Crew Training-Saturday, December 21

Attention Crew Members! On Saturday, December 21 we will be holding a training session from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. in the Community Room. Please come dressed in jeans or khakis. This is a mandatory training. If you have not already done so, please RSVP to Marrie Ayub at See you there!

Craft Fair

December 11
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Goodwin College Lobby

Calling all crafters! Goodwin will be having a craft fair on Wednesday, December 11. Interested in participating? Contact Sandy Pearce at The fee to participate is only $10! Click here to view the flyer.


November 23
Turkey Slam Invitational Basketball Tournament
American International College
The Navigators Men’s squad had a strong showing in last weekend’s first warm-up for the Northeast Regional NIRSA Tournament, to be held at Boston University in late January.
Their first opponent would be tournament host American International College. The Navs took the lead early and never looked back, cruising to a 51-39 victory over the Yellow Jackets.
In the second round, the opponent was a much larger and more physical Southern New Hampshire State University. The Penmen couldn’t match both the offensive and defensive speed of the Navs, and were ultimately dispatched 52-37
The third round saw the Navs playing Assumption College, a team that qualified for the Elite Eight in last year’s NIRSA Regional Tournament. Defense reigned supreme again, as Goodwin shut down the Pacer’s inside game, and handily defeated them 63-47.
Onto the finals, where the two undefeated teams would meet; the Pride of Springfield College and the Navigators of Goodwin College. The Pride jumped out to an early 9 point advantage; the first time the Navigators trailed all day, but by midway through the first half, it was a one possession game. Tied at 53 with under a minute left in regulation, the Pride were able to get a timeout called while their player fell to the floor trying to advance against a solid Nav’s press. After the whistle, Springfield inbounded the ball, and with 7 seconds left on the game clock, drove the lane and threw up a one-handed runner. It kissed off the glass and dropped in for the game winner as time expired. Final score, Springfield College Pride 55, Goodwin College Navigators 53.
A tough loss, but an outstanding showing by the Navs.
Next up, a rematch at AIC against the Yellow Jackets.
Date and time TBD.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Butova Gymnasium, American International College, Springfield, MA
9:00 a.m. ‘til the banner is raised!

Join us at AIC as the Navigators Basketball Team joins other New England colleges in the first annual Turkey Slam Basketball Invitational.

Basketball Tournament

November 23
American International College, Springfield, MA
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm.

Join the Navs Basketball squad as they play in the 1st annual Turkey Slam Basketball Tournament at Butova Gym on the campus of American International College, Saturday, 11/23. First game tips off at 9:30 a.m. For more information, please contact

Indoor Farmer's Market


Community Room and Lobby 4 to 7 p.m.

Goodwin will be hosting an indoor farmers' market on Tuesday, November 26. There are farmers with a full range of Connecticut produce including fruits, vegetables, sprouts, and micro-greens; cheese; meats (bison, pork, beef); raw milk; eggs from pastured hens; maple syrup, and honey products. The list will continue to grow as the market approaches.

Basketball Practice (Club Travel Squad)


Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Club
3 to 5 p.m.

Practice begins promptly at 3:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend, or will be late, contact Coach Lowery at 860-478-0428 before practice starts.

Author Tim Parrish Next In Lecture Series


On Tuesday, November 19, the Goodwin College Library Advocacy Committee welcomes author Tim Parrish for a reading and discussion of his novel, The Jumper (winner of the Texas Review Press George Garrett Prize for Fiction), and his memoir, Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist. The event will take place at 1 p.m. in Goodwin College's Auditorium. In addition to these two works, Mr. Parrish is also the author of the short story collection Red Stick Men, set in his hometown of Baton Rouge. His work has been anthologized in French Quarter Fiction, Wide Awake in the Pelican State, and Best of LSU Fiction. He is a professor of English and co-coordinator and architect of Southern Connecticut State University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program. For more information, please contact Michael Bozzuto at

Early Childhood Education Newsletter

Meet the keynote speaker for the upcoming 2014 Early Literacy Conference. Read how a children's art project can invoke the spirit of Jackson Pollock. Catch up with an ECE alumna. Click here to view the latest Early Childhood Education Newsletter.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey and Winter Clothing Drive

NOVEMBER 18, 19, 20

The Community Engagement Committee at Goodwin College is currently running a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Drive and a Winter Hats/Mittens/Scarf Drive to benefit our local community. Deliveries of donations will be accepted at the College from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 18, 19, or 20. Love Kitchen Ministry of YCCT (a local church in East Hartford) is assisting the College community with distribution of the donations collected to benefit needy local residents. For more details contact Kim Nadeau at or Lee Hameroff at

UPDATE – NIRSA Indoor Soccer Tournament


The first annual Goodwin-hosted Indoor Region One Soccer Tournament was held this past weekend at the Oakwood Soccer Center in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Colleges from Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut competed in a round-robin formatted playoff, culminating with the Lord Jeffs of Amherst College taking the crown.

While in the semi-finals, the Navs of Goodwin College had a 2-1 lead on Amherst with just under 3 minutes to play. Some timely passing and a quirky bounce or two netted a pair of goals for the tenacious Jeffs, in what was easily the match of the day.

Other thrillers on the pitch included SUNY New Paltz and Sacred Heart University playing to a 1-1 tie, while in a second-round contest, Fabian Brooks scored on a penalty shot as time expired to give the Navigators a 5-4 win over Sacred Heart.

Coming soon: Look for the Navs on the pitch in a Staff/Student game!

Interested in playing soccer? Contact Eric Emet at

Basketball Practice (Club Travel Squad)


Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Club
3 to 5 p.m.

Practice begins promptly at 3:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend, or will be late, contact Coach Lowery (860- 478-0428) before practice starts.