On Friday, September 25, 2015, nearly 40 Mount Saint Mary College students joined 20,000 faithful at Pope Francis’s Madison Square Garden Mass in New York City. Pope Francis discussed the challenges of life in a large city and expressed concern for the Big Apple’s underprivileged citizens. For Clare O’Keefe, a public relations and journalism major, the Mass was a life-changing experience. “It was unbelievable,” said Clare. “As soon as the Pope came into Madison Square Garden, I immediately felt a very spiritual presence. I’ve never felt like that before.” Watch the video above to hear more from Clare and Fr. Francis Amodio, O.Carm, the College’s chaplain and director of Campus Ministry.
On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, the Mount’s annual club fair attracted both new and returning students. With over 30 diverse student clubs and organizations, the Mount offers something for everyone. To learn more, visit www.msmc.edu/clubs
All of the “pilgrims.” There were forty-three faculty, staff, and students representing eleven Dominican institutions.
On Memorial Day, I, along with A.J. LaPoint, assistant director of campus ministry, and two students, Stephanie Rivera and Ilci Valarde, flew to Fanjeaux, France to study medieval France, Saint Dominic de Guzman, and the Dominican order. Upon arrival we met the other members of our pilgrimage group, thirty-nine faculty, staff, and students from ten other Dominican institutions. Over the next two and a half weeks we discussed the Dominican charism and how it forms the shared foundation of the missions of Dominican colleges and universities.
Above: Amanda Cavaciuti (bottom row, second from left) poses with other members of SBA and Jack Belsito, CEO of Voss Water.
The Student Business Association, also known as SBA, is a fairly new club at the Mount. Formed in the fall of 2013, this club is designed to teach and educate students about the work force. The club is not limited to business students, and is open to all students here at the College.
I recently joined this past November. As a public relations major, I thought it would be a great opportunity.
Interning this past semester has taught me more than I ever thought I could learn, not only about my field, but about myself as well. I was lucky enough to have an internship in the Marketing Office at the College. During my time there, I experienced first-hand every aspect of marketing, including photography and videography, advertising, web content management, social media management, and so much more.