Monday Morning Update
February 15, 2010
Broadway Debut: When he received his diploma at Commencement in 1983, Rob Ruggiero crossed the stage as the first graduate of the College's Theatre Arts program. This Friday, Ruggiero makes his debut on Broadway directing Looped, a new comedy about the actress Tallulah Bankhead (1902-1968). An award-winning director, Ruggiero is proud of his Stonehill roots and credits the mentorship of Professor Patricia Sankus with giving him the direction and opportunity he needed to embark on a career in theater. To read more about Ruggiero's story, visit here.
Totally Animated: Graphic design major John McGowan '10 had his animated short Sarah's Story featured at the Providence Children's Film Festival this weekend. McGowan began working on the film, which is about a child author, last year and spent winter break perfecting his work. Always interested in animation, it wasn't until he took the Learning Community Storytelling in New Media, with professors Wendy Chapman Peek and Shane Savage-Rumbaugh, that he created a full-length animation. Then, in a directed study with Professor Gary Stanton, he learned how to animate using the computer. For more on McGowan, including some of his animated images, visit here.
Beyond The Bubble: Recently in the Roche Dining Commons, 70 seniors listened as four young alumni advised them about the realities of life after graduation. Organized by the Student Alumni Association, the event explored the practicalities of paychecks, bills, networking, balancing priorities, and how to be better prepared for the professional world. For more on this annual event, visit here.
Reuse & Recycle: Instead of throwing furniture from the old Science Center into a dumpster, the Purchasing Office found a way to reuse old desks, tables, chairs, and lab cabinetry. Purchasing also recycled 6,000 pounds of steel and 17,000 pounds of remaining product. Nothing from the old building went to the landfill. And, alumni at W.B. Mason and the non-profit group Community Care Services partnered with us to reduce our carbon footprint on this project. To read more, visit here.
On the Radio: If you listen to news stations WBZ (Boston) or WCBS (New York), you will hear Stonehill's new 60-second radio spots. Designed to increase the College's brand awareness, the ads started on February 8 and will run for eight weeks. To hear the spots, which feature Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing Mary Beth Carey, visit here.
Examined Life: What's the balance between freedom and responsibility in the corporate world? On Tuesday in Alumni Hall at 7:00 p.m., Philosophy Professor Claus Dierksmeier, alcohol prevention expert Brandon Busteed and President of the Massachusetts Bar Association and liability attorney Valerie Yarashus will explore this topic from different angles. All are welcome.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.