Monday Morning Update
February 07, 2011
Welcoming the Other: Tomorrow sees the launch of a new lecture series in honor of Saint André Bessette, C.S.C., the first saint of the Congregation of Holy Cross. The theme for the series will be "Welcoming the Other," as Saint André spent his life welcoming guests to the Congregation's school in Montreal. New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof, whose writings highlight the neglect of people on the margins of society, will deliver the inaugural lecture at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Shields Science Center. For more on Saint André and Kristof, visit here.
Eye on Egypt: Having successfully immersed herself in Egyptian society last semester, Casey Kapalko '12 is back on campus, but her mind is gripped by what's happening on the streets of Cairo. A Religious Studies and English double major, Kapalko attended the American University in Cairo where she studied Islam and Arabic. She also interned at the Egyptian Museum. In the process, she made many friends there, which is why she has been glued to her computer tracking the protests against the Mubarak government. To learn more about her affinity for a country in turmoil, visit here.
Blizzard Recalled: The recent snow storms bring to mind the Blizzard of 1978, which dumped 27 inches of the white stuff on campus February 6-8 of that year. As a result, classes were cancelled for five days, the cafeteria ran low on supplies, a flu epidemic broke out, and huge snow piles blocked building exits. Yet, many students, faculty and staff, remember the Blizzard fondly. In response to our appeal for Blizzard Memories, we got some great vignettes of that event. To read a selection of them, visit here.
Blizzard Photos: With help from Stonehill's Archives and Special Collections, we found some old photos from the Blizzard of 1978. To see the photos, and to notice some changes to the campus, visit our Blizzard Snapshot.
Pink Zone: At Saturday's basketball doubleheader against UMass-Lowell, players from both the men's and women's teams sported pink shoelaces and wristbands for the annual Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone initiative to support breast cancer awareness. Fans who joined in raising awareness by wearing pink to the games received free admission and the Stonehill Spirit Committee gave away pink prizes to fans as a symbol of support. A portion of ticket sales benefitted the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, the WBCA's charity of choice in support of breast cancer awareness and research. The WBCA began the Pink Zone program in 2007 and has raised nearly $3.3 million in the fight against breast cancer.
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