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Deadline for Spring Semester Studying Abroad is Monday

The Center for International Education is reminding students interested in studying abroad that the deadline to apply is Monday, Dec. 1.

Many of the courses available while studying abroad can be taken for credit and can also be part of a student’s spring semester enrollment.

Those wishing to apply can stop by the CIE in Barnard Hall, Room 123 for more information and pick up a copy of the course abroad catalogue, which lists the available trips.

Students may also visit the CIE website by going to the CCSU homepage at www.ccsu.edu.

Red Cross to Host Blood Drive in Two Weeks

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in two weeks in the hopes of attaining 65 pints of blood over the four days it will be held.

The drive will be held in the Student Center Monday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 9:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 2, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Those interested in donating blood can sign up at the Student Center information desk, or call 860-832-1970.

Those wanting to volunteer in the drive can contact Liz Mongrello by calling 860-832-1963, or email st_mongrelloe@ccsu.edu

Food Drive to Be Held Through Thursday

The Golden Key International Honor Society will hold a Thanksgiving food drive Tuesday and Wednesday to collect donations for the CT Food Bank to be given to those in the greatest need.

The drive held in the Student Center from 12-1:30 p.m. until Thursday, Nov. 18, will gather foods and personal care items that are most needed by those less fortunate.

On the list of foods most needed are 100 percent fruit juice, canned vegetables and fruit, rice and canned beans, soups and spaghetti and sauce.

Included on the list of most needed personal care items are toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers, deodorant and shaving cream.

Boxes for donations will be available in all of the campus resident halls and Student Center through Thursday.

ESPN Panel To Discuss Multimedia Sports Journalism

A panel consisting of ESPN staff members will be on campus Wednesday Nov. 17 to discuss multimedia sports journalism.

The event, sponsored by the CCSU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, will bring four current employees of ESPN to Vance 105 to share their thoughts on the current state of sports journalism with a focus on multimedia.

The panel, which will be moderated by CCSU journalism professor Clementina Verge, will include James Dunn, Jodi Hebert Logsdon, Joseph Verge and Jeff Wheatley.

Dunn, a graduate of the University of Georgia, began his career as a CNN video journalist. He is now a producer for ESPN.

Logsdon began her career at ESPN as the news editor for ESPN.com before becoming news editor for studio production for the past four years. Logsdon, a graduate of Syracuse University, also spends her time as a coordinating producer on ESPNews.

Verge, who graduated from William Paterson University, began his career at the Daily Record in Morris County, NJ. He is currently graphics producer at ESPN.

Wheatley, a graduate of the University of Arkansas, began his career as an intern at an all sports Radio Station, KTCK The Ticket, in Dallas.  Wheatley current produces the Monday through Friday 9 a.m. edition of SportsCenter, and in the past has produced Baseball Tonight, NFL Live and other ESPN shows.

The panel talk is scheduled to run from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Insurance Industry Career Day to Be Held Tuesday

An insurance industry career day fair will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12, which will feature numerous insurance companies from across the state holding a roundtable discussion between their executives and students. The roundtable discussion is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Companies such as Aetna, the Hartford, ING and People’s United Bank are scheduled to set up tables in Alumni Hall from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to meet-and-greet students.

The career fair is sponsored by the Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services, a company that works with businesses to educate students and workers on the Conn. insurance industry.

Attendees are required to register before the event and roundtable discussion on www.connecticutIFS.com.

Theology Professor to Speak on JFK and Obama Connection

Theology professor James Douglass is scheduled to speak Monday, Oct. 4 in Vance Hall on the connection between former president John F. Kennedy and President Barack Obama.

Sponsored by the Hartford-based peace education center Pax Educare, Inc., and CCSU’s Peace Studies and held in the room 105 at 7 p.m., the discussion is titled, “JFK, Obama, and the Unspeakable: A Parable of Turning.” Douglass will compare the two presidents who he says are facing similar problems while in office that include nuclear war and attempts toward killing their visions for the United States.

Douglass is a theological advisor, former professor of Bellarmine College and University of Hawaii and author of four books on the theology of nonviolence.

The discussion is free and open to the public.

For further information, e-mail Pax Educare, Inc. at paxeducare@comcast.net, or call 860-930-3182.

Diversity to Be Explained Through Theatre

A theatre presentation will be held in the Constitution room on Wednesday, Oct. 20, to explore the realities of working on a diverse campus.

Hosted by Michael Agnew, a theatrical motivational speaker, “Experiencing Diversity” will have two showings; one from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., and one from 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

Agnew is of High Impact Training, an organization based in St. Cloud, Minn. that provides motivational consultants for conferences and conventions.

Refreshments will be provided.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the CCSU Office of Diversity & Equity and the Human Resources Department.

Those interested can register by visiting the training and workshops page under human resources on www.ccsu.edu.

Historic Amount of Degrees Awarded in 2010

The Connecticut State University System awarded a historic amount of degrees to the class of 2010.

According to a CSUS press release, the 7,005 degrees awarded to graduates at Central, Eastern, Southern and Western was the most ever awarded to one class and the first time more than 7,000 had ever been awarded.

The record total was a 3.6 percent increase over the 6,763 degrees awarded in 2009.

The degree breakdown by university for the 7,005 degrees came out to being 2,468 at Central, 1,158 at Eastern, 2,332 at Southern and 1,047 at Western. 5,121 were
awarded to undergraduate students.

Congressman To Host Veterans Employment Seminar

Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) will host a seminar Thursday, Sept. 9 to provide veterans and their families information on how to find employment within in the state.

The presentation, featuring guest speaker Raymond Jefferson, assistant secretary of the Veteran’s Employment and Training Service at the U.S. Department of Labor, will be held in the Constitution Room in Memorial Hall from 2-4 pm.

The event is meant to maximize veterans’ employment opportunities, protect their employment rights and lead them toward finding meaningful careers.

Larson and Jefferson will be accompanied by members of various state and local veterans organizations, including the CT Department of Veterans Affairs and the CT Department of Labor’s Office for Veterans’ Workforce Development.

Registration and refreshments will be available from 1:30-2 pm.

To RSVP, call or e-mail Conor Quinn in Congressman Larson’s office by Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 860-278-8888, or conor.quinn@mail.house.gov.

DUI Checkpoint Scheduled For This Thursday

The CCSU and New Britain Police Departments have announced that there will be a DUI checkpoint this Thursday, Sept. 9.

In a press release issue by the CCSU police, the departments say that the checkpoint is part of “a continuing effort to deter motorists from driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.”

According to Lt. Chris Cervoni of the CCSU police department the DUI checkpoint will take place on various adjacent streets around the CCSU campus between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m.

In the press release, CCSU Police Chief Jason Powell goes on to say that “the CCSU and New Britain Police Departments hope that their efforts will provide a safer community for our students, faculty, and staff and for city residents. Both departments are hoping a greater awareness of the consequences of driving under the influence will help reduce the loss of lives or injuries by removing intoxicated drivers from the roads.”