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Worcester State Announces 3 Events Featuring Nationally Known Speakers

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

 

Judge Carol Erskine

Worcester State University has announced three events featuring regionally and nationally known speakers. 

The first event will take place on February 8 while the other two events will take place on Wednesday, February 15. 

The Events 

1. African-American Read-In Day to Feature Sonia Sanchez 

When: Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 a.m

Where: May Street Building, Banquet Hall, First Floor

"From Black Arts to Hip Hop" is the topic author, poet-activist, and scholar, Sonia Sanchez will speak about to an audience that is expected to include more than 150 K-12 students from the Worcester area, as well as Worcester State University faculty, staff, and students. Sanchez is the author of 16 books and is considered one of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement.

This event is open to the public. 

2. Judge Carol Erskine will Deliver the Candace Allen Scola Memorial Lecture on Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m.  

Where: Ghosh Science and Technology Building, Room 102

Judge Carol A. Erskine, a juvenile court judge who works with Worcester youth dealing with child abuse and neglect, will speak about the effects of domestic violence on children. In 2006, she was appointed the first justice of the Worcester Juvenile Court. Judge Erskine has been involved in diversion and prevention programs with local schools and hospitals. The lecture is named in honor of Candace Allen Scola, who was a judicial secretary in Judge Erskine's office prior to her murder, a crime that has not been solved.

3. Suicide Survivor Kevin Hines to Speak About Suicide Prevention Prevention through Wellness and Hope

When: Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 11:30 a.m.

Where:  Student Center, Blue Lounge

Kevin Hines is one of the less than 1% of survivors of jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge, and he has made it his life's mission since that day to promote wellness by telling his story via a book, "Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt," and public lectures across the country. He has received many honors for his efforts, including the Mental Health America signature award for efforts to improve the lives of those with mental illness. 

 

Related Slideshow: US News College Rankings 2016

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1.

College of the Holy Cross 

  • #32 (tie) in National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • #37 (tie) in High School Counselor Rankings

 

US News Says: 

"College of the Holy Cross is a private institution that was founded in 1843. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,916, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 174 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. College of the Holy Cross's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 32. Its tuition and fees are $48,940 (2016-17)."

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Assumption College 

#23 (tie) in Regional Universities North

US News Says: 

"Assumption College is a private institution that was founded in 1904. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,987, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 185 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Assumption College's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, 23. Its tuition and fees are $36,260 (2016-17)."

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

  • #60 (tie) in National Universities
  • #42 in Best Value Schools
  • #18 (tie) in Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • #36 (tie) in Best Colleges for Veterans
  • #83 (tie) in High School Counselor Rankings
  • #150 (tie) in Business Programs
  • #63 (tie) in Best Undergraduate Engineering Program

 

US News Says: 

"Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a private institution that was founded in 1865. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,299, its setting is city, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Worcester Polytechnic Institute's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 60. Its tuition and fees are $46,994 (2016-17)."

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Clark University 

  • #74 (tie) in National Universities
  • #27 in Best Value Schools
  • #117 (tie) in High School Counselor Rankings
  • #150 (tie) in Business Programs

 

US News Says: 

"Clark University is a private institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,397, its setting is city, and the campus size is 50 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Clark University's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 74. Its tuition and fees are $43,150 (2016-17)."

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5.

Worcester State University 

  • #118 (tie) in Regional Universities North
  • #38 (tie) in Top Public Schools

 

US News Says: 

"Worcester State University is a public institution that was founded in 1874. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,514, its setting is city, and the campus size is 58 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Worcester State University's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, 118. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,857 (2015-16); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,937 (2015-16)."

 
 

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