News and Announcements
Students in the Regis Children’s Center shared a global experience with children of the same age from Haiti as part of a service learning project named “CHILD” (Children Helping Children for International Learning and Development).
The Regis Humanities Department announces the annual Christmas Concert on December 5 and 6. The concert will include a variety of traditional Christmas carols, spirituals, pop arrangements of new Christmas music, and a special performance of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Messe de minuit pour Noël (Midnight Mass for Christmas).
How can we ensure our current population of students receive college and graduate education that will allow full and continuing participation in this dynamic period of American economic history?
A panel of health experts speaking on November 18 at Regis, a Catholic university in Greater Boston, set out to explore chronic and back pain and immediately addressed the prescription drug abuse epidemic.
On a fall evening, every chair in the Upper Student Union is filled with Regis guys. They are quiet and attentive. All eyes on Dan Shaughnessy, a renowned Boston Globe sports columnist. Following his presentation on Tom Brady, he implores the crowd to ask him questions.
Greetings. With a slight chill in the early morning air, the countdown to Thanksgiving has surely begun! But Regis people have already been travelling, as you’ll see below.
Regis has named Jacquelyn McCarthy, CSJ, RN, LNHA of Newton to its Board of Trustees. McCarthy is CEO and Administrator of Bethany Health Care Center, an award-winning rehabilitation center and licensed skilled nursing facility in Framingham, MA. Under McCarthy’s leadership, Bethany Health Care Center was named to the list of top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts in 2014.
Regis PR Students Host Free Fruit & Produce Distribution Event in Recognition of National Hunger Awareness Week
Regis communications students enrolled in “Intro to Public Relations” will host a recognition event on the Regis campus on November 18 to mark National Hunger Awareness Week.
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Regis North, the partnership for bachelor-degree completion in nursing, public health, and health sciences between Regis and Northern Essex Community College (NECC) is drawing attention in Rumbo, the Spanish-English newspaper in Lawrence. See pages 1, 15 and 16 within.
With maples still glowing gold in New England as October became November, Regis faculty turned a spotlight on letters and literature.
Yesterday on a gloriously sunny day, Regis, Northern Essex Community College (NECC), and the City of Lawrence launched a satellite of Regis in downtown Lawrence.
Regis, a leading Catholic University, Northern Essex Community College (NECC), and the City of Lawrence today announced the launch of a new satellite of Regis in downtown Lawrence.
A panel of health experts explored lupus, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and their “lookalikes” at the Regis President’s Lecture Series on Health on the Weston campus on October 28, with a view toward the latest research findings.
Hello. As October has flown by, everyone seems to have settled into our new campus and, now, the big buzz on campus is the comfortably familiar line waiting for coffee in the early a.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts in our Library/Learning Commons!
According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, 50 million Americans suffer from 80-100 different types of autoimmune disease. Patients with autoimmune diseases and conditions that mimic these diseases have presented with symptoms that are difficult to diagnose in the early stages, and the causes of these conditions are unknown.
I am so proud to announce that Regis has been named a “Center of Excellence in Nursing Education” for the third consecutive time by The National League for Nursing (NLN)!
New Hampshire Union Leader: Gov. Maggie Hassan will nominate six attorneys to judicial posts at Wednesday’s Executive Council meeting at University of New Hampshire at Manchester.
Regis graduate nursing student Cassandra Godzik of Rutland, Vermont has been elected to the national leadership council of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) in the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
MetroWest Daily News: Students at Marian High School are giving it the old college try, just a little earlier than expected.
The wind was up but rain had stopped, and the intergenerational Regis campus gathered on the Library Plaza to celebrate Founders’ Day on October 1. Alumni, faculty, staff, grad students, undergrads, and the denizens of the Regis Children’s Center were on hand, summoned by the call of the trumpet of Adam Gautille of the Back Bay Quintet who, in a tuxedo, was a contemporary Gabriel.
The Boston Globe: “I am just doing God’s work,” Sister Eustace Caggiano would say as she gathered groceries for an immigrant family or found fresh clothes for a homeless man.
The National League for Nursing (NLN) has named Regis, a Catholic university in Greater Boston, a “Center of Excellence in Nursing Education” for the third consecutive time (2008-2011; 2011-2015; 2015-2019).
A week of remarkable messages from Pope Francis in Cuba and at the White House climbed to a certain peak today as he spoke to a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress. At Regis, a Catholic university in Greater Boston, faculty dialogue in the early afternoon focused on that speech, its appeal to students, and its impact on the Catholic Church in the United States.
Read the texts of the President’s and the Pope’s speeches this morning
Hello. I am getting this issue of “President’s Notes” out a little earlier than its scheduled delivery tomorrow because I want to remind everyone who can to watch Pope Francis’s speech to the U.S. Congress Thursday morning, September 24 (tomorrow) at 9:20 a.m. or so.
ItemLive.com: Massachusetts State Rep. Leah Cole has announced she will resign from her seat in the Massachusetts House next week to focus on a nursing career.
His Holiness Pope Francis will spend three days in Cuba, Sept. 19-Sept. 22, and six days in the United States, Tuesday, Sept. 22 to Sunday, Sept. 27. Many of the events in which he will participate will be televised. All have relevance to the Regis learning community as a Catholic university in the United States and especially as a Catholic university in Greater Boston.
The Regis College community opened the academic year with a convocation called “Regis on the Rise” on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at which Jocelyn Collen, M. Div, Director, Center for Ministry and Service, delivered the invocation ,and Regis President Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, gave an address called “A Woman Took Leaven, and a Man Planted a Mustard Seed.”
Faculty at Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, will conduct a panel discussion on Pope Francis’ visit to the United States on September 24.
It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes many just to feed them, according to area food pantries.
After a year and half modernizing its campus through a sweeping master redevelopment plan, Regis cut the ribbon on new construction on Thursday, September 10, undaunted by rain.
Welcome back to a new academic year! This afternoon at 4 p.m. we will officially cut the ribbon on Phase I of the Master Plan, a campus-wide event to which all members of the Regis community are invited.
After a year and half of construction on its main campus, Regis will officially cut the ribbon on a stunning inner quadrangle, a new suite-style resident hall, a renovated library, and a “Great Walk” on the slope of the front lawn leading to the new quad on Thursday, September 10, at 4 p.m.
Hello! The countdown is on to Fall 2015. Having taken a couple of weeks in August for alumni visits (more on that later) and a brief vacation with my family, I could hardly believe all the progress on the campus construction when I arrived back on campus on Monday morning, I was thrilled to see that new green quad and finishing touches on the new Maria Hall extension.
I am so delighted with the official announcement of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant for the Regis Haiti Project! The grant in the amount of $767,695 will fund the program for the next three years. It validates all the hard work the team has put in and the tremendous outcome and benefits to the nation of Haiti.
The Regis College Haiti Project (RCHP), or International Nurse Faculty Partnership Initiative (INFPI), has received a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), based in Battle Creek, Michigan.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that Regis has been awarded a substantial grant for its Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). This year’s grant is in the amount of $232,661.
Hello. Only six weeks to go to the start of Semester I, 2015-2016! As you begin to turn your thoughts to that, I am very pleased to share with you some of the accomplishments of Regis faculty this summer and news of events they will be participating in this autumn.
The campus seems relatively quiet this week as we approach the Fourth of July holiday. Thank you all for your patience on the road closure of Katsura Drive and the area right in front of College Hall while the road boundaries were being reworked and new curbs (American English as distinct from British “kerbs”) installed. Construction is not quite done on the Great Walk, but the finishing touches are in progress. The road has been repaved and we’re on our way.
As educators across the nation fervently discuss graduation rates, degree completion, and costs of higher education, the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, has awarded Regis, a Catholic university in Greater Boston, $260,000 over four years to support the university’s new PRIDE Scholars program.
As Americans continue to wonder whether their high school and college graduates have the knowledge of mathematics they need to succeed, DEEP Learning will hold a new educational technology conference with a specific Math Teacher Strand on July 22 and 23 at Regis College in Weston, MA, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Regis MSN grad chosen for prestigious emergency medicine training program at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital
With educators and media representatives nationally discussing the relationship between university degrees, the workforce, health care, and global citizenship, one story about an individual student can sometimes tell the whole tale about contemporary students’ interdisciplinary efforts to position themselves personally and professionally.
The Boston Globe: If you thought computer science and engineering were tops among college majors, a look at the class of 2015 will surprise you.
As usual HR Director Joan Sullivan and her staff ran a very pleasant “Staff Appreciation Luncheon” on Tuesday, June 16, and everyone enjoyed VP Tom Pistorino’s time-capsule notes as he introduced staff members who were marking significant anniversaries. Aramark made a delicious lunch and everyone had a very good time. Thank you, Joan, Tom.
Last Friday evening Trustee Hans Christensen and his wife Farrah hosted a lovely Regis reception in their home in Westport, CT. It was a great event with several alums from the CT area including trustees, Peter Langenus, his wife Eileen ‘78 and trustee Jane Tedder and her husband, Dick.
Regis professor Michelle Cook creates “Rehearse Nurse” app and is named Apple Distinguished Educator
Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, is pleased to announce that faculty member Michelle Colleran Cook, RN, DNP, Assistant Professor of Nursing, has been named an Apple Distinguished Educator for 2015.
Regis, a leading Catholic University in Greater Boston, has named alumnae Mary Ann Walsh Lewis ‘74 of Rockville, Maryland and Sabina Herlihy ‘81 of Walpole, Massachusetts to its Board of Trustees.
The office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations conducted a spectacular Reunion this past weekend with nearly 400 alumni and friends on campus for the celebration. Special thanks to Christina Duggan, Director of Alumni Relations and Donor Engagement, for leading this great effort.
On arguably the most diverse, intergenerational university campus in Greater Boston, and at a time when national legislators and the Supreme Court still ponder affordable care for the nation, Boston Children’s Hospital President and CEO, Sandra L. Fenwick, a Weston resident, broke through various kinds of gridlock by speaking of human passion and trust to 700 graduates at the eighty-fifth Regis Commencement on May 9.
Through a winter of extraordinary snowfall, our blog “Across the Board” has been relatively dormant. But now the season of hibernation is well over, and Commencement brings evidence, in the persons of the graduates taking doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees, that something long in the making is about to emerge. So here we are, preparing to declare the purpose of Regis as a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston through those students.
During week-long commencement activities, a total of 700 Regis graduates prepared to converge together in the tent on the Great Lawn of the Weston campus to receive their diplomas on Saturday morning, May 9, at Regis’s eighty-fifth commencement. The number includes women and men taking doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees.
The best way to share this wonderful annual event is through pictures, then words, which will speak for themselves!
Communications Master urges Regis graduate students to pursue leadership in civic and international affairs
Last evening under the tent on the Great Lawn at Regis, nearly 300 graduate students received master’s and doctoral hoods signifying the higher degrees to be conferred upon them on the Weston campus at the eighty-fifth annual Commencement on Saturday, May 9.
Regis College has begun the process of a $75 million expansion by building new programs and reconstructing existing ones. A little over a decade ago, however, the 88-year-old school, located in the Greater Boston area, was in real trouble.
Regis has launched new multidisciplinary programs at the undergraduate level; vastly expanded graduate and continuing education; forged relationships within the state’s burgeoning biotechnology, medical device, and health care industries; and partnered with universities in Greater Boston and around the world.
In spring 2006, the St. Columbkille School in Brighton seemed to be on the brink of closure. Enrollment had dwindled to 274, from about 1,800 in the early 1960s.
Regis panel explains the challenges of amputations, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury and rehab
As phase two of the Marathon Bombing trial continues this week, the testimony of survivors last week has riveted the attention of Greater Boston. Last Wednesday on the Regis campus in Weston, an expert panel of medical experts addressed precisely the kind of challenges traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, amputations, and rehabilitation present to patients and caregivers.
So many commemorations – Boston Marathon (April 20), Earth Day (April 22), Shakespeare’s Birthday (April 23), Centenary of the Armenian Genocide (April 24), Centenary of Gallipolli-ANZAC (April 25), Last Day of Class (April 29) - and Commencement just around the corner!
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) Capital Planning Workgroup has awarded $355,000 to Regis College to invest in critically needed equipment that will provide life sciences education opportunities to underserved populations.
Happy Easter to all of you! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful celebration with your families. I am in Washington, DC, meeting with alums.
There are more than 11,000 new spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries each year. There are also those who experience amputations due to surgery for illness, and those who are involved in accidents, conflict or terrorism situations. All these individuals are affected physically, emotionally, socially and in their vocational lives. Yet recent advances in both technology and adaptive techniques hold the hope of maximizing their capabilities and addressing their challenges and those of their families.
Constant growth in scientific knowledge, changes in the healthcare system, and development in nursing education requirements are the subjects of a unique conference to be hosted by Regis Nursing Faculty and the Regis Graduate Student Nurses Association (GSNA) on Wednesday, April 8, from 6:30–9:00 pm in the Upper Student Union Lounge.
Children’s Hospital Chief, Communications Master, and Social Justice Advocate to Receive Regis Honorary Degrees May 9
Regis President Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, has announced that Sandra L. Fenwick, CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital, Marjorie Arons-Barron, President, Barron Associates Worldwide, and Karen LaFrazia ’82, Executive Director of Boston’s St. Francis House, will receive honorary degrees at the 85th annual commencement on Saturday, May 9.
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today thanked the leaders of the Haitian Roundtable for inducting him into their 1804 List in a March 21 gala ceremony in New York.
Regis faculty member, Haiti Project advocate, wins national recognition Cherlie Normilus named “changemaker” by Haitian Roundtable
Cherlie Magny-Normilus, Assistant Professor of Nursing & Director of Policy & Advocacy for the Regis Haiti Project, has been named a “changemaker” on The Haitian Roundtable’s “1804 List” for 2015.
March 25 marks the fifth anniversary of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). Massachusetts led the way with its own version in 2006. At both state and federal levels, people have benefited from greater access.
On March 31, author Gene Bell-Villada will speak “On the Ayn Rand Cult and the Slow, Steady Rise of Libertarianism.” This marks the second in a series of three lectures in the Liberal Arts Lecture Series at Regis in Weston, MA.
Regis celebrated its status as an Apple Distinguished School (ADS) on Saint Patrick’s Day this week.
Apple is coming tomorrow to Greater Boston – to the Regis campus on St. Patrick’s Day – to recognize that university as an “Apple Distinguished School for 2014-2016” (ADS).
ClinicaSpace.com: St. George's University and King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA today announced an articulation agreement to provide international options to students interested in medical or veterinary careers.
The great news on campus this week is Athletics! Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have captured the NECC Championship and made it to the NCAA Tournament.
Portland Press Herald: Fifield, 62, is retiring after a 27-year stint as one of the nation's most successful NCAA Division III women's basketball coaches.
Regis women's & men's basketball teams win the NECC championship and are moving on to the NCAA tournament!
The School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the Liberal Arts Lecture Series at Regis. The inaugural lecture on March 11 will feature New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian who will discuss “The Writing Life.”
Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, a top advisor with the U.S. Department of State and former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, will visit Hobart and William Smith Colleges as the next guest of the President's Forum Series.
Care Dimensions, in collaboration with Regis College, announced the launch of an innovative new hospice nurse residency program on Feb. 20.
U Mass Education Guru Joe Berger kicks off first anniversary of Regis’s Doctorate of Education program
Guest Speaker, Joseph B. Berger, PhD, will mark the first anniversary of the doctorate of education program at Regis College in Weston at an Open House that will take place at Regis on Saturday, February 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A month of extraordinary snowfall has not daunted the Office of Internships and Career Development at Regis, which will hold its annual Career Fair on Wednesday, March 18.
For the fourth-straight season, the Regis College women's basketball team finished with an unblemished 18-0 mark in the New England Collegiate Conference, finishing the regular season with a 94-53 victory over visiting Southern Vermont College on Saturday afternoon.
Because of a longstanding off-campus meeting, I could not be here yesterday for the Ash Wednesday noon Mass, which I regretted. Some staff members later commented on the gathering – faculty, students, housekeepers, administrators, grad students, deans, visitors –“That’s so much of what I love about Regis – its community” – and I could not agree more. Have a wonderful, deep Lent, everyone, with snow melting and Easter and spring just around the corner!
March Madness starts early, on Saturday, Feb. 28th this year! It’s the 17th Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA).
In anticipation of the winter storm, classes are cancelled for Sunday, February 15th.
The Boston Globe: When former Framingham-based Gulf Oil chief executive Joe Petrowski attends his first meeting of Regis College’s board next month as a trustee, he’ll indirectly have philanthropist Jack Connors to thank.
The College will reopen on Tuesday, February 10th at 4pm for the evening classes.
Due to the current winter storm, the College will be closed on Monday, February 9th.
Due to expected heavy snowstorm, the annual Regis College Career Fair, originally planned for February 10, will be rescheduled.
Greetings to our friends around the country from one of the American snow capitals this winter! Greater Boston received a record-breaking amount of snowfall (over 40 inches) in one week (Jan. 27-Feb. 2) and more is falling today.
Nursing Simulation Advances at Regis College, Estate of Alumna Mary A. Hefron '55 funds new equipment
Mary A. Hefron, Regis College class of 1955, never saw the Nursing Simulation Laboratory at her alma mater but donated new equipment to keep it state-of-the art. The equipment includes two patient beds, a ventilator, vital sign monitors and intravenous pumps. Their dedication occurred on January 29 with the unveiling of a plaque in Hefron’s honor. Hefron died in 2012.
Due to the storm, the College will be closed the day of February 3rd and will reopen for evening classes at 5:00 pm on February 3rd.
The following photographs were either posted to social media or shared with Inside Higher Ed. While the storm wasn't as severe as expected in New York City and New Jersey, it had a major impact in New England.
Evening classes for Monday, January 26th are cancelled starting at 4 pm. Regis will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27th. We expect to reopen Wednesday, January 28th.
Due to the storm, the College will be closed Saturday, January 24th.
Welcome back! Classes are in session, and the daylight, believe it or not, is getting a bit longer….
On Tuesday, February 10, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in health care, the liberal arts, science, nursing, education, business management, and communication will present their employment potential to industry representatives on campus at the annual Career Fair.
Regis grad Ludia Modi '14 to accompany Representative Seth Moulton at President Obama's State of the Union Address Tonight
Lynn resident and Regis alum Ludia Modi, Class of 2014, has been asked by Massachusetts U.S. Representative Seth Moulton to accompany him to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address to Congress and members of the Supreme Court this evening, January 20.
Now a freshman at Regis College, Brittany Stone is already making an impact for the defending New England Collegiate Conference champion as well.
The Ogunquit Playhouse is honored to announce that as the result of several years of research, the Ogunquit Playhouse’s listing in the National Register of Historic Places was raised to the “National Level of Significance” in consideration of the significant contributions made by its founder Walter J. Hartwig and the Playhouse to Performing Arts Education throughout the nation.
Regis College has named Joseph Petrowski of Wellesley to its Board of Trustees.
On Saturday, January 10, Lauren Petit, Lecturer in the Professional and Organizational Communications Graduate Program at Regis, took her Graduate Communication Corporate Social Responsibility students to Wachusett Mountain to take part in the Norton Luge Challenge.
Greetings to all of you enduring the Arctic blast in New England! I hope you are keeping warm. I am on an airplane today returning from the CIC Meeting for college and university presidents.
In October, 2014, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) presented Regis College School of Nursing, Science, and Health Professions (SNSHP) and all the member schools of NERVANA, the Northeast Region VA Nursing Alliance, with its 2014 Exemplary Practice Partnership Award.
When you think about the kind of health care organization that might need a state grant to train and retain staff, the area’s hospice provider might not come to mind.
Associate Professor Julia Lisella’s new volume of poems, Always, was published by WordTech this autumn, and Lisella has been reading from the volume at various Boston venues.
When you’re kicking snow off your shoes and struggling to get your jacket off to embrace the warmth of home this holiday season, while you’re at it, toss your cell phone into the bowl by the door with your keys.
Last Wednesday we marked a milestone in the Master Plan construction – the signing of the I-Beam.
Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, and Regis College were the recent recipients of a $249,000 Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Transformation Fund Training Grant
Care Dimensions, a Danvers-based non-profit hospice that also serves Middlesex County, will use its $248,974 grant to partner with Regis College and develop a nurse-residency program focused on hospice and end-of-life care.
If you do not believe reports that even young children are becoming digital natives, seeing will be believing.
Advent has begun, and the semester is rounding to a conclusion as students begin final exams.
Writer and Assistant Professor Anthony D’Aries reading at Emerson today at 4:30 pm in the CoLab Room of the Iwasaki Library, 120 Boylston Street, Boston.
On December 6 and 7, the Regis College Music Department’s annual Christmas Concert will include choral classics as well as contemporary arrangements of familiar Christmas carols.
Our DNA determines a lot about who we are, and increasingly medicine is using ever-expanding knowledge about DNA as a tool in fighting disease.
Regis College has named Camille Ferazzi of Boston and Falmouth to the College’s Board of Trustees.
Students at Regis now have the opportunity to fast-track their medical or veterinary medical education through a combined degree program forged with St. George’s University, in Grenada, this fall.
KTEN.com: Donato Tramuto, the Chairman and CEO of Physicians Interactive (PI), will speak on "Empowering the World through One Device" at the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association's 35th annual Global Conference in Chicago on Thursday, November 13th at 2 p.m. CT.
Regis College continues its Leadership Series on Health with an analysis of on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Upper Student Union Lounge.
The Patriot Ledger: Stephanie Schorow has researched and written about the Cocoanut Grove fire for more than a decade, and 7 p.m. Nov. 20 she’ll explore the fire’s causes and impact in lecture at the Milton Public Library.
Writer Andre Dubus III riveted the attention of Regis College students and their faculty on November 4 on the choices a writer makes to portray life both experienced and imagined.
Last evening we held a wonderful fundraising event for the Haiti Project with special guest, Dr. Paul Farmer.
Nurse Debbie Wilson, who spoke to Barbara Waldorf’s class this morning at Regis about containment of Ebola, also spoke to NPR this afternoon.
Something has happened in the past decade that has raised the level of anxiety disorders in the US to nearly 40 million adults ages 18 and older.
Greetings, with wishes that mid-terms (!) are going well. I have a lot of administrative announcements to make in this issue of “President’s Notes.”
Regis College continues its Leadership Series on Health with an exploration of anxiety, panic attacks and drug abuse Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center.
A new weekly blog of the senior leadership team of Regis College with faculty and staff guest writers.
Regis College has announced the appointment of Carmenelisa Perez-Kudzma, Esq, as the new Paralegal and Legal Studies Program Director and Assistant Professor.
Today we are proud to mark Founder’s Day in honor of our founding Sisters of Saint Joseph who started in France in the seventeenth century and arrived in Boston in 1873.
I was sorry not to be here for Convocation, but I heard that all went well and that both Vice President Malcolm Asadoorian and Father Devino delivered engaging talks... not to mention that the cookout was enjoyed by all!
Welcome back! The campus is buzzing and I can feel the energy and enthusiasm everywhere I walk.
As the country mourns the loss of freelance journalist James Foley, his execution at the hands of extremists focuses attention on how news is covered today. Increasingly, news outlets both big and small are turning to non-staff freelancers like Foley to help cover subjects from city council meetings to wars abroad.
Regis College in Weston and Stonehill College in Easton are innovating to make the Master’s degree more affordable to qualified students.
WickedLocal.com: Rebecca Putnam, MEd, has been named director of the Regis College Children’s Center
It’s good to be back on campus. I spent the week of August 4 on Cape Cod visiting with alums and donors.
WickedLocal.com: Wicked Local is hosting its fifth annual college fair at Regis College in Weston on Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Working collaboratively with high school students and their parents, Regis College launched a Summer Scholars pilot this summer to great success.
As so much sorrow and destruction occupy the news from Ukraine and from Gaza and Israel this past week, it is good to remember something universities are so good at, namely, cultivating friendship and creating international relationships.
Universities are not producing enough specialists to meet the needs of an aging population.
KWQC.com: Health eVillages, a program founded by Donato Tramuto and Physicians Interactive< in partnership with the not-for-profit Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights (RFK Center), has appointed five new members to its Advisory Board.
Mid-Summer and the campus is…. deep into Phase I of the Master Plan re-routing our roadways and walkways and gearing up for Orientation at the end of the month.
EnterpriseNews.com: School superintendent Michael Green retired on Monday and started work Tuesday as regional director for Trinity Catholic Academy in Brockton.
Universities are not producing enough specialists to meet the needs of an aging population. Besides offering a specialty in gerontology through its graduate nursing program, the College is offering a four-course graduate certificate for students with a background in any field to prepare them in a variety of ways to meet the needs of this special population.
It is fitting that this last edition for Academic Year 2013-14 is chock-full of faculty and staff accomplishments.
Boston Herald: When Claudette Aspilaire fled Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, she left the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, where she had lived a relatively comfortable life as a teacher, to come to the wealthiest country, and find herself suddenly plunged into poverty.
Once again I had the pleasure of hosting Ginny and John Kaneb for a luncheon on May 22 at Morrison House. The Kaneb Grant faculty recipients had the opportunity to present their research and express their gratitude to the Kanebs for their generosity.
Boston Haitian Reporter: Regis College Haiti Project Advisory Board gathers this week to meet the second wave of Haitian nursing educators doing their summer semester on the College’s Weston campus.
The D-Day invasion is one of the most memorable examples of the steep price paid by the generation that fought in and won World War II. The 70th anniversary of the event this year is also a reminder that those men and women are becoming fewer and fewer.
Regis College announced today that it is matching a new grant of $10,000 each from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare to fund the scholarships of 2 doctoral nursing students in 2014.
Regis College has named Thomas P. O’Neill, III, of Boston, and Kate Korzendorfer of Brookline to the College’s Board of Trustees.
Greetings one and all. It is hard to believe that it is already forty days after Easter – and almost June!
Regis College began a new phase of its history last week when it held a Groundbreaking Ceremony to launch Phase I implementation of its Master Plan.
Regis College, working collaboratively with a small group of area parents on a common goal, will attempt to sustain operations at the Regis Children’s Center.
First-year Regis College women’s lacrosse head coach Courtney Duggan has been named the New England Collegiate Conference’s Coach of the Year.
What a wonderful couple of weeks we have had at Regis! We graduated over 700 students across all degree programs from associate of science to the baccalaureate, the master’s degree, and the doctorate of nursing practice.
“Merely having ability is not enough, without translating that into action,” Regis College commencement speaker and former Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives Donna Sytek ’66 told more than 700 Regis College graduates at its 84th commencement Saturday morning.
President Hays congratulates 360 bachelor’s degree candidates with a story of their “ancestors” in international service
My heartfelt congratulations to the Regis College Class of 2014. This is one of my last opportunities to speak with you, and I’d like to tell you a little story about your ancestors, the Regis graduates of the mid-twentieth-century, fifty or sixty years ago, when Regis was still a women’s college.
This afternoon at 3 p.m. Regis College celebrated over 360 students in the Class of 2014 who received the bachelor of arts, the bachelor of science, or the bachelor of social work, out of 706 total graduates.
Over half will receive a Master’s of Science in Nursing, and 19 will receive doctorates in nursing practice.
Wilmington Town Crier: Three years ago, the Regis College Men’s Lacrosse team, then in just their third year as a varsity program, struggled to a 4-11 record, which actually marked a program high for victories.
Regis College has named Elizabeth Cadigan, MSN, RN, of Middleton to the College’s Board of Trustees.
Hello, everyone. The season of spring rain is upon us, but sunshine will follow.
The good news about diabetes is that some types of the disease can be prevented, and people who have it can live well with it.
At last Spring is here! Aside from the bout of snow yesterday..., the daffodils and hyacinths are coming out. Think positively: Easter is around the corner and summer will soon be upon us.
Our biggest news on campus is the inclusion of Regis in “The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED),” which is a Consortium of colleges and schools of education committing resources to work together to undertake a critical examination of the doctorate in education (EdD) across the nation and abroad through dialog, experimentation, critical feedback and evaluation.
Regis College is proud to announce that it is one of 33 higher education institutions joining the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) this spring.
The Regis College English Department is delighted to announce its selection for the 2014 Boston Intercollegiate Poetry Festival will be represented by English/Writing Major and Senior, Rutchelle Alexandre, a native of Roslindale, MA.
In an era of blogging, Twitter and Facebook, the nature of what we call “writing” has radically changed. Longtime journalist Stephanie Schorow, a Medford resident, is spearheading a new graduate program at Regis College to educate the next generation of professional writers for the digital age.
Health experts at Regis College discuss past, present, and future of Massachusetts and federal health care reform
Massachusetts led the way in expanding access to health coverage, but it is losing the battle to control costs. This hard truth was laid bare by a panel of experts at last week’s Regis College panel on the Affordable Care Act and the Massachusetts Health Reform law.
Today is the first day of Spring and we can finally look forward to some warm weather.
Students are away on Spring Break, but faculty and staff held an Ash Wednesday service on campus yesterday at noon thanks to the good offices of Campus Ministry.
Ira Byock, MD Foremost physician in end-of-life care to lead public forum at Regis College: Regis & Parmenter Host Community Collaboration
Dr. Ira Byock, a leading palliative care physician and author of "The Best Care Possible, a Physician's Quest to Change Care through the End of Life" will speak at Regis College on Monday, April 14 in a forum about end-of-life issues.
Alumna Brenda Schubach ’94 writes about “breaking through” to success for the good of women and the planet
Brenda Schubach, Executive Director of I am a Force4Good™, a company designed to bring dignity to women around the world with fair and equal opportunities, will team with CelebrityPress, a leading book publishing company, and several leading business experts from various industries to release the book, Breaking Through.
leNouvelliste.com: La collation de diplômes de la première promotion des étudiantes de master en sciences infirmières est une première en Haïti », s’est réjoui le recteur de l’Université d’État d’Haïti, Jean Vernet Henry, au Karibe, le mardi 18 février, à l’occasion de la cérémonie du jour au cours de laquelle elles ont accédé au grade de maîtrise en sciences infirmières.
Former NH Speaker of the House and banking industry giant to receive honorary degree at Regis Commencement 2014
Regis College President Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, has announced that Donna P. Sytek ‘66 is scheduled to give the College’s commencement address on May 10.
Sister Simone Campbell of “Nuns on the Bus” speaking at Regis on Thursday, March 6, sponsored by “Sacred Threads”
Sacred Threads will bring the compelling Sister Simone Campbell to greater Boston as the last speaker in their series “Threads of Inclusion: Recognizing the Sacred in our Lives through Dignity, Grace and Justice.”
Regis College continues its Leadership Series on Health with a Massachusetts Health Reform Update on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Upper Student Union Lounge in Alumnae Hall.
Beginning Fall 2014, Regis will accept two undergraduate courses in the History baccalaureate degree program at Assumption for credited courses in the Master of Arts in Heritage Studies program.
Regis hosted its second annual Jobs Fair for undergraduate and graduate students recently with great results.
314 out of nearly 900 students across the four classes of the undergraduate population at the College have made the Dean’s List for academic achievement for the Fall Semester, 2013.
From recruiting in the American south to catering to working adults, local colleges and universities are finding new ways to attract students as they deal with a predicted drop-off in high school graduates in the state over the next decade.
Associate Professor Ernest Collamati, Religious Studies, will be interviewed on FOX NEWS (Channel 25, Channel 8) this evening, probably during the 5 p.m. news broadcast, regarding the possibility of Pope Francis visiting Boston when he comes to the United States.
We have reached a major milestone in the Regis College Haiti Project. On Tuesday afternoon, February 18, 2014, in Port au Prince Haiti, the first cohort of Haitian nursing faculty to receive a Master's of Science in Nursing from the Univ. of Haiti graduated.
This morning in Port au Prince Haiti, President Hays and Regis faculty preparing for the first cohort of Haitian nursing faculty to receive a MS in Nursing from the University of Haiti through the Regis College Haiti Project met former U. S. President Bill Clinton.
We have been having technical difficulties with our alumni website, www.registowertalk.net. It may be working intermittently at this time, but if you are having trouble with the site, please email any request or event registration to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the inclement weather, tonight’s lecture by Dr. Louis Sullivan has been cancelled. We plan to re-schedule the event for early April, and will release information on a new date once it becomes available.
Delivering on a promise, Regis College in partnership with the State University of Haiti and the Haitian Ministry of Health will celebrate Haiti’s future nursing leaders as they watch the twelve Haitian nursing faculty graduate with the 1st master’s degree in nursing from the University of Haiti
I am very pleased to report the fruits of our Mission Committee’s planning this year in a series of upcoming lectures on social justice, namely, human trafficking, women’s issues, and immigration reform.
Students in the Museum Practicum course at Regis have stepped outside of the classroom to put together a first of its kind exhibition using pieces from Regis’ own art and antiques collection.
In the wake of last fall's troubled launch of healthcare.gov and the pressure of deadlines imposed by the Affordable Care Act, many consumers are still struggling to understand the complexities of the new law and what it means for them.
Good day to all in the Regis College Community. Despite the polar vortex (brr!), the bombogenesis of snow storms, the New Year and spring (yes, spring!) semester have gotten off to a roaring start.
This year’s Connection 2014 Jobs Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00pm in the College Hall Foyer.
Regis College Nursing offers RN to Bachelors Completion Program to Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Associate Graduates
The Regis College School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions announced it will offer a new Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing through its collaborative program with Lawrence Memorial and on the campus at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford.
The Regis College Board of Trustees has elected Joan C. Shea, MBA, MSW, of Melrose as its next chair.
Suffolk Construction, one of the most successful, privately held building contractors in the country, has been selected to perform preconstruction and construction management services for phase one of the Regis College campus-wide renovation in Weston, Massachusetts.
The Boston Globe: As the cost of a college education continues to soar, some private institutions are taking steps to make sure families aren’t scared off by sticker shock before the application process even begins.
Hello, everyone. As Advent has progressed, celebrations have been steadily bursting out on campus and off.
d3hoops.com: Regis College wrapped up the 2013 fall semester with a 59-52 victory over Western Connecticut State University on Sunday night in non-conference women's basketball action in Weston, Mass.
Bennington Banner: Southern Vermont College women’s basketball coach Mike Quinn said the first 13 minutes of his Mountaineers’ game on Saturday against Regis College were the best they’ve played so far this season.
fenwaykenmore.patch.com: Melissa Dunn, manager of Hammond Residential Real Estate’s Back Bay/Beacon Hill office, is pleased to announce that sales associate Pegeen Frawley Doran has affiliated with Hammond.
Regis College has named Anita Brennan Bigles ’77 of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, to the College’s Board of Trustees.
The recent cold weather seems to have brought on a flurry of celebrations at Regis, both outdoors and indoors. On Nov. 25, right before Thanksgiving, our sophomores (Class of 2016) hosted a bonfire, complete with hot apple cider, s’mores and music, in the field near the Stamp Museum.
D3hoops.com: Freshman forward Amanda Hawkesworth (Abington, Mass.) had her fourth consecutive double-double and senior forward Claire Ramonas (Portland, Maine) had a game-high 18 points, as the Regis College women's basketball team cruised to a 68-30 win over Lesley University in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) opener.
Boston Herald: A recent study conducted by McGraw-Hill Education found what many students could likely confirm — technology, while extremely useful for students’ studies, can also be a tool for procrastination.
Bangor Daily News: Emilee Marro finished with a game-high 29 points, nine rebounds, six steals, and five assists as Regis College shot 51 percent from the field on the way to a 75-62 non-conference women’s basketball win over Colby College on Tuesday night.
GoRegisPride.com: Regis College senior Ryan Chambers (Abington, Mass.) scored his 1,000th career point, but Eastern Nazarene College held on for a 63-56 non-conference victory over the Pride on Tuesday night in Weston, Mass.
I am always impressed at the way some members of the Regis College faculty and staff find ways to keep their fingers on the pulse of current research; track changes in higher education perspectives, both national and international, contribute to social change, and faithfully meet challenges in contemporary teaching and learning.
Seven months after the Marathon bombing, health care professionals explored the impact of telehealth and technology on emergency medicine during the Regis College health panel on November 13.
WickedLocal.com: On Thursday, Nov. 21 from 3:30 to 6 p.m., a free program at Regis College will address obesity concerns.
At solemn vespers in the Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston on November 24, Dr. M. J. Doherty, Special Assistant to the President of Regis College, and Susan Lang Abbott ’67 will be among those receiving the Cheverus Medal from Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap, Archbishop of Boston.
MetroWest Daily News: The transition from phenomenon to footnote has been the fate of countless historical events, and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, now nearing the 50-year mark, may be on the precipice of joining them.
WickedLocal.com: Technology has changed the practice of medicine and is used in many ways in a variety of settings. There is increased accessibility to physicians, nurses and other health care personnel by patients at home, and more availability of emergency room staff and first responders to disaster events.
Brazilian Poet Adélia Prado, a major poet of the Americas, and her translator, Ellen Dore Watson, will read from Prado’s newest poems entitled Ex-Voto, on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center at Regis College.
Like everyone in Boston and in the Boston diaspora around the world, the Regis campus was fixated on the World Series in late October. Travelling in Asia to visit alums & schools, I am happy to say I was able to watch the glorious and winning night Game 6 live in Hong Kong on the morning of October 31!
Disorders of the bowel are a subject of jokes, but they're anything but funny. People might be surprised to learn that just one of those disorders, diverticulitis in the colon, has become almost epidemic in the United States, Western Europe and other industrialized nations.
Regis College continues its Leadership Series on Health with an analysis of new developments in emergency medicine, technology and telehealth on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Upper Student Union Lounge.
WickedLocal.com: Stacy Burns has a very busy year athletically ahead of her at Regis College before she graduates this spring.
I am very pleased to announce the completion of our year-long Academic Affairs search with the appointment of Malcolm O. Asadoorian III, PhD, current Academic Dean of the Regis College School of Liberal Arts, Education, and Social Sciences (SLAESS), as Vice President, Academic Affairs, effective immediately.
Greetings! Our talented athletes have carved a pumpkin with the Pride logo as we approach Hallowe’en. The best trick or treat, of course, will be the conclusion of the World Series with a Red Sox win!
WickedLocal.com: Regis College continues its Leadership Series on Health with an exploration of diverticulitis and Crohn’s disease on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Upper Student Union Lounge.
Regis College continues its Leadership Series on Health with an exploration of diverticulitis and Crohn’s disease on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Upper Student Union Lounge.
WickedLocal.com: Selectman Charlie Sisitsky called it "a miracle'' and "a hidden gem,'' and Town Manager Bob Halpin said it reflects Framingham's long tradition of caring.
Warwick Beacon: There is no greater joy in soccer than scoring a goal, but for three men that attended high school in Warwick, delivering the key pass that leads to the score has proven to be a fine substitute for the real thing.
Hello, everyone. Well, the maples are turning red and orange, and soon Katsura Drive in the front of the College will give us even more autumn color.
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With the recent disasters and crises both natural and man created, Regis wants our community to know what to do should the time arise. That is why Regis College has partnered with the Salvation Army for disaster preparedness training.
WGBH News: Colleges and universities everywhere are adapting to a changing higher education landscape, but it's especially difficult for the handful of remaining women’s-only institutions.
As President Obama calls for more affordable higher education, Regis College and Stonehill College are responding, beginning with a graduate program that will also help meet the increased market demand for prepared healthcare administrators.
Nashua Telegraph: Dr. Cynthia Stellos Phelan, who attended Nashua public schools from 1964-75, will attend the London School of Economics as a postgraduate student in the Organisational Behaviour Department.
“Daring to Continue to Dream” -- that’s the theme for the celebration of 140 years in Boston by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, our founders and sponsors
Regis College opened its new Nuclear Medicine Imaging lab on September 19, – the first of its kind at the university and something few New England schools offer.
Regis College, Tufts, BU, University of New England & MGH Institute of Health Professions to Showcase Quality of Graduate Education in Health
The health care and social assistance industry is expected to generate the 5.6 million jobs, at an annual rate of 3.0 percent between 2010 and 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Hallmark Health System: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing has once again awarded full accreditation to the Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program.
The new academic year is off and running! We had a wonderful opening Convocation on Tuesday, September 10, and I am grateful to Sister Betsy Conway, CSJ, Pastor LeSette Wright, and Father Paul Kilroy, Student Government Association President Carolyn Roche, and all our student leaders and athletes for organizing and delivering it.
Regis College announces it will host a site review for initial accreditation of its Doctorate of Nursing Practice program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
The memorial service for Dr. Jacobs will be held Saturday, October 5, 2013, at 2 pm at the Wellesley Friends Meeting house on Benvenue Street in Wellesley.
The beginning of an academic year is an appropriate time to think about gaining wisdom. When I asked a senior how it was going, he said, “This is the best year yet. I’m good.”
A handful of private nonprofit colleges in Massachusetts showed strong improvement in 2011 after hitting the bottom of a watch list of schools with shaky financials in 2010.
The largest group ever of full-time undergraduate students in Regis College history arrives on campus this week for the start of classes.
WickedLocal.com: Exactly 50 years after the historic March on Washington for jobs and freedom, Sisters of St. Joseph, associates, co-workers, neighbors, local business professionals, elected officials, and civic representatives gathered at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in Brighton.
Regis College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on October 21 – 23, 2013, by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Associate of Schools and Colleges.
Hello and welcome back. Student athletes, resident hall assistants and others have been returning to campus already, and we are all getting ready for this coming weekend’s move-in and centralized check-in.
MassLive.com: Sister of Providence Mary Caritas Geary, vice president of her Holyoke-based order of women religious and former president of Mercy Medical Center, celebrated her 90th birthday with a party given by friends and colleagues on Aug. 14 at Glenmeadow in Longmeadow.
The Boston Herald: Violeta Perez may be living in a Danvers motel that houses shelter residents, but she is hoping that a new program that’s training her to become a medical interpreter will lift her and her newborn daughter out of poverty.
Regis College is already there when it comes to President Obama’s insistence on making higher education more affordable.
Regis has joined nearly 850 four-year colleges and universities that no longer require SAT or ACT scores from applicants for admission. “We recognize that for many students, high school grade-point averages are often a better indicator of academic ability and potential than standardized test scores,” says enrollment management vice president Paul Vaccaro.
LifeNews.com: A lawyer, a Franciscan health care executive, and a diocesan leader and social worker received the 2013 People of Life Award for lifetime commitment to the pro-life movement during an August 4 ceremony at the annual Diocesan Pro-Life Leadership Conference held this year in Boston.
Westport News: Hans L. Christensen, of Westport, CT, has been named to the board of trustees of Regis College in Weston, Mass., the college announced. Christensen is CEO of MJX Asset Management LLC, a company he co-founded in 2003.
WickedLocal.com: Regis College has announced three internal promotions to vice president.
FoxSports.com: On Aug. 1, 2008, Chris Herren was told to consider himself dead. In hearing those sobering words, the derelict former basketball star started living again.
The Boston Globe: Regis, which is known for its nursing programs, is proposing $22.5 million in renovations and additions to the main part of its campus.
Weston Town Crier: “Especially during this 300th anniversary year of the town of Weston, in which Regis College is participating, I am pleased that we have reached this agreement,” President Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, of Wayland, said on Tuesday.
edtech digest: In fall 2012, we launched our iPad initiative, providing all undergraduate students with the tablet computers. In 2013, all graduate students will receive iPads as well.
Regis College President Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN has announced that the College is pursuing several improvements to and enhancements of the existing buildings and related infrastructure and landscaping on its West campus.
Although President’s Notes is enjoying a brief, year-end hiatus, we’ve had so much news in the the past two weeks that I thought I would send around a special edition.
Despite recent gains in politics, education and working conditions, Colombian women still face challenges, especially when it comes to the displacement of families, how the media portray women, domestic violence, and the conditions of Afro-descendent and indigenous women, all these topics will be explored at Regis College July 10-13.
MetroWest Daily News: Recent media coverage of the decline of humanities and liberal arts majors nationwide has prompted the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to create “The Heart of the Matter,” a 61-page report that stresses the importance of the humanities and liberal arts.
WickedLocal.com: Kara Donovan received a special graduation gift this month when she was named New England Collegiate Conference’s senior female athlete of the year, capping three years of softball and soccer at Regis College in Weston.
AmericanTowns.com: Governor Deval Patrick and Secretary of Education Matthew Malone June 13, 2013, joined state and local education officials to recognize the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year and other recipients of the Commonwealth's top honors for educators.
MetroWest Daily News: The Cummings Foundation on Wednesday night awarded $10 million in grants to eastern Massachusetts charitable organizations, $800,000 of which was awarded to organizations in MetroWest.
As Regis implements and cultivates all kinds of technological connections and devices, I’m happy to report that the story of our wi-fi expansion has made major technological news.
CNBC: After evaluating a number of wireless solutions, Regis chose Aruba and began deploying its new wireless network in May 2012, completing the implementation.
Hello again. The season of awards, achievements, promotions, reunions and new beginnings keeps on rolling!
Marie McCarthy, Vice President for Education, Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography program awarded 2013 Nursing Excellence Award
WickedLocal.com: Hallmark Health System (HHS), which includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, is pleased to announce Marie McCarthy, MS, RN, vice president for education, Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Program, has been awarded the 2013 Nursing Excellence Award from Nurse.com.
Sabina T. Herlihy ’81 nominated as judge by Governor Patrick to the Massachusetts Industrial Accident Board
WalpolePatch: Governor Deval Patrick announced Tuesday the nomination of three administrative judges on the Industrial Accident Board at the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA): Sabina T. Herlihy, Joseph Labadini and Yvonne Vieira-Cardoza.
The MetroWest Daily News: With the Boston Marathon bombings still fresh in everyone's minds, increased security measures are being adopted at colleges and high schools in the region this graduation season.
WickedLocal.com: The members of the Corporation of Regis College named Michael Halloran of Weston and John Tegan Jr. of Boston to the college's Board of Trustees.
Weston Town Crier: “Love and justice must transform our hearts so that we can transform the world around us,” Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, told the crowd of 3,000 gathered at Regis College for its 82nd commencement on May 11.
TheBostonPilot.com: Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley gave the commencement address and received an honorary doctorate of laws degree from Regis College at commencement ceremonies, May 11.
Well, the lovely ark of a tent on the Great Lawn is now down, but we certainly enjoyed it during Commencement week while embarking on several other journeys.
Cardinal O'Malley speaks on the social Gospel and the dignity of the human person to numerous cheers at Regis College
Boston.com: On a breezy, overcast afternoon, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley delivered a warning against moral relativism in front of the thousands gathered on the lawn of Regis College.
Boston.com: A stamp might be a small rectangle affixed to an envelope, but for postal enthusiasts like those at Regis College on Friday, a stamp can deliver a message of resiliency, patriotism, and comfort.
WickedLocal.com: Woburn woman donates kidney to stranger, "I could know more, I just choose not to," she said in an interview.
WickedLocal.com: On Saturday, May 4, Mary Jane Fietze will support returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families by participating in the fourth annual “Run-Walk to Home Base” presented by New Balance.
The campus is in bloom, and the Commencement Tent is up on the great lawn!
Boston.com: Cardinal Seán O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, will deliver Regis College's commencement address during the ceremony in Weston on May 11, and will receive an honorary doctorate of laws degree from the college.
Weston Patch: Weston businessman Michael Halloran is one of two new members of Regis College's Board of Trustees.
On April 25, a crisp and sunny spring day, Regis College began setting its sail for the class of 2013 on the Great Lawn. This is the first year the Commencement Tent is pitched at the front of the eighty-six year old campus.
Weston Patch: Lisa Hassett has joined Century 21 Shawmut Properties in Weston as a new sales associate. Hassett is an experienced real estate agent and most recently worked for Coldwell Banker.
Dear Regis College Students,
We are all now dealing with the aftermath of the two horrific explosions that rocked the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon last Monday.
In the midst of the confusion and fear, let us be one, let us come together, and let us pray together at Sunday Mass in College Hall Chapel, Sunday, April 21, 2013, at 5:45 pm.
The attack on countless innocents at the Boston Marathon on April 15 left us all horrified. We hold the healing of those who are injured and their loved ones in our thoughts, and our prayers are with those who have died and their families.
We stand with the city of Boston and its character, which lends spirit to our whole region. Many of our students come from Boston. Our nursing students and faculty are linked to Boston hospitals. Regis students, faculty, and staff run in the Boston Marathon.
Regis College is pleased to report the approval of our Master Plan by the Town of Weston Planning Board.
Project Muse: The Regis Lay Apostolate was a pioneering postgraduate lay volunteer program that grew out of the heyday of Catholic Action and the lay apostolate in the mid-century American church.
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center gave out $9.35 million in grants Monday.
Wayland Town Crier: This year’s annual spring theater production at Regis College will be “A Most Unusual Pencil” by Ron Dune, directed by senior Jacqueline Williams.
This year’s annual spring theatre production will be most unusual, and not just because of the name. The Regis College Theatre Company will present A Most Unusual Pencil by Ron Dune, directed by a senior Jacqueline Williams.
NoontimeSports.com: In his second season with Regis College’s men’s lacrosse team, Josh Blumenthal has noticed some positive changes that are helping the Pride improve.
Happy Easter to all of you! In early March, the Regis College Glee Club and Alumnae Chorus sang at the great La Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, Spain, designed by architect Antoni Gaudí.
The Boston Globe: Alex Graf, state champion in the 50-yard freestyle while swimming for Newton North High, had a standout sophomore season at Regis College in Weston.
Change is happening, and challenges in synchronizing state and federal changes are inevitable. Close to the March 23 anniversary of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), with its impact still uncertain, the Regis Leadership Series on Health series focused on the tests that lie ahead.
MyFoxBoston.com: Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world's poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy.
As greater Boston gears up for numerous commencements and thousands of graduates looking for jobs, Regis College held its Connections 2013 Jobs Fair in the College Hall Foyer on the evening of March 20 with resounding success.
Spring is here even if our extra “snow day” on Tuesday last would make one think otherwise!
Health care reform impact: what’s already happening, what’s going to happen Regis College panel free and open to the public
Regis College continues its Leadership Series on Health with a Massachusetts Health Reform Update on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Upper Student Union Lounge in Alumnae Hall.
A beloved member of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston for 72 years, died Saturday, March 16, 2013.
WCVB.com & MetroWest Daily News: Mia Cashman was ready to come into the world Thursday morning. Even if her parents weren't.
MetroWest Daily News: Even though he is the second oldest man to be elected pope in the last 100 years, area Catholics say they don't expect a disconnect between 76-year-old Pope Francis and Catholic young people around the world.
MyFoxBoston.com: Professor Ernie Collamati discusses the election of Pope Francis after 2 days of conclave
WGBH.org: March 13, 2013: Pope Francis
MyFoxBoston.com: Religious Studies Professor Ernest Collamati on Pope Francis
A collaborative exhibition of poetry and painting on St Francis and St. Clare opening in the Carney Gallery on March 15
The Carney Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at Regis College will be opening a collaborative exhibition on themes related to Saint Francis of Assisi and his life on March 15, 2013.
The value of black smoke this morning: Professor Ernie Collamati on FOX 25 re: papal conclave. Will return to FOX 25 at 7 a.m. tomorrow (March 14)
MyFoxBoston.com: Professor Ernie Collamati weighs in after black smoke emerges in second papal vote
The Boston Globe: Masculine authority has been on vivid display at the Vatican during the last week, as the princes of the Roman Catholic Church gather to elect a replacement for Pope Benedict XVI.
Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM, Cap., Archbishop of Boston, is scheduled to give the College’s commencement address on May 11 and to receive an honorary degree from Regis.
Physicians Interactive and Health eVillages Launch HERO Mobile Healthcare Partnership With Regis College and Partners In Health
MarketWatch.com: Physicians Interactive, the leading provider of online and mobile clinical resources and solutions for clinicians, today announced a partnership with Regis College and Partners In Health to improve healthcare in the most underserved regions of Haiti.
At Regis we are doing our best to contribute to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) awareness, growth and development – at every level.
Weston Patch: Students in the Regis College Children’s Center and The Academy of Regis College received an early introduction to science.
Regis Trustee, Donato Tramuto, to receive award from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
CityBizList.com: Healthcare IT News to Honor Tramuto for His Innovative Work at Physicians Interactive and Health eVillages.
The ACDA choral performance postponed by Nemo to April 6 has been cancelled, however, the Regis College Glee Club performance will be held on that date.
GoRegisPride.com: Pride Head Coach Julie Plant was recognized as the Coach of the Year by the league's coaches.
GoRegisPride.com: The Regis College women's basketball team will play #5 Montclair State University in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 1, on the campus of Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa.
GoRegisPride.com: Regis College men's basketball coach Nathan Hager has been named the 2013 New England Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year.
Thank you for your great response to our debut Regis community “Town Meeting” today, with my special gratitude to Kim Gazzola for her facilitation of the session.
WGBH.com: "Pope O'Malley" video featuring Professor Ernie Collamati
The Boston Herald: Vatican watchers buzzing over next month’s expected papal conclave say Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley’s name could emerge.
MyFoxBoston.com: Cardinal O'Malley is reportedly among the names being weighed as Pope Benedict XVI's successor.
BC Heights: Wednesday afternoon Josh Tuxbury was one of 20 ROTC student recognized at Boston College for academic and physical accomplishments. Josh received the Deans List Award for his academic achievement of 3.5 to 4.0 GPA and Gold Medal Athlete award for his physical fitness training test score.
The Boston Globe: Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, one of 11 American cardinals who will help choose the next pope, said Tuesday that the prelate chosen needs to be a sharp intellect, a capable manager, and a strong communicator who can engage the next generation of Catholics and appeal to those who have drifted from the church.
Boston Herald: Pope Benedict XVI’s astonishing announcement yesterday that he is breaking six centuries of tradition and stepping down as the face of Catholicism could trigger tectonic shifts in the Vatican hierarchy that theologians said could establish a new direction for the oft-troubled church.
Due to the snow storm and its effects as well as safety considerations for our participants, the already rescheduled Annual Collegiate Choral Concert this Sunday is now rescheduled for Saturday, April 6.
D3Hoops.com: Ahmad Charles (Cambridge, Mass.) recorded his first collegiate double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Regis College men's basketball team over Wheelock College, 68-52, on Thursday night in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action in Weston, Mass.
Regis alum, team captain, and elementary school principal shows students how to stand on their heads for learning
Winthrop Transcript: Bobbie Finocchio, principal of the Cummings Elementary School, performed a series of headstands in the middle of the school cafeteria.
Three of our undergraduate lacrosse players volunteered on Saturday, January 26 to help out at the Weston 300 winter festival.
Boston.com: Alexa Pozniak explores hot new workouts around the Boston area. This week she checks out Striking Beauties, an all-female boxing gym.
WickedLocal.com: Regis College Glee Club will host the 20th annual College Choral Festival at Casey Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9.
MassLive.com: The ribbon had been barely cut on the new Elms College caRe vaN and already nursing students were signing up for a chance to work on it.
WickedLocal.com: The Weston High School Chorus, Weston High School Concert Choir, Weston Community Chorus and In Choro Novo will perform at Regis College’s Casey Theater on Wednesday, Feb. 6 to create a momentous night of music.
Boston.com: Regis College Glee Club will host the twentieth annual College Choral Festival, sponsored by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. The concert begins at 7:30pm on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Casey Theatre of Regis College.
The Boston Globe: When longtime Burlington High School art teacher Lorraine Sullivan retired, she promised herself that she would take time to pursue her own art career, and within days she had converted her living room into a studio.
The Boston Globe: One year ago, Rob Riley was head coach of the injury-depleted Springfield Falcons, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Relieved of his position and assigned to scouting for Columbus, he decided to make a significant career change. The men’s hockey coach at Army for 18 years and a former captain at Boston College, the Needham resident is in his second month as athletic director at Regis College in Weston.
WickedLocal.com: Hockey coach Rob Riley has been named the next athletic director at Regis College.
Hello. Hope everyone is keeping warm! I am happy to report that the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies has announced the names of the 2013 Erat Scholars: David Amicangioli, Alexander Caliendo, Taylor Cinelli, Stephany Jean, Julia Kozlik, Stanley Laforest, Jacqueline Salas, Kathleen Salvucci, Johanna Westcott, Antoinette Wilson. Congratulations!
EnterpriseNews.com: After beginning her college basketball career in Maine, Sabree Rodriguez of Brockton is finishing it closer to home.
CBS Boston: One of Jordan Monts’ first stops of the semester was the Regis College Health Center. He is finally getting his flu shot.
Metrowest Daily News: Colleges are on high alert for flu symptoms and taking steps to fight the spread of the virus as students head back to campus after winter break.
As second semester is about to begin, Regis College is informing students, staff and faculty with important information regarding the regional outbreak of influenza virus (the flu).
Greetings, and Happy New Year. I returned Tuesday evening from a Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Meeting in Florida.
WickedLocal.com: Regis College has named Ann M. Lagasse of Newburyport and Meyer J. Chambers of West Roxbury to the Board of Trustees.
A video Christmas card from Regis College
Happy Holidays & New Year 2013 from the Regis College Haiti Project
Regis College has named Ann M. Lagasse of Newburyport and Meyer J. Chambers of West Roxbury to the Regis board of trustees.
WickedLocal.com: Building health care sustainability, not medical tourism, is the way nursing can help address global health care needs, Regis College President Antoinette Hays, RN, PhD, of Wayland, told the Global Nursing Caucus Conference at the University of Massachusetts at Boston on Oct. 19.
Lowell Sun: The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) announced Monday that Gov. Deval Patrick has appointed Rosemary Noon to the Council.
As one might expect, there has been a flurry of activities on and off campus as the semester closes. Last week alone saw Regis involved in the annual Faculty-Trustee-Senior Directors Christmas Party, the Cap & Gown ceremony for seniors, a meeting of the Regis College Board, the traditional Tree Lighting, and the Snow Ball formal dance.
Photos from the ceremony
Boston.com: NYUMBANI, Kenya (AP) — There are no middle-aged people in Nyumbani. They all died years ago, before this village of hope in Kenya began. Only the young and old live here.
Greetings! With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, the new issue of Regis Today out (love those iPads!), and Christmas decorations starting to appear in offices, we are on a fast track to the end of the semester.
Stanja Seivright has managed campaigns and strategic advertising programs for some of the world’s largest multinational organizations. She started off in advertising working for Grey Jamaica (Grimax Advertising Ltd.) leading account teams in the region on the Procter & Gamble, American Airlines, and McDonald’s businesses.
Anthony D’Aries, who has joined the Regis College English department as an adjunct faculty member, will read from his book, The Language of Men (Hudson Whitman, 2012) at Porter Square Books on Thursday, November 29, at 7 p.m.
Rediscover the meaning of the season at Regis College Music Department’s annual Christmas Concert. Combined Glee Club, Alumnae Chorus, Handbell Choir, Instrumental Ensemble, Chamber Singers and orchestra perform choral classics as well as contemporary arrangements of familiar carols.
Weston Patch: Mary K. Ames, a 1978 graduate of Regis College, has been nominated for associate justice of the Superior Court.
The Cabinet: The issue of privatizing New Hampshire prisons will be the topic of a panel discussion and documentary screening at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Wilton Town Hall Theatre.
Hello, everyone. I arrived back in the USA this past weekend – and spent a day in bed recuperating from some airborne illness contracted on my long flight back from the Far East. It was wonderful to see our students at “Pizza with the President” on Tuesday evening and to see faculty and staff at the Faculty & Staff Social yesterday.
WickedLocal.com: Regis College continues its Leadership Series on Health with an examination of breakthroughs in understanding and treating mental illness on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Upper Student Union Lounge in Alumnae Hall.
A Pictorial Blog from Japan by President Toni Hays with photographs supplied by CDO Miriam Sherman
Hello, all, and greetings from Japan. It’s the great feast day of All Saints for you, but I am “in your future,” a day ahead of you.
Today, Health eVillages, a program delivering critical healthcare information via mobile technology to clinicians practicing in challenging environments, is proud to announce the appointment of three new members to its Advisory Board: Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF; Caleb DesRosiers, JD, MPA; and Toni Hays, PhD, RN.
WickedLocal.com: Are you living with or caring for someone with Parkinson’s Disease and epilepsy? These neurologically based disorders can affect older and younger individuals. Symptoms can affect both the motor and non-motor functions.
Newsday: Julie Garcia handed Apple Inc. iPads to students in her seventh-grade pre-algebra class on a recent morning before showing the pupils how to use the tablet to graph data, hunt for correlations and record how-to videos.
Weston Patch: You are invited to the 2012 Les Tournees French Film Festival at Regis College! Please come to a FREE screening of the Romantic Comedy Les Emotifs Anonymes (Romantics Anonymous) on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm in College Hall, Room 202.
It’s another beautiful day on the Regis campus...
Regis College President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN, will deliver a keynote address at the Global Nursing Caucus Conference October 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. in the Ryan Lounge at UMass-Boston.
Weston Patch: French Film Festival Screening of "The Artist" When/Where: Sunday at 2 p.m. at Regis College
The Boston Globe: As the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder continues to rise, Regis College in Weston is creating a program to train professionals in the most common treatment therapy.
Milton Patch: Darner Alteon, the 2010 Milton High graduate who passed away in a single-vehicle accident on Thursday evening, was remembered by his current learning community at Regis College on Friday.
Regis College President Toni Hays, PhD, RN, and Associate Dean Claudia Pouravelis attended the National Catholic Education Association Seton Awards in Washington, D.C., on the evening of October 1.
With the passing of Darner Alteon ’14 (car accident) and Michael Kaplan ’13 (motorcycle accident) and the injury of Peter Leighton ’15 (motorcycle accident) between September 20 and September 27, our campus has been on a remarkable journey of grief and love during late September and early October.
The Patriot Ledger: Michael Kaplan, a Braintree High graduate killed in a motorcycle accident last week, is being remembered as a hardworking athlete and devoted friend who was eager to make those around him smile.
Mike’s wake will be held on Tuesday, October 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Weymouth, MA.
Darner’s wake will be held on Saturday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Tabernacle Baptist Congregation church located at 575 American Legion Highway in Roslindale, MA.
This month the Raytheon Room at the Wayland Library contains artwork of Elizabeth Brennan.
The Weston Town Crier: Officials from Regis College will present a master plan for the campus prepared by Sasaki Associates to interested Weston boards, committees, staff and neighbors on Monday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.
It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that late this afternoon Regis College suffered the loss of Michael Kaplan ’13 and serious injury to Peter Leighton ’15 as a result of a motorcycle accident.
Regis College celebrated four graduate students last night who received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nuclear Medicine.
Regis College BSN/MSN Nurse Practitioner Student, A Year in the Life: Rachel Frank blogs about the tragic loss of fellow student Darner Alteon.
Regis College President Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, sadly informed the campus community on Friday, September 21, that Darner Alteon, Class of 2014, had died in a car accident on Thursday night. Darner had left campus after joining fellow students and friends at a poetry reading and was on his way home when the accident occurred. No one else was involved.
Recently I received a lovely e-mail from Julie O’Connor McGinn ’77 regarding two recent grads who are working with City Year Boston.
Regis College heard the much-awaited report from its Kenya Seminar over dinner on Wednesday evening, September 12, 2012, while welcoming special guest Sister Mary Owens, IBVM, a psychologist and the director of the pioneer and premier orphanage for children with HIV in Nyumbani, Kenya, which the group visited in late May and early June.
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Clancy Kennedy ’81 as our new Director of Internships and Career Placement.
Welcome Back, Everyone! Last week and this week have been a blur of events, and we’re all off to a splendid start of academic year 2012-13.
After a week during which registering grad students happily received their iPads, Regis College faculty took up a full agenda at their long awaited Faculty Workshop on August 30, 2012.
WESTON, MA – It’s the beginning of the school year, and perhaps no students will have back-to-school anxiety as much as children with autism. Shockingly, the Center for Disease Control says that one in 88 children will be so challenged, increasing the need for individuals highly skilled in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Regis College is responding to that need.
Regis is distributing iPads to all full-time undergrads and selected graduate students as part of its initiative to cultivate digital pedagogy.
The Boston Globe: At Regis College in Weston, 85 percent to 90 percent of freshmen select their roommates.
I am pleased to announce that David Gilmore, MS, CNMT, currently Chair & Assistant Professor, Medical Imaging, and Program Director, Nuclear Medicine Technology, will become Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, effective September 4, 2012.
WickedLocal.com: When Framingham State University's Board of Trustees voted to arm the school's campus police department last May, several members described the move as an unfortunate but necessary response to the growing threat of violence in the country.
WickedLocal.com: Kathleen Mullins Mogayzel, a graduate of Regis College, where she majored in art, has also studied graphic arts, painting and printmaking. She now shares her extensive background and passion for printmaking as an instructor at the art center.
Hello, all. It’s hard to believe that the end of August is upon us! We have had a productive few months with summer sessions and planning the academic year 2012-2013. Our Center for Student Services is all ready for opening days, September 3 and 4, and a special button on our website under CCI (centralized check-in) directs inquiries about that event and our iPad launch.
Answers to frequently asked questions have been posted.
Regis Trustee Donato Tramuto has been named a member of the Robert F. Kennedy Center of Europe Board of Directors. Congratulations, Donato!
The Weston Town Crier: Antoinette Hays, president of Regis College, and CFO Tom Pistorino met with the Board of Selectmen last week to discuss the college’s master plan.
Wilmington Patch: Technology is ever changing. But just how much the technology inside Wilmington classrooms changes in the near future remains to be seen.
Again, let me thank everyone who contributed to our Annual Fund before the fiscal year ended on June 30. I am pleased to announce that we surpassed our annual fund goal.
The Boston Herald: All full time students and full time faculty at Regis College will get iPads when the fall semester begins, the latest in a growing number of educational institutions to take the digital leap to tablets.
The Metrowest Daily News: Regis's approach is to essentially erase the line distinguishing classroom and recreational use, allowing students to use their iPads for both.
Answers to frequently asked questions have been posted, this FAQ will be periodically updated.
Regis College President Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, has announced that Regis is embracing digital technology to become an all iPad institution this fall.
Lowell Sun: Regis College freshman Grace Politis of Billerica wasted no time making an impact on the women's lacrosse program as the rookie has been named the NCAA Division III statistical champion for goals per game during the 2012 campaign.
President Hays & Professor Normilus on Channel 5’s City Line Sunday at noon talking about the Haiti Project
Airs: Sunday, 12:00PM
Channel: WCVB (Channel 5 on most cable systems)
In the event that you or your friends can’t watch the show when it airs, episodes will be posted on The CityLine page on www.wcvb.com.
Partners in Health: The second summer session of the Regis College Haiti Project recently came to a close. This unique program is recreating the standard of nursing education in Haiti.
YouTube.com: Acceptance speech by Mary Ann Vetterling who won this year's AATSP Teacher of the Year award.
My second year as President has begun, and June and July brought us so much good news I hardly know where to begin!
Two Regis professors named educators of the year in their fields Vetterling and Gilmore hailed in languages and nuclear medicine
David Gilmore of Boston, Assistant Professor & Chair of the Medical Imaging Program at Regis College, was named outstanding educator in nuclear medicine technology, two of his students were honored for their presentations in the field, and one student received the Paul Cole scholarship at the Annual Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) Conference. Mary-Anne Vetterling of Lexington has been named Teacher of the Year: College/University Level by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).
The Fund made a $463K grant to Regis College to educate faculty at six Haitian nursing schools.
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund has announced a nearly half-million-dollar grant to Regis College to educate faculty at six Haitian nursing schools.
On Monday, June 18, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap. and Father Robert Kickham joined Regis College President Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, and members of the first cohort of the Regis College Haiti Project for lunch in Morrison House on the Regis Campus. Also present were Regis faculty co-ordinators of the Haiti Project including Associate Professor Nancy Street, PhD, Assistant Professor and nurse practitioner, Cherlie Normilus, and Assistant Professor Kellie LaPierre.
At last, summer seems to be taking hold, and those of you who have vegetable gardens can look forward to fresh tomatoes….
WickedLocal.com: On Sunday, June 3, Alexander J. Knapp and Joshua M. Saari of Westborough’s Troop 4 were honored as Eagle Scouts at The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Westborough, Massachusetts. Josh plans to attend the Regis College School of Nursing in Weston.
Boston’s collection of colleges and universities earns it a wide reputation as the Athens of America. This week, we look at a few individuals who have made significant career moves in the local higher-education sector over the past year.
In January 2010, Slandie Prinston was sitting in her house in Haiti, studying with friends, when the disastrous magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck. The house was no longer habitable, and she and her family had to live in their car.
In 2006, Regis College awarded an honorary degree to Ophelia Dahl, executive director of Partners in Health (PIH). A conversation with Dr. Antoinette Hays, then dean of the School of Nursing, Sciences, and Health Professions at Regis, spurred concerns about nursing education in Haiti. From that spark, a significant new project took root.
TuBoston.com: Kisaira Cabrera, the valedictorian from Boston International High School, served as the student speaker and this fall she plans on attending Regis College.
Boston Business Journal: This academic year saw a bumper crop of new presidents at area colleges and universities. As classes draw to a close, a few of them reflect on their experiences
Hello to everyone hard at work in Summer Session I, close-of-fiscal year fundraising, academic grant writing, travel, community service and…. Vacation!
Inside Higher Ed: The Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts on Tuesday sided with Regis College in a dispute over its plans to build a retirement community
The Boston Globe: The Supreme Judicial Court has ruled against the town of Weston in its nine-year-old fight with Regis College, which is seeking zoning protection for a proposed retirement community.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has declared that Regis College is entitled to assert protection for its Regis East senior living and learning project as an educational use under the Dover Amendment.
Metrowest Daily News: Regis College president Antoinette Hays of Wayland, RN, PhD, presented honorary doctorates of laws on May 12 to Carolyn Lynch and Amy Lind Corbett (Class of 1970), who each delivered commencement addresses at the college’s 2012 graduation ceremonies on the Weston campus
WickedLocal.com: Malcolm O. Asadoorian, PhD, has been named the new academic dean of the Regis College School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences, effective on July 1.
WickedLocal.com: President Antoinette Hays, RN, PhD, presented honorary doctorates of laws to Carolyn Lynch & Amy Lind Corbett , who each delivered addresses at the 2012 commencement.
FOX5 News, Las Vegas: The Via Veritatis Award was given to Mary Jane England, M.D., visiting professor of Health Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health and former President of Regis College. The Via Veritatis Award is presented annually to an outstanding Catholic woman who exemplifies Catholic womanhood and culture at their best, and who has made significant contributions to society.
WickedLocal.com: Every May, half the town marches, while the other half watches and cheers from the sidelines.
WickedLocal.com: Mother & daughter to graduate from FSU together.
The Sun Chronicle: Thomas E. Nunan has been named First Head of School at the new St. Joseph's Preparatory High School opening in Brighton this September.
This year’s commencement addresses by Carolyn and Peter Lynch and Amy Lind Corbett ’70.
Faculty member Cherlie Normilus to be on Serge Valme radio show, “Voi lakay,” at 1:30 p.m. May 18, 2012 at 1550 AM, WNTN, on the dial, for an update on the Haiti Project.
Congratulations and thanks to one and all in the Regis College community for a wonderful Graduate Hooding, Pinning, Baccalaureate, and Commencement last week.
The eighty-second annual Commencement at Regis College started promptly at 10 a.m. on May 12 and proceeded without a flaw.
The Boston Globe: Kandley Val, of Boston, beamed over his classmates on the march to Regis College's commencement tent during the ceremony on May 12. More than 520 students graduated.
Dear Graduates, families, friends. You have just marched up the hill to this increasingly crowded Commencement tent. You have just taken your seats for our Regis College community celebration of your accomplishments. We applaud you.
Members of the Regis College Class of 2012, parents, family members, friends, Regis faculty and staff and Trustees, A few short months ago I spoke to the campus community about bringing Regis College into the light of being better known, and taking our light out from under the bushel basket described in the Gospel and, “this little light of ours, we’re going to let it shine.”
I know the moment as if wound and rewound in my head
The cereal I bolted down that morning
And the stomach I weathered for eight hours the previous night
The array of cars on one twenty eight
Prevented any form of retreat, any sign of surrender
Thankfully, my record had been spiraling in my ears
An anesthetic to the fear reiterating in my temples
The moment the car edged toward the gate
I pressed my fingers against the glass
And as it edged forward,
The parking lot became a series of Toyotas with elect Obama signs
In the morning, the foyer became a sea of paper, and thousands of characters scribbled on pages
Yielding hundreds of heads sauntering to their respective rooms
Upon the time of my graduation,
I can’t help but recall looming over pages of Shakespeare poetry at midnight
Scrawling notes on spiral paper
singing sonnets in my head
repeating revisions on rigorous papers
I know that when I have a family
I will recall these trying days of April
I won’t know what to make of it
Only that in some way I’ll miss it
© Copyright 2012 Nick Lee, with permission
WickedLocal.com: Seniors Steve Martinez and Tommy Bartucca have certainly taken their lumps during their high school volleyball careers.
WickedLocal.com: Justice Smith, MAED, athletic director at Wayland High School, was instrumental in bringing Katie’s Races to Wayland.
Donna Kilcoyne-Orthoefer, MSN, MHA, RN, BC
I have been a clinical Nurse Educator at Emerson Hospital since 2001 where I have helped develop and transition new graduates into the culture and profession of nursing.
The Huffington Post: We are in the midst of celebrating International Nurses Week, which culminates on May 12 with the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Although our founding mother of modern nursing would be impressed with the health technology of today, I am sure she would be sorely disappointed by the ongoing invisibility of nurses, which she fought so hard to overcome during her lifetime.
The New York Times: Research into postnatal depression in particular has underscored the importance of checking up on parents&rsquo mental health in the first months of a baby’s life.
Shanice Reddick, a junior and a student in Associate Professor Julia Lisella’s Poetry Workshop class, represented Regis College at the 2012 Greater Boston Intercollegiate Poetry Festival held on Thursday, April 19 at Boston College.
Every flowering tree on campus is in full bloom as I write, and faculty members and students are in full press completing this semester and gearing up for the summer and fall. I have a lot of news to share.
Gloucester Times: I went to "The Annie" theater this past weekend and saw "Six Pairs of Hands," a wonderful play written by students from Regis College.
YouTube: Angela Sanfilippo speaks to the audience about Gloucester's Thriving Fishing Industry after the play "Six Pairs of Hands". Written and performed by Regis College.
WickedLocal.com: Historically, scientific research for cardiac treatment was conducted using men only as subjects. However, the data results were used in the treatment of both women and men.
Four Regis students received the Sacrament of Confirmation administered by His Eminence Seán P. Cardinal O’Malley, OFM, Cap. at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
Boston Herald: Haiti is in my heart - and not just on my calendar - at each anniversary of the 2010 earthquake. My recent visit there, as part of the Regis College Haiti Project, was life altering.
Regis College president Antoinette Hays, RN, PhD, has announced that Carolyn Lynch and Amy Lind Corbett ’70 will each receive the honorary doctorate of laws and deliver commencement addresses at the College’s 2012 graduation ceremonies.
President Emerita Mary Jane England, MD, to receive the Via Veritatis award at Elms Commencement May 19
Digital Producer: Elms College will hold the schools 81st commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The class of 2012 includes 317 undergraduates and 67 graduate students. The college will award 185 bachelor of arts degrees, 132 bachelor of science degrees, 63 masters degrees, and four certificates of advanced graduate study.
Gloucester Times: The musical was created by Wendy Lement and her Regis students, based on oral histories obtained from interviewing members of the Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association, founded in 1969.
As spring blossoms on our lovely campus, I heard the exultation of students at a “Pizza with the President” event we held last evening and through my office windows and down on the athletic fields today.
Regis Haiti Project featured on Channel 7's Urban Update now available on our site.
WickedLocal.com: Regis College Theatre Company presents “Six Pairs of Hands,” a musical by professor Wendy Lement and students, based on oral histories obtained from interviewing members of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association.
Cardinal Seán's Blog: Right before I departed for Cuba to accompany the Holy Father on his trip there, I attended a gathering at Regis College as they awarded presidential scholarships to students from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese.
Metrowest Daily News: Framingham State University President Timothy Flanagan and other public college and university leaders told officials at the White House last Friday that President Barack Obama’s new plan to put the onus on colleges to rein in tuition prices “doesn’t address the complexity of the problem.”
This is a surprise mini-edition of my Notes because I can’t resist sharing some other items of good news.
José Mateo, Director of the José Mateo Ballet Theatre professional performance company and school in Cambridge, spent the day at Regis College in Weston on Tuesday March 27
José Mateo, Director of the José Mateo Ballet Theatre professional performance company and school in Cambridge, spent the day at Regis College in Weston on Tuesday March 27 giving a public lecture, meeting students, and appearing as a guest artist in the College’s dance studio for the “Styles of Dance in World Cultures” class. Mateo has built local and global connections for his visionary project, “Dance for World Community,” which seeks to expand the role of dance in our culture for diverse audiences and participants. In the photos the choreographer meets with Regis students.
WickedLocal: Regis College continues its Leadership Series on Health with a Massachusetts Health Reform Update on Wednesday, March 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Regis College Theatre Company Presents Six Pairs of Hands, a musical by Wendy Lement and students, based on oral histories obtained from interviewing members of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association.
Dr. Malcolm Asadoorian named Dean, Regis College School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences
Regis College president Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, has announced the appointment of Malcolm O. Asadoorian, Ph.D., as the new Academic Dean of the Regis College School of Liberal Arts, Education, and Social Sciences
His Eminence Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, OFM Cap., was at Regis College in Weston on Thursday evening, March 22, to celebrate both current and incoming Regis College Presidential Catholic Scholars from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese and beyond.
Hello, everyone, and welcome back from what I hope was a refreshing and enlightening Spring Break for each of you.
I'm pleased to announce that our Registrar, Esther Ghazarian, has been appointed Director of the Center for Student Services.
Boston Herald: Violeta Perez may be living in a Danvers motel that houses shelter residents, but she is hoping that a new program that’s training her to become a medical interpreter will lift her and her newborn daughter out of poverty.
Regis College, which was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, will spend a week in March and part of April celebrating the heritage of local and global cultures through dance, lectures, conversations and food, all centered on the feast of St. Joseph marked on March 19.
Today Regis College has announced it will be one of just a handful of higher education institutions in Massachusetts to offer undergraduate majors in public health.
Hello, everyone. As the campus enjoys spring break, there are a few things I want to share with you all. First of all, I hope you are enjoying one aspect or another of the break -- a change of pace, a mini-holiday, a time to catch up.
Nearly six years ago, Massachusetts passed a law to provide universal health coverage to state residents. By the end of 2010, nearly 98 percent had health insurance, and the Massachusetts approach became a model for the nation. With accessibility increased came the need for new cost controls.
Regis noted for its regulatory policy program and its adaptation of liberal arts to professional needs
Boston Globe: Bob Britt goes to college every day not in a classroom building hung with ivy on a peaceful quadrangle, but behind the high-security gates of a noisy, sprawling factory studded with smokestacks that makes engines for F-18 fighter jets, helicopters, and electronic surveillance aircraft.
On February 3, the faculty of the School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences joined Sister Elizabeth Cawley, CSJ, PhD, Dean of the School, and me for a one-day retreat held on campus in Morrison House.
WickedLocal.com: Moments after the last of nearly 300 walkers completed their circuits around the Natick Mall’s first floor, MIHN Director Beth Cooper announced the tally for that morning — more than $42,000
The Boston Globe: His dream is to enroll at the US Naval Academy, but for the present, Alex Graf is putting together a record-setting freshman season for the men’s swim team at Regis College in Weston.
Greetings. It has been an exceptionally busy month for me, starting with the CIC meeting in Florida, and concluding with the ACCU Meeting in Washington, DC, the launching of second semester and meetings, meetings, meetings!
Regis College President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN, was one of 13 college presidents to meet Monday, February 6, with the nation’s top education official and Massachusetts’ senior senator, John Kerry.
Donna M. Norris, MD, the Chair of the Regis College Board of Trustees, has sadly announced the death of one of its members, Lorraine A. Destefano Tegan ’63.
InsideLacross.com: Last week, the Regis College men's lacrosse program officially welcomed Sean Lambert as its newest team member. Lambert, who will join the Pride on their sidelines this season, is a 12 year-old boy from Milford, Mass.
Regis College Glee Club will host the Nineteenth Annual Collegiate Choral Festival, sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), at Casey Theatre, Fine Arts Center, Regis College, Weston, MA on Saturday, February 11, 2012.
Regis College celebrated the first graduating class of its master’s program in health administration on Saturday, January 21.
Welcome back! The semester is launched and it is wonderful to see all of you and hear your news from Christmas break. My thanks go to the whole Centralized Check-In Team for getting student registrations and second semester off to a smooth start on January 16-18.
Stephanie Crawford dragged herself to have X-rays taken on her sore left wrist last Friday. Regardless of the test results, the senior was determined to play Saturday when the Regis women’s basketball team hosted Lesley in a New England Collegiate Conference matchup.
Happy New Year! As the faculty conduct their workshop today in anticipation of second semester, they are considering avenues for partnering in research and also doing an assessment exercise under Susan Tammaro, PhD, Dean of Institutional Research and Assessment.
WickedLocal: Wendy Lement, PhD, a theater professor at Regis College, has received a “Challenge America Fast-Track Award for 2012 Grant” from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
If any month is a good one to assemble all our various notes into one celebratory social category, December is, and in this edition of the President’s Notes I am celebrating the Regis Community in all its facets, beginning with the seniors, class of 2012, at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on December 8.
Boston.com: Dedham’s Anne Kaduboski puts her focus on Olympic swim trials
I promised to say a bit more in this edition of President’s Notes about my mid-November trip to Haiti with members of the Regis College Haiti Project team. First of all, let me say thanks to our friend and Regis honorary degree recipient, Loune Viaud of Partners in Health, who made sure we were in suitable quarters at various points on our visit.
Regis alumna Claire Watson Hubbard, who so graciously funded additions and renovations to the College science building, passed away on November 16, 2011, in Nebraska. A few weeks ago President Antoinette Hays had spoken with Mrs. Hubbard's daughter, and former Regis President Mary Jane England, MD, had visited her several times in recent years. The College extends sincere condolences to Claire's family.
Hello, all. I am in Haiti but here is the Nov. 17 issue of my “President’s Notes.”
WickedLocal.com: Stacy Burns knew she wanted to go to Regis College. She said she’d known it ever since she attended Saturday night camps at the school when she was young. She applied to the school as early as she could, and when she was accepted she decided she wasn’t going to bother applying anyplace else.
Worried about sports injuries? Come and find out more at the Regis College Health Lecture Series on Nov. 16
WickedLocal.com: A panel at Regis College in Weston will discuss the prevention of common childhood sports injuries; the symptoms, effects and treatment of post-concussion syndrome; and research that looks at athletes and non-athletes who have suffered from repetitive head trauma.
The Regis College field hockey team captured its first ever New England Collegiate Conference Championship with a 3-1 victory over Anna Maria College on Saturday afternoon.
For me November is a time to remember – and a time to travel. This week, when you receive this edition of “President’s Notes,” I’ll be wearing my hat as a mother and travelling to Barcelona, Spain, to connect to my son J. J., a junior at Fairfield University, who is spending a semester abroad.
“No other issue affects all of us like this one. When it goes well, we’re grateful forever. And when it does not go well, we never forget.”
A newly created Black Student Organization at Regis College hosted the first of several meetings on the subjects of race, ethnicity, multiculturalism, and global perspectives.
Archbishop Williams High School: Dr. Verna-Ann Power-Charnitsky a member of the Class of 1994 at Archbishop Williams High School, a leading Catholic co-educational college preparatory high school located in Braintree, was recently inducted into the school’s Academic Hall of Fame, at a ceremony held on October 30th at The Neighborhood Club in Quincy.
We have all heard about professional athletes who experience brain injuries. Such traumas are not limited to professional athletes. Sports injuries affect the younger as well as older athlete, the amateur and school athlete as well as the professional. The impact of that injury depends on the athlete’s age, physical and emotional health, type of injury and treatment.
WickedLocal.com: Ever wonder if that leather-bound copy of Fanny Hill you found in the attic or Mom's original copy of Betty Crocker's Cookbook are worth anything? Kenneth Gloss, owner of the nationally-known Brattle Book Shop in Boson, will answer your questions about rare books Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Regis College.
Making Tough Choices at the End of Life care, cost and ethical dilemmas will be the subject of a Regis College health leadership panel free and open to the public on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Upper Student Union Lounge, 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA 02493
The College learned at the completion of the NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission) three-day site visit (Oct. 18-20) that the visitors would recommend a judgment of compliance for the Undergraduate Nursing Program. There are two more levels of review before the final decision will be made, and the completion of the review process and the final decision will come in April.
Regis College is hosting an NECCL Conference on the subject of “Ecocriticism and Christianity in Literature” between October 21 and 23, 2011.
Stamp collectors across the country are celebrating the great hobby of philately this month. Several Museum members are now displaying portions of their unique collections in the Museum's main gallery.
Thursday, October 20 2011, 7:00pm – 8 pm Foyer, College Hall
Wine and cheese from 6:30 pm – 7 pm
With the economic recession scarcely improved, poverty growing, and more people losing jobs, health insurance, even their homes, the number of homeless people on our streets has grown as well. What’s the best way to deliver health care to this vulnerable population?
On October 5, during the inauguration of new Regis College President Antoinette M. Hays, Loune Viaud, co-Executive Director for Zanmi Lasante, PIH’s sister organization in Haiti, added a doctorate of law to her resume.
What a week! My gratitude goes out to the whole Regis community for the official welcome you have given me as I begin my presidency.
His Eminence, Seán P. Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Boston, celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving for Regis and President Hays on October 5.
The Regis community and our guests enjoyed a special evening on October 4 when the José Mateo Ballet Theatre performed in the Casey Theater of our Fine Arts Center.
President’s Circle and President’s Associates Gather in College Hall Foyer on the Evening of October 4
The evening before her inauguration as Regis College president, Dr. Antoinette Hays enjoyed greeting trustees, friends, and donors to the College at a very special gathering of the President’s Circle and President’s Associates.
Two academic leaders stood shoulder to shoulder on Wednesday, October 5, and outlined the future of higher education at Regis College and at Brandeis University – and, by implication, across the region and the nation.
I accept with joy the responsibility to lead Regis College, and through my service and leadership I will fulfill the confidence that the Board places in me, symbolized by this medallion.
Dean Lisa Lynch of the Heller School, Brandeis University, brings inaugural greetings to Regis College and President Antoinette Hays
I was asked to speak briefly today about some of the key challenges and opportunities that you as the new president of Regis College will face.
Inauguration Week at Regis College got off to an appropriate start on Founders' Day, October 2, with a field hockey game, hoop rolling, Cap & Gown for seniors, and Sunday liturgy. Watch for the posting of some photos from those events.
The College was pleased to host its annual Hyland lecture this afternoon with the honorable Marie St. Fleur as guest speaker.
After enjoying a lovely Chinese dinner with numerous Erat Scholar alums, faculty and staff in the Upper Student Union this evening, the China Explorers with their benefactress, Kathryn Erat, presented a slide show and talk on their trip to China in May-June, 2011.
WickedLocal.com: From hoop rolling on the front lawn and a field hockey game against Wheelock College to academic symposia, a lecture by famed author Tracy Kidder and a dance performance by the José Mateo Ballet Theatre,all aspects of Regis College will be engaged to mark the installation of Antoinette M. Hays, RN, PhD, of Wayland as the 10th president of the college.
A number of Regis people, including President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN, Chief Development Officer Miriam Finn Sherman, Dr. M. J. Doherty, and Regis Trustees Donna Norris, MD (chair), Chris McCann, Nancy Valentine, Ellen Kearns, Bonnie Moran, and Ruth Kingsbury were at the fundraiser for trustee Donato Tramuto’s foundation held in Ogunquit, Maine, on Saturday evening.
From hoop rolling on the front lawn and a field hockey game against Wheelock College to academic symposia, a lecture by famed author Tracy Kidder and a dance performance by the José Mateo Ballet Theatre, all aspects of Regis College will be engaged to mark the installation of Antoinette M. Hays, RN, PhD, as the 10th president of the College. Dr. Hays, formerly Dean of the Regis School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions, assumed her presidential responsibilities on July 1.
Last week I had a pleasant and meaningful conversation with Bishop Walter Edyvean, who is leading the ten-year review of Ex Corde on Catholic college campuses and visiting with all Catholic college and university presidents in our Archdiocese. Bishop Edyvean was interested in our faculty’s wonderful Statement on Catholic Identity and took a copy with him.
WickedLocal.com: History is much more than a chronological record of events for Regis College assistant professor Raffaele Florio. His new “public heritage” curriculum breathes new life into the past and makes “then” rich, robust and relevant for understanding “now.”
Boston.com: An award-winning traveling exhibition, "The Magical World of Harry Potter," opens Saturday at the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, on the Regis College campus at 235 Wellesley St. in Weston.
It was great to see all the faculty at the Faculty Workshop on September 1. The positive energy was palpable.
Boston Globe: It looked like a typical college freshman orientation: hundreds of teenagers milling around a ballroom, deans and professors chatting in the corners, tables laden with brochures, brownies, and bottled water. Some of them clutched planners stamped “class of 2014” - this extravaganza was for sophomores.
Boston Business Journal: The biggest crop of new college presidents in recent memory takes office in Massachusetts this fall, a group facing a critical demographic shift likely to shape their tenures — the declining number of college-age students.
On Monday afternoon, August 22, I had the pleasure of meeting the undergraduate resident directors and resident assistants for an ice cream social at Morrison House. The RDs and RAs are here lining up residences and resident life programs for the return of students on September 4-5.
How quickly this summer has fled! It’s hard to believe that the Fall Faculty Workshop will occur only three weeks from today
CapeCodOnline.com: Last year, Stephen Cabral failed biology. But a new initiative allowed the Mashpee Wampanoag teen to catch up academically while learning important ways to help himself through school — and encourage other tribal members to excel as well.
Now, under the joint vision and execution of Regis College in Weston, MA and Partners in Health in Boston, a cadre of nursing faculty are receiving first-class training, which they will transfer to their colleagues and students in Haiti. The Ansara Family Fund is proud to support this program, profiled in yesterday’s Boston Globe by Neena Satija, with excerpts below.
Summer relaxation and spontaneity are to be cherished. Take July 19, for example. Associate Professor Lauress Wilkins and others decided to create a pleasant interlude by rousing available faculty and staff to put up a collaborative picnic barbecue beside St. Joseph’s Hall. Despite the heat of the afternoon, Peter Schipelliti and Mike Stella cheerfully manned the grills, and a good time was had by all.
For the second time, the National League for Nursing has recognized Regis College nursing programs as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.
Boston.com: Germaine Pierre Laine now knows that when a patient is barrel-chested, that might indicate a lung disease. She has learned how to percuss a patient’s back and abdomen, using short, sharp blows and listening to the sound they produce to test for illnesses.
Despite coinciding with the July Fourth holiday and a few days’ vacation, the first week of presidency was a full one for me. It began with preparation of a new partnership agreement between Regis and Brandeis University and concluded with my daughter’s wedding on July 9.
MobiHealthNews.com: Mobility is now firmly part of the nursing curriculum at the Regis College School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions in Weston, Mass.
Regis College in Weston and Brandeis University in Waltham have signed a cross-registration agreement enabling graduate students admitted at either Regis or Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management to attend graduate-level courses offered at either school.
As the new and tenth President of Regis College, let me say welcome to all those who visit this website to learn about Regis.
Boston.com: Their involvement with the T began back in 2009, when the group — a coalition of about 100 teens from the Boston-area Youth Organizing Project and the Roxbury Environmental Empowerment project — pushed transportation officials to extend the cutoff time for MBTA student passes to 11 p.m.
Outgoing Regis College President Mary Jane England, M. D., has announced the appointment of Associate Professor Penelope M. Glynn RN, ANP, PhD, as Dean of the Regis College School of Nursing, Sciences and Health Professions (SNSHP), effective July 1, 2011.
WickedLocal.com: Pastor and TV journalist Liz Walker urged 500 degree recipients at Regis College to go above and beyond their normal calling to service as they move into the real world and hope to shape it.
Weston, Ma: As part of the year-end activities at Regis College, the history department in conjunction with the Public Heritage Institute held a history fair on April 28.
WickedLocal.com: On the very day that a controversial settlement was announced for five of the six defendants in the Phoebe Prince bullying case, a packed gathering in the Regis Student Union met to examine the ins and outs of bullying.
TMCnet.com: Skyscape, Inc., the leading provider of trusted mobile medical information and tools from more than 600 resources, has launched a new, affordable Nursing Practical Suite developed specifically to assist Licensed Practical Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Registered Nurses and students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Celebratory video to commemorate President England's tenure at Regis.
Boston.com: Regis College in Weston has chosen as its next president Antoinette "Toni" Hays.
Regis College Trustees have announced that Antoinette M. Hays, RN, PhD, will become the 10th president of the College, succeeding Mary Jane England, MD, who is stepping down at the end of June after a decade of service. Dr. Hays, currently Dean of the Regis School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions, will assume her presidential responsibilities on July 1.
On behalf of the Regis College Board of Trustees, I am very pleased to announce the Board’s decision to appoint Antoinette Hays, RN, PhD, the next President of Regis College, beginning July 1, 2011.
Metrowest Daily News/WickedLocal.com: Antoinette M. Hays, RN, PhD, of Wayland, will become the 10th president of Regis College
Boston.com: Regis College announced today that Antoinette M. Hays, who currently serves as the dean of the Regis School of Nursing, will become president of the Weston school beginning on July 1.
On April 26 the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to approve a consolidated budget amendment that covers the subject matters of K-12 education, higher education and local aid, with successful outcomes on two different fronts.
WickedLocal.com: Regis College continues its Leadership Series on Health with a Massachusetts Health Reform Update on Wednesday, April 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Upper Student Union Lounge.
Boston.com: It's spring, so that means plenty of pomp and circumstance is just around the corner. Here is a rundown of commencement plans so far of private colleges around the state.
Boston.com: The museum recently premiered an exhibit on stamps commemorating British royal weddings, including that of William and Kate, and will toast the new couple on their wedding day with grape bubbly and free British stamps for all children who visit the museum.
WickedLocal.com: The Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon, 5k road race and Purple Shoes Challenge are three extraordinary athletic events that kick off simultaneously on Sunday, May 15 to raise awareness and funding for people with disabling physical condition.
Regis College has announced the distinguished humanitarians to receive honorary degrees at the College’s 2011 commencement ceremony.
Cardinal Seán's Blog: On Wednesday I attended a gathering at Regis College, in Weston, where presidential scholarships are given out to students from the various Catholic high schools in the archdiocese.
Newburyport News: Newburyport resident Carla Trodella admits she wants to be like Jean Driscoll, an eight-time winner of the Boston Marathon women's wheelchair race.
Nicholas Lee, a junior English major and poet, will represent Regis College at the 2011 Greater Boston Intercollegiate Poetry Festival. Students selected by their professors at 20 Boston-area colleges and universities will read from their own poetry at the annual intercollegiate poetry event.
Boston.com: The Theater in Education troupe will bring its production “American Tapestry: Immigrant Children of the Bread and Roses Strike’’ to Dedham Saturday, and local young people will play the roles of Congressional investigators weighing rights and wrongs.
Regis College continues its Leadership Series on Health with a discussion on bullying on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Upper Student Union Lounge.
Cape Cod Online: Multiple Roles Give Brewster Native New Prospectives
Imagine that you are a subject in a clinical trial of a new compound. The drug is intended to treat a disease that has very personal symptoms. You have been given a paper diary to record all those very personal symptoms every day. You are embarrassed to learn that your teenaged son has found your diary. What's more, the nurse at your doctor's office goes through the completed diary page by page with you when you come in for a visit.
Regis graduate student and faculty member Cherlie Normilus will receive the Brigham and Women’s Hospital UJIMA AWARD Thursday March 10 at 12 noon at the Brigham. TheBWH Ujima Award was established in 2008 to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of multicultural members of the hospital community.
The Metrowest Daily News: Dr. Mary Jane England, president of Regis College, and area experts will discuss how the Massachusetts health insurance plan is doing and how the national law may affect finances and who gets covered for what in the Bay State.
SJC agrees to review Regis College expansion plans Read more: SJC agrees to review Regis College expansion plans
Boston Business Journal: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has agreed to directly review a decision made last year by the state Land Court, which denied the college the protection of the law to expand its campus for a use that would include housing and educational opportunities for seniors.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has accepted a request by Regis College to review directly the matter of last year’s adverse Land Court decision, which denied the college the protection of the law to expand its campus for educational use.
Boston.com: The state’s highest court has agreed to hear the appeal of Regis College, which wants to build a 362-unit retirement village alongside new classrooms and computer labs on its Weston campus, the college announced yesterday.
Regis College will host the 5th Annual “Our Voices Festival,” featuring staged readings of works by twelve Boston area women playwrights, including Regis faculty member and playwright Wendy Lement, and Regis College student Leanne Calderone
Regis College is spearheading a new program in Haiti to help better train local nurses, providing $550,000 worth of in-kind services, the Weston school says.
The city announced today that it had hired a new mayoral liaison for Jamaica Plain, about one month after the former neighborhood coordinator of three years announced her departure.
Weston, MA. Regis College has taken two appellate actions to overturn last year’s adverse Land Court decision, which denied the college the protection of the law to expand its campus for educational use. In addition to filing its brief with the state Appeals Court, Regis has also asked the Supreme Judicial Court for a Direct Review of the matter.
According to data from Outside the Classroom, a Needham organization that combats college drinking, a majority of students entering college today are not regular drinkers, continuing a growing trend over the past five years.
Nancy M. Valentine, RN, PhD, D.Sc. (Hon.), MSN, MPH, FAAN, FNAP, Senior Vice President and CNO of Bryn Mawr, Pa.-based Main Line Health, a five-hospital group member of the Jefferson Health System, has joined Nursing Spectrum’s Greater Philadelphia Tri-State regional advisory board.
Former Abington High School basketball star Ryan Chambers is having a sensational freshmen year for the Regis College Pride.
Claire Ramonas sat on the Regis College bench, a frustrated and angry look smoldering on her face as she stared straight ahead. Assistant coach Alyssa Whitney sat to Ramonas' right, talking, gesturing, trying to get Ramonas back in a good frame of mind.
The Graduate Information Session originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 12th at 6pm, has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 13th at 6pm. The session will begin in College Hall 202.
The Maximus Group today named Emmy Award-winning journalist Alexis Walkenstein its Vice President of Media and Communications. Walkenstein most recently served as the Director of Communications for the Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach since 2005.
The Regis College Board of Trustees has elected Donna M. Norris, MD, of Wellesley its next chair, effective immediately.
Wendy Lement grew up thinking history was boring, hating the subject so much she avoided taking college classes in the subject. Lement had an epiphany when she learned about the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912.
A few of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things (and by that we mean people) are in Massachusetts.
Years before the world turned its attention to Haiti following the devastating earthquake last January, faculty from Regis College had a goal to make a significant difference in healthcare efforts in the Caribbean country.
Dartmouth researcher Courtney Kozul-Horvath, PhD is the recipient of the 2010 Karen Wetterhahn Award presented Nov. 12, 2010, at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting in Portland, OR.
An estimated two million to five million women are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to Bassichis, despite the loss of the building, good feelings have lingered at the school in the past year as the community has come together to help out.
Boston Business Journal: Regis launches health admin grad program
In Williams’ long forgotten play—both social satire and love story—Heavenly has almost everything a young woman could desire. But when she’s forced to decide between respect- able, rich suitor Arthur and handsome, wild lover Dick, her actions cause a chain of consequences that tear their lives apart.
WickedLocal.com: Former first lady makes stop at Regis College in Weston
The sisters stood in front of a packed room at a PTSD lecture at Regis College reading a poem they had written as undergraduates on how difficult it was to deal with in the aftermath of service. The O’Doherty’s have since become nurse practitioners through the Regis College School of Nursing, Sciences and Health Professions, and they spoke about their personal experiences with trauma as well as about treating people with PTSD.
“We can’t ride the subway for fear of a suicide bomber,” said Elizabeth O’Doherty of her twin sister, Theresa, and herself. “We can’t sit under a bridge for fear of a surprise attack. We can’t fly in airplanes for fear of a terrorist hijacking.”
This is the suffering that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) created in Elizabeth and Theresa’s lives after they served in Iraq.
Drawing upon her more than 35 years as a mental health advocate, Carter describes a system that continues to fail those in need, even though recent scientific breakthroughs in diagnosing and treating mental illnesses have the potential to help most people lead normal lives.
WBZ-Radio Interview of Regis nurse practitioner Liz O’Doherty on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Regis College Health Lecture Series, Wed., Oct. 26
The 4 course Certificate in Integrative Health provides an opportunity for health care professionals to develop more fully their knowledge, skills and commitment to holistic practice.
Dr. Wendy Lement reads from her book, And Justice for Some: Exploring American Justice Through Drama and Theatre on Nov. 18 from 5-8 p.m., during Brookline's 1st Light Festival at the Brookline Booksmith, 290 Harvard St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline.
Boston.com: Symposium to seek solutions to campus violence
Regis Professor Wendy Lement hosts an "Evening with Theatre Expresso," on Monday, November 8, 6:30 at the Calderwood Pavilion
Regis Professor Wendy Lement hosts an "Evening with Theatre Expresso," on Monday, November 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston
Still believe in doctors as gods? Not a wise course these days. Patients’ engagement in their own medical care, and the care of their loved ones, is increasingly understood as essential to wise decision making, treatment choices and even cost control. Dave deBronkart got involved four years ago, when doctors discovered a tumor on his lung, the result of kidney cancer that had already spread.
Mark D. Sugrue is the chair of the Health Information Management Systems Society Nursing Informatics Task Force and co-chair of the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives Information Technology subcommittee. He teaches in the Informatics Program at Regis College. This article was published in the September, 2010, issue of Nursing Management.
Regis College has launched a new Graduate Program in Health Administration to meet the need for highly skilled health administrators in today’s increasingly complex health care environment. Over 30 students have enrolled in its first class, and the college is accepting applications for Spring Semester, which begins in January 2011.
October 23 ~ 9:30am
College Hall, Room 202
235 Wellesley Street, Weston
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 6:30–8:30 pm
Upper Student Union Lounge
Preventing Violence Against Women
Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 6:30–8:30 pm
Upper Student Union Lounge
Kathleen Gerdon Archer — Choice: October 8–November 7
Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra — Family Concert: Sunday, October 17
Writers Read Series — Kathleen Aguero: October 27
Weston, MA – Middlesex County District Attorney Gerard Leone has announced the arrest of Robenson Daniel, 20, of Boston, and charged him with murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (2 counts), assault with a dangerous weapon, and armed assault with the intent to murder in the stabbing death of Elhadji Malick Ndiaye, 18, of Waltham, in a parking lot on the Regis College campus. Daniel was arraigned in Waltham District Court this morning. Neither the victim nor the accused were Regis students. Another man wounded in the incident is also not a Regis student.
Regis College classes and scheduled activities proceeded this week as police continued their investigation into the stabbings that occurred on campus on September 24. Long planned Founders’ Day ceremonies (September 30) and Homecoming activities (September 28-October 2) have helped the campus pick up some of the positive energy of the new semester and begin the healing process.
WickedLocal.com: Regis College president thanks community for support
A serious incident occurred early this morning in a parking lot on the Regis campus. No Regis student was injured.
Students are always welcome to stop by and we hope that our Non-Denominational Service on Sunday at 1:00pm and our Catholic Mass at 5:45pm may be a source of comfort and support for all.
Regis College has announced that classes, cancelled today, will resume on Monday. In addition, weekend classes will be held as scheduled.
Trauma counseling has been available to students today and will be again on Monday. Pastoral counseling continues to be offered by members of the Campus Ministry Team.
The campus remains open through the main drive for members of the Regis College community and their identified guests, but access is being closely monitored.
WickedLocal.com: Spellman Museum participating in National Museum Day
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – October 27, 2010
Preventing Violence Against Women – November 17, 2010
For 24 years, the facilities and grounds Regis College have been home to summer camp for hundreds of children of Chinese background living in the Northeast.
Boston Business Journal: An A for enrollment: Area colleges hold their own in drawing students
WESTON — Are you ready to take a ride into the college search process? On Tuesday, Aug. 17, Regis College, WickedLocal.com and GateHouse Media New England are sponsoring a College Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. at Regis College, 235 Wellesley St., Weston.
MetroWest Daily News: Financial aid do's and don'ts for college
WickedLocal.com: Lifelong Learning at Regis College expands size and scope
Regis College in Weston is one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It is one of 218 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature, "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region," just posted on PrincetonReview.com.
In a time where the demand for health care is growing rapidly, Regis College is now offering a full-time master of science degree in Health Administration.
WickedLocal.com: The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History at Regis College in Weston has been named one of the 1,000 Great Places in Massachusetts.
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB, at Regis July 19 to discuss her books.
Boston Herald: Top scholars at Boston’s 36 public high schools, many of whom overcame hardship to graduate at the head of their classes, were honored yesterday at the 12th annual Valedictorians Luncheon.
Mary Jane England, MD, Regis College President, and Antoinette Hays, Dean of the Regis School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions, are leading a team to Haiti to lay the groundwork for a program to train nursing school faculty.
The Boston Pilot: A noted figure in local Catholic education who led her alma mater through a period of unparalleled growth as its president and who helped two archbishops steer the Archdiocese of Boston through a tumultuous period in its history will be stepping aside next year.
Boston.com: It's spring, so that means there's plenty of pomp and circumstance in the air. Here is an updated list of the commencement plans of private colleges around the state.
WickedLocal.com: "The chief work of the world is peace," Regis College President Mary Jane England, MD, said in her message to the nearly 450 degree recipients on Saturday.
Boston.com: A few months after Lynn Tripp Coleman was named vice president of student affairs at Regis College, she was diagnosed with cancer.
Lynn Tripp Coleman, Vice President, Student Affairs, at Regis College, passed away early this afternoon after a long and valiant battle with cancer. She was 54. Under hospice care, Lynn died peacefully in her home on the Regis campus, surrounded by family, friends and close colleagues.
The wake for Vice President, Student Affairs, Lynn Tripp Coleman ‘77 will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2010, from 4-7 p.m. at Dartmouth Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA 02748 (508) 993-0440
After ten years of leading transformative change at Regis College, President Mary Jane England, MD, today announced to the board of trustees her intention to leave Regis at the end of June, 2011. A nationally recognized leader in health policy and psychiatry, she will continue pursuing those longstanding interests in different forums.
WickedLocal.com: Regis College recently dedicated its new $8.5 million outdoor athletic complex, with all the pomp and ceremony that such an occasion would warrant.
Boston.com: Regis College in Weston celebrated the inaugural season of its new $8.5 million outdoor athletic fields Saturday with ceremonies prior to a softball game against Wentworth Institute of Technology and a lacrosse contest against Colby-Sawyer College. Regis College in Weston celebrated the inaugural season of its new $8.5 million outdoor athletic fields Saturday with ceremonies prior to a softball game against Wentworth Institute of Technology and a lacrosse contest against Colby-Sawyer College.
Regis College Senior Class president Shannon Tonelli, has won a Fulbright grant and will be heading off to Peru next March to teach English for ten months. No stranger to Peru, she has twice done volunteer work with Regis’ campus ministry in Villa El Salvador near Lima. It was participating in a cultural exchange and service project during spring breaks that shaped her decision to apply for the Fulbright grant.
Regis College will celebrate the inaugural season of its new multi-million dollar outdoor athletic fields on Saturday, April 24 with dignitaries of the school presiding over a ceremony prior to the start of Regis’ women’s softball and lacrosse contests that day.
Mary Jane England ’59, MD, Regis College president, has announced that the 2010 honorary degree recipients will be Reverend Carney Gavin, archeologist and peacemaker, and Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Chief Executive Officer at Cytonome and a leader in biosciences in academe, non-profits and corporations. Both Dr. Villa-Komaroff and Father Gavin will address the graduates.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive and fatal disease affecting more than five million individuals, but millions of additional people suffer from other kinds of dementia. Patients and their families struggle to cope with memory loss, diminished intellectual and cognitive capacity, and ultimately a lessened ability to function in their daily lives.
Boston.com: Eight years after the worst scandal in the history of the Catholic Church in America exploded in Boston, an all-too-familiar scene is unfolding in Europe. Victims are coming forward. Bishops acknowledge covering up abuse and failing to stop perpetrators. Pope Benedict XVI is under scrutiny for his oversight of an abusive priest in Germany in the early 1980s, when he was an archbishop.
Weston, Massachusetts. Woman with the Red Kerchief, a play about Leo Tolstoy by Regis College theater professor Wendy Lement and historian Firouzeh Mostashari, now of the University of Iowa, will return to Regis College this month after successful performances at the New England Russian Theatre Festival in February.
|Who||Glee Club & Alumnae Chorus, Chamber Singers, & Handbell Choir|
|What||Repertoire from March Concert Tour to Sicily|
|Where||Regis College Fine Arts Center|
|When||Saturday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m.|
Boston.com: On Oct. 22, 1941, Ilse Lauer of Newark, N.J., mailed a letter that never reached its destination.
Weston, MA. Too many of us are obsessed with our bodies, but how much of that concern is healthy, and when is it not? The Cultural Committee at Regis College will present Sharlene Hesse-Biber at 2 p.m. on April 6, 2010 in the Fine Arts Center. This event is open to the public.
Regis College has once again been selected to present the Tournées French Film Festival, a series of outstanding French films to be shown to the public free of charge during the month of April. The screenings will be at 6 p.m. on April 7th, 12th, 14th, 20th and 27th at College Hall, Regis College, 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA.
WickedLocal.com: As thousands of college students headed for beaches and southern climates during the March spring break, dozens of Regis College students moved in other directions on March 4 as part of their commitment to serve and to lead.
On April 12, 2006, Massachusetts passed a law to provide nearly universal health coverage to state residents. Implementation of the plan began at the end of 2006. By the end of last year, nearly 98 percent had health insurance, and the Massachusetts approach was being discussed as a model for the nation.
One of every four people in the United States is obese. Diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, arthritis and some skin disorders are all linked to levels of obesity. No matter what region or demographic group, the extent of the problem worsens as people age. But what can we do about it?
Experts estimate that 3– 6 children out of every 1000 will have autism. Autism is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s). Males are four times more likely to have Autism than females. But what else do we know about this often bewildering and sometimes terrifying brain disorder? Has the incidence of autism increased, or have new tools made diagnosis more likely? What are the roles of genetics and the environment? What interventions can moderate symptoms?
Boston.com: Selected in 1974 to be president of Regis College, Sister Thérèse Higgins made it clear that progressive views would guide her as she led the then-all women’s Catholic school in Weston.
Weston, MA. Regis College President Mary Jane England, M. D., announced this morning that former Regis College President, Sister Thérèse Higgins, CSJ, Ph.D., Regis ’47, passed away yesterday afternoon, Sunday, February 21. "It is with personal sadness," England said, "that I make this announcement. Sister Thérèse was an important and valued advisor to me and a great friend to many alums."
WickedLocal.com: Former Regis College President Sister Thérèse Higgins, CSJ, PhD, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 21.
Weston, MA. Biotech and biotherapy are reaching new levels of sophistication and productivity. That inevitably makes health product regulation more demanding and complex. Nothing arouses more interest and concern than transgenicism, or the successful insertion of a gene from one organism into another through recombinant DNA methodology. Whether genetically engineered crops, medicines, or transgenic animals are involved, people are asking what’s in the combination and which ethical and regulatory policies need updating to keep pace with the advance of science.
Feb. 12, 2010 - Barbara Moloney, RN, a faculty member at the Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program, recently returned from earthquake stricken Haiti where she participated in medical relief efforts. The nursing program is part of Hallmark Health System, which also includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
Sister Therese Higgins, CSJ, (Sister St. Theresa) A beloved member of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston for 63 years, died February 21, 2010.
Boston.com: WAR AND PEACE IN LOVE: A play cowritten by Regis College theater professor Wendy Lement is one of three works chosen for full production next weekend at the New England Russian Theatre Festival in Boston. (This story appears after "On Broadway, Again.")
Boston.com: In the halls of the State House and the streets of Boston, Sister Patricia Lambert advocated for the poor and the powerless. Whether opposing wars and the death penalty or calling attention to people whose lives were shattered in faraway places, she brought the grace of her presence to conversations and demonstrations and persuaded others to lend their voices to...
Rhode Island Catholic: In the casual setting of the Vineyard Restaurant, more than 30 young adults gathered together for the third Theology on Tap, an event co-sponsored by the Diocese of Providence and the Diocese of Fall River, to discuss finding God in places one might never expect.
WickedLocal.com: The public school of nursing in Port-au-Prince is no longer standing, reduced to rubble by the earthquake. More than 70 student nurses and one faculty member have died. Others are still missing.
Weston, MA. Regis College will host the Seventeenth Annual Collegiate Choral Festival, sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), on February 6, 2010. As many as 200 students in eight choirs from various colleges as well as the Smith College Orchestra will participate in the event, which is open to the public. The day of music-making culminates in a concert at 7:30 p.m..
Boston.com: The University of Massachusetts Medical School, seeking to bolster the number of minority physicians in Massachusetts, plans to offer high school seniors the rare opportunity to gain admission to college and medical school at the same time.
Boston.com: Patient number 4, swaddled in a baby blue blanket and pink cap, entered a disaster field hospital yesterday morning cradled in the arms of a young Boston doctor.
WESTON As Regis College students return to campus for the second semester, nursing faculty, graduate students and alumni of the Regis College School of Nursing and Health Professions have rallied in response to the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti January 12.
Boston Business Journal: A Massachusetts Land Court decision striking down a proposal by Regis College to build a senior citizen education campus has done more than shock college administrators.
The Massachusetts Land Court has handed down a decision that could harm every college and university in the Commonwealth. In a puzzling and contradictory decision, Land Court Judge Alexander Sands admitted all the evidence and accepted all the facts that Regis College presented, and he agreed that education would take place at the Regis East senior residential and educational project. However, he decided that “the proposed use of the Project is not an educational purpose as contemplated by the Dover Amendment” because, he ruled, education is not “the primary and dominant” feature of the plan. This ruling was made despite the judge’s findings that residents, or “senior scholars” would be required to take classes, and taking classes would be a requirement of residency.
Regis College has just become the only institution in Massachusetts to offer radiology technologists the option of pursuing a Master’s of Science degree. Upon completion of the program, that degree should translate into substantially greater professional opportunities, including positions in health administration, health product regulation, teaching and research.
Sister Anna Catherine Murphy, who was founding principal of Fontbonne Academy for girls in Milton and a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph for 75 years, knew by the third grade that she would live a religious life, she told others.
WickedLocal.com: A good partnership is a benefit to both partners involved. But a great partnership becomes more than the sum of its parts. It becomes a benefit not simply to the partners, but to everyone it touches.
Metro West Daily News: Highly educated nurses are at the front line of health care delivery across our nation, but access to quality primary care will continue to lag unless we deal with the critical shortage of nurses that has dogged us for more than a decade. All indications are that the problem is only going to get worse. Solutions written into legislation being debated in Congress must not get lost in the hot button confrontations that dominate the headlines today.
To help alleviate a local and nationwide shortage of teachers with expertise in reading, Regis College in Weston and MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston have created a new partnership in which graduates will receive a Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in reading.
Weston, Massachusetts. Woman with the Red Kerchief, a play about Leo Tolstoy by Regis College theater professor Wendy Lement and historian Firouzeh Mostashari, now of the University of Iowa, has been chosen to receive professional production at the New England Russian Theatre Festival in February.
The Regis College School of Nursing and Health Professions has announced a lecture by Dr. John P. Howe III, CEO of Project HOPE, to be given on Monday, December 7, at 1 p.m. in College Hall, Room 202. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception in College Hall Foyer from 2 to 3 p.m.
Regis College President Mary Jane England, MD, and Dean Russ Pottle, Regis School of Arts and Sciences, were captured by Bill Brett with Dean College President Paula Rooney at the annual dinner of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts (AICUM) annual dinner at the Seaport Hotel in Boston on Monday, December 7.
Did you ever spend an entire day filled with gratitude, simply because you were in a place where you felt not only welcome but happy to be a part of something so incredibly meaningful that you didn't want it to end?
Professor Wendy Lement of the Theater Department at Regis will read from her children’s book, Keri Tarr: Cat Detective on December 3 in Brookline. The event is sponsored by the Brookline Library Authors’ Collaborative. Time, place and other details inside the following news links.
“There are plenty of jobs for nurses graduating this spring,” said Antoinette Hays, RN, PhD, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions at Regis College. “It’s a question of knowing where to look.”
Weston, MA. Joan Murray, Professor of Communication and Director of the Master of Science in Organizational and Professional Communication program at Regis College, has been selected for the Annual Legacy Award of Boston Women Communicators (BWC), an organization dedicated to advancing the careers of women in communications.
Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA and Regis College in Weston have announced a new collaboration to provide advanced standing in Regis’ Graduate Nursing Program for graduates of the Anna Maria College RN to BS program.
Margherite Matteis, Associate Professor in Nursing and Generic Masters Nursing Coordinator, recently completed a special training program for faculty development in the area of care of the elderly. The Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium Institute (GNEC) aimed at Enhancing Geriatric Content in Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum.
Returning veterans are now eligible for educational benefits at Regis College. The school has been approved to participate in The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program), under the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.
Weston - Gaining weight is a problem for many, if not most of us, around Thanksgiving, but, for increasing numbers of Americans, obesity is a year-round problem with major health implications.
WickedLocal.com>: Members of Wayland’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) conducted an Emergency Preparedness Drill and Fair at Wayland Middle School on Nov. 7.
WickedLocal.com: "If you’re a family member, you need to be involved," said Julie Totten, president and founder of Families for Depression Awareness, to a packed crowd last week at Regis College. "If you’re a clinician, you need to get the family involved. They see you once, but the family is always there."
On Thursday, October 29, 2009, Associate Professor Mary Smalarz, who oversees the Regis College School of Nursing and Health Professions outreach to Rosie's, received over a $6000 donation from the Women of the Massachusetts State Police for the Regis program at Rosie's. Nursing faculty and students regularly go to Rosie's and help with the health care of the clients. The Women Troopers have organized different extra-curricular events, including softball games, through which they collect donations for such causes as Rosie's. Besides Associate Professor Smalarz, among the Troopers pictured here with Regis President Mary Jane England, MD, is President England's daughter Kara, who is also an attorney, Dean Toni Hays, RN, PhD, of the School of Nursing and Health Professions, and Regis Campus Police Chief Sean Maher.
On Tuesday, October 27, WCVB-TV Channel 5, Boston, an ABC affiliate, visited the campus to film a course on Al Quaeda taught by John Duff, a retired attorney, in our LLARC Program.
WESTON, MA – While most New Englanders will be going to parades or viewing the fall foliage during the Columbus Day weekend, Regis College will be abuzz with activity surrounding the 11th Biennial Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Hosted in conjunction with Wellesley College, the conference will bring over 70 scholars and artists to the Regis campus for a three day program of research presentations, literary readings, art exhibits, film panels, and social events.
PatriotLedger.com: The face of nursing is about to change in Egypt — and it’s all thanks to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital/Regis College Nursing Program.
Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History Offers Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine’s 5th Annual Museum Day
WESTON, MA — On Saturday, September 26, 2009 from noon to 5:00 the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History on the Regis College campus in Weston will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine. A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian’s Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based properties. Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide.
Weston, MA. On Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Regis College will open its "Lunch, Listen, and Learn" Series with Leo Sharamitaro, an eclectic and multi-talented musician versed in jazz, rock, world and Latin rhythms.
WESTON, MA – Regis College faculty member Charles Burr, SM, MBA, has been chosen by the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) to be inducted as a RAPS Fellow on September 14. The induction will take place at the 2009 RAPS Annual Conference and Exhibition to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 13-16.
Weston, MA. Regis College President Mary Jane England, MD, mourns the loss of Senator Edward Kennedy and calls attention to the legacy of his lifelong work in health care and education.
SalemNews.com: The Rev. Dennis Burns cemented his reputation at the height of the priest abuse scandal, as far as his friend Mark Brings is concerned.
WickedLocal.com: The Rev. Dennis J. Burns, important in the life of Roman Catholic parishes in both Marblehead and Swampscott for the past two decades, passed away early Tuesday morning.
Boston.com: In the 32 years she taught German language and literature at Regis College in Weston, professor Mary Hamilton’s classes were always full to capacity. Few of the students at what was then an all-women’s college cut her classes.
Returning veterans may now apply for educational benefits at Regis College. The school has been approved to participate in The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program), under the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.
"Regis is looking forward to welcoming our hardworking veterans into our school," said Regis College President Mary Jane England, MD. “We are very pleased to be able to participate in this program,” she added.
WickedLocal.com: Registration has started for the fall program of Lifelong Learning at Regis College (LLARC), according to director Peggy Connors. LLARC classes start for the fall semester on Sept. 21.
Aspiring young journalists from around Massachusetts met recently at Regis College to press Associated Press reporter Russell Contreras on allegations he stole from the state budget.
Human trafficking thrives. To cure it, one must understand it, in all its complexities.
WESTON, MA. – For the second time this summer, Regis College School of Nursing and Health Professions was notified that it had received a grant from HRSA, the Health Resources and Services Administration of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, for scholarships for nursing students. The grants are a reflection of the College’s leadership in helping to overcome the shortage of nurses and nursing faculty in this country.
Weston, MA - America is losing its competitive advantage to other countries in science and technology and will be at an increased risk if it does not at least double the number of students going into science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. The gap is especially large for low-income students, many of whom learn mathematics from teachers who neither majored in the subject nor studied it for certification.
BayStateBanner.com: The school day is over at Roxbury’s Tobin School, but little girls are busy with science experiments.
WickedLocal.com: "Be open to possibilities, any and every possibility," Mary Richardson told graduates Sunday at Regis College’s commencement. Those going out into the job market will face a poor economy and a bleak job picture, warned the anchor of WCVB-TV’s "Chronicle." But, she added, every generation has its challenges, external events over which graduates have no control that should have no bearing on their self-esteem.
WickedLocal.com: I came to Weston from Dublin at the end of August 2008, accompanied by my mum, dad, brother and sister. We have a family holiday together every year, but this time it was different. I was to be a student at Regis College for an entire academic year. It was a daunting but exciting time.
Sister Anna Mary Kelly, CSJ, Regis Class of 1933 (Sister Tarcisius), passed away on Easter Saturday, April 18, 2009.
ATLANTA - Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP (Constangy), a national leader in labor and employment law, has announced its expansion to the Northeast with the addition of a Boston office that opened on April 16.
WickedLocal.com: Ten lucky students at Regis College, along with faculty members, made a spring break pilgrimage to Rome in March.
MetroWestDailyNews.com: At Waltham's Brandeis University, graduating senior Ashley Hebert expects a career in education.
Mary Jane England ’59, MD, Regis College president, has announced that the 2009 honorary degree recipient is WCVB-TV, Channel 5, reporter and anchor Mary Richardson.
WickedLocal.com: Food devotees and wine fanciers alike – and everyone else for that matter – are invited to the current exhibition at Weston’s Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History on "Wine and Food on Stamps" and "Antique Corkscrews."
EthnicNEWz.org: The Massachusetts Health Reform law, which has helped previously-uninsured residents of the state get health insurance, turns three years old this April. Government officials are celebrating what they say is the health insurance coverage of 496,000 people, or about 98 percent, of the state’s population.
WickedLocal.com: Human activity at the northern end of the Regis College campus unmistakably signals the emergence from winter to spring as the renovation and expansion of the school’s playing fields is well under way.
BostonIrish.com: For most of her life, Dr. Mary Jane England has rowed vigorously against the prevailing tides of the status quo, creating currents of great hope and service to others in ways that have opened doors for women while dashing stereotypes like waves crashing on a beach.
MedOptions and Regis College will be hosting the College’s annual preceptor dinner on Thursday, April 2, 2009 to honor the graduating nurse practitioner students and the clinicians who were preceptors for the students throughout the year. This year’s speakers are Robert Schreiber, MD, Physician-in-Chief of Hebrew SeniorLife and Lucia Catalano, APRN, founder of MedOptions. In their presentation, “The CrossRoads of Mind and Body: A New Approach to Health Care Delivery for Older Adults,” Dr. Schreiber and Lucia will discuss the positive patient outcomes associated with integrating the medical and psychological aspects of treating the geriatric patient.
Weston, MA – Can we save our planet? This urgent question will be the focus of a special presentation Thursday at Regis College. Noted social change activist Frances Moore Lappé will appear March 19 at 2 p.m. in the Casey Theatre. Her topic: “Getting a Grip on the Environmental Crisis.”
Just 2.6 percent of the people of Massachusetts are without health insurance, the lowest rate of uninsured in the nation. Many other states are looking to Massachusetts as a model. But three years into our groundbreaking health care law, unemployment is up, jobs have disappeared and, with them, employer-paid coverage. Will the individual mandate to buy health insurance continue to work? What will be the impact of the recession on the progress Massachusetts had made in covering the uninsured?
Weston, MA March 5, 2009 After deliberating for half an hour, the Weston Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on March 4th refused to recognize the educational purpose of Regis East, thus laying the groundwork for sending the case back to Land Court. Regis College officials are confident in the educational purpose of the proposed intergenerational living and learning community and will comment further once last evening’s public deliberation of Zoning Board members is put in writing, officially voted upon by the Zoning Board, and filed with the Weston Town Clerk. By order of the Land Court, this must take place on or before March 23.
WickedLocal.com: Intellectual curiosity and appetite for learning have no age limits. That is the underlying premise of LLARC, the Lifelong Learning at Regis College program. And the premise has been validated every semester since the founding of the program four years ago.
MetroWestDailyNews.com: Representatives from Regis College last night presented plans for a senior scholars program to convince Zoning Board of Appeals members the program has educational value.
The Littleton resident and Regis College Associate Professor wants to engage his biology students more fully in a journey of exploration and discovery. And he devoted his recent sabbatical semester to developing laboratory exercises to achieve just that.
Regis College is an intergenerational educational community. Its mission is to educate all of its attendees from the Children’s Center, through its undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and senior scholars. Everyone at Regis is involved in learning. So, too, with the proposed development of the East Campus, which is expected to attract elders eager to be actively engaged in a diverse community devoted to intergenerational learning.
Jennifer E. LeBlanc has been writing poetry since she was 16 years old. Today, inspired by women Renaissance poets, she self-publishes packets of her poems. On April 21, she will represent Regis College at the Greater Boston Intercollegiate Poetry Festival, to be held at Boston College.
Regis athletes have become used to the fact that home games were played at Wellesley College, and away games were played in Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and spots in between. With new playing fields on their way, however, students are talking.
Salem News.com: On Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m., The Paul Madore Chorale will join the choirs of Regis College and St. Anne Church in a free Christmas/Holiday concert at St. Anne Church in Salem.
Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7, 2008, 3:30 p.m.
MetroWestDailyNews.com: In what could be the start of a unique partnership in health care, a new "man on campus" has arrived on the Regis College campus.
Boston.com: Much has been written about Eleanor Roosevelt, but unless you speak to the listeners who actually heard her radio addresses, you might miss one charming detail. She had an awful voice.
Regis College sophomore Carlos Moreno was flown to Washington, D.C. Thursday to receive the National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation. He was honored along with Senator Timothy Wirth, president of the United Nations Foundation, Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman and others who have made outstanding contributions to protect wildlife through education, advocacy, and on-the-ground conservation.
Obesity would seem to be the result of too much food, but paradoxically it is also related to too little money. How is obesity related to hunger and poverty, and what are the health issues that result from this epidemic problem?
Before there was television or Internet, there was radio – at the height of its popularity between the two world wars. Regis College Theatre Company’s fall production, Radio Stories, explores women’s evolving role in radio during the Roosevelt era. Radio Stories is written and directed by Wendy Lement, with contributions by Susan Zeiger and students in the fall 2007 Oral History and Performance course.
MassDevelopment today announced it has issued almost $95 million in low-cost tax-exempt bond financing to four local institutions of higher education, including Regis College.
Weston, MA - In a letter to Catholic high school heads and principals, Mary Jane England, MD, the president of Regis College, and Mary Grassa O’Neill, the secretary of education in the Archdiocese of Boston, have jointly announced the new Regis College Presidential Scholarship for students at Catholic high schools within the geographic area of the Archdiocese. The announcement came on the heels of the recent archdiocesan celebration of “Catholic schools week.”
Tom Chapin returns to Regis College accompanied by his band, including Michael Mark and Jon Cobert, with three Grammy Awards and five additional nominations to his credit. Clap your hands and sing along with Tom as he performs songs from his new release “Some Assembly Required.” The music offers a joyous look at being a kid, songs where everyday events are examined with a fresh perspective, many times through the eyes of a child.
The National League for Nursing has recognized the Regis School of Nursing and Health Professions as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. Regis is one of six schools so honored in 2008. Only fifteen have ever received the recognition. The designation distinguishes “those schools that demonstrate sustained, evidence-based and substantive innovation, conduct ongoing research to document the effectiveness of such innovation; set high standards for themselves; and are committed to continuous quality improvement.” The award recognizes Regis for “creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development.”
Global warming is more than an environmental problem for shrinking ice caps and disappearing polar bears. Scientists report the likelihood that global warming affects people’s health, and there’s already evidence of the impact of warmer-than-normal weather on human beings. The effects of climate change run the gamut from less serious to fatal.
Jessica Corbo, Regis ’07, is starring in Woman with the Red Kerchief, a new play by Wendy Lement and Firouzeh Mostashari at Theater in the Open in Newburyport starting September 6.
Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History on the Regis campus will honor Ms. Jo Warren Madden, a member of 1936 USA Olympic Track team.
239 freshmen, including students from 15 countries, will make up the Class of 2012 at Regis College. A majority are from Massachusetts, and many were on campus last week for orientation. Students will be moving into dormitories Labor Day weekend.
I graduated from Regis in 1966, and came from a middle-class family, but many of my classmates were very like many of today's students that you describe.
Regis College President Mary Jane England, MD, has announced that Vice-President, Academic Affairs, Paula Harbecke, Ph.D., has received a special national and international award as an outstanding educator and will be honored at the University of Oklahoma on Monday, September 8.
Regis College has appointed its first dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Russ Pottle. In 2006 the College created two schools—The School of Arts and Sciences and The School of Nursing and Health Professions—as part of a visionary strategy for growth that included admitting men to the undergraduate college, expanding professional graduate programs to serve the needs of the growing health care industry, and building up advanced degree and professional opportunities for the changing student populations of the 21st century.
Boston.com: Ah, idyllic Weston. The lush woodlands. The stately mansions. The myopic fancy-pantses. In the midst of this magnificence sits Regis College, a school that is a magnet for stellar students from Dorchester, Roxbury, Lawrence, Lowell, and Brockton.
Boston.com: Proving that you don't have to have big-name affiliation or a multi-million dollar endowment to get noticed, the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History has been nominated as one of three picks for the "Best Museum" category by a parenting website affiliated with the cable television's Nickelodeon channel.
Regis College has announced its participation in the Federal Direct Loan Program in an effort to ease the minds of parents and students at this time of economic turmoil. The decision to participate reflects serious consideration of what would best benefit the Regis community.
Regis College continues its Leadership Series on Health with “Food and Water Safety,” on Wednesday, April 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Upper Student Union Lounge.
How does an agency make decisions when technology, medical practice, companies, and healthcare organizations are continually changing? How can approval decisions be made quickly? We read about recalls for approved products. How safe is safe enough?
Boston.com: We've all heard the old nursery rhyme about the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker.
Boston.com: Pope Benedict XVI warned Catholic educators yesterday that scholarly pursuit should not contradict the church's teachings, and that the identity and mission of Catholic colleges and universities are inextricably bound with the church.
WickedLocal.com: To anyone who’s been in or around a hospital recently, the shortage of registered nurses (RNs) has probably been obvious. And the statistics bear out the gravity of the situation.
Food and Water Safety
Wednesday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 pm
Upper Student Union Lounge
Regis College Theater Company’s spring production is the musical, Pippin. Performances will run Thursday, April 24, through Sunday, April 27, and will be held at the Fine Arts Center.
WickedLocal.com: A Cherish the Ladies concert can be a bit like a family reunion.
Boston.com: Alina Gotal, 17, is well aware that one statue on display at Framingham's Danforth Museum of Art has a shoe untied. She also knows that some visitors who saw the figure in artist Ana Maria Pacheco's "Dark Night of the Soul" installation noticed the dangling shoelace as well - and then tied it.
Regis College was selected as one of only six colleges in the state to host the Tournées Film Festival, sponsored by the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE). The festival runs Monday, March 31, through Tuesday, April 8.
Cherish the Ladies is back at Regis College and tickets are going fast! The group is performing on Sunday, March 30, at 2 p.m., in the Fine Arts Center.
Wickedlocal.com: Regis College freshman Carlos Moreno received the 2007 Brower Youth Award (BYA), a national honor given to six young people who have distinguished themselves for their outstanding leadership, activism and achievements in projects with positive environmental and social impact. The award carries a cash prize of $3,000 and was awarded in San Francisco late last year.
Massachusetts Health Care Reform Update
Wednesday, March 26, 6:30-8:30 pm
Upper Student Union Lounge
Food and Water Safety
Wednesday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 pm
Upper Student Union Lounge
A group of area colleges and nonprofits formed the MetroWest STEM Education Network to increase the number of students interested in entering the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
Regis College continues its President’s Leadership Series on Health with “Post-Virginia Tech Campus Safety and Mental Health Issues,” on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Upper Student Union Lounge.
Once again, gunfire has killed students on an American college campus. Today our hearts and prayers go out to the students, faculty and staff at Northern Illinois University and to their families, including that of the gunman, a former NIU student who apparently stopped taking needed medication for his mental illness.
Regis College has a set of basic procedures to follow in case of an emergency.
If you don’t believe in miracles, you might just change your mind after reading, "Hope, Faith and Charlie."
Post-Virginia Tech/Campus Safety and Mental Health Issues
Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Upper Student Union Lounge
Massachusetts Health Care Reform Update
Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Upper Student Union Lounge
Food and Water Safety
Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Upper Student Union Lounge
All the presidential candidates want to be seen as effective leaders for change. Unfortunately, they're largely ducking the real issues of an aging society, and too many in the news media enable this political equivalent of radio silence by not puncturing carefully honed sound bites with piercing follow-ups.
Regis College associate professor of nursing Maureen Beirne Streff, EdD, MS, CS, traveled to Vienna, Austria, to present at the 18th International Nursing Research Congress of Sigma Theta Tau in July.
Regis College athletic director, Marybeth Lamb, was honored with Boston College’s Heights Award on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Healthcare Staffing: Crisis and Opportunity
Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Upper Student Union Lounge
Leadership of Nursing, Social Work and Psychology in School-Based Clinics
Wednesday, November 28, 2007, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Upper Student Union Lounge
Cardinal Seán's Blog: On Tuesday, I gave the closing remarks at a panel discussion at Regis College to celebrate their 80th anniversary and annual Founder’s Day. The panel was moderated by Mary Jane England, the college president, and discussed the history of the college as well as the participation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in that history and their tremendous contribution to the Church in Boston. It was a very interesting exposition, and there were many alumni at the event.
Boston.com: New men on campus
After attending an all-boys Catholic high school, Mike Gigantino was eager to trade in the rowdy fun of male bonding for the alluring advantage of a coed college. So when he arrived at Regis College earlier this month to find himself outnumbered by female students 10 to 1, he figured he must be living a charmed life.
CNNMoney.com: Wondering where the wealth is? Residents of these 25 places have the highest median household incomes in the country.
Boston.com: Fresh-man class
History may remember them as gender pioneers, but they looked more like typical teenagers, wearing T-shirts, baggy pants, and shy grins.
The Regis College Children’s Center located in Weston is one of the first early childhood programs to earn accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.