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President's Notes 2.15February 7, 2013
Our Community-Minded & Accomplished Students
Three of our undergraduate lacrosse players volunteered on Saturday, January 26 to help out at the Weston 300 winter festival. Here they are on the right – lads who are also presumably ready for tomorrow’s Northeaster and record snow. Thank you for your good spirit.
Dean Penny Glynn of the School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions has informed me that our graduate students in the nurse practitioner program have received a 97% pass rate according to the ANPCP (Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program) Aggregate Report. This is outstanding.
The following students have been selected to participate in our Alternative Spring Break trips to Mississippi, Peru, and Grenada:
Mississippi: Kesha Bertrand, Julia Doiron, Alix Comeau, Stanley Onyeneho, Johanna Westcott, Jaclyn Beckwith, Katherine Warner, Stephanie Tineo, Joseph Coye, Laura Lombardi, Rutchelle Alexandre, Rachide Poteau,Kayla McCarthy, Marisol Coovert, Diante Hopkins, Lydia Sanchez, Katelyn Natale, Allison Lawrence, Venessa Hill, Emma Hurley
Peru: Olivia Foley, Andrew Blanchette, Michelle Brake, Jacqueline Salas, Kymberly Kerr, Tamara Leroy, Carlos Romer, Nicole Kjersgard,Theresa Nanyunja, Elisabeth O'Donoghue, Carla Prophete, Sabrina Palanza, Judith Mulage, Ashley Donadio, Amy Padilla, Michelle Pladsen, Kristen Mangano
Grenada: Brittany Enz, Carli Lattarulo, Christine Rooney, Crystal Simonds, Rachel Frank, Raul Villegas.
Faculty & Staff
Supporting and guiding our volunteers this year are a number of faculty members and staff members whom I wish to thank personally: Marlene Mendez, Alycia Murray, Darnelle Bosquest-Fleurival, LeSette Wright, Mark Clemente, Janice Wong, Lisa Fardy, Nancy Bittner, Paul Kilroy, and Pat Ciarleglio. You are tops!
Regis music professor Sheila Prichard and our Glee Club made the front page in the Wayland/Weston Town Crier because Regis is hosting the 20th Annual Collegiate Choral Festival. The Festival was scheduled for this Saturday, February 9 , with Assumption College in Worcester, Bridgewater State University, University of Massachusetts at Boston and Smith College participating with Regis. But Please Take Note: Because Of The Snow Storm The Choral Festival Is Re-Scheduled:
Collegiate Choral Festival Re-Scheduled to Sun., February 10 at 7:30 PM.
Cost is $15 for the general public; $10 for seniors, students, and Regis College faculty, staff and alumnae; and $5 for children under 12.Regis College students and Lifelong Learning at Regis College (LLARC) members are free with ID. Read more: Regis College Glee Club hosts College Choral Festival - Wayland, MA - Wicked Local Wayland http://www.wickedlocal.com/wayland/newsnow/x2082686244/Regis-College-Glee-Club-hosts-College-Choral-Festival#ixzz2KFb5lUJN or here: http://www.wickedlocal.com/wayland/newsnow/x2082686244/Regis-College-Glee-Club-hosts-College-Choral-Festival#axzz2KFaMLTkF
Jill, Rosen, Director of LLARC (Lifelong Learning at Regis College) has been invited to present at the 2013 Northeast Lifelong Learning Conference in April at UMass Dartmouth. Her presentation will be on the topic of “Lunch, Listen and Learn; Creating a Community of Learners.” Good for you, Jill!
Athletic Director Rob Riley was recently featured in two news articles, one in The Boston Globe (Here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/west/2013/01/27/hockey-guy-rob-riley-enjoying-new-challenge-athletic-director-regis/kmPJ3YXiIwpfigshE0qPbJ/story.html) and one in the Weston Town Crier (Here: http://www.wickedlocal.com/weston/news/x1503805195/Hockey-coach-named-athletic-director-at-Regis-College#axzz2J2Z0n5Ho
We continue to advance in technological know-how and facilities as this photo of faculty participating in Dr. Andrea Humphrey’s rTip workshops illustrates. Here they are on the right updating their skills in our new MAC lab. Below left is a photo of Associate Dean Claudia Pouravelis working out a hybrid course.
Upcoming events in rTIP include the following:
- Wednesday, February 13 (5 to 7:00 pm) – MAC Studio Session
- Tuesday, February 19 (12:30 to 1:45 pm) – Keynote, eClicker & AirServer: Wireless iPad in the classroom
- Friday, March 1 (noon to 1:30 pm) – MAC Studio Session
Susan Clancy Kennedy '81, Director of the Office of Internships and Career Development happily reports that we had a very successful information session last week (January 30) with representatives from the Microsoft Corporation. “The students were professional, asked great questions and truly did a terrific job representing Regis to a top notch organization. In fact,” Susan notes, “ I just received a thank you note from the recruiters saying they are still talking about how great Regis College is. (Although we all know that, it's great to be validated!)”. It is, indeed, Susan, and thank you for all your efforts on behalf of our students.
By the way, all the wonderful photos in this edition of President’s Notes were taken by my Executive Assistant, Katya Rego. Thank you, Katya.
Tracey H. Wielinski, who holds a Master’s degree from our health and regulatory program, has been named VP, Global Regulatory/Clinical Affairs and Quality Assurance at Insulet. Here’s the news article:
Faculty member Julia Benson informs me that the Weston Observatory, just 3 miles from here, will be running a workshop for any and all adults who are interested in learning about Seismology, the study of earthquakes. Those of you who are seriously interested should contact Marilyn Bibeau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Things To Look Forward To
Town Meeting On Risk Management, All Faculty And Staff Invited: Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:00 PM Upper Student Union
Commencement on the lower lawn, Saturday, May 11, beginning at NOON (Not 10 a.m.)
Last weekend I attended the annual meeting of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) in Washington and enjoyed hearing colleagues discuss globalization and global outreach. This week I hosted Rector Henri Vernet of the University of Haiti and Irma Bois, Director of Nursing in the Haitian Ministry of Health, as we develop partnerships in our Haiti Project. Next week will be very busy with a Board Executive Committee Meeting and a full Board Meeting on fundraising and related topics. Another Board Meeting is scheduled in early March.
This coming Wednesday, February 13, is Ash Wednesday. I wish all of you the joy and peace that comes from a reflective and productive Lent. The next President’s Notes will be out on February 21. And please be safe during the next few days of snow!