News and Announcements
President's Notes IV.11January 22, 2015
Welcome back! Classes are in session, and the daylight, believe it or not, is getting a bit longer….
In case you did not see it, check out the update at this link on the Master Plan. We will also provide other updates as implementation continues.
In December we launched a new mobile app giving access to many Regis services, such as secure access to class schedules and Moodle, from our mobile devices. It also offers access to the Regis event calendar, a list of important Regis phone numbers, and a map of our campus. Another new app sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs is the “Ride Systems” app which tracks where the Regis shuttle is through a GPS tracking device installed on the shuttle. This is a great resource for those who use the shuttle to know where it is and how much time you have to catch it! Thanks to ITS and Erin Wisniewski, Director International Student Services, for providing these great additions to our campus mobile technology! Of course, ITS is always available to help if you have any technology issues or suggestions, just give them a call at x7177.
VP Malcolm Asadoorian is scheduling a campus-wide event for Regis to receive its award – Apple Designated School - from representatives of Apple. Stay tuned for the announcement of time and place. To brush up on what it means, see our press release of December 2 here.
Thanks to the excellent suggestions from School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences faculty, we will be hosting three speakers this spring to inaugurate the SLAESS Lecture Series on the Liberal Arts at Regis. All talks will take place in the Fine Arts Center Atrium. We are grateful to Malcolm Asadoorian, VPAA & Dean, SLAESS for putting together the committee headed by Mary-Anne Vetterling, Professor of Spanish and Associate Dean of SLAESS and the Regis Alumni Association for their help with the series. Please save these dates and times. To register, click here.
Wednesday, March 11, 3pm, Chris Bohjalian: “The Writing Life”
Tuesday, March 31, 3:30 pm, Gene Bell-Villada: “On the Ayn Rand Cult and the Slow, Steady Rise of Libertarianism”
Thursday, April 9, 3:30 pm, James Lang: “Can Teaching Innovation Revitalize the Liberal Arts?”
The Ogunquit Playhouse achieved “National Level of Significance” with the National Register of Historic Places with the help of historian Kate Edney, Assistant Professor of History, World Languages and Cultural Heritage. Kate was engaged to do extensive research on the history of the Playhouse in order to submit a case to the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places that the Ogunquit Playhouse's impact on the theatre community reached far beyond its local area. Her research enabled the property to be evaluated in a broader context and proved the importance of the Ogunquit Playhouse and its contributions to American theater as a whole. Read all about it here and about the venue here.
Kate has also been elected Vice-President of the New England American Studies Association (NEASA). Congratulations Kate!
On Saturday, January 10, Lauren Petit, Lecturer in the Professional and Organizational Communications Graduate Program, took her Graduate Communication Corporate Social Responsibility students to Wachusett Mountain to take part in the Norton Luge Challenge. Read about it here.
Ray McCarthy, Associate Professor and EdD Program Director, will be presenting the bi-annual APA 101 workshop for all graduate students in APA writing on Saturday, January 24 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in College Hall room 347. All students, whether beginners or experienced in writing in APA style, are invited. We are all on the continuum of learning to write well especially in this esoteric and somewhat frustrating style. Contact Ray to RSVP or submit questions (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) also has dedicated resources for assistance with citations through the Writing Center, Coaching, and Tutoring Programs.
The newly formed Graduate Student Nurses Association (GSNA) has teamed up with the Clinical Resource and Simulation Center to collect new and gently used nursing uniforms, stethoscopes, nursing shoes and packs. Any nursing student (undergraduate or graduate) who has a financial need with ordering clinical attire, should contact Patricia McCauley, Assistant Professor of Nursing, at email@example.com, or the GSNA at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, nursing students who wish to donate new or gently used items, please contact the GSNA.
Congratulations to Cherlie Magny-Normilus, Assistant Professor of Nursing & Director of Policy & Advocacy for the Haiti Project, on being named to The Haitian Roundtable’s 1804 List of Changemakers for 2015. The list, named in honor of Haiti’s year of independence, recognizes Haitian-Americans in the United States who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success in their profession, proven themselves to be forces for change in their communities, and who have helped to create a better understanding of Haiti and the Haitian community. A Recognition Ceremony and Reception will be held on Saturday, March 21 in New York City.
Susan Erickson, Lecturer of Graduate Education, received word that her submission entitled, “5th Grade Science MCAS: An Analysis of Sub-Groups of an Affluent Suburban School District,” has been accepted by the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) for the 2015 Conference at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, NH on Wednesday, April 29 through Friday, May 1. Congratulations Susan!
The Student Affairs Office has been doing some great outreach and training on Sexual Assault. Part of the extensive programming is access to information on a web page. Here is a link to a Bystander video.
The Women’s and Men's Basketball Teams are doing well! At a recent game, the Women’s team scored 109 points setting a new record for points in a game, breaking the previous record of 103 set back on February 4, 1987 against Simmons College. Well done!
The Men’s Basketball Team worked with the Special Olympics Massachusetts to create an incredible experience with The Milton Mustangs and Heated Lions on Sunday January 11. The two teams played against each other and then against some of members of the Regis team. The players of the Mustangs and Heated Lions were taught new skills and made new friendships with the members of the Pride team. Special Olympics Massachusetts provides year-round sports training, athletic competition and other health-related programming for athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state. For more information on the Massachusetts Special Olympics click here.
The Regis College Athletics Department Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 12 at Stowe Acres Country Club. Sponsorship opportunities are available at many different price levels. Cost to golf will be $175 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, dinner, a giveaway, and the chance to win prizes and raffles. For more information please contact Athletic Director Rob Riley at x7147 or at email@example.com.
And congratulations to the 20 student athletes placed on the Fall NECC All-Academic Team! See the names here.
Fourteen December 2014 Graduates of the Master’s Health Administration were recognized on January 17: Kaitlynn Condra, Erin Courtney, Greg Demetriou, Mai Huynh, Carole Jamina, Laura Malloy, Kelley MacIver, Debbie Mondestin, Fatou Njie-Jallow, Keila Pearson, Brianne Romkey, Husnia Sakhizada, Justin Shiels, and Cynthia Seigel. Here is a group photo of eleven of the fourteen with me and Graduate Program Director Mary Anne Hart.
Check out our story on alumna Ludia Modi ’14, now in AmeriCorps and pursuing a Master’s degree at Northeastern.
Ludia was a public health major and was selected as a young American making a difference by Congressman Seth Moulton to be his guest at President Obama’s State of the Union Address on January 20. At left is a picture of Ludia and Seth in Washington DC.
This morning I met with Kathy Mears, new superintendent of Boston Catholic Schools. I will be collaborating with her on partnerships with Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese.
On behalf of the Institutional Advancement office, a huge Thank You! to all staff and faculty who participated in the Langenus Challenge. We surpassed the goal of 600 donors and, as a result, received a $25,000 donation to the Regis Fund from Mr. and Mrs. Peter Langenus.
Mark your calendars for the spring President’s Lecture Series on Health events.
National Health Care Reform: Acute/Home/Long Term Care
March 25 ~ Fine Arts Center ~ 6:30-8:30 pm
Rehabilitation: Traumatic Brain/Spinal Cord Injuries & Amputations
April 22 ~ Fine Arts Center ~ 6:30-8:30 pm
I’m sure by now you have all seen the redesigned Bistro in College Hall second floor. The idea is to bring Newbury Street to Regis. The redesign is complete with brick walls, city scene backdrop of the Swan Boats in the Boston Public Gardens and our very own sidewalk.
The next issue of “President’s Notes” will be out on Feb. 5.
Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN
Upcoming Alumni Events
Alumni Reception in Puerto Rico
Florida Receptions in Naples
March 14 ~ St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 15 ~ Mass & Brunch with Regis Chaplain Father Paul Kilroy
Reunion Weekend & All-Alumni Reunion
Alumni Trip to Ireland