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Notre Dame College will host its annual holiday celebration─a campus lighting and Christmas concert─Friday, December 6.

The lighting of the 20-foot College Christmas tree will be on the front lawn of Regina Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by festive beverages and light hors d’oeuvres. The College Department of Performing Arts then will present their annual Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. in Regina Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public.

Updated 21 November 2013

Dr. Andrew P. Roth, 67, has announced his retirement as president of Notre Dame College effective June 30, 2014. Roth, the thirteenth president in the College's 91-year history, has served since July, 2003.

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “KinderToys: The Courageous Children of the Holocaust,”─an exhibition of works that focuses on the toys and drawings of the youngest victims of Nazi persecution─by local artist Boni Suzanne Gelfand.

Notre Dame College's Abrahamic Center is proud to present Nontombi Naomi Tutu as its 2013 distinguished lecturer. Tutu, an activist for human rights and an advocate for tolerance and inclusion among all people, will speak in the College’s Regina Auditorium on "Striving for Justice: Seeking Common Ground," at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Notre Dame College announced today that it has received a $250,000 grant from the Parker-Hannifin Foundation to support its nursing division’s capital expansion drive. The College plans to move the nursing division into renovated space in Regina Hall, centralizing its classrooms, labs and offices and facilitating student support and growing enrollment in nursing programs.

The Notre Dame College Career Services Center has received a $30,000 grant from the Cleveland Foundation’s Fenn Educational Fund to create research internships with nonprofit organizations for ecology and environmental science majors.

This is the fourth, one-year grant─a total of nearly $130,000─in the past six years the College has received from the Fenn Fund for internship, cooperative education and related career preparation.

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host "Sights that Hurt and Visions that Heal"─a photographic exhibition, presentation and book signing by award-winning author, photojournalist, philanthropist and urban activist Jan Thrope─beginning Tuesday, October 22.

A free and open reception with the author will take place from 5-7 p.m. October 22 in the library. The gallery exhibit, which runs through November 1, also is free and open to the public.

Notre Dame College will host the 2013 North Eastern Ohio Education Association (NEOEA) Day seminar on “Social Skills for Building Social Competence” from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 18, at the College’s Performing Arts Center.

The program, featuring Jay Berk, a licensed clinical psychologist and expert in working with children, adolescents and families, includes sessions on “teenager talk," iPad applications, unspoken rules and sensitivity to student differences, among others.

Notre Dame College announced today that it has received a $375,000 challenge grant to support the Academic Support Center for Students with Learning Differences’ capital campaign. The foundation that awarded the grant wishes to remain anonymous. As a challenge grant, the College is required to secure matching funds to raise the total amount to $750,000.

Notre Dame College’s Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry will present the 29th annual Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar, “Alive in Christ: The Witness of 20th Century Saints,” on Oct. 11 and 12.

This year’s Eastern Churches Seminar will introduce participants to some of the many 20th century “saints” and “blessed” of the Orthodox, Byzantine and Roman Catholic churches who were alive in Christ, strove to live the Gospel, knew struggle and joy and were willing to “drink the cup” that Jesus drank.