Posts Tagged ‘off-campus’

Third Annual Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners Unveiled

August 29th, 2013 by

The Office of Study Abroad held a welcome back reception for the Class of 2014 and summer 2013 study abroad participants in the Hogan Ballroom. During the event, the winners of the third annual study abroad photo contest were announced.

First Place
Danielle Breen ’14
“Derry Murals”
Location: Derry, Northern Ireland
Program: Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Second Place
Hannah McCormick ’14
“Teleférico” (cable car)
Location: Valparaíso, Chile
Program: Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Third Place
Hannah McCormick ’14
“Nyati wa Ngorongoro” (Buffalo of Ngorongoro)
Location: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro, Tanzania
Program: School for Field Studies – Kenya and Tanzania

Honorable Mention
Meghan Miles ’14
“El pulpo y la torre de Hercules de la Coruña” (“The Octopus and the Tower of Hercules in La Coruña”)
Location: La Coruña, Spain
Program: Universidad de la Coruña, La Coruña, Spain

Honorable Mention
Rachel Gannon ’14
“Николай” (“Nikolai”)
Location: Россия, Приморский край, Владивосток (Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia)
Program: Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow, Russia

Honorable Mention
Sean O’Neill ’14
“Spanish Strings”
Location: Madrid, Spain
Program: National University Galway, Galway, Ireland

Two Holy Cross Students Serve as American Cancer Society Research Fellows

August 7th, 2013 by

Seniors Lauren Testa, of Winchester, Mass., and Timothy Murphy, of Niantic, Conn., spent the summer serving as American Cancer Society research fellows. Testa, a psychology major and chemistry minor with a premed concentration, worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Murphy, a biology major with concentrations in premed and biological psychology, worked at Massachusetts General Hospital. They are pictured at a reception for the fellows.

Volunteer Spirit Takes Over Worcester

April 22nd, 2013 by smorriss

Created and organized by Holy Cross student Jeff Reppucci ’14 (below, right), Working for Worcester is a citywide project that mobilized hundreds of student volunteers from across Worcester, as well as folks from sponsoring companies, including Unum and The Hanover Insurance Company. After registration and speeches at the morning kickoff event at the Hart Center, groups dispersed to about a dozen work sites to construct new and renovate outdated family spaces, play areas, libraries and more. With tens of thousands of dollars donated, along with supplies and skilled labor, Working for Worcester garnered regional media attention.

At the kick-off event at the Hart Center, College President Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., (above left) spoke to the gathered crowd. (Photo by Dan Vaillancourt)

Volunteers posed for a group shot at one of the work sites, the Goddard School of Science and Technology, which serves 586 students from Kindergarten to 6th grade. (Photo by Patrick O’Connor)

One of the Goddard projects was prepping community garden boxes with fresh soil. (Photo by Patrick O’Connor)

At the Elm Park Community School, volunteers painted murals and gave the library and cafeteria a lift. They also installed playground equipment. (Photo by Patrick O’Connor)

Artists like this Crusader seemed to be having a blast at their work site. (Photo by Patrick O’Connor)

At the Worcester Youth Center, the girls’ dance team and a variety of after-school dance programs used a large empty space with a cement floor as their “dance studio.” The cement floor, in particular, was very limiting and possibly harmful to dancers’ knees. Working for Worcester volunteers prepped the space to receive a new, professional-quality hardwood dance studio floor AND a surround-sound corner-mounted speaker system. Walls got fresh paint, mirrors were hung around the perimeter, and a ballet stretching bar was installed on the west side of the room. (Photo by Patrick O’Connor)

The NROTC battalion got its hands dirty at South High School, where a lot of debris and brush around the grounds needed to be cleared to make way for upgraded outdoor play spaces and new plantings. (Photo by Matthew Atanian)

Over at The Belmont Street School, volunteers chalked out and painted basketball, hopscotch and four-square courts to make better use of a paved outdoor area. (Photo by Dan Vaillancourt)

Students and Alumni Take Part in Holy Cross Cares Day

April 13th, 2013 by

Each year on Holy Cross Cares Day, alumni and students go out into their communities and help with a cleanup or other work project. This year in Worcester, students tackled cleanup in Middle River Park along McKeon Road (across from the lower athletic fields) and alumni cleared brush in Cookson Park just off College Street. The day began with a kickoff breakfast, speakers and registration at the Hart Center, after which volunteers from both groups walked to their sites to begin working.

Photography by Matthew Atanian

Rowing Teams Dedicate Boat to Athletics Chaplain Fr. Kuzniewski

April 6th, 2013 by

The Holy Cross men’s and women’s rowing teams dedicate a new boat in honor of Rev. Anthony Kuzniewski, S.J., professor of history and athletics chaplain, at a ceremony at the Donahue Rowing Center at Lake Quinsigamond. The teams recognized his long service as athletics chaplain, his devotion to Holy Cross and its student-athletes.

Rev. John Savard, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community, and Rev. James Hayes, S.J., associate chaplain for mission (not pictured), bless the boat.

Fr. K, as he is affectionately called by members of the Holy Cross community, christened the boat with holy water.

Fr. K stands next to the boat that bears his name. Alumni and friends of the team were in attendance.

Photography by Ed O’Donnell

Holy Cross “Goodtime” Marching Band perform at JetBlue Airways Announcement

April 3rd, 2013 by Christian Santillo

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, the College of the Holy Cross “Goodtime” Marching Band combined with the Worcester South High School Marching Band to perform for the City of Worcester; Lt. Governor Tim Murray; Governor Deval Patrick; Congressman Jim McGovern; and Dave Barger, President & CEO of JetBlue Airways, in a ceremony announcing that Jet Blue would soon begin service of commercial flights out of Worcester Airport.

City of Worcester Sponsors College Skate Night on New Outdoor Ice Rink

January 26th, 2013 by

From left, Brittany Geoffroy ’13, left, Christopher Robert ’13 and Michaela Johnson ’13 showed their purple pride in front of City Hall for College Skate Night on the new Worcester Common Oval. The evening of free ice skating for students was arranged through the City of Worcester as a way to thank the colleges who helped to sponsor the opening of the rink this season. (The rink is open for public skating on weekends through the end of February from 1 to 6 p.m.)

John Morton ’15 laced up for College Skate Night, which brought out about 150 students from all the Worcester campuses for a clear but bitterly cold evening on the ice.

Holy Cross is one of the community sponsors of The Worcester Common Oval — a 12,000-square-foot rink (that’s 4,000 square feet larger than the size of the Rink at Rockefeller Center) that offers skate rentals and concessions. “The rink is yet another success story for our Downtown,” says City Manager Michael V. O’Brien. “I am grateful to those in the community who continue to recognize the potential of our great city and step up time and time again to make things happen.”

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Fr. Boroughs Accepts Posthumous Award for Fr. Brooks

January 21st, 2013 by

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross, speaks at the Worcester County Community Breakfast honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Quinsigamond Community College. William Wallace, left, presented the Eleanor Hawley Community Service Award to Holy Cross and Rev. John E. Brooks, the college’s longest-serving president, who died last year. Fr. Boroughs accepted the award on behalf of the College and Fr. Brooks. Read coverage in the Telegram & Gazette.

Photograph by Steve Ericson

Holy Cross A Capella Group Delilahs Sing at White House

December 17th, 2012 by

The Delilahs, an all-female a cappella group from Holy Cross, sings holiday songs at the White House.

Photography by Michael Glynn

Washington Semester Program Students Visit ‘Meet the Press’

October 28th, 2012 by

Holy Cross students taking part in the College’s Washington Semester Program pose with David Gregory, moderator of NBC News’ Sunday morning talk show “Meet the Press.” The visit was arranged by Adam Verdugo ’06, senior producer at “Meet the Press,” and fall semester intern David Perretta ’14. From left, Riquel Gonzalez ’14, Lauren McDonough ’14, Sara Bovat ’14, Christopher Golden ’13, Christopher Gillis ’14, Garrett Bych ’14, Patrick Horan ’14, Gregory, Annie Wynters ’14, John Castro ’14, Perretta, William Wahrer ’14, Verdugo and Kelly Dyer ’14.

Courtesy “Meet the Press”