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Notre Dame Today - Spring 2008

Past is Prologue: Memories of Life at Notre Dame College

The college years are an exciting time for students who are able to live on campus. “It’s a time of discovery,” said Jeff Rudnik, Notre Dame College’s director of residence life. “In a residence hall community, you live around people you would not necessarily have chosen to be next to, but they...

Ground is Broken for Two New Residence Halls

It has been over 40 years since Notre Dame College built a residence hall. Old Alumnae Hall, renamed Petersen Hall in 2003 to honor Helen Foose Petersen ’38, added space for approximately 160 students when it opened in September, 1968. But in 2008, the College broke ground for two new facilities,...

Seminar Gives Students Financial Direction

In April, the College hosted a series of seminars on personal finance led by Stephen Hotchkiss, visiting instructor for business. The three-week series focused on banking, budgeting, credit cards and personal savings. Hotchkiss shared a wealth of knowledge and experience with students attending the...

Safe Travels Through Northern Spain

Travelers with the Notre Dame Educational Travel program returned safely back home after a wonderful ten-day journey through Northern Spain that took place from February 21 through March 1, 2008. A group of 26 alumni, faculty, students and friends took in the sights of cities like Madrid, Burgos,...

A Primer in Politics

Notre Dame College hosted Candidates’ Night on Monday, March 10, 2008, giving students an opportunity to speak directly to representatives from the Republican and Democratic Parties. The panel of speakers included Colleen Corrigan Day, executive director of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party,...

Anniversary Celebration Comes to a Close

The Tolerance Resource Center concluded a memorable year-long celebration of its tenth anniversary on April 10, 2008. Over the academic year, the Center held lectures featuring keynote speeches from Sr. Gemma Del Duca, the first-ever non-Israeli to receive Yad Vashem’s Excellence in Holocaust...

Blue and Gold Alumna Goes Green

Notre Dame Alumna Irene Dolnacko Toth ’46 is doing her part to preserve the environment for the next generation.

Water...the Fabric of Life

From the Sun Belt to the Deep South, U.S. cities are straining to maintain their freshwater supplies. Steady population growth and a historic drought have pushed reservoirs in some Southeastern cities to within a few weeks of running dry. The states of Alabama, Florida and Georgia have been...

Planning for the Possibilities

“I’ve always been surprised by the attitude that people from this region have toward the Great Lakes,” mused adjunct business instructor Robert Loeffler. “They might sometimes question the safety or cleanliness of the water, but if someone tries to take a bucket full out of the lake, they get very...

Less Means More for College's Energy Management Program

When it comes to saving water, what can a small college like Notre Dame College do to help the cause? An energy management program, begun in 2006, aims to find out. The program, implemented by Siemens Building Technologies in Valley View, Ohio, involved a number of energy-saving projects including...

To Whom Much is Given

According to the World Health Organization, 1.1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water. Furthermore, 2.4 billion lack adequate sanitation. But, according to Dr. Judy Santmire, those numbers are probably low. “They underestimate the real picture. Keep in mind that the United...

Going Three for Three

In baseball and softball, the triple is the rarest of batting feats. Many consider a triple to be merely a double that’s taken a fortuitous bounce or a would-be home run that’s gotten an “unlucky” carom off an outfield wall. Rare as a triple may be, student-athlete Anna Ball pulls one off nearly...

A Month of Firsts for Notre Dame College Athletics

The Notre Dame College athletics program hit a new milestone as two student athletes broke through with a pair of firsts – the school’s first National Champion and its first NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) First Team All-American. On March 8, junior wrestler Victer Crenshaw...

Holding Out Hope in a Changing Job Market

In February 2008, the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition released a report stating that the proportion of jobs lost from Ohio between 2000 and 2007 was the largest drop since the end of the Great Depression. Meanwhile, between February 2007 and February 2008, Ohio’s unemployment rate has...

Lending a Hand for Tax Season

Someday, when tax season rolls around, Notre Dame College juniors Kevin Raleigh and Neil Hollada will be in high demand and receive hefty paychecks for their services. But this year, these two accounting majors earned a different kind of reward as they volunteered their time preparing taxes for the...

Alumni Summer Events

Vatican Splendors from Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and Swiss Guard Sunday, July 20 This summer, the Western Reserve Historical Society will host Vatican Splendors from Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and Swiss Guard. This exhibition is the most significant Vatican show...

Hitting the Links for Falcon Athletics

The Seventh Annual Falcon Golf Classic is set for Friday, July 18 at Grantwood Golf Course in Solon, Ohio. The annual event, first played in 2002, raises funds that benefit the teams and student-athletes of the College’s 18 varsity programs, including Men’s Swimming & Diving – the newest Falcon...

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