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CCSU Alumni E-News, December 2009

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 Northeast Conference Champs!

The football team won its first outright NEC title with a 14-13 road victory over St. Francis (PA) on November 21.  They matched the school record with nine wins (9-2 overall, 7-1 NEC) and earned a berth to the Gridiron Classic at Butler University on Saturday, Dec. 5 in Indianapolis. They have a chance to become the first team in school history to win 10 games. The win also gives the outgoing senior class 30 total victories, a four-year record.

     This has been a great fall for Blue Devils athletics, with Women’s Soccer once again winning the regular season NEC title and Men’s Cross Country also winning NEC Championship. And after a very strong season, the women's Volleyball team finished tied for second. For more stories about the Blue Devils, click here .

Veterans Day, 2009

Veterans Day was a time for reflection and for the dedication of CCSU's new Veterans Monument. President Jack Miller recognized Marine veteran Raymond Carrier with the University's community veterans award while honoring CCSU student Ross Michael Alexander with the University's Veterans Excellence Award, which this year brought with it the first Veterans Excellence Scholarship. More

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      The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and other University offices hosted a panel discussion reflecting on women's roles in the military. Dr. Linda Schwartz, Commissioner of Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs, gave the keynote address, and CCSU student veterans Amy Otzel and Despina Mavroudis provided their perspectives on their involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

CCSUCCESS: New Campaign for Annual Giving

The University has recently launched a campaign for annual giving. You may already have seen one of the promotional banners headlined by “CCSUCCESS //Success Begins with CCSU,” a theme that epitomizes what takes place here, thanks to the efforts--and the generosity--of many. Annual giving supports a wide range of the University’s most important needs, including academic scholarships, the library, and academic programs and research. Your generosity ensures that the University remains a place where students succeed and learning thrives. Donations may be made online at www.ccsu.edu/giving.

Fearon-Juran Scholarship Established to Support School of Business Students


CCSU and the Juran Institute recently announced the creation of the David Fearon–Juran Institute Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is named in honor of CCSU Professor of Management & Organization David Fearon (left), an esteemed scholar and educator whose commitment to promoting performance excellence was recently honored when the Juran Institute recognized him as a Juran Fellow.
     The Fearon-Juran Institute Scholarship will be awarded to CCSU students who have “distinguished themselves by their demonstrated desire to learn beyond today’s conventions of management thought and practice, by their passion for delighting customers, and by their excellence as students,” according to Vice President for Institutional Advancement Christopher Galligan. President Jack Miller congratulated Fearon and thanked the Juran Institute for “its warm generosity” in creating the scholarship fund. “Gifts such as these enable Central to honor its dual commitment to access and to academic excellence."
     The Juran Institute provides a wide range of training and consulting services designed to improve overall business performance, using Quality, Lean, and Six Sigma methodologies. For more on this story, please click here.

Farmington Bank Sponsors 2009-2010 Basketball Season

Farmington Bank has become the official title sponsor for the Blue Devil men's and women's basketball 2009-2010 season. In announcing the news, President Jack Miller said, "We are very grateful to John Patrick, Jr., for Farmington Bank's exceptional generosity, which helps the University better support its student athletes."  Patrick (left), Chairman, President and CEO of Farmington Bank, said "Teamwork is an important attribute of any winning sports team. Teamwork is also a driving force behind everything we do at Farmington Bank, to bring the best products and services to our consumer and business clients throughout Central Connecticut. It's thrilling to see CCSU's academic and athletics programs thriving under the leadership of President Miller and head basketball coaches Howie Dickenman and Beryl Piper."

Post-Thanksgiving Advice From CCSU Professor: Get Moving!

Actually this advice is good for all times. CCSU Assistant Professor of English Mary Collins (left), an award-winning writer, has recently published a book called American Idle (that's right), which is an examination of our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and a prescription for change. Her message is very simple: get moving!  Even small steps can help overcome some of the risks associated with our sedentary habits. It's a fascinating book that is part history, part biomedical research, and part recommendations, and, not surprisingly, it's being widely featured in the media. You may have heard Collins' interview with John Dankosky on NPR's "Where We Live" or seen her on alumnus Stan Simpson's program on Fox61 or read about it in the Courant. Here's a link to an editorial she inspired. And a link to her website to learn more.

The Arts@CCSU: December (events free unless otherwise noted)

December 1–5

THEATRE: Under Construction,
by Charles Mee; directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Josh Perlstein
7:30 pm
Maloney Hall, Black Box Theatre
$10 admission ($5 for students)
This experimental piece shows how American culture has been "assembled" over the last 50 years. Using all conceivable performance techniques, as well as multimedia and sound collages, the evening rips the veneer off of the post-war 1950s and exposes the raw underbelly of American culture.
December 3

MUSIC: Student Recital
12:40 pm
Torp Theatre
MUSIC: Chamber Players Concert
7:30 pm
Torp Theatre
December 4

MUSIC: Chorale & University Singers Concert
7:30 pm
South Church, New Britain
December  7

MUSIC: Sinfonietta Concert
7:30 pm
Torp Theatre
December 8

MUSIC: Holiday Concert
12:30 pm
Torp Theatre

MUSIC: Jazz Combo Concert
7:30 pm
Torp Theatre

December 9

MUSIC: Wind Symphony Concert
7:30 pm
Welte Auditorium
December 10
MUSIC: Percussion Concert
12:40 pm
Welte, Room 019

MUSIC: Jazz Band Concert
7:30 pm
Torp Theatre

THEATRE: Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
by Bert V. Royal; directed by Kyle Mencel 7:30 pm
Black Box Theatre, Maloney Hall
Second Stage Productions
This is the story of the Peanuts characters, from the original comic strip created by Charles M. Shultz in the 1940s, growing up in modern times, with all the issues of the modern age. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, and rebellion all collide together speeding inevitably towards an end that is both haunting and hopeful.

December 11

THEATRE: Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
by Bert V. Royal; directed by Kyle Mencel
7:30 pm
Black Box Theatre, Maloney Hall


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