Monday Morning Update
November 02, 2009
Distinguished Professor: The College's first Distinguished Professorship is being awarded to History Professor Kevin Spicer, C.S.C. '87. Named in honor of long-time Professor of History James J. Kenneally, the professorship honors both Kenneally's and Fr. Spicer's extraordinary contributions to the life of the College, the field of history, and Catholic-Jewish interfaith dialogue. For more on this, visit here.
Alumni Reconnect: The rain didn't stop hundreds of alumni from recently returning to campus, as members from the College's first graduating class to its latest graduating class gathered for a weekend of activities. Over 500 young alumni reconnected at the Water Club on Quincy's Marina Bay while the College celebrated the induction of six alumni into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Many alumni, along with friends and family, watched as the football and women's soccer teams captured thrilling victories and over 100 toured the new Shields Science Center. For a complete recap of Alumni Weekend, visit here.
Literary Tour: Recently, 20 alumni returned home from the third annual Alumni Travel Program which took them on a nine-day Literary Tour of London and Paris. With Academic Vice President and Provost Katie Conboy serving as their faculty host, the group toured the cities' historical and literary sites, including the Charles Dickens Museum, Windsor Castle, the Palace of Versailles, and many more. To view photos from the tour, visit our Alumni Travel Snapshot.
History Brought to Life: A capacity crowd at the Martin Institute got perhaps the most entertaining history lesson of their lives when Sarah Vowell visited campus for the ninth annual Chet Raymo Literary Series on Tuesday, October 27. Reading excerpts from her latest book, The Wordy Shipmates, Vowell had the audience roaring with laughter as she brought to life the story of the Puritans' journey to America in 1630 with her trademark mix of humor and popular culture. For more, visit here.
Commitment to Service: Post graduate service is an increasingly attractive option for our young alumni. At present, a record 38 members of the classes of 2008 and 2009 are working with service groups such as the Peace Corps, Teach for America, AmeriCorps and the College's own International Extension Program. And, if the recently well-attended Post Graduate Service Fair, which brought 57 service organization recruiters to campus, is any indicator, this service trend will continue to blossom. For more information on post graduate service, visit here.
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