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November 6, 2012
Check out Photos from Family Weekend
Did you attend Family Weekend at Cabrini College in September?
Check out the College’s Flickr account to find photos of you and your family. Even if you didn’t make it this year, view the photos so you know what to look forward to next year!
Know When Residence Halls Close for Thanksgiving Break
It may be hard to believe the fall semester is almost over, but it’s time to start thinking about residence hall closures for both the Thanksgiving and winter breaks.
Resident students will meet with their Resident Advisors in November to discuss housing closures and processes.
This information also will be posted on cabrini.edu/ResidenceLife and the Residence Life Facebook page.
For Thanksgiving break, residence halls will close at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and reopen on Sunday, Nov. 25 at noon. If your student needs to stay on campus, please ensure that he or she goes to cabrini.edu/ResidenceLife and fills out the “Request to Stay” form.
For winter break, residence halls will close at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 and reopen on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at noon. Halls are open during winter break for Cabrini athletes, students working on campus, and students taking winter break classes only.
A Parent’s Guide to Room Selection
Residential students who wish to live on campus during the 2013-14 academic year will need to participate in the 2013–2014 room selection process. The room selection process is open to full-time students (12 credits per semester) age 23 or younger at the start of fall 2012 semester, who currently reside in campus housing.
Residential students will have an opportunity to learn more about this process during their hall meeting in November, where Resident Assistants will provide students with information on how to successfully complete the process.
Additional information will be sent to you, the parent/guardian, so you can discuss the process with your student. For more information, contact the Office of Residence Life (610-902-8410, email@example.com).
You and your student are also invited to “Like” the Office of Residence Life on Facebook (facebook.com/CabriniResLife) or follow the office on Twitter (twitter.com/CabriniResLife).
Preparing for Graduation 2013
First, congratulations on your student’s upcoming graduation!
Before students can receive their diploma, they must apply for graduation, whether or not they plan to don a cap and gown and walk in the Commencement ceremony.
If your student plans on graduating in May 2013 and has not yet applied for graduation, he or she should immediately see Fran Harkness, assistant registrar, in the Cavalier Express Center in Grace Hall.
Cabrini College offers students a choice of three graduation cycles, but holds only one graduation ceremony each year, May Commencement. Degree recipients from August 2012 and December 2012 are invited to participate at the May 2013 Commencement ceremony.
Students may apply for graduation on CabriniOne or in the Cavalier Express Center, with a $150 graduation fee. In the early part of the spring 2013 semester, information about Commencement will be updated at cabrini.edu/Commencement.
Important Dates to Remember:
Commencement Kick-Off (Grace Hall Atrium)
Commencement Mass (Upper Athletic Field): Saturday, May 18, 4 p.m.
Undergraduate Commencement: Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m.
Graduate Commencement: Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m.
Next Week Is Cabrini Spirit Week
The College is gearing up to celebrate its annual Cabrini Spirit Week, Nov. 10–17. The centerpiece of the week is Cabrini Day on Tuesday, Nov. 13, which focuses on the theme “We the People: Democracy and Diversity.”
Classes are canceled so students can attend the day’s events, including a panel on the environment and democracy, brunch, the Mastronardi Service and Leadership Award presentation, and keynote lecture, “Getting to Pluralism in the ‘New’ Middle East” by Mark Schnellbaecher, Catholic Relief Services Middle East Regional Director.
Other anticipated highlights of Cabrini Spirit Week include the Cabrini Theatre production “Out of Order,” Mr. & Miss Cabrini Pageant, and the Black & White Gala in the Mansion.
Cabrini Theatre Presents London Comedy ‘Out of Order’
This month, the Cabrini Theatre performs the award-winning London comedy “Out of Order.” Written by Ray Cooney—England’s premiere farceur—the plot centers on a prominent politician who has to lie his way out of an embarrassing situation (a planned affair) with the help of an innocent sidekick; the action takes place in a posh London hotel.
“Out of Order” won the Olivier Award as Best New Comedy. Variety called the show “a textbook model of pyramiding lunacy.”
The show runs for two weeks with performances scheduled in Grace Hall Theatre for Nov. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.
Call 610-902-8328 to reserve your free tickets.
Q&A: Quick Tips about Studying Abroad
Cabrini Link sat down with Nicholas J. Uliano, Ed.D., study abroad coordinator and associate professor of Romance Languages, about international educational activities that are affordable even with the economy’s financial crunch.
Cabrini Link: What is the best time to study abroad during the four-year undergraduate experience?
Nick Uliano: The ideal semester for study abroad varies, depending on the student’s major. I work with students and their faculty advisors to determine a semester that works for them.
Any student who has achieved sophomore status is eligible to spend a semester abroad, although first-year students are permitted to enroll in short-term study abroad courses during the spring semester of their freshman year.
CL: Do students have options regarding the length of study abroad programs?
NU: Yes, students may opt for shorter trips with lower overall costs. Those who choose longer-term academic programs abroad are eligible to use their federal and state financial aid, as well as any scholarships or grants which they have received from outside sources.
Some Cabrini faculty members have developed new courses with short-term study abroad components. Students and faculty have travelled to Guatemala, Spain, Italy, England, France, Switzerland and Costa Rica for academic credit through the Cabrini College Abroad (CCA) short-term initiative.
CL: How are students matched with study abroad programs that work for them academically and financially?
NU: I collaborate with each study abroad candidate to match him or her with a program which will best meet his or her academic needs, and which is economically feasible for the student. We first select institutions which have strong academic programs in the student’s major, then narrow down the choices in order to select a school within the student’s budget.
We are fortunate to partner with Arcadia University, one of the country’s leading study abroad providers, which provides several cost-effective options for our students. Another partner institution, Temple University, also makes available to students a significant number of both summer and semester-long programs at reasonable costs, especially for Pennsylvania residents.
CL: With what overseas institutions is Cabrini affiliated, and what are the benefits of studying there?
NU: Cabrini maintains affiliations with three institutions abroad: the American University of Rome in Italy; the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, in Australia; and St. Mary’s University College in Twickenham, London. Students who choose to study abroad at one of these three universities pay Cabrini tuition and fees for the semester, as the institutions are considered extensions of Cabrini. Students earn Cabrini credits and grades, not transfer credits.
For more information, contact Dr. Uliano (610-902-8383, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Men’s and Women’s Soccer Capture Championship Titles
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. The teams captured their crowns on Sunday, Nov. 4 in dramatic contests.
The Cabrini men secured their eighth conference championship with a 2-1 win over Rosemont College. Senior Anthony Girolamo gave the Blue and White an early lead when he headed a pass from freshman Boomer Steigelman into the back of the net just 99 seconds into the match.
Junior Gabe Kuhn doubled the Cabrini lead in the 61st minute when he finished a set play service from senior Kyle Johnson. Rosemont cut into the lead with a goal in the 73rd minute, but Cabrini’s defense held firm.
Freshman R.J. Pino recorded nine saves in his first career start, while championship match MVP Ryan Juhring directed a defense that has not allowed multiple goals in a game in nearly a month.
While the men were playing their match, the Blue and White women found themselves in an epic battle against Gwynedd-Mercy College at Edith Robb Dixon Field. The teams fought through 110 scoreless minutes of action before the Cavaliers completed the 5-4 shootout victory.
Gwynedd-Mercy created a trio of solid scoring opportunities in the first 35 minutes of play, but a pair of incredible saves by Cabrini’s senior goaltender Maddy Edwards and a well-placed cross bar kept the match scoreless. The match featured end to end action as both teams clawed to grab the match’s momentum.
Ninety minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of overtime were not enough to separate the two clubs, so they went to a penalty kick shootout. Cabrini’s last CSAC tournament shootout came in the semifinals of the 2010 tournament when the Cavaliers fell to Immaculata University on the 26th penalty kick.
With the shootout tied at 3-3, the Griffins had the final shot with a chance to take the game but couldn’t close the deal. After both teams made their shots in the sixth round, Edwards stepped to the spot for Cabrini’s seventh attempt and calmly slotted the game-winner into the net, giving the Cavaliers their second consecutive CSAC title and sixth overall, including three in the last four years.
By virtue of winning their championship games, both teams also receive the CSAC’s automatic bid into their respective NCAA Tournaments. The clubs will learn their fates on Monday, Nov. 5 when the NCAA announces the tournament brackets.
Senior Soccer Player Steps onto Field for First Time in Collegiate Career
Though Molly Chenot ’13 has been with Cabrini’s women’s soccer team for four years, serving as student assistant coach, she had never been on the field with her team until Oct. 27. What prevented her from playing at Cabrini was a series of concussions suffered during her high-school career. In an extraordinary show of sportsmanship on Oct. 27, the women’s soccer team of Cedar Crest College decided that Chenot would score the first goal of the game.