Event List Calendar

December 4, 2019

Pasta Dinner benefitting the Alternative Break Program

Dine with a purpose! We invite you to join us for a pasta dinner benefiting the Springfield College Alternative Break Program. Tickets are $10/person and available from any Alternative Break Program participant or the Center for Service and Leadership. Dinner will take place from 4-7pm in the Dodge Rooms on campus. Feel free to drop in and dine anytime during the event.

This year we will have over fifty students traveling throughout the US and South America living the Springfield College mission of Leadership in Service to Others. Students will be serving in Springfield, Virginia, North Carolina, South Dakota and Bogota, Colombia. Students are responsible for funding their entire service experience. The pasta dinner is one of their main fundraising activities.

Tickets are $10 each and are available from the Center for Service and Leadership (Campus Union Room 342) or any student participating in a trip.

Start: December 4, 2019 4:00 pm
End: December 4, 2019 7:00 pm
Venue: Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, Dodge Room
Phone: 4137483249
Address:
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA, 01109
Cost: 10.00

December 3, 2019

Dr. Janice L. Hilliard – Humanics Triathlon

Springfield College welcomes accomplished and highly respected athlete education, development, and transition expert, Dr. Janice L. Hilliard, to the campus on Dec. 3, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., in the Marsh Memorial Chapel. Hilliard’s presentation entitled, “Athletes, Leadership, and Social Responsibility: Where We Came From, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going,” is part of the 2019-20 “Humanics Triathlon” project led by Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics, Judy L. Van Raalte.

Start: December 3, 2019 7:30 pm
End: December 3, 2019 9:00 pm
Venue: Marsh Chapel

#GivingTuesday

The Springfield College student group Rachel’s Challenge will lead a clothing drive during #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Flynn Campus Union. Gloves, scarves, hats, socks, coats, long sleeved shirts, pants, and canned food will be donated to the Springfield College Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement.

Start: December 3, 2019 10:00 am
End: December 3, 2019 2:00 pm
Venue: Flynn Campus Union, First Floor

November 22, 2019 – November 24, 2019

Best of Broadway

Best of Broadway

Start: November 22, 2019 7:00 pm
End: November 24, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Fuller Arts Center
Phone: 413-748-3000
Address:
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA, 01109, United States

November 21, 2019

Fill the Bus

FILL THE BUS
Food donations sought to help those in need!

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
9 a.m. to noon

As part of our Humanics tradition, members of the Springfield College Student Athlete
Leadership Team are partnering with members of the Department of Public Safety and Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement to assist the Foodbank of Western Massachusetts, German Gerena Community School, and Springfield College Food Pantry.Our goal is to fill a box with donated food for each of the 50 seats on the Springfield College athletics bus or fill a cruiser with donated items.Please bring nonperishable food items to the front of the Physical Education Complex to help fill the bus or to the front entrance of the Flynn Campus Union to fill a public safety cruiser.

Suggested Donations:
Canned fruit and vegetables
Canned soup and gravy
Cereal
Cornbread and biscuit mix
Crackers
Cranberry sauce
Granola bars
Instant potatoes
Jelly
Microwave-friendly foods
Pasta and pasta sauce Peanut butter
Rice
Stuffing mix

For more information, contact Michelle Lee Scecina at mscecina@springfield.edu.

Start: November 21, 2019 9:00 am
End: November 21, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Flynn Campus Union, First Floor

November 20, 2019

Leading in a Changing World

Leading in a Changing World
With Jorge Perez, President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, 7 p.m.
Harold C. Smith Learning Commons Presentation Room
Springfield College, 263 Alden St., Springfield, Mass.

Jorge Perez believes that today’s leaders are facing an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. Despite significant disruptions in just about every industry, many nonprofit organizations remain relatively unchanged. He wants to see organizations like the Y focus on innovations outside of their current service models: Swim lessons without in-ground pools, fitness classes without buildings, technology as an extension of the member experience, hyper-efficient business models, and cause-driven human development. With a renewed focus on achievement, relationships, and belonging, the tools to accomplish transformation must extend beyond programs. In this presentation, Perez will explore these and other ideas.

Jorge Perez is a nationally recognized nonprofit leader, CEO, manager, and director of large
complex organizations. He’s an accomplished strategic thinker, program innovator, fundraiser, and mission champion. Currently, Perez serves as the president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and has previously served local Ys across the country and at the YMCA of the USA. He also has volunteered on many national, statewide, and local boards.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Erin Friedman at (413) 748-3386 or efriedman@springfield.edu. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Tamara Biggins at tbiggins@springfield.edu or (413) 748-3407 as soon as possible to discuss your accessibility needs.

Sponsored by the Office of YMCA Relations and the YMCA Club

Start: November 20, 2019 7:00 pm
End: November 20, 2019 9:00 pm
Venue: Harold C. Smith Presentation Room (Judd Gymnasia)
Address:
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA, 01103, United States

eSports in the College Setting

The Sport Management and Recreation Graduate Program presents a forum on
eSports in the College Setting

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, 7 p.m.
Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room (B), Flynn Campus Union

Join us for a discussion on eSports, a fast-growing phenomenon in the world of competitive video gaming, and how it is impacting college academics, athletics, and recreation. Our panelists will talk about how eSports can be integrated into the college setting. They also will explore what other colleges, universities, and schools have done to help grow and learn about this emerging market, which is set to surpass all professional sports in viewership by 2021. Panelists also will look at whether there is a place for eSports at Springfield College and how it would work here. A brief question-and-answer period will conclude the panel discussion.

PANELISTS

Rich Linley
A Springfield College Sport Management student, Linley has competed in eSports events over the past five years. He is creating his own eSports community using his Livestream on Twitch.

Kyle Magoffin
An administrator and coach at Mahar Regional High School in Orange, Mass., Magoffin is the school physical education chair and coach of the Mahar Disruptors, the first state-sanctioned high school eSports team in western Massachusetts.

Alan Ritacco
Ritacco is dean of the School of Design and Technology at Becker College in Worcester, Mass.
Becker College is one of the first colleges to implement academic programming for an
eSports-related major and club sports team.

Ariel Rodriguez, PhD
Rodriguez is associate professor and program director of recreation management at Springfield College. As an active member in the gaming community, Rodriguez will provide expertise about eSport and the recreation field.

For more information, contact Anna Woosley at awoosley@springfield.edu.

Special thank you to the Sport Management Club for sponsoring the event.

Start: November 20, 2019 7:00 pm
End: November 20, 2019 9:00 pm
Venue: Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room

November 14, 2019 – November 17, 2019

Theater Production

THEATER PERFORMANCE – NOVEMBER 14-17
The Illusion

A comedy by Pierre Corneille and freely adapted by Tony Kushner

Presented by Springfield College Theater

Director: Martin Shell, Appleton Auditorium, Fuller Arts Center, 
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.


In the dead of night, a father, desperate to find the son he drove away years before, creeps into a dark cave to engage the services of the mysterious magician there. The sorcerer conjures up strange and unsettling visions of the life the son has been living, full of wild passions, betrayals, adventures, and the perils of love. Tony Kushner’s lively adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s 17th-century comedy explores the concept of reality and questions whether everything or anything is as it seems.

Suggested general admission: $5; Students, senior citizens: $2

Start: November 14, 2019 7:30 pm
End: November 17, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Fuller Arts Center
Phone: 413-748-3000
Address:
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA, 01109, United States

November 13, 2019

American Sign Language Social Hour

Come to the Flynn Campus Union and meet the Springfield College residents from the Candaras Davison Center for Inclusion. Learn basic American Sign Language as well as information about deaf culture. The center, located at 35 Colchester St., houses five deaf individuals with varying degrees of intellectual abilities and provides them with opportunities for employment, as well as socialization on our Springfield College campus.

Start: November 13, 2019 12:30 pm
End: November 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Venue: Richard B. Flynn Campus Un

Day of Recruitment

One of the most valuable ways you can support your alma mater is to share your best and brightest with Springfield College. That is why we invite you to be part of our Day of Recruitment on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, kicking off the most critical period of student recruitment each year.

We encourage you to reach out to people in your community, including family, friends, and colleagues to identify students who you know would be a good fit for Springfield College. On Nov. 13, get ready to “phone home” and pay it forward by referring prospective students to us.

There are three ways for you to share the contact information of potential students with us on Nov. 13.

You can fill out the form online.
Call our Famous Faces at (413) 748-5279.
Visit us in person on the first floor of the Flynn Campus Union at the Day of Recruitment headquarters between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
If you have any Admissions-related questions leading up to, or on the day of, please contact the admissions staff directly at (413) 748-3136.

Be part of something special on the Day of Recruitment and support the future of Springfield College. We encourage you to post, tweet, and share about how you supported the Day of Recruitment by using the hashtag #recruitatriangle.

Famous Faces
We’re excited to share that we’ll have “Famous Faces” of Springfield College who will be answering the phones from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. including, but not limited to, the following fabulous recognizable names:

10-11 a.m.: Kathy Mangano ’86, G’88 and Scott Dranka G’01
11 a.m. to noon: Annie Warchol
Noon – 1 p.m.: Charlie Brock ’76, G’80 and Charlie Sullivan ’91, G’97
12:30-2:30 p.m.: Erin Friedman ’99, G’06
2-3 p.m.: John Wilcox ’67, G’69
2-4 p.m.: Roland Holstead
4-6 p.m.: Charles Redmond ’68, G’71
Prizes
This Nov. 13, keep your eye on the prize! Be the first to refer a prospective student, following these guidelines, and win the listed prize.

First two students: Springfield College water bottle and koozie
First alumnus/a: Springfield College hat and coffee mug
First call-in: Springfield College knit hat and gloves
First walk-in: Springfield College blanket
First online submission: Springfield College knit hat and gloves
This year, all alumni participants will receive a leather Springfield College luggage tag.

Start: November 13, 2019 10:00 am
End: November 13, 2019 7:00 pm
Venue: Flynn Campus Union, First Floor

November 9, 2019

Game Lab and Career in the Arts Workshop

The Springfield College Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Digital, Web, and Multimedia Design Program will host a free Game Lab and Career in the Arts Day Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., inside Blake Hall. The program is designed for high school students who have an interest in becoming a game designer or working in the arts.

The workshop will introduce individuals to video game design experts, and allow guests the opportunity to experience the field first-hand. Attendees will also have the opportunity to be a part of a panel discussion with industry experts who will discuss career options in game design, digital design, art teacher, art therapist, and community art coordinator.

The event will include a panel of industry experts representing multiple careers in the arts including: Co-Founder of Pioneer Valley Game Developers Pat King, Designer for Interactive Media Creath Carter, City of Easthampton Arts Coordinator Pasqualina Azzarello, Trauma Informed Care Clinic Art Therapist Alicia Shibley, and Multimedia Artist and Art Educator Michelle Shibley.

For more information about the day, check out springfield.edu/artcareers.

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Kellie Murphy at (413) 748-3930 to discuss your accessibility needs. Springfield College is a smoke-and-tobacco-free environment.

Start: November 9, 2019 10:00 am
End: November 9, 2019 3:00 pm
Venue: Herbert P. Blake Hall
Phone: 413-748-3000
Address:
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA, 01109, United States

November 7, 2019

Social Activist and Motivational Speaker Loizza Aquino

Sponsored by the Springfield College Office of YMCA Relations and the YMCA club, Loizza Aquino, a social activist and motivational speaker, will be coming to talk about the issues surrounding mental health on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Marsh Memorial Chapel.

Aquino lost her best friend, Miguel, to suicide and realized the need for conversation. His death was one of four high school student suicides to occur in her hometown within a month. In response, she founded Peace of Mind Canada which is a nonprofit organization designed to eradicate the stigma surrounding mental health.

In this presentation, she will share her story, experiences, and have a conversation about how we can all tackle the stigma together.

Aquino has been an advocate in the areas of mental health, technology, and media literacy within the classroom, youth empowerment, human rights, and child rights.

For more information, contact Kyla Boyns at kboyns@springfieldcollege.edu or (774) 329-9313.

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Tamara Biggins at (413) 748-3407 to discuss your accessibility needs. Springfield College is a smoke-and-tobacco-free environment.

Start: November 7, 2019 7:00 pm
End: November 7, 2019 9:00 pm
Venue: Marsh Chapel

Friends in Humanics Scholarship Fundraiser

The Distinguished Springfield Professors of Humanics invite you to join us for an informal wine tasting, all for a good cause. Come sample a variety of wines and enjoy some after-work socializing with colleagues and friends to raise scholarship dollars for our students. Light refreshments will be served. All proceeds from the event go directly to the Friends in Humanics Scholarship. Cheers to your generosity! A minimum donation of $25 is requested.

Since 1999, employees of Springfield College have had the opportunity to support this scholarship, and Springfield College undergraduates have been awarded this scholarship each year. Since fall 2011, present and past Distinguished Springfield Professors of Humanics have helped Professor Polito sponsor fundraisers, through which current and retired faculty and staff have contributed. Annual distributions from the Peter and Claire Polito Friends In Humanics Scholarship Endowed Fund are added to this scholarship.

Start: November 7, 2019 4:30 pm
End: November 7, 2019 7:00 pm
Venue: Pueblo | East Campus
Phone: 413-748-3000
Address:
701 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA, 01109, United States

Workshop: Exploration, Observation, & Inspiration: Mapping the Urban Landscape

Workshop: Exploration, Observation, & Inspiration: Mapping the Urban Landscape
Nov. 7, 2-3:15 p.m. – Second Floor of Blake Hall – Insuaste will lead a walking tour and art-making workshop that will explore and respond to the campus environment.

Start: November 7, 2019 2:00 pm
End: November 7, 2019 3:15 pm
Venue: William Blizard Gallery
Phone: 413-748-3000
Address:
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA, 01109, United States

November 6, 2019

Gisela Insuaste Artist Talk

Nov. 6 – 1:30 p.m. – William Blizard Gallery (second floor of Blake Hall) – Gisela Insuaste actively observes the built and natural environment. Through her drawings, photographs, installations, sculptures, and walks, she explores architecture, memory, myth, and topography related to these precarious, yet resilient spaces around her.

Start: November 6, 2019 1:30 pm
End: November 6, 2019 2:30 pm
Venue: William Blizard Gallery
Phone: 413-748-3000
Address:
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA, 01109, United States

November 3, 2019

Open House

Start: November 3, 2019 8:00 am
End: November 3, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Field House
Phone: 413-748-3000
Address:
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA, 01109, United States

November 1, 2019

Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement Family Nights

The Springfield College Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement hosts a free event for families from the community as part of First Friday Family Fun Nights.

Start: November 1, 2019 5:30 pm
End: November 1, 2019 7:00 pm
Venue: Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement
Address:
385 Eastern Ave., Springfield, United States