Snapshot of the Day: Holy Cross Women for Others

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For the past five years the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team has been volunteering with Catholic Charities and the Worcester County Food Bank to serve those in need. "We want to give back to the community in Worcester and do our part to make sure that everyone has their basic needs met," said Stephanie Ridolfi, head coach of the women's lacrosse team. Click here to read more about how these students strive to be women for others.

For the past five years the Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team has been volunteering with Catholic Charities and the Worcester County Food Bank to serve those in need. “We want to give back to the community in Worcester and do our part to make sure that everyone has their basic needs met,” said Stephanie Ridolfi, head coach of the women’s lacrosse team. Click here to read more about how these students strive to be women for others.

Holy Cross Grads are First in Nation for Jesuit Volunteers

A group of Holy Cross graduates who are serving with the JVC Northwest.

A group of Holy Cross graduates who are serving with the JVC Northwest.

Holy Cross recently ranked first in the nation for the most graduates to join the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest for a year of service. Thirty-one recent graduates are currently serving those in need by combating such social issues as hunger, homelessness, and domestic violence among others.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps is a service organization that focuses on social justice and Ignatian Spirituality by working in 60 locations internationally. The Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest is a separate but similar entity, which was started in the Oregon Jesuit Province in 1956 and works throughout five states in the united States: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Click here to read more and view the full list of graduates who have decided a year to serving others.

A Class Act: Honoring Fr. Dunn

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To mark 50 years since graduating the College of the Holy Cross, members of the school’s Class of 1963 renamed a reception room in honor of their former teacher, Fr. Charles J. Dunn, SJ.

Fr. Dunn began his tenure at Holy Cross in 1960, serving as dean of men. He currently serves as vice president emeritus and associate director of gift planning

“Fr. Dunn expected us to be gentlemen at all times,” said 50th Reunion Gift Chair Dennis Golden ’63. “He was a model for me for personal conduct, leadership, management, astute observations and wisdom. He expected us to know the rules and to follow them. If you didn’t, you’d be called down to his office. There you found out exactly who was in charge. Fr. Dunn was in charge.”

Click here to read more.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, A Man For Others

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On September 22, 1965 Dr. King visited Saint Peter’s College (now University) in Jersey City and was given an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws and Letters.

In 1983, Martin Luther King Day was signed into law as a United States holiday. To many, the day serves as a reminder of a man who fought for justice and equality and is a time to celebrate so many others who are working toward those ideals. Jesuit institutions for higher education across our provinces are having various events to do just that. Here is a listing of just some of the events open to the public.

Boston College
Boston college will be holding there 32nd Annual Scholarship Ceremony on February 12, 2014. In addition to presenting the 2014 scholarship to the winner, there will be music selections and a talk delivered by John H. Jackson, Ed.D., J.D., President and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education. The ceremony is free and open to the public. A light dinner will be server afterwards. Click here to learn more.

Georgetown
Georgetown University has a list of events planned for the week of January 19. Among the events are a workshop on nonviolent protection and intervention, a roundtable discussion on the March on Washington, a screening of a film about Dr. King and more. Please note that seating is limited and most events require an RSVP. Click here to learn more the week of events.

Holy Cross
The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. is holding its second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The breakfast is free and open to the public. Dr. Damon Williams, senior vice president for programs, training, and youth development services for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, will deliver the keynote, Why We Can’t Wait: The Strategic Imperatives of Diversity in the New Economy. Click here to learn more.

Le Moyne College
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Le Moyne College will be holding an event entitled Making a Career of Humanity. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a keynote address by Robert Carey who knew Dr. King as well as mucical performances and a spoken word choir reciting some of Dr. King’s most memorable quotes. Click here to learn more.