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Etiquette Dinner with Career Services!

Name: Rachael Berthiaume

Email: careerservices10@worcester.edu

Learn important dining etiquette techniques for your next job interview! Register here by February 15th: https://alumni.worcester.edu/b2b19.

On Valentine's Day...GET OUT

Name: Hardeep Sidhu

Email: hsidhu@worcester.edu

7 PM, Thurs. 2/14, Eager Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Prof. Hardeep Sidhu (Department of English) will introduce the film.

Sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Program.

Thea's Pantry is now open!

Thea's Pantry is now open! Please spread the word, share this information with your classes, student organizations, staff meetings, student workers. Hunger affects 1 in 3 WSU students.

  • Where: Student Center 345
  • When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1pm -7pm
  • Who: Anyone with a WSU OneCard
  • Questions: theaspantry@worcester.edu

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

Worst Love Poem Contest Pizza Party

Name: Nicole O'Connell

Email: noconnell@worcester.edu

The New Worcester Spy and INK are hosting a Worst Love Poem contest! Submit your creatively awful poem to thenewworcesterspy@gmail.com by midnight, February 12 for the chance to win a $25 gift card!The winner will be announced at a pizza party on February 14 at 3:30 in Sheehan Multipurpose Room. All are invited.

For more details, visit newworcesterspy.net





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

Unique, one-year post-baccalaureate service opportunity

Name: Binienda Center for Civic Engagement

Email: wsu_biniendacenter@worcester.edu

Seniors, If you are interested in making an impact in the world, Dismas House has a fellowship that might interest you. For 30 years, Dismas programs have provided hope, and opportunity for former prisoners reentering our communities. Dismas fellowship is an opportunity for recently graduated students to live in community with former prisoners and gain valuable skills in the field of human services.

Work with a diverse group of individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Includes room and board, and a weekly stipend with opportunities to learn farming skills, grant writing, non-profit management, and recovery based skills.

Salary, room and board are included. For more information, contact Dr. Wagner at mwagner2@worcester.edu

VPA Presents Peter and the Starcatcher!

Name: Lyn Branscomb
Email: lbranscomb@worcester.edu

Peter and the Starcatcher
Catch VPA's first theatre production of the semester with Peter and the Starcatcher by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson as adapted for the stage by Rick Elice. A prequel to Peter Pan, Peter and the Starcatcher dishes up the backstory for Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell and more in a humorous way - all accentuated with a Tony-nominated musical score. The show runs Feb. 28 - March 3.

Tickets are $18 general public, $14 seniors, $8 students.

Buy them through VPABoxOffice@worcester.edu, in the student center or at the door. Connect with VPA on social media - Facebook @VPAatWorcesterState, Twitter and Instagram @WSUVPA. https://bit.ly/2Gq0ufR

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 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

The Washington Center (TWC) Recruiter Visit

Name: Dianne Matos
Email: dmatos@worcester.edu

The New England Recruiter from The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) will be coming to campus on Tuesday, Feb. 26th, 2019. This program provides internship opportunities for ALL majors, and there is some financial assistance available for students who meet certain criteria.

Please email me ASAP if you are interested in having her speak briefly to your class (approx. 10-15 minutes) about the program. I will need your name and contact information, the course title, class location and time, and number of students in the class. Please also let me know if you would prefer that she speak at the beginning of your class, or during the last 10-15 minutes of your class, and I will do my very best to accommodate your preference.

Campus Presentations on Positioning Study

Name: Renae Lias Claffey

Email: rliasclaffey@worcester.edu

Curious to know more about how your university is preparing for the future? Hear the results of a comprehensive positioning study on how Worcester State University can adapt in order to remain a fiscally healthy, excellent higher education option for future students, at a time when the regional population of traditionally-aged (18-to-22-year olds) undergraduates is rapidly declining. You may one of these four sessions, all held in the Sheehan Hall Multipurpose Room:

Tuesday, Feb. 12 1pm - 2:30 p.m. (open session), 3pm - 4:30 p.m. (Student Affairs division staff session), 6p - 7:30 p.m. (open session)

Wednesday, Feb. 13 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (open session)

Worcester Intercollegiate Outdoors Initiative

The Greater Worcester Land Trust (GWLT) invites college students to get out and hike the local trails with us this month as we launch our new Worcester Intercollegiate Outdoors Initiative.

Gather with friends on Saturdays in February (9th, 16th, 23rd) at noon in a cozy lodge with roaring fireplace at Camp Kinneywood on Worcester’s western border (with thanks to Girls, Inc.), and join small group hikes in our adjacent Four Town Greenway.

Students may email greg@gwlt.org for details, directions, and RSVP, or call GWLT at 508-795-3838.

We also invite students to visit www.gwlt.org/college to join our Intercollegiate Outdoors mailing list and receive announcements of additional events as they are planned.

We welcome your questions about GWLT's intercollegiate initiative, and look forward to seeing you on the trails!

Greg Doerschler

Greater Worcester Land Trust