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    1. STCC Offers EMT Program for Spring Semester

      STCC Offers EMT Program for Spring Semester

      Springfield Technical Community College will offer an Emergency Medical Training (EMT) program during the upcoming semester, beginning Monday, Jan. 22. The course consists of 177 hours of lectures and workshops in trauma, medical, behavioral, and environmental emergencies, including 28 hours of online instruction and an auto-extrication field trip that prepares the student to take the National Certification Examination.

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    2. Campaign underway to bring John Olver Design Building at UMass Amherst another honor

      Campaign underway to bring John Olver Design Building at UMass Amherst another honor

      University of Massachusetts architecture professor Max Page is leading the charge to bring The John Olver Design Building at UMass even more attention. In a Facebook post, Page is reporting that the building, named one of the best new buildings last year by the Wall Street Journal, has the chance for another honor. The building was of nearly 50 selected as a Building of the Week by American-Architects and now that website is conducting a poll to determine which those earns the Building of the Year designation.

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    3. Hampshire College goes green thanks to yellow sun: 100 percent of school's electricity now comes from solar power | masslive.com

      Hampshire College goes green thanks to yellow sun: 100 percent of school's electricity now comes from solar power | masslive.com

      Hampshire College is now powered by the sun.  One hundred percent of the campus electricity will now come from a 19-acre solar-energy system approved by Eversource late last month.  Half the system at Hampshire had been operating since June.  At Hampshire, the 15,000 photovoltaic-panel arrays on two fields have a capacity of 4.7 DC megawatts -- which means 3,000 metric tons of greenhouse-gas emissions will be eliminated a year. That is equivalent to taking almost 650 cars off the road, and enough to power about 530 homes, the college said.

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    4. Bay Path Launches Healthcare Management Master’s Program

      Bay Path Launches Healthcare Management Master’s Program

      Healthcare today requires multi-dimensional leaders whose knowledge spans professional leadership, healthcare, science, and information technology. Coupled with the dynamic complexities of the healthcare system, increasing compliance regulations, technical advances, and higher costs, the demand for professionals who have expertise in both healthcare management and organizational leadership is rapidly rising. Medical and health service managers have strong career prospects, with projected employment growth of 17% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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    5. Society of Women Engineers Conference Inspires STCC Students

      Clair Yiting Gu was nearly 2,000 miles from Springfield Technical Community College, but she felt at home at the annual conference of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Gu was one of eight STCC students who traveled to Austin, Texas, for the SWE conference to join 14,000 attendees, including college students, academic women, and professional women. “It’s awesome,” said Gu, a computer science student who spoke from the STCC campus after returning from the conference. “You see a lot of women engineers there. You feel like you are not alone. It’s very exciting.” Another computer science ...

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    6. STCC Foundation accepts $100,000 donation for construction-related studies, scholarships

      STCC Foundation accepts $100,000 donation for construction-related studies, scholarships

      The Construction Industry Association of Western Massachusetts, Inc., has donated $100,000 to the Springfield Technical Community College Foundation for construction-related studies and scholarships. The donation includes $25,000, which must be used for construction-related studies at STCC, and $75,000, which will go toward scholarships for students with interest in construction-related studies. "Our group is thrilled to be able to help STCC continue to deliver highly trained individuals to construction-related positions throughout Western Massachusetts and beyond," said David Fontaine, president of the Springfield construction company Fontaine Bros., Inc. and a member of Construction Industry Association of Western Massachusetts, Inc.

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    7. Elms College MBA Program to Offer MBTI Workshop - BusinessWest

      Elms College MBA Program to Offer MBTI Workshop - BusinessWest

      The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Elms College will hold a Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) workshop on Saturday, Jan. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Mary Dooley College Center.  MBTI is one of the most widely used assessments in the world and provides a framework for understanding personality differences, which in business affect how people communicate, learn, and work. Participants will gain a better understanding of how they make decisions, handle conflict, and interact with others.

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    8. Reading Success by 4th Grade initiative puts Springfield scorecard online

      Reading Success by 4th Grade initiative puts Springfield scorecard online

      On Monday, members of the initiative, created with the support of the Irene E. & George Davis Foundation, gathered at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to discuss the progress that has been made and how the information can be shared with the public through a web-based scorecard that allows the public to access data on school readiness, summer learning participation, school attendance and health determinants.

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    9. Seen@ Suit Up Springfield's 'Bowties & Beer' celebrity bartending fundraiser at Nadim's...

      Seen@ Suit Up Springfield's 'Bowties & Beer' celebrity bartending fundraiser at Nadim's...

      SPRINGFIELD - The third annual Suit Up Springfield celebrity bartender fundraiser was held at Nadim's Mediterranean Restaurant & Grill in Springfield on Thursday.

      The non-profit organization provides professional attire and mentorship to the young men of Greater Springfield. Founder Justin Roberts, who is also a digital media strategist with MassLive Media, was on hand to greet the celebrity bartenders and visitors.

      * John Doleva, president of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

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    10. Bay Path’s RN to BSN Program Helps Nurses Overcome Barriers

      Bay Path’s RN to BSN Program Helps Nurses Overcome Barriers

      It’s no secret that hospitals and other healthcare settings are pushing for nurses with higher education levels, but it can be difficult for a working RN, often with plenty of family responsibilities, to go back to school. The RN to BSN Completer Program at the American Women’s College of Bay Path University solves that issue with a fully online format and plenty of support to help students succeed — and open doors that had previously been closed.  The 22 registered nurses who graduated in May from the American Women’s College of Bay Path University with their bachelor’s ...

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    11. Report: Massachusetts is the Healthiest State in the Nation

      Report: Massachusetts is the Healthiest State in the Nation

      Massachusetts is the healthiest state in the nation, according to the 28th annual America’s Health Rankings report. Among the state’s strengths are its low percentage of uninsured people, low prevalence of obesity, and high vaccination rates. The 2017 report also ranked Massachusetts first for the health of women and children. “This report highlights the notable progress that our state is making to improve the health and well-being of every individual living in the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Charlie Baker. “Massachusetts is proud to have the lowest number of uninsured residents in the country and robust public-health efforts, and our ...

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    12. UMass students vote to buy themselves a $50 million student union renovation

      UMass students vote to buy themselves a $50 million student union renovation

      Students this week voted to pay half the $50 million renovation cost by increasing student activity fees $100 annually. The UMass-Amherst campus has agreed to fund the other half. The Student Union referendum passed 1,246-1,012, with about 10 percent of the study body voting, about average for a student vote, said Student Government President Anthony Vitale.

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    13. UMass Amherst Receives $1.1 Million Grant for Large Battery Project

      UMass Amherst Receives $1.1 Million Grant for Large Battery Project

      UMass Amherst has been awarded a $1.1 million state grant from the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) project to work with Tesla Energy to construct a large battery at the Central Heating Plant on the west side of campus. The project involves a 1-megawatt/4-megawatt-hour lithium ion battery storage system that will be designed and constructed by Tesla Energy adjacent to the campus power plant. Working with Tesla and the UMass Clean Energy Extension (CEE), the goal is to reduce peak energy demand on the Amherst campus and related costs. The battery storage system will provide power at times ...

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    14. MGM Springfield, Hcc, Stcc take applications for table games school

      MGM Springfield, Hcc, Stcc take applications for table games school

      More than 30 prospective dealers, croupiers and table games employees filled out their applications Wednesday for the new Massachusetts Casino Careers Training Institute even as a press conference introducing the school was still going on behind them. Ethan Thomas, 21, of Belchertown, works at golf courses and just took a job on a restaurant waitstaff.  "I'm interested in finding a new career in the casino that is coming to town," Thomas said. "I'm excited."

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    15. Bay Path University nursing program receives accreditation | masslive.com

      Bay Path University nursing program receives accreditation | masslive.com

      The agency that accredits nursing schools has certified a Bay Path University program through the end of 2022.  The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education granted accreditation to the RN to BSN Completer program at Bay Path's The American Women's College, a statement from Bay Path said.  'The national challenge for 80% of nurses to be BSN-prepared by 2020 indicated to us a great need for a flexible, affordable solution for registered nurses whose lives are already so full, between caring for others at work and on top of that, having families, hobbies, and other personal responsibilities,' Amanda Gould ...

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    16. How to get financial aid and other tips set for Holyoke workshop on college applications

      How to get financial aid and other tips set for Holyoke workshop on college applications

      Workshops in English and Spanish will be held on the college application process from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Holyoke High School, 500 Beech St. Representatives of numerous area colleges are scheduled to be available to talk with students, a press release  said. Topics will include strategies to succeed in college, information about financial aid and incentives for attendance, the press release said. Also, high school students can be put in touch with local college students to discuss their experiences, the press release said. The workshop is offered by Bay Path University, Elms College, Holyoke High School ...

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    17. UMass Engineer Makes Bioinspired Polymers with Electrostatic Force

      UMass Engineer Makes Bioinspired Polymers with Electrostatic Force

      UMass Amherst chemical engineer Sarah Perry, working with a colleague at the University of Illinois, is creating new bioinspired materials using electrostatic charge to direct the self-assembly process of long molecules. The research team, working with a class of polymers called coacervates, found they could be modified by changing the sequence of charges along the polymer chain. Coacervates are commonly used in food products and cosmetics. The findings are published in the journal Nature Communications.

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    18. Five Colleges Names Sarah Pfatteicher Executive Director

      Five Colleges Names Sarah Pfatteicher Executive Director

      The board of directors of the Five College Consortium has appointed Sarah Pfatteicher to be its new executive director, succeeding Neal Abraham, who will be retiring after nine years at the helm of the higher-ed collaboration. Pfatteicher is currently associate dean for Academic Affairs and a research professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “The board was impressed with the breadth and depth of experience that Sarah will bring to the position,” said Jonathan Lash, president of Hampshire College and of the Five College board of directors. “The level of leadership she’s shown at the University of Wisconsin in both ...

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    19. Elms College, University of Kochi Extend 20-year Exchange Program

      Elms College, University of Kochi Extend 20-year Exchange Program

      Elms College signed an agreement on Nov. 29 continuing its international exchange program with the University of Kochi in Japan. The exchange relationship is celebrating its 20th year. Harry Dumay, president of Elms College, and Takahiro Ioroi, academic vice president of the University of Kochi — one of the original faculty members involved in starting the exchange program — signed the agreement in Dumay’s office at Elms. Every year, visiting students from Kochi spend nearly two weeks exploring life at Elms. The Kochi students stay in residence halls at Elms, study English, attend classes related to their majors, and take in ...

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    20. Much work remains but improvements emerging at Holyoke's Dean Technical High School...

      Much work remains but improvements emerging at Holyoke's Dean Technical High School...

      The sign at Dean Technical High School facing Main Street read, "97 percent attendance keep coming." The public display about the rise in attendance from last year's 87 percent along with a drop in suspensions, upticks in the graduation rate and passing grades for all of the current seniors in all of their courses have educators in a Dean-boasting mode, kind of. "I think it's important that we get the word out about how things are going so well at Dean Tech," Principal Jeffrey Peterson said Monday.

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    21. Hcc, Stcc to Launch Gaming School

      Anyone interested in working as a professional card dealer or croupier at the soon-to-open MGM Springfield will have their first opportunity to sign up for training classes on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at a downtown event launching the new MCCTI Gaming School. The event will be held on the first floor of the MassMutual Center, 1277 Main St., in the exhibit hall pre-function space, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College, through TWO, their Training and Workforce Options collaborative, and MCCTI, the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute, will operate the gaming school on the ...

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    22. Cambridge College Announces Partnership with ILI

      Cambridge College Announces Partnership with ILI

      Cambridge College and the International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI) recently announced a partnership through the University Pathways Program. Through this partnership, international students in the University Pathways track receive the academic support and counseling they need to help them transition successfully to Cambridge College. ILI carefully selects its partner colleges and universities. Cambridge College was selected because of its program offerings and commitment to the adult-learning model.

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    23. Springfield Technical Community College's biotech program aiming to offer path into...

      Springfield Technical Community College's biotech program aiming to offer path into...

      At a time when biotechnology jobs are hitting an all-time high in Massachusetts, Springfield Technical Community College has begun offering one of the few degree-granting programs in Western Massachusetts that can train students for careers in the booming industry. To raise awareness about the program, STCC on Monday hosted a Biotechnology Career Exploration Luncheon for students and a tour of STCC's biotech labs. The career exploration event featured insights about the STCC program and biotech industry from current students, alumni, and employer and four-year college representatives.

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    24. Blue Star Equiculture of Palmer and Springfield Sci-Tech's Fresh Start program team up to...

      Blue Star Equiculture of Palmer and Springfield Sci-Tech's Fresh Start program team up to...

      Arroyo and Williams were among the students at Sci-Tech who had the opportunity to get up close, to see, to touch and, yes, to smell draft horses on the front lawn of the State Street school. As part of a collaboration with the Sci-Tech Fresh Start Program, Blue Star Equiculture of Palmer brought three horses, Mario and Punch, two adults weighing 2,000 pounds each, and Blue the baby, to the school for a kind of meet-and-greet.

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