Monday Morning Update
March 05, 2012
Health Care: For their Health Promotion and Disease Prevention learning community, five students created a nutrition-based Jeopardy! game to play with people at the Stoughton Senior Center. Their categories covered celiac disease, supplements, diabetes, vitamins and minerals, stroke, and heart attack. The students, all seniors, were Carissa Milley, Morgan Russo, Tara Daniels, Julia Trembley and Meghan Petty and they used the game as a teaching tool to educate the patrons on key health issues. For a video of them in action, visit here. We also give a shout out to their professors Jessica Greene and Sheila Barry.
Alternative Spring Break: On Friday, 169 students will depart for destinations around the globe as Spring Break 2012 gets underway. These students won't be headed to Cancun, the Bahamas and other top spring break destinations for fun in the sun. Instead, they will use their vacation to help make a difference in impoverished or disaster stricken areas. Their sites include Coachella Valley, California; La Romana, Dominican Republic; Guaiacum, Honduras; New Orleans; Chacraseca, Nicaragua; Bronx, New York; Peru; Tennessee; West Virginia; Camden, New Jersey; and for the first time, Andre House in Phoenix, Arizona. To read about what the students will be doing at each location, visit here.
Long Shadow: The subject of torture is not a happy one, but, given the long shadow it casts on society, even a democratic society, it can't be ignored. That's why the Political Science and International Studies Distinguished Lecture will host Darius Rejali, one of the top thinkers on torture and the consequences of its use for modern society in the Martin Institute at 7 p.m. tonight. For more, visit here.
$100 Discount: For the third year in a row Blueprint Summer Programs, Stonehill's partner for pre-college programs, returns to campus. The all-residential program begins July 8th and is open to rising 9th-12th grade students. It offers immersion courses like Psychology, Creative Writing, Forensic Science and more. Students live in our residence halls, have the opportunity to meet with our Admissions officers, and enjoy all the College has to offer during their stay including trips to Boston and Six Flags. For your $100 MMU discount, enter the code Stonehill2012. For more, visit here.
Winning: In a win over Merrimack in the Northeast-10 Conference Quarterfinals last week, Stonehill Head Men's Basketball Coach Dave McLaughlin became the winningest coach in program history. At the helm since the 2003-04 season, Coach McLaughlin has racked up a record 174 wins, surpassing Hall of Famer Ray Pepin, who posted 171 wins over 11 years from 1984-1995. The Skyhawks captured their first NE-10 Championship since 1989 on Saturday, automatically advancing them to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight year.
Fresh from The Farm: Our Farm Manager Bridget Meigs reports that, after a quiet fallow season, things are getting underway for The Farm's second year. Hoping to make the year ahead even more successful than last year, Meigs recently began planting onions, greens, and flowers.
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