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Tuesday, November 29, 2016  

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Promotions and New Employees

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

Karen Foster, Ph.D., director of clinical experiences, School of Education

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


















Upcoming Events, Art Museum

ongoing through December 18, 2016

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. 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. 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.
















Gallery Talk - Hanga Now

Thursday, December 1, 5:30 p.m.

Join Director and Curator Ann H. Sievers as she leads a discussion on the current exhibition HANGA NOW: Contemporary Japanese Printmakers. If you haven’t seen the exhibition or want to revisit it, this is the perfect opportunity since the show closes December 18.

For more information contact Rochelle Oakley at 860.231.5743 or roakley@usj.edu.

















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


4:30 p.m. Information Session and Campus Tour for anyone interested in USJ


3:00 p.m. Information Session and Campus Tour for First Year Students


10: 00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.  Information Session for Transfer Students

Select Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. are also available, please contact Alyssa King, M.Ed., assistant director of Admissions Operations and Communications, at 860.231.5862 or alyssaking@usj.edu with questions.





















Festival of Lights


The University of Saint Joseph will host its annual Advent celebration, the Festival of Lights, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. The Festival will take place in the Connor Chapel of Our Lady.

An annual USJ tradition, the Festival of Lights will feature scriptures from The Saint John’s Bible, Heritage Edition – Gospels & Acts Volume; Christmas carols performed by the USJ Chamber Choir (directed by Dr. Ezequiel Menendez) and the Voices of Praise Choir (directed by Jermaine Woodard, Jr.); liturgical dance by the USJ Dance Ensemble and the USJ Alumni Dance Ensemble (directed by Susan Murphy); and the communal lighting of candles.

Immediately following the event, all are invited to the Holiday Dinner in USJ’s McGovern Café. Admission: $15 for adults; $8 for children 12 and under. USJ students can use their meal cards.

For more information, contact Lynette Colon, director of Campus Ministry, at 860.231.5269 or lcolon@usj.edu.















Office Hours with President Rhona C. Free

President Rhona Free will be holding open office hours on Monday, December 5, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.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 860.231.5221 or rfoxman@usj.edu

















Save the Date: Moving the Dream Forward

The Connor
Chapel of Our Lady
Monday, January 23

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Dr. Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity at Eastern CT State University

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Tyrone Black, Director of Student Advancement at Wooster School

Sponsored by the University of Saint Joseph Diversity Committee. For more information, please contact Michele Maccarone Brophy, Planning Committee Chairperson at 860.231.5273 or mbrophy@usj.edu.




















Upcoming Events, Student Affairs

Tuesday, November 29
DETx Club, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., FDR
Latin Dance, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., O’Connell Center
Barre/Pilates, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., O’Connell Center
W.o.W. Apps & Apps, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Assumption Lounge

Wednesday, November 30
Woof Wednesday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., McGovern Lounge
SGA Meeting, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., FDR
Live, Speak, Eat Scripture, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., TBD
Barre/Pilates, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., O’Connell
Diversity in Action, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., McDonough 203

Thursday, December 1
YOGA, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., O’Connell Center
Latina Talk, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., FDR
Zumba, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m., O’Connell Center

Friday, December 2
Commuter Snack Attack, 12:00 p.m., Flagpole Island

Saturday, December 3
USJ v Emmanuel College, 1:00 p.m., O’Connell

Sunday, December 4
Festival of Lights, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Connor Chapel of Our Lady















Women of Wellness Hosts "Apps & Apps"

When: Tuesday, November 29

Where: Assumption Lounge

Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Women of Wellness are presenting a " Women’s Health and Technology Event." Commuters and Residents enjoy a night of appetizers and applications.

Light food and refreshments will be provided.

Contact: Daria Marvasti, Women of Wellness, at 860.987.7922 or dmarvasti@usj.edu

















Institute of Latino Community Practice, Upcoming Events


Adelante Circle of Support
McDonough Hall, Room 205
12:00 -12:50 p.m.
December 10, 2016

The Circle of Support is monthly support and resource group for current and prospective Latina/o students in USJ’s Program for Adult Learners. The group was initiated and named by the students and has been active for the past seven years. The group was named by PAL/Adelante student, Amy Smith (class of 2015).

Contact: Stacey Lopez, at salopez@usj.edu













Are you Interested in a Social Work Concentration in Latino Community Practice?

Are you passionate about having a career that supports and engages with Latino communities?
Are you working with Latino communities as part of your field placement and would like to receive recognition for it on your college transcript?

If so, then you might be interested in a social work concentration in Latino Community Practice!

The requirements for a concentration in Latino Community Practice for Social Work Majors:

You must have a social work field practice setting in which you are working with Latino individuals, groups, families or communities.

And you must take only THREE of the Following courses before you graduate:
o Latinas & Their Worlds (SOCW 206)- Prof. Reyes/Prof. Perez
o Latino Storytelling (SPAN 204)- Prof. Valencia
o Latino Identities & Cultures (LCPR 310)- Prof. Rodriguez/Prof. Schwan
o Any Approved Spanish course at the 200 level or above

Consult with your academic advisor to register for these courses to enroll in an LCP offering as register for classes. Make sure to let us know that you are pursuing an LCP concentration by emailing Stacey Lopez at salopez@usj.edu.

Any questions about Latino Community Practice? Contact Stacey Lopez at salopez@usj.edu
Any questions about the Latin American Students Organization at USJ (LASO)? Contact Shakira Padilla at spadilla@usj.edu.




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