Monday Morning Update

March 27, 2017

Crushing Cancer: Over the weekend, students, faculty, staff, and community members participated in an Athletes Crush Cancer 5k walk/run fundraiser for the Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Fund. MacKenzie Greenberg ’19, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2013, organized the event. To learn more about MacKenzie and the event, visit here.

God’s Call: After graduation in May, Mary Grace Donohoe ’17 will lead a service experience to Nicaragua. Before departing, she will receive an award for what she has already done to serve marginalized and impoverished populations. In Washington, D.C. on May 5, the Franciscan Mission Service will present her with its San Damiano Servant Leadership Award for being a “dedicated, faithful, service-oriented young leader answering God’s call to rebuild the Church.” To read more, visit here.

Speaker Joe: As Director of the Martin Institute, Professor Peter Ubertaccio understands the institute’s namesake, former Speaker of the House Joseph Martin, better than most, especially his record of fair bipartisanship in Congress. Recently, on the 49th anniversary of Martin’s passing, Ubertaccio offered this remembrance of Martin and his accomplishments.

Commencement: On Sunday, May 21, we will honor four outstanding individuals: NBC News correspondent Anne Thompson, co-founder of the Burton Training Village for at risk youth, JoAnn Burton, auxiliary bishop of Chosica diocese in Lima, Peru, Bishop Arthur Colgan, C.S.C. ’68, and the president & CEO of LeeSar and Cooperative Services of Florida, Robert Simpson ’93. To read their profiles, visit here.

Triple Honors: At the Alumni Awards Dinner this Friday, Judith Salerno ’73 will receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award for her achievements as former president & CEO of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Catherine Campbell ’96 will receive the Alumni Service Award for her record of volunteering her talents to the College and the Alumni Association. Teacher Nicole Bollerman ’10 will be the first recipient of our Graduate Of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award for her dedication to her students at UP Academy in Dorchester. 

Creative Writing: Poet and novelist Renee Gladman is excited by “how language passes through places: the mind, out the body, across the page, through thought or description. Writing is a kind of architecture and a making of a landscape.” If you share her passion, Gladman will be speaking at a Creative Writing Program in the Clery Dining Room, Roche Commons tomorrow Tuesday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Saint Andre Lecture: Hear Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, director of Manhattan College’s Holocaust Center, explore understanding among Muslims, Jews and Christians in the Martin Institute at 7 tonight. All are welcome.

Stations of Cross: More than 160 members of the Stonehill community participated in an outdoors Social Justice Stations of the Cross, a 14-step devotion which marks Jesus’s last day on Earth. Fourteen campus groups provided prayers specific to their social justice cause for the outdoor Stations, which began at the Chapel of Mary and processed around the main quad stopping at each Station marked by a white cross. To see photos, visit here.