Monday Morning Update
April 30, 2012
Green Difference: The Farm at Stonehill and its manager Bridget Meigs won a 2012 Green Difference Award from Project Green Schools, a Massachusetts nonprofit dedicated to creating greener and healthier learning environments through education and awareness. "It's exciting to learn that what we love to do at The Farm is not just valued by our students, staff and local community, but is also recognized as playing an important role in raising awareness about environmental and social health," said Meigs. In its first season, The Farm produced over 12,000 pounds of vegetables and herbs which were donated to local charities. For more on The Farm and Meigs, visit here.
English Symposium: Recently, 14 Stonehill students, along with students from Bridgewater State, presented work on a wide variety of topics, from consumption, to religion and politics in Iceland and England, to creative writing, at the sixth annual Undergraduate Literature Conference. Stonehill presenters included Meredith Kalinski '13, Trevor La Torre-Couch '14, Andrew Norkiewicz '14, Carolyn Meklenburg '14, Jillian Anthony '12, Caitlyn McGoff '12, Liz Cote '12, Amy Flynn '12, Sara Surrette-Fahey '12, Erin Flaherty '12, Emily Palmisano '13, Nick Howard '13, Marisa Martino '12, and Brian Purcell '13. The symposium allows students to share their research, hone their presentation skills, learn from their peers and share in their success. For more, visit here.
NSF Fellow: The valedictorian of the Stonehill Class of 2011, Megan Shave was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, which will help support her research on avian behavioral and population ecology and continue her education at Michigan State University where she has been admitted to its doctorate program in the Department of Zoology. The Brockton native has continued her passion for biology and avian research at the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences where she is a bird banding intern. Shave will begin her studies at Michigan State in the fall. For more, visit here.
HOPE: The Catholic weekly newspaper of the Fall River Diocese, The Anchor, ran a full-page report on Stonehill's HOPE Alternative Spring Break Program last week. Now in its 15th year, the program saw nearly 200 students travel to impoverished or disaster-stricken areas this past March. To read the article, visit here.
Milestone Achieved: Congratulations to head baseball coach Patrick Boen '89 on his 400th career win. Now in his 15th year at the helm of the program, Boen is second to former women's basketball coach Paula Sullivan in victories as a Stonehill head coach. For more, visit here.
Aces: For the seventh time in program history, the women's tennis team has earned a berth in the NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Championships and will host matches today and tomorrow at the Charles Watt Tennis Courts. For more, visit here.
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