Albertus Magnus College Announces Teach-In Days

Goals: Support Personal Growth and Well-Being, Professional Development, and Making a Positive Difference

New Haven, Conn., January 12, 2021 –  Albertus Magnus College is offering a series of Teach-In days organized around the Dominican Pillars of Study, Prayer, Community, and Service.  The purpose is to provide a variety of opportunities through workshops, hands-on activities, and panel discussions that support personal growth and well-being, professional development, and the ability to make a positive difference in the world.  These Teach-In days will provide an opportunity for the Albertus Community to come together to celebrate its core values and commitments – even if it has to be virtually due to ongoing pandemic concerns.

Teach-In Days at Albertus Magnus College

The first in this series will be held on Monday, January 18, as a celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the Dominican Pillar of Study.  The day will include a talk by Dr. Noel Cazenave, acclaimed author and Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut, at 1:30 p.m.  There will then be a question and answer session at 5:30 p.m. with Ms. Vivian Vazquez Irizarry, Producer/Director of the documentary film, Decade of FireThe day is sponsored by the Urban Studies Program through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Additional days and topics on the calendar for these Teach-In days include:

February 18 Care of the Self: Mind, Body, Spirit.  The day will consist of workshops, demonstrations and talks designed to address a variety of health and wellness topics.  (Dominican Pillars of Prayer and Community).

March 17 Designing Your Life for Success.  This day will present opportunities to think creatively about the future with new possibilities, paths, and options to be successful.  The day will include panel presentations, discussions, networking with alumni and career professionals, as well as a career and internship fair.  (Dominican Pillars of Study and Community).

April 2 Good Friday.  A day of reflection and prayer; Campus Ministry will lead the College in a commemoration of the 14 Stations of the Cross.  (Dominican Pillar of Prayer).

April 7 Experiential Learning Day.  This is the 11th anniversary of when students share their experiential learning accomplishments in the form of talks, posters, and visual, written, or performance arts.  (Dominican Pillar of Study).

April 15 Day of Service.  Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a variety of community service opportunities.  (Dominican Pillars of Service and Community).

About Albertus Magnus College

About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.