Monday Morning Update
December 10, 2012
GOLD Scholarship: Spanish major Bryan Bosworth '14 from Bridgewater was studying in Granada, Spain when he learned that he is the first Stonehill student to receive a GOLD Scholarship. GOLD stands for Graduates of the Last Decade and, thanks to the generosity of our young alumni over the past two years, the College now has a new scholarship that is designed to help a junior or senior with financial need. For more on how the GOLD scholarship will help Bosworth become a Spanish teacher, visit here.
China Connection: While in China, International Business major Kevin McCann '13 studied the country's language, culture and business model. He also rode a camel in the Gobi desert, surfed in Hong Kong and climbed the Great Wall. Now, as Vice President of Stonehill's Financial Management Association, McCann wants to link the FMA with a Chinese counterpart. As editor of the FMA's newsletter, he has written a report on China's African investment policy. And, with FMA President Danielle Rellas '13, he has invited an FMA writer from Zhongnan University in Wuhan central China to contribute to the next newsletter. Having enjoyed studying abroad, McCann wants to show that students can be proactive in promoting global learning.
Poetry Prize: Stonehill's Poet in Residence Anna Ross has won the Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry for her manuscript If a Storm, which is scheduled for publication in 2013. As Poet in Residence in the English Department, Ross teaches a course on American women writers and a poetry workshop.
Earth's Age: Whether it is faith versus science or creation versus evolution, Professor Karl Giberson has his finger on the pulse of these lively and pointed debates. In recent Huffington Post articles, Giberson examined remarks by Florida Senator Marco Rubio to argue that the conversation over the earth's age is more of a culture war issue than a scientific controversy. To read his analysis, visit here.
Internal Communications: Seeking to improve internal communications, the College hired consultants earlier this year to conduct an audit of our existing practices. The audit is now complete. To read a summary of the findings and recommendations, visit here.
What's Gaudete?: Made by Italian artist Enrico Manfrini, the Gaudete Medal is awarded annually to employees who have served the College for 20 years. Now in its 29th year, the ceremony occurs close to the Third Sunday in Advent, which is often called Gaudete Sunday. The words engraved on the medal are the same ones that open the Mass on Gaudete Sunday: Gaudete in Domino semper or Rejoice in the Lord always. The commitment and hard work of our employees is indeed cause for rejoicing in the Lord!
Honorees: On Saturday night, the following 15 employees will receive Gaudete Awards:
|Linda Arnold (Stonehill Police)||John Hepburn (Facilities)|
|John Badot (Facilities)||Larry Lencz (Healthcare Administration)|
|Romelle Berry (Science)||Edward McCarron (History)|
|Mary Boyd (Provost’s Office)||Jane Nash (Psychology)|
|Alice Cronin (International Programs)||Richard Pucillo (Stonehill Police)|
|William Dowd (Facilities)||Gregory Wolfe (Purchasing)|
|Regina Egan (Conference & Event Services)||Xuejian Yu (Communication)|
|Jean Hamler (Planning & Institutional Research)|
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.