"So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key"
-- The Eagles
Another school year and season of discovery and opportunity are upon us!
We're happy to distribute our second quarterly newsletter. We hope you find it informative and that it might spark some ideas and interest in learning more about what's going on at the University...because there is plenty!
Hope the semester is going well for all! Happy Thanksgiving!
Deborah A. McLaughlin
Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chancellor
DPS has completed the mock assessment as a first step in preparation for MA Police Certification and Accreditation processes. This was a major milestone for the department and we look forward to the next step recognizing the professionalism of our department and the work that our folks have done to make this successful.
CITS established a Freshman Internship Program that focuses on developing IT skills and fosters connections for students with each other and the community. Funded by CITS, student interns work closely with IT professionals in CITS to acquire IT skills, attend a session sponsored by the Academic Resource Center and receive a $500 successful completion award that is added to their UMass Pass.
This Fall, CITS, in collaboration with Dell Computing, established a College Now Dell Netbook Scholarship. This pilot program,designed for the College Now entering freshman, furnishes each student with a Dell donated netbook.
Administrative Services in its continued efforts to professionalize the services provided to the community is pleased to announce that following individuals have obtained the Commonwealth’s Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) certification.
Members of the UMass Dartmouth Police Department have been able to participate in numerous training classes during the past several months which will not only enhance officers' ability to perform their jobs, but will also benefit the University community. Classes that Department members attended include first responder, legal updates, defensive tactics, firearms, Clery training, hostage and crisis negotiations, drug enforcement, and field training officer school.
"I wish I had an answer to that, because I am tired of answering that question."
Yogi reminds us that no matter how much we communicate we don’t always reach everyone, hear the same message, mean the same thing or answer the right question. We hope this newsletter helps us with that and let’s you know about current events, accomplishments and challenges that are facing the Administration and Finance division and the University.
Welcome to our first quarterly A & F Newsletter!
Please let us know what you think...we welcome your thoughts, ideas and suggestions.
Here’s to a happy and safe summer!
UMass Dartmouth received the 2011 OSHEAN Current Award in "recognition for innovative technology advancement" on Thursday, June 9 at the annual Member Forum. Andrew Darling, Director of IT Infrastructure and a leader in the WiMAX, Virtual Computer Lab, and the UMass Dartmouth to the MAX initiatives, accepted the award for UMass Dartmouth.
The Facilities Department continues to make investments and changes aimed at improving the appearance of the campus. Curb appeal is an essential component of the student experience. First impressions and fond memories are sometimes created by the interaction with the campus facilities. Understanding this, the Facilities Department has focused on improving the look of campus both inside and out. Additional flowers planted before commencement made the campus beautiful for the weekend, but continue to provide a pleasant setting throughout the summer for orientation and other campus events. Inside spaces, like the student lounge spaces in LARTS, have also been updated. This photo shows how much the space has improved.
Corsairs post best ever finish in LEC Commissioner's Cup competition's 11-year history with second place
Boosted by a strong Spring sport performance, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth finished second in the 2011 Little East Conference Commissioner’s Cup. The Corsairs finished first or second in five of seven Spring sports to give UMass Dartmouth its best finish in the 11-year history of the conference competition.