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’Tis the Season for Planting

April 3rd, 2017 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Grounds workers take advantage of a sunny day early in the spring season.

Brendon Connor works in the College’s greenhouse.  About 2,800 pots of pansies are currently being planted across campus.

Adrian Xibri plants pansies in front of O’Kane Hall.

Photos by Tom Rettig

Students Take Deep Dive Into Entrepreneurship

January 19th, 2017 by Nikolas Markantonatos

During the Entrepreneurial Deep dive students pitch alumni.

Mary Kate Vanecko ’17 pitches her startup idea to alumni during the Entrepreneurship Deep Dive. Held over winter break, the five-day workshop transforms a student’s idea into a fully developed business plan. Students are encouraged to then participate in the spring Shark Tank Competition for up to $12,000 in prize money.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Students Cut Winter Break Short to Take Part in Simulated Workweek

January 19th, 2017 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Students returned early from winter break to take part in the Fullbridge Professional Edge program at Holy Cross. The program provides a simulated work experience to expose students to the basics of business.

Photo by Tom Rettig

National Coast Guard Museum Association Honors J.D. Power ’53 for Outstanding Service

December 19th, 2016 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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J.D. “Dave” Power III ’53, founder of J.D. Power and Associates, holds the 2016 Alexander Hamilton Award, and is flanked by Richard Grahn, president of the National Coast Guard Museum Association on the left, and Admiral Robert Papp, 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on the right. Power, who served as an officer aboard the Coast Guard icebreaker EASTWIND during the mid-1950s, was recognized for his efforts and success in establishing the National Coast Guard Museum, which is being constructed on the historic downtown waterfront in New London, Conn.

Students in Economics Class Take Part in Pecha Kucha Night

December 9th, 2016 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Over pizza in Stein Hall, students in the economics class Latin American Economic Development put on a pseudo Pecha Kucha night titled “20×20 by 17x17x17.” Pecha Kucha is a concise presentation format in which each speaker brings 20 slides and speaks about a topic, and each slide is shown for only 20 seconds. “We added 17X17X17 — 17 students, 17 countries, 17 issues of Latin American Economic Development,” says Robert Reinauer, visiting instructor in economics. Invitees included students and faculty members from the economics and Latin American and Latino Studies departments.

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Charles Richard ’19 gives a presentation titled “The Venezuelan Crisis and Economic Mismanagement.”

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Marie Therese Kane ’18 gives a presentation titled “Preferential Option for the Poor: Evaluating Liberation Theology as a Model for Poverty Alleviation in El Salvador.”

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Rosangel Cruz Cabrera ’18 gives a presentation titled “China’s Mega-Projects in Latin America: The Proposed Canal in Nicaragua.”

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Emma Carlone ’19 gives a presentation titled “NAFTA: Its Impacts on the Industrial Sector of the Mexican Economy.”

Photos by Robert Reinauer

Spanish Lecturer Hosts Bilingual Theater Workshop in Spain

November 26th, 2016 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Helen Freear-Papio, director of the Foreign Language Assistants Program and lecturer in Spanish, center, conducted a two-day bilingual theater workshop at the University of Murcia in Spain while she was there over the Thanksgiving break. Freear-Papio involved two of her former students from Holy Cross, Kyler Canastra ‘14, far left, and Brendan Medeiros ’11, second from right, who live in Madrid and love the theater. María Cantuel, a well-known Spanish actor and Medeiros’ girlfriend, second from left, was the artistic director of the performance.  At far right is Diana de Paco Serrano, dramatist, cultural coordinator and professor of classics at the University of Murcia, who invited Freear-Papio to conduct the workshop.

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At the end of the workshop, the participants staged a series of short bilingual monologues around the themes of fear and anger. Here Freear-Papio, Medeiros, and Canastra work with some of the participants to make the texts bilingual.

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Cantuel leads the group in theatrical warm-up activities. The workshop was such a great success, Freear-Papio says they have been invited back to the University of Murcia and will be doing a follow-up workshop over spring break.

Student Group Holds Prayer for Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador

November 16th, 2015 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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At noon today, members of the Holy Cross community gathered for a brief prayer service at the edge of the Hogan Courtyard, where eight large crosses representing the martyrs of El Salvador, are on display. The service was sponsored by the student group Pax Christi which strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating and bearing witness to the call of Christian nonviolence. “As we gather to honor their witness, we must acknoweledge the victims of violence who cry out to us today from Paris, Beirut, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Mexico, and from all corners of the Earth,” said Marty Kelly, associate director of the Chaplains’ Office, in opening remarks.

Photograph by Tom Rettig

Just in Time for Halloween

October 30th, 2014 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Dark clouds and sunshine make for dramatic lighting on O’Kane, Fenwick and Smith Halls.

Photograph by Tom Rettig

Student Decorates Campus Ahead of Women in Business Conference

October 27th, 2014 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Lauren Campson ’16, an economics and accounting major from Massapequa, N.Y., uses sidewalk chalk to promote the Women in Business Conference in front of the Hogan Campus Center. Campson is one of the event’s student organizers this year.

Photograph by Tom Rettig

Student Affairs Marks 50 Years, Honors Revs. Dunn and Markey

October 23rd, 2014 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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A student walks by the hallway outside of the Student Affairs office in the Hogan Campus Center. The display in the background, which was recently installed, includes the names of the offices under the Division of Student Affairs. Students, faculty and staff attended a celebration titled “Celebrating 50 Years of Student Affairs at Holy Cross: Empowering, Engaging, Educating our Students” in the Hogan Campus Center. The purpose of the event was to highlight the division’s accomplishments and to help expose students to a career in the field of Student Affairs.

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Jacqueline D. Peterson, current vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students, presents Rev. Charles Dunn, S.J., a plaque for his service as vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students at Holy Cross.

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Peterson presents Rev. Earle Markey, S.J. ’53, a plaque for his service as vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students at Holy Cross. Peterson is only the third vice president of Student Affairs at the College.

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Melisa Jaquez ’06, assistant director in the Career Planning Center, delivers remarks at the event. Jaquez spoke about the impact that the Division of Student Affairs at Holy Cross had on her college career which inspired her to pursue a career in the field. The Career Planning Center is part of the Division of Student Affairs. She was previously assistant director in the Office of Multicultural Education, also part of Student Affairs.

Photography by Tom Rettig