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DEATHS OF TWO FORMER COLLEGE PRESIDENTS SADDEN COMMUNITY
Dr. Wilbert E. Locklin, who served as president of Springfield College for 20 years, died Saturday, March 4, in Longmeadow, Mass. He was 85 years of age. Read more.
Rev. Dr. Glenn A. Olds, the eighth president of Springfield College, died over the weekend at the age of 85. Olds' passing follows by seven days the death of Dr. Wilbert E. Locklin. Read more.
NCAA DIVISION III EXCITEMENT COMES TO SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE this Friday & Saturday at Blake Arena. On Friday, Southern Maine will play Hardin-Simmons at 4 p.m., and Scranton will be matched up with Hope in the second semifinal at 6 p.m. Read more.
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE APPROVED TO RE-TITLE DOCTORAL PROGRAM The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education has determined that Springfield College's longstanding Doctor of Physical Education Program (D.P.E.) is equivalent to comparable doctor of philosophy programs and has approved Springfield College's request to change the title of the program to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Read more.
SNEHA SHAH '06 NAMED AWARD RECIPIENT Sneha Shah '06, a movement and sports studies major from Nashua, N.H., has been named the recipient of two Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) awards, William Considine, dean of the school of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, announced recently. Read more.
MEN'S LACROSSE EDGES HARTWICK COLLEGE, 17-16, IN OVERTIME Springfield College sophomore midfielder Tyler Montgomery (Brunswick, Maine) scored a team-best five goals, and attackers Taylor Brown (Portsmouth, R.I.) and Jake Beebe (Sudbury, Mass.) each added three scores as the Pride edged Hartwick College March 11 in an overtime thriller, 17-16, at All-Weather Field in Oneonta, N.Y. Read more.
COURTNEY PARVIN NAMED NEWMAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR; NAOMI GRAVES TABBED COACH OF THE YEAR Senior Courtney Parvin and Head Coach Naomi Graves went home with two of the more prestigious pieces of hardware following the February 28 end-of-season New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's basketball meeting in Worcester, Mass. Read more.
MEN'S GYMNASTICS PLACES SECOND IN NEW ENGLAND INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Temple University won the 2006 New England Men's Gymnastics Invitational Championships at Springfield College's Blake Arena March 12 with a score of 202.450. Springfield College placed second with a score of 185.200. Read more.
WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING FINISHES 25th OF 53 TEAMS AT NCAA DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIPS Senior All-American Sarah Strout (Boothbay, Maine) recorded an 11th-place performance in the 1,650 freestyle event (17:24.61) as the Pride finished in 25th place out of 53 competing teams at this past weekend's NCAA Division III Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by Carleton (Minn.) College. Read more.
SOPHOMORE GUARD FEATURED IN BOSTON GLOBE Christine Cotter, a sophomore guard on the women's basketball team here at SC, and Stoughton, Mass., native, is featured in the February 16th edition of the Boston Globe, in a story written by Paul Harber. Read more.
For information, call the Sports Information Hotline at 413.748.3987.
March 16, Springfield, Mass. Young Alumni Home Buyers Seminar, Springfield College's Cheney Hall, 6 p.m.
March 17, Springfield, Mass. Women's Alumni Basketball Reception, in conjunction with the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship, to be held after the 6 p.m. Semi-Final II game in the Physical Education Complex. Kindly let us know if you'll be attending by calling 413-748-3161.
March 21, Indianapolis, Ind. Alumni and Friends Social at ACPA Convention, hosted by Dr. Delight Champagne and Dr. David Braverman, 9 p.m., Marriott Indianapolis
March 23, Hyannis, Mass. Massachusetts Association of Athletic Directors Alumni & Friends Luncheon, hosted by Walter Sargent '65, Hyannis Four Points, noon
March 23, Framingham, Mass. Eastern Massachusetts Young Alumni Home Buyers Seminar, Naked Fish restaurant in Framingham, 6 p.m.
March 25, Jupiter, Fla. Florida East Coast Alumni Association presents St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training, featuring special guest President Flynn. Pre-game social at noon.
March 26, Boston, Mass. Eastern MA Alumni Association presents Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls. Pre-game reception at Red Hat (9 Bowdoin Street) at 2:30 p.m.
April 7 - 8, Springfield, Mass. Women's Volleyball Reunion
April 8, Baltimore, Md. Baltimore/Washington Alumni Association hosts its annual Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox baseball game. Pre-game picnic begins at 5:30 p.m.
April 19, Springfield, Mass. Student Alumni Association presents the Greased Flag Pole Climb, a Sti-Yu-Ka favorite. Join the student body on Reed Green for this messy, fun-filled event.
For information, contact the Springfield College Office of Alumni Relations staff at (413) 748-3161 or via e-mail at Alumni@spfldcol.edu. For the full schedule, click here.
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE FILM FESTIVAL 'THE ATHLETE IN FILM' TO OPEN WITH MIKE ERUZIONE INTRODUCING 'MIRACLE' Mike Eruzione, captain of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team and scorer of the goal leading to the win that "Sports Illustrated" described as "the #1 sports moment of the century," will open Springfield College's 2006 film festival, "The Athlete in Film," on Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in Appleton Auditorium of Fuller Arts Center on the campus. Read more. Learn more about the College's William Simpson Fine Arts Series.
The International Day to Eradicate Racism will be marked with a film festival at the Springfield College School of Social Work.
March 21, 2006, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the School of Social Work, Brennan Center Auditorium
11 a.m. screening of "The Shadow of Hate" from 11 a.m. to noon. Professor Mulugeta Agonafer, professor of human services and president of AAADERT will speak from noon to 1 p.m. 1 p.m. screening of Academy Award-winning "Crash," followed by selected readings. Learn more.
The Holocaust Committee at the College will hold its annual commemoration on April 3 and 4. Joseph Korzenik, a Holocaust survivor, will speak April 4, from noon to 1 p.m. in Marsh Memorial Chapel, regarding his personal experiences as a teenager in a concentration camp. Also on April 4, a continual reading of the names of individuals who perished during the Holocaust will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. "Paper Clips," an instructional film about the Holocaust and how diversity was recently taught to public school children in a small Midwestern town, will be shown in Appleton Auditorium, Fuller Arts Center, April 3 at 7 p.m. More information is available from Corrie Trattner at 413.748.3792.
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