Welcome to the 2013 Spring Semester at Cabrini College!
There is a famous proverb that says, “No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.”
This proverb reminds us to look forward with crisp and anticipated insight into changes. Changes from winter into spring bring renewal and a change of thought about color. More people are seen enjoying the outdoors, and colors are changing from brown landscapes to green.
The MSOL program is also going through a time of renewal and anticipated changes that will bring more value. I am pleased to say that we have been working hard in the graduate office to create and implement positive program changes. We are excited to announce a few of them in this edition of the Perspectives newsletter.
It is with great enthusiasm that I announce that Cabrini College has approved a name change for the MSOL program. After researching other programs similar to our Master of Science in Organization Leadership, we concluded that a name change was warranted.
The new program name will be Master of Science in Leadership or MSL, and will be effective with the fall 2013 semester. You also will see a change in the prefixes when registering for classes in the fall from OLG to LDR for the core courses.
The strategy behind this improved name change is twofold. First, it defines a better overall description of the basis of the degree. Second, it provides a general foundation where we can focus on specific areas of concentration.
We are currently reviewing several areas of concentration, such as: Organizational Leadership, Non-Profit Leadership, Civic Leadership, and Health Care Leadership.
The Organizational Leadership concentration represents the current MSOL program and contains the same courses, which will be designated with the OLG prefix. We are looking forward to announcing all approved concentration areas by summer 2013.
As we move into springtime, I ask that you continue to support the program initiatives and provide constructive feedback.
Please contact me with any thoughts, concerns, or ideas as we work toward further development of the newly named Masters in Leadership (MSL) program at Cabrini College.
For more information about the program, email me at email@example.com.
Warm Regards, Mary H. Harris, Ph.D., Chair, MSOL
Kick-Off Event for Master of Science in Leadership and Executive-in-Residence Program
We are in the planning process of providing an Executive-in-Residence program—beginning the fall 2013 semester—to the Graduate Studies students at Cabrini.
The kick-off event will take place in April and will include a guest speaker.
As we establish the program needs, we will ask for student involvement in the planning process.
If you are a current MSOL student, you will have the option to do the standing Capstone 615 project, which involves answering a question from each course, or the new capstone, which is an action-research-based concept proposal.
To prepare students for this kind of research project, we have revised the OLG 543 Course. This course will be more research-oriented and must be taken prior to the Capstone 615 course. Starting in fall 2014, all students in the program will be required to do the new action-research-based proposal for the 615 Capstone completion.
If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact Vonya Womack at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing Assistance for Graduate Students
The Writing Center—part of the Center for Teaching & Learning—offers writing assistance for graduate students in the Iadarola Center, Room 112.
To make an appointment or for more information, visit www.cabrini.edu/WritingCenter or call 610-902-8506 and ask for Katherine Cleveland.
Two MSOL Students to Hold Gun Violence Panel Discussion
MSOL students Mark Fairo and Meghan Scott have put together a panel discussion about gun violence.
Open to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as the larger community, the discussion will educate about violence prevention. The audience will be able to question panel participants who have backgrounds in public policy, mental-health care, and law enforcement, as well as the faith community.
Stay tuned for more details about this event.
Advising and Course Schedules
Vonya Womack is the Program Coordinator and Advisor for all MSOL students. She normally holds evening office hours on Tuesdays and is also available by appointment.
Professor Womack will have the schedule for the upcoming academic year and can assist in planning a student’s schedule as he or she winds down the program. For more information, contact her at email@example.com or 610-908-7341.
Also, please see the MSOL Handbook for the recommended order of courses. The OLG 543 course should be taken during the semester prior to the Capstone course (OLG 615) and not concurrently.
The upcoming summer and fall course schedules are as follows:
Summer I 2013
OLG 543: Leading Organizational Development and Transformation with Dr. Povlosky on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6–9:30 p.m.
OLG 555: Financial Perspective for Leaders with Professor Ridgely on Mondays & Wednesdays, 6–9:30 p.m.
OLG 570: Entre & Intra Leadership with Dr. Malm on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6–9:30 p.m.
Summer II 2013
OLG 533: Communication Skills for Leaders with Professor Moore on Mondays & Wednesdays, 6–9:30 p.m.
OLG 593: Leaders in Global Environment with Professor Elortegui on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6–9:30 p.m.
OLG 510: Organizational Psych & Behavior with Dr. Casey on Sept. 13–15 & Sept. 27–29
LDR 520: Art & Science of Leadership with Dr. Abbott on Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
LDR 533: Communication Skills for Leaders with Professor Clarke on Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
OLG 565: Performance Management with Professor Cooney on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.
OLG 570: Entre- & Intrapreneurial Leadership with Dr. Malm on Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
LDR 580: Leaders Tools & Technologies with Professor Schwelm on Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
LDR 593: Leadership in Global Environment with Professor Womack on Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
LDR 595: Leadership Ethics with Professor Moore on Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Walking for Graduation
Students who are within six credits of meeting all requirements for graduation may participate in the graduation ceremony if they have enrolled in their remaining courses.
To walk, students must submit a Petition to Walk form by March 29, 2013, to Mary Harris.
Students who have been granted permission to walk will have their name listed in the Commencement program with a notation of, “degree to be awarded at a later date.”
2013 May Graduation Information
Students also must have completed the Graduation Notification and Audit PDF and submitted it to Vonya Womack. If you have any questions, email Professor Womack at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important: Prior to graduation, students must participate in Commencement Kick‑Off, a “one‑stop shopping” experience where they will receive graduation materials such as academic attire, parking passes, and printed announcements.
Wednesday, April 16, from 3 to 8 p.m., in Grace Hall Atrium Please allow at least one hour. You must bring photo identification.
Commencement Mass will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 4 p.m. at the Cavalier (Upper) Athletic Field.
The 53rd Cabrini College Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. at the Cavalier (Upper) Athletic Field.
Commencement tickets are not required, and traffic in and around campus will be busy. Please plan sufficient travel time and report no later than 2:15 p.m. to the Nerney Field House in the Dixon Center wearing academic attire.
Faculty and staff will help with hooding. Cap tassels should be placed to the right and after graduation be moved to the left.
Following the Commencement ceremony, there will be a reception in the Nerney Field House at the Dixon Center. Graduates, families, and guests are invited to enjoy light refreshments.
For further information, refer to the Cabrini College 53rd Commencement Exercises newsletter PDF, which also was emailed to students’ CabriniOne accounts.
Student Profile: Mark Fairo
“I have enjoyed my time in the MSL program very much. I have found that my self-confidence has grown quite a bit since being in the program.
“I have not had many chances to lead in my workplace but this program has shown me that I can absolutely be put in a leadership position and do a good job. I know my manager has noticed a difference as he has put me in charge of the technical side of a huge global printing project.
“I also would have never thought of trying to organize a forum like this gun violence forum before entering this program. And I have met some great people who I hope will become lifelong friends.
“I am currently a Senior Specialist, Service Delivery/Management at Merck & Co., Inc. on a team in charge of printing and scanning worldwide.”
We want to hear from you! What are you learning from the MSOL program that is advancing you in your leadership career?Email Vonya Womack at email@example.com.