At the University of Hartford, you can learn so much – about yourself, your major, other people, the world. The only limits to what you’re capable of are self imposed. For students, finding and believing in your potential is how all good stories start. Any performer knows that the starting point is not the finish line. I invite you to find out more about how great success stories start here.
Between summer term courses, low-residency programs in Illustration and Photography, and orientation sessions for the next class of Hawks, this summer is full of energy on-campus…and it’s only June 4!
What’s your favorite way to spend the summer at Hartford?
Today marks the beginning of the final exams for the spring semester. While this may seem like the end of a semester and for seniors and graduating graduate students it may mark the end of your academic experience at the University, it also can mark a beginning. Know that your performance as a member of the University of Hartford community will not end with the completion of an exam or the completion of academic degree requirements. As you go forward in your career as a student or as a graduate, you represent the hopes and ideals of our community. Fly high, Hawks, Fly high!
Yesterday, it was my pleasure to present Donna Galin, Office Coordinator in the Department of English, with the 2nd Annual Academic Staff Excellence Award at a meeting of all faculty and staff of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Donna was recognized for her demonstrated commitment to the University mission and its core values of integrity, creativity, and excellence. In the nomination packet to the selection panel, members of the University community highlighted Donna’s qualities of resourcefulness, efficiency, and contagious spirit in serving students, faculty, and staff. Here is a sampling:
“She continues in her multi-tasking roles, and she is an incomparable miracle worker!”
“She shows an amazing resourcefulness—an initiative, efficiency, and creativity that are breathtaking.”
“She has a rich talent for binding the members of the department together, a talent that promotes harmony and a happy working environment for all, and she promotes the University’s mission and emphasis on community.”
“She is truly exemplary, a role model for any aspirant to her level of professional expertise. I cannot conceive of someone bettering her performance.”
“The University is very fortunate to have someone of her exceptional caliber working so tirelessly to improve operations of its academic and administrative community.”
Congratulations Donna and thank you for the service you provide to our community!
Created in 2011, the Academic Staff Excellence Award serves as one way to recognize the exemplary service and outstanding professional contributions of our academic staff and their integral role in advancing the academic mission of the University of Hartford. More information on the award can be found at www.hartford.edu/provost .
Do you know all of the exciting events happening at the University of Hartford? There is one way to make sure that you do not miss out on any of the action. The University of Hartford Campus Calendar is the place to go…now!
Spring break is over and the push is on for the rest of the spring semester. It may seem like a long way until May but there is still much time and much to accomplish. What new idea do you have that you would like to explore? What did you mean to do in January, February, or March that you never got around to? Take this April 1 as an opportunity to re-invest in yourself and in our community.
As part of our ongoing efforts to assess and improve our learning environment, the University of Hartford is engaged in a process of determining the most effective ways to go forward in supporting faculty members and programs who want to adopt some of the newer, web-based approaches to teaching and learning. We have designed a survey to gather information on which of these approaches are in use already, where possible interest lies, and what training and support needs exist.
With that in mind, we are asking that University of Hartford faculty access a brief survey. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes. Please complete it by Thursday, March 28, 2013. Your answers will remain anonymous. There are no right or wrong answers; just be as honest as you can. Participation in the survey is completely voluntary and you can choose to exit the survey at any point. Thank you in advance for your time and contributions.
The Center for Community Service at the University of Hartford coordinates an annual alternative spring break experience. This March, the Alternative Spring Break Trip integrates service, education, and reflection and will focus primarily on cleanup from Hurricane Isaac and long term gulf coast eco-system restoration in Biloxi, Mississippi. Environmental projects are designed to build an understanding of coastal ecosystems and watersheds and how they are affected by recent events. Volunteers will complete projects such as: shoreline restoration, native plant propagation, sea grass restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, dune restoration, storm water treatment, public land restoration and invasive species removal. This is a fabulous reflection of our community and our shared desire to serve. If you are interested in opportunities to improve the lives of others, stop by the Center for Community Service or visit the online volunteer matching service and learn more about the service opportunities available locally.
February 21, 1957 marks the founding date of the University of Hartford. Learn more about the University and its rich history and its exciting future by visiting the University website.
As we look ahead to the celebration next week of Founders Day here at the University, I invite you to be a part of its future. As part of our ongoing efforts to assess and improve the learning environment at the University, we would like to learn more about our current students’ use of technology. With that in mind, we are asking our current students to access a brief survey.
Please complete it by Thursday, February 28, 2013. Thank you so much for your assistance and for your contributions to the present and future University of Hartford community.