Sen. Gobi and Rep. Ferguson Visit Campus to Meet with Students As part of the Massachusetts Senate’s Millennial Engagement Initiative, Sen. Anne M. Gobi (D-Spencer) and Rep. Kimberly N. Ferguson (R-Holden) engaged nearly 30 volunteer students in conversation over lunch on Tuesday. The Senate initiative aims to encourage more millennials to become involved in politics and government, and to gain their input in the legislative process. Topics discussed at Tuesday’s meeting ranged from internships to veterans’ services to the students’ confidence in the political system, among many other topics. To learn more, click here.
67th Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients Announced James T. Brett, president and chief executive officer of the New England Council, will serve as the speaker at the College’s 67th Commencement scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester. During the ceremony, Mr. Brett will be recognized with an honorary degree. Three other honorary degree recipients include Anna Maria alumna and former trustee Maureen Logan Coghlin ’57; Anna Maria alumnus and retired Worcester Fire Chief Gerard A. Dio ‘91G; and Holy Name Junior/Senior High School Headmaster Edward Reynolds.#AMCTurns70 Insider Fact of the Week There are 25 student-led clubs and organizations and numerous organized community service opportunities on campus. See other points of progress here.
Reminder: Housing Deposits Due Tomorrow April 1
Housing deposits for next year are due tomorrow, Fri., April 1. Students can pay online through the student portal or by cash or check to Student Accounts, located in Foundress Hall. Unpaid residents cannot participate in room lottery. Contact Lisa Saverese with any questions. Last Call for AMC Award Nominations Students can nominate a person, event and/or organization that they believe are exceptional and truly contribute to the Anna Maria College community. Read about the different awards and complete the nomination form here. Nominations are due April 1 and voting will begin April 4.Spring into Fitness Classes Before the Semester Ends Consider a fitness class in the All-Purpose Room in the Fuller Activities Center Mondays: 5 p.m. - TABATA; Tuesdays: 5 p.m. - PoundFit, and at 6 p.m. - Toning Zumba; Wednesdays: 5 p.m. - YOGA. Contact Michele Coakley with any questions. All classes are sponsored by the Wellness Committee.Hear Rarely Performed Bach Pieces by the Salisbury Singers Come hear the rarely performed Missa Brevis in G composed by J.S. Bach and compare it to another rarely heard piece, Magnificat, by his son, C.P.E. Bach. The performance will take place on Sat. April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Worcester, MA. Order tickets and learn more here.
Cabaret Performance on April 1 & 2 On April 1 and 2 in the Zecco Performing Arts Center, "A Night On Broadway: A Tribute to Broadway's Most Beloved Musicals and Plays" will include a wide variety of acts ranging from solos to large group dance numbers. Tickets are available at the door: $8 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Performance times include 7 p.m. on April 1, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 2.Speaker Series to Feature Superintendent of Massachusetts State Police on April 11 Col. Richard McKeon ‘83G, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, will address the current issues of fostering trust between the community and law enforcement and how essential this trust is to public safety, crime prevention and crime victim awareness. His lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Zecco Performing Arts Center on Mon., April 11. Contact Ann Marie Mires with any questions.Knitting Club to Stitch Together on April 11 The next knitting club meeting will be on Mon., April 11 at 3:15 p.m. in the Trinity West conference room. Contact Lisa LeBlanc for more information.Live. Work. Play. Stay! Career Fair April 6 The Worcester Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual career fair that showcases the benefits of living in Worcester after graduation. Students can find internships and/or their first job after graduation with a wide variety of companies in Central MA on April 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Worcester Regional Airport. Shuttles will leave from Campus Center at 1:50, 2:50 and 4:15 p.m. Contact Brooke Denver with questions.
Last night students from Criminal Justice, Paramedic Science, Law and Society, Forensics Criminology and Fire Science attended a career networking night at the Holden Police Department, led by Anna Maria alumnus and Police Chief David Armstrong ’99, ‘01G.
On Monday, Social Work students and faculty visited the Statehouse as part of the National Association of Social Workers Legislative Education & Advocacy Day 2016.
Take part in the April #AMCATFriday challenge! For the month of April, each Friday that you wear your AMCAT attire, stop by the dining hall during lunch to put your name in the raffle. Click here or on the picture above to learn more about the rules.