Monday Morning Update

February 6, 2017

Inside Out: Interested in studying abroad? The Martin Institute for Law & Society’s Learning Inside Out Network, or LION, offers a one-of-a-kind experience that combines classroom theory and professional practice into a cohesive program. LION’s summer session is currently open for application and their yearlong program kicks off again next fall. To learn about LION, how it was formed, and what it offers students, visit here.

Leadership Lessons: On Thursday evening, more than 100 student leaders networked with alumni who work for W.B. Mason, the successful office supply company which hires many Stonehill graduates. At the company-sponsored event, the students heard lively presentations from alumni involved in sales, nonprofits and property management on the realities and requirements of leadership. Their words of advice included: take advantage of what Stonehill offers now, dare to experiment, get an internship, and always be nice to people. For great photo highlights, visit here.

Alumni Day: More than 500 alumni of all ages and their families visited campus on Saturday for a full slate of activities. Highlights included an open science lab hosted by Stonehill faculty for children of alums, a winter carnival with children’s activities including a Barn Babies petting zoo, a chili cook-off, craft beer tasting, and men’s and women’s basketball games. An alumni intentions candle was dedicated at the Grotto. Alums who have children or grandchildren attending the College enjoyed a Legacy Brunch. There was also a Mass and a lunch for Pillar Society alums who graduated in the period 1952 to 1966. Plus, in the evening, Intercultural Affairs celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Intercultural Pioneer: Former director of Intercultural Affairs Jean Hamler was honored at the 25th anniversary celebration of the department and its work. In addition, she was surprised with the announcement that moving forward the College’s Diversity and Social Justice Award program has been rededicated in her honor. To learn more about Jean and her over twenty years of service to Stonehill, visit here.

Quotable: “Learn how to market yourself. Every Stonehill student has done something spectacular—get comfortable with talking about these incredible experiences,” Jessi Dudra ’17, Career Ambassador with the College’s Career Development Center, as recently quoted in The Summit.

Student Wellness: A healthy body image is crucial to self-confidence, self-acceptance and self-worth, which is why a coalition of campus partners is holding a Student Wellness Fair on Thursday, February 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Sports Complex. With the theme Love YOUR Body, the fair will bring together reps from Recreational Sports, Health & Wellness Center, Counseling Services, Health Services and Sodexo food service. In addition to expert advice, there will be healthy snacks, raffle prizes and even chair massages.

Share the Love: Did you meet your sweetheart here on campus? Or maybe you reconnected at a reunion? The Alumni Office wants to celebrate your stories of Stonehill love! Share a photo of you and your spouse on social media with the story of how you met. Be sure to use #StonehillSweethearts and tag @Stonehill Alumni on Facebook and Instagram!