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SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY, NANCY HOGSHEAD-MAKAR TO BE SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS United States Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Atty. Nancy Hogshead-Makar will give the addresses at Springfield College's 120th Commencement Ceremonies May 13 and 14 on the campus. Read more.
NEWLY RENOVATED WEISER HALL, NEW TV STUDIO AND JOURNALISM LAB UNVEILED Springfield College unveiled its new television studio, journalism laboratory, and other highlights of its renovation of Weiser Hall at a ceremony March 29 at the building on Wilbraham Ave. Read more.
INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED JACK WILMORE TO DELIVER KARPOVICH LECTURE Jack Wilmore, Ph.D., an internationally renowned exercise physiologist, will present Springfield College's 2006 Peter V. Karpovich Lecture Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Townhouse Conference Room. Wilmore will speak on "The Obesity Epidemic: Focus on Treatment or Prevention?" Peter Karpovich, M.D., for whom the lecture is named, was a pioneer in the field of exercise physiology. He was a member of the Springfield College faculty from 1927 until his death in 1975. He and his wife, Josephine Rathbone, Ph.D., were among the founders of the American College of Sports Medicine.
DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PROFESSOR PAUL KELTER TO PRESENT BRITTON C. AND LUCILE MCCABE LECTURE The Tenth Annual Britton C. and Lucile McCabe Lecture will be held Wednesday, April 19, at 4 p.m. in Appleton Auditorium, Fuller Arts Center. Guest speaker will be Paul Kelter, Ph.D., a professor of chemistry and distinguished teacher at the University of Illinois. Kelter will present "Here's Why We Torture You with All This (sigh) Chemistry." A reception will follow the lecture in the foyer of the Fuller Arts Center. More information is available from Maureen Anzalotti at 748-3337.
PROF. RONALD MAGGIO TO GIVE HUMANICS LECTURE, INTRODUCE 2006-2007 DISTINGUISHED SPRINGFIELD PROFESSOR OF HUMANICS Current Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics Ron Maggio, associate professor of art and chair of the visual and performing arts department, will present the 2006 Distinguished Professor of Humanics Lecture Thursday, April 20, at 4 p.m. in Appleton Auditorium of the Fuller Arts Center. Following his presentation, the 2006-2007 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics will be announced. A reception will follow in the Linkletter Foyer of the center. More information is available from the office of academic affairs at 413.748.3959.
CHARLIE BROCK NAMED TO PRESTIGIOUS NABC BOARD OF DIRECTORS Charlie Brock, head men's basketball coach, has been named to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He was named to this most coveted of positions during the recent NABC Convention at the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read more.
JOEL DEARING RECEIVES AVCA TRAILBLAZER AWARD Women's volleyball coach Joel Dearing was one of eight to receive the Trailblazer Award at the 10th annual Molten Division III Men's Invitational Volleyball Championship Banquet held April 6 on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. Read more.
SOFTBALL CRUISES PAST MCLA IN NON-CONFERENCE SWEEP, 10-1 AND 6-1 Sophomore second baseman Denise Fumicello (Brockton, Mass.) went 6-for-9 in two games with four runs batted in (RBI) and three runs scored as the Pride rolled past the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) April 11, 10-1 and 6-1, in a non-conference doubleheader at Zavattaro Field. Read more.
MEN'S LACROSSE POWERS PAST WHEATON, 19-9, IN PILGRIM LEAGUE ACTION First-year forward Pat Cavanaugh (Wayland, Mass.) scored five goals and added an assist as the Pride cruised past Wheaton College, 19-9, in Pilgrim Lacrosse League action April 8 at Benedum Field. Read more.
WOMEN'S LACROSSE UPENDS WHEATON, 13-8, IN NEWMAC SHOWDOWN Junior forward Ashley Martell (Billerica, Mass.) scored three goals and assisted on two other scores as the Pride defeated New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe, Wheaton College, 13-8, April 8 at Benedum Field. Read more.
BASEBALL SPLITS HOME DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST CLARK UNIVERSITY Senior Matt Rodovick (Stamford, Vt.) allowed just one unearned run in seven innings, to lead Springfield College to a 3-1 victory over Clark University in the second game of a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference doubleheader April 8 at SC's Berry-Allen Field. In the first game, Clark rode a 4-run first-inning to a 5-3 victory. Read more.
DAMIAN GUNNINGSMITH HONORED WITH DeORMOND "TUSS" McLAUGHRY WESTERN MASS. AWARD Senior quarterback/wide receiver Damian Gunningsmith of the Springfield College football team has been named winner of the DeOrmond "Tuss" McLaughry Western Massachusetts Award. Read more.
MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD COMPETES AT WILLIAMS COLLEGE RELAYS Sophomore John Lewis (Fitchburg, Mass.) finished first in the hammer (141' 2") and second in the discus (149' 10") as the Pride competed in a non-scoring meet at the Williams College Relays in Williamstown, Mass., April 8. Read more.
WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD COMPETES AT TUFTS HILLSIDE RELAYS Two Springfield College women qualified for the New England Division III Championships at the Tufts Hillside Relays on a cold and rainy April 8th in Medford, Mass. Read more.
MEN'S TENNIS DROPS NEWMAC MATCH AT CLARK UNIVERSITY, 5-2 Senior Justin Freitas (East Providence, R.I.) won a thrilling #2 singles match against Clark University's Nikola Milinkovic by a score of 6-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), but it was the Cougars which defeated the Pride in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action April 8, 5-2. Read more.
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April 19, Springfield, Mass. Student Alumni Association presents the Greased Flag Pole Climb, a Sti-Yu-Ka favorite. Join the student body at 5 p.m. on Reed Green for this messy, fun-filled event.
April 25-29, Salt Lake City, Ut. AAHPERD Convention, Alumni & Friends Social, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Marriott Downtown
April 28 & 29, Springfield, Mass. Football Reunion.Click here for more information.
April 29, Springfield, Mass. PLEASE NOTE: The spring Best of Broadway production and the Pioneer Valley Alumni Association's pre-event social scheduled for this date have been cancelled.
April 29, Wilmington, Del. Philadelphia/Wilmington Alumni Association presents Blue Rocks baseball. A pre-game picnic will be held in the Pro-Zone picnic area, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
May 27-31, San Francisco, Calif. PLEASE NOTE: The American Association of Physician Assistants Convention Alumni & Friends Social hosted by Jennifer Hixon '79 has been cancelled.
June 9-11, Springfield, Mass. 2006 Reunion
For information, contact the Springfield College Office of Alumni Relations staff at (413) 748-3161 or via e-mail. For the full schedule, click here.
ART EXHIBIT The Graduating Seniors Student Art Show will be held April 17 through 27 in the William Blizard Gallery, Visual Arts Center. The exhibition will feature painting, ceramics, and digital imagery. More information is available from Ron Maggio at 748-3753.
ADMISSIONS TO HOST EVENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will host "Junior Days" April 17 through 20. This program is designed for high school juniors who are beginning the college search process, and includes an information session hosted by Admissions staff with topics such as academic programs, campus life, financial aid, and history and traditions of the College. A student-led tour of the campus is also included. Approximately 400 families are expected to attend. More information is available from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 748-3136.
STUDENT POSTER PRESENTATION The School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreationss graduate students completing independent study projects will present their work in a poster session to be held Friday, April 21, 2 to 4 p.m. in Dana Gymnasia. Approximately thirty presentations, representing a variety of subjects, will be made. Faculty members, using a standardized evaluation instrument, will evaluate. More information is available by calling 748-3399.
READING, BOOK SIGNING WITH DIANE FUJINO Diane Fujino will read from her first biography of the most prominent Asian American activist of the 1960s, entitled "Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama," Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Memorial Chapel. Fujino will read from her work, which traces Kochiyama through her "all-American" childhood to her role as a fighter for human rights. A reception and book signing will follow. More information is available from Margaret Lloyd at 748-3217.
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