AMERICAN EAGLE SCHOLARSHIP

DELL APRIL DEALS


Tips on Preparing for Natural Disasters



Not to freak anyone out, but Goodwin Director of Campus Security and Safety, Rich Vibberts, shares these resources for being ready for emergencies. As warmer temperatures melt snow, water can overflow into surrounding rivers, lakes, and drains, raising water levels to the point that may threaten nearby homes and businesses. Download the Flood Preparedness Toolkit! This collection is packed with tips on how to expand your flood awareness efforts. Also, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the US. Get tips here to be prepared for thunderstorms and lightning!

ENJOY LIVE PERFORMANCES — AT DISCOUNTED PRICES

As part of a collaboration between Goodwin and Hartford’s Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, College employees and students now have the opportunity to order tickets for participating shows at discounted pricing. Please visit http://www.bushnell.org/content/online-group-program and enter the password HORACE (all caps). A list of available shows will be presented. Fill out the form with your contact information and Goodwin College as the Group Name. A member of The Bushnell’s Group Sales staff will be in contact to discuss pricing and complete your purchase. Anyone needing more information about upcoming shows may also contact Michael Ramsey in the Goodwin Bookstore at mramsey@goodwin.edu.

BUSINESS & MANUFACTURING CENTER INVENTION CONVENTION — APRIL

On Wednesday, April 8, from 1 to 4 p.m., Goodwin College’s Business & Manufacturing Center will be the site for the local CT Invention Convention (CIC). This 32-year-old program was designed to develop, encourage, and enhance critical thinking skills through invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The local convention is the first opportunity for the CIC’s independent study students, ages 6 to 15, to present their inventions and receive important feedback and encouragement. Members of Goodwin's Manufacturing teaching staff will review the efforts of the young inventors and select those who will move on to the final state convention in May. The public is invited to view the inventions and speak with the inventors before and after judging time. Goodwin College’s Business & Manufacturing Center is located at One Pent Road in East Hartford. To learn more about the CT Invention Convention, visit http://www.ctinventionconvention.org.

CTfastrak Opens March 28


CTfastrak is a new bus rapid transit system that will serve travelers in central Connecticut. It offers passengers a swift, 20-minute ride on the dedicated CTfastrak line between New Britain and downtown Hartford, bypassing traffic on I-84 and heavily-congested local streets. Beginning March 28, CTfastrak will provide frequent daily service from early morning until late at nightTo introduce this initiative, the Connecticut Department of Transportation is offering the first nine days of CTfastrak service free of charge. As many members of the Goodwin Community use mass transit to come and go from campus, we wanted to bring this new resource to everyone’s attention.
Handy Links:
CTfastrak Routes, Rates, and Schedules: http://www.ctfastrak.com

Completing the Trip to Goodwin (see Hartford Route #87): www.cttransit.com/routesschedules

BREAST CANCER


Check Out These Scholarship Opportunities!



Make sure you know all the ways you can benefit from scholarships at Goodwin. Visit the Scholarship Book at http://www.goodwin.edu/Financial_Aid/Scholarship_Book.asp. Another great resource is the Goodwin College Foundation Scholarships at http://www.goodwin.edu/giving/scholarships.asp. Make the most of your experience in college — and beyond!

VITAL VOICES PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR MALCOLM GLADWELL

Women's Book Event


Student admission with ID is only $10! 50% off!

STUDENT FRAUD ALERT



A message from the Student Liaison Initiative of the FBI: 
A student (not at Goodwin) was sent a check in the mail along with instructions to cash the check and use the funds to purchase money cards that would be provided back to the scammers. The check cleared long enough for the student to get the cash to put on the cards. When it finally was found to be fraudulent by the bank a few days later, the bank took the funds back from the student. The name and address of the company on the check came back to a legitimate business, but it was a car repair shop. Its name and address were used to increase believability. Here is a link to a FBI Cyber Division Public Service Announcement about similar scams: http://www.ic3.gov/media/2014/140505.aspx. Students who are victims of this fraud should file claims with www.IC3.gov<http://www.IC3.gov> and include the fact that they are a “student” who was scammed with a “counterfeit check” to facilitate the aggregation of victims.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE – DEADLINE APRIL 17



Are you feeling overwhelmed and worried about paying for your classes next semester? You may qualify for one of three scholarships available to students this summer 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 April 17. 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!

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES FAIR


WEST HARTFORD WALK TO END LUPUS NOW — MAY 17



The Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter, will hold its 2015 West Hartford Walk to End Lupus Now on Sunday, May 17, in West Hartford's Blue Black Square, located at 50 South Main Street (parking in Town Hall parking lot) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Walk to End Lupus Now is the signature event of the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. In more than 50 cities across America, thousands of people walk to make a difference in the lives of those affected by lupus and to raise essential funds for research, education, and support services. Walkers can stroll the one-quarter to three-mile-long walk to show their support in raising the awareness of lupus. If you are interested in joining the fight, the registration link can be found by visiting www.lupusct.org and clicking the events tab. For more information about The Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter, call 860-269-6240.

OTA COLLABORATES WITH VINFEN: ART EXHIBIT APRIL 24



Goodwin College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program has recently collaborated with Vinfen, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming lives through community-based services to people with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges. Goodwin and Vinfen have worked together to establish fieldwork opportunities for OTA students. One of Vinfen’s multi-faceted initiatives is the Art Connection Studio in which Vinfen clients develop and showcase their artistic abilities. Please consider attending the spring exhibition, April 24, 4 to 8 p.m., at 56 Arbor Street in Hartford. More about Vinfen: http://www.vinfen.org.

CONGRATULATIONS MICHELE GOMEZ


FREE DENTAL SERVICES FOR KIDS

GROUP STATS TUTORING


LATEST BUS ROUTE INFORMATION



Make sure you have the latest bus route info from CT Transit. Visit the front desk at One Riverside and pick up a schedule or check Bus Route 87/Brewer St. at http://www.cttransit.com.

STAFF VS STUDENTS SOCCER GAME

MOVIES AND VIDEOS AT THE LIBRARY


EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIP WINNER


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2015/2016 FAFSA RAFFLE WINNERS



First Place: Marquita Abrams - $2000 Tuition Waiver for Summer 2015

Second Place: Janine Barbour - $1000 Tuition Waiver for Summer 2015


Third Place: Violeta Germonovych - $500 Tuition Waiver for Summer 2015

CAREER SERVICES NETWORKING WORKSHOP

VETERAN'S NEWSLETTER IS HERE!


Announcing Navigators On Point, a newsletter for veterans and members of the military at Goodwin College. Pick up a copy in the Student Lounge!

Veteran questions? email Kevin Evringham:
(kevringham@goodwin.edu)

NUTRITION LECTURE – MARCH 5



On Thursday, March 5, the Library Advocacy Committee will sponsor a lecture featuring nutritionist Heidi McIndoo, MS RD LDN, author of books including What to Eat When and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to 200-300-400 Calorie Meals. The event will allow staff, students, and future healthcare professionals the opportunity to discuss nutrition, recipes, and the link between diet and well-being. The lecture and accompanying Q&A will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. in the auditorium. The invitation to attend is extended to all classes scheduled to meet during this time. Join us! Questions: Brian Dixon at bdixon@goodwin.edu.