Monday Morning Update
April 20, 2009
Girl from Ames: Professor of Psychology Jane Nash is one of the subjects in a forthcoming book about enduring friendship. Called The Girls from Ames, the book tells the story of ten women from Ames, Iowa who have remained friends over four decades despite being scattered across the country. For a sneak peek of what the book, written by bestselling author Jeffrey Zaslow, is about, visit here.
Movie Premiere: A film by alumnus Al Ward '90 will debut at the Independent Film Festival Boston Sunday, April 26 at 12: 15 p.m. at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square. Blood, Sweat & Cheers follows the Pop Warner Junior Midget squad from Burlington, Massachusetts as they fight to reclaim the championship title they've let slip through their fingers in recent years. For comp passes to the premiere, call 508-565-1070. For more on this film by Ward, a communication major at Stonehill, visit here.
Goldwater Scholar: Biochemistry major Christopher Kelly '10 is the fourth student in Stonehill history to receive a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. He is one of 278 young scholars selected from math, science and engineering students nationwide for the award which underwrites tuition and other costs up to $7,500 for one academic year. Kelly was chosen on the basis of academic merit and his potential for contributing to his discipline. The top undergraduate award of its type, the program honors the late Senator Goldwater while encouraging a new generation of scientists.
Boston Mayor: On a visit to Stonehill last week, Boston Mayor Tom Menino challenged students to consider a career in government service. In supporting his pitch, the four-term mayor gave an energetic overview of how public office impacts ordinary citizens. To read a report, visit here.
The Closer: Recently, The Boston Globe Magazine ran a four-page profile of trustee Paul Finn '71 who has mediated some of New England's biggest tragedies from clergy abuse cases to Boston's tunnel collapse to the Rhode Island nightclub fire. A history major, Finn is the President of Commonwealth Mediation & Conciliation, one of the most respected firms in the mediation business. To read a Stonehill Alumni Magazine profile of Finn, visit here. To read the Globe profile, visit here.
St. Francis of Assisi: An oval-shaped conference room in the Martin Institute celebrates the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi with stunning bronze figures inspired by his poem Canticle of the Sun. Visitors to the room on the second floor of the Martin Institute are always welcome. To see a photo-essay of the bronzes, visit our latest Stonehill Snapshot.