Monday Morning Update

November 21, 2016

Earthy Education: In getting their hands dirty at The Farm, our students receive an earthy education, according to a National Catholic Reporter story about the one-and-a-half acre farm across from campus. As Vice President for Mission, Fr. Jim Lies, C.S.C. told the paper, "Concepts like hunger, food deserts and the relationship between poor health and poverty become a lot more real when you plant the seeds, water, weed, harvest and drive a truckload of beets, zucchini and broccoli to help fill the shelves of the local food pantry. To read the full story, visit here.

First Friendly Faces: When visitors first enter campus, they’re greeted at the Gatehouse with a friendly wave and a smile. Nancy Gammons and Jerry Mekler, the two staffers responsible for that welcoming environment, take great pride in their role as ambassadors for the College. Learn more about them here.

Atlantic Crossing: Environmental Science major John Irving ’18 is currently sailing across the Atlantic Ocean aboard the 134-foot brigantine SSV Corwith Cramer with upper-level science students from several other colleges. Their goal is to explore the ocean’s role in the global carbon cycle and climate dynamics, and to then apply their knowledge to public policy questions. Before departing, Irving spent six weeks of intensive scientific and policy course work at the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. To read his blog, visit here.

Fire & Ice: Since Labor Day, the Stonehill Collegiate Chorale have been preparing for its end of semester concert, featuring music spanning five centuries and representing a diversity of cultures. Called Fire & Ice: The Music of Human Passions, the concert will be held in the Chapel of Mary, Friday, December 9 at 8 p.m. All are welcome and if you pre-reserve online, your ticket is free, yes, absolutely free, no charge, not a dime for a great night’s entertainment. At the door, tickets are $5. So save yourself a few bucks and pre-reserve here.

Papal Meeting: Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of a diocese in Peru last year, Bishop Arthur Colgan, C.S.C. ’68 recently met with Pope Francis in Rome. The first alumnus to be appointed a bishop in the Catholic Church, Bishop Colgan has spent much of his religious life serving the poor in Peru. To see a photo of him being greeted by Pope Francis, visit here.

Inducted: Congratulations to President John Denning, C.S.C. who was inducted into the La Salle Academy Hall of Fame on Thursday evening. A 1977 graduate of the Catholic preparatory school in Providence, Fr. Denning was honored for his accomplishments and for being a strong role model for students today.

Christmas Concert: Tickets for the Sons of Serendip Christmas concert in the Science Center on Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. are going fast. For info and to buy tickets, visit here.

Giving Thanks: Every year, we ask Monday Morning Update readers to tell us what they are thankful or grateful for at Thanksgiving. This year, the themes range from home and health to family, friends and faith. To read them, visit here. Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers.