Monday Morning Update

November 9, 2015

Shakespeare at Stonehill: Reflecting on the recent residency of the Actors From The London Stage, English Professor Helga Duncan makes three points: (1) going into different classes, the Shakespearean troupe delivered an interdisciplinary tour de force (2) collectively and individually the actors gave astounding performances and (3) Shakespeare remains as relevant as ever. To read her reflections in full, visit here.

Conservation Collaboration: At its upcoming annual meeting, the Natural Resources Trust (NRT) of Easton will present the Environmental Sciences & Studies Program with its Elise Ames Parker Friend of Conservation Award, which honors those who advance and support conservation. Led by Professor Susan Mooney, the program works closely with the NRT, which promotes a land ethic and an appreciation of the natural world through educational programming. For more, visit here.

Nonprofit Outreach: With a new leader, the Center for Nonprofit Management at Stonehill will host an open house in the Martin Institute on November 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to reintroduce itself to the College community, to local nonprofit partners and to area supporters. New Director Lee Farrow will welcome representatives of local nonprofits, highlight the Center’s services and outline her thoughts for its future. For more on the open house, visit here. For more on Director Farrow, visit here

Holy & Sinful: A new book by Sr. Jeanmarie Gribaudo ’87 charts the major developments in the theology of the Catholic Church’s holiness and sinfulness during the 20th century. One reviewer hailed the book as “theologically mature, historically rich and pastorally sensitive.” We have three copies of A Holy and Sinful Church by Sr. Gribaudo who is currently teaching religion & theology at Merrimack College. Email

Boston Business: A pioneer of Boston’s redevelopment, especially in the Seaport district, John Drew ’65 recently updated alumni on the City’s future at a breakfast hosted by the Alumni Office in the Seaport Hotel. Drew noted the City’s increased profile as an international center for business and commerce. He also pointed to the growing number of young families who want to live in the City and the transformation of neighborhoods like South Boston and Dorchester. In May, with his classmates, Drew celebrated his 50th anniversary of graduating from Stonehill.

Comedic Love: The STC will perform The Serpent Woman, a comedic love story about an immortal woman and her beloved prince, by Carlo Gozzi in Hemingway Theatre on November 19, 20, and 21 at 8 p.m. Available at the box office on show nights, tickets are: students & seniors $5 and general admission $8. To order, call 508-565-1458. For more, visit here.

Police Story: Along with 14,000 public safety professionals, Stonehill Police Chief Peter Carnes attended the recent International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference. In addition to learning about new strategies and technologies, Chief Carnes presented at a panel that explored the challenges for police departments in dealing with the media in an age of 24/7 news. Before coming to Stonehill in 2008, Carnes was Police Chief in Yarmouth and in Wenham. For more on the Chief Carnes’ policing philosophy, visit here.

Christmas Gala:  A pillar of financial support and the College’s oldest giving group, the Century Club (CC) will hold its annual gala in the Dining Commons on Saturday night, December 5. With music, dancing and dining, the event is a thank you for CC members who give $100 or more annually. Members attend for free and may also bring one guest. If you are going to attend the gala, let Julie Coleman know by November 20. Want to become a member and attend the gala? Julie is also person to contact at 508-565-1344 or

Thanksgiving: Tell us in short, sweet answers why you’re thankful and you might win a gift card. We have had some great ones so far, but want more. Email