This weekend is Alumni Reunion Weekend, and we are so excited to welcome our Alumni to campus! As part of the festivities, we have helped Rivier's Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations create a beautiful display honoring Rivier's 90th Anniversary. We have a wonderful exhibit that celebrates Rivier's rich history, achievements, and future plans.… Continue reading Go Boldly: Rivier’s 90th Anniversary & Alumni Reunion Weekend
"Everything I know, I learned from dogs." --Nora Roberts How do you make a team photo special? Just add a dog. Today is National Dog Day, so it seems like the perfect opportunity to share this sweet photo from the early 1950s that was recently unearthed at the Archives. Here we see Rivier's Basketball team,… Continue reading Dog Days
"Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August." -- Denise Levertov The summer is winding down, and hopefully everyone has had, or will have, a chance to relax and play. In no time at all, the campus will come back to life: our students will return to Rivier; the classrooms and the library will be filled… Continue reading Enjoying August.
“One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” — Jeannette Walls Happy Summer! It's Flashback Friday once again; today I'm sharing the July photo from the Commemorative 1984 Rivier calendar. Summer may be a quiet season in academia, but there was often plenty of activity at Rivier in… Continue reading Flashback Friday: July
"Take chances, try new things, have fun, make mistakes and learn from them." -- Unknown Orientation 2022 is underway. We are welcoming our newest students to campus, to get a taste of what college life will be like for them: they will see the dorms, sample the food at the dining hall, visit their future… Continue reading Orientation
"It's often better to offer guidance, than to give advice." -- Unknown Last week, I had the pleasure of an alumna visiting the Archives to peruse some student handbooks from the 1960s and 1970s. It was wonderful to hear a bit about her experiences at Rivier as a scholar and a Student Officer, and to… Continue reading Handbooks: For Students, by Students
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -- Eleanor Roosevelt The academic year is over, and the campus seems quiet. Exams are long over, the dorms are cleaned out, and the parking lots are uncharacteristically empty. However, there are plenty of commencement-related events going on-- culminating in this Sunday's… Continue reading Commencement Time!
"Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers."- Byron Caldwell Smith. It's Flashback Friday yet again, and I'm sharing the April photo from the Commemorative 1984 Rivier calendar. The commitment to breaking down barriers to education appears early and often for Rivier, and it shows… Continue reading Flashback Friday: April Edition
““By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake into itself again.” ―Neil Gaiman It is Flashback Friday once again! Today I'm sharing the March photo from the Commemorative 1984 Rivier calendar. The featured photo for March 1984 is of… Continue reading Flashback Friday: March
"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." — Hal Borland It's Flashback Friday time, and today I'm sharing the February photo from the Commemorative 1984 Rivier calendar. The featured photo for February was this snapshot, featuring tuxedoes, taffeta, and... trees. The caption informs us that this was taken at a prom in the… Continue reading Flashback Friday: February Edition