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

April 12, 2010 

SHORTCUTS:
News
Noteworthy
Around Campus
Research
Announcements
In the News



NEWS:

Worcester State College
Theatre presents Tartuffe



Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs
Ann L. Hartstein to be featured at WSC
Cy Topol Lecture and Service Event



Over 100 Attend Brutus
Memorial/Kaara Lecture



Director Says Documentary a
Story of African American Resolve



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NOTEWORTHY:

Amaryllis Siniossoglou, (Visual and Performing Arts) has been accepted to exhibit her artwork to the Alexandria International Biennale of Graphics at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt.



A new philosophical collection on genocide edited by James R. Watson, Metacide: In the Pursuit of Excellence, was just released by Editions Rodopi, in its Value Inquiry Book Series. This book features an article, "Plato, Rousseau, and Western Philosophy's Anti-Genocidal Strain," by Henry Theriault (Philosophy).

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AROUND CAMPUS:

Employee Benefits Fair, Thurs., Apr. 15



Come and discover what benefits and discounts are available to you as a Worcester State employee. This year, 21 vendors are expected - five of them new. Learn about supplemental retirement plans, insurance discounts, financial planning and banking services. Join/renew your SAM's or BJ's membership. Enjoy a free neck massage. Refreshments and door prizes for all who attend. To see the flyer and list of vendors, go to the Payroll Office website at www.worcester.edu/payroll.


SAVE THE DATE: Tues., Apr. 20
"Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea"



Rescheduled talk by Iraqi exile poet Dunya Mikhail. Her talk, "Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea," will offer insights into the war in Iraq in a very compelling way. If you are bringing a class to the event, please RSVP to Lisa Krissoff Boehm at lboehm@worcester.edu.

Poet Dunya Mikhail is an Iraqi exile who fled her country, in the 1990s, when her work was deemed subversive by government censors. She left for America with one suitcase-and no idea how she'd get there. Now a U.S. citizen, she continues to publish poetry that has won international acclaim, including the UN Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing. Mikhail is the former literary editor at The Baghdad Observer. She began writing poems as a teenager, during the Iran-Iraq conflict, and has since published numerous books; war is a recurring theme throughout her work. The War Works Hard, her masterpiece, won the PEN Translation Award, was shortlisted for the Griffin Prize, and was named one of the 25 best books of 2005 by The New York Public Library. Her latest, Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea, a memoir i poetic form, was started in Iraq and finished, years later, in America. It will be published in spring 2009. Mikhail has a degree in English Literature from the University of Baghdad, and a masters degree in Near Eastern Studies, from Wayne State University, in Michigan, where she works as Arabic resource coordinator for Dearborn Public Schools and Michigan State University.

Sponsored by the Commonwealth Honors Program and the Center for Human Rights


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RESEARCH:

Mark Your Calendars

 
The Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity on Wednesday, April 28 will feature more than 120 exhibits of academic and artistic excellence. The main exhibit will be open from 3-5 p.m. in the Gym Building. The Student Art Show in the Gallery/ ST 113 will also be open for viewing during this time. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for students and faculty to view some of the best work of the academic year and to share ideas and discoveries. College trustees as well as Foundation and Alumni Board members have been invited to join us. Light refreshments will be available throughout the event.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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.

Better Than a Birthday Present
Need a unique gift for someone? Want something they'll remember? The WSC Chorale will sing a Birthday-Gram for that special someone. A 4-part harmony arrangement of Happy Birthday they will never forget. Price $20 on WSC Campus; $35 off-campus (within 20 miles of Worcester). To arrange, call Steve at 508-251-2303 or email wscchorale@gmail.com

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WSC IN THE NEWS:

**Please Note - Links to online articles may
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Clark gathering examines genocide


A group of international scholars is convening at Clark this morning to discuss the state of research into the Armenian Genocide. Two scholars from Worcester ? Worcester State College philosophy professor Henry C. Theriault and...


Thinking 'Out of the Box'

...and most people think of a container as a box,? said Parker, associate professor in the visual and performing arts department at Worcester State College....Exhibitor Susan Fisher also teaches art as well as art education. She is an adjunct professor at Worcester State..


Smith's 'Karski' returns to Worcester

This fall, Smith plans to teach a course at Worcester State College on the transmission of memory through the arts. The course will include movies and...


Another run

Gov. Deval L. Patrick and Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray this afternoon jumpstarted their re-election campaign at a Worcester State College rally, saying they have...

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THIS WEEK:
www.worcester.edu/calendar


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.

Logan Field
Mill Street
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

Employee
Benefits Fair

Student Center,
Blue Lounge

1-3 p.m.

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.




 
COMING UP:
www.worcester.edu/calendar


Mon., Apr. 19


Patriots Day
No Classes;
Offices Closed




Tues., Apr. 20

"Diary of a Wave
Outside the Sea"

Iraqi exile poet
Dunya Mikhail

Student Center,
Blue Lounge

1 p.m.

Film:
New Muslim Cool"

Sullivan 146
2:30-5 p.m.




Wed., Apr. 21

Baseball vs.
Rhode Island College

Holy Cross Field
1 College St.
Worcester

4 p.m.




Thurs., Apr. 22

Baseball vs.
Becker College

Lake Park/Tivnan
Field, Hamilton Street
and Lake Avenue
Worcester

4 p.m.

Softball vs.
Becker College

Doubleheader
Rockwood Field
5 p.m. & 7 p.m.











 


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