The week of Nov. 11, 2011 is going to be a week you don’t want to miss. Every day there is a new and exciting event going on around campus and students will want to attend many, if not all of the events.
Starting off the events is the Cabrini tradition of the Black and White Student Gala, which is located in the Mansion from 8 p.m.-midnight. Make sure to look your best with your favorite dress or suit for dancing. Tickets are $10 and available for any student to sign up in the Seal office.
A big fall event that everyone is dying to see is the production of, “And Then They Came For Me,” which will be playing at the campus theatre in Grace Hall. There are many dates that this production will be playing. The opening night is Friday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. Other dates include Nov. 11th and 12th at 8 p.m., Nov. 17th-19th at 8p.m. and Nov 20th at 2 p.m. The play is about remembering the world of Anne Frank. There are free reserved tickets that are available by calling the number 610-902-8328.
On Saturday, Nov. 12th at 7 a.m. the StAC will be sponsoring a pilgrimage to St. Frances Cabrini Shrine in New York City, N.Y. In addition, Sunday, Nov. 13th is Feast Day of St. Frances Cabrini. At 3 p.m., pianist Sylvia Toran will be playing in the Mansion for everyone’s enjoyment.
Also, at 7 p.m. that night there will be mass at the Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of St. Joseph welcoming students, faculty and staff of all faiths to celebrate Mass as a community and come together to celebrate our religion.
On Monday, Nov. 14th at 11:30 a.m. the Marketplace in Founder’s Hall will be introducing Healthy Monday and Spirituality. At this event, students and faculty can stop by the Health Hut to participate in the Acts of Kindness Jar plus prayers, meditations and information on health and spirituality combined. In addition, at 12:15 p.m. there will be another mass at the Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of St. Joseph, at which Dr. Laura Groves, associate professor of social work, will give the reflection during mass.
The biggest event of the whole Cabrini Spirit week is celebrating Cabrini Day. On this day, all classes are cancelled until 4:30 p.m and the community is invited to participate in all-day events.
The theme for this year’s events is Orphans & Vulnerable Children. From 9-11 a.m. there will be a student poster session that will relate to this year’s theme of “Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Children Who Hurt.” From 1:30-2:20 p.m. there will be an anticipated and exciting keynote presentation by John Shors, author of “Dragon House” in Grace Hall. This book was assigned to first year summer reading students and is about a tale of two Americans who heal their painful pasts while caring for street children in Vietnam.
From 3:30–4:20 p.m. there will be a large panel to discuss a global perspective of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in the Americas. There will be three speakers on the panel. Dr. Michelle Filling, assistant professor of English, will be having an interactive session on the “aging out” process that foster youth face in Pennsylvania. Stephanie Salinis, Cabrini College campus minister, will be discussing an overview of the services Mercy Home for Boys and Girls have to offer. Lastly, Maureen Browne, education major, will be showing a slideshow of the children that Cabrini worked with in Ecuador last winter break.
At 4:35 p.m. there will be an intriguing and interesting speaker, Mrs. Erica Van Adelsberg, at the Widener Lecture Hall who will be sharing her personal experiences as a Holocaust Survivor. Lastly, at 7 p.m., the Mwamba Children’s Choir, comprised of children randing from 6 to 13-years-old, will sing mostly Christinan-based songs in eight different languages.
On Wednesday, Nov. 16 is the annual Cabrini Spirit Day. Make sure you come out and support your Cabrini Cavaliers all day and wear your Cabrini gear and be able to win cool prizes.
From 1:30-4:30 p.m. there will be a Spirit Day Pep Rally in the Commons for everyone to enjoy. That night is the exciting and annual Mr. and Mrs. Cabrini Day Pageant in the Grace Hall Atrium at 8 p.m. Make sure you wear your most outrageous Cabrini-spirit outfit to win prizes while at the event.
On Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. there is a prensentation by Fr. Dan Groody on “Homeward Bound: A Theology of Migration?” in the Mansion Foyer.
On Friday, Nov. 18 there will be another Liturgy at the Campus chapel at 12:30 p.m. where student Jess Merone will be giving a speech on Cabrini’s spirit week festivities.
These events will bring the Cabrini community together as one.