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  • Monday Morning Update  ·  News & Media  ·  Stonehill College
    like a daunting goal but it s something Stonehill students do every day in ways big and small Athletics Recreational Sports NCAA Athletics Recreational Sports A Tradition of Athletic Excellence The Stonehill Skyhawks compete in the Northeast 10 Conference the largest NCAA Division II conference in the country Home News Media Monday Morning Update Monday Morning Update December 14 2015 Celestial Spheres One of the world s leading astronomical centers the Paris Observatory is today celebrating a new Latin edition and French translation of Copernicus s The Revolution of Celestial Spheres which formulated a model of the universe with the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe Over the past two years the editors of this mammoth three volume project have been in regular contact with Professor of Physics and Astronomy Andre Goddu a world renowned Copernican scholar whose work is cited in the new edition Classes and timing prevented Goddu from being in Paris today but we wanted to acknowledge his scholarly contributions to this major project For more on Goddu s work visit here Pre College Program In July Stonehill will offer a new and selective three week pre college program on campus for rising high school juniors and seniors Students accepted into Summer Stonehill will experience challenging three credit college level courses by Stonehill professors in communication fine arts journalism political science and psychology In addition to coursework students who will live on campus will engage in course related activities nightly programming a service opportunity and weekend field trips Applications are now available For more information visit here Bishop Bud In Lima Peru on Saturday Rev Arthur Bud Colgan C S C 68 was officially ordained as the new auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Chosica A former trustee Fr Colgan has spent his religious life serving the poor in Peru and he is the first alumnus to be named a bishop in the Catholic Church Invasive Moths They are everywhere on campus on external walls doors and pillars huge numbers of winter moths An invasive species the moths are native to Europe but they reached Massachusetts around 15 years ago and are now commonplace in New England usually between mid November and early January according to Biology Professor Nick Block who specializes in evolutionary biology and ornithology While not a threat to humans the moths Block says can damage a wide variety of native trees particularly maples oaks and fruit trees For more on Block s analysis visit here Love Your Melon On Thursday evening Fox 25 News Boston visited campus to film a segment about one of Stonehill s newest student clubs Love Your Melon whose mission is to improve the lives of children battling cancer The segment is scheduled to air on FOX 25 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Stonehill s chapter of the national organization was started recently by Sage Feltus 18 and Erica Bigelow 18 For more visit here Top Player Senior All America forward Erika Kelly 16

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  • Monday Morning Update  ·  News & Media  ·  Stonehill College
    small Athletics Recreational Sports NCAA Athletics Recreational Sports A Tradition of Athletic Excellence The Stonehill Skyhawks compete in the Northeast 10 Conference the largest NCAA Division II conference in the country Home News Media Monday Morning Update Monday Morning Update December 7 2015 Big Numbers By the end of last week the response to our GivingTuesday appeal rose to 903 donors making gifts to the College totaling 191 939 This represents an increase of 270 gifts over last year and 580 gifts on the year before an amazing expression of loyalty and donor engagement across traditional online and mobile platforms We extend a big thank you to all the alumni students faculty trustees staff parents friends and members of the Congregation of Holy Cross who rallied Everyone came together with energy and momentum really building our culture of philanthropy Special recognition goes to Al Ward 90 the founder of Award Productions who created and donated our Giving Tuesday video which drove the success of the appeal Energy Efficient National Grid has recognized the College with a Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency Award Through the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships the region s top utilities select a business customer for the award which recognizes leadership and best practices in energy efficiency With the opening of a major solar field in 2014 and other projects such as the current installation of 1 045 solar panels on the roof of the Sports Complex the College is at the cutting edge of solar energy For more on campus sustainability visit here Stage Presence Thirteen Stonehill students and one alumnus have been recognized by The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival KCACTF for their work in the STC s fall production of The Serpent Woman For more visit here Healthy Fear While uncomfortable fear is not without its merits as Rev Rick Gribble C S C explains in a recent reflection Fear The Catalyst to Success As the Professor of Religious Studies writes Fear can be the life buoy that does not allow us to drown in the pool of despair but rather to courageously swim to safety Fr Gribble lists biblical historical and literary examples in support of his case To read his full text visit here Monty Python Radio personality Doug McIntyre 79 who can be heard on KABC in L A and WABC in N Y recently spent four nights moderating and facilitating performances by Monty Python legend John Cleese as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California A television producer writer and columnist McIntyre received the Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2009 To see a photo of McIntyre and Cleese visit here Good Deed Representing the Information Technology division Jan Harrison recently presented ten older model iPads to the School on Wheels of Massachusetts SOWMA For more than two years Harrison who is the College s Associate Director of Educational Technology has been a tutor and college mentor at SOWMA a local nonprofit which supports children struggling to stay on

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  • Monday Morning Update  ·  News & Media  ·  Stonehill College
    Community Global Engagement The Martin Institute for Law Society The Center for Nonprofit Management The Farm at Stonehill The Carole Calo Gallery H O P E Service Immersion Program Community Service Post Graduate Service Community Based Learning The Life You Change Will Be Your Own Changing the world might seem like a daunting goal but it s something Stonehill students do every day in ways big and small Athletics Recreational Sports NCAA Athletics Recreational Sports A Tradition of Athletic Excellence The Stonehill Skyhawks compete in the Northeast 10 Conference the largest NCAA Division II conference in the country Home News Media Monday Morning Update Monday Morning Update November 30 2015 GivingTuesday Tomorrow the College community will come together to celebrate a national day of philanthropy In recognition of GivingTuesday we have a video with students and President John Denning speaking about the impact and importance of philanthropy to Stonehill To hear what Matt Farrenkopf 16 Cody Page 16 Julianne Earle 16 Juan Lopez 18 and Theresa Ruszczyk 16 have to say on the topic visit here By The Numbers Last year we received a remarkable 626 gifts totaling over 120 000 on GivingTuesday This year we are striving to exceed last year s impressive results and with your generosity and the support of alumni students parents faculty staff and friends we can do it A gift of any size is greatly appreciated and goes a long way toward providing opportunities for our students personal professional and spiritual growth Make your gift for GivingTuesday now by clicking here Team Impact The newest member of the ice hockey program is seven year old Ethan Simoes who joined the roster through Team Impact a nonprofit that improves the quality of life for kids with life threatening illnesses by creating support systems with college teams Simoes who has a mitochondrial disorder will attend games and practices when he can and represent the team by wearing Skyhawk gear With eight Team Impact matches the Skyhawks are in the top three nationally in terms of teams matched For more visit here Climate Pledge Stonehill has joined 200 colleges and universities in signing the American Campus Act on Climate Pledge brought forth by the White House as it prepares for the Conference on Climate Change in Paris In signing the pledge schools demonstrate their support for strong climate action by world leaders at the conference To read the College s pledge which President John Denning C S C signed visit here Campus Knit In Earlier this month 13 students participated in a Charity Knit In creating hats for premature infants at UMass Memorial Neonatal ICU The initiative stems from Professor Megan Mitchell s course on feminism and new domesticity in which students learn about and critically analyze the implications of the recent rise in popularity of domestic tasks like knitting canning home brewing and bread making through a combination of experiential learning and engagement with feminist theory To see photos visit here Team Triumphs Our fall sports

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  • Monday Morning Update  ·  News & Media  ·  Stonehill College
    Conference the largest NCAA Division II conference in the country Home News Media Monday Morning Update Monday Morning Update November 23 2015 Thanksgiving Thanks to everyone who shared why they are thankful this holiday and regrets that we cannot include every submission Below are 11 Thanksgiving reflections by members of our community Gift of Perspective My son Jesse died a little over two years ago one short week after graduating from Stonehill I am thankful for having had him in my life for 25 years I am still learning about Jesse from his friends who tell me stories of his generosity and wisdom and integrity I am also thankful for the gift of perspective daily struggles are no big deal when measured against the death of a child So I am thankful for the gift of serenity which exists alongside the sadness And I am thankful for the gift of knowing him Wendy Hanawalt Lead Faculty Administrative Assistant Standing Strong Born with a rare form of dwarfism known as Morquio Syndrome my leg joints never formed correctly They expired over a year ago and surgery was rescheduled 10 times Just recently I got two new knees Although recovery has been challenging even overwhelming I am grateful that modern science has allowed this to happen I look forward to being pain free and standing on my new strong joints I am grateful for the amazing support of family and friends many of whom are part of the Stonehill family Courtney Mulligan 04 God s Guidance I am thankful because life has not gone as planned and many challenges have come my way but the Lord has guided me every step of the way and life is good Tresa Rolando Salters 85 Best College My son Matthew 19 is happy to have found the best college to support his individual growth and potential as well as his connection to the community in a warm and caring environment Jill Lawlor Baby Kisses My 14 month old blows us kisses whenever we ask Holly Paragona Messner 05 Unconditional Love When I think about my mother and father I realize all of the amazing sacrifices they make for me They work tirelessly at two jobs each to provide me with my Stonehill education If it wasn t for their generous help and support in sending me to my top choice school I never would have met my girlfriend and love of my life I am so thankful for these amazing people because their unconditional love has provided me with the incredible life They deserve more than the mere thank yous I say to them every day Emily Tokarowski 16 Wonder of Life I am thankful for the wonder of life and God s ever present grace in our lives This year started out with deep sadness and grief from the loss of my brother Leo Piché at far too young of an age in May However the birth of our beautiful grandson Bennett Bond to

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  • Monday Morning Update  ·  News & Media  ·  Stonehill College
    Community Based Learning The Life You Change Will Be Your Own Changing the world might seem like a daunting goal but it s something Stonehill students do every day in ways big and small Athletics Recreational Sports NCAA Athletics Recreational Sports A Tradition of Athletic Excellence The Stonehill Skyhawks compete in the Northeast 10 Conference the largest NCAA Division II conference in the country Home News Media Monday Morning Update Monday Morning Update November 16 2015 Math Works As America struggles with declining mathematics scores and too few mathematics teachers the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program at Stonehill is working to increase the number and quality of mathematics teachers PK 12 in high need schools Made possible by a 1 19 million grant from the NSF s Robert Noyce Scholarship Program the initiative is designed to attract prepare and retain teachers in mathematics education For more on the program and what our first Noyce graduates are doing professionally visit here Vice Presidential Recognition In an article about campus sexual assaults Vice President Joe Biden recognized an initiative by Stonehill students in support of the It s On Us campaign which seeks to raise awareness about the issue and create prevention strategies Held recently the student led sexual assault awareness event brought together the Student Government Association the Moore Center for Gender Equality and Women s Health Empowerment Now Students staff and faculty members were invited to wear a nametag for the day expressing how they have been personally affected by sexual assault a point that Biden noted in his article To read it visit here Under Rated On a top 50 list of America s most underrated colleges Stonehill stands at 18 For that list Business Insider compared US News rankings of the best universities and the best liberal arts colleges with PayScale s 2015 16 College Salary Report In doing so they considered reputation and future earnings looking for schools with modest US News rankings but high mid career salaries For more visit here Highly Rated The NCAA reports that our student athletes have again achieved a 96 percent Academic Success Rating For more on how our athletes succeed in the classroom and in athletic competition visit here Learning Leadership For its first Students in Action Leadership conference the Jefferson Awards Foundation JAF brought 100 local students grades 7 12 and their advisors to campus for a day devoted to enhancing their life leadership and technical skills The students engaged with students from Professor Ed Jacoubs first year experience class exploring service goals options and outcomes while meeting with local nonprofit representatives The Regional Director for JAF s Students in Action Sarah Varadian Vartanian 10 noted Like Stonehill Students in Action trains and motivates young people to take action and to be leaders in their schools communities workplaces and the world Our missions complement each other which is why this first conference got off to such a great start For more visit here Student Theatre The STC will perform The

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  • Monday Morning Update  ·  News & Media  ·  Stonehill College
    Farm at Stonehill The Carole Calo Gallery H O P E Service Immersion Program Community Service Post Graduate Service Community Based Learning The Life You Change Will Be Your Own Changing the world might seem like a daunting goal but it s something Stonehill students do every day in ways big and small Athletics Recreational Sports NCAA Athletics Recreational Sports A Tradition of Athletic Excellence The Stonehill Skyhawks compete in the Northeast 10 Conference the largest NCAA Division II conference in the country Home News Media Monday Morning Update Monday Morning Update November 9 2015 Shakespeare at Stonehill Reflecting on the recent residency of the Actors From The London Stage English Professor Helga Duncan makes three points 1 going into different classes the Shakespearean troupe delivered an interdisciplinary tour de force 2 collectively and individually the actors gave astounding performances and 3 Shakespeare remains as relevant as ever To read her reflections in full visit here Conservation Collaboration At its upcoming annual meeting the Natural Resources Trust NRT of Easton will present the Environmental Sciences Studies Program with its Elise Ames Parker Friend of Conservation Award which honors those who advance and support conservation Led by Professor Susan Mooney the program works closely with the NRT which promotes a land ethic and an appreciation of the natural world through educational programming For more visit here Nonprofit Outreach With a new leader the Center for Nonprofit Management at Stonehill will host an open house in the Martin Institute on November 17 from 1 p m to 3 p m to reintroduce itself to the College community to local nonprofit partners and to area supporters New Director Lee Farrow will welcome representatives of local nonprofits highlight the Center s services and outline her thoughts for its future For more on the open house visit here For more on Director Farrow visit here Holy Sinful A new book by Sr Jeanmarie Gribaudo 87 charts the major developments in the theology of the Catholic Church s holiness and sinfulness during the 20 th century One reviewer hailed the book as theologically mature historically rich and pastorally sensitive We have three copies of A Holy and Sinful Church by Sr Gribaudo who is currently teaching religion theology at Merrimack College Email mmcgovern stonehill edu Boston Business A pioneer of Boston s redevelopment especially in the Seaport district John Drew 65 recently updated alumni on the City s future at a breakfast hosted by the Alumni Office in the Seaport Hotel Drew noted the City s increased profile as an international center for business and commerce He also pointed to the growing number of young families who want to live in the City and the transformation of neighborhoods like South Boston and Dorchester In May with his classmates Drew celebrated his 50 th anniversary of graduating from Stonehill Comedic Love The STC will perform The Serpent Woman a comedic love story about an immortal woman and her beloved prince by Carlo Gozzi in Hemingway Theatre on

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  • Monday Morning Update  ·  News & Media  ·  Stonehill College
    themselves More than 90 percent of students live on campus helping each other meet challenges and find success Welcome Home Community Global Engagement The Martin Institute for Law Society The Center for Nonprofit Management The Farm at Stonehill The Carole Calo Gallery H O P E Service Immersion Program Community Service Post Graduate Service Community Based Learning The Life You Change Will Be Your Own Changing the world might seem like a daunting goal but it s something Stonehill students do every day in ways big and small Athletics Recreational Sports NCAA Athletics Recreational Sports A Tradition of Athletic Excellence The Stonehill Skyhawks compete in the Northeast 10 Conference the largest NCAA Division II conference in the country Home News Media Monday Morning Update Monday Morning Update November 2 2015 Thai Life For his semester abroad Timothy Hughes 16 studied at Chiang Mai University in Thailand but his experience also included a week long homestay in a rural Thai village Although fun and eye opening it was a challenge as he writes No one in the village spoke English Showers were a bucket of water and a pail and toilets were a hole in the ground with no toilet paper Alarm clocks were roosters cats and dogs Because of the language barrier we did our best to communicate through hand gestures and pointing The new issue of Tales From Abroad has more insight from Hughes who really immersed himself in the politics of Thailand as well as reports from many other students on their time abroad and how it has impacted them positively To read their personal stories visit here Farmer s Market Thanks to a 5 000 grant from Project Bread The Farm at Stonehill operated a mobile market over the past six weeks in Brockton that provided fresh affordable and organic produce to local residents who do not have access to healthy eating options Operating near a high rise apartment block with large elderly population the mobile market which will return in the spring builds on The Farm s commitment to addressing food desert conditions in parts of Brockton The Anchor newspaper recently reported on this community outreach To read it visit here Close to Evil In the Martin Institute recently Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental recalled his experience during that dark era when he lost 35 family members He also discussed his educational outreach challenging Holocaust denial and his efforts to seek reconciliation with one of his former Bergen Belsen concentration camp guards At the event the audience saw a clip from the documentary Close to Evil which looks at Reichental s journey and the bridge he has established with Germans who are grappling with what their Nazi parents and grandparents did during the Holocaust When the presentation ended Reichental received a standing ovation with people waiting to talk to him and shake his hand To see photos visit here 17 Photos Smart and with an eye for a good photo and snappy text Emily Schario 18 recently

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    Engagement The Martin Institute for Law Society The Center for Nonprofit Management The Farm at Stonehill The Carole Calo Gallery H O P E Service Immersion Program Community Service Post Graduate Service Community Based Learning The Life You Change Will Be Your Own Changing the world might seem like a daunting goal but it s something Stonehill students do every day in ways big and small Athletics Recreational Sports NCAA Athletics Recreational Sports A Tradition of Athletic Excellence The Stonehill Skyhawks compete in the Northeast 10 Conference the largest NCAA Division II conference in the country Home News Media Monday Morning Update Monday Morning Update October 26 2015 From Knowing to Doing As part of her semester abroad researching human rights issues Molly Hellman 16 recently visited the largest refugee camp in the Middle East Zaatari a sprawling informal city in Jordan that is home to more than 80 000 Syrians half of them children displaced by war Hellman s research is focused on stigmatization and abuse of displaced young people Before visiting Jordan she conducted similar research in Nepal and later this semester her studies will take her to Chile A sociology and interdisciplinary major she says that at Stonehill she has learned the importance of shifting from knowing to doing For more visit here Bugs Matter In conjunction with World Edible Insect Day on Friday the College hosted a presentation on the potential that bugs have for helping humanity with nutritious sustainable food The event which included an insect cooking contest addressed the challenge that so many consumers in the US and elsewhere in the developed world find insect eating unappealing For more visit here Paying It Forward Injured in the Boston Marathon bombing Heather Abbot 96 had her left leg amputated below the knee Appreciating the support she and other survivors received Abbot created a foundation in 2014 to provide prostheses to people with limb loss Earlier this month the Heather Abbot Foundation presented its first prosthetic leg to an amputee Congratulations to Heather who wowed folks when she spoke on campus at the President s Dinner in May on how her foundation is now helping others Read about it here Little and Large When Madison McGlone 18 tells people she attends Stonehill she gets asked where s that A sociology communication double major from Long Island McGlone understands smaller colleges often fly under the radar but the attraction of larger schools mystifies her She has 11 wise and witty reasons why small colleges trump larger ones As she writes With large universities massive class sizes odds are professors won t even notice who s in class or not It s hard not to tell when someone s missing from my eight person Italian class However this is how students have gotten so close to their professors and made amazing connections through such invaluable mentors To read the 11 reasons from her Odyssey essay visit here Icelandic Adventure With Biology Professor Maura Tyrell as the faculty guide

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