Alibrandi Catholic Center

November 12, 2014 - 9:13pm
Chris Lizzi will perform at the Walnut Place center on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

The Alibrandi Center, Syracuse University’s home for Catholic students, is hosting a benefit concert Friday night. It will be the center’s first.

The concert is an effort to diversify how the organization raises money. Maggie Byrne, the campus minister at the Alibrandi Center, said they hope bringing in local musician Chris Lizzi for the show will both raise money and provide a fun, low-cost event for students.

March 18, 2013 - 11:01am
The Rev. Linus DeSantis brings community-minded spirit to SU.

The Rev. Linus DeSantis, the Catholic chaplain at Syracuse University, doesn't focus on religious affiliation: For the last six years, he has engaged members of the SU community regardless of their religious beliefs.

“I’m open to all members of the University community,” he said.

January 27, 2012 - 11:39pm
Mayra Najera struggled throughout her teenage years with an eating disorder. Her new outlook on food prompted her to create healthy meals for local children.

In her early teens, Mayra Najera remembers looking through Women’s Health magazine, looking for ways maintain a healthy body weight. Najera was uncomfortable with her weight, known as the “chubbiest one” in her network of cousins. She felt empowered by articles promoting healthy lifestyles, but as soon as she looked at the cover, it was as if there was a whole different message.

“This is why I’m bulimic,” Najera said. “Because I don’t look like her.”