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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Mac Around the World
Sep12

Mac Around the World

Mac, Immaculata’s mascot, has appeared around the world in recent months. Enjoy the photos below and see where Mac has been! Mac’s appearance on Immaculata’s campus in September 2007 was a welcome sight to our students. A black Scotty dog with a tartan plaid tam and a kilt, long known to our students as “Mackie,” had not made an appearance in several years. With the help of several people, including our president, Sister Patricia...

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The Mighty Macs:  Toast of the Town
Sep12

The Mighty Macs: Toast of the Town

Induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts Since the release of The Mighty Macs movie in 2011, Immaculata’s three championship teams continue to be showered with honors.  And they are well deserved. At a joyful celebration in Springfield, MA, the famous Mighty Macs were again the toast of the town.  Continuing to receive accolades far and wide, the Mighty Macs’ three championship teams...

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