Posts Tagged ‘events’

Celebrating 20 Years of Impact

May 23rd, 2017 by Rebecca Fater

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jackie Peterson stands with College President Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J. at a reception honoring Peterson.

Jackie Peterson, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, gazes around the room with gratitude at a reception held in her honor. Peterson will retire at the close of the academic year, capping 20 years at Holy Cross where she was the first female, first person of color and first lay person appointed to the president’s cabinet. Members of the campus community, including Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., College president (pictured with Peterson), attended the May 18th reception held at the Hogan Campus Center to thank Peterson for her service and dedication.

Spring Dance Concert Brings Season to Spectacular Close

May 11th, 2017 by Rebecca Fater

Dancers holding white hats and dressed in gold sequins fill the stage.

Students wear sparkly gold vests and wave white top hats during “Musical Medley,” one of several numbers performed at the annual spring dance concert in May. The concert showcases vibrant work by students in modern, ballet and jazz classes, choreographed by  instructors Kaela Lee, Jimena Bermejo and Audra Carabetta. “Musical Medley” was performed by Carabetta’s Jazz 3-4 class.

 

SPUD Brings Taste of Worcester to Campus

April 28th, 2017 by Rebecca Fater

Students and staff taste food from local restaurants who offered samples on the Hoval.

Students, faculty and staff lined up at tables on the Hoval last Friday, April 28 to taste samples from local restaurants. The Taste of Worcester event was hosted by Student Programs for Urban Development (SPUD) community organizers. Vendors included El Patron, Loving Hut, Tom’s International Deli, Hacienda Don Juan’s and Cafe Reyes. Also in attendance were 35 refugee transition students from Worcester Public Schools. The event was free of charge with download of Foodler, a restaurant ordering app, with optional donations to support refugee resettlement in Worcester.

Second Annual MLK Book Read Engages Campus Community in Dialogue

January 30th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

Students, faculty, and staff discuss “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, this year’s pick for the campus-wide MLK Book Read sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The second annual book read aimed to bringing community members together to engage with Dr. King’s legacy on an intellectual level and to explore how it still resonates today.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Exhibition of Contemporary Work by Latin American Artists Opens at Holy Cross

January 25th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

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Students, faculty, and staff gather in the Cantor Art Gallery for the opening reception of “Last Frontier: The Subjectivity of Territory,” engaging with the thought-provoking work of 10 Latin American artists who explore the concept of borders through photography, sculpture, and video. The exhibition, curated by V. Nicolás Koralsky, the director for the College’s study abroad program in Buenos Aires, will run through April 14.

Photo by Tom Rettig

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

Students in Economics Class Take Part in Pecha Kucha Night

December 9th, 2016 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Over pizza in Stein Hall, students in the economics class Latin American Economic Development put on a pseudo Pecha Kucha night titled “20×20 by 17x17x17.” Pecha Kucha is a concise presentation format in which each speaker brings 20 slides and speaks about a topic, and each slide is shown for only 20 seconds. “We added 17X17X17 — 17 students, 17 countries, 17 issues of Latin American Economic Development,” says Robert Reinauer, visiting instructor in economics. Invitees included students and faculty members from the economics and Latin American and Latino Studies departments.

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Charles Richard ’19 gives a presentation titled “The Venezuelan Crisis and Economic Mismanagement.”

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Marie Therese Kane ’18 gives a presentation titled “Preferential Option for the Poor: Evaluating Liberation Theology as a Model for Poverty Alleviation in El Salvador.”

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Rosangel Cruz Cabrera ’18 gives a presentation titled “China’s Mega-Projects in Latin America: The Proposed Canal in Nicaragua.”

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Emma Carlone ’19 gives a presentation titled “NAFTA: Its Impacts on the Industrial Sector of the Mexican Economy.”

Photos by Robert Reinauer

105 Students Participate in 20th Anniversary of Odyssey Program

August 26th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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One hundred and five members of the incoming class of 2020 participate in Odyssey, a one-week summer orientation for multicultural and international students, as well as American students living abroad, first-generation college students, Pell eligible students, and students for whom English is their second language.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of the program.

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Above, participants gather on the steps of Dinand Library. At its inception, 20 students participated in the program; this year, 105 students are took part.

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Above, students enjoy off-campus excursions in the local Worcester community. Additionally, the week included dinner at a Holy Cross faculty member’s house, participating in community service, and settling into life on Mount St. James.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Acclaimed Actor Performs Award Winning Monologue at Holy Cross

February 21st, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Acclaimed actor Roger Guenveur Smith performs his “Rodney King” monologue in Seelos Theatre. The performance combines history, poetry, and tragedy as Smith tackles the odyssey of Rodney King, a construction worker darkly deemed “the first reality TV star” when his violent beating at the hands of police in 1991 was caught on film. Smith’s monologue won a 2015 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production. rodney-king-2

Attendees engage in a discussion with Smith and Michael West, associate professor of history at the College, following the performance. Smith also took part in a “Meet the Artist” reception in the Seelos Theatre lobby.

Photography by Rob Carlin

Government and Community Relations’ Conversation Series Welcomes Congressman McGovern

February 18th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Students, faculty and staff joined Jamie Hoag, left, director of government and community relations, for a conversation with U.S. Rep James P. McGovern. During the discussion Congressman McGovern applauded the White House’s announcement that President Barack Obama will travel to Cuba next month. Following his discussion McGovern yielded questions from campus community members.

Worcester’s Telegram & Gazette and Charter TV3 Worcester News Tonight covered the event.

Photo by Tom Rettig