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Moving Beyond Textbooks
A pilot program encompassing 10 classes allowed students to use resources outside of traditional textbooks in order to save money while learning the same material.
Poets Share Their Craft at Judith Hoyer O’Connell ’65 Poetry Readiing
Katie Kinkel, B.K. Fischerand Kevin Prufershared their poetry at the Judith Hoyer O’Connell ’65 Poetry Reading on Wednesday, April 12.
Equestrian Club Wins Big This Spring
The WSU Equestrian Club fought its way to the top of two spring shows and placed third in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association’s regional competitions. 
Chandler Magnet Kindergarten Classes Visit WSU’s Biology Lab
Preschoolers from Chandler Magnet School had a sneak peek of college at Worcester State University. 
Goal Smashed During Day of Giving Challenge (Slideshow)
Lancers gave an estimated 500 gifts and raised more than $50,000 during the fourth-annual Day of Giving Challenge on Wednesday, April 5.
Former Patriot Joe Andruzzi to Speak at Commencement
Former Patriots football player Joe Andruzzi will be the keynote speaker at WSU's undergraduate commencement ceremony.
Lancers Across the Nation Tour Continues in Florida, D.C.
The Lancers Across the Nation Tour continued with multiple stops in Florida and in Washington, D.C. in March. See slideshow.
Enactus Wins Regionals to Qualify for Nationals in May
The WSU Enactus Team was named Regional Champions at the 2017 Enactus Regional Competition in Chicago on March 27.
Day of Giving from a Student's Perpective
Students in Media Writing (CM105) wrote about the Day of Giving Challenge for a class project. Read a story written by Andrew Forbes as part of that project.
Hanover Theatre Founders to be Honored at Scholarship Tea
Hanover Theatre Founders Ed Madaus, M.Ed. ’72, and Paul Demoga ’67 will be honored at the 2017 Scholarship Tea.
100th GradNation Summit Held in Worcester
Latino Education Institute was one of several WSU groups that took part in the final GradNation Summit in Worcester.
Worcester State Goes ‘Test Optional’ for Fall 2018 Applicants
Worcester State joins a growing number of universities that are going "test optional" for its undergraduate admissions process. 
Backpack to Briefcase (slideshow)
The Alumni Office, Enactus, and the WSU Business Club teamed up to provide four days of career shaping advice and workshops for students.
Find Out About Enactus
Watch this great video about the WSU group Enactus, a national community service organization.
L.A. First Stop for Lancers Across the Nation
See photos from the first Lancers Across the Nation regional alumni event in Los Angeles and check out the schedule of upcoming events. 
Nominations Sought for AAAB Board of Directors
The Alumni Association’s Advisory Board is currently accepting nominations for the Board of Directors. 
Judge Discusses Effects of Domestic Violence at Scola Memorial Lecture
Judge Carol A. Erskine used her experiences in the Juvenile Court system to show students how domestic violence affects children. 
Kevin Hines Promotes Mental Wellness with his Personal Story
Kevin Hines shared his personal story of mental illness to inspire people to seek help if they are struggling.
Poet Sonia Sanchez Urges Students to Search for Their Own Stories
Sonia Sanchez gave a lecture entitled "From Black Arts to Hip Hop" at the third annual African American Read-In.
Faculty Art Exhibit Seeks to Cultivate Curiosity About the World
WSU professors show pieces that take the essence of nature and turn it into a different way of viewing the world.
President Maloney Gives Update on Campus Climate Plan
President Maloney recently gave a progress report on his Five Points of Action Toward a More Inclusive Campus Climate. 
New Version of ‘Goodnight Worcester’ Out Now
Jackie Penny ’04 recently published an updated version of her 2012 children’s book “Goodnight Worcester.” 
M.L.K. Jr. Youth Breakfast Honors Social Justice and Activism
The Worcester community gathered for the 23rd Annual M.L.K. Jr. Youth Breakfast. 
STEM Center at WSU is Named for Imoigele Aisiku, M.D
The Center for STEM Research and Education was dedicated to Imoigele Aisiku, M.D., '92, in recognition of his $1 million gift to help student succeed in science, technology, and health fields.
Young Alumni President's Circle Launched
An enthusiastic group of young alumni gathered at the Hanover Theatre to kick off the Young Alumni President’s Circle. 
Social Media Ambassadors Needed for Day of Giving
Social media ambassadors help generate buzz and awareness both leading up to the Day of Giving and on the actual day.
Worcester State Alumna Attends NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar
Marissa Avanzato ’16, a former member of the Worcester State softball team, attended the 2017 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar.
Twenty WSU Students Attend Donald Trump’s Inauguration
History major Tracis Nichols and mathematics major Meaghan Dougherty led a group of students to witness the inauguration of Donald Trump. 
Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints - Popular Art from Brazil
This multifaceted exhibit of Brazilian art and culture will be showing in the Center’s Krikorian Gallery through March 11.
Women’s Basketball Team Spends Part of Break in Spain
The WSU Women's Basketball Team recently returned home today after spending a week abroad in Spain. 
Alumni Art Show Returns
Call for submissions! The deadline to submit entries to the second annual Alumni Art Show is Friday, Feb. 17.
United Way Helps LEI Improve Outcomes
Grants from the United Way of Central Massachusetts are helping WSU’s Latino Education Institute (LEI) offer high-quality English language learning opportunities.
Couple Creates Scholarship to Help Fellow Students
Student Siaka Kromah and his wife, Dr. Hawa Fall ’09, are paying forward in gratitude for the help they received.
Working a Crime Scene on Campus
Students in the criminal justice program visited a crime scene on campus recently—but it was purely for educational reasons.
Study Analyzes 'Opportunity Gap' for Latino Men
Researchers examined why fewer than 6 percent of Latino men who enter ninth grade in urban areas complete four years at the college level.
Absorbing Art Into the Curriculum
Adjunct Professor Susan Fisher  is working with the Columbus Park Preparatory Academy to help teachers absorb art into the school’s curriculum.
Generating More Than Just Sweat
When students exercise in the Fitness Center, they are actually generating electricity that is going back into the power grid.
Senior Helps Lead Teacher Workshops in Guyana
Interim Dean Raynold Lewis spends his summers in Guyana helping to train teachers. 
Kaylan Ghosh Speaks on the Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Caregivers
Kaylan Gosh, Ph.D., gave a moving account of his late wife's struggles with Alzheimer's disease. 
Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest to Benefit the Wellness Center
Post a picture of your ugly holiday sweater on Thursday, Dec. 1, and you could win tickets to the Hanover Theatre.
Poet Jeanne Julian Discusses the Art of Poetry with English Students
Poet Jeanne Julian passed on lessons she's learned about the writing process and reading her poems.
Fans Enjoy Madness at Midnight
More than 1,500 fans filled the Wellness Center to standing room only during a raucous Midnight Madness basketball game.
WSU Announces Anchor Tenancy at Worcester Sports Center
Lancer Hockey is slated to begin playing at the Worcester Sports Center in 2017. 
Hall of Fame Class Inducted: VIDEO
Five former student athletes, one honorary member, and one team were inducted as part the Lancer Hall of Fame's Class of 2016. 
Midnight Madness Game Opens Basketball Season
WSU will be hosting a Midnight Madness men’s basketball game in the Wellness Center against Clark University at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 15
Distinguished Donors Gather for Reception (slideshow)
Donor generosity was honored at the Distinguished Donor Reception at Mechanics Hall on Thursday, Oct. 27. 
Alumnus Creating Tinder for Pets
Diego Alves ’14 wants pets and pet owners to connect better on social media through his new app Pet & Tie.
Hall of Fame to Honor Seven
Five former student athletes, one honorary member, and one team will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Nov. 5.
Nazario recounts Enrique’s Journey
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sonia Nazario recounted “Enrique’s Journey,” the subject of her best-selling novel by the same name.
Babel: Junk Re-imagined
'Babel,' a modern sculpture exhibit using recycled materials and other items, will be on display in the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery.
WSU Hosting Halloween Costume Contest
WSU is hosting a Halloween costume contest to benefit the new Wellness Center.
Call for Nominations for the Alumni Trustee
WSU is seeking nominations for a position on the Worcester State University Board of Trustees.
Worcester State Athletic Department Launches New Website
The new home of the Lancers features interactive schedules, a scoreboard panel, social media tabs, and much more!
The Crowd Goes Wild for Homecoming
Worcester State University gathered in support of the Lancers for their 2016 Homecoming event, which included the Splash of Color 5k Fun Run, tailgating, and tours of the new Wellness Center.
Splash of Color 5k Kicks Off Homecoming
The Splash of Color 5k Fun Run started Homecoming with lots of color.
Marica Chatelain Discusses Student Activism in the Age of Social Media
Prof. Marcia Chatelain discussed with students how student activism has been impacted by the age of social media. 
Chris Herren Talks About Addiction, Recovery, and Happiness
Former NBA star Chris Herren told the story of the rise, fall, and rebirth of his life and career.
Mullin Gift to Support Music at WSU
A generous gift from Robert E. Mullin '53 will endow a fund to support music at WSU. The first beneficiary of this fund will be Worcester State University Chorale. 
Titan Coach Boone: Respect Begins with Dialogue
Herman Boone of "Remember the Titans" fame spoke on campus on Sept. 27 as part of the Diversity Lecture Series.
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.
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. 
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 WSU community gathered to dedicate the Wellness Center golf simulator to the late golf coach.
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. 
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.
Volunteers Needed for Reunion 2017
Volunteers are needed to help generate excitement about Reunion, which will take place May 19-21, 2017.
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.
Donor-Funded Scholarships Awarded
More than 270 donor-funded scholarships were recently awarded to WSU students for the Fall 2016 semester.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 WSU connection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
Your Alma Mater in the News
Check out where your alma mater was featured in various new articles this month.
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