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

November 2, 2009 

SHORTCUTS:
News
Noteworthy
Around Campus
Announcements
Transitions
In the News



NEWS:

WSC Chorale to Celebrate 20-Year
Reunion with Free Concert



1,000 Point Scorers Inducted
Into N.E. Basketball Hall of Fame



Moody's Affirms WSC's A3 Rating


President Ashley Responds to
Governor Patrick's 9C Budget Cuts



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NOTEWORTHY:
 
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Visual & Performing Arts) read her paper, "Adel Abdessemed: Human Gestures, Political Realities," at the Southeastern College Art Conference on Thursday October 22 in Mobile, Alabama. As part of the panel on Social Encounters in Art, her paper analyzed how the contemporary French-Algerian artist, Adel Abdessemed, represented violence and conflict. Her paper suggests that Abdessemed has moved away from polemics toward an understanding of the ways in which universal human weaknesses and especially constructs of gender are exploited in the rhetoric of extremists whether secular or religious.

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AROUND CAMPUS:

WSC Alliance with WCC Recognized



The Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce recognized the Worcester Center for Crafts and Worcester State College for their creative alliance at a breakfast at the DCU center, Thursday, October 29. Worcester Center for Crafts Interim Director Carol Donnelly accepted the award.



SAVE THE DATE: EMPTY BOWL EVENT



Congressman James McGovern launches the Empty Bowl event and discusses ending child hunger.

Have a bowl of soup and help end hunger! $10 Faculty & staff $5 Students Includes: Soup, bread, apple and 2 raffle tickets

All proceeds to benefit: Worcester County Food Bank, Worcester Food Policy Council, Brigham Hill Farm & South Worcester Neighborhood Center

(Soup donated by Chartwells, bread donated by Panera Bread, and apples donated by Nicewicz Farms)

Sponsored by the Intergenerational Urban Institute and the Commonwealth Corps "Ending Hunger Together" program. Please call 508-929-8900 for more information.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Donating
to WHY ME & Sherry's House

The Worcester State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athletes experience. SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect the student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses and here at Worcester State College.

Each year SAAC tries to involve its members in a local community service project. This year they are donating to WHY ME & Sherry's House. More than 465 families have been served by WHY ME.

SAAC would like to make a generous donation to Sherry's House and is soliciting your help to make that a reality. Below is a link to a pdf wish list of items. SAAC will have a representative and a collection box at the gate for the November 7th football game vs. Westfield State College to collect any donations. There is also an opportunity to make a financial donation at the game which will go towards the purchase of a gift card. In addition, the Worcester State Athletic Department will be donating 50% of all the gate receipts towards the gift card purchase. If you are unable to attend the game but would like to make a donation please call John Meany at ext. 8746 and he will arrange for someone to pick up your donation. Any little bit counts and with your support a big difference can be made. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Click here for a WHY ME/Sherry's House wish list.


WSC Theatre "Bus Stop" Tickets on Sale
"Bus Stop" is less than two weeks away. Don't miss an opportunity to see the first performance in the newly renovated Fuller Theater. Tickets are on sale at the Fuller Theater Box Office, at the Student Center Info Desk or at the door. Tickets are $7 for students; $14 for general admission.

Fulfilling Fine Arts Requirement
Faculty, please let your advisees know about a special opportunity for them to fill Fine Arts Requirements by performing Paul Winter's Missa Gaia (Earth Mass) this coming spring semester. For those who sing, this will be a very special, one-time chance. The work is dedicated to our beautiful planet, and is very accessible. It is a combination of jazz, gospel, classical and new age music, and even has pre-recorded whale sounds and wolf calls in its score. If you have interested students, please have them pre-register for either MU 200 IM: Missa Gaia, or MU 215 Chorus and Music Theory. The class meets on MW 12:30-1:45 in Sullivan Auditorium. If anyone needs more information, please contact Christie Nigro at cnigro@worcester.edu.

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TRANSITIONS:

Public Relations & Marketing Name/Email Changes

Lea Ann Erickson to Lea Ann Scales:
LeaAnn.Scales@worcester.edu

Rebecca Senecal to Rebecca DesRoches: Rebecca.DesRoches@worcester.edu


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WSC IN THE NEWS:

Noted photographer to present program on ocean's plight


Getting his degree from Worcester State College, he started by photographing shipwrecks and doing stock pictures, then progressed to working for diving ...


Brian Chamberlain seeking votes for Medford City Council

Chamberlian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies from Worcester State College, as well as a certificate of paralegal studies from Assumption ...

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THIS WEEK:
www.worcester.edu/calendar


Tues., Nov. 3


WSC Faculty Art
Exhibit on display

Ghosh, 1st Floor
3-5 p.m.




Thurs., Nov. 5

WSC Faculty Art
Exhibit on display

Ghosh, 1st Floor
3-5 p.m.

Professor's Night
at Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury St.
6-9 p.m.




Sat., Nov. 7

Football vs.
Westfield State

Coughlin Field
Noon

20th-Year Reunion
Concert of the
WSC Chorale

Student Center,
Exhibit Area

4-5:15 p.m.
FREE




 
COMING UP:
www.worcester.edu/calendar


Tues., Nov. 10


Empty Bowl Event
Student Center,
Exhibit Area

11:30 a.m.
For more info

Public Forum: End
Child Hunger Now

Student Center,
Blue Lounge

2 p.m.

WSC Faculty Art
Exhibit on display

Ghosh, 1st Floor
3-5 p.m.

MTEL (Teacher
Test) Workshop

Sullivan 314
3-4:30 p.m.




Wed., Nov. 11

Veterans Day
No Classes;
Offices Closed




Thurs., Nov. 12

WSC Faculty Art
Exhibit on display

Ghosh, 1st Floor
3-5 p.m.

WSC Theater
presents "Bus Stop"

Fuller Theater
(Admin. Building)

8 p.m.




Fri., Nov. 13

WSC Theater
presents "Bus Stop"

Fuller Theater
(Admin. Building)

8 p.m.




Sat., Nov. 14

Admissions
Open House
8:15 a.m. - Noon


WSC Theater
presents "Bus Stop"

Fuller Theater
(Admin. Building)

8 p.m.




Sun., Nov. 15

WSC Theater
presents "Bus Stop"

Fuller Theater
(Admin. Building)

2 p.m.




 
 
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