Monday Morning Update

February 26, 2018


LINKED LEADERS: While visiting Ireland in 1845, Abolitionist Frederick Douglass forged a bond with Daniel O’Connell, the famed Irish Liberator and outspoken critic of slavery. In the Salameno Lecture Tuesday, historian Christine Kenealy will examine the links between these two great leaders, their influence on each other and their struggle against slavery.

COMPASSION & HOSPITALITY: When Pope Francis exhorted priests to be “shepherds living with the smell of the sheep,” it was suggested that he was thinking of Church leaders like Bishop Bill Wack C.S.C., who is known for feeding, clothing and sheltering the homeless and for leading a ministry defined by poverty. When he delivers the Saint Andre Lecture at Stonehill on Wednesday, Wack will discuss compassion and hospitality in our time.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: This sunset highlights the Academic and Welcome Center, which continues taking shape and is on schedule to be completed in August. Thanks to Professor of Spanish Peter Mahoney for sharing this photo.

MAKING HISTORY: Eight female graduates will return to campus to headline our first-ever Alumnae Summit on March 10. Event topics will include work-life balance, financial planning, networking, returning to the workforce, and negotiation skills. To learn more, visit here.

CUTTING EDGE: The neuroscience program at Stonehill combines faculty expertise and extensive internships to consistently place students in top-tier graduate programs and professional positions. Take an inside look at the growing program! To learn more, visit here.

FIELD TRIP: Ten high-achieving teens from the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton spent a day last week immersed in campus life, meeting students, faculty and staff, and learning about what they need to do to achieve their goals. To learn more and see pictures of the field trip, visit here.

THIS WEEK ON THE HILL
SPEAKER: JOHN WALSH FOR THE SETTI WARREN CAMPAIGN
Join us for a conversation with John E. Walsh, the senior strategist to Mayor Setti Warren and Founder & Principal Strategist of Walsh Strategies.
Mon., Feb. 26 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Martin Institute Auditorium

SALAMENO LECTURE: CHRISTINE KENEALY
Prof. Christine Kinealy, a renowned historian of 19th century Ireland, will be speaking on a book she is currently writing about Frederick Douglass’s visits to Ireland.
Tue., Feb. 27 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Martin Institute Auditorium

RECITAL: JIM PIORKOWSKI
This special program called The Composer and the Guitarist consists mostly of original compositions and arrangements by James Piorkowski.
Tue., Feb. 27 | 8-10 p.m. | Alumni Hall Auditorium

ST. ANDRE LECTURE: BISHOP WILLIAM WACK, C.S.C.
This year's Saint André lecture features Reverend William Wack, C.S.C., the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
Wed., Feb. 28 | 7-9 p.m. | Martin Institute Auditorium

WHAT'S UP THURSDAYS: RECLAIMING MY TIME
This Thursday's conversation, "Reclaiming My Time: Women on the American Political Stage," will cover the current state of and barriers to equal representation and power of women in government.
Thu., Mar. 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Library DisCo

SPORTS ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK
3/1: PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL: Women's Basketball v. LeMoyne (7 p.m., Merkert)
If they win, the final will be Sunday, 3/4 at 1 p.m.

Click here for a schedule that includes all sports