Monday Morning Update

October 27, 2014

Theory & Practice: Our criminology program allows Stonehill students to learn both the theory and practice of the discipline and that’s one reason why it has been ranked fourth in the nation by the website College Factual, which USA Today regularly features in its higher education coverage. The program also scored high for the average starting salary of $42,000 that our criminology graduates earn. For more, visit here.

DisCo Outcomes: Faculty members are embracing the MacPháidín Library’s new Brian J. Flynn '92 Discovery and Collaboration Space, dubbed “The DisCo.” Recently opened, the innovative learning space offers an interactive area with advanced technology that maximizes student learning outcomes. For example, students in Journalism Professor Maureen Boyle’s “Development of American News Media” class were able to catch up with Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Finkel via Skype, hearing first-hand about his reporting in Iraq during the surge and what went into writing his two narratives, The Good Soldiers and Thank You for Your Service. To learn more about Finkel’s chat and how Professor Todd Gernes is utilizing the space for digital archival laboratories in his “The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass” course, visit here.

Deacon Tim: He’s only 26 but Deacon Timothy Mouton, C.S.C., or simply “Deacon Tim” as students call him, already has a busy schedule since arriving at Stonehill in July. The Texas native serves as athletic chaplain, director for the Into the Streets Program and is also an assistant baseball coach. To learn more about Deacon Tim, who will be ordained as a Holy Cross priest next year, and what attracted him to the College, visit here.

Purple & White Night: Organized by volunteers, the 19th Alumni Auction on Saturday, November 1 is dedicated to raising funds for student scholarships but it is also an opportunity to bid on hundreds of auction items. On the block, you will find getaway trips to Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Boston, and Florida; game tickets to see the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots and Celtics; a chance for your child to announce ‘Play Ball’ at Fenway; a luxury getaway to a private villa in the Dominican Republic; first class golf vacations to Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA; and passes to a live taping of the hit NBC show, The Voice. For more, visit here.

Science-Religion Dialog: In the light of new science, is it still possible to believe that God works in the world? In November, leading scientists and scholars of religion will be on campus for four days examining that question from multiple angles. Part of the Abraham’s Dice conference, these presentations are free and open to the public without registration. All members of the Stonehill community are welcome to attend the sessions and listen in on the ongoing dialog between science and religion.To see the conference schedule, visit here.

Coaching4Change:Hailed by People as a “Hero Among Us,” Marquis Taylor ’06 continues to build Coaching4Change, which blends coach education, literacy, and leadership that prepares disadvantaged teens for employment. Currently, the program has 100 Brockton High School and Southeastern Regional High School teens coaching and tutoring 250 elementary and middle school students. At halftime of the Skyhawk’s football game on Saturday, the teens showcased their coaching talents by running a special flag football game. For Taylor, providing such an opportunity to perform before a large audience gave the students a fresh and exciting challenge, one that has helped them to grow in confidence and maturity.

Touring Ireland: With Professor Richard Finnegan '64 as their faculty guide, 45 travelers recently explored Ireland on an alumni travel program nine day trip across the country. For scenic, cultural and historical highlights from the trip, visit our Ireland Snapshot.

Free Hoop Tickets: While Ed Cooley ’94 loves his alma mater, Stonehill, he is also the highly successful coach of the men’s basketball team at Providence College. However, there will be no divided loyalties when his Friars take on the Skyhawks in an exhibition game on Saturday, November 8 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence. A post-game reception will be held at Ladder 133 in Providence. We have a pair of tickets to the game. To win them, tell us what season Cooley served as an assistant coach at Stonehill? Email answers to First come, first served.