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Monday, July 18, 2016  

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Promotions and New Employees

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

Rebecca Austin, M.S., assistant professor and director of clinical education, Physician Assistant Program, School of Health and Natural Sciences
Katrina Camerato, residence coordinator, Student Affairs
Logan Hallet, infrastructure technology analyst, Information Technology

Elba Caraballo, Ph.D., assistant professor, Social Work and Latino Community Practice, School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Mary Hunt, assistant controller, Business Office

Jacqueline Sanderson, teacher/lab school coordinator, School for Young Children
Les Meyer, M.S., senior financial analyst, Business Office

Contact: Na-Tasha Bryan, human resources specialist, at 860.231.6740 or
















Upcoming Events, Hoffman Auditorium




Thursdays, July 21, 28, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Fridays, July 15, 22, 29, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays July 16, 23, 30, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Sundays July 17, 24, 31, 2016 5:30 p.m.

Directed by Michael Nowicki, Capital Classics

This summer Capital Classics stages a play as timely now as it was over 400 years ago - "Othello" (Shakespeare's tale of jealousy, duplicity and destruction), as part of the Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival. The play tells the story of Othello, a victorious general in the ongoing wars who has become newly married as the curtain opens. He is reveling in the greatest moments of his life. Slowly his imagination is poisoned by Iago, his trusted adviser, whose ulterior motives lead him to stage the destruction of this happiness. As his world unravels, Othello's quick decisions and missteps rapidly spiral, and hero transforms to villain in one of Shakespeare's most haunting and emotionally powerful tragedies.













Upcoming Events, Admissions


Thinking about attending the University of Saint Joseph? Attend an event or schedule a visit of campus. See what life is like as a USJ undergraduate.

Register online today or call 860.231.5216 (toll free 866.442.8752).



Weekdays throughout fall* semester
Students are invited to see what college is like by shadowing a student in the classroom. There are a variety of classes available to choose from in subjects from science to humanities to education. Pick from a list of fall classes and let us know what day(s) and date(s) would work best for you. *Blue Jay for a Day is not available in the summer due to shortage of classes, and will resume in the fall semester.


Weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Tours are offered Monday through Friday all year round. Check out our beautiful, suburban campus and hear what life is really like at USJ from a current student.

Contact: Undergraduate admissions at 860.231.521 or



















O'Connell Center Summer 2016 Hours


Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday

6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Gym: See front desk for gym hours

Indoor Track: Same hours as the fitness center

Pool:  See separate pool schedule

Visit us online for updates and changes to the schedules at Please note that these hours are subject to change without prior notice.

* The center will be closed every Sunday in July and August 2016. These new hours will run from June 5 - August 27. Opening on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

For more information, contact Bill Cardarelli, athletic director, at 860.231.5246 or




















The Health Services Office Summer Hours

From Wednesday, June 15 - Monday, August 15, the Health Services Office will be open Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for administrative services only. Counseling and Disabilty Service will reopen on August 15, 2016.

Contact: Wanda Vázquez-Serrano, administrative assistant, at 860.231.5530 or















Get to Know You Coffee Breaks

Come join us on Wednesday mornings this summer for a “Get to Know You” coffee break! Take a short break to learn about other campus offices and mingle with your colleagues. At each event there will be 10 – 15 minutes spent introducing staff from campus offices, with explanations of the offices’ and staff members’ primary roles. Chat over a cup of coffee or tea for the rest of the half hour.

Sessions run from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. and will be held in the back of the dining hall in McGovern – coffee and tea will be provided.

July 20

Get to Know Student Affairs (including Athletics and Community Engagement)!

July 27

Get to Know Academic Affairs, the School of Education, and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences!

August 3

Get to Know Facilities and Public Safety!

August 10

Get to Know the Offices of Institutional Advancement and Marketing and Communications!

August 17

Get to Know the Business Office and Human Resources!

August 24

Get to Know Information Technology, the Library, and the Registrar’s Office!

August 31

Get to Know Advising, the CAE, and Career Services!

September 7

Get to Know the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, School of Health and Natural Sciences, and the School of Pharmacy!

We hope you will take the time to get to know your colleagues!

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











Share your Accomplishments with Admissions!

Admissions is asking for various departments on campus to share new facts or accomplishments that we can mention on our tours of campus for prospective students this upcoming fall. This is your chance to share and update us on all the new and noteworthy endeavors that you have been involved in that we can then pass on to prospective students! Feel free to toot your own horn – students should know about your contributions that make USJ great!

Please email your response to Alyssa King, assistant director of Enrollment Management Operations, at

Thank you – We can’t wait to hear from you!











Annual Confidential Document Shredding on Campus

InfoShred will be on campus on Friday, July 29 to shred confidential material in bulk; non-confidential material can be recycled in our blue recycling bins at any time.

Facilities has secure storage space for your boxed shredding materials so they can pick up the boxes prior to Thursday, July 28. You may arrange for pickup as soon as you have completed boxing your shredding material. Or, if you have many boxes and limited storage space, you may arrange for pick up more than once. Please recycle non-confidential material. Shredding cost is by the pound.

To arrange for pick up, please submit a Facilities work order prior to Wednesday, July 27.
If you have any questions, please contact Marie St. John at 860.231.5401 or









Campus Update, the e-newsletter of University of Saint Joseph,
is published weekly by the Office of Marketing, Media, and Communications.
Please send your news to by Thursday noon
if you want it in the next Monday's edition.

Questions? Call 860.231.5334 or email

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