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Campus Connections: August 9, 2021

Jayson Boyers, EdD - August 8, 2021

Dear Members of the Rosemont Community, 

I hope all of you are having a nice summer. The August Campus Connection is here, and we will resume weekly newsletters at the end of this month. I look forward to welcoming our incoming and returning students later this month. My goal – as always – is to offer every student an enriching academic experience in a safe environment. But I cannot do it alone. I want to ensure that everyone follows the instructions to submit proof of vaccination or exemption requests to keep our community safe. Please read below for important information and deadlines. Centennial events kick off next month with the month of service and Run/Walk event, so please check out the website and start registering for the events you want to attend. I hope you will take a look at all of the exciting events that are on the calendar for our milestone year and make plans to join us for the celebrations!

In this week’s issue, you’ll find: 

  • Proof of vaccination or exemption request deadlines 
  • Register for the Centennial Run/Walk  
  • On this day in Rosemont history 
  • Orientation kicks off on the 26th 
  • Rosemont wins the Propel Challenge 
  • New Counseling Center leadership 
  • And more…read below 

Quotable Cornelia: Try to help others, and each effort will be blessed on yourself.” 

The Many Things Happening on Campus

How to Report Vaccination Status: Due August 16 

COVID-19 vaccines will be required for students, faculty, and staff who plan to be on campus in the fallPlease click here to view the full policy 

A module has been added to the Raven Safe App which allows individuals to submit proof of vaccination. A guide outlining how to submit this can be found here. If you do not yet have the Raven Safe app, it is available for free in any mobile device app store.  

Again, all community members are expected to submit proof of full vaccination no later than August 16, 2021.   

How to Submit an Exemption Request: Due August 11  

Limited medical, religious, and philosophical exemptions may be granted based upon evaluation of specific circumstances. All requests must be submitted no later than August 11. 

Learn more about the safety requirements and process. 

Centennial Events Begin Next Month!

Save the Date for the Run/Walk for Service on Saturday, September 18 

Grab your running (or walking) shoes! As part of our ongoing Centennial celebration, we will be hosting a Run/Walk for Service on campus Saturday, September 18, at 10 a.m. As part of this event, we are asking all who attend to consider donating non-perishable food items in honor of Rosemont's mission of service to the Providence Center, which will have staff and children onsite to accept the donations. Register today! 

Month of Service Kicks Off in September!  

The Centennial Service and Spiritual Sub Committee invite you to do service in your own community as a way of honoring Rosemont College’s Centennial Year. Long a hallmark of a Rosemont education, giving back is a special way for all members of our community to bring attention to Rosemont College.  

Participation is easy! Simply volunteer in any way in your own neighborhood during the month of September 2021. You can elect to serve at food banks, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, homeless shelters – any organization that accepts volunteers! 

Log your hours and list the organization at which you volunteer online via the link below so that we can measure the collective impact of our service. Also be sure to download “Flat Renny” and post about your service on social media using the hashtag #roco100serves. Don’t forget to wear your Rosemont gear as you volunteer, too! 

LOG YOUR SERVICE 

DOWNLOAD FLAT RENNY 

Rosemont’s Centennial celebration will feature a packed schedule of events from September through April, all of which are open to the entire College community. Be sure to check back regularly – further details will be shared on the Centennial website as they become available. 

On this Day in Rosemont History 

A century ago, sisters from the Society of the Holy Child Jesus wrote an account of Rosemont’s founding and early years. The following was written to all of the Holy Child sisters on August 7, 1921: 

Our taking possession of the former Sinnott Estate at Rosemont - truly a red-letter day in the annals of our dear Society in America. For years we have longed to see the time when we could open a College for Catholic girls. The Holy Child has certainly directed us to the selection of this property, so well adapted to the needs of College life. It was decided that the deeds would be signed on August first. 

New Members to our Community  

Please welcome:  

Duncan Fischley, Director of Campus Ministry 
Started July 26  

Campus Life: Orientation Kicks Off on August 26th 

We look forward to welcoming our new students in just a few weeks! Student Orientation at Rosemont (SOAR) is an exciting opportunity to meet new classmates and get acquainted with campus – all while having fun. Check out the schedule for more information 

New Student Move-in is August 26th! 

New Students will participate in SOAR 8/26 – 8/29, with events including a First Year Activities Fair, Diversity & Belonging Workshop with Dr. Alovor & Convocation. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with Campus Ministry, the Library, the Counseling Center, and many other amazing offices on campus! 

Annual Block Party with DJ Becky T is Saturday, August 28th from 7pm – 11pm in the Hirsh Community Center. The event will be outside on the circle and in the lobby of the center. All undergraduate students are invited.   

Rosemont Wins the Propel Challenge 

The Holistic Wellness Center and Human Resources partnered this summer to encourage you to participate in the Challenge, which ran from July 1st – 30th. We are happy to announce that your support and teamwork allowed Rosemont to win the Propel Challenge as the organization with the most points. Congratulations - we did it! 

Connect with Career Services this Summer 

Students and alumni, are you looking for new career opportunities? The Office of Experiential Learning and Post Graduate Success is open and ready to serve you throughout the summer.  

The office offers career counseling, resume review, interview prep, and more for our undergraduates, graduate and professional studies students, and alumni.  

Schedule an appointment 

All initial appointments will be conducted through Zoom until otherwise noted. Appointments with a counselor can be scheduled through Calendly. 

Mentorship Opportunities 

The office is also looking for faculty members and alumni who want to serve as mentors to our students. Please contact April Higgins at ahiggins@rosemont.edu for more information. 

Dr. Thomas DeGeorge and Rob Pina to Lead Counseling Center 

Dr. DeGeorge served as interim director of the counseling center at Rosemont last spring and will continue as the center's supervisor and manager for this year. He is also an Assistant Professor in the graduate counseling department and works as a private therapist for Philadelphia Counseling Services. Dr. DeGeorge also provides case consultations for therapists across the country and supervision for licensing professionals. He is excited about the direction of the center to be a more holistic and inclusive service for Rosemont students! 

Rob Piña holds a MA in Counseling and is dedicated to providing evidence-based therapeutic services to the students he serves. He views counseling as a collaborative process in which individuals move toward unlocking their innate potential and becoming the best version of themself. Rob is also a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and believes that strong, supportive communities serve as the backbone to physical and mental wellness. Last year, in his time in the position of Intern Counselor, Rob assisted in growing the Counseling Center's campus outreach programs, and he looks forward to continuing to find creative ways to interact with the Rosemont College community.  In his free time, Rob is an avid golfer, Philadelphia sports fan, and Netflix fanatic. 

They will be instrumental in our efforts to implement a new integrated health care model designed to provide students with efficient services delivered on a holistic level. Our concentration is centered around whole-person health, an intersection of physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional well-being. 

Rosemont’s Food Pantry Is Open During the Summer 

The Rosemont Food Pantry, located in the lower level of the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, is available to any student, faculty member, or staff member on campus during the summer. It is stocked with a variety of snacks and meals that require little or no preparation. To access the Pantry, simply enter the Chapel from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm any day, including Saturday and Sunday, and proceed down the stairs to the lower level.  The Pantry is located in the hallway on the right.  Look for the signs!  For more information on the Food Pantry, email campusministry@rosemont.edu 

Rosemont News 

Don’t Miss this Week’s Sunday Reflection from Jeanne Marie Hatch, SHCJ 

Each Sunday of the semester, Sr. Jeanne Hatch, the College’s former Vice President for Mission and Ministry, treats the College community to insightful reflections on the day’s Gospel and New and Old Testament Readings. You can read them on the Campus Ministry page of our website.  

Thanks for reading Campus Connections. I’ll be back with more later this month. 

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

President Boyers