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Tuesday, May 26, 2015  

.......Community News

USJ Welcomes New Staff

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

Emmakate Bradley, executive administrative assistant, Student Affairs
Roselyn Wright, M.A., human resources generalist – training and engagement, Human Resources

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



Upcoming Events, Hoffman Auditorium


Open Mic on May 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Wood n' Tap, Hartford
Concert on May 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Hoffman Auditorium on the USJ Campus

Famous since 2013, the annual HartFolk Festival features an open microphone session, a concert featuring a round-robin of new folk artists, opening acts with emerging folk artists, and a headliner to end an evening! Hosted by singer/composer Kate Callahan. More information.

Tickets: $22 Adults | $17 Seniors | $10 Youth | $17 USJ Faculty & Staff | Free for USJ Students

Buy tickets now!



Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival production of Romeo and Juliet

July 23 - August 9 | Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. & Sundays at 5:30 p.m.

Capital Classics Theatre Company celebrates its 25th anniversary season with a new festival name and the staging of Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare's tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers), which will run for three weekends, outdoors on the grounds of the University of Saint Joseph.

Shakespeare's classic romantic tragedy is set "in a world where violence is a virtue and cruelty is currency, and where two loving souls find hope in each other and desperately try to survive," said Director Geoffrey Sheehan about the play. The Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival will also feature pre-show entertainment, including the Elizabethan Consort, lectures by local professors and more. Plus, on Thursday nights, the Festival will feature its Youth in Community Arts program with pre-show performances by local student arts organizations.

Tickets can always be purchased without reservations at the box office starting 60 minutes before our shows. Be sure to bring your blanket and picnic basket to really enjoy the outdoor experience. Snacks and drinks are also on sale before each performance and during the intermission. Shows will always go on - rain or shine. If it rains, before or during the performance, the show will be moved inside the University's Hoffman Auditorium.

Tickets: $15 Adult | $10 Senior | $10 Student | $10 Military | Free for USJ Students | Click here to buy them now!
For more information about Capital Classics Theatre Company, click here.




Art Gallery Exhibitions and Events



January 15 – June 8, 2015

In 2010 ICI launched PROJECT 35, a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting selection has been presented simultaneously in more than 30 venues around the globe, inspiring discourse in places as varied as Berlin, Germany; Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria; Los Angeles, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Skopje, Macedonia; West Hartford, Connecticut; Taipei, Taiwan; and Tirana, Albania. Following the widespread popularity and success of Project 35, ICI has collaborated with 35 more international curators to produce Project 35 Volume 2.

ICI again draws from its extensive network of curators to trace the complexity of regional and global connections among practitioners and the variety of approaches they use to make video. A new selection of 35 curators from 6 continents each chose one work for this compilation of the latest approaches to the medium.




June 19 - September 6, 2015

The Art Gallery at University of Saint Joseph will open Shin Hanga Landscapes: 20th Century Japanese Prints with a reception on Thursday, June 11 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held in advance of West Hartford’s Japan Summer Festival (Blueback Square, Saturday, June 13, 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.). The exhibition will remain on view through September 6.

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. Although 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 landscapes that constitute the majority of shin-hanga prints depicted views showing little evidence of the country’s modernization and therefore held considerable appeal to an audience seeking a romantic or nostalgic image of Japan. Examples in this exhibition include works by some of the most renowned artists working in the genre, foremost among them Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) and Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950).

This exhibition features recent gifts from Judith and Norman Zlotsky as well as prints donated by John Crockett. It has been scheduled in conjunction with West Hartford’s Japan Summer Festival (Saturday, June 13).

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




2015 Summer Hours

USJ Bookstore Summer Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Tim Galligan, bookstore manager, at 860.233.2349 or



The O’Connell Center Facility Hours 

Fitness Center & Indoor Track:         
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                

Pool:                           See Separate Pool Schedule

Visit us online for updates:

* The center will be closed every Sunday in July and August 2015. These new hours will run June 1 - August 29.

For more information, contact Debbie Fiske, associate athletic director, at 860.231.5423 or




WE (-FIT) Lunch & Learn     

Wednesday June 10
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
McGovern Hall – Faculty Dining Room

Using Reason to Resolve Conflict
                Presented by: Com Psych Training and Consulting Programs

Whether they take place in the workplace or in one’s personal life, conflicts are inevitable; however, that does not mean that they must always be damaging. When emotions are understood and reason is used to handle conflict, the result can actually be strengthened relationships rather than damaged ones. This workshop discusses how you can replace pure emotion with rational decision-making when dealing with conflict.
 At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Identify the potential outcomes of conflict:

·         Describe what happens when conflict is handled poorly.
·         Describe what happens when conflict is handled well.

Identify your conflict management style:

·         Describe the five conflict resolution styles
·         Describe the contexts for which each style is appropriate

Describe the most effective methods for handling conflict:

·         Describe the importance of self-monitoring
·         Describe the process of identifying motives
·         Identify methods for communicating feelings appropriately

As a reminder, WE (-FIT), will pay half the cost of lunch at Café Bon Appétit for any employee attending the Lunch & Learn session.  WE(-FIT) hope to see you and your colleagues there!


Contact: Lisa Peruccio, benefits coordinator at or at 860.231.5509




The Second Annual Family Running Festival

The Second Annual Family Running Festival hosted by the University of Saint Joseph cross country team and sponsored by Moe's & Fleet Feet Sports is Saturday, June 20 at USJ in West Hartford.

The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with three races for kids: half-mile, one mile, and two mile. All races are mixed-terrain (track and grass). For their $10 entry fee, kids will receive a race hat, bib and finishers reward (the races will not be officially timed).

The feature event is the Burrito 5k which will begin at 9:15 a.m. (participants may choose the "non-burrito" version of the 5k). If the Burrito 5k option is selected, participants will be required to run/walk three miles, eat a Moe's Southwest Grill Burrito, then finish the last 0.1 miles of the course. Your finishing time will include the time it takes you to eat the burrito. If the non-burrito race option is selected, participants will skip the Moe's Burrito station and finish the 5k run/walk regularly.

The 5k course will circumnavigate parts of USJ campus. Baby joggers/strollers are not recommended.

The male and female winners of both the Burrito 5k and the regular 5k will win grand prizes. Additionally, there will be awards for age group winners (10 year age divisions) in the Burrito 5k.

All 5k entrants will receive a sweet race hat, along with post-race snacks. Proceeds from the event will go to the USJ cross country team.

For more information, contact Debbie Fiske, associate athletic director, at 860.231.5423 or



TIAA-CREF Offering Individual Retirement Counseling

TIAA-CREF will offer individual retirement counseling for USJ employees on June 17, 2015 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 or at 860.231.5509




Special Discounted Rate Being Offered to all USJ Faculty and Staff for the "Imagine ... the Sky's the Limit" Gala celebration on Thursday, June 11, 2015.

Honoring departing University of Saint Joseph President Pamela Trotman Reid, Ph.D.

- Cocktail reception starting at 6:00 p.m.
- Dinner and Program at 7:30 p.m.
- Connecticut Convention Center
- Complimentary valet (courtesy of LAZ Parking) and self-parking available. For valet, access via Columbus Street/Grove Street behind hotel. Signs will be posted
- Black Tie, Dinner, Dancing, Exclusive Silent Auction
- Featuring music by Shaded Soul Band
- Emcee by Dennis House, Eyewitness News anchor and Face the State moderator

Special USJ Employee Discounted Rate of $75 per guest (maximum 2 per employee) available, if paying online. Otherwise, general registration is available at $200 per guest.

Special Patron Seating available at $500 per seat, which includes a listing in the event program. Complimentary quarter-page ad included with a minimum purchase of four Patron Seats. Paper tickets will not be issued.

Event updates and online registration may be found at

Sponsorship opportunities and other ways to support the event may be found in this year's sponsorship packet. Please consider contributing to this year¹s Silent Auction.

Benefits from the Gala will support the Pamela Trotman Reid, Ph.D. Fellowship in Science to attract gifted science teachers.

Questions about registration, auction contributions, or sponsorship opportunities? Please contact













........Student News

Phonathon Associates Needed - Institutional Advancement

Student University Employment Position Description

Department: Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Supervisor: Katie DaSilva    

Contact email:
Contact phone number: 860.231.5364

Position title: Phonathon Associate

Hours (please be specific as to days and times): Monday - Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., at least two shifts per week preferred.

Number of students needed: 6 – 10

Position description: Phonathon Associates have the opportunity to be the voice of today’s University of Saint Joseph experience. Associates are a part of the student Phonathon team, working together to call USJ alumni to update their personal information, secure gifts for the Annual Fund and to reconnect alumni with the University.

Special skills needed: Strong communication/phone skills, outgoing, hard-working, friendly, reliable, and able to represent the University in a positive manner.

Other: Some of the benefits that you will receive working as a Phonathon Associate: ideal work hours, incentives such as prizes for meeting goals, snacks and beverages, and end-of-semester parties, learn resume building skills such as public relations, fundraising, communication, and marketing skills and the opportunity to network by conversing with alumni in various professions across the U.S.

Important Dates: Interviews will be scheduled after application is reviewed. Last day to apply is Thursday, August 27.



Student Associate Needed - Department of Nursing

The department of Nursing is seeking a student associate to work 4-8 hours per week on campus. Details are listed below:

Department: Nursing Department, Second Floor, McDonough Hall
Supervisor: Dr. Patricia Morgan, Department Chair
Hours: 4 to 8 hours per week. Prefer student be available on Wednesday or Thursday, or both; can be flexible for other day.
Position Description: Assist AnneMarie and/or Sandy with various administrative tasks, ie., filing, making labels, making student files, etc.
Special Skills: Basic computer skills; must be able to lift 20 lbs., be able to bend, sit and stand for l/2 hour periods on occasion.
Other: Student must be trustworthy and able to work with confidential materials if necessary. Student may be asked to assist with extracurricular activities, i.e., Nursing Pinning, guest lectures.

Please apply via the job postings at Student Affairs or contact AnneMarie Britt at or Sandy Knight at for more information.





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