Welcome back to campus, students!
As you set your sights on a successful New Year and spring semester, we wanted to give you some of the "Top 14" things to look forward to at the Mount this year:
#14—The Mount Jubilee is back this year as our annual scholarship event on Wednesday, April 30 at Music Hall. Co-hosted by Lisa Bell Massa ’89 and Tim Massa; Anita Sullivan Doyle ’89 and Don Doyle, Jr. ’89, this benefit will honor members of the Cornerstone Society and celebrate scholarship recipients. (See #10 for another exciting announcement!)
#13—New Gaming Room/Convenience Store on campus will be built within the next few months in the old Scholar Center on the ground level of Seton.
#12—Head out to the ball game at the Fourth Annual MSJ Day at the Reds on Friday, April 11. Look for announcements coming from CAB and Young Alumni to get tickets and information on how to get a seat on the bus from the Mount!
#11—Celebration of Teaching and Learning will be held Tuesday, April 15, 2014. We’re excited to announce that this year’s keynote speaker is Mark Curnutte, a reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer, who will give a keynote address, “The Search for Common Ground and the Common Good.” Student and faculty awards will be announced as well.
#10—The Future Five Awards will be given out for the first time at The Mount Jubilee in April. This is a new annual award that will recognize alumni who have graduated in the last 20 years who have distinguished themselves by obtaining a high level of professional accomplishment and/or service work, and who live out the College’s mission.
#9—The May commencement speakers have been named! We look forward to seeing Mount alumna Peg Bradley-Doppes who will give the undergraduate address in the afternoon. Peg is vice chancellor of athletics and recreation and Ritchie Center Operations at the University of Denver. Peg will be honored for her successful career in athletics in higher education, serving as a role model for female athletes and the leadership she has provided to many over the years. Mary Cafferty, also a Mount alumna and former Board of Trustee member, will be the morning speaker at the adult/graduate commencement. Mary will be honored in recognition of her successful career in the insurance industry, extensive civic service in the Detroit community and her dedication to the Mount.
#8—Speaking of graduation, the first cohort of the MBA 4+1 will graduate in May!
#7—It seems appropriate to celebrate TOP (Talent Opportunity Program) in the TOP 14 list! The Mount’s unique TOP had a successful inaugural semester as it kicked off this fall and will have more great professional development programs for students. TOP offers students the opportunity to complete levels for professional and career development through classes, seminars and co-op experiences. Students who make it to the TOP level are guaranteed to have career coaching services through Promark if they have not found a professional job within six months of graduation without paying an extra cent. Look for the next signup for TOP in February!
#6—New majors will be kicking off in the Fall 2014 including the Health and Wellness major. This major, part of the division of health sciences, is designed for students who want a career in the health field with the flexibility of being able to take it in different career paths. Maybe pair it with a business minor?
#5—The Knowlton Classic comes to the Mount on Saturday, September 6 when the Mount takes on Augustana College (Illinois) in football. This will be the second time these teams have met, thanks to the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation.
#4—We love celebrating milestones! This year marks the 25th anniversary for the football program. Look for announcements of a football team reunion to come in a few months.
#3—We know not everyone has the flexibility to take classes when they’re working full-time. We’re excited to announce our Saturday MBA program, which will begin this fall, is designed to meet the needs of business people who would like to return to school to get their MBA.
#2—Coming this fall, the Mount’s New Media Lab will open! We’re super excited to have a specially-designed lab for our communications/new media studies students which will house editing and recording equipment, cameras and other digital equipment to be used by students.
#1—Drum roll please!!! The number one thing we’re celebrating in 2014? We’ll become Mount St. Joseph University on July 1. Oh yeah!!! We can’t wait to share with you our new logo with you in the coming months. It will be a great opportunity to stop by the bookstore for some new Mount gear!