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Help Plan Reunion 2018, May 18-19 The Office of Alumni is currently seeking members of the classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, and 2007-17 to join special Reunion Planning Committees New Home for Hockey Christened More than 175 alumni and students cheered on the hockey team during its home opener at the Lancers’ new home, the Worcester Ice Center. (Slideshow) New AAAB Members Named Five alumni were recently elected to the Alumni Association’s Advisory Board: Kurt M. Correia ’16, Theresa Dorsey-Potts ’73, Daniel Duclos ’11, David Meyers ’76, and Beth Sannella ’69. 100 Males 'Bound for Greatness' More than 90 Worcester high school students recently completed the first installment of the Worcester-based 100 Males to College program. Mahoney Named Fellow of the Year Joan “Jay” Mahoney is one of two Enactus faculty advisors from around the country to receive the 2017 Jack Kahl Entrepreneurial Leadership Award. Reunion Revamp Coming Soon Reunion weekend is being revamped for 2018 to coincide with the undergraduate Commencement ceremony, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 19. Children's Literature Institute Returns Worcester State’s renowned Children's Literature Institute—formerly the Author’s Institute—returns to campus for the 17th time this summer starting Monday, June 26. Foundation Board Members Elected Greta Bajrami Campoverde, Geovanna I. Diaz ’12, M.A. ’14, Meaghan Dougherty ’19, and Sharen C. Shipley ’74 were elected on June 8. Dollars for Scholars Online Auction Worcester State University is auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to raise money for students, scholarships, research funds, book funds, and money for unforeseen emergencies. Final Day of Giving Results More than 633 alumni, students, and friends contributed more than $72,000 to support a wide range of causes across the entire university community. Memories Rekindled at Reunion 2017 Members of the Worcester State Classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, and 1977 came back to campus to celebrate Reunion Weekend 2017 on May 19-21. 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 Katie Kinkel, B.K. Fischer, and Kevin Prufer shared their poetry at the Judith O’Connell Hoyer ’65 Poetry Reading on Wednesday, April 12. Equestrian Club Wins Big 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.