Anderson Family Takes Advantage
Mar08

Anderson Family Takes Advantage

Enthusiasm can be contagious, and before you know it, the entire family is wearing Immaculata t-shirts, sticking IU magnets on their cars, and enthusiastically chatting about the University to friends, family and even strangers.  Ask Ken and Colleen Anderson about Immaculata. They have two children attending: Kenny, a senior, and Abby, a sophomore. Their youngest daughter, Grace, who is 13, aspires to be a Mighty Mac in a few years....

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Journey to Paradise Lost
Feb24

Journey to Paradise Lost

This past year, Immaculata B.S.N. alumna Maureen Beail-Farkas, R.N., ’04 worked in a closed community on a remote Hawaiian island with people who had developed Hansen’s disease, the disease formerly called “leprosy.” This story is an excerpt account of her three-month assignment working with the nine remaining patients. I was in Hawaii on vacation in 2015 when I met another nurse [Paula] in a restaurant in Honolulu. Upon learning that...

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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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