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Keeping Ammon Arts & Sciences Alumni & Friends up-to-date with news from the University!

A Message from the Dean of the Carol A. Ammon School of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Susan Pease:  As you can see from the newsletter, there is a lot going on at Central Connecticut State University and the School of Arts and Sciences.  Enjoy our updates and keep in touch! 

To keep current with the Ammon School of Arts & Sciences and the many alumni events and opportunities, please update your information online at www.ccsu.edu/alumniupdate.

Alumni News:   Susan Walkama graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 1981 with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Social Work. She is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer for Wheeler Clinic, Inc., providing mental health treatment and education to 30,000 people annually.    In her capacity as President, she has been able to work with talented people in order to create a vision for psychiatric health care reform.  Click here to read more about this fascinating and influential alum. 

Alumni News: Dr. Anne Hendershott, a graduate of Central Connecticut State University, is a Waterbury native and American Sociologist. Quite famous for her work defending the Catholic Church and promoting their teachings, Dr. Hendershott does not shy away from controversy, but through her prolific writing, gives her opinion through scholarly writings on all controversial topics from issues related to deviance in the Sandusky scandal to the politics of abortion.  She is an engaging person with a very interesting story.  Click here to read more! 

Faculty News:  Dr. Gilbert L. Gigliotti is an English professor at Central Connecticut State University and a HUGE Frank Sinatra fan.  From the end of August through October 20th, he had an exhibit at Elihu Burritt Library entitled, Not ‘Frankie Satin’: An Exhibit of Sinatra Memorabilia, as part of a the 2013 The Year of Italian Culture Symposium.  So you might be asking, Who is Frankie Satin? That was the stage name that Harry James, the person who gave him his first contract, wanted him to take. Click here to read more about this Sinatra and Dr. Gigliotti!

Student News:  Meet Christopher G. Brown, a talented and dedicated student in the Department of Psychological Science. Christopher conducts research in hypermasculinity and media.  Click here to read more about this fascinating student!

Alumni News: The CCSU Art Galleries recently featured the work of artist and alum, Victor Leger. Leger's exhibit on Northeast Landscapes, utilized a plein air technique.  Click here to read about Leger's work and life!

Alumni News:  The fifth Annual Ray Crothers Memorial 2-Mile X-C Race took place on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at the Stanley Quarter Park, in New Britain, CT. Joey Fassington, age 21, won the race with a time of 11:10.0.  The top female winner was Megan Jaswell, age 26, with a time of 12:25.0.  It was a beautiful day with in the park for remembering an incredible friend to the university.  Click here to read more about this memorial race!

Scholarship News: Central Connecticut State University Gala honors women who have significantly contributed to women's issues and raises money for scholarships at CCSU.  The next gala is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2014, and will benefit graduate scholarships.  Come and join us for a fabulous evening of dancing and dining for a great cause!  Darren Sweeney to MC the event! For information on tickets and/or donations to the silent auction, please contact Carolyn Fallahi at fallahic@ccsu.edu.

June Baker Higgins Conference at CCSU on February 20-21, 2014.  Faith Middleton to be keynote speaker!  For more information, please contact Carolyn Fallahi at fallahic@ccsu.edu.

Faculty and Student News: The faculty in the School of Arts & Sciences have been very productive. Click here to read some of the highlights!


Announcement: CCSU Art Department and Modern Languages Department Present: ROSSANA ZAERA - Human, all to Human.  The Wounds of the Natural Alphabet.  For more information on the exhibit please click here.  October 17 through November 21, 2013, at the CCSU Art Galleries, Maloney Hall, 2nd Floor, Samuel S. T. Chen Fine Arts Center.  

Please consider a gift to support the exhibit. Donations of any amount are welcome. For your donation of $75.00 or more you will receive a gift of an exhibition catalog by Rossana Zaera entitled “Human, All Too Human, The Wounds of the Natural Alphabet.”  This beautiful catalog contains 47 pages with texts in English and Spanish.

Donations accepted at the gallery opening or online at our secure site by clicking here (Indicate Modern Language in the “other” column) , or by mailing your check to CCSU Foundation, Inc., PO Box 612, New Britain, CT 06050. 

Announcement: Applications for student scholarships run from approximately November 15 through February 15. Go to www.ccsu.edu/scholarships for more information.

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There are so many students who could benefit from scholarship money.  Please consider making a donation using AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, Discover online or check to the Ammon School. For more on the Ammon Campaign for CCSUCCESS, please click here.  

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