Archive for March, 2011

Departments Go Up Against Each Other in Annual Trivia Competition

March 29th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Teams comprised of one faculty member and one student face off in a trivia-style contest competition for prizes and pride during Battle of the Departments, an annual trivia competition, in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. Timothy Austin, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, and Michael Barone ’11, director of academic concerns for the Student Government Association, hosted the event.

Photograph by Tina Sato ’11

Speaker Gives Talk on ‘Pesticides and Health’ as Part of Environmental Series

March 28th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Brenda Eskenazi, professor in the School of Public Health at the University of California Berkeley, gives a talk titled “Lessons from the Fields: Pesticides and Health” before a packed audience in the Rehm Library. The talk was part of a series of events sponsored by the Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture titled “In Our Lifetimes: Environmental Change and Stewardship.”

Photograph by Tina Sato ’11

Students Put Holy Cross Mission of Service to Others Into Action

March 26th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

A group of students holding rakes and brooms makes their way toward Cookson Park, an 18-acre park near the College campus, as part of Holy Cross Cares Day. More than 250 students, faculty and staff took part in the day of service. View more photos.

Photograph by Dan Vaillancourt

Residence Hall Construction Continues

March 25th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Construction of the 156-bed townhouse-style residence hall, which is expected to open its doors in August, continues. Watch construction of the new residence hall in “real time” via our webcam.

Photography by Tina Sato ’11

‘Art of Africa’ on Display in Cantor Art Gallery

March 25th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

The current exhibit in the Cantor Art Gallery, “Art of Africa: Objects from the Collection of Warren Robbins,” showcases more than 60 objects including sculpture, textiles, beaded clothing and jewelry, that broadly represent the creativity and diversity of artistic expression of nearly 30 cultures of sub-Saharan Africa.

Photography by Tina Sato ’11

Monumental Floating Sculpture Installed in St. Joseph Chapel

March 23rd, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Hundreds of sheets of shorn fiberglass fabric create a monumental, curving, floating sculpture above the main aisle of St. Joseph Chapel. Titled Curalium, the original, contemporary sculptural installation by German artist Angela Glajcar, pictured above with Roger Hankins, director of the Cantor Art Gallery, will be on display from March 25 – May 16.

Photography by Christian Santillo

Holy Cross Students Conduct Sleep Education Program for Elementary School Children

March 21st, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

About a dozen Holy Cross students donning pajamas and slippers visited Vernon Hill Elementary School to educate children about the benefits of sleep. Gabriela Velazquez ’12 and Julie Turpin ’11 teach a group of children how to prepare for a good night’s sleep through healthy eating.


Sarah Schwartz ’11, left, and Christina Kyriakos ’11, who founded the program, explain the importance of a regular bedtime routine using the mnemonic READY: Relax before bedtime, Eat a Healthy snack, Always get ready for bed at 8, Did I wash and brush?, and Yes! It’s bedtime.


Invited guest Worcester Mayor Joseph C. O’Brien hands out sleeping bags and sleeping kits, containing bedtime essentials such toothbrushes and socks.


From left, Kyriakos, Schwartz ’11, O’Brien, Amy Wolfson, professor of psychology and associate dean for faculty development at Holy Cross, and Irene Logan, principal of Vernon Hill.

Photography by John Buckingham

John ‘Declan’ Crowley ’13 Joins ‘Lord of the Dance’ Cast in Worcester

March 10th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

John “Declan” Crowley ’13 will perform in “Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance” at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester on March 13 at 3 p.m. The photos above show Crowley in one of the productions last year while he was touring as a dancer in the show. “I’m happy that the company has allowed me to come back for what’s sure to be a fun college-town show,” he says.