Monday Morning Update
August 20, 2012
Superior Finance: The Stonehill chapter of the International Financial Management Association has earned a Superior Chapter Award for 2011-2012. The highest honor an FMA chapter can achieve, the award recognizes exceptional clubs that have fulfilled a list of yearly activity requirements. Out of 283 applying, only 25 chapters were so honored in 2012. Assistant Professor of Business Michael Mullen advised and mentored Chapter President Danielle Rellas '13 and her officers. Together, they created engaging programs and opportunities for finance students, such as a stock market simulation, a lively speaker series and the launch of a semester newsletter. Working to better educate and prepare finance students for the world after college, the Stonehill FMA chapter serves around 100 finance students across all four classes.
Community Service: Next Monday, the Class of 2016 will head Into the Streets (ITS) of neighboring communities to perform an afternoon of service. Now in its 22nd year, ITS will set a new record for participation in the program with close to 852 first-year and transfer students and 85 student leaders, as well as 52 faculty & staff, serving at 53 local sites, including the Cape Verdean Association, Family Center, Brockton Boys & Girls Club, Easton Food Pantry, and My Brother's Keeper.
Drinking Behavior: As the Class of 2016 adjusts to campus life, Stonehill officials worry about the "college effect" that occurs during the first six weeks of class. During this critical time, students can develop dangerous drinking patterns with long-term health, academic and career consequences. Challenging and preventing such high-risk behavior, while nurturing academic and social development, is a priority for our Student Affairs professionals. In a letter to the families of first-year students, President Mark Cregan, C.S.C. explained Stonehill's approach and called for a partnership between parents/guardians and the College on this issue. To read Fr. Cregan's letter, visit here.
Political Expert: Recently, the following media outlets interviewed Political Science Professor Peter Ubertaccio on the U.S. presidential race and the Massachusetts senate race: the BBC (Farsi), Al Jazeera (English), the New York Times and Marketplace on American Public Media. New England Cable News continues to feature him as an election commentator and, last week, he debuted on WGBH's news program Greater Boston. Next week, he heads to Tampa to cover the Republican Convention and then to Charlotte for the Democratic Convention. Last week, as Director of the Martin Institute, Ubertaccio hosted a voters' forum for candidates seeking their parties' nomination to run for the seat that Congressman Barney Frank held. To read Ubertaccio's political blog, visit here.
Extension India: When Tom McKenney '11 graduated from Stonehill last year, he wanted to experience a different culture and learn more about his own life. One year later, he is mid-way through a year of service in Agartala, India, through our International Extension Program. He divides his time between teaching in a rural Catholic school and raising money for Boys' Town, an orphanage for boys who lost their parents in violent conflicts. To learn more about McKenney, who is one of five young graduates serving in India, read the following interview with the Canton Journal.
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