Monday Morning Update
May 04, 2009
Teaching & Learning: Communication and identity scholar Ron Jackson recently challenged Stonehill faculty to explore new ways of teaching that connect with all students at the College. Speaking before 100 faculty members in his keynote Academic Development Day address, Jackson stressed the importance of including multicultural perspectives in courses and discussions. For more on this Center for Teaching and Learning event, visit here.
Educational Leader: With Brockton's newest school named after him, the city's former Superintendent of Schools Manthala "Matt" George '62 continues to promote the cause of education. Not only does he enjoy consulting for the Massachusetts Department of Education, he also chairs the Board of Trustees at Trinity Catholic Academy, one of our local partners. For more, visit here.
Why They Give: In memory of a love one, in appreciation of kindness during hardship, in gratitude for past opportunity. Behind every gift there lies a personal story, an expression from the heart of the donor. At the annual Benefactor Student Dinner recently, 60 scholarship students met with 28 benefactors, and their families, who sponsor scholarships. We asked three benefactors to share their reasons for giving. To read their personal stories, visit here.
Hitting High Notes: Approaching their tenth anniversary, the Girls from the Hill a cappella group entertained a packed Alumni Hall at the Benefactor Student dinner. In recent years, a cappella singing has boomed on campuses nationwide. The male group The Chieftones got things going at Stonehill in the late 1990s and now there is a new co-ed group, Surround Sound. To learn more about the Girls from the Hill, visit here.
The Girls from Ames: The story of a four-decade friendship among ten women, including Psychology Professor Jane Nash, entered the New York Times online best seller list (hardback nonfiction) at No. 5 on Friday. Professor Nash and one of her friends were interviewed recently on National Public Radio. To hear that interview, visit here.
Spring Snapshot: With spring in full swing, the flora and fauna on campus are spectacular. Early one morning last week, our photographer Rich Morgan captured numerous images of Stonehill's natural beauty. Thanks to Facilities for keeping the campus in such great condition. To see these photos, visit our Spring Snapshot.
Volunteer of the Year: This year over 50 students from the Into the Streets program have spent over 250 hours at the Children's Museum in Easton, assisting with special events and daily activities. For their efforts, the Museum is honoring ITS with its Volunteer of the Year Award later this month. To learn more, visit here.