Homecoming and Family Weekend 2011 Photo Slideshows
Welcome to Homecoming & Family Weekend 2011
Some things about Homecoming & Family Weekend never change: the Taste of Fairfield, Sunday brunch, activities for the kids, the Glee Club concert, cheering on the Stags. And yet, every year something's different.
In honor of the International Year of Chemistry, the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department took the occasion to host a gala alumni gathering - bringing together alumni, current majors, and faculty to reflect upon the career opportunities available to chemistry and biochemistry students.
Graduates from the Ignatian Residential College had a mini-reunion to celebrate the College's 10th anniversary and the kick-off of Ignatian Heritage Week.
More than a hundred younger alumni enjoyed pizza and beer at the Levee for the first annual "Alumni Mug Day," and all attendees received commemorative steins. Congratulations to Julianne Bosse '11 for winning the Fairfield Swag Bag!
Residence Hall Tours
Alumni and families had an opportunity to take a tour of a new residence hall for upperclassmen, 51 McInnes Road, located behind the library, as well as the newly renovated Dolan Hall.
Ignatian Statue Unveiling
Ignatian Heritage Week commenced on Saturday, October 22, with a gathering to celebrate the unveiling and dedication of a commissioned bronze sculpture of St. Ignatius Loyola, "Examen." University President Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., blessed the sculpture. The two-part artistic rendering of the founder of the Society of Jesus depicts one of the prime components of St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises. The Examen is St. Ignatius' cornerstone prayer for discerning God's presence in daily life, and the new statue invites all into his method for paying attention to that divine presence. Following the dedication, all were invited to a reception to meet the artists, Jeremy Leichman and Joan Benefiel, winners of the University's art competition for emerging young artists to design and produce the statue.
Watch the documentary, In His Presence, created by Rev. Jim Mayzik, S.J., of the Media Center about the process of creating the new statue.