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Room 323 

Advancement Services
Downtown Campus
185 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051
Room 204000

Monday - Friday  8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (860) 832-1740
Fax: (860) 832-2585 


CCSU Alumni E-News, June 2010


The CCSU Alumni ENews is designed to keep alumni and friends up-to-date with news from the University, including important announcements, student and alumni achievements, athletic news and upcoming events.

Blue Devils Win 2010 Northeast Conference Baseball Title
Tailgate Party Saturday

On the heels of their fourth NEC baseball championship, the Blue Devils will travel to nearby Norwich, CT for the 2010 NCAA Baseball Regional. Central, now 33-21 on the season after winning the NEC title 9-6 over Sacred Heart on Sunday, is entering the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004 and the fourth time this decade.

CCSU will face Florida State in the first round. UConn meets Oregon in the other regional game. The Blue Devils and the Florida State Seminoles will play at 2 p.m. on Friday in Dodd Stadium in Norwich. UConn and Oregon will play at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the losers bracket game will be at 2 pm, and the winners bracket game at 6:30 pm. The regionals are double- elimination format. For schedule and tickets, click here.

TAILGATE SATURDAY’S GAME!  Bring your own and join the fun at Dodd Stadium for a pregame tailgate on Saturday, June 5. Be sure to check the website www.ccsubluedevils.com for game time. Wear your CCSU blue and Go Blue Devils!


Travelers Championship--Special for CCSU Alumni
Join CCSU & SCSU Alumni at the Travelers Championship on Friday, June 25, 2:00 pm -9:00 pm. The world's best professional golfers will vie for a $6 million purse in the 2010 Travelers Championship while you enjoy not only the fabulous golfing, but reconnecting with your fellow alumni and friends in our special Alumni Tent! For more information, click here.

Catch the Rock Cats and Support the CCSU Veteran Excellence Scholarship Fund
Support CCSU Veterans Scholarship while enjoying a New Britain Rock Cats game on August 18. The Rock Cats will donate a portion of each ticket to the CCSU Veteran Excellence Scholarship Fund. For more information and to reserve your tickets, please click here.

Save the Date
Homecoming 2010 is October 9. Stay tuned!

Free Courses for Career & Job Success

The University is offering two free 3-hour sessions for alumni, students, and the New Britain community to learn essential communication and presentation skills. The first course begins on June 14 and the second on July 12.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Self-presentation is critical when interviewing for jobs.  Hiring managers make decisions about candidates based on available information, and with lightning speed. You will be coached so that you may put your best foot forward. You will learn how to provide the correct information to employers so they make hiring decisions favorable to you. Topics discussed will include (a) appropriate attire for multiple interview situations, (b) tactics for interviewing powerfully, (c) strategies for answering even the toughest questions from the most intimidating interviewers, (d) lunchtime and dinnertime etiquette, and (e) practice interview session.
Course: CENC 283, CRN: 50640
Date: June 14, 2010, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Robert C. Vance Academic Center Room 205
Instructors: Robert Forbus and Jason Snyder

Networking is creating and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with others for professional and/or personal reasons. In this seminar, you will learn the strategies and practical, actionable techniques for networking success. Practical, goal-directed networking can produce exceptional results, helping you to meet new investors, find new customers, land new jobs or make new friends. Discover your hidden potential for networking success. You will learn, and put to use, techniques for introducing yourself to people whom you want in your network, interacting with contacts to create mutually beneficial outcomes, following up with contacts and becoming a resource for others.
Course: CENC 400, CRN: 50653
Date: July 12, 2010, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Robert C. Vance Academic Center Room 205
Instructors: Robert Forbus and Jason Snyder

Questions regarding registering, please contact Marianne D’Onofrio, Management Information Systems Department, CCSU School of Business, 860.832.3297

NorthStar Sponsors 2010-2011 Blue Devils Athletics

NorthStar Wealth Partners, a financial planning firm founded by two CCSU alumni, has committed to a yearlong sponsorship of the CCSU Blue Devils athletics program. Robert Laraia '86 and Brandon Marinelli '01 note: “We embrace the leadership opportunities and strength of character the athletics program instills in its students. The future of business and industry in central Connecticut rests on the effort and success of programs like CCSU Athletics. We are proud to be an active supporter of their efforts.”

Around Campus

CCSU Teacher Education students have been touring northern China as part of our Study Abroad program. You can check out their daily blog plus a photo gallery of the trip by clicking here.

Changes in Central focus

Letters to the Editor
We welcome letters on topics in the focus or on other CCSU matters. Email: Centralfocus@CCSU.edu. Write: Central focus, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT, 06050.

Alumni Books
We want to regularly showcase published works by our alumni. If you have recently published a book, please let us know about it by sending an email to alumnibooks@CCSU.edu.

To help defray the costs of publication, we invite Central alumni and friends to advertise in our issues. Please send inquiries to: advertising@CCSU.edu.

CCSUCCESS Campaign for Annual Giving

Your support of Annual Giving helps ensure that current and future students have access to the educational excellence that defines CCSU. To make a secure online gift, please click here.

Alumni Directory

CCSU is working with Harris Connect in producing an alumni directory scheduled for publication in October. Over the next several months, you may receive postcards, emails or phone calls from Harris asking for updated contact information. We would appreciate your cooperation in updating your contact information. All updates are returned to CCSU so that our database remains current.

Harris Connect is only collecting information for purposes of the directory. Your information will not be released to any third parties. You decide whether or not your personal information is published in the directory-make your wishes clear to the representative with whom you speak. It is a great way to stay connected to the CCSU alumni community!

All alumni who have updated their information online will be contacted by Harris Connect to verify their information. This step is necessary to ensure the integrity of our records as well as the quality of the Alumni Directory.

Give to CCSU

Make your gift using AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, Discover online or check. Contact the Development Office at 860-832-1740 or development@ccsu.edu with questions.    Give Online

This issue of CCSU Alumni E-News brought to you by the generosity of the NorthStar Wealth Partners.

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This is the latest edition of the CCSU's monthly electronic newsletter for alumni and friends of the University. It is produced by the Office of Marketing & Communications. For suggestions, comments, or questions, please contact: Mclaughlinm@ccsu.edu.
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