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President's Notes III.16April 16, 2014
At last Spring is here! Aside from the bout of snow yesterday..., the daffodils and hyacinths are coming out. Think positively: Easter is around the corner and summer will soon be upon us.
I am happy to report that the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has sent formal notification of the action of accreditation taken by ACEN at its meeting on March 13, 2014. The Board of Commissioners granted initial accreditation to the clinical doctor nursing program and scheduled the next evaluation visit for Fall 2018. Congratulations to Karen Crowley, DNP Program Director on this outstanding achievement!
Faculty & Staff
Health Services is sponsoring a Spring Wellness Day next Wednesday, April 23 including a 5K run/walk. All are welcome!
In conjunction with the Office of Institutional Advancement, the History, World Languages and Cultural Heritage program is hosting a Lay Apostolate Lecture and Reception in the Fine Arts Center on Wednesday, April 23. The Regis College Lay Apostolate program was a pioneer volunteer mission organization by which post-graduates served in Catholic mission schools from 1950-1972. For more information and to see a recent article about this program, visit: www.registowertalk.net/marenews14
The Office of Undergraduate Admission once again hosted an Admitted Student Overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week with 40 students.
Susan Kennedy, Director of Internships and Career Placement, informs me that approximately 20 students and 2 faculty members (Colleen Malachowski and Naomi Kooker) attended a two-hour tour of The Boston Herald and it was a great success. Staff members at The Herald, including the editor, Joe Sciacca, talked to students and answered questions. A few students changed their career goals after the trip! Thank you, Susan, for organizing the field trip.
I’m sure many of you are very excited that Baseball season has begun! Pat Ciarleglio and Laurel Gourville from Nursing got to pose with the World Series Trophy on April 8th while attending the Rosie's Place Annual breakfast. How fun!
The Regis College Summer Scholars program designed for high school students is holding an Information Session later this month for prospective students and their parents. Please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested:
Information Session: Wednesday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m., College Hall, Regis College, 235 Wellesley Street, Weston MA, or RSVP email@example.com / 781-768-7162.
Campus police have announced the Easter Break Transportation Schedule
Thursday April, 17 – the last run before the Easter Break will depart Riverside at 2:30 PM.
Friday, April 18, Saturday, April 19 and Sunday April 20 : No Shuttle Service.
|Thursday, April 17th Transportation Schedule|
|Depart Regis||Depart Riverside|
|8:00 AM||8:15 AM|
|10:00 AM||10:15 AM|
|12:30 PM||12:45 PM|
|2:15 PM||2:30 PM|
Monday April 21 Transportation will be on a Holiday Schedule. Tuesday April 22 Transportation will resume a regular schedule.
On April 13, DNP student, Kechinyere Iheduru-Anderson DNP-c, MSN, RN, CWCN, successfully defended her doctoral thesis: The Transition Experiences of West African Internationally Educated Nurses as They Transition into Practice in the U.S. Healthcare Settings. Please join in on congratulating her for her achievement. Kechinyere is a doctoral students of Associate Professor Valerie Hunt, PhD, RN, in the School of Nursing, Science, and Health Professions.
Don't forget to watch the This Week at Regis video, brought to you by Tower TV and Student Programming! It can be found at this link.
During this time of Lent, as we all turn to deeper things, I am proud of Regis students who received their First Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation after being prepared by Father Paul Kilroy and Sister Betsy Conway, CSJ.
Regis Students confirmed at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross by Cardinal Sean O’Malley on Friday, April 4 included Fabiola Catulle, Tahisha Charles, Ludia Modi, John Thermitus, Jasmine Thermitus, Priscilla Diaz, Vanessa Noesi, and Mary and Beth Sweeney.
First Eucharist took place on March 30 in the Regis College Chapel for Fabiola Catulle and Vanessa Noesi.
On the evening of April 15, students connected with Hemetera, the College literary magazine, held their annual reading in the Carney Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. Participating were Christopher Legee, Shogofa Amini, Jessica Nguyen, Gerard Buckley, Rutchelle Alexandre, Kelly Finn, Sara Weaver, and Tory Govan.
The Office of Student Affairs announced the 2014-2015 Student Leadership Staffs. Congratulations to all of these amazing candidates!
|Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Resident Assistant Staff!|
|Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Orientation Leader Staff!|
I had the great pleasure This month of hosting two nationally acclaimed physicians on campus this month. At left I am with Dr. Louis W. Sullivan on April 3. Dr. Sullivan is a former U. S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Shortly after his visit to Regis he appeared on Emily Rooney’s “Greater Boston” on WGBH to discuss health care and the ACA.
On the right I am with Dr. Ira Byock on April 14, a prime mover in placing palliative care and end-of-life planning front and center as Americans envision and achieve a brighter future by building capacity to care well for one another throughout life. We are in sun glasses because a brighter future is coming! Regis partnered with the Parmenter Foundation, Parmenter Home Care & Hospice, and Honoring Choices Massachusetts to bring Dr. Byock to Boston. I was pleased that Dr. Lachlan Forrow, director of palliative care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and many other medical, business, and governmental professionals were with us in round table discussions throughout the day to bring the issues forward and build up a unified effort. The Boston Herald interviewed a Parmenter Hospice client, and you can see the video and related article here. In the article, Dr. Forrow commented on end-of-life planning that “This really is the only issue in all of health care that affects every single one of us and everyone we care about,” Forrow said. “It is just screaming out for a united statewide effort.”
Regis received special notice for having super-high job-placement rates for graduating students. That’s good news. You can read about it here.
A student art exhibition will be held on April 30.
A very blessed and peaceful Easter to you all. Enjoy the break and I look forward to seeing you all when we return on Tuesday. The next issue of President’s Notes should be out on May 1.
P.S. for faculty and staff:
Several AC Members and I will be meeting with U. S. Representative Katherine Clark on Tuesday afternoon, April 22, and giving her a tour of the campus ending up at Morrison House for the 4:30 p.m. Faculty and Staff Wine and Cheese. I hope to see you there.