WHO: Notre Dame College and internationally acclaimed Ecuadorian artist Voroshilov Bazante

WHAT: A free master class painting demonstration

WHEN: 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 3

WHERE: The Great Room in the campus Administration Building at the College, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio. Enter campus from South Green Road, between Mayfield and Cedar roads.

Notre Dame College announced today that it has received a $500,000 donation to use according to its own priorities.

Speaking anonymously, the donor stated, “The mission of Notre Dame College resonates with us in many ways, including the percentage of students needing financial aid and the number who are the first in their families to go to college.  We are delighted that we are able to help the College continue to move forward by providing the best academic and extracurricular experiences it can for capable and deserving students.”

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “Intricate Beholding,” a premier showing of hip hop and urban-inspired paintings by award-winning Cleveland artist Martinez E-B.

An opening reception will take place in the library from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 17. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through September 12. 

Notre Dame College and its in-residence Mercury Summer Stock (MSS) theatre will present three Broadway musical productions based on movies in June, July and August.

The College and MSS team up this summer to stage Thoroughly Modern Millie June 13-15, June 19-22 and June 26-28; Sunset Boulevard July 11-13, July 17-20 and July 24-26; and The Wedding Singer August 1-3, August 7-10 and August 14-16.

Evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. All are in the College’s Regina Auditorium.

Notre Dame College once again awarded a $40,000 scholarship during The FEST 2014, a free family Christian festival, Sunday, August 3, in Wickliffe, Ohio.

Colleen Joyce a senior at Mentor, Ohio, High School won the 2014 Notre Dame FEST Scholarship Award.

The College’s third annual FEST scholarship─valid for a full-time undergraduate who is granted admission and enrolls beginning in 2015, 2016 or 2017─is worth $10,000 a year, renewable for up to four years.

Notre Dame is a sponsor of The FEST and hosted a tent next to the main stage during the event.

Notre Dame College will host its 13th Annual Falcon Golf Classic Tuesday, July 29, at StoneWater Golf Club in Highland Heights, Ohio.

The event, conducted by the College athletic department, is presented by 850AM ESPN CLEVELAND WKNR and sponsored Anderson Coach & Travel and begins at noon with registration and driving range.

The shotgun start for the 18-hole scramble is at 1 p.m. The day concludes with happy hour at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m.; and the awards presentation, fish bowl raffle and live auction items at 6:30 p.m.

WHO: iCan Bike, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization, in partnership with Notre Dame College

WHAT: The iCan Bike, An Achievement Center for Children Camp, program coordinated by iCan Shine, formerly Lose The Training Wheels, is afive-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.

CCNE Accreditation Review: Call for Comments

The Notre Dame College nursing program will undergo a comprehensive review by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The CCNE team will review the College's pre-licensure and post-licensure baccalaureate nursing programs for consideration of ongoing accreditation by CCNE. The evaluation visit will take place October 20-22, 2014.

The public is invited to submit comments to:

WHAT: The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s outdoor presentation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

WHEN: Sunday, June 8, at 7 p.m.

WHERE: On the lawn outside the College’s Administration Building. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and seat themselves prior to the outdoor show. In case of rain, the play will move indoors to the College’s Performing Arts Center, on the ground floor of the Administration Building.

Notre Dame College will award its highest honor, the 2014 Notre Dame College Medal, to its retiring President Andrew P. Roth, Ph.D., during a campus ceremony Saturday, June 7.

The event begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m. in the Keller Center. Individual and group tickets, as well as sponsorship and advertising opportunities, are available to salute the 13th president in the College's 91-year history.

Roth has served since July 2003. He retires June 30, 2014.