News from Springfield College
A MESSAGE TO THE SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE COMMUNITY FROM THE PRESIDENT, IN RESPONSE TO THE VIRGINIA TECH TRAGEDY On behalf of Springfield College faculty, staff, and students, I wish to extend our deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers to the families, students, and colleagues at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. There are no words that can adequately express how profoundly we feel about the loss of those who are part of other academic communities. Read more.
INTERNATIONAL IMPACT OF HUMANICS PHILOSOPHY EXPLORED Springfield College explored the past, present, and future international impact of its guiding philosophy of Humanics in programs throughout its campus on March 28. Humanics focuses on education of spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. The event was a part of "The Multicultural, Multi-ethnic, and International Aspects of the Humanics Philosophy," the year long project of the 2006-2007 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics, Dr. Richard Davila. Davila presented the Annual Humanics Lecture, April 19, in Fuller Art Center. Read more.
2007-2008 DISTINGUISHED SPRINGFIELD PROFESSOR OF HUMANICS NAMED Dr. Mimi Murray '61, G'68, professor of physical education, has been named the Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics for 2007-2008. Murray has served as president of international and national organizations in health, physical education, recreation, and dance, and of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport. The Women's Sport Foundation named her one of the five Pioneers in Women's Athletics. During the efforts to secure passage of the landmark Title IX legislation, Murray was a prime mover. She also is the former National Gymnastics Coach of the Year.
STUDENT RESIDENCE BUILDING NAMED IN RECOGNITION OF GIFT FROM JOSEPH R. KAKLEY TO FUNDING CAMPAIGN Springfield College has renamed one of its on-campus graduate student residence facilities to recognize a significant gift to the College by Joseph R. Kakley, owner of J. R. Kakley & Sons, Inc. A dedication ceremony took place Friday, April 13, at the building's east lawn on Alden Street. Read more.
SCHOLARS IN ACTION CELEBRATED ON CAMPUS More than 110 students participated in the annual Scholars in Action Day, April 17, on campus. Posters representing scholarly research, as well as musical and literary selections, were presented by undergraduates during the day-long event. Read more.
EMPLOYERS FLOCK TO JOBS FAIR FOR AREA COLLEGE STUDENTS As college seniors intensify their searches for employment after graduation, more than a hundred national and regional employers converged at Jobs Fair 2007 for students and graduates of the eight greater Springfield colleges. Springfield College hosted the annual event, April 11, in Blake Arena. Read more.
ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM RECEIVES CONTINUED ACCREDITATION The Springfield College Athletic Training Education Program has received continued accreditation through 2012 from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Read more.
MARK BLEGEN BECOMES NSCA STATE DIRECTOR Mark Blegen, Ph.D., Springfield College assistant professor of applied exercise science, has been elected Massachusetts state director for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
NATIONAL PARKS LEADERS SPEAK National Recreation and Park Association Executive Director John Thorner presented Springfield College's annual Weckwerth Lecture on April 11 in the Townhouse Conference Room. Read more.
FREE FITNESS, HEALTH TESTS AT SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE FIT FEST At the recent College Fit Fest, students took tests to learn their percentage of body fat or driving reaction time; saw a video analysis of their squat thrust effectiveness; learned dry land techniques to improve swimming; got tips on their golf putt; had facial skin analyzed, and more. The event was held on April 5 at Blake Arena. More than two dozen other exhibits and activities addressed how to achieve personal wellness.
SOFTBALL DEFEATS CLARK, 9-1, IN SECOND ROUND OF THE NEWMAC TOURNEY Sophomore Angie Atkins (East Haddam, Conn.) hit a two-run single to cap a five-run fifth to help Springfield College to a 9-1 five-inning victory over Clark University in a second round New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference tournament game, April 25, at soggy Potter Field. Read more.
SAMANTHA RHODES NAMED NEWMAC SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK Samantha Rhodes (Mendon, Mass.) was named Pitcher of the Week in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. Read more.
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL DEFEATS STEVENS TECH IN THE MOLTON DIVISION III's TO FINISH THIRD IN THE NATION Third-seed Springfield College overcame a pair of lopsided game losses to earn a comeback victory over fourth-seed Stevens Institute of Technology in the third-place match of the 2007 Molten Division III Men's Invitational Volleyball Championship at Juniata College on April 14. Read more.
WOMEN'S LACROSSE ADVANCES IN NEWMAC TOURNAMENT WITH 16-11 OPENING-ROUND WIN VS. MIT Seniors Lisa Thomas (Whitman, Mass.) and Ashley Martell (Billerica, Mass.) each racked up four goals and one assist for five total points of offense as the fourth-seeded Pride defeated the No. 5 MIT Engineers, 16-11, April 25, in the first round of the 2007 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Lacrosse Tournament at a rain-soaked Benedum Field. Read more.
MEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS CLARK UNIVERSITY, 18-5, IN REGULAR-SEASON FINALE Springfield College freshman attack Kyle Gable (Somers, Conn.) scored three goals and assisted on three other scores for a game-high six points as the Pride downed the Cougars of Clark University, 18-5, April 25, in its regular-season finale at Benedum Field. Read more.
JAKE BEEBE NAMED PILGRIM LACROSSE LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Sophomore Jake Beebe (Sudbury, Mass.) was named the Pilgrim Lacrosse League's Player of the Week in an announcement made Monday, April 16th. Read more.
BASEBALL DEFEATS WESLEYAN, 6-5, ON MACKIE'S GAME-WINNER Jamie Mackie legged out a chopper with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to score the winning run from third and help the Springfield College baseball team defeat Wesleyan, 6-5, April 22, in a thrilling non-conference game at SC's Berry-Allen Field. Read more.
MEN'S GYMNASTICS COACH STEVE POSNER RECEIVES 2007 CGA HONOR AWARD Springfield College head men's gymnastics coach Stephen Posner received the 2007 College Gymnastics Association Honor Award at the association's annual awards banquet at Penn State University. Read more.
ANDREW CONSTANT'S COME-FROM-BEHIND SINGLES WIN LIFTS MEN'S TENNIS OVER BABSON, 5-4 Springfield College sophomore Andrew Constant (Kingston, N.Y.) rallied from a set down to claim a thrilling three-set tie-break victory at first singles to propel the Pride to a 5-4 win over host Babson College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference men's tennis match-up on April 21. Read more.
CONSTANT-LISI NAMED NEWMAC DOUBLES TEAM OF THE WEEK IN MEN'S TENNIS Andrew Constant and Joe Lisi of the men's tennis team were named New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Doubles Team of the Week, April 16. Read more.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD BOTH FINISH FIRST AT THE COAST GUARD QUADRANGULAR First-year students Nikki Hay (Norwalk, Conn.) and Steve Headley (Wilbraham, Mass.) each performed exceptionally well in their respective events to lead the Springfield College men's and women's track & field teams to first place finishes at the Coast Guard Quadrangular Meets, April 14, in New London, Conn. Read more.
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May 5, Bath, Maine
Maine Alumni Association Annual Meeting
May 6, Hartford, Conn.
CTAA Mother's Day Wine Tasting
May 26, San Diego, Calif.
SDAA San Diego Padres Baseball
May 27, Philadelphia, Penn.
AAPA Convention Social
June 7-10, Springfield, Mass.
June 16, Washington, D.C.
BWAA DC United Event
June 24, New York, N.Y.
GNYAA/NJAA New York Liberty Basketball
June 27, Anaheim, Calif.
National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Convention Social
For information, contact the Springfield College Office of Alumni Relations at 413-748-3161 or via e-mail. For the full schedule, click here.
SUMMER CAMPS AT SC There will be an Open House for Springfield College 2007 Summer Camps, Sunday, April 29, from 1-4 p.m., in the Dana Gymnasium of the Physical Education Complex. Information is available by calling 413-748-5287.
Pride Football will hold the FIFTH ANNUAL OLD SHOE GOLF CLASSIC at Westover Golf Course, Ludlow, Mass., on June 2 at noon. Registration information is available from Mike Cerasuolo, Springfield College Football Office, 413-748-3234. Registration deadline is May 21. For registration form, click here.
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