Posts Tagged With: Mother Jones House

Mother Jones Goes To The Beach

Four weeks! What? Yes, that’s right! There are only four weeks left in the 2012-2013 school year. Four WJU students who are living in the Mother Jones (MOJO) House and Mentor, Will Grogan, went on a weekend retreat to Sea Isle City, NJ. The group reflected on how the year has affected their views of the world, and especially God. They also had fun visiting the beach and exploring what the city has to offer. For future MOJO residents, weekend retreats like this are something you will have to look forward to. 	To find out more about the trip, come to MOJO Community Dinner this semester on Fridays at 5:15 PM, where there’s great food 			     and great people. Don’t forget to bring friends!


Categories: Mother Jones House | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Lovescaping” in downtown Wheeling

Valentine’s Day is when we show appreciation and extra love to others. This year, students from WJU’s Mother Jones House, art students and organizations such as Youth Rebuilding the Ohio Valley, Students for Life, Hess Mentoring, and Enactus, not only wanted to express love to humans but to vacant buildings in downtown Wheeling as well. There are a number of buildings that offer historic significance but are in need of TLC in the area. Some of these building are either for sale or rent. In honor of Valentine’s Day, students made cut-out hearts with catchy phrases written on them, and hung them to buildings as part of the “All We Need is Love Campaign.” This was an effort to gain appreciation of historical buildings. Messages such as “find me somebody to love” and “love gets  better with age” were presented in hopes to occupy the buildings.

Categories: Special Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Immersed in East Wheeling

The end of the semester means the beginning of immersion trips for the Arrupe Scholars.  Last week    the First Year students participated on a local “in”mersion to East Wheeling.  They learned about community, identity and growth by working with six great organizations, including Laughlin Memorial Chapel, The Catholic Neighborhood Center, Appalachian Outreach, King’s Daughters Child Care Center, The Mother Jones House and The East Wheeling Community Gardens.  Check out the trip pictures at to see the work that got done and the people they met along the way.  We hope more students will take the opportunity to serve in and explore this great part of Wheeling!

Categories: Arrupe Scholars, Immersion Trip | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Create a free website or blog at