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Fall/Winter 2013

Notre Dame Today is now also available as a digital magazine! The electronic version of the College magazine is convenient and user-friendly. The best part is that you can easily share Notre Dame Today with your friends and family. You can e-mail the digital edition, share it on Facebook and Twitter, and embed it on your personal website.

In this festive season, which reminds us to be grateful for all we have, for the College and me this year the holidays will indeed be a season of gratitude, a season of thanks. For me, I want to thank all of those who have made my 10-plus years as Notre Dame’s president a journey to remember; for the College, we want to thank those whose generosity has fueled its growth.

Notre Dame College has been blessed with two gifts to create on-campus athletic fields, and both facilities were blessed by College Chaplain Fr. Edward E. Mehok–and publicly named in honor of their benefactors– during Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekend 2013.

Inspired by his professor's systems-wide approach to entrepreneurship, a Notre Dame College student has connected with unlikely counterparts to start a company that has received $45,000 in seed funding from a business incubator.

A Notre Dame College political scientist has discovered some religious congregations don't take advantage of government assistance because they believe the Bible teaches them to take care of their own.

A Notre Dame College faculty member has found the best way for small businesses to not only survive but also thrive in a post-recession–or any–economy is to invest in relationships rather than capital.

During the College's 2013 Fall Convocation, David Orosz, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry, suggested the new cohort consider his favorite quote from J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy as a way to succeed in college: "Not all who wander are lost."

The first Notre Dame College students to convert their Registered Nurse (R.N.) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degrees completely online have completed their coursework.

To help address the national shortage of school principals, Notre Dame College is offering a master's degree in educational leadership completely online. This newest Master of Education degree brings to nearly 15 the total number of concentrations offered in professional teacher education at the College–and the first at Notre Dame available only online.

The daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu who grew up in apartheid South Africa, Nontombi Naomi Tutu delivered the Notre Dame College 2013 Abrahamic Center's Distinguished Lecture on campus to more than 600 students, faculty, staff, trustees and members of the community.

Notre Dame College is teaming up with the City of South Euclid, Ohio, to create a community green over civic concrete–to include space for students' science research, art creations, garden plots and more.

Notre Dame College has received two recent grants, totaling $625,000, to support capital campaigns for its Academic Support Center for Students with Learning Differences (ASC) and Division of Nursing.

Notre Dame College has appointed three new members to its Board of Trustees. Jack Myslenski and James Drozdowski, approved at the Board's October meeting, will join Maureen Raleigh Bihn, who was appointed in June, as the newest trustees.

Notre Dame College has named three new deans to its leadership team. The College has appointed Beth Ford, M.A., previously dean of admissions and financial aid, as its new dean of enrollment; Mary Ann Schneider, Ph.D., as dean of the Finn Center for Adult, Graduate and Professional Programs; and Karl Rishe, M.A., M.S., as its dean of students.

Friends of Notre Dame share their appreciation for Fr. Mehok's distinguished service and fidelity.

You graduated from Notre Dame College years ago, but want to stay in touch with your former classmates? Class Notes keep you informed about what your fellow alumni are up to these days.

Key Points provide Notre Dame College's operating budget for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2013, and include an enrollment summary as well as employment data.