Monday Morning Update

November 6, 2017

Breathing Easy:  Freshman year, Lauren Bombardier ’13, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a child, started dating Kyle Weeks ’13. They used to jog on campus with Kyle slowing his pace to help her to breathe easier and be a stronger running. Today they are married and Lauren is on a journey to better health thanks to a life-enhancing Vertex medicine. She is also redefining chronic illness through her approach and writing. To read her story, visit here
Integrity & Civility: North Attleboro recently debated why one of its most famous sons, US House Speaker Joseph Martin, after whom the Martin Institute is named, is not better known today. However, both History Professor James Kenneally and Dean of Arts and Sciences Peter Ubertaccio regard Martin, a leading Republican politician in the 1940s and 1950s, as a man of integrity and civility who made political compromises while reaching across the aisle to build consensus. To see Professor Kenneally’s comments in the Sun Chronicle, visit here. To see Dean Ubertaccio’s comments to WGBH, visit here.

Farm Focus: Now in its seventh year, The Farm at Stonehill is stronger than ever in its mission to grow fresh vegetables, address hunger, and engage students both in the classroom and as service volunteers. For an update, watch our short, new Farm video
Christmas Concert: Since they went on sale Wednesday, tickets for The Sons of Serendip concert Sunday, December 10 at 2 p.m. in the Science Center have been selling briskly. For info, visit here
Vice or Virtue: Students in Professor Adam Lampton’s photography class recently recreated a controversial 19th century photo depicting the choice between vice and virtue. To see their take on Rejlander’s infamous Two Ways of Life, visit here.

This Week on the Hill

Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) research proposals are submitted jointly by faculty and a student from the class of ’19, ’20, or ’21. Learn more here.
For Students | Mon., Nov. 6 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Duffy 101
For Faculty | Thu., Nov. 9 | 3-4 p.m. | Duffy 203 

Show up to the drive, fill out some paperwork, and get a cheek swab – it’s that simple and you could save someone’s life! Bring your insurance card.
Mon., November 6 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Alumni Hall 

The Martin Institute will host its third candidate for Massachusetts State Governor. Robert Kinloch "Bob" Massie IV is an American activist and author who works on issues of global leadership and corporate accountability, social justice, and climate change.
Wed., November 8 | 1-2:15 p.m. | Martin Auditorium 

Stonehill Theatre Company and the Dept. of Visual and Performing Arts present Almost, Maine, a real romantic comedy by John Cariani. Learn more here.
Thu., Nov. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Hemingway Theatre
Fri., Nov. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Hemingway Theatre
Sat., Nov. 11 | 2 p.m and at 7:30 p.m. | Hemingway Theatre
Sun., Nov. 12 | 2 p.m. | Hemingway Theatre 

11/7: Men's Ice Hockey vs. Assumption
11/10: Men's Basketball vs. Dominican (N.Y.); Women's Volleyball vs. Adelphi
11/11: Women's Volleyball vs. Pace; Football vs. AIC; Men's Basketball vs. Bloomfield
Click here for a schedule that includes all sports