Campus Connections: September 13, 2021
Jayson Boyers, EdD - September 13, 2021
Dear Members of the Rosemont Community,
This weekend we observed the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11. For me it was certainly a time to pause and reflect on the day that truly changed our entire nation two decades ago. However you remembered the day, I hope you found comfort and peace by connecting with loved ones or by doing something meaningful to you.
As we reflect on Sept 11, this week we will also bring awareness to the ongoing refugee crisis worldwide and in Afghanistan during Civic Engagement Week. Please read more below and join us for these important events.
After three weeks of surveillance testing, we have only one positive test from a staff member. Contact tracing was done and no other cases were reported from the one case. We will test weekly throughout the semester. This has reaffirmed the importance of our Mandatory Vaccine Policy. Thanks to all who are keeping our community as safe as possible.
If you have not already signed up, the Run/Walk for Service is quickly approaching on Saturday at 10:00 am. We are expecting a local Mummers string band to play at the event and lead the walk out from in front of the Community Center, so you won’t want to miss this exciting morning as we celebrate the launch of our Centennial year together.
In this week’s issue, you’ll find:
- Civic Engagement Week
- Centennial Run/Walk on Saturday
- Game Schedule
- New Gallery Exhibit
- Power of Small Podcast Season 3 Preview
- And more…read below
Important Dates this Week:
September 13-17: Civic Engagement Week
September 14: Traditional Graduate Add/Drop Ends
September 15: Mass of the Holy Spirit with a blessing of student leaders at noon
September 18: Run/Walk for Service at 10am
Quotable Cornelia: “Run with ardour in the way that He has pointed out.”
The Many Things Happening on Campus
REMINDER: Please Review COVID-19 Campus Safety Protocols
We all need to do our part to ensure our campus is as safe as possible. By now more than 90% of our campus is fully vaccinated. We expect this only to increase now that the FDA has given full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine because those students, faculty, and staff who had received a philosophical exemption now MUST be fully vaccinated by September 30.
Campus Life: Civic Engagement Week
Recognizing the ongoing refugee crisis worldwide and in Afghanistan, the Office of Student Life and Campus Ministry will be dedicating our 2021 Civic Engagement Week to bring awareness and education to these important issues.
Thank you to all who came out last week for the Involvement Fair! If you were unable to attend or want more information, be sure to check out our full listing of clubs and organizations to find what interests you.
This week cheer on the Ravens at the following events:
Tuesday: Men’s Soccer, 6:00 pm at Gwynedd Mercy University
Wednesday: Women’s Soccer, 5:00 pm at Penn State Brandywine
Thursday: Women’s Volleyball, 7:00 pm at Alvernia University
Saturday: Women’s Cross Country vs. CSAC Preview
Men’s Cross Country vs. CSAC Championship Preview Race
Women’s Volleyball, 11 am at Arcadia University
Women’s Volleyball vs. Penn State Abington
Women’s Soccer, 3:00 pm at Cabrini University
Men’s Soccer, 7:00 pm at Albright University
Stay up to date on the latest information. Let’s Go Ravens!
New Gallery Exhibit Open
The next exhibit at the Patricia M. Nugent Gallery will feature:
Edwina Brennan Remembered
Paintings – Works On Paper
Now Through October 15, 2021
Patricia M. Nugent Gallery Hours are 9:00 am – 8:00 pm M-F or by appointment.
Register Today for September and October Centennial Events
Learn more about all Centennial events and registration information.
Run/Walk for Service - This Saturday at 10:00 am
Have you registered for the Run/Walk for Service yet? 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!
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.
One Century, One Book
Have you always wanted to know more about the life of Cornelia Connelly, the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus? Join the Centennial Service and Spiritual Committee by reading Yes, Lord, Always Yes by Sr. Elizabeth Strub, SHCJ and meeting monthly via Zoom starting in October to discuss and reflect with others.
You can access a free digital download of Yes, Lord, Always Yes. Those wishing for a printed copy may order one by September 15 for $25.
Campus Ministry: Mass and Blessing of Student Leaders on Wednesday
Join us on Wednesday at noon for Mass of the Holy Spirit with a blessing of student leaders.
From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world are praying and caring for creation. It is the “Season of Creation.” Since 1989, when the late Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I proclaimed September 1 a day of prayer for the environment, Christians worldwide have been encouraged to pray and act on ecological issues. This year’s theme is “A home for all? Renewing the Oikos (home/household) of God.”
Rosemont has two committees addressing this value - Catholic Climate Covenant and Rosegrow.
What’s for Lunch?
For a weekly menu, more information about Cardinal Dining Hall and Ravens Nest hours and meal plans, please visit: https://www.rosemont.edu/student-life/student-services/dining-services/
The Power of Small Podcast Season 3 Preview
Joe Darrah and I return to give listeners a preview of the upcoming Season 3 of the Power of Small Podcast. We reminisce a bit by looking back on the most recent episodes featuring alumni - and reflect on the thoughtful memories about what Rosemont's Power of Small meant to them during their days as students and how it has impacted them as alumni. We also preview some plans for the College's upcoming yearlong Centennial celebrations.
Campus Health Resources and Hours for the Fall Semester
Wellness Center Hours
The Wellness Center is open from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Learn more about the Wellness Center and resources for care after hours.
Counseling Center Hours
Rosemont College Counseling Center is open from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Monday - Friday. The Counseling Center is currently located on the lower level of Immaculate Conception Chapel (Room #9) but will soon be moving to the Hirsh Community Center (Room #215). Please check back for updates on our move!
The Counseling Center provides individual, group, and drug and alcohol counseling both in-person and via telehealth. The Center will also be offering community events on Monday-Thursday from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Hirsh Community Center where counselors will be available to provide information on a health and wellness topic, or just to chat. All counseling services are free of charge to Rosemont College students and take place in a safe and confidential space.
If you are interested in learning more about counseling or scheduling a counseling appointment, please reach out to the Counseling Center by email (email@example.com), phone (610-527-0200 x2416), or stop by during operating hours.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
In the meantime, be in touch with me at email@example.com about what you might like to see included in the next Campus Connections.