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.

WHO: iCan Bike (formerly known as Lose The Training Wheels), is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization, in partnership with Notre Dame College.

WHAT: A five-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.

After a successful 10-year run at the helm of the Notre Dame College Men's Basketball program, Kevin Bille has resigned, and one of his former assistants Tim Koenig has been named the third head coach in the history of the program.

Koenig, a native of Richmond Heights, Ohio, spent six years as an assistant under Bille at Notre Dame from 2006-2012. He was hired in 2006 as a part-time assistant coach, before becoming the head junior varsity coach in 2008. He was named a full-time assistant in 2009.

Notre Dame College and its in-residence Mercury Summer Stock Theatre will present three musical performances: Shrek, Ragtime and Peter Pan in June, July and August, respectively.

Shrek, based on the DreamWorks film about an unsociable ogre, runs June 14-16, 20-23 and 27-29. Ragtime, which paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of life in turn-of-the-century America, is July 5-7, 11-14 and 18-10, and Peter Pan, a tale of the boy who never grew up, will be August 2-4, 8-11 and 15-17.

Notre Dame College will host the opening of the 16th consecutive season of The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s outdoor performances with the troupe’s debut of “Measure for Measure” June 14 and 15 and “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” June 21 and 22.

Nearly 40 local, state and regional─as well as student, faculty and staff─artisans will market their wares at the annual Art on the Notre Dame College Circle fair Saturday, June 22.

The College, in partnership with the City of South Euclid, will host the juried art and craft show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn outside the campus Administration Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Two master’s degree and two bachelor’s degree candidates were honored for their leadership in and out of the classroom and their service to and in support of Notre Dame College during 2013 commencement ceremonies.

Laura Jean Camino, who received a master’s degree in professional education, and Izolda Masic, one of the first to graduate from the College with a master’s degree in security policy studies, received St. Catherine of Alexandria Awards during the graduate ceremony May 4.