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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Making People Happy and Healthy
Apr07

Making People Happy and Healthy

There were no mai tai cocktails, no lounging by the beach at a swanky resort, and certainly no sleeping in late. Immaculata alumna Christine Kinslow’s trip to Belize in Central America was not that kind of trip—but something much more valuable. As a team leader of a seven-member nursing medical mission trip, organized through International Service Learning (ISL) and sponsored by Good Samaritan Missions, she and the other nurses helped...

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The Real Mr. Immaculata
Apr07

The Real Mr. Immaculata

If the Mr. Immaculata contest were still held, this year’s crown would certainly be bestowed upon James Wier ’16, the epitome of what a great Immaculata student is and what he or she can become. Knowing almost everyone on campus is a “big deal” to Wier. As a prospective student touring the beautiful campus over four years ago, he was amazed by the fact that everyone knew his tour guide (Alyssa Gonzales ’14). Now, serving in that same...

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Worth it: The Emilia Wojtyla Women’s Shelter in Bolivia
Feb15

Worth it: The Emilia Wojtyla Women’s Shelter in Bolivia

When Father Luciano Ciciarelli spoke about working among the poor in Latin America, Katherine Cartagena Orochi ’15 was impressed by his enthusiasm. He was visiting her parish to share about the initiatives he was involved with, and she felt compelled to approach him after his talk. “Have you ever been to Bolivia?” she asked him. She had grown up in El Alto, Bolivia and was working in the U.S. as an au pair. She knew firsthand the...

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Kareemah Parker Receives “Outstanding Dietetic Student Award”
May12

Kareemah Parker Receives “Outstanding Dietetic Student Award”

Immaculata University student Kareemah Parker ’15 of Philadelphia, PA (19121), was awarded the 2015 Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics “Outstanding Dietetics Student Award for the Didactic Program” category. Parker is a Dietetics major and president of the Immaculata Student Dietetic Association. As an active member of the Immaculata campus community, Parker serves as a Student Ambassador and vice president of Kappa...

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