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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 Madness event on September 25, 2007. Over 300 people attended the event sponsored by the NDC Departments of Athletics and Campus Activities.

Safety Forces Engage in Critical Incident Drill

Campus Police, local safety forces and student volunteers came together on Notre Dame College’s campus on August 8, 2007 for the second in a series of exercises designed to improve the College’s level of emergency preparedness. According to campus police chief Mike Dugan “This drill elevates us to a new level of preparation and cooperation. In conducting an analysis of our performance, it was agreed that things went remarkably well.”

College Hosts Intelligence Colloquium

Notre Dame College hosted the Ninth Annual International Colloquium on Intelligence the July 9-12, 2007 sponsored by the Great Lakes Regional Chapter of the International Association for Intelligence Education. The theme of the colloquium was Teaching Intelligence: Setting Standards. The colloquium featured speakers from a number of colleges and universities along with highly regarded experts from the intelligence field including retired CIA officer Clare Lopez ’76, and Lieutenant Commander (USNR, ret.) Michael Goldstein.

Notre Dame Revives Freshman Tradition

The College began the academic year with an Opening Convocation held in the Keller Center’s Murphy Gymnasium on August 26, 2007. The Convocation, which has not been practiced since the late 1990s, included an Academic Investiture during which the freshmen were conferred with a pin bearing the seal of Notre Dame College. This was followed by a celebration of Mass, officiated by Father Edward Mehok.

Dyslexia Presentation Puts Humanity First

Over 90 educators, students and parents of children with learning differences attended a presentation by internationally known learning disabilities speaker Shirley Kurnoff titled Learning Differences and Dyslexia-A Journey of Discovery on October 12, 2007 at Notre Dame. Presented by Notre Dame’s Academic Support Center, the program was sponsored by The Learning Brook, Notre Dame College and Schwab Learning. It focused on the human aspects of dyslexia including the effects on siblings, parents and the students themselves.