Cabrini day focuses on terrorism

By Gina Roswell
November 8, 2001

For the past 13 years, Cabrini has set aside one day per year in order to reflect on the priorities of Mother Cabrini’s mission, including her Catholic social teaching, as well as her concern for the poor of the society. This year, the annual Cabrini Day festivities will be held on Nov. 8. Myrna Grandgenett, the director of the Center for Service and Leadership, is in charge of coordinating the day’s events.

The focus of this year’s events deals with the tragedy of Sept. 11 and how society is to move on with their lives. As opposed to previous years when the style of these events were held mainly as workshops with a speaker and an audience, this year’s discussions are going to be more interactive between the speaker and the audience.

According to Grandgenett, the day will start with a “Celebrity Breakfast,” where the professors and other staff members will serve the students their meal. Following breakfast will be a mass and then the beginning of, what promise to be, a series of very interesting topics of discussion.

Dr. James Hedtke, professor/department Chairman of history and political science, and Dr. Jolyon Girard, professor of history and political science, will be holding an open question and answer session dealing with the events of Sept. 11.

Also, an informative discussion will be held concerning the anthrax disease and bio-terrorism that has recently been threatening our nation.

One final topic, of many others, that will be discussed during Cabrini Day is being conducted by a journalism major who was only five blocks from the tragic event on Sept. 11.

A brief ceremony will be held to honor four student-recipients of the Mastronardi Award given for service and leadership skills both in the college and in the surrounding community. These four recipients are Carolyn Ashton, Colin McGinley, Randi Kuhn and Rose Leahy.

The art department will display paintings by students that reflect upon their reactions to the Sept. 11 tragedy.

For a full schedule of the day’s events, students will find a printed list in their mailboxes, or if need-be, they could go to the Wolfington Center, which is located on the ground floor of the Widener Center to pick up a copy.

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