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The Notre Dame College Indoor Percussion Ensemble (NDIPE) has been promoted by Winter Guard International (WGI), the governing body of international competition, to the Percussion Independent Open Class.

The move makes NDIPE the only open-class competitive ensemble in Northeast Ohio.

This promotion, determined by a panel of judges and the WGI Advisory Council, is based upon a higher level of performance and show difficulty exemplified by the program and its members.

The Notre Dame College and Northeast Ohio communities will have their one and only chance to see a full performance of the College's Indoor Percussion Ensemble (NDIPE) and Color Guard (NDCIG) at 7 p.m. March 28 in the campus Keller Center.

The Annual Notre Dame College Performing Arts Indoor Ensembles Friends and Family Show will feature the 2013 Indoor Percussion Ensemble show titled "23" and the NDCIndoor Color Guard show "End of the Ride.”

Notre Dame College will award its highest honor, the 2014 Notre Dame College Medal, to its President Andrew P. Roth, Ph.D., who has announced his retirement effective June 30.

Roth, the thirteenth president in the College's 91-year history, has served since July 2003. He will be presented with the medal during a campus ceremony Saturday, June 7. Details of the event are forthcoming.

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.