James Mooney: 50 Years and Still Going Strong
Apr24

James Mooney: 50 Years and Still Going Strong

In the fall of 1965, when Sonny and Cher topped the airwaves, moviegoers flocked to watch The Sound of Music, and the Dune Chronicles captivated America, Jim Mooney arrived on the campus of Immaculata College. Fifty years later, Mooney is still going strong, teaching a full class load, and serving as chair of the English/Communication Department and as advisor to Pilgrimages, the campus literary publication. “People at Immaculata are...

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100 years of Cue & Curtain Players
Apr24

100 years of Cue & Curtain Players

Can you imagine producing dozens of plays each year—and creating original content for each one of them? That is what Sister Donatus MacNickle, IHM, did for 55 years. It all started in November of 1914 with the production of The Tribute of the Years, with the Villa Maria Players under the direction of Sister Donatus. During those early years of Villa Maria Academy, most of the productions were written by Sister Donatus, including The...

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Food Fads: Facts and Fallacies
Apr24

Food Fads: Facts and Fallacies

Perhaps you’ve seen the headlines and book titles lately. From Doctor Oz to LeBron James, everyone’s talking about the health benefits of the grain-free, high-protein paleo diet. “The theory is that since agriculture came into being, we’re no longer perfectly adapted physiologically to the way that people have been eating,” said Laura Frank, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., to summarize the premise of the diet. “We should be eating as if we were...

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Rematch at Madison Square Garden
Apr23

Rematch at Madison Square Garden

Buses started rolling up to New York City early in the morning. The IHM Sisters were ready—minus the buckets this time. Fans, including faculty, staff, students and alumni, held signs reading “We Back the Macs.” The Immaculata players had their game faces on and Mighty Macs Coach Patty Canterino was prepared for the biggest game of the season: the rematch of the 40-year-old Immaculata versus Queens College game at Madison Square...

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College of Undergraduate Studies open house, April 18
Apr01

College of Undergraduate Studies open house, April 18

Immaculata University’s College of Undergraduate Studies will host an open house on Saturday, April 18, in the rotunda of Villa Maria Hall on the University’s campus. The open house is designed for high school juniors and seniors and students interested in transferring. The event will allow prospective students to tour the campus and talk with professors, coaches, current students, and administrators from all areas of campus....

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