Monday Morning Update
February 13, 2012
Mint Fresh: Asked by Rolling Stonehill to name five things she couldn't live without, cancer patient Nicole Colantonio '14 named Junior Mints number one. As she explained, "My chemotherapy is pushed through a plastic catheter that runs through a PICC line into my heart. It is not as gross as it sounds, but one strange thing about it is when I get medicine through it, I can taste it. Junior Mints are my saving grace. I just pop one in while they push meds through. I am buying stock in these babies." After completing chemotherapy, Colantonio has resumed her studies and is working at the IT Help Desk. The Communication major will soon start radiation treatment for her Hodgkin's Lymphoma, but, she says, "Things are looking up."
History in Photos: When legendary Brockton photographer Stanley Bauman died five years ago, his collection of 500,000 negatives, which capture the history of Brockton over seven decades, came to Stonehill. Since then, our Archives and Historical Collections Department has been cataloging his work and has 11 students working on the project. On the fifth anniversary of Bauman's death last week, The Enterprise ran a front page story on his legacy and the value of the Bauman collection. To read it, visit here.
Dig This: The website MySecretBoston recently turned its attention to how the College is home to the world's largest collection of shovels. In its feature of the day, last Tuesday, the site noted that "Stonehill's Industrial History Collection has 783 shovels in all; shovels with 12-foot handles, "entrenching" shovels from the War of 1812, an iron potato scoop shovel, and 24 silver-plated shovels from the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Chicago. The oldest shovel dates from 1784." To read the profile in full, visit here.
Moreau's Mission: Last month, the Congregation of Holy Cross community at Stonehill gathered in the Chapel of Mary to celebrate the feast day of Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., the Congregation's founder. In his homily at the Mass, Rev. Thomas Looney, C.S.C. '82 reflected on the educational and spiritual tenets that define the Congregation's mission. To read the text of his homily, visit here.
Beyond Romance: Does Valentine's Day have to be just about romantic connections? What if it was a day to celebrate love in all of its manifestations? How could we make it more inclusive of everyone rather than just focusing on a romantic partner? How can we open our hearts wider? These are just some of the questions that Linda Commito '72 asks in a recent essay on the meaning of February 14. To read it, visit here.
Sweet Valentine: We have ten Milk Chocolate Teddy Bears from Hilliard's House of Candy. To win one of these Valentine treats, tell us in 20 words or less what you like most or least on Valentine's Day - a poem, a song, a tradition, a prayer, a movie, a destination, a meal, a memory. Make your submissions by 3 p.m. today, Monday, and we will run the list of winners and their answers tomorrow, Valentine's Day. Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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