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Student-led Effort Raises $5,000 for Puerto Rico Relief
A student-led initiative successfully raised $5,000 for Puerto Rico relief through a 10-day crowd funding effort. 
VPA Trio to Perform at Women’s Holiday Gala
Three WSU musicians will be performing at the Worcester Wonderland Gala. 
History Majors Examine Facets of Early Worcester
As part of the American Antiquarian Society’s American Studies Seminar, three WSU history majors reexamine the era. 
WSU’s Women’s Conference Champion Teams to Play this Week
WSU's women's athletic teams continue to thrive. 
Teach-In on Puerto Rico’s Post-Maria Devastation Attracts Large Crowd
WSU students are leading an initiative to raise money for hurricane-relief efforts in Puerto Rico. 
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
An Interview With Investment Analyst Daniel Figueiredo ’15
Enactus leadership experience and junior-year internship led Daniel Figueiredo ’15 to investment analysis at Sun Life Investment Management.
Student-led Initiative Hopes to Raise $5K for Puerto Rico
A WSU student-led crowd funding initiative with a goal of raising $5,000 for Puerto Rico relief will kick off on Nov. 6.
Calling All Ella M. Whitney Winners
Did you win the Ella M. Whitney Award when you graduated from Worcester State? We want to hear from you!
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)
Open Call for ‘Time Machine’ Art Exhibition
The Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery is hosting a juried art show, “Time Machines,” and alumni are invited to enter. 
From Trash to van Gogh, Students’ Art Reflects Their Inspirations
Student art will be on display in the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery through Nov. 14. 
Five Receive Distinguished Alumni Awards
Five Worcester State alumni were honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards on Thursday, Oct. 19.
Students Reflect on Trips to Spanish-Speaking and Latin Countries
Students reflect on how their trips helped to turn them into global citizens. 
Urban Studies Renames Institute to Focus on Action
The Urban Studies department has renamed the Intergenerational Urban Institute to the Urban Action Institute. 
Homecoming 2017 (Slideshow)
Homecoming 2017 featured tailgating, live music, and a victory over UMass Dartmouth. 
Senior Spends Her Second Semester Studying in Spain
Senior Daniella Owusu is among a small percentage of WSU students who study abroad more than one semester.
Courts Becoming the Place of ‘First Resort,’ Says Judge Allard-Madaus
Judge Michael G. Allard-Madaus ’82 called the courtroom a microcosm of what is happening in society.
Michael Sam Tells Story of Finding His Identity and Coming Out
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL, shared his story with the WSU community. 
Dr. Aisiku Kicks Off Bridge to Excellence Lecture Series
Imoigele Aisiku, M.D., '92 talked to students about the challenges faced by today’s physician-scientist.
Homecoming: Four Days of Fun Coming Soon
Come back to campus for Homecoming 2017, Oct. 19-22, as we celebrate alumni and cheer on the Lancers athletics teams.
A Passion for Promoting Worcester
Amy Peterson ’03, director of marketing at the DCU Center, also volunteers for POW! WOW! Worcester.
Gala of Gratitude Marks End of Change Lives Campaign
Over the course of the five-year campaign, $17 million was raised for the students of Worcester State. 
Nominations for Athletics Hall of Fame Sought
The Worcester State University Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations. All nominations are due by Dec.15. 
Reception Welcomes New QCC President Pedraja
Quinsigamond Community College’s new president, Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D., spoke about how education transformed his life.
Convocation Brings New Students into WSU’s ‘Community of Scholars’
On September 5th, hundreds of students attended the third annual Academic Convocation ceremony to begin their journey at WSU. 
WSU Welcomes Larger, More Prepared, and More Diverse Class
This fall, WSU is welcoming one of the largest and most diverse first-year classes in the university’s history. 
2017 Graduates Embark on New Adventures
See what the WSU Graduates of 2017 are up to in the fields of education, nursing, and business.
The Princeton Review Honors WSU for 14th Year
WSU was recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the best 229 colleges in the Northeast for 2018.
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.
WSU Well Represented in 40 Under 40 List
Worcester State was well represented in Worcester Business Journal's 2017 40 Under 40 list.
President Maloney Speaks Out About Hate Groups
President Barry Maloney is among Massachusetts college and university leaders speaking out against hate groups
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.
Murray Family Honors Parents With Scholarship
The children of Thomas V. and Catherine M. Murray established scholarships to honor their parents' 50th wedding anniversary. 
Golfer Raise $140K for Scholarships
It took two tries, but the rescheduled 2017 Foundation Board Golf Tournament was a huge success on July 31. See the slideshow.
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.
Gala of Gratitude Planning Underway
Plans are well underway to mark the successful completion of the Change Lives campaign on Saturday, Sept. 23.
Student Nurses Help WSU Win Community-Wide CPR Challenge
The American Heart Association’s Central Massachusetts division has named WSU the 2017 winner of its CPR Challenge.
Students and Alumni Visit Tibetan Enclave in India
Assistant Professor Cleve Wiese took a group of students and alumni to India to introduce them to the country’s largest settlement of Tibetan refugees.
Dual-Language Learner Workshop Presented by CSD
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department will sponsor a workshop, “Assessment and Intervention Principles with Dual-Language Learners."
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.
Idaliana Medina ’13, career counselor, future culinary therapist
Idaliana Medina '13, hopes to combine her psychology degrees with her baking degree to help people.
Success For Spring & Winter Athletics Team
A recap of the Lancer's achievements for the winter and spring seasons. 
President Maloney Joins “We Are Still In” Pledge
President Maloney recently signed a letter pledging the University’s commitment to the international climate accord.
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.
Worcester State Chorale Travels to Sicily for Several Performances
The trip to Sicily was the 13th international trip the Chorale has undertaken.
WSU Wellness Center Site of New England Regional Rules Seminar
On Tuesday, June 14, the Wellness Center will host the New England Division III Commissioners Association’s New England Regional Rules Seminar.
Kowalewski’s Antarctica Research Leads to Position at NSF
Douglas Kowalewski has earned the position of rotating director at the National Science Foundation. 
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.
Ruth Rubin '52 Receives Freelander Award
Ruth R. (Sadick) Rubin ’52 received the 2017 I. Robert Freelander Award for her support of Worcester State University.
Team USA and Team Japan to Stay at WSU and Compete Regionally
The Worcester State campus will be the home base for the collegiate national teams from the United States and Japan this July.
Change Lives Campaign Closing Gala Set for Sept. 23
Mark your calendars for a party to celebrate the successful completion of the Change Lives campaign, on Sept. 23
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. 
Alumni Memberships to DeFeudis Fitness Center Available
Alumni can now join the DeFeudis Fitness Center and take advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness equipment.
Renah Razzaq ’02, M.Ed. ’09, Honored as Outstanding Educator
Renah Razzaq ’02, M.Ed. ’09, a Doherty High School math teacher, was recently honored by the State Universities of Massachusetts for excellence in teaching.
Nursing Alumna Helps Start Baby Café Support Group
Angela Latter, '98, M.S. '17, facilitated a collaboration between WIC and St. Vincent Hospital for lactation support. 
Worcester Alumni Enjoy Motown at the Hanover
More than 150 alumni and guests enjoyed "Motown the Musical" at the Hanover Theater in May.
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.
Yale Head Coach Tony Reno Tells Athletes to Build Relationships
Tony Reno '97, M.Ed. '00, returned to campus to offer words of advice to Worcester State student-athletes at the 2017 Athletics Awards Ceremony.
Visionaries Feted at Scholarship Tea
The founders of the Hanover Theater, Edward Madaus, M.Ed. ’72 and Paul Demoga ’67, were honored at the 2017 Scholarship Tea.
Woo Serve and CLEWS Lend a Hand at Grimal Grove
Over spring break, 10 WSU students traveled to the Florida Keys to restore Grimal Grove, a tropical fruit paradise. 
President Maloney Signs NCAA Diversity Pledge
President Barry Maloney recently signed the NCAA presidential pledge to promote diversity and gender equality in intercollegiate athletics.
Education Officials Kick Off 100 Males to College Program at WSU
Worcester's 100 Males program, which aims to better prepare young men for post-secondary education, came to WSU on April 27.
Wasylean, Fullers Receive Honorary Degrees for Steadfast Support
Advocates deep commitment to WSU recognized at the Academic Achievement Awards ceremony on April 27.
Register Now for the Foundation Golf Tournament on June 5
Sign up for the 24th Annual Worcester State Foundation Golf Tournament on Monday, June 5, at Wachusett Country Club and Kettle Brook Golf Club
Winona LaDuke Urges Protection of Water Rights and Ecosystems
Author and activist Winona LaDuke spoke to WSU about the importance of protect natural resources, including water.
Criminal Justice Major Helps Community through SeedMA Fellowship
Jose Medina is helping to bring SeedMA to Worcester, a program whose goal is to help parents of kindergartners open college savings accounts for their children.
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WSU Awakened Entrepreneurial Spirit in Greta Campoverde
Greta (Bajrami) Campoverde and her husband, Freddy, built a roofing company using knowledge gained from WSU.
Alumni Art Show Runs Until June 9 (slideshow)
The second annual Alumni Art Show runs until June 9. See slideshow of the opening reception.
Students, Faculty, and Staff Gather for Annual Celebration of Civic Engagement
At the Celebration of Civic Engagement, WSU students, faculty, and staff convened to honor the accomplishments of members of the campus community. 
Annual Celebration Showcases Students' Research and Creativity
On April 12th, WSU held its 10th annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity which allowed students to put their research on display. 
Scannell Shares Son’s Struggle with Addiction to Erase Social Stigma
The father of WSU student Emmett Scannell, who died of a heroin overdose in April 2016, spoke about erasing stigma to combat the addiction crisis.
Worcester State Named Top Nursing School in Massachusetts
WSU was named the Top Nursing School in the state with a 100 percent pass rate on the National Licensure Examination. 
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. 
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 Shattered 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
Nominations Sought for AAAB Board of Directors
The Alumni Association’s Advisory Board is currently accepting nominations for the Board of Directors. 
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. 
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. 
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.
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.
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. 
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. 
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.
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. 
New Version of ‘Goodnight Worcester’ Out Now
Jackie Penny ’04 recently published an updated version of her 2012 children’s book “Goodnight Worcester.” 
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
Senior Helps Lead Teacher Workshops in Guyana
Interim Dean Raynold Lewis spends his summers in Guyana helping to train teachers. 
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.