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Quinnipiac University’s director of investigations accepted into FBI’s Citizens Academy

March 19, 2014 Schools Comments Off on Quinnipiac University’s director of investigations accepted into FBI’s Citizens Academy

1del1Don DiStefano, director of investigations and administrative services at Quinnipiac University, has been accepted into the FBI’s Citizens Academy. DiStefano will represent the university at the academy’s 2014 spring session in New Haven.

The FBI’s Citizens Academy affords leaders in the community an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of how the FBI operates.  Instruction is provided by FBI supervisors and personnel to cultivate a greater understanding of how the bureau’s New Haven division initiates and conducts its investigations.

“The academy is a fantastic opportunity to establish closer relationships with not only our local FBI personnel, but key public and private sector leaders,” DiStefano said. “Establishing relationships with those we may need to call upon in the event of a critical incident is step one to ensuring that our university is a safer place to live, work and learn.”  … Continue Reading

AT&T Fellowship program expands reach of Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Civil Justice Clinic

March 18, 2014 Schools Comments Off on AT&T Fellowship program expands reach of Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Civil Justice Clinic

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Quinnipiac University School of Law Professor Sarah Russell, left, and law student Lindsay Keeler. Credit: Quinnipiac University.

The Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Civil Justice Clinic has received a $5,000 grant from AT&T Connecticut in support of its pro bono legal services work in the community.

This is the third year that the clinic has received funding through the AT&T Excellence in Pro Bono Legal Service Award and Fellowship. The funding provides a stipend to a student fellow who spends 10 hours a week working in the clinic, supervising other law students and researching ways to expand the scope of the clinic’s work.

In the Civil Justice Clinic, law students work under the supervision of full-time faculty members Sarah Russell and Kevin Barry, representing low-income individuals who cannot afford counsel, and work on public policy projects to benefit disadvantaged communities.  … Continue Reading

QU students, professor to travel to England for seminar on human rights

March 16, 2014 Schools Comments Off on QU students, professor to travel to England for seminar on human rights

Lindsay Keeler and Emmanuel Laboy Mar. 5, 2014.

Quinnipiac University students Lindsay Keeler, left, and Emmanuel Laboy.

Two Quinnipiac University students and a professor will travel to Oxford University in England March 23-28 to attend a special seminar on the Syrian conflict.

The seminar, “Human Rights and Violent Conflict,” will bring together 30 students from five American universities along with a select group of scholars and practitioners to engage in a meaningful dialogue on the Syrian conflict. This is the second year the seminar has been held and the first time Quinnipiac students will have the opportunity to attend. … Continue Reading

It’s Reunion Time for the Hamden High School Class of ’64

March 15, 2014 Schools Comments Off on It’s Reunion Time for the Hamden High School Class of ’64

1del1The Hamden High School Class of 1964 50th Class Reunion will take place Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 from noon to 4 p.m. at Anthony’s Oceanview, 450 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT 06512, serving a fantastic brunch for $50 per person.

Optional activities Saturday, Sept. 20, including Meet & Greet from 6 to10 p.m. at Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517, serving appetizers and desserts for $25 per person.

For complete reunion information, and a list of classmates we need to find, visit:www.hamden64reunion.com.  … Continue Reading

Quinnipiac University students raise more than $31,000 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

March 13, 2014 Schools Comments Off on Quinnipiac University students raise more than $31,000 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

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Quinnipiac University’s QTHON, a six-hour dance marathon that included 583 participants, raised $31,174 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. The event was held March 1 at Burt Kahn Court.

Quinnipiac University finance students A.J. Billingsley and Ryan Laguna both admit to having two left feet, but that did not stop them from dancing the night away for a good cause on March 1 at Burt Kahn Court.

Billingsley and Laguna organized QTHON, a six-hour dance marathon that included 583 participants and raised $31,174 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford.

“Our goal was $30,000,” said Laguna, a junior from Scotch Plains, N.J. “Breaking that was a big accomplishment for us.  … Continue Reading

Hamden High School PTSA Presents Spirit Awards

March 12, 2014 Schools Comments Off on Hamden High School PTSA Presents Spirit Awards

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Natasha Pollard and Jocelyn Gibson were the SADD Club’s Spirit Award application presenters.Credit: Contributed.

The Hamden High School PTSA, along with the Board of Education, recently awarded $6,000 i mini-grants to aid various Hamden High School groups and clubs, including Students Against Destructive Decisions.

The SADD students will utilize their award to print “Freshman Survival Guides” for 8th graders entering HHS. These guides give information about academics, rules, and procedures as well as peer pressure, bullying, and fitting in at the high school. The SADD students present these to the 8th graders in June and address concerns and answer questions.  … Continue Reading

Hamden Hall Teacher Selected to Sail on Mystic Seaport’s 38th Voyage this Summer

March 12, 2014 Schools Comments Off on Hamden Hall Teacher Selected to Sail on Mystic Seaport’s 38th Voyage this Summer

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Hamden Hall fourth-grade teacher and alumna Emily Schimelman works with a Lower School student in her classroom. Credit: Contributed.

Hamden Hall Country Day School educator Emily Schimelman will sail on the Charles W. Morgan, the historic Mystic Seaport whaling ship that hasn’t ventured out on the open water in more than 80 years, during the vessel’s 38th voyage this summer.

Schimelman, a fourth-grade teacher at Hamden Hall and an alumna of the school, was selected for the overnight excursion out of nearly 300 applicants.  The Charles W. Morgan is embarking on its 38th voyage to historic New England ports over a six-week span, engaging communities with their maritime heritage and raising awareness about the changing perception of whales.  … Continue Reading

SHA Students are ‘Sisters to Sisters.’

March 11, 2014 Schools Comments Off on SHA Students are ‘Sisters to Sisters.’

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Sacred Heart Students and founders of the Sister to Sister Club Cara Walsh ’16 (left) and Abbey Lawlor ’15 (right) with Sr.Ursula Bongiovanni, ASCJ Celebrate Sister to Sister St. Patrick’s Day Style. Sr. Ursula is 101 and currently the oldest Sister at the Manor. Photo by Erinn Halaskinski ’15

What began as fulfilling the sophomore service requirement at Sacred Heart Manor for elderly Sisters has become a labor of love for Cara and Abbey, founders of Sister to Sister. Shares Abbey.

“Originally we had planned on volunteering for one week, but after those five days we could not possibly say goodbye to these Sisters to whom we were already attached,” Cara said. “I realized very soon that I was incredibly blessed to be able to spend such valuable time with these Sisters.”  … Continue Reading

Hamden Residents Earn Honors at Sacred Heart Academy

March 10, 2014 Schools Comments Off on Hamden Residents Earn Honors at Sacred Heart Academy

shaSacred Heart Academy Principal Sr. Maureen Flynn, ASCJ recently announced the Honor Roll for the second marking period of the  2013 – 14 academic year.

Honors are awarded at the end of each quarter to students attaining an average of 3.5 or better. Those students who achieve a Grade Point average of 3.8 or greater are awarded High Honors.

The following Hamden resdients were named to the Honor Roll: … Continue Reading

Common Core State Standards Explained at LWV Forum

March 9, 2014 Community Organizations, Schools Comments Off on Common Core State Standards Explained at LWV Forum

league of women votersHow children are taught and learn in kindergarten through high school lays the foundation for their lives as adults who will be shaping our communities. In Connecticut public schools, teaching and learning is now changing over to the Common Core State Standards.

Many people are not sure what Common Core State Standards mean or how they are changing K-12 education. There are also differing opinions about the benefits of CCSS. … Continue Reading

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