Fearless, Fabulous Fashion for a Cause
Mar24

Fearless, Fabulous Fashion for a Cause

You did it. Landed a new job. You have the job skills the company wants, and you’ve arranged daily transportation and child care. But what if you can’t afford the business attire you need? The non-profit organization Wings for Success has helped thousands of women in this situation by providing free, work-appropriate clothing that promotes a professional image and a sense of confidence. Immaculata’s Fashion Merchandising program has...

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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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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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