John ‘Declan’ Crowley ’14 Stars in ‘Lord of the Dance’

January 5th, 2012 by nmarkant

John “Declan” Crowley ‘14, of Ballston Lake, N.Y., pauses backstage at a production of “Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance.” Since late September he has toured the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Italy and France. He will continue touring through the spring semester. “The American/Canadian tour is traveling through a few cities where I hope my family, friends, and possibly Holy Cross alumni and friends of the College can come see the performance,” he says. The closest stop to Holy Cross will be at the University of Massachusetts Amherst when the troupe puts on a performance at the Mullins Center on April 5.

‘Fraternity’ Hits Bookstore Shelves Today

January 3rd, 2012 by nmarkant

Copies of the book “Fraternity,” by Diane Brady are on display in the Holy Cross Bookstore. The book, which was released today, is garnering national attention.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos

Community Bids Farewell to Associate Dean for Student Life

December 16th, 2011 by nmarkant

Kristine Cyr Goodwin, right, poses with Jacqueline Peterson, vice president for student affairs, during a farewell party for Goodwin, who will leave the College after serving as associate dean for student life since 2001. She will assume her new position as vice president for student affairs at Providence College next month.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos

Holy Cross Students Cited In Baltimore Exhibit

December 16th, 2011 by nmarkant

A team of Holy Cross students, and students from Furman University, who helped create an electronic edition of a tenth century manuscript of the great mathematician Archimedes, are recognized in an exhibit running at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore through Jan. 1, 2012.


The exhibit, titled “Lost & Found: The Secrets of Archimedes,” includes information regarding the manuscript’s preservation and digitization efforts.  The digital edition of the manuscript was released in October 2008. A photo of the Holy Cross team is featured in a section devoted to project contributors. Back row, from left: Scott Dube ’10, Christopher D’Alessandro ’10, Joshua Whelan ’10, Michael Kinney ’10, Greg Kakas ’08, and Professor Smith. Front row, from left: William Dolan ’10, Jennifer Adams ’10, Stephanie Wheeler ’09, Jennifer Curtin ’10, and Danielle Bacon ’09.

Photography by Jennifer Adams ’10

Father McFarland Takes Part in Student Fundraiser for Breast Cancer

December 15th, 2011 by csteuer

The fourth annual Benching for Breast Cancer fundraising event raised more than $2,000.  Working in teams of four, students solicited donation pledges based on how much they thought they could lift. While wearing a costume, they competed against other teams.

Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president of the College, even joined in on the fun!

All proceeds benefit Pink Revolution, a Worcester-based charity committed to creating change in the lives of those touched by breast cancer.

“Wheels for Wheeler” Program Purchases 14 Bikes For Worcester Children

December 14th, 2011 by csteuer

This year, the class of 2015 officers challenged all of the first-year residence halls to collect funds for the New England Dream Center. Wheeler Hall held its second “Wheels for Wheeler” fundraiser, which collected money to purchase bicycles for children in need through the New England Dream Center.  Funds were collected in many different ways:  Lisa Hua ‘14, a resident assistant held a week-long bake sale with residents in the social space during busy study times. Another resident assistant, Ali Scalici ‘14, sold and delivered grilled cheese to residents in Wheeler.  In Wheels for Wheeler’s first year, seven bikes were purchased for Worcester children. This year, Wheeler Hall was able to purchase 14 bikes!

Gamelan Gita Sari Performance Serves Up Thrilling Evening of Balinese Music and Dance

December 9th, 2011 by nmarkant


The Holy Cross departments of theatre and music present their famed Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Gita Sari, under the directorship of visiting fellow in Balinese performing arts, Ni Suasthi Bandem, in concert at Brooks Concert Hall.


Lauren McCarthy ’12 and Jessica Pilloni ’12


Richa Shrestha ’12


Christopher Lally ’12


A rapt audience takes in the performance.


Suasthi and her husband, I Made Bandem, flanked by musicians in Suasthi’s gamelan classes, dancers from her Balinese performing arts classes and special guests.

Photography by J Kevin Crowley ’12

Fr. McFarland Presents Bill Gibbons With Game Ball

December 7th, 2011 by nmarkant

Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president, presents Bill Gibbons with a game ball after the head coach of women’s basketball earned his 500th career victory with a 61-50 win over New Hampshire on Dec. 3. The winning streak continued on Dec. 7 as the team beat Northeastern 70-68.

Photograph by Chris Ryan, S.J.

Students and Neighbors Come Together for Holiday House Decorating Contest

December 7th, 2011 by kmmalone

The student group SADER (Student Ambassadors Developing External Relations) hosted a Holiday Neighborhood House Decorating Contest on Dec. 6 for off-campus students and other residents of the College Hill Neighborhood. Twenty three Caro Street, pictured above, won first prize ($100 restaurant gift card); 13 Boyden Street earned second prize ($75 restaurant gift card); and 12 Clay Street was awarded third prize ($50 restaurant gift card.) Judges included students, administrators and neighbors.

Photography by Elizabeth Geraghty ’12

The Integrated Science Complex Earns Award for Design Excellence

December 7th, 2011 by csteuer

The Integrated Science Complex at the College of the Holy Cross earned the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New England Honor Award for Design Excellence.  Out of 184 submissions, only five were chosen for this honor.
More information: www.aianewengland.org/designawards.html

Photography by Robert Benson