On Friday April 22nd, the fury was real in the Battle of the Band hosted by Molloy Performing Arts Club, Gaelic Society and the Ultimate Frisbee Club. Five bands fought it out to come out on top and receive the $25 Guitar Center gift card for each member of the winning band.
The doors opened and the fans poured into Hays Theatre. Little by little as the night progressed, fans moved to the very front of the stage to cheer on their favorites.
Skyward Effect opened up the night with covers giving the audience Blink – 182 vibes. Two Chances Too Late, Greg Frank The Tank, The Radiance and Dear Anonymous kept the crowd dancing and on their feet. 32 Pints, the winners of the night, had an authentic sound, one of their own, separating them from the other bands and making them stand out to the audience.
The night ended with each band shouting out the others and expressing how grateful they were to be a part of the event. Overall, the night was a tremendous success bringing new fans to these homegrown bands and giving their fans a night to remember.
The Molloy College Performing Arts Club presented “Catch Me If You Can” in the Hays Theatre from Thursday April 14th to Sunday April 17th for the Molloy Community.
The lights dimmed, the spotlight grew and the show began with Jason Kloos as Frank Abagnale Jr coming out on stage wowing the audience with just the first note he sang. The dance ensemble joined him on stage to sing “Live in Living Color” to start off the night on a upbeat note.
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The audience loved the show but the cast and crew might have even had a better time working on the show. Tara Burns, one of the members of the dance ensemble said “Catch Me If You Can was such a fun experience! I loved every single second of the show. MPAC worked really hard to put on this amazing show and we couldn’t have made it possible without everyone’s dedication and hard work. Being apart of this musical was the best thing that happened to me my freshman year of college.”
The night ended with the entire cast dazzling the audience with a shocking twist and a performance by Jason Kloos and Jared Grossman that had the audience on their feet applauding the two men for quite some time.
The Career Center is prepping seniors for the last few weeks of school.
Every year about this time, the students of Molloy College are very excited when it comes to the end of the school year, especially seniors.
The Class of 2016 students are almost at the finish line of their college career but what happens now? The students are run through a series of tasks to make sure they are ready and eligible for graduation. This all happens at the Graduation Festival, “Grad Fest” for short. Like an expo, students walk table to table to make sure they have all the necessities for graduation. Some tables include admissions in which makes sure you have enough credits to graduate and a yearbook tables makes sure they have bought a yearbook and have a senior picture. Another table makes sure seniors have purchased their cap and gown and gives them the option of buying a frame for their diploma. The Career Center job is to ensure the students are aware of the services provided like resume reviews and mocked interviews. “It is important to know that even after graduation, seniors are allowed to come back and we are able to help them find jobs and take a look at their resume.
Grad Fest is held on April 19 and April 20 all day in the Hayes Theatre.
On Wednesday April 6, in the Madison Theatre Molloy College’s Music Department held it’s annual Honors Recital. The night started and ended in a roaring applause in support of all the students who are in the Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society, the national Music Honor Society who performed.
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Students performed pieces by Mozart, John Duke, and many others electrifying the room with sounds of the violin, piano, guitar and the incredible voices of some of the students. The night began with Michael Munoz on the guitar and ended with Slyvia Fordes- Berman on the violin with Suk Hee Hong on the piano accompanying her. Brianne Bunick, Keira Liantonio, Jason Kloos, Dominque Goldstein and Theresa Bissex all shared their vocal talents with the audience and wowed each one of them.
As well as riveting performances, a new member of the Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society was inducted that evening. Anne O’Rourke was the undergraduate inductee for the 2016 year and accepted her honor graciously.
Exactly an hour after that event, there will be an Internship, Informational and Inner Peace event hosted by the Molloy College Communities Department. This is open to all majors at 6pm in the multipurpose room. According to the event, Guest speaker Nicole Samartino will talk about the art of getting internships, how to start informationals and meetups, establish your side hustle and gain inner peace in your future job search. Nicole is a Project Manager at AKQA digital ad agency. She was formerly the Creative Director of FindSpark and a Graphic Producer at Saturday Night Live.
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The sun is out and the weather is getting warmer. Some would say it is spring season. The Career Center at Molloy College likes to call it resume season. Students are preparing for graduation and looking for a summer job which means they need their resume done.
A Woman looking over a resume with a pen in her hand
The recent weeks have been a little hectic for the Career Center. “I need my resume done because there is an open-house for nurses at Stony Brook” said Michelle Constance, a nursing student. “I need to find a job for the summer at hospitals and there was a good opportunity opening” she continued.
Students lined up in the Career Service waiting for their turn to work with Mary Brosnan, the Career Services Director. Mary is the only one that was available to help students so students waited for hours. “I came to the Career Center an hour early but wasn’t able to see Mary until half hour after my appointment time” said Kevin Cutter, a student fixing up his resume for his upcoming internship.
Mary did not leave until the last student was officially done. She taught students how to set their resume and they were able to independently correct their own resume while Mary worked with another client. The staff at the Career Center like Mary never gives up on their students and continues to help students further succeed in their career. For more information for a resume review or job search click here.
On Sunday March 6th, Public Square was jumping with children ready to meet the Easter Bunny. Arts and crafts, snacks and a hug from the Easter Bunny brought smiles to the children of Rockville Centre and beyond.
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Faculty and students brought their families to Molloy College to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt, expanding our Molloy community. Molloy College Student Government, #MolloyLife Media and the Men’s Rugby Team all came out with their bunny ears on to help out at an event to spread the Easter joy.
“I volunteered at the Bunny Brunch and it was an amazing day. I got to help out at the coloring station and watching those children smile after completing their drawing was awesome to see. I can not wait to do it all again next year,” said Angela Finnamore, a Molloy Life Media photographer about her experience.
An afternoon of love, hugs, crafts and plenty of laughs. To see more pictures of Molloy College campus events, check out the Molloy Life Flickr.
This week Molloy College Student Government hosted its 11th annual Fashion Show in the Madison Theater. The models were dressed to impress in three different categories: sleepwear, career wear and gala attire. The hosts for the night, David Seuling and Mary-Kate Michaels, introduced each model and one by one they walked the runway.
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The models, Molloy College students, walked individually on the runway for the first two categories of the night but walked in pairs for the final, gala attire. Molloy College gear as well as some superhero onesies were modeled during the Sleepwear attire. While during career wear, students got to express what they want to be after college. Some students want to be doctors and one, Matt Cooley, shared he would like to be a server coming out onto the runway with some snacks for the hosts. The gala round shared with the audience some beautiful gowns on the ladies and handsome tuxes and one military uniform on the men. Kevin Welge, a model at the fashion show had this to say about his experience, “Walking out onto the runway of the fashion show was an amazing experience. People were cheering for me and it made me think that doing the fashion show was one of my favorite things I’ve done in the last few months.”
As well as the fashion show, Student Government held a 50/50 Raffle and other raffles handing out Panera, Dunkin Donuts and Gas gift cards to those who had their number called. The night ended with a final catwalk by all models and a roaring cheer from the audience.
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The Molloy CollegeCareer Center recently hosted a workshop to help students find jobs online. Mary Brosnan, director of Career Services, hosted the event in the Wilbur computer lab. “It wasn’t a big crowd but small groups are easier to work with” said Mary.
Only a few students attended this event but that didn’t stop Mary from continuing the workshop. “I was able to get to know the students and their individual talents” said Mary.
Indeed.com is a search engine for Jobs
Majority of the students were nursing majors. Mary showed the students how to use Indeed.com to find jobs in hospitals for them. Indeed.com is a job search engine. Mary showed students how to look for jobs using the advanced search tools such as location, date and skills. She also showed computer science jobs for other students by entering skills such as java and c++. “This workshop helped me a lot because I didn’t know how find jobs or use specific keywords” said Tina, a student at Molloy whom attended the workshop.