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    1. Bay Path’s MS in Nonprofit Management Named to Top-10 List

      Bay Path’s MS in Nonprofit Management Named to Top-10 List

      Bay Path University’s master of science (MS) program in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy has been named to the top 10 in the nation, as ranked by thebestschools.org. The university’s program has been recognized among the top online graduate nonprofit-management programs annually since 2014. This year, Bay Path ranked 10th on the list as one of just two New England colleges to make the cut. The program has also been rated as one of the top-10 most affordable online master’s degree programs in nonprofit management in the U.S., according to affordablecolleges.com.

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    2. Report: Holyoke Community College an Economic Powerhouse

      Report: Holyoke Community College an Economic Powerhouse

      Students who graduate from Holyoke Community College (HCC) with an associate degree will see an average increase in annual earnings of about $10,000 a year compared to those with only a high-school diploma, according to a new report that calculates the total economic impact of HCC on the Pioneer Valley at nearly $215 million annually. “By comparison,” the report says, “this contribution that the college provides on its own is almost as large as the entire arts, entertainment, and recreation industry in this area.” The analysis of HCC’s economic value was conducted by Emsi, an economic modeling firm ...

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    3. Springfield's $14.4 million preschool grant saving lives, educators tell Massachusetts'...

      Springfield's $14.4 million preschool grant saving lives, educators tell Massachusetts'...

      The $14.4 million federal Preschool Expansion Grant the city received four years ago is saving children and family's lives, preschool leaders told Massachusetts' top early education official Friday. Doreen Malone, of Headstart, told Ted Weber, commissioner of early education and care, told the story of a preschooler whose violent behavior and vulgar language was making it impossible for teachers to reach him. After securing a spot at the new Early Childhood Education Center on Catharine Street, the preschool team found out that the child's  mother was in an abusive relationship.

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    4. Westfield Technical Academy, city get boost from local businesses

      Westfield Technical Academy, city get boost from local businesses

      Westfield Mayor Brian P. Sullivan, chairman of the School Committee, suspended the rules at Monday night's meeting to acknowledge David Prouty, owner of Proudly Landscaping, and 2017 Westfield Technical Academy graduate Matthew Wilcox, owner of Wilcox Landscaping, and to accept a donation to the school's Ornamental Horticulture Program. Sullivan recounted a call from Prouty, a Westfield resident, following an early December snowstorm. The city was scheduled to collect bagged leaves that week, but snow removal slowed them down. With more snow on the way, Prouty offered to help collect leaves.

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    5. Holyoke Community College MGM Culinary Arts Institute ready for students

      Holyoke Community College MGM Culinary Arts Institute ready for students

      Warren Leigh, chair of hospitality management and culinary arts programs at Holyoke Community College, looked over the student lounge at HCC's new MGM Culinary Arts Institute in the Cubit Building. He put himself in the shoes of a high school student choosing among HCC and bigger-name culinary programs like the Culinary Institute of America or Johnson & Wales University.

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    6. Coming for Holyoke E.N. White School students: STEM middle school

      Coming for Holyoke E.N. White School students: STEM middle school

      Courses in science, technology, engineering and math -- known as STEM -- will be the focus of a new middle school that will begin in the fall at Dean Technical High School, officials said Monday. "A STEM experience will offer our students highly engaging, hands-on learning that promotes strong problem-solving and communication skills," said Stephen K. Zrike, the state-appointed receiver in charge of managing the public schools. "These skills are critical to achieving success through college and in today's dynamic workforce," he said. The new school will be for middle school students from E.N. White School, 1 Jefferson St., because ...

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    7. People in Business: Springfield College names Brooke Hallowell Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies

      People in Business: Springfield College names Brooke Hallowell Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies

      Springfield College announces that Brooke Hallowell, PhD, has been named Dean of the School of Health Sciences and rehabilitation studies, effective Jan. 2.  As dean, Hallowell, will collaborate with leadership of other divisions and units of Springfield College to participate in strategic planning and implementation activities that further the overall mission of the institution. She will oversee academic areas within her school including physical and occupational therapy, physician assistant, health science, emergency medical services management, communication disorders and rehabilitation counseling and disability studies. She will be responsible for assurance of quality of programming in line with student needs, institutional mission ...

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    8. Baystate PURCH Program Puts Focus on Population Health

      Baystate PURCH Program Puts Focus on Population Health

      Like most first-year students, Kathryn Norman entered medical school in August not knowing exactly what to expect.  But there were certainly some things she never expected.  Like a curriculum that included a visit to the Hampden County jail in Ludlow, where she and fellow classmates talked with inmates about their health and well-being and learned first-hand how social issues and mental-health conditions have impacted their lives and put them on a path to incarceration.

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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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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