Immaculata Magazine Summer 2014 - page 10

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photo submissions and tallied the final results. With 15%
total class participation, sophomores from the Class of 2016
won the competition and subsequently added $1,000 to their
class budget. In addition, one student from each class who
submitted a photo was randomly selected to receive an
iPad mini.
As a culmination of the 20 Days at IU, all photos
submitted by class members were placed in two time
capsules that were then buried within the walls near
apartments 101 and 103 in the newly constructed West
Campus Housing. The capsules will be unveiled in the
year 2064—the 50th anniversary of the building of the
West Campus Housing complex.
The first capsule includes photos from the classes of 2014
and 2015; the book
Immaculata University: Grace & Glory on
the Noble Hill
Time Magazine
with Pope Francis as Person
of the Year; a flash drive containing the University Volumes
(information regarding campus policies and procedures);
and an IU silly band. Capsule two contains submitted
photos from the classes of 2016 and 2017; an undergraduate
admissions information folder; a DVD of
The Mighty Macs
movie; a copy of
The Immaculatan
newspaper; a University
Housing tumbler; and an IU silly band.
Each capsule location is marked by a plaque inscribed
with the date the capsules are to be opened.
During the month of April, all students were encouraged to show their school spirit by
competing in “20 Days at IU” and submitting photographs of campus life. Weekly student
appreciation events were held throughout the month to create excitement and foster support
for the project. Staff members in Student Development and Engagement kept track of the
Time Capsule Encasement Ceremony, June 17, 2014
The Athletics Department persevered after a
cancellation due to snow, rescheduling a service trip for
student-athletes to the Blessed Sarnelli Community (BSC)
in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. The service
opportunity began with prayer and a brief history of BSC.
The student-athletes sorted clothing, toiletries, and
food donations. In addition, they assisted with ongoing
renovations by hanging drywall, installing insulation, and
removing debris. The Immaculata students served side-by-
side with students from West Chester University.
The Blessed Sarnelli Community is dedicated to
providing for the needs of people who are poor and
abandoned with an emphasis on empowering young adults
to share in this commitment through prayer, hospitality,
and service. The BSC is the evolution of a ministry founded
by the Redemptorists of the Baltimore Province. One of
the IHM co-founders was a Redemptorist. The student-
athletes’ service excursion to the BSC manifested a living connection from the Redemptorist
mission, to the IHM Sisters’ spirit, and to Immaculata’s mission of integrating students into a
community of service.
The service experience can be summed up in the words of the mural on the back wall of the
BSC building: “Come to me all you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest.” It is a
welcoming invitation... so characteristic of God’s love.
Mural on Blessed Sarnelli Community building
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