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Do you know a great colleague that deserves special recognition?

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

WAM Photo Revolution

The Worcester Art Museum is celebrating the opening of its exhibit, "Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman," with an Opening Party on Friday, November 15. Tickets are $15 with a student i.d.

WSU has ten FREE tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis! Please reserve a ticket to this event by emailing: htreseler@worcester.edu.

Sonya Conner Memorial Lecture: November 19th, 2019- 1-2:30pm, Sheehan Hall

Name: Jason Grant

Email: jgrant@worcester.edu

Sonya Conner Memorial Lecture:
Community and Youth Activism
Dr. Sonya Conner joined the Department of Sociology in the Fall 2011 semester from the University of Oklahoma. Sadly, Dr. Conner lost her life to cancer on June 17, 2018.
During her too-brief time as a member of the department, Dr. Conner left an inspiring legacy and a deep impact on all who knew her.

As a feminist and antiracist sociologist, she dedicated her teaching, her research, and her service to working for social justice and to fostering community activists focused on making the world a better and more just place.

As a public sociologist, she served as a community activist and organizer in the city of Worcester, working especially for racial and gender justice. As the founder of Communities United Collective, she is remembered as a skilled organizer and "one of the bravest people they know".

The Sociology Department invites you to an afternoon set aside for a lecture and discussion organized in her honor. The lecture seeks to honor her legacy by lifting up the voices of community and youth activists who like Dr. Conner are working to make the world a better place.


Erik Plowden
Student Organizer and Legislative Co-Chair for PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts)

Addison Turner
Worcester Roots

Frankie Franco
Community Member/ WSU18

Maribel Mateo
SGA President

Citizen Response to Active Attacker Events

Name: Don Brickman

Email: dbrickman@worcester.edu

An active attacker is someone who attacks, a group of unarmed, innocent people. While there are no guarantees, having an established and practiced plan can greatly increase your odds of survival in an active shooter/attacker situation. What's your plan? You will see during this free training that there are many things you can do. You have many advantages that you don't even know about. Even a basic understanding and education in this area can save lives. Join us Thursday, November 14th in the Student Center Foster Room (room 318) from 10am to 11:30am to make your plan.

Physical Access to Care

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

The Woo Health Hack a collaboration between the local colleges and universities to explore the theme of "Physical Access to Care". We are still recruiting students as well as subject matter experts to participate in the event on Nov 15th 4-8:15 PM and 16th 8AM - 5PM and I'd like to ask that you share the flyer with your networks. There will be cash prizes as well as seed money for the winning teams.

Romeo and Juliet Opens November 21-24

Name: Lyn Branscomb
Email: lbranscomb@worcester.edu

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.Worcester.edu/VPABoxOffice
Follow VPA on social media: FB@VPAatWorcesterState Twitter/IG @WSUVPA Blog - The Artful Lancer

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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
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