WSC to Host 15th Annual Reverend
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast
Noted Author Angela Davis to Speak at WSC
National Grid Sets Up Staging
Area at WSC During Weekend Storms
IUI to Host
Elder Registration on January 15
Save the Date: WSC Teach-in
on Global Warming
Celebration of Scholarship and
Call for Nominations - George
I. Alden Excellence in Teaching Award
New England Board of Higher Ed to
Host Conference in Worcester:
Bridging the Gap to Promote High School & College Alignment
City of Worcester Winter
2008-2009 WSC Inclement Weather
WSC Chorale Release
WSC IN THE NEWS
WSC e-news General Info
Correction from December 8 e-news issue:
The novel primers reported in Dr.
Tan's poster presentation was for the small ribosomal RNA gene not
Click here to view the poster presentation as a pdf.
(Mathematics) had a letter, Four years of math, but quality counts,
published in the Opinion section of the Telegram & Gazette on Monday,
Click here for the letter.
Steven H. Corey
(Urban Studies) and Lisa Krissoff Boehm
(Urban Studies) have been extended a contract by Routledge Press for their book,
The American Urban Reader: History and Theory, which will be
published in time for course adoption in the fall of 2010. The book will
also have a companion website.
Stephen A. Morreale
(Criminal Justice) attended and presented at the Annual Meeting of the American
Society of Criminology in St. Louis, Miss.
The title of the paper and presentation was
Lessons Learned and Recommended Training Modules for Police
Organizations Across the Globe
and coauthored with Dr. Maria
Haberfeld of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and Dr. P.J.
Ortmeier from Grossmont College in San Diego, Calif.
Professor Morreale also presented a session,
Hot Topics in Health Care Compliance, at the Compliance Officers Academy in
Dallas, Texas, for the Health Care Compliance Association.
The focus was on issues that health care professionals face with fraud,
waste and abuse and the importance of vigilance with compliance and regulatory
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National Grid Sets Up Staging Area at
WSC During Weekend Storms
College served as a staging area for National Grid over the weekend, hosting
over 200 crews from Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio. National Grid Staging Area
coordinator Pat Carmody (WSC Class of 1986) said they were
brainstorming where to locate in an area close to the center of the city, and he
thought of his alma mater. We are very, very grateful to Worcester State
College. It went a long way to have our crews so close. In fact,
Carmody said National Grid and the visiting crews were able to restore power to
more than 7700 local customers over the weekend. Worcester State College
President Janelle Ashley said she was proud that the college
could play a role in the effort. We are so thankful for all the hard work
and many long hours these crews have put in to restore power.
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Save the Date: WSC Teach-in on Global Warming
On Thursday Feb. 5, Worcester State College will participate
in the national teach-in on global warming solutions. Panel discussions are
planned for the 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. course blocks that
day. Faculty, please plan now to bring your students to one of these and
consider participating on a panel yourself. Let Dr. Patricia Benjamin
(email@example.com) know of your interest. Staff, please make the
time to participate in one of these discussions. Come learn how WSC has made
progress toward the American College and University Presidents Climate
Commitment. Everyone knows the college is going green. But that alone will not
be enough to slow global warming. Find out what you can do. Also, plan now to
attend the kickoff webcast on global warming solutions the evening of Wednesday
Feb. 4, on campus. Details to come.
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IUI to Host Elder Registration on January 15
Worcester State College's Intergenerational Urban Institute
will be hosting elder registration on Thursday, January 15, 2009, at 12:15 p.m.,
in the lobby of the Ghosh Science Center. Elder registration is for life-long
learners, aged 60+, who are interested in signing up for spring 2009 semester
courses at Worcester State College. Classes for the spring semester begin the
week of January 19 and there is no tuition or fees for students aged 60+.
IUI invites you to come and meet your peers and enjoy an
intergenerational classroom experience. The reception begins at 12:15
with refreshments, forms, and course information followed by course registration
from 1:00 3:00 p.m., in the Registrars Office, room 212 in the Gym
Those interested in registering are asked to bring a drivers
license, senior ID card, or birth certificate. For more information contact
Fran Langille or Gloria Labovitz at
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of Scholarship and Creativity
Plan now to take part in the WSC Celebration of Scholarship
and Creativity from 3-7 p.m., April 29. We encourage faculty, undergraduate and
graduate student participation to showcase the breadth of scholarship and
creativity here. The Student Center's Blue Lounge, North South Auditorium and exhibit
area will be the venues for work done during the 2008-09 academic year. The
student art exhibit in the Ghosh building will also be part of this celebration.
This event is open to the entire Worcester State community.
We'll extend invitations to the college's trustees, foundation and alumni
Worcester State's neighbors.
Faculty are invited to a reception with the college's
trustees from 6-7 p.m.
that evening in the Foster Room.
So that we may adequately plan the space for this
celebration, we'll ask faculty in early February to let us know how many of you
and your students will participate.
A month later, we'll ask faculty to complete an online form with more complete
descriptions of the work so that we can develop an event program.
Questions? Please send them to Barbara Zang at
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I. ALDEN EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD -
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - DUE FEBRUARY 13, 2009
Worcester State College began as a teachers' college and
recognizes that teaching is still at the heart of what we do. Through the
George I. Alden Excellence in Teaching Award, students have a public way of
acknowledging the role of good teachers in their lives by honoring those who
have most inspired them and contributed the most to their success. Today,
teaching remains the foundation upon which the integrity of our institution
rests. The Center for Teaching and Learning has created this award as a
means to provide students and alumni with the opportunity to publicly
acknowledge professors who have made a difference in their lives through
their teaching excellence. Although one full-time tenured or tenure track
professor will be honored annually, the award is intended to honor all
educators on our campus who are committed to teaching excellence.
All students and alumni are eligible to nominate a
full-time tenured or tenure-track professor. For a nomination form, please
ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGHER ED TO HOST CONFERENCE IN WORCESTER: BRIDGING THE GAP
TO PROMOTE HIGH SCHOOL
AND COLLEGE ALIGNMENT
Please join leaders of education, business and government,
along with regional and national policy experts, for this important daylong
discussion. This conference will aim to supplement the ongoing conversation
of "college readiness" to identify key partnerships and best practices
between higher education institutions and K-12 throughout New England.
Experts in the field will share deliberate actions leaders in both
"segments" are taking in an effort to create seamless transitions to college
Registration fee: Cost is $149 for one registrant. Discounted rate for
multiple registrants from the same organization: Cost is $129 per person.
here to register online with a credit card. To pay by check, P.O. or
credit card, download a registration form in Microsoft Word format from the
Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 20, 2009
CITY OF WORCESTER WINTER PARKING BAN
The City of Worcester Department of Public Works has announced that the
Winter Parking Ban will be in effect beginning today, Monday, December 1,
2008. Public Streets fall under two categories: permanent and
A PERMANENT BAN will remain in effect on
Emergency Arteries, WRTA Bus Routes and streets that are critical to the
flow of traffic. The permanent ban means that from December 1st through
April 30th there is no parking on one or both sides of the street between 2
AM and 6 AM and also when a snow emergency is declared, anytime day or
A DECLARED BAN will be in effect on all remaining
city streets. The declared ban means that parking is allowed on both sides
of the street until the winter parking ban is put into effect. You can
expect the winter parking ban to go into effect whenever inclement weather
You may search the City of Worcester winter parking ban
database by street name. Please select the street name by clicking on the
link below. The search results provide information on the ban type, ban zone
and no parking side.
Need Assistance? Call (508) 929-1300.
2008-2009 WSC INCLEMENT
The Worcester State College inclement
weather policy can
be found at
CHORALE RELEASES CHRISTMAS CD
of Worcester State College
has just released a new Christmas CD in time for the holidays titled,
"Songs of Christmas." The
collection contains some familiar carols as well as some lesser-known music.
The CD is now for sale for $10.
If you are interested in getting one in time for the holidays, please
contact Christie Nigro at
cnigro@worcester, 508-929-8824 or stop by the Dept. of Visual and
Performing Arts (LRC-132).
This would make an excellent holiday gift.
Selections on the CD include:
Dong, Merrily on High
2. I Wonder
as I Wander
3. Riu, riu,
4. I Sing of
5. Good King
Kong (PDQ Bach)
Sweeter Music (John Rutter)
7. Pie Jesu
Pastorcito Santo (Rodrigo)
10. Out of the Orient Crystal Skies
11. The Infant King
12. I'll Be Home for Christmas
13. Sir Christmas
Please support WSC's excellent a cappella choir.
Checks can be payable to WSC Chorale.
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Worcester State College expresses its deepest sympathy to Patrick
Killeen (Human Resources) for the loss of his mother, Jody M. Ryan
Killeen, who died Tuesday, Dec. 9. Memorial
contributions may be made to Relay for Life, 59 Bobala Road, Holyoke, Mass.,
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WSC IN THE NEWS
Note - Links to online newspaper articles may
no longer be available after a certain period of time.**
Education Forecast: Schools Struggle
to Prepare Grads for Tough Economy
Worcester Business Journal (12/21/08)
Marcia Eagleson, director of career services at Worcester State College,
will encourage her business and finance students to look at companies in the