Monday Morning Update
April 09, 2012
Top Teachers: Two Stonehill faculty members - Richard Capobianco (Philosophy) and Jared Green (English) - are included in The Princeton Review's new list of America's best 300 undergraduate teachers. The Review cites Capobianco's lively, engaged and thought-provoking classes. It notes that Green encourages students to thirst for intellectual challenge. For more, visit here.
Inspiring Student: Junior Hailey Chalhoub was named a Campus Compact 2012 Newman Civic Fellow, which recognizes college student leaders who find solutions for community challenges. As a Fellow, she is part of a nation-wide network that shares ideas and tools for leveraging capacity for service and social change. This summer, she will conduct research through the S.U.R.E. Program with Sociology Professor Christopher Wetzel on campus activism, student engagement and global social justice. Next fall, she will study health and community development in Kenya. For more, visit here.
Exemplary Community Service: For the sixth time in seven years, Stonehill has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. In the last academic year, Stonehill totaled nearly 95,000 hours of service which included internship placements at nonprofit organizations, Community-Based Learning service components and community service opportunities in local and international settings. For more, visit here.
Academic Limits: Problems in the real-world - sustainability, health and well-being, violence - do not fit into the narrow boundaries of any one (academic) discipline, according to Sociology Professor Patricia Leavy writing recently for The Huffington Post. These problems, she argues, require us to pool our expertise and resources and tackle problems responsively, not based on narrow disciplinary training. To make her point, she takes a look at bullying, a recent high-profile problem. To read her analysis, visit here.
Donahue Hall Blue: Last Monday, iconic world sites, from the Empire State Building to the Sydney Opera House, were aglow in blue in support of Autism Awareness Day. Thanks to Stonehill students who rallied on behalf of the Light It Up Blue campaign, Donahue Hall was no exception. To see Donahue in Blue, visit our Picture of the Week.
First-Year Advice: "I literally looked for ‘open doors' in my residence hall, and found that those who left their doors open were among the most friendly and approachable students. I started leaving my own door open, whenever I could, which encouraged people to stop by and say hello. . . Just like keeping an open mind is important, I would suggest that new freshman consider keeping an open door," advice for first year students from Domenique Ciavattone '13 as quoted in CollegeXpress magazine.
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