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Notre Dame College will honor its chaplain and professor emeritus, Father Edward Mehok─who has spent more than 50 years ministering and teaching at the College─with the 2013 Fidelia Award, one of the highest honors the College bestows.

Mehok, 80, who first joined Notre Dame in the fall of 1961 to celebrate the school liturgy every Friday, will be recognized during an invitation-only dinner Thursday, Sept. 19, at the College.

Notre Dame College will host nearly 40 graduate and professional schools on campus for its annual Grad School Fair Monday, Oct. 7.

The schools will offer Notre Dame students a sneak peek at numerous academic programs of advanced study from around the region and Across the Pond─literally. Across the Pond promotes graduate study abroad options in the United Kingdom.

The event, sponsored by the College’s Career Services Center, is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in the campus Performing Arts Center.

Notre Dame College is providing students who would have been seniors at St. Peter Chanel Catholic High School a chance to earn a diploma from their now-closed institution ─ and earn college credit at the same time.

Through the innovative Seniors at Notre Dame program, more than 20 of the high school students are dual enrolled on the College campus this fall. Upon successful completion of the school year, they will receive a 2014 high school diploma from St. Peter Chanel and could have up to 32 college credits, essentially a year toward a bachelor’s degree, completed.

Notre Dame College’s new and upcoming artists will display their original works─including 12 to 16-foot graffiti panels, large-scale photographs and oversized charcoal drawings─in the “NDC Art: Best Show Yet of 2013” student art exhibit beginning Sept.

Notre Dame College’s new dean of students has led campus life at postsecondary institutions for more than a decade, including directing a small living-learning community on a much larger university campus.

Celebrating the creators of Notre Dame College is more than a history lesson every now and then. It’s a weeklong tribute to the legacy of the Sisters of Notre Dame each year.

With the theme, “Living for Today…Growing for Tomorrow,” Notre Dame will observe its 2013 Founders’ Week, Sept. 15-21.

Notre Dame College is proud to present its sixth annual “Books That Changed the World” seminar series this fall, offering anyone with a passion for great books and lifelong learning the opportunity to meet and discuss a common theme for the year.This year’s seminar will study “America: Tales of Time and Place.”

Notre Dame College has named Beth Ford, M.A., previously dean of admissions and financial aid, the new dean of enrollment and hired Mary Ann Schneider, Ph.D., as interim dean of the Finn Center for Adult, Graduate and Professional Programs.

In addition to admissions and financial aid, in her new role, Ford is responsible for retention, orientation, athletic recruitment and enrollment marketing, among other related duties.

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “A Fascination with Nature,” an exhibition of watercolors showcasing the spiritual beauty of America’s natural scenes by Cleveland-area artist Ron Friedman July 23 through Aug. 30.

An opening reception will be held in the library from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Notre Dame College will give away a $40,000 scholarship during The FEST 2013, a free family Christian festival, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, in Wickliffe, Ohio.

The College’s Second Annual FEST Scholarship Award─valid for a full-time undergraduate who is granted admission and enrolls beginning in 2014, 2015 or 2016─is worth $10,000 a year, renewable for up to four years. Notre Dame is a sponsor of The FEST and will have a tent next to the main stage during the event.