Monday Morning Update
January 28, 2013
STEM Support: With renewed funding from the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, the Stonehill-Massasoit Science Transfer Initiative (STI) will further expand its efforts on attracting more diverse students to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Stonehill will use a portion of the three-year grant worth $246,070 to enhance its early research experience program, improve its STI admissions and recruitment efforts, and increase its outreach efforts to other community colleges. "The combination of our inspiring faculty, tradition of undergraduate research, and a first-rate science facility will assure that the Balfour Foundation's investment will be well spent over the next three years," says Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing Chris Lydon. To learn more about the grant, visit here.
Alumni Day: From a chili cook-off to an alumni couples reception, the College's first-ever Alumni Day is scheduled for Sat., February 23. The new format will allow alumni and their families to enjoy winter activities like ice skating at the May Pavilion. The day will feature several other events, including a winter carnival, legacy brunch, winter warm-up party and men's and women's basketball action vs. rival Bentley. For a full listing of events and for registration information, visit here.
Black History Month: As we approach the month of February, the Office of Intercultural Affairs is busy putting together final details related to the College's celebration of Black History Month. Kicking off the month will be Friday's Conference on Diversity and Inclusion which will offer students and faculty the opportunity to participate in sharing programs, teaching practices and student experiences that will improve the culture of belonging at Stonehill. For more on Black History Month, visit here.
On a Roll: The women's basketball team has surprised many this season, including Head Coach Trisha Brown, with one of its best starts in program history. Ranked 13th in the country, Brown told The Enterprise, "We knew we were going to be a better team, but record-wise, I didn't anticipate the record we have." Picked to finish seventh in the Northeast-10 Conference, Stonehill is currently second behind conference leader Bentley in the NE-10 standings with a 15-2 record overall and 11-2 mark in conference play. To read a recent feature story on the team, visit here.
Peace First: While shootings and other violent acts dominate news headlines these days, one organization is seeking to promote the positive work of young people. Called Peace First, the nonprofit celebrates young people and their potential to create positive change around them. Supported by philanthropist and Stonehill trustee Theresa Salameno, Peace First is offering five $50,000 Peace First Fellowships to young people, ages 8-22, who have made a difference in their communities. The fellowships will allow the five winners to continue their peacemaking efforts. To learn more about the Peace First Prize or to nominate someone, visit here.
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