Campus Connections: April 11, 2022
Jayson Boyers, EdD - April 11, 2022
Dear Members of the Rosemont Community,
Thank you to all who organized and attended our wonderful Founders’ Week celebrations last week. We have a short week ahead of us as Easter approaches. A reminder that the College will be closed on Friday and Monday. Classes will resume and offices will reopen on Tuesday, April 19. I hope everyone has a blessed Easter weekend!
In this week’s issue, you’ll find:
- Important Dates
- Iftar Night – Tonight in Kistler Library
- Rosemont’s Ukraine Emergency Relief Drive
- Admitted Students Day Volunteer Sign-up
- April Centennial Reflection
- Alumni Spotlight
- And More…Read Below
Quotable Cornelia: “To do anything well we must do it with our heart, with our mind and with all our strength for the love of God, of ourselves, and of our neighbor.”
The Many Things Happening on Campus
Thursday, April 14: Easter recess for students (Students, Easter recess begins after your last class on
Friday, April 15: College closed for Good Friday
Monday, April 18: College closed for Easter Monday
Tuesday, April 19: Classes resume
Saturday, April 23: Admitted Students Day and Academic Honors Day
Congratulations to all the Founder’s Day Award Recipients
Members of the Rosemont community gathered in person for the first time since 2019
to honor students, faculty, and staff at the annual Founders' Day awards. Congratulations to all the recipients!
Rosemont’s Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund Drive
Support the children of Ukraine during this ongoing crisis. Cash donations for UNICEF can be dropped off securely in the Kistler Library or Community Center from April 4-12. The funds raised will be sent to UNICEF to be directed to helping children in Ukraine. If you have questions, please contact Kathleen Deeming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Needed for Admitted Students Day
On April 23, in-person Admitted Students Day is returning to Rosemont! Admitted Students will be invited to join us on campus to learn more about the Rosemont College experience. We need your help! With the help of volunteers, the students will be able to have a memorable day filled with exciting activities across campus. Depending on your availability, volunteers are expected to help with set up, directing students/families around campus, assisting staff with various tasks, clean up, and most importantly; representing Rosemont College in the best way possible! By the end of the day, the students will have a clearer picture of their life as a Raven—and we are hoping you can be a part of that journey! If you would like to join, please fill out the volunteer form. Thank you for your help!
Visit the Cultural Heritage Gallery Showcase
Stop by the Kistler Library to visit the St. Brigid and women in early Irish myths exhibit now through April 20.
The Exhibit Title: The Spirit of St. Brigid: A Time for Healing & Renewal
The Showcase Title: Women in Early Irish Myths & Sagas
Tuatha de Danaan & Danu
The Life of St. Brigid
Aine & Brigid’s Healing Wells
Lady Gregory & Celtic Myth
Lebor Gabala Erenn
The Tree of Life (Crann Bethadh)
Photo Gallery of Rosemont College’s Study Abroad in Ireland
There are endless examples of amazing things happening at Rosemont. We need your help in amplifying these stories so that everyone can share the pride in the individuals that help to make Rosemont an amazing community.
Shout-Out to all the Employees in the Founder’s Day Volleyball Game
Awesome job to all the faculty and staff who participated in the annual faculty/staff vs. students game!
Shout-Out to the Advancement Team
Who loves a good challenge? You may think our sports teams--which is true--but so does our Advancement Team. They recently had two donors commit to significant match campaigns (where one donor pledges to give up to a certain amount of money by matching donations given by other supporters within a certain timeframe) and the Advancement Team quickly jumped to action and met (and maybe by now even exceeded) the match amounts. Shoutout to all involved--especially Rennie Andrews!
Shout-Out to Susan Carey, Administrative Assistant
Shout-Out to Susan Carey for all the planning involved for our upcoming Honors Day! We appreciate everything you are doing to plan this special day for our students.
Shout-Out to Julia Erdosy, SGPS Advisor
Julia Erdosy has been a wonderful addition to Rosemont College. In her short time here, she's gone above and beyond to advocate for SGPS students through advising. Admissions has the opportunity to partner with her often and have been able to implement some her ideas and shared knowledge in our daily conversations with students. Thanks, Julia!
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April Centennial Reflection
Jeanne Marie Hatch, SHCJ, delves into the challenges of gun violence. “All of us are complex individuals living in a complex world. Our races, cultures, economies, ethnicities, governments, political views, religious beliefs, and traditions create extraordinary diversity. Where can we begin to solve the complicated quandary of gun violence across our country? In face of this overwhelming crisis, we bring our plight to prayer.” Listen to the April reflection.
Reserve Your Seat for the Gala of the Century
Saturday, April 30, 2022, 6:00 – 11:00 pm
You won’t want to miss this elegant celebration of Rosemont’s Centennial Year. The Gala of the Century will take place at the historic Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia. The evening will include an open bar, a cocktail hour, a three-course dinner, and dancing with music from the band Imagine. Please come in cocktail attire for this celebratory event.
Thanks to the generosity of a group of anonymous alumnae donors, ticket prices are just $75 for Rosemont faculty, staff, and students.
Reserve today as we expect a sell out!
Campus Ministry Updates
There will not be Easter Mass on campus. The Easter Sunday mass schedule at neighboring parishes is below.
St. Thomas of Villanova, Rosemont Chapel (next to McDonald’s): 9:00 am and 11:00 am
Our Mother of Good Counsel, Bryn Mawr: 9:30 am and 11:15 am
Our Muslim students will be fasting each day now that Ramadan has begun. Campus Ministry will be hosting an Iftar this evening at 7:00 pm in the library. This is the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily fast at sunset. All are invited.
Donate New Socks to the Sock Drive-Ends Tomorrow!
Please help us collect socks for adults and children in need. New socks can be left in the box in the Community Center for The Joy of Sox, a local nonprofit providing new socks to homeless families. The sock drive runs through tomorrow.
Last Day to Complete the Commuter Students Survey
Please complete this survey to help Career Services better understand the needs and interests of commuter students at Rosemont. If you are a commuter student, please complete this survey which will take approximately two minutes to complete. The survey will close today. If you have any questions for Career Services, please contact email@example.com or visit the Career Services iWay to schedule an appointment with one of our Career Counselors.
Thorn Book Drive
Donate your books to the women’s prison. Drop boxes are in the Community Center and the Library.
This Week’s Game Schedule
Softball, 3:00 pm (DH) vs Cabrini University
Softball, 5:00 pm (DH) vs Cabrini University
Women’s Tennis, 2:00 pm at Clarks Summit University
Men’s Lacrosse, 4:00 pm vs Keystone College
Baseball, 4:00 pm at Moravian University
Softball, 4:00 pm (DH) vs Franklin and Marshall College
Softball, 6:00 pm (DH) vs Franklin and Marshall College
Men’s Lacrosse, 7:00 pm at Stockton University
Stay up to date on the latest information. Let’s Go Ravens!
Alumni Spotlight: Kenny Wiggins ‘21
Kenny Wiggins ’21 came to Rosemont with the hopes of joining the community that he describes as being welcoming. As he started his journey as a Raven, Kenny found himself involved in a multitude of positions that assisted him along the way in becoming an educator. Kenny continues his journey at Rosemont in the pursuit of a master's degree in education with the hope of working in college admissions or residence life. Learn more about Kenny’s experience at Rosemont and how he continues to be involved while being a graduate student.
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