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Notre Dame Today – Summer 2013

Notre Dame Today is now also available as a digital magazine! The electronic version of the College magazine is convenient and user-friendly. The best part is that you can easily share Notre Dame Today with your friends and family. You can e-mail the digital edition, share it on Facebook and Twitter, and embed it on your personal website.

Universities’ and colleges’ ability to produce strength of character is what differentiates higher education from any other product in the marketplace.

In his letter to the friends of Notre Dame College, President Andrew P. Roth talks how Notre Dame College has launched the 2013-2018 academic strategic planning process and how the college is prepared to thrive within the enviroment of change. 

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.

Notre Dame College leaders and higher education experts share their views on one aspect of an overall approach to learning and teaching that endures times and pervades talents—and ensures the relevance of a college degree in a world where so much is uncertain.

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.

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.

Notre Dame College student scientists and a faculty member have identified a gene likely responsible for proper embryo production in fruit flies.

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.

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 straight days at that facility this spring.

Notre Dame College’s teacher education programs have been recognized by the Ohio Board of Regents for meeting and exceeding several state performance metrics.

Notre Dame College has welcomed a new member and said farewell to another in its senior leadership team.

Notre Dame has received two gift commitments, totaling more than $3 million, in the past six months.

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 diverted by an armed service and a different school, almost sidetracked by the uncertainty of family job loss and practically spent by the necessity of off-campus jobs.

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.

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.

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 schools, where she spent time nurturing at-risk youth who were not even allowed in school buildings.

Recognized for her versatility in the classroom and campus life, Pratt is the 2013 recipient of the Sr. Mary Agnes Bosche Award. She accepted the honor at the College’s undergraduate commencement ceremony.

Recognized not only for her academic rigor but also her research acumen, Masic is the first Master of Arts degree in security policy studies graduate from Notre Dame to receive the St. Catherine of Alexandria Award. She was honored during the College’s 2013 graduate commencement ceremony.

Cavey, who graduated this spring from Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, is the recipient of the 2013 Sr. Mary Leroy Finn Award. He accepted the honor at the College’s undergraduate commencement ceremony.

I give my time, talent and treasure to Notre Dame College because I am an advocate of Catholic education. I love Notre Dame and want to see the College continue so that others may have an opportunity to have the same experience and education that was I was afforded.

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.

You graduated from Notre Dame College years ago, but want to stay in touch with your former classmates? Class Notes keep you informed about what your fellow alumni are up to these days.

We offer our condolences to relatives and friends of the recently deceased and pray that our good God will welcome them into everlasting joy.