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For personal, professional and global responsibility

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Notre Dame College is offering students the opportunity to improve their political education and civic engagement leading up to election day 2020.

The College’s “Student Engagement EDU” program for October is focusing on what it means to be an educated voter. The three sessions address finding ways to take part in American democracy that suit each student and how to conduct political research and separate fact from opinion to make personal decisions. The concluding meeting is an open forum discussion for students to ask any questions they may have about casting ballots, politics or related topics.

The series, conducted by the College’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership, is a voluntary lifelong learning opportunity open to all students at the College. In the spirit of Notre Dame’s individualized education and hallmark heart for service, “Student Engagement EDU” features Notre Dame faculty and staff sharing their expertise in an informal setting to encourage students to consider all options for civic engagement.

The presentations include:

  • “Getting Involved and Finding Your `Fit’ in Politics” with George Phillips, a adjunct instructor in business administration at the College who is a Republican candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives.
  • “Separating Fact from Fiction in Political Research” with Karen Zoller, director of Notre Dame’s Clara Fritzsche Library and an accomplished research librarian.
  • The “Lunch & Learn Open Forum Discussion” takes place at noon on Friday, October 30.

The sessions are being conducted via video conference to be convenient for all students and to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Contact Katie Hartman, director of student engagement and leadership at the College, to learn more.

October 2020

About Notre Dame College

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or