Archive for January, 2016

African Fulbright Scholar Visits Holy Cross

January 29th, 2016 by Evangelia Stefanakos


Augustine Nwoye (right), a professor of psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, visited Holy Cross as a Fulbright scholar to work closely with Mark Freeman (left), professor of psychology at the College. After reading Freeman’s recent book “The Priority of the Other” (Oxford University Press, 2014), Nwoye took particular interest in Freeman’s research and reached out to work with him specifically through a Fulbright grant which allowed Nwoye to work on a proposal for a book focusing on African psychology.

According to Nwoye, the accepted psychological canon is comprised mainly of European and/or white psychologists that analyze the human experience in their respective westernized cultures. This discourse is difficult to apply to the African human experience, often leading to disconnects between accepted psychological theory and African reality. Through this new book, Nwoye aims to create a new canon — African Psychology — that he asserts will more accurately relate to the African world, and which, furthermore, can be applied back to western psychology and, by extension, better inform it.

Students Partake In Annual Non-Profit Careers Conference

January 22nd, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey


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.

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.

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

Win the Ultimate Holy Cross Care Package

January 19th, 2016 by Evangelia Stefanakos


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

Read the full article in Holy Cross Magazine.