In the News – September 2013

In the News – September 2013

*The Hartford Courant posted an article Sept. 28 in its online MyTowns section, as well as a subsequent hard copy version of MyTowns, regarding the groundbreaking ceremony for the academic and laboratory science building.

Similarly, an article and photo from the groundbreaking appeared in the “Education Outlook” section of various Hearst newspapers — including the Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate,Greenwich Time and the Brooks Newspapers (several Fairfield County weekly papers). The supplement was included in those papers during the weekend of Oct. 12-13.

*Will Hochman, professor of English, was interviewed Sept. 21 on a Montreal-based radio station, CJAD, during the “Viewpoints” show. The interview focused on the life and works of J.D. Salinger, author of the iconic “Catcher in the Rye.”

He was previously interviewed Sept. 9 no the Channel 61 Morning Show to discuss the life of Salinger. That interview included questions about the movie, “Salinger.”

*The SCSU Veterans Club was mentioned for its support of various veterans and charitable fundraisers in a Sept. 21 article in the New Haven Register.

*The Sept. 9 announcement of a $3 million gift to Southern from the Werth Family Foundation — the largest donation to the university in its 120-year history — attracted plenty of media attention.

Channel 30 ran a segment that featured an interview with President Mary Papazian during the station’s 5:30 p.m. newscast on Sept. 9.

WTIC radio (1080 AM) and WQUN radio (1220 AM) both aired sound bites from an interview the president.

The New Haven Register ran a Page 1 story on Sept. 10.

The Connecticut Post ran an article its Sept. 10 edition.

The story also was picked up by the Associated Press, which enabled word about the gift to spread throughout Connecticut, the Northeast and the nation.

*A preview of the SCSU football team for the 2013 season ran in the Sept. 5 edition of the New Haven Register.

*Adam Goldberg, assistant to the dean of the School of Education, was interviewed Sept. 4 onChannel 61’s Morning Show (during the 9:00 hour) about what can be done to change students’ perceptions of math. Studies have shown that students seem to fear and dislike math more than other subjects.

*Will Hochman, professor of English, was interviewed Sept. 3 on WNPR radio’s (90.5 FM) Colin McEnroe Show about the life of J.D. Salinger.

*Tricia Lin, director of the Women’s Studies program, was quoted Sept. 3 in a New Haven Register story about the language used to describe sex trafficking. The story looked at how words can shape perceptions.

*Paul Stepanovich, chairman of the Management Department, was interviewed Sept. 2 on theChannel 30 11 a.m. newscast about the mistakes many bosses make with regard to trying to get the best performance from their employees. Paul talked about how the effects of rewards and reprimands are often misinterpreted by managers.

Paul was also the focus of a Page 1 story in the Sept. 2 edition of the New Haven Register on the same topic.  Both interviews were the result of a recent post in the SCSU blog, “Wise Words.”

*A photo pertaining to the groundbreaking ceremony of the Buley Library renovation project appeared in the Sept. 1 edition of the New Haven Register.