Southern in the News

Check out highlights of recent news coverage about Southern: 

june 2016

The New Haven Register ran a front page profile June 13 on Jonathan Wharton, assistant professor of political science, focusing on his new role as New Haven Republican Town Committee chairman.

 

Rick Leddy, former sports information director at Southern who retired in 2007, was featured in a June 13 article in the New Haven Register for being accepted into the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame (Class of 2016). The story recounted his 38-year career at Southern.

 

The New Haven Register ran on June 12 a front page story on Frank Harris, associate professor of journalism, pertaining to his research on the history of the n-word.

 

Articles on the narrowing of the presidential search at Southern have appeared in various media outlets since the announcement was made on June 10.

 

The New Haven Register ran a story in the June 10 edition of its paper. 

 

The Connecticut Post ran an article in the June 11 edition of its paper.

 

The Hartford Business Journal posted on June 10 a short piece online. 

 

The Hartford Courant ran a story on June 14.

 

MAY 2016

The Connecticut Post posted an online article on May 27 about Southern's M.S. and 6th year certificate in reading programs earning accreditation from the International Dyslexia Association and its affiliate, the Center for Effective Reading Instruction. The program met the standards outlined by the association's Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teaching of Reading. Southern was one of nine universities nationwide to earn the accreditation.

 

Terricita Sass, associate vice president for enrollment management, was quoted in an article that was posted May 22 in the online version of the Chronicle of Higher Education pertaining to enrollment issues facing regional public universities. As part of a plan to address enrollment challenges, she pointed to the university's efforts to consider students who might not have the grades/SAT scores, but who have shown evidence of motivation and improvement, particularly in their junior and senior years. She also talked about the importance of sustained mentoring of students as a strategy to improve retention rates. The article is running in today's hard copy of the Chronicle.

 

The undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 20 at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport attracted considerable media attention.

 

The New Haven Register ran a story and photos in its May 21 edition, and posted an extensive online photo album that night from the proceedings.The Connecticut Post ran multiple photos in its May 21 edition, and also posted an online photo album on May 20.

 

The Hartford Courant ran a story in its May 21 edition.

 

Channel 8 aired a story on May 20 during its 5 p.m. newscast. The segment included an interview with President Mary Papazian and some students soon after commencement exercises. The piece talked about challenges students are facing after graduation.

 

The New Haven Register ran a Page 1 article Sunday that profiles 5 of our graduates-to-be. The story looks at the varied paths these students took to obtain their degrees. You could say that in each case, they truly took the "road less traveled."

 

The 18th annual Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture generated considerable media attention. Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America," spoke to a sold-out crowd Friday evening at the Lyman Center for the Performing Arts. She focused on the challenges she has faced in her life emanating from two bouts with cancer.
The New Haven Register ran an article on Page 1 in its May 7 edition.

 

The Register also posted a photo album taken from the event. The album, posted May 6, includes pictures taken during the lecture, as well as a pre-event meeting with small groups of students.

 

Channel 8 aired a segment from an interview with Robin Roberts before the lecture.

 

Channel 61 also aired a segment from the lecture during its Friday evening newscast.

 

The New Haven Register ran a story in the May 2 paper about how two of our students – Laeticia Iboki and recent alumna Jackie Desrosier – recently presented their scientific research on Capitol Hill. The students found and tested a type of bacteria that has antibiotic properties and enhanced the growth of tomato plants. They were selected among only 60 projects nationwide to participate in the Posters on the Hill program.

 

April 2016

Southern received extensive media coverage for the "Connecticut Primary Day Viewing Party" held in Engleman Hall, Room A120, during the evening of April 26. The event was co-sponsored by the College Democrats and College Republicans, as well as the Political Science Department and Office of Student Conduct and Civic Responsibility. Students of all political persuasions watched the returns throughout the evening and engaged in a passionate but respectful conversation. Student panel discussions, as well as a faculty/administrator panel, also were part of the evening's events.

 

Channel 61 did a live broadcast from the viewing party for its 10 p.m. newscast. The station also previewed the party with a story that aired during the early evening newscast. That preview segment included an interview with Jonathan Wharton, assistant professor of political science, as well as two of our students – a College Republican and a College Democrat.

 

The Huffington Post posted a live stream from the viewing party on its Facebook page. The reporter interviewed Jonathan and students from both parties.

 

Channel 3covered the viewing party and interviewed students during the evening. The station reported live from the campus during a special 8 p.m. newscast in which students were just beginning to assemble. Interviews conducted during the evening were aired on the 11 p.m. newscast.

 

WSHU/WNPR aired a story during the morning of April 27, when the station interviewed two of our students – a Republican and a Democrat -- during the event.

 

The New Haven Register posted several photos online on April 27 from the viewing party. The photos were part of the paper's overall CT Primary Day coverage.

 

The following photo of two of our students was included online in the Register on April 27 and accompanied a story about the Democratic contest:

 

The New Haven Register also included quotes from Jonathan and Theresa Marchant-Shapiro, associate professor of political science, as part of a preview of the Connecticut Primary in its April 24 edition.

 

Channel 30 interviewed Jonathan, as well as our students, during a preview of the viewing party aired April 26 on an early evening newscast.

 

Vara Neverow, professor of English and women's studies, was quoted in an April 25 article in the Women's eNews publication regarding the pending eviction of the Feminist Library in Southwark, London.

 

The Southern football team was highlighted in the April 22 edition of the New Haven Register. An article talked about the team's commitment, which includes spring practices starting before 5:30 a.m. Coach Tom Godek was quoted extensively in the story:

 

Armen Marsoobian, professor of philosophy, was quoted in the April 21 edition of Newsweek regarding recent ads pertaining to the Armenian Genocide. The ads deny that Turkey was responsible for the deaths that took place about 100 years ago. Armen said that these kinds of denials are generated by Turkey and seem to occur each year, especially in the United States, around April 24 – the anniversary date of the start of the genocide. But he said Turkey is responsible for the genocide.

 

The April 2016 edition of the New Haven Register supplement, "Education Connection" featured an article about how Southern business students participated in the recent statewide course, "New Venture Challenge." The course enabled Southern students to join with about 100 students from colleges and universities throughout Connecticut to form teams that worked on putting together hypothetical businesses centered on student products and services. It marked the first time Southern participated in the program.

 

Priscilla Maldonado, a graduate student in social work, was quoted in a story that ran in the April 17 edition of the New Haven Register about the New Haven Promise program. Priscilla is a New Haven Promise Scholar. Her photo accompanied the story.

 

Carlos Torre, professor of elementary education, was interviewed in the April 15 edition of La Voz Hispana that previewed the Latino and Native American Film Festival.

 

The New Haven Register highlighted recent research by Betsy Lewis Roberts, assistant professor of biology, with an article in the April 14 edition of the paper. The research involves the discovery of a fungus -- produced by a common type of grass in Connecticut – which can help protect lawns. In effect, it's a "probiotic" for lawns.

 

Jonathan Wharton, assistant professor of journalism, was profiled April 11 in the New Haven Independent. He recently took over as chairman of the New Haven Republican Town Committee.

 

The recent lecture by political analyst John Heilemann drew the attention of the Connecticut Network (CT-N), which taped and recently broadcast the program.
Southern's Journalism Department and the university chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists sponsored a journalism conference on campus on April 8 and 9. One of the Friday sessions – which focused on police body cameras and state Freedom of Information laws -- was covered by the Connecticut Network (CT-N).

 

An April 12 article later appeared about the session in the CTNewsJunkie.

 

Also, the New Haven Register ran a photo April 11 from one of the panel discussions at the event.
Southern was mentioned April 8 in a New Haven Registerstory as a participant in a recent conference for colleges and universities that focused on adapting to climate change. Suzie Huminski, sustainability coordinator at Southern, was quoted in the article.

 

Stephen Hegedus, dean of the School of Education,  was quoted in a New Haven Registerstory that appeared April 8 about the proposed "lab" school that would be built in Southern's campus. The proposal could be mutually beneficial with elementary school students having opportunities to learn on a college campus, while providing Southern students with an opportunity to gain valuable classroom experience before becoming teachers.

Stephen also was quoted in a Page 1 story on April 4 in the New Haven Register about how colleges and universities prepare future teachers to avoid improper relationships with students. He discussed how Southern has multiple gates in place to prevent individuals who might endanger students from entering the classroom and becoming teachers.

 

Jonathan Wharton, assistant professor of political science, was quoted in a story that appeared April 4 in the Hartford Courant about the presidential election. Jonathan talked about how businessman Donald Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, has been attracting disaffected Democrats and independents during the primaries and caucuses this year.

 

The "SlutWalk" event held on campus yesterday generated plenty of media attention. The event was part of an international effort to educate people not to blame the victims of sexual assault, harassment and verbal abuse. A panel discussion was held, followed by a campus march.The New Haven Register ran a Page 1 story in the April 1 edition of the paper. A Page 1 photo, and a series of online photos, also were included in the coverage.

 

The New Haven Independent published an article April 1 on its website.

 

Channel 61 aired a segment about the event during the evening newscast on March 31.

 

march 2016

Jeff Van Lone, director of counseling services, was quoted in a March 20 article in the New Haven Register pertaining to mental health care at area universities. Jeff talked about how most Southern students who seek to talk to a counselor are usually able to do so that same day.

Cristal Guevara, a Southern student and a New Haven Promise scholar, was quoted in a New Haven Registerstory that ran on March 19. She was one of several college students who talked to students at John Daniels High School in New Haven about the program. A photo that included Cristal accompanied the story.

The Stamford Advocate ran a story in its March 19 edition about Southern's efforts to train teachers in how to teach students who are English Language Learners. The story focused on one such class that was given to educators in the Stamford school district. The story included Marisa Ferraro, Training All Teachers program manager, and Lorrie Verplaetse, Training All Teachers project director.

Misty Ginicola, associate professor of counseling and school psychology, was interviewed on two TV stations about the use of coloring books as a form of stress/anxiety therapy for adults.

Channel 8 aired an interview on March 16 during its 5 p.m. newscast.

 

Channel 61 interviewed Misty at its studios on March 17 during the station's 9 a.m. newscast. The segment lasted for 5 minutes.

 

Chris Piscitelli, assistant dean of students and director of student conduct, and Junior Larson, a freshman at Southern, were quoted in a March 15 article in the New Haven Register about the bill that would require "affirmative consent" by students before engaging in sexual activity at all Connecticut colleges and universities.

 

The Hartford Courant ran a story on March 14 that included a mention of Southern's bioscience pathway partnership with the city of New Haven. Christine Broadbridge, director of STEM initiatives, and biology student Bryan Pasqualucci were quoted in the story, which focused on these types of cooperative ventures between colleges/universities and the bioscience industry throughout Connecticut.

A photo of Southern alumnus Raphael Massie, associate director of the Elm Shakespeare Company, appeared in the March 14 edition of the New Haven Register. The photo was taken during a ceremony earlier this month to mark the partnership between Southern and Elm. Elm will officially be "in residence" at Southern.

Southern's hosting of the mobile food pantry twice a month was highlighted in a story March 13 on Page 1 of the New Haven Register. The story, which included the headline, "SCSU addresses student hunger," included an extensive interview with Michelle Johnston, director of alumni relations. Also included were comments from Stephen Monroe Tomczak, assistant professor of social work, and Corey Evans, a student who is chairman of the SCSU Service Commission.

Misty Ginicola, associate professor of counseling and school psychology, was featured as the Page 1 centerpiece story on March 12. She teaches students about the use of coloring books as a form of anti-anxiety, anti-stress therapy. She also uses the books for clients in her private practice. In addition to the story, a color photo of Misty was included as part of the package.

Frank Harris, professor of journalism, was interviewed March 10 on WNPR's "Where We Live" show about his research on the history of the n-word. The project culminated in a film he produced that explores the history and modern day usage of the n-word, as well as dispelled some myths associated with it.

 

The Post-Chronicle -- a weekly newspaper covering Hamden, North Haven and Wallingford -- included a mention of Southern's R.E.A.D.S. program in the March 8 paper. Southern's Psychology Department faculty and research students work with young elementary school students in Hamden (and Stratford) to bolster their reading comprehension. The story focused on a Hamden business owner providing books to the children and her partnership with several organizations, including Southern.

Business New Haven published an extensive three-part series on Southern's new science building during the last several months, concluding with the March edition.The following links showcase three aspects of the building:

Rock Wall and Garden
Nanotechnology
Werth Center for Coastal and Marine Studies


New Haven Register photographer Peter Hvizdak published an online photo essay on March 8 to complement a lead sports page photograph of the Connecticut Spokebenders wheelchair basketball team playing with students from Southern at Pelz Gymnasium Tuesday night.

 

Tess Marchant-Shapiro, associate professor of political science, was a source for analysis of the Super Tuesday contests.

Tess was quoted March 1 in a front page story in the Stamford Advocate, which also appeared in the Advocate's sister Hearst Newspapers (Connecticut Post, Greenwich Time) about the timing of the April 26 Connecticut primaries.

On March 2, she also appeared on the morning news show of Channel 61 to talk about the results of Super Tuesday.

february 2016

Jodie Mozdzer Gil, assistant professor of journalism, wrote a column that appeared Feb. 25  in the New Haven Register regarding compliance with the state’s Freedom of Information (FoI) laws. The project was conducted, in part, by SCSU’s journalism students – and coordinated by Jodie and Jerry Dunklee, professor of journalism, as well as Viktoria Sundqvist, managing editor for Central Connecticut, Digital First Media. It sampled government agencies in Connecticut communities to determine if they complied with FoI.

The Connecticut Post ran a Page 1 story Feb. 19 about a reading intervention program offered by Southern’s Psychology Department at St. James School in Stratford. Faculty and students have been working with those first- and second-grade students at the school who are below grade level in reading comprehension. Assessment tests showed major gains by those students during the 2014-15 school year. Deborah Carroll, professor of psychology; Cheryl Durwin, assistant chairwoman of the psychology department, and Emily Spoto, an SCSU psychology major, were quoted in the story. Three photos accompanied the article.

On Feb. 23, the Connecticut Post ran an editorial Tuesday that gave a “thumbs up” to Southern for this reading intervention program.

A story on Elizabeth Hamilton, an adjunct faculty member in the English Department, ran Feb. 19 in the Hartford Courant. The article looked at how musical settings of her poetry were going to be performed last Saturday.

Armen Marsoobian, professor of philosophy, was featured in the Feb. 12 edition of The Armenian Weekly for various projects he has conducted associated with his family’s witness to the Armenian Genocide.

A roundup story on Feb. 7 in the New Haven Register about enrollment trends included a prominent mention of Southern, and was accompanied by two front page photos of Southern students. The article examined racial and ethnic diversity among Connecticut colleges and universities, as well as international programs, applications and graduate programs. Terricita Sass, associate vice president for enrollment management, was quoted in the story. SCSU students Melissa Watts and Bridget Frouge also offered positive comments about Southern.

The Register ran a piece on Feb. 5 announcing that the Elm Shakespeare Company has entered into a formal partnership with the university as the theater-in-residence at Southern.

Channel 30 aired a segment last Wednesday about the forum on Islam held that day. The program was sponsored by the SCSU Faculty Senate, in partnership with the SCSU Muslim Student Association.

january 2016

President Mary Papazian’s acceptance of a job offer as president of San Jose State University received major news coverage, not only here in Connecticut, but in California.

The media coverage in Connecticut included Connecticut’s three largest newspapers – the Hartford Courant, New Haven Register and Connecticut Post, which all ran pieces on Jan. 28.

Will Hochman, professor English, was a guest Jan. 26 on WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show, where he was among the panelists who discussed the use of the “unreliable narrator” in literature. He talked about its use in the novel, “Catcher in the Rye."

Julie Liefeld, director of the Marriage and Family Therapy program, was interviewedJan. 25on Channel 61’s5 p.m. newscast regarding a new program for veterans and their families being offered by the SCSU Family Clinic.

A book by Armen Marsoobian, chairman of the Philosophy Department, was highlighted in the Jan. 16 edition of the English-language Turkish newspaper, Today’s Zaman. The book, “Dildilian Brothers: Photography and the Story of an Armenian Family in Anatolia, 1888-1923,” has recently hit the shelves in Turkey.

The Norwalk Hour ran a Jan. 6 article about a new specialization in public utility management that is being created at Southern. The program is designed to prepare public utility employees with the training and education necessary for the 21st century. A large percentage of the existing workforce in that field is retiring during the next several years.

december 2015

*Two photos from the Dec. 18 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony appeared on the front page of the New Haven Register on Dec. 19. In addition, the Register posted a photo album online from the ceremony.

*On Dec. 17, the New Haven Register ran a story on the recently approved public utility management program – a collaborative effort between SCSU and Gateway Community College, along with the cooperation of the Regional Water Authority and other area utility companies. Southern will develop a specialization within the B.S. degree in business administration as part of an effort to meet the workforce needs of Connecticut public utilities. The public utility industry in the region projects that 1/3 of its existing workforce – mostly managerial and technical jobs – will be eligible to retire within the next five years. Therefore, the utilities are seeking to educate existing employees, as well as future hires, for those positions. The aging of the workforce is part of a state and national trend, and Southern may be the first university to offer a specialization to address this workforce need. The article quotes Ellen Durnin, dean of the SCSU School of Business, extensively in the article.

The Harford Business Journal posted a short article on the program on Dec. 22.

*Kelly Mabry, associate professor of communication disorders, was interviewed on Dec. 9 during the “Better People” segment of Channel 3’s “Better Connecticut” program. The interview – lasting nearly 6 minutes – pertained to her recent trip to Bolivia, where she participated in Operation Smile’s effort to help poor children with cleft palates and cleft lips. With her background as a craniofacial expert, she screened more than 300 children. Many of the kids had successful surgeries during the effort.

*The recent partnership between Southern and Liverpool John Moores University (England) garnered media attention with a Dec. 1 story in the New Haven Register. The partnership is designed to offer students the chance to study on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and enable them to benefit from dual-taught undergraduate and graduate programs delivered by faculty from both institutions through video link and guest lectures. President Mary Papazian, as well as Jim Tait (professor of the environment, geography and marine sciences); Edward Harcourt, pro-vice chancellor of Liverpool John Moores; and SCSU student Shayne O’Brien were quoted in the article.

*An opinion piece written by SCSU studentJustin Hitchcock was published Dec. 1 in CT Viewpoints, a sister publication to CT Mirror. Justin, who wrote the piece on why Connecticut should value its teachers more, is a student of Will Hochman, a professor of English who specializes in writing.

NOVEMBER 2015

*The collaborative nature of Southern’s STEM program was highlighted in a story that was published Nov. 30 in the New Haven Register. The article looked at how other disciplines, such as business and philosophy, are incorporated into some of the STEM programs. Christine Broadbridge, director of STEM initiatives; Ellen Durnin, dean of the School of Business; and Sarah Roe, assistant professor of philosophy, were quoted in the story.

*A forum conducted by Southern’s Psychology Department and its Journal of Student Psychological Research, in conjunction with the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven, was covered by the New Haven Independent with an article posted Nov. 24. The forum focused on early literacy experiences, the brain and child development. Among those mentioned in the story were panelists Julia Irwin, associate professor of psychology; Laura Raynolds, associate professor of special education and reading; and Cheryl Durwin, professor of psychology and an organizer of the event.

*The Nov. 16 Astronomy Forum, “Missions Possible: A Manned Flight to Mars, & Finding ‘New Earths’ in the Milky Way Galaxy,” generated a slew of media coverage for Southern.

The event focused on two major astronomy projects by NASA – the exploration of Mars, and the Kepler Mission. Two NASA scientists – Steve Howell and Jennifer Stern – were the guest speakers. A panel discussion followed and included SCSU faculty members Elliott Horch and James Fullmer, as well as a Yale University post-doctoral fellow Tabetha Boyajian.

The event attracted 650 people – including about 425 high school students from 14 Connecticut high schools. Also attending were 45 people from area senior centers; about 30 middle school students; and others from the general public, in addition to our students and other members of the campus community. Many of the high school students also toured the new science building and were treated to a lunch after the forum.

Media highlights included the following:

*Channel 8 aired an interview on its Nov. 11 morning newscast with Jim Tait, professor of the environment, geography and marine sciences, about the potential effects of climate change in this region.

*Channel 30 aired a segment during a Nov. 10 newscast about students participating in the “Our World” event, in which students sought to demonstrate how words written on their bodies can have a larger impact than the spoken word. Tracy Tyree, vice president for student affairs, was among those interviewed about the effort, which was part of Social Justice Week.

*The New Haven Register ran a story in its Nov. 9 paper about a new course being taught this semester by Jessica Suckle-Nelson, associate professor of psychology, called “Social Psychology of Stereotypes and Prejudice.” The story explores the psychological side of prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination.

*Vince Breslin, co-chairman of the Department of the Environment, Geography and Marine Sciences, was quoted extensively in a front page story Nov. 6 the Waterbury Republican-American. The article examined the presence of microbeads in New Haven Harbor as found during a study conducted several months ago by Vince and former SCSU undergraduate student Peter Litwin. (Please note you have to be a subscriber to the paper to read more than the first few sentences.)

*Alan Brown, assistant professor of sociology, was rated by the Halifax, Nova Scotia weekly newspaper, The Coast, as the Best Professor in its circulation area. The article was posted online on Nov. 5 and refers to last year, when he taught at Mount St. Vincent University.

*Rosemarie Conforti, associate professor of media studies, was a panelist at a Nov. 4 symposium at Post University called “Navigating the New Media Universe.” The program, designed to celebrate Media Literacy Week, was coveredby Connecticut Network (CT-N).

*Jonathan Wharton, assistant professor of political science, was interviewed on Nov. 4 by Channel 8 and Channel 3 – the day after Connecticut’s municipal elections. Both interviews aired during those stations’ evening newscasts. The Channel 8 piece focused on the differences between two-year and four-year mayoral terms. The Channel 3 segment looked at the election of Joseph Ganim as mayor of Bridgeport.

*The Detroit Free Press quoted Melissa Talhelm, associate professor of English, in a Nov. 1  article with regard to research she is conducting in Michigan.

october 2015

*Business View Magazine ran a lengthy piece on Southern’s sustainability efforts in its October edition. A variety of people from the Southern campus community were quoted in the story, including President Mary A. Papazian; Suzie Huminski, sustainability coordinator; Heather Stearns, recycling coordinator; Bob Sheeley, associate vice president for capital budgeting and facilities operations; and Susan Cusato, associate professor of the environment, geography and marine sciences.

*Jack Mordente, veterans affairs administrator, was interviewed Oct. 29 on Channel 8 regarding problems associated with the Veterans Administration delay of payments for veterans’ tuition and other obligations.

*Cindy Simoneau, chairwoman of the Journalism Department, was quoted in an Oct. 26 article in the Waterbury Republican-American regarding concerns over the abridgement of First Amendment rights in a case involving Wesleyan University students. A column was published in the student newspaper that some students found distasteful, and as a result the Student Government Association reduced the paper’s funding. (Please note that you need to be a subscriber to read most of the story.)

*Alan Brown, assistant professor of sociology, was quoted in an Oct. 26 New Haven Register story regarding the use of social media by police in the Greater New Haven area

*Jodie Gil, assistant professor of journalism, was interviewed Oct. 20 on WNPR radio’s (90.5 FM) “Where We Live” show regarding barriers to health care. The interview was based upon an article she wrote earlier this year on the effect that a lack of health care can have on children’s education.

*The New Haven Register ran a front page story in its Oct. 18 edition about the early reaction to Southern becoming a tobacco-free campus. The university officially instituted a tobacco-free policy in August.

*A Southern study that showed microbeads floating in New Haven Harbor was referred to during an Oct. 16 press conference called by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). During the press conference, covered by several media, he advocated for a national ban on those microplastic substances, which are found in some face scrubbing products and some toothpastes. The study was conducted a few months ago by then SCSU student Peter Litwin and Vincent Breslin, co-chairman of the SCSU Department of the Environment, Geography and Marine Studies. Vince offered his remarks during the press conference.

The New Haven Register, Channel 8 and Channel 30 were among the media outlets that covered the press conference during its Oct. 16 newscasts.

*Kelly Gunneson, a senior on the SCSU volleyball team, was featured in the Oct. 15 edition of the New Haven Register. The article talked about her return from an ACL injury, her success on the court and in the classroom, and her family roots at Southern.

*The opening of the Academic Science and Laboratory Building generated media attention in advance of the Oct. 23 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The New Haven Register ran a story on Oct. 14 about the features of the new building.

Two area business publications posted portions of a press release last week pertaining to the collaboration between Southern and PerkinElmer. The company has provided hi-tech instruments for the new science building.

The Fairfield County Business Journal posted an article online on Oct. 15.article, which was posted last Thursday.

The Hartford Business Journal posted an article on Oct. 14.

*The Oct. 8 talk by former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent garnered the attention of several media outlets. His talk was the focus of this year’s Dr. Joseph Panza Annual Sport Management Lecture.

The New Haven Register, Hartford Courant and Meriden Record-Journal ran stories in the Oct. 9 editions of their newspapers.

The lecture also was covered by Channel 61, which aired a story during an Oct. 9 newscast.

*Chris Piscitelli, director of judicial affairs, was quoted in an online version of a Sports Illustratedstory that was posted Oct. 8. The article dealt with daily fantasy football and the low-stakes betting associated with it. Chris was quoted, as were a few Southern students.

*Southern’s new high tech treadmill -- designed to assess risk of injury in a person’s hips, knees and ankles – garnered media attention in an Oct. 2 story and video in the Waterbury Republican-American. Carrie MacMillan, a features reporter with the paper, wrote a first-person account of what it is like to be tested on the treadmill. She included comments from Bob Gregory, assistant professor of exercise science, who is in charge of the treadmill testing, as well as Marc Robertson, a physical therapist and an assistant professor of exercise science.

A video of Carrie’s experience, as taken by multimedia journalist Erin Covey, was included in the online posting. (Only a small portion of the column is available to non-subscribers)

*A summary of President Mary A. Papazian’s State of the University address was posted in the Oct. 1 online version of the Hartford Courant’s YourTowns section.

Highlights from the address were also posted online on Oct. 3 as part of the New Haven Register’s Forum section.

september 2015

 *A microbeads/microplastics study coordinated by Vincent Breslin, co-chairman of the Environment, Geography and Marine Sciences Department, has generated plenty of media attention. The study found that microbeads, a form of microplastics, were found in New Haven Harbor.

 Vince was interviewed by Channel 61 on Sept. 28 during the station's 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts.

Channel 8 also aired an interview on Sept. 28 during its 5 p.m. newscast.

The Hartford Courant posted an online piece on Sept. 28 as part of the paper's Capitol Watch blog.

*Channel 8 interviewed Jim Thorson, professor of economics and finance, during its evening newscast on Sept. 25. The interview was part of a story about the Lockheed Martin purchase of Sikorsky Aircraft from United Technologies. Jim talked about the economic impact of such a deal.

*Ruth Eren, chairwoman of the Special Education Department, was featured in the Sept. 28 edition of the New Haven Register for being selected as Southern's first-ever endowed chair. She has been named as the Goodwin Endowed Chair in Special Education.

*The New Haven Register today ran a front page story in its Sept. 15 edition about Southern’s School of Education regaining its “full continuing approval” from the state Board of Education. The article talks about Southern’s efforts to lift its probationary approval status from a year ago to gain full continuing approval within one year, even though the university was given three years to do so. The article quotes Sarah Barzee, chief talent officer for the state Department of Education, as saying that Southern engaged in “incredible efforts.” She also praised School of Education Dean Stephen Hegedus, Provost Bette Bergeron and President Mary Papazian in that drive to regain full continuing approval.

Southern also gained two other mentions last week on getting the state Board of Education approval.

The Connecticut Post ran a story in its Sept. 4 edition.

The Hartford Courant ran a story on Sept. 4 in which Southern’s approval was mentioned.

*The New Haven Register ran a photo in its Sept. 11 edition of President Mary Papazian presenting the SCSU President’s Medal of Honor the previous evening to Rouben Mirzakhanyan, rector at Armenian State Pedagogical University in Yerevan, Armenia. The award was made in recognition of his commitment to enhancing the quality of education in Armenia by establishing international exchange partnerships with Southern and other institutions in Europe and beyond. Provost Bette Bergeron is also in the photo as she assisted in the award presentation.

The presentation was made during a reception at the Lyman Center to mark the opening of a photography exhibit by Philosophy Professor Armen Marsoobian titled, “Bearing Witness to the Lost History of an Armenian Family Through the Lens of the Dildilian Brothers.” The images in the exhibit tell the story of Armen’s family against the backdrop of events that included a war that ravaged the world and a collapsing empire.

The Register also posted an online photo album from the event.

AUGUST 2015

*A variety of media outlets covered Southern’s decision/rally to become tobacco-free.

Channel 8 covered the rally and aired the story on Aug. 31

Channel 30 also aired a news segment on Aug. 31 from the rally.

The New Haven Register ran a color photo on the front page of the Sept. 1 Local Section.

The Connecticut Post  posted a short piece online on Aug. 31:

And Channel 3 posted the following story on its website on Sept. 1.

*Channel 3 aired a segment on Aug. 30 of our returning students’ move-in day during the 6:30 p.m. newscast. The story also included a mention of Southern going tobacco-free.

*Rachel Jeffrey, assistant professor of biology, was interviewed Aug. 30 on Channel 30 during the morning newscast about the phenomenon of “childhood amnesia,” in which adults remember little, if anything, of their lives before age 3 or 4.


*The New Haven Register ran a few color photos in the Aug. 28 paper from the previous day's new student move-in day. The paper also posted an online photo album from the move-in.

*Channel 30 interviewed a few freshmen as they moved into their residence hall rooms on Aug. 27. The station also took some video of “moving in day.” The segment aired during today’s 11 a.m. news show.

*A study intended to help children with autism, led by Julia Irwin – associate professor of psychology – was highlighted in a story that aired Aug. 24 during the “Mommy Minute” segment on Channel 61, as well as in a story published today in the Hartford Courant. The TV story aired twice during the station’s morning newscasts for nearly 3 minutes.

*The Connecticut Post ran an article in its “Education Outlook” section about Southern receiving a federal grant to help nursing students pay for the costs of pursing an Ed.D. in nursing education degree, as well as an M.S.N. (nursing education track) degree. The grant enables students to participate in a “forgivable loan” program. The story was published during the weekend of Aug. 1-2.

In addition, the Fairfield County Business Journal ran an article on the grant in its July 20 “Colleges and Universities” special section.

*Southern’s handling of the increase in freshmen who plan to live on campus this semester was mentioned in a story that ran Aug. 23 in the New Haven Register. The article focused on Quinnipiac’s housing situation, but included a look at Southern. We have converted 81 additional doubles rooms into triples, compared to last fall, but most of the students assigned to the triples actually requested it as part of our new online, self-selection process. And we have accommodated most of the others who would rather not live in triples. In addition, the RAs and housing directors have been trained in how to help students adapt to the tighter quarters. Tracy Tyree, vice president for student affairs, was quoted in the story.

*Rachel Jeffrey, assistant professor of biology, was interviewed Aug. 21 on WQUN regarding “childhood amnesia,” a phenomenon by which people tend not to remember, or remember very little, about their lives before the age of 3 or 4.

*The New Haven Registerpreviewed the Aug. 28 performance at the Lyman Center for the Performing Arts of comedian Eddie Izzard with a story in its Aug. 18 edition.

*Jim Thorson, chairman of the Economics and Finance Department, was quoted in a story that was published in the Aug. 16 edition of the New Haven Register about the effect of the state’s annual tax-free week. Earlier this month, most clothing and footwear items under $100 were exempt from the state sales tax.

*Jessica Suckle-Nelson, associate professor of psychology, was interviewed Aug. 12 on WQUN radio (1220 AM) regarding a new course being taught this year called “Social Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice.”

july 2015

*Jim Tait, professor of science education and environmental studies, was interviewed July 30 on WNPR’s “Where We Live” talk show. He was part of a panel discussion talking about the condition of Connecticut’s beaches and coastlines.

*The New Haven Register ran a photo in its July 30 edition from the Materials & Manufacturing Summer Teachers Institute at Southern. The program is designed to show area teachers how STEM is used in industry, with the intent that those teachers will share the information and create learning opportunities for their students. Southern is a co-sponsor of the event.

*The Meriden Record-Journal ran a July 22 article on the recent hiring of two Wallingford residents as assistant basketball coaches at Southern. Michael Papale was chosen as an assistant men’s basketball coach, and Stephanie Hiriak was hired as an assistant women’s basketball coach.

*Kate Lynch, the newly hired women’s basketball coach, was interviewed on the July 20 edition of Channel 8’s SportzEdge.

*North Haven Patch ran a July 15 feature on Mike Kobylanski, associate athletic director/communications, after being selected as a “Volunteer 15” honoree by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Mike volunteered more than 50 hours of his time toward community service.

*The July 13 press conference announcing the hiring of former UConn and NBA basketball star Scott Burrell as the new men’s basketball coach at Southern received considerable media attention. Scott, who previously served as an assistant coach at Quinnipiac, received a warm welcome after being introduced by Athletic Director Jay Moran.

Media coverage included the New Haven Register, Hartford Courant, Channel 8, Meriden Record-Journal and the Waterbury Republican-American. Also covering the announcement were Channel 61 and Channel 30. Scott also was interviewed on July 14 on WTIC radio (1080 AM).

The Register and Courant also posted photo albums from the announcement.

*Lisa Rebeschi, chairwoman of the Nursing Department, was quoted in a story published July 9 in the New Haven Register about the recent tragedy in East Haven in which two children died from diphenhydramine – a drug found in many over-the-counter medications. Lisa, who is also a pediatric nurse, discussed use and misuse of the drug, as well as its potential toxicity.

*Miranda Dunbar, assistant professor of biology, and Chris Wisniewski, a biology student, were interviewed July 8 by Channel 8 about White Nose Syndrome – a fatal disease affecting bats, particularly in Connecticut and throughout much of the Northeast.

Miranda and Chris were interviewed for the noon newscast by WTNH’s Kent Pierce.

Chris was interviewed live during the station’s 6 a.m. newscast.

Miranda also was interviewed July 1 by Channel 61 regarding White Nose Syndrome and how it is killing a significant portion of the bat population in Connecticut. The segment aired during the station’s 4 p.m. newscast. Christopher Wisniewski also interviewed for the story.

*Tim Parrish, professor of English, was interviewed July 1 on CNN about racism and its link to the recent shooting in Charleston, S.C.

*A photo of David Pettigrew, professor of philosophy, was included in the July edition of New Haven Living magazine for delivering a recent lecture at Temple Beth Tikvah in Madison about Varian Fry, who rescued many Jewish artists and intellectuals from the Nazis during World War II.

JUNE 2015

*The New Haven Register ran a Page 1 story on June 29 about the research of Miranda Dunbar, assistant professor of biology, and senior biology major Christopher Wisniewski regarding White Nose Syndrome, a deadly disease that is killing bats in frightening numbers. The story also noted that the two have put up a few bat houses on campus, which are designed to give a small number of bats a safe refuge. Miranda is an established expert on bats, while Chris also has done extensive research on them. A photo of the two in front of a bat house is included on Page 1.

*Tracy Tyree, vice president for student affairs, and Jean Breny, chairwoman of the Public Health Department, were quoted in a story June 28 that ran in the New Haven Register about what qualities make college students stand out among their peers. The story was part of a supplement called “Celebrate the class of 2015.” The supplement also included several photos of Southern students from this year’s undergraduate commencement exercises at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Tracy and Jean shared their insight and suggestions to college students.

*A picture of Eric Triffin, long-time adjunct faculty member in the Public Health Department, appeared in the New Haven Register on June 28. He was rehearing for an International Festival of Arts & Ideas concert, dressed up as Snappy the Peas/ce Pod, as part of an effort to encourage children to eat healthy foods, such as vegetables.

*Audrey Kerr, professor of English, wrote an opinion piece titled, “What does it mean to be white?: Dylann Roof, Rachel Dolezal and the ugly legacy of the Rhinelander case,” which was published on June 25 in the online news site, Salon.com. She is the author of a book, "The Paper Bag Principle: Class, Colorism and Rumor, and the Case of Black Washington, D.C."

*Tim Parrish, professor of English, has appeared in several media outlets over the last few days.

He wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Daily News, which was published on June 21, regarding racism and its connection with the recent shooting in Charleston, S.C. Tim is the author of a recent memoir, “Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist.”

As a result of the op-ed, he was interviewed on June 22 on the Politics of the United States radio show, hosted by Michael Smerconish, on SiriusXM.

He also was a June 20 guest on the Mississippi Public Television network to talk about the Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium.

*The New Haven Register featured Southern’s Human Performance Lab as the lead story June 18 in its Sports Section. The article included two major projects with which the lab is currently involved – testing of runners using a state-of-the-art treadmill that can detect flaws in running form that may lead to hip, knee and ankle injuries; and testing of a new shoe insole by the Roar Performance company of Milford to determine if the insert enhances athletic performance.

The article also mentioned the lab’s ability to test for VO-2 max, an important test of maximum oxygen consumption for distance runners, as well as body fat composition.

A picture of the insert, the treadmill and of two of Southern’s Exercise Science Department faculty members – Bob Gregory and Bill Lunn – also are included in the piece. Bob and Bill play key roles in the lab operations.

*An op-ed appearing in the June 15 edition of the New Haven Register mentioned the recently launched program at Southern to boost the state’s bioscience efforts. The op-ed was co-authored by Susan Froshauer (president and CEO of CURE, the network of life and healthcare sciences companies in Connecticut) and Robert Skolozdra (a local architect).

*The New Haven Register ran a June 13 story about a documentary, “Letter From Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio.” Sheila Hickey Garvey, professor of theater, appears in the documentary. She directed the 2013 oratorio, “Letter From Italy, 1944,” on which the film is based. The production talks about an American soldier who fought in World War II and suffered from PTSD. The documentary was produced by Karyl Evans, who has taught at Southern.

*A New Haven Registerarticle on June 11 previewed a talk given by Troy Rondinone, professor of history, about the history of some well-known Connecticut boxers. The talk was part of the West Haven Historical Society’s Sports History Weekend. Troy is the author of a book, “Friday Night Fighter.”

*The New Haven Independent posted a story June 10 in which Marna Wilber, president of the New Haven Manufacturers Association (NHMA) Board of Directors, was interviewed. During that interview, she mentioned some NHMA initiatives, including next month’s Materials and Manufacturing Summer Teachers Institute, a collaborative effort with Southern.

*Elliott Horch, professor of physics, is the focus of a cover story in the June edition of New Haven Living magazine, a sister publication of the Hartford Courant.

The story talks about a couple of major projects that Elliott has conducted for the National Science Foundation and his role in NASA’s Kepler Mission – a project to find Earth-like planets in the Milky Way Galaxy. It also refers to the impending opening of the Academic and Laboratory Science Building.

may 2015

*The Hartford Business Journal ran an article (scroll to Page 10) in its summer Connecticut Green Guide (published May 25) about a study conducted by recent graduate Ashley Hartle. Ashley, who graduated in December and shared a poster presentation in March at the SCSU Undergraduate Research Conference, examined the relationship between a state’s “green” commuting habits (e.g. carpooling, public transit, biking) and its quality of roads. She found that the higher a state’s percentage of environmentally friendly work commutes, the worse the quality of roads.

The piece also includes a comment from Kevin Buterbaugh, Ashley’s advisor and professor of political science.

*The upcoming open house for the university’s graduate level STEM programs (June 12)  recently garnered some attention in the New Haven Register and the Connecticut Post.

The Register ran a story in its May 26 paper:

The Post included the announcement in two of its blogs – “Education Matters,” which is related to education issues, on May 24, and “Connecticut Postings,” which is the paper’s general news blog, on May 25.

*New Haven Living magazine recently ran a story about the completion of renovations to Buley Library, and the impending opening of the Academic and Laboratory Science Building.

*Cindy Simoneau, chairwoman of the Journalism Department, was mentioned in a Connecticut Poststory during the weekend of May 23-24 about the recent Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) awards. During the ceremony, Cindy was inducted into the Connecticut Journalism Hall of Fame. She is a former assistant managing editor for the Connecticut Post and is a former president of SPJ.

*An op-ed piece co-authored by President Mary Papazian and Stephen Hegedus, dean of the School of Education, in support of the proposed relocation of New Haven’s Strong School to the Southern campus, appeared in Sunday’s New Haven Register.

The article focused on the potential benefits to students in both the New Haven Public Schools and at Southern if the Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet School and Lab is relocated to our campus. The New Haven Board of Alders has been weighing the option and a decision is expected shortly.

Southern also was mentioned in a story posted May 22 in the New Haven Independent about the proposed relocation.

*Southern’s undergraduate commencement on May 15 generated plenty of media coverage. Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings, was the featured speaker at the ceremony, held at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport.

 

The New Haven Register and Hartford Courant both posted stories that ran in their May 16 editions. In addition, the Register posted an online photo album, while the Courant posted an online video. The Connecticut Post ran photos in its May 16 edition, while also posting a photo album. And Channel 8 ran a story on the day of the event.

 

In addition, several out-of-state television stations – including the New England Cable News network (NECN) – ran stories that referred to the SCSU commencement, even though the stories themselves focused on Heather’s reaction later in the day to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev being sentenced to death in connection with the bombings.

 

And on May 16 , Heather mentioned the SCSU Commencement and our students during an interview with the TodayShow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The New Haven Register ran a May 5 story on Michelle Grecni, a pole vaulter on the women’s track and field team, as she prepares to compete in the Division II national championships later this month.

*President Mary Papazian was mentioned in an article that was published May 5 in the Armenian Weekly newspaper as a co-moderator of an event in Times Square (New York) to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

*The May 4 signing ceremony to launch the partnership between Southern and the city of New Haven to boost the region’s biotechnology industry garnered media coverage in the New Haven Register and the New Haven Independent.

The following is the link to the story that appeared on May 5 in the Register. (The link also includes photos that were posted online yesterday of the ceremony and of the construction of the Academic and Laboratory Science Building.):

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20150504/scsu-and-new-haven-form-biotech-partnership-aimed-at-stem-jobs

In addition, an op-ed by President Mary Papazian and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp ran in the May 5 edition of the Register. The op-ed discussed topics such as the new partnership and the need for more graduates with a degree in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.

The following is a link to the Independent story, which also includes some photos and was published on May 4:

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/city_scsu_work_on_global_science_hub/

*David Kemler, a professor of exercise science and an expert on sports psychology, was interviewed for a story on Channel 3 that aired May 4 during the 5 p.m. newscast. The interview focused on whether cash incentives can help people reach fitness goals.

*Police Chief Joe Dooley was quoted in a Hartford Courantstory May 4 about the use of body cameras by police in Connecticut.

*Steve Abbagnaro, a student who is graduating this month and whose company has been working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was highlighted in an article May 3 in the Middletown Press. A computer science major, he also has found security flaws for prominent companies in the past.

april 2015

*Armen Marsoobian, professor of philosophy, was quoted extensively in an article that appeared in the April 24 edition of Newsweek magazine. The story was about why scholars generally agree that the Armenian Genocide was a genocide, but President Obama has not referred to it as such.

 

 

 

 

 

*The Register posted photos April 21 of the game between the Southern students and the Connecticut Spokebenders, a wheelchair basketball team.

*Daniel Elliot, one of our soon-to-be graduates, was featured April 28 on Channel 3 in a story at the end of the 5:30 p.m. newscast. Dan is one of this year’s recipients of the Barnard Distinguished Student Award, presented for outstanding academic achievement and community service. He was a life guard in New York, having rescued hundreds of people over the years. Last summer, he suffered a major spinal injury while trying to rescue someone stranded away from shore. The injury could have taken his life, or at least, left him with serious deficiencies in his motor skills. But Dan has recovered completely, which has amazed his doctor. He was an outstanding swimmer for the Owls’ men’s swimming and diving team before sustaining the injury. The segment aired for a little more than 2 minutes.

 

*The Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture, which on April 20 featured former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, and former Yankees star relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, attracted considerable media attention.

The New Haven Register, Hartford Courant, Meriden Record-Journal each ran pieces in their April 21 paper, the day after the lecture, which was in a conversational form with ESPN Sports Center anchor Linda Cohn.

The following is the link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/sports/20150420/yankee-greats-mariano-rivera-joe-torre-entertain-sold-out-crowd-at-scsu

The following is the link to the Courant article:

http://touch.courant.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-83345144/

The following is the link to the Record-Journal story:

http://www.myrecordjournal.com/news/latestnews/7173541-129/torre-rivera-team-up-for-scsu-lecture.html

In addition, Yankees.com (a branch of MLB.com) posted a story April 20 on its website.*

*The events at Southern this week marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide were included in an April 14 article about the subject in the New Haven Register.

*The New Haven Register has posted an online photo page from the April 20 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Buley Library.

*Merritt Ruff, a student at Southern and a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, was quoted in a New Haven Register story that ran April 19 about reactions from African-American fraternities to the recent racist chant by a fraternity at the University of Oklahoma.

*Southern’s undergraduate commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 15 with featured speaker Heather Abbott, was mentioned in an April 9 roundup story about area college/university commencement events in Thursday’s New Haven Register. Heather lost part of her left leg in the tragedy, but today is helping other amputees adjust to their situation.

The Providence Journal also included a mention of her plans to speak at Southern’s undergraduate commencement in an article that ran April 10.

*The New Haven Register ran two articles about Southern in the “Education Connection” supplement that ran April 8. The supplement also ran in the Shoreline Times, Post-Chronicle and the Milford-Orange Bulletin. A story about the recent Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference was included, along with a photo from the event. And a short story on the new geospatial information science and technology minor also appeared in the supplement.

*Misty Ginicola, associate professor of counseling and school psychology, was interviewed April 6 during the 9:00 segment of the Channel 61 Morning Show about how therapy dogs are used to help children with autism read people’s faces and emotions. The live, in-studio segment aired for about 6 minutes, which is longer than most TV interviews. Misty has conducted research on multicultural competence in counseling, including the use of creative strategies in counseling sessions (such as therapy dogs). She also uses a therapy dog as part of her private counseling practice, and works as a training and evaluation associate through the Mutt-i-grees program, a social and emotional learning skills curriculum for children in grades pre-K to 12 created by Yale University and the North Shore Animal League.

MARCH 2015

*The New Haven Register ran a March 30 story about the partnership between Southern and Gateway Community College regarding the transfer of credits toward the LEP program. The agreement enables those Gateway graduates who earn an Associate in Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences to have most of their LEP requirements waived. The program is designed to streamline the transfer process and to give Gateway students full credit for the courses they take as part of their degree.

*William Lunn, assistant professor of exercise science, was quoted extensively in a March 29 story about high-intensity interval training in Sunday’s Waterbury Republican-American. Although not a new type of training – especially among athletes – it has been gaining increasing popularity in health clubs and gyms.

*The New Haven Register ran a March 27 story Friday about the 4 x 400 meter relay team winning the national title at the NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships. The quartet earned the title earlier this month.

*A clip of the “Stuff-a-Shuttle” event at Southern aired March 27 on Channel 3.

 *Julia Irwin, associate professor of psychology, was interviewed March 12 on Channel 3's 5 p.m. newscast about her ongoing study on autism. The segment ran for more than 2 minutes. The study is funded through a $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health and includes Haskins Laboratories. It examines whether the avoidance of eye contact by children with an autism spectrum disorder is the primary cause of the speech and language difficulties that typically accompany the disorder. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are being tested with the hope that the results will lead to better treatments.

 

 *Miranda Dunbar, assistant professor of biology, was quoted in a Danbury News-Timescolumn published March 9 about the loss of bats due to white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed an estimated 7 million bats since the fungus was first discovered in the United States nearly a decade ago.

The column was written by Robert Miller called “Earth Matters.”

*A New Haven Registercolumn written by Randy Beach focused on an interview and appearance by humor columnist Dave Barry at the Lyman Center. The column ran on March 8.

*Mike Lee, a senior on the men’s track and field team, was featured in a story in the New London Patch that was published on March 5.

*Michelle Grecni, a senior on the women’s track and field team, was profiled in the Danbury Patch in a story that was published on March 5.

 *Southern’s first-generation living-learning community was mentioned recently in the online publication, University Business. The article – which serves as the cover story for the publication’s March 2015 edition -- outlined ways that colleges and universities can support first-generation college students, and indicated that Southern was one of the schools that has established this kind of program. It is designed to build relationships among students who share this background.

february 2015

*Siobhan Carter-David, assistant professor of history, was quoted in a Feb. 28 article in the Hartford Courant pertaining to Eastern Connecticut State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award. Siobhan delivered the keynote address at the event

*Sarah Michaud, director of the Drug and Alcohol Resource Center, was quoted in a Feb. 27 story that appeared today in the New Haven Register about the prevalence of ecstasy and similar drugs on college campuses. Sarah noted that there have not been any reported cases recently of overdosing on these kinds of drugs at Southern.

*For those of you who were unable to see the story last night on Channel 8, health reporter Jocelyn Maminta put together a nice segment about the new high-tech treadmill obtained by the Human Performance Lab that is able to generate 3-D gait analyses of runners. Bob Gregory, assistant professor of exercise science, was interviewed about the equipment and how it works. Bob Axtell, professor of exercise science, also was interviewed after using the treadmill himself.

*Jim Barber, director of community engagement and former long-time track coach at Southern, was featured in the Hartford Courant on Feb. 22 in the newly created “Hometown Heroes” section. The article talks about his lifetime of service to the university and to the New Haven community. Jim began working at Southern in 1967.

*Greg Paveza, dean of the School of Graduate Studies, was interviewed Feb. 22 on the Channel 30 morning newscast. He spoke, along with Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce President Tony Rescigno, about the future of health care in Connecticut.

*You won’t see the works of Aristotle being discussed on TV newscasts very often. But Chelsea Harry, assistant professor of philosophy, was interviewed on that very subject Feb. 15 on Channel 30’s Sunday morning newscast. Chelsea discussed her research of how Aristotle appears to have endorsed the theory that dogs and other small animals have a limited concept of time. Modern science is debating that subject today, but there seems to be growing evidence that this is the case. Jackson, Chelsea’s golden retriever/German shepherd mix, accompanied her on the air.

*An Associated Press photo taken of actor Henry Winkler during his appearance as the featured speaker at Southern’s 2005 undergraduate commencement ceremony was published Feb. 3 in the online version of the magazine, “The Atlantic.” The picture was taken during the procession at the Connecticut Tennis Center. Winkler is best known for his role as Fonzie on the 1970s sit com, “Happy Days.”

*Carmen Martell, who participated in December’s graduation ceremony at Southern after earning an M.S.N. degree, was featured Feb. 2 as the cover story in the Woman section of the Waterbury Republican-American. Her story is compelling as someone who grew up in a series of foster homes and was on her own as a teen, but later overcame that tough early life to become a nurse.

*The New Haven Register ran an article on Feb. 2 that included an announcement about the upcoming citizens’ police academy at Southern.

*Lesley Wolk, associate professor of communication disorders, was interviewed Feb. 1 on Channel 30’s Sunday morning newscast about the cultural phenomenon of “vocal fry.” She talked about the increasing use of a voice inflection in which a person opts to talk in a deep, gravelly tone. She noted that high school girls and young women seem to use this way of talking the most and the “fry” is generally done at the end of sentences.

JANUARY 2015

*David Pettigrew, professor of philosophy, was quoted in a recent column written by Randy Beach in the New Haven Register. Randy interviewed some patrons at Lulu’s coffeehouse in the East Rock section of neighborhood during the Jan. 27 snowstorm.

*Shirley Jackson, professor of sociology, was interviewed by the Valley Independent Sentinel about the racial divide over the handling of high-profile incidents in New York and Ferguson, Mo. The publication printed her responses on Jan. 20 to questions about race relations.

*Both the New Haven Register and Channel 8 ran stories Jan. 19 about an autism study led by associate professor of psychology Julia Irwin. The study is funded through a $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health and includes Haskins Laboratories. It examines whether the avoidance of eye contact by children with an autism spectrum disorder is the primary cause of the speech and language difficulties that typically accompany the disorder. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are being tested with the hope that the results will lead to better treatments.

The Register ran a Page 4 story written by Jennifer Swift, while Channel 8 aired a segment by health reporter Jocelyn Maminta on its 5:30 p.m. newscast.

*Lesley Wolk, assistant professor of communication disorders, was interviewed Jan. 16 on the WTIC radio (1080) show, “Mornings with Ray Dunaway” about the cultural trend of “vocal fry,” which is a creaky, gravelly tone of voice. Her research shows that this trend is particularly prevalent among high school girls and young women, who often use this inflection at the end of sentences. The phenomenon also has affected other segments of the population to a lesser degree.

*Polly Beals, associate professor of history, and Charles Baraw, assistant professor of English, were quoted in a story that was published Jan. 5 in the online magazine Inside Higher Ed. The article focused on a recent meeting of the American Historical Association in New York City.

december 2014

*North Haven Patch published a story on Dec. 29 about the men’s basketball team signing 10-year-old Jack Larsen to the team through a program called “Team Impact.” The program seeks to improve the quality of life of children who suffer from a chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

*Nicole Grossbard, a member of the women’s basketball team, and Luke Houston, who plays on the men’s basketball team, were highlighted in an a Dec. 21 story that appeared in the New Haven Register about their nomination for the Allstate Good Works Team. Student-athletes are selected for their community service contributions. The 20 winners will be announced in February.

*Police Chief Joe Dooley was interviewed on the Dec. 14 edition of Channel 61’s “The Real Story” about the growing call for the use of body cameras by police throughout the state and country.

*The New Haven Register ran an article in its Dec. 12 edition pertaining to the Friends of Rudolph event on campus.

*The New Haven Register ran an online article Dec. 4 about President Papazian’s visit to the White House for the White House College Opportunity Day of Action. She was among hundreds of college/university presidents and higher education leaders to participate in the program, which focused on ways to help a greater number of students go to college.

*Channel 61 posted a Dec. 4 article Thursday on its website, as well.

NOVEMBER 2014

*The New Haven Register ran a story in its Sunday, Nov. 23, edition that profiled Stephen Hegedus, the new dean of the School of Education.

**The recent forum, "Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall: 25 Years Later," generated a slew of press coverage. The event attracted 300 people, including about 90 students from 4 area high schools -- Shelton, Cheshire, Seymour and Sound from New Haven.

The following media outlets covered the forum with an advance, day-of-event coverage or post-event item:

*The New Haven Register ran a Page 1 article in its Nov. 8 edition that previewed the event. The article included an interview with Nicholas Burns, the keynote speaker who is a former State Department and National Security Council official.

The Register also published a photo of Burns delivering the keynote speech in its Nov. 12 edition.

*The Waterbury Republican-American ran a Page 1 story in its Sunday edition of Nov. 9 that previewed the forum. The story included an interview with Kevin Buterbaugh, professor of political science, who was a panelist at the forum. It also included interviews with a Seymour High School teacher and student who would attend the event.

*WTIC radio (1080 AM) aired two interviews during the week before the event:

Troy Paddock, chairman of the History Department, was interviewed on Nov. 5 on the "Mornings with Ray Dunaway" show.

Kevin Buterbaugh was interviewed Nov. 7 on the afternoon talk show with Joe D'Ambrosio.

*CT-N covered the event and broadcast the program several times, initially on Nov. 12.

*WATR radio (1320 AM) interviewed Kevin on Nov. 7 in advance of the event.

*Channel 30 also interviewed Kevin on its Sunday morning newscast and previewed the forum.

*The Fairfield County Business Journalpreviewed the forum in its Nov. 3 edition.

The following is a link to the Business Journal story:

*The Connecticut Post published a post on Oct. 29 in its "Postings" blog that previewed the forum. It noted that classes from Shelton and Seymour high schools were planning to attend.

*The Connecticut By The Numbers blog also posted an item on Nov. 7 previewing the forum.

The following is a link to the Connecticut By The Numbers blog:

*The Hamden Times ran photos and a brief description about the forum that was published on Nov. 10.

OCTOBER 2014

*The New Haven Register ran a preview on Oct. 29 of the one-woman show, "My Name is Rachel Corrie."

*John Nwangwu, professor of public health, was a guest on Oct. 21 on WNPR's "Where We Live"show. As an epidemiologist and a consultant for the World Health Organization, he discussed Ebola from a public health perspective

John also was interviewed on Oct. 16 about the Ebola situation on Channel 8's 5:30 p.m. newscast. He was interviewed by health reporter Jocelyn Maminta during the 5:30 p.m. news program.

*Kathleen Skoczen, chairwoman of the Anthropology Department, wrote an op-ed piece that was published Monday in the New Haven Register about the Ebola situation. She addressed it from a cultural anthropological situation and stressed the importance of taking a sophisticated approach when addressing the epidemic.

*Mia Brownell, professor of art, was the focus on an Oct. 15 article today in the Hartford Courant. Her artwork, titled "Delightful, Delicious, Disgusting," is being featured in a solo show at the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport.

*Art Paulson, chairman of the Political Science Department,
was quoted in an Oct. 15 story today in the Waterbury Republican-American about
the 5th Congressional District campaign.

*Three TV stations covered the Oct. 14 celebration  to honor Anabel Gosseline, a freshman who was being granted her wish by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut. Her wish was to have help paying her tuition so that she could go to school at Southern. She was honored by President Mary Papazian, as well as her teachers, staff members and students. In addition to being granted tuition help, she received gifts from campus organizations and had her favorite cake and cookies.

Channel 30, Channel 61 and Channel 3 covered the event and aired their stories on Oct. 14.

*The Meriden Record-Journal ran an Oct. 11 article on an award recently earned by President Mary A. Papazian from the Greater New Haven and Quinnipiac chambers of commerce. She received the Athena Leadership Award, an annual award recognizing a woman who strives toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, excels in their chosen field, devotes time and energy to their community in a meaningful way and forges paths of leadership for other women to follow.

*Channel 8 aired an Oct. 10 interview with Dan Elliott, a senior captain of the men's swimming and diving team who has been forced to sit out this year due to a serious injury sustained this summer. He appeared on the SportzEdge program

*The forum, "Election 2014: Polls, Pundits & Popcorn," has generated considerable media coverage.

The event, held on Monday, attracted about 250 people – including 130 high school students from six area high schools – Amity, West Haven, Hillhouse, Seymour, Cheshire and East Haven. The program provided an analysis of the upcoming midterm and gubernatorial elections, looking at polls, TV ads, historical data and other information.

Media highlights related to the event include:

The Connecticut (Television) NetworkCT-N -- covered the event in its entirety and the broadcast is available on demand (free) at the following link:

The Connecticut Post ran a story in the Oct. 7 paper.

The following is a link to the Post story:

The CTNewsJunkie publication posted a story on Oct. 6.

Several radio interviews and one podcast interview also were conducted in relation to the forum and promoted the event.

WDRC (1360 AM) and its sister stations WMMW (1470 AM), WCCO (1240 AM) and WSNG (610 AM) conducted two interviews related to the forum on Oct. 4, including one with Art Paulson, chairman of the Political Science Department.

WATR radio (1320 AM) interviewed Art on Oct. 3.

CTTalking, a political website, posted a podcast about the event as a result of an interview on Sept. 25.

The Amity Observer posted a preview of the forum on its website on Oct. 3.

The Fairfield County Business Journal ran an advance on the program in its Sept. 22 edition.

Both Channel 61 and WTIC radio (1080 AM) interviewed Art Paulson about the upcoming elections, but did not refer specially to the forum.

september 2014

*Juniors Mads Larsen and Jonas Folstad of the men's soccer team were featured in a Sept. 15 story in the New Haven Register.

*John Nwangwu, professor of public health, is an expert on infectious diseases and serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization. He was tapped to assist with the prevention of the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa. He was interviewed by several media organizations, including the New Haven Register (Sept. 3); Channel 8 (Sept. 4); WNPR (90.5 FM) (Sept. 3) and WQUN (1220 AM) (Sept. 3) radio stations.

*Elliott Horch, associate professor of physics, was quoted in a Sept. 4 article in the Daily Mail newspaper in Great Britain regarding research he has conducted about binary stars. His research indicates that up to 50 percent of stars which host planets may be part of a binary star system (two suns).

*John Moscatel, a senior football player who lives in Lexington, Mass., was featured in a Sept. 4 story in the Boston Globe.

AUGUST 2014

*Lew DeLuca, Southern's new financial literacy advisor, was featured as part of Channel 30's Back to School series on Aug. 29. The position was created to address the financial literacy needs of students and their families. Southern is one of the few schools – at least in Connecticut – to have such a position. Lew DeLuca was interviewed, along with one of our students and her mom.

*The Fairfield County Business Journal posted a story online about the new position, as well.

*Channel 61 ran a story on Aug. 28 during its 5 p.m. newscast on Aug. 28 about a proposed bill to address sexual assault on college campuses, and included interviews with Cathy Christy, director of the Women's Center, and a couple of our students. The segment discussed Southern's efforts to address sexual assault and how the university is ahead of the curve in dealing with it. It mentioned how the university already has various educational and preventative programs.

*Southern's participation in a national study that found a regular exercise program can prevent or delay elderly people from losing their mobility was highlighted Aug. 26 on the Channel 8 newscast. Bob Axtell, professor of exercise science, and several participants were interviewed for the piece.

*Laura Bower-Phipps, associate professor of elementary education, was interviewed during the Aug. 25 newscast on Channel 8 about her participation in "Rain of Hope," a non-profit, after-school program in which kids are encouraged to help change the world for the better through community service projects.

*The New Haven Register posted a photo essay online on Aug. 24 of the move-in day for freshmen.

*Police Chief Joe Dooley, who is also the president of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association, was interviewed Aug. 24 on Channel 61's talk show, "The Real Story" regarding the recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

*The rigorous practices and dedication of the Owls' football team were highlighted in an article that ran Aug. 23 in the New Haven Register. The team has been holding doubles (two practices a day) with the morning sessions at 5:15.

*U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal held a press conference at Southern on Aug. 21 about the growing societal danger of "pure caffeine." It was covered by the New Haven Register (an article that ran Aug. 22) and Channel 3 (story that aired on Aug. 21). Sarah Michaud, director of Southern's Drug and Alcohol Resource Center, was interviewed by both media organizations.

*Jim Thorson, chairman of the Economics and Finance Department, was quoted in an Aug. 17 story in the New Haven Register pertaining to the economic fallout in Connecticut related to the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine.

*Lew DeLuca was interviewed Aug. 15 on WTIC radio (1080 AM) about the newly created position at Southern of coordinator of student financial literacy and advisement, a post he now holds. He discussed the need to help students and their families with regard to financial literacy at a time of saddling financial aid debt among college students throughout the nation.

*Jon Bloch, professor of sociology, was quoted in an Aug. 11 article in the New Haven Register about panhandling. The story was written amid Milford's consideration of a ban on panhandling.

*Jan Jones, associate professor of recreation and leisure, was interviewed Aug. 7 on WCPN radio, a National Public Radio affiliate in Cleveland, about "voluntourism," a growing trend in which people are spending their vacations volunteering to help others in places around the globe. She was one of three guest on the "Sound of Ideas" talk show.

*President Mary Papazian was quoted extensively in an article in the August edition of Business New Haven that examined the perennial debate on whether liberal arts or workforce development should be paramount in higher education. The president emphasized the importance of both, and how Southern incorporates both into its curriculum. She added that there is no need to pit one against the other, and that they can work synergistically.

july 2014

*Southern's Lyman Center for the Performing Arts was prominently mentioned in a July 27 column written by Joe Amarante of the New Haven Register. The play, "Pericles," was being rehearsed at Lyman in preparation for its run at Edgerton Park in New Haven starting on Aug. 14.

*Jay Moran, who was recently named the new athletic director at Southern, was profiled in two newspaper pieces. Chip Malafronte, a columnist with the New Haven Register, wrote a column that ran in the July 25 paper. The piece talked about the passion and energy that Jay possesses and will bring to Southern. The Hartford Courant ran a story on Jay that ran on July 18.

*Channel 61 ran a July 25 segment on men's basketball player Deshawn Murphy, who is participating in the Greater Hartford Pro Am summer basketball program.

*A story and video about men's basketball player Michael Mallory appeared July 20 in the Waterbury Republican-American regarding his participation in the Greater Hartford Pro Am summer basketball program.

*Southern was mentioned in a positive light in a July 15 story that appeared Tuesday in the New Haven Register. In the article, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy referred to the Southern course offerings in design as an example of colleges and universities meeting the needs of businesses.

*An article about Police Chief Joe Dooley's selection as the 2014-15 president of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association appeared in the July 11 edition of the Milford Mirror. It marks the first time the chief of police at a college or university has been chosen for that post.

*President Mary Papazian was interviewed on July 7 about on the value of public higher education,Southern's initiatives to support Student Success, and more Monday on WCAP's (Boston) Mara Dolan Radio Show.

*Armen Marsoobian, chairman of the Philosophy Department, was interviewed on July 7 by Civilnet, an Armenian news and information site about the Armenian Genocide and about the current relationship between Armenians and Turks.

*The Connecticut Health I-Team -- an online news site that focuses on health, safety and medical issues -- published an article on July 5 about female veterans returning home from Iraq with injuries from the war. Cheryl Eberg, who just graduated from Southern in May, was interviewed in the article.

JUNE 2014

*Armen Marsoobian, chairman of the Philosophy Department, was interviewed on June 28 for an article in Today's Zaman, a Turkish newspaper, about the Armenian Genocide and the current relationship between Armenians and Turks.

*The New Haven Register ran a feature story June 18 about student Jessica Coppola, who was about to travel to Haiti as part of a charitable group called "SOUND for Haiti." Jessica, who is studying liberal arts, had traveled to Haiti twice before. She and the others in the group entertained young, poor Haitian children with their musical talents. They also teach them music, play games with them and provide assistance.

*The Hartford Business Journal ran a story June 17 that mentioned Southern as a recipient of an award frm the Hartford-based Power of Change organization, which recognizes agencies for projects that are energy efficiency.

*The Stratford Star, a weekly newspaper, ran a June 11 article on how Psychology Department faculty and students are assisting St. James School in Stratford with identifying and helping grade K-2 students who have difficulty reading. Deborah Carroll, professor of psychology, and Cheryl Durwin, assistant chairwoman of the Psychology Department, are coordinating the effort, which will be funded during the 2014-15 school year with a CSU grant. The program includes student interns who work with the young children at St. James School, as well as at Helen Street School in Hamden.

The New Haven Register also ran a story in its June 2 edition.

*Jon Bloch, professor of sociology, was quoted in a June 9 story in The Washington Times about a survey that examined religious and marriage infidelity.

*Harbor News, a weekly newspaper affilated with the New London Day and that covers Westbrook, ran a June 4 story about Angela Uihlein, who recently earned a bachelor's degree in nursing. The story talks about how Angela battled and overcame childhood leukemia.

MAY 2014

*The Guilford Courier ran a lengthy profile on May 28 of recent graduate Jamie Lawler. Jamie graduated magna cum laude and was one of this year's Henry Barnard Foundation Distinguished Student Award recipients. She overcame tremendous adversity in her youth, including a stint as a homeless teen. But she will be headed to the UConn Law School this fall.

*President Mary Papazian was quoted in a May 28 post in the "Capitol Watch" blog that appeared in the Hartford Courant. She discussed during a roundtable discussion how income levels are a predictor of attaining college degrees. The roundtable included higher education officials and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

*Undergraduate commencement attracted considerable media attention.

Both papers also gave the commencement ceremony a mention in the days leading up to the event.

*Two of our graduates were featured in the online publication, CT Latino News. Julio Mansilla and Bernardo Falcon were both interviewed in an article that was posted on May 18.

*Rick Bassett, associate professor of management information systems, was featured in the May 14 edition of the North Haven Courier as the paper's Person of the Week. Rick was highlighted for his work in the Rotary Club, on which he currently serves as a district governor.

*The Valley Independent Sentinel posted stories on May 12 about two Southern students:

*Armen Marsoobian, chairman of the Philosophy Department, was the focus of a May 8 article in Today's Zaman, a Turkish newspaper.

*Jan Jones, associate professor of recreation and leisure studies, was quoted in an online financial publication, WalletHub.

april 2014

*Deputy Chief of Police Phil Pessina was highlighted in an April 24 article in the Hartford Courant about receiving the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Michael L. Green Award for outstanding community service. Phil has been very active in the Middletown community, serving in its police department for 33 years before coming to Southern. He also has served as a member of the town's common council, as well as volunteering at community events.

*The April 7 forum, "Crisis in Ukraine: What Happened and What's Next?" generated a plethora of recent news coverage. The event drew about 250 people, including about 100 high school students from classes at 4 area high schools.

Media highlights included:

In addition, the SCSU blog, "Wise Words," includes a post about the event with several pictures.

*A preview of a comedy show at Southern by Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie ran in the April 11 edition of the New Haven Register.

*A column by Randy Beach ran April 13 in the New Haven Register about the recent visit to Southern by Billy Collins, a former U.S. poet laureate. The visit – which included readings by the poet – was held April 9.

*Abbey Pantani, an officer in the university's Police Department, was interviewed April 10 on Channel 8's "Connecticut Style" program about the April 23 Jail N' Bail event on campus.

*The work of Dana Casetti-Dinescu, assistant professor of physics, was highlighted in an article published April 4 in Scientific American, a prestigious science magazine. Her work focuses on how gas from two nearby galaxies (Magellanic Clouds) that orbit the Milky Way Galaxy has collided with gas from the Milky Way to create new stars.

MARCH 2014

*President Mary Papazian was interviewed in the March 27 edition of the New Haven Register about Southern's new downtown presence, "Southern in the Green."

*Rafael Hernandez, professor of Spanish and Portuguese, was quoted in a March 27 story in the Meriden Record-Journal about the debate as to whether individuals from Portugal, or of Portuguese heritage, are considered Latino.

*Greg Adams, chairman of the Sociology Department, was interviewed March 7 on WTIC radio's morning show (1080 AM) regarding the situation in Ukraine (no link available). He is one of the panelists for the March 31 SCSU forum, "Crisis in Ukraine" What Happened and What's Next?"

*An article about the university's "Southern on the Green" initiative -- which involves leasing the 10th floor of the 900 Chapel Street building from the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce -- was posted March 6 on the New Haven Register's website. The space will be used for fundraising, classes and customer service purposes.

*Frank Tavares, professor of communication, was interviewed on March 6 by WUTC, a Chattanooga, Tenn. radio station, about his career that has included his faculty position at Southern, the former "voice" of National Public Radio and as an author.

*President Mary Papazian was quoted in a March 5 New Haven Register  story pertaining to a visit by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to the Whitney Center in Hamden. The president spoke about the governor's proposed Transform CSCU 2020 program that would infuse $134 million into the ConnSCU schools next year.

*The Waterbury Republican-American ran a March 2 story about a recent book of short stories written by Frank Tavares, professor of communication. The book is called, "The Man Who Built Boxes."

*A talk at Southern by Jared Bernstein, former chief economist and economic advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, was covered in a March 1 story in the New Haven Register. As one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), he discussed that topic during the event.

FEBRUARY 2014

*Armen Marsoobian, professor of philosophy, was interviewed Feb. 28 for a story in Armenian Weekly that was a preview of a talk he gave in Las Vegas titled, "Survival and Resistance in the Heart of Darkness: The Story of an 'Islamized' Armenian Family in Marsovan, 1915-1919."

*Jim Barber, director of community engagement, was the focus of an article that ran in the Feb. 23 edition of the New Haven Register for an award he received from the West Haven Black Coalition. He received this year's Rev. Dr. Edwin R. Edmonds Humanitarian Award at the organization's recent Carroll E. Brown Scholarship and Community Awards dinner.

*The New Haven Register ran a front page story in the Feb. 16 paper that focused on Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska, professor of philosophy. The story discussed her observations – based on considerable research -- pertaining to the increase in robotic use in today's society. Robots are beginning to be used to teach children and to assist nurses in hospitals and nursing homes. Krystyna discusses ethical questions related to future uses of robots.

*Southern's efforts to recruit students into the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines recently received some notoriety with a Feb. 12 article in CT Latino News, an online publication. The article talked about how the university is seeking to increase the number of minority students, particular Latinos, in the STEM programs. The article served as the lead story in the Feb. 12 edition of the publication. Pablo Molina, chief information officer at Southern, was quoted extensively in the article. He noted that the state and national need for more STEM students, coupled with the changing demographics, make this an especially important effort.

*The New Haven Register ran a story in the Feb. 9 edition about the Connecticut Youth and College Summit that was hosted by Southern and the university's chapter of the NAACP. The paper reported that the event drew more than 100 high school, middle school and college students.

*Lisa Lancor, chairwoman of the Computer Science Department, was interviewed at 8:50 a.m. Feb. 4 on WTIC radio's (1080 AM) "Mornings with Ray Dunaway" show about cybersecurity. She talked about some of the latest hacking threats and what people can do to protect their computers.

*Mike Donnelly, coach of the men's basketball team, was co-featured in an article Feb. 4 in the New Haven Register about how both Southern and the University of New Haven have turned their men's basketball programs around. The story previewed the SCSU-UNH game that evening.

*Michael Finnegan, a Southern student who is active in the National Guard after serving three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, was profiled in a Feb. 3 article in the New Haven Register. He has produced several documentaries that tell the story about everyday Americans.

*The Connecticut Post  blog, "Education Matters," included a post that previewed the "Materials and Manufacturing Institute" at Southern. The post was written by reporter Linda Lambeck.

JANUARY 2014

*The soon-to-be launched accelerated MBA program was the focus of a Jan. 31 article in the Business Section of the New Haven Register. The story outlined the new program -- its requirements, strengths and design.

*A story appeared in the Jan. 29 edition of the New Haven Register that referenced U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's visit to Southern last fall. The article previewed her visit Monday to Yale University.

*Channel 8 aired a segment Jan. 24 about the men's basketball team getting off to an excellent start for its 2013-14 season.

*Channel 30 aired a piece on Jan. 16 about the New Haven Public Schools' high school fair that brought about 1,400 eighth graders to Southern. The GEAR UP program, of which Southern is a key component, worked with the New Haven Public Schools to help coordinate the fair.

*An article appeared Jan. 10 in the "Education Connection" supplement of the New Haven Register pertaining to Southern's newly restructured master's degree program in computer science. The program now focuses on cybersecurity and software development.

DECEMBER 2013

*The New Haven Register ran a Dec. 26 article in which Southern was mentioned as part of a farewell article about outgoing New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. He plans to teach a class here next fall.

*On Dec. 19, The New Haven Register published two photos from Southern's first-ever December commencement ceremony, held on Dec. 18. Additional photos are posted on the Register website.

*Sousan Arafeh, assistant professor of educational leadership, was featured in a Dec. 15 article in the New London Day. She co-created a multimedia program, called SayitSees, in which English-speaking children can learn other languages.

*A photo from the fall semester groundbreaking of the academic and laboratory science building ran in the Dec. 10 edition of the New Haven Register.

*Jeff Slomba, professor of art, and Patrick Heidkamp, chairman of the Geography Department, were mentioned in a Dec. 6 story in the New Haven Register that previewed the Connecticut at Work conference. They participated in the conference during a discussion about income disparities. The two have created a 3-D map that displays those disparities in Connecticut.

*A front page story about the cancer research of Sarah Crawford, professor of biology, appeared in the Dec. 1 edition of the New Haven Register. The story includes a look at her latest research, which includes a Christmas fern extract that is part of a three-component cocktail designed to combat a deadly form of brain cancer. She and former student Erin Boisvert recently received a patent for it.

*A column by Randall Beach about Frank Tavares, professor of communication, ran in the Dec. 1 edition of the New Haven Register. Until recently, Frank had been a longtime announcer on National Public Radio. He also recently wrote a book on short stories, "The Man Who Built Boxes."

NOVEMBER 2013

*A story ran in the Nov. 25 edition of the New Haven Register about a fundraising effort of Lisa Siedlarz, loan administrator for the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, which will benefit wounded veterans in Connecticut.

*A Nov. 24 article about Tim Parrish, professor of English, and his book, "Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist," ran in the New Haven Register. The story talks about his descent into racism during his youth, followed by a turning point in his young life that spurred him away from racism.

*The retirement of Southern football coach Rich Cavanaugh, who piloted the team since 1985, generated media coverage:

Channel 8 ran a story during its Nov. 20 broadcasts, and the New Haven Register published an article in its Nov. 21 edition.

A variety of other media outlets also carried the story, including the New England Cable News network.

*Southern's Nov. 18 forum, "Ready or Not, Connecticut, the Millennial Generation is Here!...And the GenEdgers Aren't Far Behind," drew tremendous media coverage. The program examined the trends and characteristics of the Millennials (those born between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s), as well as Generation Edge (those born since the mid-1990s), while comparing them to previous generations.

The state's largest four largest newspapers -- Hartford Courant, New Haven Register, Connecticut Post and Waterbury Republican-American -- are among those media outlets that wrote about the event, either on the day of the program of in advance of it.

The media coverage follows:

*The New Haven Register ran a Nov. 14 article about a panel discussion at Southern pertaining to trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.

*Christina Baum, director of library services, was quoted in a Nov. 14 article in the Connecticut Post about a master plan for the future of Bridgeport's downtown library and four branches. She talked about how the plan is worthy and ambitious, but that today's rapid changes in technology can alter even the best laid plans.

*Channel 8 aired a story on Nov. 13 about Sarah Crawford, professor of biology, receiving a patent for an "anti-cancer cocktail" designed to fight a deadly form of brain cancer. Christmas fern extracts are part of that three-component cocktail that has shown promise in pre-clinical testing.

*On Nov. 12, Channel 8 broadcast a segment about the Gear Up program's Celebration Day on campus.

*A preview of a talk by Mitch Albom ran in a Nov. 11 column by Joe Amarante of the New Haven Register. Albom is the author of the novel, "The First Phone Call from Heaven." He spoke at the Lyman Center.

The Hartford Courant also previewed the talk in a Nov. 12 column by Mary Ellen Fillo.

*The Hartford Courant ran a Nov. 10 story about a mural that was on display in the Lyman Center. The mural was created by Michael Borders and honors Connecticut business and industry.

*The New Haven Register ran a Nov. 7 preview story of a talk to be given by Buddy Valastro, also known as The Cake Boss.

OCTOBER 2013

*Jonathan Ruiz, who works at Southern as part of the AmeriCorps Campus Compact, and Southern student volunteers were noted in an Oct. 30 story in the New Haven Register. the article was about a Halloween party for kids from the Westville section of New Haven.

*Jim Tait, associate professor of science education and environmental studies, and Ezgi Akpinar Ferrand, assistant professor of geography, were quoted in an Oct. 27 story in the New Haven Register about the recovery of coastal communities a year after Hurricane Sandy. Jim and Ezgi, as well as their students, have been working with the communities of East Haven and West Haven to analyze beach erosion and flood damage. The goal is to help those towns develop a plan to restore those beaches and mitigate damage from future storms.

An article about Southern's efforts in East Haven and West Haven also appeared in the Register's October education supplement, "Education Connection."

*Southern attracted considerable media attention in relation to the Oct. 21 visit to campus by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor:

*Frank Tavares, professor of communication, was interviewed Oct. 17 on the "Where We Live" show on WNPR (90.5 FM) about his new book, "The Man Who Built Boxes."

Frank also was interviewed by WNPR about the upcoming change in National Public Radio funding credits. Although it did not air, the clip was posted on the station's website.

*Joe Fields, professor of mathematics, was "in the news" on back-to-back days for his development of an open-source textbook that has been used by many of his students over the last several years. The book is available online at no cost to his students, or to anyone else who chooses to use it for their own classes or reading.

On Oct. 14, he was featured in an article that appeared on the front page of the New Haven Register. Len Brin, assistant chairman of the Mathematics Department, and Aaron Clark, associate professor of mathematics, also were quoted in the story.

On Oct. 15, Joe was interviewed on the Channel 61 Morning Show about the book and a budding trend in higher education toward open-source textbooks.

*An Oct. 10 article in the New Haven Register previewed the conference, "Title IX: Equality in Action: The Enduring Legacy of Title IX." The conference was held the following day. The daylong event focused on the history of the landmark federal legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity receiving federal money on the basis of sex.

*Tim Parrish, professor of English, was interviewed on two Louisiana radio stations for his recent books: "Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, A Memoir," and "The Reading Life."

An interview aired on Oct. 8 by the Baton Rouge-based WRKF, a National Public Radio affiliate, for "Fear and What Follows." It is part of that station's "All Things Considered" program.

On Oct. 9, he was interviewed on WWNO, the University of Louisiana's station for "The Reading Life.'

*Yahoo! Canada ran a story on Oct. 8 that offered 13 tips on how to feel your absolute best this month. It mentioned a study conducted a few years ago by William Lunn, assistant professor of exercise science, which indicated chocolate milk is an excellent beverage when recovering from a strenuous workout.

SEPTEMBER 2013

*The Hartford Courant posted an article Sept. 28 in its online MyTowns section, as well as a subsequent hard copy version of MyTowns, regarding the groundbreaking ceremony for the academic and laboratory science building.

Similarly, an article and photo from the groundbreaking appeared in the "Education Outlook" section of various Hearst newspapers -- including the Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time and the Brooks Newspapers (several Fairfield County weekly papers). The supplement was included in those papers during the weekend of Oct. 12-13.

*Will Hochman, professor of English, was interviewed Sept. 21 on a Montreal-based radio station, CJAD, during the "Viewpoints" show. The interview focused on the life and works of J.D. Salinger, author of the iconic "Catcher in the Rye."

He was previously interviewed Sept. 9 no the Channel 61 Morning Show to discuss the life of Salinger. That interview included questions about the movie, "Salinger."

*The SCSU Veterans Club was mentioned for its support of various veterans and charitable fundraisers in a Sept. 21 article in the New Haven Register.

*The Sept. 9 announcement of a $3 million gift to Southern from the Werth Family Foundation -- the largest donation to the university in its 120-year history -- attracted plenty of media attention.

Channel 30 ran a segment that featured an interview with President Mary Papazian during the station's 5:30 p.m. newscast on Sept. 9.

WTIC radio (1080 AM) and WQUN radio (1220 AM) both aired sound bites from an interview the president.

The New Haven Register ran a Page 1 story on Sept. 10.

The Connecticut Post ran an article its Sept. 10 edition.

The story also was picked up by the Associated Press, which enabled word about the gift to spread throughout Connecticut, the Northeast and the nation.

*A preview of the SCSU football team for the 2013 season ran in the Sept. 5 edition of the New Haven Register.

*Adam Goldberg, assistant to the dean of the School of Education, was interviewed Sept. 4 on Channel 61's Morning Show (during the 9:00 hour) about what can be done to change students' perceptions of math. Studies have shown that students seem to fear and dislike math more than other subjects.

*Will Hochman, professor of English, was interviewed Sept. 3 on WNPR radio's (90.5 FM) Colin McEnroe Show about the life of J.D. Salinger.

*Tricia Lin, director of the Women's Studies program, was quoted Sept. 3 in a New Haven Register story about the language used to describe sex trafficking. The story looked at how words can shape perceptions.

*Paul Stepanovich, chairman of the Management Department, was interviewed Sept. 2 on the Channel 30 11 a.m. newscast about the mistakes many bosses make with regard to trying to get the best performance from their employees. Paul talked about how the effects of rewards and reprimands are often misinterpreted by managers.

Paul was also the focus of a Page 1 story in the Sept. 2 edition of the New Haven Register on the same topic.  Both interviews were the result of a recent post in the SCSU blog, "Wise Words."

*A photo pertaining to the groundbreaking ceremony of the Buley Library renovation project appeared in the Sept. 1 edition of the New Haven Register.

AUGUST 2013

*Channel 8 and Channel 61 aired news segments on Aug. 13 pertaining to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal's visit to campus to discuss the latest developments about student loans. He met with students to talk about interest rates, debt and other related issues recently debated in Congress.

The Hartford Courant ran an article on the talk in its Aug. 14 edition:

The following is a link to the Channel 8 story:

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/politics/student-loan-debt-crisis-for-students

The following is a link to the Channel 61 segment and the Courant story:

http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc-affordable-college-0814-20130813,0,3482530.story

JULY 2013

*The groundbreaking ceremony for the Buley Library renovation project and the accompanying ribbon-cutting for the Wintergreen Parking Garage drew considerable media attention.

The New Haven Register ran two articles in its July 18 edition. A lengthy story focusing on the Buley groundbreaking ceremony ran on Page 4.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/07/18/news/new_haven/doc51e70fd665f46633296485.txt

An article about the parking garage ran in the business section of the paper.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/07/18/news/new_haven/doc51e7260315925509343700.txt

Channel 8 aired a segment July 18 during its various news shows, including on the 5 p.m. newscast.

The following is a link to the Channel 8 piece:

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_haven_cty/renovations-underway-at-scsu-library#.Ueftb23gzXY

*Phyllis Gordon, manager of the university's Family Therapy Clinic, was interviewed about the stereotypes vs. truths pertaining to "only children" in a July 17 article in the New Haven Register. She discusses how those stereotypes originated before the turn of the 20th century.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/07/13/news/doc51e20ba21eeb0282733997.txt

The story was generated after a post on this subject appeared in the SCSU blog, "Wise Words," which can be accessed at: www.scsuwisewords.wordpress.com .

*Marie McDaniel, assistant professor of history, was interviewed extensively about fact vs. fiction as it pertains to Independence Day in a story that appeared on July 4 in the New Haven Register. America actually declared itself independent of Great Britain on July 2, 1776 with a vote by the Second Continental Congress, rather than the commonly held belief that it was on July 4, 1776. The Declaration of Independence was formally adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776.

The following is a link to the story that appeared in the Register:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/07/03/news/doc51d4a1f047c37959501735.txt

The story appeared as a result of a post on this subject in the SCSU blog, "Wise Words."

JUNE 2013

*The Connecticut Post ran a story on June 19 that mentioned how Southern's graduate secondary education program made the "honor roll" on the National Center for Teaching Quality report. The article mentioned that only 9 percent of education programs in the country were selected for that designation.

The following is a link to the Post story:

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Some-state-teacher-programs-rated-mediocre-4608604.php

*Jon Bloch, chairman of the Sociology Department, was quoted in a Connecticut Post story that ran June 18 about a report on the Bridgeport crime rate.

The following is a link to the Post story:

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Bridgeport-s-dangerous-title-in-dispute-4606064.php

*Gloria Lee, director of financial aid, was quoted in an a June 10 story in the New Haven Register about the potential rise in interest rates on student loans and the effect that it can have on students.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/06/09/news/doc51b517ea17097832828905.txt

*The New Haven Register ran a June 7 story about an endowment of $500,000 for the purpose of providing West Haven High School students with scholarships to Southern. The endowment was left by Fred Giovannini, an entrepreneur who died in 2011. He was an alumnus of both West Haven High School and Southern. At a ceremony that week, 23 West Haven High School seniors received scholarships of $1,000 each to attend Southern.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/06/06/news/metro/doc51b14a56e1ba9996192734.txt

*The New Haven Register ran a story on June 4 about Southern's new Fulbright scholar – Brendan Walsh. He will teach English during 2013-14 to college students at Ventiane University in Laos. Brendan recently earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing.

A link to the Register story follows:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/06/03/news/new_haven/doc51ad44bb0ee40695735751.txt

*Kevin Colwell, associate professor of psychology, was interviewed June 3 on the Channel 61 Morning News Show. He discussed his latest research – a tool designed to help law enforcement narrow the pool of witnesses at public crime scenes, such as the bombings during the Boston Marathon. The tool can predict whether a witness is likely being truthful or lying about they know or don't know.

A link to the Channel 61 interview follows:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=wtic_morning&VID=24858718

*He was also featured on the front page of the June 2 (Sunday) New Haven Register

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/06/01/news/new_haven/doc51aac3922b82f976975365.txt

MAY 2013

*Frank Harris, chairman of the Journalism Department, was quoted in a Connecticut Magazine article about men's health in the May edition. He participated in a roundtable discussion about men's health coordinated by Kevin Lembo, state comptroller.

The following is a link to the Connecticut Magazine article:

http://www.connecticutmag.com/Blogs/Well-Now/May-2013/Mens-Health-The-Connecticut-Man-Up-Program/

*The legendary Jess Dow -- who founded Southern's football program and coached the team during the 1940s, 50s and 60s -- has been selected for induction into the College Football Home of Fame next summer. An article about his selection appeared May 30 on the front sports page in the New Haven Register. He died in 2003, but had coached multiple sports teams at Southern and had served as the school's athletic director during a 28-year career at the university.

The following is an link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/05/30/sports/doc51a7b34681ac0500319300.txt

*Wallingford Patch published an article on May 28 about Angela Read, who graduated at the undergraduate commencement ceremony and earned a B.S. degree in nursing. She fulfilled her mother's dying wish for her daughter to gain such a degree and to give it her all. She earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in getting her diploma.

The following is a link to the Wallingford Patch story:

http://wallingford.patch.com/groups/schools/p/wallingford-student-makes-good-on-moms-dying-wish

*Patricia DeBarbieri, professor of marriage and family therapy, was interviewed May 21 on the Channel 61 Morning Show about eating disorders and how to prevent them. The interview request was generated by the SCSU blog, "Wise Words."

The following is a link to the Channel 61 interview:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=wtic_morning&VID=24833968

*The New Haven Register ran a story and photo on May 18 about the undergraduate commencement at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, delivered the commencement address to more than 1,200 graduates.

The following is a link to the Register story and photo. The page also has a link to other photos taken that day by the Register:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/05/17/news/new_haven/doc5196f652426f4912828833.txt

*The Connecticut Post ran an undergraduate commencement photo in the May 18 paper.

The following is a link to a photo page in the online version of the Post:

http://www.ctpost.com/news/slideshow/Southern-Connecticut-State-University-graduation-62681.php

*The Hartford Courant ran an undergraduate commencement photo in the May 18 paper.

The following is a link to a photo page in the online version of the Courant:

http://www.courant.com/hc-2013-scsu-commencement-20130517,0,4470110.photogallery

*Channel 30 also included a brief piece on the undergraduate commencement during the evening news on May 17.

*Channel 61 included a segment during the evening of May 16 about the graduate undergraduate ceremony, particularly the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award to four individuals who died in the Newtown shooting tragedy last December. Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, Anne Marie Murphy and Mary Sherlach had earned a master's degree at Southern, while Victoria Soto was taking classes toward her master's degree. Victoria also was awarded her degree posthumously.

The following is a link to the Channel 61 story:

http://foxct.com/2013/05/16/southern-connecticut-state-university-to-honor-newtown-educators/

*WQUN radio (1220 AM) interviewed Greg Paveza, dean of the School of Health & Human Services who also has been serving as interim dean of the School of Graduate Studies, about the presentations to the four people. The segment aired May 16.

*WTIC radio (1080 AM) mentioned the presentations on May 15 in advance of graduate commencement.

The following is a link to the WTIC piece:

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/05/15/sandy-hook-educators-to-be-recognized-by-scsu/#.UZpHFDia-78.email

*Peter Troiano, interim vice president for student and university affairs, and Sally Sizer, a secretary in the School Health Education Department, were interviewed May 7 during the 11 a.m. news on Channel 30 regarding "dog therapy." They discussed how Southern brought therapy dogs to campus a few days before final exams as part of an effort to help students de-stress before the tests. The program is designed to enable students to focus better during their final week of studying before exams.

*The SCSU Veterans' Association was lauded in a May 5 article in the New Haven Register. The veterans are presenting a $1,000 check Thursday to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) as part of a fundraiser for the WWP organization.

 The following is a link to the Register story:

 http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/05/05/news/doc5185c32b2a422288541216.txt?viewmode=fullstory

 *The Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture was highlighted in a front page story May 4 in the New Haven Register. Alan Alda, former star of the 1970s/80s television series M*A*S*H and ex-host of the show Scientific American Frontiers, delivered this year's lecture to a sold-out crowd at the Lyman Center.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://nhregister.com/articles/2013/05/03/news/metro/doc5184861602d9e726953258.txt

Southern's undergraduate commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 17 at Bridgeport's Webster Bank Arena, was mentioned in a May 4 article in the New Haven Register. Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, will be the featured speaker.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/05/03/news/doc51847eb962b1f303125495.txt

APRIL 2013

*Kelly Mabry, assistant professor of communication disorders, was the focus of an article in the April 28 edition of the New Haven Register. Kelly is active in helping children get treated for cleft lips and cleft palates. She traveled two years ago as a medical volunteer to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as kids were screened for an operation to repair their cleft lips and palates. She recently started a campus chapter of Operation Smile, an organization dedicated to helping kids with clefts.

A link to the Register article (and photo) follows:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/29/news/new_haven/doc517dd1426b92f850885080.txt

*The New Haven Register ran an article in its April 28 edition that previews Alan Alda's visit to Southern for the Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture. Best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce on the hit series M*A*S*H, he later hosted the show "Scientific American Frontiers." The title of his talk Friday is "Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself," the same as a book he wrote that was published in 2007.

*Jon Bloch, chairman of the Sociology Department, was quoted in an April 28 article in the New Haven Register about claims of excessive force used by police in various area communities.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/27/news/doc517c9e6c30a4b748495716.txt

*An April 26 post in the "Java" blog in the Hartford Courant inclues a question-and-answer with Alan Alda, who will speak at the upcoming Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture. The piece included a reference to the lecture.

The following is a link to the Courant's Java blog:

http://courantblogs.com/java/alda-brings-his-communication-skills-to-scsu-next-week/

*Armen Marsoobian, professor of philosophy, was interviewed recently in the Turkish media about his forthcoming book on the plight of his ancestors during the Armenian genocide.

The following are links to the media interviews (newspaper and radio):

http://www.agos.com.tr/e-gazete.php

http://www.bianet.org/bianet/yasam/146154-bir-ermeni-ailesinin-yitik-gecmisine-tanikliklar)

http://www.acikradyo.com.tr/default.aspx?_mv=a&aid=31303&cat=100)

 *Joy Fopiano, associate professor of elementary education, was quoted in an April 25 story in the Hartford Courant about the work of the Educational Care Collaborative, a pilot program she co-founded and which is intended to improve behavioral health services.

The following is a link to the Courant story:

http://soa.li/8wRLh9G

*An April 24 blog post written by Dan Haar, a columnist with the Hartford Courant, focuses on research by Paul Stepanovich, chairman of the Management and Management Information Systems Department. Paul recently had an article published in the Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management about the use of performance evaluations and the effect they tend to have on organizations.

The following is a link to Dan Haar's blog in the Courant:

http://courantblogs.com/dan-haar/

*Art Paulson, chairman of the Political Science Department, was interviewed April 23 on the Channel 8 evening news about the mayoral race in New Haven this year.

The following is a link to the segment on Channel 8:

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_haven_cty/dynamics-change-for-race-to-be-new-havens-mayor

*A column by Ellen Durnin, dean of the School of Business, was published April 22 in the Hartford Business Journal. The column offers suggestions on how people can safely navigate business meals through the use of proper etiquette. She also recommends the best course of action if despite your best efforts, you make the faux pas of spilling food or drink on a tablemate's clothes.

The following is a link to the Business Journal column:

http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20130422/PRINTEDITION/304189906

*An April 22 news segment on Channel 61 during its 4 p.m. newscast focused on the "Welcome to College Day" program hosted by Southern. The event was designed to encourage grade 7 students from New Haven's Public Schools to go to college someday.

The following is a link to the Channel 61 segment: 

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=WTIC_hom_non_fro&VID=24752096

The event also was covered April 22 by Channel 3, and with a photo in the New Haven Register on April 23.

*The Middletown Press ran an April 22 article that previewed the upcoming oratorio, "Letters from Italy 1944," in which Sheila Hickey Garvey, professor of theatre, is serving as the production's director-in-residence."

The following is a link to the Press article:

http://www.middletownpress.com/articles/2013/04/22/entertainment/doc5175529ca48a6711287118.txt?viewmode=fullstory

 *Michelle Lawler, a counselor in the University Counseling Office, was quoted extensively in a front page story April 21 in the New Haven Register. The article focuses on how the public can cope with large-scale tragedies, such as the bombs that were set off at the Boston Marathon. Michelle was one of three experts consulted in the piece.

 The following is a link to the Register story:

 http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/21/news/doc517363ab0d5c9017354059.txt

*The New Haven Register ran an article in its April 21 edition about an upcoming oratorio, "Letters from Italy 1944," in which Sheila Hickey Garvey is serving as the production's director in residence. The oratorio, which will be held in the Middletown High School Performing Arts Center, is set during World War II.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/19/entertainment/arts/doc5171cc61bcdf4051810293.txt

*An April 20 article in the "my towns" section of the Hartford Courant announced that Phillip Bryant, director of high-tech classrooms, recently received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from UConn's Neag School of Education Alumni Society.

The following is a link to the Courant article:

http://www.courant.com/community/hartford/hcrs-73708hc-greater-hartford-20130415,0,2502945.story

*Carlos Torre, professor of elementary education, was interviewed April 19 on Cafe CNN Espanol about the recent series of tragedies, such as Newtown, Boston and in Waco, Texas.

*Two students were quoted in an April 18 article that appeared in the New Haven Register pertaining to the concern among Connecticut Muslims about being profiled after the recent Boston bombing incident. Marwa Mansour, president of the university's Muslim Student Association, and Inam Chater, also a member of the organization, shared their thoughts in the story.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/18/news/doc516f45ee09e89789595714.txt

*An article about the newly revamped M.S. in computer science program was included in the New Haven Register's "Education Connection" supplement that was published April 14.

*Ruth Eren, director of the Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders, was quoted in an April 14 story in the Connecticut Post about the increase in the number of children diagnosed with a form of autism and how Bridgeport schools are addressing it.

The following is a link to the Post article:

http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/Schools-autism-programs-increase-along-with-4433591.php

*The Hartford Business Journal ran an article April 10 about Southern earning the Power of Energy Innovation Award organized by three Connecticut foundations -- the Common Sense Fund, the Hampshire Foundation and the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. The award was based on the university's sucess in reducing its use of electricity in the residence halls.

The following is a link to the Journal article:

http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20130410/NEWS01/130419977

*Frank Harris, chairman of the Journalism Department, was quoted in a Middletown Press story that ran April 10 about the annual state Freedom of Information Conference. Frank was the keynote speaker for the event.

The following is a link to the Press story:

http://www.middletownpress.com/articles/2013/04/10/news/doc5165832fe96dc367841277.txt

*Joe Manzella, professor of anthropology, was featured on the front page of the New Haven Register on April 7 for his research on alternative spiritual communities around the world, particularly in the West. He has visited various communities in the United States and Europe in preparation for a book on the recent trend in the West away from traditional, mainstream religious identification.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/06/news/new_haven/doc5160e5348e786245883316.txt

*The revamped M.S. degree in computer science program was the focus of an article that appeared April 7 in the Connecticut Post. The article was part of a special education section in the Post.

*President Mary Papazian was interviewed April 1 on the Fox 61 Morning Show, speaking about Southern and issues facing public higher education in Connecticut. The segment ran for more than 4 minutes.

The following is a link to the Channel 61 interview:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=wtic_mrn_590&VID=24687623#.UVnS9WvnrSc.email

*Troy Paddock, chairman of the History Department, was quoted in an April 1 Hartford Courant story about the state of the rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. The article also referred to a "blog debate" between Troy and Art Paulson, chairman of the Political Science Department, about which team would finish higher in the American League East standings this year. Troy is a diehard Red Sox fan and Art is a dyed-in-the-wool Yankees devotee.

The blog debate refers to a post in "Wise Words," where Troy and Art offered their views of this year's battle for the AL East.

The story also included comments from ESPN baseball analysts Aaron Boone, a former Yankee, and Nomar Garciaparra, a former Red Sox.

The following is a link to the Courant story:

http://www.courant.com/sports/baseball/yankees/hc-red-sox-yankees-0401-20130331,0,3683628.story

MARCH 2013

*President Mary Papazian was a guest March 28 on WNPR radio's (90.5 FM) "Where We Live," speaking with host John Dankosky and phone-in callers about Southern and issues facing public higher education. The program ran for an hour.

The following is a link to the WNPR show:

http://www.yourpublicmedia.org/content/wnpr/scsu-president-mary-papazian

*The Hartford Courant ran a column, written by sports reporter Lori Riley, about the outstanding college swimming career of senior swimmer Amanda Thomas. The column, which ran March 17, discussed Amanda's recent selection as Division II Swimmer of the Year for the second straight year, as well as her future plans.

The following is a link to the Courant column:

http://www.courant.com/sports/other/hc-riley-column-0317-20130316,0,5424504.column

*Daniel Trust, a Southern student and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, recently spoke to West Haven High School students about his experience. The talk was covered by the New Haven Register and ran in the March 14 edition of the paper.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/03/13/news/metro/doc51413e5b1f4b2398815855.txt

*The New Haven Register ran a feature March 3 on sisters Amanda and Ashley Thomas, members of the university's swimming and diving team.

The following is the link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/03/03/sports/doc5133e4716a601886399083.txt?viewmode=fullstory

*Suzanne Carroll, professor of marriage and family therapy, was interviewed on two television about the phenomenon of "helicopter parents." The term is used to describe those parents who are over-involved in their children's lives, particularly as they become middle and high school students. This phenomenon sometimes continues even into the college years.

Suzanne was interviewed March 7 on the 11 a.m. news program on Channel 30.

The following is the link to the Channel 30 interview:

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Helicopter-Parents/196120971

She was also interviewed March 13 on the Channel 61 Morning News show.

The following is the link to the Channel 61 interview:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=wtic_mrn_590&VID=24590246

Both interviews came about after a post about helicopter parents in Southern's new blog, "Wise Words." Suzanne and Phyllis Gordon, manager of the SCSU Family Therapy Clinic, provided some examples for the blog post of helicopter parenting and how to avoid becoming one.

*The Waterbury Republican-American ran an advance article on March 3 about a poetry reading to be given by Vivian Shipley, CSU Professor and professor of English, at Quinnipiac University.

FEBRUARY 2013

*The Danbury News-Times ran a column, written by education reporter Eileen FitzGerald, about the phenomenon of "helicopter parents." The column, which ran Feb. 28, included insight from Suzanne Carroll, professor of marriage and family therapy, and Phyllis Gordon, manager of Southern's Family Therapy Clinic. The column also referred to Southern's new blog, "Wise Words," where Suzanne and Phyllis shared their expertise on the subject.

The following is a link to the News-Times column:

http://www.newstimes.com/default/article/Eileen-FitzGerald-Over-involved-parents-4314232.php

*Elliott Horch, associate professor of physics, and Jim Fullmer, associate professor of earth science, were both quoted in a front page story Feb. 15 in the Connecticut Post about the asteroid that was a near miss to the Earth. The asteroid is known officially as 2012 DA14.

The following is a link to the Post article:

Near-miss asteroid a wake-up call, experts say

*Kim Crone, associate vice president for academic student services, shared her suggestions on how to write an effective college admissions essay during a Feb. 5 interview on the Channel 61 Morning Show. The interview was generated via a recent post on the new blog, "Wise Words." The segment ran for more than 4 minutes.

The following is a link to the Channel 61 interview:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=wtic_mrn_590&VID=24322098

*An article that previews a talk by former NBA and college basketball player Chris Herren ran in the Feb. 4 edition of the New Haven Register. He shared his story the next day at the Lyman Center about how drugs ruined his promising basketball career.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/02/04/sports/doc510ee6b481871255689458.txt

JANUARY 2013

*Research conducted by Gene Birz, an assistant professor of economics and finance, was highlighted in a Jan. 17 article in the New Haven Register. The study focused on how newspaper headlines on certain types of economic stories influence the stock market. He found that while there are many variables, headlines that are viewed as positive on stories related to the unemployment rate and the Gross Domestic Product have a positive influence on the stock market. Negative headlines on those types of stories have the opposite effect.

 The following is a link to the Register story:

 http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/01/16/business/doc50f73c49bc9ec253941023.txt

*Elliott Horch, associate professor of physics, was featured in the Jan. 6 edition of the New Haven Register as the subject of the lead story in the paper's Connecticut section. Elliott developed a device that attaches to telescopes and enables astronomers to see images in space much more clearly than previously could have been done with a ground-based telescope. He recently traveled to Hawaii with a team of astronomers to work on the Kepler project, and while there, they used his device to take a closer look at Pluto and its moon, Charon.

The following is a link to the Register story and photos:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/01/05/news/doc50e852e5e1f12854475552.txt

DECEMBER 2012

*Southern was represented in several stories related to the recent tragic shooting in Newtown.

Helen Bennett Harvey, who is an adjunct journalism faculty member, as well as city editor at the New Haven Register, wrote a Dec. 20 column about the tragedy and how it can effect teachers. She also discussed how the shootings have caused her to reflect on classes she teachers. She complimented Southern – especially the journalism students – and offered high praise for Police Chief Joe Dooley, his professionalism and his commitment to the safety of the campus.

 The following is a link to the Register column:

 http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/19/news/doc50d23e0f03ed7008964204.txt

Also, Southern's own memorial service on attracted two stories -- one in the New Haven Register on Dec. 19 and the other covered by a Fox News affiliate from New York on Dec. 18.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/18/news/doc50d10cef66e8c404591504.txt?viewmode=fullstory

*Jon Bloch, chairman of the Sociology Department, was quoted in a recent New Haven Register story about the effect that the tragedy can have on how people celebrate Christmas.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/16/news/doc50ce6755611ef259043912.txt

*Jerry Dunklee, professor of journalism, was quoted in a Dec. 15 story in the New Haven Register about the media coverage of the Newtown tragedy.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/14/news/doc50cbcb857e193378441326.txt

*Two courses being offered by Southern were highlighted Dec. 2 in Sunday's lead story of the Connecticut section of the New Haven Register. Both courses pertain to the cultural phenomenon of apocalyptic predictions. Marie McDaniel, assistant professor of history, is teaching a class this semester called "Apocalypse Then: End Times in American History." It examines the history of doomsday predictions in America. Jessica Kenty-Drane, associate professor of sociology, will teach a class during the spring semester called "Apocalypse Now: Culture of Fear in the U.S.?" It will look at the societal consequences of repeated predictions of the end of the world.

The following is a link to the Register story, photo and video:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/01/news/doc50b93c7ddffe0841849690.txt

*An article ran in the New Haven Register on Dec. 2 that previewed a concert at Southern by the Haven String Quartet. The concert would feature Mani Mirzaee, who plays an ancient Persian instrument called a setar. Mark Kuss, professor of music, composed a 25-minute piece for the concert.

The following is a link to the Register story, photo and video:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/01/entertainment/arts/doc50ba254c2fda0083226470.txt

NOVEMBER 2012

*A Nov. 18 column in the New Haven Register by Randy Beach focused on Lisa Siedlarz, who has written a book of poetry about her brother's (Kevin) deployment in Afghanistan. Lisa is a loan administrator in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

The following is a link to the Register column:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/11/17/news/doc50a840ee9a4f9743170908.prt

*Deborah Carroll, professor of psychology, was interviewed Nov. 18 on Channel 61's morning news show for her recent selection as Connecticut Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The interview ran for about 4 1/2 minutes.

The following is a link to the Channel 61 interview: 

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=wtic_mrn_590&VID=23892146

Deborah was also featured in the Nov. 15 edition of the New Haven Register for the same award.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/11/15/news/new_haven/doc50a59bf392efe915352131.txt

And Channel 8 posted an article on its website about her award on Nov. 14.

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/education/conn-professor-of-the-year-selected

*Wes O'Brien, chairman of the Media Studies Department, was the focus of a Page 1 story in the Nov. 11 (Sunday) edition of the New Haven Register pertaining to his research on music that is played in war movies. He found that the music is often indicative of society's changing attitudes toward a particular war.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/11/11/news/doc509f2bdbbf6ad252850280.txt

*The SCSU Veterans Association was highlighted in an article that appeared in the Nov. 8 edition of the New Haven Register. The organization had participated in a charity event for a Connecticut veteran who killed during the Iraq War.

The following is a link to the story:

http://nhregister.com/articles/2012/11/07/news/new_haven/doc509b164fb5227075056120.txt

OCTOBER 2012 

*The Oct. 24 elections forum organized by Southern's Office of Public Affairs, "Politics and Apple Pie: A Look Into The 2012 Presidential & Congressional Elections," garnered significant media coverage. The event featured keynote speaker Erin McPike, a national political reporter covering the presidential race for Real Clear Politics and a frequent guest analyst on MSNBC and FOX. The forum, which attracted 225 people (including about 40-50 high school students), also included a panel discussion and Q & A.

In addition to preview stories in the recent education supplements in the New Haven Register, Connecticut Post, Norwalk Hour and the iTowns section of the Hartford Courant, WQUN radio (1220 AM) interviewed Erin just before the event. The Register posted a photo online later that day. And Hamden Patch published an article and photo on Nov. 2.

The following is a link to the Register photo:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/10/24/news/doc50885ed9f1a0c847722662.txt

The following is a link to the Hamden Patch story:

http://hamden.patch.com/articles/national-political-reporter-analyzes-2012-elections-at-scsu

The following is a link to the Courant iTowns article:

http://www.courant.com/community/hc-community-articleresults,0,5942637,results.formprofile?Query=66221HC

*Southern had three stories appear Oct. 14 in a special section of the Connecticut Post called "Educational Outlook 2012." The three stories were more than any other college or university.

The following were the articles:

Southern celebrated the ceremonial opening of its new School of Business building. (A photo of the new building was included.)

Two new courses on the phenomenon of doomsday predictions are being taught at Southern in connection with the hullabaloo surrounding the Mayan calendar.

A preview of the elections forum, "Politics and Apple Pie," would be held on campus on Oct. 24.

*Southern also had three stories appear Oct. 18 in the "Education Connection" supplement of the New Haven Register.

The following were the articles:

The new School of Business building opened.

Southern became only the second college or university in Connecticut to participate in Jumpstart, a national program funded by AmeriCorps that seeks to close the achievement gap by connecting college students with classes of preschoolers.

A preview of the elections forum, "Politics and Apple Pie," would be held on campus on Oct. 24.