Monthly Archives: November 2011

This Week @ Goodwin 11/28

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that your Black Friday wasn’t too bleak. And away we go with the rundown…

The Lead

Mr. and Ms. Goodwin – Saturday, Dec. 3

The big week is finally here as we countdown to the crowning of the second Mr. Goodwin and the first ever Ms. Goodwin! Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium, the contestants will take the stage as they dazzle us with their talents, their style, and in the case of the gentlemen, their legs. Tommy Correa, creator of last year’s competition, returns to host. DJ Big Steph will provide the soundtrack for the event as well as the afterparty following the show.

Appetizers will be served following the event and students, staff, faculty, and the public are all invited to attend the afterparty. Tickets are $5 at the door. Please join us for a night that won’t fail to entertain! For more info, contact Kim Beebe

ECE Program Hosts Book Fair Today Through Thursday

The Early Childhood Education Program invites you to a Book Fair held today through Thursday, December 1. The highlight will be a Literacy Event on Wednesday, November 30, featuring a 45-minute show by Nappy’s Puppets. Admission to the event, which lasts from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., is one canned food item. Pizza and salad will be on sale for $2.

For a full listing of times, see this flyer. All proceeds from the fair go to the Early Childhood Education Club and its community outreach programs. To RSVP, contact Kim Mansfield at 860-913-2075.

Dine Out and Give Back Tonight and Saturday

The Student Nurses Association invites you to help support the Hospital for Special Care in the most delicious way possible! Tonight, Bertucci’s in Glastonbury (Map it) will give back 10 percent of proceeds to the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain. To participate, you must present your server with this flyer. Have some pizza or pasta and help make a difference!

Perhaps something a bit more spicy is your speed? The Student Nurses Association will host another Give Back event on Saturday at the Glastonbury Chili’s (Map it). It works the same way, and once again, you need a flyer for the promotion to be honored.    

Apply to Win an All-USA Scholarship

An exciting new scholarship opportunity is now available for students. Several sponsors are collaborating to present the All-USA Community College All Star team, comprised of 20 students from across the country. Every team member receives a $2,500 scholarship and a medallion. Each winner will also be profiled in USA Today and will be invited to a special reception at the Phi Theta Kappa AACC Conference in Orlando in April. Details are available on this website

To be eligible, students must have earned a minimum of 36 credits, with at least 30 of those earned within the past five years. Students must be on track to receive an associates or bachelor’s degree and must have a GPA of 3.5 or better. Further eligibility requirements are located here.  

For more information, contact Dean of Students Sandy Wirth. All applications must be received by her office no later than Wednesday, November 30. She has all the pass codes needed to help students fulfill the process. 

Course Withdrawal Date Extended to Dec. 9 

As a result of the weather-related closures earlier this month, the deadline for withdrawing from 15-week and second module courses has been extended. The new withdrawal deadline is December 9, allowing students to withdraw from class until right before Exam Week. 

Connecticut River Academy – the Students’ Take  

As the Connecticut River Academy makes its way through its second year, students are taking time to reflect on their experience at the magnet high school. In this video, you can see and hear for yourself what makes the Academy a great experience for the students, and how the partnership with the College is benefiting learners. 

Activities and Events

Get Informed on Financial Aid

There are a number of financial aid reference books in the library, donated by Jerry Emlet, our VP of Finance. Please take advantage of these resources and get educated about financial aid and the cost of college.

Connecticut State Troopers Recruiting Tuesday, Dec. 6

Members of the Connecticut State Police will be on campus on Tuesday, December 6, to meet with students from the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Programs about future opportunities with the State. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., troopers in the lobby will answer questions about future employment and determine whether their line of work is right for you.

Make sure your résumé is sharp, and dress to impress. Anyone with questions should contact Career Counselor David Zoppoli by email or at 860-727-6768. 

Sell Your Wares at the Goodwin Craft Show on Thursday, Dec. 8 

On Thursday, Dec. 8, the Art Club will host a Craft Fair in the Community Room from 11 a.m. to 6 pm. You are invited to show off your talents and sell your own crafts by buying a table. The cost is $10 for exhibitors. Contact Sandy Pearce for more information or sign up here 

Holiday Extravaganza in New York – Saturday, Dec. 10  

Tickets are going fast for the Holiday Extravaganza in New York City, sponsored by the Goodwin College Alumni Association. In fact, bus-only tickets have sold out, but there is still time to purchase a combo pack with the bus trip and the Radio City Music Christmas Spectacular, featuring the World Famous Rockettes!

You are invited to join students, alumni, staff, and family for the Manhattan bus trip on Saturday, Dec. 10. See Times Square, the tree at Rockefeller Center, do some shopping, and enjoy some of New York’s famous restaurants.

The cost is $119 per person for the trip and the ticket to the 4:30 p.m. show. The bus leaves  the River Campus at 9:30 a.m. and boards in New York at 7:30 p.m. To reserve tickets, contact Alumni Relations Coordinator Vanessa Pergolizzi.  

Clubs and Features  

Swing Lessons – Tuesday, Nov. 29, 5 p.m.
As the old song goes, “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.” The Ballroom Dancing Club will cover swing during the next meeting on Tuesday, November 29. Classes run from 5 to 5:45 p.m. This session will be in the FIP Room 311 (not the Community Room).  No experience or partners required: if you want to dance, please join us! The cost is $12 for employees and $6 for students. Please wear shoes that allow easy movement across the floor (no sneakers please, and no heels required for women). For more information, contact Amanda Daddona.

Soccer Resumes on Thursday, Dec. 1  
The Goodwin College Indoor Soccer Teams are looking for students to play as a members of the Navigators! This week’s games are earlier than the previous games. The staff plays its next game on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. The Navigators will play in the next contest, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. We need students to join! Contact Eric Emet for more information.   

Fantasy Football Heads Down the Stretch
We’re weeks from awarding the first-ever Scheinberg Cup to the winner of the inaugural season of the Goodwin College Staff Fantasy Football League! Most teams are still in contention to make the playoffs, and with only a few weeks left in the regular season, it’s wide open. Liz Bessette continues to lead to Navigators division. Jordan Raineault has Tom Brady to thank for helping lead the Trailblazer Division, and Kim Beebe is proving almost unstoppable atop the Half Moon Division. The winner gets the 27-inch tall Scheinberg Cup, which will be passed down from winner to winner over the years to come. It’s going to be an exciting finish!

Cafe Soup Menu

Monday – Buffalo Chicken            

Tuesday – Italian Wedding             

Wednesday – Mushroom Barley             

Thursday – Turkey Vegetable with Pasta      

Friday – Chef’s Choice     

Trivia   

Fool you once, shame on me, and you were all fooled on last week’s trivia question. No one successful answered the question on the Turkey Pardon, though one person was very close, only getting the first name of the fictional president incorrect. As a result, there will be no free soda this week. Here are the correct answers: 

1. What founding father campaigned to make the turkey the national bird?  – Benjamin Franklin 

2. What Republican President was the first to officially pardon a turkey? – George H. W. Bush 

3. What fictional president pardoned one turkey and drafted another into military service on a West Wing episode? – Josiah “Jed” Bartlet   

This week’s category: Toxic Holidays

What’s more dangerous than a kiss under the mistletoe? Well, eating the mistletoe, for one thing. Traditional mistletoe is highly toxic, and pet owners know to keep their beloved dogs and cats away from the plants. However, mistletoe isn’t the only poisonous plant that people use to decorate their homes for the holidays. For the chance at a free soda, tell us: what other holiday plant can cause skin irritability or intestinal discomfort if ingested? And, since that one is kind of an easy one, here’s the follow-up: what spice, very popular this time of year, is possibly hallucinogenic and deadly if injected into the bloodstream?   

Please email your responses to Matt at Mengelhardt@goodwin.edu.

Thanks and have a great week!  If you know of anyone new to Goodwin, either as a student or employee, please forward us their email address. 

If you have something you’d like included in upcoming newsletters, please email us at ThisWeek@Goodwin.edu by the end of the week preceding your announcement.

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This Week @ Goodwin 11/21

It’s an abbreviated week, but there’s still plenty of things happening as we slip into Holiday mode. Here’s the weekly rundown…

The Lead

A Holiday Limerick from Goodwin College

Once again the Holidays are near,

And so we let out a great big cheer,

For turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pie

Plus elastic waistbands and couches to lie

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here!
No Class After Wednesday
Here’s a reminder that the College will be closed for the Thanksgiving break beginning on Thursday. We will reopen on Monday. The Connecticut River Academy will have a half day on Wednesday, with students dismissed at 11:30 a.m., and will likewise be closed for the rest of the week.   

Apply to Win an All-USA Scholarship

An exciting new scholarship opportunity is now available for students. Several sponsors are collaborating to present the All-USA Community College All Star team, comprised of 20 students from across the country. Every team member receives a $2,500 scholarship and a medallion. Each winner will also be profiled in USA Today and will be invited to a special reception at the Phi Theta Kappa AACC Conference in Orlando in April. Details are available on this website

To be eligible, students must have earned a minimum of 36 credits, with at least 30 of those earned within the past five years. Students must be on track to receive an associates or bachelor’s degree and must have a GPA of 3.5 or better. Further eligibility requirements are located here.  

For more information, contact Dean of Students Sandy Wirth. All applications must be received by her office no later than Wednesday, November 30. She has all the pass codes needed to help students fulfill the process. 

Student Council to Distribute Food Baskets Today

Seven needy East Hartford families will receive baskets of Thanksgiving food today, courtesy of the Student Council’s 4th annual food drive. The East Hartford Department of Social Services identified the families as needing Goodwin’s help.   

Those same seven families will be the beneficiaries from the annual Holiday Clothing and Toy Drive. The Student Council is collecting items in the Learning Resource Center. Stop by today and see how you can help fulfill some wishlists.   

Course Withdrawal Date Extended to Dec. 9

As a result of the weather-related closures earlier this month, the deadline for withdrawing from 15-week and second module courses has been extended. The new withdrawal deadline is December 9, allowing students to withdraw from class until right before Exam Week. 

Goodwin Goes to the Movies – Tonight

Forget Dr. House – humor and good bedside manner are important in the practice of medicine. On Monday, November 21 at 6 p.m., Goodwin Goes to the Movies presents Critical Care, a 1997 satire starring James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, and Albert Brooks. Please join us in the Community Room.     

Goodwin in the News

Freedom Writer Visits Connecticut River Academy

It would have taken quite the hard heart to not be inspired by Maria Reyes. The former Los Angeles gang member turned her life around as one of the famous

Freedom Writers, and last Friday, she stopped by the Connecticut River Academy and Goodwin College to share her story. The Hartford Courant joined us for the event. Read the story here.

President Scheinberg Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
Our own President Mark E. Scheinberg was honored on Thursday as one of four winners of the 2011 Hartford Business Journal Lifetime Achievement Award. President Scheinberg was credited as a visionary and for making great strides in education. Alan Lazowski, CEO of LAZ Parking and a member of the Goodwin College Foundation Board of Directors, was a fellow honoree. Read about it here.   

Activities and Events
Grow a Moustache for the American Cancer Society  
Goodwin gentleman, you are invited to rock your best ‘stache to benefit cancer research! This month is Movember, when many men grow facial hair, no matter how silly it might look, to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. A number of Goodwin Community members are taking up the challenge and invite you to join in or support them! Each participant is donating $5 and collecting contributions. Sponsor a mustachioed man today and make a difference! Contact Eric Emet for more details. You can donate to the cause here       

Congrats to Our Halloween Contest Winners

The October Nor’easter delayed a bit of glory for the winners of two Halloween Contests, but they are not forgotten!

First, congratulations to the Histology Department, winner of the Halloween departmental decoration contest.  

Second, Halloween Cake Wars proved to be a festive and tasty affair. After the last of the icing has set, one team stood supreme. Congrats to the team of Dr. Arthur Crowell, Jamie Mattos, Courtney Franklin, and Jennifer Budkowski. Their winning cake brought a whole new meaning to “til death do us part.” Check out the winning cake on our Facebook page.   

Get Informed on Financial Aid

There are a number of financial aid reference books in the library, donated by Jerry Emlet, our VP of Finance. Please take advantage of these resources and get educated about financial aid and the cost of college.

ECE Program Hosts Book Fair Nov. 28-Dec. 1

The Early Childhood Education Program invites you to a Book Fair held from Monday, November 28, through Thursday, December 1. The highlight will be a Literacy Event on Wednesday, November 30, featuring a 45-minute show by Nappy’s Puppets. Admission to the event, which lasts from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., is one canned food item. Pizza and salad will be on sale for $2.

For a full listing of times, see this flyer. All proceeds from the fair go to the Early Childhood Education Club and its community outreach programs. To RSVP, contact Kim Mansfield at 860-913-2075.

Mr. and Ms. Goodwin – Saturday, Dec. 3

Start the buzz for the second edition of the College’s fantastic talent and fashion showcase! This year, a Ms. Goodwin will be crowned along with Mr. Goodwin. Rehearsals will soon be underway and the event itself will be held in Auditorium on Saturday, December 3, at 7 p.m. Last year’s event was a tremendous success. Let’s do even better in year two! For more information, please contact Kim Beebe

An after-party will be held following the ceremony, featuring DJ Big Steph.  

Connecticut State Troopers Recruiting Tuesday, Dec. 6

Members of the Connecticut State Police will be on campus on Tuesday, December 6, to meet with students from the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Programs about future opportunities with the State. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., troopers in the lobby will answer questions about future employment and determine whether their line of work is right for you.

Make sure your resume is sharp, and dress to impress. Anyone with questions should contact Career Counselor David Zoppoli by email or at 860-727-6768. 

Sell Your Wares at the Goodwin Craft Show on Thursday, Dec. 9

On Thursday, Dec. 8, the Art Club will host a Craft Fair in the Community Room from 11 a.m. to 6 pm. You are invited to show off your talents and sell your own crafts by buying a table. The cost is $10 for the entire event. Contact Sandy Pearce for more information or sign up here 

Holiday Extravaganza in New York – Saturday, Dec. 10  

Tickets are going fast for the Holiday Extravaganza in New York City, sponsored by the Goodwin College Alumni Association. In fact, bus-only tickets have sold out, but there is still time to purchase a combo pack with the bus trip and the Radio City Music Christmas Spectacular, featuring the World Famous Rockettes!

You are invited to join students, alumni, staff, and family for the Manhattan bus trip on Saturday, Dec. 10. See Times Square, the tree at Rockefeller Center, do some shopping, and enjoy some of New York’s famous restaurants.

The cost is $119 per person for the trip and the ticket to the 4:30 p.m. show. The bus leaves  the River Campus at 9:30 a.m. and boards in New York at 7:30 p.m. To reserve tickets, contact Alumni Relations Coordinator Vanessa Pergolizzi.  

 Clubs, Activities, and Features  

 

Swing Lessons – Tuesday, Nov. 29, 5 p.m.
As the old song goes, “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.” The Ballroom Dancing Club will cover swing during the next meeting on Tuesday, November 29. Classes run from 5 to 5:45 p.m. in the Community Room. No experience or partners required: if you want to dance, please join us! The cost is $12 for employees and $6 for students. Please wear shoes that allow easy movement across the floor (no sneakers please, and no heels required for women). For more information, contact Amanda Daddona.

Soccer Resumes on Thursday, Dec. 1  
The Goodwin College Indoor Soccer teams get some time to rest up before retaking the Oakwood turf. Both teams – the Goodwin staff and the student Navigators – are off for Thanksgiving. The staff plays its next game on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. The Navigators will play in the next contest, scheduled for 7:30 p.m.   

 

Cafe Soup Menu

Monday – Cream of Broccoli          

Tuesday – Chicken and Corn Chowder           

Wednesday – Sausage Minestrone           

Thursday – Closed    

Friday – Closed  

 

Trivia   

Nice job by those who knew their video game bosses. It takes a calm mind, great hand-eye coordination, and the occasional cheat code to beat the likes of some of the bosses we mentioned. Congrats to Joel Garcia, who won the soda from last week’s question. Here’s the recap: 

 

1. Punch Out! – Mike Tyson or Mr. Dream

2. Mega Man – Dr. Wiley 

3. Sonic the Hedgehog – Dr. Robotnik 

4. Castlevania –  Count Dracula 

5. Metroid – Mother Brain 

6. The Legend of Zelda – Ganon   

This Week: Turkey Pardon

Every year, 170 million turkeys never live to see Black Friday. However, one lucky turkey gets spared the axe, the result of a presidential pardon. In fact, the tradition has gone on for decades, in both official and unofficial fashion. With the pardon in mind, here’s the three part question for your chance to win a free soda from the bookstore:  

 

1. What founding father campaigned to make the turkey the national bird?  

2. What Republican President was the first to officially pardon a turkey?

3. What fictional president pardoned one turkey and drafted another into military service on a West Wing episode?   

 

Please email your responses to Matt at Mengelhardt@goodwin.edu.

Thanks and have a great week!  If you know of anyone new to Goodwin, either as a student or employee, please forward us their email address. 

 

If you have something you’d like included in upcoming newsletters, please email us at ThisWeek@Goodwin.edu by the end of the week preceding your announcement.

 

This Week @ Goodwin 11/14/11

Thanksgiving is just 10 days away, and after that, the Holiday Shopping Season (officially) gets underway. Here’s what is coming to Goodwin during the calm before the retail storm.

The Lead

Original Freedom Writer Coming to Campus on Friday, Nov. 18
Maria Reyes was just 11 years old when she was initiated into a Southern California gang. She spent much of her youth in and out of juvenile detention, before finding a new path as an original member of the Freedom Writers, comprised of fellow students and a teacher eager to change their lives. On Friday at 8:30 a.m., Maria will visit the Connecticut River Academy and Goodwin College for a presentation in the Auditorium. Stop by and hear her inspiring tale, which was featured prominently in the 2007 film adaptation of the Freedom Writers Diary.

Food Pantry Asks for your Thanksgiving Help
With Thanksgiving approaching, the Transitions Food Pantry is in need of some food staples to help fill holiday requests. Items can be dropped off in the lobby display across from the bookstore. Here are the requested items:

5lb. bags of Potatoes
Bottled Juice (any flavor)
Cake mix and frosting
Canned Peaches or Pineapples
Canned tuna
Cereal
Crackers – any kind
Fruit cocktail
Granola bars
Instant Oatmeal
Microwaveable Popcorn
Minute rice
Mixed vegetables
Pancake mix
Saltines
Stuffing
Seltzer water
Tea/Hot chocolate

Course Withdrawal Date Extended to Dec. 9
As a result of the weather-related closures earlier this month, the deadline for withdrawing from 15-week and second module courses has been extended. The new withdrawal deadline is December 9, allowing students to withdraw from class until right before Exam Week.

Get Involved in the New Goodwin Community Garden
The college is excited to announce the planning of its own Community Garden, open members of the Goodwin family! The garden will be located near Main Street in East Hartford. Participants are welcome to purchase an 8′ by 10′ plot, where they are welcome to grow fruits, veggies, and flowers. Members will also grow produce in a communal plot to aid the Transitions Food Bank.

New Archive Collection Receives National Attention
Recently, the College received a great deal of local interest after acquiring a collection of archives, artifacts, and documents tracing the history of slavery and Civil Rights in the United States. The collection, which includes Alex Haley’s original Roots research, was featured in several newspapers, and the Society of American Archivists took notice as well. The Society included Goodwin’s collection in its celebration of American Archives Month.

Lend Phlebotomy Students an Arm on Tuesday, Nov. 15
Phlebotomy students need practice as they learn how to draw blood, prick fingers, and perform other procedures. Most of the time, they practice their craft on each other, but they need a chance to draw from some unfamiliar veins as well. On Tuesday, you can lend a hand (or an arm or a finger) by Room 507 from 10-11:55 a.m. Volunteering to help the students is crucial to their experience! There will be free goodies for all brave volunteers.

Activities and Events

Grow a Moustache for the American Cancer Society
Goodwin gentleman, you are invited to rock your best ‘stache to benefit cancer research! This month is Movember, when many men grow facial hair, no matter how silly it might look, to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. A number of Goodwin Community members are taking up the challenge and invite you to join in or support them! Each participant is donating $5 and collecting contributions. Sponsor a mustachioed man today and make a difference! Contact Eric Emet for more details.

Student Nursing Association Meets on Tuesday, Nov. 15
After meeting today, the Student Nursing Association will meet twice on Tuesday in Auditorium. The first meeting begins at 4:30 p.m., and the second will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Hartford Nursing Academy to Visit Wednesday, Nov. 16
High school students from the Hartford Nursing Academy will learn about Goodwin’s nursing program on Wednesday. The event, hosted by the Admissions Department will take place in the Community Room from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan Costello, Department Chair of Nursing, will address the students about Goodwin’s Nursing Program and nursing student Heather Garrett will relate her experiences and impressions. High school students will gain information about Goodwin College in general through the new and entertaining presentation conducted by Erin Mirando and Jordan Raineault, High School Admissions Officers. Following lunch, the students will tour the campus and nursing labs. We extend a warm welcome to our guests.

Goodwin Goes to the Movies – Monday, Nov. 21
Forget Dr. House – humor and good bedside manner are important in the practice of medicine. On Monday, November 21 at 6 p.m., Goodwin Goes to the Movies presents Critical Care, a 1997 satire starring James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, and Albert Brooks. Please join us in the Community Room.

ECE Program Hosts Book Fair Nov. 28-Dec. 1
The Early Childhood Education Program invites you to a Book Fair held from Monday, November 28, through Thursday, December 1. The highlight will be a Literacy Event on Wednesday, November 30, featuring a 45-minute show by Nappy’s Puppets. Admission to the event, which lasts from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., is one canned food item. Pizza and salad will be on sale for $2.

For a full listing of times, see this flyer. All proceeds from the fair go to the Early Childhood Education Club and its community outreach programs. To RSVP, contact Kim Mansfield at 860-913-2075.

Mr. and Ms. Goodwin – Saturday, Dec. 3
Start the buzz for the second edition of the College’s fantastic talent and fashion showcase! This year, a Ms. Goodwin will be crowned along with Mr. Goodwin. Rehearsals will soon be underway and the event itself will be held in Auditorium on Saturday, December 3, at 7 p.m. Last year’s event was a tremendous success. Let’s do even better in year two! For more information, please contact Kim Beebe.

An after-party will be held following the ceremony, featuring DJ Big Steph.

Sell Your Wares at the Goodwin Craft Show on Thursday, Dec. 9
On Thursday, Dec. 8, the Art Club will host a Craft Fair in the Community Room from 11 a.m. to 6 pm. You are invited to show off your talents and sell your own crafts by buying a table. The cost is $10 for the entire event. Contact Sandy Pearce for more information.

Holiday Extravaganza in New York – Saturday, Dec. 10
Tickets are going fast for the Holiday Extravaganza in New York City, sponsored by the Goodwin College Alumni Association. In fact, bus-only tickets have sold out, but there is still time to purchase a combo pack with the bus trip and the Radio City Music Spectacular, featuring the World Famous Rockettes!

You are invited to join students, alumni, staff, and family for the Manhattan bus trip on Saturday, Dec. 10. See Times Square, the tree at Rockefeller Center, do some shopping, and enjoy some of New York’s famous restaurants.

The cost is $119 per person for the trip and the ticket to the 4:30 p.m. show. The bus leaves the River Campus at 9:30 a.m. and boards in New York at 7:30 p.m. To reserve tickets, contact Alumni Relations Coordinator Vanessa Pergolizzi.

News

Goodwin College Foundation Sends its Thanks
The Goodwin College Foundation is pleased to announce that your gifts raised nearly $300,000 in 2011, surpassing the goal by $10,000! The money raised is critical to students and has led to the awarding of scholarships, student aid, and other services to assist students. The Foundation is very thankful for all the support. Please see this postcard for the full details of what your gifts have meant for our students.

Clubs, Activities, and Features

Goodwin Staff Triumph Over Students in Indoor Soccer
The second half proved to be the difference in the Goodwin Staff’s 14-6 victory over the student Navigators last Thursday. Here’s Eric Emet’s recap of the game:
The Staff got on the boards first when Advancement’s Guy LaBella headed a beautiful feed from Todd Andrews past the Navigator goalie to take a 1 – nil lead. Shortly after that, Todd followed with his first of a two goal evening, which gave the staff an early 2 – zero lead. Bartosz Piekarski (Respiratory Care) tallied the first Navigator goal, cutting the deficit in half, and the two sides battled back and forth until the horn sounded, ending the first half. Going into the break, the staff was leading the Navigators by a score of 6-5.

The second half was all staff! Cullen Bostock and Sarah Burgess each lit the lamp 3 times throughout the contest, while the Navigators could only manage a goal by David Mable (Criminal Justice), one of his four on the night, thanks in large part to the stellar goaltending of the staff’s David Zoppoli.

The Navigators fall to 0-2, and will next play team TKO this Thursday at 9:30.
The Goodwin staff evened their record at 1-1, and will play the Dynasty Futbal Club immediately following the Navigator’s contest; approximately 10:30 pm.

Scoring
Staff: Guy Labella, Todd Andrews (2), Sarah Burgess (3), Alan Dingfelder, Cullen Bostock (3), Pedro Pozo (2), Kim Predella, Anthony Miller
Navigators: Bartosz Piekarski (2), David Mable (4)

Note: We are still seeking a few more players for the Navigators (students) team. The rosters become locked this Thursday, Nov. 17. Anyone interested should get in touch with Eric Emet by Wednesday.

Tango Lessons – Tuesday, Nov. 15, 5 p.m.
Who doesn’t want to learn to dance a great Tango? The Ballroom Dancing Club will cover the tango during the next meeting on Tuesday, November 15. Classes run from 5 to 5:45 p.m. in the Community Room. No experience or partners required: if you want to dance, please join us! The cost is $12 for employees and $6 for students. Please wear shoes that allow easy movement across the floor (no sneakers please, and no heels required for women). For more information, contact Amanda Daddona.
Cafe Soup Menu
Monday – Buffalo Chicken
Tuesday – Italian Wedding
Wednesday – Beef Barley
Thursday – Crabby Butternut
Friday – Chef’s Choice

Trivia

Many people were correct in identifying Edison’s greatest rival. It was Nikola Tesla, a man whose contributions to science are no less great that the “Wizard of Menlo Park.” Tesla and Edison were at the heart of the “War of Currents,” with Edison advocating DC and and Tesla pushing for AC. Rocker David Bowie played Tesla in the 2006 film, The Prestige, where he was quite more understated than his role in Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. Congrats to Jessica Greenleaf. Your name was drawn, and you win the soda.

This Week: Video Game Bad Guys
Every kid who’s ever clutched a controller knows the anticipation of the final boss battle: you’ve played the entire game, dominated every level, and all that remains between you and glory is one last bad guy. Below is a list of games well known to members of the Nintendo and Sega generations. Match the games with the most prominent bosses for each for your chance at the soda.

1. Punch Out! – Mike Tyson or Mr. Dream
2. Mega Man –
3. Sonic the Hedgehog –
4. Castlevania –
5. Metroid –
6. The Legend of Zelda –

Please email your responses to Matt at Mengelhardt@goodwin.edu.

Thanks and have a great week! If you know of anyone new to Goodwin, either as a student or employee, please forward us their email address.

If you have something you’d like included in upcoming newsletters, please email us at ThisWeek@Goodwin.edu by the end of the week preceding your announcement.

This Week @ Goodwin 11/7/11

So, where were we? Thank you for everyone’s patience as we waited for power to be restored to campus. We shared the inconvenience, and now as Goodwin gets back to normal, let’s see what’s happening.

The Lead

Revised Registration, Financial Aid Statement Schedules: Chief among questions related to last week’s closings were about pending registration and the master financial aid acknowledgement due prior to registering for classes. Regarding the latter, the College has extended the deadline for turning in the Master Acknowledgement Form. It is now due in the Financial Aid Office no later than Wednesday, November 9, at 8 p.m. 

As for registration, the start date for selected programs has been moved to Wednesday, November 9, to allow for additional advising. Students may begin registering in their respective programs on the days listed. Registration for the Spring Session will remain open until midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Full details are available online, but here’s the summary:

Wednesday, November 9: Registration opens for students in Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, OTA, Environmental Studies, Histology, and Phlebotomy.

Thursday, November 10: Registration begins for students in ECE, Child Study, Human Services, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Business Administration, and General Studies.

Friday, November 11: Registration begins for students in Nursing, Respiratory Care, and the Paramedic program.

Wednesday, November 16: Registration begins for students in Health Sciences.   

Financial Aid Disbursement Checks Available: Another frequently asked question was the status of the financial aid disbursement checks. They are available and will be handed out to students. If you are set to receive a disbursement, please stop by the Financial Aid Office.

Still Without Power or Hot Water? Showers Available.  As of Monday, thousands of Connecticut residents were still without electrical power at home due to the recent storm, including some members of our Goodwin family. If you are among those still affected, please know that the showers here at the College are available for your use as needed until your area’s power is restored.

As in the past, the showers will be available daily from 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Please contact Liz Bessette at EBessette@goodwin.edu, or 860-913-2037, and she will reserve a shower for you based on your preference.  Given the number of people on campus at this time, please do not use any of the showers unless you have first confirmed with Liz that they are available. 

Graduation 2012: Save the Date! The Goodwin College Class of 2012 will graduate on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Commencement will take place here on campus, and it will once again be held outside, rain or shine. If you expect to graduate this year, save the date! Contact David Zoppoli for more information. More details will be published as the date approaches.

Employees: Please Review Payroll Info Re: Closures : If you have yet to fill out a time card for the pay period ending October 29, please fill out your time card and submit it to your manager no later than Tuesday, November 8, at 10 a.m.

As for documenting hours from last week, Human Resources Director Jean McGill sent out a memo today advising you on how to fill out your time cards for the campus closures. All the details are available here.

Activities and Events

Crisis Communications Summit Thursday in Community Room: What lessons were learned from Tropical Storm Irene and the recent October Nor’easter? Did leaders and organizations improve their communication strategies during times of crisis? On Thursday, a panel of Goodwin College officials will discuss that question during an evening seminar marking the Connecticut UPA World Usability Day. The event will open at 6 p.m. and includes an open forum where all are welcome to share their ideas.

Goodwin Goes to the Movies – Monday, Nov. 21: Forget Dr. House – humor and good bedside manner are important in the practice of medicine. On Monday, November 21 at 6 p.m., Goodwin Goes to the Movies presents Critical Care, a 1997 satire starring James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, and Albert Brooks. Please join us in the Community Room.

Mr. and Ms. Goodwin – Saturday, Dec. 3: Start the buzz for the second edition of the College’s fantastic talent and fashion showcase! This year, a Ms. Goodwin will be crowned along with Mr. Goodwin. Rehearsals will soon be underway and the event itself will be held in Auditorium on Saturday, December 3, at 7 p.m. Last year’s event was a tremendous success. Let’s do even better in Year Two! For more information, please contact Kim Beebe.  An after-party will be held following the ceremony, with special guest DJ Big Steph.

Holiday Extravaganza in New York – Saturday, Dec. 10: Tickets are going fast for the Holiday Extravaganza in New York City, sponsored by the Goodwin College Alumni Association. In fact, bus-only tickets have sold out, but there is still time to purchase a combo pack with the bus trip and the Radio City Music Spectacular, featuring the World Famous Rockettes!

You are invited to join students, alumni, staff, and family for the Manhattan bus trip on Saturday, Dec. 10. See Times Square, the tree at Rockefeller Center, do some shopping, and enjoy some of New York’s famous restaurants.

The cost is $119 per person for the trip and the ticket to the 4:30 p.m. show. The bus leaves  the River Campus at 9:30 a.m. and boards in New York at 7:30 p.m. To reserve tickets, contact Alumni Relations Coordinator Vanessa Pergolizzi.

ECE Presents Tabs for Tots

Those little tabs on your soda cans can yield some important surgeries for children in need! Be on the lookout for collection cans during the Early Childhood Education Program’s Tabs for Tots. Every tab donated equals 2 cents to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield. The money will go toward providing surgery and other care to underprivileged children. Contact Professor Kimberly Mansfield for more information.

News 

New Work Study Position at the Connecticut River Academy: The Connecticut River Academy is looking for a Work Study student for a new clerical position. Full information is available here. If you are interested in the position, contact Alan Kramer, Dean of Magnet Schools, at AKramer@goodwin.edu.

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Clubs, Activities, and Features  

Goodwin Students Battle Staff in Indoor Soccer this Thursday: Both of Goodwin College’s Indoor Soccer Teams made their debuts last week. Unfortunately, the season didn’t get off to a great start for the Goodwin Staff, which dropped its opener to More Cowbell, and the student Navigators, which lost to ING. On Thursday, it will be a Goodwin Grudge Match as the Staff take on the Navigators for glory. The game kicks off at Oakwood in Glastonbury at 10:30 p.m.

Tango Lessons – Tuesday, Nov. 15, 5 p.m.: Who doesn’t want to learn to dance a great Tango? The Ballroom Dancing Club will cover the tango during the next meeting on Tuesday, November 1. Classes run from 5 to 5:45 p.m. in the Community Room. No experience or partners required: if you want to dance, please join us! The cost is $12 for employees and $6 for students. Please wear shoes that allow easy movement across the floor (no sneakers please, and no heels required for women). For more information, contact Amanda Daddona.

Goodwin College Fantasy Football Update: As the NFL season hits its midpoint, the College’s own Employee Fantasy Football League is heating up, and the standings indicate that the ladies are beating up on the gentlemen. All three divisions (Navigator, Trailblazer, and Half Moon) are led by female staff members, respectively Liz Bessette, Stephanie Alcazar, and Kim Beebe. League Commissioner Eric Emet was making a push to the top before being bested by Jon Slifka in Week 7, to the amusement of all. In total, 18 people are vying for the Scheinberg Cup, to be awarded to the winner of the league’s inaugural year. 

Cafe Soup Menu

Monday – Tomato Basil      

Tuesday – Potato and Leek       

Wednesday – Sausage Tortellini       

Thursday – Chicken and Rice 

Friday – Chef’s Choice

Trivia  

We had most of you stumped on the category from a few weeks ago on controversial world leaders. However, a few of you were successful in matching the countries to their despotic, dictatorial, or otherwise stubborn heads of state. Congrats to Paul LaRocca. He was selected as the winner of the free soda from the bookstore. Recap:

1. Rafael “El Jefe” Trujillo (1942-52) – Dominican Republic

2. Idi Amin (1971-79)  –  Uganda

3. Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier (1957-71) – Haiti

4. Kim-Il Sung (1972-94) – North Korea  

5. Robert Mugabe (1987-present) – Zimbabwe

This Week: More Power!

Many people have been without power for more than a week following the Nor’easter. However, prior to the 20th Century, living without electricity was the norm. Two schools of thought emerged on power distribution in battle of innovators that became known as the “War of Currents.” Thomas Edison promoted Direct Current (DC) form of distribution. His chief rival advocated the Alternating Current (AC), continuing a fierce competition between the two men. For the chance to win a free soda, tell us: who was Edison’s biggest rival? Also, what famous rocker played that man in the 2006 thriller The Prestige? 

Please email your responses to Matt at Mengelhardt@goodwin.edu.

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