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CONSTRUCTION ALERT - Closure of Rte 2 W Exit 2W Ramp Begins Jan 11


Please note: The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced the planned closure of Route 2 Westbound Exit 2W Ramp to the Founders Bridge beginning January 11, 2016 through the anticipated completion in November 2016. The bridge’s proximity to the Goodwin campus could affect traffic conditions and flow. We encourage everyone to plan accordingly. The DOT website can be found http://www.ct.gov at for updates. LANE CLOSURE INFO: Lane closures on Route 2, I-84, and associated ramps may occur nightly between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Times will vary based on the day of the week and location of the closure. Lane closures on adjacent streets and unassociated ramps may occur Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m daily, or 6 p.m to 6 a.m. nightly. Intermittent ten minute traffic shut downs between the hours of 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. are anticipated on I-84 Eastbound near Exit 55 for demolition and girder installation activities. Periodic weekend closures of the I-84 Eastbound Connector from Founders Bridge and connector from I-84 Westbound to Route 2 Eastbound are also anticipated and detours will be implemented. DETOUR INFO: Route 2 Westbound: Motorists will be directed to take Exit 3 to Pitkin Street to Darlin Street to the Route 2 Westbound on-ramp (Founders Bridge). Pitkin Street has been re-stripped to accommodate additional traffic.

CONGRATULATIONS JAMIE CAPPUCCETTI - GOODWIN COLLEGE GOLF TOURNAMENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

CONGRATULATIONS HEIDI JACKSON - GOODWIN COLLEGE GOLF TOURNAMENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT


Calling All Student Writers: Submit your Work to The Beacon



Looking for a great opportunity to let your creative voice be heard? Be part of The Beacon, the College’s own literary magazine. The staff is looking for students to write a poem or short memoir on gratitude. What are YOU thankful for? Please submit your work by Sunday, December 20, to TheBeacon@goodwin.edu. Share your talents with the Goodwin community!

MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTING TOURNAMENT - DECEMBER 19th

Come watch the Navigators take on Providence College, Berkshire Community College, and Three Rivers Community College in the 1st annual Goodwin College Navigator's Santa Slam Tournament!



  • Saturday, December 19th 
  • Connecticut River Academy Gymnasium
  • Tip-off at 12:45 PM 

Textbook Buyback



Join us for textbook buyback Tuesday, December 15, through Saturday, December 19. Buyers will be set up in the lobby in front of the bookstore and will offer cash for your unwanted textbooks. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm; Friday, 9 am to 4 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 12 pm. Check the value of your textbooks before you arrive by visiting efollett.com. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Cash For Books.” Questions or comments, please call the Goodwin College Bookstore at 860-727-6721.

Accrediting Commission Seeks Comment on Goodwin College Dental Hygiene Application



Goodwin College is seeking accreditation of a dental hygiene program from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Interested parties are invited to share comments concerning the accreditation of this program with the Commission by January 31, 2016 by sending them to the Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission stipulates that comments must be signed, and signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the program. Comments must pertain only to the standards for the particular program or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process. More information about the Commission’s accreditation process is available on request by contacting the Commission at the above mailing address, or 1-800-621-8099, extension 4653. A site-visit is scheduled at Goodwin March 29-30, 2016.

CONGRATULATIONS MARIANNE HENLEY - GOODWIN GOLF TOURNAMENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT


CONGRATULATIONS MICHELE GOMEZ - GOLF TOURNAMENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

RN-to-BSN Announces Accreditation Visit


On February 1, 2, and 3, the RN-to-BSN program at Goodwin College will have its initial accreditation visit by CCNE*. CCNE policy requires that institutions provide an opportunity for the program’s identified communities of interest (e.g. students, alumni, faculty, employers, etc.) to provide comments to be considered by the CCNE evaluation team. Third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE until January 8, 2016. Please send your comments to: ThirdPartyComments@aacn.nche.edu or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Attn: Third-Party Comments, 1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sue Eichar, EdD, APRN, Associate Professor, Goodwin College Director of Post-Licensure Nursing Programs, (860) 727-6738 or seichar@goodwin.edu.


*The RN-BSN Program at Goodwin College is a new applicant pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

CALL FOR STUDENT TUTORS


The Academic Success Center and Math Lab are looking for tutors in all sciences, all math, and Spanish. Candidates should be energetic and willing to provide motivation, encouragement, and academic support to fellow students. To become a tutor, students must hold an overall GPA of 3.0 and have received an A or A- in the courses they wish to tutor. The ASC has a flexible schedule, but tutors must be able to work Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. on a consistent basis. Please contact Surbhi Patel at 860-913-2064 or spatel@goodwin.edu if you are interested in being a tutor.

BLACKBOARD WILL BE DOWN!

Please note: Blackboard will be down from 6 to 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, to add an upgrade to the new system. This patch will address several issues in the current program.

Dec 15 Deadline to Enroll for Health Coverage



Access Health CT has asked Goodwin College to remind students that December 15 is the deadline to enroll for health coverage. Enrollment means protection from high medical costs; financial help, if eligible; savings on care and prescriptions; savings before meeting the plan deductible; and avoiding potential tax penalty. For complete information, visit https://www.accesshealthct.com/AHCT/LandingPageCTHIX.

Open Mic Nights!



The Goodwin Poetry Club and Carmine’s Restaurant are hosting “Third Tuesdays” open mic nights each month beginning December 15. Carmine’s is located at 389 Main St., just around the corner from the River Campus. Questions? Contact Cynthia McHale-Hendricks at chenricks@goodwin.edu.

The Hoffman Family Library at Goodwin College

Students, please note: The Hoffman Family Library at Goodwin College will be open this weekend Saturday (11/28) and Sunday (11/29) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

COPING WITH THE HOLIDAYS - SUPPORT GROUP


REFUELING FOR FINALS


CONGRATULATIONS DENISE CANELARIA - EMPLOYEE GIVING CAMPAIGN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Scholarship Workshops at Goodwin College:



Wednesday, November 18: 2 to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 19: 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesday, November 24: 4 to 4:30 p.m.

One Riverside Drive
Student Services Suite, Room 217 
(across from the Student Lounge)


Questions: Marrie Ayub, 860-913-2010, mayub@goodwin.edu

CONGRATULATIONS JESSICA BOWER - AUGIE & RAY'S SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Fill the Treasure Chest — Now through December 15



The Goodwin College Human Services Club is asking for your help in filling a “Treasure Chest” for The Cove, an organization providing support to children in need of counseling following the loss of a loved one. Stop by the table in the lobby at One Riverside through December 15 to learn more about The Cove or to drop off your contribution. Donations of art and office supplied are needed, including scotch tape, glue, packing tape, journals, foam stickers, white Crayola “Model Magic” clay, postage stamps, copy paper, white and color cover stock paper, crayons, washable markers, acrylic paints, brushes, Mod Podge, feathers, new and gently used Beanie Babies, and child scissors, as well as donations for meals and pizzas for families. If you would like to make a donation or more information, please call The Cove Coordinating Office at 203-634-0500. For information about the Treasure Chest Drive at Goodwin, contact Dr. Sherrilynn Bernier at sbernier@goodwin.edu or 860-913- 2153.

Get Fit With The Edge Fitness Clubs Discounts



The Edge Fitness Clubs is now offering special membership discounts to all Goodwin College students, employees, and alumni! Visit the Goodwin lobby at One Riverside Drive on Tuesday, November 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for more information on this great opportunity from The Edge Fitness Clubs representatives. For questions, please contact Vanessa Pergolizzi, Student Engagement Associate, at vpergolizzi@goodwin.edu. Visit The Edge website at https://www.theedgefitnessclubs.com/.

VITAL VOICES

Community Renewal Team Launches Early Head Start Program at Goodwin



Community Renewal Team (CRT), one of Connecticut’s largest providers of early childhood education, is opening the region’s first Early Head Start program at Goodwin College. This program will provide high quality, licensed infant-toddler care at no cost to the parent. The hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round. Diapers, most formula, and baby food are included in the program. A number of priority spaces are being held for children of Goodwin students and employees, regardless of hometown. The program serves children from 6 weeks to 3 years old. Pregnant moms who hope to use Goodwin Early Head Start are encouraged to apply. Children with special needs are welcome. Some income restrictions and need qualifiers apply. An Enrollment Specialist will be at Goodwin College to answer questions on November 18 and 25 from 9 a.m. to noon in the main lobby at One Riverside Drive. To enroll or get more information: call the ECE Enrollment Office at (860) 560-5401. To read more, go to: http://www.crtct.org/en/need-help/education-a-youth/infanttoddler-day-care

Now Is the Time to Apply for Spring Scholarships



Are you feeling overwhelmed and worried about paying for your classes in the spring? You may qualify for a number of available scholarships to students this fall through the Goodwin College Foundation and generous friends of the College. Look for a description of the scholarships and a link to the application at http://www.goodwin.edu/giving/scholarships.asp. The deadline for submissions is December 7. If you have questions, contact Greg Jordan, Advancement Specialist, at 860-727-6969 or GJordan@goodwin.edu. Be on the lookout for Greg on the River campus, where he will be available to answer questions throughout the application period. APPLY TODAY!

ATTENTION: STUDENTS WITH FINANCIAL AID BOOK MONEY


CONGRATULATIONS DENEEN BOUCHARD, GOLF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT


HOLIDAY DEALS FROM DELL

CAREER SERVICES TEAM ON WESU RADIO

PRATT & WHITNEY CONSTRUCTION – WILLOW ST.



Please note that beginning November 9, Pratt & Whitney will be making some changes in the flow of local traffic as part of the construction of its new global headquarters. There will no longer be public access to Willow Street (Cabela’s, Pratt & Whitney Stadium) through the P&W property. This is unlikely to affect traffic on the Goodwin campus, but please keep in mind that delays are a possibility throughout the project, which is expected to continue through late 2017.

CONGRATULATIONS LEONE ALEXANDER: DAVID FUND SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

SHOUT OUT TO DENTAL HYGIENE STUDENTS!



Five Goodwin Dental Hygiene students were recognized in Connecticut Oral Health’s online newsletter for their participation at an October presentation at the Bloomfield Senior Center. Close to 25% of seniors between the ages 65-74 have gum disease, which is associated with diabetes, heart and lung disease, and stroke. The presentation helped them learn how to keep their teeth and gums healthy in fun and interactive gathering. Congrats to our students on demonstrating how the Dental Hygiene program is helping the greater community!

Special Offer from Shampoo One



Shampoo One in East Hartford has joined Goodwin College’s Navigator Discount Program and is offering 15% off on all services to students, alumni, and employees! In addition, they are looking for both men and women models to volunteer for educational purposes. Volunteers will work with licensed new talent and with Shampoo One’s education director. Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you are interested, please call Jimaine at Shampoo One at 860-569-8907. For more information on the Navigator Discount Program, please visit www.goodwin.edu/discounts.

FEDERAL WORK STUDY JOB OPENINGS


Students: are you interested in working at Goodwin? The Financial Aid Office is looking for eligible students for the Federal Work-Study program. Work-study positions are available throughout the campus, including the Hoffman Family Library, the Academic Success Center, the Office of the Registrar, and Academic Advising. If you are interested in the work-study program, please contact the Federal Work Study Coordinator, Heather Schrang, by email at hschrang@goodwin.edu or by phone at 860-913-2118.

2ND ANNUAL COLLOQUIUM RESEARCH ON THE CONNECTICUT RIVER

Applying to Early Childhood Magnet School



Fifteen percent of the available seats at the Goodwin College Early Childhood Magnet School for the 2016-2017 school year are reserved for the children of Goodwin students, faculty, and staff. Interested families must: 1. Apply to the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO), the organization that oversees the lottery process at: www.choiceeducation.org. 2. Complete a separate form through the college to verify eligibility. Go to http://www.goodwin.edu/forms/ecms-preferenceto download forms and other important information on the application process. For information or questions, contact Alex Henschel at 860-913-2181 or ahenschel@goodwin.edu.

Academic Success Center Chemistry Tutor Table

Please note: The Academic Success Center Chemistry Tutor Table scheduled for Monday, October 26, from 5 to 6 p.m. has been cancelled. The schedule will resume as planned the following Monday, November 2.

Coast Guard Offers Two Boating Safety Classes — November 7



On Saturday, November 7, the US Coast Guard will offer two opportunities at Goodwin for students and employees to learn about boating safety. “Suddenly in Command” is a boating safety primer on what to do in an emergency. Topics include vessels, operating principles, and avoiding boating mishaps. This class runs 8 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $15 for Goodwin students and faculty with identification. “How to Read a Nautical Chart” will cover interpreting a chart’s contents to navigate safely. A text and training chart is included in the fee. This class will run from noon to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $30 for Goodwin students and faculty with identification. Registration is required for this class and is limited to 12 students. To register or for information: wdavidmarriott@gmail.com or call 860-430-2986.

EVENING CPR CLASSES FOR STUDENTS



Goodwin College is now offering evening CPR classes. For the fall semester, classes will be held on October 26, November 17, and December 2. Each one-session class will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Please see Nicole Rychling in Room 309 at One Riverside Drive to register!

OCTOBER BOOK BUYBACK DATES

ANNOUNCING POETRY CLUB CONTEST WINNERS

Congratulations to the following poets! They have won first, second, and third place prizes in the 2015 Poetry Club Contest. They are (First Place) "Poker After Dark,"? by Ralph Gagliardo, (Second Place) "Lean Into Joy,"? by Stephanie Bordeaux, and (Third Place) "Bottle Scars," by Melissa Malchiodi. Please join us on the National Day on Writing Conference on October 20 in the Community Room for an awards ceremony starting at 3:30 p.m. The winners have been invited to read their winning poem as they are presented with their award. If you would like to be considered for next year's Poetry Club Contest, please submit up to three poems on any theme to chendricks@goodwin.edu. This is open to students only. Deadline is June 30, 2016.

CHILDREN’S AUTHOR SCHEDULED FOR BOOK SIGNING — OCTOBER 20

Award-winning children’s book author Pegi Deitz Shea will be available for a signing of her book during the National Day on Writing Conference on October 20. The book signing is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon in front of the bookstore, following her lecture in the Community Room. Her books are currently on display in the bookstore. Learn more about Pegi and her work at  http://www.pegideitzshea.com/

SPRING REGISTRATION - JANUARY CLASSES - BEGINS NOVEMBER 9th

Registration for the Spring 2016 semester will begin on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7 am, ending on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Online late registration will open on Monday, December 7, 2015. If you did not register during the normal registration dates, you will need to visit the Business Office to pay the $100 late registration fee. You may contact the Assistant Registrar with questions at rstraub@goodwin.edu.

Please make sure that you check for missing financial aid documents and/or important messages on NetPartner. Please visit: https://netpartner.goodwin.edu/NetPartnerStudent/Logon.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fnetpartnerstudent%2fDefault.aspx.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER TUTORING FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3RD

Important, please note: On Saturday, October 3, the Academic Success Center will be conducting all tutoring services in the Math Lab, starting at noon and continuing through the rest of the day. Thank you for your cooperation.

ECE HOSTS SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR


SOURCE TO SEA

NATIONAL DAY OF WRITING CONFERENCE


BONE MARROW AND BLOOD DRIVE

JOIN THE WAVE's "BECOME A BETTER YOU" NIGHT

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL COLLOQUIUM

SAVE WITH THE NAVIGATOR DISCOUNT PROGRAM


NURSING VIDEO CONTEST

Win TWO Tickets to the Ophthalmic Science “Pause and Paint” Fundraiser



The Student Services Department is going all out to support the upcoming “Pause and Paint” fundraiser on Saturday, September 19! Artist Nathalie Villeneuve will guide participants step by step to create a fun painting entitled “Lovely Vision.” Proceeds from this event will help send a Goodwin College student to the National Federation of Opticianry School College Bowl in Nashville. Students Services has purchased two tickets to the fundraiser (value $45 each) and is raffling them off to students. If you are interested in attending, please email Martha Ifkovic in Student Services at mifkovic@goodwin.edu by noon on Friday, September 18. Winners will be notified by email that afternoon. 

STUDENT HANDBOOK

Hello Students,

I want to personally welcome you all to the Fall 2015 semester at Goodwin College. We hope that your semester is off to a smooth start! Below you will find a link that leads you to the Student Handbook. All enrolled students at Goodwin College are responsible for reading and familiarizing themselves with the procedures and policies outlined in the Student Handbook.


We wanted to let all students know that the Student Services Team is here to support you at the College. Our office suite is located on the second floor of the main building at One Riverside Drive (Suite 217). Our office is open and staffed to assist students 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Please stop by anytime to get the support and resources you need. In addition, you can find our staff contact information and other amazing resources on our webpage at http://www.goodwin.edu/student-services/.

Happy Fall! Have a great week!

Tamara O’Day-Stevens, Ph.D.

Dean of Students

FLAG FOOTBALL PRACTICES

The Flag Football Club will be practicing on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons  from 4:00 to 5:30, on the green behind the main Campus. All are welcome. Wear cleats and shorts. Contact Coach Samuels for info. tsamuels@goodwin.edu

FLU CLINIC

FREE VEGGIES FOR STUDENTS

FRESH CHECK DAY


CAREER SERVICES TO HOST A LUNCH AND LEARN


HUMANITIES FESTIVAL

CONGRATULATIONS SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

BRING THE FAMILY TO SEE THE LEGO MOVIE

CALL FOR PEER TUTORS



Goodwin College’s Academic Success Center is in the process of hiring new Math, BIO 120, CHEM, and CAP 110 tutors. This is a federal work-study position; to be eligible, the tutor must maintain a 3.0 CGPA and have received an A or A- in the course they wish to tutor. The position is 15 hours a week and the schedule is flexible. Interested candidates should contact Surbhi Patel, Academic Success Center Coordinator, at spatel@goodwin.edu.

EXTENDED BOOK STORE HOURS!

Extended Bookstore Hours
for Back to School
  •    Saturday, Sept 5th  9am to 2pm
  •    Sunday, Sept 6th closed
  •    Monday, Sept 7th closed for Labor Day
  •    Tuesday, Sept 8th  - Thursday, Sept 10th 8am to 7pm
  •    Friday, Sept 11th  8am to 5pm
  •    Saturday, Sept 12th  8am to 1pm
  •    Sunday, Sept  13th closed

SAND VOLLEYBALL COURT COMING SOON!


Coming soon! Construction has begun on the Navigator Beach Volleyball court. Keep watching for updates!  

CALLING ALL GHOULS: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED



The Goodwin College SGA is planning its second annual Haunted House, scheduled for Saturday, October 31. The SGA is looking for volunteers to help with decorations, set-up, running the event, and — most exciting of all — being an actor! This is a great chance to connect with your inner zombie, werewolf, or vampire. If interested, please contact Kaleigh Miller at kmiller1@goodwin.edu or Lester Castro II at lcastroii@Student.Goodwin.edu.

Important Message from Goodwin College Online Studies



The Blackboard will not be available to students until Monday, September 7. Goodwin College is switching to a new Blackboard platform, and students will have an opportunity to attend one of the multiple workshops being scheduled the first week of classes. Times, dates, and locations will follow soon. The new Blackboard Learn does not support the new Windows 10 Edge Browser that is installed on new or updated computers and laptops. It is recommended that an alternate browser should be used for the time being, until Blackboard has tested and certified browsers with the Windows 10 operating system. Thank you for your patience, and please feel free to call the Blackboard Help Line at 860-913-2152 if you have any questions.

CLUB SOCCER PLAYERS WANTED

Contact Eric Emet for details.
eemet@goodwin.edu, 727-6793

MAYOR'S ANNUAL CLEAN UP DAY

LIBRARY HOURS DURING SEMESTER BREAK


August 24 to September 6
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Sunday 

ATTENTION, GOODWIN WRITERS: ANNOUNCING CALLS FOR ENTRIES

Two great opportunities to use your creative voice! The Poetry Club is accepting student submissions for the upcoming Poetry Contest. Deadline is September 15. You may submit up to three poems on any subject. Three cash prizes will be awarded and winners will be published in The Beacon. Email your entries to chendricks@goodwin.edu. Also, The Beacon staff is calling for submissions of poems, short stories, or creative non-fiction. Deadline for The Beacon is December 20. Please send your entries for consideration to thebeacon@goodwin.edu.

OPHTHALMIC SCIENCE FUNDRAISER

NAVIGATORS CRUISE IN DRAGON BOAT RACES


The Goodwin College Navigators recently competed in the Dragon Boat races, as part of Hartford’s annual Riverfront Recapture Asian Festival.
Competing in the Community Class, against 65 other squads throughout the Greater Hartford area, the Navs finished the day medaling, with an outstanding time of 2.41.97; the fastest heat the team has recorded since entering their first competition in 2013.
Captained by the College’s Student Engagement Coordinator, Nicole Miller, Student Services Associate Travis Samuels, and Student Government President Lester Castro, the team is comprised of students, faculty, staff and alumni of the College.  

Congratulations to: 
Abby Schames, Alex Henschel, Alex Stagnaro, Antaya Lee, Asa Strambler, Cathryn Thermer, Cliff Thermer, David Carroll, Dena Booker, Ernie Varela, Kaleigh Miller, Lester Castro, Lynn Guerriero, Michael Ramsey, Nicole Miller, Ohemma Benegyani, Stephanie Frascadore, Travis Samuels, Yesenia Otero, Qahar Abdullah, Stephanie Gurski, Nate Lare, Jesse Thermer, Tina Aligata.


Summer End Book Buyback



Held in front of the bookstore in the main lobby from Tuesday August 18th through Saturday August 22th

Tuesday August 18 - 9am to 6pm
Wednesday August 19 - 9am to 6pm
Thursday August 20 - 9am to 6pm
Friday August 21 - 9am to 4pm

Saturday August 22 - 9am to 12noon

Join Us at Welcome Week! September 8-10 & 14