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This Week’s Activity and Event Highlights

  • The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business – “Student Town Hall Main Campus”
    Monday, February 5, 2024 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Eastern time | MacDermid Hall Room 116
  • Center for Mental Health and Wellness – “Health and Wellness Energizing Movement” Event
    Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Eastern time | Join virtually at event time
  • Center for Mental Health and Wellness – “Yoga with Steven” Event
    Wednesday, February 7, 2024 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern time | Drunber Center – Turf
  • Center for Career and Professional Development – “Interview Preparation Strategies” Workshop
    Thursday, February 8, 2024 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern time | MacDermid Hall Room 216 or join virtually at event time
  • Black Student Union and Chartwell’s host “Food for the Soul” – A Black History Month event
    Thursday, February 8, 2024 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern time | Leever Student Center – Dining Hall
  • The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business – “Student Town Hall Online”
    Thursday, February 8, 2024 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Eastern time | Join virtually at event time

Check Out the University Calendar for Everything Happening at Post!

Engdahl Nets Game-Winning Goal in Overtime!

After overcoming a 2-1 deficit in the third period during their game on January 26, 2024, graduate forward Jack Engdahl netted the game-winning goal for Post with 4.9 seconds left to snap their six-game losing streak, get the Eagles their first overtime win of the season, 3-2, and first win over the St. Anselm Hawks since January 27, 2023.

Congratulations, Jack!  Read more about the Eagles win over St. Anselm here.

Don’t miss out on any of the action – head on over to the Athletics website for upcoming competitions, season standings, stats, and links to game live streams. Don’t forget to tag your social media posts with #GoPostEagles – we’ll share our favorites on the digital screens around campus, on the official Post University accounts, and in this newsletter!

Welcome, Dr. Affenito – Our New Chief Academic Officer!

We are excited to welcome Dr. Sandra Affenito to the nest as the University’s new Chief Academic Officer.  In this role, Dr. Affenito will serve as Provost, overseeing all aspects of online and main campus academics at the University.  She is an accomplished executive and academic leader who has a diverse background in higher education, healthcare, industry, private practice, and bio-behavioral research. Dr. Affenito has a proven record of success in leading strategic planning, accreditation, institutional research, enrollment management, and complex operational units across comprehensive universities.

Dr. Affenito holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Science from the University of Connecticut and completed post-doctoral training in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences at Wesleyan University through the National Institutes of Health, Office of Women’s Health, authoring over 70 scientific peer-reviewed publications in her research career. She holds certificates in higher education leadership from the HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) Institute, and the Harvard Institute for Institutional Education Management. She is a 2020 Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) Fellow of the University of California, Berkeley-Leading in a Multicultural and Global Environment.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Affenito, and if you are on campus, stop by the library and say hello!

Let’s Stop the Flu

Student Health Services wants to remind all students about the symptoms of the flu and ways to treat it.  Remember, main campus students should visit Student Health Services in East Hall Annex if they have any of these symptoms to receive treatment.  Here are some helpful reminders of how to prevent the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Stay home and get rest when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

The Countdown to Commencement 2024 Has Officially Begun!

Planning is now underway for our 134th commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at the Palace Theater in Downtown Waterbury, and we can’t wait to celebrate the success of all our graduates.  Emails have gone out to all students who are eligible to participate in our 2024 commencement ceremonies, so please make sure you check your email for this message.  Please visit our commencement page for more information and details on all the celebratory events and activities we have planned for the commencement weekend.

IMPORTANT – Please click the RSVP link provided in the email sent to both your personal and [email protected] email addresses to confirm your attendance or indicate if you won’t be able to attend the ceremony.  This should be completed as soon as possible.  The deadline to do so is Sunday, March 31, 2024.  It’s important that you complete all steps in the RSVP process. If you have any questions about confirming your attendance, please email [email protected].

Think you are eligible but didn’t receive the email?  Main Campus students should contact their academic advisor or visit the first floor of Torrance Hall and Online students should contact their student success advisor at 203.568.1652 for further assistance.

Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

TutorMe is Now Pear Deck Tutor!

TutorMe, which provides all our students with on-demand virtual tutoring and academic support, has had a name change.  While the link in your course menu on Blackboard may still reflect TutorMe, you will be directed to services through Pear Deck Tutor.  This is the same service, and students should continue to utilize that for any academic support and assistance they may need.  If you have any questions about this, or need assistance accessing Pear Deck Tutor (formerly TutorMe), please contact the team in the Center for Academic Success via email [email protected] or by visiting them in the upper level of the Traurig Library.

Center for Career and Professional Development Work on Your Resume

A resume is the very first impression you give to potential employers, recruiters, and it’s the single most important element of the job application process where you’ll list all your relevant job experience, accomplishments – not to mention your best qualities as an employee.  Check out the Center for Career and Professional Development’s Resume Guide and visit us in North 103 or contact us at [email protected] for an appointment to review your resume.

Campus Safety Update: ID Access to Campus Buildings

We pride ourselves on the health and safety of our campus community so over the last year we have been working on “Project Safety” which has included the installation and/or upgrade of Intruder proof, ADA compliant locks on all upper campus interior doors, an integrated camera system, integrated emergency speakers, and now, as the next phase, key card access to the exterior doors of all campus buildings.
Starting Monday February 5, we will begin installing key card access on the exterior doors to the remaining residence halls, similar to East Hall, Middle Hall, and Okinaga Hall, as well as all other buildings on campus.  This phase will take up to four weeks to complete.  Upon completion of the key card reader installation, all students and associates will need to carry their badges with them at all times. Access to these buildings will only be through key card access. As a reminder, please do not prop open the doors and do not open the doors to unknown individuals.  Students who have issues with their ID should contact Dan Guerrera in Campus Life at [email protected] or 203.568.1603.