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.

The Division of Business at Notre Dame College is introducing a new major in finance this fall.

This program will prepare students for careers in financial management, banking, government, real estate and financial planning and analysis. And it enables Notre Dame to better compete with colleges and universities in Northeast Ohio, most of which already offer bachelor’s degrees in finance.

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 will celebrate its Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekend 2014 a little early this year—in September instead of the traditional October.

The event, “There’s No Place Like Home,” is Friday, September 26, through Sunday, September 28, on campus.

Featuring football and soccer games and an alumni reception with new President Thomas G. Kruczek in the newly renovated Regina Hall, the event this year will honor every class: current students and all alumni, especially those who graduated in years ending with ’4 and ’9.

Notre Dame College’s Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry will present the 30th annual Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar, titled “Icons: Witnesses to Christian Faith and Life,” on Oct. 10 and 11.

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 Athletics and ESPN Cleveland 850 WKNR will celebrate the 1980 Cleveland Browns season on campus.

The College will host the reunion beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, September 13.

The event will feature a reception, autograph session, auction and a question-and-answer session with the former players and coaches.

In 1980, for the second straight year, Browns head coach Sam Rutigliano was named NFL Coach of the Year, and quarterback Brian Sipe was named the league's Most Valuable Player.

WHO: Notre Dame College and internationally acclaimed Ecuadorian artist Voroshilov Bazante

WHAT: A free master class painting demonstration

WHEN: 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 3

WHERE: The Great Room in the campus Administration Building at the College, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio. Enter campus from South Green Road, between Mayfield and Cedar roads.

Notre Dame College announced today that it has received a $500,000 donation to use according to its own priorities.

Speaking anonymously, the donor stated, “The mission of Notre Dame College resonates with us in many ways, including the percentage of students needing financial aid and the number who are the first in their families to go to college.  We are delighted that we are able to help the College continue to move forward by providing the best academic and extracurricular experiences it can for capable and deserving students.”

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.