Monday Morning Update

September 25, 2017

Looking/Seeing: This year’s Raymo Series speaker is Nigerian-American writer and photographer, Teju Cole, whose book Blind Spot has been hailed as “an elegy for the lost arts of looking and seeing.” For Cole, “Even in the most vigilant eye, there is a blind spot.” For more the Raymo event and on Cole’s fascination not just with blind spots but also our skewered perceptions about gender, race, class, and faith., visit here.

We’re Green: Stonehill is one of the 375 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review’s 2017 Guide Green Colleges. Calling our commitment to sustainability “certainly impressive,” the Review cites our pledge to reduce energy usage by 20 percent by 2018, and more. Read the full profile here.

Topping Ceremony: Sign your name into history at the Academic & Welcome Center Topping Out Ceremony. Starting at 9 a.m. in front of MacPhaidin Library on Friday, September 29, you can sign the ceremonial beam until it is raised at 2:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Meet the Match: At a recent golf tournament, benefactors Tom and Mary Folliard made a generous challenge--they will match all gifts, up to $25,000, made in support of the John and Cheryl Noblin Scholarship Fund. The deadline is September 30, which gives us six days to meet the match. Established by John ’69 and Cheryl Noblin ’71, the Scholarship benefits students majoring in neuroscience with an interest in ALS research. For more information or to make a gift, visit here.

Pets, Pets, and more Pets: Every year, Christians everywhere celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4th by having their pets blessed in the spirit of this patron saint of animals and the environment. Stonehill alumni are welcome to bring their pets to campus on Sunday, October 1st for a special prayer service and blessing. See photos of last year’s event here. RSVP here!