Monday, April 22, 2013
The dome above the rotunda at Immaculata University is visible for miles.
The dome atop Villa Maria Hall at Immaculata University is visible from miles away, overlooking a large swath of the Great Valley. The university last week allowed Malvern Patch to go up and take some photos from the deck of the dome. View the photos in the attached media gallery and see if you can recognize familiar landmarks, like Great Valley High School. The Fall 2005 issue of Immaculata Magazine provides some background on the dome and the building below (PDF):
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Mighty Macs took on Centenary in their conference opener.
Immaculata’s women’s lacrosse teams started its conference play off with a win over Centenary last week with a 17-16 victory, according to the Mighty Macs website. See the game highlights above.
Monday, June 11, 2012
The gift came from one of the school's alumni.
Immaculata University recently received a $1 million gift from one of its alumni, according to the school's website: “Immaculata University is deeply humbled by this extraordinarily generous gift,” said Sister R. Patricia Fadden, IHM, Ed.D., IU president. “We are truly thankful for the philanthropic spirit and stewardship demonstrated by our good friend who will be acknowledged at a public event in early fall.” The growth of Immaculata University over the past century has been gradual, yet consistent. The initial 198 campus acres have grown to approximately 373, and the two original dormitory-classroom structures are now part of a complex of 13 principal buildings representing a multi-million dollar investment. Read the full statement, …
Friday, February 10, 2012
The Immaculata Symphony will perform a rendition the classic Dr. Seuss book.
Dr. Seuss will get the full orchestra treatment Sunday at Immaculata University's Alumnae Hall. The Immaculata Symphony, under the baton of Joseph Gehring, will perform "Green Eggs and Ham." The role of Sam-I-am will be voiced by Zachary Powell, a sixth-grader at the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School in West Chester. According to the symphony website, the concert will begin with an interactive "name that tune" contest. During the main performance, young patrons are encouraged to read along with the singing. Bring your own copy of the book and follow along as the orchestra sets this colorful tale to music, with help from soprano Barbara Harris Kovacs and “Sam-I-am” played by Zachary Powell. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Saint Margaret School and the Narberth Theatre are organizing the screening.
Every dollar of box-office revenue from this Saturday's special movie screening at the Narberth Theatre will benefit the Narberth Community Food Bank, the result of a service project arranged by Narberth's St. Margaret School. The Mighty Macs, a big-screen depiction of athletic triumph by the Catholic institution Immaculata College (now University) in Chester County, will show on both Narberth screens at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5, and each person is asked to bring a can of food to donate, too. If every ticket sells and every person brings a can, that's at least $2,000 and 400 cans. "Hopefully we’ll fill the house; that's what we’re expecting," said Anne Becker, St. Margaret's marketing director. "I hope we don't have to turn too …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Senior Rob Siter reached 1,001 career points in Immaculata's basketball win over Philadelphia Biblical University.
Immaculata University senior Rob Siter scored his 1,000th point in the Mighty Macs' Monday night basketball win against Philadelphia Biblical University, according to the team's website. Siter scored his final layup of the night with 2:23 to play in the contest and surpassed the 1,000-point mark with 1,001 career points. Siter also finished with a team-leading eight rebounds and five steals. After a trading the lead throughout the game, Immaculata pulled ahead to win 88-71. Read more at the Mighty Macs gomightymacs.com.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Kathy Rush taught phys ed at a local school before moving to Immaculata College and leading The Mighty Macs basketball team into history.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Editor's note: The long awaited release of "The Mighty Macs" inspired Paula Kocher, a lifelong East Whiteland resident, to pen her thoughts and memories about having Cathy Rush as a seventh-grade teacher, below. The release of “The Mighty Macs” is exciting for Immaculata University and residents alike. The beautiful campus on the hill will be seen by movie audiences nationwide! With all the hoopla (pun intended), I wondered if Patch would be a great place to share memories of those exciting years. I bet there are current residents of the Malvern area that, like me, had Mrs. Rush for a gym teacher at General Wayne Junior High. Yes, Junior High—no Middle School back in 1970-71. I came across a spiral bound yearbook from seventh grade, and …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Seriously, it's really finally out now.
"The Mighty Macs" opened in about 1,000 theaters Friday. The 100-minute, G-rated tale of Immaculata University's championship basketball run will show at: UA East Whiteland Stadium 9: (1:40 pm) 4:20 pm 7:00 pm 9:30 pm UA King of Prussia Stadium 16: (12:00 pm) (2:20 pm) 4:50 pm 7:20 pm 9:50 pm Regal Downingtown 16: 12:40 pm 3:10 pm 6:45 pm 9:15 pm Clearview's Anthony Wayne: 4:30 pm 7:30 pm 10:00 pm (Times are for Friday, Oct. 21.)
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Last week, historians unearthed what they believe are pieces of yet another skeleton at the Malvern burial site.
The story of Duffy's Cut began with Phillip Duffy, a contractor who hired 57 Irish immigrants to work for him. When they arrived in June of 1832, the Irish men traveled to Malvern and set up camp in the middle of the woods, expecting to build a railroad. But what they got instead, according to historians, was disease and a violent end that they never could have imagined. Doctor William Watson, history chair at Immaculata University, his brother Rev. Dr. Frank Watson and volunteers have worked to exhume the graves of the men that were murdered there almost 200 years ago. The Watson brothers first took an interest in the story in 2002 when they received a Pennsylvania railroad file from their grandfather. Their grandfather told them that he…