1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Westfield State University uses grant to transition to Farm-to-Fork Food Service program

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      Westfield State University uses grant to transition to Farm-to-Fork Food Service program

      Westfield State University will use a $250,000 grant to transition to a self-operated food services program with emphasis on purchasing from local and regional providers. The university has enlisted the University of Massachusetts Amherst Dining to assist the local transition using grant funding from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, WSU president Ramon S. Torrecilha announced in a release Tuesday.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University   Amherst

    2. Partnership between MGM Springfield and Holyoke Community College paves way for free tuition for 50 Holyoke residents

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      Partnership between MGM Springfield and Holyoke Community College paves way for free tuition for 50 Holyoke residents

      Fifty Holyoke residents will be admitted at no charge to a new culinary program Holyoke Community College is establishing at the Cubit Building in a three-way agreement among the city, the college and MGM Springfield. Holyoke is getting $500,000 upfront from the $1.28 million in neighboring community impact payments Mayor Alex Morse negotiated to receive from MGM over the course of 15 years. Rory Casey, Morse's chief of staff, said Wednesday that the city has an agreement to turn over the $500,000 to HCC to help fund the culinary arts program so long as 50 Holyoke ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    3. AIC, New England Public Radio Announce Partnership

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 5 2016)

      American International College (AIC) and New England Public Radio (NEPR) announced a new partnership intended to benefit students at the college and enhance coverage for NEPR. WAIC 91.9 FM has become the newest station to join the NEPR News Network, providing Hampden County with a 24-hour public-radio news service on the FM dial. New England Public Radio’s programming partners include National Public Radio, American Public Media, and Public Radio International, among others, presenting programs like Morning Edition, Here & Now, All Things Considered, Fresh Air, On Point, and the BBC World Service.

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      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    4. Elms College Receives Nearly $300,000 Grant

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      Elms College Receives Nearly $300,000 Grant

      The College of Our Lady of the Elms has received a grant of $263,817 from the Davis Educational Foundation for the college’s new ASPIRE (Academic Success Program Impacting Retention and Engagement) program. Central to Elms College’s mission is a commitment to ensure educational success for all students, including those who are traditionally underserved. The main goal of ASPIRE is to help all students successfully finish their degrees by offering dedicated resources and support throughout their studies at Elms College. “ASPIRE is designed to provide the most critical resources for a comprehensive approach to student success,” said Joyce ...

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Elms College

    5. Elms College, Western New England University School of Law announce 3+3 program

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      Elms College, Western New England University School of Law announce 3+3 program

       Elms College in Chicopee and the Western New England University School of Law in Springfield are set to announce later this month a "3+3" program that could allow students to complete a bachelor's degree and a law school education in six years instead of the typical seven. "This is trying to be more responsive to what students want," said Eric Gouvin, dean and professor of law at WNE. "This is ideal for the student whose life was interrupted — maybe they are coming back from active duty or they had to leave school — and they really want to get ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield College   Western New England University   Springfield

    6. Robotics, iPads, museum trip funded by $11,000 grant from Friends of Holyoke Public Schools

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      Robotics, iPads, museum trip funded by $11,000 grant from Friends of Holyoke Public Schools

      Robotics, iPads and a trip to a science museum were among ways teachers used $11,000 in grants awarded by the Friends of Holyoke Public Schools. "We received a lot of great proposals this year from dedicated teachers aiming to further enrich the lives of their students," Christian Lachapelle, president of the group's board of directors, said Monday in a press release.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    7. Elms College, WNEU to Establish Law School Agreement

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 15 2016)

      Elms College and Western New England University School of Law will execute a ‘3+3’ agreement this month that allows students to apply for admission to the law school and begin their legal education during their senior year at Elms College. This could shorten the time for students to earn both their bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees from seven years to six years.

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    8. CEO Scott Given of UP Education Network, group taking over struggling Springfield school,...

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 15 2016)

      CEO Scott Given of UP Education Network, group taking over struggling Springfield school,...

      The CEO of UP Education Network, the charter system that's taking over a struggling Springfield middle school this fall, has announced his resignation. CEO Scott Given said in a statement last week that he will stay with UP until early winter 2016, "laying the groundwork for a successful handoff." This past winter, Given and the organization's board of trustees decided that it would be a good time for him to step down, according to UP spokeswoman Victoria Criado.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. STCC's Gateway to College -- providing path to high school diploma, college credit --...

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      STCC's Gateway to College -- providing path to high school diploma, college credit --...

      For those facing such obstacles, Gateway to College at Springfield Technical Community College is a non-traditional high school program that serves students who are not successful in a traditional high school setting. Many students who apply to the program have disengaged from their studies and are looking for an opportunity to achieve their high school diploma in an alternative setting, said Jennifer Sánchez, Gateway to College program director at STCC.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    10. MassMutual donates $15M to boost computer science at UMass Amherst and Springfield

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      MassMutual donates $15M to boost computer science at UMass Amherst and Springfield

      MassMutual announced Friday that it will donate $15 million to University of Massachusetts computer science programs over the next 10 years. Of the $15 million, $12 million will support the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Center for Data Science with additional faculty, a doubling of the number of available courses and an expansion of the master's degree program. In Springfield, the company will donate $3 million over 10 years to expand a cybersecurity certificate program taught at the university's center in MassMutual owned Tower Square. The cybersecurity certificate program is an eight-week, 15-credit-hour program. "We believe the world ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   MassMutual

    11. UMass Generates Record $6.2B in Economic Impact

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 9 2016)

      UMass Generates Record $6.2B in Economic Impact

      The University of Massachusetts was responsible for $6.2 billion in economic activity in Massachusetts last year — a record high — and helped to support more than 43,000 jobs statewide, President Marty Meehan announced Tuesday. “UMass educates more students than any college or university in the Commonwealth and is one of the state’s three largest research universities, but it also has a profound impact on the Massachusetts economy based on the scope and reach of its operations,” Meehan said. “UMass is a vital economic engine for the Commonwealth, and its impact is felt in every community and by virtually ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    12. Study says Massachusetts economy may soon run out of college grads

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      Study says Massachusetts economy may soon run out of college grads

      Massachusetts has more adult degree-holders than any other state with 51.5 percent of adults ages 25 to 54 possessing a four-year degree or better. But Massachusetts is projected to end the decade with fewer working age college-educated residents than it began with unless the rate of degree production improves, the study said. The report estimates that 660,000 college-educated workers plan to retire in the next five years.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield

    13. Melissa Morriss-Olson Selected for Leadership-development Program

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      Melissa Morriss-Olson Selected for Leadership-development Program

      Bay Path University announced that Melissa Morriss-Olson, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, is one of 23 senior-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the 2016-17 Executive Leadership Academy.  Individuals chosen for the year-long program are vice presidents or cabinet officers in higher education who may wish to consider a presidency of an independent college or university. Morriss-Olson will participate in two seminars in Washington, D.C.; the opening seminar will take place July 11-13, 2016, and the closing seminar will be held June 19-21, 2017. She will also ...

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      Mentions:   Carol A. Leary

    14. Baystate Launches Revised Community Health Grant Program

      Explore BusinessWest (May 25 2016)

      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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

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

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      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

    19. 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

    20. $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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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