Monday Morning Update
November 23, 2009
Black Friday: With one of the most hectic shopping days of the year fast approaching, we asked faculty members in Business Administration, Sociology and Psychology for insight on why the day after Thanksgiving is so important for consumers, retailers, and the economy. For more, visit here.
Examined Life: When filmmaker Astra Taylor and her artist sister Sunaura visited campus recently, they explored the examined life with students. Reflecting on that debate Brenden Howarth '13 told The Enterprise the event made him "realize that philosophy is not just something that comes out of really boring textbooks and from people who died many years ago. It is something that can still exist in the modern world." Paige Allen '13 and Wendell Cosgrove '11 wrote the story for a news writing & reporting class taught by Professor Maureen Boyle. To read their examined life report, visit here.
Student Engagement: Ten students engaged in five projects have received Leadership Grants from the Honors Program. One group presented at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Association in Washington, D.C. Another presented at the National Collegiate Honors Council on how students can generate creative honors projects. Yet another group went to Loyola University in Chicago to participate in a national conference on poverty. One student visited the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California to research Flannery O'Connor. Another student received laboratory supplies for scientific research. For more, visit here.
Atrium Chemistry Tutors: In a short period of time, the Atrium in the Shields Science Center has become a study hot spot, bustling with students doing homework or collaborating on projects at all hours. Capitalizing on the popularity of the Peggy and Ray Pettit Atrium with science students, chemistry and biochemistry faculty members launched a nightly student-staffed Chemistry Tutors program. To learn more about this new initiative, visit here.
Economic Impact: The Metro South Chamber of Commerce has recognized Stonehill's investment in the Science Center as an act of economic development that keeps the regional economy strong. At a chamber luncheon last week, the College received a 2009 Metro South Economic Impact Award. For more, visit here.
Bauman Archives: A print sale & open house of historical photos from the collection of legendary Brockton photographer Stanley Bauman attracted more than 400 people to the Archives and Historical Collections Department in the Martin Institute recently. The department has undertaken a decade-long project to preserve 500,000 negatives from the Bauman Collection, which the photographer left to the College in 2007. For more on the print sale, visit here.
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