Monday Morning Update
December 06, 2010
Farewell Lecture: After serving Stonehill for 25 years as a religious studies professor, Michael Coogan will retire at the end of the semester. Before then, the Biblical scholar will deliver a public lecture on "David and Bathsheba Reviewed," Thursday, December 9 at 4 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Based on his book God and Sex, the lecture will explore one of the most complex biblical narratives (2 Samuel 11-12), raising questions about its underlying values on issues like sexual harassment, adultery, polygamy, and divine justice. All are welcome.
Preventative Surgery: Faced with a high risk of developing breast cancer, Director of Intercultural Affairs Liza Talusan decided to undergo a double mastectomy. To learn how the mother of three reached that harrowing decision and how the College community rallied to support her, visit here.
Mitt or Sarah?: Reporter Alison King from New England Cable News visited campus last week to interview Martin Institute Director Peter Ubertaccio about the political jockeying between Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin for the GOP presidential nomination. To see the story, visit here.
Trend Setters: When Denise (Murphy) '59 and Herb '58 King were honored recently with the Alumni Service Award, their citation noted how they produced our first alumni newsletter in 1968. Working with Virginia (Doyle) '59 and Richard '56 Noone, they created something out of nothing, paving the way for improved communications with alumni. The MMU salutes them for their initiative. For more, visit here.
Bishop's Blessing: On Sunday, the Bishop of Fall River, Rev. George Coleman, visited campus to officially bless the College's newest student residence and to join students and guests for prayers in the building's fourth floor chapel. To hear what students have to say about the building, visit here.
Nonprofit Options: Encouraged by her parents to be a volunteer, Laura Sidla '11 wasn't sure she could turn her passion into a career until she attended Stonehill. Working with our Center for Nonprofit Management and its Developing Fundraising Leaders Institute, she discovered a world of career possibilities while gaining experience through internships and nonprofit "boot camps." Recipient of a 2010 Student Scholarship Grant from the Boston Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Sidla dreams of creating her own nonprofit for youth and the arts. To learn more about what Sidla is accomplishing at Stonehill, visit here.
Skyhawks Soar: Congratulations to the field hockey and men's and women's cross country teams, who took part in the NCAA National Championship Fall Festival in Louisville, Kentucky last week. For results and updates, visit www.stonehillskyhawks.com.
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