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Volume 15, Number 1, Fall 2019      




Editor’s Note, by Vladimir V. Riabov, Editor

Associate Editors and Editorial Board

Reviewers for January 2019 – December 2019


Vision 2020, Higher and Better: The Steel Makes It Real

Game Changer: Key Vision 2020 goals fulfilled with the dedication of Linda Robinson Pavilion and naming of Joanne Merrill Field

Study Abroad: Achieving a Wider Worldview


A Cry in the Wilderness: Young Women, Cutting, and Catholic Theology, by Cynthia L. Cameron, Department of Religious Studies

A Model for Linking Interdisciplinary Courses Using Minimal Additional Preparation Time, by Joseph M. Forte, Department of Philosophy

The Choice is Yours: Exploring Choice Theory in Second Language Education, by Rita L. Naughton, Institute of Language Education, Southern New Hampshire University

The Use of Virtual Desktop Infrastructures in a Graduate Computer Science Curriculum, by David Pitts and Vladimir V. Riabov, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

New Criteria for Final Projects in Computer Science Programs, by Vladimir V. Riabov, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Design and Implementation of an IoT Smart Farming System, by Julius Kakooza Kawemba, M.S. Program in Computer Science



"Ron McClure: 'Images from a Long View of the Earth'” (January 29 – February 28, 2019)

“Subtle Harmony: Art and Craft from Japan” (March 18 – April 29, 2019)

“Norman Rockwell: From Lens to Brush to Press” (October 15 – December 5, 2019)


“My Father’s Ruler”, by Sr. Lucille C. Thibodeau, pm, Department of English

“Elegy”, by Sr. Lucille C. Thibodeau, pm, Department of English


Rivier Theater Company presents: “The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza” (March 29-30, 2019)

Rivier Theater Company presents: “It’s not you, it’s me” (November 15-16, 2019)


World Youth Day, Panama, 2019:  An Essay of Contrasts, by Joseph W. Spadano, Division of Education

Trip to Costa Rica: Biotechnology and Sustainable Solutions (April 6-13, 2019)

Faculty-Led Teaching Trips in 2020


Rivier Remembers Brother Paul Demers

Rivier Remembers Sister Lorraine Arsenault, pm


Is There a Doctor in the House?

Advancing Addiction Recovery Research: Dr. Donna Proulx ’03/’07G

Professor Emeritus Status Awarded to Retiring Faculty

Honoring a Lifelong Dedication to Education: Jeanne Fortin, Class of 1959

NH STEM Excellence in Teaching Award: Suzanne Schedin ’96G

Honoring Excellence in Education: Tamara Marcaurelle ‘17G

Author Talk with Rivier faculty - Dr. James Beauregard (March 21, 2019), by Dan Speidel, Regina Library

Books Published by Rivier’s Alumni

A Voice for the People: Senator Lou D'Allesandro ’71G offers book talk at Regina Library

Making News: Alumni achievements

Representing Rivier with Pride and Distinction: Alumni Achievement Awards

Putting People First: Jeff Scionti ’91/’99G prioritizes employee talent development and engages the community, by Michelle Marrone

Waging a Battle against Cancer: Yvonne Sun ’06, by Michelle Marrone

Hayley Parenti ’18 works to improve regional health, safety, and welfare, by Michelle Marrone

Making a Difference: Christina Cuzzi ‘04/’09G, by Michelle Marrone

Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Bynon ’15

Alumni Spotlight: Ashley Snell Larochelle ‘08

Rivier Expands Board of Trustees with Expertise in Literary and Security Sciences


Commencement 2019 Celebrates Graduates and Highlights Diversity and Opportunity

Expanded Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Receives Accreditation

Psy.D. Achieves National Accreditation Status

Business Programs Awarded ACBSP Accreditation

New Rivier Website Launched

Cybersecurity Experts Speak at President’s Circle Leadership Forum

A Special Exhibit: “Spots of Light: To Be a Woman in the Holocaust” (April 2019), by Samantha E. Cabral, Regina Library

Alumni Share Expertise through Business Speaker Series

The CORRIDOR - Documentary viewing, refreshments, and filmmaker talk (April 9, 2019)

Dance Tour: Compas de Nicaragua “Women in Action” hosted by Dr. Faiia’s Cultural Anthropology class (October 1, 2019)

Poetry Night (April 10, 2019), by Dan Speidel, Regina Library

Helping Hands: Project Advance Scholarships, by Michelle Marrone

New Scholarship Endowment Honors Student Leaders

Rivier Earns New Colleges of Distinction Award




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