Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

WESTFIELD STATE HOSTS RIBBON CUTTING & ANNUAL CELEBRATION FOR ITS CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2018

CONTACT:
Tricia M. Oliver
toliver@westfield.ma.edu
413.572.8575/c:617.584.8009

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:  Westfield State University will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the newly renovated headquarters for its Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA). The designated space, located in the Ely Library Mezzanine, provides the setting for multi-disciplinary collaborations, speaking engagements, classroom activities, and professional development workshops. By bringing together cross-disciplinary expertise, the new space serves as an inviting and collaborative hub that fosters intellectual and innovative ideas and projects.

Later the same day, the University will host its 2nd Annual CURCA Fall Celebration, where research projects and creative works from 266 students representing 13 academic areas will be on display. Specifically, displays will include poster presentations; oral presentations; poetry readings; and a Wall of Words.

WHO: The 11 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will feature remarks from:

  • President Ramon Torrecilha, Ph.D.;
  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Diane Prusank, Ph.D.;
  • Assistant Professor of Biology Robin White, Ph.D.; and
  • CURCA Director Lamis Jarvinen, Ph.D.

 

WHEN: Friday, December 7, 2018

11 a.m.: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place in the Ely Library Mezzanine, Ely Hall

1-4 p.m.: 2nd Annual CURCA Fall Celebration will be held in the Dower Center for the Performing and Fine Arts

 

WHERE: Westfield State University, 577 Western Ave., Westfield, Mass. 01086

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