Monday Morning Update

November 4, 2019


PHOTONICS HUBWith a recent $3.8 million state grant, Stonehill and Bridgewater State University (BSU) are partnering to form a new technology hub that will lead southeastern Massachusetts in technical training and research for integrated photonics—a revolutionary way to store and transfer data that is faster and more energy efficient than electronics. The College will receive $2.4 from the award, which stems from the initiative of Physics Professor Ruby Gu and Chemistry Professor Cheryl Schnitzer (above) in collaboration with their BSU colleagues. Get more on our photonics program here 
 
SENATE FORUM SEATSThe College has set aside a limited number of seats for the Stonehill community at this Sunday's 2020 U.S. Senate candidate forum on environmental issues. Senator Ed Markey and candidate Shannon Liss-Riordan have committed to attending. The event will be moderated by Steve Kornacki, National Political Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. Register to attend here. 
 
TRICK OR TREAT: The rain did not dampen spirits on campus this Halloween as children of faculty, staff, alumni and local residents turned out in force to go trick or treating in Commonwealth and Colonial courts and in Boland Hall. Fun, creative costumes were the order of the day and our students greeted the children with plenty of candy. See our spooky Snapshot here 
 
NE10 CHAMPSThe fall season still has a few weeks left, but already Women's Cross Country and Women's Tennis captured their 18th and 7th NE10 titles, respectively, last week. Keep your eyes peeled for additional NE10 playoffs this month! For more on the Women’s Cross Country visit here. For more on the Women’s Tennis visit here.  

REMARKABLE JOURNEYVisiting campus recently for the Chet Raymo Literary lecture, leading black studies scholar Fred Moten took his audience on a journey through black history, culture and poetics, discussing his influences, family life and approach to poetry, which explores his “terror of being looked at and the beauty of being looked at” and “not being seen, but being seen through.” Take a look and listen in here 

This Week on the Hill 
FLU CLINIC 
Students, faculty, and staff can get their flu shots! Just bring your insurance card. 
Wed., Nov. 6 | 11 AM-4 PM | Roche Dining Commons  

SPEAKER: STATE REP. CLAIRE CRONIN '82 
Cronin is the first woman to serve as a Chair to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary in the history of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. In this role, among many accomplishments, Cronin was the architect of the comprehensive criminal justice reform bill. 
Thu., Nov. 7 | 12-2 PM | Martin Institute Auditorium  

NATIONAL FIRST-GEN COLLEGE CELEBRATION 
All Skyhawks are welcome to come celebrate the journeys and successes of our first-generation students, faculty, and staff members. Hear their stories firsthand and join us for a celebration. 
Fri., Nov. 8 | 3 AM-5 PM | Martin Institute Auditorium   

FALL OPEN HOUSE 
Prospective students can explore campus, meet faculty, staff and students, and learn more about extensive internship opportunities, study abroad programs, four-year career preparation and development resources, residential life, and student activities. 
Sat., Nov. 9 | 10 AM-2 PM | Sports Complex  

SENATE CANDIDATE FORUM: Stonehill is hosting the first 2020 U.S. Senate candidate forum on environmental issues for the Democratic Party. Senator Ed Markey and candidate Shannon Liss-Riordan have committed to attending.
Sun., Nov. 10 | 7-8:30 PM | McCarthy Auditorium  

SPORTS ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK 
11/5: W. Soccer v. SCSU 
11/6: M. Soccer v. SNHU 
11/8: M. Ice Hockey v. Assumption 
11/9: Football v. Pace 
Click here for a schedule that includes all sports 
 
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