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Campus Connections: December 6, 2021

Jayson Boyers, EdD - December 5, 2021

Dear Members of the Rosemont Community, 

Finals week is upon us. Students, best of luck to you during this important week. I hope you have a safe and restful winter recess, and we look forward to seeing you next semester! 

If you haven’t had a chance yet, please make sure to visit the Patricia Nugent Gallery in Lawrence Hall before December 23 to view the incredible Centennial Art Exhibition. Artists were carefully selected and all have very special connections to our College. Also, please listen to this month’s Centennial reflection by Sr. Jeanne Marie Hatch on “meeting the wants of the age with compassion.”

Please also note the important upcoming dates as the semester comes to an end. This will be the last Campus Connections of the semester. I look forward to bringing you more updates in January. What type of content do you want to read more about in future issues of Campus Connections? Please let us know by answering a short survey. 

In this week’s issue, you’ll find:  

  • Important Upcoming Dates  
  • Resources for Students During Finals Week
  • Peg Healy Funeral Arrangements
  • Christmas Eve Mass
  • Welcome Rosemont’s Two New Librarians
  • Centennial Art Exhibit
  • And More…Read Below 

Quotable Cornelia: “In each place, at all times and in every action…consider God as present within you.”  

Important Dates  

December 6: Finals Begin 
December 10: Last Day of Finals and Residence Halls Close for Winter Break 
December 15: Peg Healy’s Funeral Mass 
December 24: Christmas Eve Mass 
December 24 – January 3: Offices Closed for Holiday Break 
January 4: Offices Reopen 
January 10: Spring Semester Begins 

The Many Things Happening on Campus 

Resources for Students During Finals Week

Library Hours

Please note the library’s updated hours for finals and the end of the semester:

Finals Week: 

Mon., Dec. 6- Thurs., Dec. 9: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm, and Fri., Dec. 10: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

End of Semester: 

Weekdays Dec. 13-23: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Holiday Break: 

Fri., Dec. 24-Mon., Jan. 3: CLOSED 

Hours can always be found online at: https://www.rosemont.edu/library/hours.php 

Three new study rooms are open on the library's second floor. Two are located in the archives/cloister area (Room 205) behind the book stacks and one is located off the Upper Reading Room mezzanine (Room 201). Come by and check them out for a nice, quiet place to study! These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, but we can make reservations in special circumstances. Email library@rosemont.edu. 

Counseling Center Hours 
Self-Care and Stress Reduction Events Monday-Thursday 

The Counseling Center will be open from 9:00 am-4:00 pm on Monday-Friday. Students are encouraged to reach out to the Counseling Center by email (counselingcenter@rosemont.edu), phone (610-527-0200 x2416), or to stop by during operating hours if they would like support. The Center will also continue our weekly community events, which will take place Monday-Thursday from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Community Center lobby. Next week's events will focus on self-care and stress reduction. 

Campus Ministry Lounge Open 

The Campus Ministry lounge will be open for quiet study Monday through Thursday. 

Rosemont’s Food Pantry Is Open During Winter Break 

The Rosemont Food Pantry will be open every day during the break from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. Located in the lower level of the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, the Food Pantry is available to any student, faculty member, or staff member on campus. It is stocked with a variety of snacks and meals that require little or no preparation. To access the Pantry, simply enter the Chapel 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. 

Campus Ministry 

Campus Ministry is hosting a Christmas social in the lounge on December 8th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. All are invited. 

Mass will not be celebrated on campus on December 8. There is a 12:05 p.m. Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, a short walk from the College. 

Be sure to visit the College’s collection of Nativity scenes from around the world. These scenes were a gift of former President Margaret “Peg” Healy, and they are on display in the library and the Community Center. 

Giving Tree - Deadline Dec. 17 

Campus Ministry has placed a Giving Tree in the Community Center with ornaments naming gifts that are needed for Casa del Migrante in Tijuana. The Sisters of the Holy Child in San Diego know the needs of this shelter that houses families waiting to apply for asylum at our border with Mexico. All are invited to take an ornament and leave a gift card in the basket inside the door of the Chapel by Dec. 17. 

Peg Healy’s Funeral to be Held December 15  

Margaret “Peg” Healy’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 15th at 11:00 am at Rosemont College in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. Her burial will be in Chicago. The livestream of the Mass will be available to all by visiting:  

https://www.facebook.com/GoRosemontCollege 

During this time with the COVID-19 pandemic we ask all guests attending the funeral service to wear a mask.  

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Rosemont College in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. A livestream of this service will be available on https://www.facebook.com/GoRosemontCollege 

I know you join the College community in offering our prayers and condolences to Peg and her family. 

Join Us for Christmas Eve Mass  

An annual tradition for the College community, our Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated at 5:00 pm in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. Seating is limited and will be first-come, first-served. The Chapel will open at 4:15 pm. Mass will also be livestreamed on Rosemont’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GoRosemontCollege/. 

Welcome Rosemont’s Two New Librarians 

Please welcome the two new librarians joining the team at Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library and Learning Commons.  

As Student Success Librarian, Elisabeth Davis will lead the library's information literacy program and be the main point of contact for research instruction, reference, and outreach, collaborating with others throughout the College on student support and retention. Elisabeth begins in this role on January 4, 2022.  

Elisabeth C. Davis earned her PhD in History from the University at Buffalo. She is completing her MILS at UB. Her historical research focuses on the history of Catholic women religious; her dissertation earned the American Catholic Historical Association's Ellis Award. Within the field of library studies, Elisabeth's research aggregates and analyzes the efficacy of methods used to empower library stakeholders. She is very excited to join Rosemont as the New Student Success Librarian! 

As Collection Management Librarian, Caitlin Angelone will steward the library's diverse collections, including rare books, special collections, and the College Archives, as we work to better assess and expand Library resources and integrate them more deeply into the College's curriculum and academic programs. Caitlin began in this role on December 1, 2021. 

Caitlin Angelone received a B.A. in English and World Literature from Gwynedd-Mercy College and an M.S. in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archival studies from Drexel University. As a librarian, she believes in curating and promoting library collections to connect students to the past as to better understand their future part in the world.   

Caitlin has spent most of her career as the Reference and Access Librarian at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia’s Historical Medical Library where she worked on reference, collections, and exhibit work in conjunction with the Mütter Museum. Most notably, she co-curated a two-year exhibit called Imperfecta which explored the history of teratology from antiquity to modern day using rare books and specimens. Currently, she sits as a director-at-large on the Association of College & Research Libraries Delaware Valley Chapter Board and is also part of the programming committee. She is an active member in The Ephemera Society of America.   

Centennial Gallery Exhibit: Concerning the Spiritual in Art? 

Visit the exhibition curated by Pat Nugent and Michael Willse now through December 23 

Have you visited the Centennial Art Exhibition? Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to view the diverse and contemporary artists who have a special connection to our Rosemont community. The exhibit will only be up for a few remaining weeks.  

Learn more about the exhibiting artists.

Listen to December’s Centennial reflection.

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 this semester. I’ve enjoyed sharing the news of the College with you each Monday morning. I hope that it has helped you connect with our community. I’ll be back on Monday, January 10. Until then, I wish you and yours a blessed holiday season and a happy New Year. 

President Boyers