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Monday, August 3, 2015  

.......Community News

USJ Welcomes New Staff

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

Amy Abrams, principal editor/writer (communications coordinator), Marketing and Communications
Raouf Boules, Ph.D., dean, School of Health and Natural Sciences
Leslie Dauer, M.S., information technology coordinator, The Gengras Center
Rhona Free, Ph.D., president, President’s Office
Wayne Mora, campus safety officer, Campus Safety

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

 

 

Upcoming Events, Hoffman Auditorium

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

EXHIBITION

SHIN HANGA LANDSCAPES: 20TH CENTURY JAPANESE PRINTS

June 12 - September 6, 2015

 

 

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 bookstore@usj.edu.

 

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:  www.usjbluejays.com

* 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 Bill Cardarelli, athletic director, at 860.231.5246 or bcardarelli@usj.edu.

 

 

Pope Pius XII Library

May 11 – August 14

Monday - Thursday:
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday:
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday:
Closed

Contact: Linda Geffner, Library director, at 860.231.5208 or lgeffner@usj.edu

 

Little Red House Summer Schedule:

Disability Services and Counseling and Wellness Centers are closed until August 17, 2015.

From June 15 - August 14, Health Service is open (administrative services only) on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Assistance is available for student health insurance and health records or requirements matters.

Clinical services are not available until after Friday, August 14, 2015.

Contact: Wanda Vazquez-Serrano at 860.231.5530 or by email, healthservices@usj.edu.

 

McGovern Café

Monday – Friday
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Eat In or Take Out

New This Summer
Eat in our air conditioned café or take your lunch outside or back to your office

Express Catering From Bon Appetit
Great option for meetings, informal office gatherings or bringing meals home, pick up at the café 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (24 hour notice, please)

Catering menus at http://www.cafebonappetit.com/

 

TIAA-CREF Offering Individual Retirement Counseling


TIAA-CREF will offer individual retirement counseling for USJ employees on August 11, 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

.......Reminders

 

ent News

Phonathon Associates Needed - Institutional Advancement

 

Department: Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Supervisor: Katie DaSilva

Contact email: kdasilva@usj.edu

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.

 

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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