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Notre Dame Today - Winter 2007-2008

1957 Commencement Speech

Over the stage of an auditorium where I gave an address some time ago, I read the following inscription: “And thou my minde aspire to higher things Grow rich in that which never taketh rust.” A little bit of research revealed that it came from a 16th century general and poet, Sir Philip Sidney. In...

From the President

For the past four years, Notre Dame College has enjoyed a remarkable growth cycle. Record-setting enrollments have allowed us to offer new academic and athletic programs, enhancing a growing student body and our recruitment efforts. The result has been larger freshman classes, enhancing a growing...

The Voice of Notre Dame College

“I was in my first class on the first day of school in 1995 at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School,” recalled Sr. Mary Karita Ivancic ’71. “The secretary of the school came in and asked me if I would take a very important phone call.” On the other end of the line was Louise Prochaska ’64 at...

2007 Commencement Speech by Stephanie McGruder

Good afternoon, and congratulations to all 2007 graduates of Notre Dame College! Thank you all so much to our families, our friends, and the faculty of Notre Dame, for not only celebrating with us today, but for helping us get here! I know my husband has spent the past few years keeping a steady...

Saving It

During her last days, Mom began saying nothing but “save it.” For some weeks she’d had difficulty finding the words to complete sentences; but now it was only one sentence, two words—“save it.” Hour by hour, sometimes repeated end-on-end in a near whisper like a mumbled prayer or mantra; sometimes...

2007 Commencement Speech by Manuel A. Santiago Jr.

Today we celebrate a great accomplishment, yet it is only the beginning of a more challenging journey. If we revealed our full paths taken to be here, in all likelihood, we would find that our difficulties have similarities yet remain unique for each of us. We are all unique and, in my mind,...

Falcon Golf Event an 'Eagle' on the Scorecard

On July 13, 2007, the 17-sport Notre Dame Athletic Department focused on just one game – golf. It was a day for Notre Dame College to rally around the Blue & Gold as 29 teams competed in the Sixth Annual Falcon Golf Classic at the Grantwood Golf Course in Solon. “The day was a great success,”...

2007 Commencement Speech by Christian Taske

This is it, class of 2007. This is the day we have worked for over the past four years, some of us more and some of us maybe a little less. But we all made it to this special day, and that is what counts. This is the day that should make all of us proud. This is the day we celebrate the 2007...

Looking Within

Commencement honor is given to those who know Notre Dame College best Just a few days removed from the classroom, Christian Taske ’07 stepped to the podium as the final speaker for Notre Dame College’s eighty-third commencement. As one of three speakers that day, Taske had only a few moments to...

Commencement Speakers Since 1940

1940 Rev. Aloysius J. Hogan, SJ, Dean, Georgetown University Graduate School (joint commencement with Catholic colleges) 1941 Rt. Rev. Msgr. John P. Treacy (joint commencement with Catholic colleges) 1942 Rev. John E. Reardon, SJ, Associate Editor, Jesuit Mission Press 1942 (February—accelerated for WWII) Thomas A. Ryan, Attorney 1943 (August—accelerated for WWII) The Hon. James C. Connell, Judge, Common Pleas, Cleveland, Ohio

Campus Life

Flood Light Madness Sweeps Notre Dame With faces painted, noise makers in hand, and the Notre Dame Pep Band swinging, supporters of the men’s soccer team descended on Korb Field in Lyndhurst, Ohio for a match between the Falcons and the Mt. Vernon Nazarene Cougars in the first ever Floodlight...

Faithful One Receives Fidelia Award

Sr. Mary Louise Trivison ‘50, a peace maker and educator at Notre Dame College, was recognized at the annual Presidents’ Club Luncheon on October 21, 2007. “Forty-four years is a long time,” acknowledged Sr. Mary Louise recalling her service at Notre Dame College during her acceptance speech. “It’s...

Notre Dame Dedicates the Parker Hannifin Lab

The September 19 dedication of the Parker Hannifin Nursing Performance Enhancement Lab marked the official opening of a fully equipped learning environment, made possible through a generous $150,000 grant from The Parker Hannifin Foundation. Following the blessing of the lab by director of campus...

From the Chair of the Board

Notre Dame College has always been blessed. Visionary leadership and a can-do spirit have been hallmarks of the College and have helped to make it a dynamic and vibrant learning community for generations of students. The leadership of the College is fully aware how much of this success is due to...

Endowment Gift In Memory of Eleanor Szulinski Malburg '84

Notre Dame College is deeply grateful to Leona Szulinski O’Brien and her husband Bernard, for their generous $100,000 endowment gift in memory of Eleanor Szulinski Malburg ’84, Mrs. O’Brien’s sister. Well aware of Eleanor’s deep affection for Notre Dame, Mr. and Mrs. O’Brien wished to make a...

Remembering Eleanor Malburg

Every fall Notre Dame College presents the Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar. While newcomers to the campus may wonder who Eleanor Malburg was, others recognize the naming of the Seminar as a lasting memorial to someone who contributed years of dedicated service to the College and a lifelong...

Frederic, The Great, Sister of Notre Dame

Like the Hoover Dam, generously generating energy, but Unlike President Hoover’s generation of depression, the Clean sweeping power of our Grand Dame of English Compressed our vacuum(s) into good habit(s). Like ex-consonants, taking vowels very seriously, Sr. Mary Frederic Hoover, SND, candledly...

Remembering A Woman Who Would Never Let Us Forget

Visitors to Notre Dame College’s Tolerance Resource Center immediately notice a plaque near the entrance, which reads: “In honor of Margaret M. Kocevar ‘90 1968-1996 Notre Dame College Adjunct Professor" "Remembering the dedicated service of a woman who preserved the memory of those who struggled...

Messages of Peace

On the journey toward peace and understanding, dialogue is often the first step. The Tolerance Resource Center has promoted such dialogue in the form of conferences, panel discussions and community events, bringing together religious and community groups that have historical enmity toward one...

Images Linger

An image can burn into your conscience in a way that words cannot. According to Rachel Morris, associate professor of fine arts at Notre Dame College, this is one reason why the Tolerance Resource Center has sponsored numerous programs centered on the arts since its opening in 1997. “When we...

Righting Old Wrongs

Throughout the hemisphere, from Argentina to Alaska, indigenous people still struggle with the effects of European conquest. Meanwhile churches and governments in the U.S. and Canada struggle to admit their part in the oppression that robbed people of their lands, language, culture, and life itself...

Traditions and Tolerance: Reflecting on the Visit of Charlene Teters

Among the events sponsored by the Tolerance Resource Center over the past 10 years, few generated a response quite like the visit of Charlene Teters in March 2003. Notre Dame College invited the internationally recognized artist and Native American activist for an art installation and multimedia...

A Dream That Would Not Be Denied

The dream of the Tolerance Resource Center began in the mind of Margaret Kocevar. When she passed away in 1996, progress on the Center stopped… but only temporarily. In reality, Maggie’s vision was bigger than any one person. It was no surprise when three devoted staff members captured her vision,...

Notre Dame Theater Production Kicks Off TRC's Tenth Anniversary Celebration

There was a time in the History of America when the color of your face decided where you could go, what you could do and how you could live your life… From Walk, Don’t Ride… by Peter Manos Walk, Don’t Ride: The Fight for Freedom in America, is an original drama written and directed by Peter Manos,...

The Tolerance Resource Center Tenth Anniversary

Beyond Tolerance, Envisioning Tomorrow OCTOBER 2007 Walk, Don’t Ride: The Fight for Freedom in America An original dramatic production by Notre Dame College visiting professor of humanities, Peter Manos, on the Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery, Alabama during the 1950s and 60s with performances...

A Story Told Through 50 Faces...

The Tolerance Resource Center is proud to present 50 Faces, a photo exhibit by internationally recognized photographer Herb Ascherman, Jr. The exhibit, which will feature the complete collection of photos from this documentary, runs from October 25 to December 7. The black and white images, a...

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