What's Happening At Woo U!

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Speaker: Kevin O'Connor, MD/Ph.D. Candidate at UMass Medical School

Interested in a career in medicine and/or research?


This is a great opportunity to hear from someone who is pursuing both fields.


Kevin O'Connor (MD/Ph.D. Candidate at UMass Medical School) will discuss his research and MD/Ph.D. experiences. This event will take place on Friday, February 21, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm in the Wellness Center - Room 204. Please view the attached flyer and reserve your spot at bit.ly/tribetalecture.

Resume Workshop

Name: Joanne LaMorticelli
Email: careerservices@worcester.edu

Resume Workshop hosted by Career Services this Wednesday, February 12th from 1-2:30pm in the Student Center North Room. Stop in and learn how to best present yourself in a resume. Learn what you should and should not do and throw out those old or over-the-top resume templates. To register please click here and then sign in with your WSU credentials: https://worcester.joinhandshake.com/events/315099/share_preview

Academic Support Center Tutoring

Name: Adam Shaughnessy
Email: ashaughnessy@worcester.edu

Greetings from the Academic Success Center!

Are you aware of the Tutoring Program sponsored by the Academic Success Center? One or more of your courses may be supported by the ASC Tutoring Program. That means you could attend weekly sessions to supplement in-class learning and prepare for future success!

To review current offerings, view our calendar on our Tutoring Services website: https://www.worcester.edu/SP-Tutoring-Services/. For more information, email tutoring@worcester.edu.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Free Screening of Black Panther this Thursday

Name: Hardeep Sidhu
Email: hsidhu@worcester.edu

The Ethnic Studies Program invites you to a free screening of Black Panther this Thursday!

Free Movie Screening: Black Panther
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
5:30 PM
Eager Auditorium
Introduced by Prof. Flowers

Chabad Interest Meeting

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Ethnic Studies Events

Name: Hardeep Sidhu
Email: hsidhu@worcester.edu

The Ethnic Studies Program invites you to attend our upcoming events this spring:

1.
Free Movie Screening: Yo, Impossible
Monday, February 10, 2020
4:30 PM
Eager Auditorium
Introduced by Prof. Osborne and followed by a discussion

2.
Free Movie Screening: Black Panther
Thursday, Feb. 13, 20205:30 PM
Eager Auditorium
Introduced by Prof. Flowers

3.
2020 Sarah E. Sharbach Memorial Lecture: Dr. Megan Burke, "Beware of Strangers: White Myths of Gender, Race, and Sexual Violence"
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
12:30-1:30 PM
Blue Lounge
Info: Presenting material from her book, When Time Warps: The Lived Experience of Gender, Race, and Sexual Violence (UMN Press, 2019), Dr. Burke's talk highlights how cautionary tales about race and sexual violence warp time in order to institute a particular experience of being a woman, while bolstering white supremacy. Presented by Department of Philosophy. Co-sponsored by Ethnic Studies, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and History and Political Science.

4.
Book Discussion: White Fragility
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
3:30-5:30 PM
Blue Lounge
Info: Contact Prof. Sidhu at hsidhu@worcester to get a free copy of Robin DiAngelo's New York Times Bestselling book, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. While supplies last.

5.
Courageous Conversations with Robin DiAngelo: "White Fragility"
Monday, April 27, 20202 PM
May St. Auditorium

Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity and MassURC Deadline Feb 14

Name: Henry Theriault
Email: htheriault@worcester.edu

Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference: April 24, 2020 at UMass Amherst
and
Worcester State Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity: April 29, 2020


Have you been working on a project with a faculty member? Has an issue come up in a course that you would really like to do more with? Have you always wanted to do research or creative work, but never known how?

This is your chance: Show off your research and/or creative activity at one or both of these premiere events!

Your MassURC project can be presented as a talk on a panel or through a traditional or electronic poster at the poster sessions. Your WSUCSC project can be presented orally, through a traditional or electronic poster, or as an exhibition or performance.

Your project can be something you have already completed, something you are working on now, or something you will be doing in the future, as long as you have enough done to present on April 24, 2020, for the MassURC or April 29, 2020, for the WSUCSC.

All you need to apply for either or both of these events is an abstract conforming to the requirements and a faculty sponsor. If you have a faculty member you are already working with or you can ask, great - ask away! If not, then feel free to contact Henry Theriault at htheriault@worcester.edu or come to one of the info sessions listed below for help being matched to a faculty advisor. The info sessions will also provide general information about the two conferences and how to submit your proposal, help with your abstract(s), and more.

Worcester State will also be providing transportation to and from WSU to UMass Amherst for MassURC as well as lunch at UMass for participating students.

The deadline for MassURC initial abstract submission is 11:59 pm on Friday, February 14, 2020. The MassURC webpage is https://www.umass.edu/honors/curriculum/opportunities/MassURC . Please note that the MassURC is open only to undergraduate, not graduate students, currently enrolled at any of the public higher education institutions of Massachusetts.

The deadline for initial abstract submission for the Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity is also 11:59 pm on Friday, February 14, 2020. The WSUCSC webpage is https://www.worcester.edu/SP-Celebration-of-Scholarship-and-Creativity/ . The WSUCSC is open to both undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at WSU.

Information Session Schedule:
. Session 6: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10-11 am, Sheehan 109
. Session 7: Monday, February 10, 2020, 2:30-3:30 pm, Sheehan 109

For more information contact Associate VP for Academic Affairs Henry Theriault at htheriault@worcester.edu (MassURC and WSUCSC) or Professor Elizabeth Osborne at eosborne1@worcester.edu (MassURC).

LGBTQ+ Counseling/Support Group

Name: Randee Siegel
Email: rsiegel@worcester.edu

Interested in a LGBTQ+ Counselling Group on campus this semester?

Looking for a therapeutic and confidential space to share your experiences as a community member? Looking for place to discuss issues related to either sexual orientation or gender identity?

Do you ever feel uncomfortable in your body or feel like you can't be out with partner(s) in public? Do you ever feel like your body isn't yours or like your can't be yourself? Have you ever felt like people around you don't "understand" or, that it feels challenging to express yourself around these issues in your relationships?

The counselling center is looking to offer a support group from a trained therapist to discuss these exact issues.

To confirm your interest and gain more information, email the LGBTQ+ Resource Officer,

Randee Siegel (she/her)
rsiegel@worcester.edu
508-929-2491.
*please note that emailing is faster as I am frequently not in the office*

Join us for light Refreshments, Music at 5pm for Wits' End Opening

Name: Andrea Binnick
Email: abinnick@worcester.edu

It's opening day at The Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery for Wits' End, Michael Hachey's exhibition exploring the relationship of writing and art. Please join The Visual and Performing Arts Department from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. this evening at the Gallery located inside the Ghosh Science and Tech Center. The event is free, open to the public and will feature light refreshments and original music by Professor Kyle Martin of WSU's Music Faculty. Wits' End will remain open through March 6 during regular Gallery hours, Tue. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 1 - 5 p.m. or by appointment by contacting the Gallery at (508) 929-8651 or Gallery@worcester.edu. In the meantime, a WICN Public Radio interview by WICN's Mark Lynch with Hachey can be enjoyed on 90.5 FM by visiting: http://www.wicn.org/podcast/michael-hachey-wits-end/. A professor at WSU since 1992, Hachey teaches courses in fundamentals of design, painting and cross media.

Sarah E Sharbach Lecture

Name: Dana Rognlie
Email: drognlie@worcester.edu

The Philosophy Department invites you to join us for the 2020 Sarah E. Sharbach Memorial Lecture.

"Beware of Strangers: White Myths of Gender, Race, and Sexual Violence"
Dr. Megan Burke
Wednesday, March 4th
12:30-1:30pm
Blue Lounge (C 101)

Presenting material from their recent book, When Time Warps: The Lived Experience of Gender, Race, and Sexual Violence (UMN Press, 2019), Dr. Megan Burke's talk highlights how cautionary tales about race and sexual violence warp time in order to institute a particular experience of being a woman, while bolstering white supremacy.

Special thanks to the event co-sponsors: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, and History and Political Science.