Monday, October 24, 2011

One Book, One Community: Doug Fine to speak

Doug Fine, author of Farewell, My Subaru, will speak at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 25th) in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the Midtown campus.  

Farewell, My Subaru was this year's One Book, One Community selection.  Fine's visit was previewed in the News-Times in  Carolyn Mueller's "Fine Will Bring Big Laughs to Danbury."

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wizards of Chemistry

More than 100 students from Rogers Park Middle School were on campus today to a "Wizards of Chemistry" show put on by Chemistry Club members and Dr. Nick Greco, assistant professor of Chemistry.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dr. Saad reflects on Gadhafi's death

Dr. Abubaker Saad, who has been interviewed widely by international media about the ongoing Libyan conflict, was featured today in the News-Times in Eileen Fitzgerald's article "WestConn professor who knew Gadhafi now will return to visit homeland."

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Update: Will Michael, Communication alumnus

Communication alumnus Will Michael was featured in "Capturing Nature on Camera" on Bethel Patch.  The article was written by History alumnus and freelance writer Erik Offgang.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

RSDS wins first championship of season

Rashad Evans, the new coach of the Roger Sherman Debate Society (RSDS), shares the following terrific news:

"I am so happy to report that the Roger Sherman Debate Society captured its first championship of the young debate season! Sophomores Taylor Wolff and Taylor Pasquence won the novice division of the James Madison University Debate tournament this past weekend.  The team posted incredible victories over James Madison University, SUNY Binghamton, Richmond University, Liberty University and a decisive final round victory over Vanderbilt University.  In addition, Talyor Pasquence was named the 3rd best individual speaker in the division. This was an impressive follow-up to the team’s semi-final appearance at the season’s first tournament.  They will now compete in the junior varsity division!

"Juniors Eugene Allen and Ben Townsend also competed with great success in the junior varsity division compiling wins over George Mason University, The US Naval Academy and SUNY Binghamton before losing to eventual champion Vanderbilt University in the octa-final round.

"I would like to congratulate both teams on their success and thank them for their hard work both before and during the tournament.
Thanks to team captain Max Hamoy who travelled with the team, scouted and coached along the way.

"Next up is West Point!"

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Grassroots activist Jane Roberts to speak on campus on Oct. 13th

Grassroots activitist Jane Roberts will present "Women, Population, and the Millenium Development Goals" at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 13) in Student Center 201B. 

Roberts is co-founder of "34 million friends of the United Nationals Population Fund UNFPA"  to raise awareness about the work of the UNPFA to promote gender equity, safe motherhood, and access to contraception in the developing world. 

Roberts has been widely recognized for her work on behalf of women around the world and was nominated in 2005 for the Nobel Peace Prize by the 100 Peace Women Project.  In 2003, she was one of MS. magazine's Women of the Year recipients.  She also has been named a Purpose Prize Fellow and one of the 21 Leaders of the 21st Century by eNews.  Pultizer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn featured Roberts in "Jane Roberts and Her 34 Million Friends" in Half the Sky:  Turning Oppression in Opportunity World Wide (2009). 

Roberts also is the mother of Dr. Anne Roberts, assistant professor of Biochemistry, at WCSU.