Monday Morning Update

January 15, 2018


DISABILITY DIARY: Wheelchair user, poet and author, Christopher Reardon ’09 bonded with several English faculty members at Stonehill, where he wrote his first book. Recently, Reardon crafted a beautiful reflection for The Guardian’s "Disability Diaries" page on what has and hasn’t changed for people with disabilities in the last century. Read Christopher's Reflection! 

FARM SUMMIT: With external partners, The Farm at Stonehill will convene a one-day summit for New England campus farmers and their allies on February 10, 2018 in the Martin Institute. The summit will spark deeper conversations about the local, global, social, and environmental impacts of our food choices. Learn more about the summit. 

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Despite the recent bad weather, the Academic and Welcome Center continues to take shape. Construction of the new building is on schedule to be completed in August. Check out a Snapshot of progress here 

HOPE & FRIENDSHIP: On a HOPE trip to the Dominican Republic in 2008, Karol Delgado ’10 immersed herself in service at a school for low-income students. There she made new and lasting friends, one of whom recently visited campus with Delgado as his guide. Read their story. 

CORRECTION: Our piece last week on the path to sainthood for the famed Rosary Priest Fr. Patrick Peyton, who died in 1992 and is buried in the Congregation’s cemetery on campus, linked to dated coverage of his journey. Get up-to-date! 

DEAN'S LIST: Congratulations are in order for the nearly 900 students who made the Dean's List this past fall! See the full list here 

THIS WEEK ON THE HILL 

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAYS OF CELEBRATION
Join together as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Days of Celebration to honor the leadership and legacy of a man who mobilized many to answer the call for justice in our nation. Learn more about each event here. 
Mon., Jan. 15: MLK, Jr. Day: A Day On, Not a Day Off | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Duffy 149 | Register 
Tue., Jan. 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Pledge Day | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Roche Dining Commons 
Thu., Jan. 18: “Answering the Call: The American Struggle for the Right to Vote” | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Duffy 135 
Tue., Jan. 23: Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Prayer Service | 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. | Chapel of Mary 
 
GOOD MORNING METRO SOUTH BREAKFAST 
Join us for breakfast with Jay Ash, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Wed., Jan. 17 | 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. | The Martin Institute | RSVP here 
 
ICE RINK WINTER FESTIVAL 
The Thomas and Donna May Pavilion Ice Rink Winter Festival will have games, hot chocolate, a fire pit, s'mores, ice skating, and more! All Stonehill students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited. 
Fri., Jan. 19 | 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Thomas and Donna May Pavillion 
 
FACULTY RESEARCH FORUM 
Krishan Oberoi, Director of Collegiate Chorale, shares his project exploring the relationship of Austrian émigré composers to the US in the years surrounding the Second World War. 
Fri., Jan. 19 | 2:30 p.m. | MacPháidín Library 
 
SPORTS ON CAMPUS 
1/17: Women's Basketball vs. Le Moyne; Men's Basketball vs. Le Moyne 
1/19: Women's Basketball vs. New Haven; Men's Basketball vs. New Haven 
Click here for a schedule that includes all sports 

Welcome back students! Classes for the spring semester kick off tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16. Don't forget, we'll be following an academic Monday schedule for that day.