A group of students, faculty and staff from Notre Dame College recently learned lessons in global education, economy and health through a campus ministry-led immersion in Guatemala.

Along with Ted Steiner, director of campus ministry at the College—who organized the international experience through Covenant Merge Ministries—six students made the trip: Lucinda Darvell, Claire Kelly, Morgan Lux, Courtney Neigh, Kai'Shayla Smith and RebeccaSwainson.

Thomas G. Kruczekwill be inauguratedas the fourteenth President of Notre Dame College onFriday, November 14, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in Murphy Gymnasium in the Joseph H. Keller Center,4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio.A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

A Roman Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.in Murphy Gymnasium.

Kruczek became president of the College on July 1, succeeding Dr. Andrew P. Roth who retired on June 30.

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 Academic Support Center for Students with Learning Differences (ASC) and Division of Nursing have moved into their new─and newly renovated─campus spaces in time for the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

The ASC is now on the second floor and the Nursing Division on the third floor of the south wing of Regina Hall.

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.”

WHO: Notre Dame College, in partnership with Communities in Conversation, a program whose goal is to strengthen communities through interfaith learning and understanding

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “Urban Abstracts & Daily Contrasts,” a showing of works by local photographer Stuart Pearl.

An opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, in the library. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will run through October 31.

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.

Artists and performers from the community and students collaborate to create intergenerational dialogue, creativity and lifelong learning

Notre Dame College will exhibit the artwork of eight highly successful professionals from Northeast Ohio, who range in age from 60 to 96—and whose art is from the second half of their lives—in an exhibit titled “Second Act: Where Art Comes First; Finding a Second Career in the Arts.”