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Monday, June 27, 2016  

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Promotions and New Employees

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

Cristina Southward, administrative assistant, Institutional Advancement

Ayesha Fraser, administrative assistant, Student Affairs

Contact: Na-Tasha Bryan, human resources specialist, at 860.231.6740 or
















Upcoming Events, Hoffman Auditorium




Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at dusk
Opening band: Bandshes 6:30pm


"The LEGO Movie" (2014) rate PG

The original computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.





Tuesday, July 5, 2016 5:30 p.m.


1.a. World-renowned musician, b. Humanitarian, c. Photographer.
2. Born and raised in Uganda.
3. Travels the world bringing his message of peace and hope through the healing power of music.
4. "While performing, I see that people are able to forget their differences and join as one in the moment; my hope is for that moment to last. If we can make that moment last, the world will be a better place."

Join us for an evening of uplifting world music.





Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Fridays, July 15, 22, 29, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays July 16, 23, 30, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Sundays July 17, 24, 31, 2016 5:30 p.m.

Directed by Michael Nowicki, Capital Classics

This summer Capital Classics stages a play as timely now as it was over 400 years ago - "Othello" (Shakespeare's tale of jealousy, duplicity and destruction), as part of the Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival. The play tells the story of Othello, a victorious general in the ongoing wars who has become newly married as the curtain opens. He is reveling in the greatest moments of his life. Slowly his imagination is poisoned by Iago, his trusted adviser, whose ulterior motives lead him to stage the destruction of this happiness. As his world unravels, Othello's quick decisions and missteps rapidly spiral, and hero transforms to villain in one of Shakespeare's most haunting and emotionally powerful tragedies.













Upcoming Events, Admissions


Nursing Information Session for Adult Learners
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Learn about USJ's undergraduate Adult Learner Nursing Programs including Co-ed R.N. to B.S. in Nursing Program on campus and online as well as the Accelerated Second Degree Program. You will have the chance to meet with Nursing Faculty and apply for free with help from your admissions counselor!

Contact: Undergraduate admissions at 860.231.521 or



















O'Connell Center Holiday and Summer 2016 Hours


July 4th Holiday Hours  

Sunday, July 3


Monday, July 4


Tuesday, July 5

6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.




Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday

6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


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 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
















Outgoing Mail – Schedule Change

Due to a change in our processing of outgoing mail, please note that outgoing mail being brought to Mail Services must be received in the mail room by 1:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday) in order to be postmarked the same day.
Thank you for your assistance.

Contact: Kathryn Lucas, Mail Services coordinator, at 860.231.5402 or














The Health Services Office Summer Hours

From Wednesday, June 15 - Monday, August 15, the Health Services Office will be open Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for administrative services only. Counseling and Disabilty Service will reopen on August 15, 2016.

Contact: Wanda Vázquez-Serrano, administrative assistant, at 860.231.5530 or















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 one or two 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.

Wednesday, June 29: Get to Know Admissions and Financial Aid!
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Crystal Room, Mercy Hall

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






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Questions? Call 860.231.5334 or email

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