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Monday, August 31, 2015  

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USJ Welcomes New Staff Members

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

Jose Becerra-Flores, custodian, Facilities
Laura Chiara, M.A., special education teacher, The Gengras Center
Deidre Horan, assistant director, School for Young Children
Regan Madore, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Nina Salazar, assistant director, Carol Autorino Center
Justin Slater, registration assistant, Registrar’s Office
Ryan Strimple, M.A., research analyst/graduate services coordinator, Institutional Research/Provost Office
Roger Williams, maintenance specialist, Facilities

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

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events, Hoffman Auditorium

 

13TH ANNUAL SPANISH LANGUAGE FILM FESTIVAL

Films by Luis Bunel and Benito Perez Galdos

Nazarín (1958)
Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.
Remarks/Comentarios, Benjamin Peters, Ph.D., University of Saint Joseph

Viridiana (1961)
Tuesday, September 22, 7:00 p.m.
Remarks /Comentarios, Aracely Tinajero, Ph.D., Graduate Center and City College of New York (CUNY)

Tristana (1970)
Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.
Remarks/Comentarios, Marc Longenecker, M.A., Wesleyan University

Tickets: FREE with valid USJ I.D.

Guest Students and Faculty - $8
Seniors – 8$
General Public - $10

Films are in Spanish with English subtitles

 

BACKSTAGE STORIES WITH BEN VEREEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH COLIN MCENROE

The Arts Center at the University of Saint Joseph will host “Backstage Stories with Ben Vereen” Interviewed by Colin McEnroe. The show, which includes a 90 minute conversation, a Q & A with the audience, and a post-show meet & greet, will take place in the Hoffman Auditorium on the University’s main campus.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

$25 All Tickets | Free for USJ Students | Click here to buy them now!

 

 

SONIA PLUMB DANCE COMPANY: THE ODYSSEY: AN EPIC DANCE JOURNEY

Friday, October 2, 2015 and Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Be sure to join us one hour before each performance for 30-minute discussion about “The Odyssey” with Dr. James Shivers from Hall High School

"A contemporary retelling of Homer's The Odyssey through modern dance, lighting and scenic effects, underwater video projections and original music."

Showcase Tickets: $25 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students| Click here to buy them now!

 

 

NOCHE LATINA - VIVA LATIN AMERICA!

Friday, October 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

"An evening of bilingual storytelling, digital images, folkloric dance, and traditional music from Latin America by Lorena Gary and Surcharge."

$5 All Tickets | Free for USJ Students | Click here to buy them now!

 

 

5X5 DANCE FESTIVAL

Showcase Performances: Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Master Classes: Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

"One of the state's most important dance events, the 5x5 Dance Festival features interaction, performances, and master classes between professional and collegiate dancers."

Showcase Tickets: $20 Adults | $10 Seniors, Students, USJ Faculty/Staff | Free for USJ Students
Master Class Tickets: $20 single class | $45 for 3 classes | $55 for 4 classes | Click here to buy them!

 

 

 

Art Gallery Exhibitions and Events

EXHIBITION

SHIN HANGA LANDSCAPES: 20TH CENTURY JAPANESE PRINTS

June 12 - September 6, 2015

The Japanese art movement known as shin-hanga (“new prints”) flourished in the first half of the twentieth century. Coined by print publisher Watanabe Sh?zabur? (1885-1962), the term “shin-hanga” referred to modern color woodblock prints produced in the traditional collaborative system involving print designer, carver, printer, and publisher. Athough shin-hanga prints addressed the same subject matter as 19th-century Japanese prints – including landscapes, beautiful women, and kabuki actors – they reflect Japan’s assimilation of Western art movements as well as an interest in attracting a Western audience. Just as 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints had influenced the course of European art, increasing internationalization led 20th-century Japanese printmakers to adopt certain approaches pioneered by European artists. In shin-hanga prints this resulted in deep perspective, a focus on naturalistic light and 3-dimensional form, and subtle coloring that eschewed the use of black outlines.

 

The Art Gallery, University of Saint Joseph is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.; closed Monday. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.usj.edu/artgallery.

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Jay Athletics 

VOLLEYBALL

9/3/15
St. Joseph (Conn.)
Bay Path
8:00 PM

9/5/15
Mount Holyoke
St. Joseph (Conn.)
10:00 AM

9/5/15
Medgar Evers
St. Joseph (Conn.)
2:00 PM

9/10/15
Wesleyan (Conn.)
St. Joseph (Conn.)
7:00PM

9/12/15
St. Joseph (Conn.)
Simmons
2:30 PM

CROSS COUNTRY

        

9/5/15
Sheehan Inv. at Fitchburg State
12 p.m.

9/12/15
Trinity Invitational
10:30 a.m.

9/19/15
UMass-Dartmouth Invitational
10:30 a.m.

9/26/15
Elms Invitational
10:30 a.m.

10/3/15
USJ Blue Jay Invitational
11 a.m.

TENNIS

 

9/5/15
Mitchell
St. Joseph (Conn.)
12:00 PM

9/9/15
St. Joseph (Conn.)
Bay Path
3:30 PM

9/12/15
St. Joseph (Conn.)
MCLA
12:00 PM

9/13/15
St. Joseph (Conn.)
Simmons
TBA

9/17/15
St. Joseph (Conn.)
Western Conn. St.
4:00 PM

 

SOCCER

 

9/4/15
Manhattanville
St. Joseph (Conn.)
4:00 PM

9/6/15
Eastern Conn. St.
St. Joseph (Conn.)
1:00 PM

9/9/15
Trinity (Conn.)
St. Joseph (Conn.)
4:30 PM

9/12/15
St. Joseph (Conn.)
Rivier
1:30 PM

9/16/15
St. Joseph (Conn.)
Western Conn. St.
7:00 PM

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Fall Bookstore Hours

Bookstore Hours: August 24-September 6

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. -6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Bookstore will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.


Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 8:

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Tim Galligan, bookstore manager, at 860.233.2349 or bookstore@usj.edu.

 

 

 

 

Governor Dannel P. Malloy Visiting USJ


Governor Dannel P. Malloy will visit the West Hartford campus on Friday, September 4, at 11:00 a.m. for the ceremonial signing of two bills that address areas of student financial aid: Public Act 15-200 – An Act Concerning the Duties and Authority of the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, and Public Act 15-162 – An Act Concerning a Student Loan Bill of Rights.

The signing will take place in the Crystal Room, Mercy Hall. In addition to the Governor, you may see his invited guests and members of the press on campus. Members of the University of Saint Joseph community are welcome to attend the ceremony.

Contact: Laura Sheehan, associate vice president for Marketing, Media, and Communications at Marketing@usj.edu

 

 

 

 

Call for Honorary Degree Nominations


Each year at Commencement, USJ awards honorary degrees (Doctor of Humane Letters) to members of the local, national, and global communities. We are seeking nominations for candidates who, through personal and professional achievements, reflect the University’s mission and stand out as excellent role models for our students.

To nominate a candidate, visit www.usj.edu/HonoraryNomination and
· Review the criteria and list of recent recipients
· Complete the online form by September 11, 2015

Contact: Laura Sheehan, associate vice president for Marketing, Media, and Communications at Marketing@usj.edu

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Admissions – Campus Tour Highlights


Campus visits are a significant contribution to prospective student enrollment. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions would like to highlight your program and services on tour! Share your program notes and highlights directly to admisisons@usj.edu throughout the semester for them to be shared with our prospective student and family guests to campus and those that we meet on the road. Our guests love learning about USJ history, statistics, lab equipment, events, etc.

Our tours are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and are led by one of our USJ Student Ambassadors. Prospective students may sign up at www.usj.edu/visitus.

Share your campus notes with us by Friday, September 4, 2015 for them to be included in the official tour script of 2015-2016!

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events, Admissions

Academic Year 2015-2016

Date Event
13-Sep-15 Jets vs Browns High School Counselor Tailgate and Game (Met Life Stadium, 9:00 a.m. Tailgate, 1:00 p.m. game)
24-Sep-15 Community College Transfer Counselor Breakfast (Bruyette Reception, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
25-Sep-15 Meet and Mingle Cocktail Hour with High School Counselors at Mohegan Sun, the Band Perry Concert Event (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour, Concert 7:30 p.m.)
14-Oct-15 Nursing Event- - Accelerated Second Degree & RN to BS (5:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Crystal Room)
31-Oct-15 First Year and Transfer Fall Open House (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. all campus)
4-Nov-15 Transfer and Transform (5:45 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Crystal Room)
9-Mar-16 Transfer and Transform (5:30 p.m. start time, Crystal Room)
1-Apr-16 Overnighter Program (4:00 p.m. through the evening, all of campus)
  President’s Reception (approximate start time 4:00 p.m.)
2-Apr-16 First Year and Transfer Spring Open House (6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; all of campus)
13-Apr-16 Nursing Event- Transfer and Adult Learner Program (5:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Bruyette Reception)
27-Apr-16 Transfer and Adult Learner Accepted Students Reception (5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., Crystal Room)
18-May-16 Transfer and Transform (5:30 p.m. start time, Crystal Room) 
20-Jul-16 Transfer and Transform (5:30 p.m. start time, Crystal Room)

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

 

 

 

 

Community Forum

The September 2015 Community Forum will be held on Tuesday, September 1. There will be two sessions; the first session is at 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and second session is at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Both sessions will be in the McDonough Hall 213

Come to the session that fits best with your work schedule. For more information, contact Kelley Streeter Hill, executive assistant to the president/director of special events, at 860.231.5228 or kstreeter@usj.edu.

 

 

 

Food Fridays at USJ

Starting Friday, August 28 Bon Appetite Management Company, in collaboration with The Office of Community and Civic Engagement, will donate $3.50 of your $7.00 lunch purchase (cash only) every Friday to benefit the women at Catherine’s place and Mart’s House, (two transitional housing programs in Hartford).

For more information, contact Richard Frost, general manager, at rfrost@cafebonappetit.com  or 860.231.5359

 

 

 

TIAA-CREF Offering Individual Retirement Counseling


TIAA-CREF will offer individual retirement counseling for USJ employees on September 16, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in the Provost 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

 

 

 

 

 

Campus for Compassion Initiative Events

As part of the Campus for Compassion initiative, a weekly meditation session will take place every Friday at noon in Lynch 118, starting August 28 at noon. Dropping in is fine. No experience necessary, no need to sign up or commit, and the invitation is always open.

Also, Campus for Compassion general meeting will be held Friday, September 18, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the FDR. We will discuss information from the Spring 2015 activities and set the agenda for going forward this year, toward our goal of signing the Charter for Compassion and becoming recognized as a Campus for Compassion.

For further information, contact Agnes Curry, professor of Philosophy, at acurry@usj.edu or Nancy Billias, chair, department of Philosophy, at nbillias@usj.edu.

 

 

 

WE-FIT Annual Employee Wellness Day

Save The Date

Wednesday October 7, 2015 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bruyette Athenaeum

Ø Flu Shot Clinic
Ø Medical Self-Care
Ø Blood Pressure Screening
Ø Nutrition Education
Ø Tai Chi
Ø Yoga
Ø Posture Screening /Chiropractic consultation
Ø Retirement and Higher Education Savings

New this year: Breakfast & Learn at Café Bon Appétit, 8:15am - “Using Kindness to Achieve Personal Success and Happiness

 


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

.......Reminders

Annual “Majors & Clubs” Fair

The Fall semester is just around the corner and time for the annual “Majors & Clubs” fair. The fair will held on September 2, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the McGovern Quad. This is an excellent event and opportunity for our students and faculty to casually talk about the many academic majors offered at USJ.

Since space is limited, please contact Stephen Seaward, director of Career Development, at sseaward@usj.edu if you plan on participating.

 

 

Student Affairs Events

Tuesday, September 1
SPEC presents Pinterest Party
8:00 p.m.
McGovern Lounge

Wednesda, September 2

Involvement Fair
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
McGovern Quad

Live Nation Prize Patrol
Chance to win free concert tickets
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
McGovern Patio

Friday, September 4
The Power of Zen
Zen Gardens, Kinetic Sand, Color Station
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
McGovern Lounge

Saturday, September 5

The Hands of Time
Palm readers and fortune tellers
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
McGovern Lounge

Contact: Tracy M. Lake, assistant dean of Student Affairs/ Student Leadership Development at 860.231.5447
or Tlake@usj.edu

 

 

 

 

Latina Career Explorations Intern Opportunity

 

Are you interested in being paid while learning careers skills and building your resume?
Are you looking to use your bilingual and bicultural skills to support Latino communities?
Are you excited about meeting inspirational Latina professionals who can serve as connections?


If so, then you might be interested in applying to be a “Latina Career Explorations” Intern

The goal of the “Latina Career Explorations” project is to provide first and second year Latinas with inspirational professional experiences and career networks.

The requirements for intern applicants are as follows:
Ø Must be a matriculated student at USJ in either your second-year or first-year in the Women’s College
Ø Must be conversationally bilingual (English/Spanish)
Ø Must have first-hand knowledge of Latino culture
Ø Must be able to complete a 45 hour internship this Fall starting at the end of Sept
Ø Must be available to meet most Thursday's at 5:00 p.m. for an intern team meeting
Ø Must be committed to developing career skills and trying out new experiences

For more information, please contact Dr. Madeline Perez, Director of the Institute for Latino Community Practice at madelineperez@usj.edu or 860-231-5394 or Carmen Wynter, Coordinator of the “Latina Career Explorations” Project at CWynter@usj.edu.

 

 

 

Office Assistant  Needed - Admissions

 

Department: Undergraduate Admissions

Supervisor/hiring manager: Samantha Wasef

Contact email: admissions@usj.edu

Contact phone: 860.231.5216

Position title: Office Assistant  

Number of students needed: 5

Hours (please be specific as to days and times):
Five hours per week based on student schedule and between standard University hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Position description:
The Office Assistant will be working directly alongside and providing support to the admissions staff for up to five hours per week. The office assistant is expected to work on special projects including travel assistance, event organization, volunteer recruitment, social media, operations, etc. All office assistants will be trained to give tours and make phone calls as well.

Special skills needed:
Strong ability to think critically, demonstrate strong organizational skills, strong customer service skills with all visitors and guests. Must pay particular attention to detail when completing tasks, and is willing to be flexible with job responsibilities throughout the Admissions cycle.

Important Date:
October 31, 2015                       First Year and Transfer Fall Open House

How to apply:
Send your completed Admissions Student Worker application to admissions@usj.edu (all are welcome and encouraged to apply for multiple positions within Undergraduate Admissions).

 

 

Student Ambassador/Tour Guide Needed - Admissions

 

Department: Undergraduate Admissions

Supervisor/hiring manager: Samantha Wasef

Contact e-mail: admissions@usj.edu

Contact phone: 860.231.5216

Position title: Student Ambassador/Tour guide

Number of students needed: 20+

Hours (please be specific as to days and times):
One tour shift per week. Monday through Friday, 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. OR 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Position description:
Weekly tours are offered Monday through Friday from 10:00 am.- 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. In addition, Saturday tours, assisting with mandatory recruitment events (listed below), and occasional “off-schedule” tours will be asked as needed. When there is no tour, the student ambassador will assist with basic office duties including but not limited to: opening mail, organizing travel and event materials, data entry, and telecounseling. Between one to twenty hours per week based on admissions cycle.

Special skills needed:
Seeking high energy, friendly, and motivated individuals to lead independent and collaborative group tours of campus. The student ambassador is the “first face” during the campus visit so professionalism and strong public speaking skills are necessary. Student ambassadors must demonstrates our core value of hospitality and the ability to personalize tours for each campus guest.

Important Dates:
October 12, 2015           Columbus Day- Tours and Information Sessions offered 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
October 31, 2015           First Year and Transfer Fall Open House
November 11, 2015       Veteran’s Day- Tours and Interviews offered 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
January 18, 2016             MLK- Tours and Interviews offered 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 15, 2016          President’s Day- Tours and Interviews offered 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
April 1, 2016                 Overnighter Program (4pm through the evening, all of campus)
April 1, 2016               Presidents Reception (approximate start time 4pm)
April 2, 2016                 First Year and Transfer Spring Open House (6am-4pm; all of campus)
April 13-24, 2016           April Vacation Tours and Information Sessions offered at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

How to apply:
Send your completed Admissions Student Worker application to admissions@usj.edu (all are welcome and encouraged to apply for multiple positions within Undergraduate Admissions).

 

 

Telecounselor Needed - Admissions

Department: Undergraduate Admissions

Supervisor/hiring manager: Samantha Wasef

Contact e-mail: admissions@usj.edu

Contact phone: 860.231.5216

Position title: Telecounselor

Number of students needed: 20 or more

Hours (please be specific as to days and times):
Telecounselors reach out to prospective students by phone one to two nights a week. Calling hours are typically scheduled between the hours of 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the week and on Sundays. Set schedule TBA.

Position description:
This position requires individuals to be engaging, share their experiences with prospective students in addition to the abilities to listen intently, take accurate notes, and answer questions about the University over the phone. Individuals should also be detailed-oriented, creative in coming up with ways to engage students, and have a strong level of professionalism. Telecounselors must be able to present the University in a positive manner, between three to nine hours per week.

Special skills needed:
Seeking involved students with strong communication skills. Must have or express strong interest in public speaking and/or phone calling. Multitasking and effective note taking are essential to this position.

Important Dates:
October 12, 2015           Columbus Day- Call day
November 11, 2015       Veteran’s Day- Call day
January 18, 2016             MLK- Call day
February 15, 2016          President’s Day- Call day

 

How to apply:
Send your completed Admissions Student Worker application to admissions@usj.edu (all are welcome and encouraged to apply for multiple positions within Undergraduate Admissions).

 

 

 


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