A Beacon Ever Bright: The Campaign for Immaculata University
Jan31

A Beacon Ever Bright: The Campaign for Immaculata University

Thy mem’ry fair as any star When from thy gates I’ve wandered far Let be a beacon ever bright To guide my footsteps in the night Immaculata! —fourth verse of Immaculata’s Alma Mater There has always been an outpouring of love when it comes to giving to Immaculata University. This year, there are even more opportunities to demonstrate your commitment. Immaculata recently announced to an enthusiastic group of supporters that it...

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The Power of Play
Jan31

The Power of Play

Kristy A. Brumfield, Ph.D., watched the 8-year-old girl climb up on the table in the playroom. The girl stood, looking at Brumfield from her new perch. “You look like you’re not sure about being up there,” Brumfield said. “No, I’m fine!” the girl replied breezily. “I bet you’re scared I’m going to fall.” “Sounds like you know you could fall off that table, and if you fall, you’re going to get hurt,” Brumfield said. “Yeah, but I’m not...

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Believing in the Power of Being Mighty: Sister Pat’s Presidency
Jan31

Believing in the Power of Being Mighty: Sister Pat’s Presidency

On July 1, 2002, after weeks of meeting with campus officials and community leaders in preparation for assuming the presidency of Immaculata University, Sister Patricia Fadden arrived in her office, sat down at her desk, arranged her pencils and said: “Now what do I do?” After 15 years of service, Sister Pat will step down as the president of Immaculata at the end of June. Since that first day she has not looked back. Sister Pat has,...

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First World, Third World: Combining the Best of Both Worlds
Nov11

First World, Third World: Combining the Best of Both Worlds

Fadzai “Fuzzy” Kanyangarara ’16 might tell you that when he was growing up in Zimbabwe, he had a pet lion named Mufasa and a giraffe that eventually got too tall for the hut in which his family lived. But don’t believe him. His everyday life in Harare, the capital city, was pretty similar to that of most middle-class Americans growing up in the suburbs. But Kanyangarara’s parents were aware of at least one significant difference...

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Molecular Aesthetics: How Chemistry and Art are Connected
Oct27

Molecular Aesthetics: How Chemistry and Art are Connected

“There’s a sudden experience of delight that you feel when you witness something that is beautiful,” says Rosendo Villafuerte-Vega ’16. He remembers the first time he learned about how water molecules arrange themselves in the solid phase. “It was simply amazing how these minuscule entities can beautifully rearrange themselves—from the common household ice cube to the delicate snowflake.” Villafuerte-Vega majored in Chemistry, but he...

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Faculty in Memoriam: Frank Monaghan
Oct12

Faculty in Memoriam: Frank Monaghan

“The first thing about him was his faith,” said Joe Healey, Ph.L., associate professor of Philosophy. “He was always an advocate for Catholic teachings.” Healey was referring to Francis “Frank” Monaghan Jr., a much beloved professor of Sociology at Immaculata for 47 years, who died in February at the age of 84. His faith expressed itself as sincere kindness toward his family, students, colleagues, and society at large. Several of...

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