Monday Morning Update
May 03, 2010
Brain Cell Break Through: Working with Courtney Ryan '10 and Kevin McEnroy '11 on an independent research project, Associate Professor of Biology and co-Director of the Neuroscience Program Sharon Ramos Goyette recently succeeded in growing neurons (brain cells) in cell culture. A first at Stonehill, this experiment represents a watershed moment in the kinds of research that can be carried out in the new Shields Science Center - work that was attempted but nearly impossible to carry out in the old science building. To learn more, visit here.
Art Opens Doors: A new Brockton billboard hails the collaboration of local middle school students with Stonehill student mentors in a thriving Mentoring Through Photography and Visual Arts program. In its 11th year, the program allows the middle school students, who visit campus for class, to take the initiative in creating their own art projects. Marking the success of this collaboration is the book Eyes in Sharp Focus, which captures the fun and flair that the children bring to their projects. We have five of these special edition books. First come, first served. Call 508-565-1070.
May Challenge: This month, Trustee Chairman Tom May '69 and his wife Donna (Jermyn) May '70 have a challenge for their fellow alumni. If 1,000 alumni make a gift to the Stonehill College Fund, Tom and Donna will make an additional gift of $100,000. For more information and to make a gift, visit here.
Public Scholarship: Critics of higher education often characterize academia as an ivory tower, removed from and unmoved by the world off campus. That stereotype, of course, leaves a lot to be desired, especially today amidst a growing national debate about public scholarship and teaching. At Academic Development Day recently, more than 100 Stonehill faculty members, joined by three outside specialists, explored this issue. For more on the public scholarship conversation, visit here.
Providing Academic Leadership: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Katie Conboy has been named to the Board of Directors of the American Conference of Academic Deans. She was also one of only 25 chief academic officers nationwide selected to participate in the Leadership for the 21st Century for Chief Academic Officers in Annapolis this summer. For more, visit here.
Final Farewell: Associate Professor Emeritus of English Rev. Harry Eichorn, C.S.C. died last week. Retired, he had been living at the Holy Cross House at Notre Dame. Fr. Eichorn began his Stonehill career in 1968 and served for 30 years as a teacher, tutor, writing consultant, counselor, and resident hall priest. He was also an avid fan of our women's basketball program. For more, visit here.
Summer Sports Camps: They're back and better than ever, offering 13 choices for boys and girls. And there are discounts for staff, faculty and immediate family members -- $50 off day camps, regularly priced at $279, and $100 off overnights, regular priced at $429. Your kids can choose from boys' & girls' soccer, tennis, basketball, cross country, track & field as well as girls' lacrosse, volleyball, field hockey and softball (new). Plus, boys' football has a fresh format. For more information, visit here.
Aces: Congratulations to the men's and women's tennis teams, which both earned bids to the NCAA Tournament. For the latest information on all the Skyhawk teams, visit here.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.