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Healthy Homes for All: Dr. Chalupka Receives
Grant from the
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
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In honor of 'May
is Better Hearing and Speech Month,' the
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)
partnered on a project with Deb Cashman, speech-language pathologist at Chandler
Magnet School. Graduate students from the CSD Department presented an 'Ears
are For Listening: Voices are for Speaking' (ELVS) program to third grade
students from Chandler Magnet School. Several students drew posters that are now
hanging in the hallway outside room 115 in the Ghosh Science Center. CSD
students judged the posters and the top 3 vote-getters received gift
certificates to Barnes and Nobel.
A Simulation User’s Network (SUN) Group workshop hosted by the
WSC Department of Nursing this
past Friday was a great success. The Vital Sim Workshop was attended by
representatives of nine regional colleges, Blackstone Valley Vocational High
School and Brockton Hospital School of Nursing. The educational sessions were
run by Shaun McGovern and Tara Landry of Laerdal Medical Corporation.
Participants reviewed the use of Vital Sim scenarios during two hands-on
break-out sessions. Many compliments were received for the Ghosh Science Center
and the Departments’ Health Assessment and Skills labs. There are plans for
future SUN workshops to be hosted by other participants.
Rodney Oudan (Business
Administration/Economics) recently published an article titled 'Advertising
Advantage' in the Worcester Business Journal. The article provides advice on how
to plan an effective advertising campaign and the key elements necessary for a
successful campaign. The article offers good recommendations for senior
management personnel in these difficult economic times.
To see photo galleries from the Class of 2009 commencement,
and hooding ceremonies
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Spring Volume of Peer-Reviewed Online Journal Launched
Volume 1, Number 2 of Currents in Teaching and Learning,
WSC’s new peer-reviewed electronic journal, is now online at
Individual articles can be read online or the entire issue can be downloaded.
was launched in Fall 2008 by the Worcester State College Center for Teaching and
Learning to foster exchanges among reflective teacher-scholars
across the disciplines, to explore issues and challenges facing teachers today,
and to improve teaching and learning in higher education.
Published twice a year, Currents carries short
teaching reports, longer research, theoretical, or conceptual essays, book
reviews, announcements of work in progress, and selected “Current Clips & Links”
featuring interesting teaching-and-learning-related websites.
is reaching out to centers and networks of teaching and learning within the
Colleges of the Worcester Consortium, the region, and the wide world
beyond. Submissions come in from all across the United States and from abroad as
The spring 2009 issue carries articles, reports, and reviews
from contributors in Connecticut and Massachusetts (including Worcester State
College and Fitchburg State College), Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, and
Nevada. There are also links to websites created at colleges, universities, and
other non-profit institutions from Maine to Singapore.
Topics covered in the spring 2009 issue of Currents
include, among others: a “basic toolkit” for new and early-career faculty with
advice and resources for managing a whole range of challenging classroom
situations; a case for the importance of writing across the curriculum, and a
teaching report making a case and offering a strategy for teaching reading
across the disciplines.
Interested in receiving a free subscription to Currents? Click
here to subscribe. You
will then be notified when each new issue becomes available online, and will
receive (very infrequent) calls for submissions and other announcements.
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2009: Author Institute
Dates: June 24 -26, 29 & 30
Time: 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $650.00 - Graduate and professional
development credit awarded
Location: Student Center - Blue Lounge
Authors for 2009
Wednesday, June 24 – Barry Moser
Thursday, June 25 – TBA
Friday, June 26 – Marissa Moss
Monday, June 29 – Vera Williams
Tuesday, June 30 – Mary Ann Hoberman
The Author Institute is held each year at the end of June
and features notable and award winning authors who present to graduate students
and teachers from across New England. It takes place over a one week period and
features a different children’s author each day. The presenters/authors work
diligently to present not only their literature, but also a variety of genre’s
and literacy elements, ways to motivate and develop student interest in
literature and authoring and formalizes teacher based activities and creativity
for classroom use and interest in writing by both teachers and students. The day
consists of author presentations, background to the literature being presented,
roundtable discussions and activities, personal insight into author process and
life experience and author signing. Author and book interest and readability
levels span from K through the middle grades/school.
more info and registration, click here.
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Healthy Homes for All: Dr. Chalupka
United States Department of Housing and
A three-year $897,000 grant from the United States
Department of Housing and Urban Development will aid
Dr. Stephanie Chalupka (Nursing) and Dr. David Turcotte, of
UMass Lowell, with their initiative
Healthy Homes for All:
Improving Children’s Health in Diverse Communities.
A major challenge faced by current efforts to reach at-risk families with
healthy homes messages and remediation is that among those groups most urgently
needing these interventions and education are the highly diverse new immigrant
groups in the United States.
The number of immigrant households is rapidly increasing, particularly
where healthy homes problems are most acute, such as in inner cities and low
income neighborhoods. If healthy
homes interventions are to be successful and sustainable, then we must discover
better ways to reach these diverse groups.
The partnership proposing this project is highly experienced
in working with diverse communities; the partnership brings together the
outreach arm of the city’s only university, the housing authority, the largest
CDC, multi-service community action agency and community health center, a first
time home buyers education program and a multi-member faith-based organization.
The proposed demonstration draws on our team’s unique
experience in developing cross-cultural healthy homes interventions and
impacting the quality of housing to:
Show how our institutional partners can further develop their capacity to
improve residential environments of low income, diverse families with young
asthmatic children by providing training and technical assistance to their
Show how interventions with these diverse families can lower exposures to
in-home hazards and improve the health of children.
Show how increased knowledge and capacity among our institutional partners,
diverse first time home buyers and tenants leads to sustainable and healthy
change and outcomes.
The planned demonstration will take place in
Lowell is an ideal community in which to test out these procedures
because (a) the population is highly diverse and includes many different
immigrant groups from Africa, Asia, and Central and South America, (b) the
immigrant first time homeowner and landlord population is rapidly growing, (c)
the quality of the housing stock suffers from chronic deficiencies, and (d)
Lowell has a health infrastructure including a community health center that are
strongly committed to addressing the health-related problems caused by poor
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EVENT PLANNING CALENDAR FOR 2009-2010
Planning Calendar meeting was held on May 7th and has been completed. Instead of
distributing via paper memo you may access it at
Many student organizations and departments have reserved
dates for the upcoming year. Please use this calendar in planning any future
events to try and avoid similar events on the same day or major events that may
conflict with other events already being planned.
For those of you who attended please carefully double check
the calendar to make sure it is accurate. In some cases a room change had to be
made but just about every event that was brought up at the meeting was able to
Academic and administrative departments should contact
Lynda Shusta at
firstname.lastname@example.org with any
changes or questions. Student organizations and their advisors should contact
Don't forget to add your event to the online
campus calendar and contact
the Office of Public Relations and Marketing at ext. 8018 to help promote your
event on campus and to the local press.
CHARTWELLS SUMMER HOURS/MEAL PLANS
Lancers Loft Dining Hall will be open for summer hours
Monday, May 18th.
Door rates and hours of operation will be as follows:
8:30 -10:15 a.m. Breakfast $4.25 (Cooked to Order)
10:15 -11:30 a.m. Continental
11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Lunch $5.75
*Special Offer* Purchase a 30-lunch only meal plan for $160
($5.33 per meal)
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SUMMER ALL SPORTS CAMP
Athletics will be hosting their All Sports Camp from July 27-31. The camp is
open to kids ages 8-13. The aim is to teach the essentials of the many sports:
baseball, football, floor hockey, basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee,
kickball, track, stickball, and soccer. Kids are separated into groups of their
own age. Each camper is taught the fundamentals of each sport through a series
of talks, demonstrations and drills. Games are played each morning and
afternoon. Campers leave a harder worker, with better skills, and more
confidence. All sessions are designed for individual improvement. Camp structure
allows equal time for instruction and
enjoyment. Kids have a blast!
here for a brochure or call Coach Dirk Baker at
GIRLS SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP
The WSC women's basketball team will be hosting
their 13th annual Girls Basketball Camp, July 20-24 for girls ages 7-16. The
coaching staff and players are committed to providing campers with personal
attention to improve their fundamentals, and develop their skills and teamwork
during game situations. Kids leave camp with improved skills, enthusiasm and
motivation for basketball!
Click here for a brochure or call Coach Karen Tessmer at
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Julie Carmel on the birth of her twin
boys on May 15.
Aidan Stephen born 10:37 p.m., 5lbs 7 oz
Dylan George born 10:39 p.m., 5 lbs 8 oz
Good luck to Dennis Lindblom,
Director of Disability Services and Dr. Joshua Aisiku
(Education) on their retirement from Worcester State College.
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WSC IN THE NEWS
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name building for noted alumna
Worcester Business Journal (6/8/09)
Worcester State College plans to name its newly renovated administration
building after alumna, professor and administrator Helen G. ...
WSC building, theater to get names
Telegram & Gazette (6/8/09)
The Worcester State College Board of Trustees is expected to vote tonight to
name the college's ...
Telegram & Gazette (6/7/09)
The Sol Boskind Award was presented to students Mary Jane Rosati of Worcester
State College, ....
Telegram & Gazette
Worcester State College nursing graduate Kimberly Harmon, founder and CEO of
Harmon Home Health in Worcester, is one of three female entrepreneurs profiled
Easton's Hart, East Bridgewater's Dowd earn college baseball honors
Two local college baseball standouts received significant honors
on Wednesday for their accomplishments this season. Worcester State College ...
Searching for early man
Telegram & Gazette (5/27/09)
Excerpt: ...Jeremy M. DeSilva,
assistant professor of biology and an anthropologist at Worcester State College,
thinks there’s one thing they could not do like chimpanzees.
Worcester Business Journal (5/25/09)
Rodney Oudan is an associate professor of marketing at Worcester State College.
He can be reached at......
More college baseball honors for Easton's Hart
Easton Journal (5/23/09)
The honors keep piling up for Worcester State College center fielder Matt Hart
of Easton following his sensational senior season. ...
The challenge of the Armenian Genocide for the 21st century
The Armenian Reporter (5/21/09)
Mr. Theriault, an associate professor of philosophy at Worcester State College,
delivered these remarks on April 22, at the Armenian Genocide ...
Crafts center agreement a nice fit
Telegram & Gazette (5/20/09)
One has college students, the other has crafts studios. Put them together and
you have a creative deal being worked out between Worcester State College and
Easton's Hart had a baseball season to remember at Worcester State
Matt Hart of Easton batted .426 with 69 hits in 44 games and stole 27 bases in
27 attempts for Worcester State College. By Jim Fenton Matt Hart was not ...
Rona Balco chosen as Unsung Heroine of 2009
The Bolton Common (5/19/09)
She and her husband, John, have enjoyed taking courses at Worcester State
College. Rona scored a 98 on an exam in Plants and Society, and — at last — took
Mass. officials make available renewable energy bonds
The Journal of New England Technology
Others, including solar installations at state universities such as Worcester
State College, Mount Wachusett Community College, North Shore Community ...
Salute to Nurses 2009
An example to her students - Faculty Honoree: Barbara Giguere
Boston Globe (5/14/09)
Excerpt: Barbara Giguere wrote her doctoral thesis on nursing pioneer
Florence Nightingale, and for many students over her nearly 30-year teaching
career, Giguere has been a similarly inspiring and illuminating influence.
'Hobbit' was a dwarf with large feet [pdf]
"It is a fascinating specimen — a combination of puzzling features never seen
together before," says Jeremy DeSilva, a palaeoanthropologist at Worcester State