The year 2014 marks the 51st commencement for bachelor's degrees, and the 29th commencement for master's degrees at Mount Saint Mary College.
Please note: There were technical difficulties due to heavy rains prior to the Commencement ceremony, and video quality was adversely affected. We apologize for the video inconsistencies that resulted, but hope that you enjoy this presentation.
Henricksen, a former MSMC faculty member, will explore the depth and meaning of The Beatles’ music. More than 40 years after the rock band’s break-up, Beatles music is listened to, analyzed, written about, and above all, still moves the listener. Why? What is it about their work that continues to have such an impact? First introduced to The Beatles nearly 45 years ago, Henricksen has pondered, studied, used, and enjoyed their music ever since.
While volunteering at Museum Village in Monroe, Sr. Cecilia researched and write an article about its resident mastodon, Harry, whose remains were found in Harriman decades ago. In the process, she also studied what life was like in the Hudson Valley when the 10-ton mastodons thrived. Most people have no idea that Orange County is the world’s largest mastodon graveyard, but in actuality we live in a vast mastodon cemetery that has already yielded 70 skeletons, with the possibility of discovering more.
Sr. Cecilia will describe how this summer project became an avocation. She will introduce the “Mastodons of Orange County” – not only Harry, but Sugar, Warren, Otis, and others, too – and explain why the local environment suited these creatures so well.