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Student Weightlifting Event Raises Thousands for Cancer

December 13th, 2012 by csteuer

Last Friday, Holy Cross students held their annual Benching for Breast Cancer Fundraiser.  Sponsored by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC ) and HC for a Cure, more than 500 students participated in the event, which raised more than $2000.  

Working in teams of four, students solicited donation pledges based on how much weight they could  lift, all while wearing a costume.  

Student organizer Elizabeth Watters ’13 says the best costume award went to the men’s rowing team dressed as KISS and the most enthusiastic award went to the softball team.  

All proceeds from the event will benefit Pink Revolution, a Worcester-based breast cancer alliance of dedicated individuals with a unified commitment to those touched by breast cancer.

Student Government Association Holds Basketball Tournament for Hurricane Sandy Victims

December 5th, 2012 by csteuer

The Student Government Association (SGA) organized a 3 vs. 3 student/faculty basketball tournament to support relief efforts in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

The tournament took place on Monday, Dec. 3, with a buy-in of $3 per person, all proceeds directly funded vital relief efforts.  There was also a collection of canned goods and donations taken at the event.

Learn about other Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on campus.

Photography by Matthew Atanian.

First-year Students Learn about Philosophy of Food by Making Bread

November 21st, 2012 by csteuer

Students mix the dough as dietitian Kathy Egan pours in a sour dough starter.  

Students knead the dough. 

The class prepares to oil the dough. 

Egan gets the dough ready for the oven. 

Finished product!

Right before Thanksgiving break, Andrea Borghini, assistant professor of philosophy, teamed up with Holy Cross Dining’s Dietitian Kathy Egan and Chef George McHugh, for a hands-on seminar about bread making. 

The first-year students, who are all part of the Montserrat Natural World Cluster, got to mix, roll, and knead bread, as part of a seminar about the philosophy of food, titled “I Am, Therefore I Eat.” The course explores how specific dietetic decisions reflect a detailed and comprehensive image of a person or a community.

Prof. Borghini says this is the first time the class has cooked together.  “I chose bread making because it represents family or a group of people and brings a community together,” he shares.

Holy Cross Counseling Center Receives Donation

November 6th, 2012 by csteuer

Holy Cross’ Counseling Center Peer Educators program (COPE) has recently been awarded a $2,000 gift to help facilitate a stronger connection between the center and students on the Hill. The General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Massachusetts (GFWC) made the donation to bolster COPE’s outreach programming, which is designed to increase student awareness of mental health issues and to reduce the stigma associated with seeking help.

From left to right are: Samir Nomani ’15, Sean Coyle ’15, Sarah Erickson (coordinator of COPE), Paul Galvinhill (director of the counseling center), and T Jablanski (former director of GFWC of Massachusetts).

Holy Cross Alumna Turns Classroom into Mini-Holy Cross

October 5th, 2012 by csteuer

Lauren McNamara ’11, who is currently teaching in New Orleans through Teach for America, transformed her classroom into a mini-Holy Cross, painting the walls purple and using the mission and values of the College to teach her students about the many possibilities college can provide to them and the numerous possibilities outside the state of Louisiana.

McNamara, who currently teaches sixth grade reading says, “I joined Teach for America after finding my most memorable experiences at Holy Cross were those in which I was out in the community, following the mission ‘men and women for others.’”

College Community Joins in United Way’s Annual Day of Caring

September 12th, 2012 by csteuer

Members of the Holy Cross community participated in the United Way of Central Massachusetts’ 19th annual Day of Caring on Sept. 12. The Holy Cross team painted and performed renovation work at the Worcester County Food Bank in Shrewsbury.

From L-R: Matt Kennis, assistant director of government and community relations; Chante Bond, assistant women’s basketball coach; Kathleen Lavallee, administrative assistant in career planning;  Allison Bryant Ludden, associate professor of psychology; Sahar Nusseibeh, assistant women’s basketball coach; and Edward Augustus, director of government and community relations.

Holy Cross Students Clean Up Canal District

August 22nd, 2012 by csteuer

Holy Cross students clean up the Canal District in preparation for Worcester’s “Canalfest” celebration.  The students picked up trash and evened out the landscape as part of the Odyssey community service trip.  Odyssey is a one-week program—with a mixture of workshops, field trips, discussions, and volunteer and social programs—open to all first-year ALANA and international students.

Holy Cross Visual Arts Prof. Works With Local Students to Install New Artwork at Currier Museum of Art

May 24th, 2012 by csteuer

Cristi Rinklin (center), associate professor of visual arts at the College of the Holy Cross, receives some help from two student artists, who attend the New Hampshire Institute of Art (from left) Leah Hoyt and Abbie Ireland. They are currently painting and installing Rinklin’s immersive site-specific installation, titled “Diluvial,” which opens June 9 at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, N.H. Learn more about the exhibit.

Fr. Boroughs Makes a Surprise Appearance at Midnight Breakfast

May 13th, 2012 by csteuer

Fr. Boroughs serves a student at Midnight Breakfast.

Members of the Jesuit community smile for a photo after a job well done! L-R: Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president; Rev. John Gavin, S.J., assistant professor of religious studies; Christopher Ryan, S.J., grants associate; Rev. Gregory Lynch, S.J., assistant chaplain; and Rev. James Hayes, S.J.,  associate chaplain.

Recognizing that students stay up late to study during finals period, administrators at the College of the Holy Cross volunteer each semester to serve the scholars breakfast late into the night. On Sunday May 13, Fr. Boroughs surprised students as he donned an apron and dining services cap and served them bacon and eggs!

Don’t miss out on the late night fun! The menu includes popular breakfast items, such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, assorted bagels, Belgian waffles and topping bar, assorted juices and nightly specials. See who is serving tonight.

Photography by Rev. John Savard, S.J.

Holy Cross and Goodwill Make Good Match

April 17th, 2012 by csteuer

Goodwill volunteers man the donation truck in the Hogan Campus Center parking lot.

The College teamed up with Goodwill to host a donation drive on campus in honor of Earth Day. Thanks to the generosity of the campus community, more than 1300 pounds of clothing and household items were collected.

Photography by Christian Santillo