2010 press coverage

"Scholarship Fund another path to hope?" -- New Haven Register, Dec. 27, 2010
The Register ran a Page 3 article on the New Haven Scholarship Fund. Jim Barber, director of Student Support Services at Southern, serves as president of the program. The fund, which is now 50 years old, helps local high school students to pay for a college education. A photo of Jim accompanied the story.


"'Beauty is Only Thin Deep' - SCSU student exhibit tackles eating disorders" -- New Haven Register, Dec. 25, 2010
In its Christmas Day edition, the New Haven Register ran a Page 3 feature story on student Sarah Green for her senior art exhibit, "Beauty is Only Thin Deep." The exhibit served as Sarah's honors thesis project and was on display for a week recently in Earl Hall. The display depicted the dangers of eating disorders. Thuan Vu, associate professor of art, and Camille Serchuk, professor of art, were quoted in the article. A photo of Sarah and her art work accompanied the story.


"Cue the 'Pomp and Circumstance' - A tip of the mortarboard to all those who graduate this time of year" -- New Haven Register, Dec. 19, 2010
Southern was mentioned in this story pertaining to undergraduate students who finish their course work at the conclusion of the fall semester, rather than at the end of the spring semester. Southern typically has about 320 to 330 such undergrads each year.


Comedian and education advocate Bill Cosby visited Southern on Nov. 23, 2010, at the invitation of Interim President Stanley Battle. Cosby's visit to campus, and his subsequent visits to the King-Robinson International Baccalaureate School and the Newhallville neighborhood, were intended to gain attention for the goal of reducing the high school dropout rate. Cosby's visit garnered significant media attention.

"Bill Cosby Talks Education In Connecticut" -- Colin McEnroe Show, WNPR, Nov. 23, 2010

"Cosby visit to city will boost education" -- New Haven Register, Nov. 23, 2010 

"Much buzz over Bill Cosby in New Haven" -- WTNH, Nov. 23, 2010

"Bill Cosby at Southern, King Robinson and Newhallville" -- The Ficklin Media Group, LLC, Nov. 23, 2010 

"Bill Cosby shares message with New Haven students: Stay in school" -- New Haven Register, Nov. 23, 2010

"Bill Cosby Comes to Connecticut" -- NBC Connecticut, Nov. 23, 2010

"'Let's build the pride': In visit to New Haven, entertainer Bill Cosby urges kids to get an education" -- New Haven Register, Nov. 24, 2010

"Cosby Challenges The Ville" -- New Haven Independent, Nov. 24, 2010




"A better life through education" -- Hartford Courant iTowns section, Aug. 5, 2010
Interim President Stanley Battle recently spoke to a group of Hartford middle school students who were taking part in the Trinity College Dream Camp, a program designed to transform the lives of low-income urban youth.


"Putting it to provosts" -- Inside Higher Ed., Aug. 2, 2010
Provost Selase Williams was quoted in a story about the need for positive change at higher education institutions. The story focused on a recent meeting of chief academic officers of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. 


"SCSU gets $100,000 for scholarships for nursing students" -- New Haven Register, July 22, 2010
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently awarded a grant for $100,000 to the Nursing Department. The grant will enable 10 students enrolled in the university's Accelerated Career Entry nursing program to receive $10,000 scholarships.


"READ all about it: Book chronicles stories behind legends of New Haven mural" -- New Haven Register, July 11, 2010
Recent Southern graduate Marissa Iadevaia-Jalbert has self-published a book about a mural that has been painted on the front of New Haven Public Library's Stetson Branch. The mural features successful people from the Dixwell neighborhood, as well as a few nationally prominent people, painted in the letters "R E A D."  Marissa worked under the guidance of Diane Brown, an adjunct faculty member in the Information and Library Science Department, who is also the branch librarian.


"SCSU professor lauded for public health effort" -- New Haven Register, July 6, 2010
Michael Perlin, professor emeritus of public health, was recently honored by Gov. M. Jodi Rell with a proclamation that April 22, 2010, be designated as Michael Perlin Day. He also was lauded by The Connection, a non-profit agency that operates a substance abuse education program frequently used by the Connecticut judicial system. He co-authored the state's original curriculum for the pre-trial alcohol education in 1981. He has earned several awards during the last few years, including the prestigious C-EA Winslow Award from the Connecticut Public Health Association for achievement and leadership in public health practice, research and education.

"Galileo Project Teaching Academy" -- Meriden Record-Journal, June 30, 2010
A story on Southern's Galileo project -- designed to better prepare high school graduates for the academic rigors of college -- including Monday's Galileo Project Teaching Academy, at which middle and high school teachers from Meriden, Hamden, and New Haven met with Southern faculty to discuss ways to bridge the gap between high school and college.


"Barber Receives Lifetime Achievement Award" -- New Haven Independent, June 28, 2010
James Barber, director of student support services, was honored recently with a lifetime achievement award given by the Greater New Haven African American Historical Society. The New Haven Independent ran an article along with a photo of Barber and Jack Mordente, veterans affairs administrator, who has worked under Barber for many years. 


"Program puts students on path to professional success" -- New Haven Register, June 20, 2010
Southern's Developing Tomorrow's Professionals program enables a group of African-American and Latino high school students from urban school districts to come to Southern for 10 Saturdays during the spring to learn life and academic skills. The students are generally underachieving, but show promise. 

The 2010 Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture garnered front page coverage in the Connecticut Post. The lecture -- delivered this year by Apolo Ohno, a speed skater who is the most decorated American athlete ever to compete in the Winter Olympics -- attracted nearly 1,400 people. A photo from the event appeared on Page 1, while a story ran inside the paper.  The following is a link to the Post story:
"Olympic star takes spotlight at SCSU"  -- Connecticut Post, May 13, 2010
The lecture also attracted the attention of Channel 30, with a segment airing on the May 12 11 p.m. newscast. Parts of it were repeated on the May 13 morning newscast.
The following is a link to the transcript from the Channel 30 story:
Apolo Ohno Inspires Crowd, then Enjoys New Haven Pizza -- NBC Connecticut, May 13, 2010


"A bow to tradition: Chinese school at SCSU embraces a rich culture" -- New Haven Register, April 26, 2010
SCSU is host to the Southern Connecticut Chinese School, which is held on campus each Sunday afternoon. 


"Where We Live" interview with Armen Marsoobian -- WNPR, April 15, 2010

Armen Marsoobian, chairman of the Philosophy Department, was interviewed regarding the Armenian genocide. He was the keynote speaker at the Armenian genocide Day of Remembrance held at the state Capitol.


Student Brianna Reilly was recently featured on the cover of American Cheerleader magazine for being selected Cheerleader of the Month by that publication. That recognition generated additional stories, including a feature in the New Haven Register, a story on Channel 61, and a small piece in the Hartford Courant.

"SCSU Student Has Lots To Cheer About" -- Hartford Courant, April 2, 2010

"Magazine features SCSU cheerleader" -- New Haven Register, April 7, 2010

"Cheerleader of the Month" -- Channel 61, April 19, 2010


"Debut Duo: Orchestra New England reaps benefits of collaboration" -- New Haven Register, April 5, 2010
Mark Kuss, professor of music and Orchestra New England's composer in residence, has completed his string trilogy for ONE with "Concertino for Viola," a piece he wrote for violist Marlene Segelstein, which she will perform in its world premiere at ONE's Debut Night! concert, Saturday, April 10, at 8 p.m. at United Church on the Green.


"Register editor checks off dream of becoming an author" -- New Haven Register, April 4, 2010
Michelle Tuccitto Sullo's self-published book Ghosts fulfilled her master's degree thesis requirements at Southern, and now, a decade later, she'll be one of the returning SCSU author alums taking part in the "Meet the Southern Authors" event at the university's Day of Celebration for the School of Education, April 10, from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Connecticut Hall Dining Room. 


"SCSU Student Writers Excel" -- Hartford Courant, March 31, 2010
Southern's creative writing program is in the spotlight, as several graduate students took first place in the 2010 CSUS writing contests in fiction, nonfiction essay and poetry.


Southern's new Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders has generated considerable excitement - and a lot of media attention. Since the Feb. 22 ceremony to mark the launching of the center, several stories have appeared: 

"SCSU special education program gets boost" -- New Haven Register, March 3, 2010

The Connecticut (Television) Network (CT-N) has aired the entire program from the Feb. 22 event several times. The following is a link to the CT-N story: http://ct-n.com/ondemand.asp?ID=5183 (Press "watch now.")

Channel 30:
"SCSU Becomes First CT School to Open Center on Autism"



"Chapman School Welcomes Visitors From Azerbaijan" -- Cheshire Herald, Feb. 27, 2010
A contingent of education officials from Azerbaijan recently visited Southern as part of an effort to reform that nation's education system. Cathryn Magno, associate professor of educational leadership, is playing a key role in working with teachers, administrators and other officials from Azerbaijan to help them improve their education system.


"SCSU Launches Initiative To Attract K-12 students Into Math, Science" -- Hartford Courant, Feb. 18, 2010
The university's Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science was included in the iTowns section of the Hartford Courant.


"Ghosts of Machu Picchu"
Valerie Andrushko, associate professor of anthropology, was featured in a NOVA/National Geographic documentary entitled, "Ghosts of Machu Picchu," which aired on PBS on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. Andrushko has conducted research on the burials of people who presumably helped to build and maintain Machu Picchu. Her research also is featured in an audio commentary, "Inca Skull Surgery," on the film's Web site. The show aired on WNET, WGBH, CPTV, and WEDH. 


"College Students Squeeze More Out of a Buck" -- Channel 30, Jan. 20, 2010
A segment dealing with how college students can save money in challenging economic times. The story - which focused on Southern and UConn - included an interview with Mark Waters, director of financial business applications, and students Christian Carrion and Kash Ziemba. They discussed the Hoot Loot and Student Advantage cards. 


"J-Blog: Social Networking Close to Home" -- Radio Television Digital News Association's Web site, Jan. 20, 2010
Jamie DeLoma, an adjunct faculty member in the Journalism Department, wrote the lead column in a recent edition of the Radio Television Digital News Association's Web site.

"College Notebook" -- Voices, Jan. 13, 2010
Jackie Johannes, who was recently named as Southern's Woman Athlete of the Month for December, was the lead person in a notebook column that appeared in Voices, a weekly paper based in Southbury. 


"Sexual Assault Report Indicates Need for Change" -- University Business, Jan. 2010
Southern's participation as the lead agency in the Connecticut Campus Coalition to End Violence Against Women received a mention in a recent edition of University Business. The coalition includes nine universities and two state service organizations. A 3-year, $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to the coalition will be used to help prevent and reduce domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking on college campuses. 


"Old Lyme Resident's New Book Is From The Heart" -- Hartford Courant, Jan. 6, 2010
"Heartfelt Thanks" -- New London Day, Jan. 21, 2010
Joseph Panza, an associate professor of recreation and leisure studies at Southern, kept a blog of the daily ups and downs of his wife's illness and treatment leading up to and immediately following her heart transplant in 2007. He recently published the blog as a book.