Monday Morning Update
February 08, 2010
American Romantic Revisited: Theater director and owner Joseph DeMita ’05 returns to campus on Saturday for two encore presentations of his musical, Nevermore, which is about the dark, mysterious life of Boston writer Edgar Allan Poe. During his first year at Stonehill, DeMita created the F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company and has since gone on to direct several productions through the Wakefield-based company, which provides affordable, quality theatre for greater Boston audiences. The 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances of Nevermore on Saturday, February 13 are free to Stonehill community members with I.D. For the general public, entry is $5. For more, visit here.
Embracing Public Art: To help mark its tenth anniversary, the Visual and Performing Arts department is hosting Latino artist Pepón Osorio this month. Known for his large installations and community-based art projects, Osorio will give a keynote public address on Wednesday in the Martin Institute at 6:30 p.m. While here, he will work with students in the Learning Community Art and Civic Culture in Urban Neighborhoods. Students and faculty, along with members of the local Cape Verdean community, will also have the opportunity to collaborate with him on a public art project. To learn more about Osorio and his work, visit here.
From the Heart: This past weekend, around 150 Stonehill student volunteers helped to make a Special Olympics basketball tournament a success for 600 athletes and their partners. Representing 52 teams, the athletes hailed from Hyannis to Hopkinton and points in between. Facilitated by Recreational Sports, the event was the largest ever Special Olympics hoop tournament in southeastern Massachusetts.
Love Gospel? Then we have a Saint Valentine’s Day treat for you with Boston’s Black Catholic Choir. Regular visitors to campus, the Choir will provide the music at Mass on Sunday, February 14 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mary. To get a sense of how moving their songs of praise are, check out our photos from last year’s performance at 2009 Choir Snapshot.
Love Story: With Saint Valentine's Day approaching, we asked Professor Emeritus of Physics Chet Raymo, author of Valentine: A Love Story, for insight on the patron saint of romance. Raymo reports that Saint Valentine just might be the most popular Christian saint in the world and that from China to Iran people go crazy for love on his feast day. He also adds that there may have been more than one Valentine or even none. For more on this story, visit here.
Win Raymo’s Book of Love: We have three copies of Raymo's novel Valentine: A Love Story, which uses historical fiction to reexamine this icon of romance. The first three people to answer these questions will win one of those books: What Raymo novel became a movie? What was the name of the movie? And, where on campus was there a gala preview showing of the movie? Email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org or call extension 1070.
Lessons in History: Last week, the founder of Black Fives Inc., which stewards the history of African-American participation in basketball, visited Stonehill to discuss the significance of the Black Fives Era and its impact on society today. To read more about Claude Johnson and his quest to widen the appreciation for these pioneers of basketball, visit here.
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