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November 15, 2010 

Around Campus
In the News


Author of Look Me in the Eye:
Illuminating Insights on Autism,
From a Life with Asperger's
, to
Speak at WSU

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Stephanie Chalupka (Nursing) gave a plenary address, Bringing Healthcare Justice to the Front Line: Integrating Environmental Health into Nursing Practice and Education, at the 2010 National Migrant Clinicians Summit held in Washington, D.C., in October, 2008. The 2010 National Migrant Clinicians Summit brought together frontline primary care clinicians and leaders from 13 national and regional clinical networks, who provide the safety net health care for the nation's uninsured and underinsured populations, came together to address the US healthcare crisis.

The 2010 National Summit was designed for frontline clinicians to offer evidence-based primary care clinical updates, cutting edge theory in public health, and opportunities for practitioners to interact with a wide range of participants from community, academic, and other backgrounds.

Other conference speakers included David Satcher, MD, PhD (16th Surgeon General of the United States), John Howard, MD (Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), M. Joycelyn Elders, MD (Fifteenth Surgeon General of the United States), and C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD (Thirteenth Surgeon General of the United States).

The conference was sponsored by the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lisa Krissoff Boehm (Urban Studies) presented the talk, "Interviewing Across Boundaries: Race, Class, Gender, Age, and Ability as Factors in Oral History Research," at the annual meeting of the Oral History Association in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 28. On October 21, Professor Krissoff Boehm and colleague Professor Steven H. Corey (Urban Studies) spoke on a roundtable on the question of whether or not there is an urban history canon at the Urban History Association at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. They were joined by Clay McShane (Northeastern University), and D. Bradford Hunt (Roosevelt University).

Joyce McNickles (FYS/Sociology) presented at the New England Sociological Association meeting on November 6 in Durham, New Hampshire. As part of the "Dynamics of Race & Power" session, Professor McNickles presented "Interracial Marriage and Black Women's Racial Identity: Polyrhythmic Voices and Realities."

Amaryllis Siniossoglou (Visual & Performing Arts) has been juried to exhibit her painting at the Contemporary Realism Biennial at Fort Wayne Museum, IN, from September 3 - November 7, 2010. "The Fort Wayne Museum of Art's Contemporary Realism Biennial is a national invitational and juried exhibition which highlights the strength and innovation of America's current trends in realism. Works by six recognized contemporary masters of the field will anchor this exhibition, and paintings, sculpture and drawings by over 100 additional realists will be juried into the exhibition." The show was sponsored by Lincoln Financial Foundation" and the Ian and Miriam Rolland Family Foundation. More info at:

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THIS WEEK @ WSU: Julius Caesar

(L-R) George Trevlakis (Brutus), Robert Anderson (Julius Caesar)
and Ryan Adie (Marc Antony)

Want to go behind-the-scenes of the production of Julius Caesar?
Check out the student-produced promotional video and stage photos.

Worcester State University Theatre and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts will present Julius Caesar Thursday through Saturday, November 18, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, November 21 at the Fuller Theater, located on the second floor of the Helen G. Shaughnessy Administration building. Tickets are $7 for students, $10 for seniors, and $14 general admission, and are available at the Theater Box Office, the Student Center information desk, or at the door.

This gripping and powerful classic will be brought to the current day using a contemporary setting, costumes and theme. Julius Caesar, Marc Antony and Brutus all have their turn at divisive deception and greed; themes that Shakespeare understood well. The production's devoted and committed cast of thirteen has been diligently working toward a final performance product that will be both contemporary and thrilling.

Weekly stage combat and fight sequence rehearsals led by fight choreographer Angie Jepson, keep the students on their toes, avoiding daggers and knives at every turn.

THIS WEEK @ WSU: Hunger Awareness Day

615,000 people in Massachusetts struggle to put food on the table.
What can YOU do? Join us for the WSU Hunger Awareness Day,
Tuesday, November 16.

Take a look at the historical "Got Food?" exhibit, on display through November 16, in the Student Center, N/S Auditorium, from 10-11:30 a.m. Urban Studies professors Steve Corey, Maureen Power and Tom Conroy will share their story of collaboration to create the "Got Food?" exhibit for Worcester Historical Museum in spring 2008.

The "Empty Bowls" fundraising event follows from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Center Exhibit Area. Admission for faculty and staff is $10, students $3, and includes a ceramic bowl, soup, bread, apple and a bonus of two raffle tickets. Raffle prizes: gift baskets, gift certificates, theater tickets and more. All proceeds will benefit local hunger relief agencies.

The WSU Hunger Awareness Day is sponsored by the Student Government Association, MASSPIRG, the Intergenerational Urban Institute and Urban Studies department. For more information please call 508-929-8900.

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Use your OneCard Off-Campus

The Off-Campus OneCard merchant program is a partnership between Worcester State University, Blackboard and local merchants who have agreed to accept the Worcester State University OneCard as a form of payment. Area merchants currently under contract to accept Worcester State University OneCard are:

D'Angelos (318 Park Ave.)
Nu Cafe (335 Chandler St.)
Uncle Sam's Pizza (19 Kelly Square)
Papa Gino's (645 Chandler St.)
Wild Willy's Burgers (317 W. Boylston St.)
Muncheez Pizzeria (1102 Pleasant St.)
CVS Pharmacy (638 Chandler St.)
Denny's (Lincoln St.)

Diversity Office Workshop
A series of workshops are being offered by the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action to address key diversity/ harassment issues across campus. Diversity initiatives such as these are known to improve the quality of an organizations workforce and can be a catalyst for a more inclusive community. We invite you to participate in these ?dialogues? as we seek to understand the business imperative behind embracing diversity.

Workshop 3: Prevention of Sexual Harassment
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Noon in the Student Center, Fallon Room

This workshop will help attendees recognize common workplace occurrences of sexual harassment and provide participants with tools to maintain a harassment free environment.

Fall Girls Basketball Clinic
The 2010 Fall Girl's Basketball Clinics will take place on Sunday, November 7 and 14, 1-5 p.m. (both days) for ages 7-16. Clinic cost is $60 for both days; $30 to attend for one day. The clinic will include fundamental skill instruction to get players ready for their season; lots of drills, conditioning, station work, and individualized attention. Free t-shirt and workout packet. See website or contact Karen Tessmer at 508-929-8769 or for a flyer.

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Student debt surprises

Telegram & Gazette; 11/14/10
Andrew T. Waite is among the 42 percent of Worcester State University students who will graduate with debt, but he's also an example of someone who factored financial responsibility into his decision.

Bon fête!
Telegram & Gazette; 11/11/10
The French Club at Worcester State University held a ?Francophone Fair? yesterday highlighting the cultures and music of French-speaking lands around the world.

Townsend educator honored by Martha Stewart
Nashoba Publishing Online; 11/12/10
Maher has two former second -graders that are embarking on teaching careers this year. One is graduating this year from Worcester State College, Amanda Boudreau...

Solid Lancers have depth at guard
Telegram & Gazette; 11/12/10
With a strong combination of returning players and newcomers, the Worcester State women's basketball team has depth at guard but lack experience in the post because of the loss of Brianne Flanders and...

Talented Lancers seek improvement
Telegram & Gazette; 11/11/10
With a competitive schedule, a solid recruiting class and several veterans back from last year's MASCAC semifinalists, the Worcester State men's basketball team should be in the mix to land its sixth straight conference tournament berth.

Bison, Lancers NCAA-bound
Telegram & Gazette; 11/10/10
Worcester State is young, with four freshmen and a sophomore among the starters. Junior Danielle Clifford, who netted the winning goal against Bridgewater State in the MASCAC final, leads the team in scoring with...

Clifford a hero for WSC
The Sun Chronicle; 11/9/10
Former Attleboro High Bombardier Danielle Clifford scored the match-winning goal and was named the MASCAC Tournament MVP as the Worcester State women's soccer team nipped Bridgewater State 1-0 and qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament.

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Tues., Nov. 16

WSU Hunger
Awareness Day

Student Center,
North/South Aud.,
& Exhibit Area

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Shoot Out

7-9 p.m.

Latin Dance Lessons
Student Center,
Exhibit Area

7 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 17

John Elder Robison
"Look Me in the Eye:
Illuminating Insights
on Autism, From a
Life with Asperger's"

Student Center,
Blue Lounge

11:30 a.m.

Diversity Workshop
Prevention of
Sexual Harassment
Student Center,
Fallon Room


Coffee Concert featuring
Jason LeVasseur

Java Junction,
Wasylean Hall

8-10 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 18

Day Exhibit

Student Center,
Exhibit Area

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

"Thanks for
Giving" Coin Drive

SGA Auction Committee
Sullivan "T"
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Ice Hockey vs.
Franklin Pierce

Horgan Rink
400 Oxford St. North
Auburn, Mass.

5:30 p.m.

Theatre presents:
"Julius Caesar"

Admin. Building
Fuller Theatre

8 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 19

Women's Basketball
vs. Becker College

7:30 p.m.

Theatre presents:
"Julius Caesar"

Admin. Building
Fuller Theatre

8 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 20

Women's Basketball @
Worcester City Tournament

Nichols College
124 Center Road
Dudley, Mass.

7:30 p.m.

Theatre presents:
"Julius Caesar"

Admin. Building
Fuller Theatre

8 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 21

Theatre presents:
"Julius Caesar"

Admin. Building
Fuller Theatre

2 p.m.


Art Exhibit "In-Between"
on display until Dec. 2.
Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m.
Tue/Thurs/Sat or by
Ghosh, First Floor


Mon., Nov. 22

Men's Basketball
vs. Nichols College

7 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 23

Ice Hockey vs. Stonehill College
Horgan Rink
400 Oxford St. North
Auburn, Mass.

5 p.m.

Nov. 24-27

Thanksgiving Break
No Classes

Thurs., Nov. 25

Thanksgiving Holiday
University Closed


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