The Notre Dame College international, educational travel trip in 2015 will include the historical and cultural highlights of Germany─the homeland of the College’s founders, the Sisters of Notre Dame─as well as Belgium and the Netherlands.

The experiential learning opportunity and application of global responsibility will take place February 26-March 7, 2015, when the College contingent is expected to spend two days in Brussels, three in Amsterdam, one in Hamburg and two in Berlin.

Notre Dame College’s Performing Arts Programs will host their third annual dinner and raffle fundraiser from 6-11 p.m. on Friday, April 25, at Normandy Catering Center, 30310 Palisades Parkway in Wickliffe, Ohio.

Tickets are $40 and include entrance to the event, dinner, dessert and full open bar. All of the money raised will go directly to students of the performing arts at the College.

The event will include a premium basket raffle, a gift card tree, sideboard games and many other giveaways. Cash and other prizes also will be raffled throughout the night.

Notre Dame College will host the exclusive showing of The Musical Theater Project’s “Loud but Honest: The Impact of Ethel Merman” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in its Regina Auditorium.

The concert tribute to the Broadway performer known for introducing a new kind of woman on Broadway─the brassy dame─will include songs that showcase her trademark belt, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host the premier showing of “NUN,” an exhibit of portraits of a group of retired Sisters of Notre Dame by award-winning artist Judy Takács. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, April 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the library. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will run from April 10 through May 23. 

WHAT: Jim Brickman’s “Yesterday Once More,” A Musical Tribute to the Carpenters, presented by Mercury Summer Stock.

The Notre Dame College Art Club and Art Department 2014 All Student Art Show is not only free and open to the public this year but also free and open to all students who want to enter.

For the first time, the entry fee for students to participate in the juried show has been waived. Cash prizes still will be awarded during an opening reception for the exhibit beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the College’s Performing Arts Center. The student works will remain on display through April 22 in the Performing Arts Center.

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).