Monday Morning Update
September 12, 2011
A Decade Later: Last night, in memory of three alumni and one Holy Cross priest who died on 9/11, the College held a candlelight vigil and prayer service. Remembered were: Timothy Coughlin '80 and Timothy Reilly '82, who worked in the Twin Towers, and James Hayden '76 and former administrator Fr. Francis Grogan, C.S.C., who were on United Flight 175. For more on how 9/11 affected the College and how the Stonehill community responded with resilience, visit here.
Challenge Met: Thanks in large part to the Bilezikian Family Foundation and Rockland Trust, the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) will be expanding its service outreach to nonprofits on Cape Cod and other areas. With a $10,000 outright gift last year, the Bilezikian Family Foundation challenged the CNM to raise an additional $15,000 from other local grant makers. If successful, they would match the donation. A recent gift of $10,000 from Rockland Trust topped off the campaign, securing over $41,000 for the CNM. For more on the Center's newest grant, visit here.
Holy Cross: Thursday will be the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the patronal feast of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Stonehill's founding & sponsoring religious order. To mark the feast day, Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel in Donahue Hall at 8 a.m. on Thursday and in the Chapel of Mary at noon on Thursday. All are welcome. Light refreshments will follow. This past summer an historic union took place when various provinces of the Congregation united to form a new U.S. Province, with 100 seminarians and over 400 priests and brothers. For more, visit here.
Catholic-Jewish Dialogue: During Hitler's rise to power, many German Catholics quickly gave qualified support to the Nazis despite the Church's condemnation of National Socialism. At the annual Kenneally Lecture on Wednesday, September 14 in the Martin Institute at 7:30 p.m., scholar Martin Menke will explore this topic. For more on this free, public event, visit here.
Art Theft: Two the world's top detectives will speak about their most fascinating art theft cases on Tuesday, September 20 at 7 p.m. in the Martin Institute. Retired FBI Special Agent Virginia Curry and former Scotland Yard detective Dick Ellis will explore the problem of art theft which incurs annual losses of around $8 billion. During her career, Curry recovered official papers belonging to former President Jimmy Carter while Ellis investigated the theft of Munch's "Scream," which was stolen in Norway in 1994. For more on this free, public lecture, visit here.
American Success Story: Before a live television audience, trustee Leo Meehan '75 recently outlined the success of W. B. Mason, the private office supply company of which he is the president and CEO. Speaking on CNBC, trustee Meehan noted that W.B. Mason is the largest privately held U.S. office supplier, has $1 billion in sales, and has had sustained growth over the last two decades. Meehan is just one of 100 alumni who contribute to the dynamism of the Brockton-based company.
Meet The Professors: Three Stonehill professors explain their approach to teaching in a new two minute video produced by the Marketing Department. It's worth checking out. To see it, visit here.
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