Our concerns and prayers go out to all who are suffering as a result of Typhoon Haiyan and to those who are concerned about family and friends who may be in the midst of the destruction it has caused. A fundraising effort is being mounted at Stonehill College to support those who are suffering in the Philippines.
The collections at this weekend’s Masses in the Chapel of Mary will be dedicated to relief aid. Additionally, donations can be made at the following offices until this Monday, November 18, 2013. The following offices will be dedicated donation sites:
The Vice President position has recently opened on the SGA 2017 Class Committee.
Fall Foliage at Stonehill in October
SGA Programming Sub-Committee members at the NACA Conference, learning all about performers, comedians, and booking people to come to Stonehill in the spring!
A showing of The Conjuring… Spooooooky!
Who doesn’t love CandyLand???
The Madness continues!
Ruckus performing at Midnight Madness!
H.O.P.E. Alumni Dinner!
WE WANT YOUR OPINION!!!!!
As SGA Senate, we are looking into the future of the Stonehill listserv and student emails, with specific focus on student2student usage. Results of this survey will help the Senate work with Information Technology to determine more effective ways that information could be delivered to the student body.
LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS!
Thank you for your time & participation!
SGA Student Senate
SGA-Sponsored Town Hall
Tuesday, October 22 5:30pm Commons B
Purpose of the Town Hall: To update the student population on campus happenings and provide a forum for students to directly communicate with faculty members (We had over 40 faculty members in attendance…INCLUDING PRESIDENT FATHER JOHN DENNING!)
The Executive Board decided to break up the forum into four categories:
1. Catholic Identity
2. Information Technology
4. Strategic and Long-Term Planning
Catholic Identity: We heard from Fr. Jim Lies who discussed the core values of Stonehill’s Catholic Identity and the desire by many students to have more inter-faith dialogue and a space to do so. He stated, “We’re all in this together.”
Information Technology: We heard from Chief IT Officer Tammy Anderson about Stonehill’s new mobile app! Will be out by late October and includes calendars, directory of students and faculty (searchable in one location), Hill Dollars vendors, laundry view, Skyhawks app, courses with rosters, grades, and holds
Academics: We heard from Maria Curtin (Dean of the Faculty) and Joe Favazza (Vice President for Academic Affairs) who discussed the new learning management system, the online course evaluation implementation this year, and how it is possible to have two minors at Stonehill! One disciplinary and one interdisciplinary!
Strategic Planning: We heard from Assistant Vice President for Budgeting and Planning Steve Beauregard who introduced “Light and Hope for Tomorrow,” the long-term plan for 2025 and discussed the institution’s spending and plans for the immediate and long-term future. Sandy Kenney, Interim Director for Marketing, introduced the Lux Et Spes new visual mark for the college!
Steve Beauregard answered the question, “How are student’s tuition dollars used to fund the college’s operations?”
To begin, Stonehill College spent $93.5 million dollars as an institution last year!
Top Five categories of spending:
1. Compensation (Salary and benefits for faculty: 57% of spending last year)
2. Meal Plans (5% of spending last year)
3. Services and Software Costs (Audit fees/Shuttle/Waste Removal/etc. about 5% of spending last year)
4. Semester Long Off Campus Programs (Internships, study abroad, etc. About 5% of spending last year)
5. Energy (Oil, Gas, Electricity, Water: 4% of our spending last year)
About 3.5 million dollars was spent on all of facilities at Stonehill last fiscal year!
Also, in about two weeks (End of October, Beginning of November) a crosswalk will be installed by Facilities Management between the Sports Complex and Martin Institute!
Thank you to everyone who showed up to Town Hall!
If anyone has any questions, please stop by the SGA Office in the Commons!
You do not need to hold an SGA-elected position to come.
It is open to EVERYONE, every Monday!
11:30am, Cleary Dining Room, Upper Commons
This past Monday, September 23, we had our first installation of the Senate Speaker Series in which President Father John Denning and Vice President for Student Affairs, Pauline Dobrowski, came to speak to the Executive Board and the Senators. It was an excellent experience to be able to engage in a dialogue with President Father John and VP Pauline Dobrowski about student issues, share Stonehill’s strengths, get to know them on a more personal level, and ask them questions.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE NEXT SENATE!!!!!
(It’s during Activity Period… You have no reason not to show!)
SGA Executive Board President Jessica Beliveau, ’14, raises her glass for a toast to President Father John Denning at the beautiful reception in the May Pavilion following the Inauguration Ceremony and Convocation in the Sports Complex! The reception included hundreds of purple and white paper lanterns, a jazz band, a cupcake mountain, potstickers, chilled beverages, swedish meatballs, asparagus wraps, and curried chicken. YUM!