Common Read Workshops TOMORROW
First-year students are required to attend a Common Read Workshop tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, to discuss their chosen Common Read book. Workshops will be offered at two times: 11-11:50 a.m. and 12-12:50 p.m. First-year students must attend one of these sessions.
Discussion of “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts” by Jaron Lanier will meet in Mercy Hall, Crystal Room.
Discussion of “The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown” will meet in the Bruyette Athenaeum, Second Floor Reception Room.
Students discussing “Failing Up: How to Aim Higher, Take Risks, and Never Stop Learning” by Leslie Odom, Jr. will meet in McDonough Hall 213 at 11 a.m. and in McDonough Hall 214 at 12 p.m.
These workshops are required for FYS students, but also open to the whole USJ community.
Campus Ministry Updates
Join the USJ community for Sunday Mass from 7-8 p.m. in the Connor Chapel of Our Lady. Light snacks provided after the liturgy. All are welcome!
Get to know USJ’s Campus Ministry team at the Sweet Frog Social on Thursday, Sept. 5, from 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Sweet Frog West Hartford, located at 13 South Main Street.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Lynette Colón at [email protected].
Art Museum Exhibition Reception
“Shared Space: A New Era, Photographs from the Bank of America Collection”
The Art Museum, USJ invites you to the opening of its latest exhibition, “Shared Space: A New Era, Photographs from the Bank of America Collection,” on Sept. 12 from 5-7:30 p.m. Through photography and video, media made ubiquitous through new technologies, 18 artists from nine countries explore how the physical spaces in which we interact – from city streets to rura landscapes – have evolved since the late 1980s, alongside our access to a virtual “global village.” This event is open to the public and the exhibition will be available for viewing from Sept. 13 – Dec. 15. For more information, call 860.231.5399 or visit www.usj.edu/artmuseum.
Remembering Catherine Kikoski, Ed.D.
A Remembrance Ceremony for Professor Emerita Catherine Kikoski will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. in the Connor Chapel of Our Lady. Dr. Kikoski founded USJ’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, and taught here for 22 years. For more information on her life, read her full obituary here.
Office Hours with President Rhona Free
President Rhona Free will be holding open office hours on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 1-3 p.m. in the President’s Office, Room 1, Mercy Hall (at the far end of the hallway). Faculty, staff, and students are invited to sign up (recommended) or stop in for a 15-minute appointment with the President during this time.
Contact: Ruth Foxman, executive assistant to the President/secretary to the Board of Trustees at [email protected] or 860.231.5221.
Celebrating USJ’s Mission in Action at Commencement 2020 – Call for Honorary Degree Nominations
Commencement may seem far away, but it’s time to begin the honorary degree selection process — and we rely on your nominations!
Each year at the Commencement Ceremony, USJ awards honorary degrees (Doctor of Humane Letters) to members of the local, national, and global communities. We are seeking nominations for candidates who, through personal and professional achievements, reflect the University’s mission and stand out as excellent role models for our students.
To nominate a candidate, visit www.usj.edu/HonoraryNomination and
- Review the criteria and list of recent recipients
- Complete the online form by Sept. 20, 2019
All nominations will be reviewed by the Honorary Degree Award Nomination Committee; final recommendations will be sent to President Rhona Free and selected nominations will be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval to be added to the list of potential honorary degree recipients.
2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony and Reception
Please join us on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Hartford Golf Club as we celebrate two honorees for their professional achievements and service to the community. The 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony and Reception will honor Kathleen McGrath Fitts ’79 and Maureen Gorman ’86. To read more about the honorees and to register for the event, please visit www.usj.edu/daa.
Questions? Contact Katie DaSilva Burke ’15, M’17, at 860.231.5364 or [email protected].
Score Hartford Athletic Tickets
As a USJ student, faculty, or staff member, you can receive discounted tickets for as low as $10. Through the Hartford Athletic Student Ticket Program, you get the best pricing and exclusive benefits, including pre-game VIP Field Sideline Access and/or Ball Kids.
Go to Hartfordathletic.com/students and use promo code: STUD19.
Questions? Contact Stewart Azor at 860.308.2895 or [email protected].
Student Tickets are FREE for Autorino Center Performances
Want to see a show but strapped on cash? Students can attend all events at the Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities for free all year long! To check out the unique performances coming to campus for this season – Disruption! – and to reserve your tickets, visit autorino.usj.edu.
USJ Athletics: Discover the Latest News
Tennis Takes the Court
Support the Women’s Tennis team at two home matches this week, taking place at Hall High School in West Hartford. They take on MCLA on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and Mass.-Dartmouth on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 4 p.m.
Visit www.usjbluejays.com/ and like @usj_bluejays on social media for more updates!