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Monday, April 27, 2015  

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USJ Welcomes New Staff

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

Laurie Pencz, administrative assistant, School of Pharmacy
Angela Skyers, Ed.D., assistant dean, student affairs, School of Pharmacy

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!




Art Gallery Exhibitions and Events


Afternoon at the Gallery

Join the Art Gallery on the first and third Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. for an intimate discussion of the works on display in the Art Gallery. Open to the public.

For more information contact Rochelle Oakley, Collections manager/registrar, at 860.231.5743.




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.




"Doggy Day" with Woof Wednesday

All the dogs will be set up around the quad between 12:00 -1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29. T-shirts will be sold for $10 to support the therapy dogs at Allan’s Angels and there will be other great giveaways!

For more information, contact Mary Perleoni at 860-231-5530  or



USJ and HartBeat Ensemble Present, "Can't Wait: Reflections on the Movement"

On Thursday, April 30, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Crystal Room, the HARTBEAT Ensemble will be presenting, “Can’t Wait: Reflections on the Movement.” The performance takes Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous "Letters from Birmingham Jail" and interweaves his reflections with many voices from then until now. The performance runs from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m., and will be followed by discussion and dinner.

This event is co-sponsored by the USJ Diversity Committee and the MSW Program/Department of Social Work. Please RSVP by no later than April 28 to Erika Egan at
For more information, please contact: Angela Washington, Chairperson of the Diversity Committee.



DIII Luncheon

You are invited to a free luncheon with Athletics and our Student-Athletes on Thursday, April 30 from12:00 -1:00 p.m. at the O’Connell Athletic Center. FREE T-Shirt to all staff and faculty that stop by to visit. There will be opportunities to win prizes via raffle drawing, free throw, and shooting competitions.

Please join us to help celebrate NCAA Division III Week as we honor our student-athletes and give thanks to you, our staff and faculty for enabling our student-athletes to follow their passions and develop to their full potential.  NCAA Division III Week is to provide an opportunity for all individuals associated with a Division III institution to observe and celebrate the impact of student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community.   

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



BRAVE Hunger Project

Saturday, May 2, 2015
12:00 p.m. in McGovern Lounge

Come help package food for children in need!

BRAVE Girls Leadership Inc. is partnering with Feeding Children Everywhere to host their Second Annual Hunger Project for the first time at USJ. Middle school and High School students from West Hartford will be joining Brave and the USJ community to bag food for children in need. Last year, BRAVE packed an estimated 6,000 bags, and we hope to exceed that number this year. We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact: Luz Holmes, president of BRAVE,



2015 Commencement

The 2015 University of Saint Joseph Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies will take place on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 2015.

Follow the link below to learn everything you need to know about USJ's 2015 Commencement:




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



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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