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Campus Connections: November 29, 2021

Jayson Boyers, EdD - November 29, 2021

Dear Members of the Rosemont Community, 

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday break. It’s hard to believe this is the last week of classes for the fall semester.  

The end of the semester and start to finals can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Please remember we have resources on campus to assist you. Our counseling center is a safe and confidential space, and all counseling services are free of charge for students. If you are interested in learning more about counseling or scheduling an appointment, please reach out to the Counseling Center by email (counselingcenter@rosemont.edu) or phone (610-527-0200 x2416). 

Advent and Hanukkah began yesterday, and I hope you will join us for the events below as we celebrate these faith traditions as a community.  

The role small colleges can play in higher education is deeply important to me. That’s why I submitted a letter to the editor to The New York Times as part of a recent conversation about American academia. I hope this resonates with you as well.  

Remember, we welcome your feedback: 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 for Students  
  • Advent and Hanukkah Begin 
  • Trans Day of Remembrance 
  • Indigenous Art Exhibition in the Kistler Library 
  • Giving Tuesday 
  • Slogan Contest Winner
  • And More…Read Below 

Quotable Cornelia: “Be accurate in all you say, in all you do.” 

Important Dates for Students 

November 29: Last Week of Class Begins 
November 30: Advent, Hanukkah, and Trans Day of Remembrance Events; Giving Tuesday 
December 1: Finals Breakfast  
December 3: Last Day of Classes 
December 4 & 5: Reading Days 
December 6: Finals Begin 
December 10: Last Day of Finals and Residence Halls Close for Winter Break 
 

The Many Things Happening on Campus 

Advent and Hanukkah Events on Tuesday  

The Ofrenda with photos and mementos of loved ones who have died will be taken down on Tuesday after a brief prayer service at 3:20 in the Community Center. Following this event, the blessing of the Advent wreath and the lighting of the menorah will be at 3:30. 

Trans Day of Remembrance 

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Internationally recognized on November 20, Rosemont’s Queer and Allied club will be tabling in the Community Center tomorrow, November 30th at 3:00 pm to provide resources and information to our community. A candlelight vigil will be held at 7:00 pm in the Community Center to honor those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender violence. All are invited to pay tribute and to share a moment of solidarity with our transgender family. 

Giving Tree 

Campus Ministry will place 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 provide a gift. For more information, please contact Duncan.Fischley@rosemont.edu. 

December Mass Schedule 

Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, December 5 at 4:00 pm and Christmas Eve at 5:00 pm. This special Mass will be live streamed on Rosemont’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GoRosemontCollege/. 

The Christmas Tree Blessing and Lighting will take place next Sunday evening, December 5, on the green outside the Chapel. 

Indigenous Art Exhibition in the Kistler Library 

In honor of Native American Heritage Day on Friday, November 26th, the Kistler Memorial Library is featuring “The Indigenous Arts of North America” exhibition. This collection illustrates the multi-faceted nature of Native arts in North America and celebrates the cultural heritage of multiple indigenous nations. The exhibition will run through the end of January 2022 and will include literary collections, guest lectures and student presentations. 

Items from the collection include: 

  • Inuit Soapstone Carvings 
  • Tlinglit Portrait Mask 
  • Zuni Fetish Necklace 
  • Navajo/Dine’ Wedding Basket by Jovita Haskie 
  • Day of The Dead Sculpture by renowned artist Alfonso Castillo Orta 
  • Nunamiut Skin Mask from Anaktuvuk Pass 

Faculty Curators: Prof. Tina Waldeier Bizzarro, Brittney Nix-Crawford, Joanne Campbell 

Kistler Memorial Library Curators: Kathleen Deeming, Brice Peterson 

Student Curators: Melissa Anderson, Casandra Antzoulatos, Tyron Hutchinson-Puryear, Catherine McCarthy 

Rosemont’s Bullying Prevention Month Slogan Contest Winner Announced 

Lavneet Sangha ‘23 is the winner of the National Bullying Prevention month slogan contest. Lavneet submitted the following quote by Carl Sandburg to combat the effects of bullying: “Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can only be forgiven, not forgotten.” 
Congratulations, Lavneet! 

Giving Tuesday: November 30 

Giving Tuesday is a day that encourages people to give back in whatever ways they can the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The Rosemont educational experience has transformed thousands of lives in our 100-year history. In celebration of our Centennial and upcoming Giving Tuesday, we’re inviting you – a valued member of our community – to give $100 (or whichever amount is right for you) to invest in the next generation of students. Visit rosemont.edu/give to make a gift today.  

Learn more about all Centennial events. 

This Week’s Game Schedule 

This week cheer on the Ravens at the following events: 

Tuesday: 
Women’s Basketball, 6:00 pm vs Keystone College 

Thursday: 

Women’s Basketball at University of Valley Forge 
Men’s Basketball at University of Valley Forge 

Saturday: 

Women’s Basketball, 1:00 vs Cedar Crest College 
Men’s Basketball, 3:00 at Centenary University (New Jersey) 

Stay up to date with the latest news from Athletics. 

Career Opportunities 

Rosemont College is hiring for positions in Admissions, Academics, Athletics, IT, and more. If you know someone who would be a good fit, please encourage them to learn more and apply at rosemont.edu/careers. 

Centennial Gallery Exhibit: Concerning the Spiritual in Art? 

Visit the Centennial Art Exhibition curated by Pat Nugent and Michael Willse now through December 23 

Using punctuation to deconstruct the title of Wassily Kandinsky’s famous treatise of 1910, “Concerning the Spiritual in Art” as a thematic basis for the exhibition, “Concerning the Spiritual in Art?” proposes the following: What does the spiritual have to do with the work of art, if at all, how does it impact artistic practice or impulse, if at all, what spiritual effect does it have on the viewer, if at all? In the context of the exhibition’s theme, the spiritual is broadly defined and in a most secular way. Ultimately, the exhibition asks the question, where and how does the spiritual fit in contemporary art? 

In selecting the artists for the Centennial Exhibition, Pat Nugent and Michael Willse formulated a diverse list of contemporary artists who have exhibited in the former Lawrence Gallery, now the Patricia M. Nugent Gallery, and/or have taught at Rosemont or have a community-based connection to the gallery. 

Learn more about the exhibiting artists. 

Rosemont’s Food Pantry Is Open 

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. 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 

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 next week.  

You can always email president@rosemont.edu about what you might like to see included in the next Campus Connections. 

President Boyers