Southern in the News

Check out recent news coverage of Southern: 

FEBRUARY 2014

*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.