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President's Notes VI.4
September 8, 2016
Welcome Back, Everyone! We’re off to a wonderful start of the 201617 academic year. I look forward to seeing you at the all-campus Convocation next Tuesday, September 13th. This year’s theme is “Who is your Dear Neighbor?”
Soon after, on September 29th, we will celebrate Founder’s Day with a morning of service. Faculty, staff and students will be encuraged to sign up for one of six service projects on campus and around town including St. Francis House in Boston, a Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation pool clean-up Project in Waltham, and putting together care packages for soldiers. More details to come soon.
Some of our students and staff have already been busy with service projects, like Ashley Guerin pictured here. On August 31st, Ashley volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank, a trip led by Campus Ministry & Service for first-year, early move-in students.
Save the date for RegisFest/Family Weekend on October 14 — 15th.
Regis shined this past Labor Day weekend when we moved in over 500 undergraduate students joining the athletes and early check-ins to make up nearly 760 residential students living on campus this semester. Thanks so much to Residence Life, Physical Plant and the Move-In Squad! Read the press release here.
Channel 5 news was here on Sunday to videotape our first-year nursing student, Natasha Iacoviello. What a touching story! If you haven’t seen it already, you can view it here. Natasha and her dad are pictured below with the Channel 5 camera man and reporter.
Faculty And Staff
Congratulations to Leslie Bishop, associate professor in STEM, who has been elected to the Board of Trustees of Bethany Hill Place in Framingham.
Anthony D'Aries, assistant professor of English and writing program director, will present at the 2017 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Washington, D.C. as part of a panel discussion on editing book- length narrative nonfiction and developing a distinctive voice in first-person narratives. Anthony's article on fatherhood and masculinity will be featured in the December issue of Boston Magazine. I look forward to reading it!
I am delighted that we will be working with world-renowned artist, Nancy Schön, best known for her “Make Way for Ducklings” sculpture in the Boston Public Garden. Students in the Museum Practicum course will have the opportunity to work with Schön to design, curate, and install an exhibition of her work based on the Department of Humanities theme: “metamorphosis.” You’ll be able to see the exhibit in the Carney Gallery in the spring 2017. This is a great opportunity! Thanks to Kate Edney, assistant professor of History & Heritage Studies and Heritage Studies graduate program director, for coordinating!
As previously announced, our partnership with Medical Development Group (MDG) will officially kick off with the September forum, Reading Your Mind: Understanding Your Brain Through Physical Responses on September 14th from 4 — 8:30 pm in the FAC. The forum will explore how some of the newest technologies are clarifying those brain functions attributed to the mind, how these insights enable technology-driven control to improve brain function, and how business is poised to apply these novel developments profitably, for the benefit of individuals and humanity. This is a great opportunity for students, faculty & staff. To view event details and register — for free — click here. The fall President’s Lecture Series on Health events are coming up too! October 19th at 6:30 pm in the FAC will focus on Women and Men Affected by Domestic Violence/Resilience. We have some incredible speakers coming so you don’t want to miss it! Register here.
Just a reminder that our first annual fundraising gala will take place in the State Room in Boston on October 20, 2016. The Let It Shine Gala Committee is hard at work securing sponsors. You can see the available sponsorships on our website and watch the save-the-date video on our YouTube channel. Individual tickets will go on sale starting September 15th.
The next issue of President’s Notes will be out on September 22nd.
Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN
I hope to see you at my Faculty & Staff Social on September 28th!