Alumni, Archival photographs, Athletics

National Archives Month 2021: Athletics.

"A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever." -- Mary Lou Retton Many have said that team sports bolster the five C's: competence, confidence, connections, character, and caring. Talk to almost any student athlete, and many will tell you that participating in a team sport encourages discipline, provides friendship, and cultivates a sense of empathy and… Continue reading National Archives Month 2021: Athletics.

Alumni, Archival photographs

It’s Alumni Weekend!

“Life gives us brief moments with another...but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime...” --unknown There are so many things that make an alumni reunion special. First and foremost, is seeing former classmates. Though most of us connect regularly through social media, nothing can replace seeing our old friends in… Continue reading It’s Alumni Weekend!

Alumni, Archival photographs

Flashback Friday: September, 1984

“By all these lovely tokensSeptember days are here,With summer’s best of weatherAnd autumn’s best of cheer.”— Helen Hunt Jackson, "September." Happy September! Once again, we are elated to be welcoming our students back to Rivier in the coming days. We eagerly anticipate a busy, thriving campus and we cannot wait to see everyone here at… Continue reading Flashback Friday: September, 1984

Alumni, Archival photographs, Sister Madeleine of Jesus, Special events

Flashback Friday: June 1984

The calendar has a magic that makes us imagine a memory can be resurrected and revived, but nothing returns. – Naguib Mahfouz Today I'm sharing the June photograph from the commemorative 1984 Rivier Calendar, that we recently discovered in the library. It's a delightful photograph of some notable women. We see two of the first… Continue reading Flashback Friday: June 1984

Archival photographs, mystery photos, Sisters of the Presentation of Mary

Springtime Smiles.

"Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too." --Yogi Bhajan Last week, I mentioned that we had found a bounty of treasures in the library; this happy, adorable picture was among them. I didn't want to wait to share it. Here we have several of the Sisters of the Presentation… Continue reading Springtime Smiles.

Buildings and grounds, Past and present, Regina Library

National Library Week 2021.

"A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life." —Henry Ward Beecher Here at the Regina Library, there are plenty of wonderful spots to study, to do research, or to settle in with a good book. The Reading Room on our main floor is always a favorite spot for our patrons.… Continue reading National Library Week 2021.

Archival photographs, Buildings and grounds, Past and present

Past and Present.

"It's not what you look at that matters. It's what you see." -- Henry David Thoreau Behind Memorial Hall, August 4, 1954Behind Memorial Hall, March 12, 20211954 view and 2021 view This week in New Hampshire, we are experiencing what some call "Fool's Spring." So, when I came upon this survey photo from 1954, I… Continue reading Past and Present.

Alumni, Archival photographs, General artifacts, mystery photos

“Eulby” Glad You Read This

"Eulby perhaps wins hearts more than games---and this by being uniquely self....not quite made for soaring heights...but genuinely, lovingly, and thoroughly Eulby." If you are, or recently were, part of the Rivier Community, you know who this is: (Ben Raider, of course). But do you know who this is? Well, this is Eulby. He was… Continue reading “Eulby” Glad You Read This