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Campus Connections: September 7, 2021

Jayson Boyers, EdD - September 6, 2021

Dear Members of the Rosemont Community, 

I hope everyone had a great first week of classes. It was a busy week as everyone got settled into new routines.  

I also want to share my thoughts with any of you or your family who may have been impacted by the flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Ida last week--either here or around the country. Luckily, our campus was spared any major damage. I hope all are now safe, but if you need any assistance, please let us know by replying to this email.  

As we move into week 2 of the semesterI want to thank everyone for your cooperation in adhering to our safety protocols. We must continue to do so to maintain a safe environment on campus. Please note that we begin surveillance testing weekly this week. In addition, we may ask the community to wear masks in campus buildings at different points in the semester if we see positive tests rise through this testing. As a reminder, our policies can be found on our website here and will continue to be updated as needed. 

I’m excited to see the campus coming alive more and more each day. I hope you will join us this week for the events below such as the Involvement Fair, Career Services Open Houses, and more. 

And remember, this is an exciting month as Rosemont’s Centennial year officially kicks off! The year will feature a packed schedule of events from September through April, all of which are open to the entire College community. 

In this week’s issue, you’ll find: 

  • COVID-19 Campus Safety Protocols 
  • Register for the Centennial Run/Walk  
  • Involvement Fair 
  • New Gallery Exhibit Opens this Week 
  • Career Services Open Houses 
  • Meet the New VP of Institutional Advancement 
  • Power of Small Podcast Season 3 Preview
  • And more…read below 

 Quotable Cornelia: Practice virtue little by little in act after act.” 

The Many Things Happening on Campus 

REMINDER: Please Review COVID-19 Campus Safety Protocols 

Starting the new academic year is an exciting time, and 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. 

Please click here to view the full policy 


Career Services Open Houses on Tuesday and Thursday
 

The Office of Career Services welcomes you to an OPEN HOUSE. 

Undergraduate College: 

WHEN: TODAY, Tuesday, September 7th from 8:00-10:00 am 

WHERE:  Good Counsel Hall, Rooms 107 & 108 

Graduate & Professional Studies: 

WHEN: Thursday, September 9th from 4:00-6:00 pm 
WHERE: Good Counsel Hall, Rooms 107 & 108 

Career Services is OPEN and here to help you navigate your career goals, both in-person and virtually.  Our staff are here for you and are eager to help you with any career questions or dreams that you may have. 

Please, come for a visit, share some refreshments, and learn about all the ways we are here to support you!  If you are unable to attend in-person, we encourage you to schedule time to meet with us via Zoom. 

You can reach the Office of Career Services at ahiggins@rosemont.edu. 

Campus Life: Involvement Fair on Thursday 

Wednesday: Bob Ross Night at 7:00 pm 

Thursday: Please join us for the 2021 Involvement Fair from 3:00-5:00 pm in the Hirsh Community Center. Meet with representatives from campus clubs and organizations to learn more about what you would like to join.  

New Gallery Exhibit Opens This Week 

The next exhibit at the Patricia M. Nugent Gallery will feature: 

Edwina Brennan Remembered 
Paintings – Works On Paper 

September 10 – October 15, 2021 
 
Opening Reception 

September 11, 2:00 – 4:00 pm with an informal gallery talk at 2:30 pm 

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 on Saturday, September 18 

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.  

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 

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. 

Introducing New Vice President of Institutional Advancement 

Effective September 1, Jennifer (Jen) Tuberosa has joined the Rosemont College community as Vice President of Institutional Advancement. She will oversee our Office of Institutional Advancement, a reimagined version of what was known College Relations that going forward will focus exclusively on fundraising and stewardship relationship efforts. 

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 Ministry: Season of Creation 

Coming Up on September 15 at noon: 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/ 

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 (counselingcenter@rosemont.edu), 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 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. 

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