Archive for June, 2014

Fr. Kuzniewski Hosts Scout Troops From His Home Parish

June 27th, 2014 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Rev. Anthony Kuzniewski, S.J., professor of history at Holy Cross, in purple, stands in front of the Holy Cross sign with members of the Scout troop of his home parish, Mother of Good Counsel in Milwaukee. Every few years, the older scouts and leaders from the Scout troop stop at the College for two nights. This year, they stayed in Lehy Hall and breakfasted with the basketball and football campers who were here at the same time. “This was part of a two-week High Adventure trip that included stops at parks in Quebec, New Brunswick, and Maine, including stops at Quebec City, the Bay of Fundy, and Acadia National Park,” says Fr. Kuzniewski. “The first evening, we had dinner at Dino’s; the second day, I took them on a campus tour, followed by a trip to Boston for Old Ironsides and the Freedom Trail. As a youth, I was an active member of this Scout troop, both as an Eagle Scout and later as a leader. I am still registered with them, and will be celebrating Mass with them in July at summer camp in the north woods of Wisconsin. I enjoyed their visit and the contact with them very much.”

Holy Cross Students Help at Worcester’s Day of Play

June 16th, 2014 by evstef14

On June 14, members of the Holy Cross football team helped set up Worcester’s Day of Play. Held at Elm Park, the annual event is designed to engage children (ages 3 to 10) in various forms of “play,” and to highlight the importance of playing by offering a vast range of activities for kids—everything from building rockets to performing in a play. Holy Cross student, Caroline McCabe ’15, was also at the event, having interned with Day of Play for the summer.

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Congressman Welch ’69 Receives Award For Championing Causes of Higher Ed

June 12th, 2014 by Nikolas Markantonatos

At its 100th annual meeting, the American Association of University Professors presented its most prestigious award, the Henry T. Yost Congressional Recognition Award, to Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., of the class of 1969. The award is given annually to a member of Congress who has championed the causes of higher education. Welch was nominated by the University of Vermont Faculty Organization and the nomination was seconded by associate professor emeritus Charlie Baker, a member of AAUP’s National Council and the Chair of the Committee on College and University Governance.
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Baker, right, speaks with Welch, in his Capitol Hill office. At the ceremony held in Welch’s office, Baker noted that Holy Cross is committed to educating students “for others” and he exemplifies that mission. He told how in academic year 1967-68 Welch and seven other Holy Cross students went to Chicago and worked with some Jesuits at Loyola University on social work projects in the Lawndale area of the city. They took their courses at Loyola. To get to Chicago, Welch hitchhiked from Springfield, Mass. (it was a more innocent era, says Baker). Baker, a class dean at the time, visited their apartment and shared a spaghetti supper with them.

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Professor Brian Turner, AAUP Council Member and Chair of the Government Relations Committee, presented the award.

Photography by Michael Ferguson/AAUP