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President's Notes VI.14
February 23, 2017
Believe it or not we’ve reached the mid-term milestone in the spring semester. Soon Spring Break will arrive and Commencement is right around the corner. But there is much work to be done from now until then.
I’m very proud of some of the male students on our campus who are taking a stand against sexual violence against women. Pat Lahey, Track & Field assistant coach and Admissions grad assistant, is leading the charge to bring a group of men to Faneuil Hall in Boston on Wednesday, March 1st, for White Ribbon Day, sponsored by Governor Baker and Jane Doe, Inc. Res Life will also support this effort with a table in the Student Center to distribute ribbons on campus. Here is more info about the White Ribbon Day campaign.
I’m also proud of our Glee Singers who performed during intermission at the Providence Bruins game two weeks ago! Thanks to Heather Josselyn-Cranson, chair of Music, for organizing it and great song choice— Don’t Stop Believing!
The Center for Ministry and Service is getting ready to send off delegates to Peru and Nicaragua. Over the last few weeks, students have been fundraising and sponsoring donation drives to collect items for our Peruvian partners in Villa El Salvador. I look forward to the Regalos fundraiser tonight. Godspeed to those going to Peru from March 2- 10: Aisha Diaz, Alexis Collier, Elizabeth Taranto, Fred Mathieu, Heidy Sosa, Jasmynn Hawkins, Karissa Brown, Katelyn Kiernan, Klarissa Ramkissoon, Melissa Fay, Patricia Lorquet, Rachel Mandeville, Robert Ekberg, Sabrina Telemaque, Shannon Mahoney, Stephanie Hunter, Vladimir Balan, and staff members Anabella Morabito, Walt Horner, Laura Violette and Karen Marquez.
And Nicaragua from March 3-10: Angelika Baez, Brandy Blaise, Jerry Buissereth, Arlin Cimen, Stephanie Cruz-Santos, Nicole DeFonzo, Kristy del Rey, Natalia Flores, Olivia Guiney, Isabel Gomez-Hernandez, McKenzi Hammond, Melanie Lopez, Leah Peel, Amari Powell, Christian Thomas, Adrianna Williams, and staff members Kelly Golden and Dan Leahy.
Last Saturday, the Office of Student Affairs hosted the All of the Above conference for aspiring student affairs professionals. The day included opportunities for resume critiquing, mock interviewing, and educational sessions for undergrad and grad students. Thanks to Bridget Buoniconti, director of Residence Life, for organizing the event and to Kelly Brochu, assistant director of Residence Life, and Michael Lynch, director of Student Affairs and Enrollment Operations, for giving presentations. Students also networked with members of our Education department to learn more about our EdD program. Here is a picture of the group. Thanks to all for a great showcase of what Regis has to offer and a wonderful example of collaboration across divisions!
Men’s and women’s tennis, softball and men’s volleyball will be traveling for their annual spring break competitions. Tennis will be heading to Florida, softball to South Carolina and men’s volleyball to California.
Good luck to the women’s basketball team which is playing Wheelock tonight at 7pm in the NECC semifinals. If they win, they advance to the NECC Championship on Saturday!
Both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams are set to start their seasons: men on Saturday and women next Tuesday. They are both predicted to repeat as NECC champions as voted on by the league coaches. Good luck all!
Faculty And Staff
The Liberal Arts Lecture Series is hosting former Trustee Dr. Clyde Evans this afternoon at 3:30 pm for the lecture “Students from Diverse Backgrounds: The Hidden Impact of Unconscious Bias” in Upper Student Center.
Congratulations to Juan Correa, whose proud father David and uncle Julio both work in Physical Plant, for being accepted to Regis! Dean of Undergrad Admission Laura Bertonazzi surprised him with his acceptance. I’m looking forward to a surprise acceptance visit of my own to a couple of very deserving students. Stay tuned.
Now is the time to think about the summer. We put together a list of camps that will be on campus this summer. There is something for students of all ages. Check out the list here.
The next issue of President’s Notes will be out on March 9th, during Spring Break.
When we return, we will celebrate Heritage Week. We’ll kick things off on Tuesday, March 14th by celebrating the important work being done by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston with reps from The Women’s Table, Bethany Hill Place, Casserly House, The Literacy Connection and Bakhita House. Other activities during this week will include sacred spaces tours, stories of the Sisters, service-immersion trip reflections, an activism project sponsored by the Unity Committee, a grad student luncheon, a donation drive for Bethany Hill Place, and a women’s liturgy of the word hosted by the Mission Committee.
During this week we will also celebrate Regis’ 90th anniversary! Stay tuned for the complete schedule of events.
And don’t forget about the upcoming President’s Lecture on Health on March 22nd at 6:30pm in the FAC. The topic is Improving Health Care Quality Through Innovation & Health Reform.