Monday Morning Update

February 27, 2017

Integrated Mentorship: Skyrocketing referrals and access to the Center for Writing and Academic Achievement and the Career Development Center. More seniors graduating with firm post-college plans and a robust first-to-second year retention rate. These are some early outcomes emerging from Think. Act. Lead., our integrative mentorship program launched in 2015. To learn more, visit here.

Combatting Opioid Use: The quarterly meeting of the Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative is an unexpected place for a Stonehill reunion. Yet that’s precisely where six graduates gather regularly in an effort to stem the tide of opioid use in the area. They came together on this issue through Criminology Professor Ed Jacoubs whose passion for the subject has inspired a generation of alumni to pursue careers in human services, including the five who are now his colleagues on the Collaborative. For more, visit here.

Operation Beautiful: A healthy body image is crucial to self-confidence and self-acceptance, which is why the recent Wellness Fair invited students to transform the way they see themselves. In response, the students used photos and Post It notes to note their positive characteristics. To see some of these fun photos, visit here.

Novak Extra: When Michael Novak ’56, who died recently, won the prestigious Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion in 1994, he also got $1 million. Upon receiving that handsome sum, he shared a quarter of it with the College for student scholarships. Close to 300 students have benefitted from several Novak-inspired scholarships and, thanks to his legacy, more will do so in the years ahead. For more on Novak, one of the most influential Catholic theologians of his generation, and his many Stonehill ties, visit here.

Champs: Congratulations to the women’s Indoor Track and Field team, which recently won their fourth straight NE-10 title! Read more about their achievement here.

Calling Alumni DJs: Were you part of WSHL radio station when you attended Stonehill? Want to get back in the studio and reconnect with other alumni DJs and the current e-board? Then come to 91.3 WSHL’s Alumni-DJ Takeover & Networking Event on April 22. The Takeover portion will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Networking dinner will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., located in WSHL's radio station in the Commons. For more, email Caroline Decker at

100 Word Story: “In a little less than 100 days, I’ll be leaving the people and place that I’ve come to know over the past four years to take on life after college.” Nicole Timbrell ’17, Public Relations Intern at Goodwin PR in the Boston 100. Read her whole piece here.

Tattered Pieces: Having lost loved ones in the Charleston church shooting, Rev. Sharon Risher will talk about loss, faith and forgiveness in the Martin Institute tomorrow, Tuesday, at 5 p. m. For more, visit here.

Next Issue: With Spring Break as of Friday, we will not publish next week. We will return on Monday, March 13.