Monday Morning Update
March 19, 2012
Stonehill Elite: The men's basketball team has advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II Tournament for the second time in school history. The Skyhawks will face Atlantic Region Champion West Liberty University, ranked 3rd nationally, in the national quarterfinals on Wednesday, March 21 at 12 noon in Highland Heights, Ky., at the Bank of Kentucky Center on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. The semifinals will be held on Thursday, March 22 and the national championship game is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Stonehill defeated Bloomfield College 75-70 last Tuesday to earn its first trip to the Elite Eight since 2006. For more, visit here.
Ballyhoo: Mark your calendars for the Stonehill Theatre Company's production of The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Set in 1939 Atlanta, the play combines comedy and drama as it focuses on the Freitags, a Jewish-German family that is out of touch with what is happening in Nazi dominated Germany. Assimilated into American society, Mr. and Mrs. Freitag are fixated on Ballyhoo, a swank ball for southern Jewish socialites. But, when a Jewish man of Slavic descent woos their daughter, differences about what constitutes the "other" emerge. Written by Alfred Uhry, the author of "Driving Miss Daisy," Ballyhoo takes a subtle look at bigotry. The play runs Thurs., March 29-Sat., March 31 at 8 p.m. in Hemingway Theatre. Tickets ($8 adults & $5 students/seniors) are available at the door or call (508) 565-1458. For more, visit here.
Classical Music: Savor the sounds of Beethoven, Hayden and Liszt at the Nakamichi Concert tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Martin Institute featuring world renowned pianist Ana Popa. A professor in the Visual and Performing Arts Department, Popa has performed in Europe and the United States as a soloist and chamber music collaborator. Her concert is free and open to the public. For more, visit here.
Water Mark: One Hydroburst bottle filler installed in Duffy Academic Building last year to help reduce the use of plastic water bottles recently registered its 25,000th refill, which translates to around 25,000 fewer plastic bottles consumed. The bottle filler in Duffy is just one of several that have been installed across campus as part of water sustainability initiatives that include phasing out unnecessary spending on bottled water, eliminating water bottles in catering, and other facility-related water efficiency programs.
Emerging Artist: At Stonehill, she is the Manager of our Finance Information Systems, but Jacquie Gouveia is also a talented abstract landscape painter. Recently, the New York based magazine Art Business News selected her as one of its Top 50 Emerging Artists. To see her work, visit www.jgouveia.com.
Boston Irish: The hottest Irish book in Boston this Saint Patrick's Day was written by alumnus Gerry O'Neill '64. His Rogues and Redeemers gives a riveting behind-the-scenes portrait of the Irish power brokers who forged and fractured twentieth century Boston. Subtitled When Politics Was King in Irish Boston, it is being hailed as a classic that is destined to become one of the most insightful histories of Boston. For more, visit here.
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