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IRISH CONSUL GENERAL
VISITS DUFFY’S CUT
L to R: Earl Schandelmeier ’05, Bill Watson, Irish Immigration Center Director
Siobhan Lyons, Rev. Frank Watson, and Irish Deputy Consul Peter Ryan
A recent addition to the list of illustrious visitors to the Duffy’s
Cut Museum, located in Gabriele Library, was Peter Ryan, the
current Irish deputy consul general. Accompanying him to both the
museum and the Duffy’s Cut dig site was Siobhan Lyons, director of
the Irish Immigration Center in Upper Darby, PA.
“Mr. Ryan was here to discuss the future of the dig and the
Irish government’s involvement,” stated William Watson, Ph.D.,
professor of History at Immaculata and one of the lead members of
the Duffy’s Cut team.
Watson, along with the other team members, escorted Ryan and
Lyons through the museum’s treasure trove of artifacts found during
the excavation of the site around Duffy’s Cut from 2004–2012. The
group then toured the actual dig site, located off Sugartown Road
not far from the campus of Immaculata.
A Midnight Run was planned, organized, and sponsored
by the Student Government Association (SGA) Class of
2017 and Residence Council. This first-time event, which
hosted approximately 75 participants, was held at 11:30 p.m.
on Thursday April 24, 2014. The Midnight Run, planned
as an alternative to drinking, was advertised as a great
opportunity to exercise and take a break from studying for
final examinations. Snacks and beverages were provided and
there were prizes.
An energetic group of female freshman leaders arranged
the event, namely: Emily Beavers, Christine McIntyre, Lucia
Pasternak, Sarah Pasternak, Madisyn Speckhart, and Megan
Wheeler. The East Whiteland Volunteer Fire Company
provided the complimentary Emergency Medical Services
In addition, the Midnight Run was funded by an NCAA
CHOICES program grant. The CHOICES program provides
funding for NCAA member institutions to integrate athletics
fully into campus-wide efforts to reduce alcohol abuse.
Immaculata’s program, entitled “Mighty CHOICES for
Immaculata Mighty Macs,” is designed to incorporate athletics
into current campus-wide alcohol education programs. It
is part of the larger campus effort to demonstrate healthy
behaviors through alcohol-free programming.