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


WSC Theatre and Chorale presents
"The Pirates of Penzance" April 16-19

Student Run Auction Looks to Raise
$22,000 for Three Local Charities



Help Students via Payroll Deduction Gifts


Colleges of the Worcester Consortium Career Fair

QCC Dental Clinic

Food Drive to Benefit Worcester County Food Bank

2009 Commencement Information

2009/2010 Theatre Productions

Free Hearing Evaluation at WSC Clinic



WSC e-news General Info



Stephen A. Morreale (Criminal Justice) participated in the recent Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference in Boston, Mass. 


Professor Morreale presented the following papers:  Police Leadership Training-Leading for the Future, with co-presenters Dr. Maki Haberfeld, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and P.J. Ortmeier, Grossmont College, and The Efficacy of Gang Injunctions: Elements of an Effective Injunction with Dr. Matthew D. O’Deane of Kaplan University.


Professor Morreale also chaired a panel on Municipal Policing Issues and moderated a panel titled Gang Intervention Approaches in New England.  Discussants included Detective Sergeant John Fitzgerald, Boston Police Department, Sergeant Mike Wheeler and Investigator Matt O’Deane of the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. 


Professor Morreale also moderated a panel titled The Academic and Pracademic in Criminal Justice Education. Discussants included Dr. James E. McCabe, Sacred Heart University, Dr. George Kain, Western Connecticut State University, Michael O. Foley, Western Connecticut State University; Rob Hanser, University of Louisiana at Monroe; Jeffrey B. Bumgarner, Minnesota State University, and David E. Lambert, Westfield State College.


David St. Martin (College Police) was re-appointed as a Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff through the Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Association on March 7, 2009. Individuals are chosen based upon good moral character, without necessarily having a law enforcement background as well as their position in the community, their willingness to perform community service and their ability to be an asset to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department. Reserve Deputies have all the powers, duties, authority, responsibility and honors of a Deputy Sheriff when called upon by the High Sheriff or Special Sheriff.

David also participated in the MA Emergency Management Directors Advisory Committee that was held on March 13th at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency in Framingham, Mass.  The committee discussed issues ranging from data modeling, operations and the MA Incident Management Teams Initiative.


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Help Students Via Payroll Deduction Gifts
Kimberly Brothers-Caisse

Payroll deduction is an easy way to give to the Opportunity for a Lifetime’s special faculty/staff campaign and support such programs as student scholarships. Not to mention that outside funders, particularly foundations, like to see strong internal support for colleges when they consider making a large gift. If you set up payroll deduction to give $2.50 per pay period, for example, then you would give a total of $65 per year. This faculty and staff campaign will end on April 30th, and Co-Chairs Francis “Tuck” Amory, Carol Donnelly, Elaine Dukes, and Carolyn Dumais are looking to double faculty and staff participation. 

“I have been fortunate to have been at Worcester State College since the fall of 1980,” says Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of the Student Center and Student Activities Timothy Sullivan. “When I first arrived here, little did I know that I would choose to stay for 28 years—and counting. And while I have had opportunities to move on, each time I chose to stay because of the nature of the WSC community, particularly our students. It has been a pleasure to work with WSC students. They are down to earth, inquisitive, honest, and unpretentious. I am pleased to be able to contribute to a college with students like ours. I see my contribution as a small way to give back to the College and the students that I have found so rewarding. And payroll deduction is so painless. It is my way to demonstrate my commitment to the WSC community.”

Sign up to give via payroll deduction by April 30 and your name will be entered in four drawings for two iPod Nanos, a $50 gift card to Jumpin’ Juice & Java (located on Chandler Street), and a $25 gift certificate to Roma’s (located on Harding Street). (Drawings will be held on Friday, May 1) Get your Opportunity for a Lifetime campaign packet, including a payroll deduction form, by contacting Christina Petruzzi at ext 8872 or cpetruzzi1@worcester.edu.

Caption: Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of the Student Center and Student Activities Timothy Sullivan at the SGA Auction



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    Faculty, please let your students know about this upcoming career fair.
    Wednesday, March 25 at the DCU Center Ballroom, 1-4:30 p.m.
    All majors and class years are welcome--there will be something for everyone. There will be100 organizations including: Amica Mutual Insurance Company, IPG Photonics Corporation, John Hancock, MEDITECH- Medical Information Technology, Inc, Staples, Inc, Target, UMass Medical School, UPS and Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc (Y.O.U., Inc.). For more info, visit http://www.cowcworks.org/career/StudentInfo2.asp


    Did you know that Quinsigamond
    Community College
    offers a dental hygiene clinic to the public? In addition to their low cost services they are offering a $5 discount to college faculty, staff and students. Click here to learn more about the clinic, their hours and services offered.


    Worcester Local First is having a food drive to benefit the Worcester County Food Bank from March 20 – 22, 2009.  We will be collecting food donations through next week at Worcester State College.  Food items must be non-perishable and in non-glass containers and can be placed in the boxes that are located in the Administrative Village lobby and at the Information Desk in the Student Center.  For more information, visit WorcesterLocalFirst.org or you may contact Lea Ann Erickson, Assistant Vice President of Public Relation and Marketing at 508-929-8018, or LeaAnn.Erickson@worcester.edu.


    Commencement information is now available for faculty, staff, students and family and friends at www.worcester.edu/commencement



    WSC Theatre announces the 2009/2010 productions
    William Inge’s heartfelt comedy, Bus Stop, will be presented Fall of 2009.  A classic modern American romantic comedy, Bus Stop is set in the post-WWII American heartland where hopes and dreams for the future clash with the fears of the past. Nov. 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 2:00 p.m.

    Tartuffe, Moliere’s comic masterpiece, will be the Spring 2010 production.  Considered by many to be one of the greatest stage satires ever written, Tartuffe combines hilarious comedy with a savage attack on religious hypocrisy. Apr. 15, 16, 17 at 8:00 p.m. and Apr. 18 at 2:00 p.m.



    Faculty, staff and students - Do you have to ask people to repeat what they say before you can understand them? Do you often turn your ear toward a sound to hear it better? Do you hear better when you're looking directly at a speaker's face? Do you find it hard to follow conversation when you're in a group of people?

    These are signs of hearing loss. Fortunately, treatment for hearing problems has never been better. Even the slightest hearing loss can be treated. If you think you have even a slight hearing problem, find out for sure. Schedule a hearing evaluation appointment at the WSC Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic for a Monday afternoon or a Wednesday morning by calling Susanna Meyer at ext. 8562.



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**Please Note - Links to online articles may
no longer be available after a certain period of time.**

Norton High football players named to Shriners' team
Wicked Local Norton (3/20/09)
Following an outstanding career in Norton, Crum went on to star at Worcester State College. He was a standout defensive tackle with the Lancers
of Worcester ...

Medical Memos
Telegram & Gazette (3/19/09)
Dr. Stephanie Chalupka has been named professor and coordinator of the Master of Science Program in Community and Public Health Nursing at Worcester State College.

Tech and Soft Skills in Demand
WBJournal.com (3/16/09)
Excerpt: So said employers recently at a panel discussion on the workforce
needs of health care, biotech and biomedical companies held at Worcester
State College by ...

Monday, March 23, 2009



Mon., Mar. 23

BBC History of WWII Film
Series: "The Battle of the

Sullivan Building
Eager Auditorium, Rm 146
Free and Open to the Public
6-8 p.m.

Music and Social Change:
Pete Seeger: The Power

of Song

Student Center, Blue Lounge
Free and Open to the Public
7-9 p.m.

Tues, Mar. 24

Diversity Lecture Series:
"Overcoming Depression
and Achieving Your Dreams:

A Hollywood Success Story"

Student Center, Blue Lounge
Free and Open to the Public
11:30 a.m.

Wed., Mar. 25

Employee Benefits Fair
Student Center, Blue Lounge
Free for WSC employees
1-3 p.m.

WSC Baseball vs.
Albertus Magnus College

Logan Field, 539 Mill St., Worcester
3:30 p.m.

Thurs., Mar. 26

SGA Auction
Student Center, Blue Lounge
4:30 p.m. Preview
5:30 p.m. Auction

WSC Women's Lacrosse
vs. Rhode Island College

WSC John Coughlin Stadium
7 p.m.

WSC Night at Hanover
Theatre Opening Night of
The Rat Pack is Back

Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts -
2 Southbridge St., Worcester
7:30 p.m.

Sat., Mar. 28

Baseball vs. Mass Maritime
Game being played at
Assumption College


Sun., Mar. 29

Baseball vs. Babson College
Game being played at WPI
1 p.m.


Mon., Mar. 30

BBC History of WWII Film
Series: "Horror in the East"

Sullivan Building
Eager Auditorium, Rm 146
Free and Open to the Public
6-8 p.m.

Tues., Mar. 31

Visiting Artist Talk featuring
Sculptor Deborah Baldizar

Ghosh Science Center, Rm 102
3:15 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse vs.
Bridgewater State College

WSC Campus
7-9 p.m.


Wed., Apr. 1

Celebration of Service
Across the Ages

Student Center, Blue Lounge
2-4 p.m.

Courageous Conversations
w/Angela Davis - 
Capitalism: The Movement Against Access

Sullivan Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public
7 p.m.


Thurs., Apr. 2

WSC Baseball vs.
UMass Boston

Game to be played at WPI
3:30 p.m.


Sat., Apr. 4

Softball vs. Westfield State

Baseball vs. Westfield State
Game to be played at
Assumption College



Sun., Apr. 5

Baseball vs. Newbury College
Game to be played at WPI
1 p.m.

Phi Eta Sigma Induction
Student Center, Blue Lounge
2-3 p.m.


Mon., Apr. 6

Baseball vs. WPI
Game to be played at the
College of the Holy Cross

3:30 p.m.

BBC History of WWII Film
Series: "Battlefields"

Sullivan Building
Eager Auditorium, Rm 146
Free and Open to the Public
5-7 p.m.

Music and Social Change
featuring Joe Jencks

Free Concert
Student Center, Blue Lounge
Free and Open to the Public
7-9 p.m.


Tues., Apr. 7

Sarah Sharbach Memorial
Lecture: "Revisiting Global
Women's Movements"

Student Center, Blue Lounge
Free and Open to the Public
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

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