Monday Morning Update
August 23, 2010
Rising Ratings: Jumping seven places from last year, Stonehill moved closer to the top 100 mark with a 105th placement in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings of national liberal arts colleges. When combined with several other recent rankings that have rated the College favorably, this recognition reflects our growing academic reputation. For more, visit here.
Virtual Tour: For a contemporary look at campus life and to see what a Stonehill education offers students today, check out the new virtual tour, which uses vivid photography, audio and text to cover campus locations, themes and topics. To take the tour, visit here.
First-Years: For students entering college, the digital world has always been the norm according to the annual Beloit College Mindset List. This generation of students has never written in cursive and, because of cell phones, has no interest in wrist watches. Even email is too slow while snail mail is ignored. Born in 1992, these students have "never twisted the coiled handset wire aimlessly around their wrists while chatting on the phone." Other Class of 2014 insights: Fergie is a pop singer, not a princess, Beethoven has always been a dog, and, for them, Michelangelo was a computer virus.
Art History: Fine Arts major Emily Banas '11 spent her summer touring museums in New York and New England while also working to install an art exhibit at Smith College. One of 15 students selected from 70 applicants for Smith's art museum program, Banas met with a wide-range of museum professionals throughout the six week program. Banas discovered her love for the world of museums while interning at Stonehill's Industrial History Center where she helped restore the Ames shovel collection. To read more, visit here.
Top Communicator: In an analysis of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference productivity, Communication Professor Ron Leone is ranked as one of the most productive scholars in his field for the nine-year period examined. The authors looked at scholars who received recognition for writing top papers, and Leone was ranked 29th out of nearly 3100 scholars. Even more significant, within the Mass Communication & Society Division of AEJMC, Leone ranked number one among all scholars for top convention productivity.
Summit Attained: In 2004, Attaining the Summit set out to raise $55 million and it concluded with a bang in June by raising a record-setting $59.5 million, more than doubling the $23.1 million raised in Securing the Vision (1992-1997). Thanks to the 14,570 donors to Attaining the Summit, we have the Shields Science Center, W. B. Mason Stadium & Coughlin Memorial Field, 51 new student scholarships, 69 enhanced scholarships, and our first faculty chair. For more, visit here.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.