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Notre Dame Today – Summer 2013

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The Relevance of an On-campus College Education: In-person Character Development

By Andrew P. Roth, Ph.D. Universities’ and colleges’ ability to produce strength of character is what differentiates higher education from any other product in the marketplace. Recently, the question surfaced: “What makes education, as a ‘good,’ unique compared to other goods or services?” The...

From the President

Dear Friends of Notre Dame College, With students and families looking more closely at whether a traditional on-campus college experience is in their best interest and, if so, which institution will best fit their needs and ambitions, higher education is at a crossroads. Notre Dame College is also...

The Relevance of an Independent College Education: Inclusive Professional Preparation

By Nicholas R. Santilli, Ph.D. Reviews of today’s headlines in higher education journals have announced the slow death of traditional liberal arts majors, such as English and history, in favor of vocationally focused subject areas, like business and applied sciences. The ascendance of professional...

The Relevance of a Liberal Arts Education

Making Sense of Mixed Messages about Employment and the Economy The statistics are dissonant, depending on sources. Financial forecasts and job outlooks are unclear. So how does a sentient being find his or her way in an imprecise, ever-evolving environment as far as education, employment and the...

The Relevance of a Values-based College Education

By Carol Ziegler, SND, Ph.D. Young adults come to college campuses today grounded in a reality quite different from any previous generation. The instant news streaming in the aftermath of a hurricane or a mass shooting creates a sense that the world is not a safe place. The daily lives of these...

Class Explores Economics of a Developing Country

Two Notre Dame College business professors shared with about a dozen students what living in poverty means in developing countries through a full-semester course and a week-long venture to Latin America. William L. Leamon , MBA, assistant professor of marketing, developed an international immersion...

Scientists Discover Gene Affecting Embryos in Insect Models

Notre Dame College student scientists and a faculty member have identified a gene likely responsible for proper embryo production in fruit flies. Their findings regarding the function of the previously unstudied CG15436 —now called the Hunchback of Notre Dame College ( hndc )—gene gives insight...

Professor Influences Human Interests Through NATO

The director of the Notre Dame College Center for Intelligence Studies is part of a multinational commission making a case for the role of human understanding in international peacekeeping missions—and redefining the role of NATO on the global stage. A. Gregory Moore , Ph.D., professor of history...

Nurses Practice Pediatrics in Haitian Hospital

More than 10 million people live in Haiti. It has one critical care and trauma hospital. Notre Dame College’s Diana Kovacic , M.S.N., B.S.N., R.N., clinical coordinator for the division of nursing, and B.S.N. student Annie Walters ’13 volunteered more than 80 hours—from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.—over seven...

Teacher Education Earns High Marks from State of Ohio

Notre Dame College’s teacher education programs have been recognized by the Ohio Board of Regents for meeting and exceeding several state performance metrics. In its first comprehensive ratings for educator preparation programs, the Board of Regents notes all 189 Notre Dame College students who...

College Develops Expertise in Leadership Team

Notre Dame College has welcomed a new member and said farewell to another in its senior leadership team. Janet G. Ashe , previously of the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Ohio State University, joined the College as vice president for finance and administration in January. At the end of June, David...

Notre Dame Receives $3 Million in New Gifts

Notre Dame has received two gift commitments, totaling more than $3 million, in the past six months. This brings to four the number of major gift announcements the College has made—each $500,000 or more—and to more than $4 million the amount in gift commitments made to the College in the past year...

Finding Fertile Ground

Aliea Moore Grows in Faith, Thrives through Notre Dame College Community Aliea Moore said she feels as if she has been planted at Notre Dame College. And she is flowering. The criminal justice major, a first-generation college student, has not been without trial on her postsecondary path: nearly...

The Sisters of Notre Dame

Learn more about the service, spirit and scope of the Sisters of Notre Dame in a commemorative, pull-out section honoring the college founders, who were awarded the 2013 Notre Dame College Medal. Click here to view Sisters of Notre Dame story section

Tower Tributes

Whether in social media, school papers or video projects, friends of the College share their insights and experiences on the service, spirit and scope of the Sisters of Notre Dame. “When I go upstairs to schedule classes or talk to my adviser, I always see a picture of a nun hanging on the wall,...

Laura Camino Called to Notre Dame to Teach Through Heart and Soul

St. Catherine of Alexandria Award in Professional Education What may seem like a lifetime ago, Laura Jean Camino completed the coursework for a master’s degree and teaching certificate in science education at the Ohio State University. She was moved to immediately teach in Columbus, Ohio, public...

Caroline Carrington-Pratt Continues Alumna Legacy

Sr. Mary Agnes Bosche Award Caroline Carrington-Pratt first came to Notre Dame College more than two decades ago—as a toddler. She attended Tot Spot, the College’s daycare center when her mother, Pamela Sarina Carrington, who graduated from the College in 1993, was a student. Pratt became a second-...

Izolda Masic Finds Meaning, Mission in a New World, at Notre Dame

St. Catherine of Alexandria Award in Security Policy Studies A native of Novi Sad, Serbia, Izolda Masic survived two wars in 26 years and a 74-day bombing in 1991. In her homeland—where a single dictator controlled the public dissemination of information—her personal computer was her connection to...

Keith Cavey Commences Second Career in Service

Sr. Mary Leroy Finn Award Keith Alexander Cavey came to Notre Dame College in 2010 to begin a path toward his second career in service, nursing. Prior to that, he spent eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps. “This experience in the armed services enriched Keith’s knowledge of cultures and peoples...

I Give Forward Because...

Donor Profile: Maureen Raleigh Bihn ’79 Name: Maureen Raleigh Bihn ’79 Education: B.A. in Business Administration, Notre Dame College Professional: Manager, Ore Sales Administration, Cliffs Natural Resources, Cleveland Honors: 2012 Notre Dame College Alumna of the Year Gifts of Time to Notre Dame...

The Big Picture: Champions

The Notre Dame College women’s swim teamwon the 2013 Appalachian Swim Conference Championships, while the College wrestling team–competing for the first time as a Division II program–placed third overall at the 2013 NCAA National Championship Tournament. Two wrestlers won individual national titles...

Class Notes

1936 Catherine Culek Haggerty ’36 attended the Notre Dame College Medal dinner June 1 on campus. The 98-year old alumna joined in honoring the Sisters of Notre Dame, who were awarded the College’s highest honor, the 2013 Notre Dame College Medal. 1950 Rita McGuigan Buckon ’50 celebrated with her...

In Memoriam

We offer our condolences to relatives and friends of the recently deceased and pray that our good God will welcome them into everlasting joy. Alumni Sr. Mary Christin Alfieri, SND ’45 06/2013 Anna Walter Bailey ’41 02/2012 Mother of Barbara Bailey ’82 Rosaria Cultrona Contini ’33 01/2013 Regina...

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