Monday Morning Update
October 15, 2012
Preventing Suicide: This past weekend, more than 140 Stonehill students and staff traveled to Boston to participate in an Out of the Darkness walk sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Motivating the Stonehill contingent was the memory of 19-year old first-year student Jeffrey Cooney who took his own life last year in his on-campus residence. The loss of Cooney left Resident Assistant Brendon Dempsey '13 reeling, but he turned his shock into advocacy, rallying the College community to increase awareness about suicide and how to prevent it. To learn more about this story, visit here.
Business Quality: On the heels of earning AACSB accreditation last year, the Business Administration department recently had its Finance Program accepted into the Chartered Finance Analyst Institute's University Recognition Program. Acceptance means that our Finance Program is recognized for incorporating into its curriculum at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge and for emphasizing the CFA Institute's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The program positions Stonehill students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which is the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. For more, visit here.
Graduation Success: Whether our students graduate within four, five or six years, our graduation rates regularly reach 80 percent or more. And now, two recent reports, one from the Boston Business Journal and the other from U.S. News & World Report, confirm that Stonehill is a recognized leader in successfully graduating students. To learn more about this story, visit here.
Alumnae Service: With degrees in biochemistry, French & secondary education, neuroscience (two), four alumnae have put their professional careers on hold to serve with the Jesuit Volunteers Corps. In Montana, Katherine O'Toole '12 is tutoring at a middle school and Erica Carmody '11 is a grade school teacher on a reservation. In Seattle, Meghan Sullivan '10 serves at a mental health agency while Maura Ferrarini '12 volunteers at a high school in Cleveland.
Cross-Cultural Trade: With students Joe Gale '12 and Daniel Gardner '13, Associate Professor of History James Wadsworth presented on Cross-Cultural Trade in America Before the European Invasion at the New England Historical Association conference this past weekend. In his presentation, Professor Wadsworth set the context for a hemisphere-wide study of cross-cultural trade before Columbus while history majors Gale and Gardiner explored the use of volcanic glass and shell beads in interregional trade.
Live Football: Not only will W. B. Mason Stadium have a full house on Thursday night when the Skyhawks take on the University of New Haven Chargers under the lights, but CBS Sports Network will be broadcasting the game live when it kicks off at 8 p.m. For ticket and channel information, visit here.
Raymo Lecture: Mark your calendar for the Chet Raymo Literary Series Lecture on Thursday, October 25 at 6 p.m. in the Martin Institute. Daniel Mendelsohn, author of the bestselling The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, will be this year's speaker. There will be more on this next week.
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