What's Happening At Woo U!


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Health from Trauma Group

Name: Sarah Valois
Email: svalois@worcester.edu

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault or rape, and would like support from other survivors, please contact Sarah in the Counseling Center at SValois@worcester.edu for information.

Please know, that interest in the group is confidential and does not commit you to counseling sessions.

Boy Erased

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Please join SEC for the Movie Screening of "Boy Erased" on November 12th at 7pm in Sheehan Hall's Multipurpose Room. On November 13th at 7pm in the Blue Lounge they will welcome Garrard Conley to share his story. Mr Conley's book is now on sale at the WSU Bookstore.

Garrard Conley is the author of the acclaimed memoir Boy Erased, which has been translated in over a dozen languages and is now a major motion picture. Conley is also a creator and producer of the podcast UnErased, which explores the history of conversion therapy in America through interviews, historical documents, and archival materials provided by the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C.

Special Thanks to WSU Pride Alliance, It's on Us, Counseling Services, and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development for sponsoring this event.

Instrumental and Vocal Lessons for Credit

Name: Kyle Martin
Email: kmartin@worcester.edu

Individual instrumental and vocal lessons are open to all WSU students in both group format and individually with an instructor.

Lessons are a one-credit course and students meet with an instructor one hour per week. Lessons can be repeated each semester for credit.


Lessons are available in brass, percussion, string, and wind instruments, guitar, piano, and voice.

To apply, copy and paste the link below into an internet browser:



Group lessons in guitar and piano are available each week. No application or audition is required.

Class Guitar
Thursdays 1:00pm-1:50pm

Class Piano
Wednesdays 3:00pm-3:50pm

Questions? Send an email to vpamusic@worcester.edu Individual Lessons

Opportunities for Instrumentalists

Name: Kyle Martin
Email: vpamusic@worcester.edu

If you are an instrumentalist, WSU has an ensemble for you. Earn credits in LASC categories while developing your passion for music.

For a complete list of instrumental ensembles, meeting days/times, and credits, copy and paste the link:


Questions? Contact vpamusic@worcester.edu

November 5th Elections

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

Thousands of state and local elections will be occurring next week across the country, so below are several key resources to help student voters. Good luck!

Election Protection
If you or voters you are working with need assistance you can contact the Election Protection Hotline -- 866-OUR-VOTE.

Help is also available in:Spanish - 866-VE-Y-VOTA, Multiple Asian languages -- 888-API-VOTE, and Arabic -- 844-YALLA-US.

What's on the Ballot?

Need to know who is running for the 85,000 positions up for election in the country in 2019?

Drop in your registration address at www.ballotready.org and www.vote411.org and our friends at Ballot Ready and the League of Women Voters will let you know what is on your ballot. Even better they will let you know your voting site as well

Empty Bowls Event

Name: Joanne Jaber Gauvin
Email: jjabergauvin@worcester.edu

Empty Bowls Event is an annual fundraiser for hunger, please consider joining us for lunch. 100% of the proceeds go to Thea's Pantry, Worcester County Food Bank and to Chandler Magnet Elementary School Food Pantry.

Buy a bowl of soup, Feed our community

Thursday, November 7th
Blue Lounge

Bottomless Soup Bowls and Two raffle tickets:
Faculty, Staff and General Public $10
Students: $3
Dessert Table: $2 (3 items of your choice plus coffee)

Alden Excellence in Teaching Award

Name: Emily Soltano
Email: cteachlearn@worcester.edu

All students, alumni, and faculty are eligible to nominate one full-time tenured or tenure-track professor from the school of Education, Health, and Natural Sciences, and one full-time tenured or tenure-track professor from the school of Humanities and Social Sciences for the 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

Masters Degree Fellowships in Education and Community Engagement

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

Merrimack College School of Education has fellowships for qualified candidates for a Masters in Education in Community Engagement. These fellowships cover tuition and provide a stipend. For more information and to apply, contact Program Director Audrey Falk at: falka@merrimack.edu

Audition for Applied Music Lessons

Name: Lyn Branscomb
Email: lbranscomb@worcester.edu

Audition for Applied Music Lessons - Visual and Performing Arts Department
Now is the time to plan and record your audition for music lessons through the Visual and Performing Arts Department. The application deadline is Nov. 20, 2019. Apply for auditions online at https://www.worcester.edu/Applied-Music-Lesson-Application/. Audition in person or by sending a video to VPAMusic@worcester.edu. VPA offers lessons in guitar, piano, voice, brass, winds and percussion. For more information email VPAmusic@worcester.edu.
Follow VPA on social media: FB@VPAatWorcesterState Twitter/IG @WSUVPA Blog - The Artful Lancer

Romeo and Juliet Opens Nov. 21-24

Name: Lyn Branscomb
Email: lbranscomb@worcester.edu

Romeo and Juliet Opens Nov. 21-24 - Visual and Performing Arts Dept.
Worcester State's Visual and Performing Arts Department brings this "pair of star-crossed lovers" to the stage as the two find each other against a backdrop of strife that pits neighbor against neighbor in one of the world's greatest romantic stories.
The production runs Nov. 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available through VPABoxOffice@worcester.edu, (508) 929-8843 or at the door. Tickets cost $14 general public, $10 senior citizens and $7 students. Tickets also available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/romeo-juliet-tickets-75908778199
Follow VPA on social media: FB@VPAatWorcesterState Twitter/IG @WSUVPA Blog - The Artful Lancer

Writing Center PopUps

Name: Writing Center
Email: writingcenter@worcester.edu

Throughout the rest of the semester* a student writing consultant will be available in THREE places on campus:

**LRC - Mondays from 10-12 pm and Wednesdays from 2-4 pm.
**Dowden Hall Dorm (Gameroom) - Tuesdays from 2:45-4:45 pm
**Sullivan 306 - Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-6 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-5 pm and Fridays from 9-1 pm.

Please drop by or make an appointment.

Call: 508-929-8112
Email: writingcenter@worcester.edu
Engage or Get Hired: wooforwriting@wordpress.com

*We close for the semester on the day before Reading Day.

Crossroads: 4 Perspectives Opens through November 14th

Name: Lyn Branscomb
Email: lbranscomb@worcester.edu

Crossroads: 4 Perspectives Open thru Nov. 14 - Visual and Performing Arts Dept.
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.

The show remains open until Nov. 14 during regular Gallery hours: Tues. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sat. 1 - 5 p.m. or by appointment.
Connect with VPA: Facebook @VPAatWorcesterState, Twitter and Instagram @WSUVPA, Blog @ The Artful Lancer.

Take It Home for the Holidays

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