Immaculata University is a private Roman Catholic university founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The university is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia; the university is composed of 1,427 traditional undergraduate and adult undergraduate students, more than 1,000 graduate and doctoral students. The university is located on more than 300 acres. Immaculata was founded as Villa Maria College, a women's college in 1920, it was the first Catholic college for women in the Philadelphia area. The name was changed to Immaculata College in 1929. Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata is part of the greater IHM community, which includes the neighboring House of Studies and an academy for girls; the University became co-educational in the fall of 2005. The current location of Immaculata University is a tract of land in Chester County, near the "Main Line" in Malvern, purchased by the sisters in 1906.
The original 198-acre plot has grown to 373 acres since that time. In June 2002, Immaculata College received confirmation of university status from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Effective August 2002, the college is now known as Immaculata University. Barbara Lettiere assumed the office as the tenth president of Immaculata University on July 1, 2017, is the first lay president of Immaculata; the Immaculata Leadership Institute is a program. A number of clubs and activities in which Immaculata students have the opportunity to participate include: Campus Ministry- students engage in volunteer and fundraising work to help those less fortunate. English/Communications Club- Students engage in various activities and events to improve their personal understanding and the understanding of the general student body in regards to the fields of Communications and English. IU Gamers' Guild- Students interested in video games, anime and sci-fi get together for various events and to engage in various activities.
The Immaculatan is the student newspaper published with funds from the College of Undergraduate Studies. The university sports teams are known as the Mighty Macs, their colors are white. Immaculata is part of the Colonial States Athletic Conference through the 2017–18 school year, after which the school will become a charter member of the new Atlantic East Conference. Immaculata sponsors nine men's teams and ten women's teams. Immaculata Men's Basketball Team won the CSAC Championship in 2008. Immaculata women won the first three national championships under the banner of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, founded in 1971 and governed women's intercollegiate sports until the AIAW was supplanted by the NCAA in 1982; the school fields a number of sports teams. Varsity Teams: 21 Men's Teams Women's Teams Conference: Colonial States Athletic Conference through 2017–18; the women's basketball team played in six straight AIAW basketball tournament final fours from 1972-1977, five straight finals from 1972-1976.
They won three consecutive national championships from 1972 to 1974. The team was featured for its 1970s accomplishments on a SportsCenter special on March 23, 2008. On January 26, 1975, Immaculata played in the first nationally televised women's intercollegiate basketball game. Facing Maryland at Cole Field House, Immaculata won 80-48 in a game noted more for its turnovers than scoring. On February 22, 1975 they played in the first women's college basketball game played in Madison Square Garden. Immaculata won 65-61. On January 4, 2015, Immaculata and Queens College played in the Maggie Dixon Classic as a commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the first game played between women's college basketball teams in Madison Square Garden; the story of the basketball team was adapted into a movie, The Mighty Macs, released in 2011. The head coach of the women's team from 1972-1977, Cathy Rush, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.
The 1972–1974 teams were announced on April 7, 2014 as part of the 2014 induction class of the Naismith Hall, were formally inducted as a team on August 8. The following buildings are located on campus:Alumnae Hall was named in honor of Immaculata University alumnae; this building contains a gymnasium, weight rooms, a theater. The Mary A. Bruder Center focuses on Campus Health Services, Counseling Services and Career Development Offices; the DeChantal and Marian Halls are a residential complex containing 154 residential rooms with kitchenettes on most floors and study lounges, laundry facilities, as well as a chapel. The Faculty Center contains faculty and administrative offices of the College of Undergraduate Studies; the three-storied Gabriele Library is no longer the newest building on campus. It contains computers and study rooms; the library contains a coffee shop on the first level, called the ImmacuLatte. Gillet Hall contains the faculty residences occupied by the IHM Sisters; the building is named after Father Louis Gillet.
The Good Counsel Hall was the university's first main classroom build
The Class 660 was a class of steam tender locomotives with 2-6-2 wheel arrangement operated by the Chōsen Railway in colonial Korea. With the completion of the Ryesong River bridge in 1932, the importance of Chōtetsu's Hwanghae Line grew and by 1935 the company was looking at the possibility - unusual for a narrow-gauge railway - of running limited express trains on the line between Gyeongseong and Haeju. Tests were conducted in 1935 with a Class 630 locomotive, in which it was found that speeds of 70 km/h could safely be reached; as a result of the tests, Chōtetsu ordered a 2-6-2 tender locomotive with a driver diameter of 1,100 mm to pull express trains at 70 km/h through Hwanghae Province. Designated Class 660, six were built at the end of 1937 by Nippon Sharyō of Japan. After the Liberation and partition of Korea, these locomotives were divided between the Korean State Railway of North Korea and the Korean National Railroad of South Korea. None are known to survive
Francis Anthony Stapleton is an Irish former football player and manager. He is best remembered for his time at Arsenal, Manchester United and as a pivotal player for the Republic of Ireland, he has been manager at Bradford City and MLS club New England Revolution. Stapleton was a distinguished centre forward, once touted as being amongst the best in the world in his position, an exceptionally strong header of the ball, he started his career with Arsenal, joining them in 1972 as an apprentice, after being turned down by Manchester United. He made his first-team debut in 1975 against Stoke City, would go on to form a potent striking partnership with Malcolm Macdonald, he was Arsenal's top scorer for the three following seasons, helped the Gunners reach a trio of FA Cup finals. Stapleton went on to move to Manchester United in the summer of 1981 for £900,000 as new manager Ron Atkinson began building a team capable of challenging for silverware after a disappointing 1980-81 season under Dave Sexton.
He helped United win the 1985 FA Cups. It was in the first of those finals, when he scored against Brighton, in which Stapleton made history by becoming the first man to score for two different clubs in FA Cup Finals. United finished in the top four of the league in each of Stapleton's first five seasons at Old Trafford, came close to winning a league title medal in the 1985-86 season after United won their first 10 league games of the season before their form slumped and they finished fourth. Atkinson was sacked and replaced by Alex Ferguson in November 1986, Stapleton remained a regular member of the first team under the new manager, but he left at the end of the season to sign for Ajax Amsterdam, before returning to England soon afterwards to sign for Derby County joining Blackburn Rovers, Huddersfield Town and Bradford City, where he spent three seasons after a brief period at Le Havre in France. After three seasons as player-manager at Bradford, he was sacked following their narrow failure to qualify for the Division Two playoffs at the end of the 1993-94 season.
He had a brief spell at Brighton & Hove Albion in the 1994–95 season, playing two games before announcing his retirement as a player. He won 71 caps for the Republic of Ireland, scoring a record 20 goals. Stapleton made his international debut under player-manager Johnny Giles in a friendly against Turkey in Ankara in 1976 at 20 years of age, he scored after only three minutes of his debut when he headed home a Giles free-kick at the near post. That friendly international finished 3–3 and marked the start of a magnificent international career for the quiet and reserved Stapleton. Stapleton was committed to international football insisting that an "international release clause" be inserted to all of his contracts so that he could be released to play in international games for Ireland. Stapleton played a significant role in Ireland's attempt to qualify for the World Cup in Spain in 1982. Goals against Cyprus, the Netherlands and France for Stapleton in the qualifying matches were not enough as Ireland were denied a place at the World Cup by a superior French goal difference.
Stapleton was made captain of the national team for the qualifying campaign for the 1986 World Cup though Ireland failed to emulate their fine performance in the 1982 qualifiers. Jack Charlton took over as the Irish manager in 1986 and he kept Stapleton as captain despite a sometimes uneasy relationship between the two men. Stapleton scored a magnificent diving header in the opening Euro 1988 qualifier against Belgium in the 2–2 draw at the Heysel Stadium, Brussels that September, he scored in the 2–1 defeat by Bulgaria in Sofia on 1 April 1987 with another goal against Luxembourg in the 2–1 victory at Lansdowne Road the following September. Stapleton captained the Irish team to the 1988 Euro finals and played in all of their matches during the competition including Ireland's famous victory against England. After the 1988 European Championships Stapleton remained on the fringe of the national team during qualification for World Cup Italia 1990 making just two appearances late in the campaign.
By his 20 goals for the Republic had made him the national side's all-time leading goalscorer – a record which would be broken 10 years by Niall Quinn, in the early stages of his own international career when Stapleton bowed out of the international scene. He did, score an 87th-minute goal against Malta in a 3–0 friendly in Valletta just prior to those finals in Italy. Scores and results list the Republic of Ireland's goal tally first. Stapleton moved to the United States to manage Major League Soccer side New England Revolution in 1996. In the 2003–04 season he returned to English football as a specialist coach of Bolton Wanderers; the Bolton manager Sam Allardyce wanted Stapleton to enhance the skills of the strikers at the club and saw the Irishman as an ideal candidate, given his successful playing career. Stapleton was appointed assistant manager to former teammate Ray Wilkins with Jordan on 3 September 2014. ArsenalFA Cup: 1979Manchester UnitedFA Cup: 1983, 1985 FA Charity Shield: 1983 Frank Stapleton management career statistics at Soccerbase Republic of Ireland Record FAI Profile