Archive for September, 2011

Campus Community Participates in UMasss Medicine Cancer Walk

September 25th, 2011 by csteuer
More than 300 students, faculty, and staff members from Holy Cross were among the 10,000 people who participated in the 13th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk on Sunday, Sept. 25. The College, which is a flagship sponsor of this fundraising event, raised more than $13,000! Read more about the event.

Cancer Walk

Holy Cross students pose before the walk.

Fr. McFarland chats with students before the walk.

Free Tree Giveaway Brings Hundreds to Holy Cross Campus

September 24th, 2011 by kmmalone

College of the Holy Cross students Zach Burdeau ’13 (left) and Dave Cardaropoli ’13 (right) carry a tree to a Worcester resident’s car on Sept. 24, during the College’s free tree giveaway with the Worcester Tree Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the region’s urban trees which have been lost to insects and other forces.

Hundreds of people attended the event—including Worcester Mayor Joseph O’Brien and Holy Cross President Michael McFarland, S.J., —to pick up a free tree and receive instructions on how to plant and care for them. Representatives of the SADER (Student Ambassadors Developing External Relationships) Good Neighbor Committee volunteered to help transport trees to residents’ cars.

Photograph by Matt Kennis

Figge Hall Opens Doors to Students

September 21st, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Figge Hall, which house 156 beds, is the newest residence hall on campus. It is located on the inside loop of McCarthy Lane, near the Hart Recreation Center and the Hogan Campus Center. Learn more about the townhouse-style apartment, and watch a video tour of the new building.

Photograph by Christian Santillo

Holy Cross’ Amy Murphy on 40 Under Forty list

September 15th, 2011 by csteuer

Career Planning

The career planning staff and Jackie Peterson, dean of students,  support Amy Murphy, director of career planning, at Worcester Business Journal’s 2011 40 Under Forty awards ceremony and dinner. L-R: Pam Ahearn, Jonathan Hurt, John Winters, Amy Murphy, Jackie Peterson, Christine Staub, and Maura Hume ‘07.

Figge Hall Lettering Installed on New Residence Hall

September 14th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

A contractor installs the exterior building lettering on Figge Hall, an apartment-style residence hall that opened its doors to students this semester. Watch a video tour and a construction time-lapse video of Figge Hall.

Photograph by Christian Santillo

Holy Cross Commemorates 10th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

The Chaplains’ Office held an interfaith vigil to mark the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11 in Memorial Plaza, which is dedicated to the members of the Holy Cross community and beyond who were victims of the tragedy. View coverage and more photos from the interfaith vigil.


A bronze plaque at Memorial Plaza bears the names of the seven alumni who were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11: Edward A. Brennan III ’86, Thomas D. Burke ’85, Neilie A. Heffernan Casey ’90, John G. Farrell ’91, Todd A. Isaac ’94, Beth A. Quigley ’97 and John J. Ryan ’78.


Students sing during the vigil.


Rev. Paul Harman, S.J., vice president for mission, delivers remarks.


A student pauses to remember.


Attendees light sticks of incense as a sign of prayers rising up for those held in memory.

Photograph by Patrick O’Connor

Hogan Courtyard Gets Foot Traffic

September 9th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Students, faculty and staff make good use of the Hogan Courtyard which underwent extensive renovation this summer.

Photography by John Buckingham

Co-Curricular Extravaganza Introduces Underclassmen to Myriad Opportunities

September 7th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Students pack the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom for the annual Co-Curricular Extravaganza which introduces underclassmen to the more than 90 recognized groups, clubs and organizations available at Holy Cross.


Members of the Ultimate Frisbee team, from left: Patrick Collins ’12, Alex Milone ’14, Adam Logan ’12 and Mary Carlton ’12.


Lauren D’Abrosca ’12 and Dan Clavin ’12 answer questions about the Student Government Association.


Neema Hakim ’14 mans the table for “Telos,” a new student organization that encourages students to engage in meaningful discussions across campus.

Photography by J Kevin Crowley ’12

Holy Cross Welcomes New Faculty Members to Campus

September 6th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

First-year students aren’t the only new faces on campus. A large group of professors join the Holy Cross community this academic year, including 17 faculty members, 14 in tenure-track positions and three postdoctoral teaching fellows. First row, left to right: Matthew Dinan, Jack Miller-Veritas Fund Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Political Science; Lorelle Semley, assistant professor of history; Daniel DiCenso, assistant professor of music; Alice Hsiaw, assistant professor of economics; Ben Kain, assistant professor of physics; second row, left to right: Lisa Fluet, assistant professor of English; Jonathan Young, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in History; John Gavin, SJ., assistant professor of religious studies; Peter Fritz, assistant professor of religious studies; Robert Green, Jr., Bishop James A. Healy Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Religious Studies; Alex C. Yen, assistant professor in economics and accounting; Scott Malia, assistant professor of theatre; Juan Ramos, assistant professor in theatre; and Nadine Knight, assistant professor of English. Not pictured are Alo Basu, assistant professor in psychology, Kevin Walsh, instructor in mathematics and computer science and Melissa Weiner, assistant professor in sociology and anthropology.

Photograph by John Buckingham

Author of First-Year Reading, Jesuit Fr. Greg Boyle, Gives Talk

September 6th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J., founder of Homeboy Industries and author of “Tattoos on the Heart” delivers a presentation titled “Barking to the Choir: Finding the Kinship of God” in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. “Tattoos on the Heart” was selected as the first-year reading for the Class of 2015. Read more about the talk in the Telegram & Gazette.


Fr. Boyle signs books following his talk.

Photograph by J Kevin Crowley ’12