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Notre Dame College's Newsletter for College-bound Homeschoolers
Welcome to Home Plate!
Welcome to the inaugural is¬ sue of Home Plate, the Notre Dame College newsletter for college-bound homeschoolers and their families. iVIy name is Michele Doney, and I'm the homeschool admissions counselor here at NDC. You may have seen my face at various homeschool conferences, fairs, and other events over the past 18 months. Beginning with this issue, I hope to publish a semiannual newsletter to help spread the word about what NDC has to offer homeschooled stu¬ dents.
The list of regular features is to the right. "What Have We Done To Deserve You?" will keep you updated on what we've done lately to become
more student-friendly, and more homeschool-friendly in particular. "Beyond the Classroom" will take you to familiar territory—learning outside the classroom walls. Service learning, co-ops and internships, summer labora¬ tory experience, overseas study, you name it—^NDC students do it all. "Meet a Rep" is our travel schedule, so you'll know when an NDC rep will be at a col¬ lege fair in your area. The other regular features are self-explanatory and will showcase some of our greatest strengths.
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm here to help in any way I can!
Student Survey: There's a Lot to Love at NDC
Every year since 1992, NDC freshmen and graduating seniors have par¬ ticipated in two surveys conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. Because NDC was a women's college until January, 2001, results are compared to women attending other four- year Catholic colleges. The results were pleasing. Some interesting points re¬ vealed by the survey:
• NDC students rate all academic ac¬ tivities as favorably as women at other Catholic colleges. However, more NDC graduates rate themselves as stronger in various areas such as writing, math, ability to get along with people of different cultures, and their own personal beliefs and con¬ victions.
• About 85% of NDC students attend a
religious service frequently or often. (Mass is offered daily.)
• NDC students email their faculty more often than students at other Catholic colleges, and professors pro¬ vide students with academic support as much or more than at other Catho- Hc colleges.
• Students find Notre Dame's financial aid program attractive, and fewer NDC students are concerned about financing their college education
• Fewer students drink or report feeling bored in class.
As pleased as we are with these results, we only anticipate them getting better, as we have made many improve¬ ments on campus this year. Check out the article on Page 2 for details!
What Have We Done to Deserve You?
Beyond the Classroom
Meet a Rep! Travel Schedule (insert)
Dates and Deadlines
IF YOU'RE IN TOWN
• Books: NDC Library used book sale, Thursday Oct. 25, 10-9; Friday and Saturday, Oct 26 &27, 10-4; Sunday, Oct 28, 1- 5.
• Art: Kenneth Palko and John Rehner, "From the Tree. " Sep 6 to Oct 4.
• Art: Mary Costanza,
"Images of Love and War." Oct 11 to Dec 14. Gallery hours Monday through Friday noon to six, Saturday and Sunday noon to four.
' Sports: Please call the Keller Center for team schedules and informa¬ tion about home games. (216)373-5309.