Monday Morning Update
February 27, 2012
Star Presenter: Recently, 232 institutions from 27 countries sent representatives to the prestigious Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy at Virginia Tech. Of the 240 presentations delivered, only one came from an undergraduate student presenter - Caroline Sheldon '12, a finance and economics major at Stonehill. At the conference, Sheldon presented on the topic of evidence-based management with Assistant Professor of Business Administration Brian Glibkowski. The College's Center for Teaching and Learning helped to underwrite Sheldon and Glibkowski's trip to Virginia Tech's Center for Instructional Development and Education Research, which hosted the conference. For more, visit here.
Separate but Equal: There are more brick walls separating nationalist and unionist communities in Northern Ireland today than there were in 1998 when the current peace process got underway in the troubled area, Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen told students last week in a talk sponsored by the Irish Studies program. In 1998, there were 28 "peace walls." At present, there are 80, which Cullen suggests is evidence that, despite the peace process, there is no reconciliation. "The ‘us versus them' division between nationalists and unionists remains deep. They are content to live separate but equal lives," he said.
Church and State: Next up from Irish Studies is a look at the status of Church and State relations in modern Ireland. Historically, relations between the two were collaborative and close. In recent years, thanks to scandals and secularization, they have become strained. Acclaimed Irish historian Dermot Keogh, who is currently a visiting scholar at Boston College, will address the topic in his remarks in the Martin Institute at 4 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28. The lecture is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
Young Leader: Head volleyball coach Lauren Amundson has been selected as a recipient of the 2012 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Thirty Under 30 Award for the second year in a row. The award honors emerging coaching talent younger than 30 years old at all levels of volleyball. This past fall, she led the Skyhawks to their first-ever trip to the NCAA Tourney and was named the Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year in just her third year as a head coach.
Holy Cross: On Thursday, March 1st, the Congregation of Holy Cross, which opened Stonehill in 1948 and sponsors the College today, marks the 175th anniversary of its founding in the French town of Sainte-Croix by the Rev. Basil Moreau. A Catholic religious order of priests and brothers, the Congregation has approximately 1,200 members (carrying the initials C.S.C. for the Latin Congregatio a Sancta Cruce) living and working in some 16 countries on five continents. For more, visit here.
Faculty Focus: With our colleagues in Marketing, we are working on the 2012 Stonehill Faculty Focus. In particular, we want input on your publications, exhibits, performances, conferences, and presentations from May 2011--May 2012. With this information, we create an Academic Year in Review section in the SFF. To complete the submission form for this year's SFF, visit here. If you are not familiar with SFF, call 508-565-1070 for a copy of last year's edition or to see it online, visit here.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.