Archive for September, 2015

LASO Hosts National Hispanic Heritage Month Festival

September 25th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Daniel Frost, associate professor and chair of the Spanish department, participates in the National Hispanic Heritage Month Festival, hosted by the Latin American Student Organization (LASO). Holy Cross community members enjoyed various foods, performances and activities during the annual festival on the Hogan Courtyard.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Community Members Gather for Live Streaming of Pope Francis’ Address to Congress

September 24th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Holy Cross community members gather in Rehm Library for a live viewing of Pope Francis’ address to Congress. Pope Francis, the world’s first Jesuit Pope, made his first visit to the U.S. Sept. 22-27, 2015.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Students Take Advantage of Annual Career Fair

September 21st, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


First-year student Emily Castillo introduces herself to company representatives during the annual Fall Career Fair hosted by the Center for Career Development. More than 60 employer representatives descended on the Hogan Ballroom to speak with students about internships and employment. Holy Cross graduates returned to campus representing their employers in fields such as biotechnology, education, financial services, insurance, law enforcement, media and marketing and software and technology. Students took advantage of the opportunity to discuss their resumes and a LinkedIn photo booth.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Autumn Skies Over Carlin Hall

September 17th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Early autumn skies roll over Carlin Hall.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Students Attend ‘Fresh Check Day’ Wellness Fair

September 15th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Students attend the first annual “Fresh Check Day” wellness fair on the Hogan Courtyard. The event, sponsored by Counseling Outreach Peer Educators (COPE), is the signature program of The Jordan Porco Foundation. JPF works closely with colleges, including Holy Cross, to bring awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies to college campuses. It is a celebratory event with interactive booths, free food, and prizes.

Photo by Tom Rettig


Holy Cross Student Gives Keynote Speech at National Order of the Arrow Conference

September 14th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Donald Stephens ’18, an economics and political science major from Shavertown, Penn., gives the keynote address at the 2015 National Order of the Arrow conference. Stephens addressed 15,000 attendees at the conference, marking the 100th anniversary of the organization’s founding. In addition to providing leadership and assisting to execute the event, Stephens participated in various training sessions and programs during the weeklong conference.

Stephens is one of 170,000 selected, out of 3 million Boy Scouts of America members, to the Order of the Arrow. Based on his proven track record of experience in the outdoors and service to others, Stephens was named national vice chief of the Order of the Arrow, the second highest role within the organization. At Holy Cross, he volunteers in the admissions outreach program, campus ministry and is a student worker in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College.

Learn more about Donald “Donnie” Stephens as he reflects on his time in the Order of the Arrow and the past year helping to plan the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference in this video.

Photography provided by Glen Greube and Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America.

Students Get a Taste of Holy Cross Dining Options

September 10th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Students enjoy the annual Taste of Holy Cross event in Kimball Main Dining Hall. The popular event gives Holy Cross Dining Services the opportunity to showcase the newest cuisine choices available at on-campus eateries including new smoothie and granola options, pulled pork and freshly-made Cuban paninis.




Loaded baked potato samples were one of the many options available.

Photography by Holy Cross Dining Services

Holy Cross Community Members ‘Flash Swarm’ Campus

September 10th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Students and faculty from Holy Cross’ CreateLab course partake in a “flash swarm” in the Swords Atrium of the Integrated Science Complex. Alongside visiting artists-in-residence, Troika Ranch, an internationally renowned ensemble that fuses dance, theatre and technology, the Holy Cross community is exploring the relationship between Gravity and Grace: The Intersection of Art and Science, this year’s Arts Transcending Borders theme. Collaborating with theatre, CreateLab classes and the Arts Transcending Borders initiative, Troika Ranch will integrate live performance with cutting edge interactive technology at Holy Cross throughout the year.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Behind the Scenes During Choir Media Coverage

September 9th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


The Holy Cross College Choir performs “Sound the Bell of Holy Freedom” written by Normand Gouin, assistant chaplain and director of liturgy and music, for WBZ Channel 4 Boston. The hymn will be performed during liturgical events as Pope Francis visits Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. The news outlet was on campus to interview Gouin before he travels to Philadelphia to sing with the choir.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Hundreds Attend Community Service Information Night

September 7th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

Lines of students wait to enter the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom for Student Programs for Urban Development (SPUD) information night. SPUD is the largest student organization on campus, involving approximately 600 student volunteers who answer the Holy Cross call to be “men and women for and with others” in the surrounding Worcester community.

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Students had the opportunity to browse and speak with representatives from more than 40 public service programs. From serving meals and working at food pantries, to tutoring children and visiting elders in nursing facilities, students build relationships with those in the local communities.


Photography by Chris Muzii ’16