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Campus Connections: April 4, 2022

Jayson Boyers, EdD - April 4, 2022

Dear Members of the Rosemont Community, 

Happy Founder’s Week to all! Founder’s Week began with Mass yesterday and will be filled with events all week long. The week is a long-standing Rosemont tradition that goes back to the early days of our college. It is a time to celebrate all the people – past and present – who contribute to our mission and make our college what it is today.  

We have an exciting week lined up! 

In this week’s issue, you’ll find:  

  • Founder’s Week Schedule 
  • NCAA Division III Week 
  • April Employee of the Month 
  • Admitted Students Day Volunteer Sign-up 
  • New Media Communications Info Session
  • Exhibition of the Arts 
  • And More…Read Below 

Quotable Cornelia: “Were I not convinced that the thought of founding the Society was not my own but God's, I would have given it up long ago. But I cannot give up what He has given me to do.” 

The Many Things Happening on Campus 

Founder’s Week Schedule  

Founder’s Week is a storied tradition at Rosemont College where we honor the historic and current figures who have made Rosemont what it is today. This week honors our founders and celebrates the vibrancy of our current Rosemont community. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome at all events, and alumni are invited to join the fun at select events. 

Monday, April 4  

Mission Orientation for New Employees (w/lunch) - 11:00 am-12:00 pm 
Community Center Boardroom 

Visit SHCJ Archives on Wendover - 1:00 pm  
Meet at the Gatehouse. Alumni welcome. 

Tuesday, April 5  

Visit SHCJ Archives on Wendover - 11:00 am and 4:00 pm 
Meet at the Gatehouse. Alumni welcome. 

Mission Orientation for New Employees (w/lunch) - 12:00 - 1:00 pm 
Community Center Boardroom 

The Petaltones Concert - 7:00 pm  
The Rotwitt Theater of McShain Performing Arts Center. Alumni welcome. 

Wednesday, April 6 

Interfaith Prayer Service & Meet the Holy Child Sisters (w/lunch) - 12:00 pm 
Main Building. Alumni welcome. 

SGPS Mission & Pizza - 5:00 pm  
Main Building 

Thursday, April 7 

Awards Presentation & Lunch - 12:00 pm 
Cardinal Hall 

Games - 1:00 pm 
Connelly Green & Turf 

Softball Game – 2:00 
Athletic Complex 

Friday, April 8 

Mission Orientation for New Employees (w/lunch) - 12:00 - 1:00 pm 
Community Center Boardroom 

Rosemont Greenhouse Restoration and Native Garden Project – 2:30 pm 

Please check the website for the latest details. 
Nominate Your Colleagues for the Founder’s Day Community Spirit Awards 

You have until noon today to submit nominations for the Community Spirit Individual Award, Community Spirit Group Award, or the Class of 1974 Spotlight Award. At the Founders' Day ceremony on Thursday, April 7th, we will recognize Rosemont faculty and staff accomplishments with the Community Spirit Awards and the Spotlight Award. Please fill out the appropriate form(s) below. 

Community Spirit Spotlight Award 

Community Spirit Individual & Group Award 

Any individual or group (division, department, or office) of the current College community is eligible for nomination. A committee will review the nominations and present their recommendations to President Boyers to make the final decisions. President Boyers will present the awards at the Founders' Day award ceremony. 

Community Spirit Awards 

The Community Spirit Awards recognize employees that have consistently made significant contributions to serving the entire College community. One award will be given to an individual, and one will be given to a group. Recipients will have reached out beyond the traditional definitions of their role. Those recognized will have: 

  • Helped improve the quality of College life through service  
  • Promoted goodwill in the community  
  • Created bridges between different campus constituencies  
  • Created and/or implemented a project to improve the College as a whole  
  • Placed the good of the community above individual goals or agendas  

Spotlight Award 

Established in 2011, the Class of 1974 Spotlight Award is given annually at the College's Founders' Day celebration to recognize a staff member, administrator, or faculty member for going above and beyond what is expected when they thought that no one was looking. This employee has been "caught in the act," going to extraordinary lengths to serve the College community in a specific instance. Any member of the College community may submit nominations for the Award. 

NCAA Division III Week: April 4-10 

Division III Week is a positive opportunity for all individuals associated with Division III to observe and celebrate the impact of athletics and of student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community. 

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 

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 

Presentation Topics: 

Tuatha de Danaan & Danu 
The Life of St. Brigid 
Aine & Brigid’s Healing Wells 
Lady Gregory & Celtic Myth 
Lebor Gabala Erenn 
The Tain 
The Morrigan 
The Tree of Life (Crann Bethadh) 
Photo Gallery of Rosemont College’s Study Abroad in Ireland 

Good News 

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. 

Employee of the Month: Jay Kolick 

Congratulations to Jay Kolick, who has been selected as Employee of the Month for April! Jay has been part of the Rosemont community for nearly 10 years. He is Assistant Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Program Director, Accelerated Professional Studies Programs. Jay is known for taking the mission and values of Rosemont and embedding them deeply in the curriculum of SGPS, so that students are immersed in living and learning through the lens of a Cornelian education. 

Shout-Out to the MFA and Publishing Students, Faculty, and Alumni 

Shout out to all of the graduate MFA and Publishing students, faculty, and alumni who participated in this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Philadelphia. The largest gathering of creative writers and writing professionals in the country, AWP provides opportunities for networking, scholarly engagement, and recruitment for individual writers and academic writing programs - and it is a blast!  

Shout-Out to the Financial Aid Team 

We are lucky to have such a knowledgeable and dedicated financial aid team. They are thoughtful about how they support our students, not only by working with them to define how they can finance their education but by helping students and their families understand the process to secure and manage their aid. They are also diligent about ensuring the college is compliant with financial aid regulations. Thanks to Sharna, Tynisa, and Kyndall for all that you do for our students and the college!  

Shout-Out to Malek Stewart, Director of Residence Life 

Malek stepped up to coach the Women's Tennis Team for the season. Good luck to Malek and the team! 

Do you have good news you think our community may want to know? Fill out the submission form. 

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 

Synod Listening Sessions 

Twenty-three students took part in the campus-wide listening sessions. Seven students, President Boyers, and several faculty and staff will take part in the all college listening session with Archbishop Pérez this evening. 

Palm Sunday 

Palm will be blessed at Mass on Sunday at 4:00 pm. There will be a Procession of Palm from the Chapel to the dining hall where members of the Campus Ministry team will weave palm into crosses for anyone who wishes. 


Our Muslim students will be fasting each day now that Ramadan has begun. Campus Ministry will be hosting an Iftar on Monday, April 11 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 

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 April 11.  

Attention Commuter Students! 

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 be open until April 11th. If you have any questions for Career Services, please contact 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 


Women’s Tennis, 3:30 pm at Cabrini University 


Women’s Tennis at Cairn University 
Baseball, 3:00 pm (DH) vs Delaware Valley University 
Baseball, 5:30 pm (DH) vs Delaware Valley University 
Men’s Lacrosse, 7:00 pm vs Penn College 


Softball, 3:00 pm (DH) at Keystone College 
Softball, 5:00 pm (DH) at Keystone College 


Baseball, 4:00 pm at Penn State Brandywine 


Women’s Tennis, 12:00 pm vs Notre Dame of Maryland University 
Baseball, 12:00 pm (DH) at Saint Elizabeth University 
Baseball (DH) at Saint Elizabeth University 
Men’s Lacrosse, 4:00 pm at Kean University 

Stay up to date on the latest information. Let’s Go Ravens! 

Faculty and Staff Trainings 

Faculty and staff: Each quarter, you will receive emails from Vector Solutions Higher Education (an external educational training organization) to complete important training sessions as part of our organization’s compliance initiatives. When you receive the email, please complete your assigned trainings, print a copy of your completed certificate and submit the certificate to the Office of Human Resources. Your supervisor will also receive a copy of your training notification. Thank you! 

Thanks for reading Campus Connections. I’ll be back with more next week.  

In the meantime, be in touch with me at about what you might like to see included in the next Campus Connections. 

President Boyers