Monday Morning Update
November 12, 2012
Purple Bows: They will be everywhere on campus this week. At the Financial Aid office, for example, there will be more than 200 purple bows, each one representing a scholarship created by a benefactor. Purple bows will blossom at the Shields Science Center, W. B. Mason Stadium, the Sports Complex, and the MacPhaidin Library, all of which came into existence thanks to the generosity of many philanthropic alumni and friends. Linked to National Philanthropy Day, the purple bows map out the ways in which philanthropy shapes our campus for the better. Vice President for Advancement Fran Dillon '70 has spent his professional life cultivating philanthropic support for the College. To read what he has to say on the subject, visit here.
Presidential Search: Trustee William Devin '60 is heading the Search Committee tasked with finding the College's tenth president who will succeed Rev. Mark Cregan, C.S.C. '78 when he steps down in June. To read Devin's update on the first stages of the search, visit here.
Moving Pictures: Does truth lie in the living of our lives or in the many ways we have of recording them? In asking those questions, the late playwright Sharon Pollock explored the meaning of storytelling. And, she did so most notably in her play Moving Pictures, which the Stonehill Theatre Company will present on November 15, 16 & 17 at 8 p.m. nightly. Directed by Professor Patricia Sankus, the play depicts the life and changes of a budding actress at the turn of the last century as film was being transformed from an art form into the industry we now call Hollywood. For tickets ($5 students/seniors & $8 general), call the STC Box Office at (508) 565-1458. For more, visit here.
Gospel Sounds: Get ready to sway to a Gospel beat on Tuesday when the Jonathon Singleton Trio and the 12th Baptist Church Gospel Ensemble join forces for a free Soul Food concert. Presented by the College's Nakamichi Concert Series, the performance starts at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. For more, visit here.
Sleeping Out: On Thursday, President Mark Cregan, C.S.C., '78 will be in New York sleeping on the streets in solidarity with homeless children. Organized by Covenant House, the sleep out will see business leaders in 14 North American cities braving the cold to raise funds to help young people in the U.S., Canada and Latin America get off the streets. For more on the challenge, visit here. Also, to see Fr. Mark's recent message to our alumni & friends who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, visit here.
Power Fifty: They are Boston's most influential people; the top 50 leaders who make the City tick, according to the Boston Business Journal, and two Stonehill alumni Thomas May '69 and John Drew '65 are on the list. A Stonehill trustee, Drew is a real estate developer and pioneer. Chair of College's Board of Trustees, May is a leading utilities executive.
Thankful Tales: While we have received a lot of submissions, there is still time to tell us why, in 25 words or less, you are thankful this Thanksgiving. The top ten picks will win $25 gift cards and we will run the winning stories on the web. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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