Monday Morning Update

May 15, 2017

Remembering Linsey: The campus community responded to the passing of Linsey Malia ’18, who died in a tragic boating accident in Copenhagen on May 6, with prayers, reflections and celebrations of her life, which was characterized by the sunshine she shared with others. Her friend, Colleen MacDonald ’18, captured that spirit in her remarks at a service in the Chapel of Mary and we share Colleen’s words here. Also during the week, students, faculty and staff decorated pathways across campus with sunshine-themed chalk messages in memory of Linsey. To see the images, visit our Sunshine Snapshot.

Commencement Info: Approximately 502 seniors will march down the hill from Donahue Hall onto the quad this Sunday to receive their degrees at the College’s 66th Commencement. For event details and schedule, visit here. For information on our honorees, visit here.

Kente & Rainbow Celebration: Earlier this month, 23 students participated in the annual Kente and Rainbow Ceremony, which acknowledges the experiences of students who identify as coming from African, Latino, Asian, and Native American heritage as well as those who identify with LGBTQ communities. Many faculty and staff joined the students for the celebration. To see these proud Stonehill seniors, visit here.

Rock-A-Thon: The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee recently held its first-ever Rock-A-Thon in front of the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex to benefit the Make-A-Wish program. The Rock-A-Thon involved six purple rocking chairs and they were constantly in motion from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Members of the Stonehill community, including various departments and athletic teams split time slots throughout the day raising a grand total of $6,500 with the hopes of hosting a Make-A-Wish reveal on campus during next academic year. To see a video of the event, visit here.

Faculty Focus: Stonehill’s professors frequently serve as opinion leaders and respected authorities sought by news organizations to shed light on key issues in the public interest. This year’s Faculty Focus highlights five such though-leaders: Bonnie Klentz, professor of psychology; Nicholas Block, assistant professor of biology; Karl Giberson, professor of science & religion; Peter Ubertaccio, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; and Anamika Twyman-Ghoshal, Assistant Professor of Criminology. We have six copies to share. Email for yours!

SAM's Arrival: Remember how you used to cram for finals? Curious about what your classmates are up to? Wondering what it's like to be a Stonehill student today? If so, check out the newest edition of the Stonehill Alumni Magazine. You'll see a piece on cramming through the years, a feature on alumni who fill their time with unique and fulfilling hobbies and a profile on a student who survived the Haiti earthquake and is now a biochemistry major. Turn to page 26 to see Alumni Day photos! If you did not receive a copy, email The magazine is also online.

Senior Survey: Parents and friends! It is critical that the Career Development Center gets 100% participation for their Outcomes Survey of graduating seniors. Please encourage them to complete the survey before picking up their cap and gown for Commencement. The results are used by the College for strategic planning, reported to national governing bodies, and help the CDC ensure they are helping students as effectively as possible. Seniors should have a personalized link to the survey in their inbox, but if they need a new one, they can click here.

Town-Gown Cooperation: Scheduled to be razed by the College in June for the construction of a new Academic and Welcome Center, the Old Student Union is not done being of service. Over two days last week, Easton Firefighters used the building as part of training exercises on how to save themselves in emergency situations. To read an Enterprise report on the training, visit here.