President's Notes VI.13

February 9, 2017

Hello everyone. It’s certainly been a busy couple of weeks. I am so grateful to all of you for your commitment to our students, and support of open and respectful dialogue. I was happy to see so many of you at the community forum on immigration last week. I think our commitment to solidarity came through loud and clear. We are here for our students. No matter what.


Regales February 25 2016Students and the Center for Ministry and Service are busy planning their annual fundraiser to benefit service immersion and solidarity experiences. The benefit is February 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm in the Foyer. Contact Jeff Parrish in the Center for Ministry & Service for your ticket.

I encourage our students to take advantage of our membership in the Millennium Campus Network (MCN), an organization that trains our students to become global leaders through fellowships, conferences and opportunities to connect with students on a global scale. Sam Vaghar, founder and executive director of MCN, will be on campus February 28th at 6pm in USC to launch the program. Thanks to David Crisci, director of the Center for Global Connections, for organizing the event.


Throughout the month of February, men's basketball will take part in a 3-Point Challenge where fans pledge an amount for each three pointer made by Regis during the month with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society and Coaches vs Cancer. I love this! To read about it and pledge, click here.

Faculty And Staff

Jennifer Litchfield, nursing technology coordinator and DNP student, will present her published article (co-authored with Margherite Matteis) “Faculty Experiences with Technology, Millennials versus Baby Boomers” at the annual 2017 National Nurse Educator Summit in Orlando. Congrats Jennifer!

Laura Bertonazzi, dean of Undergraduate Enrollment and Retention, recently attended the 2017 NASPA Aspiring Vice President of Student Affairs Institute in Tampa, Florida. NASPA, the guiding professional organization for student affairs professionals, selected Laura from a national applicant pool and she was one of 70 deans and associate vice presidents from across the United States invited to attend and she was the only representative from Massachusetts. The bi-annual four-day institute immerses attendees in professional development specific to executive level decision making to prepare practitioners for their next roles as Vice Presidents at colleges and universities. Nice job Laura!

Assistant Professor of English and Writing Program Director Anthony D'Aries's memoir The Language of Men has been included in Illinois State University's Gender in the Humanities curriculum. Impressive!

Teaching History with Musicals by Kate EdneyCongratulations to Kate Edney, assistant professor of History, whose book Teaching History with Musicals was published by Rowman & Littlefield this month. Here is the link to it on Amazon.

Global Business Management Major John D. Wilhelm Global Business Management Major John D. Wilhelm ’18 recently had his research published in the International Journal of Business and Social Science. His research study on the relationship of China's five-year economic plans to the rate of intellectual property protection seeking was conducted during an independent study with John P. Christie, assistant professor of Global Business, in the fall of 2016. Click to read the article. Here is a picture of both of them. Nice job!

Congrats Upasana Kashyap, assistant professor of Math, whose paper “Rigged Modules I: Modules over Dual Operator Algebras and the Picard Group” is accepted for publication in the Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra.

President’s Office

On February 16th we welcome Nancy Schön, famous for creating the “Make Way for Ducklings” sculpture in the Boston Public Garden, to the FAC gallery for the opening of the grad student-curated exhibit of her sculptures. Some of the sculptures have never been displayed publicly so that is truly exciting and quite an honor for Regis — not to mention a tremendous opportunity for the students.

I would like to invite all faculty & staff to attend and consider it my wine & cheese social for the month of February. The event is from 4-7pm so you can stop by the FAC after work, mingle with your colleagues, and support our students.

The next issue of President’s Notes will be out on February 23rd.

Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN

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