Newly-minted graduates and their families, seen walking down the stairs by the Hogan Campus Center, make their way down to Kimball Main Dining Room for a reception following Commencement Exercises. View more photos on the Commencement website.
Photograph by Dan Vaillancourt
Todd Lewis, professor of religious studies, conducts his Introduction to Comparative Study of Religion course on a sun-splashed Stein Quad. Students were sharing their capstone course research: a “spiritual encounter” with (according to their own choice) ritual and discussions with worshipers in Jewish synagogues, a Hindu temple, Jain temple, or several Buddhist Zen centers. “Their analytical work and their excitement in sharing their experiences makes this one of the best single classes I teach at Holy Cross,” says Lewis.
Photography by John Morton ‘15
As a warm spring day turned into a misty evening on April 19, Asian Students in Action (A.S.I.A.) presented ExplorAsian 2013. The popular event featured music and dance performances, student testimonials and an impressive buffet of Asian cuisine. All proceeds from ticket sales were donated to Kiva Microfinds, a nonprofit group connects thousands of people to borrowers and partner institutions around the world, working together to create opportunity and alleviate poverty with loans as small as $25. (Photo by Stephen Albano)
Student organizers for the evening event included
Left to right, front row: Stella Wan ’14 (in beige dress), Tery Vinh ’15, Ingrid Rivera ‘13, Kim Khuu ’13 and Kharisha Laroco ’15 (holding umbrella)
Left to right, back row: Amy Cao ’15, Andrew Cavicchi ’14, Chapin Evans ‘14 and Ian Jones ’15 (Photo by Stephen Albano)
Tery Vinh ‘15 and Amy Cao ‘15 dressed as empresses from the Tang Dynasty. (Photo courtesy Amy Cao ‘15)
Scores of students, faculty and staff gather at St. Joseph Memorial Plaza for an Interfaith Prayer of Lament two days after the Boston Marathon tragedy. The gathering offered an opportunity to voice grief, offer prayers for the victims, and lift up desires for a more peaceful world in the face of the bombings at the marathon.
Photography by John Morton ‘15
On Wed., April 17, the entire campus community was invited to kick off spring with the annual Wellness Fair. About 44 vendors from on and off campus offered samples and information. There were spinal screenings, foot assessments and vision screenings, as well as screenings for BMI, skin and eating disorders. Free massage and Reiki treatments were quite popular, as were goodies like moist chocolate zucchini cake from the bakers at Holy Cross Dining. Students and employees took home free pansy plants and Holy Cross string backpacks. There was a free raffle as well…prizes included 4 free front row box tickets to Disney on Ice, gift baskets, gift certificates, Kettlebells, stability balls, pull-up bars and a decorated hula hoop! (All photos by John Buckingham)
Evan Morgan ’13 of Cleveland, Ohio, took advantage of the expertise offered by South County Physical Therapy in Auburn, Mass. Physical therapist Melissa Graves was helping visitors by giving analyses of their feet and footwear. Morgan learned he needs sneakers with more arch support.
Matt Elliott, Senior Staff Psychologist in the Counseling Center, is also the Coordinator of Relationship Peer Education (RPE) Program at Holy Cross. “Most students come to see us with stress and anxiety issues related to relationships and transitions in their lives,” he explains. Those transitions may include moving from freshman year to sophomore year, going on a study abroad program or entering senior year with worries about what comes next.
Students from HEAL (Healthy Eating and Lifestyle) shared information about becoming a HEAL peer educator AND about a free clinic given by Brittany Kiel, the assistant strength and conditioning coach. The clinic will teach students how to improve their exercise experience. From left: Joseph Vara ’15 of Blacklick, Ohio; Victoria Piscatelli ’15 of Middlefield, Conn.; and Meghan Donnelly ’15 of Trumbull, Conn. “Our goal today is to get more students involved in HEAL,” Piscatelli said.
Several fair-goers showed off their fitness in the friendly 4-minute plank competition.
Scenes on campus following an overnight storm that dumped about 8 inches of snow on the area.
Photography by Richard Phelps
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel as seen during a snowstorm. At left is Alumni Hall, and in the foreground is the campus greenhouse.
Photograph by Kate Benjamin ‘15