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Th e RCC Week I y 

Issue 37 
November 29, 


Cal I For Pr oposal s 

Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for 
the call for proposals for the 2013 
Massachusetts Community College Conference 
on Teaching, Learning and Student Development 
(TLSD) is a little over two weeks away. Staff in 
student affairs, professional development, 
service learning, community service and faculty 
are encouraged to submit proposals for review. 
This is an opportunity to share innovative and 
successful programs and initiatives with 
colleagues from across the state. December 13 th 
is the deadline for proposals. 

If you have any questions, contact Pamela B. 
Flaherty, Middlesex Community College-Bedford 
and Lowell, 781-280-3631 


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The RCC Nursing Club and ADN 252 are running a Gently 
Used Clothing Drive for Shattuck Hospital. 

When: Now- Dec 5 

Where: Drop boxes located across from library & 4-311 

What: Adult clothing only 

Hoi iday Shopping 

Put your hard earned money to work in 
our community this holiday shopping 
season by supporting area artists & 
craftspeople whose one-of-a-kind gifts 
will be on sale at the ArtROX! Holiday 
Pop-Up Shop. 

When: Nov 30-Dec 24 (Mon & Fri, 

llam-2pm / Sat & Sun, llam-5pm) 

Where: 2201 Washington Street, Dudley Square 
(Formerly Foot Locker) 

For more information or to become a vendor visit 

Visual Ar t s Fair 


Now-December 5: Clothing Drive 

N ow-Christmas: RCC Food Drive 

December 4: Weight Loss Program (see page 3) 

December 4: Free Zumba Class (see page 3) 

December 4: Phi Theta Kappa Open House (see ^ 

December 13: Deadline to submit proposal for TLSD Conference 

December 13: Visual Arts Fair 

December 17: Honors Presentation Day 

December 18-21: Finals 

RCC students, faculty, staff and the community are 
invited to the Fall 2012 Visual Arts Fair - Gathering 
Student Art from this Fall's Photography Drawing 
and Painting classes 

When: Thursday, Dec 13, 12-4pm 
Where: Faculty Lounge (3-424) 

Selected pieces will be available for purchase, so 
bring your checkbook! 

Please come and enjoy some music and light 

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Senior Lunch eon at the Reggie 

On Friday, November 16, 
over 120 Senior Citizens 
from groups such as the RLTAC 
Sensational Seniors, ABCD, 
Mission Park and local 
communities came to the 16 th 
Annual Reggie Lewis Track and 
Athletic Center Thanksgiving 

The food was provided by Darryl's Corner 
Kitchen, music by DJ Dollar Bill and 
musical entertainment from Ron Murphy 
and friends. RCC students and 
staff volunteered to serve the 
seniors their lunch and then 
enjoyed dancing with the 
seniors. A Nubian Notion, a 
local organization, donated 
balloons as they have done for 
the past 15 years. 

This is a wonderful event that 
RCC loves organizing for our 
seniors as a way of giving back 
to them for all they have done 
for us. 

Service Learning Project: Professor Barbara Savage and fifteen MAT 120-02 

students volunteered at the annual Thanksgiving dinner for seniors. 

Next semester, they will return to the Greater Boston Food Bank for 

additional volunteer work. 

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Reggie News 


Zumba for Lunch! 

"Join the Party! ,; Zumba 

is a fun dance class that 

will keep you motivated 

while moving to Latin rhythms and hip hop beats. If 

you have never tried Zumba here is your chance to 
try it for FREE during the month of December. RCC Students, 
Faculty and Staff are welcome. 

When: Tuesdays in December, 12:15 - 1:15 PM 
Where: Multi-purpose Room at the Reggie 

Weight Loss Program 

Kick off the Holiday Season right by signing up for the FREE 
Weight Loss Program run by the Reggie Lewis Center 

Have your BMI (body mass index) measured and learn 
valuable information on how to lose weight and keep it off 
this Holiday Season. 

When: Tuesday, Dec. 4 & 11 from 1-2PM 
Where: Building 3/ Cafeteria 
Topics: How to Lose Weight 

The Truth about Weight Loss 

Body Fat, Hormones & Exercise 

If you are interested in either of these offerings, please email 

Fitness Coordinator, Cheryl McDermott at or call 617-541-2461. 

STEM Update 

Discover your Career in the Sciences 

On Friday, November 30th, the STEM 
department hosted an Open House for 
approximately 70 high school juniors and seniors. 
Students attended a panel session comprised of RCC 
faculty, students and alumni, and industry partners. 
They toured the labs and watched several science 

For more information contact: Jennie Thrash, CVTE 
Coordinator at (617) 933 - 

Congratulations . . . 

Prof. Nikolaus J. Sucher has published an article 
entitled, "The Application of Chinese Medicine 
to Novel Drug Discovery" in Informa Healthcare. 

Speaker Series 

Presenters Dylan O'Mahony and Craig Horgan 
from Bose Corporation presented Enabling 
Business Success Through Technology on Thursday, 
November 29 th from l:30-2:45pm in 3-447. It was a 
very successful event with over 20 people in 
attendance. A prize of Bose headphones was won by 
an RCC student. 

RCC Food Dr ive 

The holidays are right around the corner! Please consider 
donating to the Food Drive hosted by the Community 
Service Group. 

Items most desired by the Food Bank: 

Dairy: Milk (dried, evaporated, and boxed) 

Protein: Beef stew, nuts, peanut butter, beans, and 

peas (dried or canned), chili, tuna fish, chicken, 

salmon (canned) 

Vegetables: Tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, 

spaghetti sauce, vegetables (canned), tomato juice 

Fruit: Raisins and other dried fruit, applesauce, any 

canned fruit in its own juice 

Grains: Crackers, oatmeal, whole grain rice, all types 

of pasta, ready to eat low sugar/high fiber cereal 
(Cheerios, Raisin Bran, etc.) 
Please do not donate any food items in glass containers. 

When: Now through Christmas 

Where: Drop boxes are located in the Office for 
Student Life 3-353 

What: Canned or non- 
perishable food 

For more information, contact Use 
Hagen, Community Partnership 
Program Coordinator at 617-541- 
5332 1 

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Lunch eon 

On Thursday, November 29th, the 
Student Building came alive with the 
strains of jazz floating through the 
hallways. The Holiday Jazz Luncheon, 
which was hosted by the Student Government 
Association (SGA) and the Office of Student Life, was held 
in the old cafeteria and was free for students. 

Dr. Turner gave the opening remarks, welcomed everyone and 
thanked the organizers for their time and hard work putting the 
event together. 

The SGA and the US Army served over 125 students, staff and 

The musical entourage featured Frank Wilkins from 1/1/e Jozz 
Up and our own Dean Jose Alicea. Students were invited to 

showcase their talents. Morgan 
Mallory, a transfer student, 
entertained and wowed the 

The event raised over $150. 
Proceeds will go to help support a 
local family in the Greater 
Roxbury area and for Toys 4 Tots. 
If you were unable to attend and 
would like to make a donation, 
please contact the Office of 
Student Life, Academic Building, 
Room 353. 

To find out more about RCC's Office for Student Life & Student 

Engagement, visit 

or about RCC's Student Government, visit 


Staff Sergeant Michael M. Ellender, US Army Recruiter (center) 

volunteered at the luncheon with 4 of his recruits, fulfilling part 

of their community service requirement. 

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Honors ProgramUpdates 

Honors Advising Day 

Honors Advising Day was a great success! Thanks to all 
those who spent part of their day at The Writing 
Center in support of the Honors 





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Many students received information about 
the Honors Program and also signed up for 
courses— Comp II Honors and the Honors 
Colloquium (yeah!) as well as considering 
the pursuit of Honors Components. 

This fruitful event means that RCC will continue to offer Honors Advising 

Honors Open House 

On Tuesday, November 27, the Honors Program hosted an Open 
House. Share-Leigh presented a stimulating presentation on the 
psychological impact of 
slavery on African 
American motherhood, 
as chronicled through 
various literary sources. 
Of course, her 

presentation would not 
have been possible 
without the guidance 
and support of her 
mentor, Prof. David 

As you can see from the 
photos, there was an 
engaged audience 

whose feedback at the end of the 
presentation created a forum for a 
meaningful exchange of ideas. This 
"sneak peek" of Share-Leigh's 
Honors work will culminate at 
Honors Presentations Day on Dec. 
17! Please consider attending this 
event to experience not only Share 
-Leigh's work, but the projects of 
our other Honors students. 

The newly revamped Phi Theta 
Kappa Chapter at RCC recognizes 
and encourages scholarship among its 

You are invited to come to the Phi 
Theta Kappa Open House to learn 
about its role at RCC as a student 
Honor Society. 

When: Tuesday, Dec 4, 1:30pm 
Where: Faculty Lounge, 3-424 

Students will also discuss possible 
opportunities for leadership and 
service. Please come for lively 
fellowship among scholars! Food and 
refreshments will be served. 

Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is 
the official Community College Honor 

Society, with over 90 years of 

dedication to recognizing academic 


For more information about Phi Theta 

Kappa, visit their website at 

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