lavoie, an internationally recognized expert in the field of learning differences, for a seminar titled “Mastering the Hidden Curriculum” in October. Over 90 educators and parents attended the seminar.

Rock For Tots

The College’s Student Government sponsored a benefit concert in connection with Notre Dame serving as a collection point for Toys for Tots, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s annual toy collection campaign. The show held in Notre Dame’s Performing Arts Center in December, featured three local musical acts, included a performance by Biology Professor Tony LaVerde. Those in attendance were encouraged to bring a toy to contribute to the toy drive.

Men’s Basketball Visits St. Felicitas Elementary

In December, the Notre Dame College men’s basketball program visited the second grade classrooms of St. Felicitas Elementary School in Euclid, Ohio as part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) “Champions of Character” program. “Champions of Character” is designed to promote character development in youth and change the culture of sport. It is based on five core values: respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship.

College Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sr. Juanita Shealey, CSJ was the featured speaker at Notre Dame College’s second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in January. Sr. Shealey spoke on “Living a Life of Justice.”The event brought approximately 60 members of the College and local community together to remember the civil rights leader.