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Friday Fright Night

Name: Leslie Daniels
Email: ldaniels@worcester.edu

Fright Night Friday
October 11, 2019

7-9pm, Eager Auditorium


**Show up in costume and best outfit receives a prize!**

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Name: Sarah Valois
Email: sarah.a.valois@gmail.com

Red Flag Campaign:
Monday 10/7: Sullivan Crossing 10-2
Tuesday 10/8: Sullivan Crossing 9-2 (Sheehan Lobby if raining)
Relational Violence isn't always physical. Come see the #redflags
#theydonthitmebut

Empty Place at the Table: 10/7-10/11 @ POD
Display to honor the lives lost to domestic violence.
Come reflect on the impact of domestic violence and take resources.

Any student in need of support may reach out to a confidential on campus resource (counseling services, campus ministry, health services) to discuss options, report confidentiality, or connect to local community resources.

To report an incident, discuss accommodations or initiate a conduct investigation contact the Office of Title IX wsu_titleix@worcester.edu.

Crossroads: 4 Perspectives Opens Oct. 10 - Visual and Performing Arts Dept.

Name: Lyn Branscomb
Email: lbranscomb@worcester.edu

Crossroads: 4 Perspectives Opens Oct. 10 - Visual and Performing Arts Dept.
The show opens Oct. 10 from 5 - 7 p.m. with free light refreshments
Placing the human role in reclaiming the earth's environmental health front and center, Crossroads: 4 Perspectives features four regional artists who work in a medium called encaustic. The artists, Debra Claffey, Pat Gerkin, Donna Hamil Talman and Charyl Weissbach, dedicate their work to raising awareness of the need for sustained efforts in reclaiming the natural balance of the ecosystem on our planet. The exhibit takes place in the Gallery, located inside the Ghosh Science and Tech Center. It is FREE and open to the public.

Artist talks take place at 6 p.m. on opening night.

The show remains open during regular Gallery hours: Tues. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sat. 1 - 5 p.m. or by appointment.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-nmLwL_bj3_m9OYYMdXyjnGqfMWhqb-T/view?usp=sharing
Connect with VPA: Facebook @VPAatWorcesterState, Twitter and Instagram @WSUVPA, Blog @ The Artful Lancer.

30th Reunion Concert of the WSU Chorale on Oct. 26 at 4pm

Name: Lyn Branscomb
Email: lbranscomb@worcester.edu

After 30 years of music and 14 trips throughout the world, the WSU Chorale lands at All Saints Episcopal Church at 10 Irving Street for its 30th Reunion Concert. Performing a variety of music from its 30 years of performances, the Chorale stands ready to bring down the house. Join the group on a tour of its music on Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or email cnigro@worcester.edu.
Follow VPA on social media: FB@VPAatWorcesterState Twitter/IG @WSUVPA Blog - The Artful Lancer
https://drive.google.com/file/d/15ivezAxBHvSHYHOaGGgm5pzZMI_f4u6u/view?usp=sharing

Volunteer Opportunity at a Health Fair

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

Southgate at Shrewsbury is a Retirement Living facility for Independent and Assisted Living.

Our Health Fair is October 18th from 9-11am. I am looking for someone who can provide information about Brain Health and Aging.

I have nutritionists and physical therapists but was looking for more about the Brain. Games or information to keep them cognitively sharp.

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Wagner at mwagner2@worcester.edu
Name: Jayne McGinn
Email: jmcginn@worcester.edu
Subject: Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship
Date: 10/03/2019
Submitted By: WSC_DOMAIN\jmcginn

Announcement:

WHAT IS IT?
The Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship Program was created by the Massachusetts Legislature to support economic growth and development. The purpose is to encourage degree completion in high demand disciplines that will help address the workforce needs of the Commonwealth by providing scholarship assistance to support the educational costs of students pursuing such programs of study. The scholarship program supports training and degree completion in disciplines that are deemed to be critical shortage areas, as identified by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
To be eligible for the Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship, a student must:
- be enrolled in a designated high need STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program of study at a Massachusetts State University
- not have earned a prior bachelor's degree
- be a Massachusetts resident and US citizen or eligible non-citizen for at least one year prior to the start of the academic year
- be eligible under Title IV and not in default of a state or federal student loan, or owe a refund on any federal or state aid
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES:
- Science (including, but not limited to Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Biochemistry)
- Math
- Technology
- Engineering (including all sub-disciplines)
AWARD VALUES:
Enrollment Status Amount
Full time (12+ credits) Up to $2750 per semester
Part time (6-11 credits) Up to $1350 per semester
HOW DO I APPLY?
- Complete the online MHDS program application at www.osfa.mass.edu
- File the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Send in an official, sealed transcript to:
Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship Program
Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance
3rd Floor
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
APPLICATIONS AND TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY November 15, 2019
Complete Scholarship Terms and Conditions can be found at www.osfa.mass.edu

Alden Excellence in Teaching Award

Name: emily soltano
Email: cteachlearn@worcester.edu

All students, alumni, and faculty are eligible to nominate a full-time tenured or tenure-track professor for the George I. Alden Excellence in Teaching Award. No self-nominations will be accepted. A committee comprised of students, alumni representatives, and faculty members will review and judge the nominees' materials. Two faculty members will be honored with this award.

Please attach a letter describing the following qualities on the professor:

Name of Faculty Nominee:

Academic Department:

Please elaborate on any of the following qualities of the professor you are nominating.

· Use of effective instructional strategies

· Accommodation of multiple learning styles

· Fosters higher-order thinking among students (e.g., creating, analyzing, evaluating)

· Commitment to student success

· Commitment to continuously improving his/her classroom teaching

· Willingness to innovate or take pedagogical risks

· Participates in service activities related to the improvement of education at WSU


Please submit your nomination letter by December 6th, 2019.


Please send nomination letter to cteachlearn@worcester.edu, or esoltano@worcester.edu

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies updates - new name and new director

Name: Vicki Gruzynski
Email: vgruzynski@worcester.edu

Hello students! I'm writing to introduce myself as the new Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, effective September 24, 2019. Some of you may already know me through my work in the library, or with Pride Alliance. I've also been very involved in Women's Studies on campus, and I'm excited lead this expanded and more inclusive program!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. If you are interested in becoming a WGSS concentrator, email me to set up a time to meet! You can contact me directly, or I've set up an email account for program related inquiries: wgss@worcester.edu. Stay tuned for upcoming events and other exciting WGSS developments!