#EXTREMESPRING Spring Week 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
5:00 P.M. - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:00 P.M.

Dining Hall A, Campus Center

#EXTREMESPRING Dinner in Dining Hall, Chris Ruggiero: The One Man Variety Show

Event Contact: Melissa Emmans

#EXTREMESPRING Spring Week 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014
12:00 P.M. - Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:00 P.M.

Rock Cafe, Campus Center

Pub Trivia and Dessert Bar

Event Contact: Melissa Emmans

#EXTREMESPRING Spring Week 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014
11:00 A.M. - Friday, April 18, 2014 3:00 P.M.

Commonwealth Lawn Rain Location: Rivers

Inflatables and Snow cones!

Event Contact: Melissa Emmans

CAB Paint the Rock

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
12:30 P.M. - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:00 P.M.

The Painting Rock

Show your school spirit and paint the rock with CAB Spirit and CAB Homecoming! Not part of a club, that is fine! Join us and you can add your "paw' to the rock!

Event Contact: Shaine Spencer

Law Alumni Association "First Tuesdays" Event

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Tre Piani Restaurant, 120 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ.

Stop in and visit with our host Rishi Desai L'09. There will be delicious appetizers and a cash bar. Please RSVP to Rishi at Join us and discover the Tre Piani restaurant experience, what many are calling one of the best Mercer County New Jersey Italian restaurants. First Tuesdays events are informal gatherings for law alumni by law alumni, held on the first Tuesday of most months.

Event Contact: Carol Thompson

Earth Day Celebration

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
12:30 P.M. - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:00 P.M.

Deliso Lawn

Earth Day is a time to appreciate all that our planet is capable of doing and providing us with since there is no Planet B. Earth Day is observed worldwide and this year the Global Sustainability Club has put together a festival for your enjoyment in honor of our Planet A. Come celebrate with us with food, music, and fun activities.

Event Contact: Tim Rapczynski

Speaker: NFL Carolina Panthers President Danny Morrison

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:00 P.M.

Sleith 100

The event is part of Center for International Sports Business' "For the Love of the Games" series and is sponsored by the Alumni Association.

Event Contact: Curt Hamakawa

CAB Presents: Comedian Eric O'Shea

Thursday, April 24, 2014
8:00 P.M. - Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:00 P.M.

Rock Cafe, Campus Center

Six time nominated Campus Activities Magazine's male performer of the year, Eric O'Shea will be performing live on our campus April 24th at 8 p.m. in the Rock Cafe. Between his high-energy and elmo impersonations, he will have you dying of laughter by the end of the show! Don't miss out on one of the funniest comedians ever!

Event Contact: Ryan Flemming

U&ME Year End Banquet

Thursday, April 24, 2014
5:30 P.M. - Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:00 P.M.

Rivers Arena

United and Mutually Equal's year ending event for club members.

Event Contact: Ellie Serra

Year End Banquet

Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:00 P.M. - Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:00 P.M.


This semi-formal event is celebrate the accomplishment made by the group as well as say our goodbyes to the seniors that will be graduating this year.

Event Contact: Dashima Washington

Lecture: "The Troubling History of Federal Criminal Law and Recent Hopeful Developments"

Thursday, April 24, 2014
4:00 P.M.

D'Amour Library, room 319

In this presentation, Judge Ponsor will speak on the dilemmas that a federal judge faces with mandatory sentencing guidelines and the difficulties in presiding over a death sentence case. He will also discuss recent changes and their impact on federal criminal cases. This program is sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science and D?Amour Library.

Event Contact: Daniel Eckert

12th Annual Mark Coffey Memorial Golf Outing

Friday, April 25, 2014
9:00 A.M. - Friday, April 25, 2014 4:00 P.M.

Tekoa Country Club, 459 Russell Road, Westfield, MA

Registration: 9:00 a.m.; shotgun start: 10:00 a.m. Mark Coffey, who died in 2002, served as chair of the Department of Accounting and as a professor of accounting. Also known as "Skip," he taught at the Western New England for 28 years.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Alumni Community Service Day: Rebuilding Together's Green-N-Fit Rebuild

Saturday, April 26, 2014
8:00 A.M.

Pendleton Avenue, Springfield, MA

Founded in 1992, the Springfield affiliate of Rebuilding Together performs, free of charge, critical home repairs to the homes and nonprofit facilities of low-income families with children, the elderly, veterans, and people with disabilities. Unskilled volunteers join with skilled tradespeople, painting, cleaning, weatherizing, doing carpentry, electrical, and plumbing repairs, and building ramps and roofs. Alumni volunteers have the option of working one or more two-and-a-half-hour shifts and will meet at the Kevin S. Delbridge Center to board shuttle buses to Pendleton Avenue at 7:30 a.m. (for the 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. shift), at 10:00 a.m. (for the 10:30 to 1:00 p.m. shift), and at 12:30 p.m. (for the 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. shift). More info:

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

RHA Presents: Spring Fling

Sunday, April 27, 2014
12:00 P.M. - Sunday, April 27, 2014 4:00 P.M.

Commonwealth Lawn Rain Location: Rivers

Come join RHA at this years annual Spring Fling. This year there will be carnival games, snow cones, cotton candy, and much more. You can have the chance to win big prizes and play some fun games with your friends before the stresses of finals week!

Event Contact: Melissa Ferris

The Dance Team Presents: Spring Recital

Sunday, April 27, 2014
3:00 P.M. - Sunday, April 27, 2014 5:00 P.M.

Alumni Healthful Living Center

The Dance Team's annual spring recital to showcase all the performances they have been working on throughout the year while raising money for charity at the same time.

Event Contact: Aubrie Przybysz

Color Me WNE

Sunday, April 27, 2014
10:00 A.M. - Sunday, April 27, 2014 12:00 P.M.

Alumni Healthful Living Center

Color Me WNE is a 5K walk/run and all proceeds will be given to the American Cancer Society.

Event Contact: Mark Martinez

Stress Relief

Friday, May 2, 2014
9:00 P.M.

Rock Cafe, Campus Center

Annual Stress Relief sponsored by CAB featuring: Lego movie, massage therapists and more!

Event Contact: Andrew Carter

Career Webinar: Twitter Your Way to a Job Right Now

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
8:00 P.M. - Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9:00 P.M.

Susan Whitcomb is the author of numerous books, including The Twitter Job Search Guide and 30-Day Job Promotion. Visit

Event Contact: Kathy Pappas

Colleges' Honors Ceremonies (Business, Engineering, Arts and Sciences)

Friday, May 16, 2014
3:30 P.M. - Friday, May 16, 2014 4:30 P.M.

Location: TBA

Formerly the Baccalaureate Ceremony.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Undergraduate and Doctoral Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 17, 2014
2:00 P.M.

Alumni Healthful Living Center

At this ceremony, Western New England University will graduate all students receiving associate's, bachelor's, and doctorate degrees.

Event Contact: Rebecca Sargent

Law Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 17, 2014
9:30 A.M.

Symphony Hall, Springfield, MA

Event Contact: Terry Chenier

Boston Law Reception

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

The Law Firm of Robinson & Cole, One Boston Place, 25th floor, Boston, MA

The hosts are Kathy Porter L'90 and Kendra Bernardi L'08. RSVP to Gail Gilmore at

Event Contact: Gail Gilmore

46th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament

Friday, May 23, 2014
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Ludlow Country Club, Ludlow, MA

The 46th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Friday, May 23, is not only your chance to catch up with fellow alumni and friends, it's also for a great cause: 100 percent of the proceeds gained through sponsorships, raffles, and donations benefit the Alumni Golf Scholarship Fund. The tournament will begin with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start. Price: $130 ($99 for young alumni-classes '09-'14). New this year: 8:00 a.m. breakfast buffet. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Golden Bear Alumni Tough Mudder Team at Mount Snow

Saturday, May 31, 2014
9:00 A.M.

Mount Snow, 39 Mount Snow Road, West Dover, VT

What's your New Year's resolution? Challenge yourself and your fellow Golden Bear alumni to a 10-plus mile course, complete with military style obstacles, on May 31, 2014 at Mount Snow in West Dover, VT. The Office of Alumni Relations and Field Hockey and Strength and Conditioning Coach Sarah Kelly have teamed up to bring you the second WNEU Golden Bear Alumni Tough Mudder Team. Participants are required to register with both Tough Mudder and Western New England University. More info:

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Young Alumni Trivia Night in Boston

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Dillon's, 955 Boylston St, Boston, MA

Compete against fellow alumni in a Stump Trivia challenge. Register up to six people per team today. Non-alumni are welcome to participate on your team. Registration and social time: 5:30 p.m. Trivia contest: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost: $10.00 per person. Appetizers will be provided, and there will be a cash bar. RSVP and send team registration to Krystal Dunn '06 at

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Career Webinar: How to Define Your True Value

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
8:00 P.M. - Wednesday, June 4, 2014 9:00 P.M.

Full title: How to Define Your True Value and Sell it to Your Target Market. John Boyd is the author of the book The Illustrated Guide to Selling Yourself. Visit

Event Contact: Kathy Pappas

Law Reunion for Classes Ending in 4 and 9

Saturday, June 7, 2014
6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 West Columbus Avenue, Springfield, MA

RSVP to Gail Gilmore at

Event Contact: Gail Gilmore

Alumni Family Day at Southwick's Zoo

Saturday, June 28, 2014
10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Southwick's Zoo, 2 Southwick St, Mendon, MA

Lunch in the pavilion from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost: $20 a person, which includes admission, lunch, and unlimited use of mechanical rides. Kids under three are free. Southwick's Zoo is home to over a hundred species of animals from around the world and offers a wide variety of exhibits that enable visitors to get a close up view of the animals in a naturalistic setting.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Master's Degrees Celebration

Saturday, August 23, 2014
2:00 P.M.

Rivers Memorial Hall

At this ceremony, Western New England University will honor the achievements of students earning their master's degrees.

Event Contact: Rebecca Sargent

Homecoming Weekend 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014
11:00 A.M. - Sunday, October 5, 2014 1:00 P.M.

Golden Bear Boulevard

You don't want to miss a single minute of Homecoming festivities, including reunions, children's activities, a 5K road race on Sunday, and plenty of opportunities to reconnect with your old friends and professors. Cheer on Golden Bear football and other teams. Homecoming is kid- and family-friendly and a great opportunity to rekindle your Golden Bear spirit.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak