Monday Morning Update
March 12, 2012
Women Leaders: In the spirit of International Women's Day last week, we looked back to some of the women who broke barriers at Stonehill. They include our first female graduate Luice Moncey '53, our first female valedictorian Mary (Filippetti) Markey '57, our first Dean of Women Mary Virginia Yosgandes, the founder of the Chemistry Department MaryAlice Conley Moore, Coach Paula Sullivan, three-sport athlete Nancy Smith '83 and Provost Katie Conboy. To see a Stonehill Snapshot featuring these pioneers, visit here.
Women's Day: Also in conjunction with International Women's Day last week, Sociology Professor Patricia Leavy shared the stage with the U. S. Treasurer Rosie Rios and other civic & corporate leaders in a top level panel discussion on how to drive business success for women. In her remarks at the New York event, sponsored by BYN Mellon, Leavy focused on the challenges of media gender bias. Before a sold out audience of 500 BYN Mellon employees and company clients, she discussed the objectification of women's bodies in media culture, the underreporting of women's achievements, and the tendency to discredit female leaders through comments about their appearance.
Irish Immersion: Over spring break, Professors Richard Finnegan '64 (Political Science) and Fr. George Piggford, C.S.C. (English) are guiding 28 students around Ireland as part of their LC Ireland: The Quest for a Nation, the Literature of a Nation. They are packing in readings by top poets, the play Bookworms at the Abbey Theatre, a trip to Yeats country, visits to art and history museums, meetings with political leaders and a tour of police HQ. There are also 12 Stonehill students studying in Ireland for the semester. Nine are at University College Galway. Two are at University College Cork and one at Trinity College Dublin.
Naples March: Next Saturday, for the seventh year in a row, more than 60 alumni and friends, led by President Mark Cregan, C.S.C., '78 will march in the Naples, Florida St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Shooting Touch: International Studies major Priscilla Dodoo '12 is seeking a post-graduation opportunity in Brazil and China through the Shooting Touch Sabbatical program, which is a basketball peace corps. For her application, she had to post a YouTube video outlining how she would use basketball as a way to encourage teens to value education. The more views, the higher her ranking. Speaking four languages in addition to English, Dodoo is among the top five with almost 3,000 views. But with 10,000 applicants, she needs more viewers by Wednesday, March 14. Lend your support by viewing her YouTube video.
In Appreciation: Former Stonehill Sports Information Director (SID), Bob Richards died on March 7 after a battle with a variety of health issues. Richards joined the College in 1985 and retired in 2000. Whether serving the Athletics program, teaching journalism, or advising The Summit, Richards lived for the Stonehill cause and, in the process, became a beloved mentor to countless alumni. On Saturday, March 17, Fr. John Denning, C.S.C. will preside at a funeral Mass for Richards in the Chapel of Mary at 11 a.m. For more, visit here.
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