BLESSING OF THE PETS: Director 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 FUN: Thinking 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 FRANCE: With 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 POEMS: In 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'S: Showing 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
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!