Monday Morning Update

June 18, 2018


KNOWLEDGE SHARING: “Science communication has always been important to me—and a key element of that knowledge-sharing is helping people to see the role of science in understanding the world around us. Public perception of science seems to be on a downhill slope, but it’s important that we continue to support the role of evidence-based learning and decision-making.” - Biology Professor Nicholas Block. To get Block’s take on science public awareness, visit here.

TRIBUTE: A scholar of Islam and Arabic speaker, Professor Joseph Skaff ’57 saw enrollment in his Middle East Today class triple in the wake of 9/11. With increased interest in Islam, Skaff, who died recently, responded by sharing his expertise on Islamic culture. Read our remembrance here.

OPENING DOORS: More than 100 GOLD alumni recently participated in our spring giving challenge, earning naming rights to doors across campus by donating to the College. We are challenging all alumni to #GiveStonehill and follow their lead today! You can double the impact, as donations to Stonehill will be matched through the end of June! To see why GOLD alumni give, visit here and to donate today, visit here.

RUN RUN RUN: We have bibs for the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon on November 4th! Offered by Camp Shriver at Stonehill and at UMass Boston, the proceeds benefit both sites. Team members receive free entry to the Marathon ($395 value), NYRR training plan ($40 value), team emails, fundraising coaching, weekend amenities, team gear and individual training support from Coach Rick Muhr (priceless). Minimum fundraising requirement is $3,500. To apply for a bib, visit here. To get highlights from 2017 Camp Shriver, visit here.

CLEMENTE SUCCESSES: Recently, nine local adult learners gathered in the Shields Science Center for their graduation from the Brockton Clemente Course, a unique, collaborative program providing low-income adults free access to introductory courses in the humanities as preparation for college. Learn more about the program here.

THIS WEEK ON THE HILL
SPORTS COMPLEX SUMMER HOURS
Weekdays, through Aug. 24 | 6 a.m. - 7 p.m
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

SUMMER LITURGY SCHEDULE
Weekdays | 8 a.m. | Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Donahue Hall
Sundays | 10 a.m. | Chapel of Mary

THE FARM SUMMER VOLUNTEER HOURS
Fridays | 2-4 p.m. | Email for more info

Looking for a few summer reads? Take a look at this list of favorite books shared by faculty and staff back in 2011! Thanks so much for reading.