Joyful, Joyful
Feb05

Joyful, Joyful

Sue Graves ’03 M.A. got a text one night from her boss at Melmark, an organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities. The Joybells have been invited to perform when the Pope is here…we’re in! Graves texted back, You’re joking, right? She wasn’t. The Joybells, a handbell choir made up of some of Melmark’s adult members with disabilities, had been chosen out of thousands of applicants to be one of the performing groups...

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Putting Twitter to the test
Dec15

Putting Twitter to the test

Heads are bent over screens, thumbs tapping out messages. It might look like a class lost to digital distraction, but if Sean Flannery, Ph.D., is in the room, those students are hard at work. “I use Twitter in almost all of my classes now, especially the film-based courses,” said Flannery, associate professor in the English/Communication Department. “There was some resistance initially from students who were wary about an ‘authority...

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Women in Media class
Dec15

Women in Media class

Don’t mess with Frozen. Students in the new English/Communication course, Women in Media, decisively agreed that Frozen’s Princess Elsa should be considered a hero in light of her isolationism and empowerment. This is the exact purpose of this class: evaluating movies, TV shows, musicians, and reality TV that claim to present women in a positive light. But are they really doing so? To help crystalize these messages, Sean Flannery,...

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2015 Class gift: Carillon bells
Dec15

2015 Class gift: Carillon bells

Every senior class leaves Immaculata better than they found it. The Class of 2015 left an indelible mark by donating most of the funds to restore the carillon bells in the clock atop Gabriele Library. Jeff Brown, Immaculata’s director of Facilities, spearheaded the project, approaching University Advancement with the restoration as a fundraising opportunity. From there, the senior class jumped on the project and began soliciting...

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Polishing professional etiquette
Dec15

Polishing professional etiquette

Kathleen Dickey ’67, a certified business etiquette consultant, presented to Immaculata students during the fourth annual Etiquette and Professional Presence Dinner that the Office of Career Development offers to all students. Dickey, who graduated from Immaculata with a Bachelor of Arts in French, has noticed how the “rules” of etiquette have changed. What has been the biggest change in etiquette over the years? 
What was...

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James Mooney: 50 Years and Still Going Strong
Apr24

James Mooney: 50 Years and Still Going Strong

In the fall of 1965, when Sonny and Cher topped the airwaves, moviegoers flocked to watch The Sound of Music, and the Dune Chronicles captivated America, Jim Mooney arrived on the campus of Immaculata College. Fifty years later, Mooney is still going strong, teaching a full class load, and serving as chair of the English/Communication Department and as advisor to Pilgrimages, the campus literary publication. “People at Immaculata are...

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