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Notre Dame College will recognize Michael and Marian Shaughnessy for their leadership, as well as service to the College with the 2014 Fidelia Award, one of the highest honors Notre Dame bestows.

Michael Shaughnessy, a member of the College’s Board of Trustees since 2001, and Marian Shaughnessy, an advocate for Notre Dame’s nursing programs, will be recognized during an invitation-only dinner Tuesday, Sept.16, at the College.

Notre Dame College’s Academic Support Center for Students with Learning Differences (ASC) and Division of Nursing are set to move into their new─and newly renovated─campus spaces in time for the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

The ASC will open on the second floor and the Nursing Division on the third floor of the south wing of Regina Hall in late August. Classes begin August 25.

Notre Dame College is proud to present its seventh annual “Books That Changed the World” seminar series this fall, offering leaders and aspiring leaders—and anyone with a passion for lifelong learning—the opportunity to meet and discuss a common theme for the year. This year’s seminar will study “Leadership: the Moral Dilemma.”

Notre Dame College has launched an online Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program, with the first cohort of students starting classes this fall.

The new M.S.N. graduate degree is a 36 credit-hour program designed for new and practicing B.S.N. nurses who are looking to advance their careers by becoming leaders in direct care, as well as by training to be nurse educators.

The accelerated courses are taught by full-time, expert faculty and delivered online for the convenience of at-home, self-directed study.

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “Intricate Beholding,” a premier showing of hip hop and urban-inspired paintings by award-winning Cleveland artist Martinez E-B.

An opening reception will take place in the library from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 17. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through September 12. 

Notre Dame College and its in-residence Mercury Summer Stock (MSS) theatre will present three Broadway musical productions based on movies in June, July and August.

The College and MSS team up this summer to stage Thoroughly Modern Millie June 13-15, June 19-22 and June 26-28; Sunset Boulevard July 11-13, July 17-20 and July 24-26; and The Wedding Singer August 1-3, August 7-10 and August 14-16.

Evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. All are in the College’s Regina Auditorium.

Notre Dame College once again awarded a $40,000 scholarship during The FEST 2014, a free family Christian festival, Sunday, August 3, in Wickliffe, Ohio.

Colleen Joyce a senior at Mentor, Ohio, High School won the 2014 Notre Dame FEST Scholarship Award.

The College’s third annual FEST scholarship─valid for a full-time undergraduate who is granted admission and enrolls beginning in 2015, 2016 or 2017─is worth $10,000 a year, renewable for up to four years.

Notre Dame is a sponsor of The FEST and hosted a tent next to the main stage during the event.

Notre Dame College will host its 13th Annual Falcon Golf Classic Tuesday, July 29, at StoneWater Golf Club in Highland Heights, Ohio.

The event, conducted by the College athletic department, is presented by 850AM ESPN CLEVELAND WKNR and sponsored Anderson Coach & Travel and begins at noon with registration and driving range.

The shotgun start for the 18-hole scramble is at 1 p.m. The day concludes with happy hour at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m.; and the awards presentation, fish bowl raffle and live auction items at 6:30 p.m.

WHO: iCan Bike, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization, in partnership with Notre Dame College

WHAT: The iCan Bike, An Achievement Center for Children Camp, program coordinated by iCan Shine, formerly Lose The Training Wheels, is afive-day camp for children with disabilities that provides each participant approximately one hour of instruction each day using a series of adapted bikes and techniques. At the end of the camp, typically more than 80 percent of campers can successfully ride a conventional bike.

CCNE Accreditation Review: Call for Comments

The Notre Dame College nursing program will undergo a comprehensive review by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The CCNE team will review the College's pre-licensure and post-licensure baccalaureate nursing programs for consideration of ongoing accreditation by CCNE. The evaluation visit will take place October 20-22, 2014.

The public is invited to submit comments to: