Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Alumni Return to Lend a Helping Hand

August 29th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Crusader alumni and families returned to Mount St. James to welcome and help the Class of 2019 move in to their residence halls.

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More than 75 alumni, spouses, and family members gathered to show their support and lend a helping hand.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt and Tom Rettig

 

 

Incoming Students Embrace Odyssey Orientation

August 26th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Incoming students gather to celebrate Holy Cross’ Odyssey orientation in front of Dinand Library. Odyssey is a one-week program open on a voluntary basis to all first-year ALANA (African-American, Latin American, Asian-American, and Native American) and international students as well as American students living abroad, first-generation college students, and students for whom English is their second language. Odyssey serves as an introduction to Holy Cross composed of a mixture of workshops, field trips, discussions, and volunteer and social programs.

Photo by Tom Rettig.

Marching Band Prepares For Upcoming Performances

August 20th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Members of the Holy Cross Marching Band are back on campus practicing routines and formation in preparation for the upcoming year. Under the leadership of Steven Riley, band director, students are prepping for pep rallies and half time shows, including Holy Cross’ Homecoming where they will pay tribute to the 40th anniversary of the release of A Night at the Opera by Queen.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Fr. Boroughs Welcomes Teachers to Himalayan Institute

July 13th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross, welcomes teachers to “Literatures, Religions and Arts of the Himalayan Region!,” a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute held at Holy Cross. The annual Himalayan Institute held by Todd Lewis, professor of religious studies, is open to K-12 educators who work in a variety of subject fields. The four week course is a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of the remarkable Himalayan region defined by the world’s highest mountain range.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitors Center Becomes a Reality

July 7th, 2015 by kethier

Father Boroughs and community leaders

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., joined Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) as well as, state and local leaders to celebrate the advertisement of Phase 1 of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center in Worcester. This unique destination for Worcester community members, visitors and the National Heritage Corridor will offer many recreational, historical, cultural, and geographic attractions while celebrating the lush landscape of the Blackstone River Valley.

Musicians From Across the World Descend on Holy Cross

June 26th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Talented young musicians from around the world descended on Holy Cross to attend the selective Chamber Music Institute. This is the second year the College has run the intensive program, which aims to develop chamber music skills and nurture the individual talent of violinists, violists, cellists and pianists. Established in 2014 by Jan Müller-Szeraws, artistic director of the program, and fellow Artists-in-Residence Adam Golka and Saul Bitran, the institute brings together young musicians and garners them the opportunity to learn from and perform with internationally renowned faculty at the beautiful facilities at the College. The program, mentored and inspired by Distinguished Professor of Humanities Shirish Korde and Loyola Professor of Music Osvaldo Golijov, has an intensive week-long curriculum culminating with two concerts in Brooks Concert Hall.

Photo by John Buckingham

Summer Storms Bring Golden Skies

June 23rd, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Much of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were under a weather watch as tornados, hail, heavy rains and strong winds were in the forecast. After rain fell on campus the summer skies turned gold during a cloudy sunset.

Photo by Tobias Conio

Gateways Orientation Leaders Welcome the Class of 2019

June 19th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Holy Cross Gateways Orientation Leaders celebrate after welcoming members of the class of 2019 for three separate sessions of the College’s award-winning summer orientation program. Gateways is a one and a half day program designed to provide new students and their parents with the opportunity to become better acquainted with the many aspects of Holy Cross. The goal of the program is to help students make a successful transition into the College.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Worcester Bravehearts Take on Wachusett Dirt Dawgs on Opening Day

June 16th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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The Worcester Bravehearts return to Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field for their home opener against the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs. This is the second year of the partnership between Holy Cross, the city of Worcester, the Futures League, and local business owner John W.S. Creedon Jr. in their collective efforts to keep the tradition of baseball alive within the Worcester community. In their inaugural year, the Bravehearts won the FCBL Championships series dethroning the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Men’s Lacrosse Builds O’Kane Clock Tower Out of Sand

May 23rd, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Members of the men’s lacrosse team, Sean Kirkpatrick ’16, Kevin Lux ’16, Marc Buermann ’16, Ryan Mahn ’16, and Brendan McGonigle ’16, rebuilt the O’Kane Hall Clock Tower out of sand in Sea Isle City, New Jersey .