SPCS celebrates students during spring edition of SPCS Student Week

March 2, 2021

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies celebrates its students for the week of March 1-5, 2021, during a special Spring semester reprise of SPCS Student Week.

Normally celebrated once annually around the first full week in November to coincide with the Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) Nontraditional Student Week, this semester’s pandemic-compressed schedule without a Spring Break calls for another celebration. As a result, SPCS is hosting a week-long celebration of our students during the semester’s so-called “light week” as a break from classwork and studying.

SPCS Student Week launched March 1 with the release of the SPCS Student Week page. Video messages from Dean Jamelle Wilson and President Ronald Crutcher open the page, followed by video and text shout-outs from SPCS faculty and staff. A number of events are offered throughout the week. We hope students will see these as alternatives to their coursework during this “light week,” as an opportunity to network with fellow students, faculty, staff and alumni and to unwind a little.

  • On Tuesday, March 2, laugh with comedian Hasan Minhaj In Conversation, a free virtual Modlin Arts event. You can also beef up your résumé and cover letters with a free virtual workshop with Career Services.
  • On Wednesday, March 3, join Dean Wilson for the Dean’s Forum, a panel discussion with SPCS students, alumni, faculty and staff: “My Continuing Journey as a Lifelong Learner.”
  • On Thursday, March 4, get to know Weekend College graduate Fred Gatty, C’16, during a book talk about his recently released book, Believe Dare Become: What You Believe and Dare Influence Who You Become.
  • And on Friday, March 5, relax to the sounds of a free virtual Modlin Arts concert featuring David Finckel, cello, and Wu Han, piano, with Arnaud Sussman, violin, and Paul Neubauer, viola.

Additionally, through March 10, SPCS students are invited to nominate a graduating student for the Jean H. Proffitt Student Service Award and an adjunct professor for the Itzkowitz Family Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award.

If you’re looking for a little something different, check out virtual UR Museum exhibition tours of Action & Reaction: Looking at the Art of Social Justice and 40 Years of Printmaking: From the Center Street Studio Archives.

Throughout SPCS Student Week, we wish SPCS students a peaceful, restful and healthy week. Events are sponsored in part by the SPCS Student Government Association and the SPCS Alumni Association.