WSC Student Honored at
Commonwealth Corps Finale at Fenway Park
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participated in the
recent Northeastern Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference at Roger
Williams University in Bristol, RI, June 11 and 12, 2009.
Professor Morreale presented a paper titled:
and Theories in Policing: Cutting through the Morass.
Professor Morreale, Professor John Tahiliani and Professor Jeffrey W. Cohen,
from the WSC Criminal Justice Department, presented a paper titled
Strategies in Criminal Justice: Applying Andragogy, Affective Learning,
Course Design and Active Learning in Criminal Justice Courses.
WSC student honored
at Commonwealth Corps
finale at Fenway
June 26, a contingent of WSC's Commonwealth Corps attended the grand finale
hosted by Governor Deval Patrick at
This special event included not only a celebration of Commonwealth Corps
throughout the state, but also tours of Fenway
and opportunities to share the successes of the first ever state-wide Corps.
WSC’s own Thea Aschkenase,
elder student, Auschwitz
survivor and Corps member in the Ending Hunger Together Program was the only
Corps member to be singled out and recognized for her dedication and commitment
to service. Because Governor Deval
Patrick was attending the funeral of a Massachusetts Iraq soldier, David Roach,
Co-Chair of the Board presented the award to a very surprised Thea.
Despite all the budget cutbacks, Commonwealth Corps will be
funded for the next year and an intergenerational team of WSC students will
continue the work of helping to get food on people’s tables.
Learn more about Thea:
Thea Aschkenase is a stalwart volunteer member of
Commonwealth Corps “Ending Hunger Together” program at Worcester State College.
Thea is an Auschwitz survivor and learned
firsthand, in German concentration camps, the devastating effects of hunger. One
of Thea’s passions is ending hunger and she has been at the forefront of all the
Intergenerational Urban Institute hunger initiatives.
When she came to the WSC campus as an elder student, in
addition to taking courses, she volunteered in community service programs
sponsored by the Intergenerational Urban Institute, became a core member of the
IUI team and participated in many of their programs including the Teen Parent
mentoring program. In 2007, after ten
years as a student, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies. The
theme of her senior thesis was Universal Breakfast.
She shared her story as a survivor with the students of the Youth Policy
Council at South High and encouraged them to work for universal breakfast for
all high school students. With the strong support of Maureen Binienda, now the
Principal of South High, and the work of the Youth Policy Council, South High
became the first high school in the Commonwealth to provide universal breakfast
for their students.
South High students were so inspired by Thea and her story
that when they saw food being thrown away and wasted at lunch time they asked
permission to create space in the cafeteria where students could leave food to
be shared after school. Today when you
visit the South High cafeteria you will see signs on tables located around the
room which say “Thea’s Sharing Table."
Many students at South High have more to eat because of Thea.
When the Commonwealth Corps team was formed on campus to
“End Hunger Together,” Thea was first in line to give of her time and energy.
She is part of the “SNAP Outreach Team” and together with Corps members
she takes part in food stamp outreach to elders.
Thea remembers her early years in the
United States as an immigrant and says: “I
found Worcester a very friendly and welcoming city,
and it was a proud day when after five years we were granted our citizenship.
But I have not forgotten how hard life can be, I am trying to do my share to
make life a little easier for other people.”
Thea was offered a stipend when the Commonwealth Corps began in
the fall. She was offered one again in the spring. Her answer is always the
same, “No, no I cannot take money, after all, this country has been so good to
me. It is my turn to give back.”
At age 85, Thea is the oldest member of
Commonwealth Corps, this gentle loving woman is a staunch warrior in the battle
against hunger, an inspiration to us all and a blessing in our midst.
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Chorale and Friends
Travel to Portugal
The Chorale toured Portugal from May 18-26, singing at the
most illustrious venues in the country.
One of the most successful trips taken by the Chorale, students also had the
opportunity to attend a soccer match, visit the Lisbon Aquarium, attend numerous
art museums and churches, see the burial site of Vasco da Gama.
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daughter Tanya Tran gave birth to Sofia Maria Tran on June 27. Sofia weighed
7lbs 4oz and was 20.5 inches in height. This is Ralph’s second grandchild.
Both mother and baby are doing great.
and Alan O'Gara have joined the
Facilities Department as Maintainers
is the new Director of Disability
has joined the College Police Department as a Police Officer
Good luck to Frances William who
retired from the Library
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Evans, Armenian Community, and Others Critical
of "Preventing Genocide" Report
The Armenian Weekly.com (7/10/09)
Henry C. Theriault, an IAGS Executive Board member and associate professor of
philosophy at the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Worcester State
College, rebutted the panelists' position. “This report refers to the
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Anne received a bachelor's degree from Worcester State College, an MBA
from Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA, and a Juris Doctor from
Massachusetts School ...
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for Yerevan Schools
The Armenian Weekly.com (7/6/09)
Dr. Henry Theriault, associate professor of philosophy at
Worcester State College,
says of Artinian's work, “There exists just a small initial literature on such
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“Understanding the expanding role of the arts in Worcester's economy,
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Starship Adventures launches Friday Summer reading
The Nantucket Independent (6/24/09)
He graduated from Worcester State College with a
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'Creative Economy' Target of New Worcester State Degree
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Solmonese picks a new leader
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Anna Maria College, the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester Polytechnic
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Hanover gives school $500k
Donation aids AVID program
Telegram & Gazette (6/21/09)
Excerpt: Worcester State, the first area college to
participate in AVID, has committed 40 students.
Airport Authority has qualms about flag
of the Great American Flag project, an effort he began in 1998, when he wanted
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WSC Union Official
Worcester Business Journal (6/19/09)
Excerpt: The Worcester Center for Crafts Board of Trustees has
officially agreed to an alliance with Worcester State College that will keep the
Patrick nominates lawyer to Juvenile Court
Telegram & Gazette, Wicked Local Bedford & Bedford Minuteman
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