There are many changes happening around campus, and the campus mail system is no exception as it undergoes a change in location and a new locker system for packages.
University of Mary’s Campus Ministry recently renamed themselves “University Ministry.” As part of the group’s commitment to the spiritual development of the entire campus, they are also undergoing other changes this year. These changes aim to promote U-Mary’s Christian, Catholic, Benedictine tradition and express the university’s mission of service to students, faculty, and staff from a variety of backgrounds.
While most of us see the construction happening near Greg Butler and Hillside as a parking inconvenience, it will soon become a beautiful addition to our campus. The huge mess going on out there is the start to a new dormitory that will be able to hold 276 incoming freshman this coming fall.
A 55 year old person once asked Dr. Moran Saghiv, “Do you really think I can learn Hebrew?”
In September, the University of Mary announced that a new engineering program will begin next year. The new program aims to educate and keep engineers in the region as well as expand the university’s campus community.
There we sat, my group members and I, in one of Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s naturally occurring amphitheaters. We were listening to Dr. Hren recite the poem California Hills in August, by Dana Gioia. This poem truly captured the unforgivable atmosphere of the land we were hiking in, a land with steep bluffs and rolling hills that seem to have been welled up from the very earth with such strong power. One walks in this land and feels a sense of desolation; loneliness. The only answer one hears is that of the wind, which weathers away the mind of man and the very rocks which jut out over the land. We were pilgrims, sojourning in exile’s land. Those were the two themes of the Catholic Studies Immersion Retreat on Sept. 4-6.
“Gladiator” and “Robin Hood” director Ridley Scott amazes again with “The Martian,” an incredible work of art on a grand and far away scale. Based on a book by Andy Weir, a computer programmer, “The Martian” takes you to the Red Planet and leaves you there, completely immersed in the struggle.
The second ever campus-wide Day of Service begins today, Wednesday, Oct. 21. As a part of the University of Mary Day of Service, all classes are cancelled today so students can go out into the community to participate in service projects. There are 1000 volunteer spots encompassing about fifty five different projects.