Connections is Cabrini College’s e‑newsletter for alumni, donors, and friends.
Students Celebrated #GivingTuesday by Thanking Donors
On Dec. 2, Cabrini College celebrated Giving Tuesday, a national movement that encourages individuals to kick off the "season of giving" by coming together to give back to a charitable cause.
Many alumni chose Giving Tuesday as the day to make their annual gift to Cabrini College.
In response to these gifts, Cabrini’s student alumni association, Cavalier Traditions, took the opportunity to educate their peers about philanthropy by inviting students to take thank you photos for the College’s generous donors.
All of the photos were shared by the Alumni Office on social media.
Complete Survey for a Chance to Win a $25 Visa Gift Card!
Alumni seeking professional-development services for career advancements or transitions are in luck.
In 2015, the Office of Alumni Engagement & Development will team up with the Nerney Leadership Institute and the Center for Career and Professional Development.
Together, these departments will expand professional development opportunities and assistance provided to Cabrini alumni, including new workshops, networking events, webinars, and more.
To assist the Alumni Office in providing professional development offerings that meet the needs of Cabrini alumni, we ask for your feedback! Let us know:
Answers to all of these questions will help the College create the best experience and services for alumni.
Please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey, and you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Visa gift card.
Photograph Your Christmas-Loving Pet!
President Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., wife Lechia, and son Seth have two furry family members who are ready for the holidays: Smoky, a 9-year-old short-hair cat, and Cody, a 7-year-old Shih Tzu.
Photograph your pet this Christmas and share it on the Cabrini Alumni Facebook page, or on Twitter (tag @CabriniAlumni) or Instagram (tag @CabriniAlumniOffice).
Also, you can email it to email@example.com, and the Alumni Office will share it for you!
A 'Frozen' Christmas at Cabrini
On Saturday, Dec. 6, more than 500 alumni, faculty, staff, and their family members attended the third annual Christmas at Cabrini.
As a new feature this year, families were serenaded by popular Disney characters Olaf, Queen Elsa, and Anna from “Frozen” during a sing-along performance in the Widener Center Lecture Hall.
Children were thrilled to lend their voices to popular songs like “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “In Summer.”
After the show, children took photos with the “Frozen” characters.
In Grace Hall, children decorated Christmas ornaments and coffee mugs, wrote letters to Santa, and enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate.
In the Mansion, families took photos with Santa Claus and perused the Christmas Shop—provided by Lisa Lipar Schweitzer ’93—for gifts for friends and family.
Outside of the Mansion, two horse-drawn carriages took families on a ride around campus.
Photo Gallery: Christmas at Cabrini 2014
Mark your calendars for next year’s Christmas at Cabrini, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015!
Keeping Up with Cabrini Faculty
David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, co-authored a CBE Life Science Education article titled “A Central Support System Can Facilitate Implementation and Sustainability of a Classroom-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) in Genomics.”
Cabrini faculty and students collaborated to present “Using Tablet Computers in a Mentoring Program” at the Academic Round Table, One Voice: Elemental Ethics and Education in Rye, N.Y.
Their presentation focused on the Cabrini Bridges Community Latino Mentoring Project at the Norristown Area School District, and has been accepted by One Voice for publication.
Stephanie Colbry, Ph.D., assistant professor of business administration, pictured right, presented at the International Leadership Association Conference in San Diego, Calif.
Colbry was joined by her Cabrini colleagues:
During a workshop, the group presented “Don’t go it alone: Designing a leadership living and learning community as a collaborative effort.”
Cabrini College will host a conference about learning communities in May 2015, gathering innovative program-developers from across the nation.
Colleen Lelli, Ed.D. ’95, assistant professor of education, presented “Children Witnesses of Domestic Violence and Learning Challenges” at the International Conference on Learning Disabilities in Philadelphia.
Lelli also presented “Practicing Peace at Home and School: Educational Strategies for Children Witnesses of Domestic Violence” at the Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference in San Diego, Calif.
In Case You Missed It: Thank You from President Taylor
On Monday, Dec. 8, alumni received a thank you letter in their inboxes from President Taylor.
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 Graduate Instant Enrollment Grace Hall Board Room, 5–7 p.m. www.cabrini.edu/graduate
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 New Graduate Student Orientation Grace Hall Board Room, 6–8 p.m. www.cabrini.edu/graduate
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015Alumni Basketball Games Dixon Center, Nerney Field House – Women's Alumni Game at 10 a.m., Men's Alumni Game at 6 p.m.Basketball Reception at J.D. McGillicuddy’s in Wayne, PA, 8–10 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 Founder’s Day www.cabrini.edu/FoundersDay
Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 Convergence of Childhood Obesity and Hunger: A Forum for Response Grace Hall, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Event partner: Main Line Health www.cabrini.edu/ChildHealthForum
Feb. 25, and March 11, 18, 25, and 31, 2015Lenten Lecture Series 2015 Cabrini will host a free series of speakers, honoring the 50th anniversary of Gaudium et Spes, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.
The document entails the Catholic Church’s teachings about humanity’s relationship to society, especially in reference to economics, poverty, social justice, culture, science, technology, and ecumenism.
Sunday, March 15, 2015 Academy of Vocal Arts Performance Mansion, 3 p.m. www.cabrini.edu/FineArtsCalendar
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Greater Philadelphia Teacher Job Fair Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Cabrini alumni can pre-register for only $5 and receive early admittance at 9 a.m. via the Center for Career and Professional Development (firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-902-8306). For more information, visit www.DVEC.net.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Graduate Education Open House Iadarola Center, 6–8 p.m. www.cabrini.edu/graduate
Saturday, March 21, 2015Team Trivia Dixon Center, Nerney Field House, 6–10 p.m. www.cabrini.edu/AlumniEvents
Saturday, March 28, 2015Breakfast with the Bunny Grace Hall and The Commons, 9–11 a.m. www.cabrini.edu/AlumniEvents
Thursday, April 16, 2015SEPCHE Alumni Summit Pyramid Club, Philadelphia, 6–8 p.m. www.sepche.org
Friday, April 17, 2015 Climate Change Conference – “Faith, Climate, and Health: Creation Care for a Greener Future” Grace Hall, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. www.cabrini.edu/Climate
Sunday, April 19, 2015 Fire Pink Trio Mansion, 3 p.m. www.cabrini.edu/FineArtsCalendar
Monday, May 4, 2015 Cabrini Classic Waynesborough Country Club www.cabrini.edu/CabriniClassic
Thursday, May 7, 2015 Graduate Education Open House Grace Hall Board Room, 6–8 p.m. www.cabrini.edu/graduate
Sunday, May 17, 2015Commencement: Flower Sale, Legacy Seating, & Reception Upper Athletic Field, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.www.cabrini.edu/Commencement
May 29 – 31, 2015 Alumni Weekend www.cabrini.edu/AlumniWeekend
All events are at Cabrini College, unless otherwise noted. Events subject to change.