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By Colin Froment, Morgan Vanwickler, Armando Machado Jr. – News Editor, Art Director, 1851 Staff 

New Campus Police Chief announced

Campus Police Lieutenant Robert Winsor was named the new Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety on September 20. This was announced after a selection process took place involving several staff members.

Winsor had previously been involved in law enforcement positions for more than 25 years. He began as a Dispatcher and later served as a Patrol Officer for the Richmond Police Department in Richmond, R.I. He retired from the police force as a Sergeant for the Pawtucket Police Department and soon began to work for the Rhode Island College Campus Police, but left to join Lasell in 2015. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice from Roger Williams University and his master’s degree in Management from Salve Regina University. He was also a member of the U.S. Air Force stationed in Okinawa, Japan.

Winsor was selected after previous Chief Jack Kennedy announced his retirement subsequent to the search for his replacement.

Study Abroad fair displays exotic destinations

On Tuesday September 19, the office of International Services hosted a Study Abroad Fair in the Arnow Campus Center.

Thirteen representatives attended. Some represented more than one country, which included Switzerland, Italy, England, France, among others. Faculty from around the campus joined.  Students had the opportunity to learn about what Lasell has to offer to students traveling. Every booth took questions from students, while offering a slew of brochures and handouts.

The Study Abroad Fair is held twice a year, at the beginning of each semester. This is when there is the most excitement about the opportunity; many first-year students are looking into what Lasell has to offer them.

Kyle Benedict, Program Assistant for International Services and Student Activities stresses the importance of studying abroad. “Personal growth is probably the biggest [benefit],” he said, along with critical thinking and thinking outside the box. “By studying abroad, students are able to gain independence that they’ve never experienced before.”

Shrek is about to start singing 

Shrek the Musical is the school’s next musical directed by Professor Lori L’Italien, the director of the school’s Drama Club.

Shrek was originally a picture book by William Steig that was published in 1990 before being adapted as a franchise of films, with the first film being released in 2001.

L’Italien explained how young the Lasell theatre program is, and how she has managed to establish the club’s presence on campus. “The theatre program is eight years old; for me it is very important that I pick shows where the ensemble is heavily featured.” There are 28 cast members and 59 ensemble roles. “Those members are playing multiple roles,” L’Italien said.

The play is based off the first movie but is a little more adult than the movie, according to L’Italien. Her favorite part of the musical is the score, and she said, “It is a really fun show with great music.” L’Italien has made many connections throughout her professional career, and was able to acquire costumes for the play from the Maine State Music Theatre.

Shrek the Musical will be running from November 16-19 in Yamawaki Auditorium.

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