In the News – May 2013

In the News – May 2013

*Frank Harris, chairman of the Journalism Department, was quoted in a Connecticut Magazine article about men’s health in the May edition. He participated in a roundtable discussion about men’s health coordinated by Kevin Lembo, state comptroller.

The following is a link to the Connecticut Magazine article:

http://www.connecticutmag.com/Blogs/Well-Now/May-2013/Mens-Health-The-Connecticut-Man-Up-Program/

*The legendary Jess Dow — who founded Southern’s football program and coached the team during the 1940s, 50s and 60s — has been selected for induction into the College Football Home of Fame next summer. An article about his selection appeared May 30 on the front sports page in the New Haven Register. He died in 2003, but had coached multiple sports teams at Southern and had served as the school’s athletic director during a 28-year career at the university.

The following is an link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/05/30/sports/doc51a7b34681ac0500319300.txt

*Wallingford Patch published an article on May 28 about Angela Read, who graduated at the undergraduate commencement ceremony and earned a B.S. degree in nursing. She fulfilled her mother’s dying wish for her daughter to gain such a degree and to give it her all. She earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in getting her diploma.

The following is a link to the Wallingford Patch story:

http://wallingford.patch.com/groups/schools/p/wallingford-student-makes-good-on-moms-dying-wish

*Patricia DeBarbieri, professor of marriage and family therapy, was interviewed May 21 on the Channel 61 Morning Show about eating disorders and how to prevent them. The interview request was generated by the SCSU blog, “Wise Words.”

The following is a link to the Channel 61 interview:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=wtic_morning&VID=24833968

*The New Haven Register ran a story and photo on May 18 about the undergraduate commencement at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, delivered the commencement address to more than 1,200 graduates.

The following is a link to the Register story and photo. The page also has a link to other photos taken that day by the Register:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/05/17/news/new_haven/doc5196f652426f4912828833.txt

*The Connecticut Post ran an undergraduate commencement photo in the May 18 paper.

The following is a link to a photo page in the online version of the Post:

http://www.ctpost.com/news/slideshow/Southern-Connecticut-State-University-graduation-62681.php

*The Hartford Courant ran an undergraduate commencement photo in the May 18 paper.

The following is a link to a photo page in the online version of the Courant:

http://www.courant.com/hc-2013-scsu-commencement-20130517,0,4470110.photogallery

*Channel 30 also included a brief piece on the undergraduate commencement during the evening news on May 17.

*Channel 61 included a segment during the evening of May 16 about the graduate undergraduate ceremony, particularly the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award to four individuals who died in the Newtown shooting tragedy last December. Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, Anne Marie Murphy and Mary Sherlach had earned a master’s degree at Southern, while Victoria Soto was taking classes toward her master’s degree. Victoria also was awarded her degree posthumously.

The following is a link to the Channel 61 story:

http://foxct.com/2013/05/16/southern-connecticut-state-university-to-honor-newtown-educators/

*WQUN radio (1220 AM) interviewed Greg Paveza, dean of the School of Health & Human Services who also has been serving as interim dean of the School of Graduate Studies, about the presentations to the four people. The segment aired May 16.

*WTIC radio (1080 AM) mentioned the presentations on May 15 in advance of graduate commencement.

The following is a link to the WTIC piece:

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/05/15/sandy-hook-educators-to-be-recognized-by-scsu/#.UZpHFDia-78.email

*Peter Troiano, interim vice president for student and university affairs, and Sally Sizer, a secretary in the School Health Education Department, were interviewed May 7 during the 11 a.m. news on Channel 30 regarding “dog therapy.” They discussed how Southern brought therapy dogs to campus a few days before final exams as part of an effort to help students de-stress before the tests. The program is designed to enable students to focus better during their final week of studying before exams.

*The SCSU Veterans’ Association was lauded in a May 5 article in the New Haven Register. The veterans are presenting a $1,000 check Thursday to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) as part of a fundraiser for the WWP organization.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/05/05/news/doc5185c32b2a422288541216.txt?viewmode=fullstory

*The Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture was highlighted in a front page story May 4 in the New Haven Register. Alan Alda, former star of the 1970s/80s television series M*A*S*H and ex-host of the show Scientific American Frontiers, delivered this year’s lecture to a sold-out crowd at the Lyman Center.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://nhregister.com/articles/2013/05/03/news/metro/doc5184861602d9e726953258.txt

Southern’s undergraduate commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 17 at Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena, was mentioned in a May 4 article in the New Haven Register. Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, will be the featured speaker.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/05/03/news/doc51847eb962b1f303125495.txt