Mr. Mooney
Apr24

Mr. Mooney

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
Apr24

Food fads

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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New Housing:  All the comforts of home
Sep12

New Housing: All the comforts of home

Students are excited. It’s been 47 years since the opening of a newly-constructed campus residence. Now, with West Campus Housing scheduled to open in August 2014, students can choose to live in an apartment-style residence with all the bells and whistles they may be accustomed to at home. “I am really excited. It will be great to have my own room and my own space,” commented India Conaway ’16. “You can live a little more...

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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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