College of Arts and Science Highlights

barrels of fish at Cat Cove Marine Lab

An Exciting Future for Cat Cove Marine Laboratory

Richard Langevin of Langevin Management Advisors will be joining Salem State University to assist the College of Arts and Sciences in developing a business plan to advance opportunities and raise awareness, both internally and externally, of our Cat Cove Marine Laboratory. Richard is no stranger to the university. He has served as an advisory board member at the Bertolon School of Business for eight years, and has been actively involved with The Enterprise Center on the Salem State campus for more than a decade. Richard has been informally discussing, researching and assisting Salem State with the Cat Cove project since August 2013. The current initiative will review all aspects of our valuable Cat Cove asset including: legislative compliance; academic programs and enrollment enhancement; facilities and staffing; transportation; research collaborations, funding and community outreach initiatives; public relations; jobs for graduates and international project initiatives.

Richard has twenty-eight years' experience creating results-oriented business plans and organizational structures that helped organizations in a variety of industries deliver impressive results. You can view a summary of his business plan results.

We look forward to Richard’s assistance and collaboration with biology professors Dr. Ryan Fisher, Dr. Mark Fregeau and Dr. Joe Buttner and related university departments as we focus on this comprehensive project that will provide an exciting future for Cat Cove.

Students on the beach in Barbados

Dr. Noel Healy and Salem State Students Create Exciting New Collaboration with the University of West Indies, Cave Hill

Twenty Salem State students just returned from an extremely successful eight day field trip to Barbados. The trip has been applauded for its successes in furthering the new strategic aims of Salem State. Firstly, this trip has paved the way for a new student exchange relationship between Salem State and the University of West Indies, Cave Hill (UWI). Secondly, Dr. Noel Healy of the geography department at Salem State and Cristina Jönsson of the Department of Management Studies of UWI and students of both respective institutions are initiating an exciting new comparative collaborative project on climate change and tourism in Barbados and the North Shore of Boston. Thirdly, it attracted the highest participation of students of color in a Salem State study abroad program (45 percent of the Salem State group). Read more about Dr. Healy's trip to Barbados.

Professor Sampieri Goes to Washington

Salem State University theatre majors and faculty enjoyed their greatest success to date at this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s region 1 competition, held at the end of January. A record five students and one faculty won honors, making this the seventh consecutive year in which Salem State students have been selected to move onto the finals.

On April 18, the student finalists will be joined by Professor Peter Sampieri as they participate in the national competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Sampieri was honored as the playwright and director of Kafka in Tel Aviv, winning the David Mark Cohen Award in Playwrighting and a grant for Excellence in Playwrighting. Kafka in Tel Aviv was selected as one of only five productions (out of 43 entries) to be performed at the regional festival.