Monday Morning Update

November 14, 2016


Million Mark: Over 20 years, volunteers have been the driving force behind the Alumni Auction and, with the success of the most recent auction on November 5 in the Shields Science Center, the event has raised more than $1 million for student scholarships. Big thanks go to all of our dedicated volunteers who have worked so hard to help new generations of students with scholarship support. To see photos from the event, visit here.

Soccer Superstars: For the first time since 1995, Stonehill Women’s Soccer team have won the NE-10 conference championship with a recent 2-1 victory over Pace University. This triumph, the third in the program’s history, was marked by two goals from Lauren Kapatoes ’17, with assists from Taylor Shannahan ’18 and Emily Scollard ’19. Read more about the win here.

Record Retention: The first-to-second year retention rate for the Class of 2019 stands at 92.4 percent. Our records go back to 1965 and this is our highest retention rate on record since that time.

Hot Months, Cool Jobs: From exploring the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to helping to code medical equipment in Florida to learning Chinese in Taiwan, Stonehill students make the most of their summers by immersing themselves in their fields of interest. Increasingly our students are using summer internships to gain professional experience, sharpen their focus and help chart successful career paths. To learn more, visit here.

All The World’s A Stage: This semester’s theater production is As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. An intricate, nuanced exploration of power relations, gender roles, sexuality, politics, and love, the play will be performed November 17, 18, and 19 at 8:00 p.m., and November 19 at 2:00 p.m. in Hemingway Theatre. Evening tickets are $5 for students/senior adults, and $8 general admission. Matinee tickets are $3 for students/senior adults, and $6 general admission. To buy tickets, visit the Dining Commons or call 508-565-1458. For more, visit here.

Treat Yourself: More than 200 artists worldwide, including alumnus Micah Christian ’06, have performed Leonard Cohen’s hymn-like pop standard, Hallelujah. With the passing of the legendary Cohen last week, we were reminded of Christian’s beautiful cover of that song with the Sons of Serendip. If you want to treat yourself, you can listen here.

A Serendip Christmas: Since they went on sale last week, tickets for the Sons of Serendip Christmas concert in the Science Center Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. are going fast. For info and to buy tickets, visit here.

Share & Win: Are you giving thanks this holiday and, if so, why? Tell us and you might win a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts card. Send short submissions to mmcgovern@stonehill.edu. The top submissions will be featured in our next issue.