Worcester State University


Schedule of Events


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Day Fair -- Creating the Future
(Student Center, Exhibit Area)

A day fair for area businesses, non-profits, faculty and students to network and discuss: Part-time jobs, internships, service learning and community engagement. Please join, among others, Central Mass Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, UPS, Fastenal, The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, RFK Children’s Action Corps, Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement and WSU Career Services.

2 – 3 p.m.

The University and the Museum: A Dynamic Relationship
Matthias Waschek, Director
Worcester Art Museum
(Ghosh Science and Technology Center – Multi Media Auditorium)

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Opening Reception
(Ghosh Science and Technology Center – Lobby)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

10 – 11:15 a.m.

City as Text: Using Global Cities in Urban Studies
(Student Center – South Auditorium)

Sustainability: Expanding the Vision Past, Present, and Future
(Student Center – North Auditorium)

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

The Engaged Student: The Impact of Research and Creativity
(Student Center – South Auditorium)

Student Study Away Returnee Round Table: Knowing You Can Do It!
(Student Center – North Auditorium)

1 – 3:30 p.m.

Higher Education and the Future of Worcester: WSU's Role in the City
(May Street Building)

1 – 2:15 p.m.

Interdisciplinary Global Studies Program
(Student Center – North Auditorium)

Worcester State, Human Rights, and Dennis Brutus
(Student Center – South Auditorium)

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

How Does your Garden Grow? School Gardens Creating Community Change
(Student Center – North Auditorium)

3 – 4 p.m.

Unveiling of Portrait of President Eugene A. Sullivan
Fifth President of Worcester State University
(Helen G. Shaughnessy Administration Building – Rotunda)

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Influences of Singapore on the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI)
(Student Center – South Auditorium)

4 – 5 p.m.

Presidential Lecture – “Ocean Soul”
Brian Skerry, Worcester State University Class of 1984
National Geographic Underwater Photographer
(Helen G. Shaughnessy Administration Building – Fuller Theater)

5:30 p.m.

Gallery Reception
(Ghosh Science and Technology Center – Worcester State University Gallery)

7:00 p.m

Theatrical Presentation
Worcester State Theatre and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts will be presenting a sampling of theatrical work on Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m. in the Fuller Theater. The evening will include the one act play “Lynette” at 3AM by Jane Anderson, directed by Christine Begin (VPA ’13), and the reading of two scenes from the upcoming fall production “Angels in America, Part I: the Millennium Approaches,” which is part of the 2012 Theme Semester, ”Contagion: How Things and Ideas Spread and Evolve.”

Friday, September 21, 2012

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Presidential Inauguration Brunch (by special invitation only)
(Helen G. Shaughnessy Administration Building – President’s Conference Room)

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

(Sullivan Academic Center – Sullivan Commons)

1:30 – 2 p.m.

Line Up of Delegates and Faculty
(Sullivan Academic Center – Sullivan T)

2 – 4 p.m.

Inauguration Ceremony
Dr. Frederick W. Woodward
Westfield State University President
(1997 - 2004)
(Sullivan Academic Center – Sullivan Auditorium)

4 – 6 p.m.

Formal Reception
(May Street Building)
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