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

Mon., Feb. 22, 2010 

Around Campus
In the News


WSC to Host "Meeting David Wilson" as
part of Diversity Lecture Series

WSC Center for Community Media to
Present: Joystick Soldiers: The history
and future of video games, popular
culture and the military

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Stephanie Chalupka (Nursing) has been named to the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) Health & Environment
Advisory Committee

The focus of NEEF's Health and Environment Program is to advance environmental knowledge among health professionals to improve the public's health with a special emphasis on children and underserved populations.

Through the development of national agendas, curriculum integration, and strategic partnerships, NEEF is a catalyst for incorporating environmental health into health care provider education and practice. NEEF programs place a special emphasis on protecting children and other populations disproportionately impacted by environmental pollutants. Also named to the advisory committee were Allen Dearry, PhD, of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Andrew M. Pope, PhD, of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Chalupka also recently authored "Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid in Primary and Secondary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention" which was published in the AAOHN Journal.

Stephen A. Morreale (Criminal Justice) served in a variety of roles at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Conference in San Diego, Calif., in February. Professor Morreale served as the Moderator for a roundtable discussion titled "The Academic and Pracademic in Criminal Justice Education." Discussants included: Dr. James E. McCabe, Sacred Heart University; Dr. George Kain, Western Connecticut State University; Dr. Rob Hanser, University of Louisiana at Monroe, and Dr. Michael O. Foley, Western Connecticut State University.

Professor Morreale also: served as Chair of the Organizational Change and the Police panel; presented a paper co-authored with Andrea Workman, Walden University, titled "The Challenge of Transforming Police Agencies: Addressing Culture, Behavior, Expectations and Accountability;" presented on the topic "Teaching Fraud Examination: Criminal Justice in Partnership with Business Departments;" and served as a discussant on the topic of "Doing More with Less: Meta-Leadership Solutions to Recession Cuts within Municipal Police Departments," with Dr. Maria (Maki) Haberfeld, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, P.J. Ortmeier, Grossmont Community College; and Charles Lieberman, New Haven University.

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Students vs. Faculty:
Who can raise more money for Haiti?

A friendly competition for a good cause. Help WSC raise $10,000 towards Haiti relief. Donations can be made at the following day/time/locations:

Tuesday, March 2
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Science & Tech Lobby

Wednesday, March 3
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Student Center - Top of Ramp

Thursday, March 4th
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sullivan "T"

Relief efforts continue around campus. Check out some comedy tonight with Humor for Haiti featuring Jeff Havens at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Blue Lounge, free nacho bar and $2 suggested donation.

The WSC Dance Team will be hosting a Hope for Haiti Expose on Friday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Auditorium. The expose will feature performances by students from WSC, Suffolk University, Clark University, WPI and more ($5 General, $3 w/ Student ID).

Also, the Criminal Justice Club is currently selling hooded sweatshirts, with a portion of the proceeds going to Haiti relief. Check out for all the details.

Save the Date: Dr. Barbara Love presents "Promoting Brotherhood and Sisterhood"

Dr. Love is an assistant professor at UMass Amherst in the School of Education. Her teaching examines social justice facilitation and designs, internalized domination and subordination, multicultural organizational development, models for liberation and empowerment, classism, racism, sexism. Dr. Love has written on issues of equity in education, social justice facilitator, self-awareness, factors affecting the organizational participation of women and people of color, and internalized oppression among African Americans.

Save the Date: Tom Ingrassia presents
"The Supremes as Cultural Icons"

Tom Ingrassia is an accomplished music journalist with over 25 articles printed in music publications ranging from "Billboard" and "Goldmine" to "Record Auction Monthly," "Soul Survivor" and "San Francisco Hot Ticket." He collaborated with Barbara Alston on her autobiography, "There's No Other" and edited Carl Gardener's (of The Coasters) autobiography, "Yakety Yak, I Fought Back." He also worked with Mary Wilson on a coffee table book about her life with The Supremes, as well as being the Creative Director of Supreme Legacy, the merchandising division of Mary Wilson Enterprises, from 2001 to 2004.

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Worcester "Give a Book" Drive

Worcester State College will once again participate in the annual Worcester "Give A Book" Drive. Thanks to your generosity, WSC has donated over 1,000 books in the last two years.

The drive is put on by "Worcester: The City that Reads" committee which is led by school committee member John Monfredo and former city councilor Gary Rosen.

The goal of the city-wide book drive is to collect K-8 level books for distribution by the Worcester Public Schools to students who don't have the means to obtain adequate books for summer reading. New or gently used books would be greatly appreciated.

Books will be collected until the end of April in the Public Relations and Marketing Office (Admin Building, Room 212). If you have any questions or need a helping hand getting them to the office, please call 508-929-8018. Thank You!!

Auction Raffle for Red Sox Tickets
The 19th Annual SGA Auction to Benefit the Homeless and Children in Need in holding a raffle for two (2) bleacher seats in Section 36, row 24 to see the Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers on Thursday, April 22 at 7:10 p.m.

Raffle Ticket Prices:
1 ticket--$3.00
2 tickets--$5.00
5 tickets (1 book)--$10.00

Drawing will be held the night of the 19th Annual SGA Auction: Friday, March, 26,2010. All Proceeds will benefit the Mustard Seed, Abby's House, and Sherry's House. Get your tickets from Josh Katz in Residence Life (WH-104)or Andrea Wamboldt in the Academic Success Center (A-119). *NEED NOT BE PRESENT AT DRAWING TO WIN* Go to for more info on the auction.

Just Released - Chorale Reunion Concert CD
The WSC Chorale has just released their Reunion Concert CD, recorded at WSC on November 7, 2009, celebrating 20 years of excellence in chorale. The CD is $10 (payable to WSC Chorale) and is available in the Visual and Performing Arts Department (LRC 130). For more info, call 508-929-8824 or email

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Making their voices heard

Historian Lisa Krissoff Boehm, a professor of urban studies at Worcester State College, served as a professional consultant on the project and made the ...

Basketball is family affair for Charettes

A 5-foot-7 sophomore guard at Worcester State College, Kaleigh started playing at the New Bedford YMCA when she was five years old. ...

Ashley Beck takes another step toward Broadway

While she wants to be on Broadway, she is also working on plan B ? elementary education, which she is pursuing at Worcester State College. ...

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Mon., Feb. 22

Humor for Haiti
w/Jeff Havens

Student Center,
Blue Lounge

7 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 23

Women's Basketball
vs. Westfield State

6 p.m.

Men's Basketball
vs. Fitchburg State

8 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 25

David Wilson:
A Conversation
about Race
in America"

Student Center,
Blue Lounge

11:30 a.m.

"Joystick Soldiers:
The history and
future of video
games, pop culture
and the military"

Ghosh Center
Room 102

3 p.m.


Tues., March 2

Brotherhood &

Student Center,
South Aud.

2:30 p.m.

Wed., March 3

"The Supremes
as Cultural Icons"

Student Center,
Blue Lounge

11:30 a.m.

Fri., March 5

Hope for Haiti
Dance Expose

Sullivan Aud.
7 p.m.
$3 w/student id
$5 general


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