News and Announcements
President's Notes VI.1July 14, 2016
Hello everyone and welcome back to those of you who have been on vacation. Now that we’ve had some time to rest and reflect, let’s gear up for a great start to the new academic year. I hope you like the new layout of President’s Notes.
We are ready to welcome our incoming freshmen class, transfers and prospective students on Monday, July 25th when we kick off summer orientation and Preview Day! The orientation staff and student leaders have been busy creating a schedule that is chock-full of valuable and fun programming. The admissions office is preparing for us to shine for prospective students during preview day. Please welcome everyone to campus in the spirit of our CSJ founders who “welcome all without distinction.”
Three grad students and three recent alums from the Applied Behavior Analysis program traveled to Iceland from June 22 – July 3 to collaborate with BCBAs in that country through the Diagnostic and Counseling Center of Iceland (DCCI) regarding preschool and newborn programs. Regis students observed and learned from the Icelandic team and provided free training to staff and parents. The students and alums, working in pairs, were assigned to a preschool student who is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Each pair collaborated with Icelandic staff and consultants to develop teaching recommendations. Lauren Beaulieu, assistant professor and ABA program director, and Jacquelyn MacDonald, assistant professor, led the trip and students wrote about it in a blog which you can read here. I love the photo above of the students on the glacier Sólheimajökull when they toured the south coast of Iceland during a weekend excursion.
Susan Erickson, lecturer in the Master’s Teaching Program and EdD program alum, organized her teaching natural sciences class into a cohort of hands-on teachers for the summer preschoolers at the Children’s Center. The children were given the opportunity to read, weed and seed throughout the session on Tuesday. Beyond the dynamic and engaging activities presented to the children, being able to see the circular learning take place in a lab school environment highlights the definition of intergenerational learning here at Regis! How lucky are our MAT students to have the opportunity to work with our youngest students? Thanks also to Rebecca Putnam, Children’s Center director, for organizing. The picture above shows MAT students Nicole Panciocco (left) and Stephanie Holmes-Dubuc (right) planting pumpkin seeds with the children. The MAT students also participated in several other learning experiences in Weston including visits to the Weston Public Library and Land’s Sake Farm.
D.J. Barrile, member of the men's lacrosse team, has been named the 2015-16 NCAA Division III statistical champion for save percentage. Congratulations D.J. for this great accomplishment!
Our women’s basketball team is the best rebounding team in Division III! Read about it here. Great job ladies!
Faculty And Staff
Kate Edney, assistant professor in the Humanities, along with her colleague, Dr. Laura MacDonald (University of Portsmouth, UK), co-edited a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Studies in Musical Theatre titled “All kinds of music is pouring out of me: living large and feeling big in musical theatre performance and reception.” The issue features articles from nine different scholars across the United States and England who used the concept of “bigness” as their analytical framework for examining musicals. Congrats Kate!
Regis was well represented at the Annual Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) meeting in San Diego in June. Assistant Professor Lauren Shanbrun presented two lectures on computed tomography. Chair and Assistant Professor David Gilmore also presented two lectures — one on the internationalization of educational programs in nuclear medicine and one on sustainability of small programs within higher education today. Both David & Lauren, along with Assistant Professor Erin Beloin, had two posters accepted at the conference — Learning Communities in Nuclear Medicine Education and Building Graduate Programs: One Institution’s Experience. Four of our graduate students attended as their research projects were accepted as oral presentations! Three of them received travel grant money from the SNMMI to attend. Kelcie Welch, one of the graduate students pictured here, received Best Oncology/Therapy Paper which is titled: The potential usefulness of Tc-99m SESTAMIBI in differentiating between oncocytomas and renal cell carcinomas. Great job everyone.
Congratulations to the Co-Curricular Mini-Grant (CCMG) funding award recipients for the 2016/2017 academic year! The CCMG Grantmaking Committee received many wonderful proposals and I thank them for their time and effort on this initiative.
|CCMG Awards - Round One 2016/2017|
|Project Title||Lead Author/s||Funding Amount|
|Common Read Essay Contest||Stephanie Venancio||$1,220|
|Faces of Regis||Kelechi Ugocha||In-kind|
|FitDesk in the Library||Nickolas Vargovic||$1,987|
|FYS Cafes||Briget Buoniconti||$1,600|
|NEACSM Regional Conference||Cathy Fuller||$2,400|
|Promoting Student Workforce Development Through Early Exposure to a Local Professional Association Conference||Leslie Mandel||$1,750|
|Putting it All Together: Overview of Investigation of the Boston Marathon Bombings||Hellen Consiglio, Raffaele Florio, Michael Jackson||$750|
|Regis Rocks the Vote||Kelly Golden||$1,200|
|Things Every Student Should Know: A discussion series||Kristen Willems||$800|
|Visit to UMass Medical School||Kristen Willems||$877|
I had the pleasure of meeting George Berkowitz last week. Mr. Berkowitz opened a fish market adjacent to his father's grocery store in the Inman Square neighborhood of Cambridge and named it Legal Sea Foods. Well, we all know Legal Sea Foods; it’s my favorite restaurant! George has been a senior scholar member of our LLARC program for years and also taught a LLARC class. Here I am with George and VP of Institutional Advancement, Miriam Sherman.
The next issue of President’s Notes will come out on August 4, after I get back from the alumni trip to Tuscany.