President Retelle Delivers Keynote Address President Mary Lou Retelle delivered the keynote address at the Adopt-A-Student Annual Recognition Dinner on Monday evening at Worcester's Mechanics Hall. President Retelle’s inspiring address included reflective remarks on the important role Catholic education has played in her own life and career. The Adopt-A-Student Program provides scholarships to students whose families would otherwise be unable to send their children to Central Catholic Elementary and Secondary schools in the Diocese of Worcester. Despite the inclement weather, the event was well attended by the program’s community and corporate supporters, as well as student scholars and their families. President Retelle’s remarks were followed by those from Adopt-A-Student Steering Committee Chairman Robert Pape and Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester.
Telegram features Op-Ed by President Retelle An Op-Ed “Education Nourishes All Aspects of Life” by President Mary Lou Retelle appeared in the March 30 issue of the Telegram & Gazette. The piece centered on the important investment of higher education. President Retelle wrote that millennials’ ambitions go beyond solely high salaries. Rather, “having careers that make an impact and reflect social responsibility” are now among the considerations in students' career selections. Click here to read the full Op-Ed (may require log-in subscription).#AMCTurns70 Insider Fact of the Week We now offer 13 Division III NCAA athletic programs. See them all here.
Room Lottery for 2016-2017 on April 13 The room lottery for 2016-2017 will be held this upcoming Wednesday, April 13 in Jacques Conference Room. Contact Dean Lisa Saverese with any questions.
Instrumental Chamber Ensembles Concert April 10 Hear what the Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble have been working on all semester. A chamber ensembles concert will take place on April 10 at 6 p.m. in Payer Music Hall.
Voting for AMC Awards is Now Open Voting has now opened for the AMC Awards. Vote for the John F. Kennedy award, Program of the Year, Organization of the Year, and the Robert F. Kennedy award. Voting will close at the end of the business day on Friday, April 8. Click here to vote.
43 Days until #AMCGraduates16! Mark your calendars for these special events for seniors at the close of the semester: May 17 - Senior Farewell and Alumni Welcome Reception will begin at 6 p.m. in the Hub. May 18 - Graduation Rehearsal will begin at 5 p.m. in the Zecco Performing Arts Center and then buses will leave at 6 p.m. for Mohegan Sun. May 19 - Seniors are invited to go to Boston for the day. Buses will leave campus at Noon from the Campus Center. May 20 - Baccalaureate Mass in the Fuller Activities Center will begin at 5:30 p.m. Students must be at Zecco Performing Arts Center at 5 p.m. for line-up. May 21 - Commencement will begin at 10 a.m at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester. Students must arrive no later than 9 a.m.
ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM EVENTS
Monday, April 11: National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Guest Speaker and Vigil Esteemed alumnus and Massachusetts State Police Superintendent and Colonel Richard McKeon ‘83G will serve as the keynote speaker followed by a Q&A session. Afterward, a vigil will commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. RSVP to Evelyn Ajemian.Wednesday, April 13: Social Work Conference and Edith Mooney LaVigne ’63 Lecture From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anna Maria will present the 14th Annual Social Work Conference—“Fight or Flight: Working & Living with the Effects of Military Service.” Register for the conference here. After the conference, beginning at 2 p.m., the 2nd Annual Edith Mooney LaVigne ’63 Lecture will feature esteemed alumna and author Clementine Bihiga ‘14G. She’ll discuss her book Happily Broken that explores her experience with the Rwandan genocide and civil war of 1994. RSVP for the lecture to Barbara Warren. Thursday, April 14: Student and Faculty Presentations From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., select student and faculty presentations will be taking place in Foundress Hall. The day will also feature poster presentations, a musical performance, an art exhibit and a career fair in Information Commons. Classes are canceled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. so students can attend presentations. The PDF of the day's events will be emailed to the community shortly.
Students and faculty in the Social Work program gathered in the Jacques Conference Room on March 30 to celebrate Social Work Month. While there, students had their caricatures drawn, participated in aromatherapy and games.
The St. Anne's building is now Inside Out! As the week continues, look forward to seeing other buildings being plastered with images of the faces of our community. The project highlights individuality and the diversity of the Anna Maria community.
The April #AMCATFriday challenge is on a roll! As part of "D3 Week" this Friday is special because whoever has the best outfit will win an Amazon gift card. Click here to learn more about the rules.