Report from Springfield College
ONE MONTH TO GO
We're only one month away from the end of another semester, Commencement, and the close of our fiscal year. Make your gift to the Annual Fund before May 31, by mailing it to the Office of Development at Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109, or calling us toll-free at 800-622-6072 to use a credit card. More information about giving to Springfield is available at http://www.spfldcol.edu/home.nsf/gift.
YMCA, SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE SIGN HISTORIC AGREEMENT In an historic agreement signed Wednesday, April 7, 2004, the YMCA of the USA designated Springfield College as a premier institution of higher education for YMCA leaders, and Springfield College agreed to annually recruit 30 to 40 students who are interested in YMCA careers from around the country, as well as to expand a range of educational programs for current and future YMCA staff. Read more.
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED Kenneth L. Gladish, national executive director of the YMCA of the USA, will be the speaker at the undergraduate student commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16, 2004, at 9:30 a.m. on Blake Field. Rizek Abusharr, retired director general of the Jerusalem International YMCA, will give the address at the graduate student commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15, 2004, at 9:30 a.m. on the Administration Green.
SC'S STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently recognized Springfield College for its proactive efforts in providing students with the education needed to be successful in the exercise and sport science fields. Read more.
HOW SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE HELPED PUT THE MADNESS IN MARCH Garry Brown of the Springfield Republican goes one-on-one with SC head coach Charlie Brock, and explains that SC's contributions to basketball were just beginning when James Naismith invented the game in 1891. Read more.
CATALOGS POSTED ON WEBSITE Springfield College recently posted its four academic catalogs on its Website and launched a variety of catalog-related on-line services including user capability to print catalog pages and to electronically save course descriptions to a portfolio. Read more.
NATA TO INDUCT REDMOND INTO HALL OF FAME The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) will induct Charles J. Redmond, chair of the Springfield College Exercise Science and Sport Studies Department and associate professor of physical education, into its Hall of Fame. The award is the association's highest honor. In naming Redmond, NATA cited him as a distinguished leader and professional mentor for the entire association through many years of service as an athletic trainer. The award ceremony is scheduled for June 18, 2004, at the Honors and Awards Luncheon during NATA's 2004 annual meeting and clinical symposium in Baltimore, Md.
STUDENT WINS JOURNALISM PRIZE First year student Tim Osgood recently won first place in statewide high school journalism contest for a video he produced while a senior at Methuen (Mass.) High School. Osgood produced the 15-minute short video, entitled "Coach," in early 2003 about the life of Larry Klimas who coached Osgood when he was captain of the Methuen High School football team. Klimas died of cancer in 2002 at age 63. The Massachusetts Associated Press Broadcasters Association sponsored the contest.
View new residence hall construction via our Web cam.
April 12 23
Undergraduate Computer Graphics, Art Education and Art Therapy, and Studio Art Majors Show
William Blizard Gallery, Visual Arts Center
Artists reception April 18 from 2 4 p.m. in the Gallery
April 15 19
Springfield College Theatre presents
"The House of Blue Leaves" by John Guare
Black Box Theatre, Woods Hall
Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m.
Leadership Development in Sport and Inclusive Recreation Programming for Persons with Disabilities Conference
Brennan Conference Center, Island Pond Road
9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Accepted Student Open House
Various Campus Locations
April 26 - May 15
Art Therapy Graduate Students’ Show
Exhibition of visual arts in various media.
William Blizard Gallery
Reception for artists and public
May 2, 2 4 p.m.
The Young at Heart Chorus: Live and Well
Internationally renowned chorus of elders.
Appleton auditorium, Fuller Arts Center
Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Baccalaureate Tea Reception
Carlisle Foyer, Alumni Hall
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Click here for more information.
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD DOWNS COAST GUARD AND WPI The Pride improves to 7-1 in dual meet competition as sophomore Billy King (Wilmington, Mass.) won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and ran legs on both the victorious 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays to lead the Pride men's track and field team over Coast Guard and WPI April 10 on Blake Track. Read more.
GOETZ NAMED NATIONAL CHAMPION Senior Tim Goetz (South Plainfield, N.J.) was named the USA Gymnastics vault champion and finished fifth in the all-around competition to garner two of the Pride's seven total All-America honors at the USA Collegiate Championships, hosted by Texas Women's University, Fri-Sat., April 9-10. Read more.
BASEBALL SHOCKS NATIONALLY RANKED EASTERN CONNECTICUT, 8-7 The Pride stuns the Warriors, who ranked fourth in Division III, with a five-run first inning. This is SC's first win over Eastern since 1996. Read more.
WOMEN'S LACROSSE STOPS BABSON, 14-7 TO SEW UP NO. 2 SEED IN NEWMAC TOURNAMENT The Pride closes out the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) schedule at 5-1 with a big road win over the Beavers. Sophomore Holly Carmody scores three early goals to propel SC. Read more.
SOFTBALL SPLITS WITH COAST GUARD The Pride ends a tough six-games-in-three-days stretch against Coast Guard. Junior Amy Brucker tosses a three-hitter in a 4-2 win in game one, but the Bears rally for a 7-2 victory in the nightcap.Read more.
NO. 10 MEN'S LACROSSE TOPS BABSON, 11-7 The nationally ranked and first-place Pride makes its eight-consecutive victories with a four-goal victory over the Beavers in Pilgrim League action. Read more.
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE DIVING KING OF THE BOARDS Chris Kennedy of the Springfield Republican profiles SC's Peter Avdoulos, one of diving's elite coaches, and sophomore All-American Mike Shaw, the reigning national champion in three-meter diving. Read more.
For information on this week's contests and scores, visit the Athletics Web site, or call the Sports Information Hotline at 413.748.3987.
April 30 - May 1, Springfield, Mass.
June 3, Indianapolis, Ind.
6 p.m. 8 p.m.
Alumni Social in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine
June 10 - 13, Springfield, Mass.
October 14 - 15, Springfield, Mass.
For more information, contact the Springfield College Office of Alumni Relations staff at (413) 748-3161 or via e-mail Alumni@spfldcol.edu. For the full schedule, click here.
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