1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Baystate Launches Revised Community Health Grant Program

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      Baystate Launches Revised Community Health Grant Program

      Baystate Medical Center and its Community Benefits Advisory Council (CBAC) announced a request for proposals (RFP) for the newly established Better Together Grants Program. Formerly known as the DoN Grant Program, Better Together unites healthcare and community-based nonprofit organizations across Baystate Health’s service areas to shape future healthcare and human services. The aim is to develop approaches that, by targeting the social determinants of health, will improve people’s overall well-being and make area communities healthier places to live.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    2. Square One Advocates for Access, Opportunities in Early Education

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      Square One Advocates for Access, Opportunities in Early Education

      For more than 130 years, Square One has met the challenge of providing quality early-childhood education, thus serving not only young people, but also their families and the community. Today, as the importance of such education becomes ever more apparent, the challenges to providing it continue to mount. Square One is trying to meet those challenges through vital connections to a host of constituencies.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   MGM

    3. Robert Kleine III Named Dean of WNEU College of Business

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      Robert Kleine III Named Dean of WNEU College of Business

      Robert Kleine III has been named dean of the Western New England University (WNEU) College of Business, effective July 1. He succeeds Dean Julie Siciliano, who is retiring after 30 years at WNEU.  Linda Jones, WNEU provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, announced the appointment, citing Kleine’s academic accomplishments and strong record of institutional leadership. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Kleine as our new dean, and I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to develop new academic programs and to advance the College of Business and the university,” she said.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    4. Are you interested in Entrepreneurship?

      Explore From the EDC (May 11 2016)

      Are you interested in Entrepreneurship?

      At 7 pm, Wednesday, May 25, Mount Holyoke College will host a workshop for community residents and members of the Mount Holyoke community interested in exploring what is involved in starting your own business.

       

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      Mentions:   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Mount Holyoke College   Holyoke

    5. WNEU College of Engineering to
Host Emerging Engineers Expo May 5

      Explore BusinessWest (May 4 2016)

      WNEU College of Engineering to
Host Emerging Engineers Expo May 5

      The Western New England University College of Engineering will host its Emerging Engineers Expo on Thursday, May 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Healthful Living Center. The event will feature exhibits by students in the Freshman Innovation class and senior engineering capstone design projects. The exhibits will be judged by enginering faculty, industry representatives, and alumni. This event is free and open to the public.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    6. Westfield and Worcester manufacturing students featured at Mfg4 trade show in Hartford | masslive.com

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      Westfield and Worcester manufacturing students featured at Mfg4 trade show in Hartford | masslive.com

      Manufacturing vocational students from Westfield Technical Academy and from Worcester Technical Academy will get a chance to show off their skills today when they take a featured role at the mammoth Mfg4 manufacturing trade show.  The Mfg4 show returns this week, Tuesday through Thursday at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The show, expected to draw 200 exhibitors, is a sister show to the Eastec manufacturing show at the Eastern States Exhibition Grounds in West Springfield.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    7. $35K state earmark aims to help Westfield State University build military service center for veterans | masslive.com

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      $35K state earmark aims to help Westfield State University build military service center for veterans | masslive.com

      Westfield State was given a $35,000 earmark in the House budget to create the center. The earmark must still be passed by the Senate before it becomes law. It was one of several earmarks passed by the House on Monday and Tuesday to benefit Western Massachusetts organizations.  Other area colleges, including Holyoke Community College and the University of Massachusetts, have similar military service centers. Westfield State is one of only three public colleges and universities that does not have one.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Westfield State University

    8. Springfield High School of Science and Technology to host international fair | masslive.com

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      Springfield High School of Science and Technology to host international fair | masslive.com

      The public is invited to attend International Fair 2016 at the High School of Science and Technology on Friday for an array of international music, food and student exhibits.  The fair will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the school gymnasium, 1250 State St. Admission is free.  International Fair 2016 will include exhibits of students' projects on foreign countries, international music performed by students and local artists, and an international food tasting, according to a news release.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. Dr. Ira Rubenzahl Learning Laboratory

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 19 2016)

      Dr. Ira Rubenzahl Learning Laboratory

      Dr. Ira Rubenzahl Learning Laboratory

      President, Springfield Technical Community College

      2004 - 2016

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   Ira Rubenzahl

    10. Springfield residents eligible for $10,000 in scholarships | masslive.com

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      Springfield residents eligible for $10,000 in scholarships | masslive.com

      Springfield Partners for Community Action is offering ten $1,000 community scholarships to both adult learners and 2016 high school graduates.  Since 2003 the agency has awarded nearly 200 scholarships to low-income Springfield residents seeking economic self-sufficiency through education, officials said.  The state Department of Housing & Community Development has been the major funder of these scholarship awards over the years.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    11. Elms College Launches Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

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      Elms College Launches Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

      Elms College announced the launch of its new Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) to expand business-education offerings at the college through a hands-on, real-world approach. “In this time of a rapidly emerging entrepreneurial society, we need to create a flexible structure to accommodate not only degree work but also certificate programs, workshops, consulting services, and other assistance needed to make sure that entrepreneurs are equipped not only to start a business but, more importantly, to sustain it over time,” said Elms College President Sr. Mary Reap. The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership was developed with that goal in mind. Reap and ...

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Elms College

    12. Five Colleges to Pursue Construction of Library Annex in Hatfield

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      Five Colleges to Pursue Construction of Library Annex in Hatfield

      Five Colleges Inc. announced it is pursuing siting its library annex at a location in Hatfield. It has ended its efforts to gain approval of building the annex on a site on North Maple Street in Hadley. “Although we are confident of our legal right to build on the Hadley site under the Dover Amendment, we have decided that, in order to meet our needs for a completed annex, it would be best to devote our efforts at a different site,” said Neal Abraham, consortium executive director.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    13. HCC, STCC Create a Culture of Cooperation, Collaboration

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      HCC, STCC Create a Culture of Cooperation, Collaboration

      Located just seven miles apart as the crow flies, Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College have always competed, and in vigorous fashion, for everything from students to press coverage to state funding for capital projects. But when they arrived at their respective campuses in 2004, Presidents Bill Messner and Ira Rubenzahl found the relationship between the schools to be a case not of healthy competition, but unhealthy animosity. So they set about changing that equation. And as both men prepare to retire, they talked about what would have to be considered a stunning new attitude that prevails at ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    14. Mass Department of Transportation brings Mass Construction Career Program to Westfield Technical Academy | masslive.com

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      Mass Department of Transportation brings Mass Construction Career Program to Westfield Technical Academy | masslive.com

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has brought its Construction Apprentice Program to Westfield Technical Academy to offer an introduction to roadway construction job opportunities to juniors and seniors.  A total of 18 seniors received instruction this week on manhole brick inserts, interlocking block wall retainer construction and surveying to acquire calculating elevation and line grades.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    15. UMass Amherst Engineers Developing Multiline Anchor System for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

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      UMass Amherst Engineers Developing Multiline Anchor System for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

      A team of researchers that includes two engineers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst is developing a new mooring system for floating offshore wind turbines that uses an integrated network of anchors and lines to hold dozens or even hundreds of turbines in place in the ocean in industrial-scale, offshore wind farms. Civil and environmental engineers Sanjay R. Arwade and Don J. DeGroot from UMass Amherst, along with Charles P. Aubeny from Texas A&M University and Melissa Landon of the University of Maine, are conducting the research with a three-year, $497,341 grant from the National Science Foundation. The ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    16. United Way of Pioneer Valley Wins Veteran Financial-literacy Grant

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      United Way of Pioneer Valley Wins Veteran Financial-literacy Grant

      Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced that the United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) was one of five recipients of a grant that supports financial education to veterans and military families.  Known as the Operation Money Wise: Financial Education Opportunity Grant and funded through the Office of Economic Empowerment, these grants aim to increase the scope of financial education for military families by providing them with the tools they need to achieve financial stability. Many of these workshops will include strategy sessions on managing money, planning for college, preparing for retirement, and monetary decision making.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   Holyoke

    17. 'MassNZ': Mass Net Zero Data Center in Holyoke aims to make Green High Performance Computing Center carbon neutral | masslive.com

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      'MassNZ': Mass Net Zero Data Center in Holyoke aims to make Green High Performance Computing Center carbon neutral | masslive.com

      Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing battery technology at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center that could make the hydropowered city even more carbon neutral.  University scientists and Holyoke officials cut the ribbon Friday on the Mass Net Zero Data Center, also called MassNZ. It's an experimental station located at the Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow St., which aims to make data centers like this one more efficient and more environmentally friendly.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    18. State Announces $9.3 Million in Workforce Skills Capital Grants

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      State Announces $9.3 Million in Workforce Skills Capital Grants

      Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced $9.3 million in workforce skills equipment grants to 35 high schools, community colleges, and vocational training providers across the Commonwealth for vocational-technical education and training equipment purchases that connect Massachusetts students and residents to economic opportunities in high-demand industries. “Workforce skills education and training plays an enormous role in economic and personal development by helping residents acquire the skills they need to connect with promising careers,” Baker said. “These vocational-technical education equipment grants will help build stronger communities and a more competitive business environment that ensures more residents have the ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   West Springfield   Springfield

    19. Holyoke's high performance computing center to show 'experimental' solar facility | masslive.com

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      Holyoke's high performance computing center to show 'experimental' solar facility | masslive.com

      An experimental, solar-powered 'microdata center' called MassNZ will be unveiled beside the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center at 100 Bigelow St. Friday at 10:15 a.m.  'MassNZ reinforces Holyoke's growing reputation as a leader in green energy, a hotbed of innovation and a magnet for academic and industrial investment,' Mayor Alex B. Morse said in a press release. 'It will also serve as an educational asset for local high schools and community colleges.'

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    20. Holyoke Community College President William Messner to retire | masslive.com

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      Holyoke Community College President William Messner to retire | masslive.com

      After a dozen years at the helm of Holyoke Community College, William F. Messner announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of July.  Messner, 70, was the institution's third president, succeeding David M. Bartley in 2004, according to a press release from the college. He has served as president of several colleges over the last 30 years.  He made his decision public at the monthly meeting of the college's board of trustees and then issued a statement to the college community.  'I've determined it is time to step aside and get on with the next ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke   William F. Messner

    21. Has Springfield's Tech Foundry succeeded in landing jobs for its students? | masslive.com

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      Has Springfield's Tech Foundry succeeded in landing jobs for its students? | masslive.com

      Earlier this month, Sec. of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash toured the headquarters of Tech Foundry, the Main Street nonprofit training local students for careers in information technology. He addressed a room of sharply dressed students learning java, took in the space's Silicon Valley trappings -- airy, open plan meeting rooms, a conspicuous ping pong table -- and said he came away impressed.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    22. Greenfield Community College Medical Assistant Certificate program receives national accreditation | masslive.com

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      Greenfield Community College Medical Assistant Certificate program receives national accreditation | masslive.com

      Greenfield Community College's Medical Assistant Certificate Program has received accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs.  Program coordinator Claire Tyminski explained in a news release what this means for GCC students and area employers:  'This accreditation is the gold standard for Medical Assistants. Because the MAC program is accredited, our students are now allowed to take the Certified Medical Assistant national exam from the American Association of Medical Assistants. Most employers now require this certification.'

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      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Greenfield

    23. UMass Announces Major Progress on Campus Renovations

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      UMass Announces Major Progress on Campus Renovations

      The University of Massachusetts now spends three out of four capital dollars on renovation and repair and has significantly reduced its maintenance backlog in recent years, President Marty Meehan said this week. In a letter submitted to state government leaders, Meehan noted that UMass has gone through a building boom over the past 20 years, largely in response to enrollment and faculty-innovation booms, but said the university over the past decade has placed a significant emphasis on maintenance and renovation. One of the fastest-growing universities in the nation, the five-campus UMass system experienced a 44% surge in enrollment in the ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    24. STCC Foundation’s Not Just Business as Usual Event Set for April 14

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      STCC Foundation’s Not Just Business as Usual Event Set for April 14

      The Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) Foundation’s Not Just Business as Usual (NJBAU) event, a networking event for business leaders in Western Mass., will be held at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 14.  The event, now in its seventh year, is a celebration of innovative thinking giving participants the opportunity to learn from business experts while raising significant funding for the STCC WORKS scholarship program.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

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