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Monday, August 22, 2016  

.......Community News

 

Promotions and New Employees

University of Saint Joseph welcomes the following new employee to the community: 

NEW HIRES
Melissa Brown, Ph.D., assistant professor, Nutrition and Public Health, School of Health and Natural Sciences
Brandon Gade, head basketball coach, Athletics
Nicole Groskreutz, Ph.D., assistant professor, Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies, School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Christina Haughton, campus safety officer, Campus Safety
Michelle Kraczkowski, Ph.D., assistant professor, Biology, School of Health and Natural Sciences
Renee Lavoie, M.A., literacy specialist, Center for Academic Excellence
Charlotte Mann, M.S., assistant professor, Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies, School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Mary Minto, MHS, assistant professor, Physician Assistant, School of Health and Natural Sciences
Jocelyn Mullins, Ph.D., assistant professor, Nutrition and Public Health, School of Health and Natural Sciences
Kristin Procko, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor, Chemistry, School of Health and Natural Sciences
Tracey Robinson, M.A., visiting assistant professor, psychology, School of Humanities and Schools 
Andrea Spencer, Ph.D., director, Off-Campus Programs, School of Education
Sharon Ware, Ph.D., assistant professor, Special Education, School of Education
Huijing Wen, M.A., assistant professor, Education, School of Education


PROMOTIONS
Pamela Hosek, teacher, School for Young Children         

Contact: Na-Tasha Bryan, human resources specialist, at 860.231.6740 or nbryan@usj.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events, Admissions

 

Thinking about attending the University of Saint Joseph? Attend an event or schedule a visit of campus. See what life is like as a USJ undergraduate.

Register online today or call 860.231.5216 (toll free 866.442.8752).

UNDERGRADUATE EVENTS

BLUE JAY FOR A DAY - SHADOW A CLASS

Weekdays throughout fall* semester
Students are invited to see what college is like by shadowing a student in the classroom. There are a variety of classes available to choose from in subjects from science to humanities to education. Pick from a list of fall classes and let us know what day(s) and date(s) would work best for you. *Blue Jay for a Day is not available in the summer due to shortage of classes, and will resume in the fall semester.

DAILY CAMPUS TOURS

Weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Tours are offered Monday through Friday all year round. Check out our beautiful, suburban campus and hear what life is really like at USJ from a current student.

Contact: Undergraduate admissions at 860.231.5216 or admissions@usj.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O'Connell Center Summer 2016 Hours

 

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday

6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

*Sunday

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Gym: See front desk for gym hours

Indoor Track: Same hours as the fitness center

Pool:  See separate pool schedule

Visit us online for updates and changes to the schedules at www.usjbluejays.com. Please note that these hours are subject to change without prior notice.

* The center will be closed every Sunday in July and August 2016. These new hours will run from June 5 - August 27. Opening on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

For more information, contact Bill Cardarelli, athletic director, at 860.231.5246 or bcardarelli@usj.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Signing and Reception,"Called to be Saints: John Hugo, the Catholic Worker, and a Theology of Radical Christianity"


Book Signing and Reception

Tuesday September 20, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Mercy Hall, Crystal Room, First Floor

Benjamin T. Peters, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Theology and Director of the Honors Program, will hold a talk and book signing on his most recent publication, Called to be Saints: John Hugo, the Catholic Worker, and a Theology of Radical Christianity. In his book, Dr. Peters explores the influence that Fr. John Hugo and his retreat had on Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker movement. Dorothy Day's retreat notebooks have been transcribed and are included in the book's Appendix.

Dr. Peters has a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Dayton and has published several scholarly articles. This is his first book. Before pursuing his doctoral studies, Peters lived and worked for three years in the St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker community in South Bend, Indiana.

Program will take place from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and will include reception and book signing. Books will be available for purchase at event. Free and open to the public, but please rsvp so that we can plan accordingly. 

Contact Christina Flood at cflood@usj.edu or 860.231.5888.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get to Know You Coffee Breaks

Come join us on Wednesday mornings this summer for a “Get to Know You” coffee break! Take a short break to learn about other campus offices and mingle with your colleagues. At each event there will be 10 – 15 minutes spent introducing staff from campus offices, with explanations of the offices’ and staff members’ primary roles. Chat over a cup of coffee or tea for the rest of the half hour.

Sessions run from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. and will be held in the back of the dining hall in McGovern – coffee and tea will be provided. Please plan your arrival to allow the program to begin at 10:30 a.m.

August 24

Get to Know Information Technology, the Library, and the Registrar’s Office!

August 31

Get to Know Advising, the CAE, and Career Services!

September 7

Get to Know the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, School of Health and Natural Sciences, and the School of Pharmacy!

We hope you will take the time to get to know your colleagues!

Contact: Ruth Foxman, executive assistant to the President/secretary to the Board of Trustees at rfoxman@usj.edu or 860.231.5221.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Forum

Faculty and staff are invited to the opening Community Forum for 2016-17, which will take place on Thursday, August 25, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the Hoffman Auditorium of the Bruyette Athenaeum. The presentation will include updates on various areas of campus, as well as the introduction of new employees.

Contact: Ruth Foxman, executive assistant to the President/secretary to the Board of Trustees at rfoxman@usj.edu or 860.231.5221.

NEASC Self-Study Second Draft

The second draft of the NEASC Self-Study, based on the July 1, 2016 Standards, has been posted to MyUSJ (NEASC Tab). It has been edited to reflect feedback from faculty, staff, and students through open hearings, and to incorporate comments from the NEASC Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. It was reviewed again recently by NEASC for their final comments, and will be further updated and refined prior to its official submission in the fall by the deadline of September 9, 2016. The actual site visit will take place from October 23 – 26.

Contact: If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about any part of the Self-Study, please feel free to send them to neasc@usj.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Teaching Application Information Session

Application Deadline: September 15, 2016

Student Teaching Application Information Session
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
3:00—4:00 p.m.
Lynch Hall, Room 207

All application materials can be found by following the path myUSJ>School of Education>Office of Student Teaching

Contact: Lisa Sandstrom, director of Student Teaching & Clinical Experiences, at lsandstrom@usj.edu or 860.231.5327

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.......Reminders

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