Monday Morning Update
August 30, 2010
Back to School: With students having moved into their residences over the weekend, tomorrow's Academic Convocation in the Sports Complex will get the academic year underway. To read an interview with Mary Joan Leith, who will give the keynote address, visit here. We also welcome our largest class as 725 members of the Class of 2014 start their academic careers with the first day of classes on Wednesday.
A-List: When high school counselors were asked by Parade to recommend outstanding schools that fly under the radar, the College made its A-List of 25 private schools. The article noted: "Private schools encourage more contact between professors and students, which can lead to job opportunities after graduation. Students are less likely to fall through the cracks. At Stonehill, for example, not showing up for class can result in a phone call from the professor." Parade is the most widely read magazine in America with a print circulation of 32 million and a readership of 74 million.
Housing: Our $21.4 million new student residence hall was completed on time, and on budget, for the return of students. Housing mostly seniors, the 250-bed, five story building offers small style suites, a lounge, a kitchen, recreation & study spaces, a director-in-residence apartment and a chapel.
Community Service: The Class of 2014 is heading Into the Streets (ITS) of local communities to perform an afternoon of educational service today. In its 19th year, ITS will have 750 first-year and transfer students and 83 student leaders, as well as faculty & staff, serving at 46 local sites, including the Brockton Boys & Girls Club, Easton Food Pantry, American Red Cross and My Brother's Keeper.
Spiritual Start: Campus Ministry will offer the Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit tomorrow, Tuesday, in the Pettit Atrium at 11:30 a.m. President Mark Cregan, C.S.C. '78 will preside and the Director of Campus Ministry Rev. Walter Jenkins, C.S.C. will preach.
Indigenous Identity: Following its exploration of globalization, the Martin Institute now turns its attention to a two-year look at the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere. With a strong line- up of speakers, presentations, and special events, the Institute will address the history, politics and culture of Native Americans and also examine the situation facing the peoples who inhabited Canada, the Caribbean and Central America before European colonization. For more, visit here.
Friday Night Lights: Our first home football game this season will be on Friday, September 10 at 7 p.m. at W. B. Mason Stadium with the Skyhawks playing Pace University under the lights. Several pregame and halftime ceremonies will take place in celebration of Stonehill winning last year's Presidents' Cup.
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