As Le Moyne College prepares to celebrate its 65th undergraduate commencement ceremony this Sunday, May 17th, the McDevitt Center would like to congratulate the class of 2015 which includes these McDevitt Fellows, Scholars, Interns, and Researchers:
- Connor Biolsi, McDevitt Scholar in Information Systems
- Afsah Chohan, McDevitt Fellow
- Patrick Curtin, McDevitt Scholar in Information Systems
- Dara DeGenarro, McDevitt Scholar in Information Systems and McDevitt Intern
- Crystal Fontana, McDevitt Scholar in Information Systems
- Taylor Glausen, McDevitt Fellow and McDevitt Summer Research
- Thomas Hilgenberg, McDevitt Intern
- Acheampong Johnson, McDevitt Intern
- Christopher Klee, McDevitt Scholar in Ecology
- Alexsis Long-Ekoim, McDevitt Intern
- Samantha Maggio, McDevitt Summer Research
- Robert McCall, McDevitt Intern with the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values
- Akash Mitra, McDevitt Intern
- Manuel Nyagisere, McDevitt Fellow and McDevitt Scholar in Information Systems
- Allen Prusinowski, McDevitt Fellow
- Maria Ramirez, McDevitt Intern
- Ryan Romich, McDevitt Scholar in Information Systems and McDevitt Intern
- Sarah Ruby, McDevitt Summer Research
- Michaella Steinruck, McDevitt Scholar in Information Systems
- Stephen Weiter, McDevitt Scholar in Information Systems
Congratulations! Go forth and set the world on fire.
On April 27th and April 29th, the Le Moyne College Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Travis Newton (Assistant Professor and Director of Music & Arts Administration) will present “An Orchestral Odyssey,” which will feature music from various space-inspired films and works, including “The Planets,” “Star Wars,” and “ET: The Extra Terrestrial.” The music will be synchronized with big-screen projections of high-resolution images provided by NASA. The Rev. George Coyne, S.J. (Endowed McDevitt Chair in Physics) will provide scientific context and perspective during the concert.
The April 27th performance will be held at the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts on the Le Moyne College campus from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for senior citizens, and $5 for students and members of the Le Moyne community. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (315) 445-4200.
A second performance will be held on April 29th at H.W. Smith School (1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse). Admission is free but donations will be accepted to benefit the H.W. Smith Music Department. For more information call (315) 445-4200.
This event is sponsored by the Le Moyne College Music Program with support from the McDevitt Center.
Nearly 50 Le Moyne students, led by Dr. Larry Tanner, Associate McDevitt Chair in Biology, and Dr. Don McCrimmon, McDevitt Research Associate, were part of an estimated crowd of 400,000 taking part in the People’s Climate March on Sept. 21 in New York City. Among the marchers were thousands of people representing numerous faith groups who were joined in the belief that all are stewards of God’s creation who, according to Imam Zaid Shakir, are “called together to stand for peace…to stand for the earth…to stand for the revival of this planet as one humanity.”
The NYC March was part of a worldwide effort to pressure political leaders to take action on global warming and came just three days before 120 heads of state and other government officials convened at the United Nations in New York to discuss ways to tackle the growing threat of carbon pollution.
In an effort to continue advancing the goals of the March, Le Moyne College will begin a campus wide dialogue around the issues of climate change and its impact. According to Christopher Klee ’15, McDevitt Scholar in Ecology, a video containing footage from the March will be presented at the Feast of St. Francis on October 21st. The focus of this year’s Feast, Klee said, will be centered on climate change and what Le Moyne can do as a campus to help with the growing problem. The focus will be on starting small but starting now.
Le Moyne College appears poised to make history by appointing Linda LeMura, Ph.D. as the first laywoman to head a U.S. Jesuit college or university. LeMura is a native of Syracuse, New York. She graduated from a Syracuse Catholic High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and education from Niagara University, and a master’s degree and doctorate in applied physiology from Syracuse University. LeMura has served as Le Moyne’s Provost since 2007. According to Rev. Michael Sheeran, President of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, “LeMura is an excellent administrator who knows that school well and she is very knowledgeable about and committed to the Jesuit system and the Jesuit spiritual tradition.”
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