Panoply of Programs on Tap for Family Weekend Oct. 26-28

Fr. Boroughs to deliver State of the College address on Oct. 27

October 22nd, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos


Image by Michael Malyszko

The hundreds of families who are expected to take part in Family Weekend will have no shortage of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities to choose from during their Oct. 26-28 visit to Holy Cross.

A full schedule and registration form is available on the Family Weekend website.

Below are some highlights.

Oct. 26

  • The College Choir will perform songs of Holy Cross, including “Alma Mater,” “Hoiah Holy Cross,” “Chu! Chu! Ra! Ra!,” “Mamie Reilly,” among others, with the audience joining in the singing, during the College Choir Family Weekend Concert in St. Joseph Chapel at 8 p.m.
  • Families can take part in blackjack, craps, roulette, a money wheel or a Texas Hold’em poker tournament in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom during Casino Night starting at 9 p.m.

Oct. 27

  • Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president, will give a State of the College Address at 9 a.m. in Jenks Suites B & C on the fourth floor of the Hogan Campus Center. The event will feature a panel discussion with his top administrators including Timothy Austin, vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the College; Tracy Barlok, vice president for Development and Alumni Relations; Rev. Paul F. Harman, S.J., vice president for mission; Dorothy Hauver, director of finance and assistant treasurer; Jacqueline Peterson, vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students; and Frank Vellaccio, senior vice president. The floor will be opened for a Q-and-A session.
  • Hear Holy Cross’ own a cappella groups — Delilahs, Fools on the Hill, Off the Record, Sound of St. James and Sons of Pitches — in Seelos Theater. The Evening of A Cappella Music is so popular it’s being offered twice, at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Get a taste of the vocal groups before you see them live.

Oct. 28

  • From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eco-Action, Holy Cross’ student environmental awareness organization, will hold their second annual Family Weekend Farmer’s Market, featuring fruits and vegetables, and crafts made by Worcester locals and Holy Cross students.
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