I want to announce the arrival of a fantastic exhibit I’m hosting at Beacon Hall as part of my 2015 Honors Seminar Connecticut Uncovered. Sponsored by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, the exhibit consists of 40 portraits of educators, businesswomen, social leaders and other trailblazing women who have improved life in our state over the past couple hundred years. I spent all day Friday hanging the portraits, with the expert help and guidance of Prof. Andy Pinto, and I now have a newfound appreciation for museum and gallery workers everywhere!
The FESP program now has staff! It’s very exciting to have a team working hard to help our students clarify their career goals, navigate the college, persist in their classes, and start preparing for economically secure futures.
The innovative use of theater performance as a springboard for InterACTion, a multi-activity symposium on Race and America will take place at Housatonic Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 20, Thurs. Oct. 22, and Friday, Oct. 23. Geoffrey Sheehan, HCC professor of Theater Arts says, “This critical exploration and discussion will consider the place of race in America beyond negative association.”
Bridgeport, CT - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents Larry Silver: Then and Now, a photographic installation comprised of three distinct bodies of work, Sherwood Island State Park, 1975-2015; Darkroom Abstractions, 2005-2010 and St. Mary’s by the Sea, 2014-2015.This exhibit will be on view in the Burt Chernow Galleries, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT, from October 22 through December 17, 2015 with a reception on Thursday, October 22 from 5:30-7:00 pm. The Burt Chernow Galleries are free and open to the public. Please visit the website, www.HousatonicMuseum.org for gallery hours.
Rob Nelson, Assistant Professor of Developmental English at HCC, completed an ambitious bike trip from New Haven, Connecticut to Amherst, Massachusetts on September 26, 2015.
BRIDGEPORT – Housatonic Community College President Paul Broadie II has completed his inaugural months on the job. In addition to getting to know the college, its students, faculty and staff, the President has been active outside the HCC campus, meeting area community, business and professional leaders.
For the fourth year in a row, HCC teammates plan to compete in the Walk to Wellness challenge. This year, after a team vote, the name will be HCC Happy Feet.
A public talk by Dr. Mark Mamula, a Professor of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and lead investigator, on how he is developing a cure for cancer through studying and treatment of canine cancer.
HCC’s Strategic Solutions Group is currently working with Bridgeport’s Optimus Health Care, Inc. to deliver tailored, 8-hour training programs for key staff. Just finished was the first of two planned employee groups that will apply Excel tools to streamline their analysis of patient service data. SSG’s referral to Connecticut’s Department of Labor is also enabling Optimus to receive state reimbursement to underwrite part of this training’s cost.