Walking a Mile in the Shoes of a Refugee
Feb06

Walking a Mile in the Shoes of a Refugee

Your name is Matilde. You are from Sudan. You fled to Kenya during Sudan’s civil war. You left home and ran when you heard gunshots and saw people scattering everywhere, dead bodies in the streets. You lost your father and brother in the war, along with other relatives and friends. You walked for three days to get to safety in Kenya, and now you live in an overfull refugee camp with more than 180,000 people. You wonder which members...

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Grant for Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassador Program
Mar06

Grant for Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassador Program

Immaculata University has been selected to receive a joint grant from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities to help launch Immaculata’s Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassador Program. During the Spring 2017 semester, funds from the grant will help students implement the foundation for the program including training student ambassadors and faculty supporters, contacting other...

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My Sister Stories
Feb24

My Sister Stories

At first glance, perhaps one would not make a direct connection between the Hilton Hotel chain and the IHM Sisters. However, it is through such a connection that younger generations continue to bond with women religious, who have lifetimes of stories to tell. In spring 2015, six Immaculata sophomore students were each paired up with an IHM Sister living in Camilla Hall, the retirement home and rehabilitation center for the IHM...

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Lucia Pasternak Receives Saint Catherine Medal
Nov17

Lucia Pasternak Receives Saint Catherine Medal

Immaculata University is pleased to announce that Fairfield, NJ, resident Lucia G. Pasternak ’17 recently received the prestigious Saint Catherine of Alexandria Medal for 2016-2017. The Medal was given during the annual College of Undergraduate Studies Honors Convocation. Kappa Gamma Pi, a national honor society for graduates of Catholic colleges, sponsors this medal. This special medal is named after Saint Catherine of Alexandria,...

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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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