Monday Morning Update

July 18, 2016

Student Researchers: They come from nearby towns and from as far away as Venezuela. Their dreams encompass fields that range from medicine, dentistry and biotechnology to marine science, endangered species protection and behavioral ecology. We are talking about a team of 22 student researchers who, collectively, reflect the culture of research across all disciplines at Stonehill.  To get a sense of what these biology students are accomplishing and what their future professional goals are, visit here.

Dress Smart: Working to help our students better prepare themselves for their job and internship searches, Career Services has launched the Suit-A-Skyhawk initiative, which allows students to “shop” for appropriate professional attire as they interview and network. The top items they need are: freshly-cleaned and freshly-used jackets, pants, shirts, ties, shoes, tote bags, jewelry, and padfolios. If you have such items, you can drop them off on campus at Career Services, Student Activities, and Human Resources. For more, contact Kristine Shatas at 508-565-1325 or

Disposing Old Meds: Given the risks associated with unused and expired medication, the College has installed a medication disposal bin in the old Student Union building. Located near the Stonehill College Police Department office, the bin offers students, faculty and staff a secure location where they can drop off old medication in a responsible way, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. “This is a proactive, effective and sustainable way to dispose of medication that might otherwise pose a health or safety risk or damage the environment,” said SCPD Chief Peter Carnes. For more, including a list of what can and cannot be dropped off, visit here.

The Making of a Person: Arriving at Stonehill in 1972, Liz Hayden ’76 took note of something she saw on an Admissions leaflet, which read: Stonehill-The Making of a Person.  Forty years later, Hayden, now serving on the Board of Trustees, attests to the impact that the Congregation of Holy Cross and Stonehill has had on her life. In Pillars, a Congregation of Holy Cross publication, Hayden writes about this experience, outlining how it has influenced her life and how it gave her strength, comfort and direction when she lost her husband and classmate, Jim, in 9/11. To read her thoughtful reflections on what gives meaning to our lives, visit here.

Fall Football:  It is national television time again for Skyhawk football as the team’s match-up with the University of New Haven will be broadcast live on ESPN3 on October 15. This marks the second time in four years that Stonehill's home game with New Haven will receive a national broadcast. Televised on CBS Sports Network, the team’s 2012 contest was named the Northeast-10 Game of the Year by For the 2016 team schedule, visit here.

Happy Campers: As we noted last week, for the fourth year in a row, local children, with and without disabilities, are enjoying Camp Shriver’s inclusive summer sports program on campus this month. Camp Shriver develops children’s motor and social skills while fostering positive peer relationships. Plus, the kids have lots of fun learning, exploring and playing. To see their joy, check out our Camp Shriver Snapshot.

Farm Flowers: Flush with flowers in bloom, The Farm at Stonehill is a riot of color at the moment, which our photographer Nicki Pardo captured on a visit there last week. To see Nicki’s beautiful photos, visit here.

Summer Break: We are taking a summer break but will be back on Monday, August 8 with more great Stonehill stories for you to read and enjoy.