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

Mon., February 1, 2010 

Around Campus
In the News


WSC Announces Appointment of Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

College Offers Free Tax Prep
by IRS Certified Volunteers

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WSC students in Professor Brad Bryan's (Biology) class performed preclinical development of a pharmacological therapeutic which they showed successfully reduced melanoma tumor growth. As a result their research was recently published in Oncology Reports (2010, Volume 23, pages 861-867. Click here for a pdf of the article.

Steven H. Corey (Urban Studies) contributed the article "Pedagogy and Place: Merging Urban and Environmental History with Active Learning" to the Journal of Urban History's January 2010 edition, pages 28-41.

Abstract: Exposing undergraduates to history first-hand through the active learning process is an effective and rewarding way to help them learn about the evolution and nature of urban life. This article highlights the experience of an urban studies professor in implementing active learning models and inquiry-based exercises into four separate undergraduate courses; an interdisciplinary introductory course in urban studies, a survey course in American urban history, an upper-level class in environmental history and public policy, and a specialized course on community development and urban renewal. It argues that a wide variety of local sources can be used to illustrate larger urban trends and environmental themes while at the same time exciting students about becoming scholars, public policy professionals, and informed citizens.

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ARTSWorcester Consortium Student
Art Show Opening Night - Feb. 6

The ARTSWorcester Consortium Student Art Show will be opening Saturday, February 6th from 6-9 p.m. Jurors this year are William Rudolph, curator of American art from the Worcester Art Museum, and Antonio Fonseca, a local painter who has exhibited internationally. The opening reception is from 6-9 p.m. with refreshments and music. All are welcome. The show will be on view at the Aurora Gallery at ARTSWorcester 660 Main Street from February 6th to March 6th. Gallery hours are Tuesday 1 - 4 pm; Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays 10:00 am - 4 pm; Saturday 1 - 4 pm or by appointment (call or email).

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2010-2011 Scholarship Applications Now Available

Please spread the word to your students. It's time for students to apply for Worcester State College's 2010-2011 academic scholarships. This year's directory features more than 100 named scholarships. They are available to a wide variety of class years, majors, backgrounds, and interests, as well as varying levels of academic success and financial need. Please tell your students that they can learn more by getting their very own copy of the 2010-2011 scholarship directory at the Financial Aid Office. It is also available online at To be eligible for consideration, students must complete an application and individual essay for each scholarship they apply for. Applications and essays are due to the Financial Aid Office on Thursday, April 1. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 508-929-8056.

Craft Center Faculty Art Show - Feb. 4th
Please join Worcester State College Visual and Performing Arts faculty and students and students and faculty from the Worcester Center for Crafts (WCC) for the reopening of the Gallery at the Craft Center on February 4th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments and the recent work of Craft Center Faculty.

Fall 2009 Student Org Leader Honor Roll
The Student Center/Student Activities Office has developed an honor roll for student leaders at Worcester State College. Officers of the undergraduate classes, major organizations, special interest groups, and honor societies, who complete ten or more credits and receive a GPA of 3.2 or more during the previous semester, are eligible. The names of those who were named to the Fall 2009 Honor Roll are listed here. The Student Center/Student Activities is also pleased to announce that 63% of all eligible student leaders received this honor. These students are to be commended for maintaining high grades while also contributing to community life at Worcester State College.

Chorale Singing Valentines
For those seeking a unique and unforgettable way for cupid's arrow to strike this Valentine's Day, the Worcester State College Chorale offers performance of an a cappella Singing Valentine. Singing Valentines may be booked at any location in the Worcester area at any time of day during Valentine's Day weekend February 12, 13, and 14. The Chorale will go to the location at the designated time and serenade the loved one with 2 love songs, deliver 3 roses and provide a personalized card. Trade in teddy bears and heart-shaped boxes for this unique Valentine's Day gift. Cupid's arrow may strike on a perfectly harmonized musical note by the WSC Chorale. To book a Singing Valentine, please contact Nicole Raczynski at 774-200-3056 or email

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Title Change:

Marion Catacchio, Director of Financial Records, Institutional Advancement

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**Please Note - Links to online articles may
no longer be available after a certain period of time.**

Worcester State Hires New VP

Worcester State College has named Charles Cullum as its new provost and vice president for academic affairs.

'Regional icon' of Bulfinch in focus

Thomas E. Conroy, an urban studies professor at Worcester State College, told the audience the Harvard University graduate was not formally trained as an ...

Area colleges boost Haiti relief efforts

Worcester State College hopes to raise $10000 for earthquake relief and will collect donations at a number of student events. The Student Senate is donating ...

How an old-fashioned grandmother became an Internet superstar (with a little help from her grandson)

The lanky Honig, who has a communications degree from Worcester State College, got the idea for "Feed Me Bubbe'' two years ago when he needed a job and ...

Father passes down love of basketball to his daughter

The coach honed his own basketball career as a freshman on the Worcester State College boys' basketball team. In his first year of play, he was a defensive ...

Binienda announces candidacy for 13th term

His most recent legislative initiative would authorize the state lottery to create a two-dollar ... Quinsigamond Community College and Worcester State College.

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Tues., Feb. 2

Dr. Kweisi Mfume
Sullivan Aud.
7 p.m.
(doors at 6:30 p.m.)

Thurs., Feb. 4

Ice Hockey vs.
Salem State

Horgan Rink
400 Oxford St. North
Auburn, Mass.

5:30 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 6

Women's Basketball
vs. Framingham
State College
3:30 p.m.
Haiti Benefit Event

Ice Hockey vs.
Plymouth State

Horgan Rink 400 Oxford St. North
Auburn, Mass.

4:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball
vs. Framingham
State College
5:30 p.m.
Haiti Benefit Event

COWC Art Exhibition
Opening Night
Aurora Gallery
660 Main St.
Worcester, Mass

6-9 p.m.


Tues., Feb. 9

Women's Basketball
vs. Fitchburg State

6 p.m.

Men's Basketball
vs. Fitchburg State

8 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 13

Ice Hockey vs.
Framingham State

Horgan Rink
400 Oxford St. North
Auburn, Mass.

7:30 p.m.


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