Monday Morning Update
April 25, 2011
Easter Rituals: Many Americans celebrated Easter yesterday with egg hunts and the exchange of Easter lilies and chocolate covered bunnies. For Professor of Religious Studies Mary Joan Leith, those seemingly commercialized rituals evoke age-old, pre-Christian practices. Leith, who teaches a "Pagans and Christians" course, notes brightly colored eggs and bunnies were part of serious fertility observances from thousands of years ago. To learn more on the history of these rituals, visit here.
College Prep: After a successful summer on campus last year, Blueprint Signature Summer Programs is expanding its course offerings to college bound students this year. The program, which aims to give high school students a preview of college life, will now offer courses in Creative Writing, Business, Political Science and Psychology and will also give students the option to spend from one to four weeks on campus beginning on June 26. Stonehill is just one of four schools Blueprint partners with for this innovative program. For more, visit here.
Mad Love: Alumna Corey Nickerson '97 is the supervising producer for new CBS sitcom, "Mad Love." Nickerson, who moved to Los Angeles soon after graduating from Stonehill, has previously worked as a producer and writer for the shows "Scrubs," "Chuck," "The Bernie Mac Show," and more.
Social Responsibility: Renowned philosopher Alejo José Sison recently spoke to business students at the College about corporate social responsibility and applying ethics to business. The president of the European Business Ethics Network said "businesses need to make money, but they must also ask themselves, ‘Are we willing to trade profits for a much worse environment?'...The state of business nowadays is ‘better grab a bite because otherwise there may not be enough left for me.'" But Sison argued the ‘common good' situation is what businesses need to strive for. To read more about Sison's business philosophy, visit here.
Literally Speaking: Recently, students from nearby Bridgewater State University joined students at Stonehill for the annual Undergraduate Literary Conference at the Martin Institute. The event, which gives student researchers and writers a chance to showcase their work, drew a wide range of student presentations from creative writing pieces to analyzing literary and cinematic works. For more, visit here.
Final Four: Following a pair of crushing 35-7 victories over Winona State and UNC Charlotte, the women's rugby team has advanced to the USA Rugby Women's Division II College Final Four. Stonehill will face its sister school, the University of Notre Dame in the national semifinals this Saturday in Pittsburgh. The winner of the match will then play for the national title on Sunday.
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