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Thanksgiving Interfaith Prayer Service

Posted on Nov 18 by

On Wednesday, November 18th, Mission + Ministry hosted its annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Prayer Service in Chapel in celebration of the diversity of religions and cultural backgrounds that comprise the Emmanuel College community. Fourth-grade students from nearby Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Grammar School were in attendance to join Liturgical Music Director + Campus Minister Greg Paré and the Emmanuel College Chapel Singers on a few songs. Welcome Rev. John Spencer, S.J. Vice President of Mission + Ministry and College Chaplain Hindu Prayer (Divine Blessing, Atharva Veda, c. 1500 BC) Krisha Raval ’17 Muslim Scripture Reading (Holy Quran, Surah Dahr; 76:31) Amira Abdelaziz ’19 Native American Prayer (Iroquois Prayer, adapted) Keith Becker ’17 Christian Song of Praise (Lord, I Lift Your Name on High) OLPH Mission Grammar School Students Jewish Prayer (Psalm 118) Andrew Yosinoff Associate Director of Athletics + Women’s Basketball Coach Christian Scripture Reading (Colossians 3:12-17) Dr. William Leonard Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean Thanksgiving Reflection Sr. Bárbara Gutiérrez, SND Adjunct Campus Minister Prayers of Gratitude Rachel Piccirillo ’16 + Juliann Gavin ’16 Blessing of...


“Chopped”: Emmanuel SGA Style

Posted on Nov 12 by

On Saturday, November 7th, Emmanuel’s Student Government Association cooked up their own version of the Food Network show “Chopped” during their fall retreat at the College’s Notre Dame Campus. In this team-building exercise, four teams of students competed in a bake-off – three of the four teams were “chopped” and one was named Emmanuel College’s Top Bakers. The winning team was Team #1, which included Class President Jessie Wang ’19, Class Vice President Eric Cote ’18, Class Treasurer Hailey Laflin ’17, Class Secretary MaryCatherine Dunne ’16, Executive President Cat Graham ’16 and Executive Secretary Tyler Gravelle ’16, and their recipe “This Bundt is a Home Run.” Celebrity judges included Matt Berens from the Facilities Department, Cat Corbo from Bon Appetit, and former SGA presidents Katelyn Boudreau ’14 and Amy Chung ’15.  Dean of Students Dr. Joe Onofrietti moderated, Associate Dean of Students and Directory of Student Activities Dan Darcy calculated the scores. Each team was given as basket of “mystery ingredients,” including a box of Betty Crocker yellow gluten-free cake mix, a bag of assorted fun-size candies (M&Ms, Milky...


Age is Just a Number, But Nearing Our Centennial is Pretty Exciting

Posted on Sep 23 by

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a productive summer! This month, Emmanuel kicked off its 96th academic year, and we welcomed the Class of 2019 to campus – not our Centennial Class just yet, but the class that will graduate during our Centennial in 2019. Our one-hundred-year milestone of educating students in the Catholic intellectual tradition is just around the corner, and it’s an achievement we’re extremely proud of! And we’re in good company! Boston is a great town to go to college, but it’s more that JUST a college town. It’s a sports-crazed, culturally-engaged, globally-connected city that makes it an ideal place to study, intern, research and develop a career. Yesterday, published a list of Boston-area colleges from the youngest to the oldest, and even at nearly a century old, Emmanuel falls in the middle of this range, with schools such as the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and the Urban College of Boston’s beginning in the 1990s, all the way to Harvard’s founding in 1636. Check out the list!...


“Be the Left Shark.”

Posted on May 23 by

Yahoo! Health rounded up the 10 best pieces of advice from high-profile 2015 Commencement speeches, from Apple CEO Tim Cook’s address to the George Washington University to actor Mark Ruffalo’s talk at Dickinson College.  While we think our own Commencement speaker, Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Seán O’Malley, should be included in this group, these speeches also left graduates with instructions for happier, healthier lives. Check them out! “So often, it is the popular culture and the media who are the great prophesiers of our age ‑‑ we’re told that all that really matters is to acquire things. To wear the right clothes. To drive the right cars. To live in the right neighborhoods. Then everything will be all right. The truth is that the invariable losses and suffering that intrude even into the most planned life has a way of disrupting things. A life of faith with a sense of purpose and mission is what brings fulfillment.” – Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap, Emmanuel College Commencement, May 9,...


Halo’s Photo Shoot

Posted on May 15 by

Our favorite Saint Bernard was ready for his close-up at our spring photo shoot a few weeks ago. Check out some of the...


Emmanuel’s newest official…Leonberger?

Posted on Apr 21 by

It’s only been six years, but Moose is official! We spotted him in the parking lot in front of the Administration Building, proudly sporting his new Emmanuel College ID. As if he needs...


EC Performing Arts Department presents Xanadu!

Posted on Apr 7 by

Spring is here and that means the Performing Arts Department is elbow deep in rehearsing for their spring musical, Xanadu. Performances will run from April 23rd through April 26th. You can follow the EC Performing Arts Department’s blog to learn more about the rehearsal process, technical progress and more, such as this interesting preview: “In an interesting twist, the…production of Xanadu will be performed “in the round,” which means that audiences will be surrounding the stage on all sides. The live band will be on the far side of the auditorium, and performers will be moving through and around the aisles of the audience, giving viewers an up-close view of the story.” Check out more info...