On Friday October 4th, after attending the Blessing of the Pets, everyone was invited to attend the Farmer’s market held inside of Fran Hall. Homemade/grown goodies were available for purchase including jam, cookies, honey, veggies, flowers, and fall decorations. The market was a perfect way to start the weekend and get into the Fall spirit!
On October 3rd, Res Life took students to the Dipson Movie theater to watch Mean Girls. Res Life rented out a whole theater for Hilbert Students to enjoy the movie. Students were encouraged to wear pink or wear pj’s. Popcorn and snacks were provided.
“On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was.” – Quote from the Movie
On Friday October 4th, Hilbert held their annual Blessing of the Pets event. Here you could have your pets blessed for good health and overall joy in their life. Attendants didn’t have to bring their pet if they were unable bring them – blessings could be provided to the pet via a photo. Even pets that have passed were able to receive a prayer to let them know how much their owners love them and miss them. Every pet was blessed on this special occasion.
On the eleventh of October, Hilbert College celebrated the Installation of Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., M.F.A., Fourth President of Hilbert College. Students, delegates, trustees, faculty, staff, and the community gathered for the Mass of Thanksgiving and Installation Ceremony. Afterwards, a post-installation campus celebration was a perfect end to the festivities.
The annual service award ceremony celebrates faculty and staff who have been at Hilbert for 5 to 25+ years!
Swan was packed on Thursday, October 10 as students attended the CJ/FS Career Fair in Swan. Employers from around the area including quite a few police departments and the National Guard set up informational tables and spoke to students on possible future career paths. Presentations occurred every fifteen minutes from certain visitors including the Army National Guard and Hilbert’s own graduate programs. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event.
In celebration of the thirtieth addition of Hilbert Horizons, Hilbert’s literary magazine, students, staff, and alumni came together to read pieces. In between readings, English professor and media adviser for Hilbert Horzions, Dr. Charles Ernst played pieces on the piano. Winners were also announced for a basket raffle that had occurred on campus throughout the week along with an addition basket for that night only. Thanks to everyone who came out and read or listened.
St. Francis week continued Wednesday evening with escape rooms in Fran Hall. Students worked together to solve the three rooms brought to life on campus. Thanks to everyone who joined in on the fun!
Agape Latte continued its “mini-series” on October 9, with criminal justice/forensic science faculty member Professor Randy Zimpfer. Titling his session, Broken Halos, Zimpfer took inspiration from the song of the same title by Chris Stapleton and spoke of his own broken halos. Focusing on his past he told students and staff about his parents, his time as a child, and his relationship struggles. He ended with speaking of his current marriage to who he calls his “angel” and the health struggles they have faced over the past few years. Thank you to Randy Zimpfer on sharing your story with students and your broken halos faced along the way.
Women’s volleyball put up quite a fight on October 2, but was unable to come out with a win. The girls worked hard as they continued the close score game verses D’Youville. Hilbert made quite the appearance in the cheering section, stomping their feet against the bleachers and yelling “let’s go Hawks!” Continue that momentum and come support at the next home game on October 16!