"Open Visions Forum" premieres at Fairfield University Guggenheim Museums director is next at Fairfield University's Open VISIONS "Ferdinand the Bull" comes to Fairfield University's Quick Center Author Stephen Dubner to speak at Fairfield University "Shall We Dance: A Century of African-Americans in Dance" on view at Fairfield University's Walsh Gallery Fairfield University School of Continuing Education gives an inside look into the world of art Health & Wellness Center at Bassick announces winter programs for Bridgeport residents First Walter G. Ryba, Jr. Scholarship awarded at Fairfield University Fairfield University announces new M.A in Communication Media Advisory: Morgan Monceaux Fairfield University awards degrees to 1,233 graduates at 2008 commencement ceremony
The School of Continuing Education at Fairfield University has announced the premiere season of its "Open Visions Forum." A provocative and inspiring lecture series, "Open Visions" features today's trendsetters in the worlds of art, film, literature, media and politics. Metropolitan Museum of Art Director Philippe de Montebello kicks off the lively program on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m., at the Quick Center on the campus of Fairfield University, with a sneak look "Behind the Scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art."
Other speakers to look forward to this season include Holocaust survivor and "Schinderlerjuden" Zev Kedem. Saved from the Nazi horror by industrialist Oscar Schindler, Kedem served as a consultant on Stephen Spielberg's Academy Award-winning "Schindler's List," appearing briefly in the film. He will speak about his experiences in "Schindler's List: A Survivor Celebrates Life," on Monday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m.
Magazine editor Grace Mirabella, "Rules of Civility" author Richard Brookhiser, filmmaker Perry Miller Adato, best-selling writer Carol Saline, curators Michael Gitlitz and Melyora Kramer, and gourmet David Rosengarten are just a few of the other exciting names on the Fall schedule.
Dr. Philip I. Eliasoph, director of the Art History program at Fairfield University, organized the series. Dr. Eliasoph served as Director of the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts for seven years, dealing with rare antiquities and masterworks from around the world, before stepping down in June 1997 to spearhead "Open Visions."
"Open Visions' celebrates the life of the mind," said Dr. Eliasoph. "It is designed to enlighten and challenge the thinking public with speakers that are relevant and engaging. I am very proud of our inaugural program. It represents the heartbeat of a nation. These may be today's newsmakers but they are tomorrow's legends, weaving the patterns of history in strange and wonderful ways."
Dr. Eliasoph is especially enthusiastic about Philippe de Montebello, Director of the Metropolitan Museum. "The Metropolitan Museum is approached in size only by the Louvre in Paris," said Eliasoph. "It symbolizes not only the artistic journeying of the human race, but its hopes, dreams and aspirations. But beneath its stately facade there are other stories, some humorous others filled with intrigue and suspense.
Through this maze, Philippe de Montebello has proven a true Renaissance man, leading the Metropolitan boldly into the 21st century."
Philippe de Montebello has served the Metropolitan Museum of Arts for two decades as its eighth director. Guiding principles of Montebello's tenure have been the new Beaux Art Style galleries and newly designed Tiepolo gallery, and galleries for Indian and Southeast Asian art and an active acquisitions policy.
"As we approach the Millenium we are being greeted by a clarion call to reinvent ourselves. Today I sense an increased preoccupation with what museums do, as opposed to what they are, which isn't the same," said Montebello at the CAA's recent Annual Conference in New York, responding to a suggestion that web tours could replace actual museum visits. "Important questions include: Are we going to exploit the new technologies or be led by them. Many museums have web sites providing information about exhibitions, educational programs and membership. How easily the medium can get confused with the message is borne out by the fervor which people exclaim, 'Now you can visit museums on the web. Sorry, but surfing the web is not a substitute for seeing a real work of art."
Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan accomodates close to five million visitors each year. To these people Montebello is not just the director but also the familiar voice of the Metropolitan, guiding visitors through special exhibitions and installations with the narration on the audio tours.
In addition, Mr. de Montebello stis on the Board of Trustees of New York University's Institute of Fine Arts and is a member of the Columbia University Advisory Council of the Department of Art and Archeology, For his work he has been awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur; the Order de Isabel la Catolica, the Spanish Institute Gold Medela, Gold Medal Ward; Knight Commander and the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great, among others.
Tickets to the lecture are $10. For more information or a complete "Open Visions" brochure call (203) 254-4010.
Posted on August 1, 1997
Thomas Krens, director of the Guggenheim Museums Worldwide, will present an illustrated slide lecture at Fairfield University's Open VISIONS Forum on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at 3 p.m., in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Krens will discuss "The Art Museum in the 21st Century." This talk will launch the "Insiders' Insight to the Art World" Spring semester series sponsored by the School of Continuing Education.
As Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Krens oversees five Guggenheim museums worldwide: two in New York City, the others in Venice, Berlin and Bilbao. He has dramatically increased the visibility of the Guggenheim and upped attendance from 450,000 visitors in 1990 to almost three million worldwide last year.
A museum as a brand name? An art show devoted to motorcycles? These are just some of the groundbreaking ideas of Thomas Krens, the man who Forbes magazine says is "rewriting the rules of how museums are run." Krens has invented unique ways of funding and supporting his projects, from joint ventures with corporations and national governments, to conceiving accessible shows and merchandising products associated with major exhibits.
The acclaimed "Art of the Motorcycle" show at New York's Guggenheim was the most popular exhibit in its 61-year history and equally sensational when presented at the Guggenheim Bilbao with such icons as Dennis Hopper taking part in the opening. His "China: 500 Years" exhibition was unprecedented for its display of antiquities of such quality and elegance that it may have been the greatest display of Chinese art ever assembled. It has been said that his lectures, too, are works of art.
From his restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim Museum of New York and his celebrated exhibitions of classical 20th-century artists such as Picasso, Beckmann and Rauschenberg, to his precedent-setting innovations in cultural management, Krens has generated controversy for himself and dollars for the institution. As Newsweek magazine has written, his "aggressive, global approach may be what high culture needs to survive in our world."
For those interested in an expanded series of art world leading seminars hosted by leading experts, contact the school of Continuing Education at (203) 254-4220.
Tickets to the Krens' lecture are $15, with discounts available for seniors, students and groups. This lecture is sponsored by the university's School of Continuing Education and presented by the Art History program of the Department of Visual and Performing Artsthough the generous support of the Mary Louise Larabee Fund.
For tickets or more information call the box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.
Posted on December 15, 2001
Vol. 34, No. 111
"Ferdinand the Bull," a lively musical based on the picture book The Story of Ferdinand, will be playing at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 1 & 3 p.m. Appropriate for children in grades K-4, the show, staged by Theatreworks/USA, will be repeated on Monday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., as part of the Quick Center's outreach Artsbound program, Schoolday Series. A study guide is available for teachers.
Complete with bilingual lyrics and dialogue, "Ferdinand the Bull" stars the gentle toro who enjoys nothing more than smelling todas las flores (all the flowers). However, he wants to fit in with the other bulls and joins them when the "Bull Collector" arrives for his annual talent search for the bullfighting ring to prove that he too can be the "greatest bull in all Espana." When Ferdiand is chosen, he ends up winning the Matador's friendship and the admiration of the crowd.
Theatreworks/USA, founded in 1961, is America's foremost professional theater for young audiences. Its goal is to create imaginative and sophisticated shows that are educational, entertaining and thought-provoking. In 1996, the company was recognized by New York's theater community with the prestigious Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards for "35 years of providing quality entertainment to children."
Tickets for Sunday's production are $10, $8 for children; $5 for Monday's performance. Discounts are available for groups and birthday parties. The Outreach Program is funded in part by the Schools in Partnership with Unilever H & PC and the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield. For information or tickets, call the box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. You may also visit our web site at www.quickcenter.com.
Posted on December 18, 2001
Vol. 34, No. 126
Stephen Dubner, author of the national best-seller Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son's Return to his Jewish Family, will speak at Fairfield University on Monday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dolan School of Business.
Based on a cover story he wrote for The New York Times Magazine, the book has received national media coverage - from ABC News/Nightline to USA Today - and has been named a Notable Book by the New York Times. The original article described the conversion of Dubner's family from Judaism to Catholicism, his subsequent exploration of their religious roots, and his own embrace of Judaism.
Prior to joining the staff of the Times in 1994, where he remained until 1999, Mr. Dubner was a writer and editor at New York magazine, covering crime, politics, the arts and New York City's urban oddities. He has frequently appeared on television and radio news programs across the country.
Mr. Dubner received an M.F.A. in writing from Columbia University, where he also taught in the English Department. During his undergraduate years at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, he started a rock band, which was signed to Arista Records. In 1988, he stopped playing music to begin a writing career. Raised in upstate New York, the last of eight children, he now lives in New York City with his wife and is currently at work on his second book.
Sponsored by Fairfield University's Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies, the lecture is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, reservations are suggested. For information or to reserve a seat, call Judaic Studies at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066.
Posted on December 20, 2001
Vol. 34, No. 124
"Shall We Dance: A Century of African-Americans in Dance," an exhibit which presents the works of Morgan Monceaux from the "Black Dance Series, 1993," and focuses on the contributions of African-American dance from its roots in Africa to the contemporary stage, will be on view in Fairfield University's Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts from Jan. 28 to March 3, 2002. The exhibit opens with a reception on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., and includes three films on contemporary African-American dance that are available for daily viewing.
The display traces African-American dance and dancers from the plantation, minstrelsy and music halls, to the concert stages of today. Memorable portraits are given of Master Juba, Bill Robinson, Pearl Primus, Alvin Ailey and many others.
The art of Morgan Monceaux adds depth to the recent interest in the influence of African-Americans on American music and dance. In 1993 Monceaux constructed a series of 51 mixed-media works: paintings, drawings, collages and assemblages, each measuring 40 x 60 inches. The series captures the evolution of African-American dancers in America beginning in 1948 and seeks to use art to dispel the myth that only a handful of blacks danced professionally prior to the Civil Rights Era.
Monceaux's pastel drawings are created first, followed by additions of paint, commercial markers, collage, fabric, plastic, etc. Over the years friends have given the artist objects to incorporate in his work. A common practice is to scatter those objects on tables and the floor as he works. One of his creations portrays Pearl Primus in full leap, with African head wrap, adorned with cowry shells, Popsicle sticks, brocade, glitter and jewelry. The text, scribbled in black magic markers, generally comes last.
"Shall we Dance" is not only intended for lovers of dance but for all those interested in the cultural contributions of African-Americans to America. The main thrust of the exhibit focuses on concert dancers from 1930 to today, for it is in this area that the African-American dancer has met with the greatest prejudice and resistance, but it is also where these dancers have become artists of the first magnitude.
The complete series is on display in the Walsh Gallery at Fairfield University, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Three films will be available for daily viewing in the gallery: "The Choreography of Alvin Ailey;" "the Choreography of Garth Fagan;" and "A Great Day for Harlem," a jazz film. Admission is free. For more information call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2969.
Posted on December 20, 2001
Vol. 34, No. 112
A new enrichment series, "Insider's Insights to the Art World," will present the expertise and opinions of five respected leaders in the visual arts. "Recognizing how the New York "art world" might appear as an intimidating challenge to even the best-informed individuals, we are going to demystify the inner workings of auctioning fine art," says Christopher Eykyn, senior vice president of Christie's New York and one of the presenters.
Mr. Eykyn directs the department of Impressionist, Modern and Post-War Art and will be speaking on Monday, March 18 at 11 a.m. "I look forward to meeting the class participants from Fairfield University and will enjoy seeing many of them at future important auction events," he commented.
Helen Klisser During, gallery director for the Silvermine Guild Arts Center, is the moderator for the daytime series which opens with Thomas Krens, director of Guggenheim Museums, worldwide. Mr. Krens will speak on "The World as Art Museum," on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m., as part of the Open VISIONS Forum.
The other presenters are Knight Landesman, executive publisher of ARTFORUM Magazine who speaks on Monday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m., and Paul Morris of the Paul Morris Gallery in Chelsea who will present on Monday, March 25 at 11 a.m. Mr. Morris is a pioneer gallery owner who serves in organizing "Armory Downtown," a major benefit show. Elizabeth Rosenberg Clark rounds out the group with a talk on "Legal Issues of Confiscated Artworks for World War II: Nazi Looting to Interpol Investigations."
Helen Klisser During ends the series on Friday, April 19, with "Chelsea: What's New and What's Next," a full-day program that takes a close look at the cutting edge of New York's contemporary art scene.
The academic liaison for this new offering is Dr. Philip Eliasoph, well-known professor of art history at Fairfield University. The cost for the series is $290. To register or for more information, please call (203) 254-4220 or toll-free at 888-254-1566.
Posted on January 15, 2002
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The Health & Wellness Center at Bassick High School will hold an Open House and Registration for winter programs on Monday, Jan. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Several new programs are being added and instructors will be available to answer questions. The programs are free for residents of Bridgeport.
Among the new offerings are: Your Child and Asthma, a program especially for parents of children with asthma; CPR and first aid classes; self-defense for women; babysitting and child care; weight management; and a program to help women stop smoking.
Other programs that will continue from the fall include: fitness, personal health, stress management and nutrition. In addition, the Center offers weekly blood pressure and cholesterol measurement. Special programs for young people include The Healthy Kids Club for children in kindergarten through 6th grade, and Kids Karate.
Child supervision is available for many programs, and transportation may be provided if needed. For more information, directions or to get a complete schedule, please call 335-2253.
Programs at the Health & Wellness Center are provided through the Fairfield University School of Nursing Health Promotion Center. Funding for the programs is provided by the 21st Century Lighthouse Grant.
Posted on January 15, 2002
Vol. 34, No. 131
Geraldine Ryba, left, of Ridgefield, Conn., recently met with the first Fairfield University student to be awarded a scholarship in her husband's memory, Carlos Uria of Davidsonville, Md. The scholarship honors the memory of the late Dr. Walter G. Ryba, Jr., who served as dean of the Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield and benefits a multicultural student who has shown significant leadership in academics, student activities and athletics in high school. A graduate of Bullis High School in Potomac, Md., Carlos is a freshman majoring in international studies and was named to the MAAC All-Rookie Soccer Team.
Posted on January 15, 2002
Vol. 34, No. 129
Fairfield University is announcing a new Master of Arts degree program in Communication (pending State of Connecticut Board of Higher Education approval.) The new communication graduate program will join the roster of Fairfield's 34 other graduate programs. Applications for admission are now being accepted for classes that will begin in January, 2009. The M.A. in Communication will be offered through the Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences and will be directed by James Shanahan, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication.
"Communication increasingly pervades all aspects of modern life. Our program will seek to create understanding of the possibilities for better communication across various personal, social, organizational and cultural contexts," Dr. Shanahan said. "Our students will be prepared to act as leaders, seeking communication solutions to social problems and creating opportunities for developing human potential through communication." Dr. Shanahan, who taught at Cornell University before joining the Fairfield faculty last year, has conducted research on the social impact of the mass media and public opinion, with special areas of focus on communication in relation to science and the environment.
Surveys from professionals in all fields consistently rank communication skills as the most important factor in hiring and promotion decisions. Today, the study of communication can enhance the leadership skills and organizational abilities for those in any profession, in addition to preparing students for doctoral study in a field with a very healthy academic job market. An M.A. degree in Communication can lead to advancement in careers in many areas of business and industry, in the healthcare sector, at all levels of education, in the media and communication industries, within the non-profit sector, and in public life.
The study of communication has been a component of Jesuit education since its beginning, in which rhetoric was an important part of the curriculum. The new Master of Arts program continues and expands upon that tradition, emphasizing theory, research and application and the ways in which ethical communication values and practices can help guide individuals, groups, organizations and society toward more effective communication.
Each student will work individually with a faculty advisor to tailor a curriculum that supports personal, professional, and academic goals. The program consists of 36 credits: 9 credits in foundational courses; 21 elective credits; and a thesis or capstone project, totaling at least 6 credits. Courses are planned to accommodate the demanding schedules of most graduate students.
In 2005, an M.A. in Organizational Communication for corporate employees was developed by the Communication Department in collaboration with University College at Fairfield University. This program brings graduate classes in communication to students at or near their offices at Cartus (formerly Cendant Mobility), Sikorsky Aircraft, and Prudential.
For more detailed program and admission information, prospective students should go to www.fairfield.edu/gradcomm or call (203) 254-4184 or toll-free (888)488-6840.
Posted on May 21, 2008
Vol. 40, No. 266
Artist Morgan Monceaux will give a lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 28, during the opening reception of his exhibit "Shall We Dance: A Century of African-Americans in Dance" which will be on view in Fairfield University's Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts from Jan. 28 to March 3, 2002. The exhibit focuses on the contributions of African-American dance from its roots in Africa to the contemporary stage. Viewing hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Three films will also be available for daily viewing in the gallery: "The Choreography of Alvin Ailey"; "The Choreography of Garth Fagan"; and "A Great Day for Harlem," a jazz film. Admission is free. For more information call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2969.
Posted on January 25, 2002
Vol. 34, No. 134
Fairfield University President Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., told the more than 1,200 graduates at Fairfield University's 58th commencement exercises today, "The very best advice we can give you in these times of uncertainty, and the very best thing you can do, is to abide in a loving and trustful anticipation of what is to be."
Under sunny skies from the commencement stage on Bellarmine Hall Lawn, he reminded undergraduates and graduate students of the "strong and steady current in Jesuit education" of personal moral responsibility. "It is far from inevitable that our confusing and uncertain world will be a better place, but it will be if you accept your responsibility to make it so and act on that responsibility."
It was a full circle moment for Fr. von Arx, as well as for the Class of 2008. He was named the eighth President of Fairfield University in July, 2004, just before the 2008 graduates began their freshman year. He wanted to speak to 'my graduating class' at their commencement and share in their accomplishments, because they have been so welcoming and helpful to him during his years at Fairfield.
He expressed his hope that graduates' lives will be infused with faith, hope and love - and not just romantic love. "I also mean love of neighbor and love of God and, most relevant to our task here as educators and yours as learners, the love of something that you will do with your lives: your passion, your vocation."
Fr. von Arx emphasized that love works on its own timetable, suggesting, "you can be watchful and expectant, and hopefully we have given you an ability to read the signs of the times and ways to know yourselves, so that as the object of your love presents itself, or himself, or herself, you will know and be able to respond."
The past four years have seen great gains in the University's efforts to become a more diverse community, which is a major goal of its strategic plan and a goal Fr. von Arx has championed.
He has striven to establish a campus-wide strategy to help students integrate their living and learning experiences. His concern for student life stems in part from having lived in undergraduate residence halls throughout his years at Georgetown and Fordham.
Fr. von Arx noted, "The complexion of the institution has changed dramatically, and you leave Fairfield a much more diverse institution than you found it. We have made a commitment to a more integrated vision of education, and as young alumni, you will see Fairfield recognized as a leader in the integration of life and learning."
Stacey M. Molski, an Art History major and theater minor from Middletown, N.J., delivered the valedictory address, urging graduates to find their passion in life and to not postpone pursuing their dreams. "Your Jesuit education has enabled you to develop personally so that you now have the power to do what you wish with what you have been given. Do not allow yourself to wait for that day in the future to create your happiness."
The University awarded 1,233 degrees to the Class of 2008, including 890 bachelor's degrees, 321 master's degrees, 19 certificates of advanced study and 3 associate's degrees.
Laura E. Hastings, a mathematics major and computer science minor from East Bridgewater, Mass., received the Bellarmine Medal, which is given to the student with the highest four-year academic average.
The Saint Ignatius Loyola Medal for outstanding university service, the highest Alumni Association award presented to a senior, was awarded to Timothy G. Dee, a mathematics major and business minor from Pembroke, Mass.
The University also conferred honorary Doctor of Laws degrees on several individuals who have devoted their lives to service and learning:
Fairfield University Assistant Professor Sister M. Julianna Poole, S.S.N.D., Ed.D., of Fairfield, is now retiring after a 60-year career in education that has centered around increasing cultural appreciation and bilingualism. She has been a tremendous proponent of bilingual education during her 20-year career in Fairfield University's Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions at Fairfield University.
She was most recently chair of the Foreign Language & Bilingual/Multicultural programs. As a supervisor of student teachers she saw the need to provide Initial Educator Certification in TESOL and Bilingual Education and in 1994 Fairfield University was accredited in these areas. Sister Poole also wrote training grants for bilingual and ESL teachers, resulting in Project BET, Project BELL, and Project TELL (from 1995 to 2006) which provided training of candidates from the Priority Districts of Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Stamford along with teachers from surrounding districts. Earlier in her career, she served as Vice Principal at South Catholic High School in Hartford and Principal of St. Francis School in New Haven
Francis T. Vincent, Jr., of Williamstown, Mass., and Vero Beach, Fla., is a former Major League Baseball Commissioner and former President and CEO of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. He served on the Fairfield University Board of Trustees from 1991 to 2002. An advocate for need-based scholarships, he created the Alice Lynch Vincent Scholarship Fund at Fairfield in memory of his mother in December 1996. His career achievements are considerable. In 1982, following the acquisition of Columbia by The Coca-Cola Company, he was promoted to Executive Vice president of The Coca-Cola Company, responsible for all its entertainment activities. Mr. Vincent served as the eighth Commissioner of Major League Baseball from September 13, 1989 to September 7, 1992. Mr. Vincent is a member of the Board of Directors of Time Warner, Inc. and is an Advisor to GGCP, Inc. He has been honored by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum for his assistance to Negro League Alumni.
David Amram, of Putnam Valley, N.Y., is an American composer, musician, and writer whose eclectic use of jazz, ethnic and folk music led him to work with the likes of Thelonious Monk, Willie Nelson, Charles Mingus, Leonard Bernstein, and Jack Kerouac throughout the course of his career. He received an honorary doctor of humane letters. Mr. Amram is working with author Frank McCourt on a new setting of the Mass, "Missa Manhattan." One of his latest pieces, "Giants of the Night" is a flute concerto dedicated to the memory Charlie Parker, Jack Kerouac and Dizzy Gillespie, three American artists Amram knew and worked with.
Last September, Symphony Silicone Valley opened its sixth season at the California Theater in San Jose, Calif., with Amram's "Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie," a work commission by the Guthrie family several years prior to its premiere. His composing career includes more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, and many scores written for Broadway theater and film.
Rev. John Halligan, S.J., is founder of the Working Boys Center in Quito, Ecuador, which began as a space in the attic of a Jesuit High School and grew into a life-changing facility for thousands of families. The Center's first decade saw it evolve from a place offering low-income adolescents lunch to an instructional school in carpentry and metal crafts, providing medical and dental care.
In 1974, Fr. Halligan was able to move the program into a new center and introduced one major change in the rules: Any boy wanting to enroll in the center had to enroll his whole family as well. Out of this has grown "A Family of Families" program in which everybody, parents included, are expected to complete grammar school classes and then go on to one of several trade schools: metal and auto mechanics, carpentry, toy making, baking, sewing, and beauty care. Father Halligan says the program's success "is synonymous with personal development, family cohesion and elimination of poverty through decent jobs." Volunteer recruitment is by word of mouth, mostly at Jesuit colleges and universities, including Fairfield University, Le Moyne in Syracuse, and Marquette in Milwaukee.
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Posted on May 18, 2008
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