Posts Tagged ‘student life’

Carlson ’19 Completes Summer Internship with Rhode Island Congressman

September 9th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Patrick Carlson ’19 poses with Congressman Jim Langevin while participating in an internship program at the Rhode Island District Office. Carlson spent the summer completing various tasks: answering phone calls, drafting constituent correspondence, and supporting staff members on various projects.

Photo courtesy of Congressman Jim Langevin

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

Students Embrace Warmer Weather

April 19th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Warmer weather at Holy Cross means lunch on the Hogan Courtyard, studying in the Adirondack chairs on Fenwick Lawn … and lounging in a personal hammock.

Photograph by Tom Rettig

Students Celebrate Annual Purple Pride Day

April 15th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Students celebrate Purple Pride Day, an annual event honoring all Crusaders, on the first floor of the Hogan Campus Center. Members of the Purple Key Society decorate the campus in the early hours of the day, sponsor events to promote school spirit, and offer giveaways.

Photograph by Tom Rettig

Counseling Outreach Peer Educators Host Week of Events Promoting Healthy Living

April 7th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Students take a break to meet and pet therapy dogs during the Counseling Outreach Peer Educators (COPE) week of programming promoting healthy coping and mental health. During the week, students had the opportunity to relax with therapy dogs and cats, take Zumba classes, learn more during movie screenings and participate in Paint Night, complete with mocktails.

Photography by Andrea Peraza Calderon ’19

Students Learn About Food Waste Through Documentary, Panel

April 4th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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On April 4, students in the Montserrat class “I Am, Therefore I Eat”, as well as from biology and sociology classes, watched a screening of “Just Eat It” in Seelos Theater.

Following the film screening was a panel on food waste, which featured (from left) Marty Dudek, associate director of dining services; Connor Zanini ’17 and Emily Breakell ’17, both of whom are members of the Holy Cross Food Recovery Network, which gathers food left over from events at the College’s Hogan Campus Center and donates it to the Food for the Poor Program, a Worcester-based soup kitchen and food pantry; Stephanie Crist, visiting assistant professor of sociology; and Anna Hankins (not pictured), a staff member for the national Real Food Challenge, which leverages the power of young people and universities to create healthy and fair food systems in communities across the country.

The students in the audience had the opportunity to engage in a Q&A with the panelists, which included a robust discussion around potential food waste problems found at Holy Cross, and how dining services is working to minimize waste at the College. Overall, the event provided the students an opportunity to gain a better understanding of food waste issues, and how people can take action against these issues.

Photo by Lynn Cody

Students Express Gratitude on Philanthropy Day

March 28th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Students write thank you notes to donors during Holy Cross’ annual Philanthropy Day. The annual tradition is a day where students celebrate the importance of donor generosity and express their gratitude.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Students Dance to Raise More Than $30,000 For AIDS Research

February 16th, 2016 by csteuer

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On Jan. 30, students, staff and alumni at the College of the Holy Cross danced the night away in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom and raised $33,787 for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation at the annual dance marathon hosted by Holy Cross Dance Marathon (HCDM). Participants danced from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., to the theme “Ignite the Night.” Actress Fatima Ptacek, the voice of Nickelodeon’s “Dora the Explorer” and an ambassador of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, flew in for the event.  She also blogged about the dance marathon for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s website.

 

 

Win the Ultimate Holy Cross Care Package

January 19th, 2016 by Evangelia Stefanakos

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In the Winter 2016 issue of the Holy Cross Magazine, the HCM team did some investigating into what Holy Cross students would want in their ideal care package. After polling 50 students, HCM put together what they have dubbed “The Ultimate Care Package” and now they want to give it away.

Parents, tell HCM why Holy Cross has been the right choice for your son or daughter and you could win them the Ultimate Holy Cross Care Package! Send your comments to hcmag@holycross.edu.

Read the full article in Holy Cross Magazine.

Staff, Alumnus in Student Affairs Honored for Outstanding Achievements at Regional Conference

December 18th, 2015 by bcass
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Brenda Hounsell Sullivan, assistant dean/director of student involvement, and Chris Campbell ’15 were honored at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region 1 conference in November. Region 1 encompasses the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec; and the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Hounsell Sullivan was the regional winner of the Doris Michiko Ching Excellence in Student Affairs Award, which honors a student affairs professional at the mid-level whose outstanding commitment to the profession includes development of programs that address the needs of students, creation of a campus environment that promotes student learning and development, and support of an active engagement in NASPA. As the regional winner of this award, Hounsell Sullivan will be considered for national recognition at the annual NASPA conference in March.

In her nomination letter, Jacqueline Peterson, vice president for student affairs, wrote of Hounsell Sullivan: “She has been instrumental in the development of our signature Gateways Orientation program which welcomes all individuals, celebrates the institution’s Jesuit Identity and embraces diversity of all kinds.”

Chris Campbell ’15 was the Massachusetts state winner of the “Catch a Rising Star” award. Campbell, who is currently completing graduate studies in higher education administration at the University of Vermont, was recognized for his work as an undergraduate at Holy Cross.