Monday Morning Update
October 27, 2008
Chet Raymo Literary Series: Due to unforeseen circumstances, which prevent playwright Tony Kushner from visiting Stonehill this Wednesday, October 29, the annual Chet Raymo Literary Series has been postponed until further notice. We regret any inconvenience, but look forward to welcoming the award-winning Kushner in the future when he will engage in a special conversation with Associate Professor of English Daniel Itzkovitz.
Alumna Honored: In recognition of her major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, Trustee Marsha Moses '75 has been elected to the Institute of Medicine. Membership in the IOM is one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. A biology major at Stonehill, Moses is the Interim Director of the Vascular Biology Program at Children's Hospital and a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. For more, visit here.
Rappers and poets: Could rap artist Lil' Wayne be the Shakespeare of our time? Associate Professor of Communication Rev. James Chichetto, C.S.C. '64 is exploring that possibility. A poet himself, Fr. Chichetto studies rappers' use of metric forms of rhythm, comparing and contrasting them with the metric constructs of other poets and playwrights like Shakespeare. To learn more about Fr. Chichetto's literary research, visit here.
Alumni Auction: The 15th annual Alumni Auction will be held Saturday, November 1st on campus. Over 300 items are up for bid including: a week's vacation in a luxury villa in the Dominican Republic, great tickets to concerts, the Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins & Patriots, get-aways across the country, and one-of-a-kind items. Tickets are $50 each and limited. The Auction Committee is also raffling an all-expenses paid trip for two to Aruba. These tickets are $15 each and just 700 will be sold.
Fenway Luxury Box: Through a generous donation from W.B. Mason, the Auction Committee is also sponsoring a raffle for use of a Fenway Luxury Box for a Red Sox game next season. The prize includes 20 tickets, a full dining package (including beer, wine and soda) and the amenities of the elite luxury box. Raffle tickets are $100 and only 250 will be sold. Call the Alumni Office at 508-565-1343 with questions or to reserve raffle tickets or seats at the Auction, which benefits the Alumni Council Scholarship Fund.
Alumni in Photos: To see Alumni Weekend photos, visit Stonehill Snapshot.
To see photos from the recent Alumni Travel Program, visit our special Italian Snapshot.