Teagle Foundation Awards SEPCHE $150,000 Grant for Teaching and Learning Project
RADNOR, Pa. (Dec. 14, 2012) – The Teagle Foundation has awarded the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) $150,000 over two years for its collaborative initiative “Building Faculty Capacity for 21st Century Teaching” expanding faculty usage of twenty-first century approaches to teaching and faculty work. Member institutions of the SEPCHE consortium include Cabrini College, Chestnut Hill College, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Holy Family University, Immaculata University, Neumann University, Rosemont College, and Arcadia University. This consortium of eight independent colleges and universities in the Philadelphia region has engaged for almost two decades in collaborative problem solving—improving teaching and learning among students, faculty, and staff, increasing operating efficiencies, and enabling college access.
Communication Students’ Capstone Project on Arab Spring Earns National Award
RADNOR, Pa. (Nov. 30, 2012) – In September 2011, a group of Cabrini College seniors brainstormed potential ideas for their capstone project. They wanted to create something memorable. After all, this project would, in many respects, be their crowning achievement as communications majors.
The class of 2012 was the first class at Cabrini to graduate through a full four years of the Justice Matters curriculum, so they knew their project should relate to a local or global issue of social justice.
Mastronardi Award for Civic Engagement, Social Justice Presented to Merone and Rodden
RADNOR, Pa. (Nov. 21, 2012) – Jessica Merone and Amy Rodden, seniors at Cabrini College, received the Charles A. Mastronardi Service and Leadership Award for outstanding contributions to community service and civic engagement. The students received the award during the College’s Cabrini Day celebration on Nov. 13.
A Year after Reducing Tuition and Fees 12.5 Percent, Cabrini College Freezes for 2013-14
RADNOR, Pa. (Nov. 19, 2012) – One year after Cabrini College announced a 12.5 percent reduction in tuition and fees, the College announced it will freeze tuition and fees for the 2013-14 academic year. Tuition and fees will remain at the current level of $29,000 through May 2014. Last year, the College pledged to keep tuition and fees below $30,000 through May 2015.
Men's and Women's Soccer Capture Championships
RADNOR, Pa. (Nov. 5, 2012) — For the first time since 2009 and the fourth time overall, the Cabrini College soccer teams hold both the men's and women's Colonial States Athletic Conference championship titles.
Mass, Theatre Production Kick Off Cabrini Spirit Week, Nov. 10–17
RADNOR, Pa. (Oct. 18, 2012) – A full slate of events and activities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni is planned for this year’s Cabrini Spirit Week, Nov. 10 – 17. The week is an annual celebration of the College’s heritage and mission, centered around the feast day of the College’s namesake, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.
Cabrini Thanks Rep. Adolph for Supporting Roof Restoration
RADNOR, Pa. (Oct. 11, 2012) – Cabrini College today thanked Pennsylvania State Representative Bill Adolph (R – Delaware County) for the Commonwealth’s support of a roof restoration project on the College’s signature building, the Mansion. The College received a $500,000 grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program for the two-month summer project (total cost: $1.5 million) to help preserve the structure which is used for administrative functions and cultural programming.
Program Fetes Mr. Eustace Wolfington, Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Wolfington Center
RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 24, 2012) — A program at Cabrini College on Sept. 19 celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Wolfington Center, a centralized office on campus that helps to integrate students’ intellectual and spiritual development with commitments to social justice and human dignity. Marcy and Eustace Wolfington were among those on campus to celebrate this milestone event.
The Wolfingtons attended Mass, toured the Wolfington Center, and heard from students, faculty, and community partners on how the Center has helped augment the educational experience at Cabrini. The College also presented the Wolfingtons with a commemorative book on how impactful the Center has been over the past decade to the local and global communities Cabrini serves.
Visiting Scholar Discusses Baseball’s “Female Jackie Robinson”
RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 17, 2012) – On Wednesday, Oct. 10, author and scholar Martha Ackmann, Ph.D. presents an inspiring story of baseball’s “female Jackie Robinson” at Cabrini College. Ackmann’s address, “Toni Stone’s Challenge to Baseball and America,” will focus on the first woman to play professional baseball on men’s teams, as Stone replaced the legendary Hank Aaron as star infielder with the Negro League’s Indianapolis Clowns.
Ackmann is the 2012 Jolyon Pitt Girard Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Cabrini College. Her presentation on Oct. 10 is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Widener Lecture Hall on the Cabrini campus (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor).
Sept 19: College Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Wolfington Center
RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 17, 2012) — On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Cabrini College celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Wolfington Center, a centralized office on campus that helps to weave students’ intellectual and spiritual development with commitments to social justice and human dignity.
Marcy and Eustace Wolfington will be among those on campus to celebrate this milestone event. Eustace Wolfington addressed bachelor’s degree candidates and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters at the May 2012 Commencement.
Cabrini Welcomes to Campus Domestic Violence Education Leader, Oct. 9
RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 14, 2012) – Jackson Katz, Ph.D., who is recognized for his work with the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and U.S. Army Personnel in Iraq, will present at Cabrini College on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Grace Hall Atrium (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor).
An expert on violence, media, and masculinity, Katz is co-founder of the multiracial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society. Since 1997, Katz and other MVP staff have trained coaches, players and front office personnel of several teams in the NFL and in MLB, as well as U.S. Army personnel in Iraq, as Katz was a member of the U.S. Secretary of Defense’s Task Force on Domestic Violence in the military from 2000 to 2003.
Free Concert at Cabrini Features Juilliard Pianist, Peabody Soprano
RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 14, 2012) – An award-winning pianist and a lyric soprano will perform a free concert at Cabrini College on Sunday, Oct. 7. The performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Mansion (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor) and will feature selections from Debussy, Stravinsky, and Scriabin.
Cabrini Unveils Website to Help Identify and Address Domestic Violence
RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 13, 2012) – Cabrini College, which has become a leader in domestic violence education in recent years, has completed work on a website to help those in education and child care professions identify, assess and respond appropriately to indications of domestic violence.
Free Family Fun at Kite Festival Soccer Clinic
RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 5, 2012) – Free kites, snacks, arts and crafts, and a soccer clinic are only part of the fun that families can enjoy at Cabrini College’s annual Community Kite Festival and Soccer Clinic. Cabrini’s Kite Festival is set for Sunday, Sept. 23 from noon to 3 p.m. on the Cavalier (upper) Athletic Field at Cabrini College (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor). The day’s activities include arts and crafts, snacks, face painting, a moonbounce and a balloon artist. Cabrini’s men’s and women’s soccer teams will conduct mini-clinics from 2 to 3 p.m. for children 10 and under on the Edith R. Dixon Athletic Field. In case of rain, the mini-clinic will be held in the Dixon Center’s Nerney Field House.
Art Exhibit Combines Computer and Hand-Painted Imagery
RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 4, 2012) – An exhibit at Cabrini College by Philadelphia artist EJ Herczyk combines imagery from early 1980s video games with digital drawings to create multi-layered works that both interact and repel one another.
The exhibit runs from Sept. 13 through Oct. 19, and is free and open to the public.
An opening reception with the artist is Thursday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Cabrini College Elects Three Trustees
RADNOR, Pa. (Aug. 20, 2012) — Cabrini College has elected three new Trustees: William deSante Jr., senior manager at Interactive Data Corporation in New York, N.Y.; Robert Jara, president and chief executive officer of First CornerStone Bank, in Pennsylvania; and Jacqueline Pomfret Kirby, vice president, U.S. government affairs at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in Wilmington, Del. The appointments were effective July 1.
Cabrini Receives Eighth Consecutive PLCB Grant for Alcohol Education Programming
RADNOR, Pa. (Aug. 16, 2012) — For the eighth consecutive year, Cabrini College received funding from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) to help prevent underage and high-risk drinking. Cabrini was one of six colleges and universities to receive $17,500, the largest amount the PLCB awarded to the 19 colleges and universities in the Commonwealth who received such funding this year.
Koch Named Director of Athletics and Recreation
RADNOR, Pa. (July 31, 2012) – Brad Koch has been named Director of Athletics and Recreation at Cabrini College. For the past seven years, Koch has served as Associate Director of Athletics at Philadelphia University. Koch will lead the Cavalier's 16 NCAA Division III athletic programs, which include over 250 student-athletes, and oversee the College's recreation and club sport activities.
Catholic Social Teaching Leader to Head Wolfington Center
RADNOR, Pa. (July 3, 2012) — Cabrini College named John Francis Burke, Ph.D., executive director of the Wolfington Center. Burke began his position at Cabrini on July 1. At the University of St. Thomas, a Catholic university in Houston, Burke was professor and chair of political science, director of the Rev. William J. Young Social Justice Institute, and director of the university’s Social Justice Studies Program. Burke also previously held faculty positions at the University of Houston-Downtown, Delta State University, and Texas State University at San Marcos.
Montco Department of Mental Health Honors Cabrini College for Work with Homeless
RADNOR, Pa. (June 7, 2012) – On May 23, the Montgomery County Department of Mental Health presented Cabrini College’s Wolfington Center with the 2012 Recovery and Resiliency Award. The College was honored for its partnership with Norristown’s Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC).
Academic Dean Selected for National Leadership Development Program
RADNOR, Pa. (June 4, 2012) – Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., dean for Academic Affairs at Cabrini College, has been selected to participate in a national leadership development program sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute. The year-long Senior Leadership Academy is designed to prepare the 26 prospective leaders to assume positions as the chief officers in any division – academic affairs, student affairs, finance, enrollment management and advancement – in higher education.
Men’s, Women’s Lacrosse End Seasons as Conference Champs
RADNOR, Pa. (May 18, 2012) — The Cabrini College men’s and women’s lacrosse teams each ended a successful 2012 season with a Colonial States Athletic Conference title. The men’s team advanced to the third round of the NCAA Division III Tournament as the sixth-ranked team in the country before falling 14-4 to top-ranked Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md., on May 16. The women’s team’s season came to an end in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, when they lost to number-three Gettysburg.
Cas Holloway, III Honored at Cabrini Classic
RADNOR, Pa. (May 14, 2012) — Caswell F. Holloway, III, this year’s Cabrini Classic Honoree, with Cabrini President Marie Angelella George, 2011 Cabrini Classic Honoree Edith Robb Dixon, and Joan Holloway at the 2012 Cabrini Classic golf tournament.
More than 250 donors, alumni, trustees, staff, and friends of Cabrini College helped raise nearly $200,000 at the annual Cabrini Classic—the College’s largest single fundraiser—on May 7.
Holloway, III, is a member of the College’s Board of Trustees and president of residential builder and developer C.F. Holloway, III & Company, in Wayne.
Cabrini President Signs Environmental Pledge, Students Clean Trail for Earth Day
RADNOR, Pa. (April 26, 2012) – On Saturday, April 21, in celebration of Earth Day, members of the Cabrini College community helped beautify a stretch of the Norristown Schuylkill River Trail, while President Marie Angelella George signed a pledge to ensure that the College’s dedication to environmental efforts will continue.
Cabrini Students Lauded for Work on Local Creek Restoration Project
RADNOR, Pa. (April 26, 2012) – On May 9, the Schuylkill Action Network will honor 35 Cabrini students in two community-oriented environmental courses for their work on the Crabby Creek Restoration Project. Students in both the Watershed Citizenship and in Watershed Ecology courses will receive the 2012 Schuylkill Scholastic Drinking Water Award (university category) during a ceremony at the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association in Ambler, Pa.
Students Showcase Fruits of Labor at Sixth Annual Research Symposium
RADNOR, Pa. (April 25, 2012) — Students at Cabrini College will showcase their scholarly and creative accomplishments at the sixth annual Undergraduate Arts, Research, and Scholarship Symposium on Thursday, April 26. At 10 a.m., 134 students will exhibit poster presentations on a variety of topics, including “Steroid Use in College,” “Conventional Energy: Natural Gas Drilling,” and “The Relationship between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Nightmares.” The day’s afternoon portion will feature oral and visual presentations on such topics as “Bystander Behaviors and Domestic Violence,” “Latino Students in the American School System,” and “Education of the Heart and Mind: A Student’s Commitment to Social Justice.” The English Department will conclude the symposium with a One-Act Play festival.
Cabrini Welcomes Accepted Students and Their Families
RADNOR, Pa. (April 18, 2012) – On April 15, Cabrini College welcomed nearly 300 accepted students and their families for a day of exploration and community the College’s annual Accepted Students Day. In addressing accepted students and their families, the College’s president, Dr. Marie Angelella George, spoke of the extraordinary spirit on campus and of the number of opportunities available to students at Cabrini. The day also allowed accepted students and their families to each participate in panel discussions led by current students and their parents, respectively. Even the College’s mascot, the Cavalier, and the Phillie Phanatic attended the event, posing for pictures with guests. The day concluded with a campus-wide involvement fair which offered a window into some of the extracurricular opportunities afforded to Cabrini students.
Cabrini Students Partner With Norristown Friends Meeting for Spirit of the Arts
RADNOR, Pa. (April 2, 2012) – This month, Cabrini College students and faculty are partnering with Norristown Friends Meeting for the Spirit of the Arts series: a photography exhibition and a mural workshop event at the Norristown Friends Meetinghouse, Swede and Jacoby Streets.
Immigration Advocate to Speak on Struggle to Rescue Refugee from Deportation
RADNOR, Pa. (April 3, 2012) – Sister Josephe Marie Flynn, author and immigration advocate, will speak at Cabrini College on Tuesday, April 17 about her struggle to save her Congolese friend from deportation. A School Sister of Notre Dame, Flynn is author of “Rescuing Regina” (Lawrence Hill Books, 2011) and co-founder of the Milwaukee Archdiocesan Justice for Immigrants committee. “Rescuing Regina” details Flynn’s efforts in saving her friend, Regina Bakala, from being deported to her homeland of the Congo, a war-torn country from which she escaped 10 years ago. The book showcases how Flynn led a group of volunteers to galvanize a movement to keep Bakala in the United States.
Penn Paleontologist to Present on Fossils and Faith
RADNOR, Pa. (April 4, 2012) – Celebrated paleontologist Dr. Peter Dodson presents “Reflections on Fossils and Faith” on Monday, April 16 at Cabrini College. Dodson will discuss his love for dinosaurs and his faith in God while answering the question, “How can a career as a dinosaur paleontologist enhance one’s faith in a Creator?” Free and open to the public, Dodson’s talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Antoinette Iadarola Center for Science, Education and Technology (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor).
Radnor Conservancy Presents Cabrini College with Painting of Mansion
RADNOR, Pa. (March 21, 2012) – Radnor Conservancy representatives present Cabrini College President Marie Angelella George with a painting of the Mansion, the College’s signature building on the former Woodcrest Estate, on Wednesday, March 21. The painting, by Radnor artist Dori Spector, is a token of appreciation from the Conservancy, which held its annual member gala last September at the Horace Trumbauer-designed Mansion.
Men’s Basketball’s Historic Season
RADNOR, Pa. (March 19, 2012) – Even though Cabrini College’s men’s basketball team concluded their historic season with a 63-60 loss in the NCAA Division III Championship game to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, this is a year to be remembered.
J. Eustace Wolfington, Dr. Anne Borneman to Address Commencements
RADNOR, Pa. (March 15, 2012) — J. Eustace Wolfington, a Philadelphian with international business interests, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters and address bachelor’s degree candidates at Cabrini College’s undergraduate Commencement on Sunday, May 20. Anne Marie Borneman, Ed.D., senior fellow at Saint Joseph’s University’s Center for Catholic Urban Education, will address master’s degree candidates at Cabrini’s graduate Commencement later that day, and also will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. Dr. Borneman is a 1980 graduate of Cabrini.
Castellano Named to New VP Role at Cabrini College
RADNOR, Pa. (March 13, 2012) – Gene Castellano has been named vice president for Advancement and External Relations at Cabrini College. Since 2005, Castellano has served as vice president for Marketing and Communications. In his new role, he will oversee a combined department responsible for donor relations and giving, government and foundation relations, alumni relations and other areas of advancement while continuing to guide the College’s marketing, communications, and branding efforts.
Men’s Basketball Reaches First NCAA Finals
RADNOR, Pa. (March 16, 2012) – The Cabrini College men’s basketball team continued its dream season in the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Finals in Salem, Va.
Montco DA Risa Vetri Ferman to Receive Public Affairs Award from Cabrini
RADNOR, Pa. (March 12, 2012) — Risa Vetri Ferman, district attorney of Montgomery County, will receive the 2012 Ivy Young Willis Award in a ceremony at Cabrini College on March 15. Presented annually, the Ivy Young Willis Award recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions in the field of public affairs. Students and the public are invited to attend the award presentation, which will include a lecture by Ferman. The event is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in the Mansion on the Cabrini campus (610 King of Prussia Road).
Academy of Vocal Arts Singers Perform Free Opera Concert at Cabrini
RADNOR, Pa. (March 2, 2012) -- Resident artists from the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) will perform selections from opera and light opera at a free concert at Cabrini College on Sunday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Mansion (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor). Soprano Maria Aleida, mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams, tenor Nelson Ebo and bass Scott Conner will perform selections from “Carmen,” “La Traviata,” “Porgy and Bess,” “Don Giovanni” and “South Pacific” under the musical direction of Michele Scanlon.
For Second Straight Year, Men's Basketball Reaches Sweet 16
RADNOR, Pa. (March 5, 2012) – After Saturday night's thrilling 90-88 overtime win over Hobart College, the Cabrini College men's basketball team will travel to Middlebury, Vermont for its Sweet 16 match-up. The Cavaliers will face Eastern Connecticut Sate University on Friday at Middlebury College. Game times and ticket information have not yet been released. The Cavaliers (28-1) advanced to its second consecutive Sweet 16, and third in school history, after rallying to defeat the statesmen at Nernney Field House last night.
Read the full story at CabriniAthletics.com.
Celebrate the Life of Mother Ursula on Founder's Day, Feb. 21
RADNOR, Pa. (Feb. 17, 2012) – On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the College honors the legacy of Mother Ursula Infante, MSC (1897-2001), founding president of Cabrini College, with the annual Founder’s Day celebration. The day starts with 8:30 a.m. Mass, in the Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of Saint Joseph, for Mother Ursula and friends and benefactors of Cabrini College.
Cabrini Joins National Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education
RADNOR, Pa. (Feb. 15, 2012) — Undergraduate students at Cabrini College can now deepen their theological and intellectual exploration, thanks to a new initiative of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). Cabrini is one of 13 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and one of 168 nationwide to join the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) as a founding member.
Steven Feld Appointed VP for Finance and Administration
RADNOR, Pa. (Feb. 13, 2012) — Following a national search, Cabrini College has appointed Dr. Steven Feld vice president for finance and administration/treasurer, effective March 1.
Feld currently is executive vice president of Administrative Affairs and chief financial officer at Newberry College in South Carolina. There, he has developed financial and operating components of the strategic planning process, including the Quality Enhancement Program—Habits of the Heart—and he instituted a new budgeting system linked to the strategic plan.
Imaginations Stretch and Experiments Fly at Regional Science Olympiad
RADNOR, Pa. (Feb. 13, 2012) — More than 1,600 young Edisons, Franklins, and Graham Bells will present their inventions and test their science knowledge in 47 events at the prestigious 2012 Southeastern Pennsylvania Science Olympiad Regional Competition on Monday, March 5 at Cabrini College. Whizzing helicopters, forensic investigations, remote-controlled robots, and watershed management planning will keep participants at the top of their games, and spectators on the edges of their seats.
Students from 79 middle and high schools in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties will compete for medals in two age groups (grades 6-9 and grades 9-12), and for a place in the State Competition. Last year, 70 schools competed in the regional Olympiad at Cabrini.
US Grant Cabrini Make Possible Keynote Speaker for Domestic Violence Symposium at Bryn Mawr
RADNOR, Pa. (Feb. 15, 2012) – Author and domestic violence education advocate Lundy Bancroft will serve as keynote speaker at a March 16 domestic violence symposium at Bryn Mawr College. Bancroft’s participation is made possible by Cabrini College through a U.S. Department of Justice Grant.
Chiaroscuro Drawings Illuminate Upcoming Art Exhibit
RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 26, 2012) – “Reduction,” an upcoming art exhibit at Cabrini College showcases how Christine Palnik uses chiaroscuro drawings of the human body to create a dramatic illumination to address the relationship between form and space. “Reduction” runs from Feb. 16 through March 30 at the Grace and Joseph Gorevin Fine Arts Gallery on the second floor of the Holy Spirit Library (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor). A reception is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m., with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m.
Author and Historian to Speak at Cabrini on How to Carry on MLK's Work
RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 13, 2012) – In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., author and historian Brian Johnson, Ph.D., will speak at Cabrini College on how faith-based colleges and organizations can celebrate and advance the work of the civil rights leader.
Dr. Johnson’s presentation, “Equity, Social Justice, and Our Faith: Continuing MLK’s Work at a Faith-Based Institution,” is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Mansion on the Cabrini campus (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor).
Students Vote, Rename Dining Hall “Cavs Corner”
RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 13, 2012) – Cabrini students have spoken: the Marketplace in Founder’s Hall is now Cavs Corner. Students selected the new name over other options, including Cavaliers Café, during a November 2011 vote.
Women's Soccer Wins National Sportsmanship Award
RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 6, 2012) — Yesterday, the Cabrini College women's soccer team received a Team Ethics Silver Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). The award is given to teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and follow the Rules of the Game. The honor is based on the number of yellow cards teams receive from officials through the course of the season. The award consists of three levels, gold (no yellow cards), silver (less than five yellow cards) and bronze (less than 10 yellow cards).