In the News – October 2015

In the News – October 2015

*Business View Magazine ran a lengthy piece on Southern’s sustainability efforts in its October edition. A variety of people from the Southern campus community were quoted in the story, including President Mary A. Papazian; Suzie Huminski, sustainability coordinator;Heather Stearns, recycling coordinator; Bob Sheeley, associate vice president for capital budgeting and facilities operations; and Susan Cusato, associate professor of the environment, geography and marine sciences.

*Jack Mordente, veterans affairs administrator, was interviewed Oct. 29 on Channel 8regarding problems associated with the Veterans Administration delay of payments for veterans’ tuition and other obligations.

*Cindy Simoneau, chairwoman of the Journalism Department, was quoted in an Oct. 26 articlein the Waterbury Republican-American regarding concerns over the abridgement of First Amendment rights in a case involving Wesleyan University students. A column was published in the student newspaper that some students found distasteful, and as a result the Student Government Association reduced the paper’s funding. (Please note that you need to be a subscriber to read most of the story.)

*Alan Brown, assistant professor of sociology, was quoted in an Oct. 26 New Haven Registerstory regarding the use of social media by police in the Greater New Haven area

*Jodie Gil, assistant professor of journalism, was interviewed Oct. 20 on WNPR radio’s (90.5 FM) “Where We Live” show regarding barriers to health care. The interview was based upon an article she wrote earlier this year on the effect that a lack of health care can have on children’s education.

*The New Haven Register ran a front page story in its Oct. 18 edition about the early reaction to Southern becoming a tobacco-free campus. The university officially instituted a tobacco-free policy in August.

*A Southern study that showed microbeads floating in New Haven Harbor was referred to during an Oct. 16 press conference called by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). During the press conference, covered by several media, he advocated for a national ban on those microplastic substances, which are found in some face scrubbing products and some toothpastes. The study was conducted a few months ago by then SCSU student Peter Litwin andVincent Breslin, co-chairman of the SCSU Department of the Environment, Geography and Marine Studies. Vince offered his remarks during the press conference.

The New Haven Register, Channel 8 and Channel 30 were among the media outlets that covered the press conference during its Oct. 16 newscasts.

*Kelly Gunneson, a senior on the SCSU volleyball team, was featured in the Oct. 15 edition of the New Haven Register. The article talked about her return from an ACL injury, her success on the court and in the classroom, and her family roots at Southern.

*The opening of the Academic Science and Laboratory Building generated media attention in advance of the Oct. 23 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The New Haven Register ran a story on Oct. 14 about the features of the new building.

Two area business publications posted portions of a press release last week pertaining to the collaboration between Southern and PerkinElmer. The company has provided hi-tech instruments for the new science building.

The Fairfield County Business Journal posted an article online on Oct. 15.article, which was posted last Thursday.

The Hartford Business Journal posted an article on Oct. 14.

*The Oct. 8 talk by former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent garnered the attention of several media outlets. His talk was the focus of this year’s Dr. Joseph Panza Annual Sport Management Lecture.

The New Haven Register, Hartford Courant and Meriden Record-Journal ran stories in the Oct. 9 editions of their newspapers.

The lecture also was covered by Channel 61, which aired a story during an Oct. 9 newscast.

*Chris Piscitelli, director of judicial affairs, was quoted in an online version of a Sports Illustratedstory that was posted Oct. 8. The article dealt with daily fantasy football and the low-stakes betting associated with it. Chris was quoted, as were a few Southern students.

*Southern’s new high tech treadmill — designed to assess risk of injury in a person’s hips, knees and ankles – garnered media attention in an Oct. 2 story and video in the Waterbury Republican-American. Carrie MacMillan, a features reporter with the paper, wrote a first-person account of what it is like to be tested on the treadmill. She included comments from Bob Gregory, assistant professor of exercise science, who is in charge of the treadmill testing, as well as Marc Robertson, a physical therapist and an assistant professor of exercise science.

A video of Carrie’s experience, as taken by multimedia journalist Erin Covey, was included in the online posting. (Only a small portion of the column is available to non-subscribers)

*A summary of President Mary A. Papazian’s State of the University address was posted in the Oct. 1 online version of the Hartford Courant’s YourTowns section.

Highlights from the address were also posted online on Oct. 3 as part of the New Haven Register’s Forum section.