Holy Cross History Professor Publishes Book

Holy Cross College is proud to announce that Ángel Cortés, Ph.D., chair of the history department, has written a new book on Orestes Brownson, one of the great figures of 19th century American Catholicism. The book, Sectarianism and Orestes Brownson in the American Religious Marketplace (Histories of the Sacred and Secular, 1700-2000), will be available…Continue Reading

Holy Cross Priest Appointed Bishop in Florida

Holy Cross College congratulates Rev. William A. Wack, C.S.C., on his recent appointment by Pope Francis to serve as the bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee in Florida. Father Wack, 49, is a native of South Bend, IN, and attended Holy Cross College in 1986. He continued his connection to Holy Cross College as a…Continue Reading

New Chair of English Department

After a lengthy selection process, Holy Cross College is proud to announce that it has chosen Jessica Hughes, Ph.D., to lead the English department. Dr. Hughes comes to Holy Cross most recently from Wheaton College, but she received her master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. “We were incredibly impressed with the…Continue Reading

Watson, Griffin Take New Leadership Roles

Holy Cross College is proud to announce that Justin Watson, Ph.D., previously vice president for academic affairs, has been appointed provost of the college, and Michael Griffin, Ph.D., tenured professor of theology, has been appointed senior vice president. As provost, Watson will maintain his role as chief academic officer of the college and advise the…Continue Reading

Holy Cross Accredited by HLC, Partners with ND on Finances

Holy Cross College will be partnering with the University of Notre Dame on one initiative that is part of a long-term financial sustainability plan. The HLC reaffirmed the accreditation of Holy Cross College for 10 years—the maximum amount of time allowed—in the fall of 2016. In its final report, the HLC recommended follow-up steps in…Continue Reading

Skip Holtz to Speak at Commencement

Holy Cross College is proud to welcome Skip Holtz and Nichole (Molnar) Dunne as the speakers for the college’s 50th commencement ceremony. Holtz, son of Beth Barcus and former college and NFL football coach, Lou Holtz, attended Holy Cross Junior College from 1982 to 1984, before earning a bachelor’s degree in business management from the…Continue Reading

Polaniecki Selected to Forty Under 40

Holy Cross College is proud to announce that Andrew Polaniecki, director of Campus Ministry, has been selected as a member of the Michiana Forty under 40. Each year, the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce accepts nominations of individuals are under 40 years of age who have shown initiative, dedication, and success in pursuing their…Continue Reading

Holy Cross Expands Science Programs and Facilities

Holy Cross College is making a move forward into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education by adding majors in biology and computer science. Last year, the college also added an educational track in pre-engineering through collaboration with Saint Mary’s College and Purdue University Polytechnic Institute. In October 2016, these new majors were approved by…Continue Reading

Tri Campus Collaborates to Combat Sexual Harassment

The presidents of Holy Cross College, Saint Mary’s College, and the University of Notre Dame signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on March 7 committing to a “collaborative approach in our attempt to eliminate sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and any other form of sexual harassment … in recognition of our shared Holy…Continue Reading

Men’s Basketball Makes CCAC Tournament

The Holy Cross men’s basketball team has made the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament, as made official by league offices Sunday evening. The Saints will take on #8 and top seed Robert Morris University on Tuesday, February 21, at 8:00 p.m. The men’s basketball team was one of eight teams to make the conference tournament…Continue Reading