INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PEER TUTOR?



The Academic Success Center and Math Lab are looking for Peer Tutors for the following classes: BIO 120, BIO 211, BIO 212, CHEM, CAP 110, MATH 125, and MATH 135. Students who are interested must have received an A- or higher in the particular class that they would like to tutor, and must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater. Any students who are interested should email their resumes to Surbhi Patel at ASCStaff@goodwin.edu, specifying what class(es) they are interested in tutoring.

GOODWIN MAKE DIGITAL COMMONS MOST POPULAR LISTS



Digital Commons recently notified Goodwin College that it currently ranks third among the most popular institutions in the Online and Distance Education Commons section for the month of December. The institutions on the list were Fayetteville State University, North Carolina, and Sacred Heart University. Specifically, Mark Fazioli’s dissertation,Effects of Personalized Narration on Learner Motivation in a Web-Base Environment, was one of the top ten most downloaded items in Online and Distance Education for December. Congratulations to Mark and Goodwin’s Digital Commons team on this great accomplishment! If you have questions or would like to know more about Digital Commons, please contact Marilyn Nowlan or Cynthia Hunt.

BEACON DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 20.



The deadline for submission for The Beacon IV has been extended to January 20. The editors are seeking contributions of creative writing from Goodwin students, faculty, and staff. Poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, and excerpts from larger bodies of creative work are welcome. To be considered for inclusion, please email your submissions to TheBeacon@Goodwin.edu.

GOODWIN IS DELL’S CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK, JAN. 23 to 30




Dell's Member Purchase Program is committed to providing Goodwin College students, faculty, and staff their BEST PRICE GUARANTEE year round on Dell computers and other items including TV's, printers, cameras, Bluetooth speakers, monitors, and more! From January 23 to 30, Goodwin College is Dell's Member of the Week and will be able to take advantage of one of their best promotions ever: 17% off purchases. This 17% off coupon will stack with existing site discounts and is the same discount that a Dell employee receives! Visit www.dell.com/Goodwin to claim your coupon and take advantage of this phenomenal offer while it lasts! If you do not have a @goodwin.edu email address, or would like to extend the offer to a family member, you may still take advantage of the offering by emailing business_mpp@dell.com and referencing Goodwin College and your Member ID: US45230895. Please allow up to 24 hours to receive a response from Dell.

ONLINE STUDIES OFFERS SESSIONS FOR STUDENTS — JANUARY 13



The Online Studies department has scheduled the spring semester “How to Learn Online Using Blackboard” sessions for both new and existing students on Tuesday, January 13, in the Community Room. Two sessions to choose from: 10 to 11 a.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. Students who may not be able to attend these sessions can access an Online Orientation at http://www.student-pd.org/orientation/index.htm. Please contact Mark Fazioli with questions.

AAA Membership Discounts and Giveaways This Month

Winter weather can be unpredictable, and AAA wants you to be safe during those unwanted times.

Not only is AAA offering a special discounted membership rate this month, but if you join by December 31, you will also be entered to win a winter survival kit that includes an emergency road kit, blanket and flashlight!


DELL DECEMBER DEALS

TRANSITIONS FOOD PANTRY ORDERS & HOURS



Food Pantry orders for the week of December 22 will be available for pick up on Tuesday, December 23, after 3 p.m. The Food Pantry will be closed beginning Wednesday, December 24, and will reopen Monday, January 5.

BAD WEATHER? CLASSES CANCELLED? HERE'S HOW TO FIND OUT...


School closings due to inclement weather will be posted on the following stations no later than 7 a.m. for day classes and 3 p.m. for evening classes: 
WFSB-TV (Channel 3)WVIT-TV (Channel 30), and WTIC-TVFox CT (Channel 61)
Students can also check the homepage of the College website, Facebook, and Twitter or call 860-528-4111. Please note: Goodwin does not use the campus emergency notification system for weather closings. 

Cold Night in Cardboard City Leads to Understanding for Students



On Friday, November 14, 50 MOVE and WISE students joined 70 other college students to participate in Journey Home’s Cardboard City Sleep Out at the University of Hartford to brace the frigid cold temperatures and raise awareness for homelessness. 


This was the first event in the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week.

Journey Home, a local non-profit focused on ending chronic homelessness in Hartford, organized the annual event. The students took part in a number of activities throughout the night. They watched a documentary about homelessness in Hartford, listened to stories from current and former homeless people, participated in the food stamps challenge, engaged in a candle light vigil honoring homeless people who have been victims of violence, and led a privilege walk.

“[The students] were very engaged. It’s obvious they were really listening because they asked very deep questions that got to the heart of what it means to be homeless. It was apparent they were trying to understand the plight these people have experienced,” said Journey Home Deputy Director, Amanda Girardin.

The students gained awareness and knowledge about homelessness not only in Hartford, but nationwide and what they can do as college students to help end homelessness.

Check out some videos of the event:

Read Hartford Courant article:

WINTER CRAFT FAIR