Renowned author Jonathan Mooney will discuss “Neurodiversity: A Compass to a Changing World” during the North Eastern Ohio Education Association Day hosted by Notre Dame’s Academic Support Center on Friday, Oct. 15.

At the end of the first quarter of Saturday’s football game between Notre Dame and Mercyhurst, the College honored Lt. John Lambert of the Brooklyn Heights Police Department for saving the life of NDC student and soccer player Mariusz Trzeciak.

On Feb. 27, Lt. Lambert had executed an incredible display of courage when he sacrificed himself to move Trzeciak out of harm’s way as an out-of-control vehicle headed towards them on an icy stretch of highway.

Notre Dame College’s Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry will present the 26th annual Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar, titled “Orthodox and Catholics: Together Yet Apart,” on Oct. 8 and 9.

For the first time in 29 years, Notre Dame College’s Fidelia Award will be given to a couple. Alumna Stella Corbett Hetzer ’59 and her husband John will receive the 2010 Fidelia Award, one of the College’s highest honors, on Wednesday, Sept. 29. 

Notre Dame College’s men’s and women’s soccer teams will host a joint fundraiser at Claddagh Legacy Village on Saturday, Oct. 9. All friends of NDC soccer who have lunch or dinner at Claddagh that day will have 15 percent of their bill donated back to the teams (food and non-alcoholic drinks only).

Notre Dame College and ESPN Cleveland have partnered to broadcast NDC Football games and other Falcon Athletic programming, beginning this fall.

The multi-level agreement includes the broadcast of all 11 games of NDC Football’s upcoming inaugural season. The Falcons’ Aug. 28 opener against Mercyhurst (Pa.) will be broadcast live on ESPN 850 AM WKNR, and ensuing games will be aired on ESPN 1540 KNR2. All 11 games will also be streamed live on ESPNCleveland.com.

The first day of classes is approaching fast, and students residing on campus this fall semester are probably starting to think about how to furnish the dorm rooms they will call home for next few months. For those eager to express their sense of interior design, the Notre Dame College Office of Residence Life now offers an interactive cool that lets incoming students layout their rooms.

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “The Art of the Batik,” an exhibit of works by local artist Mary Brigid from Sept. 16 through Oct. 29. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Notre Dame College will once again offer an English as a Second Language course this fall. The class will meet in the College’s Administration Building from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Aug. 30 to Dec. 10.

Notre Dame College’s Abrahamic Center and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage co-sponsored an interfaith Volunteer Opportunities Day at the museum on July 18. About 40 people attended and many signed up to donate their time to one of the seven faith-based social service organizations represented at the event.