Posts Tagged ‘events’

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

Holy Cross Prepares for Advent Season

November 25th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Facilities department staff member, Arthur Allard hangs an Advent wreath in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. The College will celebrate the Advent season with various events including an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols, and weekly mass.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Holy Cross Chamber Singers Explore New Musical Territory

November 20th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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The Holy Cross Chamber Singers perform an evening of staged opera scenes, arias, duets, and choruses in “Love and the Fyer.” The concert featured a diverse selection of operatic works from “Carmen” and “Marriage of Figaro” to choral works by Brahms and Monteverdi.

 

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Under the direction of conductor David Harris, performers explored new musical territory. Unlike a traditional choral concert, the singers did not stand in uniform rows. Instead, the Chamber Singers moved about Brooks Concert Hall, interacting with each other and using their acting skills in an interwoven plot.

Photography by Caroline Cormier ’16

‘ONE HC’ Symbol of Unity

November 19th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Season basketball ticket holder, Cecile M. Phaneuf of Spencer, Massachusetts, picks up a “ONE HC” button inside Holy Cross’ Hart Center.

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The Student Government Association invites all community members to stand together in unity as “ONE HC” by proudly wearing one of the buttons, which are available throughout campus.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Student Group Holds Prayer for Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador

November 16th, 2015 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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At noon today, members of the Holy Cross community gathered for a brief prayer service at the edge of the Hogan Courtyard, where eight large crosses representing the martyrs of El Salvador, are on display. The service was sponsored by the student group Pax Christi which strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating and bearing witness to the call of Christian nonviolence. “As we gather to honor their witness, we must acknoweledge the victims of violence who cry out to us today from Paris, Beirut, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Mexico, and from all corners of the Earth,” said Marty Kelly, associate director of the Chaplains’ Office, in opening remarks.

Photograph by Tom Rettig

Holy Cross Hosts Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

November 13th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., president of the College, welcomes guests to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)  Conference in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. The annual conference brings together professionals from around New England to promote equity and excellence in higher education recruitment worldwide. HERC advances the ability of member institutions to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented workforce and to assist dual-career couples.

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The day’s schedule included a keynote address by Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, breakout sessions and networking among conference attendees.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Couple Delivers 50th Annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture

November 5th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Co-chairs Brendan Healey ’16 and Abigail Oliver ’17, along with faculty advisor, Professor Sarah Luria welcome Pulitzer prize-winning couple, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn to the 50th annual Hannify-Howland Memorial Lecture. The lecture, which recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in the realm of public service in honor of Edward Hanify, a member of the graduating class of 1904, and Weston Howland, addressed challenges facing America today.

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The husband-and-wife duo addressed Holy Cross community members with a talk entitled, “Why Students Should Care About the World—& Change It”. Using their own experiences as journalists, Kristof and WuDunn inspired students to shape and contribute to a meaningful global environment.

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At the close of the lecture students and guests engaged with the speakers during a question and answer session, followed by a book signing in the Hogan ballroom.

Read more about how Pulitzer-winning couple urges values-informed public policy in HC talk from Worcester’s Telegram & Gazette here.

Photography by Rob Carlin

Student Art Society Hosts Silent Auction For Local Conservation Project

October 29th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Members of the Holy Cross and local community gather in the Loyola Ballroom for an art bazaar fundraising event benefiting the conservation of the Jenne Magafan Murals at Worcester East Middle School. The event, hosted by the Student Art Society, featured a silent auction of original works—including paintings, drawings and sculptures—donated by students and faculty members to support the fundraising efforts.

Photography by Liz Baker ’16