Connections is Cabrini College’s e‑newsletter for alumni, donors, and friends.
Day of Remembrance
Cabrini College reflects on the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
American flags line the paths on campus. Students, faculty, and staff met fittingly at the Peace Pole for a reflection led by Fr. Carl Janicki, Campus Chaplain, before bowing their heads for a moment of silence.
Alumni are invited to take a moment to read a reflection posted by Assistant Library Director Anne Schwelm on the Cabrini Mission Matters blog:
President’s Pick: Professional Development for Educators
Your Cabrini education doesn’t have to stop at graduation. Cabrini College is making a commitment to provide more professional development opportunities for our alumni in many different fields so that alumni can continue to grow personally and professionally.
For our alumni educators, this fall the College is pleased to present Educators on Campus, two free events about timely topics in education.
The first Educators on Campus event is a Common Core Panel, Q&A, and Networking Reception on Thursday, Sept. 25, 7–9 p.m. in Grace Hall Atrium.
This will be followed by the Domestic Violence Symposium: Keeping Children Safe – Child Victims of Domestic Violence on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 5:30–8 p.m. in the Mansion.
Participants of both events will receive a certificate of attendance to present to their school employer for potential professional development hours.
Equally important, I believe both events will provide our alumni educators with useful information and tools that they can bring back to the classroom and use in their important work.
As an added benefit, both events provide wonderful opportunities to build your professional network of education leaders and Cabrini alumni educators.
I hope you find the events edifying and professionally beneficial. In the Cabrini tradition, Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D. President
You’re Invited: Inauguration of Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D.
Cabrini College alumni are invited to attend the Inauguration of Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., the eighth President of Cabrini College, on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.
Check your mailboxes for a postcard invitation that will be mailed soon.
If you don’t receive the postcard, let us know at email@example.com.
There will be an Installation Ceremony at 1 p.m. in the Nerney Field House at the Dixon Center, a reception at 2:30 p.m. in Grace Hall, and a Mass at 4 p.m. in the Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of St. Joseph.
RSVP online to attend the events OR watch a live stream of the ceremony at www.cabrini.edu/inauguration.
Come Home to Cabrini for Homecoming
Friday, Sept. 26 – Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Show your Cavalier spirit by participating in a host of school spirited events during Homecoming, Cabrini's campus-wide celebration in honor of students, parents, families, and alumni. To register and view a full schedule of events, visit www.cabrini.edu/homecoming.
Show Me the Funny, Cabrini! Friday, Sept. 26, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Grace Hall
Two years ago, more than 120 alumni and friends attended this laugh-out-loud comedy event, featuring Cabrini's funniest alumni.
Back by popular demand, this year's event will have you in stitches as alumni comic professionals and improv performers serve up laughs in a variety show filled with interactive improv, stand-up comedy, musical performances, and more!
Featuring: Mike Butler '01, Katina Corrao '96, Doug Eppler '95, Brian Fry '04, Katie Hernson '04, Matt Holmes '02, Robert Marish '97, Paul Marturano '97, Stephanie Masucci '02, Paul Moser '99, Jessica Snow '02, and others!
Alumni Beer Garden Saturday, Sept. 27, 1 to 4 p.m. on The Commons
Enjoy live music, Philadelphia craft beer, and catching up with fellow alumni, faculty, coaches, and friends at this year's Alumni Beer Garden.
Attendees will receive a 2014 Cabrini mug and become a member of the Cabrini College Alumni Association's NEW "Mug Club." Bring your mug to any and all events hosted by the Alumni Office this year to receive free Cabrini swag!
Can't make it to Homecoming? You can still show your Cabrini spirit during Cavalier Spirit Week, Sept. 22–28.
Cut out the Cavalier on the cover of the latest Cabrini Magazine, or print it from the magazine pdf at www.cabrini.edu/magazine.
Then post your best #CavOffCampus pictures with the Cavalier to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win Cabrini gear and the $100 grand prize!
Plus, your photo may be featured in the next Cabrini Magazine!
Cabrini Night at the Phillies Game & Alumni Tailgate
Friday, Sept. 12 at Citizens Bank Park
Cheer the Philadelphia Phillies to victory against the Miami Marlins with Cabrini alumni, friends and faculty!
Purchase discounted tickets and order Cabrini Night at the Phillies T-shirts at www.cabrini.edu/phillies.
Prior to the game, attend a catered tailgate with alumni and friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m., hosted by the Alumni Office and the Admissions Office.
For $10 per person, guests will enjoy hot tailgate as well as beer and wine for guests 21 and over. Music and games included!
Those not purchasing tailgate tickets are welcome to stop by.
Advance registration is requested. Register at www.cabrini.edu/alumnievents.
Contact the Alumni Office (email@example.com, 610-902-8214).
Promote Your Business at the Cabrini Classic
At the Cabrini Classic golf tournament, silent auction/cocktail reception, dinner and live auction, you have the opportunity to promote your business by donating a good or service as an auction item.
The event is Monday, May 4, 2015.
Supporting this event will expose your business to several hundred in attendance, including local business leaders and community members.
Please consider donating one or more items to the auctions.
Auction items may be:
For questions or to make a donation to the auction, contact Jackie Marciano, coordinator of alumni engagement and development (610-902-8212, Jackie@cabrini.edu).
Featured Social Media Posts from Alumni about Move-In Day
Campus was bustling on Friday, Aug. 22, as first-year students moved into their residence halls with the help of their parents, orientation leaders, alumni volunteers, faculty, staff, and even the Phanatic!
Check out some social media posts from throughout the day as the Class of 2018 began their Cabrini legacy.
Twitter post by Cabrini College
#Cabrini first-year students are here! Welcome to #TeamCabrini, Class of 2018. For #CCOrientation14 details, visit http://t.co/8lt9P27zLx.
Twitter post by David Watson ’14
#tbt freshmen year move in day in Xavier
It's Move-In Day! The Alumni Office is outside of every dorm hall welcoming freshman to Cabrini
CabriniCollegeAlumni (@CabriniAlumni) August 22, 2014
CavsOrientation are helping the freshman carry their stuff into their rooms. Parents are relieved! pic.twitter.com/w5p4X3htyf
Look who's helping out with Move-In Day!!
Professor and Chair of Religious Studies Leonard Norman Primiano, Ph.D., was named a 2014–15 Andrew W. Mellon Regional Fellow in the Humanities by the Penn Humanities Forum of the University of Pennsylvania.
This marks the second distinction this year for Primiano, who in March was one of only six educators in the nation to receive The Kennedy Center/ Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award (2014).
Also, pieces of Primiano’s art collection will be on display in the exhibition “Graces Received: Painted and Metal Ex-Votos from Italy.”
The free exhibition runs from Sept. 10 through October in the Grace and Joseph Gorevin Fine Arts Gallery at Cabrini College.
Alumni are welcome to attend the opening reception on Sept. 18, 5–7 p.m.
Professor of History and Political Science Jim Hedtke, Ph.D., recounted the largest civilian air disaster of WWII during an interview in August with Dave Heller of WHYY NewsWorks.
Hedtke was featured on the program because of his book, “The Freckleton, England, Air Disaster: The B-24 Crash That Killed 38 Preschoolers and 23 Adults, August 23, 1944.”
Listen to the WHYY interview:
Associate Professor and Chair of History and Political Science Darryl Mace, Ph.D., published a book in July 2014 that dissects the media’s attitude toward race surrounding the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi.
Mace also was interviewed on NewsWorks Tonight on WHYY to discuss his book, “In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle.”
Read other recent faculty, student, and alumni achievements in the recent issue of Cabrini In the News at www.cabrini.edu/inthenews.
Lacrosse Player Represents Israel in World Championships
This summer, Cabrini men’s lacrosse goalkeeper Hank Altschuler represented Israel in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships, held in Denver, Colo., July 10–19.
This was the second international competition for Altschuler, who is one of only three active NCAA lacrosse players who are Israeli citizens.
In the first competition—the 2012 European Championships in Amsterdam—Altschuler led Israel to an eighth place finish, recording 44 saves in six games.
It was that success that helped Israel qualify for this summer's World Championships. The roster was selected following a six-month tryout process, including national team tryouts in Netanya, Israel, several exhibition games, and an extensive interview process.
The roster is comprised of both Israeli players, as well as members of the Jewish Diaspora, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the FIL.
“It was such an amazing honor to have played for and represent the State of Israel in the World Lacrosse Championship this summer, especially during such a difficult time in Israel,” says Altschuler, a sophomore communication major from Lower Merion, Pa.
“In a few short weeks, the Israel Lacrosse team became a family and we played with all of our hearts for our country. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget.”
Cabrini men’s lacrosse Head Coach Steve Colfer and athletic trainer Mary Stein joined Altschuler in Colorado for the week of competitions and festivities.
Colfer led the Bermuda National Team back to the FIL World Championships for the second time. Stein manned the sidelines with the Dutch National Team.
Altschuler stood out as the netminder for the Israeli National Team, as the club finished seventh. He appeared in all eight of Israel's games, posting a 5-1 mark, including victories over No. 6 Germany, No. 9 Ireland and No. 10 Sweden.
Altschuler led Israel to a 3-0 mark in pool play, finishing the tournament with an overall record of 6-2. A record 38 nations participated in the World Championships.
2014 FIL World Championships Final Top 10 Rankings
Tuesday, Sept. 30Jolyon Pitt Girard Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence: Douglas A. BlackmonMansion, 7:30 p.m.www.cabrini.edu/GirardScholar Thursday, Oct. 9Graduate Studies Open HouseGrace Hall, 6–8 p.m.www.cabrini.edu/graduate
Tuesday, Oct. 21Executive-In-Residence: Kevin RyanPresented by Cabrini College’s Nerney Leadership Institutewww.cabrini.edu/leadership
Wednesday, Oct. 22Navigating Uncharted Waters: Envisioning the Nonprofit of the FutureGrace Hall, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.www.cabrini.edu/nonprofitforumSponsored by Cabrini College's Nerney Leadership Institute
Sunday, Oct. 26 Pianist Karen WalwynMansion, 3 p.m.www.cabrini.edu/fineartscalendar
Sunday, Nov. 16Pianist Mikhail YanovitskyMansion, 3 p.m.www.cabrini.edu/fineartscalendar
Wednesday, Nov. 19Graduate Studies Open HouseIadarola Center Lecture Hall, 6–8 p.m.www.cabrini.edu/graduate
Save the Date: Saturday, Dec. 6Christmas at Cabrini9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 7Christmas Choral ConcertGrace Hall, 3 p.m.www.cabrini.edu/fineartscalendar
All events are at Cabrini College, unless otherwise noted. Events subject to change.