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(Education) lead a three hour long workshop, "Get Lost in Japan," on April 28
for Professional Development Teachers. The workshop allowed teachers to become
immersed in the Japanese Culture in order to learn about the schools, teaching
practices, and customs of Japan through
Ms. Bebas’experience as a participant in the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund
Teacher (JFMF) Program. The JFMF Program, which is sponsored by the Government
of Japan, provides U.S.
educators with fully-funded study tours of Japan
in order to increase the understanding between the people of Japan and the United States. The educators who
participate in the program share their experiences with fellow Americans upon
return to the U.S.
The “Get Lost in Japan”
Workshop included a presentation of Ms. Bebas’ experiences in
Nagasaki, and Unzen, Japan.
She discussed Japan schools, Americans’ misconceptions about Japanese culture,
and delved into such topics as school curricula, industry, history, and
Through the workshop, teachers will have hopefully gained a
better understanding of Japanese Culture and acquired the knowledge and skills
to go back to their classrooms and implement a unit on Japan.
Lisa Krissoff Boehm
(Urban Studies) has published her new book,
Making a Way
out of No Way: African American Women and the Second Great Migration
(University Press of Mississippi, 2009.) Boehm presented a poster on the
book at the Worcester Colleges Consortium Research Event on March 26, and gave a
talk at Schuler Bookstore in Grand Rapids Michigan on April 7, and a talk at the
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on April 9. On April 20, Boehm spoke at the
Worcester Women’s History Project Research Celebration at Assumption College.
On April 6, an interview was broadcast on Grand Rapids Public Radio about the
book. She has also been granted support from the American Antiquarian
Society for picture and document research on
Urban Reader: History and Theory, which Boehm is co-editing with
Steven Corey (Urban Studies).
Stephen A. Morreale
(Criminal Justice) provided a presentation at the Massachusetts College of
Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The
presentation was focused on regulation, compliance and fraud in the pharmacy and
pharmaceutical industries. In
attendance were students in the Masters and Doctor of Pharmacy programs from
both the Worcester and Manchester, NH campuses.
Professor Morreale also presented at the 2009 Compliance Institute of the
Health Care Compliance Association in Las Vegas, NV.
Professor Morreale presented “Cost
Conscious Compliance: Promoting Integrity and Maximizing Results with Limited
Resources.” Attendees included
Health Care Compliance Officers, Internal Auditors, Medicare and Medicaid
regulators, Corporate Attorneys, Medical Directors, Health Care
Attorneys, Nursing Managers and Billing Compliance Mangers.
Franklin Rosenberg, Catherine
Milkowski, and Joan Safford,
all students in UR 103 Introduction to Women’s Studies, gave talks based on
their oral history research at the Worcester Women’s History Project Research
Celebration at Assumption College, Monday, April 20. Their oral histories, part
of the Worcester Women’s History Project oral history initiative, will be
archived at the Schlesinger Library for the History of Women in America, at
(Visual and Performing Arts) will have her first New York solo show “Segments”
from May 14 –June 1. The opening reception for the artist will be on Thursday,
May 14, 6-8 p.m., Kouros Gallery, 23 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021,
More information at:
A paper by Catherine
Wilcox-Titus (Visual and Performing Arts), titled “Adel
Abdessemed: Human Gestures, Political Realities,” has been accepted at the
Southeastern College Art Conference for the annual conference in Mobile,
Alabama, in October. The panel addresses how artists respond to social issues.
This paper examines Abdessemed’s attempts to navigate the troubling and
sometimes absurd collisions of the vulnerabilities of human bodies with larger
historical forces, in this case the conflict that originate in the Middle East.
Like much of the best contemporary political art, his work avoids polemics for
an exploration of the complexities and nuances of the present moment.
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Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society
Holds 2009 Induction Ceremony
The Worcester State College Lambda Kappa chapter of the
Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society held its 2009 induction ceremony last Thursday.
This year’s inductees have demonstrated leadership and scholarship while
balancing academics, family, professional lives and community involvement.
The following students were inducted at this year’s event:
Jean Paul Ahearn, Debora Franco, Golda Guella, Cindy Krainski, Justin
Leroux, Nguyen Nguyen, Megan Oliver, Joshua Sawyer and Linda St. Germain.
Also inducted, but unable to attend the ceremony were Bonita Decker,
Rudi Hauptmann, Timothy Johnson, Susan Olson and Reagan Savas.
Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society the recognizes students who
attend a significant number of classes during the evening and who earn a grade
point average of 3.7 or higher after 30 credits or more at the college. Dr.
Bobbi Kyle, Chapter Councilor and Associate Dean of Graduate and Continuing
Education and Dr. William H. White, Associate Vice President for Continuing
Education and Outreach and Dean of the Graduate School, presided over the
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Exceeds Goal, Raises $23k
for Three Local Shelters
the economy, the Worcester State College Student Government Association (SGA)
hosted their 18th auction on March 26th in a standing-room-only Blue Lounge and
exceeded their goal of $22,000. Donations continued to come in after the auction
and on April 27 the auction chairs presented all the proceeds to three local
Representatives from the SGA
presented $23,079 among the Mustard Seed Foundation, which provides food and
emergency services for the city’s homeless; Abby’s House, a local shelter for
homeless women and Sherry’s House, a place for Central New England families of
children with cancer.
The auction was made possible by a group of volunteer students, staff, and
alumni of Worcester State College. All of the items for the auction are donated
by area businesses and families.
Auction chairs are Lindsay Durell,
Melissa Greenlaw, and Elizabeth Rooney. The
Auction Advisor is Andrea Wamboldt.
SGA is a student run government organization at Worcester State College that
serves as a delegate for the entire population of undergraduate students. SGA
serves as the primary advocate of students’ rights and is involved with forming
the College policy.
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Over 20 WSC Students Participate in 15th Annual Massachusetts Undergraduate
Friday, May 1, 22 Worcester State College students traveled to UMass Amherst to
participate in the 15th Annual Massachusetts Undergraduate Research
Conference—the biggest one yet, with 550 students from all over the
Commonwealth. WSC students gave individual and group poster presentations and
delivered talks, describing their projects and responded to questions
articulately and with great enthusiasm.
Eleven faculty members from five different departments sponsored the student
presentations, many of which had
grown out of research conducted in
The Chemistry Department put forward the largest number of students, with
King, Ryan Knihtila, Jason Kost, Christina Lovell, Wyatt Merrill, Lucas Miller,
Margaret Nguyen, and Patrick Sargent all giving poster
presentations sponsored by
Professor Eihab Jaber. Also from Chemistry, Keith Dusoe
gave an oral presentation, sponsored by Professor Meghna Dilip.
Jessica Sargent and Adham Chebbani presented a
poster under the guidance of Professor Margaret Kerr. Poster presentations by Hawa Fall and Ericca Lucht
were sponsored by Professors John Goodchild and Jeffry
Three English majors gave oral presentations: Karl Hartshorn, Steven
Lori Stokes, sponsored by Professors Josna Rege,
Kenneth Gibbs, and Sharon Yang respectively.
Economics major Katie Seller also gave an oral presentation,
sponsored by Professor William O’Brien.
students Paraskevi Berdos, Lauren Burgess, Christopher Hanks,
and Ilyse Sugar gave a joint poster presentation under the
guidance of Professor Carlos Fontes.
From the Geography Department, Dariusz Chlebica gave a poster
presentation, sponsored by Professor Douglas Frink.
Professor Josna Rege, Department of Languages and Literature,
served as the WSC campus contact for the conference. Thanks to all the
participants, students and faculty alike, who made extraordinary efforts at an
extremely busy time of year, and congratulations to the graduating seniors.
Top photo (l to r): Christina Lovell, Jessica Sargent, Keith
Dusoe, Margaret Nguyen, Adham Chebbani; Bottom photo: Professor
Carlos Fontes, Paraskevi Berdos, Ilyse Sugar, Lauren Burgess, Christopher Hanks.
Photos by Josna Rege.
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SUMMER ALL SPORTS CAMP
Athletics will be hosting their All Sports Camp from July 27-31. The camp is
open to kids ages 8-13. The aim is to teach the essentials of the many sports:
baseball, football, floor hockey, basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee,
kickball, track, stickball, and soccer. Kids are separated into groups of their
own age. Each camper is taught the fundamentals of each sport through a series
of talks, demonstrations and drills. Games are played each morning and
afternoon. Campers leave a harder worker, with better skills, and more
confidence. All sessions are designed for individual improvement. Camp structure
allows equal time for instruction and
enjoyment. Kids have a blast!
here for a brochure or call Coach Dirk Baker at
GIRLS SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP
The WSC women's basketball team will be hosting
their 13th annual Girls Basketball Camp, July 20-24 for girls ages 7-16. The
coaching staff and players are committed to providing campers with personal
attention to improve their fundamentals, and develop their skills and teamwork
during game situations. Kids leave camp with improved skills, enthusiasm and
motivation for basketball!
Click here for a brochure or call Coach Karen Tessmer at
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
Be an activist and help reduce mental health stigma!
"Stigma results in fear, mistrust, and violence against people
living with mental illnesses. Stigma prevents people from receiving needed
mental health services. Stigma is a barrier and discourages individuals from
getting the help they need due to fear of being discriminated against." -SAMHSA
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Hidden Scientific Research at Worcester State
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Worcester State College will come to the rescue of the 153-year-old crafts
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That simplicity was attractive to Worcester State College, which expects the
installation of 540 solar panels on the roof of its Learning Resource Center to
North Easton's Matt Hart dominates Worcester State's
Boston Globe (5/7/09)
Then dig a little bit deeper, and the essence of Matt Hart, a senior leadoff
hitter extraordinaire for the Worcester State College baseball team,
Real World 101 - College grads face tight job market
Telegram & Gazette (5/7/09)
“Don't give up,” said Marcia Eagleson, director of career services at Worcester
State College. “Start thinking about broadening your options. ...
Medford's Kevin Hayes wows them at Worcester State
Wicked Local.com - Medford (5/5/09)
Former Medford High baseball co-captain Kevin Hayes has been a busy man at
Worcester State College.