Monday Morning Update
June 29, 2009
Examined Life: If, as Socrates argues the "unexamined life is not worth living," how do we live an examined life? That is the question that Provost and Academic Vice President Katie Conboy put to more than 660 members of the Class of 2013 at Orientation last week. And that question stands at the heart of the common intellectual experience that our first-year students must explore when they begin the fall semester. With their professors, they will meet in small groups to study a new documentary called Examined Life, which interviews eight modern philosophers, all of whom have strong opinions on how to lead a life of meaning and purpose. To read Conboy's remarks to the students, visit here.
Gift Participation: As the fiscal year ends, Stonehill College Fund Chair Ken Michel '68 reminds alumni & friends that all gifts, regardless of size, make a difference to the Stonehill cause. Last year, alumni who made gifts in the $10 to $100 range raised more than $250,000 in support of our educational mission. In his four years leading the Fund, Michel has enhanced participation and helped energize young alumni giving. It's not too late to make a gift and to do so, call 508-565-1344 or visit here.
Roche Family: Twenty-five students and alumni, all recipients of the Patty Roche Memorial Scholarship, met with Bud and Eileen Roche in Donahue Hall on Tuesday for a donor-recipient dinner. Within two years of graduating in 1984, Bud and Eileen's daughter Patty died from a brain tumor. In Patty's name, her parents subsequently established a scholarship, which goes to Stonehill students who have worked, or whose families have worked, for Roche Brothers Supermarkets. Since it was first awarded in 1993-94, the Roche Scholarship has assisted 43 students at the College.
COGS Classic: The friends, classmates and family of Timothy Coughlin '80 gathered on Long Island to celebrate the life of the popular Wall Street trader who died on 9/11. Held last week, the COGS Classic Golf Tournament is now in its eighth year and has underwritten Coughlin Memorial Field and contributed to the Coughlin Scholarship Fund, which has provided 23 awards to members of the men's and women's lacrosse teams and the football team.
Expansion India: Five recent graduates are currently teaching English at Holy Cross School in Northeast India. Thanks to Fr. Paul Pudussery, C.S.C., who runs the Expansion India program, we have photos of our students as they settle into Indian life. To see the photos, visit our India Snapshot.
Girls from Ames: On July 8, Borders in Mansfield will host author Jeffrey Zaslow as he promotes his new book The Girls from Ames, which features Psychology Professor Jane Nash. The event starts at 7 p.m. and Professor Nash will be present.
Independence Day: An early Happy July 4th to all of our readers. Over the next few weeks, the Monday Morning Update will take a break and be back later in July.