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4 Making a Global Impact 5 Breaking Down Barriers

A Transformative Gift Record $3M Donation Will Boost Science Education, Research HAS RECEIVED THE LARGEST DONATION IN ITS

The foundation for Southern's new science building is being excavated in front of Jennings Hall.





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Pam Werth (left) and her husband Peter (not pictured) have been impressed by the research undertaken by faculty and students through the Center for Coastal and Marine Studies.


HISTORY – a gift of $3 million that promises to boost scientific research for students and faculty, President Mary A. Papazian has announced. The Woodbridge-based Werth Family Foundation will make the donation in increments during the next 10 years. It is nearly triple the size of the previous largest donation to Southern. The contribution will include a $1.5 million endowment for SCSU’s Center for Coastal and Marine Studies – a center that will now carry the family name. An additional $750,000 ($75,000 each year) will be donated to the center for its annual expenses, such as equipment and for stipends to students to support their research efforts. “In recent years, Southern has seen impressive programmatic and enrollment growth in the sciences, and this wonderful gift will take scientific research and experiential opportunities for our students to a whole new level,” President Papazian says. “We are extremely grateful to the Werth Family Foundation for its support of the university and its commitment to public higher education.” The remaining funds of the $3 million gift have been earmarked for two new initiatives that combine science education and real-world/business experience — through seminars, internships and research opportunities — with stipends provided to participating Southern students and area science teachers. “Above all, we are trying to make a difference,” says Peter Werth, who established the family foundation with his wife, Pam, in 2000. “We’ve had the opportunity to look at the research done at the center and its importance to the community. We’re believers.” The foundation has contributed nearly $380,000 to the center since 2006, including more than $50,000 a year over the last few years. In recent years, about 60 Southern students have worked





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In the Name of Science Groundbreaking Ceremony Launches New Era of Research at Southern

The future academic and laboratory science building at Southern will be a significant step forward for the landscape of the campus and an impressive leap for scientific study in Connecticut. Plans call for the construction of a four-story, 103,608-square-foot building that will be the “focal point” for the university’s science programs. It is being designed to enhance both the quality of those programs, as well as to educate a larger number of students. A groundbreaking ceremony, featuring local, campus and other state officials, will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 20 near the construction site. The project actually has been under way for the last few months. “Southern’s new science building will offer our students and faculty a broader array of tools and the essential work spaces to support important teaching, learning and research,” says Steven Breese, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. “It is a critical addition that will strengthen our university and help us to build a stronger workforce for Connecticut.” Physically, the two wings of the facility will be configured in the shape of an “L” and located next to Jennings and Morrill halls, which currently house the university’s science departments. Together, the three buildings will form a “science enclave.”

A brick and glass exterior will line the building — a structure that will feature a covered skywalk connecting it with Jennings on the upper floor. A connector will also be built on the ground floor. A hallway already connects Jennings and Morrill. Academically, the building will host teaching and research labs for physics, earth science, environmental science, molecular biology and chemistry. It will include a supercomputing lab for research in theoretical physics, bioinformatics and computer science. “We’re very excited about the new building,” says Vincent Breslin, associate professor of science education. “In fact, I’m on the third floor of Jennings overlooking the site, watching the construction day by day and rooting them along. “It will undoubtedly create new opportunities for teaching and research at Southern,” he added. “There will be state-of-the-art teaching classrooms with LCD projectors and screens and smartboards, new computers, as well as additional prep rooms and storage space.” The Werth Center for Marine and Coastal Studies — recently renamed for the Werth family following a $3 million gift from the Werth Family Foundation — will be housed on the second floor. “The center will have several new labs, including an analytic lab (where mercury levels can be SCIENCE



A Message from the President

Photo by Malcolm Smiley.

President Mary A. Papazian

Dear Colleagues, The return of our students for a new academic year brings a true vibrancy to campus. Their presence is a tangible reminder of why we are all here – our commitment to student success. Let us all take the opportunity to welcome our students – both new and returning – and ensure that their start to the semester is a positive one. Despite the fiscal challenges of the last year, we accomplished a great deal in 2012-13, and we have much to look forward to as we move ahead. The most tangible signs of progress are the two major construction projects that dominate the heart of campus: the Buley Library renovation and the new Academic and Laboratory Science Building. Both are scheduled to be completed in two years and both will transform our physical and academic land-

President Papazian and members of her senior leadership team prepare to serve up some ice cream to the campus community during Welcome Week.

scape, providing new opportunities for learning and engagement. Please be sure to attend the groundbreaking for our new science building at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, on a site adjacent to Jennings Hall. The sciences at Southern recently received a tremendous boost with a $3 million dollar gift from the Werth Family Foundation, so Friday’s event will be true cause for celebration! We will chart our course this fall with the help of key new additions to our senior leadership team. Tracy Tyree (vice president for student affairs); Pablo Molina (chief information officer) and Stephen Breese (dean of the school of Arts and Sciences) have all been with us since mid-July. In late August, we welcomed Robert Stamp (vice president for institutional advancement) and Pamela Lassiter (director of diversity and equity) to campus. Their collective talents and fresh perspectives will be valuable assets as we move ahead. New leadership searches also will commence this semester for the positions of provost and vice president for academic affairs and dean of the School of Education. This fall, we also will begin developing a new, 10-year Strategic Plan that will give us the opportunity collectively to chart the university’s future. I welcome your innovative ideas, your energy and your vision as we develop this plan together and transform it into action. Two other key initiatives – the Student Success Task Force and the Graduate Prioritization Task Force – will continue during the academic year. As you recall, the Student Success Task Force is examining ways to improve our retention and graduation rates. And its graduate counterpart is reviewing curricular offerings and methods to help ensure that we are meeting workforce needs and that our graduate programs have the support they need to be successful. Both will present recommendations

for review and potential implementation at the end of the spring 2014 semester. We will have to wait a little longer for our final fall enrollment numbers so that we can assess the overall impact on our budget. But a very good piece of news this summer out of Hartford was that the ConnSCU Board of Regents received legislative approval for us to hire several new positions that had been put on hold during the last fiscal year. These include two specialized academic counseling positions (serving transfer students and providing assistance with student financial planning) and nine faculty positions, including four that will enable us to enhance our science offerings in areas such as bioethics, information security, biochemistry and physics. During the year, and in conjunction with the development of our strategic plan, we also will explore several new potential growth areas for Southern. These include: developing new programs that specifically target areas of workforce need in regional growth industries such as biotechnology, biomedicine and the business of health care; exploring the development of new global educational experiences for students, both on campus and abroad; and laying the foundations for the university’s first major fundraising campaign. I look forward to joining with you in this new academic year to meet the challenges and embrace the plentiful opportunities that lie ahead. Sincerely,

Mary Papazian, Ph.D. President

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Peter Seldin, distinguished professor of management emeritus at Pace University in Pleasantville, N.Y., drew 110 people last month to Forum – the biannual professional development series for faculty. Jennifer Hudson, faculty development associate, said it was the highest attendance for any individual Forum program that she can recall. “We were very happy with the program,” Hudson said. “I believe our faculty members found his talk to be quite valuable and informative.” Seldin’s talk was titled, “Apprehending Teaching Excellence.” Seldin has been a consultant on higher education issues to more than 350 colleges and universities throughout the United States and in 45 countries. He also is a former academic dean and department chairman. An author, he also has written articles on the teaching profession, educational practice and academic culture in a variety of publications, including The New York Times and the Chronicle for Higher Education. Forum is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development.


Two new basketball courts near the West Campus Residence Complex have been constructed in an effort to enhance students’ recreational opportunities, Executive Vice President James E. Blake has announced. The construction came about after students asked for additional recreational facilities last year, according to Blake. “The new courts have only been up a short time, but they are already in use, which is a positive sign,” Blake said. He noted that the courts are full-length and lights will soon be installed. In other business, Blake announced that the university’s Parking Committee will reconvene in October to examine the university’s parking situation. The meeting will look at how the

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recent changes – such as the reduction of spaces in the main faculty/staff lot and the opening of the Wintergreen Parking Garage – are affecting the campus. “The campus traffic flow and parking situation tend to settle down after the first few weeks,” he said. “At that point, we’ll discuss how things are going and if we need to make any adjustments.” A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently for the 1,257-space garage that is situated near the Moore Fieldhouse.


In August, Robert L. Stamp joined Southern as the vice president for institutional advancement, bringing more than 20 years of experience to the position. Most recently, Stamp was with Florida State College at Jacksonville, where he served for the last five years as vice president for institutional advancement and executive director of the foundation. His accomplishments include establishing an Office of College Advancement during the transition of the former community college to state college status, serving as a member of the president’s cabinet and successfully integrating new technologies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. Stamp previously was with the University of Rochester, N.Y., serving as executive director of annual giving programs and then executive director of corporate relations in a newly formed central development office. Before that appointment, he held advancement positions at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; the Center for Excellence in Education in McLean, Va., a national nonprofit that nurtures young scholars toward careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; and the University at Buffalo. “Bob’s experience in both public and private settings has given him a broad perspective of the

ways that advancement supports and transforms higher education. As we all know, private funding is vital at a time of shrinking state support for public higher education, and I believe that Bob has the skills, leadership, and experience to move Southern forward in this critically important area,” said President Mary A. Papazian. A more detailed overview of Stamp’s experience and appointment to Southern will appear in a future issue.


Welcome Week, a new universitywide initiative, was launched this fall to kick off the academic year in a way that embraces all students, said Tracy Tyree, vice president for student affairs. An expansion of the traditional Welcome Weekend, which served primarily new students, Welcome Week ran for several days and encompassed a variety of programs aimed at all students. “We want all of our students — both new and returning — to know we’re excited they’re back on campus,” said Tyree, “and we hoped that Welcome Week would help them to reconnect and re-engage with the university after being away for the summer.” Tyree cited several successful Welcome Week events, including open houses and receptions hosted by the Women’s Studies program and the Multicultural Center, among others; ice cream socials; new student convocation, which sets the academic tone for the year; and a pep rally and tailgate to celebrate the first Owls football game of the season. To continue efforts to engage students with the university, Tyree said, her division is working to plan more weekend activities. “We’re creating a new norm so that students will want to stay on campus on the weekends. We want our students to know we value them, and if we are going to help them succeed, we all have to be a part of it.”

Now and for the Future

Making IT Work

Her career began Tracy Tyree recogas an assistant coordinizes the diversity of nator for residence life goals that Southern at Indiana. She would students bring to the later take on added campus in pursuit of responsibilities in positheir career goals and tions at Lynchburg dreams. Some stuCollege in Virginia dents, for example, before pursuing her want the full college doctorate. She then experience – which worked at Maryland, includes living on cambefore becoming pus and participating director of the firstin a range of activiyear experience and ties. Others prefer to academic advising focus singly on their center at Mercer Uniacademic work, either versity in Georgia. because of a personal She later served preference or their as dean of student responsibilities. And TRACY TYREE life at Susquehanna many fall somewhere University in central Pennsylvania and then in between. as associate vice president of student affairs at “We want to be able to meet the needs the University of South Florida (USF). At USF, of our students and help them to accomplish she worked primarily on the Tampa campus, their goals regardless of which path they and established an office supporting the choose to take here,” Tyree says. transition of first-year and transfer students, That is among the primary goals of the as well as a center for leadership and civic newly hired vice president for student affairs, engagement, and a department serving the who also believes the role of a university is to distinctive needs of veteran students. help students prepare not just for a job, but She and her family moved to central Masfor their adult lives. “My hope is that we can sachusetts during the summer of 2011 and play a part in enriching their experience as a landed a job with The Spelman and Johnson student and to enhance their future,” she says. Group, a higher education search firm that Tyree says Southern is well-situated to helps clients identify and recruit highly qualiaccomplish those goals. After spending most fied individuals. of her higher education career at institutions Tyree calls her management style “incluat both ends of the size range, she believes sive and participative.” “We hire people for a Southern is in an academic sweet spot -- not reason – they are the experts in their respectoo big, not too small – to offer the range tive areas,” she says. “I am a firm believer in of programs students seek without being empowering people. At the same time, I will impersonal. have to make decisions. But before I do, I She also notes the university has been like to get people’s feedback and suggestions student-centered and is first and foremost a whenever possible.” teaching institution. “That’s one of the things President Papazian says she is confident that first attracted me to Southern,” Tyree that Tyree will be an asset to the university. says. “What sold me on the university is the “Tracy brings with her a track record of vision and energy that President (Mary A.) commitment to student success, effective Papazian brings to the campus. She is strongly senior administration and innovation in committed to the students and their success.” student programming and support services,” Born and raised in the panhandle region she says. “Her experience has given her a of Florida, Tyree earned a B.S.B.A. in finance broad perspective of the issues facing higher from the University of Florida. She later education and I believe she will be an excelreceived an M.A. in education from Indiana lent advocate and mentor for our students.” University and a Ph.D. in college student Tyree says she looks forward to exploring personnel administration from the University Connecticut with her family. of Maryland.

The inner sancheard New England tum of informational was a beautiful part of technology can be a the country and that scary place – replete much is true. But I had with its own jargon also heard so much that can glaze the eyes about the gorgeous of non-techies faster summer weather than a state-of-the-art up here. I think that microprocessor. was oversold a bit,” Rules and procehe quips, pointing to dures that emanate the heat and humidity from IT can frustrate earlier this summer, even the most patient followed by a period computer users, espeof persistent rain. cially the seemingly He notes that never ending series of about half of the posichanges on how things tions that report to him are done. For some, directly are currently PABLO MOLINA the more technology vacant, so he will be advances, the more involved in the hiring complex tasks seem phase of building a to be. team during the next several months. Pablo Molina, Southern’s newly hired Molina describes his management philosochief information officer, says he understands phy as one of assembling as strong a team as the angst that people may feel when it comes possible, providing a clear direction and giving to IT and the use of technology. And in his his staff the support needed so they can pernew role, he plans to help de-mystify both form at their best. “I want to hear their ideas, as much as possible. but I also would like to hear from the campus “Sometimes, we make things more comcommunity in terms of their suggestions on plicated in our field than they need to be,” how we can better help people,” he says. Molina says. “One of my goals is to simplify Among his initiatives is the creation a CIO the way we do some things.” Speaker Series. The series will begin on Nov. As an example, Molina points to the 4, when Nick Donofrio, former executive required changing of passwords every few vice president of innovation and technology months. “With the advanced technology in at IBM, will talk about innovation. Donofrio use today by hackers, changing your passis a member of the state Board of Regents for word periodically doesn’t contribute much at Higher Education and chairman of the Special all to network security,” he says. “All it does is Committee in Information Technology. annoy people.” He plans to end the routine Molina holds a doctorate of liberal studies changing of passwords unless there is a need. in technology adoption in higher education He already has expanded the hours that from Georgetown University in Washington, the IT Help Desk is available. “Our intent is to D.C., and an MBA from St. Louis University. better serve our non-traditional students and Before working at Georgetown, he the best way to do that is to be here when worked as director of information technology they are here,” he says. for the University of Pennsylvania. Earlier in Molina, who served as associate vice his career, he built a technology company in president for information technology and Madrid, where he also served as editor-incampus CIO at Georgetown University chief of computer magazines. from 2000 to 2012, says he is excited by President Mary A. Papazian says she is Southern’s commitment to student success, delighted to have Molina on board. retention and inclusion. “The effort we are “Pablo’s experience has given him a broad making to improve the graduation rate is very perspective on the ways that technology is appealing to me.” transforming higher education, and I believe And while he is extremely happy with his he has the skills and leadership to move the decision to come to Southern, he admits he university forward in this critically important may have been misled on one point. “I had area,” she says.

New VP Envisions Enriched Student Experiences


New CIO Outlines Technology Goals for University


SouthernBrief ly On Oct. 11, the university will hold a daylong series of events marking the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking Title IX legislation that ensures gender equality in all aspects of education. The conference, Title IX: Equality in Action: The Enduring Legacy of Title IX will feature a keynote address by Ann Meyers Drysdale -- vice president of the Phoenix Suns and Mercury men’s and women’s basketball teams, an Olympic silver medalist, national collegiate champion and broadcaster -- along with speakers that will include Sally Jenkins, award-winning author, sports columnist and feature writer for The Washington Post; Donna Lopiano, president and founder of Sports Management Resources; Marilyn “Lynn” Malerba, chief of Mohegan Tribal Nation; and Louise O’Neal, women’s coaching pioneer, retired teacher and athletic administrator, among several others. U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro will open the conference with welcome remarks. For further information, or to register, visit www.southernct. edu/title-ix-equality-in-action/ Southern was the only public university in Connecticut to receive a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Grant that will support 10 accelerated degree nursing scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. These grants support traditionally underrepresented students making a career switch to nursing through an accelerated baccalaureate or master’s degree nursing program. In addition to a $10,000 scholar-

ship, NCIN scholars receive other support to help them meet the demands of an accelerated degree program. This was the fifth year in a row that Southern’s Department of Nursing has received this competitive funding. With the latest award of $100,000, supporting 10 scholarships, Southern has received a total of $430,000 to fund 43 scholars. Associate Director of Athletics Belinda “Boe” Pearman was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on June 22 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. Now in her eighth year as associate director and senior administrator at Southern, Pearman has spent more than 20 years in collegiate athletics as a student-athlete, coach and administrator, in addition to experience in professional sports and the private sector. Before coming to Southern, she spent five years as head women’s basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island and guided the Rams to the Atlantic-10 Conference Championship game for only the second time in the history of the program. She also had a 16-year association with the University of Maryland as both a student-athlete and assistant coach. She is one of just 29 players to score more than 1,000 points at Maryland. Between her stints at Maryland and Rhode Island, she spent two seasons as associate head coach with the New England Blizzard of the American Basketball League. In observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, on

Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. in the Adanti Student Center ballroom, the Multicultural Center will present the fifth annual “Empowering Lives” event, featuring a talk by Supreme Court Justice Carmen Elisa Espinosa, the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice in Connecticut. Espinosa has been honored by the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission, the Hispanic Bar Association and Central Connecticut State University. The “Empowering Lives” event, which is free and open to the public, will also include Latin dishes for tasting and live entertainment. Sponsored by the Multicultural Center, with support from Organization of Latin American Students and the SCSU Common Read Committee. The fall Undergraduate Admissions Open House will take place on Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Adanti Student Center Ballroom. The event gives prospective students and their families and friends the opportunity to learn more about Southern’s academic programs and extracurricular activities. More information and an RSVP form are available at undergraduate/. The annual fall Graduate Open House will be held on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the ballroom. Prospective graduate students can meet faculty and staff, learn about programs and requirements, and get information on financial aid, graduate assistantships, and more. To register, call Graduate Studies at (203) 392-5240 or visit

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Research, creative activity, and other projects have taken many members of the Southern faculty around the world. Three faculty members – Mark Kuss, professor of music, Armen Marsoobian, professor of philosophy, and David

Pettigrew, professor of philosophy – are deeply engaged in work that involves human rights and social justice. Their music, photographs, words and actions are making a global impact.

History Through a Family Lens

Transforming Young Lives



n exhibition of photographs and text from Armen Marsoobian’s family collection was recently on display in a gallery in Istanbul. The exhibit – “Bearing Witness to the Lost History of an Armenian Family through the Lens of the Dildilian Brothers” – told the story of his family against the backdrop of events that included a war that ravaged the world and a collapsing empire. The exhibit ran from April 25 to June 8. Marsoobian’s grandfather and greatuncle, Tsolag and Aram Dildilian, were photographers employed both by Anatolia College in Marsovan, a town in Ottoman Turkey, and the local government. From 1890 to 1922, Tsolag was a significant photographer in the region where the family resided. A large collection of photographs and glass negatives came down to Marsoobian from his “family of many photographers,” and he now possesses over 600 photographs from the Dildilian brothers’ collection, many of which date from the period 1910 to 1922, which encompasses the years of the Armenian Genocide. The Armenian Genocide, says Marsoobian, refers to the deliberate and systematic destruction of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire during and just after World War I. An estimated 1 million to 1.5 million Armenians died during the genocide. In 2009, Marsoobian was invited to Anatolia College in Greece to give a series of talks based on the photography collection. In doing research about the collection and his family history, Marsoobian received new information from members of the family.

Armen Marsoobian holds a glass negative from his family collection of photographs and negatives that records events from the Armenian Genocide.

He learned that his great-uncle and greataunt’s daughter had written much about the photographs, including include two lengthy memoirs, as well as family letters and diary entries. Marsoobian says that although there were Turks who tried to help Armenians, the Turks generally avoid use of the word “genocide” and instead refer to the “catastrophe of 1915” or “events of 1915.” For the first time a few years ago, there were public commemorations of the genocide in Turkey.


ark Kuss continues his association with Music for Life International as a board member and is now involved in a series of 15 international concerts to commemorate the Year for the Children of Syria. Music for Life is an organization whose mission is to create transformative action for global and local social good through music and for music. It takes its name from the legendary MUSIC FOR LIFE concerts organized by the late conductor Leonard Bernstein in the 1980s at Carnegie Hall and was created to conceive and present musical concerts and related events to promote the awareness of significant international humanitarian crises and other public interest issues in the United States and throughout the world. Music for Life International launched the Year for the Children of Syria at an April 25 fundraiser. Kuss participated in a brief chamber music performance at the event, also featuring former New York Philharmonic associate principal cellist Alan Stepansky; distinguished Syrian soloist and former WestEastern Divan Orchestra principal clarinet and composer Kinan Azmeh; and George Mathew, founder and artistic director of Music for Life. Among the 160 people involved in the event included actress Mia Farrow, who represented UNICEF, along with representatives from the United Nations and CIOs and vice presidents of

Fortune 500 companies. The Year for the Children of Syria is a “global humanitarian concert” taking place in New York and cities around the world. The effort will culminate in “Shostakovich for the Children of Syria,” a performance of the “Leningrad” Symphony of Shostakovich at Carnegie Hall in January 2014. This initiative brings together many of the world’s finest orchestral musicians, including Kuss. Principal artists will gather from the New York Philharmonic, MET Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and other major ensembles. Proceeds of this year-long initiative will benefit UNICEF’s humanitarian programs for the Syrian Emergency.


Mark Kuss (below, left) and George Mathew perform at a fund raiser for UNICEF earlier this year.

Seeking Justice in Bosnia D

avid Pettigrew has been thinking about Bosnia for a long time. For the past several years, the professor of philosophy has been researching and writing about the genocide that took place during the Bosnian War in the 1990s, and he now focuses particularly on the widespread and systematic efforts to exclude Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) from their former homes. Through his writing, lectures and a film on which he collaborated with his son, Pettigrew has expressed his deep involvement in efforts to gain recognition of the atrocities that took place in Bosnia. Last summer, he attended a wreath-laying ceremony in a cemetery in the Bosnian town of Višegrad, a ceremony that held great significance for the town’s refugees. His trip to Bosnia also involved research related to his book manuscript, “Witnessing Genocide in Bosnia: Pathways to Justice,” and lectures for the students of the Srebrenica Summer University. Pettigrew explains that in January 1992, Republika Srpska (RS) declared its existence, but the territory RS claimed was within the borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina and that in many areas Bosniaks comprised 80 to 100 percent of the population. When Bosnia (including the territory of RS) was recognized as an independent nation in April 1992, Yugoslav and Bosnian Serb forces began trying to remove all Bosniaks from the territory of RS through murder, terror and forcible displacement. Pettigrew became particularly interested in Višegrad because of the nature of the atrocities there and because the town continues to maintain a culture of denial regarding these atrocities. Notorious incidents involved the herding of residents – mostly women and children – into two houses, where they were locked in and burned alive, the houses set on fire. In May 2012, their remains exhumed, 66 victims of the


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Višegrad genocide were buried in the town’s Muslim cemetery, and local activists erected a monument that refers to the “victims of the Višegrad genocide.” Pettigrew says the RS authorities ruled that the monument could not include the term “genocide,” and it seemed that the memorial would be destroyed. Activists asked Pettigrew to intervene, and he wrote a letter to the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, identifying the decision to destroy the monument as discriminatory, as apartheid, and as part of a widespread effort to prevent those who were expelled from their homes in 1992 from returning. On July 16, he went to Višegrad with about 10 faculty from Sarajevo to lay a wreath at the monument. The wreath bore a ribbon with a message suggested by Pettigrew: “To the memory of the victims of the Višegrad genocide: May truth lead to justice.” He says the message on the wreath was designed to resist genocide denial and

David Pettigrew speaks to students at Srebrenica Summer University and visits a memorial to victims of the Visegrad genocide during a summer trip to Bosnia.

to support the local activists and survivors. Pettigrew says that symbols placed around Višegrad are meant to be psychologically intimidating, such as a statue put up to honor and celebrate the perpetrators of the genocide. Pettigrew is giving two presentations on his research this fall: one as part of the Yale Genocide Studies Seminar Series and another in Paris. He is also teaching a new course this semester on the Holocaust and Genocide Studies. More information ab out Pettigrew’s work can be found on his website: home.SouthernCT. edu/~pettigrewd1/



Medical Spanish Course Breaks Down Barriers YOU ARE SITTING ON AN EXAMINING TABLE IN A DOCTOR’S OFFICE, waiting to hear what your physician has to say about your mystifying symptoms. But when the doctor begins to explain, you cannot understand the medical terms he uses. It’s a situation that can make anyone anxious, but add to that a language barrier – imagine your doctor only speaks English and you only speak Spanish. Luisa Piemontese, professor of Spanish, says people in this position are often scared. She has helped Spanish-speaking friends and family with communicating during medical appointments. Piemontese will also assist if she is out in a doctor’s office and notices that someone is having trouble communicating because of a language barrier. And she is helping in another way: the new course on medical Spanish (Spanish 220) that she is teaching this fall will give students, particularly those going into medical or helping professions, the capability to converse with patients and make them feel comfortable. The course was developed by Resha Cardone and Sobeira Latorre, associate professors of Spanish. Cardone was originally approached by the Nursing Department in 2010 to create such a course and later worked with student Stephanie Caicedo, a double major in Spanish and nursing, who wanted to do an independent study to connect her two majors. Caicedo translated a series of documents into Spanish for the Connecticut Lifespan Respite Coalition (CLRC), a local agency. Thanks to this independent study, Cardone says, she met Peaches Quinn of the CLRC, who helped her understand that the need for medical Spanish courses existed not only at Southern but also within the community. “Despite the fact that her agency serves many Hispanic clients, they had no materials in Spanish to offer them,” Cardone says. By the end of Stephanie’s independent study, she says, she was hearing from both students and members of the community that a medical Spanish course was needed. When the time came to put together the course proposal, Latorre offered to help. “Neither of us have any expertise in the medical field, so we had to do quite a bit of research in putting the proposal together,” Cardone says.

When Piemontese offered the course for the first time this fall, it was immediately apparent how much interest there is among students for such a course. The course filled quickly, prompting its developers to consider creating a medical Spanish track or minor, not only for nursing students, but also for students in related fields like public health, psychology and exercise science. Spanish 101 is the prerequisite for the course, along with three years of Spanish in high school. Spanish 200 is required for the LEP, but the medical Spanish course can fill the same requirement. “In Spanish 200, you learn the parts of the body on the outside,” Piemontese Resha Cardone, Luisa Piemontese and Sobeira Latorre are helping students in medical and says. “In this course we’ll go related fields communicate better with Spanish-speaking patients and clients. inside the body.” One way she plans to give her students hands-on experiLearning vocabulary is important, she says, and the stuence is to take them with her to help at a medical clinic for dents will do that, but her ultimate goal for the course is for migrant farm workers run by the University of Connecticut. them to be able to communicate. “We are focusing on the The clinic, staffed by medical students, goes out into farms medical terms – the textbook is on medical Spanish, and the around the state and provides medical and dental care for dictionary required for the course is for students in medical the migrant workers. professions – but we’ll also do a lot of mock scenes of being Piemontese volunteered with this clinic over the summer in a hospital or doctor’s office.” and has asked her students if they would like to join her. DurShe is interested in knowing how much her students ing the first week of class, she and some of her students were know about the Spanish-speaking world and wants to move headed to Lyman Orchards to accompany the clinic staff to beyond stereotypical ideas of the cultures so that students observe and to help with communication, if asked. understand they will be dealing with human beings, not The students who registered for this course want to be stereotypes. Early in the course, Piemontese will talk about there, Piemontese says. “It is immediately meaningful to them. how important correct pronunciation is – “mispronunciation They know it is a skill they need.” can be insulting,” she says.


Open Book Text

Online Alternatives for Math Students

AS A MATH PROFESSOR, JOE FIELDS KNOWS A THING OR TWO about how costs can compound themselves. He can use

algebraic formulas – even calculus equations – to show just how much rising costs of higher education are affecting the pocketbooks of students and their parents. But he didn’t need an advanced mathematical background to discover the effect that rising textbook prices are having on students across the country, including those he teaches at Southern. That awareness helped spur Fields to write an open-source textbook for a course he teaches on mathematical proofs. He makes the book available online for free to his students, or for that matter to any students, professors or others who wish to read it or print it out. “It just seemed ridiculous to me that a standard textbook for this class was costing students around $150,” Fields says. “So, I decided to write a book (A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Mathematics) that is not only free, but that I believe is better at helping students in their transition from computational math courses to the more abstract and theoretical courses.” And don’t worry, the quality is sound. In fact, his book has been endorsed by the American Institute of Mathematics – a prestigious organization in the math world. The book was originally published in 2008, but has had several revisions. A printed-on-demand, hard copy of the book is also available for $14.40, but in the digital age, many students are quite comfortable with reading online publications. The approach taken by Fields — offering free online textbooks – is a growing phenomenon in academia. A recent report released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office shows an 82 percent increase in the average price of college textbooks since 2002 — virtually triple the rate of inflation during that same period. At Southern, several of his Math Department colleagues are following a similar path. Len Brin, assistant department chairman, has begun writing an open-source book, “Numerical Analysis.” Brin also has informed faculty members in

Joe Fields holds up a hard copy of his online math book, 'A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Mathematics.' The book is available online for free and is part of a national trend toward open-source textbooks being offered to students and faculty members.

the department about free math books that are available online and encouraged them to consider them as primary or supplemental sources. And Marie Nabbout-Cheiban, assistant professor, and Klay Kruczek, associate professor, are also involved in online software projects. “You often see textbook publishers come out with revised editions after making only minor changes that really didn’t need to made,” Fields says. “But they sometimes change the numeric sequence of the math problems in the book so that students are forced to buy the new edition, rather than purchase a cheaper, used book.” Fields says it is easier in some ways to develop and market such free online textbooks for more advanced courses because there is less interest from publishing companies. The introductory or more basic level courses are used by more students and the publishers do a good job of providing supplemental materials, he says. He typically teaches his Introduction to Proofs course to about 40 students a year. That saves students – who in past years had been paying about $150 for a textbook — a collective total of $6,000 a year. He does not know how many others have used his textbook so far, but he has received a few emails – presumably from faculty members or students at other schools — asking questions about it. Suzy Mitchell, a Southern student who used the opensource book by Fields for another math class, says she was pleasantly surprised by her experience. “I thought I was going to hate an online textbook, especially a math one,” Mitchell says. “However, it was a very easy resource and as a student, it was very convenient and easy to access. And the fact that the author of the book was one of my former professors was a great comfort. If I were confused about something or questioned an idea, I could ask Dr. Fields about it and he would be more than willing to help answer any of my questions.” Fields says he believes the use of open-source textbook will continue to grow. “I think we are going to see increased interest and use of online books in higher education as a way to help curtail costs for students,” he says.


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On the Sidelines, But Not Sidelined


Soccer Star Committed to Team Despite Season-Ending Injury



nearly her entire life. Ever since an introduction to the game at around the age of 5, she has made her mark in the sport through her talent and leadership abilities. That success has continued into her collegiate career at Southern, where she is regarded as perhaps the finest defender in school history. And off the field, the Owls’ senior captain and nursing major maintains a cumulative grade point average of more than 3.6. She also has been active with the Athletic Department’s community outreach efforts. Adam Cohen, women’s soccer coach, views Brochu as a strong role model for the younger players. “She exemplifies what we want our program to be about at Southern,” he says. “She is driven, motivated and extremely intelligent. She has a way of not only getting herself motivated, but motivating the people around her. She has been a leader from the moment she stepped on campus.” Brochu says her commitment to soccer has not been an obstacle to her academic success. SPORT OF SOCCER




with faculty on environmental research through the center. Projects in which they have engaged include measuring mercury and other contaminants in state harbors, exploring ways to combat beach erosion after hurricanes and determining the age of lobsters. The entrepreneurial couple founded ChemWerth, an international generic drug development and supply company, in 1982. “Southern is accessible and offers students the opportunity to receive a great education,” says Pam Werth, who was raised in Bridgeport and believes in supporting urban education initiatives. “I know this is a school that makes a difference in people’s lives.” “This is truly a transformational gift,” says Vincent Breslin, professor of science education and environmental studies, and co-coordinator of the Werth Center, along with James Tait, professor of science educa-

“Personally I do better in school when I’m in season,” she says. “There’s more structure. I always make lists for things to do that day, and that helps me stay on track. Learning how to manage your time is something that you learn to do as a freshman very, very quickly.” For the past three years, Brochu has been the anchor of the Owls’ defensive unit. She is a three-time All-Northeast-10 Conference pick, as well as having earned berths on the All-New England and All-Region teams. She also has been picked for the NE-10 Conference Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team and has been chosen as a Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award recipient. But her resolve and leadership skills will figure prominently again this fall due to unfortunate circumstances. This summer, while competing with the New England Mutiny (a team in the Women’s Premier Soccer League), Brochu sustained an injury that required surgery in August. She will be relegated to the sidelines for the entire 2013 season. The injury came on the heels of a stellar

summer campaign in which she was selected as one of just 18 players named to the WPSL All-League team. Thanks to Brochu’s efforts, the Mutiny reached the national semifinals. “It’s definitely going to be a huge change this year,” she says. “It’s going to take a while to get used to it. I’ll talk to the girls on the field and on the bench. I’m going to try to be a leader in a different way.” Although the injury may prevent Brochu from playing this year, she is optimistic about the Owls’ chances to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament, something that has eluded Southern during the past few years. “We want to make the NCAA’s, especially with it being my senior year,” she says. “We’ve been close for so many years. This year we have a really good team and we want to go one step forward.” After graduation, Brochu is headed for a career in the nursing field. “I’ve always wanted to go into a career where I could help people and be physically active,” she says. “I’ve never been one to sit behind a desk. I’ve also had a lot of family members working in the medical field and have been around it since I was little.”


tion and environmental work with middle school studies, and Sean Grace, and high school science associate professor of biolteachers, as well as Southogy. “It makes the center ern faculty and industry sustainable, allows us to mentors, to focus on proplan future programs of fessional development and research and lets students interdisciplinary research. know that support for their The program will include work will be there over the fellowships for the stulong term.” dents and teachers. PETER AND PAM WERTH “In this highly competiThe gift also will fund tive job market, it’s not what you know but the Southern Summer Science Business what you can do with what you know that Institute, which will enable students matters,” Breslin says. “This gift enables us majoring in the STEM disciplines (science, to provide hands-on experience to students, technology, engineering and mathematwho will be out in the field and in the lab ics) to learn about the business aspects of conducting research with state-of-the-art science. Participants will receive $5,000 instrumentation. As a result, our students are stipends, which will allow them to focus much more competitive in the job market.” on their education rather than seeking In addition to the center, the gift will summer employment. The program will fund the Industry Academic Fellowship include seminars, as well as internships with Program, which will enable students to science-based businesses in the area.


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Fostering the Next Generation of Connecticut’s Scientists

PLEASE JOIN US The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Academic and Laboratory Science Building at Southern Connecticut State University FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 • 1 PM The groundbreaking will take place in front of Jennings Hall. The event will be followed by a student poster session in each science discipline.

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determined) and a coastal processes lab (where levels of sediment can be tested),” Breslin says. The CSU Center for Nanotechnology will be located on the ground floor, where the laboratory space is designed to isolate the building’s vibrations -- considered important when dealing with microscopic materials. “When Jennings Hall was designed, it was not expected to house intensive research,” says James Dolan, professor of physics. “As a result, the floors in Jennings are prone to microscopic vibrations that limit what can be done with microscopic instruments. The new building will allow us to do so much more.” Christine Broadbridge, chairwoman of the Physics Department, agrees. “The timing could not be better as the nanotechnology programs at Southern have grown so much,” Broadbridge says. She pointed to a Master of Science degree program in applied physics, a graduate certificate in nanotech and an industry/academic fellowship program as examples. A saltwater aquaria room with a touch tank will also be featured in the new building and will be a centerpiece of outreach to area schools and the community. “Schools can bring their students to see and actually hold various kinds of marine life – such as starfish, certain types of crabs, mussels and clams,” Breslin says. Other amenities include an outdoor rock garden showcasing rocks indigenous to Connecticut; six rooftop telescope stations strategically placed to eliminate interference from city lights; a pair of 50-seat general purpose classrooms, as well as office space and study/common areas. Scientific displays will be located throughout the building to showcase faculty and student research. The facility will meet the LEED Silver certification, a designation by the U.S. Green Building Council for buildings that are environmentally friendly. “We will be able to capture the rain water and use it for the irrigation system in that area,” says Robert Sheeley, associate vice president for capital budgeting and facilities operations. “And the roofs will be pitched to accept solar panels.” Centerbrook Architect and Planners is the architectural firm in charge of the $49 million project. It is expected to be completed by the spring of 2015.

SouthernCalendar Conferences & Colloquia

OCT 15 • “LATINOS BEYOND REEL: CHALLENGING A MEDIA STEREOTYPE” An examination of how U.S. news and entertainment media portray — and do not portray — Latinos. Adanti Student Center Theater. 8-10 p.m. (203) 392-5379. OCT 16 • MAJORS EXPO Explore Southern’s spectrum of compelling majors and minors and discover career choices and opportunities as they relate to your major. Adanti Student Center Ballroom. Noon-3 p.m. (203) 392-5367.

OCT 11 • “TITLE IX: EQUALITY IN ACTION – THE ENDURING LEGACY OF TITLE IX” A conference to consider the impact of Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in educational institutions. Includes lunch and dinner. Adanti Student Center. 8 a.m.8 p.m. Registration: general public, SCSU faculty/staff $30; students from other universities $15; SCSU students free. See for a list of speakers and more information. Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Carmen Elisa Espinosa will speak on campus Sept. 30.


SEPT 16 • “THE LINE” A screening of the groundbreaking documentary that explains the complexities of society’s views on sexual violence and its cultural impact. Adanti Student Center 309. 1-2 p.m. (203) 392-5786. SEPT 17 • “ESCAPE FIRE: THE FIGHT TO RESCUE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE” The Department of Nursing will host a screening of “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare.” A panel discussion will follow the screening, with Jocelyn Maminta from WTNH News Channel 8 moderating. Adanti Student Center Theater. 5-7:30 p.m. (203) 392-6495. SEPT 23 • “THE BRO CODE” This documentary focuses on “Bro Culture” and how it leads to both disrespectful attitudes and violence against women. Engleman A115. 1-2 p.m. (203) 392-6902.

Lectures SEPT 30 • “EMPOWERING LIVES”: FEATURING CONNECTICUT SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CARMEN ELISA ESPINOSA Join us as we hear from Judge Carmen Elisa Espinosa. Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with tasty Latin dishes and live entertainment. Adanti Student Center Ballroom. 1-3 p.m. (203) 392-5888. OCT 21 • U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SONIA SOTOMAYOR Justice Sotomayor will speak on her autobiography “My Beloved World” as part of the 2013 Common Read for firstyear students. Lyman Center. 6:30-8:30 p.m. NOV 4 • CIO SPEAKER SERIES: NICK DONOFRIO “Innovation for the 21st Century.” Donofrio consults and speaks nationally and internationally on topics including innovation, technology and education. Adanti Student Center Theater. 1:15 p.m. (203) 392-5019.

Music & Dance SEPT 21 • WELCOME BACK CONCERT Come hear Chicago alt-rock band Makeshift Prodigy, fresh from Lollapalooza. Academic Quad. 6 p.m. Free and open to all students. (203) 392-5782. SEPT 27 • MARION MEADOWS Hot grooves from soprano and tenor saxophonist Meadows, joined by funky trumpeter Cindy Bradley. Lyman Center. 8 p.m. Tickets: $34 general public; $29 jazz series; $30 faculty/staff, SCSU student guests (limit 2); $18 SCSU students with valid I.D. (limit 1). Seating: reserved. (203) 392-6154 or

Open House

OCT 20 • UNDERGRADUATE OPEN HOUSE Prospective undergraduate students and their families and friends are invited to visit campus and learn about academic programs, activities, financial aid and more. Adanti Student Center Ballroom. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (203) 392-5644. OCT 26 • GRADUATE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Open House for all interested in graduate studies at Southern Connecticut State University. Adanti Student Center Ballroom. 9

a.m.-1 p.m. Register at academics/graduate/openhouse or call (203) 392-5240.


SEPT 16 • FIESTA LATINA DOS PRESENTS: ZUMBA Ditch the workout and join the party as you show support for Hispanic Heritage with Zumba — an exhilarating, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, dance fitness-party that will be sure to excite you, inspire you and get you moving! Adanti Student Center Ballroom. 7-8:30 p.m. (203) 392-5888. SEPT 18 • STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS President Mary A. Papazian will provide an overview of the university’s current position and outline her goals for the new academic year. Adanti Student Center Ballroom. 1 p.m. (203) 392-5250. SEPT 19 • MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATION Come learn about this cultural event along with prizes and delicious moon cake. Sponsored by Multicultural Center and Chinese Student Club. Adanti Student Center 301. Noon-1:30 p.m. SEPT 20 • NEW SCIENCE BUILDING GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY Official event to kick off the construction of the university’s new Academic and Laboratory Science Building. In front of Jennings Hall. 1 p.m. To RSVP visit groundbreaking_rsvp.html SEPT 21 • DAY OF SERVICE To register, or for more information, visit student-life/activities/officeofstudentlife/ service/dayofservice.html SEPT 25 • ALUMNI PROFESSIONALS DAY SCSU alumni share their time and talent with SCSU students. Adanti Student Center Ballroom. 2-5 p.m. (203) 392-6500. SEPT 25 • MEN’S GROUP: “REAL MAN VS. STRONG MAN” First of an eight-week menonly series that will meet each Wednesday for discussions around topics important to men. Adanti Student Center 306. 1-2 p.m. (203) 392-6902. SEPT 28 • DREW CAREY A stand-up comic turned actor and producer who had the long-running comedy “The Drew Carey Show,” and the improv/sketch show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Carey is now host of game show “The Price Is Right.” For mature audiences only: no one under the age of 16 shall be admitted to the performance. Lyman Center. 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 general public; $30 faculty/staff/active alumni and SCSU student guests (limit 2); $10 SCSU student with valid I.D. (limit 1). Seating: general admission. (203) 392-6154 or OCT 12 • HOMECOMING AND FAMILY WEEKEND This year’s theme: Out of This World! Space, aliens, planets! Alumni and children’s tents open at noon. Watch the Southern website for more information to come. OCT 12 • KEVIN HART’S: PLASTIC CUP BOYZ Kevin Hart presents comedians the Plastic Cup Boyz: Na’im Lynn, Will “Spank” Horton, and LaVar Walker. Lyman Center. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. (203) 392-6154 or

Theater OCT 11, 15-19 AT 8 P.M. & 12-13, 20 AT 2 P.M. • “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, get the acting bug when they materialize on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Written by Ken Ludwig, presented by the Theatre Department and Crescent Players and directed by Sheila Hickey Garvey. Lyman Center. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10. (203) 392-6154.

Sports FOOTBALL SEPT 20 • Merrimack College. 7 p.m. SEPT 28 • Saint Anselm College. Manchester, N.H. 6 p.m. OCT 4 • Pace University. 7 p.m. OCT 12 • Stonehill College (Homecoming). 1 p.m.

FIELD HOCKEY SEPT 17 • American International College. 7 p.m. SEPT 21 • Stonehill College . 2 p.m. SEPT 24 • LIU Post. Brookville, N.Y. 4 p.m. SEPT 28 • Saint Anselm College. 1 p.m. OCT 1 • American International College. Springfield, Mass. 4 p.m. OCT 5 • Saint Michael’s College. Colchester, Vt. 11 a.m. OCT 9 • LIU Post. 7 p.m. OCT 11 • Merrimack College. North Andover, Mass. 7 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER SEPT 18 • Adelphi University. 4 p.m. SEPT 21 • Franklin Pierce University. Rindge, N.H. 7 p.m. SEPT 24 • American International College. 7 p.m. SEPT 28 • Southern New Hampshire University. 5 p.m. OCT 2 • Le Moyne College. Syracuse, N.Y. 4 p.m. OCT 5 • Saint Anselm College. Manchester, N.H. OCT 8 • University of New Haven. 7 p.m. OCT 12 • Saint Michael’s College. 7 p.m.

MEN’S SOCCER SEPT 18 •Assumption College. 7 p.m. SEPT 24 • College of Saint Rose. Albany, N.Y. 7 p.m. SEPT 27 • Merrimack College. North Andover, Mass. 7 p.m. OCT 2 • Le Moyne College. 7 p.m. OCT 5 • Stonehill College. 7 p.m. OCT 8 • American International College. Springfield, Mass. 4 p.m. OCT 12 • Southern New Hampshire University. Manchester, N.H. 7 p.m. OCT 15 • University of Bridgeport. Bridgeport, Conn. 6 p.m. OCT 19 • Saint Anselm College. 1 p.m. OCT 22 • University of New Haven. 7 p.m. OCT 26 • Saint Michael’s College. Colchester, Vt. 1:30 p.m.

WHAT’S OPEN WHEN ALUMNI RELATIONS OFFICE Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wintergreen 144, (203) 392-6500. BOOKSTORE Adanti Student Center, street level. Call (203) 392-5270 for hours. BULEY LIBRARY Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-9 p.m. COMPUTER LABS Adanti Student Center 202: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 2-10 p.m. Buley Library 409 & 410: open with building Jennings Hall 130: open with building RECREATIONAL Recreation times and open swims may be preempted by athletic events. Moore Fieldhouse: Mon.-Fri. 6:30-9:15 p.m. Pelz Pool: Mon.-Thurs. 6:30-9:15 p.m. FOOD SERVICE Conn Hall: Mon.-Sun. 7 a.m.-midnight. Bagel Wagon: Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. & Sun. closed. North Campus: Sun.-Thurs. 3-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. closed. Davis Hall Kiosk: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. closed. STUDENT CENTER Building: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.5:30 p.m.; Sun. 2-10 p.m. Dunkin’ Donuts: Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. closed. Food Court: Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m; Fri. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. closed. Fitness Center: Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 2-7 p.m. GRANOFF HEALTH CENTER Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. LYMAN CENTER BOX OFFICE Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (when the university is open). Box office: (203) 392-6154.

VOLLEYBALL SEPT 17 • LIU Post 7 p.m. SEPT 21 • Nyack College. Springfield, Mass. 11 a.m. SEPT 21 • Georgian Court University. Springfield, Mass. 3 p.m. SEPT 22 • Concordia College - New York. Springfield, Mass. Noon. SEPT 22 • East Stroudsburg University. Springfield, Mass. 4 p.m. SEPT 25 • Bentley University. 7 p.m. SEPT 28 • Queens College. Flushing, N.Y. 5 p.m. OCT 1 • Pace University. 7 p.m. OCT 5 • Merrimack College. North Andover, Mass. 1 p.m. OCT 8 • College of Saint Rose. 7 p.m. OCT 12 • Le Moyne College. Syracuse, N.Y. 1 p.m.

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Southern Life, September 2013  

A newspaper for the SCSU campus community

Southern Life, September 2013  

A newspaper for the SCSU campus community