Carol Sing — December 21

Singers from East Hartford High School will be in the lobby at One Riverside for a carol sing on Wednesday, December 21, at 9:30 a.m. Join your friends for the sounds of the season… AND hot chocolate!

Navs Basketball Ranked 5th in Country

Book Buyback Date Change

Due to the pending inclement weather expected this weekend, Goodwin College Bookstore’s textbook buyback is cancelled for Saturday, December 17. The last day for textbook buyback will be Friday, December 16, and run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students who were unable to take part in textbook buyback events may sell unwanted textbooks online at Questions? Please contact the Goodwin College Bookstore at 860-727-6721.

Library First Floor Closed December 19 to 23

Please note: The first floor of the Hoffman Family Library will be closed for renovations December 19 to 23. Full library services will be available on the second floor all week during the library's normal hours of operation. Room 142 will be available for computer use.

Men's Basketball Sweeps Trinity

The Goodwin College men's basketball team swept the series against visiting Trinity College this weekend, improving their record of 6-0, and tying St. Bonaventure University for most wins in the Country. Next on the schedule for the Navs is a visit to UConn, for a three game series with the Huskies on January 16th.
Go Navs!

Free Dental Services for Kids

Navs Basketball beats Trinity College in 3 OT Battle

The Navs basketball team defeated visiting Trinity College in a triple OT thriller, 75-73, on Wednesday night. The team is now 4-0, and currently ranked 11th in the Rawlings National NCBBA poll, and 1st in the New England - South conference. The next games will be on Sunday afternoon at the Goodwin College Connecticut River Academy, starting at Noon.

Goodwin College Bookstore - 12 Days of Goodwin Deals

Dell Deals for the Holidays

Dental Hygiene Table Clinic Presentations — December 7

You are cordially invited to attend the second annual Goodwin College Dental Hygiene Table Clinic Presentations on Wednesday, December 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the main campus lobby at One Riverside Drive. Second-year dental hygiene students will showcase their beautiful table displays and will informally present on a number of oral-systemic related topics such as the impact of periodontal disease on heart disease, what exactly is hidden in toothpastes, and how the simple act of kissing can put your teeth at risk! Come join us and learn just how much your oral health impacts your overall health.

Public Safety Society Meeting

Goodwin College, including the Hoffman Family Library, will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25. Happy Thanksgiving to the Goodwin Community!

Men's Basketball Ranked 11th in the Nation

The Navigators basketball program received its highest ranking to date, tying the Iowa State University Cyclones for 11th in the Country. Follow the Student News blog for the latest news on the Navs.


Weekend Closure of Exit 55 from I-84 Westbound to Route 2 Eastbound, Beginning Saturday Morning, November 19, 2016, and ending Sunday afternoon, November 20, 2016, in East Hartford

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the planned weekend closure of Exit 55 from I-84 westbound to Route 2 eastbound, beginning on November 19, 2016, weather permitting.  The exit will be closed from 3:00 AM Saturday morning to 6:00 PM Sunday afternoon.  

The closure is necessary for the replacement of Bridge 02374 as part of the ongoing work associated with the $22 million bridge replacement and rehabilitation project within the Route 2 / I-84 Interchange, being performed by the Brunalli Construction Company.  

To Route 2 Eastbound from I-84 Westbound: Motorists will be directed to take Exit 54 from I-84 westbound to Route 2 Wwstbound to Exit 3, Right onto Darlin Street, left onto Pitkin Street and right on to Jayce Street to Route 2 eastbound. 

Bushnell Upcoming Events

The following shows are available via The Bushnell and The HSO corporate online program: CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME, BEAUTIFUL, THE BOOK OF MORMON, JERSEY BOYS, THE KING AND I, FUN HOME, HIP HOP NUTCRACKER, NUTMEG BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, CIRCUS 1903, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, PAW PATROL LIVE!, RACE TO THE RESCUE, JOHN CLEESE AND THE HOLY GRAIL, BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL, WORLD TOUR CONCERTS, HSO MASTERWORKS AND POPS. Further descriptions are available by logging onto Hover over SHOWS AND CONCERTS, click on ONLINE GROUP PROGRAM and enter the password HORACE, complete and submit the form. You will be contacted with prices and availability and for payment. Shows through this program are available up to 2 weeks prior to curtain. Reminder: No exchanges, cancellations or refunds will be granted. Additional fees apply. Questions? Contact or 860.987.5959.

Flash Sale Tickets for Knicks vs. OKC— November 28

Flash Sale tickets available to New York Knicks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder at Madison Square Garden on Monday, November 28, 7:30 p.m. $78 including a $10 food voucher. For more information, contact Nicole Miller at

Book Buyback Next Month

Book Buyback scheduled for December 13-15, 16, 17. Questions?

Navs Basketball Sweeps Fairfield University

Congratulations to the Navigators basketball squad for sweeping the three game season series against the Fairfield University Stags this weekend. To see when they're playing again, visit the Navs Basketball schedulet on the team's league page.

Congratulations to our Latest Scholarship Recipents

Navs Basketball hosts Fairfield University - Saturday at Noon


Come watch the Navigators Basketball Club host 
Fairfield University

Saturday 11/12/2016 at Noon

Connecticut River Academy Gym

Present your Student ID for entry

Winter Craft Fair

Free Money Workshops

Congratulations Scholarship Recipients!

Bookstore Hours

The Goodwin College Bookstore will be closed on Friday, November 4, for computer software upgrades. This closure may impact students purchasing textbooks for Module 2 Fall courses. Books are currently in stock for all Module 2 courses, and students may place book orders online at Any online orders placed during the November 4 closure will be filled on re-opening of business Saturday, November 5. For questions, please contact the Bookstore at 860-727-6721.

CRT Steps to Success Assistance Available at Goodwin

The Community Renewal Team (CRT) in Hartford transforms lives through resources, programs, and services that resolve urgent needs; support in times of crisis; and empowering people to create their own opportunities. CRT fosters independence and skill building while guiding individuals, families, and communities toward long-term, stable, and more successful futures.

During November and December, CRT will be offering their Steps to Success holistic case management onsite at Goodwin College to address a wide range of needs and challenges and to help students build better futures for themselves and their families.

Students may see a CRT case manager in the Student Services Suite, room 217, One Riverside Drive, at the times listed below. No appointment necessary:

Tuesday, November 8 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Thursday, November 17 (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Tuesday, November 22 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Tuesday, December 6 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Thursday, December 15 (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Please contact Stephanie Frascadore at 860-913-2072 or with questions.

Free Business Smart Workshop

DigitalCommons@Goodwin Surpasses 10,000 Downloads!

The Hoffman Family Library is pleased to announce that DigitalCommons@Goodwin has passed the 10,000th download mark! Digital Commons shares the scholarship of the Goodwin community with the world. So far, the most popular publication is Dr. Katherine Kalagher’s The Invasion of the Flapper: How the College Women of the 1920s Transformed the American College Experience with 1,946 downloads, followed by the Human Services capstone paper The Affects of Peer Pressure on Adolescents, and a General Education student article, Assisted Suicide: Should You Have The Right to Choose? Thank you, as always, for contributing all the great examples of Goodwin scholarship and creative work in DigtialCommons@Goodwin. As we add more quality content, our reach keeps growing. Please continue to spread the word, and remember to send any new publications, teaching materials, or other content to Cynthia Hunt at Keep an eye on DigitalCommons@Goodwin – it’s growing fast!

PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED DATE: Career Resources LIVE with — November 8

Join the Goodwin College Career Services team members when they host representatives from, a worldwide employment-related search engine, who will share tips on using their job search resources, including registration and navigation. This “Lunch & Learn” session is TUESDAY, November 8, 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab, adjacent to the library on the first floor of One Riverside Drive. Lunch provided. Questions? Contact Marty Levine at

Scam Alert from Campus Safety and Security

Tips from Campus Safety and Security 

Rich Vibberts shared the following items: A phone scam has been reported in the East Hartford area. “Apple Tech Support” calls or leaves a message from 916-233-0160 claiming there is a problem and asking victims to call a 1-800 number. EHPD detectives warn that it’s a scam. Hang up; don’t give access to your computer, passwords, or financial information; don’t call them back!
Also the EHPD is investigating several leads in a series of car burglaries that occurred in October. Lock your vehicles, especially at night, and call the police to report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood.

CT Rides Commuter Selfie Challenge

Congratulations to the latest Scholarship recipients!

Health Sciences Career Fair — November 17

Career Services invites students and alumni to Goodwin College’s Health Sciences Career Fair on Thursday, November 17, 4:30-7 p.m. in the Community Room. A variety of healthcare organizations and companies including acute care hospitals, medical practices, and clinics will be on campus to share employment opportunities and potentially recruit for open positions! RSVP as soon as possible at You are also welcome to bring one guest. We look forward to seeing you at this important event!

Free Workshop for Female Sexual Violence Survivors

Police Training on Campus — November 1-3

Please be aware that Goodwin College will host approximately 100 police officers from throughout the state for a number of training sessions, from Tuesday, November 1, through Thursday, November 3. While most will be in casual civilian clothes, some may be in uniform with badges and perhaps carrying firearms. In addition, there will likely be a considerable number of police cars on campus. We wanted the assure the community that the College is aware of their presence and happy to welcome our friends in law enforcement. Thanks in advance for your cooperation. Please contact Rich Vibberts at 860-913-2023 or with questions.

Spring Scholarship Applications Now Open

Are you feeling overwhelmed and worried about paying for your classes in the spring? You may qualify for a number of scholarships available to students this spring 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 The deadline for submissions is November 30. If you have questions, please refer to the FAQ scholarship section located on our website at You may also contact Greg Jordan, Advancement Specialist, at 860-727-6969 or APPLY TODAY! Commuter Selfie Challenge

Congratulations Scholarship Recipients!

Town to Close Route 2 Eastbound Exit 5 on October 24-25. Intersection Closed for Street Work – Motorists Should Use Exit 5A.

Please note as this will likely impact traffic flow: From 2 p.m. on October 24 through 5 a.m. on October 25, the Town of East Hartford will close the Eastbound Exit 5 off Route 2 to accommodate closeout work including line striping and pavement markings. Following the closure, the Exit 5 ramp and modifications to Willow Street Extension will be complete. Exit 5 serves the area of Willow St., including Pratt & Whitney and CocaCola. Traffic will be diverted to Exit 5A and follow a northward detour on Main St.

Free Workshop for Female Sexual Violence Survivors

Stressed? We Can Help

Dear Students:

We are approaching the mid-point of our fall semester, and you may be feeling some stress or anxiety about classes or the various news headlines both locally or nationally. Please know we have a campus therapist on site available for support. To schedule an appointment, please call 860-913-2072 or email Stephanie Frascadore at


Student Services Team

Congratulations Scholarship Recipients

Manufacturing Career Fair

Upcoming Bushnell Events

The following shows are available via The Bushnell: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, A GENTLEMEN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME, BEAUTIFUL, JERSEY BOYS, THE KING AND I, FUN HOME, HSO MASTERWORKS AND POPS, SONIA PLUMB, FAMILY CIRCUS 1903, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, PAW PATROL LIVE!, RACE TO THE RESCUE, HIP HOP NUTCRACKER, NUTMEG BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, DAVID FEHERTY, JOHN CLEESE AND THE HOLY GRAIL… Further descriptions are available by logging onto Hover over SHOWS AND CONCERTS, click on ONLINE GROUP PROGRAM, enter the password HORACE, complete and submit the form. You will be contacted with prices and availability and for payment. Shows through this program are available up to two weeks prior to curtain. Reminder: No exchanges, cancellations, or refunds will be granted. Additional fees apply. Contact or 860.987.5959.

Complimentary Access to NY Times for Students and Staff

Students and staff now have full complimentary access to and NYT mobile apps, thanks to our school-wide subscription. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to find news articles, blogs, videos, and interactive features. You will be able to share content on social networks, save articles, subscribe to email newsletters, and set up personalized alerts. Access is available from any location, on or off campus. To activate your free pass, please use the instructions provided on this Research Starter: Follow the steps “Creating your Account.”

Coast Guard Offers Boating Courses — November 12 & 13 and 19

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer two courses at Goodwin with discounted registration fees for students and employees. “About Boating Safety” is a two-day course that gives participants the knowledge to obtain a boat license or safety certification. Held in Room 311, One Riverside Drive, on Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, November 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Must attend both days. “How to Read and Use a Nautical Chart” teaches the navigator to interpret a chart, plot a course, navigate safely, and return to port. Held in the Community Room, Saturday, November 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Discounted $35 fee for Goodwin students and employees with ID. Pre-registration required. Contact or 860-430-2986. Leave name, phone number, and email.

Congratulations, Poetry Contest Winners

The General Education Department is pleased to congratulate the winners of this year’s Poetry Contest: 1st Place ($75): “Five” by Jamie Mattos; 2nd Place ($50): “The Untold” by Ralph Gagliardo; 3rd Place ($25): “Hot Words Cold” by Jamilah Muhammed. Of the many fantastic submissions, these three poems stood out. Please join us at East Hartford’s Carmine’s Bar, Grill & Stage on Monday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m. to hear the poets read their winning poems. They will also read their poems at the National Day on Writing Conference on Thursday, October 20, from 3 to 4 p.m., in the Community Room at One Riverside. Please extend your congratulations to the winners!

Goodwin College Humanities Festival

PRIDE T-Shirts $10 on National Coming Out Day

In time for National Coming Out Day, October 11! Get your PRIDE t-shirt at the Goodwin College bookstore for the sale price of $10. After today, they will be sold at the regular price of $15. While supplies last!

Flag Football

Anyone interested in playing Flag Football should contact Eric Emet, Director of Recreation and Athletics immediately. Tournament team for this year's Springfield College NIRSA Championship games are forming now.

2016 Fall Fun Fair

AA Meetings on Campus

Overcoming the Holiday Blues

Pause and Paint at Goodwin College

The Community Renewal Team - Affordable Housing

Goodwin students: There are know openings in two great affordable housing complexes. One is for families, the other specifically for grandparents raising their grandchildren. Two-, three-, and four-bedroom units with fenced, off-street parking, on-site laundry, and much more. Section 8 tenants welcome. See below for details.

Road Closures for October 8

On October 8, more than 17,000 people will participate in the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. Road closures and travel delays will begin at 7:30 a.m. and exist throughout Hartford and surrounding towns until 2 p.m. In the East Hartfiord area, expect closures or delays on: Founders Bridge (eastbound), East River Drive, Hartland Street, Meadow Street, Pitkin Street, South Prospect Street, Main Street, Carroll Road, and Silver Lane.

How to Get Published — October 17

As part of the Goodwin Humanities Festival, members of the Goodwin community will present workshops throughout the morning of October 17 on how to get academic articles, drama/plays, creative non-fiction, music, short fiction, alternative media, magazine articles, and poetry published. The morning will end with a Lunch and Learn with the Poet Laureate emeritus of Connecticut, Mr. Dick Allen. You can register for any of the workshops at http://goodwinpublishes.eventbrite.comFor more information, email Howard Satinsky ( or Ernie Varela ( Download flyer.

Blood Drive Wednesday Oct 5th at Goodwin

REMINDER: The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the Community Room at Goodwin College, One Riverside Drive in East Hartford from 8:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to, sponsor code: Goodwin. Donors can also save time by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started, visit PLUS: Lake Compounce has donated Haunted Graveyard tickets for all presenting donor (blackout dates: Oct 14,15, 21, 22 when the tickets cannot be used). 

The Return of Goodwin Dance Club!

Come join us — and get your groove back! Goodwin College's Dance Club is back and ready to bust out new moves to get your semester started right! Visit us in the Community Room on Friday, October 14, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. RSVP to Nicole Miller at

Come to learn and celebrate National Coming Out Day!

Weather Closing Policy 2016-2017

The administration carefully considers student safety, weather reports, and the ability to clear campus parking when deciding on inclement weather closings. Every effort is made to post closings by 7 a.m. for day classes and 3 p.m. for evening classes, but allowances must be made for changing weather and road conditions. Announcements are posted on: WFSB-TV (Channel 3), WVIT-TV (Channel 30), and WTIC-TV Fox CT (Channel 61). Students can also check the homepage of the College website, Facebook, and Twitter or call 860-528-4111. Goodwin does not use the campus emergency notification system for weather closings.

Money Conference for Women

On October 15, the YWCA Hartford Region hosts the Money Conference for Women with Honorary Chair Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, focusing on money management, investment strategies and retirement planning for women of all ages, economic backgrounds and levels of financial knowledge. Read more information regarding the event.

Voter Registration Link is Here!

Important Voter Registration Information: In accordance with Federal Law Section 48a(b) of H.R. 6 Higher Education Amendments of 1998, we are supplying you with a link to the State of Connecticut Voter Registration form. Please use the following link to access the form:

If you are not a resident of Connecticut, please follow this link to the Election Assistance Commission's National Voter Registration Application form.

Construction Alert!

Please note this important info: On September 29 and 30 2016, the Town of East Hartford will close the Eastbound Exit 5 off Route 2 during the day to accommodate milling work on the intersection. Traffic will be diverted to Exit 5A and follow a northward detour on Main St. The closure will take place each day from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. This work is part of the East Hartford Multi-use trail project connecting Riverside Drive and the Charter Oak Greenway.

Club Basketball Meeting Practices - All are welcome

Anyone interested in playing basketball for the Navigators should attend team practices on Thursday Oct 6th, at 6:00 PM, and Saturday at 10:00 AM in the Connecticut River Academy gymnasium (9 Riverside Drive). Men's and Ladies' teams.
You will need your student ID to enter the facility.

Contact Athletic Director Eric Emet 727-6793/ with any questions.

Club Basketball Meeting Tuesday 10/4 - 6:00 pm at CTRA

Anyone interested in playing basketball for the Navigators should attend a team meeting on Tuesday, October 4th, at 6:00 PM in the Connecticut River Academy gymnasium (9 Riverside Drive). Men's and Ladies' teams.
There will be a light workout after the meeting. Please wear shorts and basketball shoes.
Contact Athletic Director Eric Emet 727-6793/ with any questions.