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Wednesday, October 26, 2016  

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Promotions and New Employees

University of Saint Joseph welcomes the following new employee to the community: 

Christopher DelGaudio, groundskeeper, Facilities
Laura Moss, M.S., physical therapist, The Gengras Center

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










Upcoming Events, Hoffman Auditorium



Connecticut's Premier Contemporary Dance Festival

Friday, October 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium

General Admission: $20, Senior & Alumni: $15, Students: $10

USJ Students with ID: FREE

The 5x5 Dance Festival brings together choreographers, performers, educators and students to study and perform. Artists, students and audiences share their experience, talent and inspiration through master classes, workshops, discussions and performance. Click here for more information.




Saturday, October 29, 2016, beginning at 10 a.m.

10-11 a.m. - Contemporary conditioning and Dancer warm-up with Spencer Pond from the Now Unboxing Project
11 a.m.- 12 p.m. - Modern Technique Class - Warm-up with Leban/Bartenieff Principles and learn full body integration with the "sketch method" with Haley Zdebski
12-1 p.m. Lunch Break and Workshop "Dance About Anything" with special guest Susan McGreevy-Nichols, President of the National Dance Education Organization - FREE workshop
1:15-2:15 p.m. Contemporary / Modern Repertoire Class with Christine Perry from dancEnlight
$20 per individual class or $45 for three classes.
Special Discount Pricing Options for Groups of 5 or more; pre-registration required.




Friday, October 28, 2016, 5:00 -7:00 p.m.

General Admission: FREE

How Dance Educates a Community with nationally acclaimed author and speaker Susan McGreevy-Nichols from The National Dance Educators Organization




Singing for wisdom, respect, joy and peace.

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
The Connor Chapel of Our Lady

ADVANCE TICKET SALES: General Admission: $25, Seniors & Alumni: $20, Students: $15

Suggested donation at the door, if seats available: $25

Women of the World perform original and traditional folk music with a contemporary twist, in 29 languages! The four singers are Ayumi Ueda (Japan), Annette Philip (India), Debora Pierre ( Haiti/United States), Giorgia Renosto (Italy).

Despite differences in their upbringing, language, religion, ethnicity, food and music, they are bound by one unique desire: to explore sounds, rhythms and musical vocabulary from all over the world. The popular and versatile Women of the World have dedicated their careers to performing the music of diverse cultures, integrating their own unique heritages and musical styles in beautiful harmony.













Upcoming Events, Art Museum


Sept. 23-Dec. 18, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 5:30-7:30 p.m.
PRINTMAKER DEMONSTRATION: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 1-3:00 p.m.

Surveying contemporary Japanese printmakers working in a wide range of techniques, including color woodblocks, etchings, mezzotints, lithographs, and screenprints, HANGA NOW highlights the artists’ diversity, creativity, and sensitivity to materials. These contemporary artists are successors to Japan’s early 20th century ssaku hanga (creative print) movement. Inspired by the Western approach to original prints in which the artist executes every stage – from design of the image and preparation and inking of the matrix to final printing on paper in a limited edition – this movement diverged from the traditional process of creating ukiyo-e prints and 20th-century shin-hanga (new print) works, which involved collaboration among separate designers, block carvers, printers, and publishers.

Prints in this exhibition range from abstract to representational, but share the reverence for materials and exquisite craftsmanship that characterizes Japanese art from all periods. Many of the artists – even those who adopt an abstract style – treat such traditional Japanese themes as nature and the four seasons. Although the primary focus of HANGA NOW is on prints executed in the last 25 years (1990 – 2015), it also includes works by the generation of artists who studied with or were influenced by the first masters of ssaku hanga. Major artists in the exhibition include TAMEKANE Yoshikatsu, IWAMI Reika, SHINODA Toko, IMAMURA Yoshio, NAKAZAWA Shin’ichi, and HAMANISHI Katsunori.

In conjunction with HANGA NOW, artist TAMEKANE Yoshikatsu will visit from Japan on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 to demonstrate printing techniques, including shading with water-based inks (bokashi), application of metallic leaf, and embossing, all of which he uses in his own work. This demonstration is supported in part by Emi Asano. The Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph will also host a Family Day with exhibition-related activities for children and adults on Oct. 16, 2016 from 1-3:00 p.m., as well as two Gallery Talks – one on Oct. 6 and another on Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

HANGA NOW is supported in part by The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation, the IFPDA Foundation, the Karen L. Chase ’97 Fund, and Toshiko Uchino.

Concurrent with HANGA NOW, the Fairfield University Art Museum (formerly Bellarmine Museum of Art) will present Crafting the Elements: Ceramic Art of Modern Japan from the Collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz from Sept. 29 – Dec. 16, 2016 with an opening reception on Sept. 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. Additionally, the Bush-Holley Historic Site (Greenwich Historical Society) will feature An Eye to the East: The Influence of Japan from Oct. 12, 2016 – Feb. 26, 2017, an exhibition about the influence of Japanese art and culture in the 19th and early 20th centuries, with special emphasis on the Cos Cob art colony. Both exhibitions are accompanied by lectures and other events. For more information, visit www.fairfield.edu/museum and www.greenwichhistory.org.



















Office Hours with President Rhona C. Free

President Rhona Free will be holding open office hours on Tuesday, November 1, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the President’s Office, Room 1, Mercy Hall (at the far end of the hallway). Faculty, staff, and students are invited to sign up (recommended) or stop in for a 15-minute appointment with the President during this time.

Contact: Ruth Foxman, executive assistant to the President/secretary to the Board of Trustees at rfoxman@usj.edu or 860.231.5221






















Transfer and Adult Learner Event

Transfer and Transform - A workshop for Transfer students and Adult Learners

Bring a friend and enjoy pizza while you learn about USJ’s rigorous hands-on coursework and meet dedicated faculty and academic advisors. Apply for free with help from your Admissions Counselor and Explore Student Financial Services.

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time: 5:45 p.m.
Location: Mercy Hall, Crystal Room



















Talk and Reception: Early Christian and Jewish Narrative

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Mercy Hall, Crystal Room

Judith Perkins, Ph. D., Professor Emerita of Foreign Languages/Humanities, will hold a talk on her essay included in Early Christian and Jewish Narrative on November 15. Faculty, staff and students, as well as the public, are welcome to attend.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Christina Flood at cflood@usj.edu or 860.231.5888.


















Shredding Services on Campus

The Copy Center has bins for material you need shredded during the year.  The bins, which are locked, are picked up every other week and materials are shredded on campus (just like our summer shredding project).  If you have large quantities of material to be shredded, Charles Bragg (x5519) can unlock the bin to simplify adding your papers.

Copy Center hours:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-12:30 p.m.

Please do not include papers that are not confidential.  Recycle in Blue Bins/Barrels.

Contact: Suzanne Zunner, executive assistant to the Sr. Vice President for Finance & Strategy, at szunner@usj.edu or 860.231.5314
















Fall 2016 Tour Schedule, Admissions



10:00 a.m. Information Session and Campus Tour for First Year Students


2:00 p.m. Information Session and Campus Tour for First Year Students


6:00 p.m. Information Session and Campus Tour for anyone interested in USJ


10:00 a.m. Information Session and Campus Tour for First Year Students


2:00 p.m.  Information Session for Transfer Students

Contact: Alyssa King, M.Ed., assistant director of Admissions Operations and Communications, at alyssaking@usj.edu or 860.231.5862











Spanish Language Film Festival

Culture, Arts and Languages Department in conjunction with the 2016-2017 HSS Theme on Mercy & The Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities Present the 14th Annual Spanish Language Film Festival at Hoffman Auditorium
(Films in Spanish with English Subtitles)

November 8, 7:00 p.m.
“Volver a empezar/ Begin the Beguine” by Luis Garcí
Description of the film: The story of professor Antonio Albajara ,who returns to his homeland in Gijón, Asturias, after winning the Literature Nobel Prize.
Remarks: Dr. Roger Zapata, Associate Professor, Montclair State University.

USJ Students, Sisters of Mercy, Faculty and Staff free; Students and Faculty from other Institutions $5; Seniors $8; General public $10

This program is funded thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the humanities.


















Calling Volunteers for Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration

Planning is beginning for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration in January 2017.

Planning committee meetings will be held on:
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 12:00-12:50 p.m. in McDonough Hall, Room 315
Saturday, Oct. 29, 12:00-12:50 p.m. in McDonough Hall, Room 108

ALL faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate, including students in the Women’s College, Program for Adult Learners, and graduate students. Please pick the time/date that is most convenient for you. If you’re interested in participating but cannot attend a meeting, contact Michele Maccarone Brophy.

The planning committees are sub-committees of the USJ Diversity Committee, the sponsor of these events.

Contact: Michele Maccarone Brophy, Assistant Director of Academic Advisement, at mbrophy@usj.edu or at 860.231.5273












Queenes Companye Production "Doubt: A Parable"

Please join us for the Queenes Companye production of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable on November 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bruyette Athenaeum’s Hoffman Auditorium.

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, this thought-provoking drama focuses on Bronx school principal Sister Aloysius. The Sister takes matters into her own hands when she suspects Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.

The performances are free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Mark Zelinsky, Queenes Companye advisor, at mzelinsky@usj.edu or 860.231.5252.
















Celebrating 40 Years of Educating Women Business Leaders

The University of Saint Joseph is celebrating its 40-year tradition of educating women business leaders with a series of events during the fall 2016 semester, beginning with the “Are You Ready for the Job Market?” Speaker Series..

The series will conclude on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at 12:30 p.m., when Rob King, Senior Vice President of SportsCenter and News at ESPN and member of the USJ Board of Trustees, speaks in the Crystal Room in Mercy Hall.

Join the USJ community for each lecture, followed by light refreshments and networking opportunities.

Contact: Ruth Foxman, executive assistant to the President/secretary to the Board of Trustees at rfoxman@usj.edu or 860.231.5221



















The Saint John’s Bible Lecture Series

The Office of Alumni Relations at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is holding a series of lectures on The Saint John’s Bible, Volume 6 – Gospels & Acts. Commissioned in 1998 by Saint John’s Abbey and University, The Saint John’s Bible is the first hand-written, illuminated, and monumental Bible produced by a Benedictine abbey since the 15th century. A seven-volume Bible, USJ’s Pope Pius XII Library will house the sixth volume until August 2017.

The second installment of the series will be a joint lecture presented by the Reverend Joseph Cheah, OSM, Ph.D., associate professor of Religious Studies and Comparative Theology and chair of the department of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies, and Benjamin T. Peters, Ph.D., associate professor of Religious Studies and director of the Honors Program. Their lecture, entitled “The Gospel Roots of the Works of Mercy,” will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Crystal Room, Mercy Hall.

Dorothy Keller, M.Ed., professor of Fine Arts, will give the remaining lecture of the series- “Spiritual Anticipation: The Advent Season and The Saint John’s Bible” will take place on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 from 2-3 p.m. in the second floor AV Room of the Bruyette Athenaeum.

Those interested in attending are asked to contact Katie DaSilva ’15 at kdasilva@usj.edu or 860.231.5364.



















Panel Discussion and Screening of "Newtown"

November 9, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All Attendees Must Register
CEC’s are available

USJ's MSW CEC program will host a special screening of "Newtown," a film that chronicles the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. After the screening a panel discussion will take place with Newtown Providers Treating Trauma.


For registration and CEC information, please contact Elba Ruth Caraballo, MA, MSW, Ph.D., assistant professor and director, at ecaraballo@usj.edu or 860.231.5352.













Hesburgh Lecture Series – “Can You Do Well While Doing Good?”

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at  7:00 p.m.
University of Saint Joseph Chapel
Free and Open to the Public

Join us on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at  7:00 p.m for the Hesburgh Lecture Series. Oliver Williams, C.S.C. is a faculty member of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and is director of the Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business. Williams is the editor or author of 20 books as well as numerous articles on business ethics in journals. He served as an associate provost of the University of Notre Dame and is a past chair of the Social Issues Division of the Academy of Management. In 2006, he was appointed a member of the three-person Board of Directors of the United Nations Global Compact Foundation. The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative, with over 7,000 businesses in 135 countries as members   He has served as a visiting professor in the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University in Africa and Kyung Hee University in Korea. He is an ordained priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Contact: Ruth Foxman, executive assistant to the President/secretary to the Board of Trustees at rfoxman@usj.edu or 860.231.5221



















School of Humanities and Social Sciences Fall 2016 Election Programming

October 26, 2016 - 11:00 -11:50 a.m., Women in politics FYS open class. Professor Jennifer Cote, “The Media and Hillary Clinton.” Lynch 207.

November 2, 2016 - 6:45 to 8:00 p.m., Professor Ken Long, “Predicting Next Week's Election and its Consequences.”  A-V classroom, Bruyette.

For more information, contact Dean Wayne Steely at wsteely@usj.edu.














SYC Lyman Pie Fundraiser

SYC is holding their annual Lyman Pie Fundraiser to benefit the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). The fundraiser supports family events and classroom activities.

If you are interested in purchasing a pie (they are delivered frozen) please contact Sue O'Donnell (contact information below). Pies will be delivered and can be picked up at SYC on Monday, November 21- just in time for the holidays.

Contact: Sue O'Donnell, director of School for Young Children, at sodonnell@usj.edu or 860.231.5561.














Upcoming Events, Student Affairs

Monday 10/24
Zentangle Renaissance Leaf
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Maker Space McGovern 1st floor

Tuesday 10/25
TedX Club meeting
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, McGovern Hall

Wednesday 10/26
Student Government Association Meeting
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, McGovern Hall

Woof Wednesdays Therapy Dog Visit
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
McGovern Lounge

Career Fair for Nursing Majors
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
McGovern Lounge

Thursday 10/27
Latina Talk speaker series
5:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, McGovern Hall

USJ Volleyball vs. Smith College
7:00 p.m.
O’Connell Center Gymnasium

SPEC Halloween Bingo
Costumes encouraged
8:00 p.m.
McGovern Cafe

Friday 10/28
Commuter Make & Take event
Make your own bank and travel mug
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lynch Lobby

Blue Jay Pentathlon Invitational Swim Meet
5:00 p.m.
O’Connell Center pool

5X5 Dance Festival
7:30 p.m.
Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium
Free tickets for USJ students

Saturday 10/29
5X5 Dance Festival
7:30 p.m.
Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium
Free tickets for USJ students





















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