Monday Morning Update
November 08, 2010
A Soldier's Story: Thursday will be Veteran's Day and, in honor of those who have served, we remember Lt. William Murphy '63 who is our only alumnus to have been killed in combat during the Vietnam War. Since his death in 1965, his classmates have kept his memory alive though special events and a scholarship. Recently, they held a Mass in the Chapel of Mary, which his family attended and which had an ROTC honor guard. For photos and more on this story, visit here.
Athletics & Academics: Our athletes succeed both on the playing field and in the classroom. New NCAA data shows that Stonehill student-athletes earned a 98% academic success rate (ASR), with 11 of the 16 Skyhawk teams achieving a perfect 100-percent ASR. For more, visit here.
Great Race: More than 120 students, along with moms, dads and other family members, participated in the third annual 5K road race across campus during Family Weekend recently. The runners raised $1,500 for charity. To see photos of them in action on a bright fall day, visit our Road Race Snapshot.
Alumni Mass of Thanksgiving: This will be held Sunday, November 21 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mary. All alumni should have received an invitation in the mail. Those who cannot attend can submit a prayer intention card, which is included in the mailing. Last year, more than 1,000 alumni requested prayers in memory of loved ones and for strength/good health for those dealing with personal challenges. As a treat this year, former Chapel Choir members have been invited to join the current choir in song at the Mass.
Salameno Lecture: At 4 p.m. in the Martin Institute today, historian Peter Stearns will explore globalization and world history. The Salameno Lecture is free and open to the public.
Gospel Sounds: The Boston group Love Devine will be bringing that good gospel beat to the Martin Institute on Tuesday, November 9 at 8 p.m. All are welcome to this free Nakamichi concert.
Male Pageant: Twelve male students will compete for the coveted title of Mr. Stonehill on Saturday, November 13 at 8 p.m. in the Sports Complex. Entry is $5 and many family members attend to cheer on their sons and brothers. To catch a taste of the event, see our 2009 Mr. Stonehill Snapshot.
Ibsen's Enemy: Mark your calendar for the production of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People by the Stonehill Theatre Company November 18, 19 & 20 in Hemingway Theatre. Tickets are $5 (students and seniors) and $8 (general admission). For tickets, call 508-565-1458. For more, visit here.
Shout Out: On election night, Political Science Professor Peter Ubertaccio stayed up late fielding media calls. As a result, the Director of the Martin Institute saw his post-election analysis featured in the Boston Globe (front page), Christian Science Monitor, and Boston Herald. For more, visit here.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.