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Monday, September 29, 2014  

.......Community News

 

Investiture

The campus community is invited to attend Investiture on Sunday, October 19, 2014. This ceremony is a formal recognition of the attainment of advanced academic standing and recognition of advancement into upper level courses within a selected major by members of the junior class.   

Faculty members will present the juniors with their caps as a symbol of scholarly accomplishments to date.  Join us at 4:00 p.m. in The Connor Chapel of Our Lady.

 For further information, please contact Verona Jones, executive assistant to the Provost, at 860.231.5229 or veronajones@usj.edu, or Danielle Ellsworth, Administrative Assistant, at dellsworth@usj.edu.

 

Student Representatives needed for LCP LOOP

The Institute for Latino Community Practice (LCP) at USJ serves as a pipeline for progress to prepare Latino students and others working in Latino communities to be leaders. LCP is looking for student representatives from to join the ³LCP LOOP² an advisory board that meets with Dr. Madeline Perez during thesemester to plan activities.

As a student representative of the LCP LOOP, you have the opportunity to voice your opinions about the direction of Latino Community Practice. This is also a great opportunity to network, learn about your Latino culture, see  group development and dynamics in action , and shape your school. 

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Jenny Garcia, LCP LOOP student representative, at jgarcia@usj.edu.

 

Zentangle Schedule

Learn a new form of stress management through drawing... Zentangle is a relaxing form of meditation using repetitive pattern-making to create intentional works of art. No artistic ability necessary!

Meredith Yuhas, Ph.D., director of the Counseling and Wellness Center, will lead the workshops. Please see link below for more information.

http://www.usj.edu/files/2914/1054/5472/zentangle-fa-2014.pdf

Contact: Meredith Yuhas, Ph.D., director of the Counseling and Wellness Center, at myuhas@usj.edu

 

The 2014 McAuley Lecture, “Transforming Afghan Lives and Communities with the Afghan Institute of Learning”


Dr. Sakena Yacoobi
“Transforming Afghan Lives and Communities with the Afghan Institute of Learning”

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
University of Saint Joseph
Mercy Hall, Crystal Room, 1st floor


The USJ community is recognizing the ongoing quest for world peace and human rights with a series of events developed and sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Peace and Human Rights Series will explore civil, political, and socio-economic challenges, along with efforts to preserve basic human rights.

Dr. Yacoobi is the President and Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), an Afghan women-led NGO she founded in 1995. The organization was established to provide teacher training to Afghan women, to support education for boys and girls, and to provide health education to women and children. Under Sakena’s leadership AIL has established itself as a groundbreaking, visionary organization which works at the grassroots level and empowers women and communities to find ways to bring education and health services to rural and poor urban girls, women and other poor and disenfranchised Afghans. AIL was the first organization to offer human rights and leadership training to Afghan women. AIL supported 80 underground home schools for 3,000 girls in Afghanistan after the Taliban closed girls’ schools in the 1990s. AIL was the first organization that opened Learning Centers for Afghan women—a concept now copied by many organizations throughout Afghanistan. Using their grassroots strategies and holistic approach.

This lecture is sponsored by the following:
Lori McGee, Ambassador of University of Saint Joseph and Trustee at Renbrook School
The Ethel Walker School
Kingswood Oxford School
Miss Porter’s School

Please register with Kelley Streeter at kstreeter@usj.edu or call directly at 860-231-5228 by Friday, September 26.

 

12th Annual Spanish Language Film Festival

2014-2015 Peace and Human Rights Events

NO
(Chile, 2012)
Directed by Pablo Larraín, Remarks by Dr. Roger Zapata, Montclair University

Hoffman Auditorium 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 23rd

 

CAROL’S JOURNEY
(Spain, 2002)
Directed by Imanol Uribe, Remarks by Prof. Marc Longenecker, Wesleyan University

Hoffman Auditorium 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 15th

 

BUTTERFLY’S TONGUE
(Spain, 1999)
Directed by José Luis Cuerda, Remarks by Dr. Rachel Payne, University of Saint Joseph

Hoffman Auditorium 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 4th

USJ Students, Faculty and Staff Free; Guest Students $8; Seniors $8; General Public $10.
This event has been funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Frances Driscoll Box Office: 860-231-5555
Purchase tickets online:  http://tickets. usj.edu
Email:  tickets@usj.edu

 

Editorial Staff Needed for Interpretations

Interpretations is the literary magazine on campus. It consists of submissions from students, faculty, and other members of the University of Saint Joseph family. We look for short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, photography, and art work. We can only accept written works that are three pages or less and art work that is submitted through jpegs or high resolution pictures. 

We are currently looking for dedicated people to join our editorial staff. Being a staff member involves attending meetings throughout the year, during which we will organize and read through submissions and format the publication before sending to the publisher. Our first meeting for all those interested in joining the editorial staff will be on Wednesday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Dr. Hoyser (choyser@usj.edu) is the faculty advisor and the senior editor this year is Betsy Marone (emarone@usj.edu). If anyone has questions, please feel free to email either of us. 

 

Office of Marketing, Media, and Communications Redefines Focus

The Office of Marketing, Media, and Communications has re-defined its focus in order to better support the University’s marketing strategy. Please visit the Marketing & Communications section of MyUSJ for an outline of services provided:
https://my.usj.edu/ics/Employee/Marketing_and_Communications.jnz

For further questions, contact laura Sheehan at lsheehan@usj.edu

 

Traffic Closure On Campus October 1-2

This will affect access to Service Road between the Connor Chapel and the Madonna parking areas (Lots L and M), not allowing for thru traffic. The traffic closure is to enable the installation of water, fiber, and sewer services in the new facilities garage.

Beginning on October 1, vehicles will only be allowed to enter the west entrance (closest to Trout Brook Drive) for those going to the Chapel Parking lot (Lots J and K).

Vehicles should use the east entrance (closest to Steele Road) to access all other areas of the campus.

If you have any questions regarding parking or traffic restrictions please contact Paul Lombardo at 860.231.5396 or Public Safety at 860.231.5222.

If you have any questions regarding construction activities please contact Kevin Cochran at 860.231.5238.

TIAA-CREF Offering Individual Retirement Counseling


TIAA-CREF will offer individual retirement counseling for USJ employees on October 16, 2014  from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in the Business Office Conference Room Mercy Hall, main campus.

Schedule an appointment: Call the TIAA-CREF office in Hamden, 866.842.2051 X252403

Contact: Lisa Peruccio, benefits coordinator at lperuccio@usj.edu or at 860.231.5509

 

USJ Welcomes New Staff

University of Saint Joseph welcomes new staff members to the community:

Jemel Aguilar, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Social Work and Latino Community Practice
Ashley Bartleson, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Health and Natural Sciences, Chemistry
Kourtney Betkoski, physical therapist assistant, The Gengras Center
Wayne Brookbanks, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Elizabeth Callahan, athletic trainer, Athletics
Maureen Carroll, administrative assistant, Center for Academic Excellence
Devika Choudhuri, Ph.D., professor, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Counseling and Behavioral Studies
Thecla Colon, development associate, Institutional Advancement
Andrea Courtemanche, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Counseling and Behavioral Studies
Laura Curley, professional writing tutor, The Center for Academic Excellence
Deneice Davis, administrative assistant, School of Education
Derek Dube, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Health and Natural Sciences, Biology
Margaret Dunlop, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Elizabeth Eagan, M.A., speech pathologist, The Gengras Center
Danielle Ellsworth, administrative assistant, Provost Office
Corrine Ewing, Pharm.D. assistant professor, School of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice and Administration
Claire Feldman-Reich, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Richard Greco, M.S., instructor, School of Health and Natural Sciences, Biology
Kimberly Hardy, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Social Work and Latino Community Practice
Erin Hurd, administrative assistant, The Gengras Center
Anthony Johnston, M.A.T., assistant professor, School of Education, Education
Kaitlyn Keltonic, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Susan Lester, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Counseling and Behavioral Studies
Bianca Lucchesi, senior admissions counselor, School of Pharmacy
Melissa Mokel, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Health and Natural Sciences, Nursing
Elizabeth Norris, M.A., Teacher, The Gengras Center
Cassidy Olio, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Carissa Palisano, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Felicia Palmer, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Gina Reiners, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Health and Natural Sciences, Nursing
Renee Sherrell, M.A., assistant professor, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Counseling and Behavioral Studies
Donald Siler, M.Ed., assistant professor, School of Education, Off-Campus Programs
Brenda Straker, M.S., coach, Athletics
Felicia Such, M.S., teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Laura Turner, M.S., assistant professor, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Counseling and Behavioral Studies
Angela Waszkiewicz, administrative assistant, Student Financial Services
Hannah Watkins, professional writing tutor, The Center for Academic Excellence
Angela Zaffetti, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center

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

.......Reminders

 

The Workshop Dance Fitness

Every Wednesday

The Workshop™ is an original dance fitness program fusing Hip Hop, Ragga, R&B and Pop styles with Cardio, Body Conditioning and Toning.  Created by Maurice (Reese) Clark, a dance fitness instructor and choreographer, the program is aimed at providing an intense dance, cardio and body conditioning workout for total body wellness while allowing participants to explore various artistic and authentic dance styles. The program is for all-levels, teens and adults. Dance experience not required and the class if free to USJ O'Connell membership holders.

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. in the O'Connell Athletic Center

Contact: Grace Clark, communications specialist, at gclark@usj.edu or 860-231-5548

 

Workers Compensation Reminder and Contact Change


When injuries occur to staff or faculty while working at the University, please remember to follow the steps listed below:

It is a good practice to report injuries immediately, no matter how slight. Most injuries do not require medical attention, but reporting them is a best practice. All injuries need to be reported on a First Report of Injury Form, which is available on the MyUSJ website on either the Human Resources or Public Safety sections. If you need help, call Lisa Peruccio, Benefits Coordinator, Human Resources Department at 860.231.5509. 

Employees needing immediate medical attention should seek treatment at Saint Francis Occupational Health or Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center emergency room, if the injury requires that level of care.  All workers compensation treatment is provided by Saint Francis Occupational Health. 

Saint Francis Occupation Health is located at 1000 Asylum Avenue, Suite 4302, Gengras Office Building, Hartford, CT., and is open Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Phone: 860.714.4270.  After hours and on weekends, the point of contact is Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, 123 Ashley Street, Hartford, CT (phone: 860.714.4001).

Please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Peruccio if you have any questions regarding the workers compensation process at the University. She can be reached at 860.231.5509 or at lperuccio@usj.edu.

 

USJ Online Calendar

Faculty and staff are reminded to submit department events to the USJ online calendar by visiting http://www.usj.edu/resources/calendar/ and clicking on the Submit Event button at the top of the calendar.

If you have any questions please contact Kathie Kentfield, web site coordinator, at kkentfield@usj.edu or 860.231.5482.

 

Woof Wednesdays

Stress relief isn't just for midterms and finals anymore.

A certified therapy dog will be visiting McGovern Lounge every Wednesday from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. all semester, starting September 3, 2013. Come pet, smile, and give a belly rub or just hang out.

For more information contact Mary Perleoni  at 860.231.5530 or mperleoni@usj.edu

 

USJ Organization Chart

An updated copy of the USJ organization chart has been posted in the employee tab of MyUSJ.

If you are unable to access via MyUSJ and would like a paper copy, please contact Na-Tasha Bryan, Human Resources specialist, nbryan@usj.edu, or 860.231.6740.

 

 

Fall Semester Hours

Bon Appetit

Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. ­ 7:00 p.m. Open for Continuous Dining

Continental Breakfast:        7:00 a.m. ­ 7:30 a.m.
Full Breakfast:                   7:30 a.m. ­ 9:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast:       9:30 a.m. ­10:45 a.m.
Full Lunch:                      11:00 a.m. ­ 1:00 p.m.
Light Lunch:                      1:00 p.m. ­ 4:45 p.m.
Dinner:                             5:00 p.m. ­ 7:00 p.m.

Friday
7:00 a.m. ­ 6:30 p.m. Open for Continuous Dining

Continental Breakfast:        7:00 a.m. ­ 7:30 a.m.
Full Breakfast:                   7:30 a.m. ­ 9:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast:        9:30 a.m. ­10:45 a.m.
Full Lunch:                       11:00 a.m. ­ 1:00 p.m.
Light Lunch:                      1:00 p.m. ­ 4:45 p.m.
Dinner:                             5:00 p.m. ­ 6:30 p.m.

Visit Our Website www.cafebonappetit.com

Saturday and Sunday    
                     
Brunch:                  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                      
Dinner:                    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.                      

                              Closed between meals              
                                                                                                  
Jay¹s Nest 
Monday ­ Thursday:       10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.              
Friday:                          10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.                   

                                        
Late Night:                     7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  Monday - Thursday

 

Pope Pius XII

Monday-Thursday:  8:30 a.m.  -  12:00 a.m.
Friday:                      8:30 a.m.   -   8:00 p.m.
Saturday:                 10:00 a.m.   -   6:00 p.m.
Sunday:                    2:00 p.m.   -  12:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

........Student News

School of Education Comprehensive Exam Application Deadline

School of Education Comprehensive Exam Application deadline is Tuesday, September 30 for the February 2015 testing period. All applications must be approved by a faculty advisor and submitted to the School of Education Office Manager, Deneice Davis, in Mercy Hall, room 322.

 Contact djdavis@usj.edu if you have questions.

 

Events This Week!

Tuesday September 30
Commuter Tie Dye Mania
100 FREE shirts for commuters
3:00 p.m. ­ 5:00 p.m.
McGovern Patio
Rain location McGovern Lounge

Thursday October 2
Can I Kiss You?  Do You Ask?
A funny fast-paced conversation what it really means to hook up, date, and getting what you want
7:00 p.m.
McGovern Café
Come sign the take action pledge

Friday October 3
AAA Car Safety Checks and Tire Change Demonstration
10:00 a.m. ­ 1:00 p.m.
Chapel Lot (Lot J & K)
Come get your car checked for safety (tire condition/pressure, fluid levels, wiper blades, battery and lights)
Enter to win a roadside assistance safety kit

Saturday October 4
The Doubleclicks concert
8:00 p.m.
Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium
Two funny sisters who sing songs about dinosaurs, superpowers, burritos and girl power!
FREE event for USJ students
First 50 students get a free Tshirt
Guest tickets are $15.00
Tickets available at the Frances Driscoll Box Office

Contact: Mssy Anderson, administrative assistant, manderson@usj.edu

 

CAE Tutoring Schedule

Welcome back to returning students and hello to new students! The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) staff would like to remind you that there are content and writing tutors available to support your academic success ­ all you have to do is make an appointment. 

Our hours for the fall are as follows:
Monday-Thursday:  9:00 a.m. ­ 8:00 p.m.
Friday:  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday:  10:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please call 860.231.5514, e-mail us at caeappt@usj.edu, or stop by the 2nd floor of the Pope Pius XII Library to make an appointment.  We look forward to working with you!

 

 

Want to work in Admissions? #IWILL



Admissions is still hiring student workers!

Share your USJ experiences with incoming students and welcome guests to campus by joining the Admissions Team this 2014-2015 school year! Whether you want to find a work study job, wish to pursue a career in Admissions, or just want the experience becoming a campus tour or telecounseling expert, Admissions has something for you! There are still available positions for our student team:

· Student Ambassador/Office Assistant
· Telecounselor
· Telecounselor Manager
· Counselor Assistant

Check out the job description, hours, and all other important information by logging on to MYUSJ and selecting the Admissions Student Worker Application Packet under the Student Life tab.

Questions? Contact Samantha Wasef, Senior Admissions Counselor, at 860.231.5307.

 

 

 

 


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