Learning Beyond the Classroom

Teach-In Days at Albertus

Teach-In Days provide a variety of opportunities including workshops, hands-on activities, and panel discussions that supports personal growth and well-being, professional development, and the ability to make a positive difference in the world.

Traditionally, a Teach-In Day is defined as a day of discussions and dialogue surrounding a particular topic or issue of concern, which is attended by college students, faculty, and staff. Teach-In Days typically focus on current events or pressing issues that impact students, society, and more broadly, the world. A Teach-In Day allows the College Community to come together outside of the traditional classroom to collaboratively explore a single topic and to develop strategies to, in good Dominican tradition, put theory to practice.

Our Teach-In days are built around the four Dominican pillars of Study, Prayer, Community, and Service, and they address topics ranging from ways to promote social justice to strategies to create personal and societal health and well-being. All were designed to holistically engage students with new perspectives that can ignite their curiosity and broaden their capacity as students and community members. Facilitating the days will be experts drawn from inside and outside of the College.

March 2, 2022

Teach-In event on the Ukraine crisis


Teach-In event on the Ukraine crisis | 11AM and 5:30PM
Location: The Behan Community Room in the Hubert Campus Center

Wednesday, March 2nd the Albertus Community held a Teach-In event on the Ukraine crisis, as we stood in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

Do you have questions about the ever evolving Russian military invasion of Ukraine? Do you want to know where you can find up to date and reliable sources of information? Is the crisis making you feel scared, upset, or nervous? Do you want to learn if there is anything you can do to help the people of Ukraine? 

Members of the Albertus faculty and staff hosted a teach-in on the Ukrainian crisis this Wednesday, March 2nd. Topics covered included: the historical context of Ukrainian/Russian relations, the Russian invasion and International Law, the current status of the invasion, how to test the reliability of news sources, mental health support, and suggestions for community action. We also had time for individual questions, and hopefully be able to help you make sense of this rapidly changing, and very frightening contemporary event.

The event took place twice during the day. Once from 11:00-12:30 and again from 5:30-7:00. Attendees were welcome to attend in person or use the zoom link to attend the talk virtually.

What: Teach-In on the Ukrainian crisis
Where: The Behan Community Room in the Hubert Campus Center
When: Wednesday, March 2nd from 11:00-12:30 and again from 5:30-7:00

Dr. Ross Edwards
On behalf of the Ukraine teach-in coordinating committee

Event Video

January 17, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dedicated to the pillars of community, service, and study

MLK Day Prayer Service | 11AM
A service with prayers for social justice and reflection upon the words of Dr. King. Sponsored by the Meister Eckhart Center and Dominican Ministries.

Dr. Lisa Beth Hill, Adjunct Professor of History of Albertus Magnus College, will give the first virtual presentation highlighting the success and difficulties black women activists faced for most of the twentieth century. New Haven and its contribution to activism and activity surrounding civil rights will be a focal point of the talk. From the Amistad to the Black panther trials, the city has been at the seat of controversy, community, and collaboration. Many of the lessons of civic responsibility learned from the women studied in this presentation are seemingly more prescient today than ever.

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Dr. Kemi Fuentes-George, Associate Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College, will give the second virtual presentation of the day. In his talk, he will argue that traditional theories of International Relations are based on white supremacist ideas about the nation-state and nonwhite people, and that these assumptions can be seen reflected in classical music theory. In response, Pan-African political theory and Pan-African music emerged in the 1900s to challenge these ideas. Dr. Fuentes-George will discuss how considering alternative forms of knowledge production, such as music, can help point the way toward a decolonized future.

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In addition to the MLK teach-in day events, a virtual tour and talk with a docent from the National Museum of African American History and Culture will be conducted on **Tuesday, January 18th at 1:00 p.m**. A description of the tour is as follows: Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent. You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora.

**Please note this event will be rescheduled for later in the Spring semester.**

Both talks are sponsored by the Albertus Magnus College Urban Studies Program and the Department of History and Political Science.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Experiential Learning Day

Dominican Pillars of Study & Community

During this annual celebration, students share their research and internship and service learning experiences with the larger College community.  Participation in this event serves to inspire students to expand their scope of knowledge by engaging in the practical application of their coursework. The day concludes with an awards ceremony where students with exceptional experiential learning projects are recognized and celebrated.  This year, the Office of Career & Professional Development will host a virtual career and internship fair for two hours during ELD. Approximately 100 organizations will participate, offering one-on-one ten-minute appointments and thirty-minute general presentations.  Participants will be required to register for the event the day before, and details regarding the event will be posted in Handshake.

12th Annual Experiential Learning Day Event


Coffee, Snacks & Welcome Address |

8:30AM - 9:05AM

Tagliatela Academic Center (TAG)

We will start the day with registering students through Handshake at the registration table located near the main entrance of the TAG Academic Center. Food and drinks will be available for all. ELD program will be available via QR Code, which will take attendees to the ELD website. Dr. Joshua Abreu, CTLE Director, will provide a welcome statement and review the day’s program.

Visitors and students without meal plans can receive a lunch ticket at no cost.

Breakout Session #1 | 9:10AM - 9:50AM

Inclusivity in Writing 
Room: AC 113 (TAG)

The leaders of the Germain Center will present on the use of appropriate language in writing pertaining to race and ethnicity, LGBTQ+ issues, ability, and mental health. It is important to update students and staff on the use of inclusive language in writing as terminology and proper writing etiquette changes frequently. This information will provide a better sense of community and support for members of Albertus Magnus College.

Student Presenters:

Amina Khokhar, Erin Cunningham, Michelle Porrazzo, Charisma Prince, & Nicoletta Pellegrino

Moderator: Natalie DeVaull-Robichaud


Birth of a Community: Learning Through Connection
Room: AC 117 (TAG)

A brief history of the MAATC-Student Organization as a response to COVID, its impact on students, and art as a means of connection. A discussion on how students worked together to support each other and their community.

Student Presenters:

Robyn Levine, Andrew Castillo, Marissa Ferrao, Eric Capitao, Rebekah Levy, & Rebecca Weinberger

Moderator: Earl McCoy Jr.


Breakout Session #2 | 10:00AM - 10:45am

Food Insecurity in the Time of Covid-19: Implications for the Child Development 
Room: AC 113 (TAG)

Students will present on their semester-long service learning class project about food insecurity and its impact on children and their development.

Student Presenters:

Peyton Davis, Nathaly Duchimaza, Olivia Hauer, Ariana Martin, Erin Molkenthin, Kiara Pabon, Sara Pearson, Emily Perez, Katherine Reynolds, Keegan Riccio, Breanna Salvidar, & Mashia Robinson

Moderator: Dr. Bonnie Pepper


Pedro Piertri, Labor and The Boricua
Room: AC 117 (TAG)

In this presentation, Felix lasers in on the Nuyo-Rican culture, and the literary stylings of Puerto Rican poet Pedro Piertri. Felix will provide an analysis of his epic poem Puerto Rican Obituary. Themes of discrimination, the cost of assimilation, and the work-life balance in the United States are discussed.

Student Presenter: Felix Rodriguez

Moderator: Dr. Christine Atkins


A Guide to Spanish & Latin American Film of the 20th & 21st Centuries
Room: AC 117 (TAG)

Mark Kacyrat will present their multimedia project in Google Sites, coalescing information, analysis, and critiques of the film of Spain and numerous Latin American countries. There is emphasis on the filmmakers, their work's artistic merit, and the social and historical forces that shaped the making of the films.

Student Presenter: Mark Kacyrat

Moderator: Dr. Christine Atkins


Sex, Discrimination & the Sciences
Room: AC 212 (TAG)

Timothy Jaglal will present an overview of sexual harassment and discrimination in science since the publication of the landmark 1999 MIT Report.

Student Presenter: Timothy Jaglal

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Dealy


Juvenile Incarceration: What are the Alternatives?
Room: AC 212 (TAG)

Kate Bergamo will present their research on juvenile incarceration and potential alternatives. Kate proposes and advocates for a couple alternative programs that have shown to be more effective than incarceration in regards to recidivism, mental health and reintegration into society.

Student Presenter: Kate Bergamo

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Dealy


Antisocial Personality & the Criminal Justice System
Room: AC 212 (TAG)

Nichelle Jordan will present on Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) and the lack of treatment/ intervention methods. Nichelle will talk about its prevalence, the contributing factors, its link to the CJ system and possible treatments and interventions.

Student Presenter: Nichelle Jordan

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Dealy


Virtual Career & Internship Fair | 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Register for Fair via Handshake

Lunch | 11:15AM - 2:00PM



Looking Closer into the Honors Program Projects
Room: AC 113 (TAG)

Honors Program students will present their honors projects from the Fall ‘21 term and present on what they learned through their research and writing and how it has benefitted them both academically and personally.

Student Presenters & Projects: 

How religion relates to the postmodern world (our world)
Annie Dymarczyk

Data Security and Collection in the Financial Industry
Lucas Ehlrich & Doug Johnson

Designing the Falcon Forum
Andrew Foster Jr.

The Sandinistas: A Debated Revolution
Carter Brassington

Moderators: Dr. Jon Sozek & Dr. Kristen DeCarli


Make-A-Wish Internship
Room: AC 117 (TAG)

Le’Nina Williams will tell the story of what led them to their internship at Make-A-Wish Foundation and describe their experience working on the Development and Program team.

Student Presenter: Le'Nina Williams

Moderator: Earl McCoy Jr.


Internship as a Pharmacy Technician
Room: AC 117 (TAG)

Nhi Trinh will speak about their motivation to intern as a pharmacy tech and discuss the knowledge and skills they obtained through this internship.

Student Presenter: Nhi Trinh

Moderator: Earl McCoy Jr.


Cycles of Death, Decay, & Renewal
Room: TAG Atrium

An exhibition of black & white photographs that focus on the fragile reality of existence. This manifests through images within the natural world, such as decaying vegetation, and weathering rocks. It also manifests through images depicting interaction of the natural world and passage of time on human made structures. Finally, there are visual metaphors on the reality of a person's lifetime and inevitable death.

Student Presenter: Mark Kacyrat

Important Note: The photography will be on display throughout the whole day. Mark will be available to provide commentary on their work except during Breakout Session #2.



Understanding Globalization Through Food
Room: TAG Atrium

In this presentation, Charisma and Jaylein will present the research they conducted in World Politics this past fall. Using a critical analysis of the globalization of food, Charisma and Jaylein will analyze and discuss major themes that arise when trying to understand the phenomenon of globalization in our contemporary world.

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Student Presenters: Charisma Prince & Jaylein Piekarski

Poetry from Juliana Bertrand

Moderator: Dr. Ross Edwards



CAMPUS CENTER - Dominical Ministry Hallway Area

Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station
Tristan Smith & Caden Cloutier

Public Health College Corps Internship
Devonte Letts

Obtaining My Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate
Nayelli Garcia

Online Learning: Social Media Content Creation - Canva 101
Hannah Hayes

Internship Experience at a Veterinary Clinic
Anakaren Zempoalteca

Internship at Alphabet Academy
Cara Dominello

Mental Health in Higher Education Faculty Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
Stephanie Hribko

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Health Symptomatology of a General College Student Sample
Rafael Lee Castro Jr.

Internship at Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic
Nicole Hyatt

Interning in a Hospital Emergency Room
Jenitza Irizarry

Overview and Insights into Victimology
Kelly Musante



CAMPUS CENTER - Behan Community Room
Drinks and snacks will be available

The day concludes with the ELD Awards Ceremony, where we will recognize and celebrate students who have completed exceptional work with experiential learning.

ELD Award Ceremony Program:
  • Opening Prayer from Dr. Edward Dunar
  • Welcome Remarks from Dr. Joshua Abreu
  • Statement from President Marc Camille
  • Statement from V.P. of Academic Affairs Dr. Sean O’ Connell
  • Presenting of ELD Awards to students
  • A Conversation with ELD presenter & award recipient Katherine Bergamo  
  • Closing Remarks from Dr. Abreu
April 7, 2022 (Rain Date: Friday, April 8, 2022)

Service Day

Dominican Pillars of Service and Community

Service Day provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to live out the community's commitment to its mission through engaging in outward action dedicated to the common good.  The day is meant to foster a spirit of service in all members of the community.  ("You are the hands through which He blesses all the world..."  Theresa of Avila)

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Albertus Mind, Body, Spirit Teach-In Day: Care of the Self: Mind, Body, Spirit

Dominican Pillars of Prayer and Community

This year, Academic Affairs sponsored teach-in days spanning the academic year. The first teach-in day was on November 3rd entitled, "Care of the Self: Mind, Body, Spirit." Albertus’. The newly established Wellness Collaborative took the lead in providing experiential programming that celebrates the Dominican pillars. The day focused on the eight dimensions of wellness that the Collaborative was established to promote: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual.

A highlight of the day was a workshop by Mr. Bryant Joyner, M.S.W.

Photo of Bryant Joyner

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Campus Morning Walk | 9am - 9:45am 

Description: Join us for some mindful sightseeing around campus. We will tour some beautiful spaces and discuss helpful techniques to practice wellness even on your busiest days!

Hosted by: Residential Life and Health & Wellness 

Location: Meet up at Tabs on Deck

Audience: All

Dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Social, Environmental, Spiritual 
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Trivia  | 10:00am - 11:30am

Description: Team Trivia open to everyone! Test your knowledge and gain bragging rights with your friends, professors, and co-workers!  Categories may include: History, Sports, Music, Movies, Science, Arts, Literature, Food, Drink, and Wellness!   

Register your Team to play. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. 

Hosted by: The Wellness Collaborative and Academic Affairs

Location: Dining Hall, 2nd Floor of The Hubert Campus Center 

Audience: All 

Dimensions of Wellness: Social, Intellectual
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Know What You Owe! | 10am - 2pm 

Description: Stop by to learn who your loan servicer is, how much in loans you have taken out, and get tips on how to renew your financial aid!  Free t-shirt for the first 50 students who participate in the "Know What You Owe" activity!

Hosted by: Financial Aid

Time: 10am - 2pm 

Location: 1st Floor of The Hubert Campus Center

Audience: Students 

Dimensions of Wellness: Financial 
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Art Therapy Program | 11:30am - 1:30pm

Description: Occupational wellness is related to our attitudes about our work and making use of our gifts, talents, and skills. The Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling Student Organization (MAATC-SO) invites all to join them in creating occupational affirmation collage stones to keep as a token reminder of wellness in the workplace.

Hosted by: MAATC- SO

Location: Campus Center Living Room

Audience: All

Dimensions of Wellness: Emotional, Occupational
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Prayer with Preaching  | 12pm 

Description: In celebration of the Feast of St. Martin de Porres, Dominican Saint and servant to God's poor, we honor his legacy through preaching and prayer. Come join us for a reflection on the life and mission of St. Martin de Porres and share in a space of prayerful reflection, as we meditate on the ways we can be more committed to justice and compassion in the 21st century.

Hosted By: Dominican Ministries and Service

Location: Chapel 

Audience: All 

Dimensions of Wellness: Spiritual 
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Startup 101: How to Start your Own Business   | 12:30 - 1:15pm

Description: A basic introduction to the fundamentals of starting your own business. 

Hosted by: Career and Professional Development 

Location: BCR

Audience: Students

Dimensions of Wellness: Occupational, Financial, Intellectual
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I've Got my first credit card, so now what?   | 1:15 - 2pm

Description:  Establishing credit is an important part of our financial future.  It can be used to help secure loans when buying a car, starting a business, or eventually buying a house.  In this workshop, Webster Bank will explore topics, which include understanding types of credit; establishing and using credit; repairing poor credit; ordering and reading a credit report; learning how credit scores are calculated, and so much more!   There will be time for Q&A and some free Webster Bank swag.

Hosted by: Webster Bank

Location: TAC 113

Audience: All

Dimensions of Wellness: Financial, Intellectual

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Art Therapy / ED Workshop: Title " Transparent-See: Authentic Body Image Exercise  | 1 - 2pm

Description:  Discover your most authentic and healthy body expression through an art based exercise. 

Hosted by: Health & Wellness 

Location:  Campus center living room 

Audience: All 

Dimensions of Wellness: Emotional, Physical
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Key elements of recovery from traumatic experiences for diverse populations. | 2 - 3pm 

Description: This is a conversation about trauma-informed recovery processes intended to address mental health symptoms and deficits at the individual, systematic, and policy levels. The discussion will establish a background understanding of the causes, symptoms, and effects of mental health trauma for diverse populations, address systematic deficits, and provide practical tools and resources for recovery that can be implemented by individuals, organizations, and policy advocates. This presentation will be recorded but the following discussion will not be. 

Speaker: Bryant Joyner

Hosted by: The Wellness Collaborative, Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Location: Virtual, streaming in BCR

Audience: All

Dimensions of Wellness: Emotional, Physical, Intellectual
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Exhale | 3:30 - 4:15pm

Description: Focused on ways to decrease stress in your everyday life. This workshop will help you: gain a new perspective on stress and understand how it can work for you; learn how to build healthy habits around stretching by using your everyday activities; and set up a relaxing workspace at home.  Presented by Fitstyle by Shana https://www.fitstylebyshana.com/workshops.

Hosted by: Human Resources  

Location: TAC 

Audience: All

Dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Emotional, Occupational 

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Weeding and Planting Garden Activity  | 3 - 4pm

Description: Spring planting and summer harvesting might be a ways off, but we need to get the garden ready for the winter. This means weeding the beds, planting a few things that will over-winter and getting everything ready for next year. So come on out for some physical activity, fresh autumn air and good company.

Hosted by: Academic Affairs

Location: Community Gardens 

Audience: All 

Dimensions of Wellness: Environmental, Physical, Spiritual, Emotional
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How to Write a Paper in a Short Amount of Time | 4Pm

Description: Germain Center tutors will provide helpful tips on how to quickly plan, draft, and complete an essay.

Hosted by: The Germain Center for Academic Success

Location: Rosary Hall, 2nd floor Room 38 

Audience: Students

Dimensions of Wellness: Intellectual
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Flu Clinic | 11am - 1pm 

Description: Get your annual flu vaccine!  Regular and high dose vaccines are available.  Bring your insurance card with you.  Appointments are not required.  Read the CDC's FAQs about this year's flu vaccine.

Hosted by: Rite Aid and Health & Wellness

Location: 2nd floor of Hubert Campus Center outside the Health Clinic 

Audience: All 

Dimensions of Wellness: Physical 
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Walk at Home Class | 6:30-7 pm

Description: A low impact, multi muscle, calorie burning, fun, walking based workout, with very effective results! The music is paced so 15 minutes signifies the time (speed/pace) of most miles...an average pace of 4 mph. Move in different directions in the comfort of your own home and cover almost 2-miles. Walking/tennis shoes recommended. Designed for all fitness levels. Presented by Fitstyle by Shana https://www.fitstylebyshana.com/workshops.

Hosted by: Human Resources

Location: Virtual

Audience: All

Dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Occupational, Emotional
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April 17, 2021 | 8:30am to 1:00pm

Service Day

Dominican Pillars of Service and Community

On this day of service, students, faculty, and staff were invited to participate in a variety of community service opportunities. The Annual Service Day in 2021 was a community outdoor clean up. Students, faculty, and staff did outdoor cleanup for local partner organizations and community green spaces in the New Haven area. Our Service Day actions not only help our local community, but allow us to engage in the beauty of God’s created world.

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April 7, 2021

Experiential Learning Day

Dominican Pillar of Study

On this 11th anniversary of Experiential Learning Day, students shared their experiential learning accomplishments in the form of talks; posters; and visual, written, or performing arts.
More About Experiential Learning Day

Download the Experiential Day Viewing Guide (PDF)



For Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni
Platform: Video Welcome

Session Theme: Sustaining Ourselves and Our Relationships
For Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni
Platform: YouTube

Three-Dimensional Textile Adornment and Body Shame

Master's Thesis Research/Capstone
April Sozanski '21, Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling Program

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Comparing the Effects of Abstract and Realistic Self-Portraits on the Self-Esteem of Adolescent Women
Master's Thesis Research/Capstone
Katrina Casey '21, Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling

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Internal Family Systems: A Bold New Direction in Psychotherapy
Albi Beshi '21; Graduate; MSCC; clinical counseling, mental health track; 

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My Internship Experience at EASTCONN: A Special Educational Program
Heather Plourde '20, and '22, Human Services Evening Program

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For Better or Worse: Relationships in the time of the Covid-19 Pandemic
Volunteer Research Assistant
Jennifer Castelot '20, Psychology

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Session Theme: Learning to Support Communities
For Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni
Platform: YouTube

Food Insecurity in the New Haven Area and How it Affects Child Development
Class Research Project
Janelle Franklin '23, Psychology
Amanda McGeehan '23, Psychology
Abigail Cote
Cara Dominello
Mya Ginsburg

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Hispanas Build: A Program of High-Impact Projects that Promote Entrepreneurship among Latinas
Service/Service Learning Project
Ana Lucia Gutierrez '23, Healthcare Management, Minor in Data Analysis and Urban Studies

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My Experiences of Studying Abroad during the COVID Outbreak
Study Abroad
Gabrielle Rivera '21, Psychology/Art Therapy
Le'Nina Williams '22, Business Management, Minor in Biology 

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My Experience Interning at Fish & Loaves: A Community Food Pantry 
Jamie Owens '21

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Internship Highlight Video from My Experience at Stonington Institute
Undergraduate: Day, Health Care Management major, 2021

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Live Highlight Session: Sustainbility on the Albertus Campus |
11:00 - 11:45am
For Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni
Platform: BlueJeans

Campus Infrastructure
Class Research Project
Zacharia Ouladelhadjahmed '23, Criminal Justice
Karissa Kerrs '23, Criminal Justice

Toward an Ecologically Integrated Campus
Service Learning Project
Ryan Herpy '23, Political Science

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Session Theme: Adapting to an Evolving World

For Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni
Platform: YouTube

Racism in the Mental Health World 
Class Research Project
Lillian Woods '23, Psychology with a concentration in Art Therapy

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My Internship Experience at Voyager: A Crypto-Currency Trading Company

Doug Johnson '23, Finance, Minor in CIS

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My Internship Experience at WORK_SPACE Manchester: An Art and Commercial Space 
Mina Khokhar '22, Art Management

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How We Successfully Landed an Internship

Jessica Reid '22, Health Care Management and Accounting
Gillian Kashuba '22, Finance and Accounting 

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My Internship Experience At the Women and Family Center: Sexual Assault Crisis Unit
Madison LaBossiere '22, Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health and Counseling

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Session Theme: Succeeding in the MiDst of Uncertainties

For Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni
Platform: YouTube

Aerosol Modeling Internship
Andrew McGovern '21, Biology and Chemistry

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The Effects of Covid-19 on Metal Health
Class Research Project
Nicoletta Pellegrino '24, Psychology, Minor in Criminology

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Peace at Home Parenting Internship 
Skylar Miller '21
Nichelle Jordan '22
Katherine Bergamo '22

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MAATC Student Organization: Creating Connections
Student Club Work
Emily Scranton '21, Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling
Courtney Duff '21, Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling
Caroline Heilbroner-Hammel '21, Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling
Marsha Placide '22, Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling
Marissa Ferrao '22, Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling
Andrew Castillo '22, Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling
Robyn Levine '22, Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling

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Session Theme:  Providing Alternative Outlets for Creativity and Learning

For Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni
Platform: YouTube

My Internship Experience at the Wallingford Police Department 
Nicholas Miller '21, Criminal Justice, concentration in Law Enforcement

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Thesis: Superhero Resiliency Art Assessment 
Master's Thesis Research/Capstone
Caroline Heilbroner-Hammel '21, Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling

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Time well spent; Experiences as a Research Assistant 
Volunteer Research Assistant
Michelle Swiantek '21, Clinical Counseling
Jennifer Castelot '20, Psychology
Alexis Ravis '22, Psychology
Jonny's Jara-Silva '22, Psychology/Mental Health

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Haitian Revolution Project
Discussion/Class Research Project
Naomi Allen '24, Health Science, Minor in Spanish
Chisunta Chikwamu '24, Mathematics

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Spoken Word Poem & Follow-up Interview
Discussion/Class Research Project
 Amanda Stetson '23, English, Teacher Prep Program
Jillian Haggerty '23, Art Therapy
Bliss Weston '22, Psychology, Art Therapy concentration

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Live Highlight Session: Spring 2020 Habitat for Humanity Trip |
2:00pm - 2:45pm  
For Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni
Platform: BlueJeans
Service/Service Learning Project
Jasmine Jones '23, Biology & Math
Crisbeth Castaneda '23, Chemistry & Math
Arooba Sholmiyet '23, Business Management & Accounting

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For Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni
Platform: BlueJeans

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After the student presentations, an Awards Ceremony was held to recognize and celebrate students who have excelled in internships, service, research and creative arts. At the Awards Ceremony, a special acknowledgement of Dr. Hilda Speicher was made, who recently retired and dedicated much energy and time in developing Experiential Learning Day (ELD) as a vital component of an Albertus Magnus College education. 

ELD Award Ceremony Program:
  • Statements from President Dr. Marc Camille and Vice President Dr. Sean O' Connell 
  • Prayer from Dr. Jon Sozek, Assistant Professor of Religion
  • Welcome Statement from Dr. Joshua Abreu, new Director of Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) and coordinator  of ELD
  • Recognition of ELD Award Recipients and a conversation with one of the winners, Molly D'Andrea
  • Closing musical performance by the Albertus Magnus College Chorus
ELD Award Recipients
Molly D'Andrea
Jonny's Jara-Silva
Jennifer Castelot
Kervin Franco
Andrew McGovern



March 30 and April 2, 2021

Stations of the Cross: Bursting Compassion into the World

Dominican Pillar of Prayer

A day of reflection and prayer, Campus Ministry lead the College in a commemoration of the 14 Stations of the Cross. Participants were invited to walk and pray stopping at each station to remember with compassion those suffering in our world.

Tuesday, March 30 (rain date – March 31) | 3:30PM 

Platform: In person, and Zoom. The community met in front of Rosary Hall to begin the Stations. Due to COVID this live event wass limited to the Albertus community. All can view the recorded version.

Good Friday, April 2 | 11:00AM
Please note March 30 is a class day and April 2 is a non-class day.
Platform: In person, and Zoom. Meet in front of Rosary Hall to begin the Stations. Due to COVID this live event is limited to the Albertus community. All can view the recorded version.

March 17, 2021

Designing Your Life for Success!

Dominican Pillars of Study and Community

The goal of this full-day virtual event was to think creatively about your future with new possibilities, paths, and options to be successful. The day included panel presentations, discussions, networking with alumni and career professionals, as well as a Career and Internship Fair.

Welcome | 9:45AM
For Students & Alumni
Platform: Video Welcome

Welcome to the Designing Your Life For Success Teach-in Day from
Marc M. Camille, Ed.D., President, Albertus Magnus College

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Zoom Workshops | 10:00 - 10:45 am
For Students & Alumni
Platform: Zoom

What are effective salary negotiation skills for women?
Nationally, women are often hired at a lower salary when entering a new career.  This workshop will discuss key negotiation skills needed to achieve equity in your paycheck.

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Career Conversations with athletes

A discussion about what transferable skills are learned as a college athlete that can be used in securing a job.

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Career Conversations with Criminal Justice & Law Professionals

Career Conversations with Business Professionals

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Virtual Career & Internship Fair | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
For Students & Alumni
Platform:  Handshake
Join your fellow classmates and employers at the Virtual Career & Internship Fair.

Zoom Workshops | 1:15 - 2:00 pm
For Students & Alumni
Platform: Zoom

What opportunities are available on campus to be a leader and build your resume?
So, I cannot list my high school activities on my resume? Take advantage of your four
years in college because that will be the four years needed to land a job out of college.
College is your opportunity to hone your skills through involvement and engagement
with a variety of opportunities to demonstrate and hone your skills. If you cannot find
something, you have the ability and resources to create something all your own, and we
will assist you!

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How do I market myself for the future using social media? 

Learn about how your social media presence is impacting your professional future. Gain knowledge on the Dos and Don'ts of social media that will help you attract potential employers. 

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What are the rules and regulations for international students and employment in the U.S.?
International students must maintain their status by following immigration regulations. Learn how you can work in the US legally and what steps are required. On-campus employment, internships, and full-time employment will all be covered.

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What is it like to be a Person of Color in a professional work environment? 

Have you ever wanted to know what might be some challenges and struggles you might face as a Person of Color? Join this session where we take a closer look at what it truly means to walk in a Person of Color shoes as a professional in today's work environment. 

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Zoom Workshops | 2:15 - 3:00 PM
For Students & Alumni
Platform: Zoom

What challenges do people face in hiring based on their gender identity or expression? 
Are you ready to join the job market? This can be a stressful process and can be extra challenging if you identify as transgender or non-binary. This workshop will discuss ways to overcome the anxiety and challenges of applying, interviewing, getting hired, and working at a job when your gender identity or expression does not fall into the “norms” (or "expectations") of society.  

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Career Conversations with Sport Management Professionals

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Career Conversations with Art & Communications Professionals

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Career Conversations with STEM Professionals

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Zoom Workshops | 4:30 - 5:15 PM
For Students & Alumni
Platform: Zoom

How do you make a transition to a new career using professional skills?
What are the most important skills needed to make a career change after graduation?

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Career Conversations with Education Professionals  

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Career Conversations with Psychology and Human Services Professionals 

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Career Conversations with Sociology Professionals

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February 18, 2021 

Wellness Day: Mind, Body & Spirit

Dominican Pillars of Prayer and Community

The day consisted of workshops, demonstrations, and talks designed to address a variety of health and wellness topics.

Be in the Know! Vaping: Know the Risks | 10:00 - 11:00AM

Presentation on vaping rates, health risks, and how larger companies market to vulnerable populations followed by a Q & A.
Presenter: Victoria Adams
For Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni
Platform: Zoom Presentation, followed by Q & A 

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Stress Busters | 11:15AM - 12:30PM

Synchronous Programming Around Campus: 
(pop in to one or all!) 

Doodle, Relax, Repeat
Experience zen while creating beautiful patterned art! The process of zentangle supports relaxation and focus through drawing patterns within structured designs. Everyone will walk away with their own unique & beautiful art! No experience necessary.
Presenters: Robyn Levine 
For Students, Faculty & Staff
Platform: Zoom 
Location: BCR

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“Dough” Not Stress
Take a break and learn some stress relieving techniques using playdough. 
Presenter: Marissa Persico
For Students, Faculty & Staff
Platform: Zoom
Location: Fireplace Room of Campus Center


Virtual Stress Buster - Vibe Catchers
Take a break to change your vibe in a fun artistic activity to help manage stress. No skill is needed!  
For Students, Faculty & Staff
Presenter: MAATC- SO Student Organization
Platform: Zoom LIVE

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Virtual Discussion with Shalita Sampson, LCSW:  Mental Health Stigma/Beliefs and other barriers for a person of color. | 12:30 - 1:30PM

Explore the various stigma, beliefs and barriers that POC face when seeking mental health treatment. 
Presenter: Shalita Sampson
For Students, Faculty & Staff
Platform: Zoom presentation followed by Q & A

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Black Lives Black Lungs | 2:00 - 3:30PM

A 30 minute documentary followed by a panel discussion about how the tobacco industry targets Black communities and other vulnerable populations.  
For Students, Faculty & Staff
Platform: Zoom with breakout rooms immediately following documentary showing

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Getting Honest About Vaping | 5:00 - 6:00PM

Join your fellow classmates in an honest conversation about your thoughts and feelings about smoking and vaping. Judgement free zone!
Presenter: Victoria Adams 
For Students 
Platform: Zoom, plus spinwheel

Music Connection | 6:00 - 7:00PM

Join Music Therapist Matthew Hennessey for a zoom workshop to discuss the benefits of music, along with how music therapy can benefit your overall health and help build interpersonal connections. 
Presenter: Matthew Hennessy 
For Students, Faculty & Staff
Platform: Zoom

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February 24, 2021 

Wellness Day: Pet Therapy Event
Rescheduled due to weather

Pet Therapy | 11:00AM- 12:30PM

Come meet Laura and Stevie our amazing therapy dog! Event requires registration.
Presenter: Laura Way from My Way Goldens 
For Students, Faculty & Staff
Platform: In person
Location: Fireplace Room in the Campus Center