Posts Tagged ‘events’

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

Students Deliver Backpacks Full of School Supplies to Worcester Children

February 4th, 2016 by csteuer

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College of the Holy Cross students, Ryan Kingsley ’17 (black Shirt) of North Attleboro and Sean Teebagy ’17 (grey shirt) of Shrewsbury have started “Engage. Educate. Empower.” Both raised $1,000 to purchase, pack, and deliver 48 backpacks to elementary school students at Pernet Family Health Service’s after school program in Worcester on February 2, 2016. Charter TV-3 was on hand to cover the event. The program’s future plans include raising $5,000 by the fall of 2016 to provide 500 backpack bundles to Worcester public elementary schools.

Photography by Tom Rettig

 

Students Partake In Annual Non-Profit Careers Conference

January 22nd, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Holy Cross community members gather in Rehm Library for the 10th annual Non-Profit Careers Conference. The conference introduces students considering careers in non-profit and community based organizations, activism, public service, and social change.
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The program is taught by Holy Cross alumni, faculty and staff working within a non-profit or public service setting at the international, national, regional, and local levels. Sessions include an introduction to Vocation and Discernment, the business side of non-profits, and networking events.
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In addition to lectures, Stephanie Yuhl, director of Montserrat program and professor of history, ran an interactive workshop on public speaking and listening with substance. With assistance from various Holy Cross community members, students benefited from small group discussions, and individualized attention.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Artist-In-Residence Saul Bitran Performs at Lunchtime Concert

December 1st, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Artist-in-residence Saul Bitran, violin, performs alongside students during a lunchtime concert in Brooks Concert Hall. Each semester, Holy Cross’ artists-in-residence in the music department — including Bitran, Adam Golka, piano, and Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello — perform a lunchtime concert for members of the Holy Cross community. Sponsored by the music department, the First Tuesday Concert Series events are free and open to the public.

Photo by Tom Rettig