Weekly News for Faculty, Staff and Friends of the Worcester State College Community

October 5, 2009 

Around Campus
In the News


Seniors Encouraged as They Enter
"Victory Lap" at Capping/Convocation

WSC Education Dept and Phi Delta Kappa to Host Worcester Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melinda Boone

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Stephen A. Morreale (Criminal Justice) recently had an article published: Morreale, Stephen A. and Lambert, David E. (2009) "Homeland Security and the Police Mission," Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Vol. 6 : Iss. 1, Article 68.

Henry Theriault (Philosophy) delivered two papers at the Eighth Biennial Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, held at George Mason University, June 7 to 10. He presented "From Rape as a Tool of Genocide to Genocide as a Tool of Rape" on the Gender and Sexual Violence panel and remarks on Armenian Golgotha for the roundtable discussion of this recently published work. At the meeting, Theriault's reelection to the Advisory Council of IAGS was also announced.
       Vice President of Public Agenda Andrew L. Yarrow recently published an article in Generations United's "Together" magazine on intergenerational dialogues about America's fiscal future and the need for both intergenerational interdependence and equity. In the article he discusses the "intergenerational dialogue" held at WSC last spring. Click here for the article on page 4 http://www.gu.org/documents/A0/Vol14Iss2.pdf.

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Homecoming/Family Weekend Photos

Click here for a photo gallery of all the 2009 Homecoming/Family Weekend activities. Check out photos from the student pep rally, senior capping/convocation, football game and Homecoming activities.

Cast announced for Fall Theatre
Worcester State Theatre is happy to announce the cast of the fall production, "Bus Stop": Robert Anderson (Will); Zack Brackman (Carl); Emily Chestna (Cherie); Justin Guzetti (Dr. Lyman); Jessica O'Brien (Elma); Ruby Pontbriand (Grace); Ryan Purcell (Virgil); and Johnny Sanderski (Bo). The artistic team includes Adam Zahler (director), John Howell Hood (scenic and sound design), Susan Johnson-Hood (costume design), and Chris Fournier (lighting design). "Bus Stop" will be performed November 12-15, in the newly renovated Fuller Theater.

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NECTOP and NEPA to host 49th Annual Meeting at WSC This Weekend More than 200 college and high school educators will attend the 49th annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association (NEPA) and New England Conference on the Teaching of Psychology (NECTOP) at Worcester State College Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10. To learn more on research and presentations, visit: www.nepa-info.org


2010 Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity
Last year's exhibit was a huge success with over 150 displays of faculty and student research. This year's Celebration event will take place on Wednesday, April 28 at 3 p.m. in the Student Center. Please let your students know in advance. More information will become available at the start of the Spring semester. Click here to add the date to your Outlook Calendar.


If you know of some interesting student research happening at WSC that you'd like to see in the spotlight, please let us know.

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Student Curator Needed

The Central Mass Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking for a creative, organized (art-related) college student to coordinate exhibits at the Worcester Regional Airport. The Central Mass. CVB has four secure display cases and other possible space to work with. They are interested in rotating a mix of art, culture and tourism exhibits seasonally. First display has a deadline of November 1. It would not be a big commitment, just a few blocks of time every quarter. Please contact Monica Elefterion at melefterion@worcester.org or 508-755-7400 x 227

Barbara Pilon Poetry Contest
Barbara Pilon Poetry Contest - CASH PRIZES -open to all WSC currently enrolled full- or part-time students, except for previous first-place winners. Students should submit three of their own original, unpublished poems to Languages and Literature Dept in S303 by October 20. For details, check fliers around campus. Everyone is invited to the awards ceremony/open mic poetry reading in the Blue Lounge on October 27 from 3-5 p.m.

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Welcome to:

Thomas O'Malley, Staff Associate/Program Liaison, Worcester Craft Center

Good luck to:

Charles Oroszko, Associate Vice President, Student Affairs/Dean of Students, on his retirement. Charlie has been with the WSC community since 1978.

During a Board of Trustees meeting, the board thanked Charlie for his years of dedication to the college and appointed Julie Kazarian to Associate Vice President, Student Affairs/Dean of Students. Adrian Gage has assumed Julie's previous position as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Residence Life and Housing.

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Primary voters to narrow Ward 3 candidates to 2

He has a bachelor's degree in history from Worcester State College, with minor concentrations in political science, economics and geography. ...

Tough times taking a toll

Other organizations have received similar analysis through the state, such as the North Shore Music Theater in Beverly, which currently is closed, and the Worcester Center for Crafts, which struck a merger deal with Worcester State College.

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Tues., Oct. 6

Field Hockey vs.
UMass Dartmouth

Coughlin Field
7 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 7

Men's Soccer
vs. Western CT

Coughlin Field
7 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 8

Women's Soccer
vs. Western CT

Coughlin Field
7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 10

Men's Soccer vs. Bridgewater State
Coughlin Field


Mon., Oct. 12

Columbus Day:
No Classes
Offices Closed

Wed., Oct. 14

Men's Soccer
vs. Becker

Coughlin Field
7 p.m.

Green Chemistry: Chemistry for the Long Haul
Ghosh, Room 102
7 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 15

Women's Volleyball vs. Salem State
7 p.m.

Mass Poetry Festival
Student Center,
Blue Lounge

7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 16

Women's Soccer
vs. Westfield State

Coughlin Field
7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 17

WSC Open House
Registration in the Student Center
8:15 a.m.

Football vs.
Fitchburg State

Coughlin Field

Field Hockey vs. Keene State
Coughlin Field
4 p.m.

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