Monday Morning Update
August 11, 2008
Korean Semester: Political Science major Greg Thomas '09 is perhaps the first Stonehill student to spend a semester immersing himself in international politics and economics at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. While there during this past spring semester, the senior from Storrs, Connecticut also explored Korean culture, becoming more proficient in his ability to speak, to read, and to write Korean. To find out what Thomas has learned while studying and travelling in Asia, visit here.
Asian Postcard: Before Thomas left to study in Korea, we asked him to take photos for us and the young photographer did not disappoint us. While travelling in Japan and Korea, he captured a wide range of images -- from traditional to modern -- of these societies. To see his Asian Postcard 2008, visit our latest Stonehill Snapshot.
Faculty Scholarship: Writing in the Washington Post recently, Stanford University historian James Sheehan reviewed Fr. Kevin Spicer's new book, Hitler's Priests: Catholic Clergy and National Socialism, alongside another book by renowned scholar of Nazi Germany Ian Kershaw. The paper noted that the two books raise "troubling questions about the Nazis' support from Germany's populace and priests." To read the review, visit here.
Nature Walk: In a recent article, the Easton Journal described the nature walk on the Stonehill campus as a "little known secret" that offers a "perfect" opportunity for people, especially children, to experience nature. To read Paula Vogler's article about the beauty of Stonehill's nature trek, visit here.
Beautiful Campus: When our photographer J. Kiely recently visited Costa Rica, he sent us a daily e-postcard that captured the natural beauty of that country. We liked his e-cards so much that we asked him if he could do something similar for Stonehill. To our delight, he succeeded, especially in capturing the impact of natural light on various surfaces throughout campus. To see Kiely's nature shots of the campus, visit the Stonehill Snapshot.
Giving Back: Although Mike Walsh '05 works for a non-profit housing agency in his native California, he gives to Stonehill annually. Walsh attended Stonehill because of his uncle, Fr. Frank Walsh, C.S.C. '53. The young alumnus says he would feel as if he were "stealing from Stonehill and my uncle if I did not attempt to repay Stonehill for all the gifts it has given me." To learn more about Mike Walsh's generosity, visit here.