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WSC Named Princeton Review
"Best in Northeast" for Sixth Year

Administration Building Renovation
Receives a Green Building of America Award





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Maryellen Brisbois authored a book that was published last month and is available on Amazon.com or directly through the publisher https://www.createspace.com/3379942. It is titled "Why I Hated Pink: Confessions of a Breast Cancer Survivor."

Stephanie Chalupka (Nursing) was an invited participant in the National Conversation National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures sponsored by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH).

This meeting of representatives from government, academia, business and industry, and members of the public was convened to create an action agenda. The agenda will outline how the United States can meet public health goals and achieve the NCEH/ATSDR vision that the United States will use and manage chemicals in ways that are safe and healthy for all people.

Meghna Dilip presented at the Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference held in College Park, MD, from June 22-25, 2009.  The paper was titled “Worcester State College: Towards a Green Chemistry Center”. The coauthors on this presentation were Dr. Margaret Kerr and Dr. Eihab Jaber.

Frank Lamelas (Physical and Earth Sciences) attended the Gordon Research Conference on Thin Films and Crystal Growth Mechanisms, New London, NH, July 12-17, 2009.  Frank presented a poster titled “Crystal Growth in Aqueous Solutions at High Pressure,” summarizing recent experiments at Worcester State, co-authored with Deanna Lahey (WSC Biology, 2009).

Rosemary Naughton (College Police) was elected as a board member (secretary) of Massachusetts Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators  for the academic year 2009-2010. This association is open to both public and private college/university  law enforcement agencies.   Its mission is to offer professional development to the membership.

Sudha Swaminathan (Physical and Earth Sciences) presented a poster at the National Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on July 27, 2009.

The poster titled "Physics in Art:  An Interdisciplinary Lab Course" contains a description of a new course (PY 112), which was developed at Worcester State by Sudha Swaminathan and Frank Lamelas (Physical and Earth Sciences). 


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Call for Nominations: Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges

It is once again time to nominate worthy Seniors to Who's Who In American Universities and Colleges. Students are selected on the basis of involvement in the WSC community, academic achievement and contributions to the the college and civic communities.

Those named to Who’s Who are announced at Senior Capping. Because Family Weekend will be held October 2-4 this year the FINAL deadline for accepting nominations is Friday, September 18. Senior Capping will be held Friday, October 2 at 4 p.m. in the Sullivan Auditorium as part of Homecoming and Family Weekend.  Because of the time constraints we will be unable to accept any late submissions. Nomination forms will be distributed and you should be receiving them shortly. If you have do not receive one and would like to or need additional forms, please contact the Student Center/Student Activities Office at extension 8073 or email tsullivan@worcester.edu.

Please consider nominating a student who has excelled either in the classroom or outside the classroom with their extracurricular activities. Only Seniors are eligible.

Second Annual Cardboard Village

The senior nursing students and faculty will be holding the 2nd annual Cardboard Village on Wednesday, September 16 through Thursday morning, September 17. After some feedback, we will be starting to set the village up earlier in the day to raise awareness about the project and plight of the homeless. The location will be near the Student Center again, but closer to the LRC away from the road.

Faculty and Staff Parking

To WSC Faculty and Staff who currently have “E” or “F”  
parking hang tags do not discard hang tags as they are still valid.

“E” ( Employee) Hang Tags  -do not expire:

All employees who are entitled to an “E” decal must have
a valid OneCard ID to pick up their hang tag.

“F” (Faculty) Hang Tags -Expires August 31, 2010:

All faculty members who are entitled to an “F” decal (as determined by
the Faculty Union) must have a valid OneCard ID to pick up their hang tag.

“C”  (Commuter) Decals  - Expires August 31, 2010:                                                                                   

All who are entitled to a “C” decal must have a valid OneCard ID to pick up their decal*.

*Parking in the Garage:  Faculty and staff members who wish to park in the parking garage along with the commuter students may do so by purchasing a “C” decal at the same rate charged to students.  This fee will contribute to the debt service on the garage.  No one will be allowed to park in the garage without the appropriate “C” decal.


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

WSC, Quinsig up 10%
Telegram & Gazette (8/9/09)
Worcester State had 439, or 9 percent, more applications for full-time, undergraduate slots than last year. Enrollment has not been finalized. ...

WSC takes it to the next degree
Telegram & Gazette (8/6/09)
We are very proud that the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education recently voted unanimously to approve Worcester State College’s new Interdisciplinary Visual and Performing Arts Degree.

Gallery to present "Flora: Photographic Works by Suzanne Gainer."
The Beacon Villager/Wicked Local Maynard (8/4/09)
 has an extensive exhibition record, has won numerous awards and is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Worcester State College. ...

Shouldering the load - Stronach bounces back from an early injury
Telegram & Gazette (8/4/09)
Excerpt: After struggling with a shoulder injury early this season, former Worcester State standout Tim Stronach's professional baseball career is back on track.

John Dufresne - Book Review
Southeast Review (8/3/09)
Excerpt: He attended Worcester State College and spent seven years as a social worker before attending the MFA program in creative writing at the University of ...

IDI hires managing director of corporate connectivity
Fort Worth Business Press
technology degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Science in business degree from Worcester State College in Massachusetts. ...

College Town
Telegram & Gazette (8/2/09)

Excerpt: Worcester State College is one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast, according to The Princeton Review; the only state college in ...

Sculptures transform Elm Park
Telegram & Gazette (7/30/09)
The 40 submissions were winnowed by project coordinator Carolyn Lewenberg and jurors Michael Hachey, chairman of the Worcester State College visual and ...

WSC Project Wins Green Future
Worcester Business Journal (7/28/09)
The renovation of Worcester State College's administration building has won a Green Building of America award from Real Estate & Construction Review.

Weatherstripping volunteers show energy savings
Telegram & Gazette (7/26/09)
Glenn D'Alessio, who teaches physical and Earth sciences at Worcester State College, adds insulation to doors on the third floor of Brooks House yesterday ...

Hoop dreams alive - Plan to revamp Crystal Park sparkles
Telegram & Gazette (7/23/09)
Participants — ranging in age from 8 to 16 — are taken to Worcester State College, where they play sports, eat lunch and take field trips. ...

Taking it in stride - Ashby runner posts his 100th road race victory
Telegram & Gazette (7/21/09)
Fors, a graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School and Worcester State College, didn't even start hitting the roads until his senior year of college. ...


August 12, 2009



Mon., Aug. 17

Freshmen Orientation
Session 1

Thurs., Aug. 20

Freshmen Orientation
Session 2

Thurs., Aug. 27

Transfer Orientation

Elder Registration
12:15 p.m. - 1pm
Pre-Reg Info Session/Reception
Ghosh Lobby

1- 3 p.m.
Registration - Admin Building
Registrar Office - First Floor

Tues.,Sept. 1

Opening Day
Conference for
Faculty and Staff

8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast Exhibit Area

9 a.m. Program begins
Blue Lounge

Wed., Sept.2

Classes Begin
Day, Evening & Graduate

Fri., Sept. 4

WSC Football vs.
Assumption College

7pm kickoff

Mon. Sept. 7

Labor Day
College Closed

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