Monday Morning Update

April 1, 2019


COVETED AWAR: Associate Professor of Communication Wanjiru Mbure was recently awarded a Summer Stipend by the National Endowment for the Humanities. She will use the grant to finish the manuscript for her book, The Tenacious Defenders, Offenders, and Inventors of African Beauty 1951-1971. Find out more here.

FINANCIAL ADVICE: “The biggest mistake people make with balance transfers is not viewing it as a real opportunity to address missteps and manage the use of credit better. It is why...a self-assessment and a plan to reduce the outstanding balance are very important,” explains Finance Program Director Michael Mullen in a recent WalletHub interview. Learn more here.

STEM HERO: Bridget Meigs, Manager of The Farm at Stonehill, was highlighted as a "STEM Hero" during a recent episode of Science Works! on the Science Channel. Take a look.

CAREER COACH: Burnt out at work and not sure you've chosen the right career? Matt Mills '05, a career coach, might have the answer. Writing in Forbes, Mills offered thoughts for those whose passion for their profession has waned, sharing four quick steps to find fulfillment in life and identify a new path forward. Read his advice.

THE CHOSEN: While the Bible describes many individuals and groups as specially chosen by God, Religious Studies Professor Michael Coogan argues that “...gods do not choose people, either groups or individuals. Rather, people choose a god and then assert that that god has chosen them or their ancestors.” In God’s Favorites: Judaism, Christianity and the Myth of Divine Chosenness, Professor Emeritus Coogan writes that divine choice is actually tribalism based on religion.

THIS WEEK ON THE HILL
VICTIMS OF CRIME PANEL
Come hear from experts in the field of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault from the judicial branch, from our District Attorneys’ Offices, and from victim service agencies.
Mon., Apr. 1 | 11 a.m. | Martin Institute Auditorium

FACULTY RESEARCH FORUM
Visual and Performing Arts Professor David Kinsey shares his recent Technology in Studio Art Practice.
Mon., Apr. 1 | 2:30 p.m. | MacPháidín Library

APIDA COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
The APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) Community Celebration features special guests, The Genki Spark, a Taiko Drumming group whose mission is to empower and advocate respect for Asian women.
Mon., Apr. 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Martin Institute Auditorium

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT MARCH
The march, which aims to end and raise awareness of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, and all other forms of interpersonal violence, takes place entirely on campus with various stops along the way to hear of personal experiences and words of advocacy. 
Thu., Apr. 4 | 7 p.m. | Merkert Gym

BOOK LAUNCH: BRUTE FACTS
Philosophy professor Constantinos (Dinos) Mekios discusses his new edited volume, Brute Facts.
Fri., Apr. 5 | 2:30 p.m. | MacPháidín Library

SPORTS ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK
4/2: Baseball v. Bentley
4/5: Softball v. Bentley (Doubleheader); M. Tennis v. Bentley
4/6: Baseball v. SCSU (Doubleheader); W. Lacrosse v. Franklin Pierce
4/7: Softball v. AIC (Doubleheader); Baseball v. UNH (Doubleheader)

Click here for a schedule that includes all sports

It happened again! Karen Boen has earned her 62nd Coach of the Year award, this time from the NE10 for Women's Indoor Track & Field. Thanks for reading, see you next week!