Archive for May, 2013

Music Majors Enjoy Graduation Day

May 30th, 2013 by smorriss

The Class of 2013 music majors gathered for a group shot in the Hart Center ice rink, where graduates prepped before processing into the gym for the Commencement ceremony. First, a friendly pose…

Then, a sillier stance…

Commencement Reception Awaits Grads, Families

May 24th, 2013 by

Newly-minted graduates and their families, seen walking down the stairs by the Hogan Campus Center, make their way down to Kimball Main Dining Room for a reception following Commencement Exercises. View more photos on the Commencement website.

Photograph by Dan Vaillancourt

Tulips in Full Bloom

May 14th, 2013 by Christian Santillo

Spring is in full swing at Holy Cross as evidenced by the purple, pink and white tulips in full bloom at the entrance of Linden Lane.

Photography by Christian Santillo and Cynthia Price

Former Governor Speaks to Poli Sci Students

May 8th, 2013 by smorriss

Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld (above) recently spoke to political science students in Rehm Library as part a class titled “State and Local Politics,” taught by David Forsberg (below, left), adjunct professor of political science. Weld served as the state’s 68th governor from 1991-97.

“Littles” Have a Blast at Field Day

May 7th, 2013 by smorriss

Over the years, hundreds if not thousands of Worcester-area children have been paired with Holy Cross students through Big Brothers/Big Sisters. The “Bigs” have fun adventures and get togethers with their “Littles” each week, and in the spring, they let loose at the annual Field Day in (where else?) the Fieldhouse.

On Field Day, the “Littles,” including Valentina, (above) shown here with her Big Sister, volleyball player Dana Weston ’15 from Canton, Mass., get to shoot hoops and play other games, hang out, and make crafts…plus lunch and ice cream!

Lacrosse player Jamie Ward ’15 of Glen Rock, N.J., gives his “Little,” Jayden a lift (above).

(Above) Gary Acquah ’14, a defensive lineman for Crusader football from The Bronx, N.Y., says he and his “Little,” Fernando, both enjoyed going to see the Celtics play over the winter.  Fernando’s goal? “He wants to play basketball one day for Holy Cross,” Acquah says.

“Little” Damien (above) was wicked excited about getting the cones set up for a relay game with his “Big,” lacrosse player Tommy Shannon’16 of Andover, Mass.

Holy Cross Campus Inspires Art

May 2nd, 2013 by smorriss

The 174-acre Holy Cross campus (which is a registered aboretum) is once again blooming with spring colors, and local watercolor artist Nick Connors finds inspiration in the mix of classical and modern architectural styles that give the College its award-winning look. The son of John Connors ’56, Nick says O’Kane is his absolute favorite location to paint.

O’Kane Hall by Nick Connors. (Anyone interested in purchasing Nick’s work can contact him at

Nick (left) with his father, John Connors ’56, at a local art show in March.

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel by Nick Connors (

Religious Studies Professor Holds Class Outside on Spring Day

May 2nd, 2013 by

Todd Lewis, professor of religious studies, conducts his Introduction to Comparative Study of Religion course on a sun-splashed Stein Quad. Students were sharing their capstone course research: a “spiritual encounter” with (according to their own choice) ritual and discussions with worshipers in Jewish synagogues, a Hindu temple, Jain temple, or several Buddhist Zen centers. “Their analytical work and their excitement in sharing their experiences makes this one of the best single classes I teach at Holy Cross,” says Lewis.

Photography by John Morton ’15