MSW Program to Host Benefit Concert
The Master of Social Work (MSW) Program at the University of Saint Joseph will host a concert to raise funds for scholarships and youth enrichment programs via the Keith Washington Applied Children’s Initiative program.
Entitled "Songs of a Dream," the concert will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Hoffman Auditorium in the Bruyette Athenaeum, located on the University’s main campus 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford. It begins at 7:30 p.m. and features singers Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon. The repertoire will include Broadway songs, spirituals, and opera selections.
Burke has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic, and at the Kennedy Center. Likewise, Dixon has performed with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the White House. He is also known as one third of the group, Three Mo’ Tenors. Both singers will be led by musical director Matthew Long, who has performed with the American Theater Company, the Chicago Cultural Center and the Pegasus Players.
Tickets to Songs of a Dream are $35 for general admission and $75 for sponsor tickets. Sponsors receive reserved seating, a listing in the event’s program book, and an autographed CD of Songs of a Dream.
To purchase tickets, visit tickets.usj.edu.
Student Representatives needed for LCP LOOP
The Institute for Latino Community Practice (LCP) at USJ serves as a pipeline for progress to prepare Latino students and others working in Latino communities to be leaders. LCP is looking for student representatives from to join the ³LCP LOOP² an advisory board that meets with Dr. Madeline Perez during thesemester to plan activities.
As a student representative of the LCP LOOP, you have the opportunity to voice your opinions about the direction of Latino Community Practice. This is also a great opportunity to network, learn about your Latino culture, see group development and dynamics in action , and shape your school.
If you are interested in learning more about the LCP LOOP, please contact Jenny Garcia, LCP LOOP-Women¹s College representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn a new form of stress management through drawing... Zentangle is a relaxing form of meditation using repetitive pattern-making to create intentional works of art. No artistic ability necessary!
Meredith Yuhas, Ph.D., director of the Counseling and Wellness Center, will lead the workshops. Please see link below for more information.
.Contact: Meredith Yuhas, Ph.D., director of the Counseling and Wellness Center, at email@example.com
The 2014 McAuley Lecture - “Transforming Afghan Lives and Communities with the Afghan Institute of Learning”
Dr. Sakena Yacoobi
“Transforming Afghan Lives and Communities with the Afghan Institute of Learning”
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
University of Saint Joseph
Mercy Hall, Crystal Room, 1st floor
The USJ community is recognizing the ongoing quest for world peace and human rights with a series of events developed and sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Peace and Human Rights Series will explore civil, political, and socio-economic challenges, along with efforts to preserve basic human rights.
Dr. Yacoobi is the President and Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), an Afghan women-led NGO she founded in 1995. The organization was established to provide teacher training to Afghan women, to support education for boys and girls, and to provide health education to women and children. Under Sakena’s leadership AIL has established itself as a groundbreaking, visionary organization which works at the grassroots level and empowers women and communities to find ways to bring education and health services to rural and poor urban girls, women and other poor and disenfranchised Afghans. AIL was the first organization to offer human rights and leadership training to Afghan women. AIL supported 80 underground home schools for 3,000 girls in Afghanistan after the Taliban closed girls’ schools in the 1990s. AIL was the first organization that opened Learning Centers for Afghan women—a concept now copied by many organizations throughout Afghanistan. Using their grassroots strategies and holistic approach.
This lecture is sponsored by
Lori McGee, Ambassador of University of Saint Joseph and Trustee at Renbrook School
The Ethel Walker School
Kingswood Oxford School
Miss Porter’s School
Please register with Kelley Streeter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call directly at 860-231-5228 by Friday, September 26.
12th Annual Spanish Language Film Festival
2014-15 Peace and Human Rights Theme
Directed by Pablo Larraín, Remarks by Dr. Roger Zapata, Montclair University
Hoffman Auditorium 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 23rd
Directed by Imanol Uribe, Remarks by Prof. Marc Longenecker, Wesleyan University
Hoffman Auditorium 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 15th
Directed by José Luis Cuerda, Remarks by Dr. Rachel Payne, University of Saint Joseph
Hoffman Auditorium 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 4th
USJ Students, Faculty and Staff Free; Guest Students $8; Seniors $8; General Public $10.
This event has been funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Frances Driscoll Box Office: 860-231-5555
Purchase tickets online: http://tickets. usj.edu
Editorial Staff Needed for Interpretations
Interpretations is the literary magazine on campus. It consists of submissions from students, faculty, and other members of the University of Saint Joseph family. We look for short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, photography, and art work. We can only accept written works that are three pages or less and art work that is submitted through jpegs or high resolution pictures.
We are currently looking for dedicated people to join our editorial staff. Being a staff member involves being able to attend a few meetings throughout the year, during which we will organize and read through submissions, and format the publication before sending to the publisher. Our first meeting for all those interested in joining the editorial staff will be on Wednesday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Dr. Hoyser (email@example.com) is the faculty advisor and the senior editor this year is Betsy Marone (firstname.lastname@example.org). If anyone has questions, please feel free to email either of us.
Queenes Companye Auditions
Queenes Companye is holding auditions for our fall production of Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy on the following days:
Monday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the Bruyette 2nd floor reception room.
Tuesday, September 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Crystal Room.
With call backs on Wednesday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Bruyette 2nd floor reception room.
All students, staff, faculty, and community members are welcome to audition. For additional information or questions please contact Mark Zelinsky at email@example.com or 860.231.5252.
Queenes Companye General Meeting
Queenes Companye general meeting will be held from 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 18 in the faculty dining room. All those interested in live theatre (be it as a performer or as backstage support) are encouraged to attend.
For more information please contact the director of Queenes Companye, Dr. Mark Zelinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-231-5252
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 email@example.com or 860.231.5394
USJ Welcomes New Staff
University of Saint Joseph welcomes new staff members to the community:
Jemel Aguilar, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Social Work and Latino Community Practice
Ashley Bartleson, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Health and Natural Sciences, Chemistry
Kourtney Betkoski, physical therapist assistant, The Gengras Center
Wayne Brookbanks, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Elizabeth Callahan, athletic trainer, Athletics
Maureen Carroll, administrative assistant, Center for Academic Excellence
Devika Choudhuri, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Counseling and Family Therapy
Thecla Colon, development associate, Institutional Advancement
Andrea Courtemanche, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Counseling and Family Therapy
Laura Curley, professional writing tutor, The Center for Academic Excellence
Deneice Davis, administrative assistant, School of Education
Derek Dube, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Health and Natural Sciences, Biology
Margaret Dunlop, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Elizabeth Eagan, M.A., speech pathologist, The Gengras Center
Danielle Ellsworth, administrative assistant, Provost Office
Corrine Ewing, Pharm.D. assistant professor, School of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice and Administration
Claire Feldman-Reich, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Richard Greco, M.S., instructor, School of Health and Natural Sciences, Biology
Kimberly Hardy, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Social Work and Latino Community Practice
Erin Hurd, administrative assistant, The Gengras Center
Anthony Johnston, M.A.T., assistant professor, School of Education, Education
Kaitlyn Keltonic, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Susan Lester, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Counseling and Family Therapy
Bianca Lucchesi, senior admissions counselor, School of Pharmacy
Melissa Mokel, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Health and Natural Sciences, Nursing
Elizabeth Norris, M.A., Teacher, The Gengras Center
Cassidy Olio, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Carissa Palisano, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Felicia Palmer, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Gina Reiners, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Health and Natural Sciences, Nursing
Renee Sherrell, M.A., assistant professor, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Counseling and Family Therapy
Donald Siler, M.Ed., assistant professor, School of Education, Off-Campus Programs
Brenda Straker, M.S., coach, Athletics
Felicia Such, M.S., teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Laura Turner, M.S., assistant professor, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Autism Institute
Angela Waszkiewicz, administrative assistant, Student Financial Services
Hannah Watkins, professional writing tutor, The Center for Academic Excellence
Angela Zaffetti, teaching assistant, The Gengras Center
Contact: Na-Tasha Bryan, human resources specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.231.6740