Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Summer Research Students Sample Ocean Water in Gulf of Maine

July 26th, 2017 by Rebecca Fater

Students standing on the deck of a research vessel help lower canisters into the ocean water.

Students Ciro “CJ” Aprea ’18 and Caroline Fleming ’18 steady a lift filled with canisters as a winch lowers the contraption into the ocean. Using the canisters, or “Niskin bottles,” the students sampled ocean water at different depths to measure the temperature, salinity and density of the water, and to assess the amount of phytoplankton present. The trip off the Isles of Shoals in the Gulf of Maine, which included a visit to the Shoals Marine Lab, was part of the Weiss Summer Science Research Program. Aprea and Fleming, both biology majors, are research students working in the lab of Assistant Biology Professor Justin McAlister.

Holy Cross’ Chamber Music Institute Brings Talent to Tower Hill Botanic Garden

June 30th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

Participants of Holy Cross' Chamber Music Institute perform in a greenhouse at the Tower Hill Botanical Gardens

Talented high school and college aged violinists, violists, cellists and pianists from the Chamber Music Institute at Holy Cross fill Tower Hill Botanic Garden with their music on a summer afternoon. The concert, in Boylston, Mass., was one of two performed by the participants of the intensive immersion program focused on the art of chamber music, as well as individual musical development.

Summer Baseball Returns to Fitton Field with Worcester Bravehearts

June 8th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

Kids cheer at Bravehearts baseball game on Fitton Field

Local school children attend an afternoon baseball game at Fitton Field to see the Worcester Bravehearts take on the North Shore Navigators, both members of the Future Collegiate Baseball League.

Alumni Return to Lend a Helping Hand

August 29th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Crusader alumni and families returned to Mount St. James to welcome and help the Class of 2019 move in to their residence halls.


More than 75 alumni, spouses, and family members gathered to show their support and lend a helping hand.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt and Tom Rettig



Incoming Students Embrace Odyssey Orientation

August 26th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Incoming students gather to celebrate Holy Cross’ Odyssey orientation in front of Dinand Library. Odyssey is a one-week program open on a voluntary basis to all first-year ALANA (African-American, Latin American, Asian-American, and Native American) and international students as well as American students living abroad, first-generation college students, and students for whom English is their second language. Odyssey serves as an introduction to Holy Cross composed of a mixture of workshops, field trips, discussions, and volunteer and social programs.

Photo by Tom Rettig.

Marching Band Prepares For Upcoming Performances

August 20th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Members of the Holy Cross Marching Band are back on campus practicing routines and formation in preparation for the upcoming year. Under the leadership of Steven Riley, band director, students are prepping for pep rallies and half time shows, including Holy Cross’ Homecoming where they will pay tribute to the 40th anniversary of the release of A Night at the Opera by Queen.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Fr. Boroughs Welcomes Teachers to Himalayan Institute

July 13th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross, welcomes teachers to “Literatures, Religions and Arts of the Himalayan Region!,” a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute held at Holy Cross. The annual Himalayan Institute held by Todd Lewis, professor of religious studies, is open to K-12 educators who work in a variety of subject fields. The four week course is a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of the remarkable Himalayan region defined by the world’s highest mountain range.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitors Center Becomes a Reality

July 7th, 2015 by kethier

Father Boroughs and community leaders

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., joined Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) as well as, state and local leaders to celebrate the advertisement of Phase 1 of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center in Worcester. This unique destination for Worcester community members, visitors and the National Heritage Corridor will offer many recreational, historical, cultural, and geographic attractions while celebrating the lush landscape of the Blackstone River Valley.

Musicians From Across the World Descend on Holy Cross

June 26th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Talented young musicians from around the world descended on Holy Cross to attend the selective Chamber Music Institute. This is the second year the College has run the intensive program, which aims to develop chamber music skills and nurture the individual talent of violinists, violists, cellists and pianists. Established in 2014 by Jan Müller-Szeraws, artistic director of the program, and fellow Artists-in-Residence Adam Golka and Saul Bitran, the institute brings together young musicians and garners them the opportunity to learn from and perform with internationally renowned faculty at the beautiful facilities at the College. The program, mentored and inspired by Distinguished Professor of Humanities Shirish Korde and Loyola Professor of Music Osvaldo Golijov, has an intensive week-long curriculum culminating with two concerts in Brooks Concert Hall.

Photo by John Buckingham

Summer Storms Bring Golden Skies

June 23rd, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Much of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were under a weather watch as tornados, hail, heavy rains and strong winds were in the forecast. After rain fell on campus the summer skies turned gold during a cloudy sunset.

Photo by Tobias Conio