Monday Morning Update
June 15, 2009
High Grad Rate: Stonehill's graduation rate is more than 30% higher than the national average, according to a recent survey of American colleges and universities. In addition, the College's 85% completion rate tops a list of schools with a very competitive selectivity rating. For Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Katie Conboy, the secret of our success is simple: "We challenge our students, but we help them to meet the challenge." For more, visit here.
Ames Family: From as far away as Australia, more than 100 descendents of the industrialist Oliver Ames will be at Stonehill this weekend for their third reunion since 1988 on the former Ames estate. The College's strong relationship with the Ames family is also seen in The Stonehill Industrial History Collections, which houses the Ames Shovel company's archives. Curator Greg Galer has worked with Bill Ames of Easton to ensure our Ames friends receive a warm welcome "home" and that they see the many advances in historic preservation with the collections and in Easton. For more, visit here.
Nonprofit Awareness: At the State House in Boston last week, Georgia Antonopoulos, director of the Center for Nonprofit Management, participated in the Commonwealth's first annual Nonprofit Awareness Day, which saluted the contributions of nonprofit organizations to Massachusetts. At the event, which Governor Deval Patrick attended, Antonopoulos presented the Nonprofit Excellence Awards. For more, visit here.
Bay State Republicans: In Massachusetts, the Republican Party is shrinking rapidly, but Martin Institute Director Peter Ubertaccio has advice on how the party might regain its strength. In a recent article in the Cape Cod Times, Ubertaccio points to the election strategy of a Republican town clerk in Sandwich as a model the national Republican party should consider if it wants to be more competitive. To read his analysis, visit here.
New Quad: Operations Management has posted handsome early sketch outlines of our plans for the new South Quadrangle, which will be a green core surrounded by the College Center, O'Hara Hall, the Science Center and the Martin Institute. To see the color sketches, visit here.
Sports Camps: Attention faculty and staff, there are still great discounts available to you for the Stonehill Sports Camps program this summer. Beginning on June 29th with a soccer camp, the program offers camps for many sports. Register now as spaces are going fast. For information, call Coordinator Stephen Fitzgerald at 508-565-1773 or visit here.