Yesterday two students from the Sloane School of Business and Communication, a recent alum, and staff got a special treat by attending the Nasdaq closing bell ceremony at MarketSite in Times Square.

Prior to the closing bell, Nasdaq officials provided a tour of the MarketSite Center and studios where students learned about the history of Nasdaq and how more than tens of millions of shares valued at over $100 trillion are traded each day. They were able to network with Marketing executives who were part of the company Interbrand who were there to ring the closing bell. Christian Guadagno '26 said "I’m grateful to have been invited to experience such a momentous event. It was an insightful experience that further fueled my passions and gave me a behind the scenes look into the world of finance.”

This was made possible by an invitation from Nasdaq's Global Head of Listings Karen Snow, who is a classmate of Kate Korzendorfer from Babson.

Pictured below from left are VP of Institutional Advancement Staci Shea, Christian Guadagno '26, me, Kristin Barrett '24. VP of ITS Kate Korzendorfer, Isaiah Wilson '19, and VP of Academic Affairs Mary Erina Driscoll.

Group photo of Nasdaq Closing Bell Ceremony Visit November 2023

Student News

Students enrolled in the Economics of Sports course visited Polar Park in Worcester, home of the WooSox, as part of an experiential learning visit. In addition to touring the park, students heard from venue staff on topics such as marketing and fan engagement. From left are: Cameron Wilkins '24, Allison Meade '25, Ary Nagaraj '26, Professor Elizabeth Seidler, Russell Rau '25, Brendan Cook '25, Jeremiah Frias '24, Jacob Freitas '24, and Jalen Chapelle '24.

Students and faculty at Polar Park

Faculty and Staff News and Achievements

Registration for winter intersession courses is now live. Please help spread the world to current students who may want to lighten their course load for next semester, or visiting students who are looking to finish a prerequisite course. See list of available courses.

Tomorrow, December 1 at 2 p.m., the Center for Instructional Innovation (CII) is hosting a Zoom session to explore how to reimagine assignments in a hands-on Artificial Intelligence (AI) workshop. This is made possible through the AI Collaboration Studio, a new CII initiative for faculty and staff to learn about and experiment with generative AI tools. This is the first monthly meeting facilitated by Diana Perdue, instructional designer, and Christine Olson Schwartz, faculty development coordinator, to explore how to use AI as a tool for creativity and critical thinking in higher education. Each session will have a different topical focus that participants will suggest during the first meeting tomorrow. All faculty and staff with all levels of experience with generative AI are welcome. Thank you Diana and Christine for this great opportunity!

Associate Provost Kate Edney attended the North East Association for Institutional Researchers (NEAIR) annual conference this month. While there, she received thanks for her work while serving on the organization's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (DEISJ) Committee.

I hope you can join me next Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Maria Hall for the next Regis Women's Network (RWN) event: Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning Into a Career You’ll Love. Guest speaker Kimberly Brown, founder of Manifest Yourself, will share tips on personal and professional branding, advocating for yourself, and building a strategy to become a leader in your field. The entire Regis community is invited and encouraged to attend this complimentary career development workshop and I hope to see you there! Learn more and register.


President's Office

I look forward to celebrating the holidays with you at one of the several upcoming events.

This weekend is the annual Regis Community Chorus and the Glee Singers Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 2.

The Christmas Tree Lighting is on Thursday, December 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the Quad.

The Trustees, Faculty, and Staff Christmas Party is immediately following the Tree Lighting in College Hall Foyer.

And Brunch with Santa is on Saturday, December 9.

Not only is this the season for reflection and gratitude, it's also a time for giving.

We are collecting non-perishable food or personal hygiene items to support the Hospitality Center at the Christmas Party next week. Please consider making a donation (cash or check) to benefit the Dear Neighbor Fund.

The Regis Children's Center is sponsoring a donation drive to benefit the pediatric floor at the South Shore Hospital. You may drop off donations at RCC through December 13 or visit the Amazon Wish List.