Lowell General Hospital Sponsors ALIVE by Photographer Kim Hak at Ayer Lofts Art Gallery

LOWELL, MA – Lowell General Hospital announced today that it will sponsor the upcoming exhibit ALIVE featuring photographs by artist Kim Hak this June at the Ayer Lofts Art Gallery, 172 Middle Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. ALIVE is Hak’s personal concept to reveal the intimate memory of old photos and usual objects entrusted to him by local Cambodian families, forty years after the Khmer Rouge Regime. The artful and reverential way in which the objects are photographed reveals insights into their preciousness – often secured and sequestered through the horrible years of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979.
“All these photographs and objects are deeply significant,” Hak says. “They are evidence of the past time in history. War can kill victims, but it cannot kill memory of the survivors. The memory should be alive, known and shared for the current research of human beings, and the preservation of heritage for the next generations.”

ALIVE will be open from noon to 4:00 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday during the month of June, beginning Saturday, June 6 and running through Sunday, June 28, 2015. Proceeds from the sale of each of the 12 pieces, which range from $500 to $1,000, will benefit the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE and the Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital in Cambodia.

“Lowell General Hospital is proud to support this compelling exhibit,” says Amy Hoey, Chief Operating Officer of Lowell General Hospital and Circle Health. “We were honored to recently establish a relationship with Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE and Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital in Cambodia in late 2014 to form what is often called a “sister hospital” relationship. We look forward to working together to share best practices from our respective organizations, and helping each other better meet the unique health and cultural needs of members of the Cambodian community, both here in Greater Lowell and in Cambodia as well.”

Middlesex Community College Offers Online Summer Courses

With Middlesex Community College’s growing list of online degree and certificate programs – and expanded offering of summer online course – your classroom is as close as the nearest Internet connection.

Online courses enable instructors and students to interact online through a course-management system and email. You can complete assignments without coming to campus and at hours you choose.

For more than 15 years, MCC has offered online courses, as well as hybrid courses, which combine online and face-to-face instruction. Students who take courses online complete the same high-quality coursework as those who take courses on campus – and online students earn the same course credits.

MCC offers 11 online degree programs, six online certificate programs and hundreds of online courses. Online/Evening Summer Sessions run June 1 to July 28 and June 15 to Aug. 11. Enrollment is now open and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

So, make your summer matter at Middlesex. To learn more about MCC’s Online/Evening Summer Sessions, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/summer .

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Journeys: 13 Perspectives

Journeys: 13 Perspectives

from the Studio Artists at the Brush Gallery and Studios 

The 13 Studio Artists at the Brush Gallery are celebrating the spirit of the ‘artistic journey’ in their upcoming show entitled “Journeys: 13 perspectives.” A culmination of creative experiences will be on view in their annual summer gallery display. Accentuating the show, the Brush Studio Artists have invited the UMass Lowell Literary Society, to write ekphrastic poetry* based on the artworks on view in the gallery. The poetry will be read at the Artists’ opening reception, and will later be on view as an accent to the Gallery experience.

33rd Annual Show of the Studio Artists at the Brush

Show dates: June 14 – July 26

Artist’s Reception, (with Ekphrastic Poetry reading): Thursday, June 18, 5-7pm

Gallery Talk with the Artists: July 19, 1-3pm


Registration for Summer Day Camp at the Tsongas Industrial History Center

Registration for Summer Day Camp at the Tsongas Industrial History Center is now open!

This year they are offering a variety of different camps which all include history, science and most of all FUN activities for campers ages 8-14!

Our day camp runs for various weeks throughout the summer. Please see the website for the schedule. Each camp runs Monday-Friday from the hours of 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please see the website for details about the camps and a registration form: http://www.uml.edu/Tsongas/Summer-Camp/Summer-Camp.aspx

To receive a color brochure email, tihc@uml.edu or call 978-970-5080.

The Tsongas Industrial History Center is an education partnership between the University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate School of Education and the National Park Service at Lowell National Historical Park.

MCC’s Free Concert Series Continues

A World of Music, Middlesex Community College’s free spring concert series, continues with an MCC Faculty Composers Concert to be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3, in MCC’s Concert Hall (Building 6) on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road. The concert is free and open to the public.
New works by Music Department faculty members Richard Chowenhill, David Janssen, Todd Kitchen, Aaron Rosenberg and Michelle Zacagnini will be performed.

Other events in MCC’s free A world of Music spring concert series include three MCC Student Recitals. Student Instrumentalists and singers will perform at noon, Monday, May 4, in MCC’s Concert Hall, on the Bedford campus. Voice students will perform at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, in the Federal Building Assembly Room, on the Lowell campus; and the MCC Guitar Ensemble will perform at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in the Federal Building Assembly Room in Lowell, 50 Kearney Square.

To see previous A World of Music performances, visit www.youtube.com/mccmusiconline2. For more information about A World of Music, contact Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta, director, at peraltac@middlesex.mass.edu or 781-280-3923. For directions, visit: www.middlesex.mass.edu.

Middlesex Community College Awards Foundation Scholarships

The Middlesex Community College Foundation recently awarded more than $86,000 in scholarships to 72 deserving Middlesex students for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The 94 scholarships range from $500 to $2,500 and are funded by a variety of sources, including memorial donations, local businesses, private foundations and private donors.

“At Middlesex, we recognize the accomplishments of our students, and the strong and generous commitment from our donors who provide financial assistance to our students as they work so hard to achieve their dreams of higher education and meaningful careers,” said Dennis Malvers, Dean of College Advancement.

Three new scholarships were established and awarded this year; The Audrey A. Cogliano Memorial Scholarship, the Paul Sheehy Memorial Scholarship, and the Tom McKay Memorial Scholarship.

Named in memory of Audrey Cogliano, wife of MCC Foundation Board Member John Cogliano, the Audrey A. Cogliano Memorial Scholarship honors a student who has demonstrated a commitment to people in need and community service.

The Paul Sheehy Memorial Scholarship is presented to a student who demonstrates a commitment and service to his/her community. Named in memory of the late Paul Sheehy, who served as Lowell City Manager and Massachusetts State Senator.

The Tom McKay Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Tom McKay, a member of the MCC Foundation Board and an active leader in the Lowell community. This scholarship honors a student who demonstrates civic commitment and leadership.

The 2014-2015 scholarship recipients include:

Nicole Ames (Malden): Kim Forte Memorial Scholarship

Alyson Andresen (Marlborough): Judith Tarutz Technical Writing Certificate Scholarship

Shirley Archambault (Lowell): Middlesex Community College Foundation Merit Award

Tobi Atannnon (Lowell): Lura Smith Scholarship

Maria Abar (Lowell): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Joshua Bedard (Dracut): Paul Sheehy Memorial Scholarship, and Middlesex Community College Foundation Merit Award

Brendan Bednarek (Tewksbury): Collegiate TRIO Program for Student Achievement Scholarship

Bekki Bremang (Webster): Lura Smith Scholarship, and a Mavis Leno Scholarship

Tessa Browne (Dracut): Middlesex Community College Foundation Merit Award, and a Mavis Leno Scholarship

Maria Burgos (Lowell): Shirley W. Thidemann Memorial Scholarship, the Collegiate TRIO Student Success Program Scholarship, and a Mavis Leno Scholarship

Nicole Cyr (Biddeford, Maine): Mavis Leno Scholarship

George D’Amelio (Wilmington): Securitas Security Scholarship

Laura Davidson (Pepperell): Mavis Leno Scholarship

George DeLuca (Lowell): Middlesex Community College Foundation Merit Award

Le Do (Lawrence): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Sophuse Dom (Lowell): Lexington & Concord Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics (AFCEA) Scholarship

Izamonique Edouard (Lawrence): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Cassandra Elie (Chelmsford): Nashoba Valley Community Healthcare Fund/Greater Lowell Community Foundation Scholarship

Maryna Eppinger (Lexington): Robert Cataldo Scholarship, and a Mavis Leno Scholarship

Taylor Field (Littleton): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Julianne Fowler (Ayer): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Tianna Guerra (Dracut): John M. Keough Memorial Scholarship

Lynn Huynh (Lowell): New England Woodcarvers (NEWC) Scholarship, and a Mavis Leno Scholarship

Brittaney Johnson (Lowell): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Miriam Katenda (Reading): Thomas O’Mahony “Spirit of Excellence” Award, and a Mavis Leno Scholarship

Monita Khuth (Lowell): Robert Minue Memorial Scholarship, and a Mavis Leno Scholarhip

Kathryn Labanara (Lowell); Middlesex Community College Foundation Merit Award

Nathaniel Lee (Billerica): Middlesex Community College Foundation Merit Award

Yolpanhchana Lim (Lowell): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Elishua Litle (Lowell): Catherine L. Godwin Memorial Scholarship

Lindsey Lizotte (Dracut): Middlesex Community College Foundation Merit Award

Paulina Llorente Gonzalez (Concord): Charles and Olga Malvers Memorial Scholarship

Pui Yee Lo (Belmont): Muriel G. Hervey Memorial Scholarship

Kathrine Lucas (Chelmsford): Middlesex Community College Foundation Merit Award

Sandra Medeiros (Lowell); Keri-Lyn (Gleason) Farley Memorial Scholarship, and a Mavis Leno Scholarship

Melissa Metzler (Lawrence): Olga Costello Memorial Scholarship, and Muriel G. Hervey Scholarship, and a Mavis Leno Scholarship

Erin Monahan (Lowell): New England Woodcarvers Scholarship, and Ray Shea Memorial Scholarship

Sheba Mubiru (Dracut): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Angela Murphy (Somerville): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Cate Nabiwemba (Woburn): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Irene Nanono (Lawrence): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Benita Nassali (Dracut): Lexington & Concord Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Scholarship, the Markowicz-Dundorf Scholarship, and a Mavis Leno Scholarship

Madeline Ndjagmon (Lowell): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Antoniya Nemtserova (Woburn): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Alexandra Newmark (Andover): Geraldine B. Deragon Scholarship, and a Mavis Leno Scholarship

Diana Ordonez (Waltham): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Minalben Patel (Burlington): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Prachi Patel (Burlington): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Krystle Pelosi (Tewksbury): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Richard Payne (Chelmsford): Caryl Dundorf Scholarship

Kenn Pike (Lowell): Support Staff Scholarship, and Middlesex Community College Foundation Merit Award

Carlie Reed (Lowell): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Kaisy Rosario (Lawrence): Northeast Association of Realtors Scholarship, and Securitas Security Scholarship

Aqeel Saad (Newton): Middlesex Community College Foundation Merit Award

Krista Sabbatino (Dracut): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Gissell Salas (Lawrence): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Diana Santana (Lawrence): Tom McKay Memorial Scholarship, the Paul Sullivan Scholarship, and a Mavis Leno Scholarship

Phvey You Seng (Lowell): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Kelly Smith (Chelsea): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Sovanna Sor (Lowell): Emily Boudrot Memorial Scholarship

Kelsey Swan (Maynard): John M. Keough Memorial Scholarship

Shena Talbert (Acton): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Hannah Taylor (Wellesley): Muriel G. Hervey Memorial Scholarship

Pisey Teng (Lowell): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Ponita Theang (Lowell): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Dawn Thompson (Leominster): Audrey A. Cogliano Memorial Scholarship, and a Mavis Leno Scholarship

Paige Tierney (Lowell): John Michael Delehanty Memorial Scholarship

Yosibel Valdez (Lowell): Unitas Scholarship, and a Mavis Leno Scholarship

Amanda Veader-Brooks (Burlington): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Betzy Villavicencio (Lawrence): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Jasmine Whitney (Lowell): Mavis Leno Scholarship

Amy Wilson (Ayer): Nashoba Valley Community Healthcare Fund/Greater Lowell Community Foundation Scholarship

For more information about the Middlesex Community College Foundation Scholarships, contact Amy C. Lee, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, at leea@middlesex.mass.edu or 781-280-3579 or visit our website at www.middlesex.mass.edu/foundation/scholarships.

LGH CatWalk for CancerCare Fashion Show Raises Nearly $30,000

Lowell General Hospital’s CatWalk for CancerCare Fashion Show raised $29,700 to benefit the hospital’s TeamWalk for CancerCare program. The sellout event was held at Lenzi’s in Dracut on Friday, March 27. Over 400 people enjoyed a fashion show sponsored by Ann Taylor, J.Jill, Black Box, MAC Cosmetics of the Pheasant Lane Mall and Evolution Hair Design and Day Spa.

This year’s TeamWalk for CancerCare will be held on Sunday, May 31 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA. Funds from this event enable Lowell General Hospital to provide assistance, support and services to help people feel better, build confidence and instill hope throughout their battle with cancer. Funds are used to assist in paying for medications, nutritional supplements, wigs and prostheses, support groups, skilled nursing visits, transportation, mini-grants and supportive services for patients of all cancer types. For more information, visit www.teamwalk.org.

Community Gathers for UMass Lowell Day Without Violence

LOWELL, Mass. – Shibley Telhami, who advised Congress on policy during the Iraq War, will discuss international relations in a free program for the campus and community during UMass Lowell’s Day Without Violence on Tuesday, April 14.

Telhami’s work focuses on the Middle East, how the media helps form public opinion and political identity in the region and how shifting beliefs are reshaping foreign policy. His presentation, “America in Arab Eyes and Arabs in American Eyes,” will bring together UMass Lowell students, faculty, staff, community leaders and the public to learn about peace-building. The event will be held at 12:30 p.m. at O’Leary Library Learning Commons, Room 222 on UMass Lowell’s South Campus at 61 Wilder St., Lowell.

“In this time of rising violence in the Middle East and beyond, there has never been a greater need for understanding of the multicultural world we live in today. UMass Lowell is pleased to welcome Dr. Telhami, an authority on public perceptions that can lead to further conflict or peace,” said Prof. Paula Rayman, a senior Fulbright scholar and director of both UMass Lowell’s Middle East Center for Peace, Development and Culture and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program.

Now in its 20th year, the Day Without Violence is observed annually on college and university campuses nationwide in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work advancing social justice. Previous Day Without Violence speakers at UMass Lowell have included anti-apartheid leader Albie Sachs, who presented a program on South Africans’ quest to achieve equality; former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis III, who discussed gun policies; and activist John Prendergast, who spoke about his work to end human-rights violations in Africa.

The event is presented by UMass Lowell’s Peace and Conflict Studies Institute, the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, the Office of Community Relations, the Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies Committee and the Center for Public Opinion.

Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at University of Maryland, College Park and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he is a member of the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, which engages and informs policymakers and the public about how developments in Muslim countries may affect those countries’ relationships with the United States. He was a consultant to congressional members of the 2006 Iraq Study Group charged with recommending national policy on the war and has served as an adviser to George Mitchell in his former role as United States special envoy for Middle East peace; the United States Mission to the United Nations; and former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton.

Telhami is well known for his analysis of international affairs, including a recent Washington Post commentary on how public opinion is playing a role in defining the relationship between the United States and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Telhami is the author of several books including “The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East,” “The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989 to 2011” and “The Stakes: America in the Middle East,” selected by Foreign Affairs magazine as one its top five books of the year.

The Greater Lowell Health Alliance Receives $50,000 in Grant Funding

LOWELL, MA – The Greater Lowell Health Alliance (GLHA) of the Community Health Network Area 10 has been awarded a $50,000 grant to conduct a cancer disparities needs assessment in the Greater Lowell region. Focus groups, key informant interviews and provider roundtable discussions will be conducted in the Greater Lowell region in order to obtain input from community members.

The funds were awarded through the Department of Public Health (DPH) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for phase I of the Cancer Disparities Capacity Building Pilot Project. The grant will be used to conduct an assessment of the health status of area residents and report cancer disparities and health inequities of interest and importance to the community. JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) will serve as the contractor and administrator of the project.

As the leading cause of death in Massachusetts, cancer claims approximately 13,000 lives annually. Racial and socioeconomic disparities continue to impact cancer incidence and mortality in Massachusetts and the Greater Lowell communities experience a higher age-adjusted overall cancer death rate than the state (224.7 per 100,000 versus 185.2 per 100,000) based on the most recent MassCHIP reports from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Our community residents are burdened with higher mortality rates across almost all cancer types including lung, breast, uterine and oropharyngeal disease sites.

“As an organization solely dedicated to improving the quality of health in the communities we serve, we are very pleased to have been awarded this grant, which will assist in the goal of reducing the impact of cancer while simultaneously reducing cancer disparities and promoting health equity in the Greater Lowell region,” said Kerrie D’Entremont, GLHA Executive Director.

GLHA – comprised of healthcare providers, business leaders, educators, civic and community leaders – plays a critical role in helping individuals and organizations collaboratively improve the health of the Greater Lowell region. By raising awareness and providing resources for community organizations, the Alliance empowers them to make decisions and take actions that will lead to an improvement in the region’s health.

Members of the public interested in participating in the project should email Kerrie D’Entremont at kdentremont@greaterlowellhealthalliance.org or call (978) 934-8368.

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