Monday Morning Update
April 06, 2009
Commencement Speaker: The keynote speaker at graduation on May 17 will be Elizabeth Fini '76, a leading eye expert and dean at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. A biology student while at Stonehill, Fini will also receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree. On May 18, Fini will be presented with the College's Outstanding Alumnus Award.
Commencement Honorees: Stonehill's oldest-living alumnus is former Villanova University English professor Robert Wilkinson '52 and he will receive a Doctor of Literature degree. The Bishop of Fall River, the Most Reverend George Coleman, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters degree while Boston business executive and philanthropist Jack Shaughnessy, Sr. will receive a Doctor of Business Administration degree. For more on Commencement 2009, visit here.
Globalism Challenged: In a recent Patriot Ledger op-ed article, Professor Larry Overlan argues that increased global trade does not necessarily benefit the majority of Americans. An international business expert, Overlan also wonders if many mainstream economists are wrong in believing that a rising tide of trade lifts all boats. To read his article, visit here.
Beyond the Bunny: For the secular world, Easter is another retail weekend, one filled with chocolate eggs, cuddly bunnies, and cute bonnets. According to Professor Geoff Lantos, director of Stonehill's marketing program and a born again Christian, this commercialized holiday is a far cry from the traditional Christian understanding of what Easter should be - a celebration of Christ's resurrection. For more insight on the upcoming holiday, visit here.
Photo Shop: Stonehill students are preserving one of the most extensive photo collections in local history -- that of legendary Brockton photographer Stanley Bauman. Working with the College's Office of Archives and Historical Collections, the students are sifting through 200,000 envelopes that contain 500,000 negatives that tell the story of greater Brockton from 1938 to 2003. As they transfer, document and catalogue the negatives, the students are making the work of Bauman who died in 2007 at 93, accessible to the public. For more on this story, visit here.
St. Thomas More Law Society: On Thursday, the College's pre-law students honored Boston-based attorney Joe Basile '74 for the legal and philanthropic example that he has set in his career. Before the ceremony, Basile joined friends, alumni and students in the Chapel of Mary for a Red Mass, which is said annually for members of the legal profession. A partner in the corporate department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Basile is active in alumni and College life.