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THE ANNUAL ADJUNCT FACULTY EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

THE ANNUAL ADJUNCT FACULTY EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28

All students, alumni, and faculty are encouraged to nominate a WSU adjunct faculty member for distinguished teaching and commitment to student success.

For more information and to submit your online nomination form, please visit:

Nomination Form HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HAmTvvtyvm9kD_iGpcE46Ax-ptE5mqmko14brC2Aang/edit

STUDY ABROAD FAIR

Name: Victoria Porteiro-Cejas
Email: vporteirocejas@worcester.edu

Study Abroad Fair Spring 2019

When: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH 10 A.M.-2:30 P.M
Where: MULTIPURPOSE ROOM, SHEEHAN HALL

-Explore options abroad & in U.S.
-Short-term and National Student Exchange program info
-Meet Representatives from nearly 20 WSU affiliated providers
-Talk with students who have studied away

Intramural Dodgeball

Name: Brittany Rende
Email: brende@worcester.edu

If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball! Sign up for our Sunday night Intramural Dodgeball League! Play starts February 10th, registration due February 5th. Sign up at IMLeagues.com/WorcesterState

RAD Class

Name: Brittany Rende
Email: brende@worcester.edu

The Rape Aggression Defense course is being offered to all women affiliated with Worcester State University. This is a four session program; attendees should plan on attending all four sessions to complete the class. The course includes lecture, discussion and hands on self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities.This class will be offered from 6-9pm in the Blue Lounge on the following dates, Wednesdays February 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

To Pre-register go to" http://wellnesscenterportal.worcester.edu/, click on "programs" then "instructional. Any questions please direct to Don Brickman, University Police at 508-929-8886 or dbrickman@worcester.edu

Learn to Meditate from Visiting Tibetan Buddhist Monks and Nuns

Name: Nicole O'Connell
Email: noconnell@worcester.edu

The four visiting Buddhist scholars from Namdroling Monastery in South India will be offering instruction in basic meditation techniques:

1. Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 4-5 p.m. in the Sullivan Faculty Lounge Rm 310
2. Monday, Feb. 11 from 4-5 p.m. in the Blue Lounge

Email hwiese@worcester.edu with any questions, and we hope to see you there!

Travel with the Chorale to Ireland this May

Name: Christie Nigro
Email: cnigro2000@aol.com

The WSU Chorale is traveling to Ireland this May 20-27, 2019 on concert tour, and the trip is open to other students as well. The trip will feature many wonderful sights like the set of the Game of Thrones and the shipyard where the Titanic was built. We will be touring Dublin, Belfast and Derry, among others.

For more information about the trip and the cost, please contact Dr. Christie Nigro: cnigro@worcester.edu. This will be a wonderful trip!

WSU French Club Trip to Montreal Enrollment

Name: Judy Jeon-Chapman
Email: jjeonchapman@worcester.edu

WSU's French Club invites you to participate in the trip to Montreal that we have organized for May 24th through May 26th, 2019.

-We're very excited to be able to offer this trip with a stimulating itinerary! Our private tour bus will depart early from Worcester State University on Friday and return to Worcester State University Sunday afternoon.
-Anyone from the WSU community with a valid passport may join the tour, and invite friends and family members who are 18 years old or older to enroll.
-The price of the trip ranges from $520 - 690 depending on the number of people.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the officers of the WSU French Club at: lecerclefrancais@worcester.edu .

Trip enrollment link:
The enrollment deadline for this trip is February 15th. All interested travelers must register with a $350 deposit by this date. Go to: https://enrollmentbyprometour.com/travel/523 and

Visit the Writing Center this Semester

Name: Leslie Daniels
Email: ldaniels@worcester.edu

The Writing Center is open Monday though Friday,
when classes are in session, now through Reading Day!

Worcester State University's Writing Center is located in Sullivan 306. Staffed by friendly, knowledgeable peer consultants, the Writing Center is a space where students have productive conversations about their writing. All services at the Writing Center are offered free of charge.

Hours: M 9-5; T, W, TH 9-6; F 9-1
Location: Sullivan 306
Phone: 508-929-8112
Email: writingcenter@worcester.edu

Online submissions: https://wooforwriting.wordpress.com/online-submissions/

On Campus Community Engagement

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

We have an opportunity to work with South high school students doing college-preparation on campus, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:45 - 4:00 for a 10 week period, beginning in early February. There is a small stipend associated with this.


Please let Dr. Wagner know if you have this time available. mwagner2@worcester.edu

2019 Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity and 2019 MA Undergrad Research Conference

Name: Henry Theriault
Email: htheriault@worcester.edu

Share Your Scholarly Research and Creative Work!

If you have a project you have been working with a professor on, are doing a capstone project, or have some other exciting research, creative, or civic engagement project, then these are two great opportunities this spring to showcase your work.


-The WSU Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity is scheduled for April 17, 2019 and open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

-The Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference will take place at UMass-Amherst on April 26, 2019.


The registration deadline for the WSU Celebration is 3 pm on March 1, 2019, and the deadline for the MA Undergraduate Research Conference is 11:59 pm on February 15, 2019.

Apply at https://www.worcester.edu/SP-Celebration-of-Scholarship-and-Creativity/ or https://honorsweb1.honors.umass.edu/urc.


Stop by an information session to learn all the basics you need to know about the conferences, how to apply, and how to prepare for them.

Session 1: Sheehan Multipurpose Room (Sheehan 109), Monday, February 11, 2:30-3:30.

Session 2: Student Center South Room (C 110), Tuesday, February 12, 2:30-3:30.

Additional sessions on just the Celebration will be held as follows:

Session 3: Sheehan Multipurpose Room (Sheehan 109), Monday, February 25, 9:30-10:30.

Session 4: Student Center South Room (C 110), Thursday, February 28, 10-11.

With questions, please contact Dr. Francisco Vivoni (fvivoni@worcester.edu) or Dr. Henry Theriault (htheriault@worcester.edu).