Monday Morning Update

October 14, 2019


BLESSING OF THE PETSDirector of Campus Ministry Rev. Anthony Szakaly, C.S.C. and Campus Minister Rev. Bryan Williams, C.S.C. spent the afternoon recently on the lawn near Alumni Hall with alumni, faculty, staff and students at a Blessing of the Pets service. The annual event, sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs, marks the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi—the Catholic Church's patron saint of animals and the environment. View Photos 
 
FALL FUNThinking of first-year students who may feel a bit homesick during their first Fall away from family, Katelyn Clark ’20 recently listed 10 things in The Summit to give them a sense of home such as Langwater Farm warm, fresh apple cider donuts, hiking with friends in nearby Borderland State Park, Friday Night Football on campus, and more. Read Katelyn’s List 
 
DESTINATION FRANCEWith the Alumni Travel Program, 40 alums are currently in France exploring the birthplace of Blessed Basil Moreau, who founded the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1837. With Associate Director of Alumni Affairs Jennifer (Moura) Silva ’93 and Fr. Szakaly as facilitators, the 11-day educational tour visits Paris, Normandy, Mont St. Michel, Lourdes and Le Mans, the Congregation’s birthplace. Follow the program as they travel on their blog. Click here to see photos 
 
SMALL POEMSIn his second book of poems in two years, David Wasserman ’08 combines his trademark talent for small, haiku-length poems with an interpretation of Tarot and the search for deeper perspective. An English & Elementary Education double major, Wasserman sees his book Dealing: Tarot poems and pictures, which is illustrated by Project Runway star Helen Castillo, as a fresh approach to reading both Tarot and poetry. We have 10 copies for MMU readers. Enter to win a copy.  Learn more here 

ENDING ALZHEIMER'SShowing leadership and compassion, the Students to End Alzheimer’s Club recently raised $4,000+ for the cause when they participated in the Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Club President Emily O’Malley ’20 reports that 40+ club members travelled to North Point Park in Cambridge for the event. 
 
This Week on the Hill 
FALL BREAK 
Reminder, classes that begin at 4 P.M. or later on Tuesday, Oct. 15 will be held. 
Mon-Tue., Oct. 14-15 

CHET RAYMO LECTURE: FRED MOTEN 
Fred Moten's work explores black studies, performance studies, poetry, and critical theory. Among many accoldades, in 2014, Moten's The Feel Trio was a poetry finalist for the National Book Award. 
Wed., Oct. 16 | 6-7:30 PM | May Hall: McCarthy Auditorium 

FALL OPEN HOUSE 
Prospective students and their families will visit campus to learn more about our 48 majors and 54 minors, meet our supportive professors and get an insider’s view on all the leadership experiences and resources that define four years here. 
Sat., Oct. 19 | 10 AM - 2 PM | Sports Complex  

SPORTS ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK 
10/18: Field Hockey v. Adelphi 
10/19: Football v. Bentley 
10/20: W. Tennis v. Bryant 
Click here for a schedule that includes all sports 
 
Take a look back at this week in 2017, when the College renamed the former Education Building for Br. Jim Madigan C.S.C. Thanks so much for reading!