Monday Morning Update

December 3, 2018


MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: At a gala event in Boston on Wednesday, the College’s longest serving vice president, Francis X. Dillon ’70, who is retiring soon, was hailed for his steadfast leadership, indelible legacy, immeasurable contributions, unwavering passion, and as an outstanding ambassador over 44 years of successfully advancing Stonehill’s mission. See coverage of the event, here.

STUDENT ATHLETE SUCCESS: Stonehill recently became one of 11 institutions across Division II to receive the NCAA Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence for the eighth year in a row—every year of the award's existence. The annual award measures academic success rate of institutions based on the graduation rate of student-athletes. Learn more, here.

DEEPER LEARNING: From Broadway to the National Mall, student researchers at Stonehill are using major events, such as Hamilton and the 2017 Women’s March, to better understand our history and our humanity. Find out more, here.

LUNGS FOR LINDSAY: In June, Lindsay Briggs ’08 marked the 10th anniversary of her life-saving double lung transplant. Sadly, her joy was short lived as she now needs another double lung transplant, which requires travel to Pittsburgh. A decade ago, Lindsay’s courage in the face of adversity, prompted many at Stonehill to rally behind her. In that spirit, please keep Lindsay and her family in your prayers. Learn more, here.

NATIONWIDE RESPONSE: From Maine to Hawaii and Florida to Alaska, donors in 35 of the 50 states responded enthusiastically to our #GivingTuesday appeal. Gifts are still coming in and we expect more than 1,000 gifts that will top $100,000. Big thanks to our generous alumni, students, faculty, trustees, staff, parents, friends and Holy Cross priests for their generosity. Thank you for supporting student scholarships, the Meehan School of Business and other key initiatives.

THIS WEEK ON THE HILL
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY ENSEMBLE
The performance will showcase student work from multiple classes and is free and open to the public.
Tue., Dec. 4 | 8 p.m. | Martin Institute Auditorium

STONEHILL TRIO CONCERT
The Big Piece, a journey into the Nineteenth Century romantic piano trio and its mysteries, explores music by Schumann, Mendelssohn or Dvorak.
Wed., Dec. 5 | 12-3 p.m. | Martin Institute Auditorium

TEACHING HISTORY WITH HAMILTON LAUNCH
Join us for a brief talk about Hamilton the Musical, the American Revolution, and the mission of Teaching History with Hamilton.
Wed., Dec. 5 | 3:30-5 p.m. | MacPháidín Library DisCo

FESTIVAL OF LIGHT AND HOPE
This long-standing Stonehill tradition marks the start of the Advent and Christmas season. The Chapel Choir will host its annual Lessons and Carols, which celebrates the story of Christmas through music and readings! Then, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the Quad, followed by hot chocolate and cookies.
Holiday Dinner | Fri., Dec. 7 | 4:45 p.m | Dining Commons
Lessons and Carols | Fri., Dec. 7 | 6:30 p.m | Chapel of Mary
Tree Lighting Ceremony | Fri., Dec. 7 | 7:45 p.m | The Quad
Refreshments | Fri., Dec. 7 | 8 p.m | May Building Lobby

CONCERT ENSEMBLE FALL PERFORMANCE
This afternoon of chamber music will include classical and holiday favorites, jazz standards, and folk music by small ensembles. It is free and open to the public.
Sun., Dec. 9 | 2-4 p.m. | Alumni Hall Auditorium

SPORTS ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK
12/5: W. Basketball v. Assumption; M. Basketball v. Assumption
12/8: W. Basketball v. Southern NH; M. Basketball v. Southern NH; M. Ice Hockey v. Wesleyan

Click here for a schedule that includes all sports

Looking forward to this year's Festival of Light and Hope? Check out photos of last year. See you next week, thanks for reading!