Join Us for the Alumni Community Service Day on
April 26 as We Revitalize Homes on Pendleton Ave.


ONE block on ONE street—all in ONE day with 1,000 volunteers. On Saturday, April 26, join the effort to repair and renovate more than 20 homes on Pendleton Avenue in Springfield. On our Alumni Community Service Day, the alumni team of volunteers will be working with ROTC students for the organization Rebuilding Together in a Green-N-Fit Rebuild, helping families in need by giving properties a facelift and making their homes safe and energy-efficient.

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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Host
Insurance Session for Small Businesses on April 22

trudeaualumnewsgifThe Western New England University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host a free session, entitled “Insurance: Risk-Management Techniques for Small Businesses,” on Tuesday, April 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Room 3 of the Blake Law Center. The speaker will be Bill Trudeau (pictured), president and CEO, the Insurance Center of New England. The session is part of the Center’s “The 1, 2, 3's of Financial Literacy for Small Businesses” series, designed to help small business owners become better informed when it comes to financial issues facing entrepreneurs.

The event is open to the public. For more information and to register, visit or call 413-796-2030.

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Carolina Panthers President Danny Morrison to
Speak at the University on Wednesday, April 23

dannymorrisongifWestern New England University’s Center for International Sport Business (CISB) will host a talk by Danny Morrison, president of the Carolina Panthers, entitled “Anatomy of Sporting Success” on Wednesday, April 23 in Sleith Hall, Room 100 at 7:00 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Alumni Association is free and open to the public.

Morrison completed his fifth year as president of the Carolina Panthers, whose NFL team clinched the NFC South title in 2013, earning its first winning season (12-4) and making its first post-season appearance since 2008.

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The Golden Bear Pavilion:
Taking Our Game to the Next Level


Read about the planned construction of the Golden Bear Pavilion athletics facility! Accommodating the growth of our Athletic Program, the Golden Bear Pavilion will cater to the needs of both our student-athletes and spectators.

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The Bear Arrives


A five-ton, nine-foot replica of an Alaskan Kodiak Island Brown Bear was installed next to the Campus Center on November 7, 1986. Former Professor of Management and founder and former Head Coach of the football team Henry “Hank” Bazan spearheaded an effort, called “Bring the Bear Home Committee,” to bring the statue to campus. “We need to get the bear on campus not only for the Athletic Department,” said the late College of Business Professor. “The bear represents every student here.” (Read More)

Dance the Night Away in 1990


[View our photo archives.] The 1990 “Have-a-Heart” dance marathon lasted for an astounding 22 hours and raised $10,000 for the elderly. About half of the 98 participants finished this grueling event. “I ate my Twix, drank my water, and lived through it,” exclaimed Ronald Przybycien ’92/G’97. The Peer Advisors sponsored the competition, and the proceeds were donated to the Springfield Council on Aging to purchase a van for patients at Springfield Municipal Hospital. Students competed for a grand prize of $1,000 in cash, which was kept in a locked chest. For every $100 a student raised, he or she was assigned a combination that might open the trunk, and Kari O’Neil ’90 finally sprung the lock. Pictured are: (L-R) Karen Veronesi Angelica '91, Christine Deeb Poccia '92, Booker Lester '90, and Dawn Fleury '90. (Read More)

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