First Look at the Wellness Center Athletes returning in the middle of August to start preparing for the fall season got their first look at the brand new Wellness Center. The reaction was universally positive. News from the Nursing Department Health screenings in El Salvador, a visit from faculty of Ireland’s Letterkenny Institute of Technology, and a partnership with Bay State Bank. Alumni Gather on Cape Cod Almost 100 alumni and friends gathered for a Worcester State alumni event on Cape Cod. See a slideshow. Fall 2016 Athletics Schedules The Lancers athletic teams will host 30 days of action over the fall season with the opening night slated for Thursday, Sept. 1. Golfers Raise Money for Students More than 240 golfers teed off at Kettle Brook Golf Club and Wachusett Country Club during the 23rd annual Worcester State Foundation Golf Tournament. Lt. Col. Sheehan Honored in Florida President Maloney and V.P. of University Advancement Tom McNamara traveled to Flagler Beach, Fla., to present an honorary degree hood to Lt. Col. James F. Sheehan. Alumni Art Show a Success Artists and their supporters attended a reception for the first-ever Alumni Art Show on Thursday, June 2, at the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery. Alumni Return for Reunion Fun Giving was definitely part of the season when alumni from the Classes of 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, and 1976 returned to campus to celebrate and reminisce. Author’s Institute Returns Worcester State University will offer its 16th annual Author’s Institute, now called the Children’s Literature Institute, in June. Scholarship Tea Honors Aisikus The Aisiku family was honored at the Scholarship Tea for their educational accomplishments, professional successes, and special WSU connection. Thank-a-Donor Day Wins Award WSU received the 2016 CASE District I Silver Excellence Award in the Donor Stewardship Category for Thank-a-Donor Day. The Next Big Idea May Help Realtors An app to keep Realtors safer at open houses while at the same time efficiently organizing contact information won the top prize at the 2016 Robert K. O’Brien ’58 Next Big Idea contest. New Mascot Costume Unveiled The first-ever Lancer character mascot—Chandler H. Lancer—was unveiled amid the suits of armor at the Worcester Art Museum on April 21. Rosens Challenge Young Alumni
Gregg ’86 and Pamela ’87 Rosen want to encourage young alumni to participate in the Day of Giving and they are offering a generous challenge gift as an incentive.
New Lancer Mascot to Be Unveiled A new Lancer mascot will be unveiled at the Worcester Art Museum on Thursday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m. Alumni are also invited to help name the new Lancer. Alumna to Talk on Handling Stress America’s stress doctor, Kristen Lee Costa, Ed.D., ’96, will talk about the best ways to handle stress on Wednesday, April 13, at 6 p.m. in Sheehan Hall. All Yearbooks Now Online The Worcester State University Library launched the first collection of digitized print WSU yearbooks, ranging from 1935 to 2011. Concert Raises Record Amount A recent benefit concert raised more than $4,500 for the Change Lives campaign, the largest amount ever raised for the campaign in a single event. Submit to the Alumni Art Show Worcester State University is hosting an Alumni Art Show to be on display in the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery from June 3 to June 23. Institute Builds Communities
The Center for Teaching and Learning's Winter Institute builds learning communities within individual classrooms, across campus, and into Worcester.
DeFeudis Challenge Met Handily More than 700 donors gave $319,000 for the Wellness Center before Dec. 31, handily exceeding a challenge by Gene J. DeFeudis. Gifts From IRAs Tax-Free Again For those aged 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts. Awards, Accolades, and Honors Celebrate the wonderful things Worcester State students, faculty and staff do wonderful things every day! From research to presentations and more, see recent noteworthy accomplishments here.