Posts Tagged ‘co-curricular’

Students Cut Winter Break Short to Take Part in Simulated Workweek

January 19th, 2017 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Students returned early from winter break to take part in the Fullbridge Professional Edge program at Holy Cross. The program provides a simulated work experience to expose students to the basics of business.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Arts Community Inspired by Stickwork Designs

November 22nd, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

Throughout the fall semester, members of the College of the Holy Cross community have been inspired by Stickwork, an environmental sculpture made from local saplings. Created by renowned artist, Patrick Dougherty, with the help of campus and local community volunteers,, the structure stands on Linden Lane.

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Above, students, faculty and staff embraced the environmental sculpture and gathered for a drum circle lead by Brazilian percussionist, Marcus Santos.

On #ArtsMattersDay Uni2Act, the Spanish-English bilingual student theatre troupe teamed with members of dance ensemble and a student choir to perform a piece called “Árboles | Trees.”

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Social Entrepreneur Hosts Q&A at Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture

October 25th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Nancy Lublin, founder and CEO of Crisis Text Line — a 24/7, free, text message-based support service for people with a variety of issues, including depression, substance abuse, physical abuse and eating disorders — answers questions after presenting the 51st annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture titled “The Giving Solution: How Philanthropy is Changing the World.”
This blog entry by Grainne Fitzpatrick ’17, photo by Andrea Peraza Calderon

COPE Sponsors Second Annual “Fresh Check Day”

October 24th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Students attend the second annual “Fresh Check Day” wellness fair in the Hogan Ballroom, featuring interactive booths, free food, and prizes. The event, sponsored by Counseling Outreach Peer Educators (COPE), is the signature program of The Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF). JPF works closely with colleges, such as Holy Cross, to bring awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies to college campuses.

This blog entry by Grainne Fitzpatrick ’17, photo by Tom Rettig.

 

Guest Lecturer Engages in Conversation with Students

October 19th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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The Derrick Lecture Series at the College of the Holy Cross hosts Andres Resendez, history professor and vice chair at the University of California, for a guest lecture titled “The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America.” Resendez educated and engaged in conversations with members of the community in The Levis Browsing Room in Dinand Library.

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Students Learn More About Getting Involved at Co-Curricular Extravaganza

September 14th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Students learn more about campus life and the many activities on Mount St. James at the annual Co-Curricular Extravaganza, sponsored by the Purple Key Society and held in Hogan Ballroom. With more than 100 clubs and organizations to satisfy just about every interest, there are unlimited personal and professional development opportunities — all while ensuring students make memories that will last a lifetime.

Photo by Elizabeth Gorrill ’18

McCue ’17 Receives Prominent Critical Language Scholarship to Indonesia

July 29th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Political science major Billy McCue ’17 spent the summer in Indonesia after receiving a competitive Critical Language Scholarship (CLS),  a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. McCue, pictured above traveling the picturesque mountains of Indonesia, completed the intensive 8-week-long Bahasa Indonesia language program at Universitas Negeri Malang located in Malang, Indonesia, the second largest city in East Java.

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After spending the fall of his junior year abroad in Jogja, Indonesia, McCue pursued a CLS in Indonesia in order to improve his language skills and reconnect with his own Indonesian heritage. For McCue, the opportunity to return to Indonesia through a CLS was both a rewarding experience and an indicator of his future goals.

“I want to work abroad and help solve problems that hurt Indonesia today. Indonesia is such an emerging, vibrant country and it is for that reason that I want to go back,” expressed McCue, who is currently applying for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Indonesia.

Written by Grainne Fitzpatrick ‘17
Photos by Billy McCue ‘17

Meyer ’45 Returns to Campus for ROTC Celebration

June 12th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Ed Meyer ’45 poses with current unit officers of the College of the Holy Cross Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. Meyer, a member of the first unit at Holy Cross, returned to campus for the O’Callahan Society dinner during reunion weekend.

Sanchez ’16 Receives Award for Mental Health Advocacy Efforts

April 2nd, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Natalie Sanchez ’16, a sociology major and visual arts studio minor from Nashua, N.H., accepts the 2015 Jordan Porco Foundation Student Mental Health Advocate of the Year Award at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. Sanchez was honored for her ongoing advocacy to promote mental health awareness and reducing stigma, including her efforts to bring Fresh Check Day to Holy Cross.

Photograph by Brian Ambrose

Student Entrepreneurs Compete in Annual ‘Shark Tank’ Competition

March 15th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Four teams recently competed in the fourth annual Shark Tank Competition sponsored by the Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Studies. Students presented their original ideas prepared through various COES workshops with the aid of alumni mentors. This year’s participants included Sean Griffin ’16, Jake Medina ’16, Matt Heffner ’16, Matt Watson ’16, Reilly Bloom ’18, and Michael Sise ’18. The judges panel included alumni members Michael Guleserian ’93, chief experience officer of Nubar and Sheraton Commander Hotel; James Horne ’98, analyst at IBS Capital LLC; Larry Naughton ’93, co-chair of the Business & Technology Group, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP; and Michael Balmuth, partner at SV Life Sciences.

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Matthew Watson ’16, center, an anthropology major with a self-designed food studies minor, took home the grand prize of $12,000 with his pitch to start the Brewery Stewardship Alliance, a sustainability certification program that empowers environmentally-friendly craft breweries. In a turn of events, the judges awarded Jake Medina ’16 and Sean Griffin ’16 second place with $2,500 to put toward their mobile technology units to help continue to expand their non-profit, Student Empowerment Program, an organization that seeks to close the educational technology gap.

Photography by Rob Carlin