Keeping the Grounds Looking Spiffy

October 17th, 2014 by nmarkant

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Kevin Blanchard, of the Grounds department, paints the athletics logo onto the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Meet the ‘Mids’

September 29th, 2014 by smorriss
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Midshipmen Clio Markman ’17, Andrew Desaulniers ’17 and James D’Angelo ’15 (left to right, above) posed in the Hogan Ballroom after the annual O’Callahan Society Dinner during Fall Homecoming weekend. A record number of Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps ROTC alumni, members of the current NROTC unit at Holy Cross, as well as non-alumni, friends and family who support the activities of the Society, attended the dinner, which honors the memory of Rev. Joseph Timothy O’Callahan, S.J., recipient of the Medal of Honor for heroic service in WWII. This year, the keynote speaker was the highest-ranking officer ever to stand at the O’Callahan podium, Adm. Michelle Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations. She delivered an inspiring speech about using one’s moral and ethical courage in times of crisis and in everyday life. She also likened the camaraderie of Holy Cross alumni and students to the fellowship among Navy personnel serving on a vessel at sea. (Photo courtesy of Suzanne D’Angelo)
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First Game Spirit!

September 29th, 2014 by smorriss

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Leah and Sarah Kilby, the daughters of Kate Kilby in Holy Cross Human Resources, and Kaeleigh and Maeve Sullivan, the daughters of Brenda Hounsell Sullivan in Student Affairs, brought their pint-sized purple pride to the first home football game of the season. The Crusaders bested Morgan State 29-26.

Career Fair Draws Scores of Employers, Grad Schools, Volunteer Organizations to Campus

September 24th, 2014 by nmarkant

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Sam Marth ’16 of New York talks to Holy Cross alumnus and Nielsen employee, on right, Sammy DeCoste ’14 of Chicago during the annual Career Fair in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. More than 60 employers, graduate schools and volunteer organizations were in attendance and approximately 300 students attended the fair, according to Amy Murphy, director of the Career Planning Center, which sponsored the event. Many employers send alumni employed by the organizations to the fair.
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From left, General Electric employees and Holy Cross alumni, Whitney Fremeau ’11, Richard DiMatteo ’12 and Angela Chaisson ’15 all talk to current Holy Cross students during the fair.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Sun Peeks Through the Trees

September 9th, 2014 by nmarkant

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The sunrise makes for a stunning scene near Figge Hall.

Photograph by John Cannon

Members of Holy Cross Community Take Part in Worcester Pride Event

September 6th, 2014 by nmarkant

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Members of the student organization Pride and members of the faculty and staff group Outfront march in the Worcester Pride parade. From left, Florencia Anggoro, assistant professor of psychology (and her son Cole); Stephanie Crist, visiting assistant professor of sociology; Greta Kenney, coordinator of diversity leadership and education; Siobhan Plummer ’18; Natalie Correa ’17; Heather Cannon ’16; Sam Zurn ’15; Kayla Lopez ’17; and Keith Plummer ’17.

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From left, Stephanie Crist, visiting assistant professor of sociology; Heather Cannon ’16; Natalie Correa ’17; Kayla Lopez ’17; Keith Plummer ’17; Scott Malia, assistant professor of theatre; Siobhan Plummer ’18; Sam Zurn ’15; Greta Kenney, coordinator of diversity leadership and education; and Florencia Anggoro, assistant professor of psychology.

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From left, Heather Cannon ’16; Keith Plummer ’17; Natalie Correa ’17 (holding banner); Kayla Lopez ’17; Siobhan Plummer ’18; and Sam Zurn ’15.

O’Kane Clock Tower on a Beautiful September Day

September 4th, 2014 by nmarkant

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Photograph by John Cannon

Fourth Annual Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners Unveiled

September 4th, 2014 by nmarkant

The Office of Study Abroad held a welcome back reception for the class of 2015 and summer 2014 study abroad participants in the Hogan Ballroom. During the event, the winners of the fourth annual study abroad photo contest were announced.

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First Place
Caitlin Cantor ’15
Title: “Unveiled Truth”
Location: Cusco, Peru
Program: Lima, Peru (Spring 2014)
Student quote: “After spending a week with weavers in Cusco, I learned about local, traditional techniques, patterns, and clothing, and that the clothes they wore were in fact uniforms to exhibit and preserve these traditions.”

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Second Place
Caitlin Cantor ’15
Title: “Unknown Field, Unknown Workers”
Location: Caral, Peru
Program: Lima, Peru (Spring 2014)
Student quote: “The price of eating and feeding could mean waking up at 3 a.m. to find work at an unfamiliar camp with unnamed terms and lack of security and human rights.”

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Third Place
Sophia Jin ’15
Title: “Do you want to build a snowman?”
Location: Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China
Program: CET Intensive Language in Beijing
Student quote: “Before coming to China, I watched Disney’s ‘Frozen’ with my sister. On a trip to freezing Harbin, I attended their annual Ice and Snow Festival, and was reminded of the movie and a particular scene where the main character sings the song “Do you want to build a snowman?” Being there amidst all the ice and lights was so magical; I knew I had to snap a photo to capture the memory. It definitely felt like an ice kingdom that Elsa, the ice queen in ‘Frozen,’ could’ve created.”

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Honorable mention
Meghan Casey ’15
Title: “This is my home: A Zanzibari seaweed harvester looks out to sea”
Location: Paje, Zanzibar
Program: American Councils African Language Initiative
Student quote: “This photo was taken in the Paje region of the island of Zanzibar — women there are seaweed harvesters, often working from sunrise until sunset to create intricate fields of seaweed within the water. For cultural and religious reasons, they keep their typical clothing on during work, submerging the colorful clothing in the water. The ocean is integral to their daily life, as they use this seaweed for everything from cooking to soap-making to weaving. This photo shows the natural beauty of the seaweed fields as well as of Zanzibari women in daily life.”

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Honorable mention
Maura Tracy ’15
Title: “A Coastal Walk”
Location: Connemara, Ireland
Program: University of Léon, Spain
Student quote: “The weekend I spent in the countryside of Ireland in Connemara, I witnessed some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen. I took this photo while on a hike and decided to capture the beauty of the Irish coast with a flock of sheep grazing in their field. This photo depicts the natural beauty of this special place.”

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Honorable mention
Meghan Casey ’15
Title: “A Road of Progress: An urban dala dala carries boys through town”
Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Program: American Councils African Language Initiative
Student quote: “This picture is of boys riding through town on a dala dala, the traditional Tanzanian mix between a truck and a taxi that characterizes urban Zanzibari streets and epitomizes their richly fast pace. Because Zanzibar is very rural, the presence of dala dalas usually means that the area is also more developed — you can see the electricity wires in the photo. Urban Zanzibar is also swarming with youth, as demonstrated by the throng of boys crowded into the vehicle. This scene is typical for urban Zanzibar, from the dala dala to the tropical trees to the makeshift shop on the left. ”

Perfect Day for Outdoor Practice

August 28th, 2014 by nmarkant

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Members of the Holy Cross Crusader “Goodtime” Marching Band practice on the lawn in front of the Hart Center.

Photograph by Tom Rettig

Holy Cross Jesuits Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 22nd, 2014 by nmarkant

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Rev. John Savard, rector and professor in the education program, douses Rev. James Hayes, S.J., associate chaplain for mission, as part of the ASL ice bucket challenge. Several members of the Jesuit community participated after accepting the challenge from the Holy Cross Admissions team. Participants included, from left, Rev. Thomas Murphy, S.J., ’81, a visiting lecturer in the history department last academic year; Rev. Paul Harman, S.J., vice president for mission; Fr. Savard; Fr. Hayes; Rev. Thomas McMurray, S.J., chaplain and director of mission and identity, Admissions at the Nativity School of Worcester; and Keith Maczkiewicz, S.J., assistant chaplain.
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Fr. Hayes drenches Fr. McMurray. The Jesuit community will be making a donation to Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester to support the care of individuals with ALS.

Photography by Tom Rettig