Commencement and Mother’s Day

This year, Mother’s Day falls on the Sunday right after graduation. I asked a few graduating seniors to tell me about their moms and what they wanted their moms to know on this Commencement and Mother’s Day.

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Bridging the Gap: Science and the Theology of the Body

On registration day, Theology of the Body fills up in minutes. It is one of the most popular classes on campus and the brainchild of Professor of Philosophy and Religion Nathan Schlueter.

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Compter sur soi-même: How I learned to travel solo without feeling alone

During my semester studying abroad in Tours, I traveled mostly by myself, hopping into the backseats of Blablacars. Each new driver meant new conversation, French practice, and tips for when I arrived at my destinations.

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Stay Mighty Awesome

At the end of every Greek or Latin quiz, classics professor Joseph Garnjobst encourages his students—his “mighty warriors” and “stout, noble Romans”—to check the awesome box. The last words on the quiz: “Stay mighty. Stay awesome. Stay mighty awesome.”

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Learning from Upperclassmen

Following a campus lecture on esotericism last year, freshman Morgan Brownfield entered into a small-group discussion that involved her roommate, an upperclassman, and a professor. What she learned was that she had no idea what they were talking about. Fortunately, junior Chris McCaffrey turned to her and explained the foreign concepts so that she could participate in the conversation.

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Completing the Puzzle

Professor of chemistry Dr. Lee Baron loves puzzles. “I’ve always liked to problem-solve. I just found chemistry the area where I was able to problem-solve most effectively.”

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Where We Start

Catherine Coffey’s singing career began with a ukulele. At the age of seventeen, she landed a professional acting job, received her first paycheck, and purchased a ukulele.

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