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In the fall of 2018, the college established a rowing club for its students.  After kicking off with a trip on Lake Sunapee, regular training began in January 2019, on indoor rowing machines (ergometers), under the direction of trainer Brenda Balenger.  In the spring, the club will start to compete on the water. The rowing club is part...
Though students spend most of their time devoted to the reading and discussion of the classics of the western intellectual tradition, they also prepare for their vocations in postgraduate life in more overtly practical ways as well.  This takes place primarily through the internships, workshops, and guest speakers that constitute the “Career Pathways” program. In...
“We must be familiar with our own mythology, not only to understand our ancestors, but also to understand ourselves. Of course, for a contemporary person not familiar with mythology, just being told to read myths will not necessarily convince them of why it is important. They must encounter their living power through experience; they must...
In November 2018, the composer Paul Jernberg invited the Collegiate Choir to sing as part of the filming of his setting of a “Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit” on February 1. Mr. Jernberg is a nationally-recognized, contemporary composer of sacred music who composes settings of the Mass deeply inspired by traditional Gregorian and Byzantine...
On Tuesday, February 12, the college hosted a workshop on job interviews as part of its Career Pathways Program.  Debbie Harne, Career Pathways Coordinator, gave students advice and answered their questions about job interviews, drawing on her own experience as a recruiter for a management consulting firm. Students learned about common interview questions, interview etiquette,...
On Friday, February 8, the college hosted Fr. Brian Dunkle, S.J., as part of its Friday Night Lecture series. Fr. Dunkle, who is the Assistant Professor of Historical Theology in the School of Ministry and Theology at Boston College, lectured on “The Eyes of Faith in Early Christian Literature.”  Drawing on the writings of the Church Fathers,...
On Saturday, February 9, the college had its first Iconography class of the semester.  Students in Iconography learn the skills necessary to create beautiful icons, as well as the spiritual component of icon-painting.  By the end of the semester, they each will have completed an icon. “Iconography is a very prayerful and meditative process. One of the...
Saint Mother Theresa remarked that “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” On February 9, 2019, members of the collegiate choir recalled this quotation when they traveled two and a half hours to sing for the Little Sisters of the Poor’s annual Rock-a-thon (rocking chair-a-thon). ...
Abigail Adams is said to have written the following: “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.”  Traveling to the Catholic University of America (CUA) in January of 2019 to explore graduate school possibilities, four Magdalen College seniors sought “with ardor and diligence” to discover the next steps...
“The thing about trains… it doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on.”[1]  Thus comments the conductor in the Christmas movie The Polar Express.  This year’s Sophomore Dinner was definitely a train not to be missed.  The sophomores took their guests on a London-bound train in the World War II era...
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