Snoopy Helps Passersby Get Into the Christmas Spirit

December 1st, 2011 by nmarkant

An inflatable Snoopy clad in a Santa hat decorates a window on Alumni Hall.

Photography by J Kevin Crowley ’12

Students Pack Rehm Library for Fishbowl Discussion on Occupy Wall Street

December 1st, 2011 by nmarkant

A fishbowl discussion titled “Why Occupy Wall Street” drew many students, faculty and staff in Rehm Library. The event was sponsored by Student Programs for Urban Development and Pax Christi. Mary Hobgood, associate professor of religious studies, Joseph Lawrence, professor of philosophy, David Schaefer, professor of political science, and Justin Svec, assistant professor of economics, were in attendance to debate some of the key issues of the Occupy movement.

Photography by J Kevin Crowley ’12

Jazz Ensemble Performs Classics from the Great American Songbook

December 1st, 2011 by nmarkant

Students in the Holy Cross Jazz Ensemble perform jazz classics from the Great American Songbook as part of their winter concert in Brooks Concert Hall. Mike Monaghan serves as director.

Photograph by J Kevin Crowley ’12

Sovereign/Santander to Support Financial Aid for Study Abroad Programs

November 29th, 2011 by nmarkant

A signing ceremony was held in the Hogan Campus Center to inaugurate Sovereign/Santander Group’s annual commitment of financial aid for certain study abroad programs for Holy Cross.

Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president of Holy Cross, and Jorge Morán, president and chief executive officer of Sovereign Bank and Santander Holdings, USA, at the signing ceremony.

From left, Eduardo Garrido, director of Santander Universities, Michael J. Lochhead, vice president of administration and finance at Holy Cross, Fr. McFarland, Moran, John P. Hamill ’61, former CEO and chairman of Sovereign, Phedra Khosropour, vice president of institutional relations at Sovereign, and Charles “Chick” Weiss, director of Grants, Foundation and Corporate Giving at Holy Cross.

From left, Francis McKenna ’84 and Minnie Saleh ’93, senior officials at Sovereign, Fr. McFarland, Moran, and Hamill.

Photography by Christian Santillo

Holy Cross Partners Up with Special Olympians

November 15th, 2011 by csteuer

Matt Zielinski ’13, Archie Bellos ’12 and Chris Tota ’13 started a new program at the College: HC Goes Unified. The group invites Special Olympians to campus on Sundays to play sports together with Holy Cross students. Nearly 50-60 Holy Cross students show up to play on the same field or court with the Special Olympians.

In the last game of the season, the HC Goes Unified team played against the Holy Cross men’s and women’s soccer teams.  Learn more about the program.

Photography by Carson Townsend.

Holy Cross Students Hold Fundraiser for Deaf Teen Who Lost Battle with Cancer

November 12th, 2011 by nmarkant

The American Sign Language Club and the Cures for Kids club at Holy Cross remember and honor the life of Fernely Acosta with a Frisbee tournament on Hart Lawn. Acosta lost his battle with cancer at age 16. Students organized the event to help his family raise money for a tombstone.

Photography by Carson Townsend ’12

Neighborhood Children Trick-or-Treat at Off-Campus Student Houses

November 3rd, 2011 by kmmalone

Two neighborhood superheroes pose during the College’s Halloween Extravaganza trick-or-treat event for local children. Sponsored by the Holy Cross student group S.A.D.E.R. (Student Ambassadors Developing External Relations), participants enjoyed free refreshments at the College Hill Civic Association Building (79 Kendig Street) before heading out to trick-or-treat at off-campus residences.

Photography by Elizabeth Geraghty ’12

Fr. Campbell ’87 Commemorates 400th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Jesuits to New England

November 1st, 2011 by nmarkant

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Jesuits in New England. In the summer and fall of 1611, Pierre Biard, a French Jesuit priest explored the rivers of what is now the state of Maine. At that time, he offered the first recorded mass on an island at the entrance of the Kennebec River on Nov. 1, 1611. That island is believed to be Swan Island. Over this past summer, Rev. William R. Campbell, S.J., ’87, president of Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine, offered mass on that same island to commemorate that event. Holy Cross is honoring “Jesuits and Colleagues at Work” with a yearlong series of events this year.

Holy Cross Recycles Old Dining Chairs

November 1st, 2011 by nmarkant

Old chairs that were replaced with new ones in Kimball Dining Hall didn’t end up in a landfill. Shipped through Food For the Poor, 114 of the chairs went to Haiti, while another 110 went to El Salvador. Environmental and Dining staff loaded the chairs on to a truck. From left, Lauren Manilla (Dining Services), Nicole King (Environmental Services), Mike Carenzo (Environmental Services),  Cathi Gallant (Dining Services) and Brian McCann (Environmental Services).

Freak Snow Storm Dumps More Than a Foot of Snow on Campus

October 30th, 2011 by nmarkant

Snow arrived early this year; weeks before trees had a chance to shed their leaves, in fact. Nearly 15 inches of snow fell in the area, leaving thousands of local residents without electricity following downed tree and power lines. The Holy Cross campus, which was playing host to hundreds of families for Family Weekend, was largely unaffected by the storm except for downed tree limbs.

The red leaves on the Fenwick Hall vines are covered with a powder of snow.

O’Kane Hall seen through tree limbs weighed down by heavy snow.

Photograph by Chris Ryan, S.J.