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    1. WSU, STCC Forge Unique Partnership in Nursing

      WSU, STCC Forge Unique Partnership in Nursing

      A new partnership between Westfield State University and Springfield Technical Community College will allow nursing graduates from STCC to earn a four-year degree from WSU on the Springfield campus. At a time when it’s increasingly important for nurses to have four-year degrees, the goal, as one STCC dean said, is to “remove any barriers to success.”

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    2. Chinese group's visit to Greater Springfield prompts talk of educational exchange program

      Chinese group's visit to Greater Springfield prompts talk of educational exchange program

      Chinese engineers and technicians wrapped up a week-long tour of Western Massachusetts on Friday with a visit to the engineering laboratories and classrooms at Western New England University. The 20 visitors represent the largest state-owned enterprises in China and were here on a trip organised by the Global Corporate College and the Massachusetts Community Colleges.

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    3. Bay Path University President Carol Leary appointed to Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council | masslive.com

      Bay Path University President Carol Leary appointed to Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council | masslive.com

      The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has appointed Bay Path University President Carol Leary to its Academic Advisory Council.  The council gives the department guidance on matters including recruitment, international students, academic research and faculty exchange, campus emergency preparedness, homeland security academic programs and cybersecurity, according to a blog post on the Homeland Security website.

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    4. Chinese Business Executives to Visit Western New England University

      On Friday, Oct. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Western New England University (WNEU), in partnership with Global Corporate College and Massachusetts Community Colleges, will host a delegation of 20 senior business representatives from the equivalent of Fortune 500 companies owned by the Chinese government. The delegation is in the U.S. for a short-term professional-development program aiming to highlight best practices, showcase new innovation, and share insights on industry trends. The participants are primarily from technical industries, with delegates from companies representing coal, petroleum, heavy equipment, and auto manufacturing.

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    5. STCC receives millions in funding for Hispanic and low-income STEM students

      STCC receives millions in funding for Hispanic and low-income STEM students

      U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, joined STCC President John Cook and other administrators in Schibeli Hall Wednesday to announce that the school had received a five-year grant to provide support, resources and services to students in STEM majors. Neal commended Cook and the leadership at STCC for their efforts to provide students the training they need to enter the future workforce

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    6. UMass celebrates opening of $150M life science research center

      UMass celebrates opening of $150M life science research center

      Since the Institute for Applied Life Sciences was established in 2014, it has brought in $20 million in research grants, enlisted 31 project partners and created five startup companies — all before the building's formal opening. University of Massachusetts Amherst officials celebrated the opening of the institute's $150 million research facilities Friday with speeches, a formal ribbon cutting, talks, tours and panel discussions. Among the hundreds who attended were UMass faculty and students, state officials and Five College faculty.

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    7. Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit Taps Fidelity Investments Executive - BusinessWest

      Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit Taps Fidelity Investments Executive - BusinessWest

      Cybersecurity is no longer just a technology problem — it has become a business differentiator. As the topic is discussed around the table of company boards and government task forces, the face of cybersecurity professionals is changing as well.  At Bay Path University’s fourth annual Cybersecurity Summit, “The Business of Cybersecurity,” Jillian Munro will share her experiences and observations from throughout her career of the different facets of that new face, highlighting how non-traditional skills now apply in the area of cybersecurity. The summit takes place Friday, Nov. 4 in Blake Student Commons on the university’s Longmeadow campus. Breakfast ...

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    8. Gov. Charlie Baker gets crash course in Aviation Technology from students at Westfield...

      Gov. Charlie Baker gets crash course in Aviation Technology from students at Westfield...

      Gov. Charlie Baker got a crash course in aviation technology from students and staff at Westfield Technical Academy during a visit to the high school late Tuesday afternoon. It was Baker's first visit to the technical high school and it follows the award last month of a $500,000 Massachusetts Workforce Training grant awarded to Westfield Technical Academy to enhance its new aviation technology program as well as its veteran manufacturing technology program.

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    9. Springfield College learning commons is 21st century library | masslive.com

      Springfield College learning commons is 21st century library | masslive.com

      Springfield College kicked off its homecoming weekend festivities Friday afternoon with a ceremonial groundbreaking for its $19 million learning commons project. The learning commons is a complete rehabilitation of Springfield College's Babson Library, a 57,000-square-foot building that opened in 1972, according to the college. The new building will include a 6,000-square-foot reading room with 24-hour access for students, 1,200 square feet of adaptable work space for group projects, classes, presentations and brainstorming sessions, a research consultation area, cafe and a 5,300-square-foot academic success center

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    10. Elms, WNEU College of Pharmacy
 Forge Admissions Partnership - BusinessWest

      A new linkage agreement between Elms College and Western New England College of Pharmacy will make it easier for Elms students to forge a career in pharmacy.  Elms College’s Janet Williams, professor of Biology, and WNE College of Pharmacy’s Evan Robinson, dean and associate provost for Academic Affairs, formalized the link between the two colleges by signing the agreement on the Elms campus. Going forward, qualified Elms students will be guaranteed admission interviews for WNE College of Pharmacy.

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    11. Elms College to Offer Graduate Education in Financial Planning

      Elms College to Offer Graduate Education in Financial Planning

      The College of Our Lady of the Elms has registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to provide new financial-planning education in both master’s and graduate certificate programs. Thanks to this new partnership, Elms College now offers an MBA degree with a concentration in certified financial planning, an master of science degree in accounting and financial planning, and a graduate certificate in financial planning. These offerings are all CFP Board registered. “We are enthusiastic and proud to represent these new educational opportunities at Elms College,” said Amanda Garcia, director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership ...

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    12. UMass microbiologist awarded $2.5 million grants to study how soil microbes contribute to...

      UMass microbiologist awarded $2.5 million grants to study how soil microbes contribute to...

      A microbiologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded $2.5 million in the form of two grants from the U.S. Department of Energy that will go towards researching how soil microbes contribute to global warming. Kristen DeAngelis will lead a team of other researchers to investigate how soil--which is the largest repository for carbon in the natural world--may disperse carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, thus feeding global warming. "Our results could lead to new ideas for curbing the effects of climate change, and one of the implications of this research could be remediating soil to improve ...

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    13. FBI seeks 2,000 college grads; Boston Division will recruit at Westfield State University

      FBI seeks 2,000 college grads; Boston Division will recruit at Westfield State University

      If you have aspirations making it to Quantico — not the show — then you should probably make your way to Westfield State University on Wednesday. The FBI is looking to fill hundreds of spots and wants to recruit college graduates nationwide interested in exploring what the agency has to offer. The agency's Boston Division will be at the College Career Centers of Western Massachusetts Career Fair at Westfield State from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Representatives will provide information on the different career options offered at the agency

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    14. Westfield State University to host annual Career Fair

      Westfield State University to host annual Career Fair

      Westfield State University will host its annual College Career Centers of Western Massachusetts Government, Criminal Justice and Non-profit Career Fair Oct. 12 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Woodward Center. More than 85 federal, state and local law enforcement and non-profit agencies will be on hand to discuss and review career and employment information.

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    15. STCC to receive $300,000 federal grant supporting women

      STCC to receive $300,000 federal grant supporting women

      Springfield Technical Community College announced it would be receiving a $300,000 federal grant to bolster college programming and campus security specifically aimed at stemming violence against women. "The grant awarded to STCC will be used to enhance victim services, implement prevention and education programs and develop and strengthen campus security and investigations to prevent, prosecute and respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on STCC," a statement released on Thursday by the college said.

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    16. Westfield State, STCC create joint nursing program

      Westfield State, STCC create joint nursing program

      The presidents of Springfield Technical Community College and Westfield State University put pen to paper Tuesday, forging a partnership aimed at producing more highly skilled nurses. Under the agreement, graduates of STCC's associate's degree-level registered nurse (RN) program will be able to transfer up to 90 course credits to Westfield State's bachelor's degree program and obtain their final 30 credits through online and on-campus classes. While the two institutions already had a working relationship, the new hybrid program takes the partnership to a new level, said Westfield State President Ramon S. Torrecilha.

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    17. Gov. Charlie Baker visits Springfield high school seniors, promotes affordable education

      Gov. Charlie Baker visits Springfield high school seniors, promotes affordable education

      The governor visited the city as part of the "Go Higher!" series, a state-sponsored program bringing college students and admissions officers to school districts across the state. "These are big decisions and between the state's Commonwealth Commitment and a lot of the scholarships and grants out there, if kids work with people on this they can make decisions that work for them academically and financially," Baker said. The Commonwealth Commitment program offers a 10 percent tuition discount and a guaranteed transfer of credit to students who maintain a 3.00 GPA at a Massachusetts community college and then transfer ...

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    18. AIC buys State Street building plus adjacent land

      AIC buys State Street building plus adjacent land

      American International College has purchased a now-vacant strip mall and car wash and nearly a half-acre of land adjacent to its campus for $375,000. The transaction was recorded at the Hampden County Registry Of Deeds on Sept. 19. The building at 1081-1095 State St., the corner of State and Reed streets, recently was home to Dad's Variety and other businesses. Dad's Variety closed in August, according to Facebook posts.

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    19. GCC Receives funding to offer free Personal Care Attendant Training

      GCC Receives funding to offer free Personal Care Attendant Training

      Greenfield Community College has received funding from UMass Medical School to offer a free 25-hour training to help interested students enter this rewarding and well-paying field in order to address the urgent need for Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) PCAs help people of all ages with disabilities to live independently by helping them with everyday tasks such as dressing, grooming, housekeeping, shopping, and cooking. At this information session, students will learn more about the field and the free training at GCC in November, and will have the opportunity to apply for the training. (The training will be held on Nov. 1 ...

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    20. MGM Springfield site to become classroom for Putnam Vocational construction students

      MGM Springfield site to become classroom for Putnam Vocational construction students

      Construction students at Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy will get some real-world training and experience at the site of the $950 million MGM Springfield casino under an agreement signed Friday. "We are going to extend the classroom into the construction site and make it a laboratory for our students," said David M. Cruise, president and CEO of the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County. "This is a great way to prepare our students for jobs, jobs that are in demand right now."

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    21. Nearly $16 million in federal funds awarded to support new Massachusetts charter schools

      Nearly $16 million in federal funds awarded to support new Massachusetts charter schools

      Charter schools across Massachusetts will receive a big boost in funding thanks to a federal grant program. The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will receive $15,876,000 over three years. The federal funds are earmarked to support opening new charter schools, strengthening accountability for charter school performance and sharing best practices between charters across the state. Massachusetts is one of eight states across the country to receive such funds.

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    22. Springfield College named Presidential Award winner in community service

      Springfield College named Presidential Award winner in community service

      Springfield College was honored last week at the sixth annual President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge gathering, where the private institution received the Presidential Award in Education. The event, which took place in Washington, D.C., recognized Springfield College for its dedication to volunteerism and service-learning education. "Community service programs are an integral part of campus life at Springfield College, to prepare students for lives as active citizens and community leaders in service to humanity," Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper said in a press release. "To be named a Presidential Award winner is a tremendous honor, and it ...

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    23. State workforce development grant provides new equipment for two Westfield Technical...

      State workforce development grant provides new equipment for two Westfield Technical...

      The School Department will use a $500,000 state grant to enhance training of students enrolled in manufacturing technology and aviation technology at Westfield Technical Academy. Superintendent of Schools Stefan Czaporowski said Wednesday the Massachusetts Workforce Training grant announced last week will be equally divided among the two vocational programs. Funding will enhance the training of at least 16 students enrolled in each program.

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