Monday Morning Update
August 06, 2012
Mentoring: Encouraged and mentored by their professors, five Stonehill students will be in Denver this month to present academic papers, on topics ranging from gender equity in Kenya to mindful living at Stonehill, at the American Sociological Association's annual conference. For the students, the benefits of participation are three fold, according to Sociology Professor Chris Wetzel who will also be in Denver. He notes, "First, they (the students) recognize that they're doing excellent, innovative research that scholars will find interesting. Second, they meet students and faculty from around the world and exchange ideas. Third, they see the diverse range of experiences and knowledge across the discipline and think about what they can bring back to enrich campus." For more, visit here.
Backpack Success: On Thursday night, 70 alumni volunteers rallied on campus to fill backpacks with school supplies that will be given to local children at the start of their school year. The alums filled more than 200 backpacks. Now in its ninth year, the Back to School Backpack Project is one of the Alumni Council's most successful service initiatives.
Pedal Power: Over two days this past weekend, Doug Ching '85 completed his 20th Pan Massachusetts bike race from Sturbridge to Provincetown. That's more than 5,700 miles. As a result of his cycling prowess, Ching expects to have raised $100,000 over two decades for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Gratitude & Humility: "...in this day and age, the words thank you are not said as much as they should be. We have lost a bit of the humility in thanking people and being thankful for what we have." That was part of Associate Director of Athletics Cindy MacDonald's message when she spoke at a recent Ace's Girls program presentation. A new service learning project started by volleyball coach Lauren Amundson, Ace's Girls teaches volleyball skills and life lessons with our volleyball athletes, and staff members, reaching out to local girls ages eight through 12. For more on how the Ace's Girls program is taking flight, visit here.
Roasting Coach Mac: As a mentor and a role model, Coach Tom MacDonald '53 has accomplished so much for Stonehill football and for our football players. In tribute, the College will name the Head Coach's office in the renovated Sports Complex after him. But first, we want to roast him at a special dinner on Friday, September 21 at 6 p.m. in the May Pavilion. For info on the big and fun event, visit here.
Holy Cross: Would you like to have basic information about the Congregation of Holy Cross at your finger-tips? If so, we have copies of a handsome card that summarizes the Congregation's history and profile. To obtain a copy, email Martin McGovern at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-565-1070.
Chocolate Treat: Don't ask how, but we have ten mini boxes of Stonehill brand chocolates. First come, first served. To try your luck, email email@example.com or call 508-565-1070. If you are among the winners, there is just one catch; you have come to our office in Merkert-Tracy to pick them up.
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