Monday Morning Update

March 14, 2016

Hill to Hill: A new partnership between Stonehill and Catholic University in Washington, D.C. allows students seeking careers on Capitol Hill to gain practical experience while working towards their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Hannah Chauvin ’16, the first student to enroll in the Congressional and Presidential Studies (CAPS) Program, has a paid full-time internship in U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy’s (D-Vermont) office in Washington while taking two graduate level courses at CU where she will eventually earn a master's degree in International Affairs, which is also offered through the program. The two courses, plus her internship, will count towards the requirements for her bachelor’s degree in political science at Stonehill. For more, visit here.

Finance Initiative: Called SCIFI, it has nothing to do with science or fiction. Instead, the Stonehill College Investment Finance Initiative (SCIFI), is an innovative program designed to give our students a head start in the world of finance. SCIFI allows students to manage an actual investment fund, hone their analytical and critical thinking skills while gaining practical experience that gives them a professional competitive edge. For more, visit here

Job Expo: More than 60 representatives from private companies, government agencies, and non-profits will participate in Career Services’ annual internship and job expo this Wednesday, March 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dining Commons. It is a great opportunity for students from all classes and majors to explore their post-graduation options. Graduates seeking work are also welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact

New VP: Last week, Stonehill announced the hiring of alumna Catherine Capolupo ’94 as its vice president for enrollment management. Capolupo returns to her alma mater from Roger Williams University where she has served as its vice president since 2013. Prior to that, she spent 15 years in admissions at Simmons College. “Catherine has the right combination of skills, experience and vision to guide our enrollment management program strategically and successfully,” said President Rev. John Denning, C.S.C. Capolupo will officially begin her tenure with the College on May 31st. For more, visit here.

Major Milestone: Head coach Pat Boen ’89 recently earned his 500th career win with the baseball team during its annual Spring Break trip in Florida. In his 19th years at the helm, Boen has guided Stonehill to 30 wins and an NE-10 Tournament appearance in five of the last six seasons.  Congrats Coach!  For more, visit here.       

Have Mercy: In calling for a Jubilee Year of Mercy, which is now underway, Pope Francis is encouraging the faithful not just to know God’s mercy but to also show it in words and deeds. Following up on the Pope’s call, Campus Ministry has joined forces with Holy Cross Family Ministries to host a Year of Mercy Celebration on campus this Friday afternoon with prayer, social justice stations-of-the cross, adoration, and reconciliation. While the event is free and open to all, the fellowship soup supper component requires registration. To register, contact Kim Cordeiro today at 508-565-1551 or For more, visit here.

St. Patrick’s Day: Want some Celtic culture this March 17? Look no further than the MacPháidín Library, which is home to a limited edition replica of the Book of Kells, one of Western Civilization's great cultural achievements.  Created by Celtic monks, this masterpiece of medieval art depicts the four gospels of the New Testament. The original is on display at Trinity College, Dublin, but the replica on the first floor of the MacPháidín Library is so exact that it is virtually impossible to distinguish it from the original. Check in with the Circulation Desk for directions or to see photo images, visit our Book of Kells Snapshot.