Monday Morning Update

February 16, 2015

Managing Money: An intern in the Student Financial Assistance office, Tatiana Andrade ’17 specializes in peer-to-peer outreach, helping other students to manage their finances more effectively. The finance major serves as an ambassador for SALT, a free, nonprofit-backed educational program that helps students become more financially literate on everything from budgeting to repayment options to student loans. To learn how Andrade works with offices across campus and how she engages and educates students, visit here.

Honest Abe: For President’s Day, we asked History Professor John Rodrigue, a scholar of Abraham Lincoln and his era, to list three things we should know about our 16th president. They are: Lincoln saved the Union by prosecuting a war of unconditional surrender against the Confederacy and holding the northern war effort together. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves (though it was more complicated than that) and he authored the Gettysburg Address, one of the great documents in U.S. history. For more, visit here.

Stage Presence: Recently, eight of our students participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival regional contest. Mary-Catherine Heelan ’15, Christopher Crider-Plonka ’16, and Dylan Turner ’17 competed for a major scholarship, along with scene partners Holly Cardoza ’15, Samantha Putko ’16, and Austin Herzog ’17, respectively. In addition to their acting performances, Crider-Plonka and Putko, along with Gina Cirillo ’15, participated as Arts Management Interns. Production stage manager Caitlyn McHale ’17 was nominated by the KCACTF rep who attended the STC’s fall production of Antigone. As a Stage Management Fellow, McHale had her work reviewed by professional stage managers and she oversaw/managed the Festival’s designer expo. To secure these opportunities, our student invested hours of study and preparation. The STC’s next production will be The Spitfire Grill on April 16, 17 &18 at 8 p.m. in Hemingway Theatre.

Bon Appetit: At the invitation of Campus Farmers, Farm Outreach Coordinator Devin Ingersoll ’14 recently presented at a webinar on Success Stories in Campus Farm Management. A project of Bon Appetit, Campus Farmers is a college farmer network, which asked Ingersoll to report on the progress of The Farm at Stonehill, its structure and how it donates its produce to local food pantries. Part of the Mission Division, The Farm is reflective of a rising trend among young people who are passionate about growing food and sharing resources.

Neighbor-to-Neighbor: The recent storms in the Northeast left many of our elderly and disabled neighbors trapped in their homes. However, members of the Stonehill football team have gone to Brockton on several occasions recently to help shovel out neighbors in need who called the city’s storm emergency hotline for help. Additionally, several Stonehill students and employees have volunteered their time to help shovel out the elderly in Easton. For more, visit here.

Two Days Two Titles: With its win over Assumption last Wednesday, the women’s basketball team has already clinched the Northeast-10 Conference’s Northeast Division championship. Additionally, the men’s ice hockey team captured a share of its second consecutive NE-10 regular season championship last Thursday. Go Skyhawks!

Winter Carnival: Despite the frigid temperatures late last month, alumni and their families turned out in force for the Alumni Day Winter Carnival, which featured snow dogs, a petting zoo, a salsa & dip cook-off, craft beer tasting, The Summit’s 65th anniversary party and more. To see photos, visit our Winter Snapshot.