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Notre Dame will join 11 universities and colleges in West Virginia, Ohio and Virginia in the formation of a new all-sports collegiate athletic conference to be named the Mountain East Conference. The MEC intends to begin competition in 2013-14.

Chris Via (right)

Notre Dame junior Chris Via recently returned from Bangkok, Thailand, with gold and silver medals. The Falcon bowler won the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Youth Championships with Junior Team USA and came in second individually.

Biology

Building on its historic strength in the sciences, Notre Dame College’s Bachelor of Science in Biology has been named a Choose Ohio First STEMM Program of Innovation and been awarded $60,000 a year to fund scholarships.

NCAA

Notre Dame College has been approved for full-fledged Division II status in the NCAA. Most of NDC’s 22 athletic programs will compete as independents in 2012-13. Falcon football, soccer, wrestling and women’s lacrosse will compete in the GLIAC.

Rugby

Notre Dame College will add women’s and men’s rugby as intercollegiate club team sports. The first group of rugby enthusiasts will enroll this fall and be ready for competition during the 2012/13 academic year. Scholarships are available.

College Hires VP for Academic, Student Affairs

Notre Dame College has selected Dr. Nicholas R. Santilli as its next vice president for academic and student affairs. Dr. Santilli is coming to Notre Dame from John Carroll University. He will assume his responsibilities on July 15.

Art on the NDC Circle

As summer arrives, the picturesque Notre Dame College campus will once again be the stage for the College’s fine arts show as well as several weekends of theatre including performances of "Cats," "Henry VIII" and "As You Like It."

Falcons

Notre Dame College has named Scott Swain as its new director of athletics. Effective July 1, the Columbus native will assume responsibility for the College's 22 athletic teams, 37 coaches and more than 700 student-athletes.

College Receives $500,000 for Buildings, Construction

Notre Dame has received a $500,000 donation for building and construction initiatives. This is the second gift of half a million dollars the College has received in the past two months. They are the two largest non-bequest gifts in NDC history.

Band Indoor Programs Defy Expectations

The Notre Dame Band ended its 2012 indoor season in grand style. Both the indoor colorguard and the indoor percussion ensemble defied expectations and finished the season with extraordinary performances at the MEPA and WGI championships.