Monday Morning Update
February 21, 2011
Korean Coverage: When award-winning pianist Elaine Kwon performed at Stonehill last September, Korea's global television network Arirang covered her concert in preparation for a documentary on the famous musician who is also an artist/lecturer at MIT, a martial arts expert, and a successful model. Late last year, Arirang aired the documentary to an audience of 66 million international viewers. The four minute segment on Kwon's visit to Stonehill shows her practicing and performing in Alumni Hall along with images of campus and interviews with students. To see the segment, visit here.
News Writing: For her reporting on a racially charged killing spree in Brockton, Communication Professor Maureen Boyle took first place in the racial/ethnic coverage category of the New England Newspaper & Press Association's annual awards recently. Boyle's multi-day report on the 2009 killing spree, which left two people of Cape Verdean heritage dead, appeared in The Enterprise, which she left last year to teach full-time at Stonehill. For more, visit here.
Congress to Campus: Today and tomorrow, the Martin Institute is hosting former Congressmen, Richard Stallings (D-Idaho) and Robert Simmons (R-Connecticut). Attending classes, holding forums, and meeting with students, Stallings and Simmons are sharing their insights on the legislative process, public service, and the nature of political leadership today. Their political differences notwithstanding, they are both concerned about declining participation in political life and the demise of civic literacy. They also stress the importance of bipartisanship in our system of governance. Their visit to campus is sponsored by the Congress to Campus program. For more, visit here.
Markets & Morals: With corporate scandals in the headlines of late, should we assume that the quest to maximize profit at the expense of people is the norm? Philosophy Professor Claus Dierksmeier, a member of the Humanistic Management Network (HMN), would argue no, that it is possible for companies to earn healthy profits by putting people first and that by doing so they can deliver outstanding results for their owners and society. Today and tomorrow in the Martin Institute at 4 p.m., Prof. Dierksmeier will host Ernst Von Kimakowitz, a leading business ethics scholar and an HMN director, for discussions with students on how businesses can excel at doing well by doing good. All are welcome.
Etiquette Tips: While 60 students registered for last week's Business Etiquette Dinner sponsored by W. B. Mason, 104 students showed up, seeking advice on how to make a good professional impression. Among the tips: it takes 10 seconds to create a first impression, make that time count. Be confident, always make eye contact. Before an interview, check your online profile. Thanks to the 30 W. B. Mason alumni and friends who shared their experience with our students.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.