Monday Morning Update

November 20, 2017

Integrated Photonics: These are the technologies that will lead to the next generation of faster, more power-efficient chips. Thanks to the initiative of Professors Ruby Gu and Cherly Schnitzer, 60 experts from academia, industry and government agencies met on campus recently for an inaugural discussion about getting integrated photonics on the local radar and to explore future partnerships. Learn more about the meeting here.

Lost Artifacts: Excavating the caves on campus in the 1950s, a Stonehill archaeological team uncovered evidence that local Native American tribes occupied the area as early as 500 A.D. Sadly, the supporting artifacts vanished, which has resulted in local Native American history being shrouded in myths, according to Assistant Director of Archives and Historical Collections Jon Green ’10. Read his reflections on Excavating Native American History on Campus here.

Induction: Congratulations to many former players and coaches on their recent induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame. They are: the members of 1970 Stonehill Knights our first football team, Pam Arpé, field hockey & women's tennis head coach, John Kuzmiski '73 (baseball), Becky Barrett '99 (women's basketball), Jack Granato '04 (men’s tennis) and Colby Confer '05 (women's lacrosse).

Top Quote: “The Stonehill experience back then was unique. Everybody knew everybody else. We looked out for each other. Today, it can be said with certainty that our best friends are our mates from Stonehill,” Paul Finn ’71, founding member of the Stonehill Knights, speaking at their induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Higher Calling: Campus Minister for Music & Liturgy Philip Pereira has found both a space to be creative at Stonehill and a way to incorporate his love for improving spiritual life at Mass through song. For a Standard Times profile of him by student Anastasia Pumphrey ’21, visit here.

Christmas Concert: Tickets for The Sons of Serendip concert Sunday, December 10 at 2 p.m. in the Science Center are selling briskly. For info, visit here.

Award Winning: At the recent NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Region I Conference, Constanza Cabello, director of Intercultural Affairs, received two awards: the Outstanding Mid-Level Professional State Award for Massachusetts and the regional Doris Michiko Ching Excellence in Student Affairs Award for the Region. Additionally, the College's “Think. Act. Lead” initiative earned Program of the Year for both the state and regional divisions. Patrick Hale, assistant director of Intercultural Affairs, accepted the awards. Click here for a photo of Connie and Patrick with the awards! Check out the latest Intercultural Happenings Newsletter here. And learn more about Think. Act. Lead. here.

This Week on the Hill

No group exercise sessions. Closed Thursday through Sunday.
Mon., Nov. 20 | 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Tue., Nov. 21 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 22 | 8:30 a.m.-Noon

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11/21: Women's Basketball vs. Saint Anselm; Men's Basketball vs. Saint Anselm
11/25: Women's Basketball vs. LIU Post
11/26: Men's Basketball vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas
Click here for a schedule that includes all sports