Tuesday, April 9, 2013
An op-ed by Immaculata University professor Col. John Church was published Monday on Philly.com.
"Some suggest there is a fine line between motivating and bullying, demonstrating leadership and throwing a tantrum. I disagree." Those are the words of Immaculata University English professor John Church Jr., a colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. In an op-ed piece published Monday on Philly.com, Church contrasts intense military training with the behavior for which Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice was recently fired. Rice was seen on video physically assaulting players and screaming homophobic language at them. The missing element in Rice's situation, Church says, is respect: Read the full article: Clear line between leading and bullying
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Jamie Moyer will receive an honorary doctorate in humane letters when he speaks at the school's graduation ceremony May 19.
Former Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer, a Montgomery County native, will speak at the May 19 commencement ceremony of Immaculata University. The IU website describes the longtime baseball player—who is currently the oldest player in the major leagues—as a father, teacher and philanthropist. He will receive an honorary doctorate in humane letters from the school in recognition of his charity work: Moyer played for Philadelphia from 2006 to 2010. The Immaculata site goes on to list his numerous professional accomplishments, such as having "the most wins, losses, and strikeouts of any active major league pitcher." The commencement ceremony is invitation-only and not open to the public, according to the school's communications office.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Every guess was wrong, but the correct answer did involve a local Catholic school.
The response to last week's historical photo challenge was unusual in two respects. First, it drew a lot of comments—27, at last count. Second, it produced a broad consensus about the answer that turned out to be dead wrong. The lake featured in the photo, taken circa 1940, is not the body of water on the campus of Malvern Prep, as many people guessed. In fact, the lake doesn't exist anymore. The correct answer, guessed by no one, is Mary Lake, which sat on property owned by Immaculata University. The college breached a dam in the 1970s to remove the lake for liability reasons, according to Tim Caban of the East Whiteland Historical Commission. You can see some amazing photos of the lake in its heyday on Flickr, with Immaculata's signature…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Immaculata shot a video of students joining in the dance craze for its Youtube channel.
If you haven't yet heard of the Harlem Shake, here's a quick primer from knowyourmeme.com: And who better to serve as that "masked individual dancing alone" than a 6-foot Scottie dog, Immaculata University's mascot, Mac. The university added the Harlem Shake video above to its Youtube channel Tuesday. And since we're on the subject: Did you know Mac was created by the mascot impresario who created the Phillie Phanatic character? That's according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, which profiled the mascot shortly after its revival in 2008: In case you need a pronoun for the pup, Mac is gender-neutral, so go with "it."
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The festival is billed as an exploration of 'the world's last great wild places.'
Immaculata University will once again host the Banff International Film Festival, presented through Philadelphia Rock Gym. This weekend's show is a selection of the films featured at the Banff Film Festival, which took place in Canada last October. The films feature "climbing, mountain expeditions, remote cultures, and the world’s last great wild places," according to the festival website. The shows will take place Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, in the school's Alumnae Hall. Tickets are available online for $16.50 or $19 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the films begin at 7:30 p.m. Watch the festival's video trailer attached to this article The film list varies by night and is subject to change. Here is the tentative …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The symphony will play seasonal selections from Mendelssohn and Rimsky-Korsakov.
The Immaculata Symphony, under the direction of conductor Joseph Gehring will perform a Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. The concert will take place at Immaculata University's Alumnae Hall and will guest pianist Dr. William Carr. Students from Renaissance Academy Dance Department will also perform. According to the Immaculata website: Tickets cost $5 at the door, but admission is free for children under 12 and Immaculata students with ID.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Catholic university retweeted some of the happy missives.
Immaculata University sent out acceptance letters recently, and kept an eye to social media as its next crop of freshmen responded to the good news. The above tweets were all retweeted by @ImmaculataU.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Might Macs women's basketball team defeated Neumann, 60-45, in the Colonial States Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals and will advance to the CSAC semifinals.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Researchers are focused on unearthing a final set of remains buried under a tree, before they move on to other dig sites.
Editor's Note: Recent news articles have announced the Amtrak-imposed end of excavation work at Duffy's Cut, but that's not exactly the case. Patch contributor Aimee Herbert joined excavators Dec. 9 as they continued to work to unearth remains beneath a tree, before they move on to other sites. History professor William Watson and his crew of researchers are determined to bring a sense of closure to their work at Duffy's Cut, the 19th-century burial site of possibly dozens of Irish railroad workers. They are in the final stages of digging, and plan to hold memorial services for those whose deaths, 180 years later, are still a matter of much conjecture and intrigue. With many bones and artifacts already unearthed, attention is now focused …
Friday, September 23, 2011
The film will hit theaters Oct. 21, producer Tim Chambers told a Press Club crowd in Edgmont Wednesday.
The Mighty Macs—a film about the 1971 Immaculata College basketball team's unlikely championship run—has been a long time coming. As producer Tim Chambers told a crowd at Edgmont Country Club Wednesday afternoon, it was scheduled to hit theaters last year, but his friends in the NCAA and marketing industry told him to wait a bit longer. It made little sense to debut the movie 39 years after the true story, they said. Better to round up to an even 40. "One more year pushing that boulder up a hill," Chambers told about 40 people at the Press Club luncheon. Chambers also wrote and directed the film, which will open in about 1,000 theaters October 21. At the luncheon, he related some of the funny and poignant stories behind the movie, …