Monday Morning Update
March 08, 2010
Concussion Alert: Sports and recreational activities give Americans an estimated four million concussions every year. With March being Brain Injury Awareness month, we asked Biology Professor Andrew Mazurkie, who teaches about the brain, for insight on this health issue. As he notes, college campuses are especially prone to brain injuries given the large numbers of young people active in sports or inclined toward hi-risk activities. For more, visit here.
Southern History Revisited: Contrary to some impressions, the American South is not provincial, intellectually sterile or culturally barren, according to historian Peter Coclanis in a recent Salameno Lecture at the Martin Institute. Rather, the region's international ties are vibrant and numerous. In addition, the South has strong, if less well-known, traditions of ethnic and linguistic diversity. For more on Coclanis' energetic survey of Southern history, visit here.
Outstanding Research: Alumnus Thomas Wright '71 is a professor of management at Kansas State University who was recently honored by KSU's College of Business Administration for his outstanding research. The holder of a distinguished chair in Business Leadership at KSU, Wright produced nine top journal articles and four book chapters on organizational behavior/management topics in two years. His research assists managers with practical guidelines for positively impacting the workplace.
Lenten Retreat: Need a time-out for spiritual reflection this Lent? Consider the Lenten Retreat sponsored by the Alumni Council's Community Affairs Committee on Saturday, March 13 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Donahue Hall. Alumni, friends and members of the Stonehill community are invited to participate, free of charge. Fr. Jim Fenstermaker, C.S.C. '77 will lead the retreat, which includes brunch. For more information, call the Alumni Office at 508-565-1343.
Gold Challenge: Since 2004, the GOLD Fund, Graduates of the Last Decade, has been energizing young alumni. Seeing that enthusiasm, the Trustees are challenging GOLD alumni to raise $75,000 this year, with $25,000 to be set aside for a GOLD Scholarship to benefit a junior or senior. If they succeed, the Trustees will add a 2 to 1 match, giving $150,000 to the Attaining the Summit campaign.
Going for Gold: We invite all alumni from 2001-2009 to GOLD Night at the Hill in Roche Commons on Thursday, April 1 to help us launch this challenge. Dance to good music, enjoy fine refreshments and meet with old friends. Admission is a donation of any size. For more, check Stonehill College GOLD Fund on Facebook or contact Megan Killilea at email@example.com or at 508-565-1367. Donate at the door or by visiting here.
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