Civic Engagement

Ted Kennedy Jr.

Salem State Series 2010

Ted Kennedy Jr. kicked off the 28th annual Salem State Series on Tuesday, April 27. Kennedy focused his talk on the health care crisis and his family legacy. The 2010 season concludes with a presentation by author and physician Deepak Chopra on Thursday, September 23. For sponsorship opportunities, call  Events and Donor Relations at 978.542.7554. For tickets, call 978.542.7555 or visit

For local media coverage of Kennedy's visit

Lorri Krebs

Salem State Unveils New Graduate Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Beginning fall 2010, students can begin taking courses toward a new graduate certificate in hospitality and tourism management. Hospitality and tourism is one of the world’s largest service industries, and is expected to add 1.5 million jobs over the next five years. Our program can help you transition into the hospitality industry or secure career advancement within the field. Professors are drawn from our Bertolon School of Business and geography faculty, along with senior-level managers of some of the area’s largest hospitality organizations who will impart the benefit of their experiences in the field.

“With hands-on hospitality and tourism experience, I’m able to share with students real world situations in the context of industry best practices. My current research on motivation and decision making in tourism, for example, is just the sort of contemporary application students in this program will find invaluable,” notes Dr. Lorri Krebs of the geography faculty.

Salem State’s five-course certificate program is guided by a board of benefactors. Please visit web page for more information on the program, admission requirements and the list of advisory board members.

Photo caption: Dr. Lorri Krebs of the geography faculty

Students volunteer to clean up beaches at Forest River Park

Growing a Greener Economy for a Healthier Planet was the theme this year of Salem State's Earth Day events, which included tours of the college’s aquaculture center at Cat Cove, a beach cleanup at Forest River Park and a kayaking demonstration at the O’Keefe Center pool. MassPIRG served solar powered smoothies in front of the Ellison Campus Center on North Campus to conclude the activities.