Monday Morning Update
November 05, 2012
Service Extra: Ten students have taken Stonehill's commitment to service not just to heart but to a different level. Looking to embed service into their daily lives, they got approval for a special interest house. Based in Essex House, the students are each committed to 30 hours of community service per semester. They will also schedule two volunteer events each month, one for house members and the other for the Stonehill community. Seniors Briana Burke, Lauren O'Halloran and Lauren Bombardier started the project, which is supported by their faculty advisor Corey Dolgon, the director of Community Based Learning. For more on what the students are accomplishing, visit here.
Athletics & Academics: For three years in a row, our student-athletes have earned a 97 percent Academic Success Rating (ASR) from the NCAA which places the College fifth in Division II athletics. Nine of our 16 athletic programs received perfect scores of 100 percent and none of our athletic programs received a rating below 93 percent. For more, visit here.
Global Politics: You have to hand it to our political scientists for having a global reach. Recently, Professor Anna Ohanyan, who is in Armenia on a Fulbright, was interviewed by Armenian radio on globalization while Professor Peter Ubertaccio was interviewed by Romanian radio on the U.S. presidential election.
Why Show Thanks?: With Thanksgiving approaching, we note a recent reflection on the meaning of thanks from Director of Campus Ministry Rev. Hugh Cleary, C.S.C. '69. "Gratitude implies the realization that we are dependent upon others for our advancement," Fr. Cleary wrote. To read his insights, visit here.
Thankful Tales: In 25 words or less, tell us why you are thankful this Thanksgiving. Authors of the ten best submissions will win $25 gift cards. We will feature the winning stories in an article on the web. Send submissions to email@example.com.
Flashback: Tomorrow is a special day in the history of the Martin Institute. On November 6, 1986, in the Oval Office, President Ronald Reagan signed Public Law 99-608 authorizing legislation to create the Martin Institute, which now plays such major role in the academic and cultural life of the College.
Spain Snapshot: Twenty six alumni visited Spain last month with the Alumni Travel Program. To see photos of their travels as they explored the Splendors of Spain, visit here.
Nobel Connection: For the past two summers, Stonehill has hosted the Gordon Research Conferences (GRC), which provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences and their related technologies. Among the GRC speakers on campus in August was French physicist Serge Haroche, a co-winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics. Conferences & Events Director Chris Augeri reports that the Shields Science Center helped to attract GRC to Stonehill and that the group will offer a slate of eight scientific conferences at Stonehill next summer.
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