Monday Morning Update

November 11, 2019

SILICON VALLEY: Rising seniors who participate in our Silicon Valley externship program are learning first-hand about careers in the high tech sector, meeting employers and getting to network with alumni already thriving in that field. Check out the story and video here 
CLOSE COOPERATIONRecently, 1,100 Easton residents gathered in the Sports Complex for a special town meeting on a $95 million proposal for a new regional school building. Given high-voter interest, campus could accommodate the turnout. A month of detailed planning by Easton and Stonehill officials ensured the event’s success, underscoring town-gown cooperation. Find out more here. 

HAMMOCK ON THE QUADOn a recent sunny afternoon, after he set up his hammock amid the trees on Donahue Hill, Tommy Langer ’22 spent two hours there catching up on reading, all non-course related, while enjoying the panoramic views across the revitalized quad. Meet Tommy here. 

FAITH JOURNEYThis coming weekend, 70 students will embark on a journey of faith by participating in a three-day, off-campus Christ Encounters Retreat (CER). Hosted by Campus Ministry, CER is student-led and with a focus on asking the big questions, digging deeper in faith, finding God’s friendship and appreciating reconciliation. The experience is a “beautiful blessing,” according Campus Minister Rev. Matt Fase, C.S.C. Learn more here 
TEAM WORKVolleyball relies heavily on verbal communication, but Sophia Poveda ’21 struggles to hear on the court having lost 90 percent of her hearing in one ear. However, when playing, Poveda, a recent Northeast-10 player of the week, does not miss a beat because her teammates communicate via hand signals and nonverbal cues. Read her story here 

This Week on the Hill 
This information session offers an overview of the program, eligibility details and application information. Students interested in applying for summer 2020 are encouraged to attend. 
Mon., Nov. 11 | 11:39 AM-12:30 PM | Duffy Room 201  

Suffolk Country District Attorney Rachael Rollins is the chief law enforcement official for  Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop, Massachusetts, and oversees an office of approximately 300 people handling approximately 35,000 new cases each year. 
Thu., Nov. 14 | 12-2 PM | Martin Institute Auditorium 

11/15: M. Ice Hockey v. St. Anselm 
11/16: W. Volleyball v. SCSU; M. Ice Hockey v. St. Anselm 
Click here for a schedule that includes all sports 
On this Veteran's Day, the College records indicate that we have 520 alumni, including those living and deceased, who are veterans. Join us in paying tribute to their courage and dedication. Thanks so much for reading, we'll see you next week!