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WSU VPA presents The Insanity of Mary Girard

Name: Andrea Binnick
Email: abinnick@worcester.edu

WSU's VPA Department is pleased to open our latest student production, The Insanity of Mary Girard, on Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. at WSU's Fuller Theater. Directed by WSU VPA Sophomore Ryker Capielo, the play is set in 1790 and based on the true story of a woman who is placed in a haunting and desperate situation by her own husband. The show runs through March 1. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door, at WSU's student center or online at http://bit.ly/WSU-VPA-Tickets-Mary-Girard.

A full listing of the WSU cast is as follows:
Autumn Thebodo plays the role of Mary Girard
Paul Luppino plays Stephen Girard
Michale Friedrich plays the warder and fury #1
Jade Pennington plays Mrs. Lum and fury #2
Vincent Pellegrino plays Mr. Phillips and fury #4
Julia Duggan plays Polly Kenton and fury #3
Victoria Parham plays Mrs. Hatcher and fury #5
Colin Turner is sound designer
Bellalorraine Carey-Hicks is stage manager

Fuller Theater is located in the Shaughnessy Administration Building on the second floor. For more information on the shows, please contact VPABoxOffice@worcester.edu or visit worcester.edu/VPABoxOffice.

LUK INC is looking for mentors for 1 hour per week

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

LUK Mentoring is interested in partnering with Worcester State University to improve the lives of local Worcester youth.

LUK's waitlist is comprised of children aged 6-17 from Central Massachusetts, with over 50 youth on that list coming from Worcester. This would be a "community-based mentorship", meaning that WSU students would be expected to meet with youth out in the community: at ball fields, museums, parks, etc. During the time spent together, mentors and mentees will get to know each other, creating a relationship built on trust, reliability, and compassion. There isn't an overall target that quantifies "success", this is not an academic mentorship, the relationship itself is the success!

LUK Mentoring is also very open to hosting internships for Worcester State students. We've had a successful psychology student intern, and would be pleased to look into any other areas of study through which our goals can align.

LUK Mentoring can be contacted at mentoring@luk.org or by calling 800-579-0000 and asking for mentoring."

White Fragility Events

Name: Hardeep Sidhu
Email: hsidhu@worcester.edu

The Ethnic Studies Program invites all students to participate in / attend our upcoming events related to Robin DiAngelo's New York Times Bestselling book, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism:

Book Discussion: White Fragility
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
3:30 PM
Blue Lounge
Info: Contact Prof. Sidhu at hsidhu@worcester to get a free copy of the book White Fragility. While supplies last.

Courageous Conversations with Robin DiAngelo: "White Fragility"
Monday, April 27, 2020
2 PM
May St. Auditorium

Curling Cup Interest

Name: Brittany Rende
Email: brende@worcester.edu

The Recreation and Wellness Department and Athletics is sponsoring a Worcester State team at the 2nd Annual Pernet Cup Curling Challenge. Teams are composed of six individuals who will be partnered with an experienced curler to teach them the basics prior to their 3 game minimum round robin. The top 8 teams will advance to a bracket. If you are interested in participating in this event at Worcester Ice Center on Saturday, April 25, 2020 please fill out this short interest form (https://forms.gle/uajY51MFo5xgHcZu5) by Friday, February 28, 2020. If you have any questions please reach out to Dean Bowen or Brittany Rende.

Krispy Kreme Donuts

Name: Eric Nerkowski
Email: Enerkowski@worcester.edu

"Last chance" to order Krispy Kreme doughnuts $8 for a dozen glazed doughnuts to support WSU Chorale. Delivery on campus 3/11. The email to order online is donutswoostate@gmail.com, Venmo is Stephen-Nerkowski and the deadline of 2/25.

Two Weeks Left to enjoy wits' end exhibit at the mary cosgrove dolphin gallery

Name: Andrea Binnick
Email: abinnick@worcester.edu

VPA Professor Michael Hachey's Wits' End exhibit at the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery is available for two more weeks. The innovative exhibit, which is free and open to the public, explores the relationship of writing and abstract art. By using synthetic paper called Yupo, Hachey was able to draw with words as letters weave, drift and spill across the pages. Wits' End can be enjoyed through March 6 during regular Gallery hours, Tue. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. The Gallery, which is located inside WSU's Ghosh Science and Tech Building, can be reached at 508-929-8651 or Gallery@worcester.edu for more information.

Green Careers Fair

Name: Catherine Popp
Email: cpopp@worcester.edu

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Explore environmental careers and visit employers who will exhibit their programs and discuss internship and job opportunities. Meet representatives from Triumvirate, US Army Corps of Engineers, Mass Water Works Association, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Mass Audubon, MassHire Central Career Center, Asian Longhorned Beetle Cooperative Eradication Program, UMass Medical School, Tighe & Bond, Indeseem, and more. Open to ALL Majors.

Green Careers Fair
10:00 - 2:00
Sheehan Hall Lobby

Resume & Job Search Workshop
12:30 - 2:00
Sheehan Hall Multipurpose Room

Green Careers Panel
2:00 - 3:00
Sheehan Hall Multipurpose Room

Sponsored by the Department of Earth, Environment and Physics (DEEP) and Career Services. For more information, contact Catherine Popp at: cpopp@worcester.edu or 508-929-8583.