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

April 5, 2010 

SHORTCUTS:
News
Noteworthy
Around Campus
Research
Announcements
In the News



NEWS:

Worcester State College to Honor
Dennis Brutus and Raise Awareness
of Global Poverty



Rescheduled Lecture from Feb. 22
WSC to Host Diversity Lecture
"Meeting David Wilson:
A Conversation about Race In America"



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NOTEWORTHY:

Two WSC math majors, Rob Donovan and Kaitlyn Brady, have been chosen from a competitive selection process to participate in the Wabash Summer Institute in Mathematics. According to the Wabash website, "The Wabash Summer Institute in Mathematics offers 12 undergraduates an excellent opportunity to conduct mathematical research with top faculty on the campus of a private college. The Wabash Summer Institute in Mathematics (WSIM) is an eight-week research experience in abstract algebra and applied mathematics for undergraduates. Participants will explore areas in abstract algebra or applied mathematics and conduct original research in small teams in one of these areas. In addition, participants will engage in seminars designed to investigate the ethics of research. Select participants will present their results at the Joint Mathematical Meetings in January of 2011." The Wabash Institute is one of the Research Experiences for undergraduates funded by the National Science Foundation.


The Mathematics Department celebrated Pi Day (3/14) by organizing an outreach day for high school first year students at South High School in Worcester. Mathematics majors Andrew Gallant, Kaitlyn Brady, Jessica LaVoice, Steven Karrmann and Chad Binette led sessions on introduction to forensics, cryptography, topology and group theory. About 314 pies were served.

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AROUND CAMPUS:

SAVE THE DATE:
Sarah Sharbach Memorial Lecture



The Women's Studies Program will host the Sarah Sharbach Memorial Lecture, ?Mass Violence Against Women: Women as Perpetrators and Survivors," Tuesday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m., in the Student Center North/South Auditorium. Presentations include:

"Women As Perpetrators of Political Violence: Equal Opportunity?"
by Sandra McEvoy

"Mediatised Conflict in the Great Lakes Region:
Gendered Discourses and Genocide in the Eastern Congo"

by Georgina Holmes, MA

"The Missing Link: Gender and Genocide Prevention" by
Elisa von Joeden-Forgey, Ph.D.

Dr. Sarah E. Sharbach touched many lives through her activism during her time at Worcester State College. Dr. Sharbach began teaching history at the College in the fall of 1999 and during her time at WSC, she initiated a number of events on human rights abuses and violence. Dr. Sharbach's commitment to the College continued after she learned that she had breast cancer in the fall of 2000. Her passion for teaching persisted during her treatments. She passed away in January 2004, but is remembered by all who had the good fortune to know her.



Department of Business Administration and Economics launches a new concentration in International Business

The Department of Business Administration and Economics has introduced a new concentration in International Business for its Bachelor of Science Program in Business Administration designed to prepare a new generation of students for the complex cultural, political and economic challenges of doing business globally as most countries move towards globalization, trade liberalization and a digital economy.

According to Business Administration and Economics Professor Dr. Rodney Oudan, "The new concentration in International Business is tailored to offer students knowledge of the changes taking place in global business and the curriculum will build on the existing foundation of courses in business, management and economics."

He continued "The learning outcomes of this program will graduate students with an in-depth knowledge of the nature of managing multinational and transnational corporations. In addition ethical factors that impact business management and the dynamics of organizational change and development within an international context will be studied."



SAVE THE DATE:
Spring Theatre presents "Tartuffe"



Worcester State Theatre and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts present Tartuffe, with performances at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 15, 16, 17 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18 in the Fuller Theater located on the second floor of the Administration Building. Tickets are $7 for Students, $10 for Seniors, $14 General Admission and are available at the Box Office (second floor of the Administration Building), at the Student Center Info Desk, or at the door.

Inside what seems like an typical 17th century plot, Molière has created a scathing attack on religious hypocrisy. Orgon, wealthy and with connections to the King, has brought home Tartuffe, from whom he hopes to learn how to live a pious life. But Orgon's whole household - his wife, two children, brother-in-law, and even the maid - see Tartuffe as a scoundrel, a fake, a hypocrite. And Tartuffe? He's only after Orgon's house, his money, his daughter, and his wife.


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RESEARCH:

Deadline for Inclusion in Celebration Booklet


Approximately 100 submissions have been received for the annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, set for Wednesday, April 28
from 3-5 in the Gym Building. The deadline for exhibits to be included in the celebration booklet is today, April 5. Even if you have missed the deadline for inclusion in the booklet, you are invited to exhibit your work in the celebration event. Contact your department coordinator for more details.

The event will feature the best examples of work that faculty and students in each discipline have produced in the 2009-10 academic year. Each discipline's standards of excellence are to be the guide for inclusion. Posters, book chapters, books, photographs, DVDs, and other media are welcome.

The timeframe for accepted work is May 1, 2009, to April 28, 2010.

To ensure that student and faculty work is included in the booklet of exhibits, please submit an electronic description of the work plus a 200-word abstract (if that is appropriate) at www.worcester.edu/projectform no later than April 5.

Direct questions about the event to Bill Hansen, whansen@worcester.edu. Bill is coordinating it for Academic Affairs.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Employee Recognition Event

**LAST WEEK TO MAKE ANY CHANGES***The annual Employee Recognition event, hosted by the Human Resources Office, will be held on May 12, at 3 p.m. in the Blue Lounge. This yearly event recognizes employee milestones and those who have retired and is open to the entire campus community. The Human Resources Office is in the process of putting together the program. A list is currently available of those who will be recognized at this year's event.

Visit www.worcester.edu/EmployeeRecognition for a PDF of the list. Please check the list for any errors and omissions. If you have changes, please contact Carol Faron at ext. 8666 or email at cfaron@worcester.edu.


Explore Greece 2011
Embark on a journey worthy of Homer's epics on this quest to Greece. Travel through Athens, Olympia and Cape Sounion, and ascend the mythical mountain perches of Greek gods and their temples. Come face-to-face with ancient relics, stand where the first Olympic athletes competed and visit the site where the Oracle once foretold the future.

This EF Tours trip will be led by Dr. Judy Jeon-Chapman, WSC Dept. of World Languages, and is open to all members of the WSC community (students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni) and their guest(s).

Sign-up by March 31st and receive a $100 discount for early enrollment. Contact jjeonchapman@worcester.edu with any questions. Click here for a flyer with more information.


Citizens Advisory Council Looking for Volunteers
The City of Worcester is currently looking for volunteers to serve on local boards and commissions. Click here for more information and a list of vacancies http://www.worcesterma.gov/boards-commissions.

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WSC IN THE NEWS:

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


Poet Brutus to be honored


Worcester State College will honor the life of the late South African poet Dennis Brutus Thursday. The college's Intergenerational Urban ...



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THIS WEEK:
www.worcester.edu/calendar


Tues., Apr. 6


David Wilson:
"A Conversation
about Race in
America

Student Center,
Blue Lounge,

11:30 a.m.

Film: "Food Inc."
Sullivan 146
2:30 p.m.

Fac/Staff Open
Community Meeting

LRC 327
2:30-3:15 p.m.




Thurs., Apr. 8

Wahu Kaara - "Roots
of Global Poverty"

Student Center,
Blue Lounge

1 p.m.

All College Meeting
Ghosh 102
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Honoring
Dennis Brutus

Student Center,
Blue Lounge

3 p.m.

Student Art Show
Opening Night

Ghosh, 1st Floor
5:30-7 p.m.




Fri., Apr. 9

All College Meeting
Ghosh 102
2:30-3:30 p.m.




Sat., Apr. 10

Women's Lacrosse
vs. Elms College

Coughlin Stadium
Noon-2 p.m.




 
COMING UP:
www.worcester.edu/calendar


Mon., Apr. 12


American Red
Cross Blood Drive

Student Center
Exhibit Area

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fac/Staff Open
Community Meeting

LRC 327
2:30-3:15 p.m.




Tues., Apr. 13

"Mass Violence
Against Women..."

Student Center
North/South Aud.

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Film: "The
Singing Revolution"

Sullivan 146
2:30-5 p.m.

Baseball vs. Brandeis Univ.
Lake Park/Tivnan
Field, Hamilton Street
and Lake Avenue
Worcester

3:30 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse
vs. Western CT State

Coughlin Stadium
7 p.m.




Wed., Apr. 14

Celebration of
Service Across
the Ages

Student Center
Blue Lounge

2 p.m.




Thurs., Apr. 15

Fac/Staff Open
Community Meeting

LRC 327
2:30-3:15 p.m.

Spring Theatre
presents "Tartuffe"

Fuller Theatre
2nd Floor,
Admin. Building

8 p.m.




Fri., Apr. 16

Fac/Staff Open
Community Meeting

LRC 327
2:30-3:15 p.m.

Spring Theatre
presents "Tartuffe"

Fuller Theatre
2nd Floor,
Admin. Building

8 p.m.




Sat., Apr. 17

Women's Lacrosse
vs. Fitchburg State

Coughlin Stadium
Noon

Spring Theatre
presents "Tartuffe

Fuller Theatre
2nd Floor,
Admin. Building

8 p.m.




Sun. Apr. 18

Spring Theatre
presents "Tartuffe"

Fuller Theatre
2nd Floor,
Admin. Building

2 p.m.




 


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