The O’Connell Athletic Center Labor Day Weekend Hours
Friday, August 29: 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 30: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 31: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Monday, September 1: CLOSED
Contact: Mary L. Cooper, administrative assistant/membership coordinator at 860.231.5419 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or 860.231.5482.
I Write Your Name: The Amistad Center @ USJ
Part II: June 26 - August 31
I Write Your Name will be exhibited at the Art Gallery in three installments during 2014 while The Amistad Center's galleries at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art are closed for renovation.
All three installments feature selections from the Amistad Center's collection of art, artifacts, and popular culture objects that "document the experience, expressions, and history of people of African descent." They were chosen to highlight some of the Center's recent acquisitions. I Write Your Name also supports the School of Humanities and Social Sciences' 2014-15 academic year theme of "Peace."
For more information, check out the link below:
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The USJ community will celebrate the start of the 2014-2015 academic year with a traditional ceremony of Convocation in The Connor Chapel of Our Lady followed by a university-wide picnic. This event is for all USJ faculty, staff and students.
Contact: Office of the Provost at 860.231.5229
Thook: The Story of Food
Wednesday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m.
As part of the 2014-2015 theme on Peace and Human Rights, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in collaboration with the Department of English and Theater and the Office of International Studies is partnering with HartBeat Ensemble to bring The Indian Ensemble's new production, Thook (Spit), to the University of Saint Joseph from Bangalore, India.
Thook (Spit) was one of 9 plays commissioned by SchauSpielHaus Hamburg from companies around the world for a project entitled, Hunger For Trade. Thook (Spit) explores issues of food trade, food security and hunger, through four powerful stories, ranging from the documentary to the satirical.
Open to the Public. No admission charge.
For details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Saint Joseph presents an afternoon of family entertainment with comedy juggling act, Gizmo Guys. The performance will take place on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in the Hoffman Auditorium of the Bruyette Athenaeum.
The Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker, have amazed audiences around the world with their original routines, quick-witted verbal repartee, and world-class juggling skills. Their unique act has been featured on television, in international juggling competitions, and at top circus schools.
Tickets, which are $20-adults, $15-seniors, and $10- youth, are available online or at the Frances Driscoll Box Office: 860.231.5555.
TIAA-CREF Offering Individual Retirement Counseling
TIAA-CREF will offer individual retirement counseling for USJ employees on September 16, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in the Provost 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 email@example.com or at 860.231.5509
3rd Annual Latino Community Research Lecture
The 3rd annual Latino Community Research Lecture will take place on Wednesday, September 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Crystal Room. This is a rich professional development opportunity that highlights Latino culture.
This year’s lecture will feature Juan Carlos Rueda and Jose Luis Sierra from Interamerican University in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. They will discuss their book Tocando Fondo (Spanish for “Hitting the Bottom” or “Hitting Rock Bottom”). This book highlights stories of the current economic conditions in Puerto Rico and how this impact people in their daily lives.
Some of the topics addressed in the book (which might be nicely tied to your graduate coursework) includes but is not limited to: migration to the United States, unemployment, youth culture, informal economy, poverty, isolation, gender roles, diversity, prejudice, resiliency, and mental health. As was the case for past lectures, their book will be available for sale and signing.
Contact: Madeline Perez, assistant professor of Social Work and Latino Community Practice at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.231.5394