Notre Dame College is providing students who would have been seniors at St. Peter Chanel Catholic High School a chance to earn a diploma from their now-closed institution ─ and earn college credit at the same time.

Through the innovative Seniors at Notre Dame program, more than 20 of the high school students are dual enrolled on the College campus this fall. Upon successful completion of the school year, they will receive a 2014 high school diploma from St. Peter Chanel and could have up to 32 college credits, essentially a year toward a bachelor’s degree, completed.

Notre Dame College’s new and upcoming artists will display their original works─including 12 to 16-foot graffiti panels, large-scale photographs and oversized charcoal drawings─in the “NDC Art: Best Show Yet of 2013” student art exhibit beginning Sept.

Notre Dame College’s new dean of students has led campus life at postsecondary institutions for more than a decade, including directing a small living-learning community on a much larger university campus.

Celebrating the creators of Notre Dame College is more than a history lesson every now and then. It’s a weeklong tribute to the legacy of the Sisters of Notre Dame each year.

With the theme, “Living for Today…Growing for Tomorrow,” Notre Dame will observe its 2013 Founders’ Week, Sept. 15-21.

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.