Monday Morning Update
February 20, 2012
Home Builders: The College's Habitat for Humanity Chapter has around 100 student members and Registrar John Pestana '92 serves as their advisor. Together, in just three years, they have participated in 12 "builds" in three states. Most recently, they completed a handicap-accessible house for a family in Stoughton and, this spring, they will break ground for a home in Easton. To learn more about this team of home builders, visit here.
Multimedia Storytelling: Now in his second year of integrating the iPad into his classes, English Professor Scott Cohen says that the device helps students to move between different kinds of texts and material, such as visual, cinematic, written, and audio. Last year, Cohen received a grant from Stonehill's Center for Teacher and Learning to purchase three iPads as part of a pilot program in his Storytelling in the Age of Information class. "The iPad works like a community slate, passed around the room, collecting and collating students' thoughts about a given topic, a line of text, or quotation under investigation," he explained to a writer for the NPR/KQED blog MindShift by author Stephen Chupaska. To read the full article, visit here.
Our Excellent Sicilians: Although on sabbatical conducting research in Madrid, Professor of Foreign Languages Antonio Barbagallo was recently in Sicily where he was honored as an Excellent Sicilian by Sicilia Mondo, a social network partnership created by the Association of Sicilians in the World and the Emigration Department of Sicily's regional government. The distinction is awarded to Sicilians who have achieved excellence in their respective fields. At Stonehill since 1989, Barbagallo is a poet and an authority on Cervantes, Hispanic poetry, and Spanish and Italian linguistics. For more, visit here.
We Have An App for That: Alumni and fans can now get up-to-date news, information, and scores on all their favorite Skyhawk teams with the launch of the official Stonehill Skyhawks app. A free download now available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android smartphones, the app allows fans to stay connected and track the College's 20 intercollegiate varsity sports with the most up-to-date technologies. For download instructions, visit here.
Tried & True: For 20 years, Stonehill students have been professionally pairing up with alumni through a Shadow Day program offered by the Student Alumni Association. The program allows students to expand their knowledge of a specific career through a one-on-one opportunity with an alum in his or her career setting. It also gives alumni a chance to reconnect with the College. The students secure internships, develop networking skills and expand their range of professional contacts. Last semester, 60 students connected with alumni. And, if another 60 connect with alumni this semester, the program will double its participation rate. Success like this recently won the program an Outstanding Tried and True Award at a Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) conference. For more information on the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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