Permit No. 501
A NEWSPAPER FOR THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY
Southern Connecticut State University April 2010 • Vol. 13 No. 5
4 On the road to medical school
5 Shrouded in mystery
Ellis Earns Prestigious Teaching Award Interim President
Rondinone Also Recognized for Research Excellence
scott ellis, associate professor of English, is “Troy has pursued an ambitious research
looked upon by his colleagues as a peer leader agenda that has been marked by several sig-
in the effective use of technology to improve nificant accomplishments,” she said.
student learning. Troy Rondinone, associate Stephen Judd, who nominated Rondinone
professor of history, is a prolific writer and and serves as chairman of the History Depart-
researcher on labor history who is able to ment, agreed.
apply the knowledge base he gains to the “Dr. Rondinone’s work is impressive in
classroom. Their hard work and dedication both its quality and quantity,” Judd said. “This
to students and their profession have been balance of original research and pedagogical
recognized as exemplary by the Connecticut application epitomizes the proper role for
State University System (CSUS). research at SCSU.”
The CSUS Board of Trustees recently The Trustees Teaching Award is granted
awarded Ellis the 2010 system-level Trust- to faculty who have distinguished themselves
ees’ Teaching Award. He was selected from as outstanding teachers for at least five years
among four finalists – one faculty member and have a minimum of a two-year track
nominated by each of the four CSUS schools record of promoting instructional improve-
(Southern, Central, Eastern and Western Con- ments for their programs or departments.
necticut State universities). The Trustees Research Award is granted stanley F. battle, former president of
Rondinone was recognized as Southern’s to faculty who are conducting research Coppin State University and North Carolina
recipient of the Norton Mezvinsky Trustees work of exceptional promise. Nominees Agricultural and Technical State University,
Research Award. The award is named after are expected to demonstrate substantive has been appointed as interim president of
a former history professor at Central Con- contributions or achievements and scholarly Southern, effective next month.
necticut State University who retired in 2009 “It is truly impossible to measure the activities in their academic fields of study Battle’s interim appointment, made by
after four decades of teaching. impact Dr. Ellis has had on the improve- during the last five years. Connecticut State University System (CSUS)
Ellis is highly regarded for his contributions ment of teaching and learning,” Henderson Both awards are open to tenure track Chancellor David G. Carter, was announced
to the improvement of academic programs. said. “He is a true leader and role model, the faculty members who are either an assistant April 1 and endorsed by the CSUS Board of
His dedication to faculty development and embodiment of the teacher-scholar.” or associate professor within CSUS. Trustees. He is scheduled to arrive at South-
role as program administrator include the Rondinone is well-respected for his schol- “The caliber of teaching and research at ern on or about May 14. Cheryl J. Norton,
use of innovative technology and teaching arly work in American labor history. He has Central, Eastern, Southern and Western is who has served as president of Southern for
methods. He has played a significant role in produced original works that shed light on the truly remarkable and the level of scholarship the last six years, recently announced her
the First-Year Experience (FYE) and Writing role that media, military images and rhetoric by these faculty members is both inspiring and retirement.
Across the Curriculum programs. had in shaping U.S. labor struggles in the 19th significant,” said Board of Trustees Chairman “I am confident that Dr. Battle will make
“Scott has employed the use of wikis, blogs and 20th centuries. He is also noted for his Karl J. Krapek. an immediate and positive impression at
and other Web-based activities when teaching scholarly treatment of televised boxing in the “These awards provide a means of rec- Southern,” Chancellor Carter says. “His
American literature and his creative activity mid-20th century. ognizing the exemplary work of the highest commitment to students, faculty and staff
includes publications and presentations on President Norton noted that Rondinone promise being done by our up-and-coming is unparalleled. By virtue of his many years
the use of new technologies in teaching and has completed one book and is currently faculty,” added John A. Doyle, chairman of as an educator, and as an administrator in
scholarship,” said President Cheryl J. Norton. working on two others. He also has written the board’s Academic Affairs Committee. Connecticut, Wisconsin, Maryland and North
Nicole Henderson, who nominated Ellis five peer-reviewed journal articles and three “They are all demonstrating an impact on Carolina, he brings substantial experience to
and serves as director of the FYE program, book chapters, as well as book reviews and their academic fields, our students and our this interim position.”
offered high praise. more than a dozen invited presentations. state.”: battle continued on page 6.
In Service and In Scholarship TO SPEAK
Four outstanding s outhern students have graders, and Emily has sought out the most demand-
been chosen as this year’s recipients of the Henry ing professors in the department,” Judd says. In my
Barnard Foundation Distinguished Student Award. own experience, Emily is a diligent and eager student
Each year, 12 students are selected from the four who adds tremendously to the dialogue in class.”
campuses of the Connecticut State University System, Lauren Chicoski, an anthropology major, has
including four at Southern. Considered one of the a 3.75 GPA. She plans to attend graduate school.
university’s most prestigious awards, it is presented Chicoski has served as secretary of Iota Iota Iota,
to students who have at least a 3.7 GPA and have a women’s studies honor society; president of the
demonstrated outstanding participation in university Anthropology Club; president of the LGBT Prism
and/or community life. Club and treasurer of the campus chapter of Amnesty
Emily Brown, a history major, has a 3.8 GPA. International. She has served as a student worker in the
She is pursuing a career as a college professor. Accounts Payable Office, as well as at the SAGE Cen-
Brown has been president of the History Club for ter, where she organized speaking panels and planned
the last two years, as well as a member of Southern’s events. She is secretary of the Stonewall Speakers
Future Teachers Organization and the campus chap- Association Board of Directors and led a discussion
ters of Zeta Delta Epsilon, a service honor society, in 2008 at the Ella Grasso Youth Action Conference.
and Phi Alpha Theta, a history honor society. She In addition, she was named in 2009 to “Who’s Who
has been a co-captain of the intramural soccer team. Among American Colleges and Universities.”
In addition, she has served as a team captain during Kathleen Skoczen, chairwoman of the Anthropol-
the university’s Relay for Life event. She has been ogy Department, says that Chicoski has excelled as
a student worker in the Admissions Office and was a student. “Lauren’s thirst for knowledge does not
named in 2009 to “Who’s Who Among American begin nor end in the classroom; seemingly all of her
Colleges and Universities.” With a passion for world spare time is dedicated to learning about and improv-
languages, she studied in France during the fall ing the world we live in…She stands above the crowd
semester of her senior year. and has given much of her time and energy over the
Steven Judd, chairman of the History Department, last four years to improving the campus environment
says that Brown has essentially been doing graduate- for all students.”
level work and is one of the best students he has Edward Dostaler, an exercise science major,
Winter Olympics speed skating champion Apolo Ohno will appear
seen at Southern. “Ours is not a department of easy scholars continued on page 6. at Southern May 12 as part of the Mary and Louis Fusco
Distinguished Lecture Series. For details, see Page 3.
A Message from the President
Dear Colleagues, (31 percent). The survey listed several notewor- who did not.
As you know, our commitment to thy achievements, which I am happy to share These results are gratifying – both for our
student success at Southern is reflected in with you: students who are obviously benefiting from the
everything we do, from our teaching in the The level of both academic challenge and success of key initiatives and for the members of
classroom to the essential services we provide student-faculty interaction was reported to be our community whose initiative and hard work
at many locations across campus. It’s particularly statistically significantly higher for first-year stu- laid the groundwork for their implementation.
heartwarming, then, to receive feedback that dents at Southern than for students within CSUS Indeed, the NSSE annual survey report – issued
tells us we have been making changes that have or when compared to the national mean. to all participating institutions nationwide –
positively influenced how our students perceive During the last five years, the scores of our singles out Southern for our efforts to improve
their educational experience. first-year students are statistically higher in the fol- first-year student retention: the First-Year Experi-
Since 2005, Southern has been administering lowing benchmarks: level of academic challenge; ence program and an early-warning system to
the National Survey of Student Engagement, or active and collaborative learning; student-faculty identify students at risk of leaving the institution.
NSSE, a national initiative co-sponsored by the interaction; enriching educational experiences Using data from NSSE and other related surveys,
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of and a supportive campus environment. our assessment staff found that one of the two
Teaching and the Pew Forum on Undergradu- Both first-year students and seniors showed most important predictors of whether students
ate Learning. This annual survey provides valid statistically significant growth over the last five persisted to their junior year were factors related
and reliable information about the quality of years when assessing how often they applied to a supportive campus environment. The results
our undergraduate education by measuring theories or concepts to practical problems or in speak for themselves:
student behaviors and institutional actions that new situations. The 1-year retention rate – the percentage of
affect student learning and academic success. First-year students had a statistically higher those first-time, full-time freshmen who return to
With this information, we are able to engage in level of perceived growth than students at the the university for a second year – reached 79.7
a data-driven process of other CSUS institutions and/or the national percent last fall, an 18-year high.
educational change and average in the following areas: writing clearly The 2-year retention rate – the percentage of
advancement – one of and effectively; speaking clearly and effectively; those first-year, full-time freshmen who return to
the key components of thinking critically and analytically; analyzing the university for a third year – climbed to 62.6
our strategic plan. quantitative problems and understanding people percent, the highest since Southern started keep-
The level of student of other racial and ethnic backgrounds. ing track of these numbers with the Class of 1987.
response to the latest Southern seniors had a higher level of per- Obviously, these rates can be improved still
survey (2009), was 35 ceived growth, ranging from 5 percent to 14 further. But we have made excellent progress.
percent – higher than percent, than those seniors who graduated in With the continued use of data and assessment,
the collective rate for the 2005 in the following areas: learning effectively on we will continue to make strides in boosting our
Connecticut State Univer- your own; understanding yourself; understanding retention rates, promoting our students’ engage-
sity System (30 percent) people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds; ment and enhancing their academic skills.
and the national average solving real-world complex problems; developing
for the more than 1,000 a personal code of values and ethics; contributing Sincerely,
colleges and universities to the welfare of your community and voting in
that participate annually local, state or national elections.
President Cheryl J. Norton congratulates Associate Professor of In all cases, students who participated in co-
English Scott Ellis (left) and Associate Professor of History Troy
Rondinone at the April 8 Board of Trustees meeting, where Ellis curricular activities (both first-year and seniors)
received the CSUS Trustees Teaching Award, while Rondinone reported more academic success than those Cheryl J. Norton, President
received the Norton Nezvinsky Trustees Research Award.
News from the Vice Presidents’ Offices
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION tions/interactive/presidents_report_2009.html
The 12th annual Graduate Research Sympo- The university’s Budget and Planning Com- Southern’s annual report, titled “Wide Options.
sium has been scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. on May mittee and Strategic Plan Review Committee Single Focus,” spotlights the many achieve-
6 in Engleman Hall, Room A120. have been meeting with Executive Vice President ments of the 2009 fiscal year. Highlights
The program, under the direction of Sandra James E. Blake to discuss the potential impact of include stories on community outreach efforts,
SouthernLife Holley, dean of the School of Graduate Stud- the projected state budget deficit for fiscal years new programs and initiatives, and major gifts
Published by the Southern ies, includes nine graduate students who will 2012 and 2013 on Southern. and grants that help Southern create a climate
Connecticut State University present the findings to their year-long research. Blake said the two committees have been of academic excellence. The online publication
Office of Public Affairs The students hail from seven different academic engaged in a zero-based budgeting exercise to provides a telling reminder of the positive role
disciplines. Each will make presentations of about help prioritize the needs of the university. “We are Southern plays in the lives of its students and
Patrick Dilger, Director
15 minutes. looking at each of our expenditures and asking the community.
EDITOR The campus community is invited to attend. three questions: Is it mandated? Is it required
STUDENT AND UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS
The following are the students, the titles of for the health and safety of the university? Is it The university’s Suicide Prevention and
WRITERS their presentations and their faculty advisers: required for students to graduate?” Education Task Force is developing a strategic
Betsy Beacom Lindsey Marie Cole, “Detecting Deception: Those items in which the answer to one plan to address the problem of self-harm among
Sarah Houseknecht Combining the ACID and SUE Techniques,” of the questions is “yes” are placed into the students. Chaired by Dean of Student Affairs
Michael Kobylanski Kevin Colwell. budget first. Blake said other spending plans are Peter Troiano, the task force is now gathering
Natalie Missakian Paul Santagata, “Fieldwork in Counseling: examined through the filter of the Strategic Plan. data about the mental health needs of students.
Joe Musante Do Site and Supervisor Characteristics Foster Those things that fall more clearly into the plan’s Sandra Bulmer, professor of public health, is
Villia Struyk Multicultural Competence?” Misty Ginicola and guiding principles are generally given preference heading up the campus Healthy Minds Study, a
Margaret Generali. over those that do not. national survey of college students’ mental and
Marie Catherine Lightowler, “Parents’ Under- “It’s a new way of looking at the budget,” emotional health. Bulmer says, “Using a national
standing and Experiences with Their Child’s Blake said. “We are building the budget from the survey will allow us to compare our results to
PHOTOGRAPHER Obesity,” Sandra Bulmer. base up, as opposed to a top-down approach.” other campuses and gain a more complete pic-
Isabel Chenoweth Shannon Nolan, “Stigma and Mental Illness: Blake said it is too early to know how much ture of our campus community.
What is the Most Effective Way to Reduce state revenue might be cut, but is preparing for The task force will use this data to prioritize
SouthernLife is published Stigma?” Jessica Suckle-Nelson. the possibility of cuts of up to 20 percent. programs, services and other efforts within the
monthly when classes are Yael Fuerst, “Analysis of Language of School- Blake noted that a town hall-style meeting is campus community.
in session, from September Aged Children with Autism,” Deborah Weiss. likely to be scheduled in early fall. The study involved randomly selecting 4,000
through June, by the Southern Gregory Feeley, “Anthropology Applied to INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT students from the campus community, 1,300
Connecticut State University the American White Man and Negro: A Forgot- On April 29, a special Scholarship Celebra- of whom completed the survey. The results will
Office of Public Affairs, 501 ten Novel,” Vara Neverow. tion will be held to recognize the alumni and enable Bulmer and others to understand the
Crescent Street, New Haven, Amy Susan Pernacchio, “Treatment Out- friends who have funded scholarships at the prevalence of mental health problems among the
CT 06515-1355. News and comes for Semantic Feature Analysis in Aphasia: university and the talented, deserving students student population, their use of medication and
calendar inquiries should be A Case Study,” Mary Purdy. who receive them. The event will be held in counseling services and their attitudes about using
addressed to Wintergreen 162, Melissa Ann Krisak, “An Examination of the Michael J. Adanti Student Center from 4-7 services. “Based on what we uncover,” Troiano
campus mail, or call 392-6586. Food Availability for Crassostrea virgnica and p.m. Thanks to the generosity of Southern’s said, “we will make a series of recommendations
Story ideas, news items and Phytoplankton Abundance and Diversity with donors, students benefit from more than 180 to increase awareness and to improve campus-
comments can also be e-mailed Relation to Physical Factors in Long Island scholarships, which help make it possible for wide programs and services.”
to the editor at DILGERP1. Sound,” Sean Grace. each of them to fulfill their dream of earning Ronald Herron, vice president for student
The editor reserves the right Kurt Sollanek, “The Effects of Acute Fluid a Southern degree. and university affairs, praised the efforts of the
to consider all submissions for Ingestion on Indices of Hydration Assessment,” In other news, the 2009 Report of the task force. “The university is not just standing
timeliness, space availability, Robert Axtell. President was published this month and can be by” in the wake of student suicides during this
and content. viewed online at http://southernct.edu/publica- academic year, he said.
2 SouthernLife • APRIL 2010
Apolo Ohno Speeds into Southern May 12
speed skater apolo ohno, the most decorated Ameri- Cronkite and Tim Russert; former New York City Mayor
can athlete to ever compete in the Winter Olympics, will Rudy Giuliani and, from the world of sports, New England
speak May 12 about the importance of finding one’s path Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Brian Cashman, New York
and the value of hard work during Southern’s Mary and Yankees general manager.
Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture. Ohno began his career in 1995. After training under
Ohno, 27, has earned a total of eight medals for his U.S. national speed skating coach Pat Wentland in Lake
short track speed skating prowess during his three Olympic Placid for just six months, he claimed his first title with a
appearances (2002, 2006 and 2010). During the recent victory in the U.S. Championships at the age of 14. He
Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he earned a silver and two has since gone on to win two gold, two silver and four
bronze medals. bronze medals.
His talk, which marks the 12th annual installment of the His initial success made him a likely candidate to make
lecture series, is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Lyman Center for the 1998 U.S. Olympic team, but he struggled with his
the Performing Arts. A question-and-answer period will fol- fitness throughout the 1997-1998 season and finished
low. Reserved seating is available for $25 (general public), $20 16th at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Ohno, then 15, came to a
(faculty, staff and alumni) and $10 (students and children). crossroads in his short track career and needed to decide
For tickets to the lecture, call the Lyman Center box if he wanted to continue skating.
office at (203) 392-6154 or visit Tickets.SouthernCT.edu He committed himself to making the 2002 Olympic
In addition, a premium seating and reception package squad, and by the 2000-01 season he was one of the world’s
– which includes tickets, as well as an opportunity to meet best skaters. After making the U.S. Olympic team in 2002,
Ohno in person at a private reception and have a photo Ohno went on to win a gold medal in the 1500m and a
taken with him -- is available for $125 a person. Additional silver in the 1000m. Four years later, a stronger, leaner and
information is available at Tickets.SouthernCT.edu. poised Ohno gracefully captured two bronze and his sec-
Ohno will discuss his journey from a rambunctious and ond gold in the self-proclaimed “perfect race” in the 500m.
rule-breaking teenager to an Olympic gold medalist, reaping Ohno recently claimed a title of a different sort as the
the benefits of hard work. season three champion of the ABC hit show “Dancing with
Previous speakers in the Distinguished Lecture Series the Stars.” He and his dance partner, professional ballroom
have included two former U.S. secretaries of state, Gen. dancer and country music singer Julianne Hough, captured
Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright; journalists Walter the crown during the 10-week competition. :
Buley’s New Maven of Mobile Technology
For those who grew up in an era when own Facebook page and is in the process of a handheld librarian conference from last and users of e-books. “Much has changed
libraries were little more than quiet places that creating a Twitter account. Most recently, a summer. She also has used her mobile as the technology continues to advance
stored volumes of books and magazines on new “text a librarian” service has been estab- devices to give speeches during the con- and e-reading becomes popular,” she says.
accessible shelves, the changes taking place lished that will enable students and faculty to ferences. “There’s an abundance of new mobile devices
in these facilities today can seem breathtak- ask any question via text message and get a She adds that mobile technologies will on the market, many publishers have created
ing. The dawn of the personal computer, the response from a librarian. For information on change expectations for libraries, publishers mobile applications and platforms.” :
advent of CDs and DVDs and a generation how to text a librarian, go to http://
that became of age in the new millennium libguides.southernct.edu/txtscsu
have transformed libraries forever. “And right now, we’re trying to Lisa Thomas was named
With the completion of a new, state-of-the- examine the new technologies in the a Library Journal
art wing and additional facility improvements context of library priorities and chang- “2010 Mover and Shaker”
on the horizon, Southern’s Buley Library is ing user expectations,” says Thomas, for her innovation skills.
becoming a more attractive place for students, who grew up in West Haven.
as well as faculty and staff, to read, write Thomas says she is also plan-
and conduct research. But the library is now ning a technology training series for
taking changes to an even more advanced staff. She notes that Christina Baum,
level with the hiring of Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Buley Library director, has shown
a new digital services librarian. Thomas was an exciting interest in expanding
hired last October and has wasted no time services and encouraging professional
in helping the library leap ahead in the tech- participation.
nological arena. Thomas notes that the economy
Thomas came to Southern from Yale has spurred libraries, universities
University, where she worked as a digital and other agencies to reduce their
collections librarian. Library Journal, a budgets, particularly in the area of
133-year-old publication that carries con- travel expenses for conferences and
siderable clout in the library world, recently programs. As a result, Thomas has
named Thomas a “2010 mover and shaker” begun to bring these professional
for her innovation skills. development opportunities to them
Since her arrival, Buley has developed its by hosting online rebroadcasts of
Graduate student Jessica Forcier’s story “Female from the university to students will go to the Owls Mail Ira M. Leonard, professor emeritus of history,
Explosion Syndrome,” the Southern creative account, and students who fail to activate their accounts died on March 19. He joined Southern’s History
writing program’s nominee for this year’s Asso- risk missing important messages about course registration, Department in September 1968 and continued to
ciated Writing Programs’ Intro Awards, has billing, financial aid, housing, graduation or other matters teach part time after his retirement in June 2003 until
received an honorable mention. From hundreds pertaining to their Southern student status. More infor- his illness in 2006. His main fields of interest were U.S.
of submissions from students in writing programs across mation about Owls Mail and the features that accompany history, urban history and criminal justice. He earned
North America, five winners and four honorable men- it, along with instructions on activating accounts, is avail- his M.A. from the City College of New York and his
tions were chosen. Forcier is studying fiction in the Master able at www.southernct.edu/live/ Ph.D. in history from New York University. He was
of Fine Arts in creative writing program. the author of many published reviews and articles
Buley Library has a growing collection of artists’
The Office of Diversity and Equity Programs and the books. For more information, contact Tina Re, arts and the co-author of several books. He also served
Diversity & Equity Leadership Council will host the and special collections librarian, at (203) 392-5597 or on and chaired various committees during his career
YWCA’s third annual Stand Against Racism Day ReT1@SouthernCT.edu. The collection may be shown at Southern. He is survived by his wife of 46 years,
on April 30. More information about the Stand Against by appointment. A workshop on making simple folded Myrtle Shaheen Leonard; his two sons, Andrew and
Racism Day is available at www.standagainstracism.org/ books will be held at Buley from 4-6 p.m. on April 28. Christopher; and their wives and his grandchildren,
about.html Anyone interested is asked to meet at the circulation Benjamin and Sarah. Contributions in his memory
desk on the first floor. Basic tools and materials will be may be made to General Scholarship Fund for Arts
Students are reminded to activate their new Owls and Sciences, SCSU Development Office, P.O. Box
Mail accounts by May 15. After May 15, all e-mail provided, and the class is limited to eight people. RSVP
to ReT1@SouthernCT.edu. 8658, New Haven CT 06531.
SouthernLife • APRIL 2010 3
From Southern to Med School
A Path More Traveled Than You Might Think
M elissa b eckMann loves everything
about her job as a doctor at a Texas military
hospital—even the weekly 30-hour shifts “At Southern, they
seem a small price to pay for living a child-
hood dream. Next year, she hopes to travel make a point of
to Korea as a U.S. Air Force flight doctor.
Neil Young, an aspiring emergency
room doctor who beat out thousands for a
encouraging you to
spot at Dartmouth Medical School, spends
his days studying human anatomy and take those more rigorous
physiology alongside Ivy League-educated
peers. courses. It ensures that we
And closer to home, Titi Aina, starts
her days promptly at 5 a.m., preparing for
rounds as a surgical intern at the University
get in and we stay in.”
of Connecticut Health Center. Her long-
term goal is to become an anesthesiologist.
These successful young alumni share and a hard-working one, but we can pre-
many traits. They’re intelligent, well- pare you.”
rounded and are dedicated to their Nationwide, there were 558,053 appli-
field—and all are graduates of Southern’s cations to U.S. medical schools in 2008
small but thriving pre-medical program. from a total of 42,231 applicants, accord-
Each year, a handful of talented, ing to AAMC statistics. Of those, 18,036
science-minded undergraduates sign on to students were enrolled, less than half of
work closely with Southern’s Pre-Medical, those who applied.
Pre-Dental and Pre-Veterinary Committee, Successful students fit a similar profile,
a team of six faculty members charged with says Pang. Typically they have at least a
advising and supporting students who want 3.7 overall grade point average and a 3.8
to pursue health careers. grade point average in the sciences. They
Those who don’t reach the necessary are analytical thinkers with strong back-
standards are often counseled into further grounds in the sciences and liberal arts.
training or other career options. But those Usually, they’ve volunteered in a hospital
with the right mix of academic achieve- or doctor’s office and are leaders in campus
ment, ambition and analytical skill have clubs and community organizations.
found tremendous success. Graduates Young admits to being intimidated
have earned seats in such diverse medical when he first learned his roommates at
schools as Dartmouth, Penn State, Boston Dartmouth had done their undergraduate
University, Temple University, New York work at Yale and New York University. But
Medical College and the University of his doubts evaporated when the semester
California-San Francisco. began. He quickly realized he’d have no
These are no small accomplishments in trouble keeping up.
a field where, according to the Association “Southern did a very good job prepar-
of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), ing me,” says Young, explaining he chose
only four of 10 medical school hopefuls Southern because it was affordable and
make the grade. The competition is fiercer close to home. “It’s kind of nice to know
at top schools like Dartmouth, which that maybe you didn’t come from an Ivy
enrolled only 84 of 5,294 applicants this League school, but you still have the same
year, according to the school’s Web site. quality education.”
“It’s very, very competitive. But we Graduates and current participants say
have done a good job if students follow the program’s small size has its advantages.
A committee of science faculty members has played a key role in the success of Southern’s
our advice, take challenging courses and do pre-med students to get accepted at some of the most competitive medical schools in the For one, it’s easy to get one-on-one time with
not take the easy way out,” says Jiong Dong country. From left are: Christine Broadbridge, Adiel Coca, Jonathan Weinbaum, Karen Cum- professors. Students interested in research are
Pang, associate professor of chemistry and mings, Jane Feng and Jiong Dong Pang. often able to work alongside professors in
chairwoman of the committee. their field of study. The faculty “really cares
Technically, pre-med is not a major. In fact, physiology, microbiology, genetics and bio- of physics; and Karen Cummings, professor about you instead of just trying to push you
pre-med students may choose any major, but chemistry, to name a few—as well as calculus. of physics. through,” Young says.
must also take a cluster of science courses, In addition to Pang, the committee The committee helps would-be doctors “It’s a close-knit faculty. It’s really good
including at least eight credits each in biol- includes Jane Feng, professor of biology; with everything from course selection to that you get to know all of the professors
ogy and physics and 16 credits in chemistry. Jonathan Weinbaum, assistant professor of studying for the Medical College Admission on a name basis,” adds Byron Peck-Collier,
In addition, the committee urges students biology; Adiel Coca, assistant professor of Test (MCAT). Interested students are encour- ’10, who wants to be an orthopedic surgeon
to take advanced science courses—anatomy, chemistry; Christine Broadbridge, professor aged to register with the committee as soon and is eyeing Northwestern University or the
as possible, preferably in their freshman year. University of Chicago for medical school.
In the spring of their junior year, potential In the meantime, he says Southern offers
medical school applicants must submit to an great opportunities for hands-on experience,
intensive evaluation and interview. Most U.S. such as the Emergency Medical Technician
medical schools typically require a letter of course offered on campus. The university also
recommendation from the committee. has a partnership with the Research Associate
According to Pang, 80 percent of South- Program at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in
ern applicants with strong committee Bridgeport, where students can gain clinical
recommendations have gained acceptance experience in the emergency department.
into U.S. medical, dental and veterinary “You need to make sure that you were
schools. This includes both undergraduates adequately challenged as an undergraduate,
and post-baccalaureate students who come otherwise you will fail out of medical school
to Southern to take science courses needed very quickly,” says Aina. “At Southern, they
for medical school entry. make a point of encouraging you to take
“You can come to Southern and you can those more rigorous courses. It ensures that
be a doctor,” Pang says. “It’s a long journey we get in and we stay in.”
Her advice to other future doctors at
Southern: “Seek out the faculty mentors from
Byron Peck Collier, a member of the the very first day you walk onto campus. That
Class of 2010, hopes to become an was a key for me.” :
4 SouthernLife • APRIL 2010
History Professor Offers Theory on Shroud of Turin
National Geographic Channel Consults with Friedlander
s everal years ago , if it could interview him Such men had a motive for the possession But his decision not to delve into the
alan Friedlander for its show, “Remak- (for the creation or for the acquisition) of cloth’s authenticity does not mean Fried-
was sitting at home ing the Shroud,” which such an object. They lived a fretful existence lander lacks an opinion. “I think the easiest
watching a television aired initially on April 18. on society’s margins. They alone among the way to explain how the image got on the
program about the Although his interview various shroud-proprietors…had a plausible cloth is that it was through God’s interven-
Shroud of Turin, a linen did not air, Friedlander reason for possessing what they possessed in tion,” he says.
cloth that many people was listed on the show’s obscurity. There are certainly enough coinci- The cloth is currently on display for a six-
believe is the burial cloth roll of credits. “I didn’t dental opportunities, a presence in the east, week period (April 10 to May 23) in Turin
of Jesus Christ. Fried- offer any opinion – either a sojourn in Greece, to permit a reasonable Cathedral in Turin, Italy and is expected to
lander’s background as in the journal article or speculation that they encountered the object attract millions of people. The Vatican places
a history professor who the television interview in question. Thence they could have carried it on display every 10 years or so, according
specializes in medieval -- as to whether the cloth it to Europe.” to Friedlander. :
Europe sparked a natu- is real or a replica,” Fried-
ral inclination to want lander said. “That’s a
to learn about some of whole other topic.” The
the latest theories on This striking negative image of the issue of whether the linen
how the cloth arrived Shroud was first observed in 1898, on is actually the burial cloth
in northern Italy in the the reverse photographic plate of an of Jesus Christ with his
14th century. But he physical image impressed
found the ideas espoused by those inter- upon it, or is merely a fake constructed at
viewed for the show wanting. some point before its first recorded appear-
“I turned to my wife and said, ‘Linda, I’ve ance, is the subject of much speculation.
got a better theory than these,’’’ Friedlander Even the Vatican, which possesses the cloth,
says. His wife, Linda Olson, an associate has not issued a declaration.
professor of world languages and literatures, In his journal article, Friedlander writes:
suggested that if he felt that strongly, he should “The purely historical puzzle of the Shroud
write an article for an academic journal. of Turin revolves around the problem of its
He did. In July 2006, the Journal of provenance. From whence did it arrive in
Ecclesiastical History published the article Lirey (a small community in France, where
entitled, “On the Provenance of the Holy the shroud was found before it made its
Shroud of Lirey/Turin: A Minor Sugges- way to Turin, Italy)...I offer the Franciscans…
tion.” The 21-page piece theorizes that the It seems likely that it entered Europe from
Franciscan order was responsible for the some other place. I suggest, therefore, that
appearance of the cloth – either through its conduit may have been a Franciscan…
its transmission or its creation, depending
upon whether the item is genuinely a relic,
or merely a fabrication.
Alan Friedlander, professor of history,
The National Geographic Channel is among those recently tapped by the
recently took note of his work and asked National Geographic Channel for their
expertise on the Shroud of Turin.
Poetry Can Be ‘Ruthless’
the cover oF JeFF Mock’s new book Mock’s first published full-length poetry selected it as the winner of the Three Candles something – we all have it, and we each find
is a stark photograph of barbed wire in collection, “Ruthless” came out on Jan. 1, and Open Book Competition. the outlet that serves us best. I think like a
extreme close-up, the focus on the sharp he calls its publication “a relief.” The profes- Although “Ruthless” is Mock’s first poet more than like a fiction writer.”
point of a rough barb – not exactly an image sor of English explains that the way poetry full-length book, he has many other publica- Thinking like a poet, Mock says, involves
that makes a reader think of poetry. books get published is by winning competi- tions. His first book, “Evening Travelers,” a putting into words those images or moments
But writer Allison Joseph says Mock’s tions. His manuscript “bounced around for chapbook, was published in 1994 by a very that “strike us and stick around. Writers put
new book, “Ruthless,” is “just that—ruth- several years,” he says, as he sent it to different small press, with handset type on handmade words to those things and see what happens.
less in its precise and incisive vision of our contests and publishers. It came close to paper and a handsewn binding. It is no longer “Seeing where it goes, finding out what
off-kilter world, cutting through the shams being published in print. happens, writing to find something out.
of language and thought to arrive at on several occa- His second book, “You Can Write Poetry,” Things can become clearer in the writing.”
hard-won humor that makes his readers sions, sometimes was a commission, designed for a specific He quotes a line from poet Robert Frost’s
see his—and their—foibles all the more a semifinalist audience. A poetry writing guidebook for essay “The Figure A Poem Makes”: “No sur-
clearly.” The image of the barbed wire and sometimes writing groups and individuals, “You Can prise for the writer, no surprise for the reader.”
speaks to the collection’s toughness and a finalist. At Write Poetry,” now also out of print, was That little surprise in a poem, Mock says, “is
incisiveness. last, poet Deb- aimed at beginning writers. what brings a story alive.”
orah Keenan Mock has also published a number Mock, who has been at Southern since
of poems in such prominent journals as the fall of 1998, teaches undergraduate and
The Atlantic Monthly, Cincinnati Review, graduate poetry courses. He came to South-
Connecticut Review, Crazyhorse, Denver ern from The Gettysburg Review, where he
Quarterly, The Georgia Review, The Indiana spent seven years as assistant editor.
Review, The Iowa Review, New England A co-director of the creative writing
Review, The North American Review, Poetry program with Tim Parrish, also an English
Northwest, Quarterly West, Shenandoah, professor, Mock worked with Parrish to cre-
The Sewanee Review, The Southern Review ate the English Department’s new Master of
and others. He is now working on two other Fine Arts in creative writing program. He also
books: one is a book of longer poems of five credits his colleagues Robin Troy, assistant
to 12 pages each, and one is more thematic, professor of English, and Vivian Shipley,
a sequence of poems spoken by gods and CSU Professor, for their help in developing
goddesses that Mock is calling “American the program.
Pantheon.” Mock gave a reading from his new book
Although Mock remembers hating to at the university on April 15, along with
write poems in second grade, he says he’s writer Steve Almond, best-selling author of
been a poet for most of his life. He explains, the books “Candyfreak,” “My Life in Heavy
“writers have to write – it’s like an obsession. Metal” and “The Evil B.B. Chow,” among
We don’t have a choice. That need to make others. :
Poet Jeff Mock’s new book of poetry won the Three Candles Open Book Competition.
SouthernLife • APRIL 2010 5
Owls Perched High in Winter
Student-Athletes Show Their Mettle On the Track,
At the Pool and In the Classroom
t he First Four Months of the 2010 Associations. More than 200 people were – Miguel Nesrala, Michael
calendar year for the Athletic Department on hand to help celebrate this event. Diverniero, Austin Miz-
have been marked with considerable success The winter season was capped off in zell and Matthew Sorena
-- both athletically and academically. A sam- March by outstanding efforts by several teams – captured All-America
pling of the accomplishments follow: at the NCAA Division II championships. honors.
In mid-February, 148 student-athletes The women’s swimming and diving The men’s indoor track
were selected to the Northeast-10 Confer- team placed ninth overall, which marked and field team boasted
ence Commissioner’s Honor Roll for their its best finish in program history. Senior three All-Americans – Selasi
performance in the classroom last fall, the Cody Hall placed among the top five fin- Lumax, Diwani Augus-
highest number of individuals for Southern ishers in three different events, including tine and Ryan Whitehead.
in the department’s history. a national runner-up mark in the 500m The Owls also won their
The Owls hosted their second annual freestyle. She missed first place by a mere.12 eighth straight North- Letecia Taylor sits with Robert Eldridge, professor of econom-
National Student-Athlete Day event on of a second. In all, seven Owls – Hall, Emily east-10 Conference crown ics and finance, during the university’s recent celebration of
National Student-Athlete Day. The event honored Southern’s
April 5 at Moore Fieldhouse. A total of 138 Sundel, Amanda Burden, Nicole Huerta, in February. The women’s student-athletes who have compiled an overall GPA of at least
student-athletes were recognized at this Amanda Thomas, Christine Slie and Jennifer indoor track and field team 3.0. Taylor is an All-American track and field star.
event for posting a cumulative grade point O’Neil – earned All-America honors. Earlier was led by seniors Lete-
average of 3.0 or higher. National Student- in the winter, the squad also claimed its sev- cia Taylor and Danielle Moore at the than 300 eligible Division II institutions in
Athlete Day is a program of the National enth straight Northeast-10 Conference title. national championships, where both student- the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup rankings.
Consortium for Academics and Sports and The men’s swimming and diving pro- athletes collected All-America honors. The Owls have finished among the top 20
is co-presented with the NCAA and the gram finished in 20th place at the national Thanks to those strong showings, the Owls percent in the standings in each of the past
National Federation of State High School championship meet. Four student-athletes have ascended to 27th place among more three years. :
Engineering battle continued from page 1.
Battle has four academic degrees: a Bach- to students, including a focus on providing
elor of Science degree in sociology from opportunities and academic success. Dur-
Springfield College (Springfield, Mass.); a ing his tenure, that university’s School of
Master of Social Work degree from the Uni- Nursing received a full accreditation, audit
versity of Connecticut; a Master of Public findings declined dramatically and the uni-
Health degree from the University of Pitts- versity achieved financial stability despite the
burgh and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) nation’s major economic downturn. Battle
degree in social welfare policy from the also established community partnerships
University of Pittsburgh. with neighboring higher education institu-
“We are confident that Dr. Battle will tions in areas that included nanoscience and
be an effective interim leader at Southern, nanoengineering.
working closely with faculty, staff and the He previously served as president of Cop-
community in furthering the best interests of pin State University in Baltimore (2003-2007),
our students,” said CSUS Board of Trustees vice chancellor for academic and multicultural
Chairman Karl J. Krapek. “His lifelong dedica- affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwau-
Photo: Courtesy of New Haven Public Schools tion to education and excellence, and solid kee (2000-2003) and associate vice president
record of accomplishment will help Southern of academic affairs at Eastern Connecticut
Southern student Victor Moreno helps Adam Simpson, a student at the Barnard School in continue to excel.” State University (1993-1998). Earlier in his
New Haven, with an experiment during a recent Family Engineering Night at Barnard. The As president of North Carolina Agri- career, he was a faculty member at UConn,
National Science Foundation (NSF) is sponsoring this pilot program, which is intended to
cultural and Technical State University Boston University and the University of
increase interest and awareness about engineering among elementary school students and
their parents. NSF selected the university’s Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Sci- (2007-2009), Battle has been credited Minnesota. :
ence to coordinate the program in the area. Southern students have traveled to five area with demonstrating a strong commitment
schools to provide information and organize fun, hands-on projects.
Emily Brown Lauren Chicoski Edward Dostaler Allison Kelly
scholars continued from page 1. 2008 Philadelphia Marathon, 2009 National has a 3.9 GPA. She plans to pursue a master’s College. She formerly served as an assistant
has a 3.94 GPA. He plans to travel the world Marathon and the 2009 Boston Marathon. degree in social work and eventually would coach for the Special Olympics swim team
after graduation and then intends to pursue He represented the university at the Ameri- like a career with the state Department of from the Tri-Community YMCA in South-
medical school. can College of Sports Medicine’s College Children and Families. bridge, Mass.
Dostaler has served as president of the Bowl. During the course of two winter breaks, Kelly has served as president of the cam- Arthur Paulson, chairman of the Political
Exercise Physiology Club and is a member he worked as a medical volunteer, and later pus chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, a political Science Department, says that the department
of the Pre-Health Professional Society and as an orphanage volunteer, in Tanzania. science honor society, as well as the North has a history of Barnard award winners and
the Chemistry Club. He has been an intern “When I think of Edward Dostaler, one thing Campus Townhouse Hall Council. She has that Kelly ranks with the best of them.
at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Stamford comes to mind: incredible experiences!” says been a member of the Pre-Law Society and “She made the classroom a better place
Hospital and was an undergraduate summer Daniel Swartz, chairman of the Exercise Sci- president of the Karate Club. In fact, she for her fellow students,” Arthur Paulson says.
research fellow at Hartford Hospital. In addi- ence Department. “Edward has done so many holds a third-degree black belt in Tang Soo “…Foster care for children has long been a
tion, he was a youth soccer coach during the great things, it blows me away…With all of Do, a Korean martial art. She has worked passion of hers. She has worked with foster
summer of 2007. A marathon runner, he these wonderful experiences, it is amazing that as a life guard/swim instructor with the care girls in a group home, and constructed
placed among the top 10 percent of all male Edward has time to complete his school work.” YMCA. As a Presidential Merit Scholarship a program, ‘Creating Connections’ with the
finishers in the 2008 Hartford Marathon, Allison Kelly, a political science major, recipient, she is a member of the Honors Girl Scouts.” :
6 SouthernLife • APRIL 2010
APR 7 - SEPT 15 • “EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI:
Career Services WHAT’S OPEN WHEN
THE FIRST 10 DAYS” A photographic exhibit,
The following events are offered by the Center for
organized by the SCSU Multicultural Center, ALUMNI AFFAIRS OFFICE
Career Services and will take place in Schwartz
running through Sept. 15. Multicultural Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wintergreen 144,
Hall 102, unless otherwise noted. For more
Center, Room 234. 301. (203) 392-5885. (203) 392-6500.
information about any of these opportunities, call
Adanti Student Center, street level. Call (203)
APR 26 • ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: NEW HAVEN 392-5270 for hours.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Film BULEY LIBRARY
APR 27 • KAPLAN: GRADUATE SCHOOL APR 30 • “GOD’S HOUSE” A documentary that
Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30
APPLICATION PROCESS 2:30-3:30 p.m. follows American photographer Norman p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-9 p.m.
APR 27 • KAPLAN: WRITING THE PERSONAL ESSAY H. Gershman as he travels to Albania, COMPUTER LABS
4-5 p.m. interviewing and photographing Muslim Adanti Student Center 202: Mon.-Fri. 7
APR 26 • ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: PRIMERICA 9 families who rescued Jews during WWII. a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 2-10 p.m.
Q & A with producer/editor follows. Adanti Buley Library 409 & 410: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-
a.m.-3 p.m. 10 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
APR 28 • SAY, WEAR, CONVEY Discover how to Student Center 301. 1 p.m. Donation: $15.
Sun. 1-9 p.m.
present yourself professionally during your job (203) 392-6126. Jennings Hall 130: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-10
MAY 5 • “MOON” Presented by the (new) An evening with comedian Brian Regan –
search. 1 p.m. April 30 at Lyman. p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
APR 28 • ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: SOCIAL Film Society of Southern Connecticut State RECREATIONAL
SECURITY ADMINISTRATION 9 a.m.-3 p.m. University. Engleman A120. Free. for general public tickets. (203) 392-6164. Recreation times and open swims may be pre-
APR 29 • RESUMANIA Morrill/Jennings MAY 3 • SMALL ENSEMBLES CONCERT Jonathan empted by athletic events.
Breezeway. 2-4 p.m. Irving and Mark Kuss, directors. Charles Moore Fieldhouse:
Pool: Mon.-Fri. Noon-1 p.m.
APR 26 • ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: WADDELL & Lectures Garner Recital Hall (EN C112). 1 p.m. Free.
Fieldhouse & Weightroom: Mon.-Fri.
REED 9 a.m.-3 p.m. APR 30 • PHYSICS DEPARTMENT SEMINAR (203) 392-6625.
APR 30 • ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: Marc Achermann of the University of MAY 3 • UNIVERSITY CHOIR CONCERT Terese Pelz Pool: Mon.-Thurs. 6:30-9:15 p.m.
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Massachusetts-Amherst will speak about his Gemme, director. Spring Glen Church, 1825 FOOD SERVICE
MAY 3 • ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: BRIDGEPORT research in nanotechnology. Jennings Hall 113. Whitney Ave., Hamden. 8 p.m. Admission by Conn Hall: Mon.-Sun. 7 a.m.-midnight.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 11 a.m. - noon. (203) 392-6393. donation. (203) 392-5499. Bagel Wagon: Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-7:30
MAY 4 • CREATIVE MUSIC ORCHESTRA David p.m.; Fri. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. & Sun. closed.
MAY 4 • RESUME 20/20 3 p.m. MAY 6 • WELLNESS APPRECIATION IV Krista North Campus: Sun.-Thurs. 3-10 p.m.; Fri. &
MAY 4 • ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: SHERWIN Polinksy, feng shui and energy medicine Chevan, director. Garner Recital Hall (EN
WILLIAMS 9 a.m.-3 p.m. practitioner, will talk about “How to Feng C112). 8 p.m. Admission $5. (203) 392-6625. Davis Hall Kiosk: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.;
MAY 5 • ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: WATERBURY Shui your Fashion.” Adanti Student Center MAY 5 • SMALL ENSEMBLES CONCERT David Fri. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. closed.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 306. Noon-1 p.m. (203) 392-6309. Chevan, director. Garner Recital Hall (EN STUDENT CENTER
MAY 6 • RESUMANIA Earl Hall. 1-4 p.m. C112). 8 p.m. Admission $5. (203) 392-6625. Building: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-
MAY 6 • AN AMERICAN ICON: CELEBRATING 5:30 p.m., Sun. 2-10 p.m.
MAY 6 • ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: PAYCHEX 9
GEORGE GERSHWIN University Band, Craig Dunkin’ Donuts: Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-8 p.m.,
a.m.-3 p.m. Meetings Hlavac, director. Mark Kuss, piano soloist.
Fri. 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun.
MAY 7 • ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: ENTERPRISE MAY 3 • UNIVERSITY DIALOGUE Adanti Student closed.
RENT-A-CAR 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Center Ballroom. 1 p.m. (203) 392-6586. Lyman Center. 7:30 p.m. Admission $5. Food Court: Mon.-Thurs. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.,
(203) 392-6625 . Fri. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.,
MAY 11 • ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: NEW YORK MAY 11 • A CONCERT OF HINDUSTANI MUSIC Sun. closed.
LIFE 9 a.m.-3 p.m. “Bridges & Diversity for a Small Planet: A Fitness Center: Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-10 p.m.,
MAY 12 • ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: ACES 9 a.m.- Music & Dance Concert of Hindustani Music,” Stan Scott,
Fri. 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
3 p.m. APR 26 • UNIVERSITY CHOIR CONCERT Terese Sun. 2-7 p.m.
director, with special guests. Garner Recital
MAY 13 • ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: MARRAKECH Gemme, director. Garner Recital Hall (EN GRANOFF HEALTH CENTER
Hall (EN C112). 8 p.m. Admission $5. (203) Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed 12:30-
9 a.m.-3 p.m. C112). 8 p.m. Admission $5. (203) 392-6625. 392-6625. 1:30 p.m. daily).
MAY 14 • ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: LEAP 9 a.m.- APR 27 • TWILIGHT: MUSIC FOR REFLECTION A MAY 13 • JUBILEE SINGERS Thomas Mitchell, LYMAN CENTER BOX OFFICE
3 p.m. new concert series featuring music to reflect, director. Garner Recital Hall (EN C112). 8 Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (when the university is
journey and reconnect with our hearts and p.m. Admission $5. (203) 392-6625. open). Box office: (203) 392-6154.
ideas. Performers include Jonathan Irving,
Conferences & Colloquia piano; Mihai Marica, cello; Katie Hyun, violin,
MAY 14 • JAZZ SAXOPHONIST DAVE KOZ A jazz
explosion is set go off with crowd favorite
APR 28 • ARTS AND SCIENCES SPRING 2010 and Cookie Segelstein, viola. Romantic music Dave Koz! Lyman Center. 8 p.m. Tickkets:$35
RESEARCH REASSIGNED TIME COLLOQUIUM of Schubert and Mozart. Garner Recital Hall general public, $30 SCSU faculty/staff and
Speakers: Kenneth McGill: “A Model of (EN C112). 6 p.m. Free. (203) 392-6625. active SCSU alumni, $30 series, $15 SCSU all students, SCSU faculty/staff and seniors.
Political Interests Based on the Indexical APR 28 • SMALL ENSEMBLES CONCERT Jonathan students with valid ID (Maximum of 2 per Seating: General admission. (203) 392-6164.
Properties of Discourse” and Valeriu Pinciu: Irving and Mark Kuss, directors. Charles valid ID). (203) 392-6154.
“Graph Models for Wireless Ad Hoc Garner Recital Hall (EN C112). 1 p.m. Free.
Networks.” Engleman A113. 1:10-2 p.m. (203) 392-6625. Wellness Activities
(203) 392-7003. APR 28 • MUSIC DEPARTMENT FACULTY CONCERT. Potpourri APR 28 • HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR Academic
MAY 10 • ARTS AND SCIENCES SPRING 2010 Craig Hlavac, trumpet, and Elizabeth APR 26 - 27 • ARTISTS’ BOOKS OPEN HOUSE Stop Quad. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (203) 392-6309.
RESEARCH REASSIGNED TIME COLLOQUIUM Gayle Martignetti, French horn, with guest artist by for a look at this unique and growing
Bessenoff: “Objectification, Dietary Restraint, Kathleen Bartkowski, piano. Garner Recital collection. Buley Library, third floor, Noon-
and Sensitivity to Bodily Cues.” Engleman Hall (EN C112). 8 p.m. Admission $5. (203) 2:30 p.m. (203) 392-5597.
A113. 1:10-2 p.m. (203) 392-7003. 392-6625. APR 30 • COMEDIAN BRIAN REGAN Regan has Sports
MAY 14 • ARTS AND SCIENCES SPRING 2010 APR 29 • SPRING WEEK CONCERT 2010 distinguished himself as one of the premiere MEN’S BASEBALL
RESEARCH REASSIGNED TIME COLLOQUIUM Performances by Wale and J. Cole. Lyman comedians in the country. Lyman Center. 8 APR 27 • At Caldwell College. 3:30 p.m.
Michael Rogers: “The Earliest Stones and Center. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 for SCSU Students p.m. Tickets: $39 general public; $29 faculty/ APR 28 • Felician College. 3:30 p.m.
Bones.” Engleman A113. 1:10-2 p.m. (203) with valid ID. (limit 4 tickets per valid ID). $25 staff and active SCSU alumni; $15 SCSU MAY 1 • At Southern New Hampshire
392-7003. students with valid ID (limit 2 per valid ID). University. Noon.
(203) 392-6154. SOFTBALL
APR 30 • STAND AGAINST RACISM A movement
Dates to Remember of the YWCA that aims to eliminate racism
APR 27 • At New Haven. 3:30 p.m.
MAY 1 • At Southern New Hampshire. 1 p.m.
MAY 2 • HONORS CONVOCATION 2010 2 p.m. by raising awareness. Engleman Rotunda and MAY 2 • At Saint Anselm. Noon.
MAY 13-14 • READING DAYS Engleman A120. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (203) 392-5899. MEN’S & WOMEN’S TRACK
MAY 17-22 • FINAL EXAM WEEK MAY 12 • OLYMPIC CHAMPION APOLO OHNO MAY 1 • Northeast-10 Championships at
MAY 22 • SEMESTER ENDS Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture. Stonehill. 10 a.m.
MAY 27 • GRADUATE COMMENCEMENTS Eight-time Olympic medalist and the most MAY 7 • New England Championships at
MAY 28 • UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history. Northeastern. 8 a.m.
Lyman Center. 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 general MAY 8 • New England Championships at
Exhibits public, $20 faculty/staff/active alumni, $10 all Northeastern. 8 a.m.
students and children 12 and under. Seating: MAY 14 • IC4A Championships at Princeton.
FEB 7 - JUNE 30 • “ALBANIAN MUSLIM RESCUERS
Reserved. (203) 392-6154. 1 p.m.
DURING THE HOLOCAUST” Norman Gershman,
an American photographer, traveled to MAY 15 • IC4A Championships at Princeton.
Albania and Kosovo to chronicle the tales of 1 p.m.
the righteous Albanians and their devotion
Theater MAY 16 • IC4A Championships at Princeton.
to Besa, an Albanian code of honor, which MAY 4-9 • SOME GIRLS Performed by the 1 p.m.
means “to keep the promise.” Ethnic Heritage Crescent Players. Lyman Center - Kendall WOMEN’S LACROSSE
Center, 270 Fitch St. New Haven. (203) 392- Drama Lab. May 4-8 at 8 p.m., and May 9 APR 28 • At Assumption College. 7 p.m.
Jazz man Dave Koz at Lyman May 14. at 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 general admission, $5
6126 or firstname.lastname@example.org. MAY 1 • At Saint Anselm College. Noon.
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a photo essay by isabel chenoweth SouthernFocus
The Many Faces of
Spring at Southern
career fair spring
alumni day — did
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