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Crafts Center Library Named for Carol and James Donnelly
The Worcester Center for Crafts recently honored Carol and James Donnelly for their longtime support and service.
Scholarship Tea Honors Aisikus
The Aisiku family was honored at the Scholarship Tea for their educational accomplishments, professional successes, and special connection to WSU.
O'Brien Family Celebrated at Education Department Naming
The O'Brien family was honored at the official unveiling of the Barbara (Hickey) O’Brien ’57 Education Department on Wednesday, May 4
Record Number of Graduates at Commencement 2016
The largest class in Worcester State history celebrated at the undergraduate Commencement ceremony featuring keynote speaker Karyn Polito on May 14.
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.
Lt. Col. Sheehan '55 Receives Honorary Degree
In recognition of his outstanding service to the United States and Worcester State, Lt. Col. James F. Sheehan '55 received an honorary degree on April 28.
Attention to Efficiencies Saves Money
Many projects—including swapping out thousands of bulbs for energy-saving LEDs—are expected to shave $50,000 off the University's electric bill.
Commonwealth Commitment Helps More Students Succeed
Commonwealth Commitment is an innovative college affordability and completion plan to help more students achieve the dream of a college degree.
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.
Students Display Projects at State Research Event
More than 1,000 undergraduate students—including 54 from WSU—presented academic projects at the Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference.
Scholarship Helped Senior Pursue Passion for Writing
Senior Madison Friend is exploring her passion for writing thanks to a Worcester State Foundation scholarship.
One Day. Every Lancer. Everywhere.
The 2016 Day of Giving more than doubled the goal of 300 gifts in a 24-hour period. See the video of the day.
Aisiku Family to be Honored at Scholarship Tea
In recognition of their personal and professional accomplishments, the Aisiku family will be honored at the Scholarship Tea.
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.
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.
Five Honored as Distinguished Alumni at Ceremony
The WSU Alumni Association will recognize the achievements of five outstanding alumni on Thursday, May 5.
Research Meets the Stage in CitySpeak
The WSU upcoming play, "CitySpeak," opens the discussion of what it means to live in a city.
Marge Piercy Featured in Poetry Series
Poet and author Marge Piercy will be featured at the second annual Judith O’Connell Hoyer ’65 Poetry Series.
Lt. Gov. to Speak at Commencement
Lt. Gov. Karyn E. Polito, will deliver the Commencement keynote address and receive an honorary degree on Saturday, May 14.
Help Students With the Alumni Advisor Network
Join the Alumni Advisor Network to share your experience with students and give them the advice you wish you'd had.
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.
Prof. Yang Publishes New Novel
After 36-years, English Professor Sharon Yang’s first novel Bait and Switch, is finally on the book shelves. 
Day of Giving Set for April 6
Social media ambassadors needed for this innovative 24-hour fundraising challenge.
All Yearbooks Now Online
The Worcester State University Library launched the first collection of digitized print WSU yearbooks, ranging from 1935 to 2011. 
StartUp Worcester Offers Help to Young Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurial students and young alumni can get legal advice, a space to work, and access to mentors from StartUp Worcester.
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. 
Cornel West to Speak on Campus
CHANGE IN DATE: Dr. Cornel West will speak on Wednesday, March 30, at 10:30 a.m. in the May Street Building.
Professor Reveals Literary Truths of The X-Files
English Professor Sharon Yang study of literary references in the X-Files TV show is making her a go-to media resource.
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.
Students Jump Start Reading with At-Risk Kids
WSU students volunteer  to read with at-risk children to improve language and literary skills as part of a new partnership.
VITA Program Helps with Tax Preparation
Qualified people can receive assistance with filing their taxes from Worcester State University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
Institute Builds Communities
The Center for Teaching and Learning's Winter Institute builds learning communities within individual classrooms, across campus, and into Worcester.
Demand Growing for Green Chemists
Worcester State is preparing students for jobs in green chemistry, a specialty about to explode in demand.
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.
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.
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. 
Your Alma Mater in the News
Check out where your alma mater was featured in various new articles this month.
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