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Campus Connections: March 28, 2022

Jayson Boyers, EdD - March 28, 2022

Dear Members of the Rosemont Community, 

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the SEPCHE Honors Program Conference on Saturday! Rosemont hosted this year’s virtual event and had 29 students participate!  

And thank you to all who came out to last week’s inaugural Boyers’ Bonanza ice cream event! I really enjoyed the opportunity to connect in person with so many students, faculty, and staff.  

Founder’s Week is coming soon, so please save the date and look at the options below to nominate your colleagues for the Community Spirit Awards.  

In this week’s issue, you’ll find:  

  • Mental Health Resources Poster Night – Tonight! 
  • SASC Mixer for Students 
  • Worldwide Climate Justice Teach-In 
  • Founder’s Week  
  • Good News Shout-Outs 
  • Commuter Students Survey 
  • And More…Read Below 

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

The Many Things Happening on Campus 

Mental Health Resources Poster Night 

The Clinical Mental Health class (CNS 6021) will be hosting a poster night in the library on Monday, March 28th from 7:30 - 9:00 pm. The students are creating posters and fact sheets on mental health resources in the local community. Anyone is welcome to attend and ask the students questions. 

SASC Mixers for Rosemont Students! 

Join us this Thursday from 1-3pm in Room 115 McShain/Brown Science: 

Stop-in for coffee, hot cocoa, hot tea, water, and snacks. 

Meet our amazing staff and learn more about the resources we provide: 

  • Academic Coaching 
  • ADA Accommodations 
  • Advisor Meetings 
  • Degree Audit Assistance 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writing Center 

All students are welcome! 

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 

Illuminate Higher Education Podcast  

Overcoming Inertia and Enabling Innovation with Dr. Jayson Boyers, President of Rosemont College 

Dr. Boyers was a guest on the Illuminate Higher Education podcast to discuss innovation in higher education, higher education being viewed as an ecosystem, and how collaboration can be helpful instead of competition. 

Save the Date: Founder’s Week is April 4-8 
Nominate Your Colleagues for the Founder’s Day Community Spirit Awards 

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. The Office of the President invites all Rosemont community members to submit nominations for these awards through noon on Monday, April 4th. To submit nominations for the Community Spirit Individual Award, Community Spirit Group Award, or the Class of 1974 Spotlight Award, please fill out the appropriate form(s) at this link: 

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. 

Founders’ Week Schedule: 

Sunday, April 3 

Mass - 4:00 pm 
All alums and families welcome 

Monday, April 4 

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

Tuesday, April 5 

Visit SHCJ Archives on Wendover - 11:00 am 
Meet at the Gatehouse 

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

Further details about Founder’s Week events will be displayed on the flyers on campus. 

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. 

Shout-Out to the Bonanza Team 

Shoutout to everyone involved in coordinating the Spring Bonaza last Tuesday. It was so great to see so many people come out to say hello to their fellow Rosemonters--and of course to enjoy some ice cream! We've missed so many moments of connection over the past two years, which makes moments like these so important. Thanks to all who made it happen! 

Shout-Out to Michelle Moravec, Associate Professor of History, and Lara Slabber, Graduate Assistant 

Shout out to Professor Moravec and Lara Slabber for all their planning and coordination as Rosemont hosted Saturday's SEPCHE Honors Conference. Their dedication to all the details and making this event such a success for more than 100 students who participated is remarkable! 

Shout-Out to Catarina Moreira, Executive Director of Admissions, and Maci Mazzeo, Admissions Visit and Travel Coordinator

Shout out to Catarina Moreira and Maci Mazzeo for all their work toward co-planning the upcoming Admitted Students Day, the ongoing virtual events, and campus tours. Their passion for Rosemont is clear in all their interactions as they encourage students to join our community. 

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

On the Move: Raeann Billey 

From President Boyers: I want to invite you to join me in wishing Raeann Billey well as she takes the next step in her career. Raeann will be joining Access Matters—a non-profit, public health organization located in Center City, Philadelphia that works to ensure equitable access to sexual and reproductive health care and information for all people. Raeann will join as their Vice President of Human Resources and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. During her time at Rosemont, Raeann has contributed immensely to our community. While we are sad to see her go, we recognize this is an amazing opportunity for her and wish her all the best. 

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 from March 28th 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. 

March Reflection 

As Easter comes upon us next month – a time when students often head home for break – far too many have nowhere safe to stay. Jeanne Marie Hatch, SHCJ, delves into the challenges faced by college students who are unhoused. “The reality can be overwhelming. Thus, we turn to our God of compassion. We pause to bring these young people to God in our prayer.” Listen to the March 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 

Synodality in Catholic Higher Education 

Students, you are Invited to travel with us to LaSalle University for the Pope's Listening Tour. Please join Campus Ministry on Monday evening April 4th for a field trip to LaSalle University where we will meet with Archbishop Nelson Perez and with students from 14 other Philadelphia Catholic colleges and share our hopes for the future of the Church. All are welcome regardless of your faith tradition. All voices need to be heard. This will be a special evening of fellowship with dinner and transportation provided. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 30th to or if you are interested in joining us. Our van will depart around 5:00 pm from the Chapel on Monday, April 4th and return by 10:00 pm.  

In addition, if you have not been able to attend one of our listening sessions and cannot join on April 4th, but would still like you share your hopes and thoughts about the church in your life, please email either to or  with your messages that we can then pass on to the Archbishop. 

There will be a Zoom Synod Listening Session on Wednesday, March 30 at 1:00 pm.  
E-mail to register. 

Senior Retreat is April 1-3 in Stone Harbor, NJ 

The Senior Retreat has been rescheduled for the weekend of April 1-3. Applications are due March 29th at 5:00 pm. 

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.  

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 


Men's Golf, 11:00 am at Moravian University Spring Invitational 
Softball, 3:00 pm (DH) vs Wilson College 
Men's Lacrosse, 4:00 pm at Immaculata University 
Softball, 5:00 pm (DH) vs Wilson College 
Men's Volleyball, 7:00 pm at Bryn Athyn 


Softball, 3:00 pm (DH) vs Marywood University 
Softball, 5:00 pm (DH) vs Marywood University 
Baseball, 6:30 pm vs Penn State Brandywine 


Men's Volleyball at University of Valley Forge 
Men's Golf at The Kiln Intercollegiate 
Women's Tennis, 11:00 am at Cedar Crest College 
Softball, 12:00 pm (DH) vs Clarks Summit University 
Baseball, 12:00 pm (DH) vs Keystone College 
Softball, 2:00 pm (DH) vs Clarks Summit University 
Baseball, 3:00 pm (DH) vs Keystone College 
Men's Lacrosse, 7:00 pm at Cairn University 

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

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