Massasoit Monthly

Volume 14, Issue 8

Give a gift.

During the recent Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration session, incoming students prepared meals and daily necessities for the homeless, starting their commitment to Humanics well before their first day of class. Your gift ensures students carry on the College’s mission of educating the whole person—spirit, mind, and body—for leadership in service to others.

Refer a student.

There’s nothing quite like the start of a new year at Springfield College–from move-in day and New Student Orientation to Humanics in Action Day and Family Weekend. Pass that opportunity on to a new class of students by referring a high school junior today, and relive your own experience with this open letter to Springfield College graduates, written by Vivi Novello '15. 

Attend an event.

It’s never too late for a career boost. As a Springfield College graduate, you have access to the Alumni Career Speaker Series, monthly webinars that offer career advice in networking, resume building, job searching, social media, personal branding, and retirement. Attend one, attend them all, or pick and choose your favorites.


World-Renowned Author to Speak at the College

Springfield College will host author, poet, and screenwriter Sherman Alexie on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Field House. Alexie’s lecture will focus on his book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which was named the best young adult book of all time by Time, and won the National Book Award. The event has been made possible through the generosity of Carlton ’63 and Lucille Sedgeley.

Springfield College Introduces New Community Chorus

This fall, join the Springfield College Community Chorus, led by Associate Professor of Music Alexandra Ludwig. New this year, the group aims to give members of the Springfield community an opportunity to sing music of all genres, while also fostering a connection between the College and local community. Rehearsals will take place Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. starting Sept. 15 on the Springfield College campus.

Sport Psychology Expert Costas Karageorghis to Visit Campus

The Springfield College Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies will host sport psychology expert Costas Karageorghis on Monday, Sept. 14, in the Fuller Arts Center at 7 p.m. Karageorghis’ presentation, “All About That Bass: The Power of Music in Exercise and Sport,” explores the structured use of music as a way to optimize exercise and sport outcomes.

Professor Awarded Grant By Association for Applied Sport Psychology

Springfield College Assistant Professor of Research and Statistics Elizabeth Mullin has been awarded a one-year grant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology for her research in developing the “Heterosexist Attitudes in Sport–Gay Male scale.” Funding will assist in the development of a questionnaire that will include national and regional samples from NCAA male athletes.

Triangle Magazine Website Gets New Look

Experience Triangle magazine like never before with its brand new website. A digital component to the print publication, the website will be updated with all of the Triangle staples, including news from your classmates, the latest from the President, and stories featuring the incredible accomplishments of our students, alumni, and faculty. Don’t forget to follow Jane Johnson Vottero on Twitter @triangleeditor.

Physical Education Program for Homeschooled Children Offered

Students and faculty members in the Department of Physical Education and Health Education will host a physical education program for homeschooled children during the 2015-16 academic year. Starting Sept. 18, the program will be held each Friday from 9:30-10:40 a.m. It is intended to help children ages 5 to 18 improve fundamental motor skills and movement concepts.


Year in Review Virtual Publication Released

The Springfield College Department of Athletics unveiled its first-ever Year in Review publication, which highlights all of the special moments from each of the 26 athletic programs during the 2014-15 academic year.

Stoloff Named Tennis Coach

Chad Stoloff has been named the full-time head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Springfield College. As the first full-time tennis coach in nearly 20 years, Stoloff brings years of coaching experience to the position, including his most recent role as the head men's tennis coach at the University of Nevada.

Men's Gymnastics Team GPA Places Second Nationally

The Springfield College men's gymnastics team was recognized by the College Gymnastics Association for its continued excellence in academics and athletics. The Pride finished the year ranked second in the country with a cumulative team GPA of 3.389, while 12 student-athletes were named All-American Scholar Athletes.

Women's Gymnastics Earn Honors

The Springfield College women's gymnastics program finished the 2014-15 academic year ranked 20th in the nation with a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.4885, according to National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women. Eleven team members also received individual honors for their dedication in the classroom.

NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant Recipient Named

Missy Kubik has been named assistant to the director of athletics as part of the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship program. In her role, Kubik will work with Director of Athletics Craig Poission, as well as in the Department of Sports Communications and Equipment Room. The position at Springfield is one of 18 nationwide supported by the NCAA.

Burke '14 Inducted into New England Basketball Hall of Fame

Former Springfield College men's basketball standout Robbie Burke '14 was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., on Aug. 8.

Women's Volleyball Earns Team Academic Award

The Springfield College women's volleyball team was one of 140 programs throughout Division III to be recognized with the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the fourth-consecutive season.

Women's Lacrosse Honored for Scholastic Excellence

The Springfield College women's lacrosse team was one of 128 programs in Division III to earn Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III Academic Honor Squad recognition for the 2015 season. In order to qualify for the Academic Honor Squad, a team must produce a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

College Hosts the 26th Annual Golf Classic

The 26th Annual Springfield College Athletics Golf Classic will be held Monday, Sept. 14, at Crestview Country Club and The Ranch Golf Club. An exciting addition to this year's event is the Links Fore Humanics Challenge, where participants will try to complete seven on-course activities for a cash prize, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Friends in Humanics Scholarship Fund. Sign up online today.

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Kickstart your career today.

Whether you’re a recent graduate or ready to retire, the Alumni Career Speaker Series can help. With webinars in everything from navigating the job search to preparing for retirement, the speaker series offers career advice you can implement now.

Oct. 7, 2015, 8 p.m. EDT, Webinar
The Hidden Job Market: Creating Opportunities Out of Thin Air
Presenter: Darrell Gurney

Nov. 4, 2015, 8 p.m. EST, Webinar
The Strategic Networker
Presenter: John-Paul Hatala

Dec. 2, 2015, 8 p.m. EST, Webinar
Impressions: The Power of Personal Branding
Presenter: Coyte Cooper

Jan. 6, 2016, 8 p.m. EST, Webinar
Interview Like Yourself
Presenter: Jezra Kaye

Feb. 3, 2016, 8 p.m. EST, Webinar
How to Write Better Resumes and Cover Letters
Presenter: Patricia Criscito

March 2, 2016, 8 p.m. EST, Webinar
How to Make an Attitude Adjustment to Get That Job
Presenter: Bernard Kelvin Clive

May 4, 2016, 8 p.m. EDT, Webinar
Cut the Crap, Get a Job!
Presenter: Dana Manciagli

June 1, 8 p.m. EDT, Webinar
Managing Your Brand
Presenter: Jerry Wilson

For a full list of career-related webinars, click here.

Sept. 12, 2015, 5 p.m., Oceanside, Calif.
Alumni Bowling Night

Oct. 23-25, 2015, Springfield, Mass.
Homecoming Weekend 2015

Oct. 23-25, 2015, Springfield, Mass.
1965 Football Team 50th Reunion

Dec. 4-6, 2015, Springfield, Mass.
100 Years of Track and Field Celebration


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