Monday Morning Update
May 14, 2012
Student-Athletes: For the second year in a row, our student-athletes have been recognized for having an outstanding academic success rate (ASR). With a 98 percent ASR, the Skyhawks are ranked second nationally and are one of 24 NCAA Division II schools to receive the first-ever Division II Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence. For more, visit here.
Accomplishments: While on the subject of what our students accomplish during their time at the College, we note Stonehill Student Success 2012. In 24 vibrant pages, this new publication captures student research, presentations, inductions, creative projects, honors and awards. For a print copy, call Paula Lutton in the Office of Academic Affairs at 508-565-1840 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. To read it online, visit here.
Fiscally Responsible: Students at Stonehill are responsible borrowers who repay their federally backed loans. According to recent federal data, students at Stonehill and Massachusetts Institute of Technology share the distinction of being tied for having the lowest default rates. For more, visit here.
Service Hours: Last year, more than 800 students participated in service through the Into the Streets Program, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The ITS students contributed 2,000+ hours to the community. Total hours of service completed by our students, including nonprofit internships, Community Based Learning hours and other types of service last year, resulted in over 95,000 hours across campus and internationally. For more, visit here.
Math Works: At the New England Statistics Symposium (NESS) at Boston University last month, mathematics majors Cortney Logan '12 and Kathleen Zarnitz '12 shared the top prize in the undergrad poster competition for their research project titled "Assessing Value-Added Models (VAM) for teacher effectiveness." To read more, visit here.
Competitive Discount: More than 500 high achieving eighth and ninth grade students from 20 local school districts spent six weeks at Stonehill last summer. They participated in Project Contemporary Competitiveness (PCC), a residential advanced studies program that challenges students intellectually and socially. In appreciation for last year's warm welcome, PCC has announced a 25 percent discount on the cost of attending the program this year for current Stonehill employees. For information on this offer, contact Executive Director Dr. Ronald Gerhart at 508-565-5202 or email email@example.com.
Cuisine Scene: Savor the best that local restaurants have to offer at the annual Taste of Easton event on Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. in Roche Dining Commons. Choose from 20+ food/ beverage options. Tickets are $20 in advance. On campus, contact Conferences and Events at 508-565-1177.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.