Monday Morning Update
May 17, 2010
Academics Transformed: Just published, the new Stonehill Faculty Focus celebrates a decade of change that has transformed academics at the College. In an essay called Powers of Ten, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Katie Conboy identifies the key changes, including faculty hiring, programmatic growth, learning communities, centers of excellence, research initiatives, expansion of facilities, grant successes and a new first-year experience program. Now in its tenth year, Stonehill Faculty Focus is a 24-page, full color publication that highlights annual faculty accomplishments. For a copy, call 508-565-1070 or email email@example.com.
Budget Politics: The questions are on every tax payer's mind. Are those budget figures for real and how do our leaders reach such decisions? Political Science Professor William Ewell has answers to those questions as his dissertation examines how the President, House and Senate strategically bargain to determine budgetary outcomes. Moreover, his work on this topic has just made him a co-winner of the Best Dissertation Award in State Politics and Policy from the American Political Science Association.
Aegean Adventure: The fourth installment of the Alumni Travel Program, Grecian Odyssey, will feature a five-night cruise with visits to Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini, as well as three nights in Athens. Religious Studies Professor Mary Joan Leith will serve as the faculty guide. Departing October 2, there are just a few spaces left on the trip. For an itinerary and pricing, visit here. For registration info, contact Alumni Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friend Raising: When neighbors and friends flock to the President's Dinner in the Sports Complex on June 3, they will mark a milestone in the history of this event, which has been building partnerships with the community since 1960. In addition to being a "friend raiser," the event has a stellar record of raising funds for College initiatives. As part of this year's event, there is a raffle for a 2010 Mercedes Benz Sports Sedan valued at $62,000. To learn more about winning the luxury auto, visit here.
Fenway Business: Marketing students recently learned how corporate sponsorship works at the Boston Red Sox, thanks to the W. B. Mason Company, which is a major franchise sponsor. During the semester, students in Professor Timothy Cavicchi's class helped W.B. Mason evaluate their online marketing strategies, providing feedback on how to use social media and the web more effectively. Those class projects eventually led to the students watching the Sox from W.B. Mason's luxury box while networking with top company executives. Who But W.B. Mason?
May Challenge Update: So far this month, 522 alumni have accepted the challenge. And, if 478 more alumni make a gift to the Stonehill College Fund in May, Trustee Chairman Tom May '69 and his wife Donna (Jermyn) May '70 will make an additional gift of $100,000.
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