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    1. Elms College adds online certificate program in legal nurse consulting

      Elms College adds online certificate program in legal nurse consulting

      Elms College has introduced an online program for candidates to earn a paralegal studies certificate in legal nurse consulting. The 18-credit program may be done in less than one year by completing three, 8-week sessions online. Courses include health law, principles of litigation and tort and personal injury. Candidates must hold an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree as well as a current license to practice as a registered nurse. They must have completed 2,000 hours of clinical practice as a registered nurse. "The best candidates for the legal nurse consulting track are licensed nurses who are ...

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    2. IALS Light Microscopy Facility Designated Nikon Center of Excellence

      IALS Light Microscopy Facility Designated Nikon Center of Excellence

      The Light Microscopy Core Facility, housed in the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) at UMass Amherst, was designated as a Nikon Center of Excellence at a recent grand-opening event. It is one of eight Nikon Centers of Excellence in the U.S. The microscopes that make up the core facility have been purchased by UMass Amherst with funding from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Education Consortium and furnished by Nikon at a discount. They will allow the campus and the surrounding region access to cutting-edge technology and foster economic development, according to James Chambers, director of the IALS Light Microscopy ...

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    3. Condition of Education in Western Massachusetts

      Condition of Education in Western Massachusetts

      Please join us for a conversation on the status of education in Western Massachusetts.  The event will put a local focus on findings from the Rennie Center's Condition of Education in the Commonwealth report.  We'll discuss the latest data on the impact of early learning in Western Massachusetts and you'll hear from local educators and leaders about promising programs in the area.

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    4. Elms Offers Online Paralegal, Legal Nurse Consulting Programs

      Elms Offers Online Paralegal, Legal Nurse Consulting Programs

      Students in these certificate tracks will learn about the legal profession and their ethical obligations within it; develop relevant critical thinking skills, including how to form sound and well-based judgments; and build effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. “Elms College is committed to educating paralegals and providing them with a foundational skill set that lets them enter the profession with a quality, foundational skill set for their profession,” said Kurt Ward, director of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at Elms College. “Each certificate program offers courses that apply to a variety of paralegal positions and is tailored for specific ...

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    5. Stcc, Mgm partner to offer free 'English in the Workplace' classes

      Stcc, Mgm partner to offer free 'English in the Workplace' classes

      The 30-hour "English in the Workplace" training program is meant for anyone interested in improving their English language skills, including evacuees displaced from Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. "STCC will continue to do all we can to support workforce initiatives, and with MGM, we are placing collaboration right there with the 'technical' and 'community' aspects of our mission," STCC President John B. Cook said in a press release. STCC has reached out to community-based organizations including Future Works, Career Point, New North Citizens Council, New England Farm workers Council and Enlace de Familias to get the word out about the ...

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    6. Springfield residents more optimistic on city's future, less worried about crime, Western...

      Springfield residents more optimistic on city's future, less worried about crime, Western...

      Residents have a more favorable opinion of the city's quality of life, economic outlook and public safety than they did eight years ago, according to new findings from the Western New England University Polling Institute. And the optimism for Springfield's economy was highest among residents who listed themselves as supporters of the MGM Springfield casino project, said Tim Vercellotti, director of the polling institute and a professor of political science at Western New England University.

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    7. UMass Amherst Appoints Isenberg Dean Mark Fuller to New Role

      UMass Amherst Appoints Isenberg Dean Mark Fuller to New Role

      Mark Fuller, current dean and Thomas O’Brien Endowed Chair at Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, has been appointed the new vice chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations by UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy. Fuller will succeed Michael Leto, who announced his upcoming retirement last fall. As the university’s chief advancement officer, Fuller will serve on the chancellor’s leadership team and be responsible for short- and long-term plans to improve private support as well as cultivate strong relationships with UMass alumni and supporters. UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, has more than 200,000 living ...

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    8. STCC to Offer Sterile Processing Technician Course This Summer

      STCC to Offer Sterile Processing Technician Course This Summer

      Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will offer a 10-week course this summer for students who want to start a career as a sterile processing technician. The Sterile Process Technician credit certification course, which runs June 4 to Aug. 8, will be taught Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. on the STCC campus, Building 20, Room 334. The course teaches students vital infection-control techniques to keep hospitals and other medical facilities, as well as surgical instruments, safe and free from the spread of diseases, said Christopher Scott, dean of the School of Health and Patient Simulation.

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    9. Mount Holyoke College names Sonya Stephens new president

      Mount Holyoke College names Sonya Stephens new president

      The Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees on Monday named Sonya Stephens, acting president of the South Hadley school since June 2016, the 19th president of the college. "We are thrilled to say that we did not have to look further than our own campus to locate the individual who provides both the continuity and the vision to lead the college into the future," Board of Trustees chair Barbara Baumann said. Stephens was appointed acting president when Lynn Pacquerella stepped down. She will officially take the office effective July 1 and will be formally inaugurated in September.

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    10. Panel Discussion to Focus on HCC’s Role in Valley’s Future

      Panel Discussion to Focus on HCC’s Role in Valley’s Future

      Holyoke Community College is bringing together an all-star lineup of regional leaders for a panel discussion on April 25, focusing on the future of the Pioneer Valley and HCC’s role in it. That discussion, “Shaping the Future: HCC and the Pioneer Valley,” will be conducted over breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the PeoplesBank Conference Room in the HCC Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development on the main campus, 303 Homestead Ave. The breakfast is open to the public. Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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    11. Westfield State University partners with UMass on law program

      Westfield State University partners with UMass on law program

      Westfield State University and the University of Massachusetts School of Law in Dartmouth are partnering on a new law program. Under the new initiative, called 3 Plus 3, students who complete the six-year program will obtain both a bachelor's degree and a law degree. The idea for the program was to include diverse majors, such as business, ethics, gender studies and English. This is in addition to criminal justice, political science and other majors related to law.

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    12. Washington company's $722,000 gift brings state-of-the-art equipment to UMass Center at Springfield nursing students

      Washington company's $722,000 gift brings state-of-the-art equipment to UMass Center at Springfield nursing students

      The company behind the equipment that monitored Neil Armstrong's vital signs when he walked on the moon has donated $722,000 in state-of-the-art gear to the nursing lab at the University of Massachusetts Springfield Center in Tower Square. And what Spacelabs Healthcare President Sujit Kumar wanted to talk about during Tuesday's celebration of the gift is the next step in his Washington-based medical equipment company's relationship with UMass.

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    13. Hampshire College names Miriam 'Mim' Nelson as president to succeed Jonathan Lash

      Hampshire College names Miriam 'Mim' Nelson as president to succeed Jonathan Lash

      - Hampshire College has named Miriam E. Nelson, a health and nutrition scholar, scientist, university professor, higher education administrator and government policy adviser, as its seventh president. Nelson, the director of the Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire, will replace Jonathan Lash, who announced last year he would retire in June. She starts July 1.

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    14. UMass Amherst University Without Walls Extends Application Deadline; Offers Springfield Information Session

      UMass Amherst University Without Walls Extends Application Deadline; Offers Springfield Information Session

      The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s University Without Walls (UWW) program will hold an information session at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the UMass Center at Springfield, located in Tower Square, 1500 Main St. in Springfield. The information session is geared toward adults interested in completing their bachelor’s degree, as well as employers interested in obtaining information for their employees. Light refreshments will be provided. UWW has extended its application deadline to May 15.

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    15. 'We are standing in a 21st Century classroom,' HCC president says at opening of MGM Culinary Arts Institute

      'We are standing in a 21st Century classroom,' HCC president says at opening of MGM Culinary Arts Institute

      As Chef Syron Wheeler scooped spoonfuls of duck fat into a saute pan of mushrooms, a camera broadcast the scene on a large screen over his head. "We are working with foods most people don't see every day," said Wheeler, who plans to work as a sous chef at MGM Springfield's South End Market when the $960-million casino opens in September. "We are doing a duck confit in pasta. Other chefs here are doing steak tartar, lobster bisque."

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    16. Applications available today for Hampden County Regional Employment Board summer jobs program

      Applications available today for Hampden County Regional Employment Board summer jobs program

      With the unemployment rate for those ages 16-19 stuck at nearly 26 percent, the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County is once again calling for people to hire young workers, donate to its summer youth employment programs and provide work sites. Officials fear too many area young people will be out of school this summer with too much time on their hands and no way to pick up the work ethic, job skills and the money a summer job can provide. Not to mention the other ways teens might fill their time if they aren't on the job, said ...

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    17. Grand Opening of Hcc Mgm Culinary Arts Institute Set for April 12

      Grand Opening of Hcc Mgm Culinary Arts Institute Set for April 12

      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will be the first featured speaker at a grand-opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute on Thursday, April 12. The Holyoke Community College event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the institute at 164 Race St. on the corner of Appleton Street. Other special guests and speakers will include Massachusetts Secretary of Education Jim Peyser, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, HCC President Christina Royal, HCC board of trustees Chair Bob Gilbert, MGM Springfield President Mike Mathis, and HCC Foundation board of directors Chair Paul Boudreau.

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    18. Training and Workforce Options to Host Financial Industry Forum

      Training and Workforce Options to Host Financial Industry Forum

      Training and Workforce Options (TWO), a partnership between Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), will host an employer-engagement forum focused on the financial-services industry on Thursday, May 3 from 8 to 10 a.m. at STCC’s Scibelli Hall, Rooms 701 and 702. The forum will provide financial professionals with information on workforce-development training opportunities and related services offered by experienced trainers from HCC and STCC. TWO representatives also will discuss how regional businesses can secure Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Grants to enhance training efforts for their workers.

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    19. People in Business: STCC announces Vice President of Academic Affairs

      People in Business: STCC announces Vice President of Academic Affairs

      Geraldine De Berly has been named to serve as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Springfield Technical Community College. De Berly's hiring comes after an extensive search and comprehensive vetting process. Currently Vice-Provost for Continuing and Professional Education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, De Berly begins her new position at STCC on May 1. De Berly, who holds a PhD in education administration, has worked in higher education for over three decades, serving in roles that include both faculty and administrator.

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    20. People in Business: Springfield College names Christopher Hakala Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

      People in Business: Springfield College names Christopher Hakala Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

      Christopher Hakala of Wilbraham, has been named the Springfield College Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship.  The newly-created academic affairs position was developed through the College's strategic planning process, and the center strives to foster intellectual engagement across the curriculum, through evidence-based programs and services that increases collaboration, communication, and community to promote the enhancement of student learning.

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    21. WNEU School of Law Selects Sudha Setty as Its Next Dean

      WNEU School of Law Selects Sudha Setty as Its Next Dean

      Sudha Setty wasn’t sure where her initial interest in law would take her — she simply wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. Her current role as a professor certainly fits that bill, though it’s not a path she expected to take early on. Now, as she prepares to take over the dean’s chair at Western New England University School of Law, she’s ready to navigate a still-challenging climate for law schools and help other young people achieve their world-changing goals.

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    22. GCC’s Bob Pura Made the Community-college Mission a Career

      GCC’s Bob Pura Made the Community-college Mission a Career

      Bob Pura couldn’t help but laugh and shake his head as he talked about it. And that’s because the whole idea of it was so, well, foreign to him — in every way. He and his wife will be flying into Edinburgh, Scotland in July to visit their daughter, who’s studying there. “And we bought one-way tickets,” he said, uttering those last three words slowly for emphasis and in a voice that conveyed as much as three exclamation points. “We might stay a week, we might stay two … we don’t know,” said Pura, president of Greenfield Community ...

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    23. CLICK Workspace Welcomes Sofia Nardi as Member Advocate - BusinessWest

      CLICK Workspace Welcomes Sofia Nardi as Member Advocate - BusinessWest

      CLICK Workspace, a co-working space located in downtown Northampton, announced the hiring of Sofia Nardi as a new member advocate. Nardi is a recent graduate of Bay Path University, where she double-majored in small business development and marketing, graduating summa cum laude. At CLICK, she manages all administrative functions, including financial accounting, office operations, purchasing, and troubleshooting routine problems with equipment and maintenance. Serving as the first point of contact for all inquiries and visitors, she aims to ensure a welcoming environment.

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    24. People in Business: Westfield State University President Ramon S. Torrecilha, appointed to the 2018 Board of Directors of State Colleges and Universities

      People in Business: Westfield State University President Ramon S. Torrecilha, appointed to the 2018 Board of Directors of State Colleges and Universities

      Westfield State University President Ramon S. Torrecilha, Ph.D., has been appointed to the 2018 board of Directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Board members, work together on national issues important to higher education to ensure that institutions have the resources and support they need to fulfill their missions.  Dr. Torrecilha is Westfield State's 20th president, appointed in Dec. 2015 and formally invested in Oct. 2016. A first generation college student and graduate of public higher education, Dr. Torrecilha, is a seasoned leader who has worked to build successful programs to support student success ...

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