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President's Notes 2.11

November 29, 2012

Greetings! With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, the new issue of Regis Today out (love those iPads!), and Christmas decorations starting to appear in offices, we are on a fast track to the end of the semester. This morning I taped our official Regis College Christmas video-greeting under the direction of our new Communications Director, Peter Kent. Thank you, Peter! And my Executive Assistants, Katya Rego and Mary Connolly, as well as Peter Schipelliti and Elena DeFelice. You will soon see the results.

I am looking forward to gathering with Trustees, Faculty, and Directors to mark the Christmas season on December 5. The next day the Board will meet, and the College will celebrate Cap and Gown. Time flies, and I’m sure no one is more aware of that than our seniors, class of 2013. The Snowball Formal will follow in College Hall Foyer on December 7.

We will have our Staff Christmas Luncheon in College Hall Foyer on Monday, December 19, 12-2 p.m., and I am looking forward to that as well.

Faculty & Staff

Professor Sheila Prichard is directing the Regis College Christmas Concert with combined Glee Club, Alumnae Chorus, Instrumental Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and Handbell Choir on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, in the Casey Theater in the Fine Arts Center. The concert will include excerpts from the great Bach Magnificat in D, Christmas “Pops” selections, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Christmas on Broadway. Reserve tickets ahead of time by calling the Box Office, 781-768-7070: General $15, Seniors, Alumni, Faculty, Staff $10, Children 12 and under $5; Regis Students Free.

Several members of the Nursing faculty presented at the Villanova Professional Nurses Education Group (PNEG) Conference in Philadelphia in October. Professors Pat McCauley and Jan Tuxbury presented their poster, “Thought for the Day: Developing Professional Values in the Simulation Center.” Professor Marion Santos presented her poster, “Nurses’ Barriers to Learning: An Integrative Review.”

Dean Susan Tammaro, PhD, presented a paper entitled Maximizing the Utility of Alumni Feedback at NEAIR (North East Association for Institutional Research) on November 5, and Peggy Cross and she co-presented a paper entitled “Closing the Loop on Academic Advising: Using Assessment Results to Restructure Academic Advising at Regis College” at NEEAN (New England Educational Assessment Network) Fall Forum on November 2.

This evening at 7 p.m., Thursday, November 29, Anthony D’Aries, who has joined the Regis College English department as an adjunct faculty member, will read from his book, The Language of Men (Hudson Whitman, 2012) at Porter Square Books.

On this coming Saturday, Vice President Paul Vaccaro, Enrollment Management & Marketing, is going to Brazil on an international recruiting visit. Send photographs, Paul!

And don’t forget that Cathy Fuller has organized some campus walks and will lead the next ones on Thurs. Nov . 29 at 12:30 p.m., Wed. Dec. 5 12:00 noon, and Thurs. Dec. 6 12:30 p.m. The current winter clothing drive (gloves, mittens and winter hats) for Cradles to Crayons is also going on. Donation boxes are located in LSU 122, Campus Ministry and the Center for Student Services.

President’s Office

On the evening of November 15, I was pleased to join board members of Partners in Health and our friends Karen and Jim Ansara and Al and Diane Kaneb to celebrate the organization’s twenty-fifth anniversary.

Next week will be very busy for me. This Sunday I will be attending the Holly Tea followed by attendance at the Christmas Concert. On Monday I’ll travel to NYC to attend a dinner for the RFK Foundation as a member of the Health E Villages Board. And Friday I will again be travelling to NYC to attend an alumni event hosted by our Board member, Peter Langenus.

This past week we escaped significant snowfall, but it is the season... and I expect we’ll soon see some sledding (bowling?) around here... May you all have a productive end of semester, a successful exam period and... fun, as long as you’re safe on the roads and on the campus! More news in President’s Notes on December 13.

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