Monday Morning Update

October 16, 2017


Cross Country Champions: Our Men’s Cross Country team has won its first New England championship title in program history. Competing against schools from all divisions, the team finished first at the 27-team New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association race in Boston on October 7. For more on the team’s success, visit here.

Saving Energy
: Since 2011, the College has reduced energy usage per square foot on campus by almost 20% with the addition of an energy management system, lighting retrofits, and oil-to-gas conversions, all of which have contributed to this increase in energy conservation.

Newsmaker: Congrats to Trustee Robert Rivers ’86 on being named to the Boston Business Journal’s Power 50 list of business leaders who have made headlines with their significant impact on the Massachusetts economy. Rivers credits his Stonehill course work in finance/accounting as well as an assignment from the late Professor William Burke as key steps towards his banking career.For more, visit here.

Yoga Culture: Do all “real” yoga practitioners look slim and very flexible not to mention able-bodied, light-skinned, pretty, young, and female, asks Philosophy Professor Anna Lännström in a recent reflection. Critiquing American yoga culture, Lännström argues that its flexibility obsession detracts from more important physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of the practice. For more, visit here.

Christmas Concert: The Sons of Serendip, featuring Micah Christian ’06, will again usher in the season of goodwill on campus with an outstanding Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 10 at 2 p.m. in the Science Center. For ticket information, visit here. The group’s latest CD is Life + Love and we have six copies to share with readers. Email mmcgovern@stonehill.edu.

THIS WEEK ON THE HILL

DO IMMINENT JOB SEEKERS ACT MORE SELFISHLY?
Professor Akira Motomura will present evidence from the National Basketball Association on whether entering the final year of a contract leads players to "work" more selfishly.
Mon., October 16 | 2:30 p.m. | MacPháidín Library

POST GRADUATE SERVICE FAIR
There will be 35 post-graduate service programs on-site for the fair, offering placements across the U.S. and in developing countries around the world.
Tue., October 17 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Cleary Dining Room

DINING AT STONEHILL WITH A DIETARY RESTRICTION
Learn how to safely dine at Stonehill College with a food allergy or intolerance, and discuss ways to improve our service to those with food allergies and intolerances.
Tue., October 17 | 11:30 a.m. | Roche Dining Commons | RSVP

LUNCH WITH LARRY TYE
Veteran journalist and author Larry Tye will visit campus to discuss his book, "Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Lion."
Tue., October 17 | 12 p.m. | Martin Institute Auditorium

THE LOVE OF GOD IS FOR EVERYONE
This Campus Ministry and Intercultural Affairs presentation will explore the intersections of faith, gender, and sexuality, and build bridges between LGBTQ+ and people of Catholic faith. See our full list of PRIDE week events here.
Wed., October 18 | 5-6 p.m. | Chapel of Mary

WHAT'S UP: THE NFL, KAEPERNICK, AND PROTESTS
The latest in this bi-weekly brown bag lunch series will discuss #TakeAKnee, what role should sports play in social justice, and more.
Thu., October 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Library DisCo

ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY DEMONSTRATION AND TALK
Esteemed calligrapher Hajj Wafaa will visit campus to teach the basics Arabic calligraphy, one of the oldest and most beautiful scripts in the world.
Thu., October 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Cleary Dining Room

FAMILY WEEKEND!
The weekend will include popular events like Bingo!, home athletic games, student performances, and the Family 5K Run/Walk!
Fri.-Sun., October 20-22 | Schedule of Events

SPORTS ON CAMPUS
10/17: W. Soccer vs. St. Anselm
10/18: Field Hockey vs. Merrimack

10/19: W. Soccer vs. AIC
10/21: M. Soccer vs. U. New Haven; Field Hockey vs. Pace; Football vs. Bentley

Click here for a schedule that includes all sports