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May 2009

Alumni, Social Events

Congratulations 2009 Graduates!

On Saturday, May 23, 2009, the University celebrated the graduation of the class of 2009. The Department of Catholic Studies held its annual graduation open house in the Great Room of McNeely Hall to celebrate the accomplishments of its undergraduate and graduate students. Families and friends were in attendance, with guests totaling over 300.
This spring, 52 Catholic Studies majors and 10 Catholic Studies minors graduated. Of the 52 majors, 38 are double majors and 3 are triple majors. These students have combined Catholic Studies with such fields as accounting, biochemistry, economics, education, mathematics, philosophy, social work, Spanish, and theology. A special congratulations to the 33 students who have earned Latin Honors!
In addition, 6 graduate students completed their studies this year.
Mary Harnan, staff member and photographer of the event said “Taking photos during the open house was wonderful and touching. Outside the weather was sunny and warm but it felt even brighter inside McNeely Hall, seeing the joy on the faces of the graduates and feeling the warmth, love and support of the graduate’s family and friends.”
View the slideshow below for pictures from the open house event:


Notice: Hard Hats Required

Posted by Theresa, Catholic Studies Staff Member
On May 1st, construction workers broke ground near Sitzmann Hall, signaling the beginning of a 5-6 month construction project that will add new offices, a classroom, a new chapel, increased storage areas, an elevator, and a landscaped backyard with a meditation area. Included in the plans for the new chapel are beautiful stained glass windows from a Boston-area French Catholic Church.
The expansion, fully funded by Catholic Studies donors, will allow for more space for classes and worship, and promote increased interaction between students, faculty, staff, and friends of the Center.
Thanks to the generosity of the business department, during construction, Catholic Studies faculty and staff can be found on the second floor of McNeely Hall, in rooms 220, 223, and 227.
Stop by and see our new addition in October!

Social Events

Catholic Studies Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Posted by Theresa, Catholic Studies Staff Member
The Catholic Studies Undergraduate Department had its 4th annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament last Saturday, complete with a bright sunny day, food and fun.
“The Best Team Ever”, the Catholic Studies Faculty and Staff team (with help from some of their kids), brought out some fierce competition against the participating undergraduate students and alumni.
The double-elimination tournament culminated in a double championship game. “The Fall of Rome” (the students that will be studying in Rome together next fall) were undefeated until “Hansel” came back from the loser’s bracket to win the game. Being a double elimination tournament, the two teams played again, with “The Fall of Rome” taking the final crown and glory.
Other teams competing were Al Dente (the Catholic Men’s House), The Humiliators, and the Great Wall of China.