Connections is Cabrini College’s e‑newsletter for alumni, donors, and friends.
While Black Friday and Cyber Monday promote a culture of consumerism, Cabrini College will promote something different—a culture of philanthropy.
We are proud to join 10,000 partners across the country by following Black Friday and Cyber Monday with Giving Tuesday™ on Dec. 2.
Giving Tuesday is a national movement that encourages individuals to begin the season of giving by providing philanthropic support to charitable organizations.
We are encouraging alumni to support Giving Tuesday by making a gift to Cabrini College!
Support of the Cabrini Annual Fund goes directly to enhance the student experience by supporting areas of greatest need.
Make a gift to the Annual Fund at www.cabrini.edu/OnlineGiving and then tell us (and the world) about your philanthropy by using #GivingTuesday and tagging us @CabriniAlumni.
Students are getting involved too and learning about philanthropy. The Cabrini College Alumni Association and Cavalier Traditions are celebrating Giving Tuesday with students on Dec. 2, 11 a.m.–1 p.m in Founder’s Hall lobby.
See how students are participating in this Giving Tuesday event by following @CabriniAlumni or visiting the Cabrini College Alumni Facebook page on Dec. 2.
Have a great Thanksgiving, a fun Black Friday/Cyber Monday, and a Cabrinian-style Giving Tuesday.
I am grateful for all that you do for Cabrini College.
In the spirit of giving,
Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D. President
Inauguration of #PresTaylor
On Saturday, Oct. 25, Cabrini celebrated the Inauguration of Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., as Cabrini College’s eighth president.
Using #PresTaylor, students, alumni, faculty, and staff posted about the day’s events.
If you missed it, you can watch videos, read the Inaugural Address, and view photos at www.cabrini.edu/Inauguration.
Don’t miss the fall 2014 issue of Cabrini Magazine, including a photo spread and a Q&A with President Taylor!
Alumni: How Can Cabrini Help Your Career?
Alumni who seek training or professional development for career advancements or transitions are in luck.
In 2015, the Office of Alumni Engagement & Development will team up with the Nerney Leadership Institute and the Center for Career and Professional Development.
Together, these departments will expand professional development opportunities and assistance provided to Cabrini alumni, including new workshops, networking events, webinars, and more.
In order to know how we can best serve and meet the professional needs of Cabrini alumni, we need your feedback.
Answers to all of these questions will help the College create the best experience and services for alumni.
Please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey, and you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Visa gift card.
Last Chance to Register for Christmas at Cabrini, Dec. 6
Tickets are selling fast for Christmas at Cabrini, an event for alumni families.
Take photos with Santa, sample holiday treats, make crafts with the elves, go on a horse-drawn carriage ride on campus, and sing along with Olaf and Queen Elsa from “Frozen.”
A Christmas Shop will be on campus, featuring unique gifts for loved ones, including jewelry, scarves, hats, and other items for purchase.
Tickets are $8 per person. Children two and younger are free.
Alumni Mentors Make Impact at Cabrini
These were a few of the questions Cabrini Alumni Mentors were asked at the Exploration of Majors Fair.
On Wednesday, Oct. 29, undecided students seeking a major gathered in the Widener Center Lecture Hall for a Q&A with four recent graduates from the College.
The Alumni Mentor panel included:
Priya Sethuraman G’04, Director at Project Leadership Services at BigVisible Solutions
Stephanie Farmer ’04, G’06, Administrator in William Penn School District
Sam Zeff ’12, Recruiter at ReminderMedia
Nick Guldin ’12, Coordinator of Alumni Engagement & Development at Cabrini College
Prior to the Alumni Mentor Panel, faculty from various academic departments on campus were stationed throughout Jazzman’s Café to mix and mingle with nearly 20 students who are in the process of choosing a major.
“I love coming back to campus for events like this,” Zeff said. “Choosing a major and career path is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. I’m just glad I can help these students in some small way.”
To become an Alumni Mentor, contact Nick Guldin (610-902-8214, email@example.com).
A Day in the Life of a Cabrini Communication Major By: Mackenzie Harris ’16
The first time I set foot on Cabrini’s campus, I knew it was the school for me.
The relaxed, beautiful and friendly atmosphere seemed like home and since then, I have definitely made it my home.
I am a junior at Cabrini majoring in communication with a double minor in social justice and leadership.
Outside of class, I dedicate my time to participating in multiple clubs, events, service trips and much more.
Some may say that I take on too much, but I enjoy taking advantage of the many opportunities Cabrini provides to get involved on campus.
I am the editor in chief of the Loquitur, a classroom coach for Dr. Jerry Zurek’s Our Interdependent World, head of communications for Cabrini’s Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Student Ambassadors, a student ambassador and social media intern for the Admissions Office, and the public relations manager for Alpha Lambda Delta National Honors Society.
Last spring, I traveled to Guatemala and next semester I will be traveling to New Orleans and Ecuador for a service trip.
So, you wonder, what is life like for a Cabrini student nowadays? Let me share with you an average day for me, based on my Monday schedule:
8 a.m.: Time to wake up!
9:40–10:55 a.m.: Attend my Writing for the Workplace class with Dr. Cordes
11 a.m.: Go to my “home” on campus, the newsroom in the Communication wing in Founder’s Hall. There, I do odd jobs like putting our most recent issue of the Loquitur up on the walls or cleaning the desks.
11:45 a.m.: Have a multimedia meeting with the producer of LOQation (Cabrini’s student-run news show) and WYBF (Cabrini’s student-run radio station), and our new full-time manager of student media operations Jill Smith ’09 Cathy Yungmann joins us when she can as we plan out multimedia pieces for upcoming issues, roll-ins, or shows.
12:20 p.m.: Attend the first half of Journalism, a class just for the editors The editorial staff (which has 16 people on it this year) discusses homework, the past issue, and goals that they have individually for their specific sections.
1:45 p.m.: Run to Jazzman’s to grab a bite to eat
2 p.m.: Begin the second half of Journalism, during which I make announcements, lead discussions on homework, and review the past issue.
3:10 p.m.: Work with the rest of the editors to plan out the issue two weeks away
5 p.m.: Grab dinner in Cavs Corner
6 p.m.: Head up to the third floor of Founder’s for the weekly CRS meeting in the Wolfington Center, the office on campus that promotes the Justice Matters core curriculum and offers support in the campus’s engagement with social justice. Each week is different, but we have educational meetings, planning meetings, and discussion meetings.
7 p.m.: Go back to the newsroom to help with the newspaper layout My job is to oversee all areas of the paper, so I make it mandatory for myself and my managing editor to be involved within the layout process. Each week, I write the editorial and the Thursday Briefing. I have written 25 articles and we have published 10 issues. Monday, we just lay out each section and are usually out the door by 11 p.m. to midnight.
11 p.m.: If I’m lucky, I am back to my room by now! I start on my homework that is due for my Multimedia Story Creation class the next morning.
Being as involved as I am on campus, life can at times be hectic, but I love my life here. Cabrini gave me a chance to grow, not just as an individual, but as a student.
In high school, I ended my junior year with a 1.79 GPA. Four years later, I make the Dean’s List every semester and I have learned to work very hard. It’s awesome to see this progression within myself.
Keeping Up with the Cabrini Faculty
Jim Hedtke, Ph.D., professor of history and political science, was included in the Book News section of the Delaware County Daily Times for his presentation at the Easttown Library. Hedtke discussed Ely Parker, the most famous and highest ranking Native American in the Union Army during the Civil War.
Richie Gebauer, director of the First-Year Experience, who serves as the faculty director of the Leadership Living and Learning Community (LLC), was featured in the NerdWallet.com’s Education blog “NerdScholar.” The post was titled “Freshman Year Checklist: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Succeed Later.” A similar blog was posted on The Huffington Post.
Amber Gentile, Ed.D., assistant professor of education, was interviewed on NBC10 News during her participation at the League of Women Voters forum on Keystone Exams.
Sheryl Fuller-Espie, Ph.D., professor of biology, was a contributor to a top-selling medical textbook titled “The Immune System, 4th edition” by Peter Parham (Garland Science, Taylor & Francis Group).
Sharon Schwarze, Ph.D., professor and chair of the philosophy department; Barbara Byrd, co-facilitator of the ECG course Democracy and Diversity and a resident of Mt. Pleasant township in Pennsylvania; and Lilly Hatheway ’15 presented “Voices from Mt. Pleasant: Collected stories from one of Upper Merion’s original African-American neighborhoods” in Swedesburg, Pa.
Sponsored by the King of Prussia Historical Society, the presentation was a collection of oral histories gathered by students who took the ECG course Democracy and Diversity during the past few years.
The Loquitur Celebrates 55 Years
This year, the Loquitur turns 55! Check out some of the cover stories from over the years.
Were You a Regular Loquitur Reader?
Just because you graduated from Cabrini College doesn’t mean that you have to stop reading through the Loquitur every Thursday.
Read the latest issue online at www.theloquitur.com.
In addition, use your lunch break to catch up on the latest LOQation segment at youtube.com/LOQationNewsProgram.
Women’s Soccer and Volleyball Garner CSAC Titles
Cabrini College claimed two Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) titles.
The women’s volleyball team earned the championship with a 3-1 win over Neumann University, and the women’s soccer team won the championship with a 2-0 victory over Centenary College.
Volleyball’s win marked the team’s second consecutive CSAC championship and fifth title in the last six seasons. The win also improved the club to 26-6 on the season, second most wins in a season in program history.
The soccer team is the first women’s soccer team to win four consecutive CSAC championships. The program's eighth title also extended the Blue and White's win streak to 12 matches and improved its record to 14-6.
Pianist Mikhail Yanovitsky Sunday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. Mansion www.cabrini.edu/FineArtsCalendar
Graduate Education Open House Wednesday, Nov. 19 6–8 p.m., Iadarola Center Lecture Hall www.cabrini.edu/graduate
Graduate Open House for Accounting and Leadership Programs Thursday, Nov. 20 6–8 p.m., Iadarola Center Lecture Hall www.cabrini.edu/graduate
Christmas at Cabrini Dec. 6 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Mansionwww.cabrini.edu/AlumniEvents
Christmas Choral Concert Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. Grace Hall Atrium www.cabrini.edu/FineArtsCalendar
Graduate Instant Enrollment Night Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 5–7 p.m., Grace Hall www.cabrini.edu/graduate
Alumni Basketball Game Day Jan. 31, 2015 - 11 a.m., women’s game - 6 p.m., men’s game Nerney Field House, Dixon Center www.cabrini.edu/AlumniEvents
Convergence of Childhood Obesity and Hunger: A Forum for Response Feb. 20, 2015 - 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. www.cabrini.edu/ChildHealthForum
All events are at Cabrini College, unless otherwise noted. Events subject to change.