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

March 23, 2010 

Around Campus
In the News


"Journey of the Lost Boys" Author
to speak at WSC Tuesday, March 23

WSC Joins Local Colleges in
Worcester Local First Food Drive

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Lisa Krissoff Boehm (Urban Studies) gave two invited talks on March 10, 2010 for the Teaching American History conference for Massachusetts history teachers at Fitchburg State College. Boehm's presentation "Understanding the Second Great Migration from the Perspective of Women," drew on the findings of her book Making a Way out of No Way: African American Women and the Second Great Migration. The book was released in a new paperback edition in February.

Stephanie Chalupka's (Nursing) research on "Sharps Injuries and Other Blood and Body Fluid Exposures Among Home Health Care Nurses and Aides" was published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). Professor Chalupka's co-authors are Drs. Margaret Quinn, Pia Markkanen, David Kriebel, Rebecca Gore, and Catherine Galligan (2009). Professor Chalupka's study was funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH; grant 1RO1 OH008229).

The American Journal of Public Health, the official journal of the American Public Health Association, is dedicated to publication of original work in research, research methods, and program evaluation in the field of public health. The Journal also regularly publishes editorials and commentaries and serves as a forum for health policy analysis. The mission of the Journal is to advance public health research, policy, practice, and education.

Joanne Reidy (Nursing) and Stephanie Chalupka (Nursing) recently had an article published in the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal. The article, "Gestational Diabetes- What comes Next?" discusses the recommended follow-up for women with gestational diabetes who have a 40-60% chance of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus in the years following their pregnancy. The role of the occupational health nurse is important in providing counseling regarding diet, exercise and management options in an effort to mitigate the disease process.

On Saturday, March 6, 2010, David St. Martin (College Police) was
re-appointed as a Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff.

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Campus Community Invited to VPA Event

Worcester State College is proud to offer a new Interdisciplinary Major in Visual and Performing Arts major and we would like for you to experience it first-hand. We are happy to invite you to an event which will allow you to meet our Visual and Performing Arts faculty (if you have not done so) and students, and see our beautiful facilities.

Thursday, March 25

6:00 Welcome; Please join us in the Rotunda,
second floor, Administration Building

6:30 Overview of the Interdisciplinary Major and Theatre Concentration;
Fuller Theatre Administration Building

7:15 Change Location to the Worcester Center for Crafts
located at 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester.

7:30 to 9:00 Overview of Music and Visual Arts Concentrations; Tour of studios; Chorale performance; Art History presentation; opportunity for discussion with faculty and students.

Some of the great things about the VPA major include:
    -- an expanded applied music program
    -- opening of a large college art gallery
    -- new studios for painting, sculpture, printmaking, and digital arts
    -- a newly renovated theatre with state-of-the-art scene and costume shops
    -- an innovative alliance with the Worcester Center for Crafts.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to: Golda Guella @ 508-929-8018 or with the number in your party.

Student Art Show: April 8-29

The Worcester State College Department of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to host their Annual Student Art Show this spring in the WSC Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Ghosh Center. The exhibit will open April 8 with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. It will be on display Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. through April 29.

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Celebration Slated for April 28

This year's Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, set for April 28
from 3-5 in the Gym Building, promises to be bigger and better than ever. Submissions are already coming in, and members of the College's Board of Trustees, Foundation Board, and Alumni Board have been invited to attend.

The event will feature the best examples of work that faculty and students in each discipline have produced in the 2009-10 academic year. Faculty are asked to identify student projects and other work for this event. Each discipline's standards of excellence are to be the guide for inclusion. Posters, book chapters, books, photographs, DVDs, and other media are welcome.

The timeframe for accepted work is May 1, 2009, to April 28, 2010.

To ensure that student and faculty work is included in the event and the booklet of exhibits, please submit project details and a 200-word abstract (if that is appropriate) at no later than April 5.

Direct questions about the event to Bill Hansen, He is coordinating it for Academic Affairs.

Look for further details about the Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity on FacStaff and upcoming editions of enews.

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Borders Bookstore Educator Appreciation Week

Borders is pleased to let you know that they will be hosting Educator Appreciation Week - Friday, March 19 through Saturday, March 27. Educator appreciation events provide us with a great opportunity to let some of the most important members of our communities know that we appreciate them and the work that they do. All current and retired educators, as well as school administrators, will enjoy 30% off your personal and classroom purchases of list priced books, CDs, DVDs, cafe items, gifts & stationery and more when you bring in your current Classroom or Educator Discount Card, educator ID or pay stub. For more information, please visit or

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 1000 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.

Employee Recognition Event
The annual Employee Recognition event, hosted by the Human Resources Office, will be held on May 12, at 3 p.m. in the Blue Lounge. This yearly event recognizes employee milestones and those who have retired and is open to the entire campus community. The Human Resources Office is in the process of putting together the program. A list is currently available of those who will be recognized at this year's event. Click here or visit for a PDF of the list. Please check the list for any errors and omissions. If you have changes, please contact Carol Faron at ext. 8666 or email at

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Brendan Boyle
Institutional Security Officer II
College Police

William Lorch
Institutional Security Officer II
College Police

Jennifer A. Quinn
Staff Assistant, Health & Wellness Educator
Student Affairs

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Area colleges honored for community service

...and Worcester State College were the other area colleges
named to the honor roll.

City urged to pursue federal school money

Mary Jo Marion, executive director of the Latino Education Institute
at Worcester State College, said about half of the students at the
two schools are ...

Armsby Abbey taps into taste for craft beers

"The fact that it's in Worcester and it's working, it's mind-boggling at times," ... from Wachusett Regional High School and Worcester State College. ...

Police tactical team takes WSC by storm --
Training up since Columbine, college shootings

Lt. Jason Kapurch covers the backs of fellow Worcester State College police officers yesterday in a mock room entry during the training exercise. ...

Tetler is honored at the U.S. Supreme Court

He is on the board of trustee at Worcester State College and the director of the Worcester Business Development Corp. He earned a bachelor's degree from ...

Charette Tabbed to All-MASCAC Second Team

Worcester State College sophomore guard and Fairhaven High School graduate Kaleigh Charette was selected to the 2009-2010 MASCAC Women's ...

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Tues., Mar. 23

Joan Hecht presents
"Journey of the
Lost Boys"

Student Center,
Blue Lounge

11:30 a.m.

Baseball vs. Newbury
Logan Field
Mill Street

3:30 p.m.

Softball vs.
Anna Maria

Rockwood Field

5 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Thurs., Mar. 25

Service Learning
Across the

Sullivan Rm. 218
2:30 p.m.

Baseball vs. WPI
WPI Field
100 Institute Road

3:30 p.m.

Fri., Mar. 26

Jarvis Green
Autograph Signing

North/South Aud.
4:30 - 6 p.m.

Auction Preview
Student Center,
Blue Lounge

5-6 p.m.

Have a Heart Auction
Student Center,
Blue Lounge

6 p.m.

Sat. Mar. 27

Baseball vs.
Southern Vermont

Logan Field
539 Mill Street

Noon & 3 p.m.

Softball vs.
Elms College

Rockwood Field

Noon & 2 p.m.


Tues., Mar. 30

Baseball vs.
Endicott College

Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street

3:30 p.m.

Softball vs.
Rhode Island College

Rockwood Field

5 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Wed., Mar. 31

Women's Lacrosse
vs. UMass Dart.

Coughlin Stadium
7 p.m.

Thurs., Apr. 1

"The Global Water
Crisis and the Coming Battle
for the Right to Water"

Student Center
North/South Aud

1 p.m.

Baseball vs.
UMass Boston
Assumption College
500 Salisbury St.

3:30 p.m.

Applications Due
to Fin. Aid Office
by 5 p.m.

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