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Monday, January 26

A blizzard warning goes into effect for our area this evening and Connecticut has issued a statewide travel ban starting at 9 p.m.. The University will close at 3 p.m. today and will be closed all day on Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Classes starting at 2:30 p.m. or later today will not meet. All day and evening classes tomorrow are canceled. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and the Mortensen Library will be closed.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities after 2 p.m. today and all day tomorrow are canceled.

 

Meet the Staff

Kenna Grant

Director:  Kenna Grant, MS, HHP

stonesKenna Grant is the director for the Connections Health Education and Wellness Center and the Women Gender Resource Center at the University of Hartford. Grant hails from Mystic, Conn.,  and has been in the field of student affairs within higher education for over 10 years.  Grant is a graduate of  the University of Connecticut with a degree in English and a minor in criminology and health education.  She received her masters  in psychology from the University of Hartford.  Additionally, Kenna is a holistic health practitioner and is board certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is a certified sexual health educator through Planned Parenthood and is trained as a sexual assault crisis advocate through the Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services (CONNSACS).

Grant’s areas of specialty include: eating disorder awareness and prevention; nutrition and health coaching; sexual assault/rape crisis intervention and prevention; sexual health awareness and revention of STDs and STIs; domestic volence and relationship violence awareness and prevention; mental health awareness and prevention;  leadership training/workshops; and diversity training/workshops.  In addition, she is an adjunct instructor within the Department of Psychology for the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Hartford.

Grant is affiliated with various community and national professional organizations including: NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators); WISA (Women in Student Affairs); NEACUHO (New England Association of College and University Housing Officers); CONNSACS (Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services); ACHA (American College Health Association); NECHA (New England Health Association); and NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association).


Gail M. Syring

Program Administrator:  Gail M. Syring, MA

stonesGail M. Syring is the program administrator for the Connections Health Education and Wellness Center and the Women Gender Resource Center at the University of Hartford. Syring is a Connecticut native and has been in the field of student affairs within higher education since 1999.  Syring is a graduate of  the University of Connecticut with a degree in human sevelopment and family relations with a concentration in family services and counseling, and a minor in women’s studies.  She received her master’s degree in ministry from Hartford Seminary, and specializes in the grieving process.  Additionally, Gail is trained in critical incident stress management, as a trainer of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), and as a sexual assault crisis advocate through the Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services (CONNSACS).

Syring’s areas of specialty include: pastoral care and spiritual direction; sexuality education and women’s health; LGBT support, advocacy, and education; mediation and conflict resolution; sexual assault/rape crisis intervention and prevention; leadership training/workshops; and diversity training/workshops.  In addition, she is an adjunct instructor in the Academic Strategies Department of Hillyer College at the University of Hartford.