Monday Morning Update

September 30, 2019


VARSITY SWIMMING: Our newest varsity sport will be women’s swimming. The program’s first competitive season is planned for 2020-2021 with team training at Massasoit Community College’s Asiaf Fieldhouse pool. The College’s 22nd varsity sport, women’s swimming follows the addition of women’s golf in 2016. Get the details
 
RECORD RESPONSE: Interest in the Meehan dedication tumblers we offered last week set a record for reader response to the Monday Morning Update—314 requests for 20 tumblers. While we could not accommodate the majority of requests, we were struck by the excitement that readers expressed for the new building. We’d like to share some of those quotes and explain how we distributed the tumblers. Find out more here
 
FINAL STRETCH TIMELAPSE: The last phase in the completion of the Meehan building ran from June 1 to September 19, when the building was dedicated to Leo J. Meehan ’75. We have condensed that four-month time span into a timelapse video of less than three minutes. Check it out here.  
 
OCEAN CONSERVATION: After designing his own project, Adam Ziegler ’21, a biology and environmental studies double major, spent two months this summer researching the effects of climate change on a remote group of atolls and coral refers in the Central Pacific Ocean. Meet Adam here

EXPANDING MENTAL HEALTH: With more college students nationally reporting challenges with anxiety and depression, reporter Julia Carolan ’20 recently reported in the student paper, The Summit, on what the College is doing to expand mental health services for students on campus. Read her coverage here

THIS WEEK ON THE HILL 
FACULTY RESEARCH FORUM: LEON TILLEY 
Chemistry Professor Leon Tilley will speak building a safer process for synthesizing bioisosteric drugs—variants that can help laboratory developed drugs behave better in a living system. 
Tue., Oct. 1 | 2:30-4:30 PM | MacPháidín Library    

ANNUAL SALAMENO LECTURE: CHRISTY COLEMAN 
Over 150 years since the American Civil War's end, Americans of every background grapple not only with its causes but also with its enduring legacies. Christy S. Coleman, CEO of The American Civil War Museum in Richmond, VA, will speak on how communities can navigate the topic. 
Wed., Oct. 2 | 4-6 PM | Martin Institute Auditorium    

ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE PETS 
Christians everywhere celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi by having their pets blessed in the spirit of this saint. Join us for a special prayer service and blessing. 
Sun., Oct. 6 | 10 AM-4 PM | Alumni Hall Building and Lawn   

SPORTS ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK 
10/1: W. Tennis v. St. Anselm 
10/2: M. Soccer v. Roberts Wesleyan 
10/5: M. Soccer v. U. New Haven; W. Tennis v. S. New Hampshire; Football v. AIC; W. Volleyball v. Molloy 
Click here for a schedule that includes all sports 

During their bye week, our football team spent a Community Day volunteering. Take a look! Thank you for reading, we'll see you next week!