Monday Morning Update
October 03, 2011
Prof. Finnegan Honored: While Professor Richard Finnegan '64 was on sabbatical last year teaching and researching in Europe, the Alumni Association named him as the College's 2010 Outstanding Alumnus. On Saturday, political scientist Finnegan formally received the award at a ceremony in the Martin Institute before family, friends and many colleagues. At the event, Finnegan, who has taught at Stonehill since 1968, was hailed for his scholarship, research, administrative skills, teaching effectiveness, loyalty to fellow alumni, and for being an exceptional ambassador for the College beyond campus. For more, visit here.
New Faculty: We are pleased to introduce ten full-time faculty and one faculty fellow who joined the College this year. Our new faculty members are credentialed, published and experienced experts in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Education, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies. For more, visit here.
South Quad: On Thursday, the College dedicated the Thomas '69 and Donna (Jermyn) '70 May Pavilion, a new dual purpose social space on the South Quad at the intersection of the Science Center, O'Hara Hall and the Martin Institute. During the summer, the Pavilion will be an event tent for upwards of 400 people. In winter, it will be a recreational skating rink for around 225 skaters. Chair of the Board of Trustees Thomas May and his wife Donna are longtime benefactors. With their leadership gift to the Attaining the Summit campaign, they became the first alumni to contribute $1 million to the College. Subsequently, they gave an additional $500,000.
Listen Closely: One is the daughter of Holocaust survivors while the other is the daughter of a Nazi Party member. The founders of a Jewish/German dialogue group, both women will be in the Martin Institute on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to explore the power of compassionate listening in transcending painful legacies and in building a healthy society. Sponsored by the Martin Institute's new Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the event is free and open to the public. For more on the event and the topic of responsible discourse and societal change, visit here.
Citizenship: With his classmates David Riley '14 and Ernest Zezze '14 in attendance, Yohannes Daniel '14 became a U.S. citizen last week in a ceremony at Faneuil Hall. Born and raised in strife-torn Eritrea, Daniel came to America in 2000 following his parents who arrived in 1993. A bio-chemistry major, he is a Ron Burton Scholar at the College. His career goal is to become a physician.
Central Europe: On Saturday, History Professor Kevin Spicer, C.S.C. '87 left for Europe with 31 alumni and friends on the annual Alumni Travel Program. Over ten days, the group will visit Prague, Vienna, Salzburg and Munich with Fr. Spicer serving as a faculty guide, providing insight on historical and cultural topics. For trip updates, visit here.
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