Monday Morning Update
April 27, 2009
Women's Rugby: Having just moved up a division, the women's rugby team is already set to make its first appearance in the Division II national final four. Next Friday, May 1, the team will be in California to take on Delaware in a semi-final game at Stanford's Steuber Rugby Stadium. For more, visit here.
Post-graduate Service: Interest in post-graduate service is at an all-time high at Stonehill as the weak economy has students exploring other career options. Director of Community Service and Volunteerism Nuala Boyle '96 reports that more than 125 students have contacted her office seeking information on service opportunities. For more, visit here.
ROTC: Two Black Hawk helicopters landed on campus recently to transport ROTC cadets from Stonehill, and other local colleges, to spring field-training. Stationed at Fort Devens in Ayer for a weekend, the nine Stonehill cadets participated in numerous tactical and leadership exercises in day and night settings. To read about our ROTC students, visit here.
Black Hawk Photos: While the Black Hawk military helicopters were on campus, our photographers, Nicki Pardo and Lu Ann Totman '08, were on hand to capture the landing, the boarding of the cadets and their departure. To see these photos, visit our Black Hawk Snapshot.
Student Reading: What books should students at Catholic colleges read? Augustine of Hippo? John of the Cross? Thomas Merton? Professor Emeritus of Physics and author Chet Raymo has ten suggestions for interested readers. To read Raymo's recommendations, visit here.
What's Bruin?: A popular item on YouTube these days is a Boston Bruins television ad featuring alumnus and actor Matthew Gudernatch '07. In the 30 second segment, the English major plays a Bruins fan who makes the mistake of dating a Canadiens fan, for which he is duly reprimanded. To see the humerous ad, visit here.
Best New Play: At the 2009 Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) award ceremony recently, the play According to Tip by Dick Flavin '58 was named Best New Play of the Year. The one-man play is about Tip O'Neill, the late Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Sr. Grace Remembered: From 1979 to 1997, Sr. Grace Donovan, who died recently, served Stonehill by teaching history and writing, working in Campus Ministry, advising students, organizing concerts, publishing scholarly articles, and preparing institutional reports. A natural community builder, she is remembered for touching many lives with her caring, humility, and good cheer.