NewsWise – Late Oct. 2019 | Westfield State University

NewsWise – Late Oct. 2019 | Westfield State University

October 26, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


This time on NewsWise we have all you need to know about the mayoral debate on campus, exciting research from students and professors, and three Owls earn awards. Westfield State’s NewsWise starts right now. I’m Michaela Piche and this is NewsWise produced on campus from the television studio. The university will be hosting a debate for two candidates running for the mayor of Westfield. The debate will be held Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Dever Auditorium. The candidates Don Humason and Michael McCabe are both alumni of the university. The debate is open to the public and will be broadcast live on Westfield local television. Three Owls each earned a weekly MASCAC award. Two of these Owls were women’s soccer players Jenny Rennich and Lauryn Davis. Rennich is a forward and was named the league women’s soccer player of the week. Davis is the goalkeeper and was awarded rookie of the week. The third Owl was women’s volleyball team’s Lizzie Taylor. Taylor was named player of the week. Taylor is ranked sixth in the nation among all NCAA Division III players. Robert Bristow, a Westfield State professor of geography, and undergraduate student Anna Therien conducted research together. They were published by the North American Archaeologist journal. Their article focused on how cultural resources can be monitored in parks and other protected areas. Therien claims she never thought she would be published at any sort of research. Great job, Anna and Dr. Bristow! More on publications, Dristi Neog, a university assistant professor of geography, has published a book. The book focuses on community and urban planning and is titled “Shaping Our Future: Community Planning Basics for Happier, Healthier, and More Sustainable Cities If you get the chance, check it out. The university is hosting a Faculty Art Show from October 15 to November 16. It will take place at the Arno Maris Art Gallery located on the second floor of the Ely Campus Center. Gallery hours are free and open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Be sure to stop by. For more on these stories and other events on campus, visit the website located at the bottom of your screen (westfield.ma.edu/news) If you’re interested in sharing your story, please contact [email protected] I’m Michaela Piche, and I’ll see you next time on NewsWise.