Monday Morning Update
September 17, 2012
New Faculty: Six new full-time faculty and eight faculty fellows joined the Stonehill community this semester. The 14 new faculty members are credentialed and published. They are also experienced experts in the following areas: biology, chemistry, economics, English, environmental studies, philosophy, psychology, graphic design, and sociology. To learn more about them, visit here.
Top 100: The College is now among the Top 100 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. Jumping 12 places over last year, Stonehill is one of only six Catholic colleges to make it to the top 100 and one of eight Massachusetts colleges to do so. For more on the U.S. News ranking, visit here.
Youth Vote: What can colleges do to encourage students to vote? Concerned that too many young people do not go to the polls, Jessica Mardo '13 recently focused her attention on the challenges to greater youth participation in political life. In a Huffington Post article, however, Mardo points to a Stonehill initiative that brings together the Martin Institute and campus political clubs. This week, they will open an advice center where students can register to vote, fill out absentee ballots and learn more about the political system. To read Mardo's article, visit here.
Behind-the-Scenes: Alumnus Rob Ruggiero '83 has been receiving rave reviews for his production of Rogers & Hammerstein's Carousel at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. Ever loyal, Ruggiero, who received an honorary degree from the College in May 2011, has a special offer for Stonehill alumni and friends in Connecticut & Rhode Island. After the Thursday, September 27th show, Ruggiero will host a Q & A session and a behind-the-scenes look at this classic musical. Seats ($45) are in the orchestra section. Buy these discounted tickets online here. Or call the Alumni Office at 508-565-1343. Tickets are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visual Journey: On display in the Cushing-Martin Gallery, five towers of wire and bamboo will take viewers on a visual journey, prompting reflections on inner dilemmas and subconscious leanings. Opening reception and Gallery will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, at 6 p.m. in the Gallery Lobby. For more, visit here.
Development & Sustainability: Former head of the Environmental Protection Agency and former New Jersey Governor, Christine Todd Whitman will be in the Martin Institute on Wednesday at 1 p.m. to discuss economic development and environmental sustainability. All welcome. For more, visit here.
Congratulations: Our neighbors, Jim and Terry Orcott founded My Brother's Keeper more than two decades ago. Based on Holy Cross land adjacent to Stonehill, this Christian ministry has developed a stellar record for helping people in need and for giving our students service opportunities. Jim and Terry have been named recipients of the 2012 Spirit of Holy Cross Award, which is given to lay people who faithfully serve the U.S. Province of Priests and Brothers. For more on Jim, Terry and the award, visit here.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.