What's Happening At Woo U!

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More NEW Library Databases for Spring 2020!

Your Library is pleased to announce the addition of the following NEW Research and Literature subscription databases.

These are featured on our A-Z Databases webpage at http://libguides.worcester.edu/az.php
with more detailed descriptions, or you can explore them directly using the links below:

--Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests In Print
Produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).(Limited to 4 simultaneous users.)
http://gold.worcester.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s5822178&groupid=main&profile=ehost&defaultdb=mmt

--Research Companion
Video modules on how to Find Information, Evaluate Information, and Use Information., with tools including Citation Builder, Source Evaluation Aid, and more!
https://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=pq_research&locid=mlin_c_worstate

--Literary Reference Center Plus
Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
http://gold.worcester.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s5822178&profile=plus&groupid=main

--Play Index (H.W.Wilson)
Searches over 30,000 plays written from Antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present.
http://gold.worcester.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=pix

--Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques.
http://gold.worcester.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s5822178&profile=prc&groupid=main

Monday is Opening Day for the Writing Center

Name: Leslie Daniels
Email: ldaniels@worcester.edu


The Writing Center will be open for Spring Semester starting Monday!

Hours are as follows:

Mondays 9-6pm
Tuesdays 9-6pm & Dowden Hall 4-6pm
Wednesdays 9-6pm
Thursdays 9-6pm & LRC Cafe 4-6pm
Fridays 9:30-1pm

Women's Self Defense Class

Name: Lt. Donald Brickman
Email: dbrickman@worcester.edu

FREE self-defense class sponsored by the University Police department. Learn the skills to protect yourself. Taught by licensed members of the #WOO State Community utilizing the internationally recognized RAD Systems of Self-Defense.

Classes are being offered Tuesdays 1-3pm or Thursdays 4-6pm. To Pre-register: Go to http://wellnesscenterportal.worcester.edu/
click on "programs", and click on "instructional".

Any questions email Brittany Rende (brende@worcester.edu) or Lt. Don Brickman (dbrickman@worcester.edu)

Need money for your club?

Register today for the 2020 spring fundraising tournament, Chandler's Challenge, coming March 9 and 10.

Like last year's March Madness, teams will go head-to-head to see who can get the most donors to support their cause through crowdfunding. Your team/club keeps every dollar you raise with the chance to win up to an additional $2,500 in prize money.

Clubs must email Sierra Trudel at strudel@worcester.edu no later than Friday, January 31, 2020 to register. Space is limited. Email Sierra for more details.

WooMagine Ideathon

Name: Elaine Vescio
Email: evescio@worcester.edu

Imagine if you could be the catalyst for change. Imagine if you could help solve a problem that would make life better for Worcester State students. And imagine if you could do this in just three hours in a fast paced, fun environment surrounded by like-minded people.

You can at WooMagine, Worcester State's first ideathon. An ideathon is a short, intensive brainstorming event to help young talents generate fresh solutions to existing challenges in their communities. Participants work in teams to imagine, refine, test, and create the solution.

Problems on campus that students have mentioned need solving include parking, food choices and availability, high cost of textbooks, going into debt, and countless disposable coffee cups and plastic tops going into the landfill. Student teams may tackle problems in one of these areas or come up with one of their own.

Dinner and prizes will be provided, and the winning team's name will be etched on the WooMagine trophy.

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Student Center, Blue Lounge.
Cost is free, but online registration is required.

Click here to register
https://forms.gle/6WR3F5gyE8qx5TpbA

Math Tutoring Center

Name: Elizabeth Gilbert

Email: elizabeth.gilbert@worcester.edu

Please come to the Math Tutoring Center in Sullivan 140 for help with your math-based courses. The Math Center offers tutoring for all math courses up through Calculus II, as well as Math Placement tutoring, Psych Stats, EC-202, and CS Discrete. The tutoring schedule can be found on the door of the tutoring center or at https://www.worcester.edu/SP-Math-Center/. The math center is free and walk-in, you do not need to make an appointment.

Volunteer Opportunities

Name: Binienda Center for Civic Engagement
Email: Wsu_biniendacenter@worcester.edu

Volunteer Supporter for Supported Decision Making Initiative (SDM):

We are looking for Community Volunteers who would like to be matched up with an Individual with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. The Supporter would support this person around decision making in their lives. The Supporter does not make any decisions for the Individual but only guides them with pros and cons and the individual is allowed to make the final decision. (Please see attached Support Decision Making Pamphlet, facts and success stories).


Friendship Initiative:

We are looking for Community Volunteers willing to be a friend for someone with a Developmental and Intellectual Disability. Most of the individuals in our care feel different, have a hard time with social interactions and most times are really lonely. This initiative will allow the Individual to have someone meaningful in their lives and give them a sense of purpose. This relationship will foster respect and community integration. Often times there is stigma with this vulnerable population and community access can be difficult. (No resource attached but I would love to speak more about this).


Caregiver Corps-Respite Worker:

We are looking for Community Volunteers willing to be trained to provide Respite Services to either Children or Adults, with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. For Parents, families, caretakers or Guardians, it is really challenging to provide support to a loved one with a Disability, on a daily basis. Becoming a Respite provider will allow the person taking care of their loved one to have a break and can be really beneficial to the overall health of the family. Respite Workers are valued and provide a great service to the Families in need.


Also, I'd be willing to be a support for your students whom may be caring for a loved one with disabilities. As a Specialist I can help the family navigate resources/services.



I feel this would be a mutual collaboration and hope to be working with your Organization to become active in their communities.

Student Senate Pizza Panel

Name: SGA and Student Senate
Email: slenane@worcester.edu


Enjoy some free pizza and get to know your senators! This event is a chance for members of the WSU student body to come and ask their senators questions about the issues that are important to them, while also enjoying some free food. Come to the North/South Auditorium on February 6th at 6pm.

Chandler's Challenge

Register today for the 2020 spring fundraising tournament, Chandler's Challenge, coming March 9 and 10.


Like last year’s March Madness, teams will go head-to-head to see who can get the most donors to support their cause through crowdfunding. Your team/club keeps every dollar you raise with the chance to win up to an additional $2,500 in prize money.


Clubs must email Sierra Trudel at strudel@worcester.edu no later than Friday, January 31, 2020 to register. Space is limited. Email Sierra for more details.