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September 19, 2011 

SHORTCUTS:
News
Noteworthy
Around Campus
Announcements
In the News



NEWS:

Worcester State in Top Tier
of US News 2012 Rankings



WSU to Host 4th Annual Sustainability Fair


WSU 2011/2012 Theatre
Schedule Announced



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NOTEWORTHY:

Stephen A. Morreale (Criminal Justice) participated as a facilitator for the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) underwritten by the U.S. Department of State, and locally sponsored by Roger Williams University (RWU). Sixteen graduate students were selected to travel to the U.S. and visit Washington, D.C. and New York before arriving at RWU. The MEPI students represent the countries of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen and Qatar.

Professor Morreale served as a presenter on the subject of leadership. In another session, he assisted students craft a mission, vision and plan for a social change project to be implemented in their native countries. With support of the U.S. State Department, some of the projects include: creating an Arab rights organization targeting teens, improving education for orphans, air pollution reduction, awareness campaign to stop young marriages, establishing school for the deaf, women's rights promotion through sports, and woman's rights in the political sector.




Rosemary Naughton (University Police) was elected President of the Massachusetts Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA) and will serve in this post for the 2011-2012 academic year.



Amaryllis Siniossoglou (Visual & Performing Arts) has been accepted to exhibit one of her artist's books "Under the Sun," at the Xth F.I.R.A. International Forum of Fine Bookbinding at the Biekorf Library in the medieval Belgian city of Bruges. Professor Siniossoglou has participated to this prestigious event in Venice in 1999, in Athens in 2002 and in Limoges in 2005. "Under the Sun" is a one-of-a-kind book and includes watercolors. For more info click here.



Antonieto Tan (Biology) participated in the workshop "Silencing Genome RNAi" at the DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor, New York on
July 25-29, 2011.




Sharon Yang's (English) book Goddesses, Mages, and Wise Women: The Female Pastoral Guide in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-century English Drama was published in late July/early August this year by Susquehanna University Press.



Adam Zahler (Visual & Performing Arts) performed a role for an industrial film for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The project is an educational film for schools on the history of the Federal Reserve. Zahler plays a farmer selling a cow in a scene illustrating the fact that 19th century banks printed their own currency. This was a green screen shoot: there was no cow on the set.

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AROUND CAMPUS:

WSU IELI Students Tour City


Director of Affirmative Action and Compliance Officer Calvin Hill, Ph.D., and Intensive English Language Institute Director Susan Seibel worked with the Colleges of Worcester Consortium and the WRTA on a project to familiarize college students with the city and its public transportation. In addition to touring the city at no charge on Wednesday, September 14, student riders were given free one-day bus passes and maps of the city. Pictured, from left, are IELI students Yaw Adri and Sinh Phomnachanh.


WSU's Upward Bound Program Has 100%
Success Rate with High School Students


The Upward Bound Program at Worcester State University enjoyed another successful year with an 100% success rate. Upward Bound is a program designed to encourage high school students to persist through school, to successfully graduate, and to pursue a post-secondary education. It has two major components -- the academic year and a 5-week summer residential academic program. This past May, 100% of the seniors applied to college, 100% received admission to college, and 100% will attend college. Upward Bound meets with high school students during the weekends on campus.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Middle Roadway Exit Gate Temporarily Closed

Please note that the middle exit gate on the front roadway is to remain closed until further notice while the safety of its use is being reviewed by the President's office. Thank you for your cooperation.

Senior Capping & Fall Honors Convocation
Senior Capping for the Class of 2012 will take place on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m in the Sullivan Auditorium. Faculty, Librarians and Administrators are invited to participate in the procession wearing their academic regalia. Robing for faculty and librarians is in Room 101 and administrators will robe in room 102. Stage party participants will robe in Sullivan Commons, Room 130. The procession will begin at 10:45 a.m. Please arrive in ample time to be robed and ready to line up by 10:45.

Anyone wishing to assist with seating guests, lining up seniors and/or passing out programs should contact Sheila Jones at ext. 8077 or sjones@worcester.edu.


Who's Who Nominations Due Wed., Sept. 21
The Who's Who Committee has again been asked to submit its recommendations early in the Fall. Please take some time to nominate some deserving students who will be seniors during the 2011-12 academic year. The students selected to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges will receive their awards during the Senior Capping Ceremony on Sunday, October 2, 2011.The final deadlines for accepting nominations is Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

Students are selected on the basis of:
--Involvement in the Worcester State University community;
--Academic achievement;
--Contributions to the university and civic communities


Nomination forms have been sent to your department but they are also available online at www.worcester.edu/StudentActivities. The nomination form is listed to the right of the page under links. Please nominate some deserving seniors or graduate students.

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WSU IN THE NEWS:

Business People

Telegram & Gazette 9/18/11
Suzanne Powers is the new director for the Center for Business and Industry at Worcester State University.


Community colleges drive job growth
Telegram & Gazette 9/16/11
...is used to improve the math performance of its students, improve transfers between QCC and Worcester State University in math and business and...


Tokarz throws for three TDs in Lancers' victory
Telegram & Gazette 9/16/11
When it comes to stopping the Worcester State offense, opponents may choose to skip the exotic fronts, blitzes and zone schemes, and go straight to the coin flip.


On Campus
Telegram & Gazette 9/15/11
There is plenty happening on local college campuses in the coming weeks: Worcester State University: Fourth annual Sustainability Fair/Food Drive for Worcester County Food Bank...


U.S. News Rankings For Area Colleges
Worcester Business Journal 9/15/11
The annual U.S. News and World Report college rankings are out, and a number of Central Massachusetts schools placed in the top tiers in various categories...

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THIS WEEK:
www.worcester.edu/calendar


Tues., Sept. 20


Women's Tennis
vs. Salem State

Clark Univ. Campus
3:30 p.m.

FREE Zumba Lessons
Student Center
Exhibit Area

5:30 p.m.

Auditions for
WSU Chorale
::Extended::

Sullivan Aud.
7 p.m.

Worcester National
Stuttering Association
Meeting

Science & Tech
Room 122D

7 p.m.

Field Hockey
vs. WPI

Coughlin Stadium
7 p.m.




Wed., Sept. 21

Worcester in the
World Wednesdays

Center for Teaching
and Learning
Science & Tech
Room 210D

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dance Team Auditions
Sullivan Auditorium
6:30-9 p.m.





Thurs., Sept. 22

4th Annual
Sustainability Fair
and Food Drive

Student Center,
Blue Lounge, N/S Aud., Exhibit Area

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Diversity Workshop:
Title IX: A Guide
to Compliance

Student Center,
Fallon Room

Noon

Alumni Singers
Rehearsal

Sullivan Aud.
7 p.m.






Fri., Sept. 23

Women's Tennis vs.
Bridgewater State

Clark Univ. Campus
2:30 p.m.




Sat., Sept. 24

Cross Country
Worcester City Meet

Moore State Park
1 Saw Mill Road
Paxton, MA

Women's 5k @ 10am
Men's 8k @ 10:45am
5k Alumni Open
@ 11:45am

Men's Soccer vs.
Framingham State

Coughlin Stadium
10 a.m.

Women's Volleyball
vs. Salem State

Gymnasium
1 p.m.

Women's Volleyball
vs. Daniel Webster

Gymnasium
5 p.m.




Sun., Sept. 25

Dance Team
Master Class

Sullivan Aud.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Scholarship Recipient
& Donor Brunch

Temple Emmanuel
280 May Street

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.



 
COMING UP:
www.worcester.edu/calendar


Mon., Sept. 26


Worcester in the
World: How to Tell a
5 Min. Personal Story

Student Center,
Fallon Room

2:30 - 4 p.m.




Tues., Sept. 27

Part-Time and Work
Study Job Fair

Student Center,
Exhibit Area
11 a.m.

Diversity Lecture
"Genocide of LGBT:
An International
Epidemic

Student Center
Blue Lounge

11:30 a.m.

Women's Tennis vs.
UMass Dartmouth

Clark Univ. Campus
3:30 p.m.

FREE Zumba Lessons
Student Center
Exhibit Area

5:30 p.m.

Worcester in the
World: "The World
in Worcester"
Story Slam

Sahara Cafe & Rest.
143 Highland St.
Worcester

7-9 p.m.




Wed., Sept. 28

Worcester in the
World Wednesdays

Center for Teaching
and Learning
Science & Tech
Room 210D

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Counseling Center:
Professional Juggling

Student Affairs
Conference Room,
Third Floor,
Student Center

Noon - 1 p.m.

Sociology Dept.
Film Series:
"Freedom Riders"

Student Center,
North/South Aud.

1:30 p.m.

Sociology Dept.
Film Series:
"Freedom Riders"

Sullivan Building
Eager Aud. Rm. 146

5:30 p.m.

Field Hockey vs.
UMass Dartmouth

Coughlin Stadium
7 p.m.




Thurs., Sept. 29

Women's Soccer
vs. Keene State

Coughlin Stadium
7 p.m.




Sat., Oct. 1

Football vs.
Maine Maritime

Coughlin Stadium
4 p.m.




Sun., Oct. 2

Senior Capping & Fall
Honors Convocation

Sullivan Aud.
11 a.m.




 


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