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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.