Notre Dame College students are offering free tax preparation for low-income Cuyahoga County residents again this year.

Students at the College are positively impacting the community by filing federal and state income tax forms for those who cannot afford account services or software packages. College students file tax returns in an effort to save residents money—not only with free tax preparation, but also with increased refunds from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Notre Dame College will offer a performing arts minor beginning in the fall semester 2014.

The new program, which involves band, choir and theater programs, has been approved by the Faculty Senate and further strengthens the relationship between Academic and Student Affairs and adding to the positive overall college experience for the students involved.

Senior and student artists and performers from the community collaborate to create inter-generational dialogue, creativity and life-long learning

Notre Dame College (NDC) has been awarded a $26,000 grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) for “Second Act: A Revitalization of Arts and Culture in the Community.” Second Act will employ arts and culture in unique ways to further engage the College and the community through three theatrical performances, two art shows and a literature-based seminar.

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “Nature Abstracted,” a showing of 40 original monotype prints portraying organic elements in abstract form conceived and created by local artist Holly Kenny. 

This exhibit marks the first time the artist will be showing her print work. An opening reception will be held in the library and take place on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will run from Feb.13 through March 30, 2014.

Notre Dame College’s Abrahamic Center will follow up its Distinguished Lecture by Nontombi Naomi Tutu with a series of discussions that heed the speaker’s call to the community to seek out the shared humanity in others.

Notre Dame College student scientists and a faculty member have identified a gene likely responsible for proper embryo production in fruit flies.

Their findings regarding the function of the previously unstudied CG15436—now called the Hunchback of Notre Dame College (hndc)—gene gives insight into normal egg production due to the similarities between the DNA of fruit flies and more complex biological organisms.

Undergraduate intelligence studies and criminal justice majors at Notre Dame College now have access to a program that can sponsor them for national security clearance—and give them real-world experience in providing analytic support to local law enforcement and the national intelligence community.

Through Notre Dame’s 15-week classroom Intelligence Internship partnership with the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital Development (ATIC), students can be granted access to and learn from actual classified materials.

Notre Dame College has received a $200,000 donation to support the capital campaign for its Academic Support Center for Students with Learning Differences. The donor, a Notre Dame alumna, wishes to remain anonymous. The funds will also be used to help the College meet a $375,000 challenge grant for improvements to Regina Hall that include creating a facility for the Center.

WHO:            Notre Dame College and Renee Jones Empowerment Center

WHAT:          2014 NEO Human Trafficking Symposium

Notre Dame College announces the addition of three new members to its Board of Trustees; Jack Myslenski and Jim Drozdowski, approved at the Board’s October meeting, will join Maureen Raleigh Bihn, appointed to the Board in June, as the newest members.

Maureen Raleigh Bihn is a 1979 alumna of the College with a degree in business administration. She is manager of ore sales administration at Cleveland Cliffs Natural Resources, where she has risen through the ranks after starting as a staff accountant upon graduating from Notre Dame.