Monday Morning Update
March 28, 2011
Survivor's Story: Slovakian schoolboy Tomi Reichental was nine when the Gestapo shipped him to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Unlike many members of his family, Tomi survived the Holocaust and eventually settled in Ireland. The subject of Ireland's first major documentary about the Holocaust, he will visit the Martin Institute at 7 p.m. tonight to screen Till The Tenth Generation and to discuss his mission of remembrance and message of tolerance. All are welcome. For more, visit here.
High Honor: Senior Tyler Hebert of the men's soccer team has earned a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He is one of just 58 fall student student-athletes from all three NCAA Divisions to receive the $7,500 scholarship. He joins Kevin Broderick, '93 as the only two student-athletes from Stonehill to receive the honor since the NCAA initiated the highly-competitive program in 1964. He carries a cumulative grade point average of 3.93 as a Finance major at the College and was a Rhodes Scholar candidate. He completed an internship at the Pentagon during the spring 2010 semester, during which he contributed to a military finance plan. For more on this star student-athlete, visit here.
Big Move: Providence College has appointed Ed Cooley '94 as the head coach of its men's basketball program, a member of the competitive Big East Conference. Cooley was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Coach of the Year as he guided the Fairfield men's basketball team to a school-record 25 wins, the MAAC regular season title, and a second round appearance in the NIT. At Stonehill, Cooley was a three-time captain for the basketball team. He served Stonehill as an assistant basketball coach during the 1995-96 season. For more, visit here.
Drawing Marathon: The bedrock of visual expression, drawing is the hub from which everything else emanates, according to Visual & Performing Arts Professor Shane Savage-Rumbaugh who is organizing a day-long Drawing Marathon in Cushing-Martin Hall on Saturday, April 9. An artist himself, Savage-Rumbaugh notes that drawing is "common to all people and cultures. Babies make marks with mud, jelly, chocolate, or just about anything that'll leave a trace. Most of us make doodles, diagrams and maps. For the artist, drawing is basic vocabulary and grammar." For more, visit here.
Shibboleth Smasher: History Professor Clarence Walker is, as one commentator noted, "an equal opportunity smasher of shibboleths," a major independent intellect who does not believe history should cut its coat to serve any political fashion, right or left. Recently, the University of California scholar, who is African American, delivered the College's annual Salameno Lecture where he explained why he is more Afro-skeptic than Afro-centric. To read a report on his Salameno address, visit here.
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