Monday Morning Update
December 14, 2009
Going Global: An International Studies major, Kathleen Stephan '10 has traveled to Nigeria to explore development issues and interned at a refugee resettlement agency in Albany, N.Y. She has created an interdisciplinary concentration on peace & conflict and recently completed three weeks of field work in the Balkans on post-conflict resolution. A teaching assistant, she works closely with the Martin Institute on all her projects and has just received the Martin Institute's Outstanding Senior Award. To learn more about Stephan, who is applying to postgraduate service programs, visit here.
Nonprofit Neighbors: A who's who list of 33 area nonprofit organizations gathered last week for a day-long conference at Stonehill on strategic alliances sponsored by the Center for Nonprofit Management. Given the bleak economy and an increased demand for services, many nonprofits are examining the fresh possibilities for strategic collaboration. The Center gave nonprofit leaders a forum for studying options -- such as joint fundraisers, pooled resources and shared office space -- that might increase the effectiveness of their missions. For more, visit here.
Crowning Achievement: The fourth time was the charm for Communication major Joey D'Agostino '10 who was crowned Mr. Stonehill 2009 recently before a full house in the Sports Complex. The SGA President overcame challenges from 13 other contestants and won the judges over with his flashy swimsuit, stylish formal wear and a spectacular magic act. For a report on the student-run contest, visit here. To see photos from the event, visit our Mr. Stonehill Snapshot.
Employee Loyalty: Twelve employees have received Gaudete Awards for 20 years of service to Stonehill. We salute: Antonio Barbagallo (Foreign Languages), Julie Coleman (Advancement), Joseph Fellone (Facilities), Arlene Giannaros (Alumni), Fr. Thomas Halkovic, C.S.C. (Campus Ministry), Ted Jula (Business Administration), Diane Maki (Treasurer's Office), Tony Moreira (Facilities), Joseph Moreira (Facilities), Anne Sant (Alumni), Barbara Urbanus (Library), and Richard Viera (Facilities).
Green Christmas: Stonehill's Environmental Stewardship Committee has advice on how to be greener in our celebration of the holidays. Tips include: choosing gifts that don't create waste such as concert or movie tickets, sending green or e-cards instead of paper ones, making homemade gifts and salvaging and reusing tins, baskets, and boxes. To read the full list, visit here.
Christmas Liturgy: Each year, many members of our community and neighbors attend Christmas Eve Mass in the Chapel of Mary. Campus Ministry always presents a beautiful liturgy. This year, Fr. John Denning, C.S.C. will preside and the Mass will be at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 24.
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