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President's Notes 1.20April 12, 2012
As spring blossoms on our lovely campus, I heard the exultation of students at a “Pizza with the President” event we held last evening and through my office windows and down on the athletic fields today.
Let me invite members of the college community once again to come to a gathering in CH Foyer at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 13 (tomorrow). I will present a Strategic Plan update and we will officially launch our campus self-study for NEASC. Come and meet the chairs of the Standard Committees.
Late yesterday afternoon at the Regis-Bay Path softball game, we honored the achievements of our scholar-athletes. These are students who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher. We are very proud of you!
Prior to this, the College held its 8th Annual Major & Career Fair on Tuesday, April 3, in CH Foyer. Thank you to Associate Dean Peggy Cross and all who contributed to an event that students look forward to every year.
A number of students are participating in the “Walk/Run” event on the Regis track tomorrow afternoon, April 13, 2-6 p.m., in support of the Safe House for those recovering from human trafficking sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston in collaboration with the Boston area Leadership Conference of Women Religious.You can still participate by making a donation of $5 with a Regis ID, signing up as a team of four for $20. Or, if you are “non-Regis,” by raising money or making a donation of $10. Contact Erin.McQuaid@regiscollege.edu.
The Regis College Children’s Center & Academy are celebrating the Week of the Young Child April 23-27 and looking for guest readers (x7096). Children’s art will be exhibited around campus that week.
Junior Shanice Reddick will represent Regis at the next Intercollegiate Poetry Festival, April 19, 2012, at the Yawkey Athletic Center at Boston College. Accompanying her will be her mentor, Associate Professor Julia Lisella of the English Department. Professor Lisella, also a practicing poet, also read yesterday at what the Public Heritage Institute dubbed “the first Regis College literary salon,” held at the Spellman Museum. PHI aims to promote such a salon each month with a different group hosting it and encouraging conversation in an informal and relaxed environment.
Admitted students overnight is scheduled for Sunday, April 22nd-Monday, April 23rd Anticipating the participation of many visitors in regular classes in order to get a taste of Regis from an academic perspective.
Also, due before April 13 are any nominations for student leadership awards in the following categories:
- Un-sung Hero/Heroine within the student body
- Pillars of the student community
- Rising Stars within the community
- Outstanding Service to the graduate student community
Contact Dean Kara Kolomitz or Sister Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM, to make a nomination. Also, I will be holding a Graduate Student Luncheon on April 28 1:30 p.m. Morrison House. Grad students, please let Katya Rego (x7024) know if you wish to come.
Faculty & Staff
On April 10, the Dean of our School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences (SLAESS), Sister Elizabeth Cawley, CSJ, PhD, and a coalition of faculty from Political Science, History, Sociology, Women’s Studies, and the Honors Program sponsored a lecture by Dr. Carol Hardy-Fanta of U MASS-Boston on the subject of “The 2012 Presidential Campaign and Women.” Dr. Hardy-Fanta is Director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston's John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies. She is a nationally recognized scholar on Latina/o politics and has published widely on the intersection of gender, race and ethnicity in politics and public policy. Carol Hardy-Fanta also serves as Director of the Graduate Certificate Program for Women in Politics and Public Policy and the new online Graduate Program in Women's Leadership in a Global Perspective.
Dr. Margaret Oot-Hayes presented her study, “Uncovering Family Pattern with Incarcerated Mothers,” at the 24th Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society Scientific Sessions in New Haven, CT on March 29th, 2012.
Professor Wendy Lement co-hosted the 6th Annual Our Voices Festival on March 24 in Fine Arts Center. The day- long festival featured staged readings of works by Boston area women playwrights. The evening performances included a segment of Six Pairs of Hands, an original musical that was co-written by Wendy and student Jacqui Williams (’13). Regis students Jacqui Williams, Matteo BonTempo (’12) and Semi Sephillari (’13) performed in the festival.
By the way, Six Pairs of Hands opened at Regis last night, with other performances scheduled at the Fine Arts Center on Thursday and Friday, April 12 to 13, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. Admission is $15; $10 for seniors, students, Regis College faculty, staff and alum; $5 for children under 12; and free admission for Lifelong Learning at Regis College members and Regis College students with ID. For tickets and information call the box office at 781-768-7070. Based on oral histories obtained from interviewing members of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association. the original musical honors the extraordinary lives and the political battles waged and won by these courageous women.
The play will also tour in Gloucester, MA at The Cape Ann (The Annie), 1 Washington St., Gloucester, on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, at 7:30 p.m., and April 21 and 22 at 2 p.m. Contact Henry Allen at 978-704-1269 for tickets and information or go online. See the news article.
Official congratulations are in order for Dr. Claudia Pouravelis who successfully completed her EdD at Johnson and Wales this past week and for Dr. Nancy Street who successfully completed her doctorate at the Harvard University School of Public Health. Also, Dr. Marybeth Lamb, Athletic Director, completed her degree at BC in May, 2011, but officially graduated in December, 2011, and will be walking in the 2012 commencement ceremonies there. You are the best!
Enjoy the Patriot’s Day holiday on Monday, April 16, and if you are running in the race, best of luck!