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#AMCTurns70: Seventy Points of Progress
Did you know that in 1955 John F. Kennedy addressed the International Relations Club on campus? Learn more about Anna Maria’s rich history as we count down to the official anniversary of the founding on April 23, 2016. We will be posting 
and tweeting daily historical factoids and other points of interest to celebrate the occasion. On the
website annamaria.edu/AMCTurns70 you can see photos and the points of progress broken down by decade. Join in the celebration by posting your images of your tenure at the College on your social media accounts and be sure to use the hashtag--#AMCTurns70.


Bradanese Nets 1,000 Points
Men’s Basketball Co-Captain Patrick Bradanese has reached a career milestone of scoring 1,000 points in his collegiate career.  Bradanese becomes the second player this season and the 23rd AMCAT to reach this milestone in the Men’s Basketball History. Read more about his achievement and the game here


Anna Maria Receives $20,000 to Fund Popular “Esther’s Dream”
The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee has generously provided Anna Maria College with a $20,000 grant. The grant will be used to support the College’s Esther’s Dream Summer Bridge Program—the popular week-long orientation option offered to new students. The Balfour Trustees’ generosity comes on the heels of a $400,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust for upgrades to the Bishop Flanagan Campus Center.
 

Ricoh to Xerox Transition
Starting today, the process of replacing the Ricoh copiers with Xerox copiers will begin. After the installation, a print management software called PaperCut will be implemented, allowing any student, staff, or faculty to print to any new copier. For any questions, please contact Mike Miers


Save the Date: Academic Symposium April 13/14
The 2016 Academic Symposium will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, April 13-14. Wednesday, April 13 will feature the Social Work Conference and the Edith Mooney LaVigne ’63 Lecture, featuring noted alumna Clementine Bihiga, author of “Happily Broken: Discovering Happiness Through Pain and Suffering.” The book explores Bihiga’s experience with the Rwandan genocide and civil war of 1994. Thursday, April 14 will feature verbal and poster presentations by faculty and students. Look for more details in future issues of The Insider.


Join in the Jubilee of Mercy
Anna Maria students are invited to participate in the Jubilee of Mercy Student Pilgrimage to take place on Sunday, Feb. 28 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The event, beginning with a 2.4 mile walk from the College of the Holy Cross to the Cathedral of St. Paul in Worcester, will explore both the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Transportation is being coordinated, so registration through Campus Ministry is required. Interested students should stop by the Campus Ministry Office or contact Emma Gallagher to sign up.

Master the Art of Networking
Join Career Services and the Office of Advancement tonight for an opportunity to learn networking skills. The speaker will highlight the art of mingling and small talk, first impressions and introductions, the perfect elevator pitch, and dining etiquette. The class starts at 6 p.m. in the Jacques Conference Room. Contact Wesley Dunham for more information. 


Celebrate the #AMCGraduates16 Countdown Feb. 19
The 100 Days Party is tomorrow, Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. in the Hub. All students are welcome to celebrate this special countdown and reminisce on moments that have led up to this point. Contact Lisa Saverese for more information.


Wanted: Fans in the Stands Feb. 21
Please join us again on Sunday, Feb. 21 for another Special Olympics basketball event from Noon to 4 p.m. in the Fuller Activities Center. Come enjoy raffle prizes, free pizza and fun!
CPR Challenge: Are You Up for It?Join the Student Nurse Association and learn Hands-Only CPR on Feb. 24 in the Campus Center Lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. SNA members and Nursing faculty will be on hand to demonstrate how to properly apply life-saving compressions. To learn more, search #WorcesterCPR. 

Leadership Challenge Kickoff Rescheduled to Feb. 29
The first program of the recently announced Student Leadership Challenge was rescheduled due to weather from Feb. 8 to Feb. 29. The challenge will now kick off on Monday, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Zecco Performing Arts Center, featuring speaker presentations and other leadership-building programs. Contact Lisa Saverese or Brooke Denver for more information.
Pics of the Week
       

ConfectionCadence

On Friday, Feb. 12 the Music Therapy Club sang their hearts out for their concert fundraiser, Confections and Cadences. Students will be using the money to attend an upcoming national conference. 

FinancialAid

Seniors Shannon Donovan (right) and Kayla Jansen (left) were joined by Sandra Pereira (far left) and Pamela Brunelle (far right) from the Financial Aid Office at the Greater Worcester Financial Aid Forum sponsored by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts. The event at College of the Holy Cross drew several legislators, including Rep. Hank Naughton Jr. (D-Clinton) (center).

AMCATFriday

Thank you to #AMCATNATION who joined us for the #AMCATFriday photo on Friday, Feb 12. A photo will soon be published on the homepage of annamaria.edu for all to see. 

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