Monday, May 13, 2013
Cardinal Sean O'Malley speech comes one day after announcing he would boycott Boston College's commencement ceremony.
Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley urged Regis College graduates over the weekend to avoid embracing the moral relativism of the secular world, according to the Boston Globe. At the Saturday, May 11 graduation ceremony, the Globe reports that O'Malley, archbishop of the Boston Archdiocese, hit heavily in his message on the “gospel of life” and how people of faith need to beware of losing sight of right and wrong. O'Malley spoke one day after announcing he would not attend Boston College's commencement ceremony because Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny is scheduled to speak. Kenny supports a bill that would change Irish law to allow abortion if the mother's life is threatened. The bill was introduced after international outcry over the death of …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A Weston businessman is among the two new trustees at Regis College.
Weston businessman Michael Halloran is one of two members of Regis College's Board of Trustees. John Tegan Jr. of Boston was the other trustee tapped by the Members of the Corporation of Regist College. According to an announcement from the college, "Halloran is formerly the global head of technology investment banking at Deutsche Bank Alex Brown in Boston and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Parmenter Healthcare, a non-profit in Wayland. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and an AB in Economics from Princeton University. Halloran's wife, Carolyn, is a member of the Regis College class of 1993. They and their four children have lived in Weston for 14 years. "Regis has gone through major change in the last…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The grant is intended to help the Weston-based college enhance its life sciences training programs.
Regis College in Weston is the recipient of a $50,000 planning grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC). The grant is intended to assist Regis College as the college works to enhance its "life sciences training programs." "This planning grant will enable the college to develop studies that will further identify what types of life sciences resources would be most beneficial for its students," according to the MLSC press release. "MLSC funding will also allow Regis College to plan a much-needed transformation of its life sciences building into an efficient, state-of-the-art facility to prepare its students for employment in the life sciences industry. Regis President Antoinette Hays said the she was thrilled with and grateful…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Weston-based Regis College held a job fair recently to allow some of their students to meet with recruiters from top-notch companies.
Saturday, March 23
Marjorie Arons Barron submitted the article below. As greater Boston gears up for numerous commencements and thousands of graduates looking for jobs, Regis College held its Connections 2013 Jobs Fair in the College Hall Foyer on the evening of March 20 with resounding success. Ten employers and 50 students participated in the “meet and greet.” “I walked in not knowing what to expect, and left with wise advice, great contacts and confidence about my future career," said Regis senior Andrew Blanchette. Susan Kennedy, director of internships and career development at Regis, noted that “the feedback from the various vendors was stellar. The words ‘wow’ or ‘stunning’ were used more than once. One recruiter mentioned that he goes to other …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Weston-based college will hold an opening reception for its new exhibit on Saturday, March 16.
The following was supplied by Regis College. The Carney Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at Regis College will be opening a collaborative exhibition on themes related to Saint Francis of Assisi and his life on March 15, 2013. The joint poetry and painting exhibition by poet and Associate Professor of English Julia Lisella and artist Adele Travisano will continue until May 13. "'Rash Vows' explores the strong relationship between the worlds of poetry and artwork,” said Lisella. "Deeply inspired by the life and work of St. Francis of Assisi, the 13th-century founder of the men’s Franciscan Order and the women’s Order of St. Clare, Adele Travisano and I move the viewer and reader back and forth between two emotional fields." Like the early …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Regis College in Weston announced Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley will offer its May 11, 2013 commencement address and will receive an honorary degree.
Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley will offer the commencement address at Regis College in Weston during the school's May 11, 2013 graduation ceremony, the college announced on March 7. O'Malley will also receive an honorary degree from Regis, according to a press release. "After Pope Benedict XVI resigned, we held back our commencement announcement even on campus out of respect for him and the unfolding process, including Cardinal Sean’s participation in the conclave to select a new Pope,” Regis College President Antoinette Hays remarked. "But with regional universities announcing their commencement speakers today, we thought we had better announce before we have to arrange to bring the Cardinal in by Skype.” O'Malley is currently in the Vatican. …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Students in the Regis College Children’s Center (RCCC) and The Academy of Regis College received an early introduction to science.
Saturday, March 2
The text below is an edited press release submitted by Regis College. Could you tell the difference between real snow and an artificial snow made by combining water with instant snow polymer? Children from the Regis College Children’s Center (RCCC) and The Academy of Regis College, a private, full-day kindergarten, recently did just such a science experiment during a visit to a lab at the Regis science building. They learned how to explore the temperature, texture and appearance of the two materials and were given an in-class assignment to monitor the two samples over the course of a few days and compare the differences. The collaboration between the Children’s Center and Science faculty illustrates Regis’ STEM initiative. Research has …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Rob Riley comes to Weston from a stint as a regional scout for the National Hockey League, according to the Boston Globe.
Rob Riley is bringing his decades of coaching and administrative experience, as well as a championship background in hockey, to Regis College where he became the college's new athletic director in late 2012. Riley, a Needham resident, replaced former AD Marybeth Lamb who moved on to a position with Bridgewater State University, according to the Boston Globe. "This is a very exciting time for Regis, and I look forward to working closely with the administration, faculty, and staff to enhance the overall experience of every student-athlete," Riley said in a press release. "My leadership history will enable me to manage, motivate and mentor the coaching staff, and their athletes as we strive for excellence academically, athletically and within…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick announced the Weston college graduate has been nominated to the state superior court.
Gov. Deval Patrick this week announced two nominations to Commonwealth trial courts, one of which has ties to Weston. Mary K. Ames, a 1978 graduate of Regis College, has been nominated for associate justice of the Superior Court. Following her graduation from the Weston-based college, Ames continued her education at the New England School of Law, from which she graduated in 1981, according to a press release from the governor's office. Throughout the past 30 years, Ames has gained experience in both civil and criminal litigation. In 1982, she became an assistant district attorney with the Suffolk District Attorney's Office and progressed to the position of senior trial counsel and eeputy chief of the homicide division before leaving in …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Tragedy struck the local campus twice in nearly two weeks toward the end of the month.
As the Regis College student body mourned one student, it was still in the process of grieving another. On Sept. 27, Michael Kaplan, class of 2013, succumbed to injuries after he crashed his motorcycle into a telephone pole on Chestnut Street. A fellow student, Peter Leighton, class of 2015, was injured in the crash. Darner Alteon, class of 2014, died in a car crash one week prior. Alteon was returning from a poetry reading Sept. 20 when the crash occurred, according to a Regis College announcement. The campus held vigils for both students, and there has been an outpouring of support in the communities. Lacrosseplayground.com posted the Regis College announcement of Kaplan’s death last week. Kaplan played lacrosse at Regis. There is no …