Greetings From The 2013 Homecoming Co-Chairs!
We are so happy to be co-chairing NDC's 2013 Homecoming & Alumni Reunion Weekend - There’s No Place Like Home. If you haven't come "home" to Notre Dame in the last few years, Homecoming is the perfect time to make a visit!
We will be celebrating the College's two new athletic fields which are at "home," on campus! The first new field, Normandy Field, located on College Road, will host soccer and softball games. Mueller Field on Green Road will host football, soccer, rugby and lacrosse competitions. These fields represent a giant leap forward for Notre Dame College! Gone are the days where students had to travel more than 30 miles to rented fields for practices and play their home football games at a high school stadium!
We’re also starting new Homecoming traditions:
- Pull out your steins and lederhosen—we’re hosting an “Old World” Oktoberfest!
- Connect with President Dr. Andrew P. Roth as he and Sr. Eileen Quinlan, SND, Ph.D., ’74 host a condensed version of the president’s popular “Books That Changed the World”series.
- Cheer on your Falcons with our Homecoming volleyball, soccer and football games, all now played on campus!
- Take a peek into your old residence hall room with the “Where’s My Room” program!
- We’re thinking outside of the box for reunions! We will still celebrate our traditional reunion years (graduation years ending in ‘3 or ‘8) but we’re expanding to include special reunions for WECO and Adult students, Nursing, Education and Academic Support Center alumni too!
We hope you come out to one or all the activities we have planned for the weekend. We know it’s going to be a great time, so plan on coming home! We look forward to seeing you!
Jennifer Hornacek Guadalupe ‘03 & Rebecca Kovacs ‘09
Schedule of Events
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
Oktoberfest – 5 pm
We’re starting a new tradition for Homecoming! With a tip of our cap to the German heritage of the Sisters of Notre Dame, we will host an “Old World” Oktoberfest that celebrates fall with great food, music and fun for all ages. Come for games, activities for children, special contests with great prizes and a bonfire. You can even purchase your own commemorative NDC Oktoberfest stein! Oh, and of course we’ll have great raffles that support the work of Alumni Association.
Several traditional Oktoberfest meals will be served. Each meal is $25 per adult. You may choose one of the following: Chicken Paprikash, Pierogis, Bratwurst, or Stuffed Cabbage. There will even be
Frankfurters for the kids – all expertly prepared by Normandy Catering. If you want two of the adult menu options, we’re offering a Grosses Abendessen (Translated: Big Dinner) option at $35 per adult.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Fairmount State – 7 pm
Murphy Gymnasium, Keller Center
Tower Tours - 7, 8 & 9 pm
Notre Dame College “Bell” Tower.
Your chance to scale the heights of the College’s most recognizable landmark. Please be aware that this tour requires participants to climb an iron ladder.
Proper attire and footwear are encouraged.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
Books That Changed the World Preview – 10 am
The Great Room, Administration Building
Each year, NDC President Andrew P. Roth, Ph.D., hosts an interactive literature series, “Books That Changed the World,” offering anyone with a passion for lifelong learning the opportunity to meet and discuss a common theme for the year. We’re excited to offer a preview of this year’s series during Homecoming weekend. Come and interact with Dr. Roth and Sr. Eileen Quinlan, SND, Ph.D., ’74 as they lead a group discussion of Sarah Orne Jewett’s short story “The White Heron” as it applies to this year’s theme – America: Tales of Time and Place.
Women’s Soccer vs. Concord University – 10 am
Falcon Fan Fest, Quinlivan Circle - 11 am
Get pumped up for a great day of athletic competitions on campus! We’ll have spirited giveaways, face painting and much more to get you ready to cheer on your favorite Falcon team!
Normandy Field Dedication – 11:45 am
Men’s Soccer vs. Concord University – 12 pm
Mueller Field Dedication – 1:45 pm
Football vs. The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, – 2 pm
Tickets will be sold at the gate. General
Admission - $5, Reserved Bleacher Seating - $8,
One of a Kind Falcon Chair - $25
Volleyball vs. Shepherd University – 7 pm
Murphy Gymnasium, Keller Center
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
Alumni Celebration Mass – 10 am
Christ the King Chapel, Administration Building
Mass of Celebration and Reunion for Notre Dame College, celebrated by College Chaplain, the Reverend Edward Mehok, and featuring music by Sr. Karita Ivancic, SND, D.Min., ’71, assistant professor of music and theology and an NDC Choral Ensemble.
Reunion Brunch – 11 am
The Great Room, Administration Building It’s time to celebrate! We’re recognizing all graduates in attendance from the classes ending with ‘3 and ‘8 with a commemorative reunion gift. $30 per person. All are welcome!
Our Golden Classes – 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963 will be hosted for the brunch at no cost, courtesy of Notre Dame College.
Special Reunions – 2 pm
Academic Support Center
Gather with Academic Support Center alumni, parents and friends hosted by Gretchen Walsh, Director of the Academic Support Center, and the staff of the ASC.
Adult & WECO Students
The Foyer, Administration Building
Adult students have always been integral to NDC. Whether you were a WECO student or took classes in the evening, we want to celebrate you! Join former Weekend College Dean Mary Lou Currivan, and WECO faculty, at this special get-together of WECO and adult alumni.
Performing Arts Center, Administration Building
NDC has long been known as a leader in educating teachers. Whether you graduated with an education degree, obtained a TEEL certificate or are in the education field today, come to connect with your fellow educators!
Join Interim Division Chair of Nursing Colleen Sweeney, M.S.N., Ph.D., JD, RN, current Nursing Department staff and former Division Chair Dr. Diane Jedlicka as they share new developments within the nursing program, and take advantage of an opportunity to reconnect with fellow nursing alumni.
Memory Lane– a special display of Notre Dame College’s history on the first floor of the Administration Building.
Self-Guided Tours– depending on your last visit to NDC, many things may have changed. Take this special tour of the new spaces and places on campus – on your own time and at your own pace.
Where’s My Room –Have you ever wondered who is living in your former residence hall room? Or what it looks like now? Well, RSVP for “Where’s My Room” and we’ll make every effort to connect you with the current occupant for a visit to your old “home, suite home!”
Things to Remember
- Homecoming is a celebration for everyone! Spouses, children and all friends of Notre Dame College are welcome to attend any event!
- RSVP in advance for all events that you would like to attend.
- There are no printed tickets for any events, but provide us with an email address so that we can confirm your reservations. We hope you can make some or all of the events planned for the weekend! We promise you’ll have a great time!
Questions? Call 1.877.NDC.OHIO x6385