100th Birthday Party
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The 100th Birthday Party for Notre Dame College
The College continues to celebrate its Centennial year from September 2022 to September 2023. Relive it’s 100th birthday party with this overview of the celebration.
Sunday, September 18th
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Administration Building Lawn
Featuring food, music, children’s activities and more!
The event and parking are free. No reservations required. Enter campus at 1857 South Green Road, South Euclid.
Activities & Events
100th Birthday Party
Notre Dame College is inviting the Northeast Ohio community to share in the opening of its yearlong centennial celebration. The party outside on the beautiful College campus, or under tents in case of rain, features some special programming but also is a fair format for the whole family. Visitors are welcome to drop by anytime and stay as long as they would like to enjoy food, music, games and more.
Historic Landmark Presentation
South Euclid will designate the Notre Dame Administration Building as a historic landmark in the city. The building already has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Local historians and alumni of the College also will be present to share past stories of the College’s place in the development of Northeast Ohio,
Time Capsule Reveal
Notre Dame dedicated a time capsule on its 75th anniversary with directions for the treasures to be unveiled during its Centennial. The wait is over. The time has come! The College and extended community will see these quarter-of-a-century-old mementos for the first time during the celebration of its 100th year.
Children of all ages can enjoy a treasure hunt, face painting, athletics, sidewalk chalk art, origami, watercolor kits from the Cleveland Museum of Art and more. Families also can meet some of the Notre Dame staff members who have volunteered to plan and present the fun.
Distinguished Notre Dame faculty and staff, many of whom also are alumnae of the College, will be leading informational discussion sessions on topics ranging from wellness and spirituality to memories and history.
- Karita Ivancic, SND, D.Min., a 1971 alumna of Notre Dame College and retiring associate professor of theology, will present “What It Means to Be a Good Person”
- Louise Prochaska, Ph.D., a 1964 alumna of Notre Dame and professor emerita of theology and women’s studies, provides “20 Minutes to Authentic Happiness”
- Eileen Quinlan, SND, Ph.D., a 1974 alumna of Notre Dame and professor emerita of English, discusses “The History of Notre Dame College and the Sisters of Notre Dame”
- Roz Scheer-McLeod, M.A., associate professor of health sciences, and Mary Lou Currivan, M.A., retired associate dean of academic programs, share their stories and encourage others to offer their memories in “Reminisce with Roz and Mary Lou”
Historic Walking Tours
Explore Notre Dame’s past through futuristic QR art codes throughout campus. Visit the campus places, inside and out, marked with colorful emblems from 1929 and use your mobile phone to access history of the spaces. From faculty offices that used to be residential rooms to athletics fields that used to be orchards and a bell tower without a bell, Notre Dame has a centennial of stories to tell, and this tour makes the experiences come alive.
Feathers, Fur and Scales
Lake MetroParks provides an informational demonstration with feathered, furred and scaly animals, including a Falcon, from 2-3 p.m. Lake MetroParks works to conserve and preserve natural resources in Lake County, Ohio, while providing recreational and educational and recreational activities and programs that enhance the quality of life for individual viewers, participants and the entire county.
Billy Likes Soda
Enjoy a live performance by the Cleveland-area genre- and decade-spanning pop cover band named CityVoter Cleveland Hotlist Best Band in 2020 and Runner-up and Cleveland Music Awards Best Cover/Tribute Band finalist in 2022. Their setlist spans music from the 1970s to now with a little bit of country and hip hop.
A trio of sporting contests take place during the centennial opening ceremony. Visitors can enjoy part or all of a volleyball match and two soccer games. Admission is free to all three.
- Volleyball vs. D’Youville University, 11 a.m., in the Keller Center
- Men’s and Women’s soccer vs. Frostburg State University, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, at Mueller Field