Monday Morning Update
June 14, 2010
Alumni Photos: After Reunion 2010, we had so many photos of people enjoying the weekend that we created four Snapshots. These photo-essays capture the induction of the Class of 1960 into the Pillar Society, Friday night receptions, Saturday's activities, including renewing marriage vows and the BBQ, and Saturday night's Vigil Mass and gala dinner. To read about our largest reunion ever and to see all the photos, visit here.
Serving Students: In its size and spirit, Stonehill is versatile, which is one of our strengths in serving students, according to Rev. John Phalen, C.S.C. '70 who gave the homily at the Reunion 2010 Vigil Mass. Speaking to alumni and their families in the Chapel of Mary, Fr. Phalen noted how the College takes something little and, through hard work and inspiration, makes it great.
English Seminars: Fr. Phalen recalled how he and other English majors dreamed up seminars on authors Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Hardy and John Updike, which were not available at the College. But they knew their professors were supportive and "in some cases the seminars were offered at the professor's home. Larger institutions could not mold themselves to the student's interests in this way. Stonehill could feed us with what we already hungered for." To read his homily, visit here.
Heidelberg Bound: Foreign Languages major Haleigh Wallace '12 speaks English, French, Spanish and German and has just received a prestigious undergraduate scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD in German) to the University of Heidelberg. In addition to a monthly stipend, the DAAD scholarship provides research and travel funds. Representing 365 German higher education institutions, DAAD is like America's Fulbright Program. To learn more, visit here.
Teaching Citizenship: Hundreds of high school students will be on campus this week learning about democracy and citizenship as part of programs sponsored by Boys State and Girls State. On Sunday, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley addressed both groups while Governor Deval Patrick will address Boys State on Wednesday. The Conferences and Events Office reports that more than 20 civic and corporate groups have chosen Stonehill for their special events this summer.
Stamped: A recent photo by Archivist Nicole Tourangeau '95 of a rainbow over the Shields Science Center was one of our most successful Pictures of the Week. Given the photo's popularity, we transformed it into a special edition stamp, approved by the Postal Service. Having shared the stamps with Nicole and with Tom & Mary Shields, we now offer them to others. We have two sets of 10 stamps. To win, tell us when we dedicated the Shields Science Center. Call 508-565-1070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To see the rainbow photo, visit here.
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