News Releases

Friday, February 17
Tom Bowman

NPR war reporter Bowman to speak at College

Saint Michael’s alumnus and NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman ’77 will be presenting on campus on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center at Saint Michael’s College. His talk, titled “Reporting on war and conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq,” will highlight Bowman’s many trips to the war-torn region and being embedded with U.S. troops. Bowman was nearly killed last year when his convoy was ambushed, killing his colleague, NPR photographer David Gilkey, and their Afghani translator. Bowman will speak alongside a veteran (or possibly more) of both wars who will describe his/ their life/lives in Vermont since returning. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 16
Julia and Peggy

Wagner '18 to present research on Capitol Hill

English major Julia Wagner ’18 of South Burlington, VT, learned this week that her research about a pioneering World-War II-era female shipyard welder with Saint Michael’s connections, Peggy Citarella, has been accepted for the prestigious and highly competitive national Posters on the Hill exhibit in Washington, D.C., April 25-26, 2017. A Posters on the Hill representative emailed Wagner on Wednesday to notify and congratulate her on being chosen as one of just 60 posters that will be presented out of more than 300 competitive applications.

Tuesday, February 14
Jerome and singers in church

Campus-chapel musicians tour Long Island

On their annual winter tour, 35 members of the Saint Michael's College Liturgical Ensemble and Singers offered music for Catholic Mass at two Catholic high schools and two churches as they visited Syosset, Hicksville, New Hyde Park and Garden City the weekend of Feb. 3-5. The group was joined by musical director Jerome Monachino ’91, Associate Director of Edmundite Campus Ministry for Liturgical Ministry, who directs 11 instrumentalists (four undergrads, seven alumni) including guitars, keys, two trumpets, trombone, two violins, bass, drums, percussion; and 24 singers (10 adult members, 14 students). The St. Mike’s musicians also were accompanied on their trip by the Rev. Brian J. Cummings, SSE ’86, Director of Edmundite Campus Ministry at Saint Michael’s. Father Cummings celebrated Mass at the four locations.

Monday, February 13
Michael Carter and bishop

Bishop ordains Brother Carter to diaconate

During a well-attended special 11 a.m. Mass on February 11 in the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel on campus, Burlington Bishop Christopher Coyne presided at the ordination to the transitional diaconate for Brother Michael Carter ’12 of the Society of Saint Edmund, and to the permanent diaconate Philip J. Lawson for the Diocese of Burlington. Michael Carter, who is preparing for priestly ordination as a member of the founding religious order of Saint Michael’s College, has been very active in campus ministry and teaching since returning from his theology studies at Boston College to lives among the resident Edmundite community on campus. A reception followed Mass in the Dion Family Student Center. Cori Fugere Urban ’81, a reporter for Vermont Catholic Magazine, covered the event and posted this good report on the Diocese’ website.

Thursday, February 09
rod building

Busy student veterans reel off successes

A success beyond expectations this year for the busy Saint Michael’s College Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter is the growing campus group of “Project Healing Waters,” a national enterprise that helps veterans build community and feel supported through fly-tying and fishing. Besides the growth of Project Healing Waters, the Saint Michael’s SVA chapter is supporting preparations for a coming event on April 8 in South Burlington called The “Veterans Stand Down.” St. Mike’s members are assembling “care packages” of personal toiletries, and also inviting any interested members of the group or community to volunteer services or resources.

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