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January 24, 2011 

Around Campus
In the News


WSU and MCPHS Sign Joint Agreement

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Mary Jo Marion, Executive Director of the Latino Education Institute (LEI), was recently awarded a multi-year grant of $150,000 from the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation at Bank of America in support of the expansion of the Latinos Discovering Educational Resources (LIDER) program. Provided on campus, the mission of the LIDER program is to offer Latino families and their children from the city of Worcester with an educational afterschool program that facilitates access to higher education.

The Worcester Center for Crafts, led by interim Executive Director, Carol Donnelly, is pleased to be the recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Fletcher Foundation in support of a new initiative "Windows on Craft." The goal of this project is to expand the Artist-in-Residence program and increase opportunities for youth workshops next year. In addition, the Center was also awarded a $1,750 grant from the Worcester Arts Council in support of the "Hot Night in the City" event scheduled for July, 2011. This summer event will offer visitors exposure to the medium of contemporary craft including wood turning, glass flameworking, blacksmithing, wheel throwing, weaving, and raku firing. Held onsite at the Center, outdoor and indoor studio spaces will offer hands-on demonstrations, a group earth loom project and a neighborhood art activity.

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Name Change: Worcester State University Speech-Language-Hearing Center

Dr. Linda Larrivee, Chair, Communication Sciences & Disorders

The Worcester State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic located in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department has a long history on this campus of serving both the campus and greater Worcester communities. We have achieved a well-earned respect for the high quality of prevention, assessment, and intervention services that we provide both on campus and in the community. Since the late 1970s, members of the WSU community have enjoyed free or reduced services including hearing testing, speech and language therapy, as well as speech and language assessments for themselves and their family members.

Just as WSC recently changed its name to WSU to reflect its true status, the approval was recently given to change name of the Worcester State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic to The Worcester State University Speech-Language-Hearing Center to reflect our true nature and status. The word “clinic” implies a place in connection with a hospital that is strictly for remediation of specific diseases or disabilities (as in “Orthopedic Clinic”). The use of the term “Clinic” to describe our multiple services is outdated. In reality, we accomplish many tasks, including prevention and maintenance. In addition, we work with individuals with speech-language differences, including accent reduction, and work in partnership with the WSU Intensive English Language Institute (IELI). Thus, the word “Center” as our title is more inclusive and reflects our more inclusive mission.

Members of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department hope that the name change will help the general public and the WSU campus understand the services that we provide. The WSU Speech-Language-Hearing Center provides a variety of services in an all-inclusive facility to meet the communicative needs of individuals of all ages along with their family members.

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Fall 2010 Student Organization Leaders Honor Roll

The Student Center/Student Activities Office is pleased to announce the Fall 2010 Student Organization Leaders Honor Roll and that 70% of all eligible student leaders received this honor. 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. Names are also on display in the Student Activities Office. These students are to be commended for maintaining high grades while also contributing to community life at Worcester State University. To see the full Honor Roll, click here.

Writing Center Now Open for Spring Semester
On Monday, January 24, the Writing Center will officially open for the spring semester. The Center is located in S-306 and will be open M/W from 9am until 8:pm; T/TR from 9-3pm, and on Fridays from 9-1pm. For general information and online submissions visit

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Give the Gift of Song: Chorale to Perform Singing Telegrams on Valentine's Day Weekend
The Worcester State University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Christie Nigro, is now taking reservations to perform singing telegrams throughout the greater Worcester area during the upcoming Valentine's Day weekend.

For a donation of $75.00 Chorale members will come to your off-campus location at a pre-arranged time, present your loved one with a Valentine card and a flower, and perform two a cappella love songs from their current repertoire. For requests on the WSU campus, the donation is $50.

The chorale is available to perform on Friday, February 11 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 12 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday February 13 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday, February 14 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. To arrange a performance, call or sent a text message to Sarah Wilson at 413-320-9530 or by email at

"The group will deliver your message of love to any location within roughly a 15 mile radius of the university," says Dr. Nigro. "Over the years, our singers have performed in local homes, businesses and college dorm rooms and we've provided the soundtrack for many romantic Valentine dinners"

Reservations for this very popular offering will be made on a first-come,
 first-served basis. The annual fundraiser helps support the Chorale's international concert tours, including their upcoming trip to Germany in May.

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Welcome to:

Karen Sharpe who is joining the WSU Institutional Advancement
Office as the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement.

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Charette propels Lancer rally

Telegram & Gazette 1/21/11
Worcester State 71, Bridgewater State 66: Junior guard Kaleigh Charette had 16 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals to lead the visiting Lancers (9-7, 3-1 MASCAC) past the Bears (11-4, 2-2).

WSU, Mass College of Pharmacy Offer Joint Degree
Worcester Business Journal, 1/17/11
Worcester State University and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are working together to make it easier for area students to get a bachelor's degree in nursing.

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Mon., Jan. 24

Board of
Trustees Meeting

Student Center,
Foster Room

6:30 p.m.

Tues., Jan. 25

Women's Basketball
vs. Salem State

6 p.m.

Auditions for
WSU Chorale

Sullivan Auditorium
7 p.m.

Men's Basketball
vs. Salem State

8 p.m.

Sat., Jan 29

Lancers Live!!
Watch a live webcast
of the Lancer Hockey
team as they take on
Westfield State.
5:30 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 30

5th Annual 6-Sunday
Baseball School

WSU Gymnasium
For more info on camps
and clinics, click here.


Tues., Feb. 8

Women's Basketball
vs. Fitchburg State

6 p.m.

Men's Basketball
vs. Fitchburg State

8 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 9

Ice Hockey vs.
Assumption College

Horgan Memorial Rink
400 Oxford St. North
Auburn, Mass.

6:30 p.m

Thurs., Feb. 10

Women's Basketball
vs. Tufts

7 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 12

Women's Basketball
vs. Bridgewater State

3:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs.
Bridgewater State

5:30 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 13

5th Annual 6-Sunday
Baseball School

WSU Gymnasium
For more info on camps
and clinics, click here.


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