Spirit week recognizes Cabrini tradition

By Michelle Costa
November 1, 2010

In celebration of Spirit Week, the Cabrini College community gets ready to participate in events and traditions.  This year the celebration and honorary week will be held on Nov. 5-12.  The mission of Spirit Week is to dedicate appreciation to Cabrini heritage and Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini.

Some activities planned for the 2010 celebration include a student gala and the annual Cabrini Spirit Staff ceremony.  The organized events are geared for students and faculty to engage in learning experiences together.

On Friday, Nov. 5 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the Mansion, students will gather for a night of dancing and fun.  The Black and White Gala is the must go-to event of the year.  Tickets are available in the SEaL office for $10 a piece for Cabrini students and $15 for outside guests.  Dress in the coordinating colors, and close the fall semester with a night to remember.

On Monday, Nov. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Wolfington Center, a student information session will be held for a spring break trip.  Under the coordination of Student Ministry, a trip to New York is available to those interested in taking the journey entitled “Walking in the Footsteps of St. Frances Cabrini.”

A featured presentation by author Wes Moore will be given on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m.  Moore is the author of “The Other Wes Moore; One Name and Two Fates,” which was required summer reading for all freshmen.

Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. is the Mr. and Miss Cabrini pageant in Grace Hall.  Students from all different extra-curricular activities are nominated into the pageant.  Certainly a crowd pleaser and a yearly favorite, contestants will participate in a talent and question portion, just like the real deal.

Premiere of new international program will begin on Nov. 12 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The Wolfington Center is holding the “Somos Cabrini” Conversational English program to work with staff.  Students will create new partnerships with the CSI housekeeping staff by tutoring workers in English and learn Spanish in return.

For a full list of spirit events, visit the Cabrini event calendar on the web.

Michelle Costa

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