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

Monday, November 30, 2009 

Around Campus
In the News


College to Honor Paul V. Lacava
at 16th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

College Gallery Featuring
Faculty Art Until Dec. 3

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Maureen Power (Urban Studies, IUI) was honored at the Friends of Senior Center Annual Gala on November 12 with the Collaborative Support Award. This award is given in recognition of an individual or organization whose vital success in bringing together innovative ideas, talent and resources has significantly improved the lives of seniors in the greater Worcester community. Maureen was recognized for the founding and subsequent years of work with the Intergenerational Urban Institute at Worcester State College, and in the community at large. Members of the IUI attended the gala and shared in the accolades.

Earlier this year Maureen, and the IUI were awarded the MA Service-Learning Higher Education Partner Leader Award for Outstanding commitment to service-learning as a teaching methodology. This award recognizes an outstanding institution of higher education whose representatives partner with public schools in order to promote service-learning, civic engagement and community improvement. The award recognizes leadership both within WSC and for the South High students and faculty to engage in high-quality service-learning.

With funding for round II of Commonwealth Corps, a group of WSC students ages 19 -86 , under Maureen's direction, is engaged in ?Ending Hunger Together? in the community. They are working with South High, Brigham Hill Farm and senior centers throughout the county. A key focus of this work is expanding access to SNAP (formerly, food stamps ). In the days ahead they will be doing SNAP outreach on this campus as well.

Congratulations to Janice Huff (2009 WSC M.S. Nursing Program graduate). Janice's Master's project, "Adequacy of Wound Education in Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing.

Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing is the official publication of the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). This international journal provides continuing education for the entire scope of WOC nursing practice. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing is the authoritative resource devoted to the nursing care and management of patients with abdominal stomas, wounds, pressure ulcers, fistulas, vascular ulcers, and incontinence. Original, peer-reviewed articles in the journal examine these topics in hospital, home health, and long-term care settings.

With Janice's accomplishment, 100% of the Class of 2009 had their M.S. projects published.

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VPAA Candidates on Campus This Week

Worcester State College will welcome two candidates for the Provost/VPAA position to campus this week. Please refer to the schedules below for Dr. Pedro Martinez and Dr. Lois Wims. Your participation is welcomed.

Dr. Pedro Martinez
Provost/VPAA Candidate Schedule

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

11:00-- 11:45 a.m.
Campus Tour

12:00--1:15 p.m.
Lunch with VPAA Report Staff (PDR/SC)

1:30--2:30 p.m.
Support Staff, Fiscal, Institutional Advancement, Facilities, Marketing (A201)

3:00--4:00 p.m. Search Committee (A201)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

9:00--10:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast with Vice Presidents (A201)

10:00--11:00 a.m.
Dr. Ashley (A255)

11:30 a.m.--12:45 p.m.
Lunch with Department Chairs (N/S Auditorium/SC)

1:00--2:00 p.m.
Student Affairs Directors (SC323)

2:15--3:15 p.m.
Faculty Union Executive Board (Faculty Lounge S310)

3:30--4:30 p.m.
Faculty/Staff/Student Forum (ST102)

Dr. Lois Wims
Provost/VPAA Candidate Schedule

Thursday, December 3, 2009

9:00--10:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast with Search Committee(A201)

10:00--11:00 a.m.
Dr. Ashley (A255)

11:30 a.m.--12:45 p.m.
Lunch with Chairs(Foster Room/SC)

1:00--2:00 p.m.
Support Staff, Fiscal, Institutional Advancement, Facilities, Marketing (A201)

2:30--3:30 p.m. Faculty/Staff/Student Forum (ST102)

3:30--4:30 p.m.
Faculty Union Executive Board (Faculty Lounge -S310)

Friday, December 4, 2009

9:00--10:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast with Vice Presidents (A201)

10:00--10:45 a.m.
Campus Tour

11:00--12:00 noon
Student Affairs Directors (SC323)

12:00--1:15 p.m.
Lunch with VPAA Report Staff (Foster Room/SC)

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Second Annual FacStaff Holiday Cookie Swap

Monday, December 21 from 12 to 2 p.m. in Admin. 101B

Share the fun. Bring two dozen freshly baked cookies, wrapped in packages of six, to swap with another member of the college community. The cookies can be home or bakery made. Please, no store bought.

Share the spirit. No time to bake? Stop by for a cup of cider,
compliments of Chartwells.

Share the warmth. Donations of mittens, gloves, hats and scarves
are being collected for needy children.

Share the effort. This event is being run by Marcia Eagleson, Jayne McGinn, and Martha Scheffer in the spirit of the season. It is not affiliated with any office or group on campus. Please contact any one of us about being a helper. Share your recipe. Marcia is also coordinating a recipe exchange. Just format your recipe in MS Word and email it to her at: meagleson@worcester.edu.

Auditions for Spring Theatre Production
Auditions will be held Monday, December 7, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Fuller Theater (2nd Floor Admin Building) for the Spring production, TARTUFFE by Molière. Portions of the script (sides) are available in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts (LRC-130. Auditions are open to all; no experience necessary. TARTUFFE, one of the world's funniest, most biting satires, has kept audiences laughing and thinking for over 300 years. A dozen parts; some large, some small. Come try out. Rehearsals: Mon/Wed/Thu 6-9 p.m. beginning February 17 with added Fridays beginning March 26. Performances: April 15-18. For more information contact Professor Adam Zahler - azahler@worcester.edu.

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Good luck to...

Tuck Amory and Linda Sweeney, both of the Urban Studies department, who will be retiring at the end of the year. Tuck has been with the WSC community since 1977 and Linda since 1991.


Sopheap Chhoeuk,
Administrative Assistant I,
Information Technologies

Welcome to...

Kristen Nelson, Director of Residence Life and Housing

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Festival of Crafts offers unique gifts

It remained closed until July when the center entered into a partnership with Worcester State College. This weekend's festival of crafts is the first public ...

Craft Center comeback - With help from WSC, staff and volunteers, Festival of Crafts returns for 40th year

The main savior was Worcester State College, which entered into an alliance with the 154-year-old Craft Center last June. The agreement included $250000 a ...

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Mon., Nov. 30

Women's Basketball
vs. Babson College

7 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 1

Faculty Art Exhibit
on display

Ghosh, 1st Floor
3-5 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 2

Holiday Party

Student Center,
Exhibit Area

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 3

LAST DAY: Faculty
Art Exhibit on display

Ghosh, 1st Floor
3-5 p.m.

Ice Hockey vs.
UMass Dartmouth

Horgan Rink,
400 Oxford St. North,
Auburn, Mass.

5:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball
vs. Clark Univ.

7 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 4

Protocols Panel

Clark Univ,
Tilton Hall

6:30 p.m.

Holiday Concert

Our Lady of the
Angels Church,
1222 Main St.,

7:30 p.m.

Sat. Dec. 5

Men's Basketball
vs. Regis College

4:30 p.m.


Mon., Dec. 7

Music Recital

Fuller Theater,
Admin Building

3-4:30 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 8

Furniture and
Goods Drive

outside Sullivan Aud.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs.
UMass Dartmouth

7 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 9

All Classes End

Thu., Dec. 10

Reading Day

Dec. 11-18

Final Exams


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