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Splash of Color 5k Run Returns
To kick off Homecoming on Oct. 15, Worcester State University will once again host the Splash of Color 5k Fun Run/Walk. 
OT alumni to honor Brennan, Hart
Occupational Therapy alumni will reunite on Oct. 18 to honor the achievements of retiring faculty members Jacqueline R. Brennan and Margaret D. Hart.
Congressman McGovern Praises WSU's Activism and Outreach
Congressman McGovern offered keynote remarks at Worcester State University's 2016 Opening Day Conference where he praised faculty and staff for inspiring him.
Alumna Advocates for Bill Combatting Workplace Bullying
Alumna Robbin Miller, M.S. '05, is sharing her personal experiences with workplace bullying as part of the "Massachusetts: Face Workplace Bullying" display.
Wellness Center Golf Simulator Dedicated to Richard R. Korzec
Members of the Worcester State community gathered on Sept. 20 to dedicate the Wellness Center golf simulator to the late Richard R. Korzec.
Nursing Simulation Center Named for GB and Lexi Singh
The Nursing Simulation Center was dedicated to stalwart supporters Dr. GB and Lexi ’85 Singh on Monday, Sept. 19.
Donors and Students Gather for Scholarship Brunch
Scholarship donors and the students who receive those scholarships met at the annual Scholarship Brunch.
Crowd Celebrates Wellness Center Grand Opening
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests gathered on Sept. 13 to celebrate the opening of the Wellness Center. 
Former NBA Player Chris Herren to Speak
Former NBA player and current sobriety advocate Chris Herren will speak on Monday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.
Come Back for Homecoming
This year’s Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 15, is packed with exciting events and activities for the whole family.
Welcoming Worcester’s New School Superintendent
The WSU community welcomed new Worcester School Superintendent Maureen Binienda at a reception recently.
Four Alumni Featured as 40 Under 40
Four Worcester State alumni are featured in the Worcester Business Journal’s 2016 “40 Under 40,” an annual listing that honors young professionals.
Field Hockey Player Promoting Health and Safety in Africa
Junior field hockey player Jolane Thibault created "Project Safety," with the goal of promoting good hygiene and health for underprivileged children.
Titans Coach Herman Boone to Speak on Campus
Coach Herman Boone of "Remember the Titans" fame will kick off the annual Diversity Lecture Series on Sept. 28.
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. 
Alumni Gather on Cape Cod
Almost 100 alumni and friends gathered for a Worcester State alumni event on Cape Cod. See a slideshow.
Volunteers Needed for Reunion 2017
Volunteers are needed to help generate excitement about Reunion, which will take place May 19-21, 2017.
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.
Donor-Funded Scholarships Awarded
More than 270 donor-funded scholarships were recently awarded to WSU students for the Fall 2016 semester.
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.
New Directors, Trustees Named to Tri-Board
The Worcester State community recently welcomed newly elected and appointed members of the Tri-Board.
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.
WSU Continues to Invest in Bus Route for Students
WSU and Assumption College have stepped up their financial commitments to ensure that the WRTA’s bus Route 10, the college route, will continue operating.
Greater Worcester Community Foundation Honored by WSF
The Worcester State Foundation presented the 2016 I. Robert Freelander Award to the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
Pilot Program Helps ALANA Students Study Abroad
Associate Professor Aldo Guevara wanted to boost ALANA student participation in study abroad programs so he created the WSU Civic Corps.
Summer Institute Takes the Pulse of Public K-12 Education
Worcester State faculty at this year's Summer Institute gained some insight into what’s going on in three area public K-12 school districts.
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.
Five Receive Highest Alumni Honor at Distinguished Alumni Awards
Five outstanding alumni were honored at the Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony on May 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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