Monday Morning Update

November 12, 2018


CHURCH IN CRISIS: How can the Church rebound from its recent crises? At a recent forum, Villanova Professor Massimo Faggioli, commentator Reverend Thomas Reese, and the evening's moderator, newspaper columnist and radio co-host Margery Eagan, spent two hours at the College trying to answer that question and many more. Take a look here.

SECOND TERM: After his lopsided victory, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker now has big challenges before him from education to transportation and, in a recent CommonWealth magazine article, Dean Peter Ubertaccio, explores how exactly he’s going to address them and remain America’s most popular governor. Read Ubertaccio’s OP-ED here.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: How can we shape a more inclusive community at Stonehill? Participants at the 10th Annual Conference on Diversity & Inclusion spent an afternoon learning, sharing, and discussing that very topic. Read a recap and check out our Snapshot here.

FENWAY TICKETS: Not for the Sox but the ancient Gaelic game of hurling as played by Ireland’s top teams this Sunday. A sliothar and a camán are integral to hurling. The first two readers who tell us what they are will win a pair of tix to the all-day event. If you don’t win or can’t go Sunday, visit campus Saturday at 1:30 p.m. to see Wexford’s hurling players train at W.B. Mason Field. Send us your answer here!

SERENDIP TICKETS: Back for a fall concert this Friday, the Sons of Serendip, featuring Micah Christian ’06, along with opening act Surround Sound, will become the first groups to perform in the May Building’s McCarthy Auditorium. In the 2014 America’s Got Talent finale, Micah performed a duet with what singer and which song? The first three readers to answer that will win a pair of tix. Send us your answer here!

MEEHAN TIME-LAPSE: Not sure how the construction of the Meehan School of Business has been progressing? We made it easy for you, just check out this time-lapse that encompasses the entire month of October. Watch the video here.

THIS WEEK ON THE HILL
RESEARCH FORUM: COULD IT BE... SATAN?
History Professor Amy E. Houston shares her research on how competing narratives of Martyrdom in France heightened religious tensions and stifled early expressions of religious toleration and coexistence.
Mon., Nov. 12 | 2:30 p.m. | MacPháidín Library

NAKAMICHI CONCERT SERIES
Forever Amazing is a tribute concert celebrating Aretha Franklin’s historic and monumental 1972 gospel album, Amazing Grace.
Tue., Nov. 13 | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Institue Auditorium

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Department of Visual and Performing Arts & Stonehill Theater Company present Little Shop of Horrors, based on the film by Roger Corman. Buy tickets here.
Thu., Nov. 15 & Fri., Nov. 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Hemingway Theatre
Sat., Nov. 17 | 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | Hemingway Theatre
Sun., Nov. 18 | 2 p.m. | Hemingway Theatre

2018 RAYMO LECTURE
This year’s Chet Raymo lecture will feature award-winning poets Rickey Laurentiis and Ocean Vuong, who will be reading and discussing their work.
Thu., Nov. 15 | 6 p.m. | McCarthy Auditorium, May Building

BOOK LAUNCH: RUSSIA ABROAD
Anna Ohanyan, Professor of Political Science and International Studies, discusses her new book Russia Abroad: Driving Regional Fracture in Post-Communist Eurasia and Beyond.
Fri., Nov. 16 | 2:30 p.m. | MacPháidín Library

SONS OF SERENDIP FALL CONCERT
Having performed Christmas concerts at the College for the last two years, 
Sons of Serendip, featuring alumnus Micah Christian ’06, will switch focus this year to perform a Fall concert on campus. Buy tickets 
here.
Fri., Nov. 16 | 7:30 p.m. | McCarthy Auditorium, May Building

SPORTS ON CAMPUS
11/14: W. Basketball v. Bentley; M. Basketball v. Bentley
11/17: M. Ice Hockey v. Franklin Pierce
Click here for a schedule that includes all sports

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