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

Mon., Mar. 1, 2010 

Around Campus
In the News


WSC Named to National Honor
Roll for Community Service

Study Finds Massachusetts State Colleges
cost nearly 30% less than average
New England public university

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Sudha Swaminathan's (Physical and Earth Sciences) manuscript titled "Calculation of Density Matrices in the Formation of Positronium" has been accepted for publication in Physical Review A, a refereed journal of the American Physical Society.

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Save the Date:
Mar. 10 - World Series Trophies
Mar. 26 - Autographs with two-time Superbowl champion Jarvis Green

The SGA Auction Committee will be hosting two fundraiser events leading up to the 19th Annual Auction to benefit homeless and children in need on March 26th.

March 10, 2010 :: World Series Trophies
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Student Center, One Lancer Place (near food court)
Get your picture taken with the World Series Trophies
The 2004 and 2007 World Series Trophies will be at WSC for a photo opportunity. For $2 bring your own camera or have a photo taken and emailed. All proceeds go to the auction's three local organizations.

March 26, 2010 :: Jarvis Green
4:30 - 6 p.m.

Student Center, North/South Auditorium
Come meet NFL Star Jarvis Green and get his autograph preceding the auction. $15.00 donation to have a personal item autographed. Additional items will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to the auction's three local organizations.

Since the auction began, the SGA has contributed over $175,000 in proceeds to those in need. This year's goal is $24,000 to benefit 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.

Don't miss your chance to make a difference!
Full details in next week's newsletter.

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"Career Driver Game of Life" N.A.S.C.A.R

Faculty, please tell your students about this event on Tuesday (Mar. 2) at
5:00 p.m. - "Career Driver Game of Life" N.A.S.C.A.R. (Network Assess Strategize Collaborate Align Research). This is an event for juniors and seniors in the Blue Lounge. Students will be able to navigate through seven pit stops: career assessment, resume writing, interviewing tips, cover letter pointers, dressing for success, job search techniques, and planning for graduate school. Free food, drinks, and prizes.

WSC College Police to Host Active Shooter Training
-Presentation Open to Faculty and Staff-

On Monday, March 15, 2010, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. the Worcester State College Police will be participating in Active Shooter Training. This training will be provided by the Massachusetts State Police S.T.O.P. team. (Special Tactical OPerations).

The training consists of a two-phase approach; Phase 1 is a two-hour classroom block consisting of a PowerPoint presentation and classroom discussion of first responder issues at critical incidents, specifically Active Shooter Scenarios. Worcester State College faculty and staff are welcome to attend this portion but should register with LT. Kapurch at Once the classroom portion is complete, those attending will be escorted from the Eager Auditorium and Building.

For Phase 2, the Sullivan Building will be closed to everyone except those attending the Active Shooter portion of the training. All exterior doors will be locked and signs labeled "Police Training Do Not Enter" will be posted on each door. It's imperative that the building remains uncompromised during this period.

The S.T.O.P. team has trained over 300 hundred agencies and 4000 officers since 2000. There will be approximately 12 State Police Cruisers parked on campus in the rear of the Sullivan Building. The Worcester Fire Department has been notified and the building will be placed on telephone alert until training commences. The date of this event (Spring Break) was chosen to minimize the impact on the campus.

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

Video games of war dazzle, yet lack context, prof says

In a lecture last week at Worcester State College, Ms. Huntemann, co-editor of the book ?Joystick Soldiers: The Politics of Play in Military Video Games,? ...

Friends team up to create game, company

... concept for the game while in a discrete mathematics class, studying such concepts as countable sets and finite mathematics, at Worcester State College. ...

Meet Isabel - Intern at CommunityBuild

Isabel is in her senior year at Worcester State College (WSC),
working toward a Bachelors degree in Community Health. Her second job is at the Latino Education Institute (LEI) where she...

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Tues., Mar. 2

Dr. Barbara Love presents "Promoting
Brotherhood &

Student Center,
South Aud.

2:30 p.m.

Wed., Mar. 3

Tom Ingrassia
presents "The
Supremes as
Cultural Icons

Student Center,
Blue Lounge

11:30 a.m.

Thurs., Mar. 4

Women's Studies

Student Center,
Blue Lounge

10:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Fri., Mar. 5

Hope for Haiti
Dance Expose

Sullivan Aud.
7 p.m.


Wed., Mar. 10

Get your picture
taken with the
World Series

Student Center,
One Lancer Place
(near food court)

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thurs., Mar. 11

Chasing Childhood
Student Center,
North/South Aud.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


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