Residence Hall Construction Continues

March 25th, 2011 by nmarkant

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 nmarkant

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 nmarkant

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 nmarkant

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 nmarkant

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.

Ballroom Dance Club Dances Its Way Onto Cover of Holy Cross Magazine

February 27th, 2011 by nmarkant

The Holy Cross Ballroom Dance team held its 12th annual Ballroom Dance Competition on Feb. 27. Each year Holy Cross hosts the competition, inviting dozens of school teams across the Northeast. Be sure to see all the glitter, glamour and glide of Holy Cross’ Ballroom Dance Club in the spring issue of Holy Cross Magazine. In the special dance cover feature, you’ll also meet two club alumni who have just turned their co-curricular passion into a professional pursuit.

Photography by Pat O’Connor

Acclaimed Author Gives Reading

February 16th, 2011 by nmarkant

John Edgar Wideman, distinguished author of more than 20 works of fiction and non-fiction, reads a selection of his recent works in the Rehm Library. The event was sponsored by the College’s Creative Writing Program and the Jenks Chair of Contemporary Letters.

Photograph by Tina Sato ’11

Memorial Service Honors Visual Arts Professor

February 8th, 2011 by nmarkant

The College Choir performs in the Brooks Concert Hall during a memorial concert and celebration for Joanna E. (Jody) Ziegler, a longtime faculty member in the visual arts department who passed away last November.  Prior to the event, a meet and greet was held in the Cantor Art Gallery. A reception followed in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom.

Photograph by Peter Veillette ’12

Crucifixion Scene Covered in Snow

February 6th, 2011 by nmarkant

The 15-foot high monument of the Crucifixion scene, which overlooks the Jesuit cemetery, south of St. Joseph Chapel, as seen on a clear, cold day.

Photograph by Tricia Dunn ’12

Men’s Ice Hockey Raises $800 for Cancer Charity

February 5th, 2011 by nmarkant

The second annual “Pink the Rink” benefit game, sponsored by the Holy Cross men’s ice hockey team, brought in more than $800 for Pink Revolution, a local charity that supports women suffering from breast cancer at UMass Memorial Hospital. Watch seniors Matt Celin and J.P. Martignetti talk about what the game and fundraiser means for their team on New England Cable News/”Worcester News Tonight”.


Shrewsbury Cub Scout Pack 114 presents the colors for the anthem sang by Monica Weber ’11.


Breast cancer survivor Jacqueline Peterson, vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students at Holy Cross, drops the ceremonial puck.

Photography by Jennifer Whipple